Let it snow, am I right? If you said yes, you’re going to love this new update to Google Plus. It’s part of the new Awesome Effects from Google and all you have to do is add your photo and shake. It doesn’t even have to be a snowy photo.
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It’s a good thing we can’t actually see sell phone signals, because they look ridiculous trippy. At least, in this visualization by visualizer extraordinaire, Nickolay Lamm. The images are, to say the least, like a disco rave gone hexagonal, an undulating wave of nausea on the verge of a really colorful seizure.
The international stolen phone market is approximately $30 billion per year, and there’s a huge funnel for the lucrative devices straight to Colombia. As reported by the Huffington Post, the illegal smartphone operation is just as dangerous, profitable, and illegal as its cocaine counterpart. Sometimes, they are even smuggled together.
Colombia’s stolen phone problem is so bad, the government has gone as far as making this bloody video to demonize the purchase of stolen phones. Read more
MoPub, Twitter’s mobile ad exchange network, introduced native advertising Thursday. App developers will now be able to use MoPub to easily place mobile ads, rather than needing to build custom ads that were “too resource intensive and difficult to execute to be practical,” the company said.
The ads show up in different forms, including the two demonstrated by the screenshots of launch partner Tango above. Native ads tend to be more subtle than other forms of advertising, typically carrying only a low-key “sponsored” label or appearing in a different color to signify the promotion. Read more
Today’s free eBook download, Apart From Love is from California author and poet, Uvi Pozanski. The novel is a tangled love story between three characters, a tale that’s as much about the pain from love as it is about love’s enduring strength and forgiveness. Read more:
Written with passionate conviction, this story is being told by two of its characters: Ben, a twenty-seven years old student, and Anita, a plain-spoken, spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, his aging father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. Read more
Google’s Device Manager, similar to Apple’s Find my iPhone. When Google launched its Device Manager service, the company made it a web-only application, which, makes a lot of sense, but also made it a lot more difficult to locate. Smartphone users are accustomed to finding things in the Play Store, so now, it’s finally here.
Ever misplaced or lost your phone? Android Device Manager locates lost devices and helps you keep your device—and the data inside it—safe and secure. Android Device Manager lets you: Read more
It should take about 20-30 years, but all of Norway’s books are getting digitized, and those with a Norway IP address can access them all, for free, online once they are scanned. Unfortunately, that means most of us won’t be able to access those books, but how many non-Norwegians speak or read Norwegian?
The National Library of Norway’s vision is to act as a national memory bank by providing a multimedia knowledge centre focusing on archiving and distribution. To achieve this vision the National Library of Norway shall be a modern digital national library – and thus a new form of national library. Read more
For women, the Everpurse may be the only advantage for not carrying a phone in their pockets. So until there’s a charging pocket that can outdo this purse, you’ll have an easy way to keep your phone running simply by putting it away. The purse ranges in prices from $189 for simple fabric ones or texture leather for $329. Orders over $300 comes with a free plastic case. For men, I suggest carrying extra power source or a charging case.
Google Glass tends to look pretty nerdy for those who wear them, and they are typically associated with creepy stalker-style photography, white men, or hands-free GPS navigation. Now, we are finally seeing the maturation of the eyewear from nerd gear to potentially fun, artistic video and photography.
Created by filmmakers and animators, the stop-motion style video was made with 1,000 photos over the course of 4 days in a small cafe in New York. We hope you’ll enjoy CATCH: A Handimation through Glass.
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