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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.

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