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Mirage: Snapchat in Disguise

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July 28, 2014
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Israeli techies behind Mobli and Yo! apps have no shame in releasing the next generation of Snapchat, called Mirage.

Like its competitor, Mirage allows to send photos or videos for 15 seconds before it disappears. However, as the next generation, the Israeli app allows users to send images regardless of whether they have downloaded the app or not.

Ceo of Mobli, Yo! and now, Mirage, Moshe Hogeg explains, “our vision as a company has always been to bring people together through visual content. We built MIRAGE as a messaging tool to extend our natural daily conversations that in real life are simple and unrecorded. The technology enables us to send temporary messages to anyone without being limited to the ecosystem of the app.”

Even though Mirage is competing with Snapchat and other similar apps, Moshe insists it will be of some success, especially since his other dumb app, Yo! is doing so well.

The man has a point.

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Spice Up Your Food Life with the “Look & Cook” App

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July 28, 2014
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For those of you who aren’t gifted in the cooking department, don’t sweat it, the “Look & Cook” app is here to help.

With 2 million worldwide users, the smartphone app transforms individuals into culinary chefs one video/ recipe at a time. The app is favoured for its top notch recipes and featured chefs, like Israeli Chef Meir Adoni, who’s handcrafted most of the app’s recipes.

 

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According to the application’s co-founder and Kinetic Art CEO Oran Huberman, what Look & Cook boils down to is, “cooking like a professional without actually being one.”

Users have the option of choosing from a list of food categories, like: breakfast, dessert, vegan and so on, depending on their needs. From there, they can have the app either read the recipe to them as they are cooking or watch it on TV through Amazon’s streaming media player.

And voila! You’re once microwavable pasta has turned into a romantic Italian dinner for two, all thanks to Look & Cook.

Bon appetite!

Israeli Tech to Prevent Deadly Diseases in the Developing World

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July 23, 2014
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95% of the time cervical cancer is treatable, however, only for those women who have medical technologies readily available.

Hundreds of thousands of women in low-resource settings are unesesarilly dying because they aren’t getting the treatment they need. Thankfully, Israeli start-up, Mobile OCT, will use mobile devices to detect and diagnose individuals in developing countries.

According to NoCamels, up to 5 billion people in the world have a phone, but no access to health care. This is where MobileOCT comes in. The start-up plans on taking on cervical cancer by creating a mobile colposcope that a can be used with any mobile device, anywhere in the world.

“MobileOCT is seeking to do is to help save lives with those sensors,” explained Ariel Beery, MobileOCT‘s CEO and Co-Founder, in an interview with NoCamels.

The sensors are able to assess tissue in patients’ bodies and diagnose them on the spot. From there, they can further get the help they need, before its too late.

MobileOCT is currently based in five countries to test the success of the device. Watch the video below, to see some of their work.

Israeli Designs Singapore Airport’s Bio-Dome

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July 22, 2014
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Moshe Safdie, Israeli architect and so-called “man of the world,” will design a bio-dome for Singapore’s Changi airport.

The bio-dome is to contain stores, restaurants, lavish gardens, and waterfalls that will pour down from the centre of the roof… is this heaven? The dome will connect Changi’s three largest terminals and form a hub, in which travellers can stay and enjoy.

Besides the dome’s great attractions, it is also earth- friendly. The exterior is constructed of steel and glass, while the interior contains sustainable elements that apparently reduce airplane emissions. It is no coincidence that Safdie was chosen to head this project. He is known across five continents for fusing architecture and nature in his past 85 projects. This one is no different.

Moshe Safdie is truly the “man of the world” given that he can create a magnificent one.

 No Camels

The Power of Social Media

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July 22, 2014
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Over the past couple of years, social media has become more than just a virtually recorded thought, but an effective form of expression put out for the world to see.

With Israel and Gaza in the midst of turmoil, supporters have turned to social media to express their inner most feelings . Specifically the twitter-sphere has been the prime focus of many supporters attention and messaging. Recently, Israeli, Jewish and Arab twitter users have been posting photos of themselves posing together and saying “we refuse to be enemies.” This messaging was and still is trending on twitter. In other words, their message is being heard around the world with the help of social media.

“My mother is Jewish. My father is Palestinian. I am their face.”

Check out their photos below.

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Here’s Looking at You, Singles!

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July 17, 2014
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Exclusive online dating site, JDate, just got funnier.

Recently, the premier Jewish singles network underwent a major facelift in hopes of attracting a younger crowd. It all started with the release of new dating technologies, like Tinder, which threatened the some-what traditional online dating websites, like JDate. Young singles were beginning to enter the dating scene, however, were not necessarily looking for something special, but rather, casual. So to compete in the new superficial dating age, JDate shifted its messaging from someone else’s romantic success stories to a “me, right now” type of vibe – focusing solely on the individual, and what he or she desires.

You know what they say “if you can’t beat em’, join em”.

 

For more on JDate, click here: timesofisrael