An Internet Icon Returns...to Answer Some Emails

By Darren Orf on at

Strong Bad is back, Waze figures out traffic, and AirBnB opens shop in Cuba. Dig in to your juicy BitStream, garnished with news, rumours and techy tidbits.

Strong Bad is an internet icon, and I will fight anyone who says different. Arguably one of the most popular characters from Homestar Runner’s series of Flash cartoons, Strong Bad is a pint-sized luchador with an attitude, but his most popular segment was always Strong Bad email, where he answered all his fan mail with the then exciting new technology known as email.

Things have changed in Strong Bad’s 5-year absence, and in this new cartoon, Strong Bad gets with the times and pulls some pranks on the entire Homestar Runner cast. Although this was the best thing to come out of April Fools Day, I’m really hoping that Strong Bad doesn’t become just an annual affair. [YouTube]

Apps and Devices

Best. New. Feature. Waze now knows how long you’ll be stuck in traffic. [Waze]

Facebook’s launched yet another app — this time trying to take on Snapchat. Apps are all about the youth nowadays. [Facebook]

In one of the most impressive American business expansions, AirBnB is coming to Cuba. [Associated Press]

Periscope is one of the biggest apps of recent memory, and it looks like the team is working away on a version for Android. [Medium]

Rumours!

Sony Mobile has seen better days. Even CEO Kazuo Hirai has expressed doubt, but a huge ad push could mean that Sony smartphones aren’t going anywhere. [Business Insider]

Could this patent for a square camera housing be the beginnings of a 360-degree GoPro?

This amazing short film explores death and grieving in the age of social media. Be prepared for a serious case of feelings.

The LG G Flex is an impressive little phone. It can hold up to drop tests, dunks in water, and even being run over by a car. How about a 50-caliber rifle? Yeah...no.

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