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The Nether – review

The Nether tries to answer a simple question - should people be able to enact their deepest, darkest desires online if this means they don't do it in real life? This incredibly intelligent script focuses on victorian virtual reality 'The... Continue Reading →

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‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ review

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' was always going to be a difficult story to adapt. Hefty in emotion and in intricate description, the Pulitzer-winning non-fiction novel by Katherine Boo involves several complex characters and a plot tough to crush into just over... Continue Reading →

Once

A delightfully bittersweet affair filled with wisecracking Czechs and surly Irishmen, this 'new' musical hit the West End quietly -- sneaking through the back door -- and stealing the audience's hearts. Can love blossom in five days? According to Hollywood, it... Continue Reading →

The Best Vines of 2013

Vine is arguably the best thing that happened to the internet this year. Since it launched in January 2013, funny, outrageous creative and weird short videos have found their own niche between gifs and YouTube videos. Special mention should be... Continue Reading →

Want a future in tech? Your best bet is still Silicon Valley

Other cities might  have tried to replicate the success of the golden city of technology. But if you are looking for quick cash and a bright future, Silicon Valley is still the best option that you have available. Until just... Continue Reading →

Macmillan Publishing unleashes its e-books

Macmillan Publishers has decided to offer its 11,000 e-book catalog to public libraries for the first time. The company announced their news on Friday through a press release drafted by Baker & Tyler. The company has confirmed that it would allow... Continue Reading →

16% of Mobile Phones have Poop on Them – Infographic

Have you borrowed someone else's phone, used a public library computer or touched a communal tablet lately? If the answer is yes, you've been exposed to a lot more than just technology. You're within the majority of people exposed to... Continue Reading →

10 Sci Fi Movies You Must Watch This Halloween

Are you looking for something to watch on the scariest night of the year? If you've rebelled from partying and are stuck to the sofa, here are 10 Science Fiction Halloween classics that will make your night terror-iffic. Be prepared... Continue Reading →

Public Lab’s Crowdfunded Infragram Cameras Let People See Plants In A Different Light

Social media and B2B: the reign of Twitter and the rise of Google+

Want to win in B2B marketing campaigns? Social media is the way to go, as an increasing number of businesses realize the importance of tweets, updates and videos as part of their selling strategy. Although social media platforms are potential... Continue Reading →

Penguin and Random House merger gets the green light in Europe

The war against Amazon and the dominance in the digital reading age continues. The internet giant had seemingly grown out of proportion in the past, setting up an Author Network that destroyed the filter set in place by more conventional publishing... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry Z10 was RIM's last hope to recover lost customers and lost time against their competitor. The new device broke the silence and brought in a new crowdsourcing operating system, developing opportunities and a new and improved touchscreen. Although... Continue Reading →

Is street art … art?

Brace yourself: the Facebook Phone takeover is here

On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally let everyone out of the dark. After months of speculation, rumors and heavy-handed hints about a possible Facebook Phone that would 'rule them all' (very Lord-of-the-Rings-like), he managed to leave everyone frustrated and slighty bemused.... Continue Reading →

Is there money in e-books?

The rise of digital books means one important thing: an increase in demand for writers that can meet their needs. Is signing an e-book deal the same as signing a regular paper book deal? Can you live off the earnings... Continue Reading →

Diving into Windows Blue, the next big Microsoft project

This is Microsoft's next biggest product. Its code name is Windows Blue and it's an update that will launch this summer under the Windows 8 umbrella; offering a plethora of new personalization options and intuitive tweaks to enhance user experience. Frank... Continue Reading →

The 40th anniversary of the first mobile phone call

The third of April marks a historical anniversary for one of the most important gadgets of the present and the future: 40 years ago today, a Motorola executive picked up a mobile phone and made the first cellular call. Although... Continue Reading →

Fans Review the BlackBerry Z10 and Love the Latest BlackBerry Features [VIDEO]

Job interviews 101

You're in whitewashed room with a glaring, fluorescent light shining on your head. You sweat slightly and fidget in the designer plastic seat, wondering who will walk thought the door and put you to the test. Fear not! You can't... Continue Reading →

Want to survive a zombie apocalypse? Here’s an app to run from the undead

Do you need an extra nudge to start jogging? How about a zombie apocalypse? That's the game plan in a new and adventurous iPhone app called Zombies, Run! You're the main character in an exciting and gory post-apocalyptic scenario. Your helicopter... Continue Reading →

Best SEO tips for WordPress

The WordPress.com Blog

We get a lot of questions about SEO here on WordPress.com, and no wonder — you work hard on your site and want to get the word out! SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO recommendations are intended to help your site rank higher and more accurately in search engines, like Google. Say you write a blog about sailboats. When someone Googles “sailboats,” how many pages of results do they have to scroll through before they see a link to your blog? The goal behind having good SEO is to increase your website’s SERP (Search Engine Results Page) ranking.

Ideally, you want your link to be on the first page of results. The best ways to accomplish this are:

  • consistently publish useful, original posts about sailboats; and
  • promote your blog in intelligent ways to people who are looking for information about your topic.

The more traffic your blog receives for sailboat-related searches, the…

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Social media habits: What are yours?

Do you use social media platforms regularly? How many? As someone interested in the world of technology and news, it's likely you've tried out a few, and might use some of them on a daily basis to update your statuses,... Continue Reading →

Audrey Hepburn, the latest celebrity back from the dead for a Galaxy advert

It's amazing what a bit of CGI and some good makeup can do. For this feel good Galaxy chocolate advert, the legend comes back. What would Audrey Hepburn be doing right now? Why, she'd be on a bus in a... Continue Reading →

Kindle Paperwhite Review

It's big. It's bad. And it's all touchscreen. Despite all my misgivings, the new Kindle Paperwhite has won me over with its six inch display, intuitive menu buttons and personalization buttons. It's as if all the creative minds at Amazon... Continue Reading →

How to predict the future of technology

Throughout the last few years, innovation and the advancement of technology on a global scale has shot forward. The Voyager has travelled outside our solar system, the Curiosity has discovered evidence of microbiotic life on Mars and scientists have allegedly... Continue Reading →

The most obnoxious tweeters on the internet

Twitter has trolls. It's true, although there are less of them compared to Facebook, the world of online social media can be terrifying. In the tech world, there are some people that use their twitter accounts to vent rage, to... Continue Reading →

This is what Spotify’s first ad campaign looks like

Spotify has launched it's first ad campaign today. The new advert, which features concerts, good times and speaks about the profoundness of 'good music' comes after some feature changes in the music platform and increased pressure from other music services... Continue Reading →

The Nokia Lumia 820 Review: Love it or Hate it?

The new Nokia Lumia 820 is the phone version of Marmite: you either love it, or you detest it. As one of the main phones on the market with Windows 8 OS, its main features revolve around what you can... Continue Reading →

Are you unfaithful? Here’s an app to keep it under wraps

A new mobile phone app which promises complete success to people with dirty secrets to hide has just launched in the US. Whether you’re leading a double life or are just paranoid about someone looking through your phone whilst you’re... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Fail as an Author on Twitter

Whether you are an indie writer or a community manager just starting out, there are some rules that have to be followed right off the bat. If you don't know how to navigate the murky waters of social media, your... Continue Reading →

Technology-inspired Art

A recent trip to the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid showed just how much technology has inspired art: a transparent, glass dinosaur foot is just the start of a journey in which science and technology is king. Creativity comes in... Continue Reading →

Do you know this person? Social Media Fails

"New Friend Request: Athanasi Bengal, Network: Mexico." As someone who hasn't set foot in Mexico, this is something I find puzzling (and rude). In the past I have I have imagined a doppleganger with the same name, travelling to the... Continue Reading →

BBC director general resigns after erroneous child abuse report

This Just In

George Entwistle, director general of the British Broadcasting Corporation, said Saturday that he would step down amid controversy over the broadcasting of false claims by a sex abuse victim.

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Nintendo says 3D gaming may harm children

Nintendo warned users that the new 3D games on their 3DS handset can harm the eyesight on players under the age of 6. Although the 3DS has received largely good reviews, one of the main complaints has been, as CNet... Continue Reading →

StoryBox, The Educational App of the Year

Storybox, an online US magazine aimed at parents of children aged 3-6, launched their own App for iPads through the iTunes App Store. It features interactive stories with familiar character SamSam, a video and a comic. StoryBox is one of... Continue Reading →

Facebook’s Great Plans for 2012

Facebook is planning to be a Public Listing Company next Wednesday, according to BBC reports. The planned $10 billion share offering estimation  would make Facebook one of the biggest market capitalization companies in existence.(http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16779779) The company is enjoying profitable gains in spite... Continue Reading →

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