Periscope, Meerkat let users broadcast to the world

Periscope and Meerkat represent the next stage of personal live streaming, putting the ability to broadcast right in the hand of anyone with a smartphone. That’s a lot of power, and like the broader Internet, content on Periscope and Meerkat runs the gamut from fascinating to banal.

New app renders decades of sock jokes useless

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF Say hello to BlackSocks, the socks with an RFID chip that ensures you’ll never have to worry about mismatching your pairs of identical black socks again. The app, which we swear to god is a real thing, starts at $189 and also boasts such nifty features as keeping track of how many…