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Who knew that smartphone owners were suddenly such temperate drinkers? Just days after Alcohoot unveiled its take on a phone-friendly breathalyzer, Breathometer is here with its own way to watch our tipsiness. The namesake, FDA-approved gadget will plug into the headphone jack of an Android or iOS device and warn if our blood is too alcohol-rich, all while staying small enough to fit on a keychain. Plans are underway to eventually let soused users hail a taxi from the native app. The Breathometer won’t be available until we’re at the height of summer party season, but it should be cheap enough to eliminate any excuses: its Indiegogo campaign is asking for just $ 20 to secure a Breathometer alongside a pledge, or less than a good night out.
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Evidence can be a menace.
You think you’ve gotten away with something, and then that moment comes along when you suddenly remember that perhaps you’ve left a clue.
This thought may (or may not) have crossed the mind of an alleged cell phone thief.
As the New York Post reports, police in the Bronx feel sure that what happened is that a certain man — whose picture they now have — robbed a 27-year-old woman of her gadget.
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Save your international friends money with a local number. Because everyone needs a local number in Sweden.
It seems that Microsoft’s own job’s board is the best place to find out what the company has planned in the future. In a new job posting, Microsoft has leaked information that their new, major update to its Windows Phone series should be coming here just in time for the holidays. The job posting also confirms that there is a “current release” for Windows Phone 8 devices that should be released sometime soon. It may be referring to the Windows Blue update.
The job posting states that the company is, “getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we’re chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences.” It has also been confirmed that if you currently own a Windows Phone 8 device, you will be eligible for this major update. Microsoft has realized the mistakes it made with its Windows 7 devices, and will increase the longevity of its devices from here on out.
We also know that Microsoft is speeding development up for Windows Blue, and it plans to release it sometime during the summer. From the job posting, it looks like development for Windows Blue may be nearing its finish already. We know that one of the features that Windows Blue will have is a revamped Excel app. It will also feature other significant improvements to user experience as well as bug fixes.
We also know that Microsoft will release a few minor updates entitled GDR2 and GDR3, and that HTC plans on releasing the first phone to take advantage of the GDR2 update. Looks like we have a lot to look forward to for the Windows Phone platform come Christmas time, and its good to know that users who opt for devices like the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928 will still be able to take advantage of this major update.
[via WM Poweruser]
Microsoft to release major Windows Phone update around holidays is written by Brian Sin & originally posted on SlashGear.
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