Astronaut Reid Wiseman treated the internet with the very first Vine from space. It’s not just a 6-second video, but a time-lapse of the International Space Station as it orbited one lap around our blue planet in 92 minutes.
As noted by Wiseman, the capture and movement of the ISS is from the terminator line, aka, the line of separation between night and day on the planet. Thus, you can see in the Vine that the sun never sets. As noted by io9, ISS astronauts can experience as many as 16 sunrises in one 24-hour period. (more…)
Interface designer, filmmaker, and periodic musician, Alex Cornell thinks cellphones are making people flaky – he even made a video to express his angry sentiments.
Cornell argues, quite accurately, that ever since cellphones and smartphones have made RVSP-ing and texting an hourly activity, it seems that mobile convenience have actually been detrimental to timeliness – a major setback to having perpetual access to all of our friends all of the time. (more…)
Brazilian ad agency, Publicis Sao Paulo, and blood donation organization, Fundação Pró-Sangue, have teamed up to create an interactive, charging poster to encourage mobile users to lend their own blood in exchange for phone juice.
The clever ad campaign is called the ‘Blood Charging Poster’ and the tagline reads, “If you need, we’re here for you. Why not return the favor? We need blood.” (more…)
Can virtual flirting lead to romance in real life?
That’s the premise behind TrulySocial’s innovative new dating apps, Flirt Planet Meet and Flirt Planet Play, as users looking for love can now use their iPhone or iPad to practice their smooth moves on computer-controlled characters before actually interacting with other humans through the app. (more…)
One in three people prefer their mobile device over desktop computers or radio when listening to music. (more…)
Social gifting company Cleverbug, creators of the popular CleverCards app (downloaded in over 150 countries), announced today that it has received $6M in financing led by Delta Partners. (more…)
If Minecraft and Lego had a baby, the results would be Roblox, an incredibly popular user-generated sandbox, where kids 8 to 18 not only play, they have the ability to build custom games for the rest of the Roblox community to enjoy.
In order to continue to push innovation within these user-created games, Roblox has announced a Developer Exchange program (DevEx), enabling kids who develop games inside the Roblox universe to cash-in their virtual currency for real-world dollars. (more…)
After finishing 2013 with $9M in funding and three games in Google Play’s Top Grossing Charts –Shipwrecked: Lost Island (5M+ downloads), Hidden Object: Mystery Estate (1M+ downloads), Westbound (1M+ downloads) – Android-first mobile game developer Kiwi is looking for even bigger things in 2014. (more…)
The American Kennel Club announced today a partnership with CleverCards, enabling all WOOFipedia community members the ability to transform their dog photos into digital and printed greeting cards. (more…)
Teen-created messaging app Backdoor has officially changed its name to Backchat, as the popular (and free) iOS app heads to Android.
Backchat enables users to send anonymous messages to friends, with the recipient trying to guess the identity of their “secret messenger.” Free clues are provided to help reveal the sender, with additional clues made available via in-app purchase. (more…)