Apps

Taxi app Uber agrees to cap ‘surge pricing’ during New York blizzard

Uber, the controversial taxi app, promised to limit fare hikes to 2.8 times normal fares on Monday as New York prepared for a historic snowstorm. The company has come under heavy criticism for its “surge pricing” during other crises. In December, Uber caused outrage when it quadrupled prices in Sydney close to the site of […]

How we made the DeviantArt Mobile App | App story

DeviantArt (DA), the online art gallery and community, developed its first official mobile app as part of a journey that began with a rebrand to reflect how our community of 33.8 million registered members has changed and evolved over our 14-year lifespan. Our 65 million unique monthly visitors generate 2.5bn monthly views to more than […]

BBC News app gets teenagers playing tag – but it needs to go further

Teenagers know that news is important; we like to think we are “up” on what is happening. Sharing news, however, is even more important, whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or another other social network. We share news constantly among friends, be it in the form of videos, comment, cartoons or audio. Breaking exciting […]

Games

Anita Sarkeesian launching new video series focused on masculinity in games

Cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian is planning to follow her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games YouTube series with a new project in 2015 exploring representations of men and masculinity in games. Sarkeesian revealed the new project in the annual report for her Feminist Frequency organisation, as well as her plans to launch another new series […]

Mobile barriers to entry have risen

The free-to-play business model has lowered the barrier to entry for consumers in recent years, but it’s raised the barrier to entry for developers. That’s one of the reasons former King games guru Tommy Palm co-founded the Stugan accelerator, which last week began accepting applicants for its inaugural program. “If you compare the mobile games […]

Mobcast acquires Lumines and Meteos IP

By Matthew Handrahan Tue 27 Jan 2015 9:02am GMT / 4:02am EST / 1:02am PST MobileBusiness Smartphone version of Lumines in development with Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Enhanced Games The rights to Q Entertainment’s Lumines have been acquired by the Japanese smartphone developer, Mobcast. The deal, which was announced this morning, also includes the rights to Meteos, […]

Social Media

Facebook quietly rolled out a bare-bones app in emerging markets

While 1.6 billion people around the world take the latest and greatest smartphones for granted, many in emerging markets remain tethered to older devices. That’s likely why Facebook quietly rolled out Facebook Lite, a lightweight Android version of the full app, to eight countries last week. It isn’t nearly as sleek, but it’s not intended […]

Super Snow Storm Panic: Hoarding food becomes a winter sport

Nearly every blockbuster disaster film shows us how New York City handles the apocalypse, but we rarely get to see what New Yorkers are really up to on the ground as disaster approaches. Well, now we know, thanks so the panic-stricken Twitter messages from hundreds of people in the tri-state area anticipating a major snow […]

4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace

Many of us remember a time when Internet access was a privilege; now, however, access to the Internet is believed to be a basic human right by 83% of global users. Access to a global network of information has become something we can’t live without. The Internet enables us to be more self-sufficient — and […]

WP + Blog

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

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

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

NFL’s first Super Bowl app is only for those in the stadium on game day

If you’re headed to Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix this year, you’re probably not thinking about the TV commercials you’ll miss. But the NFL rolled out its first ever Super Bowl in-stadium app on Monday that will allow ticketholders to experience the game just like those watching back home on the couch. The Super Bowl […]

Portability and performance redefined

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 is a one-of-kind portable drive. It’s a bit larger than thumb drive, as easy to use, yet has up to 1TB of storage space and, most importantly, delivers unmatched performance. What’s more, unlike other compact storage device, the T1 supports data encryption. It also works with both Windows and Mac […]

These phones made the first official transcontinental call 100 years ago

Making a phone call from New York to California doesn’t count as an extraordinary feat these days. But pretend it’s 1915. A verbal conversation spanning the continent was a remarkable — almost unbelievable — achievement in technology. Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of what is often called the first transcontinental phone call, made by iconic […]

Seo

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

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?

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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Feminist Frequency planning two new video series in 2015

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anita Sarkeesian’s nonprofit organisation Feminist Frequency has outlined its growth plans for 2015, which include two new video series exploring “men and masculinity” and “positive female characters” in video games. In addition to the new video content, Feminist Frequency will continue to produce episodes for Tropes vs Women in Video Games, the series on which […]

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Microsoft’s Hololens – what do virtual reality developers think?

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 last Wednesday, the company had something else to show the assembled press – just in case a new operating system wasn’t exciting enough. This was the Hololens, a stand-alone augmented reality heardset, capable of projecting computer generated objected into your real-world environment. Look through its futuristic screen, and you may […]

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