Cambodia, Periscope, Amazon, More: Tuesday Evening Buzz, April 21st, 2015


Yes please. TechCrunch reports on Taplet, an app that lets you pull photos from HD video.

Interesting: tool checks job postings for gender bias. Pay service, and kind of a pricey for a small business. “You paste in the text of a job posting, and Textio highlights problematic phrasing and makes suggestions to help you attract more — and more diverse — good candidates. Some of the tweaks are head-scratchingly tiny. Swapping out ‘exceptional’ for ‘extraordinary’ is statistically proven to attract more female applicants. (But while you’re at it, you should also insert ‘validated’ instead of ‘proven.’)”


I’m madly in love with Periscope, the livestreaming app with Twitter. I have not been so excited about an Internet tool in literally years. Anyway, Streamalong helps you find cool Periscopes to visit. “At the moment there are 12 categories on the site – Animals, Ask Me Anything, Bored, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, News, Sports, Travel, Verified and a section called All Broadcasts.”

From ReadWrite: How to blur your search tracks on Google.

I had no idea there was an online museum of flexi-discs.

A digital archive of Cambodia. “[Charles] Fox created Found Cambodia, an ongoing digital archive that offers an alternative look at the country’s complex history, showing how a society has remade itself in the wake of genocide. The long-term project – 17 April marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Cambodian capital to Pol Pot’s regime – brings together citizen snapshots and studio portraits from before and after the Khmer Rouge.”


Amazon has shut down its “test drive” feature on the apps store.

Mmmkay. Ancestry now has an iWatch app.

Google Now lets you export your search history. Apparently this was introduced a while ago, but we were all too busy watching cat videos to notice.


A woman is suing Google after allegedly losing money via a Google Play hack. “Cross-referencing with her bank records, [Susan] Harvey found that the fraudulent transactions occurred between April 15, 2013 and May 2014, costing her thousands of dollars, according to her attorney. When she contacted Google and Bank of America, both corporations asked her to file a police report, which she did, but neither company agreed to refund her the money she lost.” Good evening, Internet…


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