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What is Meerkat? Founder explains most-discussed app of SXSW


"The meerkats are moving in colonies, and they're always alerted of what's going on," says Ben Rubin, founder of live-streaming app Meerkat, which has become the most-discussed app at SXSW this year

In this video, Rubin, together with Ryan Cooley, community manager of Meerkat, explain what the app aims to achieve.

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By |March 16th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Tesla founder Elon Musk promises to end ‘range anxiety’ with Model S update


When people think about the practicality of electric cars, one of the first concerns is battery life, particularly given the ever-hungry batteries in our mobile devices.

On Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk promised to erase those fears completely, a claim that, if true, could boost interest among those worried about getting stuck in the middle of nowhere while looking at a blinking "battery drained" dashboard symbol

The news came via Musk's Twitter feed, where he promised to deliver an over the air software update that will "end range anxiety." ...

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By |March 16th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Meerkat users grew 30% after Twitter crackdown, company says


AUSTIN, Texas — Twitter tried raining on Meerkat's parade last Friday when it cut off the app's ability to access the microblogging network's social graph. But apparently, those efforts failed.

Meerkat, a live-streaming app that automatically tweets out a link to your followers, saw its user base jump at least 30%, Ryan Cooley, the company's community director, told Mashable.

Cooley would not specify how many Meerkat users there currently are, but the app reportedly had ...

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By |March 15th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Self-driving car will make trip from San Francisco to New York City


It's all of the road trip and none of the driving — at least, not by a human.

An autonomous car, developed by Michigan-based Delphi Automotive, will begin a 3,500-mile trip across the U.S. on March 22. Beginning in San Francisco, the car is expected to arrive in New York about a week later.

"We're going to learn a lot out of this," Jeff Owens, Delphi's chief technology officer, told The Associated Press.

There will be a person behind the wheel at all times, but they are not expected to intervene at all unless the autonomous car gets into trouble. ...

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By |March 14th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments

Photoshop 1.0 is pretty much useless to Photoshop experts


For the 25th anniversary of Photoshop, the software that's synonymous with digital photo editing, CreativeLive set out to see just how far the tool has come.

So they made some Photoshop experts boot up the original version to try their luck at editing some images.

The results are, well, mediocre at best. The experts are confounded by Photoshop 1.0, devoid of so many of the tools they're used to in Creative Cloud. It almost makes us feel better about our paltry Photoshop skills.

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By |March 13th, 2015|Apps and Software|0 Comments