Today's tech news roundup looks at the latest skirmish between Facebook and Twitter. The new iPhone app Vine (owned by Twitter), lets users create six-second mash-up videos and share it on social media. But Facebook has blocked Vine from being able to find Facebook friends in the app. The move is similar to how Twitter shut off Facebook's Instagram from accessing its user data.
The live TV-streaming startup Aereo has an updated app on Roku, allowing subscribers to use the service with the Roku remote. Previously, the only way to control it on Roku was to use an iPhone or iPad. Aereo is gearing up to expand its offerings to 22 other U.S. cities, while also fighting a lawsuit from major broadcast networks.
Behmor's app controlled coffee maker links to the Web for better brewing
The $329 Behmor Connected Coffee Brewer boasts the guts of an SCAA-approved drip coffee maker melded with a Wi-Fi radio, plus Internet links and mobile app control all in the interest of creating better pots of java.