We've seen so many beautiful time lapses of the Aurora Borealis (not that I'm complaining!) that it's pretty refreshing to see how ethereal it can be in real time too. I guess that means I should really see it in real life.
In the past few seconds, someone from Canada edited the Wikipedia page for The Hangover Part III while another person in Fresno, California tweaked the page for Armenian cuisine. It keeps on going. The world is constantly editing Wikipedia, whether it be for a 'List of Playstation 2 games' or 'Status of same-sex…
As real-time communication is increasingly becoming the internet standard, Twelephone is stepping in taking voice and video calling straight to Twitter, no middleman required.
A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about streaming. I was marveling how easy it's becoming to beam a live video feed, anywhere, not only to a friend or a group, but, essentially, the entire world. The province of the network news team with satellite truck has now extended to anyone with a smartphone.
Choosing the wee hours of a national holiday to tweet out the news, Google today announced that they're disabling their Realtime service after less than two years since it launched. Never fear, though—they're looking into adding the functionality to Google+. Better hop to finding someone to invite you to the service,…
Ask iPhone owners about their favorite music app and most will say Shazam or Pandora. Both are great, but there are so many clones they've lose some of their zing. That's why we were excited to discover Vocal Zap.
Real time is the next step for Google: They're working on a standard for website publishers to hit Google with new content for indexing in seconds, a huge leap from the way Google currently crawls the web.
I have the feeling Google Wave is something you're gonna have to use to really understand: In the simplest terms, it's a live chatroom with a spread of documents, photos and/or videos, where you can reply to any part of any message or anything that's shared, and it's all real-time.
Visas and eight banks ("PNC Bank, SunTrust Bank, U.S. Bank, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo in the United States, and Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Financial Group, and Vancity in Canada") are testing real-time SMS notifications whenever your card makes one of a few types of transactions. The 2000 pilot beta customers can…