Summary Mashable said that the popular avian-themed mobile game, "Flappy Bird," has spurred a number of copycats in the Apple and Gloogle Play appstores. Even famous childrens' television show "Sesame Street" got their own version of the game by creator Dong Nguyen and replaced the iconic bird with one of their best-loved characters, Bert, Metro UK said.
Summary Forget about the other "Flappy Bird" copycats that have risen like phoenixes out of the ashes. It's time to play "Flappy Bert." The people at Sesame Street, who have a knack of turning the latest internet meme into a Sesame Street video that goes viral, have created a clone of the hugely successful mobile game "Flappy Bird," staring Bert.
Summary Sadly, Flappy Bird --the addictive 8-bit game that recently won the nation's hearts--was removed from the app store by its developer this weekend.But the game's confounding success has not been lost on other enterprising app-makers, who have been quick to release thinly veiled carbon copies of the phenomenon. How It Works: Tap the screen to propel your trusty bee friend through the sky. If you touch the ground or fly out of the top of the screen, you die and the game will restart.
Summary Mobile sensation Flappy Bird may have been taken down but that doesn't mean there are no alternatives, as the clones rush in. It claims to improve on the original formula, by which it means it's easier and the bird keeps pooing everywhere. The obvious alternative to go for in Flappy Bird's absence, for the simple reason that a) it's by the same guy and b) the game plays almost exactly the same, except you're playing keepy uppies with a football instead of flying along as a bird.
Summary Success often breeds copycats, and the rapid ascent of Netflix is no exception. Other types of ecommerce use more energy than one would expect, however. The previously cited study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology found that the energy consumed while browsing Netflix's website in a comfortable environment for 30 minutes would exceed the energy spent delivering the DVDs, and is roughly equivalent to driving a hybrid car to a store half a mile away.
Summary The problem is, they're doing it all wrong. So why do people like Snapchat? It's because it's the app equivalent of a wave on the street, rather than stopping for a full conversation. Trying to be the new Facebook or Twitter has never worked. Trying to be the new Snapchat is not going to work.
Summary The NFL always has been a league of copycats. The Bears should be a group of tough-talking, roughshod running, maverick-acting funboys on the field, not prim, proper, polite choirboys. The Seahawks have become what the Bears should be but what the Bears don't seem to want to be anymore.
Summary Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), hopes they spur bigger automakers to go electric earlier than they were previously planning. They're also planning to send out a software update allowing for more customization regarding the suspension height of the vehicle and other things. The executive also talked about possible upgrades to the already luxurious interior of the vehicle, like making the seats more comfortable, and continuing the rollout of their Supercharger network.
Summary Wikipedia. As you may have guessed from the name, this is a project concerned with audio -- voice recordings specifically. The Wikipedia entries for celebrities and notable figures are to be spruced up with the addition of audio clips. This means that they are available for free download, and can be embedded in websites and used in other projects. The number of articles featuring vocal clips is going to expand over the coming weeks and months, and it seems fitting that another name to be given the audio treatment is World Wide Web inventor, Tim Burners-Lee .
Summary Candy Crush Saga studio King admits The Banner Saga doesn't infringe on its trademark but says the legal complaint is necessary in order to protect its IP from "real copycats" in the future. "However, like any prudent company, we need to take all appropriate steps to protect our IP, both now and in the future." "In this case, that means preserving our ability to enforce our rights in cases where other developers may try to use the 'Saga' mark in a way which infringes our IP rights and causes player confusion," the rep said.
Summary AHMEDABAD: On Wednesday, 55 students appeared before the examination committee of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB). All the 55 students were from Nadiad in Kheda. The committee worked hard to gather the documentary evidence for identifying the guilty students by pinpointing the exam center and then using the seating arrangement details.