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‘Family Guy’ Joins the Top Free Android Apps List This Week

Facebook EngineersFacebook is still leading the top free list on Google Play, but we’ve got some newcomers to the top ten list that are worth mentioning. First up, Family Guy –  my favorite TV show in the known universe. The game is free and fun, especially if you are really into epic chicken battles.

There’s also Cut the Rope 2 at #10, a follow up to Cut the Rope. If you like crushing candy and being addicted to games, this app is for you.

Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week as well as videos to the two new apps. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.

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‘The Girl Behind the Door’ is Today’s Free eBook

the girl behind the doorThe Girl Behind The Door: A Father’s Journey Into The Mystery Of Attachment - is today’s free Kindle download from writer John Brooks. The memoir follows a father’s journey to understanding his adopted daughter’s tragic suicide:

A Marin County, California father embarks on a journey to understand what led his seventeen-year-old daughter, Casey, to take her life. He travels back to her abandonment at birth and adoption from a Polish orphanage at fourteen months, through her happy childhood and her turbulent adolescence, searching for answers. In most respects, Casey was a perfectly normal girl – beautiful, smart and popular, accepted at an elite college. But she also had troubling behaviors that no one understood, including mental health professionals.  Read more

Scientists Can Use Your Hot Body to Generate Electricity for Wearable Devices

71564_webA research team from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have found a way to print thermoelectric materials onto flexible, glass fabric. This fabric is actually a miniature generator, capable of harnessing your body’s heat and converting it into usable energy to charge your mobile, wearable devices.

Byung Jin Cho, professor of electrical engineering at KAIST : Read more

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

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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