One of the biggest issues faced by anyone with a great idea is how to get people aware of it. And with marketing looking to gain more cut-through and create genuine buzz, they’ve now combined the idea of drones and advertising to create flying billboards.
We all had dreams of the awesome swimming pool that would one day be in our backyard – it’d have a waterslide, a jump rock, and even an underwater tunnel. Well a homeowner in Springville, Utah went ahead and blew our dream pool out of the water, building it with all the above and so much more.
By Janek Speight in Apps on Wednesday 20 August 2014
For many people, Justin Bieber is the pinnacle of life. For everyone else, he is the epitome of all that’s wrong with the modern world. Selfies fall into the same two categories. Now, the two have merged to form a frightening new social media application – Shots.
So, that ex you thought you were over but still can’t get out of your mind? A new online dating service will bring his or her doppelgänger straight to you. That’s not weird or creepy at all.
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Game developers often head to Kickstarter to finish their game, asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars to finish their beta or prototype. However, sometimes you find rare gems, like Totome, that only want a few grand to release their game.
What would it take for you to give Internet Explorer another chance? What if it wasn’t Internet Explorer any more? During an Ask Me Anything on Reddit last week, engineers working on Internet Explorer discussed everything from reducing fragmentation by phasing out old versions of IE to the flavour of the cake Mozilla sent two years ago, but the most interesting reveal from the thread came when one Reddit user asked whether or not the team had ever considered rebranding the browser.
“I got five words for ya… I. Love. This. Basketball team, YEEEEAAAAAAH!!!” If that’s the kind of opening pep talk you expected out of former Microsoft CEO and new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, then you probably won’t be too disappointed with the real thing. In his opening remarks to fans of the NBA team, Ballmer talked about how much he loves Los Angeles and explained why he loved fans for loving the Clippers due to their underdog status compared with the crosstown Lakers.
My well-dressed guests from out of town arrive with bags of gear. Lytro’s Jeff Hansen is unpacking a bag as introductions occur, and with him are Eamon Drew and Chris Horsley-Wyatt from Blonde Robot, Lytro’s Australian distributor. Two smartly-presented Lytro Illum cameras appear among the action and in no time at all, the focus is on them.
The biggest threat to the internet is not net neutrality, government censorship or Buzzfeed’s growing popularity as a ‘news site’. It’s sharks. Yes, sharks. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.