Peel iPhone app tells you what to watch

The eternal problem of 100s of channels and nothing to watch may have just been solved by an iPhone app. Tell Peel what you like and where you are and it will suggest which shows you should tune into. Even better, it comes with a remote which connects to your TV, audio and DVR! Peel [...]

Two screen behaviour boon for TV

Great New York Times article about the rise of social TV, or the use of social media like Twitter and Facebook to engage in real time chat about TV shows as they happen. The article mentions the Grammys and the Oscars and we can see the same phenomenon here during MasterChef and Q&A. Definitely worth [...]

Google Providing Voice-to-Tweet Service for Egypt

From the article: “Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service – the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection. … [A]nyone can tweet by simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855) and the service will instantly tweet the message using the [...]

Facebook leaps into future as smartphones prepare to get smarter

Good article on how technology firms are on the brink of innovations that will transform our personal and professional lives. As technology redefines and remaps our world virtually, the consumer firms driving its development are the new mapmakers. Companies like Facebook are feverishly searching the potential of interaction on the web. So far, that has [...]

Turn All Your Location Check-Ins Into A Travel Map With Mentaway

Location-based start-up Mentaway did not get funded by YCombinator but it did get our attention (as mentioning whiskey shots in a pitch email is wont to do) . One upping the Facebook app “Where I’ve Been .” Mentaway automatically compiles checkins from Foursquare, Twitter, Flickr and Posterous and turns them into pins on a personalized travel map.