Visiting Dignitaries

Sure Why Not: Al Roker Debuts Weather-Themed Game for iPhone

Al Roker poses with fellow app creators Katie Linendoll and Steve Lunny. (Facebook)

Because you’re not officially a celeb these days until you’ve slapped your name on some crappy app, TODAY Show host and noted White House pooper Al Roker now has a weather-themed iPhone game.

The cheesy-looking app, called Al’s Weather Rokies, is based on the fateful day in 2013 when Mr. Roker overslept for the first time in his decades-long career, a press release explains. Here’s the premise of the game, which promises to be both “addictive” and occasionally indicative of actual weather conditions. How nifty: Read More

Linkages

Booting Up: Zuck’s Boring Wardrobe Edition

You get what you pay for. (Photo: Killer Hip Hop)

Microsoft invited a rapper named “Machine Gun Kelly” to performer at one of its stores and then got butthurt when he acted like someone named “Machine Gun Kelly.” [BuzzFeed]

Here comes that mini iPad. [Wall Street Journal]

When the TODAY Show asked Zuck if he wears the same thing everyday he responded, “I have one drawer. Like men everywhere. Like men everywhere.” Smoke then began to rise from his neural computer as it neared malfunction. [TODAY]

Here’s what it would be like if Hemingway wrote Javascript. [Svbtle]

Oh good, here’s that Microsoft phone nobody wanted. [WP Central]

ATwitter

Twitter Debuts New Look for Profiles on the Today Show

Twitter's new look.

Remember when Twitter was a mere fringe hobby, beloved by early adopters but mystifying to everyone else? Well, today we got a clear-as-a-bell reminder that those days are long gone, when the company took to the Today Show to introduce a new look.

Users can now add a header photo, and recent images have been relocated into their own snazzy box.

“What we’ve heard over and over again from our users is they want to bring more of their personality to the profile pages,” explained CEO Dick Costolo. “So today’s changes are all about bringing that personality forward, more media forward, more photos forward, so it’s much easier to see these media experiences and flip through them.” Read More