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Editor-in-Chief — The Next Web
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Editor-in-Chief at The Next Web, member of Manchester Digital council. I say 'Yes' a lot.

The Narrative Clip Gets a Web App — The Narrative Clip, the tiny wearable camera that captures a snapshot of your life every 30 seconds, used to lack a way to browse your photos on a desktop computer. No longer - the iOS and Android apps have been joined by a Web app for desktop browsers.

Hands on with YouTube Music Key Beta — Here it is at last. YouTube's much-mooted subscription music package, Music Key, has gone live in beta in UK, US, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland and Ireland. For the first six months, it's going to be invite-only, with Google Play Music subscribers and heavy consumers of YouTube music videos getting priority access.

Opinion is a fun, simple way to record podcasts on your iPhone — With the recent resurgence of hype around podcasting, you may be wondering how best to record your own. There are plenty of apps out there to handle the task, but a new one called Opinion tackles it in a fun, simple and original way.

The Nifty XOO Belt is a Wearable Battery Charger — Until someone develops an inexpensive smartphone battery that can last a week, portable batteries will be a popular accessory. The trouble is, they're bulky and easy to lose. Enter Nifty's new XOO Belt, which has just launched as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. After all, you can't lose a battery if you're wearing it, right?

LexShares is Crowdfunding for Lawsuits — Crowdfunding is gradually creeping into every walk of life. The latest evidence? LexShares is a new platform that lets you invest in US litigation. Accredited investors around the world can use the site to browse lawsuits that require funding, and then put a minimum stake of $2,500 into any that appeal to them.

The White List is Like a Twitter-Powered Product Hunt — Earlier this year we looked at The White List, a project that aims to identify interesting new startups by looking at who influential tech investors follow and interact with on Twitter. After seeing some success, it's now been expanded to track rising hip-hop and electronic music acts.

Secure Messaging Designed to be Untraceable — In the light of Edward Snowden's revelations last year, interest in truly secure ways of communicating online has been on the rise. OneOne is a new app for Android and iOS that offers "private and untraceable" text messaging users. Photographer and entrepreneur Kevin Abosch is the man behind OneOne.

Easy Tracking of User Interactions with your iOS Apps — Earlier this year we brought you news of the Heap Analytics Event Visualizer, a tool that allows anyone within a company to start tracking any kind of website interaction via an easy-to-use interface. Now Heap is opening up the same capability for iOS apps.

Look Out for Uber Launching a Spotify Partnership on Monday — Yesterday, Uber sent out music-themed invites to a press call with CEO Travis Kalanick about a 'Special Partner Announcement'. What could it be? Someone's clearly spilled the beans early to The New York Times and TechCrunch. Indeed, the latter has obtained screenshots that hint at how a new integration between Uber and Spotify could work.

Meet the Conference Q&A Jerk — There's always one - the person during a conference Q&A session who has to make it all about them...
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Nov 21, 2014

@pkafka this is often the best way to understand a major tech story.

Nov 21, 2014

@mathewi @MattNavarra @charlesarthur yeah, no decision until our next redesign but I tend to sway towards Mathew's view.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @beijingdou: I'm so close to buying one of these. // Hands-on with Parrot’s fun new $499 Bebop Drone

Nov 21, 2014

I've been playing Mario Kart 8 as Link, in an F-Zero car, driving around the SNES Rainbow Road track. Nintendo recycles its ideas so well.

Nov 21, 2014

@HarrisonWeber @MattNavarra It's Matt's clever workaround as I wouldn't let him have autoplaying Muppet Show music in the post.

Nov 21, 2014

The Narrative Clip wearable camera now has a desktop Web app for browsing your 'moments' >

Nov 21, 2014

Productivity advice I learned from people smarter than me by @ryanholiday

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