Tech Around WWWorld–Control Youtube Leanback from Wii, Android Apps Count to Hit 100,000

Facebook to launch child safety ‘panic button

Facebook, in partnership with Ceop has announced it is to launch a “panic button” application on the site. The button, aimed at children and teenagers, will report abuse to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) and Facebook.

Ceop, the government law enforcement agency tasked with tracking down online sex offenders, called for a panic button to be installed on social networking sites last November. – source

Android Market Will Hit 100,000 Apps This Month

Android Apps Market is growing at a steady rate and is expected to hit 100,000 apps this month.


A year back, there were only 10,000 Android apps! [via/image credit].

Google’s Zynga Investment

Google is getting into social games and the company has invested ~$100mn in Zynga (as per TC).

The deal lets Google build social graph using Zynga’s social games. Google is even looking to hire a product manager for its game initiative.

YouTube Leanback controlled by Nintendo Wii remote

Two days ago YouTube Leanback was announced, a simplified interface for watching videos on YouTube using only 6 keys on your PC keyboard.

A wonderful tool that eventually should appear on your TV set-top box allowing you to browse and watch YouTube videos using only your TV remote control. But in the meantime, you’ll have to wait and still be tethered to your keyboard when you watch YouTube videos.

Not really. If you have a Nintendo Wii remote and Bluetooth capability on your PC, built-in or via a dongle, then with the help of a free software program I created called WiiLeanback you can have a truly keyboard-free experience now.

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