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Face Swap Live, the Hilariouas App That Puts Your Face Where It Doesn’t Belong.

The brain is hard wired to recognize a face and when these calculations don’t add up a brain fizz moment is generated, momentary confusion then laughter. Face Swap Live is an app that generates these moments by putting your face on someone else’s head. Your brain fires up trying to compute what it is actually seeing, then it realizes it doesn’t compute and sends it to your funny bone.

Install Face Swap on your phone or tablet and when it detects two faces in close proximity the magic happens. It’s not a perfect swap but still impressive enough to throw you off when you see someone else’s face where yours should be.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the funniest of the Face Swap experiment videos, with our favourite Jenna Marbles joining the charge. Sit back relax and prepare to be shocked by your new face.

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Call of Duty: Heroes. The Touch Screen Friendly Strategy Game for Windows and iOS that’s Free…

Activision have donned the Santa suit and started delivering presents early, sitting under the tree (in the app store) waiting for gamers everywhere is the brand new Call of Duty: Heroes. Finally the world has a COD themed modern warfare (no dragons please) strategy game and it’s completely free, and it rocks. The fast paced touchy feely strategy game can of course be played on Windows devices with a mouse but it really shines when played via a touch screen interface.

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Anki DRIVE Battle Grand Prix Fast Approaches, Next Gen Slot Car Racing Without the Slots…

Table top racing has long been the territory of slot car racers, Scalectrix being the brand that kid’s years ago dreamed of. Now Anki’s DRIVE is changing table top racing forever, combining miniature AI controlled RC cars with a vinyl track and a dash of video game action. This is slot car racing taken to 11, the next gen slot cars without the slot and with a whole heap more action.

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App of the Week: TuneIn Radio the App that killed the Video Star…

Music, some say it is food for the soul while others claim it tames the angry beast, even in this fast changing digital landscape it is as essential as it has always been.

Leading this revolution of the audio kind are a number of well known services, Pandora and Spotify being the most popular, there is however a third name that is on the brink of becoming the new name in radio, TuneIn Radio.

Wanting to become the YouTube of the Radio World TuneIn is slowly taking over the airwaves, taking their easy to use interface and 70,000 stations worth of music to every internet connected device in the world.

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The Pebble Smart Watch Prepares to Ship…

Inspector Gadget watch out the Pebble smart watch is finally here. Pebble set Kickstarter on fire when it launched, raising $10,000,000 in record time. The first batch of Pebble smart watches are now being prepared to ship on January 23. The extra demands of the unexpected popularity have slowed the production process apparently.

The Pebble watch is no ordinary wrist bound chronographer, this is the smartphone of the watch world. With its own operating system and downloadable applications this is the first Über watch that ticks all of the boxes. With the perfect low power e-paper display (e-Ink), ARM processor and Bluetooth the Pebble is a true smart watch.

Think of Pebble as a second screen for your Smartphone, once the Bluetooth connection is established your assistant’s talents are only limited by which applications you choose to install.

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The Tablet Wars Twist And Turn. Apple, Samsung, ASUS, Acer And The Rest Of The Gang…

Since the days of Moses Tablets have been an important tool for recording and sharing information. Sure Moses used his tablet with an iron stylus and hammer, his tablet was made of stone after-all. Strangely enough the purpose was the same whether stone or silicon, its all about information and connecting with people.

A few quick statistics. Worldwide tablet sales for Q3 2011, Apple 11 million, Samsung 1 million, HP 903,000. The Amazon Kindle has sold over 6million units in its short life so far. Android currently owns 42% of the US market, Gartner research expects Android to surpass Apples iPad in market share within the next two years.

IDC is forecasting that tablet sales will be in the hundreds of millions by 2016, they mustn’t think much of Windows tablets though, as they also quote 2016 as the year they pass 1million sales a year. Not great for the mighty Microsoft but great for Android and iPad tablets. Retailers are also overjoyed with the incredible growth in the tablet market, you could easily get the feeling they are the only thing keeping cash registers going ca-ching at the moment.

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Samsung’s Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW, Something Old is New Again…

Samsung may have been disappointed by the reaction to their release of the Smart Media Hub DVD drive last year. No matter the reason they have released an updated drive with a slight name change and better software, producing the Optical Smart Hub SE-208BW – OSH -. Samsung may have realised that many people missed the point of the device when first released this time last year.

The Optical Smart Hub is a mini convergence device that tries to be many things to many people. By adding a Network chipset and USB functions to what is a seemingly ordinary external Optical Disk Drive – ODD – Samsung have created a new type of utility device, the Swiss Army Knife of external DVD’s. With the addition of a few chips Samsung have created a compact device that can perform network storage, backup, Wi-Fi hub, and media streaming functions with the press of a button.

As an external USB DVD – no Blu-Ray options here – it can do all of the standard duties, play back, record and generally spinning disks when connected to a PC via the USB. In this configuration the OSH acts just as any external DVD would. The twist comes when the Wi-Fi and Network functions are enabled.

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