Minute Is a Video Watching App For The ADD Generation

See the original posting on TechCrunch

Viral video has become a bug business. Companies like Vodio and 5by have come into to serve this space, ‘viralising’ short form video, especially for mobile. Now Minute, a new startup, has developed a new Android and web application that draws on big data and crowd data to determine the most viral part of an online video. It then turns these moments into short Vine-like clips.… Read More

6 DIY Projects to Protect Your Digital Privacy

See the original posting on Makezine

m45_AnonVPN-1Cellphone snooping. Network surveillance. Face recognition technology. As the gadgets we search, watch, and read become more able to watch us back, Makers are finding clever ways to guard their digital privacy and maintain anonymity online. Here are a few of our favorites. BROWSE ANONYMOUSLY DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/Tor Router […]

Read more on MAKE

The post 6 DIY Projects to Protect Your Digital Privacy appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

The Olloclip Studio is a modular phone case for mobile shooters

See the original posting on The Verge

In the last few years, Olloclip has become the GoPro of clip-on lenses for your phone. You can find the company’s products in so many places — even in Apple stores — that it’s hard to remember that Olloclip got its start on Kickstarter. Now, four years later, Olloclip is going back to Kickstarter to launch a whole new product. It’s called Olloclip Studio, and it’s a modular iPhone case system meant to enhance your mobile photography experience.

The Studio system starts with a more ruggedized version of the “Ollocase,” the company’s case for iPhones 6 and 6 Plus that allows you to quickly attach lenses. But on the back of the new case you’ll find a rather ingenious rail system. The carefully molded plastic lets you quickly attach and…

Continue reading…

First Click: What does it mean when the whole world dances to 1 radio beat?

See the original posting on The Verge

Beats 1 Radio went live in over 100 countries simultaneously yesterday. While Apple hasn’t reported an exact number of listeners yet, I’m guessing a sizable fraction of the world at least sampled the free radio station from the hundreds of millions of iPhones currently in use. That’s kind of amazing but what does it mean to be “worldwide and live?”

Continue reading…

The Tale Of The Talented Mr C. — Who Used TechCrunch To Get Into A 5-Star Hotel

See the original posting on TechCrunch

mr-c-map1_1024 “Good Evening,” began the polite email. “I recently transitioned into the role as Foreign Media Specialist for TechCrunch magazine here in San Francisco. As part of my new position I will be traveling first to South East Asia to show potential Tech Executives various locations to take Personal Vacations, Tech Conventions, Weddings, and to host Corporate Vacation Getaways. On… Read More

Make it Safely: What to Wear in Your Workshop

See the original posting on Makezine

SB-Clothing-HairTiedBackWhen working on any sort of project, safety should always be a huge priority. Although your shirt, pants, hair, or even undergarments might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about keeping yourself safe, they can be quite important. The following are a few clothing […]

Read more on MAKE

The post Make it Safely: What to Wear in Your Workshop appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Here’s a very unofficial way to listen to Beats 1 on Android devices

See the original posting on The Verge

Apple’s worldwide radio station Beats 1 launched yesterday alongside the company’s new streaming service, but it’s currently only available for iOS, OS X, and Windows users — the Apple Music app won’t arrive on Android until this fall. However, there is a workaround. Simply click here to listen to a live stream of Beats 1 which works on Android devices running Android 4.1 or later, iOS devices running iOS 6 or later, and OS X machines using the Safari browser. We’ve tested the live stream successfully on all these devices, but be warned: the service is far from reliable.

The site was put together by Twitter user Benji R, who describes it as “very unofficial,” and says that he simply “managed to find an unencrypted HLS [HTTP Live…

Continue reading…

Microsoft launches cheaper Surface Pro 3 with i7 processor and 128GB of storage

See the original posting on The Verge

Microsoft has introduced a sixth model to its range of Surface Pro 3 tablets. The new device has the same 1.7GHz Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory as its bigger brothers, but skimps slightly on storage: where older i7 models featured either 256GB or 512GB of storage, the new variant comes with only 128GB of space. Fortunately, that downgrade also brings a reduction in price. The 128GB i7 Surface Pro 3 costs $1,299 — the same price as the Core i5 256GB edition.

The Surface Pro 3 is more than a year old now, and this new model could be Microsoft offering a cheaper option before making way for the Surface 4 that’s surely waiting in the wings. But the timing — just before September — means that Microsoft could simply be trying to court…

Continue reading…

1 127 128 129