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What the Tech?! Apple Music

  Apple Music, n; A new streaming music service from Apple, announced yesterday. Apple Music combines iTunes, Beats Radio, and social networking to create a one-stop music haven. Apple Music’s main branch — streaming — is very similar to Spotify, but likely with a slightly different library (at least when it comes to the biggest and smallest […]

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What the Tech?! Giphy

Giphy, n; A hugely popular search engine for animated images known as GIFs. The service integrates with popular communication services, making it dangerously easy to find and share GIFs (whether you need to or not.) The Giphy database is full of the most popular GIFs, created or uploaded by users. GIFs are tagged and sometimes categorized, […]

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What the Tech?! KFC Tray Typer

KFC Tray Typer, n; A thin bluetooth keyboard KFC customers can sync to their phone to avoid greasing up their screens. The tray inserts are currently running as part of an ad campaign in Germany, and are insanely popular amongst customers — despite being reusable, most people are taking theirs home. The paper-like Tray Typer keyboard connects […]

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What the Tech?! Periscope App

Periscope App, n; Live video app recently acquired by Twitter. Periscope, like the recently-popular Meerkat, streams live video from your phone to Twitter, where anyone can join in and watch. Though Meerkat and Periscope are identical in their mission to create communities around live-streamed video, the apps function slightly differently. On Periscope, viewers can engage with […]

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What the Tech?! Super App

Super, n; A new social network from Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, that has users respond to text prompts on top of images, then share with big audiences or small. Super’s app a mashup of many popular social apps, including Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Whisper. Getting started is really simple; once you set up your username, you can start […]

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What the Tech?! Project Fi

Project Fi, n; Google’s newest code-named venture, a wireless phone network. Like many other secret Google ventures (Project Loon, Project Ara), Project Fi seems to be aimed at developing smartphone markets; the service is rumored to offer pay-per-gigabite plans and refunds for unused data. In March, Google confirmed that it would be launching a mobile virtual […]

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What the Tech?! Tidal

Tidal, n; A new music streaming service, launched by hip-hop artist Jay-Z. A TIDAL membership will run $10-$20 per month, depending on the level of service — prices that have people buzzing. Jay-Z acquired the Swedish tech company Aspiro, which created Tidal, a few weeks ago for $56 million. The site’s relaunch is aimed at audiophiles, people who listen […]

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What the Tech?! Meerkat App

Meerkat App, n; Live streaming mobile app that sends feeds directly to Twitter. Meerkat‘s app lets anyone send a livestream of what’s happening — be it news or every day life — into the Twitter-verse for others to watch and follow. The app is free, but currently only available on iOS. The videos are true livestreams […]

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What the Tech?! Project Loon

Project Loon, n; An endeavor from Google to deliver Internet for the world through connected balloons. Project Loon, which began about four years ago and has been tested over New Zealand and California among other spots, wants to place “floating cell towers in the sky,” and provide connectivity to parts of the world that are living […]

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What the Tech?! Wireless Charging

Wireless charging, v; The powering up of devices like smartphones, tablets, and computers without a wired connection to a source of electricity. Also called “inductive charging,” the process transfers energy between two objects by way of an electromagnetic field. Samsung’s next phone, the Galaxy S6, is touted to have wireless charging via an external platform or […]

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