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Twitter open-sources Screengrab, a tool to automatically take screenshots on Android

Twitter today announced it has released a tool called Screengrab that makes it easy for applications to take screenshots of Android applications. Screengrab integrated with Twitter’s Fastlane developer tools, and it’s available now on GitHub under an open-source Apache license.<p>“A picture is worth a …

The VIDIUS Drone streams live video while in flight: $74 at TNW Deals

Meet the Axis VIDIUS Drone, the world’s smallest quadcopter, and your new favorite flying toy – with live video capability! At just $74.99, this deal is available for a limited time only on TNW Deals.<p>The VIDIUS is an impressive flying machine, utilizing six-axis gyro technology for a speedy, stable …

Building a low cost wifi camera

Johan Kanflo designed a Esparducam board and built a low cost wifi camera with an Arducam Mini and a ESP8266 Wifi module:Sometime ago I came across …

Microcontroller

Product Management: What I Learned About User Data, Research and Actionable Steps!

As I research product management disciplines and best practices to become a better PM entrepreneur, I came across content from Laura Klein that got …

Three fitness apps you can use without a gym

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Apps

Microsoft rebrands Bing Pulse and integrates with Skype, Azure and OneNote

Microsoft has announced that its audience polling tool Bing Pulse is to be rebranded as Pulse and integrated into a number of other Microsoft products, including Azure Media Services, Skype for Business, OneNote, Yammer and Power BI.<p>Bing Pulse lets users create polls pages using a Web-based …

The $70 Remix Mini is a great Android PC, but don’t get carried away

The Remix Mini was an inarguable Kickstarter success. The Jide team went looking for just $50,000 and ended up with more than $1.5 million.<p>The promise Jide made was a cheap Android device that would serve as “a full PC.”<p>Beneath the pebble-shaped matte plastic exterior is a 1.2GHz quad-core …

NFL Teams Are Now Practicing Plays in Virtual Reality

It's not just about selling more tickets to fans. The NFL is looking to use VR as a tool in practice to gain a competitive edge.<p>It was only a matter of time before professional sports got into the virtual reality game. Last week, for example, the NBA along with Turner Sports and NextVR broadcast …

Reddit Has Launched its Own Documentary Series

Reddit teamed up with Conde Nast Entertainment and Wired to produce its first-ever documentary series called “Cyborg Nation,” a look into how …

Internet

The 8 Dying Trends In Website Design To Stay Away From

When redesigning your website, it’s important to create a digital storefront that is, above all, usable and appealing to your ideal customer.<p>It’s …

'Square Dashboard' Gives Businesses Ability to Track Sales in Real-Time

Square today launched a new app called "Square Dashboard," which aims to provide business owners with complete overviews of their businesses thanks to real-time data read-outs of various sales and analytic figures (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). The app sees Square's continued expansion away from its simple start …

Backed By Tim Draper, DataWallet Pays Users To Share Their Online Data With Businesses

Consciously or not, there’s a kind of deal we make when we use many online services — in exchange for free access, we accept ads and give up some of our personal data. Now a startup called DataWallet is planning to make that exchange a little more rewarding, with real cash.<p>Brands often want access …

Personal Data
Social Media

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

It’s a lot easier to clean your water when you can do it using local materials.<p>Getting a drink of water in rural Kenya might mean a six-mile walk to a well. But a new kit for a DIY water filter makes it possible to cheaply purify polluted water from nearby sources instead.<p>Most water filters rely on …

Shido bot for Slack lets you outsource tasks to freelancers from within your channel

Shido is the latest product from freelancing marketplace Speedlancer and it works by connecting you with people who can carry out assigned tasks within 4 hours, directly within your Slack channel.<p>Tasks can be anything from data-entry to design or content creation.<p>Speaking about the launch on …

You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player

BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today. But Mac users are about to get access to the software that the company says already has around 90 million users on …

Google My Maps getting greater exposure with new Drive quick-access button

Google’s My Maps product was launched all the way back in 2007 and still isn’t very well known, but it’s a really cool service for Apps customers and it’s receiving even more attention now with a quick-access button inside Google Drive.<p>What My Maps does is make it super simple to create custom maps …

Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month

Mobile payment startup Square has been gradually building out the products it offers to small businesses to position itself as a one-stop shop for their various front-of-house and back-office needs. Today sees the latest development on that theme: the company has launched Square Payroll, software …

Small Business

ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.<p>The ScoreBeyond app gives students a daily progress report of their skills as they prepare for the test, as well as daily exercises to improve …

Education

Snapchat CEO says the company will never be 'creepy'

Snapchat's photos might disappear seconds after its young users open them, but keeping the young social network afloat requires advertising that …

Southeast Asian Restaurant Booking App Offpeak Gets $800,000

Offpeak, a Malaysia-based restaurant booking startup, has raised a Series A round of $800,000 led by Gobi Partners. The company will use its new capital to expand into Southeast Asian cities, starting with Bangkok, and find more restaurant partners.<p>As it name implies, Offpeak helps restaurants get …

Hospitality

Cintell’s new tool generates a profile of your ideal customer

Never in the course of history have so many customers been so analyzed.<p>The latest entrant is Boston-based Cintell, which is today launching its first product, a platform to automate the creation of customer personas for B2B sales. The platform has been in beta testing with a couple of dozen company …

Skype Qik for iOS now lets you add captions, music and photos to your disappearing messages

Microsoft has updated its Skype Qik ephemeral messaging app on iOS with support for captions, music and photos.<p>Taking cues from rival app Snapchat, Qik now lets you add captions to your videos, that are displayed as an overlay on top of your clip.<p>You can also add music to your video message by …

New Company Helps SaaS Applications Work Behind Firewall

Replicated, a company that wants to help SaaS vendors ship an on-premises version of their applications more easily, made a series of announcements today including a $1.5M seed round and several Beta customers.<p>The company is taking advantage of Docker containerization technology to build a solution …

SaaS

Cloud-Based App Launcher Frame Lands $10 Million In Series A Funding

Frame, a cloud-based service that allows users to run desktop programs like Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Excel directly from their browser, just announced that it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round.<p>Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and SQN Venture Partners …

Venture Capital

Technology to make air travel less stressful in the future, study says

Airline passengers are expected to rely more heavily in the future on smartphones and portable devices to make travel less stressful thanks to mobile check-in apps, automatic flight updates, mapping software to navigate airports and technology to locate bags.<p>That conclusion comes from a survey of …

Crushpath’s New CEO Is From Salesforce

Crushpath, a service that helps marketers more easily find leads, has hired Andy MacMillan as its CEO. MacMillan formerly led Data.com at Salesforce, and joined earlier this month.<p>Marketers work with Crushpath to decide where to advertise their products and produce copy that will be attractive to …

Marketing

Routific’s Route Optimization Tools Help Local Businesses Offer On-Demand Delivery

Routific is the latest startup hoping to take advantage of growing interest in on-demand services. It’s not trying to build the next Uber or Instacart, but instead giving small businesses the technology to run a delivery business of their own.<p>After all, managing a fleet of multiple drivers who need …

San Francisco

How A Team Of Accomplished Entrepreneurs Plan To Revolutionize Your Television Experience

The company’s logo on the doorbell was so tiny that I wasn’t sure I was at the right door. After 18 months of hard work, I was the first journalist to see Molotov in action, a brand new way to watch TV. Behind the scene, AlloCiné co-founder Jean-David Blanc, Canal+ co-founder Pierre Lescure, former …

Televisions