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…

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…

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…

Product Update: Clone a Yapp

Want to make a clone of your Yapp? Now, Plus users can do it quickly and easily from the dashboard. One of the perks of subscribing to Yapp Plus is the ability to make unlimited copies of apps you’ve created. If…

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.…

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…

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…