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Original Air Date: Jan 29, 2016



Mimicker Alarm App


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Some people wake up with the rising sun without ever needing an alarm clock while many others struggle with multiple alarms.

If you’re in the latter camp and haven’t found the right alarm app just yet, checkout the Mimicker Alarm app.

It’s part of the Microsoft Garage Project and what makes it different is that it requires you to mimic something in order to prove you are awake.

You can choose between mimicking a facial gesture by snapping a selfie, mimicking a color by taking a picture of something specific or repeat a tongue twister that the app listens to, which determine if you’re awake or not.

Slapping the snooze button doesn’t require you to do much thinking, which is why so many have been let down by this convenience. This app requires you to process information and act accordingly.

The Mimicker app is free but currently only available for Android users, so if you know of a chronic over-sleeper, drop them this tip!

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