Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chat Roulette and it's 23 Clones

Chatroulette concept came to the Internet World with website is quite simple, you enter and allow to connect you web cam. That is all, no registration is necessary. Website pairs random strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website randomly begin an online chat (video, audio and text) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.

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The Chatroulette web site was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow, Russia. Ternovskiy says the concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, and that he wrote the first version of Chatroulette in "two days and two nights". Ternovskiy chose the name "Chatroulette" after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette.

According to a survey carried out by RJMetrics, approximately 1 in 8 of feeds from Chatroulette involved 'R-rated' content. While it is definitely not recommended for kids, in spite or because the controversial content, the site gained a lot of exposure and popularity. More than that, the concept itself gained popularity, so there are multiple websites, offering similar services to its visitors.

In this Rating List, we are going to present original Chatroulett site and its latest clones.

Please access the list through the following link, and leave your opinion if you familiar with one of the presented sites:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tawkon's radiation detector for iPhone

As logical continuation of the mobile phones safety review, we offered in the previous post, we would like to present a special software application, which was particularly developed for iPhone to measure the emitted radiation from the device.

Last summer, Tawkon founder Gil Friedlander emailed Jobs and pitched the app as a good way to allow users to "see the level of radiation they are exposed to from their mobile phone." One week after the pitch, Jobs got around to replying with a two-word answer: "Not interested." The good news is that you can still get this app on your jail-broken iPhone if you really want to know how much radiation your iPhone is emitting at a given time.

Getting the rejection from Apple, Tawkon developers announced last month that tawkon is available for iPhone users for FREE via Cydia. Note that the iPhone jailbreaking is absolutely legal, so you should not be worrying for any retaliation from Apple.  

So here’s how to get tawkon on your iPhone:
  • Have a jailbroken phone? Open your Cydia application and search “tawkon”.
  • Want to jailbreak your phone and download apps like tawkon via Cydia? Follow the simple instructions here.

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The mobile application is available for Android phones. You can install it from the Google Play official website:

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