Apps

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Kids coding app Tynker expands to Android and adds game-making mode

Education technology startup Tynker is expanding to Android, after attracting more than 8.8m children to computer programming courses through its website and iPad app. The company has launched its Android tablet app on the Google Play app store, including a new mode – also available in the iPad version – for children to create their […]

William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook’s new celebrity app

William Shatner writes damning review of Facebook’s new celebrity app

William Shatner, the Canadian actor, musician and pop culture legend most famous for playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek, has written a lengthy, unfavourable review of Facebook’s new Mentions app. Shatner took to his Tumblr, Shatner Speaks, to post his thoughts on an app, which Facebook says “makes it easy for public figures to talk […]

Loom bands: 10 digital ways to catch up with your kids crafting skills

Loom bands: 10 digital ways to catch up with your kids crafting skills

Parenting manuals? Pfft. The internet is now the flustered parent’s first port of call for tricky questions of all kinds. From the earliest years (“Should baby poo really be that colour?”) to the curious years (“Daddy, what’s the most aggressive penguin in the world? Ask Mr Google! Ask Mr Google!”) online sources are preserving millions […]

Games

Chatterbox: Wednesday

Chatterbox: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday.

Double Fine’s new adventure: Publishing

Double Fine’s new adventure: Publishing

There was a time, not so very long ago, when things didn’t seem quite so rosy for Double Fine. Started by the inimitable Tim Schafer and a group of his LucasArts colleagues in July 2000, there was never any doubt about the talent behind the studio. But for a long time it was unclear whether […]

Lionsgate invests in Next Games

Lionsgate invests in Next Games

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 23 Jul 2014 3:15pm GMT / 11:15am EDT / 8:15am PDT MobileBusiness Film company’s expansion into gaming includes Series A financing for ex-Rovio exec’s new studio Lionsgate’s designs on the game industry are starting to take shape. The production company today announced that it will participate in the extended Series A […]

Social Media

William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first. Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. “I’m not quite sure why […]

Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

Israel Is Losing Control of the Gaza Media War

The picture from Gaza seemed like so many other conflict zone photos — until you began to notice the details. The lifeless arm of a Palestinian boy cradled by an adult running across the beach. The sand studded with what looks like brush, but is really pieces of something shattered. A small child lies face […]

Hillary Clinton Hits Facebook, Twitter HQ for Surprise Q&A Monday

Hillary Clinton Hits Facebook, Twitter HQ for Surprise Q&A Monday

Hillary Clinton knows how to please both sides of the aisle — when it comes to Silicon Valley tech giants, at least. The former Secretary of State will visit both Facebook and Twitter headquarters on Monday, participating in live-streamed QA conversations at both companies. The Facebook visit was announced with little fanfare on the page […]

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

Philips Hue Lights React to ‘Sharknado 2′ for Bloody Cool Effects

Philips Hue Lights React to ‘Sharknado 2′ for Bloody Cool Effects

Ian Ziering looks serious. His character’s worrisome scowl appears permanent, a consequence of living through probably the most absurdly hellish scenario in B-movie history: a tornado that hoovers up thousands of hungry sharks from the ocean, only to rain them down onto Los Angeles to feast on hapless residents. Sharknado was a social media sensation […]

Reinvent your sleep cycle with Hello’s Sense

Reinvent your sleep cycle with Hello’s Sense

Each Sense system is packed with sensors that track potential sleep disturbances. Hello Hello is a San Francisco-based collective that recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Sense, a $99 smart sleep system. Sense consists of three parts: a spherical alarm that sits on your nightstand, a disc-shaped movement-tracker that you stick to your pillowcase, and […]

RoboCup 2014 Is the World Cup for Robots

RoboCup 2014 Is the World Cup for Robots

The 2014 RoboCup is an annual robot-soccer competition that brings together thousands of people to further robotics technology, and to crown a RoboCup champion. This year, the competition will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil. See also: Relive the Greatest World Cup Moments With a Flip Book Launched in 1997, RoboCup’s goal is to create […]

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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Boss Key reveals senior hires

Boss Key reveals senior hires

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 23 Jul 2014 5:56pm GMT / 1:56pm EDT / 10:56am PDT Jobs Bleszinski studio’s core team leans on Gears of War developers with help from Far Cry 4 and Call of Duty veterans Cliff Bleszinski is venturing out into new territory with Boss Key Productions, but he’s bringing some old friends […]

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Facebook closes its $2bn Oculus Rift acquisition. What next?

Facebook closes its $2bn Oculus Rift acquisition. What next?

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Facebook now owns virtual reality startup Oculus VR, after closing the $2bn acquisition, which was announced by the two companies in March. The social network is paying $400m in cash plus 23.1m Facebook shares for the maker of the Oculus Rift headset, with a further $300m in incentives if it hits certain milestones in the […]

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