This app uses Kinect technology to prevent you from running into things while texting

This app uses Kinect technology to prevent you from running into things while texting

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Good news for smartphone addicts who just can’t keep their eyes off the iPhone: There’s an app in development designed to alert you of oncoming traffic. Juan Hincapié-Ramos, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manitoba’s, is working on early-stage development of an app called CrashAlert that uses a depth-sensing...
This app uses Kinect technology to prevent you from running into things while texting
                                       

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