1. Flud News Roundup, June 6

                           

    The Future of Video Chat: Napster founders, Sean Park and Shawn Fanning, have teamed up again in hopes of becoming pioneers in a new video chat technology. Their new product, Airtime, works together with Facebook where users log into the network to chat with friends. What sets Airtime apart from competitors like Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or Tinychat? The “random chat” function that allows users to search the network for “unplanned conversations” by narrowing down possible participants by area or interests. This raises questions on whether or not people will want to spend their time talking to people they don’t know as well as an issue that arose with a different video chat program that experienced issues with “modesty” in their random chat feature. The founders don’t seem worried and are convinced that this unique social feature will be the success of Airtime. 

    Drama Queens in Tiaras: She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s not Miss United States.  Miss Pennsylvania has renounced her crown after making a claim that the Miss United States pageant is rigged and morally, she can no longer support the organization. Sheena Monnin reported that one of her fellow “Miss” contestants accidentally found a paper with the chosen top 5 contestants before the competition had begun. Many are suggesting Monnin’s move is an immature reaction to not making it into the top 16. Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, has already ordered investigations and is planning on pressing charges for making blatantly false claims. 

    More of Today’s Top Headlines: 

    • Ray Bradbury, renowned fantasy and science author passed away today. 
    • Amazing photos and videos of yesterday’s viewing of Venus’ track across the sun. 
    • Obama is heading to California hoping to get cash for his campaign from gay supporters. 

    image source: The Hollywood Gossip

  2. The Industry, the Design Blog for Techys

    Most tech blogs are focused on reporting the latest gadgets, apps and services. But what about the design that makes these things so awesome or so terribly awful? Who covers that? The Industry does!

    The Industry is a different kind of tech blog that brings a new voice to tech media. They highlight design-focused startups and the creatives who design the tech we love (and sometimes hate)!

    There’s usually more to the product than what meets the eye, so The Industry is there to give the design community a voice and consumers a behind the scenes look at the logic behind the design of some of their favorite tech tools.

    Interesting right? Go add The Industry to your Flud! You’ll find them in the Weekly Best section of your Add News menu or in the Technology category. 

  3. Beware… Geeks Have Landed on Flud!

    Geeks Have Landed is a UK based digital web magazine set up to be a home to the best pieces of technology, design and social media stories on the web.

    They cover everything from product and software reviews to commentary on interesting infographics, and for you lucky Android users, Android specific reviews, tips and updates. Articles are written (just about) every day, and they promise to make sure each article is as informative as the last.

    For the latest and most interesting happenings in the world of technology add Geeks Have Landed to your Flud! They made this week’s Weekly Best, so you know it’s got to be good! Find it in our featured feeds section or under Technology. 

  4. The Sociable, it’s Tech News you Need!

    This week we’re adding ten new featured feeds to shake up your daily news routine and today we’d like to introduce you to The Sociable!

    Straight from Dublin, Ireland, The Sociable is an award winning (fancy!) tech site bringing you the best of digital, media, mobile and social news. From reports on the latest mini cameras to interviews some of today’s biggest movers and shakers in the tech world, you’ll discover interesting headlines to share with your followers.

    To add The Social to your Flud select Add News and swipe right through the Weekly Best or look in the Technology category. Remember Fluders, we’re now on Windows, iOS and Android so invite your friends to Flud with you! 

    ps- The Sociable, thanks for letting us use your photo. It’s beautiful! 

  5. Ultralinx Makes Flud Even Cooler

    Scouring the web for good, quality content is a full time job. Since most of us have our own full time gigs (and would like to keep it that way) it’s best to leave countless hours of web surfing up to the professionals.

    Ultralinx is a web magazine covering the coolest stuff, from technology to design. They curate only the best content and bring it to you in a neat little package. The most terrific news is that neat little package is now featured in Flud. 

    Android, iOS or Windows. No matter what device you’re on you’ve got to add this feed. It’s beautiful and really, really good content. Two things you just can’t pass up.

  6. Have you been searching high and low for a site about how real people make surprising things happen with technology? We’ve found it for you with MyLifeScoop. They have stories from A-list bloggers, practical tech tips and tricks, top 10 lists and featured bogs from around the Web to help you do hundreds of things faster, smarter and better — with technology.
There you have it. A site that helps people actually simplify technology and get stuff done. Go add it to your Flud! 

    Have you been searching high and low for a site about how real people make surprising things happen with technology? We’ve found it for you with MyLifeScoop. They have stories from A-list bloggers, practical tech tips and tricks, top 10 lists and featured bogs from around the Web to help you do hundreds of things faster, smarter and better — with technology.

    There you have it. A site that helps people actually simplify technology and get stuff done. Go add it to your Flud

  7. #FludReads March 24-26

    Catch up on this weekend’s #FludReads

  8. The Verge’s mission is to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information and community content via a unified, modern platform.
In short, if you need your tech fix now, The Verge is the definitive source for the latest in technology news, reviews, and up-to-the-minute scoops. 

    The Verge’s mission is to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information and community content via a unified, modern platform.

    In short, if you need your tech fix now, The Verge is the definitive source for the latest in technology news, reviews, and up-to-the-minute scoops. 

  9. Are you fascinated by the military? Do you wish you knew what went on behind the curtains and closed doors? Armed with Science highlights the importance of science and technology to the modern military and covers the men and women behind the cutting-edge research and development at the Department of Defense
Go on, get scienced… add Armed with Science to your Flud!

    Are you fascinated by the military? Do you wish you knew what went on behind the curtains and closed doors? Armed with Science highlights the importance of science and technology to the modern military and covers the men and women behind the cutting-edge research and development at the Department of Defense

    Go on, get scienced… add Armed with Science to your Flud!

  10. #FludReads March 23

    Today’s #FludReads are all about tech and social media. These are articles you need to read —

    Happy Friday, Fluders! Share your favorite articles over the weekend with #FludReads and you could see your tweet featured here on Monday.

  11. #FludReads March 16-19

    Rounding up the top #FludReads of the weekend!

    Don’t know what #FludReads means? It indicates good, worth-reading, quality content. Include the hashtag along with your next tweeted article for a chance to have your tweet featured right here!

  12. TabTimes Brings “iPad 3” News to Flud

    Rumor has it the iPad 3 debuts this week, and the latest hoopla surrounding the release of Apple’s next generation iPad is everywhere — including TabTimes, our resident tablet expert and the latest addition to Flud’s ever growing list of tech blogs. 

    If you’re fanatical about the upcoming iPad 3, or want to hear about the best productivity apps for business, look no further than TabTimes, a professional-centered source for sensible and actionable solutions to your business challenges. If you love your tablet, you won’t want to miss strategy coverage, breaking news and interviews with top tablet industry leaders. So go on, add TabTimes to your Flud.

    Also, here’s their great video:

  13. A Whole Extra Day to Eat Cheeseburgers

    … but you wouldn’t want to do that, would you?

    Instead of feeding your gut this Leap Day, how about you feed your mind with Flud! After all, it is almost swimsuit season and smart is sexy too!

    You never know what news you’ll discover when you open Flud. It’s the fastest way to reach the most quality content from a variety of sources chosen directly by you and those you’re following — and the Activity Stream is at the center of it all.

    This is where you’ll find the good stuff — articles your friends are reading right now, what they’re saving for later, what they’re Fluding and which new sources they’re checking out. The Activity Stream can open up doors to sources you’ve never heard of and introduce you to stories and topics you didn’t know you were interested in.

    If you already have some interests in mind, like technology or fashion or politics or maybe even cheeseburgers, you can find it in Flud. Seriously. This feed is completely dedicated to cheeseburgers. 

    So go on, find something great to read on your extra day! Be sure to share your favorite articles to Twitter and include the hashtag #FludReads. You just might find your tweet featured on our blog :) 

  14. #FludReads Feb 24-27

    Here’s a quick catch-up on the best #FludReads news, shared by Fluders for Fluders —

    We want #FludReads to be a Fluders go-to hashtag for quality content on Twitter. Help us get there — keep the top articles and interesting news stories coming in!

  15. Flud vs. Flud Mobile

    A quick PSA to our wonderful users — there are two versions of Flud in the App Store right now: Flud and Flud Mobile.

    Please use the app that is called “Flud.” This is the one we will be updating and we are waiting on Apple to delete the other one.

    Sorry about the confusion and thanks for understanding!