Behold, the Apple II Watch

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Live-streaming cleans up its act, YouTube confirms its ad-less subscription service, and the Apple Watch you REALLY want. It's BitStream time.

Unless you were in the middle of an internet detox yesterday, you probably noticed that some people got their hands on a new, fancy Apple Watch, and took the opportunity to wax poetic. And while the general consensus condemns the wearables as painfully “first-gen”, Instructables, the website for makers and tinkerers, has its own DIY smartwatch that doesn’t disappoint. It’s called the Apple II Watch. No, it’s not a successor to Apple’s luxurious wearable, but rather an homage to, well, Apple II, the 1997 8-bit computing wonder. The absolute best part? It even comes with miniature floppy disks. [Instructables]

Apps and Devices

Apple secretly bought a third-party keyboard company called Dryft, an app that specialises in custom software keyboards. Looks like Apple is ready to up its keyboard game. [TechCrunch]

Live-streaming has a harassment problem (of course), but Periscope’s followers-only mode helps combat the online negativity. [The Next Web]

Netflix tries to make an Apple Watch joke but ends up poignantly describing what’s wrong with the world:


Samsung displayed surprising restraint at Mobile World Congress this year by not revealing 20,759,283 smartwatches, but it might finally be prepared for its first round-shaped wearable. [Android Community]

Get ready for another subscription service. Google may launch its pay-for version of YouTube as early as this year. [Bloomberg]

Pretty LOL if true, but Google may be looking into buying Twitter. At what point do we just start calling it the Googlenet? [Telegraph]

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