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A New Smartphones’ Application from Tawkon Measures Exposed Radiation

08/09/2010 Comments off

Israeli start-up firm Tawkon has developed a new software that measures mobile telephone handset radiation. The goal is to help users reduce exposure to emissions without giving up their phones.

Tawkon’s (pronounced talk-on) application is already available for Research In Motion‘s BlackBerry handsets and will be launched for Google‘s Android-based phones and Nokia‘s Symbian later this year.

“We are the first solution that can be downloaded to a phone,” Tawkon co-founder and CEO Gil Friedlander told Reuters.

Until now radiation emissions were measured with an external device. In many countries handset manufacturers must disclose the maximum level of radiation emitted and similar legislation is starting to appear in the United States.

The application monitors the phone user and if radiation levels reach a certain threshold called the “red zone” an alert is emitted along with suggestions to minimize exposure.

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Drip Detective iPhone iPad App

04/09/2010 Comments off

Have you ever wondered how much that leaking faucet or constantly dripping shower is costing you? You won’t need to wonder any longer because Drip Detective will show you exactly how much water is running down your drain.

Drip Detective only takes a few seconds to quickly and accurately show you the amount of water and the cost associated with any water leak. Drip detective was designed to make it easy to determine your water costs whether your leak is a slow drip, or a constantly running stream of water.

Features include:

    Drip Detectivebuy Drip Detective in the iPhone App Store 

  • Tap Screen (best for measuring slow leaks) – Simply tap the screen each time a drip falls from your faucet. After just a couple taps, Drip Detective determines the average drip rate.
  • Measure Volume Screen (best for measuring fast leaks) – Select any of the volumes listed (i.e., teaspoon, tablespoon, pint, … gallon, or metric volumes), place the selected container underneath the leaking faucet and time how long it takes to fill the container.
  • Supports both Metric and American volumes.
  • Calculates the amount of water wasted each day, week, month and year.
  • Calculates the cost of your water leak each day, week, month and year.
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