Friday

  • The invisible @apple tweet

    The invisible @apple tweet

    Here’s a silly thing because it is the ass end of a Friday. Apple just started using the Twitter account — @apple — that they’ve had since 2011. And they’re using it to send out an ‘invisible’ tweet. Read More

  • “Let me see your phone”

    “Let me see your phone”

    Here’s one for your Friday. An older video, unearthed by Twitter user @iamjamajesty a few days ago has been blowing up on the network. This group poem, performed by Morgan “MoMo” Butler and Malachi Byrd, is one of the best expressions I’ve seen of love and trust in the digital age. “Settings>Privacy Settings>System Services>Location… Read More

  • Sequoia And Qualcomm Put $1 Million+ Into Dexetra, Makers Of Friday, The Search Engine For Your Life

    Sequoia And Qualcomm Put $1 Million+ Into Dexetra, Makers Of Friday, The Search Engine For Your Life

    Dexetra, the makers of Friday, a contextual personal search application for Android, has raised a Series A round of funding. The investment comes from Sequoia Capital (India) and Qualcomm Ventures, and is in the “millions” (between $1 and $2 million). The company won’t disclose the final amount because there’s still a possibility that new investors will be joining… Read More

  • Now You Can Ask Your Smartphone About The Past, Present Or Future: Android’s Siri-Like Assistant Iris Gets Integrated With Activity-Tracker Friday

    Now You Can Ask Your Smartphone About The Past, Present Or Future: Android’s Siri-Like Assistant Iris Gets Integrated With Activity-Tracker Friday

    Dexetra, the company behind the Siri-like Android app Iris and the activity-tracking app Friday, is merging the two apps to work together more seamlessly on Android devices. Giving Siri a run for its money, Iris users can now search the data archive generated by the Friday app, following the recent updates to these mobile applications rolled out over the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. Read More

  • Intelligent, Context-Aware Personal Assistant App “Friday” Makes Its Public Debut

    Intelligent, Context-Aware Personal Assistant App “Friday” Makes Its Public Debut

    How appropriate. That crazy Android personal assistant app called Friday is debuting today, on a Friday. Marketing genius! Friday comes from a startup called Dexetra, the same folks who previously launched the Siri-like Android app Iris. With Friday, the idea is to provide a history of your communications, like calls, text messages, emails and more, and combine those with other events your… Read More

  • Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What You’ve Done

    Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What You’ve Done

    In the spirit of connecting your phone’s activity to the cloud, a trend that has inspired one of this week’s more interesting launches, Phonedeck, there now comes another application that wants to automatically track your activity in order to provide a history of your communications, additional analysis, and even a search engine for your own life. The app is called Friday, and… Read More

  • Watch This Delightful Crowdsourced <em>Star Wars</em> Fan Film Immediately

    Watch This Delightful Crowdsourced Star Wars Fan Film Immediately

    You can’t always count on the wisdom of crowds. But this particular project turned out not merely good, but amazing. Star Wars Uncut is a project by filmmaker Casey Pugh (and edited by Aaron Valdez and Michael Pugh), in which Star Wars: A New Hope was divided into 15-second segments, each of which was replicated by fans in whatever way they chose. Connect the new segments and voila! Read More

  • Rebecca Black Means The (Internet) Fame Game Has Changed

    The video for Rebecca Black’s “Friday” now has more YouTube views than Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” at around 26 million versus 22 million for Gaga. For those of you that haven’t been playing along with the meme, Rebecca Black is a thirteen year old singer whose parents paid $2,000 to have a “professional” music video made by a YouTube… Read More

  • Clocky: A Brief Video Review

    It’s Friday, it feels like Spring, and Clocky has invaded CrunchGear HQ (well, my place at least). Check out the above video for a humorous, informative review on one of the coolest alarm clocks of the century. If you want to read more about Clocky or purchase one, visit Nandahome.com. Read More