Yes, dating apps can be bad for gay men but not in the way you might think | Patrick Strudwick

The CCTV footage is chilling. Suspect number one paces outside, checking his watch, checking all around. Seven minutes later, a second suspect lurks in the hallway, nervously glancing behind him before pulling out his phone. We do not know if these are indeed the culprits. What we know is that last month a gay man […]

Top senator demands explanation from Whisper after user tracking revelations

The chair of the Senate commerce committee has said revelations about how the “anonymous” social media app Whisper is tracking its users raise “serious questions” over privacy and demanded an explanation from the company. Senator Jay Rockefeller wrote to the chief executive of Whisper to ask for a detailed, in-person briefing for his committee staff. […]

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 […]


Mobile games revenue to overtake consoles in 2015, says analyst

Mobile games will generate more revenue than console titles in 2015, according to research specialist Newzoo. In its quarterly global games market update, the company estimates that revenues from smartphone and tablet titles will reach $25bn in 2014, up 42% on 2013, and $30.3bn in 2015. The company sees steady growth in the mature US […]

NCsoft lays off "around 60" at Carbine Studios

By James Brightman Thu 23 Oct 2014 8:10pm GMT / 4:10pm EDT / 1:10pm PDT Jobs Wildstar developer suffers cuts as NCsoft West undergoes key restructuring and further layoffs NCsoft-owned Carbine Studios, which was founded in 2005 and released its first game, sci-fi MMO Wildstar, earlier this year, has unfortunately laid off “around 60″ employees […]

Xbox console sales jump 102% in Q1

By James Brightman Thu 23 Oct 2014 8:46pm GMT / 4:46pm EDT / 1:46pm PDT HardwareFinancial Microsoft’s revenue during the first quarter increased 25% to $23.2 billion Microsoft today announced its earnings for the first quarter ended September 30, 2014. Total sales were up 25 percent to $23.2 billion while earnings per share actually dipped […]

Social Media

Win a Camera in Our Great Outdoors Photo Challenge

Whether you’re exploring your city or forging new paths, awe-inspiring scenery is all around us. For this week’s edition of Mashable‘s Photo Challenge Guest Series, we’re partnering with Olympus to explore the great outdoors. We want to see your photos of the landscapes that call to you: a crowded city street, a stretch of rural countryside […]

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 […]

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

MakerBot CEO: No New Hardware at CES

Jenny Lawton took a somewhat circuitous route to the helm of 3D printing leader MakerBot. Before joining the company as “Head of People” in 2011, Lawton spent ten years in retail, running her own bookstore in Greenwich, Connecticut. And though physical book selling might appear the polar opposite of 3D printing, which takes digital ideas […]

?New Nintendo 3DS: Not entirely new, but certainly improved

The Nintendo 3DS was unveiled in 2010, riding the wave of 3D hysteria that was supposed to see us all scrambling to buy new 3D TVs, fancy 3D smartphones and even 3D cameras. Of course, that trend never quite took off like the display manufacturers of the world had hoped. Indeed, the 3D smartphone thing […]

The Nostalgic Evolution of the Nokia Phone

The indestructible Nokia phone is no more. Microsoft, which bought the company’s mobile division this past April, has announced it will no longer use the name for future devices. Instead, its Nokia Lumia smartphones will simply be called Microsoft Lumia moving forward. Nokia, best known for its sturdy hardware and early innovation in the mobile […]


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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Mobile could soon dominate

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

As the market for games has grown and diversified, it’s become increasingly important to take any headline figures you might read with a grain of salt. Every time an analyst or a research firm announces that the games business has reached such and such a size, or that monthly revenues compare thusly with previous figures, […]

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

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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