Banjo Releases iPad And Android Tablet App, Focuses On Content Consumption And The Second Screen
Banjo, the location-based social network for sharing images and content tied to specific real-world locales, today unveiled its new native iPad and Android apps. This marks the first time Banjo has made the leap to tablets, and I spoke with Banjo CEO Damien Patton about why the time was right to bring Banjo to the bigger screen: It’s mostly about riding the second screen wave, Patton says, and tapping into the idea of a lean-back consumption model of material gathered via the smartphone ap...
Cloud essentials: understanding the basics of cloud computing
Get caught up in the cloud with a simple explanation of how cloud computing works, plus see comparisons of various cloud services.
Relic sale sparks Homeworld revival speculation
IP may have been acquired by Sega, but if not an indie studio wants to resurrect it. This week's asset sale of bankrupt publisher THQ has sparked speculation concerning a revival of Relic Entertainment's critically acclaimed Homeworld series. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesBioShock Infinite DLC: Industrial Revolution Pack trailerMicrosoft 'in talks for $3 billion Dell deal'Crysis 3: Nanosuit gameplay trailer2K Sports poised to announce WWE dealGTA Vice City hits PSN next week...
Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook
Twitter has launched Vine, a video sharing service that echoes the brevity of the 140-character limit by only allowing users to share up to six seconds of looping footage. Vine, launching initially on iPhone and iPod touch, is a free download, and is the result of an acquisition by Twitter of the Vine team. Basically, think adding movement and audio to your usual tweet brevity, for those times when actions speak louder than words. “Although we’ve joined Twitter, you don’t nee...
Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook
Twitter has launched Vine, a video sharing service that echoes the brevity of the 140-character limit by only allowing users to share up to six seconds of looping footage. Vine, launching initially on iPhone and iPod touch, is a free download, and is the result of an acquisition by Twitter of the Vine team. Basically, think adding movement and audio to your usual tweet brevity, for those times when actions speak louder than words. “Although we’ve joined Twitter, you don’t nee...
Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook
Twitter has launched Vine, a video sharing service that echoes the brevity of the 140-character limit by only allowing users to share up to six seconds of looping footage. Vine, launching initially on iPhone and iPod touch, is a free download, and is the result of an acquisition by Twitter of the Vine team. Basically, think adding movement and audio to your usual tweet brevity, for those times when actions speak louder than words. “Although we’ve joined Twitter, you don’t nee...
Veteran showman Dick Van Dyke reflects on lifetime's work
(Reuters) - From "Mary Poppins" to "Night at the Museum" and his own long-running TV comedy, Dick Van Dyke has done it all during a show business career spanning seven decades. ...
Veteran showman Dick Van Dyke reflects on lifetime's work
(Reuters) - From "Mary Poppins" to "Night at the Museum" and his own long-running TV comedy, Dick Van Dyke has done it all during a show business career spanning seven decades. ...
Tegan & Sara’s ‘Heartthrob’ Album Premiere: Listen To The New LP
We’re going to avoid gushing too much about Tegan and Sara‘s new album Heartthrob, which just premiered in full via a stream on Rolling Stone, because we’ll be reviewing it in less than a week. Still, it’s worth noting that the LP, the Canadian synth-pop sisters’ first since 2009′s Sainthood, is the first major release of the year that’s an absolute must-listen. The euphoric pop gem “Closer” is a great teaser, sure, but this is a rare album w...
Sorry!! I am not Dead!
Dear Readers! Apologies, as I havent shown up for last couple of months and no new post on this blog!! Surely, I am not dead nor this blog! I was bit busy settling down in a new role with my New Employer! I would also like to take this opportunity to thanks my previous employer … Read more →
Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted in the wild ahead of MWC 2013 launch
Samsung already confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month, and now it’s been photographed in the hands of one lucky user. Unfortunately, while it was spotted out in the open no details about the tablet’s internals were revealed. What’s now clear is that Samsung has chosen to [...]
India vs England: Cold reception for players in Dharamsala, literally!
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) officials are making every effort to make the players feel comfortable.
Ultra Cold Temperatures Change Boiling Water to Snow [Video]
If the weather is cold enough, it’s possible to toss a pot of boiling water in the air and be rewarded with a miniature snow cloud. It’s really cold outside today here on the south shore of Montreal (QC, CA). Really, really cold. The temperature outside currently is at -13°F (-25°C), but when you add in the wind chill factor, it feels more like -29°F (-33°C). Since it rarely gets this cold, I decided to use the opportunity to show my kids what happens when you throw really hot (boiling) w...
Government Requests For Data From Google Up By 70% In Two Years
For the first time, the search company has done a breakdown of how the requests occur--usually by subpoena. Google has released its Transparency Report, showing that Internet surveillance is on the rise all over the world, but with the U.S. accounting for almost 40% of requests to Google for data. For the first time, however, Google has not provided information about takedown requests, saying that a separate report will follow. "The steady increase in government requests for our users' dat...
Halle Berry -- Dunked BARE BREAST in Guacamole on 'Movie 43' Set
Halle Berry took her top off ... and dunked her bare breast into a bowl of guacamole on the set of "Movie 43" ... this according to the film's director. Peter Farrelly revealed the boob-exposing bombshell during an "Ask Me Anything"…
ER Accelerator Announces 10 Startups Joining Its January 2013 Class
It’s a brand new year, and a brand new class for the Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator is only fitting on this cold, January morning. The accelerator announced back in October that this January 2013 class of ten startups will be receiving a $15K boost to their seed funding, a total of $40K per startup. According to Jon Axelrod, managing director at ERA, “We really believe that extra $15,000 can really make a difference.” Past classes only received $25K in funding, a...
‘Open Letter to Skype’ demands Microsoft come clean about user privacy
In an "Open Letter to Skype," more than 100 Internet activists and digital rights groups have demanded that the Microsoft-owned VoIP service become transparent about user privacy.
2K Sports poised to announce WWE deal
Licence sold to new company following THQ collapse. Publishing label 2K Sports is expected to announce a lucrative partnership with wrestling corporation WWE.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesInjustice Gods Among Us: New trailer gets personalBioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution Pack trailerBioShock Infinite DLC: Industrial Revolution Pack trailerMicrosoft 'in talks for $3 billion Dell deal'Crysis 3: Nanosuit gameplay trailer...
Stepfather: Clinton Offered Sympathies
Stepfather: Clinton Offered Sympathies AFP / Getty ImagesWhile Hillary Clinton was being grilled by lawmakers, the stepfather of slain ambassador Chris Stevens said she gave the family condolences.What he says she still hasn't done, thoughMore NewsKodak May Avert Impending DoomNorth Korea Makes Threat Against USBurned Warehouse Turns Into 'Ice Palace'...
Amazon acquires text-to-speech company IVONA Software
It seems that Amazon is looking to dive into the text-to-speech industry full on, because the online retail giant just announced that it has acquired text-to-speech software company IVONA Software for an undisclosed amount of money. IVONA is the company behind the text-to-speech capabilities of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet lineup. Not only does IVONA deliver “world-class technologies” to the company’s Kindle Fire tablets, but IVONA also delivers text-to-speech products a...