Google launched its latest sweet-themed Android operating system just in time for Halloween: KitKat
Right now, it’s only available on the Nexus 5, which just went on sale in the Google Play store (and which is already sold out in its 16GB incarnation). Other Nexus device users will get it sometime in November, while other Android owners will get it whenever their carrier decides to upgrade them
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Google holds out the hope that KitKat is the one Android version that will rule them all; it has been designed for the slowest of smartphones as well as speed machines like the Nexus 5. So for all those users still struggling on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (that would be roughly a third of all Android users), the KitKat upgrade is a huge deal Read more…
It’s not every day you can hitch a ride with the undead. But since when has Halloween been like every other day?
The ridesharing app Lyft shifted its Halloween spirit into high gear on Thursday, transforming nearly 50 San Francisco-based drivers into spooky Zombie chauffeurs. The drivers, who received a professional makeup job from a special effects artist who also drives Lyft in his spare time, are cruising around the city with baskets full of candy and Lyft discount codes for unsuspecting passengers
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Users who request a ride will know they’ve booked a zombie driver when the driver’s picture shows up within the app. The candy being handed out to passengers also has Lyft discount codes attached, offering users ride credits worth as much as $100 (although most are $10-20, according to a Lyft spokesperson). Read more…
Doug Quint and his partner Bryan Petroff started Big Gay Ice Cream Truck back in the summer of 2009, when food trucks entered the zeitgeist. It was a standard soft serve truck, but it had flair — a rainbow logo, imaginative toppings, irreverent owners and a handy tool called Twitter. Quint tweeted the truck’s location, as well as random musings about Golden Girls, and his sassy tweeting style quickly earned a legion of fans, from New York foodies and hot summer tourists to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and Oscar-winning actor Susan Sarandon. These fans come to the shop for sundaes, cones, floats and shakes, with names like Bea Arthur and Salty Pimp. Read more…
Halloween has arrived, but if you didn’t carve out time to make a jack-o’-lantern this year, you can live vicariously through a master pumpkin stabber
Brooklyn-based artist Chris Soria spent 15 hours meticulously chipping away at a pumpkin. He filmed the carving progress to create an impressive stop-motion video, which shows the gourd’s spooky life cycle from fresh off the patch to moldy death
The Ramones’ “Lobotomy” provides the musical backdrop to the clip, making this a perfect way to get in the spooky spirit
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Amazon‘s lineup of original TV content is growing again
Amazon Studios is moving forward with its first two hour-long drama pilots — Bosch and The After. People will be able to watch for free and help determine if they should become exclusive shows for Amazon Instant Video. Earlier this month, Amazon Studios greenlit three half-hour original pilots. Those shows are using the same viewer feedback model to decide which ones will make it into full series. In May, the studio began production on five comedy series, which were chosen by viewers from 14 original pilots.
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