Periscope adds new ability to stream from broadcast feeds and external cameras



Oct. 14, 2016

Original source: by Janko Roettgers (@jank0), senior Silicon Valley correspondent for

“this could help both Periscope and Twitter to host new forms of media, be it Twitch-like video game streams, or even live feeds from virtual reality headsets.”


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Vysor easily controls an Android device from a computer

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A few days ago I was in someone’s Busker broadcast to play their version of “Name That Tune” and I was able to type really fast thanks to something called Vysor. Vysor lets you mirror what’s on your Android onto a PC screen. You then tell the Android that you want to type with Vysor, meaning you want to type with your PC. For more info, go to the link below.

Source: Use Vysor to easily control an Android device from your computer without rooting

Did you see Mark Zuckerberg’s “Grill Talk” just now on Facebook Live?

October 9, 2016


You can bet your brisket there’s a very happy barbecue sauce company in Kansas City right now. They received a verbal, organic, fortunate shoutout from the Zuckerberg crew during Mark’s most recent video on Facebook Live (again, an organic shoutout. Not a product placement, says my gut instinct. Who can really afford that kind of hypothetical sky-high fee anyway? A huge firm like Mondelēz perhaps, but I digress)

Funny thing is, I don’t remember the name of the sauce. If I really wanted to know, I’d need to watch Mark’s replay, or perhaps wait for it to be mentioned (again, organically) on his next “Grill Talk”, which probably should’ve been named “Chill And Grill”. There wasn’t a ton of grilling discussion, and that wasn’t the point anyway, just Mark saying “Hi Cambodia, hi Shanghai” etc. and showing his child, wife, friends and Hungarian sheepdog named “Beast”.

So back to the sauce and how I don’t remember the name, well, that’s how it should be. Organic word of mouth. If, over time, a product gains traction and mass appeal, then it’s destiny, I guess. Overall it really was nice to just observe Mark in his yard with close friends and family on a weekend. Better than watching Trump vs. Clinton, although that’s what he said the barbecue was for, to eat barbecue and watch the debates. Oh, I get it now. Grill, debate, haha. Cute wordplay.

Are you using Facebook Live yet? If not, why not?

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Fuze: Bringing back the audio jack to new iPhones

Sometimes it’s awesome when people take matters into their own hands. Look:

If you’re upset about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus not having a headphone jack, a newly-developed iPhone case says it’ll effectively bring the jack back. Look at the image below.

The “Fuze” case is currently being crowdfunded on Indiegogo and (as of Oct. 9, 2016) has raised more than $82,000 from over a thousand backers. ..Clearly you’re not alone in the “lack of jack” disappointment.

Created by a maker named Diego Prince, backing the Fuze case would also send a strong collective customer message to Apple. Will you consider getting one?