Can you really rely on an app to do your maths homework?

The video shows a textbook being flipped open and a smartphone pointed at a dense page of calculations. But this isn’t someone Instagramming their homework; the phone scans the equations on its screen and solves them, each solution popping up instantly with a satisfying click. The footage – created to promote a new algebra-solving app […]

Angry Birds Transformers review a warmer, crafted homage than the films

As a child, I loved Transformers: the toys, the shows, the branded pyjamas, etc. Watching those cartoons back as an adult was a bit dispiriting though. With grown-up eyes, it was hard not to see them as just a marketing vehicle for toys, branded pyjamas, etc. I suspect if I watched He-Man again, it’d be […]

Dice gambles on shaking up gig tickets: ‘We’re getting rid of the friction’

When I was a 19 year-old student, I had gig ticketing down to a fine art: Buy the NME and Melody Maker magazines first thing on a Wednesday, scan their live listings for bands that I liked, then queue up to buy tickets as soon as they went on sale. Fast forward a few years, […]


YouTube games channels take off: top 100 watched 4.4bn times in September

YouTube games channels have become one of the most popular categories on Google’s online video site, with the 100 biggest notching up nearly 4.4bn video views in September alone. That’s up from 3.5bn views in May, according to a chart published by industry site Tubefilter based on data from analytics firm OpenSlate. The chart, which […]

Linear games "going to suffer" in the market

By Brendan Sinclair Wed 22 Oct 2014 7:04pm GMT / 3:04pm EDT / 12:04pm PDT Development Alex Hutchinson says open-world and emergent games will have a leg up going forward thanks to video sharing Video-sharing services like YouTube and Twitch are changing the gaming industry, right down to the kinds of games that succeed. That’s […]

With Riccitiello, is Unity planning something big?

Earlier today Unity Technologies caused quite a stir in the games industry with the announcement that former Electronic Arts chief exec John Riccitiello would be taking over the CEO job for David Helgason. While EA struggled to make shareholders happy, Unity has been seeing tremendous growth, becoming a favorite toolset for large and small publishers […]

Social Media

Vine Challenge: Surprise Us With an Unexpected Twist

Everyone loves a film with a good twist — and the Vine community isn’t any different. But the good thing about plot twists on the video-sharing service is that it only takes six seconds to get to the good stuff. Mashable is collaborating with Unpopular Now for this week’s Vine challenge. We want you to […]

7 Tips for Using Social Media During Conferences

So, you’re attending a conference. You’ve paid the entrance fee, put on the best outfit ever, grabbed a big stack of business cards and made sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. The one piece of the conference puzzle I can almost guarantee you’re missing? Social media. With the rise of platforms like Twitter […]

What’s Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

With several overlapping features, Facebook‘s Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused. Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can […]

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

Vine Updates iOS App With Enhanced Discovery and Sharing Tools

Vine just made it easier for its users to discover and share new videos. The iOS version of the app was updated Tuesday with new discovery features that allow users to find new videos, regardless of how many users they follow. See also: 11 Vines for When You Can’t Contain Your Excitement Vine users can […]

Traps and tablets keep the franchise fresh

First came Spyro’s Adventure, and it was good. Then came Giants, introducing a new element into the tried-and-true Skylanders gameplay formula; it, too, was good. Then followed Swap Force, and suddenly the game, which was already balancing a fine line of fiddliness, what with having to pause and switch out the figurines, became prohibitively complicated, […]

70% of People Worldwide Pronounce ‘GIF’ With a Hard ‘G’

You can’t imagine how painful it was to write this headline. For those of us who are correct human beings, our brain juices boil to hear that hard “G.” And don’t throw Obama in our faces; he’s not the inventor of the GIF, after all. Regardless of what’s right, 70% of the world pronounces it […]


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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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate keeps Japanese #1

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Rachel Weber Wed 22 Oct 2014 10:00pm GMT / 6:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT Retail New 3DS and New 3DS XL rule hardware sales Nintendo’s new handhelds are still at the top of Japan’s hardware chart this week, giving the company a total of five SKUs in the top ten. The 3DS brand alone […]

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Angry Birds Transformers review a warmer, crafted homage than the films

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a child, I loved Transformers: the toys, the shows, the branded pyjamas, etc. Watching those cartoons back as an adult was a bit dispiriting though. With grown-up eyes, it was hard not to see them as just a marketing vehicle for toys, branded pyjamas, etc. I suspect if I watched He-Man again, it’d be […]

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