Author: Drew Olanoff

Peach Gets An Unofficial Web And Android Version Called Nectarine

 If you haven’t tried Peach out because you don’t have an iOS device, a developer has ginned up something called “Nectarine,” which is an unofficial Android and web version of the service. It’s limited as far as what you can do and how you can interact, but you can definitely view your stream (in flipped order), like posts and comment on posts. It’s pretty… Read More

Google I/O Hitting Mountain View On May 18th-20th At Shoreline Amphitheatre

 We don’t have too many details as of yet, but Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai just let the world know where and when Google I/O will take place this year. I/O'16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16 — sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 12, 2016 The conference usually takes place… Read More

100M Live Broadcasts In, Periscope Streams New Life Into Your Twitter Feed

 Periscope, Twitter’s livestreaming app, has played around in the outskirts of Twitter, with nothing more than a screenshot and link being shared when you see a stream pop up in your timeline. That changes today as Periscope gets fully baked into the iOS version of Twitter and coming soon for Android and web. You might be asking “what took so long?” but since Periscope… Read More

Hype Or Not, Peach Hit The Top 10 Social Networking App List Fast

 You’ve probably heard quite a bit about social networking/messaging app Peach. Some say it’s dumb, some say it’s great, and a lot say something in between. What do I feel about it? It feels fresh. Fresh in a way that Twitter, Path, WhatsApp and Messenger doesn’t feel. Mind you, it’s on a massive hype-train right now so take it all with a grain of salt. But by… Read More

Puppy Bowl Comes To Virtual Reality

 Just like the Super Bowl, Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl has become a tradition in my household. Every single year we’re treated to the most fluffy, cuddle-up-to-ity pups of all time. This year, Puppy Bowl XII will be broadcast partially in 360 degree video. Long live virtual reality. It will feature 84 puppies from 44 rescues across the United States and will represent “Team… Read More

Peach Is A Slick New Messaging App From The Founder Of Vine

 Chat chat chat, talk talk talk. We love it, you love it. Messaging apps are the hot for 2016 (again) and there’s seemingly a niche platform for all of us. There’s also big platforms for the rest of the world like Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, Snapchat and Hangouts (and tons more). One new app, Peach, is pretty interesting. Peach was created by the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann. Read More

Let’s Put Twitter Moments In The Hands Of Twitter Users

 Storytelling is fun, but it’s also not easy. You have to have an idea of what story you want to tell and what pieces to include to illustrate it. Sometimes it’s words, sometimes it’s photos, sometimes it’s videos, and sometimes it’s all of them. Moments is a tool for Twitter itself to pull together these things and nag you talk you into viewing them. Read More

Jack Dorsey Thinks Adding More Text To Tweets Is A Swell Idea

 As you know, reports are surfacing about Twitter’s interest in potentially monkeying around with the number of characters you can tweet…or share along with a tweet. 5,000? 10,000? Well, certainly more than the current 140 characters. As the day went on, Twitter’s stock hit an all-time low ($21.89) on the news that this change might be coming along, and its CEO Jack Dorsey took… Read More

Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like

 So, Recode reported today that Twitter was tinkering around with the idea of expanding its 140 character limit to a number a bit higher….10,000 characters. But what, you ask (and I’m glad you did), does 10,000 characters look like? Well, hey. Let’s find out. Soooo, did you see the Warriors game last night? Crazy, right? It was nice to see Harrison Barnes back and the entire… Read More

Samsung’s ‘Rink’ Motion Controllers For Gear VR Look Pretty Great

 A few days ago, Samsung shared a few items that they’d be showing on the floor at CES in Las Vegas. One of them, which barely caused a blip on the radar was the “rink.” It’s Samsung’s motion controllers for the Gear VR, something that is sorely needed for their mobile virtual reality experience. If you remember, Oculus just shared that their own motion… Read More