Do you remember Meerkat? It’s an app that became the center of attraction right after the initial days of its launch, which also led this app to be the star of SXSW. But then, Periscope came to the party, an app that holds almost similar type of functionalities, but didn’t strike the audience well.
However, after a couple of months Twitter acquired Periscope and took it to a whole new level. From that particular point interest in Meerkat declined.
And in result, Life on Air, the company that created Meerkat, announced the shutdown of live streaming app on Twitter a couple of days ago. According to the company, Meerkat has been shutdown to focus more on Houseparty, a group chatting application.
While speaking to TechCrunch, Ben Rubin, one of the co-founders of Life on Air reveals the truth:
We may have just pulled Meerkat from the app store, but it was actually six months after we launched that we made the decision to change direction. The category of broadcast (one-to-many) wasn’t breaking as a daily habit…it’s too far away from the everyday user.
The mission of our company has always been to connect people in the most human way possible while physically apart. Not only do we believe that Houseparty is a better manifestation of that vision, but also the market has shown us that too…spreading the app simply by word of mouth.
We know BMW because of its super luxury cars, but the automobile company is also doing a remarkable job in its motorcycle division as well. And, the updated version of BMW’s C evolution scooter is just the result of it, which is going to hit the US market soon.
So, let’s see what distinguishes the new version from its predecessor.
The scooter is fully capable of producing a continuous 26 horsepower which is more than enough to give it a speed up to 80mph.
Practically, the scooter is not designed to break any speed record. Instead, it’s been launched to fulfill the basic traveling needs of its audience.
The scooter has 94 amp hours which performs similar to Samsung lithium ion batteries. Moreover, the aerodynamic optimized cooling air shaft makes it a sustainable option against heat dissipation.
However, you have to wait a little more about the pricing details because the company hasn’t revealed such a news in any of its press releases yet.
Google on its 18th birthday announced a new public Wi-Fi called ‘Google Station’ for providing better and super-fast Wi-Fi to everyone. Its first station is installed in India, promising an efficient internet speed across the country.
Just like that, Google is looking forward to make similar kind of arrangements all around the world, as the ultimate mission is to make the internet available almost everywhere. Be it a coffee shop, mall or any public place, Google Station is launched with an aim to provide easily accessible Wi-Fi.
Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Next Billion Users at Google said, “The goal is to give people many hot spots within a few minutes walk from their home, university, or workplace, unified by a simple login process that works across all of them.”
Uber, one of the most popular online transportation services is taking security measures to the next level. The company announced on Friday that it will require every driver to take a self before accepting ride requests and called this new feature, a Real-Time ID Check.
The initiative has been taken for two major reasons: First, the company wants to eradicate fraud, and secondly the step will certainly protect driver’s account from being misused.
With such a newly added feature, drivers will be asked to take a selfie before accepting any ride. And while writing a blog post about this recent update, Joe Sullivan, the chief security officer said, “If the two photos don’t match, the account is temporarily blocked while we look into the situation.”
For this, the company has teamed up with Microsoft Cognitive Services, which through its facial recognition software will verify the driver’s identity. Whereas, while speaking with USA TODAY, Joe Sullivan said, “Driver account sharing or theft is a low-frequency problem right now, but when it happens it’s a high-severity thing for use so it makes sense to put our security resources on it.”
Although Windows 10 didn’t offer anything extraordinary to its people, but due to the latest updates, the real fans of Maps app will now have something to cheer about.
With Windows 10 Maps app, you can have a look at the roads either to home or work. Not only this, you can even experience real-time traffic from recently viewed roadside cameras. But, what’s the right way to enable this feature?
It’s actually pretty easy. All you need to hit the traffic icon from the menu and you’re there. However, there is something more that makes the app’s new version even valuable.
The app will be on your directions and show you the night or day mode as per your preferences by changing its theme accordingly.
Practically, Google Maps already has most of the features, but it’s glad to see that Windows is bringing prominent technological advancements for offering real-time excitement.
The wait is almost over! Nike’s first-ever self-lacing sneakers will hit the market by 28th of November. And, they are going to be the most fascinating sneakers Nike has ever produced.
During the initial launch, the sneakers will be available in black, white or grey displaying Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing. Once the auto lacing system is active, the blue portion of the midsole comes to spotlight. And unlike ordinary shoe laces, you will enjoy an entirely different and smooth experience while wearing Nike’s new sneakers.
Do you know why? Because they are made up of nylon bands which contract and loosens.
In order to reveal some of the major details about the shoe’s development, Nike brought Wired in. But, a lot of information is still need to be disclosed such as its pricing and how to set up an appointment to book the order.
However, the new self-lacing feature will add more badges and stars to Nike’s shoulder for sure.
Feature image courtesy of: http://news.nike.com/news/hyperadapt-adaptive-lacing
It’s a fact that majority of people read emails from smartphones rather than from desktop computers or laptops. However, one problem that becomes the biggest frustration for everyone is the screen size of emails on phone.
We all have to adjust our phones’ screens to read the text properly and it consumes a hell lot of a time. However, it seems like Gmail has taken this gigantic issue seriously. And to overcome it, Gmail will start supporting emails made with responsive design.
Sound’s like a big relief, right?
Exactly, with such advancement, reading emails will be an extremely incredible experience for users without adjusting screens to make the text prominent.
On the other hand, in order to address people about the upcoming revolutionary change, Piere Vollucci, Gmail’s product manager wrote a blog post and below mentioned are his words;
“These changes will make your email experience as comfortable and intuitive as possible. And as responsive design becomes more common, you’ll continue to see emails that fit better on all your screens and devices.” (Source: Digital Trends)
So, wait till the end of September to enjoy a stress-free and extremely smooth email experience by Gmail.
iPhone 7 is making a buzz all around the world with its incredible features and dynamic appearance. But, one thing that will stand it out from the crowd is its extra gigabyte of RAM.
Yes, that’s right! You’re most likely to experience super-fast functionalities in iPhone 7 which will help Apple re-capture its lost audience. Also, the advancement will make iPhone 7 the most superior of its kind as well.
With such a fantastic upgradation, multitasking will never be a daunting task which is certainly a remarkable achievement of Apple.
So, have you grabbed the latest edition of iPhone? If yes, then we would love to hear from you about its functionalities and user experience.
Artificial intelligence in cars is new talk of the town which is being built in the form of Android Auto, CarPlay, allowing drivers to communicate via voice assistance such as Google Now and Siri. But when it comes to motorcycles, there is no one doing it except Kawasaki.
Yes, you’ve heard that right. Kawasaki announced that they are now in the process of developing AI for motorcycles which will certainly bring remarkable achievement in the history of biking.
Kawasaki is calling it the ‘Kanjo Engine’ which has entered into its early stages of development. The company promises that Kanjo Engine will add true class, elegance and personality because users will be able to talk to their bikes in normal language.
Not only this, the system will also help Kawasaki improve the performance of their motorbikes for better user experience as well.