Around this time last year, Candy Crush Saga hit Facebook timelines like a raging virus, oozing from every orifice the social site could offer. Soon after, the viral spread took to smartphones all over the world. One year later, the popular mobile app has surpassed 500 million downloads, making it one of the most successful games of all time. Hit the jump to get a look of one of the year’s most successful apps and the company behind it. Continue reading →
Instagram announced this past week that they will begin incorporating advertisements into their app very soon. Although the company claims to believe that the integration of ads will not interrupt the user experience, this may not bode well with some of the apps over 150 million users. Hit the jump to see what you can expect in the upcoming months. Continue reading →
If Vine, and now recently Instagram weren’t enough, enter MixBit into the video sharing arena. From the co-founders of YouTube comes the latest instant video-sharing app technology for Apple iOS and soon to be Android. Not only is Mixbit a video sharing app, but it is the first site that allows users to collaborate with each other and remix videos uploaded by the community. Take a look at the rest Mixbit’s features after the break. Continue reading →
Anyone looking to capitalize on deals even earlier this year will be embraced by the loving red and khaki arms of Target. Forget spending the holidays with your family, indoors, enjoying delicious turkey and mashed potatoes, Target is opening their doors at 9pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22. See the multitude of their Black Friday deals after the break. Continue reading →
‘Tis the season, once again, to prepare your wallets for Black Friday on November 23. In an effort to prove who has the larger cojones, retail outlets and online stores are announcing their Black Friday sales prices early this year. Previous years we have had to scour the Internet hoping to find leaked ad flyers, but not this year. Retailers are more generous than ever, so we might as well embrace it with open arms! After the jump take a look at the Black Friday deals at Best Buy. Continue reading →
Videogaming has always come second nature to me whether it involved sports, FPSs, RPGs, action, and all the rest. I have always been fond of the videogaming industry and this year I was able to catch all of the major announcements from Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, and Sony today thanks to the lovely people at G4. Many big surprises and some disappointments. Mostly, I’ve found this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo is somewhat average, thus far. I don’t own a Playstation 3 or an XBOX 360, but a lot of games they showed today really made me want to buy them, but nothing huge has struck my fancy. Read on and see what I thought of today’s events.
When asked to vote on Barbie’s next profession, who would have thought that the masses would vote for computer engineer? Back in January, Barbie was given the choice of surgeon, environmentalist, news achnor, architect, and computer engineer. Perhaps it was a group effort of computer engineers and nerds, or maybe Barbie enthusiasts really wanted her to be a high tech wiz, whatever the case is, Computer Engineer Barbie will be set to release on December 15 just in time for Christmas and you can pre-order it at Amazon if you are really eager for only $12.99. You can read Mattels full release after the break.
Some creative engineer genius rigged his own Ghostbusters proton pack to coincide with his love for the Nintendo Wii! Jake Rossi is the original designer and you can check out his blog here and see the original post! Click on the images to enlarge.
Well it is finally here, the new Apple Tablet everyone has been talking about and just waiting for them to officially announce has finally come upon us. The Apple iPad is the newest gem in the sea of ridiculous technology Apple has brought to us. This iPad is basically a gigantic iPhone with higher quality display, a giant keyboard, and a book store like the kindle. On the Apple site, they claim to have over 140,000 applications at your disposal to cram into your pad. The iPad is definitely more advanced than the the iPhone; it is practically the inbetween of the iPhone and MacBook. It has programs such as Safari, KeyNote, Pages, and Numbers. It is pretty cool, but will the hype last? I mean it is cool, but with the portability of the iPhone and capacity and more options the Apple laptops have, is there really a need to have the iPad other than to show off that you are “hip” with the age? Continue reading →