Category: Internet

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Google (You Tube) buying Twitch for $1 Billion

If you don’t know what Twitch is, it is a very popular livestreaming service dedicated to gaming, formerly called “Justin TV”. Over the past 2 years, Twitch has dominated the market for online amateur gaming streamers. Currently, Twitter is blowing up with a rumour that You Tube is going to buy...

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Will the next iPhone have a fingerprint scanner?

  Most of us have lots of personal information on our mobile devices we’d rather wasn’t made public. Whether it’s for legitimate or more illicit reasons, smartphone security has become next to paramount. Until now, a personal identification number has been the only obstacle lying between a thief and your...

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Facebook unveils Video for Instagram

At the recent Facebook press conference, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom unveiled Video on Instagram. The service has been rumoured for a few weeks and puts the company in direct competition with Twitter, who offer the wildly popular video sharing app Vine. The last time we heard from Instagram, they announced...

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Facebook announces Verified Pages: Twitter-style

Facebook today announced that Pages and profiles of prominent figures, brands and artists can now be verified. Before now, fake pages were able to draw great numbers of fans while official pages lost out. Similar to Twitter, a blue check mark will now appear next to the name of the...

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Hands on: New Google Maps

In 2005, Google officially announced its mapping service. While there were some less-featured aerial mapping services beforehand, Google implemented an easy-to-use service that could be used by everybody with a web browser. Just a few months later, Google released the Maps API, which now accounts for 15 percent usage of...

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Software You Should Have: Reeder

Platform: Mac OSX Cost: Free! Download Version 1.2: http://bit.ly/YAm8ic   Getting all your news in one place often proves to be a difficult task. Do you trawl through endless bookmarks or tangle yourself up in a broadsheet newspaper large enough to decorate a room? Well, the answer is, of course, no....

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Camden is first London Borough to get free Wi-Fi

Camden, arguably the most trendy and vibrant of all the London Boroughs, has become the first to offer free Wi-Fi throughout its streets and open spaces. The service will be available free for the first 30 minutes of use. Communications infrastructure firm Arqiva will be building the necessary infrastructure over the course...

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Software You Should Have: Steam

Platform: Mac OSX, Windows, Linux, iOS (Store and Friends List Version) Download it from Here: http://store.steampowered.com/ Cost: Free (You have to pay for the games though Dummy!) “Video Games” now there is a popular idea. Whilst the console giants battle it out generation after generation, there is one platform that...

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Software You Should Have: Google Chrome

Weekly columns/features are a good idea! So I thought I would give it a shot of my own and call it “Software You Should Own” catchy huh!? So each week I shall give a piece of software I think “You Should Own” yes you, reading this right now. It can...