Apps

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios: Were really proud to be indie

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios: Were really proud to be indie

Game franchises like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto have racked up millions of virtual deaths down the years, but Surgeon Simulator is just as life-endangering in its own way. Developed by UK-based firm Bossa Studios, the game – released initially for PC before launching on iPad earlier this year – gets players to […]

WhatsApp now has 500m active users sharing 700m photos a day

WhatsApp now has 500m active users sharing 700m photos a day

Messaging app WhatsApp now has 500m active users, having added 70m since announcing in February that it was being bought by Facebook for $19bn. “In the last few months, we’ve grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, and our users are also sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos […]

Boot up: Sony’s self-washing robots and Google Maps Game of Thrones

Boot up: Sony’s self-washing robots and Google Maps Game of Thrones

A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team. Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail VentureBeat VentureBeat’s source at Google acknowledged that “end-to-end encryption is the best defense for message protection, though it comes at considerable cost in functionality.” PGP is […]

Games

Skylanders Trap Team the billion dollar series gets a new generation

Skylanders Trap Team the billion dollar series gets a new generation

The business idea was perfect, really. Mix a child-friendly fantasy game based in a magical kingdom with a line of action figures that could be placed on a ‘portal’ to interact with the on-screen action. Then stand back and watch the money roll in. And boy, has it rolled. Activision’s Skylanders series of games and […]

FTC OKs Facebook purchase of Oculus

FTC OKs Facebook purchase of Oculus

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 23 Apr 2014 5:52pm GMT / 1:52pm EDT / 10:52am PDT BusinessLegal US trade regulator grants approval for $2 billion acquisition to proceed Facebook’s acquisition of VR startup Oculus cleared a procedural hurdle today. As reported by Reuters, the Federal Trade Commission has given approval for the deal to go forward. […]

Zynga upgrades exec team as Pincus steps down from operational role

Zynga upgrades exec team as Pincus steps down from operational role

Zynga’s leadership team continues to evolve as CEO Don Mattrick today announced a number of significant changes. Founder Mark Pincus is stepping down from his operational role as Chief Product Officer to focus on the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the company also added some new faces to the management team. […]

Social Media

9 Years Later, YouTube’s First Video Is Too Real for This Internet

9 Years Later, YouTube’s First Video Is Too Real for This Internet

On April 23, 2005, Jawed Karim uploaded an 18-second video to a site called YouTube that he helped create. We’ll get back to that video shortly, but let’s take a minute to think about what nine years means in the digital age. The web was a very different place. The title of “social media maven/guru/ninja” […]

Celebrate the Planet With Mashable This Earth Day

Celebrate the Planet With Mashable This Earth Day

Look outside for a second. Think about how incredibly remarkable it is that we’re floating around on a huge rock spinning rapidly around a giant ball of fire in an otherwise uninhabitable vacuum called Space. Now, take out your smartphone (if you’re lucky enough to have one), and spread a bit of that joy, wonder […]

The Connected Fashion Empire of Victoria Beckham

The Connected Fashion Empire of Victoria Beckham

Like many in the fashion industry, designer Victoria Beckham is all over social media. She can’t get enough of Instagram and its abundance of stylish photos. And as a former Spice Girl and full-time fashion designer who fancies listening to music while working, Beckham pairs her Instagram obsession with a few music apps. “I always […]

WP + Blog

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane Plug-Ins Now Support WordPress, Drupal, and More.

Userplane has been adding to its roster of available community-building tools for some time, with free API options for things like chat and Webmessenger. The plugins for these Userplane additions are now available as plug-ins for VBulletin, WordPress, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and phpFoX. The point is to make it even more simple to create communities […]

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

20+ Must-Have WordPress 2.5 Compatible Plugins

Even though WordPress 2.5 has been out for a while now, not all plugins are up-to-date. We’ve put together a list of 20+ must-have WordPress 2.5 compatible plugins to manage your blog, engage readers, and tempt new ones as well. Below you’ll find helpful plugins that enable you to block spam, track analytics, promote your […]

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

Share Media Directly from iPhoto with YouSendIt Plugins

If you’re an Apple user then you’ve probably come to appreciate the sharing options that are available to you through various applications like iPhoto’s Share to iWeb or iMovie’s send to YouTube options. YouSendIt, the digital content delivery system that recently raised an additional $14 million in funding, has created a couple of plug-ins for […]

Tech + Reviews

New Star Wars Movies Will Be Most Expensive Yet

New Star Wars Movies Will Be Most Expensive Yet

Disney has released a new tidbit of information, with chairman Alex Horn letting slip in an interview that he expects each new Star Wars movie to cost around £120 million. That’s a fair bit more than the original movie (about £25 mil in today’s money), but less than some Disney productions. Horn confirmed that although […]

These Musical Drones Are More Talented Than Justin Bieber

These Musical Drones Are More Talented Than Justin Bieber

Even the most skilled guitar god has nothing on these drones. KMel Robotics created a swarm of flying hexrotors to play some sweet music. The perfectly synchronized robots float through the air to bang on drums and pluck strings to create famous classical compositions. The band of drones perform three songs, beginning with Strauss’ “Also […]

Neato’s best robot vacuum yet?

Neato’s best robot vacuum yet?

Neato’s $599 BotVac 85 is one of four new robot vacuums for the brand. While it’s clear that Neato used its existing XV models as templates for the BotVac line, the company also made significant updates, even addressing some of the complaints we had with the XV models we’ve tested. The Botvac 85 is more […]

Seo

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Free traffic – Get 10’000 Hits today

Use free traffic to your site to increase overall traffic and boost generic metrics. There in principle a few benefits to arranging free traffic, there are many companies out there with a variety of methods of doing this also. The best practice to apply here is simply be realistic, its not going to make your […]

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Free backlinks – 500 links no cost no strings

Get 500 Free Backlinks today: Free backlinks are rare, especially by legitimate companies. I found this site offering 500 free backlinks for just signing up. If you wondering what backlinks are they: Backlinks, also known as incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, are incoming links to a website or web page. In basic link terminology, a backlink is any link received by a web […]

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

Just How Interested Is the World in SEO?

How big is the SEO industry on the Internet? Really big, according to a new infographic by Spanish-based SEO service provider BlueCaribu. In fact, the infographic reveals that 3.5 people look up the term “SEO” on Google each second and 9.1 million web users are digging up information on the topic each month. People are […]

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GameStop 3.0 pushing company beyond games

GameStop 3.0 pushing company beyond games

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 23 Apr 2014 8:25pm GMT / 4:25pm EDT / 1:25pm PDT Retail Retailer planning to close 120 game stores while doubling number of Spring Mobile, Simply Mac locations in current fiscal year GameStop expects the console gaming space to total $18 billion by the end of 2015, but the specialty retailer […]

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Nike Could Play a “Significant Part” in Apple’s Future iWatch Plans

Nike Could Play a “Significant Part” in Apple’s Future iWatch Plans

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Days after it emerged that Nike is binning its Fuelband wearable range we’ve possibly found the reason why, with rumours suggesting the sportswear specialist may be helping Apple’s hardware team launch its first wearable later this year. The rumour, published by GeekTime, claims Apple’s anticipated wearable is likely to be a sports-themed activity thing rather […]

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