Fans of Minecraft that don’t want to pay for the game have Yacko’s iLands on Facebook as an alternative. In this persistent 3D game, players are given a rotating selection of block types for free each...
Aeria Games’ upcoming multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) Chaos Heroes Online has entered closed beta, as the company prepares for a full launch of the title this Fall. In Chaos Heroes Online, players will compete...
After announcing the game at Casual Connect in July 2014, RealNetworks’ GameHouse division has announced the official launch of Slingo Adventure on Facebook. RealNetworks acquired the Slingo brand last year, and GameHouse has been hard at...
After an initial release on iOS and Android devices, Battle Nations has officially launched on Steam, giving a whole new set of players the chance to get in on the tactical, turn-based combat experience. The game...
Casual casino game fans have a new option to try on Facebook, as Royal Wins has launched Mojikan’s Kash Karnival on the platform. The game takes players to a colorful carnival, where they’ll have access to...
Back in February, Pando’s Adam Penenberg told the story of the victims of Palestinian suicide bombing who were suing the Arab Bank in the US for helping to facilitate the funding of terrorism. Suicide bombers with the wherewithal to plan ahead could even opt for their own “Martyr Kit,” a package containing all the necessary forms and […]
Here’s a story I missed last month. Capital New York reports that Matt Taibbi’s new e-magazine, bankrolled by Pierre Omidyar, will likely be called “Racket.” According to a trademark filing by First Look Media, the publication will publish: “news, commentary, information, non-downloadable audio and visual media, and… editorial articles in the fields of gover […]
Last month, Microsoft made headlines after it cut ties with the American Legislative Executive Council (ALEC), a Koch Brothers-backed right-wing public policy group that’s been involved in a murderer’s row of controversial issues over the past three decades. That includes pushing climate change denial in schools, calling gay people a “health risk,” advocatin […]
SYDNEY — The first female prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, has come out of hiding for a no-holds-barred interview on her former leadership. In 2010, Gillard ousted Kevin Rudd as leader of the Labor Party in Australia and rose unopposed to become Australia's Prime Minister. See also: A Farewell to Kings Cross: Our Friend, Our Enemy, Our Wild T […]
In a perfect world, supervisors would be cool under pressure and the perfect source of inspiration — and always say the right thing at exactly the right time. But if you're in that type of role, you know that in reality, that usually doesn't happen. Management is chaotic. People — employees, managers, customers, and everyone in between — are unpred […]
If you've ever sold your house, you know the 6% commission that realtors charge can net out to tens of thousands of dollars for the average home. Now, a startup is taking a hatchet to that standard fee. LevelRE, which launches this week, offers a 1% commission for sellers. If you connect to a buyer's agent, then you'll pay 4% on a sale. If you […]
There was little need, before, to know exactly how much dust peppers outer space, far from the plane of the Milky Way. Scientists understood that the dimly radiating grains aligned with our galaxy’s magnetic field and that the field’s twists and turns gave a subtle swirl to the dust glow. But those swirls were too […] The post ‘Big Bang Signal’ Could All Be […]
This season, there’s a whole slew of cool commuter gear to look forward to. We’ve been keeping an eye on the announcements and here's what we're most excited to ride and wear. The post From Shoes to Bags, This Is the Season’s Coolest Commuter Bike Gear appeared first on WIRED.
Samsung’s new NX1 is perhaps the most powerful midrange DSLR-style camera on the market. This is a mirrorless camera has an absurdly high-resolution 28.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and an image processor that will be able to pull off some incredible feats. The post Samsung Woos Action Photogs With a Blazing-Fast Mirrorless Camera appeared first on WIRED.
We might be shifting to mobile and that might mean a lot of wonderful things, but mobile is still not as easy to organize as the Web is when it comes to linking. The inability to transmit data through the app store means that downloading an app doesn’t take you to a specific or personalized […]
From teen fashion gurus to tipsy chefs, bedroom video blogs may be coming to an end for some of YouTube's biggest stars. The Google-owned video site announced it'll soon start paying the production bills for new content. "We’ve decided to fund new content from some of our top creators, helping them not only fulfill their creative ambitions but […]
My iPhone 6 arrived last week. Perhaps yours did, too. But we’re increasingly the exceptions, not the rule. The rule? That’s Android, and it’s becoming clearer every day.No, not in Western markets like the United States. But as much as we like to think we’re the center of the universe, Google just demonstrated that it knows how to compete where volumes are m […]
Editor's note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.It's a sad, sad day for everyone who grew up in the 2000s. The iPod Classic, the most highly coveted MP3 player amongst your classmates, is no more. Apple quietly discontinued their 12-year-old iPod (it's come a long way) some time last week. TheWhich iPod Are Y […]
Traxpay, a German startup that has created a platform for businesses in a supply chain to make payments to each other — think PayPal for the B2B world, or an Alipay of the Western world — is making two significant announcements today that point to the company’s growth and bigger ambitions to go global — specifically to grow in the U.S. and Asia. First, it… […]
Mobile app Gametime was designed entirely for that use case, helping even the laziest of slackers to buy last-minute tickets on their phones moments before it’s time to enter their local arena. Read More
Silvercar is taking a bit of a contrarian approach to changing airport car rentals. The company, which launched in Dallas nearly two years ago, isn’t trying to make car rentals cheaper, but trying to make them better thanks to an awesome mobile app and generally higher-quality vehicles. Read More
BANGKOK — In recent weeks, Communist Party supporters in Hong Kong have had a somber message for their city. They warn of a potential threat that could paralyze Hong Kong, leave bodies in the streets, and give bandits free reign. 'They could kill this city,' according to the not-so-subtle messaging. read more
After discreetly tweaking its overall look, swapping some of its obsidian palette for varying shades of deep blue, Steam has launched its Discovery Update. The redesign introduces a brand new store front, along with a barrage of features intended to help streamline its cluttered portfolio of games. Beginning today, users will see personalized recommendations […]
Apple's developer support page has revealed the rapid pace at which iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch music players have been upgraded to the latest iOS software. Having been made available to download on Wednesday, by Sunday iOS 8 had already been installed on some 46 percent of devices connecting to Apple's App Store. This comes at a time when the 1 […]
The European Union's antitrust commissioner today said that Google will face charges unless it improves its proposal to settle a four-year antitrust probe. In a speech published Tuesday, Joaquin Almunia said that complaints from competitors "have given us fresh evidence and solid arguments against several aspects of the latest proposals put forward […]
The attack against ISIS in Syria has begun, according to the Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby: "US military & partner nation forces have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles." The US Navy has released these videos to prove it.Read more...
Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
RatedRR continues with its six days of torture for the iPhone 6 Plus. And being RatedRR, at one point they had to take out the guns and shoot at it. And being a dedicated hater of gigantic phones like this or the Samsung Note, it's a real pleasure to watch it being pulverized by a 50 cal bullet.Read more...
Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
Kirsten Dunst plays herself in this short film directed by Matthew Frost: Two young women approach Kirsten on the street to take a selfie with her. The girls are more interested in the impact the selfie will have on their Instagram fans than in actually meeting her face to face. A sign of the times, I guess.Read more...
Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
Having just discovered that Halo's Master Chief is actually Chinese, we were about to call out the irony of the Xbox One's delayed launch in mainland China, but now we have some good news. According to our brethren over at Engadget Chinese, Microsoft...
Lyft, it seems, is going to be getting a bit bigger and, perhaps, a touch better. The not-a-cab outfit has recently acquired a stranger-based carpooling company by the name of Hitch. The service itself will shut down, but TechCrunch says that the...
Whenever we talk about Huawei, it's normally within the context of the company's growing smartphone business. What we don't talk about as much is the Chinese giant's massive networking operation -- but it's this department that's making a big entry...
Google has announced plans to build a new data centre in Europe, this time in Eemshaven, a seaport in the Netherlands. The internet giant says it has put aside €600 million ($772 million) to build the new data centre, and will be its fourth location in Europe after Finland, Belgium and Ireland. Google currently has more than 10 data centres across the Americ […]
Microsoft had pencilled in September 23 for the Xbox One’s launch in China, but now it has been delayed by almost a week. As Reuters reports, the Xbox One will arrive in China on September 29, representing the first such launch following a 14-year ban on foreign games consoles. The console will cost 3,699 yuan (around $600) sans Kinect, and 4,299 yuan ($700) […]
After a slow start, Apple customers are beginning to adopt the company’s new iOS 8 platform in larger numbers. The US company updated its App Store Distribution page today to show that nearly half (46 percent) of users who visited the Apple Store on September 21 were using the week-old operating system. A number of third party tracking sites found that the e […]