Posts Categorized: Technology

YouTube gets a new TV app

August 24, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Culture, Interaction, Social Media, Technology, Video

With more people than ever cutting the cord, watching via smart TVs, and turning to streaming media players like Roku and others, YouTube decided it was time to update is TV application to be easier to use on the big screen. A new version of the application rolling out now will feature a different look and improved organization of… Read more »

Facebook is building its own Steam-style desktop gaming platform with Unity

August 19, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

Facebook may try to compete with Steam, or at least win back revenue lost when casual gaming shifted to mobile. Today Facebook formally announced it’s working with game engine Unity to build a dedicated, downloadable desktop gaming platform, plus it’s broadening the Facebook.com experience for gamers. Both will allow publishers to offer their iOS and Android games on desktop… Read more »

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

August 18, 2016   |   filed under Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Social Media, Technology

It’s been a while since news broke in early 2015 that Uber was working on self-driving cars. Earlier this year, the company openly admitted it was testing cars in Pittsburgh, but we haven’t heard much more over the last 18 months. With Google, the self-driving car leader, slowly making progress with its autonomous cars, you’d be forgiven for thinking… Read more »

Twitter reportedly in talks with Apple to bring its app and NFL games to Apple TV

August 16, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology, Video

The New York Times reported yesterday that the Twitter app may be coming to Apple TV — and with it, Twitter’s live streaming content. If the two companies reach a deal by fall, Apple TV users could potentially watch Twitter’s live coverage of NFL games on their screens, since a deal between Twitter and the NFL to live stream the games… Read more »

Snapchat lets the people have Geostickers

August 2, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Everyone loves stickers. Snapchat must be on to us because the company just launched Geostickers, a new feature that lets users send city specific stickers in snaps and messages. There are 15 stickers available in San Francisco as of now and we expect more to come. The adorable caricatures delightfully mock tech culture, jab at rising rents, and highlight local landmarks. In… Read more »

Microsoft Pix uses AI to help your iPhone take the best pictures

July 27, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through batch captures and by enhancing image color, exposure and other variables that can make the difference between drab and… Read more »

Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

July 20, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries into the palm of your hand. But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text – instead, it now offers tools to search… Read more »

Pokémon Go to launch in Japan TOMORROW

July 19, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Pokémon Go fever has doubled the value of Nintendo’s business, pushing it past Sony in the process. Can you imagine what will happen when the game finally goes live in Japan, the birthplace of the Pokémon phenomenon? Well, you don’t have long to wait since Pokémon Go is scheduled to launch in Japan tomorrow (Wednesday), sources have confirmed to TechCrunch…. Read more »