Liz Pulanco

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The Best Too Faced Products According to Allure Editors

Too Faced may be almost 20 years old (it was started in 1998), but it's really been in the past two years that the brand has experienced an unprecedented rise in popularity — selling out on Sephora, blowing up on social media, and breaking all the rules of traditional beauty marketing. Maybe it's …

Nintendo kills off 500 fan games that use Mario, Zelda or Pokemon characters

Nintendo has never had much patience for copyright infringement. Whether it’s a YouTube video or a fan game paying homage to one of the company’s …

New How to Draw Panties Manga Drawing Book Teaches Exactly That

Manga artists and character designers have released videos and hosted seminars to better novices' art skills. There's plenty of how-TO Books on the …

The next Pokémon games might be Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

New Pokémon trademarks sneak out on eve of Nintendo Direct<p>The titles of the next generation of Pokémon games may have leaked a bit early, thanks to a pair of trademark registrations for <i>Pokémon Sun</i> and <i>Pokémon Moon</i>.<p>Nerd Leaks spotted the two trademark registrations filed by Nintendo Co. Ltd. at the …

Steam's streaming video library now includes Naruto

Viz Media's Steam debut<p>Valve offloaded a selection of anime onto Steam's streaming movie collection yesterday. A number of English-dubbed movies based on the series <i>Naruto</i> are now available to rent or keep, marking the first time anime has been included in the platform's video library.<p>There are 10 …

Miss Hokusai review – artist anime blends the sentimental, erotic and strange

An interesting, delicate animation about the relationship between Katsushika Hokusai – the 19th-century artist famous for The Great Wave – and his daughter<p>Katsushika Hokusai is the Japanese artist whose famous work is The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1830): an elegant and mysterious vision of a huge …

App Store hero targets bogus reviews for termination

A new search engine wants to keep App Store reviews honest and accurate by completely ignoring the ones that may come from paid shills or through developers’ relentless badgering of users.<p>As of this writing, the system claims it has audited over 17 million reviews and ignored 1.1 million of them. …

Apps

'Animals' Shows Us NYC from the Perspective of a Bunch of Filthy Cartoon Rodents

The show explores New York City through the perspectives of animals with voice acting from stars like Aziz Ansari, A$AP Rocky, and Nick Kroll.<p>Two guys walk into a party in a grungy underground space in New York. As a painfully awkward DJ spins trendy cuts by Porches and Mr. Twin Sister, they begin …

College Students Can Now Play Video Games For Tuition

Think you’ve got what it takes to try out for your college’s <i>StarCraft II</i> or <i>Heroes of the Storm</i> team? According to <i>Fortune</i>, colleges around the United …

You Can Now Bring the Magic of Walt Disney World Home

Because "The Happiest Place on Earth" is arguably also the best smelling one.<p>From the popcorn stands on Main Street to orange blossoms on Soarin', "The Happiest Place On Earth" is arguably also the best smelling one.<p>Now, lawyer-turned-artist Rheney Williams is selling 12 Disney World-inspired …

Here's Your First Look at the Badass Japanese Zombie Comic Everybody's Talking About

You might have already heard about <i>I am a Hero,</i> Kengo Hanazawa’s spectacular ongoing manga set in the zombie apocalypse, hailed as manga’s take on <i>The</i> …

Anonymous App After School Raises $16.4 Million One Year After App Store Ban

After School raised a sizable round despite nearly running itself off the road.<p>What a difference a year can make. One year ago, anonymous messaging app After School was in the middle of a four-month-long ban from Apple’s App Store for violating the company’s safety guidelines.<p>Now After School is …

Creating A Character In Black Desert Online Is An Epic Undertaking

The first closed beta test for the Western version of fantasy MMO <i>Black Desert Online</i> is live, giving select players their first taste of what we once …

Studio Ghibli will release its first foreign film, The Red Turtle, next year

Fans of Studio Ghibli should mark their calendars for September 2016. The acclaimed anime production house will release its first co-produced foreign …

Animation

Evie's an older woman in Assassin's Ripper DLC and that's a big deal

Evie Fry being the hero of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jack The Ripper DLC shouldn’t be a huge surprise. She’s a far more interesting and …

Illustrating the Irony of Relationships in the Digital Age

The illustrator Jean Jullien depicts the awkwardness of tech-centered lives.<p>Technological developments have brought us cultural and social changes wherein we increasingly communicate through screens and electronic interfaces at the cost of face-to-face interaction. Increasingly, relationships take …

Textio, A Startup That Analyzes Text Performance, Raises $8M

Textio CEO Kieran Snyder took a quantitative approach to how language worked in her linguistics studies. And when she and her co-founder Jensen Harris were leaving Microsoft to start a new company, it was only natural that it would be centered around language in some way.<p>That’s how Textio, a …

Don’t Plan To Play Your Christmas Games Online, Hackers Are Threatening PSN And Xbox Live Once Again

Last year bright-eyed gamers hoping to play their new video games online on Christmas morning found themselves out of luck when Xbox Live and the Playstation Network were shut down for two days by a hacker collective calling themselves Lizard Squad. These hackers claimed their Grinchy stunt was …

A $30 Million Bet on Virtual Reality and Iceland’s Cult Classic PC Game Eve Online

The instructions were fairly straightforward: “You just have to put it on your face and play it.” The “it,” in this case, is Eve: Valkyrie, and Adam …

Anime romance isn’t like reality. Why? Biomechanics

<b>Sometimes, the physics of physical affection in anime and manga just don’t make sense</b>.<p>With <b>anime</b> and <b>manga</b> character designs being so stylized, <b>it’s</b> …

South Park Wants Your Best Gay Fan Art

Are you an aspiring yaoi artist with dreams of seeing your work on national television? Now’s your chance.<p><i>South Park</i>’s doing an episode called “Tweek …

Auction of amazing, rare castoffs from Disney theme parks

Having raised $1.7M from an auction of Disneyland memorabilia and rarities earlier this year, Van Eaton Galleries are holding a second auction of …

Love and Sex with Robots conference cancelled

The event was scheduled to be held in Malaysia from November 16 to 19, but as it directly opposes the country’s conservative values, local …

Robots

Apple Bans 100s Of iPhone Apps For Stealing Personal Data

Apple announced yesterday that it had pulled hundreds of apps from its App Store because they violated the App Store’s review process by collecting unapproved kinds of data.<p>A third-party analytics service called SourceDNA discovered that apps using a software developer kit (SDK) from a Chinese …

Software engineer lives in van to avoid San Francisco rent

The rent is too high in San Francisco -- even for software engineers.<p>When Katharine Patterson first considered moving to the city, she told friends she'd rather live in a van than pay rent here, according to a piece she wrote for Quartz. She proved as good as her word, moving into a red 1969 …

Are you #BreakingTheLaw by using Hashtags?

<i>By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist</i>The “pound sign” (#) has seen quite a resurgence in popularity the past few years, as people repurpose …

A Serious Look at Big Anime Eyes

Kyoto Animation is one of Japan’s most famous anime studios. Besides its shows, the studio is famous for another thing: large eyes.<p><i>This piece</i> …

Watch: Magic Leap’s latest augmented-reality video shows a solar system floating in an office

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap, which Google placed a $500 million bet on back in 2013, today showed off some brand-new raw video footage recorded with the technology last week. It includes a floating drone and solar system in an office somewhere — and it’s pretty freaking awesome.<p>The clip …

Microsoft Research Debuts Autocomplete For Animation, And It’s Incredible

Draw something once, and software can predict, guide, and adjust what you want to do next.<p>Microsoft Research, working with the University of Hong Kong and the University of Tokyo, has a remarkable new technology that it calls “Autocomplete hand drawn animations.”<p>Unveiled at the Siggraph Asia …

Disney Has Invented 3D Coloring Books

With its Color Alive line, Crayola was the first company to merge coloring books and apps so kids could bring their on-page creations to life. But …