Android Studio (Beta 0.8.9): Teething problems with Preview and AVD Emulators

Android Studio is better than Eclipse (ADT) for code prompts and reminding you to update the IDE, but there are some things you still need to do once you've downloaded and installed it in your Applications folder (OS X). The first two of which are essential if you're going to use the Android emulator:(1) install...

MOMO8 W and MOMO10 W Are Two Windows 8 Tablets With Nice Designs

Although the name MOMO doesn’t ring any bells and doesn’t seem inspired, this brand has released two new tablets, the MOMO8 W and MOMO10 W, that actually sound like solid Windows 8 devices. One of them is pictured below and the design isn’t half bad. The case seems made of a soft touch material of...

The Bookseller Children’s Conference: #PorterMeets Voxburner’s Luke Mitchell

With all the pleasure any good teenager has in proving his elders wrong, the 16-to-24-year-old age group might seem at times to delight in confusing marketers. And at Thursday's The Bookseller Children's Conference, in London, some of Luke Mitchell's comments to the audience will help sort out what may be behind that demographic's role in...

Kindle Books for Rosh Hashanah

Shana Tova to all of our Jewish readers! Like many, I will be travelling to in-laws tonight to celebrate the Jewish New Year. But uniquely for me, I will be celebrating minus the synagogue trip this time. I had a bad experience at my mother’s synagogue which made me reluctant to return, and when I...

Justin Bieber Underwear Tweets Create a Social Media Fashion Statement

With the help of fashion designer Christian Siriano and the a crowd of music and fashion enthusiasts, Verizon’s #socialimprintproject has turned social media users into ad hoc textile designers. As part of the Verizon Backstage Livestream festivities during this year’s Fashion Rocks event, tweets and posts surrounding the event were used to create a social media...

BeLinked Is a Tinder for LinkedIn

According to the 2013 Pew Social Networking report, LinkedIn is the second largest social network. The key demographic on LinkedIn, according to the report are college graduates and high-income households. And with one-third of relationships starting online, it was only a matter of before someone started using LinkedIn to find dates. Enter BeLinked, a new...

The Maze Runner Game Arrives on Android

The Maze Runner phenomenon is running wild –beginning with a book series by James Dashner and evolving into an action film currently in theatres, the trilogy is now complete with an officially licensed mobile game released by PikPok (developed by Sticky Studios). Players are invited to follow a group of teenagers known as the Gladers...

AT&T Offers 1 Free Year of Amazon Prime

AT&T will be offering customers one free year of Amazon Prime with the purchase of their new internet program. The new offer also comes with a subscription to HBO and AT&T’s version of basic cable for a one-year intro rate of $39 per month. This arrangement makes sense for Amazon as it tries to build...

Colorful Unveils New 8 Core 3G Tablet: Colorfly G808 3G

Colorful has unveiled a new tablet, a model dubbed Colorfly G808 3G, that features an 8 core CPU and 3G connectivity. It appears that 3G is a big deal among the features that people want on Asian tablets, that’s why Chinese makers are banking on it. The G808 relies on an octa core MediaTek processor...

Play Alien Creeps: Tower Defense Extraterrestrial Style

There are plenty of games around just like it, but sometimes you need a little tower defense strategy game time to help you unwind. To that end, Alien Creeps TD is a game worthy of your attention. Brought to you by the developers at Outplay Entertainment, Alien Creeps TD is equal parts challenging and addictive...

Microsoft Official Drops “Windows 9″ Name During Speech; MS Says The Name is Not Final Yet

Microsoft has more or less leaked the name of its future Windows release, that we already knew as Windows 9. Apparently this name was uttered by Alain Crozier, President of Microsoft France during a speech this week. However, Microsoft immediately reacted and said the product doesn’t have a final name. I’ll remind you there’s a...

David Gaughran catches the stench wafting from the publishing industry

No one could accuse David Gaughran of being afraid to take a stand, or of supine impartiality in his readiness to listen to every side. And the author of Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible doesn’t leave much room for ambiguity in his latest title: “Publishing Is Rotten To The Core.” Admittedly, this is a...

Alaska Reporter Who Quit on Air Now Has a Crowdfunding Campaign

Former reporter for KTVA Charlo Greene quit her job in a dramatic fashion — announcing “fuck it, I quit,” on air. Greene was reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club when she revealed that she was, in fact, the owner of the club. Now, the reporter-turned-advocate has started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for her marijuana...

Authors United Mistaking Its Enemy?

One author and industry watcher takes a close look at the complaints put forth by Authors United and draws that conclusion. Bob Mayer argues it’s a mistake to take Amazon to task for suppressing book sales. The growing surge of new content into the marketplace–thanks partly to Amazon–creates both challenges and opportunities for everyone in...

AFV Celebrates 25 Years, Partners with YouTube Stars

One of America’s most engrained pop-culture television shows is about to celebrate a milestone and expand even further to hook a growing millennial audience. Seemingly the start of user-generated content before there was such a thing, America’s Funniest Home Videos will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year by partnering with some of Gen Y’s most...