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  • News summary app Clipped gets automated infographics as it readies API

    24 July 2014, 8:27 pm by: Josh Ong

    Clipped, an app that automatically generates summaries of news articles using natural language processing (NLP), has released a major update on iOS that creates custom infographics and offers improved accuracy. The startup is also taking sign-ups for an API…
  • Madefire Motion Books arrives on Android

    24 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Jackie Dove

    Madefire’s Motion Books, the digital comics publishing platform that combines images, sound and interactivity, has launched on Android and is now available on the Google Play Store. Titles are available via in-app purchase. In addition, Madefire has…
  • Pinterest shares diversity numbers: 40% female, 50% Caucasian

    24 July 2014, 4:48 pm by: Josh Ong

    Pinterest today released a diversity report for its organization, revealing that it’s composed of 40 percent female employees and 50 percent Caucasian. The figures were shared by Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, who called for greater transparency last year…
  • Why stress sucks and how to escape it

    24 July 2014, 4:33 pm by: Andrea Ayres-Deets

    This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. I’ve never been good at dealing with stress. In high school, I used to pluck out my own eyelashes. That’s how bad I was at dealing with stress. People would be like, “Oh Andrea why don’t you have…
  • Watch the first trailer for Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series by Ridley Scott

    24 July 2014, 4:19 pm by: Nick Summers

    Microsoft has released the first trailer for its upcoming Halo: Nightfall live-action digital series, which Ridley Scott is working on as an executive producer. Not to be confused with the show Steven Spielberg is working on – that’s a separate digital…
  • Google updates Gmail for iOS with the option to save and insert attachments from Drive

    24 July 2014, 3:28 pm by: Nick Summers

    If you regularly access Gmail from your iPhone or iPad, Google just made it a whole lot easier to save and retrieve files from Google Drive. Inside an email, you can now tap the paper clip icon to attach a new file and select ‘Insert from Drive.’ The…
  • Uber and Facebook reportedly in talks to bring car service to Messenger

    24 July 2014, 3:11 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    During Facebook’s Q2 earning’s call, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the messaging space and how it relates to Messenger. According to Recode, he’s doing more than just talking. Recode reports that Zuckerberg has chatted with Uber CEO, Travis…
  • Chrome Beta for Android updated with Material Design tweaks and simplified sign-in

    24 July 2014, 2:45 pm by: Nick Summers

    Google updated its Chrome Beta for Android app today with Material Design elements and “simplified sign-in,” which gives users the ability to have their log-in credentials submitted for Gmail, Maps, Search and other Google websites automatically. With the…
  • Enhance Mother Nature with special effects from AKVIS NatureArt

    24 July 2014, 2:41 pm by: Jackie Dove

    Go ahead and add nature effects to your photos — Mother Nature won’t mind. AKVIS, the folks behind the new Pastel app, has updated its NatureArt package with a host of new features and fixes. The app simulates natural phenomena in your digital photos,…
  • Foursquare says Swarm for Windows Phone is coming ‘in the next few weeks’

    24 July 2014, 2:13 pm by: Nick Summers

    Foursquare’s decision to launch a new check-in app called Swarm has caused quite a stir. If you’re a Windows Phone owner though, you’ve probably been wondering when the controversial app would arrive on Microsoft’s mobile OS. Well, worry no more.…

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