The company, which is vying with Ustream to become the go-to place for live Web broadcasting and viewing, Friday launched an app for Android that lets users both broadcast live video and watch it in one program.
It's always useful when you local department of transportation keeps you in touch with problems on the road.
The more sophisticated states send e-mails and tweets, to prepare you for the unexpected.
There are few more sophisticated states than North Carolina. So local drivers were, perhaps, stunned to receive traffic alerts that were a touch unusual.
As WTKR-TV reports, the alerts seemed routine enough at first: "A High severity incident has been Added for I-40 Eastbound in Wake County in Raleigh."
But then came the details of the problem: "Vehicle Accident: Women Drivers, Rain, Obama Care.&… Read more
People used to dribble ink and think nothing of it.
Then along came Hermann Rorschach who turned inking into thinking.
Because Google is an (overly) thinking company, it has decided to honor Rorschach with a Friday doodle. It would have been his 129th birthday.
This doodle is a delight, because you can participate not merely by clicking, but by allowing your brain to share the nonsense that's in it.
Google would like you to stare at the inkblot in its doodle and tell the world what you think it means. Because magnanimity is its core, Google will let you … Read more
Watch Dogs may look so good on the PlayStation 4 that even Microsoft decided to showcase the game on its competitor's hardware.
That or someone made a colossal mistake when uploading gameplay footage of the upcoming Ubisoft stealth action title. Watchful viewers of the months-old video -- uploaded to Microsoft's official Xbox YouTube account -- noticed only recently a slight discrepancy in the footage wherein a button prompt, visible for only a second, indicated a circle as an option. The only problem is that the circle is a PlayStation button, whereas the Xbox One uses a red "… Read more
Twitter's long-awaited IPO went off without a hitch today, soaring above the official price the company set last night, finishing at $44.94 and giving the company a market capitalization of $24.48 billion.
Executives at Facebook can only look at Twitter's first day on Wall Street with envy. While Mark Zuckerberg's company is now flying high, its May 2012 IPO has become a cautionary tale in Silicon Valley for how not to go public. And clearly, Twitter studied the playbook and avoided making the mistakes that caused such a public relations nightmare for Zuck and Co. … Read more
Markus Persson, known also by the online handle "Notch," is an indie game success story like no other. Not only did he create Minecraft, one of the most popular independent titles in gaming history with more than 33 million units shipped worldwide, but he also released it to the general public and then walked away. Lead development was handed off to Persson's friend and fellow developer Jens Bergensten and Mojang -- the Sweden-based studio Persson set up in 2009 to take charge of Minecraft development -- shortly after the game's launch in November of 2011. … Read more
I've been getting a bit soft lately.
I don't know whether it's Google's fault or merely life's.
So along comes Lego with an attempt to make you buy, well, Lego this holiday season, and I find myself oddly moved.
Here we have a father and son who are bonded by the fact that they build things together.
Yes, they have their differences. But, when it comes down to it, their ambitions know no bounds, just as their relationship is, in the kid's words: "bound by blood."
This is an especially clever son … Read more
Arden Hayes may be 5 years old, but he has a sanguine presence that Congress could use.
He's an expert on presidents of the United States, as well as just generally being a lot more astute than most 5-year-olds.In a return appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Hayes casually mentioned he'd been hanging out with Al Gore.
He also noticed that Kimmel's map of the world didn't include South Sudan.… Read more
Remember Clippy, the helpful, googly-eyed paperclip? Microsoft hasn't had a lot luck with anthropomorphic characters. But that's not going to stop Sailor IE from lending a hand to the launch of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 on Thursday.
Known as Inori Aizawa, the Microsoft Singapore character was created to draw local attention to the new IE, as well as Windows Phone-powered Nokia phones and Surface tablets, from attendees of the currently-underway Anime Festival Asia.
A Microsoft representative told CNET that Inori's not about to become an official Internet Explorer mascot, but that doesn't mean that … Read more
Sony has announced the entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 when the console launches on November 15. Dominated by familiar names like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Crackle, and Hulu Plus, the lineup is similar to what's offered on the current PS3 console.
According to Sony, the launch lineup is as follows:Amazon Instant Video Crackle Crunchyroll Epix Hulu Plus NBA Game Time Netflix NHL GameCenter Live Redbox Instant Sony Music Unlimited Sony Video Unlimited Vudu YuppTV
The most notable name missing from the list is YouTube. Also absent (despite being available on the PS3) are Cinema … Read more