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‘Google Cast’, Apple’s AirPlay New Nemesis

Up until now, we’ve only seen video streaming capabilities with Google Cast, through devices like Chromecast or Android TV. Google Cast is now getting music streaming capabilities, allowing users to stream music directly from phones, laptops and tablets to Google Cast-enabled speakers. In order to make this happen, Google has partnered with speaker …

Vintage Alert: New Album Comes Out With Each Track Released on a Different Physical Format (Including MiniDisc)

Here we go: next month, British musician and producer Trevor Jackson’s will be releasing an album spanning 12 different physical formats, each with one song per physical object. Didn’t get that? The album release is going to be spread across multiple media formats: three sizes of vinyl (12, 10 and 7-inch), CD and mini CD, reel-to-reel, USB, cassette, …

CME Doubles the Independence App Prize!

After CME announced their Independence App competition, 9 different teams from 6 universities participated and came up with some innovative and dynamic ideas, attracting over 4000+ users in a single week. The competition was intended to give $2000 to the winning app, but two teams came up with outstanding ideas that encouraged CME to double the prize up …

E-Label Act Will Drop the Ugly Logos Off Your Next Phone

Logos on our phones are truly as ugly as unnecessary. I’m not talking about the phone branding, but the tiny logos you usually find on the back of your devices. The good news is that your next phone might drop them altogether, with President Barack Obama officially signing the E-Label act into law today. The E-Label act means that most of those logos …

Batman Is Suing F.C. Valencia Over Bat Logo

Funny controversy in Spain. The new logo of Football Club Valencia, announced Thursday, is not to the liking of DC Comics. The company that owns the rights to “Batman” decided to attack the resident Liga club for infringement before the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the instance where trademarks are regulated across Europe. The …

Microsoft and Etisalat Sign Global Framework Agreement

Microsoft’s Office 365, Yammer, Lync and SharePoint to be leveraged across Etisalat’s global platform to streamline cost efficiency and enhance collaboration across the group. Microsoft and Etisalat have signed a global framework agreement to enable the telco’s operations across 15 countries to leverage the power of the Microsoft platform; enhancing …

How About a Cellphone Users Sidewalk Lane?

How about dedicating walking lanes for people using mobile phones? This new experimental trend has been observed in Washington D.C. a few months ago, but also in Chongqing City, China, where the country’s first “exclusive sidewalk for mobile phone users” has been introduced. Utility? We guess this type of exclusive sidewalk would prevent people …