Twitch Makes Gaming Spectator Sport
Get Ready for the Thermal Selfie
Google Buys Visual Effects Firm Zync
Google Tests Its Own Delivery Drone
Mozilla Testing Ads on Firefox Nightly
Since kids crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play Pac-Man, video games have been a spectator sport. But now there's Twitch, which draws millions of visitors watching people play games.
Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera on your iPhone.
Tech giant Google has beefed up its cloud-computing platform by acquiring Zync, a Boston-based firm that specializes in visual effects rendering via the Internet with its Zync Render technology.
While top technology companies are engaged in an "arms race" to develop drones that can quickly deliver goods to anyone anywhere, Google has revealed it successfully tested its own version.
Sponsored ads now appear among suggested Web site boxes when Firefox Nightly users open new browser tabs. Firefox Nightly is the Mozilla browser version for very technical early adopters.