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Sex Workers Find AirBnB Convenient and Inexpensive

airbnbAirBnB rental units are being used by sex workers, who cite the service as inexpensive, convenient, and lacking in surveillance when compared to typical hotels. This may very well surprise no one, but it’s particularly hard to swallow for AirBnB hosts who are not aware of the brothel-like conditions.

The story in the New York Post came after Air Teman, an AirBnB host who complained about coming home to police shutting down a sex party for “Big Beautiful Women.” Teman said, “There were all sorts of people walking out of my apartment and people coming in from the back yard. It was a huge mess.” One party-goer even shared the event on Twitter as a “XXX FREAK FEST.” Read more

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Irony: Google Glass Developer Creates App That Maps Security Cameras

Google Glass developer, Sander Veenhof, has created, what some must see as a most ironic situational irony: an app for Google Glass wearers to see security cameras in their surroundings. The app culls open data about security cameras and maps the information into the user’s vision, using 3D projections.
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You Can Drive Land Rover’s Concept Car Remotely With an iPhone

Land Rover’s new concept sports utility vehicle looks it came from the latest James Bond movie – complete with remote iPhone driving features as well as gesture-controlled doors. Add to all of that laser-positioning sensors, a special, transparent bonnet that lets drivers see the ground below, and daylight headlamps with object tracking and beam-dipping for night-time rocky, off-road terrain:

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Silicone iPhone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into a Perfect Game Boy

Your Game Boy misses you, but it knows you have a new lover, the iPhone. Why not let your iPhone don this G-Pad silicone mask and use the handy buttons to play GBA games on your phone? Did I mention this thing has real buttons?

The G-Pad is an Indiegogo product that’s gaining traction for sentimalists for buttons and games. If the project reaches its funding goals, contributions of $13 or more can get you your very own sleeve!

Vidibox Turns You & Your Videos Into an iPad VJ

Barcelona app developer, Amaury Hazan, made a very neat iPad app, Vidibox, that’s going to make your next party a visually stunning sound garden. All you need to do is import some of your own music and videos to get started. They can be imported as video or audio or concurrently. You can use up to 16 tracks to create your amalgamation – the app even lets you adjust the colors of the videos!
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The Future of 3D Interface is Literally Smoke and Mirrors

Touchscreens, holograms, and keyboards have nothing on this fog machine and tabletop display in one. Dubbed the MisTable, the fog-like, 3D projections are see through, and llows user interaction unlike 2D systems like your smartphone. You can use the 2D screen to presenting visual information whilst simultaneously presenting a 3D, malleable, and interoperable mist.
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Entrain App Uses Science to Help You Overcome Jetlag

Traveling for work are pleasure can be disruptive to our natural circadian cycle – our body’s ability to wake and sleep in accordance with the sun’s daily cycle. Restoring that cycle often takes days or weeks. For some, the disruption can last for months.

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T-Mobile Wants US Mobile Carriers to End All Overage Penalties

no overagesThe Un-carrier mobile company, T-mobile, is urging all wireless carriers to end its practice of overage penalties, which costs US consumers as much as $1 billion annually. As T-Mobile CEO and President John Legere points out, the penalties hurts Americans who are least able to afford them.

Even the lowest data plan from AT&T come far below the national average data consumption, meaning customers who go over their monthly allotment are unwittingly preyed on for overage fees that far exceed their typical data costs: Read more

Untidy: An App to De-Clutter Your Mobile Photos

Mobile photos are growing at an astronomical rate, and as we all know, they are just easy to be ignored as they are to create. For those who haven’t found their photo-organizing prowess, we introduce Tidy, a free app that helps you sort photos based on location. It also helps you to find old photos – like a time capsule for your phone.

Tidy Story – Present from Tidy on Vimeo.

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‘2048′ Leads The Top Free iPhone Apps List This Week

2048This week’s leading free iOS app is 2048, an addicting number puzzle game that seems to be spreading faster than wildfire. If you’re frustrated with addicting games, or, if you had a rough affair with Flappy Bird, you should play Flappy Smash. It’s a hilarious parody of Flappy Bird that lets you kill of the critters by closing the pipes.

There are also a few more apps added to the top ten this week that are worth mentioning – What’s the Difference, Basketball Kinds, and Lockscreen for iOS.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iPhone apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information. Read more

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