Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers, Who Is Alex From Target? [Tech News Digest]
Also, Taylor Swift dumps Spotify, Disney Movies on Android, Apple flies high with Beats, and the movie which looks like a video game.
Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers
Mozilla is releasing a new Web browser designed specifically for developers. The mysterious browser, currently known only as the Firefox Developer Browser (#Fx10), will launch on November 10. In the teaser trailer embedded above, Mozilla promises the new browser will “debug the whole Web” and be “unique but familiar.”
Mozilla’s blog post goes some way to explaining the thinking behind the new browser for developers: “When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together. This means you end up switching between different tools, platforms and browsers which can slow you down and make you less productive.” The new developer browser is designed to “make your lives easier.”
Interested parties are invited to sign up to the Mozilla Hacks newsletter to be notified as soon as the Firefox browser for developers is released. While you’re at it, you should also sign up to the MakeUseOf newsletter for regular roundups of the best articles on this site.
Who Is Alex From Target?
Am i famous now?
— DGM_Alex (@acl163) November 2, 2014
Alex from Target is now famous. At least Internet famous. And all because a girl tweeted a picture of him bagging her shopping. His fame appears to be based on nothing other than his boy band looks, as anyone male and/or over the age of 15 would struggle to distinguish him from any member of One Direction.
The girl who tweeted the original photo of Alex from Target has now protected her tweets. But Alex from Target, who appears to be @acl163 on Twitter, has taken his new fame in his stride. That’s assuming that Twitter handle is legit, as there have already been several fake accounts set up in his name.
Alex from Target’s 5 minutes of fame are surely almost up, but serial Internet celebrity stalker Ellen DeGeneres has already tweeted him, suggesting he has at least one appearance on national television ahead of him before he disappears back into obscurity.
Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify
Taylor Swift has dumped Spotify, meaning the music streaming service has suffered the same fate as numerous young men. The singer has removed all of her back catalog from Spotify just a week after the release of her new album 1989. The reasons for this remain unclear, and neither Swift or her record label Big Machine has publicly commented on the breakup with Spotify .
However, speculation is rife that this has happened because Big Machine owner Scott Borchetta is looking to sell the record label before Swift’s contract runs out after one more album. Removing all of her songs from Spotify could be a way of selling more albums and positively affecting any incoming valuation.
Whatever. The only question I have is, will Taylor Swift write a song about this particular breakup? We suspect not.
Disney Movies Anywhere Lands On Android
Disney Movies Anywhere is now available on Android a full eight months after launching on iOS. This means the app, which allows you to watch any Disney, Pixar, or Marvel movie you have purchased on iTunes or Google Play across iOS or Android devices, now works as advertised. Well, excluding Windows Phone , Amazon, etc.
Apple Brings Beats To Southwest
Dr. Dre has made more money selling Beats by Dre headphones than he made in his entire music career.
— Fact (@Fact) October 29, 2014
Apple has inked a deal with Southwest Airlines which means passengers will be able to access Beats Music for free on Southwest planes. Passengers with devices compatible with the Beats Music app can access the music streaming service simply by connecting to the onboard Wi-Fi.
This First-Person Movie Is Hardcore
And finally, video gamers everywhere are likely to appreciate a movie shot entirely from a first-person perspective. Hardcore is a sci-fi adventure film from Ilya Naishuller which shows all of the action from the point of view of a cyborg called Henry.
The film was shot almost entirely using a GoPro attached to a custom camera rig, and you can see the effect that creates in the scene embedded above. Naishuller is now seeking $250,000 on Indiegogo to cover post-production costs and bring Hardcore to movie theaters. And we hope he succeeds. [H/T Gizmodo]
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