Have you been sipping too much coffee lately? Well, your iPhone could now help you keep tabs on just how much caffeine enters your body. Called the Caffeine Zone, this free iOS application was developed by two doctors at the Penn State University, Frank E. Ritter and Kuo-Chuan Yeh. Keeping a wary eye on the amount of caffeine in your blood, the application advises you on the optimum time to down a cuppa and tells you just when to stop. This makes sure you don’t keep awake at times when you should be sound asleep, due to over intake of coffee or tea. Also, as per studies conducted by the developers of the app, 200 and 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine in a person’s bloodstream is optimum for a good amount of mental alertness, while below a 100mg is bound to leave you drowsy.
The Beam Brush is a small and handy device that checks the dental condition of your teeth and sends it to your cellphone. There, an app will help you study the observations received by the brush.
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Imagination is now reality. Combining Disney’s design and Monster® engineering, the two collaborated to integrate the world’s first visualizer iPhone/iPod app with high definition sound and the visceral LED Light Drive System-controlled effects creating a total immersion of light and sound. The result is an unprecedented audio experience that captivates both music lovers and Tron fans. Welcome to The Grid. $100-$300
iHome has released two new mini Bluetooth speakers that work with mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, the iHome iDM11 and the iDM8. Here is more info on these new Bluetooth speakers from iHome:
The iDM11 is a uniquely attractive rechargeable mono speaker with Bluetooth and speakerphone capability that looks and sounds great anywhere. Auto-pairing and -linking feature makes Bluetooth setup simple and fast. The built-in lithium-ionbattery is rechargeable, so you can enjoy music on the go without worrying about batteries. Built-in mic, ATI SoundClear voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. 2-in-1 audio/charging cable included. $70
The iDM8 offers a round world of sound. The spherical rechargeable mono speaker with Bluetooth and speakerphone capability looks and sounds great anywhere. The speaker provides crisp sound that’s perfect for your music, games or apps. An auto-pairing and -linking feature makes Bluetooth setup simple and fast. The built-in lithium-ion battery is rechargeable, so you can enjoy music on the go without worrying about batteries. 2-in-1 audio/charging cable included. $60
A Japanese smartphone app lets you maximize the time you spend every night sleeping. Yumemiru takes the self-help craze of the ’90s to new scientific heights by leveraging the bundle of sensors in your smartphone. The app utilizes microphones to detect when you’re in REM sleep, the point in the night when you begin dreaming and also the moment when you are most susceptible to suggestion.
The free app has eight different scenarios to choose from, including a walk in the forest, getting rich, flying and for those romantically disposed, a scenario that stimulates dreams of love tailored for both men and women. After selecting the type of dream you want to drift off into, the app runs in the background and detects the time passed before you go into REM sleep.
Once you’ve entered REM sleep, the soundtrack begins to stimulate your dreams. What strikes us as most interesting is the addition of frictionless sharing; encouraging users to share their dreams via social media is a nice way to get people’s dreams to stick with them throughout the day (ask any lucid dreamer!), which is an age-old mind-hack that helps the dream ‘stick.’ It’s this feature that could be most useful for making this app a genuinely useful tool for innovative thinking.