Found a piece of furniture you like? Take a picture and GrokStyle can find it
GrokStyle is a company working on an app that recognizes objects in a picture. It uses a deep learning technology to learn visual similarities among products so it can find what you are looking for. The post Found a piece of furniture you like? Take a picture and GrokStyle can find it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Minecraft didn’t abandon Windows Phone, but also sort of did
This week the folks at Microsoft’s Mojang have announced an update for Minecraft on Windows Phone. Not just any Windows Phone, but Windows 10 Mobile – specifically NOT Windows Phone 8. You see, Minecraft stopped getting updated for Windows Phone 8 back in October of 2016, and will never be updated for that OS ever again. For Windows 10 Mobile, … Continue reading...
Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids
 Internet of Things startup Toymail, which sells connected plush toys to parents of younger kids who want them to have a playful alternative to a mobile phone, has now launched an app store. Read More ...
Toymail adds an app store for its cuddly mobiles for kids
 Internet of Things startup Toymail, which sells connected plush toys to parents of younger kids who want them to have a playful alternative to a mobile phone, has now launched an app store. Read More ...
Hanging out at Snap’s unremarkable IPO roadshow
 One of the remarkable things about the roadshow presentations for hotly-anticipated IPOs — where they’ll make a pitch to investors and answer questions — is that they are often unremarkable. That seemed about the same case for Snap, which was presenting to potential investors at the Mandarin Hotel in New York this afternoon. Over lunch, a packed ballroom 30 stories up at… Read More ...
The Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire
Roku, Google's Chromecast, and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are your best choices, but which is the top choice? The post The Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire appeared first on Geek.com....
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. The post Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends....
Meitu’s new phone includes a dual pixel front camera and AI-powered beautification
 Selfie app and phone company Meitu has unveiled its latest smartphone, which doubles down its focus on selfie cameras and beautification. Meitu went public in December with a Hong Kong listing that was fairly tepid but nevertheless the country’s largest tech IPO since 2007. It started out making selfie apps but branched into selling ‘selfie-optimized’ smartphones in 2013.… Read More ...
Facebook on course to be the WeChat of the West, says Gartner
 It’s the beginning of the end for smartphone apps as we have known and tapped on them, reckons Gartner. The analyst is calling the start of a “post-apps” era, based on changes in consumer interactions that appear driven, in large part, by the rise of dominant messaging platforms designed to consume more and more of mobile users’ time and attention. Read More ...
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. The post Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends....
WhatApp’s revamped Status feature sure seems a lot like Snapchat Stories
We’re dealing with a bit of déjà vu today, as WhatsApp has decided to roll out a massive update to its years-old Status feature. Early adopters will remember that WhatsApp launched as an application for sharing your status with friends and family, which means this feature was in place before even messaging – now the main draw of WhatsApp – … Continue reading...
Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan leaves, but not why you think
 Flying from SF to LA every week sucks, and so Sriram Krishnan is leaving a big financial opportunity at Snap to ditch the commute. The former Facebook Audience Network executive spent the last year running Snap’s Ads API and platform, and now he’s leaving. The move was reported in Recode today, saying “The timing here isn’t great for Snap”. But that immediately… Read More ...
Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video
 A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it’s not really consumer technology — mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a static camera and studio-quality lighting. But being able to have a live video background behind you is cool. Meet Blin.gy, a new app that’s figured out how to achieve a “mobile green-screen effect.” Read More ...
EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android
 EasilyDo’s simply named “Email” application is one of the most popular productivity apps on iOS, because it closely resembles the look-and-feel of Apple’s default Mail app, but comes with more powerful features. Essentially, it feels like you’ve given the Mail app an upgrade. Now EasilyDo’s Email has made its way over to Android, bringing the same core… Read More ...
Why Snap would lowball its IPO valuation
 The short answer for why Snap lowballed its initial valuation for its initial public offering is that it probably won’t be that low for long. Normally these prices are set by expectations the underwriters and executives can divine from their conversations with Wall Street. It’s essentially a matching game — how does Snap and its underwriters figure out where to price the… Read More ...
Verbling adds native apps to expand access to its marketplace of language tutors
 YC-backed Verbling, a language learning business that’s been active for around five years, has finally launched native Android and iOS apps, along with a refreshed brand and look for its web platform. Read More ...
Isro’s 104 satellite launch means more for our country than a mere world record
The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) PSLV-C37 mission yesterday was one for the record books. If you missed all the fanfare – that’s quite a rock you’ve been sleeping under – the mission successfully placed a record-breaking 104 satellites into orbit at one go. While I don’t mean to be a sourpuss, I’d like to point out that as impressive as those numbers are, the fact that Isro put a 104 satellites into orbit isn’t the highligh...
UK startup PawSquad brings the vet to your door, on-demand
 UK startup PawSquad is expanding coverage for an on-demand service that brings vets to pets — offering convenience and reduced stress for pet owners willing to stump up a little more than they’d pay for a check up at a bricks-and-mortar vet. Read More ...
Pokémon GO will get its first huge update this week: 80+ new Pokémon, new items, and more
 “When is another generation of Pokémon coming to Pokemon GO?!” It’s a question that the game’s players (including myself) have been shouting since… well, pretty much immediately after the game launched. We’ve finally got an official answer: “later this week”. The once oh-so-shaky servers have stabilized. The game is now available in most of… Read More ...
PromisePay rebrands to Assembly Payments and nets partnership with Gumtree
 Australia-based payment firm PromisePay, which raised $10 million last year, has a double shot of news this week: it has rebranded to Assembly Payments and inked a major partnership deal with Gumtree. The deal will see Gumtree, which is owned by eBay, introduce a new services-focused business in Africa. Gumtree Connect links users with local home services, such as cleaners, machine repairs… Read More ...