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What’s Hot on Tech Blogs

We have always emphasised the importance of being updated to the latest developments, innovations and news in the Tech world that could possibly help out in your business. Here’s the recap of what’s hot on the Tech blogs.

Techcrunch

VEVO Is Launching New Mobile Apps And An SDK To Offer Its Music Videos To Third-Party Developers

Music video streaming startup VEVO is building an updated version of its mobile apps, which are coming soon. It also took the step to making its videos available on partner applications with plans to release software development kit for third-party developers.

Today at a private event for press and partners, execs from the music video streaming startup showed off the new iOS version of its app, which has been updated with features that were made available thanks to a big fat API update that it introduced last year. The first version of the app to be released will be for iOS, and will be universally available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Read more…

Mt. Gox Hack Allegedly Reveals Bitcoin Balances, Customer Account Totals

Anonymous hackers have defaced Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles’ blog and have uploaded a data dump of customer data that, according to users with accounts on the site, is accurate. A Reddit user created an Excel spreadsheet [mirror] of anonymized user accounts with balances and many current Mt. Gox users have found their balances present. Read more…

Travel Tech Investors Are Ready For Takeoff

Despite the popularity of travel booking sites like KayakTripAdvisor, and Expedia, venture capital firms are still investing in companies selling consumers a better way to travel.  In the past few years, investors have poured millions into travel and accommodation companies around the globe like Airbnb and Room 77Wimdu (Berlin), Tuniu and 17u.cn(Beijing and Suzhou, China), Ostrovok (Moscow), HouseTrip (London), and most recentlyHotel Urbano (Rio de Janeiro). The travel tech industry has become increasingly geared toward convenience and accessibility. Travelers want the ability to book lodging, transportation, and experiences- simply and immediately- all from their mobile devices. Read more…

2.  When a Computer Is Your Personal Chef, What Could Go Wrong?

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten probably could not have been created without a computer. Not any average computer, mind you. Cognitive Cooking is a relatively new IBM Watson project unveiled here during SXSW that uses ingredient data and human food desires to create previously unimagined recipes — ones that real cooks then have to adjust and then make into edible food.

Cognitive Cooking is the brainchild of Florian Pinel, a senior software engineer at IBM and trained chef. The system puts computers in kitchens to complement — not replace — chefs. “It’s about a collaboration between humans and computers,” Pinel said. This computer doesn’t cook; it just suggests the best ingredients. Read more…

3. Bacon-Scented Alarm App Gives iPhones a Meaty Overhaul

Oscar Mayer is giving meat fans the chance to wake up to the sound — and smell — of bacon every morning. The company’s Wake Up and Smell the Bacon app and iPhone dongle, which unfortunately contains no actual bacon, is a complete bacon-themed overhaul of your iPhone’s alarm. Read more…

Techmeme

Google to launch Android developer SDK for wearable tech in 2 weeks

At SXSW today, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Apps and Chrome, announced that the company will soon release an Android developer SDK specifically designed for use with wearable devices. Read more…

On Instagram, a Bazaar Where You Least Expect It

Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, is my favorite place to skim through pictures of friends. I like to see them celebrating their birthdays, eating at lavishly decorated dinner tables and enjoying their midday coffees. Something else I’ve grown to love about the website is much less expected: It’s a wonderful place to shop. Read more…

The indie game console may already be dead

Last year, I predicted that the rising tide of Android gaming would raise all boats — that indie game consoles like the Ouya, the Shield, and the Gamestick could mount a challenge against Xbox and PlayStation because of all the attention they were getting as a whole. Sadly, it looks like I was wrong. This week, the leader of the indie console charge is standing down. Read more…

 Gizmodo

How LIVR Fooled the World (And Why the World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it’s time to meet who was behind it. Read more…