We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

The 13 best new software apps from Demo

Services designed to make your life easier

We've rounded up  the 13 hottest new products from this year's DEMO conference - known as the launchpad for emerging technology.

Intelius DateCheck

This is a somewhat creepy mobile application that allows you to check up on your potential date any place where they have a presence on the web.

So for instance, if you have their email address or phone number and if either is linked to their Facebook and Twitter accounts you can check up on them to see if they are who they say they are or to find out if they have any sleazy interests.

The slogan that the Intelius is using for the app is (we're not making this up): 'Look up before you hook up'.

HP SkyRoom

If you want to participate in a videoconference from your own office computer, you typically have to use a puny web camera that provides low resolution and high jitter.

The HP SkyRoom video conferencing service aims to change that by providing high-definition videoconferencing technology that HP says can support "up to four people using rich media content over standard business networks".

Demo says that while the system shouldn't be seen as a strict replacement for high-end conference room equipment, it does provide improvement for people working at individual stations who want to collaborate more easily on projects.

Broadband speed test

NEXT PAGE: Hashwork and dotSyntax's Digsby

  1. Websites designed to make your life easier
  2. Intellius DateCheck and HP Skyroom
  3. Hashwork and dotSyntax's Digsby
  4. Article One partner's AOP patent studies
  5. Waze and Micello
  6. Piryx and Answers.com
  7. Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 review: best ever iPhone is very good... but no longer the best phone you can buy

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple and Samsung, Google and Microsoft's schoolyard spats make them all look stupid

IDG UK Sites

How to successfully bridge the gap between clients and creatives

IDG UK Sites

How to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8: including how to install iOS 8 if you don't have room ()......