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At long last, William Shatner has an iPhone app. Whether you remember him from Star Trek or the wake-up call he gave the Space Shuttle Discovery crew on March 7, 2011 (the final day it was docked to the ISS), I think we can all agree that this $2.99 app is overdue.
 
Many of us have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact programmed into our phones. It's a great concept that's being taken further by a tiny sensor added to a cyclist's helmet to determine if they've taken a spill — and, if so, it uses Bluetooth to trigger the accompanying app to call their contact.
 
Ford and daily deal startup Roximity have just launched their latest deal-finding app that integrates into Ford's Microsoft-developed connected car platform, Sync. Depending on who you are, you'll see this as sheer genius or sheer distraction.
 
Everyone loves a good massage, but what about a good massage you could have anytime you wanted (within the boundaries of good taste of course). The eSSAGE self-massaging suit takes away the tyranny of spa visits, loved ones and trained pros by empowering you to give yourself a massage, wirelessly controlled by an app.

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