Samuel DiMascio

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The top 20 viral ads of January

The Super Bowl may have been in February, but January's most shared ads were still dominated by hype for the big game.<p>Many companies started rolling …

Sundance: IFC Midnight Nabs Horror Film 'The Hallow'

WME Global and ICM Partners repped the filmmakers.<p>IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to <i>The Hallow</i>, after the horror film premiered at the Sundance …

Hollywood

Twitter tests new homepage to attract the 125 million users who don't log in

Twitter's parade of new products isn't over yet.<p>The social network has begun testing a new look for its homepage, showing off some accounts and …

Social Media Now Drives 31% Of All Referral Traffic

According to a report released this week by content marketing hub Shareaholic, social media is now the #1 driver of all website referral traffic. As of December 2014, 31.24% of all referral traffic was from social media; compare this to the 22.71% from the same period in the previous year.<p>While …

Social Media

Seene Adds a Third Dimension to Social Media

Seene: A New Dimension for Social Media<p>Seene has been on iOS since October 2013, and it has now made its to the Google Play Store. Seene is an …

Social Media

Every Blogger Should Avoid These 15 Mistakes To Get Popular

Find out which are the 15 common mistakes you should avoid if you want to be a successful blogger and learn tips on how to avoid them.

Twitter's iOS app gets cool new features (pictures)

Facebook wants to replace Twitter as your Super Bowl companion

If Super Bowl parties aren't your thing, Facebook has a new hub for the big game that aims to be <i>the</i> second screen spot for all your social media commentary. The folks in Menlo Park built a "Super Bowl experience" page that collects posts from your pals, real-time reactions, live scoring updates and …

5 Must-See Shorts at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Heavy would be the word that best describes the majority of shorts playing the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The 60 shorts selected from 8,061 …

This Winter’s 6 Most Promising New Anime

This season features a magical pink wombat, student assassins, and more.<p>It’s difficult to measure a show’s worth after just one episode, but with …

Why Is Nobody Using Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Google’s dashboard that tracks the versions of Android OS being used has been updated with numbers from January 2015, and it shows Lollipop’s non-existent impact on Android devices. Version five of Mountain View’s mobile operating system has not even gathered the minimum 0.1% of usage to show up in …

Android News

Staff Picks: Our Favorite Anime of 2014

Welcome to our third and final Staff Picks post for 2014! After listing our favorite games and manga, as selected by our staff contributors and guest …

‘Tokyo Ghostbusters’, An Animated Short Imagining ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ Cartoon Series as a 1980s Anime

“Tokyo Ghostbusters” is a an animated short, written and animated by Philip “Shamoozal” Summers for Nacho Punch (previously), that imagines <i>The Real</i> …

Anime

The 4 Coolest Things of CES 2015

From a possible cable-killer to 3D-printed pizza, here's what really wowed us at CES 2015.<p>2015’s Consumer Electronic Show is over, and to be …

How 'SMITE' Could Be A Sleeper Hit On Xbox One

Today is the World Championship for SMITE, a MOBA with less name recognition than DOTA 2 or League of Legends, but one that has assembled itself quite a competitive scene all the same. The prize pool for the first ever championship is $2.5M. Not near DOTA’s insane $11M prize haul for The …

Sets and costumes: designing a Disney fantasy land

From the enormous Shepperton Studios set that grew real trees to the zoot suit beloved by Johnny Depp, Into the Woods' designers have cast a wholly creative spell<p>The cast is stellar, the music glorious, but let us not forget <i>Into The Woods’</i> extraordinary sets and stunning costumes which help to make …

New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

When critics asked Tina Fey how her new series <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i> would be different now that it's airing on Netflix instead of NBC, she had quite the zinger ready.<p>"I think season two's gonna mostly be shower sex," Fey said during a press conference last week, drawing laughs. But she also had …

Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead in first trailer for post-apocalyptic zombie flick Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

The first trailer has arrived online for director Kiah Roache-Turner’s post-apocalyptic zombie flick <b>Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead</b>, and you can check it …

Mad Max

Why AMD is staying out of the Internet of Things chip market (updated)

[<b>Update</b>: AMD announced John Byrne has left the company to pursue other interests — 1/12/15]<p>John Byrne has a tough job. As senior vice president and general manager of the computing and graphics business group at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), he has to go head-to-head against Intel, the world’s …