Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part

Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part

Facebook’s newest feature could fundamentally change how you watch video. Until now, you either sat through a video until it got too boring, waited for the interesting part or fast-forwarded hoping to spy something worth seeing. But for clips that weren’t immediately exciting, especially monologues or selfie-streams where the action was in the audio, it […]

Report: Southeast Asia’s internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025

Report: Southeast Asia’s internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025

There isn’t a lot of data on the potential of technology in Southeast Asia, which is why many in the industry have been excitedly flipping through a new report released today by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Google. The biggest takeaway: Southeast Asia’s internet economy could be surge to be worth a massive $200 billion […]

What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

Livestreams start boring because broadcasters don’t want to begin the real action until more people have tuned in. That can take a few minutes, even with streams being rapidly distributed via push notifications, tweets and the News Feed. But by that time, the initial audience may have bounced, and the recorded replay won’t entice viewers […]

Skillz snags Chief Product Officer Bill Mooney from EA Mobile

Skillz snags Chief Product Officer Bill Mooney from EA Mobile

A San Francisco startup whose technology can turn any video game into a tournament played for cash prizes, Skillz, has a new Chief Product Officer, ex-Electronic Arts’ mobile vice president Bill Mooney. Skillz quietly brought Mooney on in February this year. Earlier, at EA Mobile, he managed teams that were responsible for games in the Simpsons […]

Wyper fancies itself the Tinder of car shopping

Wyper fancies itself the Tinder of car shopping

The new iOS and Android app Wyper brings the swipe left-swipe right matchmaking magic of Tinder to car shopping. When I spoke with creator Aaron Rosenthal, the app had only been out of beta and available nationwide for about a week and a half, and there had already been more than 100,000 swipes. “We had […]

Ep. 76: Is Steve McCurry’s Legacy Imploding?

Ep. 76: Is Steve McCurry’s Legacy Imploding?

Much has been written about the Steve McCurry Photoshop scandal since we originally reported on the story earlier this month. The NPPA Ethics Committee writes that the new revelations have “triggered a troubling reexamination of McCurry’s storied 40-year career.” During the Podbrdská Rally Legend 2016 rally car event earlier this month in the Czech Republic, […]

ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics

ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics

Force touch may be a feature exclusive to the latest iPhones, but something like it is now possible on pretty much any phone out there, thanks to research from engineers at the University of Michigan. It works not by polling sensors in the touchscreen, but through ultrasound. The phone’s speaker emits a sound covering the […]