There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of bacon. Sometimes you may not have enough time to wake up to a hearty breakfast though. This is one of the reasons why Oscar Mayer has created an alarm clock that emits the sound and smell of sizzling bacon when plugged into the headphone jack of an iPhone. The Wake Up and Smell The Bacon device is not going to be sold in stores so you will have to fill out an application on the website: wakeupandsmellthebacon.com.
According to VentureBeat, SendGrid has sent over over 200 billion for all of their customers including Snapchat, Sonos, and Dwolla. That is only 100 billion less than the number of burgers that McDonalds has sold. SendGrid is now delivering a half billion new e-mails every day so it won’t be too long that SendGrid hits the 300 billion number.
Because of the crisis in the Ukraine, some people are questioning what the tension between the U.S. and Russia may lead to. Will it affect the International Space Station? Probably not, but the United State relies on Russian Soyuz missions to carry its astronauts to and from the station since 2011.
Facebook and its photo social network subsidiary, Instagram, is going to delete posts that are offering to buy or sell guns without a background check. It seems like gun buying and selling has increased on these social networks. Facebook and Instagram will also ban users that are under 18 from viewing gun offers posted by individuals or groups.
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OnLive has announced that former IGN head Mark Jung is now their executive chairman. OnLive is going to switch to a new direction by launching two new cloud-based gaming services. The new services are CloudLife and OnLive Go. CloudLift is a subscription service that lets users log in on any device to access digital downloaded games from third parties like Valve Steam. OnLive Go allows users of online games like Second Life to play on mobile games.
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Google has released version 3.0 of the Gmail for iOS app. This version of the app includes full support for iOS 7 background app refresh. This means that Gmail can download your e-mail in the background regardless of whether it is open or not. Now your inbox will be up to date whenever you launch the app.
[Source: Gmail Blog]
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has acquired Vizify, a social data company that was founded in 2011. Vizify grabs data from social media services like Facebook and Twitter to build creative visualizations like infographics and videos. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Vizify is going to shut down following the acquisition.