A smartphone game called Angry Trayvon which sparked outrage online was apparently removed from app stores last night, according to a Facebook post—but has reappeared in the Google Play store, where it may still be currently available for downloads.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Happy Hump Day! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Cool experiments on the International Space Station are teaching us more about fire.
- High levels of toxic and radio substances were found in the groundwater near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
- There are now 1 million active advertisers on Facebook, reports the social media giant.
- From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: Google is challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court (FISA), saying it has the right to talk about any government requests for data.
- Google Play is now offering streaming content apps from the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E.
- Tesla, which is demo-ing its swap-able electric car battery this week, is recalling some of its Model S electric cars due to a seat safety defect.
- TripAdvisor just bought GateGuru, an app that offers travelers airport info in real-time.
- On the run from the law? Well then you need a pair of these goggles specially designed to block facial recognition patterns.
- The Brazilian government is sending military aid to five major cities in response to massive protests.
The latest ad from Google Play plays on the spirit of renewal that inhabits pretty much everyone this time of year. Back in ancient times, diet and exercise book sales would skyrocket in January as folks sought to gain a sense of control after the nonstop food-train that chugs through the last six weeks of the year. Now, however, everything you need is readily downloadable.