Finally, a site that is giving YouTube some competition! Say hello to VUBE.com, a new social video site that was created in January 2013 and allows users to post videos in a way that promotes more individualized control over how their content is viewed and received by the world. Unlike YouTube, VUBE presents user content to the world on a massive advertising platform, and in turn, collects user engagement data for the video during an initial test. How each video performs during its test will assign it values in its promotional system, as well as contribute to indexing on VUBE. This is basically an automated crowdsourcing mechanism that tries to make a video go viral, knowing instantly whether the video is gaining traction or not, and then begins to deal with the video accordingly, using the metrics collected.
Lamborghinis ooze luxury, style, and class. While these sports cars are beautiful and sleek on the outside, their interiors provide a sensory experience only a material like Alcantara can produce. This suede-like fabric, used for seat coverings in luxury vehicles, can now be found in an unexpected place: iPhone 5 and iPad covers.
Made by the company Opulus New York, the stylish cases feature a swatch of smooth Alcantara material, which is soft to the touch, breathable, durable, and fade resistant. As part of the company's Excecutive line of iPhone 5/5s cases and SleeveStand collection for iPad Airs, the products are clean-cut and feel wonderful, making your Apple technology look like a classy business executive with cash to burn.
IPAs finally have the glass they've always deserved. No, not the pint, but the new Spiegelau IPA glass. Specifically designed to emphasize the hoppiness and complexity of an IPA, these glasses are an enormous step up from the steins and boots of your frat years. They were created in part by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada-- two men who certainly know something about how to make an IPA taste great.
Did you ever wish there was a social media platform made just for going out? Perhaps an app that let's you watch live footage of ongoing shows and talk with the clubbers themselves? What about an app that allows your favorite performers to actually chat with you and broadcast their sets live? Well good news, “Hang w/” an app that’s available in the iTunes store and Google Play, does it all – and it’s free!
Constructed for socialites that want to get more from their club experience, Hang w/ lets you get an intimate look into your favorite people and places in real time. With plans to go global in the near future, Hang w/ creates an exciting interactive world for its users to access 24/7.
The app's creator, Andrew Maltin, took the time to give us an in-depth look at the app.
What provoked the idea to create Hang w/?
Valentine's Day- the official annual day of love. Some people count down the days till this romantically momentous event, while others avoid it as one would the apocalypse. If you're one of those anti-valentine types, or you just couldn't find a date in time you can still have an awesome Valentine's Day! So put down the box of chocolates and pint of ice cream and don't you dare think about popping that Nicholas Spark movie into your DVD player. Have your own fun and make Valentine's Day a little more interesting this year. (Tip #1: Don't be Elle Woods)
Even if you don't have a date this year, you'll always have your friends. Invite your favorite buddies over for some mani pedi pampering, a poker game, or a good ol' case of beers. In this case, her best friend is her dog- and he's fabulous.
Introducing Forgotify, the newest form of internet radio which searches all of Spotify's libraries and plays every song that it has never played! And shockingly there are 4 million of them! That's right, 4 million songs have slipped through Spotify's radar and have never been listened to by anyone. This is a hipster's wet dream!
Forgotify uses an embedded Spotify app to remove any song that has not been played from all the Spotify playlists. On the downside, these uber unpopular songs may not be the greatest jams you'll ever hear, but hey, maybe you'll catch a diamond in the rough!
The contact lens itself is made with tiny sensors and an antenna that is thinner than a human hair. These senors test glucose levels in the person's tears. Co-founders Brian Otis and Babak Parviz said,"We're testing prototypes that can generate a reading once per second." They are also looking to add another sensor that would let the person know if their glucose levels were too high or too low during the day.
The prototype is currently being tested at a top secret Google research lab and despite sounding legit, it is still very far from consumer use. The contact lens still needs to be picked up by a company that can reproduce it and sell it. The lenses also need to go through much FDA testing before it can even see a marketplace.
The biggest part of any Super Bowl game is the time we spend wating patiently for those commercial spots we know our favorite brands pay millions for.
In earlier years we could only speculate what those beloved Super Bowl ads would be. Now with Ad Blitz and YouTube we get to see small teasers of some Super Bowl ads that will be airing on game day, Sunday February 2!
During the Super Bowl many fans often like to see a good mix of funny, emotional, serious and nostalgic commercials. This year there seems be a good mix of all. Now these are only teasers and we are sure to see a lot more during the game, but watching them are getting us all in the Super Bowl spirit!