Infographic, iPhone, Social media, Twitter

Social media, iPhones and the death of photojournalism [Infographic]

Aah, citizen journalism and social media... the trends that have professional photojournalists clutching their Nikons in fear. Well, kinda. The power of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to spread news, share photos, and videos of events and organise protest actions (most notably during the Arab Spring) is well documented. Technological convergence has resulted in a device which can tweet, share, film videos, capture images and sound, send messages and communicate news in real time (this magical device is that ...

Mobile

Memeburn’s MWC 2012 wrap up

MWC New If you don't care much for geo-social, NFC enabled, HTML5, mcommerce-ready, open API, LTE, quad core devices you may have not enjoyed it as much as this cloud-based, always on, roaming, multi-tasking, networker. Either way the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was a blast. With the final day now over here are a few things that caught our attention: There are thousands of exhibitors but only a handful of megastands: the mobile world players whose moves signal the direction for so ...

Gearburn

Lume lights up the App Store

Game Developer State of Play has finally released iOS versions of one of the cutest and most visually appealing casual puzzlers in recent memory. A Paper Treat The lights are out, and it’s up to Lumi to save the day. This is the premise of the cutesy, cardboard cut-out puzzle adventure Lume, literally. The characters and environments in the game were physically made out of paper and cardboard to create a tiny set lit with miniature lights and filmed with a handheld ...

Video

Watch these flying robots play the James Bond theme [Video]

This is cool: flying robot quadrocopters playing the James Bond Theme. Actually, scrap that last statement. This makes cool look like someone from the backwoods with a dirty, ragged shirt and fake testicles hanging from the rear-bumper of their dilapidated truck. The video comes from Penn State University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and features quadrocopters playing the iconic theme on a number of instruments -- including an adapted guitar built from a re-purposed couch frame. The video made ...

Google, Microsoft

Microsoft vs Google: 15 areas where they’re competing

google_VS_microsoft_by_yasincrow Microsoft and Google have a growing battle list which didn’t exist a few years ago. Nowadays, the two titans have more competing products and services than most technology companies could ever hope to develop in a lifetime. And the stakes are high. It’s probably a safe bet to assume that we are going to be seeing more mud-slinging like this Microsoft attack video and the counter punches from Google. From the growing battle list below, you can see Microsoft going after Google’s bread winners: ...

News

The War on Drugs comes to Google+

It’s time to end the War on Drugs. That's the motion to be debated in an upcoming live Hangout on Google+. The Hangout is set to be the first in a series called Versus, and has been organised in partnership with Intelligence2 -- an organisation that claims to be committed to revitalising the art of live debate. Among those lending their voice to the debate are business tycoon Richard Branson, comedian and actor Russell Brand, and Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, ...

Gearburn

App review: PocketCloud

Wyse, a company better known for offering remote desktop solutions to enterprise companies than for its consumer offerings, is now bringing PocketCloud Explore, its app for easily managing files across multiple desktops, operating systems and mobile devices, to the iPhone (it was already available on Android). I got a demo of the app at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week and it's quite an impressive service that indeed works as seamlessly as the company promises. What makes Wyse's solution ...

News

China’s Baidu introduces Weibo posts into search results

China’s most popular search engine Baidu has taken what could be a big leap forward in making search more social. In an official blog post, the company announced that it would be including posts from the country’s wildly popular microblogging service Sina Weibo in its search posts. According to the company, “Baidu will now return up-to-date Sina Weibo content that matches keyword searches for breaking news or popular trending topics”. Baidu claims that it will also show results from “the other three major ...

News

Death of former Drudge Report editor Andrew Breitbart echoes across the Web

cats The death of former Drudge Report editor Andrew Breitbart at 43 is echoing across the web. Breitbart’s website Big Government announced his death, saying that Breitbart "passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles". Once the news went public, it was picked up the Twittersphere and became a globally trending topic. A number of mainstream media outlets tweeted out news of Breitbart’s death: REPORTS: Andrew Breitbart dead, Age 43 tpm.ly/AlY9FD— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) ...

Google

Google’s new privacy policy now effective

Google's new privacy policy went into effect today, despite requests from European regulators asking the search giant to delay. The move by Google to consolidate its privacy policy has raised some concerns around the information the company has on its users. "The new policy doesn’t change any existing privacy settings or how any personal information is shared outside of Google. We aren’t collecting any new or additional information about users. We won’t be selling your personal data. And we will continue ...

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