Shark Bites – Week of March 2, 2014

We get interesting information everyday from reading articles in newspapers, blogs, company websites and even from conversations we overhear or have ourselves. Shark Bites is an entry post where I share recent articles, events and conversations with you. Feel free to comment at the very bottom of each post while indulging yourselves with new information. You’ll find that a bit of information a day will go a long way.

Bacon-Scented Alarm App Gives iPhones a Meaty Overhaul 

Oscar Mayer is giving meat fans the chance to wake up to the sound — and smell — of bacon every morning. The company’s Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle, which unfortunately contains no actual bacon, is a complete bacon-themed overhaul of your iPhone’s alarm.

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Photographer invents business card that can be used to play tetris.

Photographer Kevin Bates made a business card for himself using arduino that can be used to play tetris. He calls it Arduboy since it resembles a Gameboy. His business card is both cutting edge and vintage at the same time.

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Roku unveils $50 Streaming Stick

On Tuesday, Roku released its latest tool for streaming 1080p content directly to a TV. Like the $100 Roku 3 set-top box, the new $50 Roku Streaming Stick has a large selection of apps for streaming content, including all the major online services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant.

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 Apple’s CarPlay draws safety criticism

 Apple is making it easier than ever to use your iPhone in the car. Some auto safety experts think that’s not such a good idea. The tech giant’s new “CarPlay” system allows drivers to make hands-free calls, dictate text messages, and access a number of other iPhone functions; in other words, a lot of potential distractions.

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Getty’s Images Are Now Free for Twitter, Tumblr and Personal Blogs

For the first time in its history, Getty Images is allowing people to use and share photos from its vast library free of charge.

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