Teenagers and tweens watching TV half as much as adults, Ofcom finds

Tweens and teens watch just half the amount of live TV as adults each day, and choose to “top-up” viewing by watching clips on services such as YouTube, Vimeo and Vine, according to new research by the UK media regulator. Ofcom says children aged 11 to 15 watch about 1hr and 32min of live TV […]

What’s Yik Yak and how does it differ from Twitter?

Name: Yik Yak. Age: One year old. Appearance: Loaded. How much are we talking? Figures vary, but somewhere in the low hundreds of millions of dollars. That’s one wealthy baby. It would be, if it were a baby. What is it, then? It’s an anonymous messaging app. I’m going to ask you again, but this time I want an […]

Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool

Just before Channel 4 News’s chief correspondent Alex Thomson set off on a reporting assignment to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone earlier this month, one of the show’s digital producers pulled him aside and suggested he should “do some Vines” while he was there. “I looked at him blankly,” says Thomson. “Images of vineyards floated into my […]


PlayStation Network and Windows Live hack was a hoax, companies say

The latest alleged hack of the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Windows Live was a hoax, Sony and Microsoft have confirmed. Hacking group DerpTrolling claimed to have stolen 7m accounts, and allegedly leaked more than 5,500 usernames for the PSN, Windows Live and 2K Games via the anonymous text sharing site Pastebin. Both the hack and […]

SCEA CEO defends Driveclub’s online performance

By Rachel Weber Mon 24 Nov 2014 5:31pm GMT / 12:31pm EST / 9:31am PST Online “It’s throwing up things they had not anticipated” Evolution Studios Evolution Studios was acquired by SCEE in 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment Sony Computer Entertainment is a Japanese videogame company specialising in a variety of areas in the… […]

Mario Kart 8 wins British Academy Children’s Award

By Rachel Weber Mon 24 Nov 2014 6:16pm GMT / 1:16pm EST / 10:16am PST Events Minecraft takes home the Kid’s Vote honours The British Academy Children’s Awards took place last night and Mario Kart 8 was chosen by the jury to receive this year’s award. It faced competition from Tearaway, Rayman Legends and Pokémon […]

Social Media

The future of food, as told on Vine

Do you like playing with your food? We sure do. This week we partnered with ConAgra Foods Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert to create a series of Vines about the hottest food trends. From Generation Z’s creative interpretation of food to the increasing availability of same-day grocery delivery, as well as new technology in nutrition, the […]

Show us your best Grumpy Cat scowl

Grumpy Cat has finally hit the silver screen and she’s none too happy about it! Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever premieres on Lifetime Nov. 29, and we’re totally not excited about it. But we are teaming up with Lifetime to prepare for it with this week’s photo challenge. Image: Grumpy Cat In the movie Grumpy […]

The 25 best Vines of 2014

Compiling the best Vine videos of 2013 was one thing. Since last year, the weird and wild universe of Vine has continued to expand in every direction between quirky personalities, up-and-coming musical talents and high-profile artists, all home-grown out of the unique format. The 2013 release of Instagram video had some doubting whether Twitter’s then-fledgling […]

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

5 early Black Friday deals for gadget lovers

Having trouble waiting for Black Friday to get your hands on some new gadgets? Not to worry. There are already some cool electronics up for (relatively) cheap prices online. We’ve put together some of our favorites — from the very cheap to the more high-end — to help you buy something for your gadget-inclined friends […]

All roads lead to WrestleMania

It is a truth universally acknowledged that wrestling games aren’t very good games. None of them are ever going to be in contention for any game of the year awards. The phrase ‘wrestling game’ may well conjure up a very specific image of glitchy gameplay, hilarious collision detection and questionable character modelling. They’re a hard […]

5 email myths you can stop believing now

Everyone has a different email ritual. Maybe you send emails early in the morning, or late at night. Maybe you create insanely long subject lines or militaristically short ones. Maybe you CC as many people as possible in hope of eliciting a response. You stay steadfast in your superstition — but what if you could […]


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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Indies, don’t sell shares in your company

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sensible Software co-founder Jon Hare is on a tour, giving aspiring game developers across the world his views on how business has changed since the old home computer gaming days and how lessons learned from that old era ought to be applied to deals in the modern mobile and digital era. In the presentation called […]

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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham review – enjoyable run-out for familiar platform format

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the absence of split-screen platforming competitors, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham extends, rather than develops, the well-worn series. An impressive cast of DC Comics superheroes run, jump, smash, fetch-quest and wisecrack their way through Lego puzzles, but it is hard not have a sense of deja vu. However, younger players will lap it up. […]

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