As you may already know, Bang With Friends was forced to change its name this past summer, following a trademark infringement suit won by gaming giant and "With Friends" franchise developers Zynga, best known for titles such as Words With Friends (iOS, Android) and Scramble With Friends (iOS, Android).Up for the Down stroke But trust, in the end, it was to Bang With Friends' benefit. In early November, the popular Facebook game relaunched as the Down ( iOS, Android) app. After testing the iOS beta version, I am already convinced that it's … Read more
Who knows what Apple's app designers were thinking when they crafted Find My Friends to look like a leather glove, complete with stitching.
With the arrival of iOS 7, all of the core apps (and most of the optional ones) got a much-ballyhooed "flat" redesign -- except for Find My Friends. It remained, to many, the ugly odd-app-out.
Well, today it's ugly no more. Apple just pushed out Find My Friends 3.0, which has no major new features but an entirely new appearance. The orange-hued icon meshes well with other iOS 7 apps, while the … Read more
Angry Birds Friends combines the games' signature gameplay with social interaction on Facebook for a uniquely addictive mix. You'll get to fling all of your favorite birds and compete with your friends for the top spot on your social leaderboard. The app's constantly changing levels and landscapes add some serious replay value, as well.
This game uses the same gameplay strategies and birds you'd expect from the Angry Birds series, but it combines these with two new elements. The first is that you can play from Facebook or connect the game to your Facebook account to challenge … Read more
Have you ever felt like your Flag Day lights were missing something? Perhaps your kickoff-timed lighting display still needs that fourth color from your team's second alternate European road trip jersey?
Rather than expanding into the galaxy of home automation component devices, Philips is taking a focused approach with its Friends of Hue product line. Hue, of course, is Philips' connected LED light bulb line that debuted last year. The Friends of Hue, at the moment comprising two accessory products, so far stay rooted in the world of LED illumination.
Among Hue's new Friends are the Bloom LED … Read more
Bang with Friends has been no stranger to controversy in its short life span. But, it appears the hookup app could now be on the straight and narrow.
Not only has Bang with Friends ironed out a spat it had with Apple over its salacious name, the app has also settled a lawsuit with Zynga over alleged trademark infringement.
Here is a joint statement that Zynga and Bang with Friends sent to CNET:Zynga Inc. and Bang With Friends, Inc. are pleased that they have reached an amicable resolution of their dispute. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, … Read more
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The Zebedee LIDAR laser scanner reminds us of that scene in "Prometheus" where David laser-scans the inside of those creepy caverns. Well, Australian scientists are doing that in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Iran wants to launch a poor Persian cat into space, while Volvo is training hamsters to drive trucks with the automaker's new power-steering technology. This is the world we live in. All that and more on this week's episode of Crave. … Read more
It used to be that your options for an interactive robotic friend was limited to either Teddy Ruxpin or a Furby. Now, we have much cooler options available, like the Little Robot Friends on Kickstarter.
Even without a bunch of fake fur, these little bots are charming. They have some Tamagotchi-like characteristics in that they change and adapt as you interact with them. They can also interact with each other.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The 404 Special Feature: Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (podcast).
- The Internet explained by (three) prisoners who have never seen it.
- Three years after being banned, Bang With Friends returns as "Down."
The app, which connects Facebook friends interested in hooking up, now has the less titillating title of "Down." The new name appears to be an abbreviated version of what users would indicate when they were ready to take advantage of the service: "Down to bang."
But all references to "Bang" have been removed from the iOS version of the app. Now when friends want to … Read more
We've known for some time that there is a war for our minds.
But there's also a vast battle for our sense of illumination.
We are not being enlightened. We are being kept in the dark by weaselly eco-soldiers of fortune.
Famed sense-talker and entertainer Glenn Beck has decided to thrust a stake in the ground and a sword in the air to declare that -- at least in his media conglomerate -- he will not have any of this global warming talk.
He will not have some leftie-leaning, lily-livered administrator buying eco-friendly lightbulbs.
Speaking on his pulsating … Read more