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Google gives devs more tools to build and maintain their apps

Google Analytics has been one of the most important tools for web developers since its launch a decade ago. Now, Google is hoping its Firebase service can do the same for Android, iOS and mobile web development. At the company's I/O developer conference today, the company announced Firebase …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

App Store

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …

High-speed Rail

The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback

The social network had a grand plan to connect millions of Indians to the internet. Here’s how it all went wrong<p>Until Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor. One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan, Chandauli is …

Internet

Hage? Yes, way! Artist assembles all-star line-up of all your favorite bald anime characters

No hair? No problem! Especially for this gathering of <b>super-powered follicly-challenged anime men</b>.<p>There are plenty of tropes in manga and anime, but …

Anime

Here’s Everything We Know About “Persona 5”

Do you like anime? How about <i>Final Fantasy</i> games? Do you enjoy dark, supernatural mysteries? If you answered “Yes!” to any or all of these, then you …

Nissin Asks Japanese Customers Which Foreign Cup Noodle Brand They Want to Sample - Interest

Choices range from Indonesia to Brazil to Germany<p>Though they are a Japanese invention, instant noodles have spread around the world and are a staple …

The 13 Most Promising New Anime of Spring 2016

A uniform that turns into a gun, a boy who's a maid, and more.<p>From the destruction of civilization to a cute club of motorcycle enthusiasts, this …

Anime

Japanese manga titles get ready for their own civil wars ahead of new Captain America movie

It’s time to pick a side and stand up for what you believe in!<p>There is plenty of positive buzz and anticipation for Marvel’s newest entry in the …

Manga

Anime hit Fullmetal Alchemist is getting the live-action treatment

The Elric brothers reunite on the big screen<p><i>Fullmetal Alchemist</i>'s next film adaptation will be live-action, according to Crunchyroll. Filming is slated to begin this June in Italy, with a 2017 release currently planned for Japan.<p>Based on the popular manga-turned-anime, which has aired in the U.S. …

Expat life in the land of hobbits

With a laid-back, outdoorsy vibe, New Zealand’s largest city is often called one of the world’s best places to live. Here’s how to land a job there.<p>When Lizzie Brandon first arrived in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008, she used to write down things about her new home that were different to life in …

San Francisco

The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Angel McNall Photography/Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, our national parks are beautiful, beach camping is a blast, and taking a road trip is a fun way to spend a few days, but sometimes you want to explore a totally new city. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>At Thrillist, we've been …

Travel

Napa Valley - and the event that changed wine forever

The alcove looks like a shrine. But instead of a religious relic, the focus of attention is a wine bottle. A sign reads: “1st Place 1976 Paris Tasting”. On the left, are judges’ scores; to the right, a page from the June 7, 1976 issue of Time magazine. Beneath the Judgment of Paris headline, the …

Popular Chinese Browser Transmits User Info With Terrible Encryption

Revelations about poor security in QQ Browser follow findings of vulnerabilities in other Chinese browsers.<p>All web browsers have vulnerabilities, but one piece of Chinese software might be eligible for the title of most insecure browser ever.<p>Likely unbeknown to its users, QQ Browser has been …

IT security

Love at first song? Turn any anime or movie scene into a romantic moment with this track!

If life were like a movie, then it’d have to have a soundtrack, and <b>Japanese net users have found a song that turns any encounter into one of</b> …

Anime

Compelling first lines of famous novels (infographic)

<b>The first sentence or paragraph of a novel is often the last chance to make the first impression.</b>Stephen King spends weeks, months, or sometimes …

Infographics

Allison Pataki’s ‘Empress’ Novels in the Works as Two Miniseries

Andras Hamori’s H2O Motion Pictures is developing a pair of miniseries based on Allison Pataki’s novels about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Variety …

George Pataki

Toonz animation software used by Studio Ghibli and Futurama will soon be free

Toonz, the animation software used by Futurama and Studio Ghibli, is going open source and will soon be free for any aspiring animator looking to be …

Kantai Collection Anime Film Slated for to Open in Theaters in Fall 2016

During the Kantai Collection event “KanColle Haru no Kan Matsuri” on Monday it was announced that the upcoming KanColle film will open in theaters in …

Manga

"Drifters" Anime Casts Its Ends Faction

PR for anime adaptation of <i>Hellsing</i> author Kouta Hirano's historical figures versus fantasy manga <i>Drifters</i> is back with another round of casting, this …

Manga

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Second Season Slated for April 2nd

The official website of the anime adaptation of Yuu Miyazaki and okiura’s Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) …

Manga

Crunchyroll to Stream Twin Star Exorcists Anime

Supernatural anime premieres on April 6<p>Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the anime of Yoshiaki Sukeno's …

Manga

One Piece Creator On Drawing Boobs

Eiichiro Oda, workaholic and <i>One Piece</i> creator, was asked how to draw the curvy bodies of the characters in his famed manga and anime.<p>As noted on <i>2ch</i>, …

Anime

Beginner's Guide To Anime: Terms, Genres And Streaming Services You Need To Know

It's safe to say that anime is more popular here in the States than it ever has been. Ever since the mid-'90s, the anime community has been growing …

Want to make anime like Princess Mononoke? Soon you can get the software Ghibli uses for free!

TOONZ Studio Ghibli Version will be available as a free download starting Saturday March 26.<p>Creating an animated film is pretty much the exact …

Top 10 Good Manga That Needs an Anime Series

Like many heroes in American comic books, series start out on the pages and eventually make it to the big or small screen in the form of live action …

Anime

Beat the Devil: 5 Fantasy Novels Featuring the Prince of Darkness

For as long as we can remember, stories have wrestled with the idea of the Devil, a personage embodying of all our worst aspects. In fiction, Old …

Cartoon Hangover Presents 107 "Sword Art Online" Facts You Should Know

Due to popular demand Cartoon Hangover's "107 Factors You SHOULD Know" has offered their rundown of <i>Sword Art Online</i>. They introduce it, …

Anime

News anchor's shirt makes her look like she has cartoon boobs

Follow @maggieserota<p>Does the wardrobe person at ABC News 24 in Australia hate anchor Ros Childs? Are there no mirrors in the dressing room? How else …