App uses competition to get people out of bed

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We've seen quite a few mutations on the alarm clock app, the most recent being Uniqlo Wake Up, which chooses music tailored to the weather each day. Aiming to get people out of bed energetically, the Wake N Shake app forces users to shake their phone and encourages them to compete with friends. Using smartphones' built-in accelerometer, the app allows heavy sleepers to set the difficulty level of the shaking required to turn the alarm off. A red bar moves along the screen to show how much more shaking is required to shut it off. The developers recently redesigned the…

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