Cathy Ferrazzo, franchisee of Device Pitstop Maplewood, reveals all five Twin Cities metro locations will host free workshops throughout the month of August. Workshops will provide creative and interactive learning through the use of technology.
Brad Swenson, franchisee of Device Pitstop Maple Grove, demonstrates a variety of ways to keep kids entertained during the summer months through the use of technology.
The Right to Repair bill in Minnesota, which is currently being discussed by lawmakers, would support tech repair shops such as Device Pitstop. Find out more about it in this quick video featuring Device Pitstop Maple Grove.
Watch YouTube videos with your friends via Uptime, a new app from Google. Read the article below from appleinsider.com to find out more.
Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS
By Mike Wuerthele
Google’s “Area 120” incubator project has developed Uptime —an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.
Users of the app will see other viewers icons progressing along the video’s progress bar. Users can follow other Uptime users to see what they’re watching, and share clips from the service from within the app.
The app also features live commentary by people watching the video, as well as the ability to like videos, and get daily video recommendations from friends and people you follow.
At present, the app is iOS-only, with no sign of an Android app.
The app itself is currently available on the iOS App Store, and is free, but requires an invite to use. According to TNW, code “PIZZA” can be used to garner an invitation for the service.
The Uptime app came out of Google’s incubator program, first launched formally in 2004.
“We encourage our employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20% of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google,” Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wrote in 2004, launching the program. “This empowers them to be more creative and innovative. Many of our significant advances have happened in this manner.”
The 20% rule turned into the Area 120 incubation program, which is now helmed by long-time Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz. Other 20% projects in the past have included Gmail, and Google News.
With a whopping $9,000 price tag and bulky design, the new Acer Predator 21 X laptop may not be the most practical portable computer out there, but it sure is cool. Check out this video from The Verge featuring the gamer-focused computer: