Nintendo has sold 10 million units of the Switch console since launch, according to the company.
The console launched back in March, and is selling at a similar pace to Nintendo’s most recent hardware superstar, the Wii. The Wii sold more than 100 million units over its life cycle. In fact, NPD Group suggests that the Switch could possibly beat Wii sales by 20 percent over the first 10 months of sales.
Two major factors are contributing to the Switch’s white-hot sales.
The first is the fact that the Switch is a hybrid device. [MORE]
Instagram has always been a social network where you follow friends and creators, but today it’s evolving with a new way to follow hashtags so you see top posts and Stories about a topic on your home page. Rather than having to dig this content out of search or the Explore tab, you can see the best #Slime videos or #FloralNails tutorials no matter who posts them.
Today’s change will require some smart filtering by Instagram to prevent objectionable content or spam from being distributed by hashtag following. But it has the potential to help users see beyond their own social graphs and dive deeper into niche communities they care about, making Instagram more endless. [MORE]
The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twenty years and I’m sure it will still remain a favorite but Microsoft has added its own ssh client to Windows, a move that points to more openness on the part of Redmond.
The folks at ServeTheHome have found a way to install the software now on your own machine. It’s still in beta but ssh this one seems to work well enough for everyday use.
While opening a session via the command line isn’t as exciting – or initially confounding – as running PuTTY it’s nice to know the world of outside servers is only three letters away. [MORE]
Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anyone can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your photos and videos.
But brands, news publishers and developers will have to promote their own Lenses by marketing their QR Snapcodes that users scan to unlock an AR effect for 24 hours. That’s because Snapchat won’t display these Community Lenses in its camera unless businesses pay a partnered creative agency to build them a special effect and then buy Sponsored Lens ads from Snap. [MORE]
Whilst many have tried to emulate the success of the world’s first and best fusion of snow and sound, no one has come close to Snowbombing. Once again taking over the beautiful ski resort of Mayrhofen in Austria, 9th - 14th April 2018 will see thousands return to the mountains for an unforgettable week of pistes, parties and unrivalled community spirit. Snowbombing, Austria is undeniably one of the world’s must visit festival destinations. Today, super early bird packages are on sale for 2018.
It’s no exaggeration to say that the Snowbombing experience is like no other, whether you’re coming with your friends, your significant other or braving it on your own, you’re sure to find new friends, amazing parties and a warm welcome. [MORE]
The app that fuels your wanderlust (and, let's face it, pure jealousy) thanks to countless travel bloggers who apparently have no homes or jobs has just released this year's list of the most Instagrammed cities in the world. But now that you know where to land on your next photogenic vacation, what, exactly, should you snap while you're there? We've got your ultimate checklist. [MORE]
Publishing conglomerate Ziff Davis has officially bought online news site Mashable for a mere $50 million, according to Recode.
Last month, we followed up on a report in The Wall Street Journal mentioning a sale was in the works.
The sale is now final and it’s a hell of a deal, considering the site’s valuation was $250 million just one year ago, when Time Warner’s Turner led a $15 million round in the company.
The all-out sale of Mashable comes after the publisher reportedly tried and failed to secure additional funding throughout this year. Much of that failure may be due to a projected loss this year after pushing toward more video content.
Ziff Davis now plans to refocus the news site toward tech and tech-lifestyle content, which is what Mashable originally focused on when it launched in 2005. [MORE]
Swedish dj, producer based in Berlin. Label manager for Power Plant Records.
Resident at Watergate, Berlin.
Don’t even think about putting La Fleur into a box. For a start, she’s had too many twists and turns in her career to be edged into one particular corner. “I don’t like the word perfectionist because sometimes it makes it hard to think outside the box,” she smiles. “But actually, I’m a lot like that! I have a real attention to details. I'm never really satisfied with things – so I work and work until it feels right. I never leave anything to chance."
La Fleur actually started her working life as a pharmacist – but despite her acute understanding of laboratories, her passion was for an altogether different kind of mixing. “My choice of career…. Well, it came to a point where I had to choose…. and I like the way it’s turned out!” It was an active choice to make music, and La Fleur chose with her heart - and feet. Her first residencies were at Berns and the infamous Grodan Cocktail Club in Stockholm. [MORE]
Babylon is a magical world of music, art and culture that is set deep in the heart of the Victorian countryside.
Taking place on the final weekend of February (Friday February 23 to Sunday February 25), Babylon is an inspired curation of local and international live and electronic music artists, alongside a unique world of art and cultural exploration.
Agents Of Time (live)
BURN IN NOISE
Deborah De Luca
Giorgia Angiuli (live)
KALYA SCINTILLA KILLERWATTS
SHDW & Obscure Shape
X- NOIZE [MORE]
Kim Kardashian's fragrance is selling like hot cakes.
On on Friday Mrs Kanye West took to Instagram to tell her fans they better buy KKW France while they can.
'So I’ve had the most amazing response to my fragrance and it’s selling out fast! I’m working with my factory to make sure that we can get more for you guys in time for the holidays!' said the Keeping Up With The Kardashians beauty.
It has been reported that the scent pulled in over $10m in its first day.
She added: 'I am so so grateful to everyone who bought theirs and I’m seeing all your tweets saying you’ve received them already and are loving them!! Thank you guys!!!
'We still have limited quantities left, and I’ll keep you guys posted on the restock.' [MORE]
The wait is over. Australian vibe-maker, Touch Sensitive, is set to play Ireland for the very first time after returning with his full length album "Visions" to follow up his cult hit, ‘Pizza Guy’. Touch Sensitive has proved to be another fine produce of the Australian label Future Classic [Flume, Chet Faker, Flight Facilites] and we cannot wait to welcome him to Dublin. [MORE]
What if a mystery TV series let you decide to follow one character’s story to the end, or jump between characters as the action unfolds? That’s the idea behind Mosaic, a 3-year, $20 million project by the acclaimed director of Traffic and Ocean’s 11, Steven Soderbergh. Today, HBO launches the Mosaic app for iOS and Apple TV that allows viewers to decide the viewing order of a 7.5-hour murder mystery mini-series of the same name starring Sharon Stone. Soderbergh has two more made-for-Mosaic series on the way, and plans to open up the platform to other filmmakers. [MORE]
Pinterest serves as a pretty good place for users who are looking to plan large-scale projects, like outfits for big events, home design or even life moments like a wedding or a 50th birthday party — and now the company is looking to make that even easier by introducing a more powerful way to keep those batches of ideas, well, tidy.
The company today said it is introducing what it’s calling board sections, which gives users a way to slice a bigger idea — like a wedding — into smaller components while sitting on the same board. Those kinds of big events can turn out to be huge life moments, and very costly, and Pinterest definitely wants to be the home for them as they are times when users are deeply engaged with the service and spending a lot of time on it. [MORE]
You don’t need to hear Taylor Swift declare her old self dead—as she does on the incendiary “Look What You Made Me Do”—to know that reputation is both a warning shot to her detractors and a full-scale artistic transformation. There's a newfound complexity to all these songs: They're dark and meaningful, catchy and lived-in, pointed and provocative. She's braggadocious on “End Game,” a languid hip-hop cut with Ed Sheeran and Future, and then sassy and sensual on “…Ready for It?” and “I Did Something Bad.” But songs like “Call It What You Want” and “Delicate” bring Taylor's many emotional layers together and confront the dynamic between her celebrity and personal life: “My reputation’s never been worse/So, you must like me for me,” she offers. It all makes for a boundlessly energetic, soul-baring pop masterpiece—and her boldest statement yet. [MORE]
Taylor Swift's new album Reputation, which went on sale Friday, is a massive hit already.
On Saturday it was claimed by Billboard 200 that 700,000 copies have sold in store and on iTunes in the first 24 hours thanks to hits Look What You Made Me Do and ...Ready For It?
And it's expected that the album will sell as many as 1 million copies in its first week.
The number could grow after all retail stores report their sales figures, according to Billboard.
This will also mark her fifth consecutive album to launch at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. [MORE]