Fast Friday Tech Roundup: July 25

Each week we scour the digital world looking for the hottest gadgets, trending topics, new apps and more! We pass it on to you in easy to read bite-size morsels…after that you are on your own to surf at will!

cellphoneOh Snap!
Berlin Based start-up, “TapTalk” is looking to give the photo messaging app “SnapChat” a run for its money! Although @taptalkme is still working out some bugs, the format of sending pictures and text messages that self-destruct moments after they are sent doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

snowdenThe N.S.A. is D.O.A.?
Former Systems Administrator and now famous Whistle Blower Edward Snowden put the call out to all coders and developers to help find ways to beat the N.S.A. at their own game. Snowden advised attendees at the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) Conference last weekend to focus on developing new ways to mask or encrypt communication across the internet and beyond.

They can put a Man on the Moon…
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon walk, NASA just uploaded a re-mastered version of the original three-hour television broadcast to their YouTube page. The footage is choppy and a bit slow for younger audiences, but adults will revel in the fond memories of that day.

buy I “Like” to Shop!
Facebook announced it is to begin testing a new “Buy” button. Local business with a budget and big brands will benefit significantly as they will then be able to offer their Facebook fans and news feed subscribers the ability to purchase products without leaving the cozy confines of their Facebook account. Now all they need is consumers with disposable income.

See you next week!

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