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11:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Uber CEO: Wait 2 Hours to Avoid Price Surge on New Year's
Uber has a simple message for customers looking to avoid severe price hikes on its car service this New Year's Eve: Just wait it out for a couple of hours"If you are at a party at 1 a.m. and you'd lik...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Why Chromebooks Are Beating MacBooks
Educators are largely opting for Chromebooks in the classroom over Apple MacBooks and Android tablets, a new study suggests.According to a report from research firm NPD Group, Google's low-cost Chrome...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable 1,058 People Are Serious About Living on Mars Until They Die
In its highly publicized search to find people for a private manned mission to the Red Planet, Mars One has winnowed down its applicant pool of 200,000 to 1,058 candidates — all of whom are seri...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable FAA Selects 6 Testing Sites for Drone Research
The Federal Aviation Administration took a step toward integrating drones into U.S. airspace by selecting six locations around the country for research.The agency announced its selections on Monday af...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable The Army Wants Soldiers to Wear Solar Panels and Bionic Knee Braces
When United States soldiers venture out on routine three-day missions in the field, they mostly pack the essentials: food, water, ammunition and 10 to 13 pounds of batteries. Modern soldiers have so m...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Study: 1/3 of Women in U.S. Use Pinterest
Pinterest's popularity in the United States has surged in the last year, particularly among women, according to a new study.The social bookmarking service is now used by more than one-fifth (21%) of A...
09:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Marketers Learn to Play by Facebook's Changing Rules
When Sim Partners, a provider of local and social marketing technology, stopped buying Facebook ads, Jay Hawkinson anticipated a drop in how often the company's posts would appear on the social networ...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Gangnam Park: Linkin Park Songs Remixed With 'Gangnam Style'
If you need some new music to crawl under your skin before 2013 ends (other than the popular year-end remixes), YouTuber Rosalina Sama may have what you're craving.Sama rearranged every song from Link...
08:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Charming Tribute Remembers Etch-A-Sketch Inventor
Though French inventor André Cassagnes had a long and successful career as one of France's best-known kite designers, his greatest invention was the beloved Etch-A-SketchThe toy maker passed away...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable The Christmas Peak in App Downloads Is Weaker Than Ever
The app industry is growing up.Consumers downloaded 11% more apps on Christmas Day this year than on Dec. 25, 2012, according to data from app analytics group Flurry. While that still makes for a reco...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Putin Bolsters Security After 2 Suicide Bombings in 24 Hours
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday instructed the National Anti-Terrorism Committee to increase security around the country after two suicide bombers attacked Volgograd, killing more than 30 p...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Eric Schmidt's Big Predictions for 2014
It's that time again when everyone makes a few bold predictions for the year to come. This year, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt is joining in on the fun.In an interview with Bloomberg TV abo...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable The Best Viral Content of 2013
Historical events and celebrities will come and go, but viral content is hilarious forever. To honor their timelessness, we've rounded up the most-searched viral content of 2013 for your reminiscing p...
07:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable The Most-Searched Viral Content of 2013
Historical events and celebrities will come and go, but viral content is hilarious forever. To honor their timelessness, we've rounded up the most-searched viral content of 2013 for your reminiscing p...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Formula One's Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition After Ski Accident
Retired Formula One driver Michael Schumacher is in critical condition following a skiing accident in France on SundayThe seven-time Formula One world champion fell while skiing on vacation at a luxur...
07:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Vine Videos Show Why Walmart's Christmas Wasn't So Jolly
At least one Walmart store had so much extra inventory left over after the holidays that it had to use its outdoor center for storage, according to a Vine video shot by a financial analyst.Brian Sozzi...
06:52 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Google to Launch In-Car Android and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.The French government introduced a new law that requires app-ba...
06:12 pm -07 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Netflix Lowers Streaming Price by $1 for New Members
Aiming to add new members who received Apple TVs, Chromecasts or tablets over the holidays, Netflix has cut its streaming price to $6.99 for new members.The deal, accessible via Netflix's signup page,...
05:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable FAA Selects 6 Testing Sites for Drone Research
The Federal Aviation Administration took a step toward integrating drones into U.S. airspace by selecting six locations around the country for research.The agency announced its selections on Monday af...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable The Evolution of the Password — And Why It's Still Far From Safe
Just a decade ago, password theft seemed the province of poorly protected Hotmail accounts and AIM screen names. These days, virtually every company with access to our personal data, from Target to Th...
02:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Formula One's Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition After Ski Accident
Retired Formula One driver Michael Schumacher is in critical condition following a skiing accident in France on SundayThe seven-time Formula One world champion fell while skiing on vacation at a luxur...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Samsung to Launch 110-Inch Ultra HD TV Monday
Samsung's 110-inch ultra HD TV — the world's largest — goes on sale MondaySpotted by Engadget on Samsung Korea, the enormous TV is 8.5 feet (2.6m) wide and 5.9 feet (1.8m) tallSee also: Ge...
12:11 pm -07 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Vine Videos Show Why Walmart's Christmas Wasn't So Jolly
At least one Walmart store had so much extra inventory left over after the holidays that it had to use its outdoor center for storage, according to a Vine video shot by a financial analyst.Brian Sozzi...
10:06 am -07 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable The Evolution of the Password — And Why It's Still Far From Safe
Just a decade ago, password theft seemed the province of poorly protected Hotmail accounts and AIM screen names. These days, virtually every company with access to our personal data, from Target to Th...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Share Your New Year's Resolutions for Our Photo Challenge
As 2013 draws to a close, we look back on the past, and more importantly, prepare for the coming year. It's a great time to reflect on the changes we want to make, and resolve to follow through on our...
04:15 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable New Dread Pirate Roberts Abandons Ship on Silk Road 2.0
The new iteration of Silk Road, a popular online black-market bazaar for drugs and other contraband, returned from a scheduled week of holiday downtime Saturday — but without its former leader.S...
03:19 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Watch This Bride Walk Down the Aisle With Google Glass
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue — and Google Glass, tooA bride walked down the aisle sporting Google's high-tech specs earlier this year. A minute-long video (ab...
02:56 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Tone Deaf? Science Can Probably Give You Perfect Pitch
If you’re one of the many people in this world who can’t distinguish between musical notes or carry a tune to save your life, get excited -– science may have found a way to make you ...
01:56 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Kittens Reenact 'The Lion King' in Adorable Video
Movie remakes are almost never as good as the original. This all-kitten version of The Lion King, however, comes close.The Pet Collective is behind this fitting feline remake. The abbreviated reenactm...
01:21 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Christmas Fever Hits YouTube
Viral videos have come down with a serious case of Christmas fever latelyAction star Chuck Norris tried to top Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic Volvo ad split by debuting one of own (with the help of some...
12:36 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Apple’s iPad Dominated U.S. Tablet Sales in 2013
Apple’s iPad is continuing to dominate U.S. personal computing device sales, and according to recent data, it drastically outsold both Android- and Windows-powered tablets this past year. The da...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 30, 2013
Mashable Strange New Worlds: The Amazing Alien Planet Discoveries of 2013
While astronomers didn't bag that elusive first "alien Earth" in 2013, they made plenty of exciting exoplanet discoveries during the past year.Here's a list of the top exoplanet finds of 2013, from a ...
11:34 pm GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 14 in Russian Train Station
A suicide bomber attacked a train station in Russia on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, according to multiple reports.The blast occurred in Volgograd, the city formerly known as Stalingrad, which i...
11:07 pm GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Hacker Tried to Sell Access to Compromised BBC Server, Report Says
A notorious Russian hacker offered on Christmas to sell access to a British Broadcasting Corporation server through an underground forum, according to Reuters.Cybersecurity firm Hold Security LLC, whi...
10:35 pm GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Beating of Prominent Journalist Reawakens Uprisings in Ukraine
KIEV, UKRAINE — Sitting dazed in a wheelchair following a gruesome attack that left her face bloodied, bruised and swollen, Tetyana Chornovol, a prominent investigative journalist and civil acti...
10:09 pm GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Instagram Gets Blocked, Then Unblocked in Iran
For approximately 12 hours, Instagram became the latest apparent victim of Iran's Internet censorship system commonly known as the "Filternet." The blocking of Instagram was initially reported by Iran...
09:12 pm GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 8 Creative Ways to Use Your Smartphone Underground
We live in a commuter's world, but our smartphones have yet to catch up. Without cell service or Wi-Fi in the subway or on airplanes — although that may change — we're forced to interact w...
05:09 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Instagram Gets Blocked, Then Unblocked in Iran
For approximately 12 hours, Instagram became the latest apparent victim of Iran's Internet censorship system commonly known as the "Filternet." The blocking of Instagram was initially reported by Iran...
05:02 pm GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 6 Sites to Download Prints for DIY Masterpieces
The holiday season is the perfect time to dust off your DIY skills. With a personalized gift, courtesy of a little do-it-yourself magic, your loved ones will know you're thinking about them no matter ...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable This Japanese Pickled Turnip Might Be a Cure for the Flu
Japanese scientists have discovered that a strain of bacteria found in “suguki,” a horrifying-looking pickled turnip being lauded by people as a “superfood,” could actually sto...
06:14 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 10 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business
Hiring is one of the most important things an entrepreneur will do to grow her company. For a small business, each new hire has a tremendous impact and influences the company's culture far more than a...
03:57 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 25 Easter Eggs in the Viral 'YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say' Video
Hidden within YouTube's mashup of 2013's most viral moments are even more original videos from this year's biggest sensationsPortal-A, the creative studio that helped produce the mashup "YouTube Rewin...
03:27 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 16 Photos of Holiday Celebrations From Mashable Readers
We asked Mashable readers to photograph their holiday celebrations for our most recent photo challenge. We saw many festive images of brightly lit trees and candles atop tables of delicious-looking fe...
02:48 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 'Kung Fury' Is the '80s Cop Film Parody of Your Dreams
Cop movies of the 1980s aren't known for understated acting and nuanced storytelling. They're brash action films packed with sports cars, bad haircuts and questionable references to Chinese martial ar...
02:16 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable $44,444 in Donations Sends Hundreds of Happy Kids to Texas Bowl
It's hard to tell who had the bigger smile at the Texas Bowl — Syracuse's perky Otto the Orange mascot or one of the hundreds of cheering children inside Reliant StadiumMore than 700 underprivil...
01:42 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Epic Photos from ISS Spacewalks Prove Space Makes Everything Better
Thanks to the Internet, it’s now super easy for everyone to see what the Earth looks like from an astronaut’s point of view. (Mostly, it looks frighteningly far away, but also beautiful.) ...
01:14 am -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable 10 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business
Hiring is one of the most important things an entrepreneur will do to grow her company. For a small business, each new hire has a tremendous impact and influences the company's culture far more than a...
01:03 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Passengers on Ship Trapped in Antarctic Ice Melt Fears via Social Media
Concerned relatives and friends of 74 people still stranded in Antarctica after their research ship got trapped in ice on Christmas Eve are not only getting routine updates from officials and media, t...
12:35 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable This Resume Alternative Could Land You Your Dream Job
Here's one new year's resolution that you'll be happy to have made: getting your dream job.The unemployment rate in the U.S. has been steadily declining since a high of 10% in 2009, but it still hasn'...
12:02 am GMT - Sun, December 29, 2013
Mashable Netflix Schedules Massive Purge for Jan. 1
A Reddit sleuth posted this list of movies and TV shows that will be purged from Netflix in January 2014. If you have time off from work between now and Jan. 1, it might not be a bad use of your time ...
11:29 pm GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Rapper Reveals Childish Obsession With N64 in Christmas Music Video
These days, getting what we want for Christmas is as easy as checking off an Amazon wish list.But back in the "fine year of 1996," one child's obsession with the Nintendo 64 gaming console turned him ...
11:06 pm GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Sharks Trigger Tweets That Warn Australian Beachgoers of Attacks
In the Jaws movies, an ominous theme song tells viewers when they should expect to see a shark attack. In real life, several hundred sharks in Western Australia have been issuing their own warnings to...
10:57 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 25 Easter Eggs in the Viral 'YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say' Video
Hidden within YouTube's mashup of 2013's most viral moments are even more original videos from this year's biggest sensationsPortal A, the creative studio that helped produce the mashup "YouTube Rewin...
09:48 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 'Kung Fury' Is the '80s Cop Film Parody of Your Dreams
Cop movies of the 1980s aren't known for understated acting and nuanced storytelling. They're brash action films packed with sports cars, bad haircuts and questionable references to Chinese martial ar...
08:42 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Epic Photos from ISS Spacewalks Prove Space Makes Everything Better
Thanks to the Internet, it’s now super easy for everyone to see what the Earth looks like from an astronaut’s point of view. (Mostly, it looks frighteningly far away, but also beautiful.) ...
08:41 pm GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 16 Astronomical Events in 2014 and How to Watch Them
Few instances of regret are worse than missing rare astronomical events that come (sometimes literally) once in a lifetime. From witnessing breathtaking eclipses to experiencing the first time a signi...
08:08 pm GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 7 Design Tips for a More Productive Office
The right workspace can greatly increase employee peace of mind and productivity. But before you panic and install a Google-style indoor go-cart track in your accounting firm's headquarters, relax. Al...
05:34 pm GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable The 8 Most Common Video Game Characters
In case you haven't been paying attention, heads up: Video games are improving. Their visual quality, physics engines and plots have advanced to a point that was unimaginable even just a few years ago...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Cybersecurity Will Get More Complex in 2014
Bad news for all businesses, big and small. Cybersecurity is going to get a lot more complicated in 2014. Global nonprofit IT association ISACA believes IT and cybersecurity professionals should resol...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Say 'I Don't' With 'Bad Engagement Photos' Tumblr
If weddings are celebrations of love and happiness, then engagement photo sessions are celebrations of corniness and overt public displays of affection.Bad Engagement Photos collects the best of the w...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable What Happens to Dead Bitcoins?
Bitcoin watchers everywhere let out a guttural sigh of pity when they heard the story of James Howells earlier this month.Howells inadvertently threw away $7.5 million worth of Bitcoin when he tossed ...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable The Oddball Gadget of 2013: Curved Smartphones
Smartphone technology arguably peaked in 2013, as different phones and operating systems became more alike than unlike, offering virtually interchangeable designs and feature sets. But just when you t...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Google+ Users Get an Automatic Year-in-Review Video
If you're a user of Google's social network, there's no need to sift through photos and videos to pull out highlights from your 2013Google+ is doing it for you, care of its Auto Awesome feature.Users ...
05:38 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable How 'Doctor Who' Left Fans Divided
Given the amount of ingredients that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat had decided to pack into the show's Christmas offering, it was perhaps inevitable that many viewers would end up with stomachac...
05:26 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 'Duck Dynasty' Star Making A&E Comeback After Controversial Comments
A&E has reinstated Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson after a media firestorm erupted following the reality star's comments to GQ on homosexuality and African-AmericansIn a statement, A&E said i...
05:01 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 10 Movies That Ruled the Holiday Box Office
Like Ben Stiller's character running to save the day in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, holiday revelers ran to theaters to save themselves from boredom on Christmas Day.Among the Dec. 25 releases, M...
04:15 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable The Decision-Making Process of Dogs
You may think dogs don't have much going on, but they've got a full plate when it comes to day-to-day activitiesSo, to ease canine stress, Doghouse Diaries has created a decision-making flowchart for ...
03:52 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable We Wouldn't Ask You to Read a Story About Bonds Unless It Was Important
The U.S. 10-Year Treasury bond on Friday closed above 3% for the first time in more than two years. That should put a smile on your face, even if you don't follow financial news.It's a sign that inves...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Why Social Networks Are Crazy for Private Messaging
Private messaging has captured the attention of the most popular public social networks in the last two months and, surprisingly, this push among tech companies may have a very non-technical driving f...
02:55 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Police Release Sandy Hook Shooting Documents for Download
The state of Connecticut has made public the documentation of its massive investigation into the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.The state's Department of Emergency Services and Public P...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Turn Your Top Instagram Pics of 2013 Into a Video
How was your year on Instagram? If you're not sure how to answer that question, Statigram has a pretty good summary.The Instagram-tracking service released a new tool that unearths the five most popul...
02:10 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Rdio Is Out of the Vdio Business
Rdio is out of the Vdio industry.The music streaming service has announced that it has shut down its video-on-demand start up that is less than a year old.See also: 8 Top Apps and Services for Streami...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 11 Bizarre Gifts You Didn't Get This Year
Now that all the wrapping paper is put away, it's time to reflect on all the lovely things your family and friends got you for the holidays this year. But you probably didn't get any of these amazing ...
01:39 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable 8 Tech Companies That May Go Public in 2014
This has been a busy year for IPOs. In total, 222 companies went public in the U.S. in 2013, raising nearly $55 billion, which represents the most IPO activity since 2000, according to data from Renai...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable The 40 Most Viral YouTube Videos of 2013
This year saw an epic catalogue of YouTube hits. From twerking to shaking to cute kids, 2013 had hundreds of viral trends to remember— some with reverence, others with disgust and others still w...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable NASA Space Selfie Is Out of This World
The selfie phenomenon has gone into orbitAstronaut Mike Hopkins, a flight engineer on NASA's Expedition 38, was the subject of an out-of-this-world selfie on Christmas Eve, during the second of two sp...
12:17 am GMT - Sat, December 28, 2013
Mashable Music Labels Threaten Lawsuit Against Russia's 'Facebook'
Russia's most popular social network is about to bear the wrath of U.S. music labels seeking to crack down on sites that stream artists, including Beyonce and Madonna, without a rights agreement.Nine ...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable 3 Men in Custody for Beating Ukrainian Journalist After Dashcam Records Car Chase
KIEV, UKRAINE — Activists and journalists say video footage recorded using a dashboard camera has assisted Ukrainian police in apprehending three men suspected of assaulting a prominent investig...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Metadata Program Is Legal
The U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection and storage of phone metadata does not violate the U.S. Constitution, according to a federal judge's decision released Friday.U.S. District Judge Wi...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Target Confirms Encrypted Debit Card PINs Stolen in Massive Breach
Target confirmed Friday that "strongly encrypted" personal identification numbers (or PINs) for debit cards were stolen in a massive security breach in stores earlier this month, but assured customers...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Justin Bieber Gave His Fans Trust Issues for Christmas
Justin Bieber released a new movie this week and has a new album hitting shelves soon. So his recent retirement announcement can't possibly be a publicity stunt ..right? Be kind loving to each other, ...
10:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable 10 New Skills You Can Learn in 6 Months
If you're entering the job market or a new industry, you may find your resume lacking in skills and experience — especially if you just graduated college. It's tempting to lie, but if a new empl...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Mobile Devices Biggest Business Security Threat in 2014
With more and more employees getting work done on the go, mobile devices are quickly becoming a huge security risk for companies, new research shows.A study by the Ponemon Institute, a security resear...
09:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Mobile Devices Will Be Biggest Business Security Threat in 2014
With more and more employees getting work done on the go, mobile devices are quickly becoming a huge security risk for companies, new research shows.A study by the Ponemon Institute, a security resear...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable $10,000 Urine Detectors Try to Catch Perps With Their Pants Down
Atlanta's public transit system operators are looking to catch violators by installing urine detectors in stations' elevators around the city.After a brief pilot testing program, the Metropolitan Atla...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable The Most-Searched Entertainment Electronics of 2013
Entertainment electronics are hotly searched items every year, and 2013 has been no different. Since the release of the PlayStation 3 in 2006, gamers have been anxiously awaiting new consoles, and 201...
09:24 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Should You Expand Your Business to a New Market?
Diversify or die. Pivot or persevere. These are the adages that accompany expanding into new markets. And they are harrowing to entrepreneurs, to say the least."Don't do it and you'll fail" — th...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable The Most Cringe-Worthy News Fails of 2013
Just because you're responsible for reporting the news doesn't mean you can't be the newsNews anchors and reporters alike made plenty of headlines this year for their gaffes, hot mic snafus and awkwar...
09:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Justin Bieber, Google, Rap Genius and Why This Headline Is Good SEO
The creators of Rap Genius awoke on Christmas morning to find a particularly large lump of coal in their stockings, courtesy of Google.The search engine removed the lyrics site from its search ranks a...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Analysts Are Still Really Baffled by Twitter's Soaring Stock
On the morning that Twitter went public last month, it was clear that the stock would be in for a wild ride. Bankers went back and forth for more than an hour to set the opening trading price — ...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable 7 Gadgets to Create a Relaxing At-Home Spa
A few hours at the spa can make all the difference, but finding the money or time for the trip might just cause you more stress. Luckily, you can pick up gadgets to recreate elements of the spa experi...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Watch Live: Astronauts Install Earth Cameras on Space Station
You'll soon be able to download sweeping views of Earth from 240 miles above, thanks to two new cameras on the International Space Station.Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy on Friday...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Astronauts Install Earth Cameras on Space Station
You'll soon be able to download sweeping views of Earth from 240 miles above, thanks to two new cameras on the International Space Station.Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy on Friday...
08:15 pm -08 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable The Decision-Making Process of Dogs
You may think dogs don't have much going on, but they've got a full plate when it comes to day-to-day activitiesSo, to ease canine stress, Doghouse Diaries has created a decision-making flowchart for ...
07:45 pm -08 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Why Social Networks Are Crazy for Private Messaging
Private messaging has captured the attention of the most popular public social networks in the last two months and, surprisingly, this push among tech companies may have a very non-technical driving f...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable 15 Snowman Ideas That Don't Require Snow
The first snow of the season is a magical experience, full of snowmen, sleds and hot cocoaBy the fifth snow of the year, however, it's all about avoiding the outdoors at all costs.See also: Watch Snow...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Nokia Removes Its Maps From iTunes and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Nokia removed its navigation app, HERE Maps, from the iTunes st...
06:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Federal Judge Rules NSA Phone Metadata Program Is Legal
The U.S. National Security Agency's bulk collection and storage of phone metadata does not violate the U.S. Constitution, according to a federal judge's decision released Friday.U.S. District Judge Wi...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Internet Archive Now Lets You Play Vintage Console Games
Internet Archive has opened the Console Living Room, a collection of vintage console games from the 1970ies and 1980iesThe site currently lists games from five systems: Atari 2600, Atari 7800 ProSyste...
01:40 pm -08 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable $10,000 Urine Detectors Try to Catch Perps With Their Pants Down
Atlanta's public transit system operators are looking to catch violators by installing urine detectors in stations' elevators around the city.After a brief pilot testing program, the Metropolitan Atla...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Alien Planet May Lurk Around Nearby Failed Stars
Astronomers have spotted signs of a possible exoplanet in a nearby system of twin failed stars. If confirmed, the alien world would be one of the closest to our sun ever found.Scientists only discover...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Christmas Auroras Shimmer in Sweden's Holiday Sky
The Christmas holiday was extra merry for a veteran northern lights photographer, who captured yuletide auroras shimmering across the sky over Sweden's Abisko National Park.The Christmas northern ligh...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Emergency Alert System May Go Commercial
Federal emergency managers are considering replacing their current custom-built system for notifying the public about emergencies with a commercial alternative, contracting documents show.The custom-b...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Is Target to Blame for Data Breach? Let the Lawsuits Begin
The lawsuits started almost immediately after Target’s admission that hackers had stolen information related to the credit-card accounts of 40 million shoppersAt least 11 customers are now pursu...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Cyber War in Syria Is Accelerating, Study Says
Pro-Assad hackers in civil war–torn Syria are targeting military opponents using increasingly sophisticated malware and social engineering attacks, a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foun...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution
Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.They’ve started appearing in a small number of California homes to store...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable James Franco Explains the Art of Selfies: 'Attention Is Power'
Actor James Franco likes taking selfies. Like you, it fuels his self-described Instagram addiction. But while his selfies get lots of love from his more than 1 million Instagram followers, he also fac...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable What to Do if Your Amazon Order Got Caught in the Holiday Rush
It wasn't just your dumb luck. Thanks to foul weather and a shortened Christmas shopping season that saw a record number of customers purchasing online, there has been an unusually high number of pack...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Russia Drops Charges Against Greenpeace 'Arctic 30' Activists
A group of 30 Greenpeace activists stuck in Russia awaiting trial received their freedom for Christmas this year.The organization announced Wednesday that Russia dropped criminal hooliganism charges a...
02:04 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Beyonce Sings 'Survivor' to Terminally Ill Fan to Grant Final Wish
Taylon Davis is a 12-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumor who had a far-fetched wish. She wanted to dance with Beyoncé and, recently during the star's Las Vegas stop on the Mrs. Carter Sh...
01:06 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Like Legos? You'll Love LittleBits
Playtime is fun. Electronics and circuit boards? Not so much — until now.littleBits is an open-source library of color-coded electronic modules — miniscule circuit boards with specific fun...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable Where Do You Sit on the Workplace Ethics Scale?
What would you do if you saw a co-worker stealing supplies from the office, or discovered that another employee was using company time to run a side business? People encounter ethical dilemmas like th...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable 10 Mister Rogers Quotes to Remember on Bad Days
Some days, you just need a friendly face to motivate your good intentionsConsider Mister Rogers your neighborhood pick-me-up. The children's television star and cardigan connoisseur spent 50 years spr...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable NYC Police Cruisers Are Getting Smarter
The police cars of the not-so-distant future will do a whole lot more than just carting officers to where they need to go. These cars will be number-reading, data-gathering, computer-powered machines....
12:05 am GMT - Fri, December 27, 2013
Mashable The Content Marketing Forecast: 10 Predictions for 2014
2013 was the year of Red Bull. At every marketing conference, not a panel went by without a shout-out to the content marketing geniuses based in Santa Monica and Austria.But as an industry, we owe it ...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Facebook in 2014: Fighting for Social Supremacy
Put on your party hats and string up the banners: Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday in 2014You'd be hard pressed to find a more popular, yet polarizing, service than Facebook over the last decade....
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Couple Celebrates 61 Years of Marriage With 'Up'-Inspired Photo Shoot
For her grandparents' 61st wedding anniversary, Lauren Wells wanted to give them the wedding photos they never had a chance to take. Their anniversary session, inspired by Pixar's Up, is a testament t...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Miley Cyrus Goes Under the Bedsheets in Steamy 'Adore You' Video
Headline magnet Miley Cyrus released an intimate music video for "Adore You" on Thursday as planned, though many people had already watched it before its official premiere because someone leaked the v...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable A Healthy Diet Really Does Cost More
Eating right really does cost more, according to a recent review study that analyzed diet and price information from 10 countries.People who eat a very healthy diet, like one rich in fruits, vegetable...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Google in 2014: The World Is (Almost) Its Oyster
When I interviewed Larry Page and Sergey Brin for their first ever Time magazine story, the then 27-year-old Google founders started talking up a grandiose mission: to organize the world's information...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable How I (Finally) Got Over My Fear of Public Speaking
I know the feeling all too well now. My chest tightens with panic and my head starts to spin. I begin to focus on the thoughts racing through my head and forget what is supposed to be coming out of my...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable The Beginner's Guide to Your New iPad
There’s nothing like that first euphoric moment just after unboxing your new iPad Air or Retina iPad mini.What usually follows is five to 10 minutes of marveling over the care and consideration ...
09:04 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Beyonce Sings 'Survivor' to Terminally Ill Fan to Grant Final Wish
Taylon Davis is a 12-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumor who had a far-fetched wish. She wanted to dance with Beyoncé and, recently during the star's Las Vegas stop on the Mrs. Carter Sh...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable 10 Photorealistic Portraits That Will Wow You
Artist Dirk Dzimirsky will say that his breathtaking photorealistic drawings aren't perfect replicas of real life, but they come pretty darn close.The self-taught artist sketches with such detail, you...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable What to Do With Your New Kindle Paperwhite
For those that received a new Kindle Paperwhite during the holidays, we have good news: your gift giver clearly did their research. It may be the smartest e-reader on the marketAs you cozy up to it in...
07:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable How Visual Systems Can Improve Wearable Notifications
Many brands are excited about the opportunity that wearable technology presents. As smartphones become more common among consumers, wearables represent the next frontier in engaging brand experiences ...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable 14 Instagram Photojournalists Who Will Open Your Eyes to the World
Instagram has transformed smartphone users into a legion of amateur photographers, handhelds forever at the ready. At its best, the photo-sharing platform captures the transcendental moments of the hu...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable McDonalds Kills Site That Advised Employees to Eat Healthy Meals
McDonald's had a thoughtful piece of advice for its own employees: If you want to be healthy, avoid fast food.That's what the fast-food outlet posted on its employee resource website McResource Line. ...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Taiwan Fines Apple $667,000 and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.An online wallet for Dogecoin, one of the newer cryptocurrencie...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Fear Makes Scary Scents Stronger
The nose may really "know" when it comes to danger, according to a new study that found that odors associated with electric shocks in mice trigger a sensory-cell reaction much stronger than for non-fe...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Get Valve's 'Left 4 Dead 2' For Free
Valve has a special Christmas gift for Steam users: a free copy of its zombie survival shooter, Left 4 Dead 2.The game, which is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, puts you in the shoes of a s...
05:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Google in 2014: The World Is (Almost) Its Oyster
When I interviewed Larry Page and Sergey Brin for their first ever Time magazine story, the then 27-year-old Google founders started talking up a grandiose mission: to organize the world's information...
04:42 pm -06 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Miley Cyrus Goes Under the Bedsheets in Steamy 'Adore You' Video
Headline magnet Miley Cyrus released an intimate music video for "Adore You" on Thursday as planned, though many people had already watched it before its official premiere because someone leaked the v...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Apple Gives Out First '12 Days of Gifts' Freebie Today
Apple has kicked off its 12 Days of Gifts program by giving away the first gift todayFor me, it was a free copy of the iPad game Real Steel. The gift may differ based on your geographic location or pl...
05:02 am +03 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable 10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013
There are more than 1 million apps in the App Store, and while we haven't tested them all, the Mashable staff had busy fingers in 2013 — gaming, photo editing and posting away on our favorite iP...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Teens' Bonds with Parents Affect Their Sleep
Sleeping habits change when kids enter their teen years in part because of changing hormone levels. But a recent study suggests that social ties, such as relationships with friends and parents, may pl...
02:02 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable 10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013
There are more than 1 million apps in the App Store, and while we haven't tested them all, the Mashable staff had busy fingers in 2013 — gaming, photo editing and posting away on our favorite iP...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Charlie and Gibson Bring Two Times the Frenchie Fun to Instagram
One cute dog brightens up your Instagram feed. But two cute dogs? Well now you're just asking for your head to explode from a case of the adorables.Red French Bulldog Charlie and his mini-me buddy Gib...
01:05 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable 12 Things You Forgot Happened in 2013
Another year, another string of headlines. From the U.S. government shutdown to the sassy reintroduction of a once-dormant dance, 2013 was anything but boringSee also: 16 Legendary Selfies of 2013But ...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Opposition Journalist Badly Beaten in Ukraine as Protests Surge
The assault of a prominent Ukranian journalist that had been highly critical of government officials has triggered a fresh round of protests in the country and across social mediaTetyana Chornovol was...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable The Cast of 'Cheaper By the Dozen' 10 Years Later
On Christmas Day in 2003, Cheaper by the Dozen was released, providing the world with an entertaining family film and the best scene from Knocked Up.In the past 10 years, the kids have become teens, t...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, December 26, 2013
Mashable Microsoft in 2014: Reboot or Game Over?
For Microsoft, 2013 was a disaster. The company's ambitious Windows 8 operating system didn't gain much traction, its foray into tablets was a non-starter and it continued to struggle for phone sales....
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Didn’t Get Into Your Dream Business School? What to Do Next
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when — after all the blood, sweat and tears you put into your application — you click on your decision letter only to read, “Than...
11:16 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable From Bethlehem to D.C.: Christmas Around the World
On Christmas Eve, two American astronauts spent the day in space, working to fix the cooling system on the International Space StationDown here on Earth, though, the celebrations are mostly confined t...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 9 Social Media Resolutions for 2014
You know the drill — new year, new start. You may be planning to slim down, give up that gross habit or get your life in order in some way. But have you given any thought to your online world?We...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 5 Steps to Writing an Amazing LinkedIn Recommendation
Most of us have worked with great colleagues, bosses and employees over the years who we’d be happy to recommend on LinkedIn (or anywhere, really) in a heartbeat if asked.Problem is, of course, ...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Twitter: What to Expect in 2014
Seven years ago, Twitter was just a small, ragtag collection of hackers fighting over the basis premise of the company and struggling to keep the site from crashing every other day. Twitter has come a...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 10 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Have the Best Year Ever
If you're like me, you're probably wondering where the past year went. You probably feel a sense of accomplishment about the things you did — and you should! But there are probably other things ...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable What to Do With Your New PlayStation 4
So you've gotten your hands on a brand new PlayStation 4, and are ready to crack into some next-generation gaming. Yay!Whether you unwrapped a new PlayStation 4 for the holidays, or you picked one up ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable What Will Make Consumers Tick in 2014?
With each passing year, marketers must come up with new ways to engage their customer base.Advertising and marketing communications firm JWT has recently released its ninth annual forecast of key tren...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable The Year in Facebook: Moving Fast, Breaking Less
If there's one thing Facebook generates, besides selfies and baby pics, it's lots and lots of pressThe company has more than one billion users, one of tech's most recognizable CEOs (still only 29!), a...
08:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable An Elf's Favorite Instagram Hashtag
Selfies may be all the rage in the human world, but in the North Pole, it's all about the #elfies. That's right; Santa's little helpers are just as vain on Instagram as you.In this comic, Maria Scriva...
08:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 12 Things You Forgot Happened in 2013
Another year, another string of headlines. From the U.S. government shutdown to the sassy reintroduction of a once-dormant dance, 2013 was anything but boringSee also: 16 Legendary Selfies of 2013But ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Kids' Belief in Santa Myth Is Healthy, Psychologists Say
Generally, lying to kids is a bad thing. But for many children, believing in Santa is a normal and healthy part of development, psychologists say.The notion of a man who flies around the world in a ve...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable What to Do With Your New Xbox One
If an Xbox One was on your wish list this year, and you were very good (or have generous friends), you'll want to rip into that bad boy as soon as you can. But before you pop in Dead Rising 3 for some...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable How to Optimize Your E-Commerce Website for Holiday Shoppers
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday 2013 have come and gone, but the holiday shopping season has only just begun. Over the next several weeks, U.S. shoppers will be checking off the...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Edward Snowden's Christmas Message and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 11 Best iPad Apps of 2013
Whether you're new to the iPad or looking to add to your app collection, 2013 brought in a healthy dosage of innovative, addictive options for Apple tabletsFrom strategy games to educational apps, som...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Baby Stars in Cardboard Box Remakes of Hollywood Classics
After Leon Mackie, Lilly Lang and their infant Orson packed up and moved to a new country, they found themselves with oodles of cardboard boxes (and time) on their handsEnter Cardboard Box Office, the...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Kids' Belief in Santa Myth Is Healthy, Psychologists Say
Generally, lying to kids is a bad thing. But for many children, believing in Santa is a normal and healthy part of development, psychologists say.The notion of a man who flies around the world in a ve...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Justin Bieber Announces Retirement in a Tweet
Justin Bieber just gave his fans a very unsettling Christmas surprise — the pop star announced retirement in a tweetMy beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring— Justin Bieber (@justinbieb...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Scientists Geek Out, Name Sea Slug After 'Game of Thrones' Character
Forget the Iron Throne, Danaerys Targaryen, this is what your destiny has been leading you toward.Tritonia khaleesi is a new species of sea slug recently discovered off the coast of northeast Brazil b...
09:56 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Redditor Catches Sweet Moment Between Two Fathers
This Redditor's picture captures what it means to be father — no words neededThe Redditor, who has since deleted his username, posted the image to the site Monday with the caption "My sister had...
08:57 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Verizon, AT&T to Issue Government Transparency Reports
All it took was six months and some of the worst press any corporation could possibly have. Verizon and AT&T will finally begin issuing transparency reports of government requests for their data.I...
08:55 am +02 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Twitter Shares Soar to Record on Optimism for Mobile-Ad Growth
Twitter Inc., the microblogging service that held its initial public offering last month, rose to a record for a third trading day amid optimism that the company has room to expand sales in digital ad...
07:55 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 'Sherlock' Prequel Episode Hints at World Travel, Secret Messages
With the first episode of Sherlock slated to air in the UK on New Year's Day, the BBC has released an early holiday treat for fans who are eagerly awaiting the great detective's return: a mini episode...
06:55 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Twitter Shares Soar to Record on Optimism for Mobile-Ad Growth
Twitter Inc., the microblogging service that held its initial public offering last month, rose to a record for a third trading day amid optimism that the company has room to expand sales in digital ad...
06:20 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Dog-to-English Translation Headset Gets Funding
Christmas just came early for Doctor Doolittle, and anyone else who would like to talk with the animals. A curious translation prototype for dogs called No More Woof has the $10,000 funding it was see...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Scientists Geek Out, Name Sea Slug After 'Game of Thrones' Character
Forget the Iron Throne, Danaerys Targaryen, this is what your destiny has been leading you toward.Tritonia khaleesi is a new species of sea slug recently discovered off the coast of northeast Brazil b...
05:52 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 'Doctor Puppet' Helps Prepare Us for a Very Timelord Christmas
As we steel ourselves for Wednesday's tearjerking Christmas episode of Doctor Who, let's enjoy the softer side of the season with the adorable Doctor Puppet.See also: 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special: W...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 14 Christmas Fa La La La Fails
The holidays are stressful for everyone. Whether it's arguing with the in-laws or battling the scotch tape and wrapping paper, we always seem to be one stray piece of tinsel away from cracking this ti...
04:59 am -08 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Justin Bieber Announces Retirement in a Tweet
Justin Bieber just gave his fans a very unsettling Christmas surprise — the pop star announced retirement in a tweetMy beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring— Justin Bieber (@justinbieb...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 'Miserable Men' Instagram Shows the Sad Side of Holiday Shopping
The thought of heading to the mall yet again for some last-minute shopping can make us want to cancel the holidays for good.But a few brave shoppers continue to persevere. The gridlock traffic, endles...
03:17 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable New Apple Patent Could Open Apps Without Touching the Screen
Apple acquired two new patents on Tuesday — one that patents a "touch and hover" display, similar to the technology found in Samsung products like the Galaxy Note 2, and one that patents a heart...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Santa: The Drone Master of Christmas
It's Christmas Eve, so you'd expect that Santa and his little elves are fraught with stressBut not this year. Santa is substituting his reindeer and sleigh for something more high tech. See also: Tra...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Daughter of NYC Mayor-Elect Opens Up About Drug Abuse on YouTube
Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, discussed her past struggles with depression and drug and alcohol abuse in a video posted to YouTube on TuesdayI...
01:55 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Twitter Shares Soar to Record on Optimism for Mobile-Ad Growth
Twitter Inc., the microblogging service that held its initial public offering last month, rose to a record for a third trading day amid optimism that the company has room to expand sales in digital ad...
01:47 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Apple Patents 'Desk-Free' Computer With Wireless Charging
The innovations that regularly emerge from Apple’s Cuptertino research labs generally present something of a surprise to tech insiders as well as the general public. But sometimes an early paten...
12:52 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 'Doctor Puppet' Helps Prepare Us for a Very Timelord Christmas
As we steel ourselves for Wednesday's tearjerking Christmas episode of Doctor Who, let's enjoy the softer side of the season with the adorable Doctor Puppet.See also: 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special: W...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable First Mac Pro Orders to Reach Customers by Dec. 30
The first Mac Pro orders, placed back when the product became available to purchase on Dec. 19, have shipped and are scheduled to reach customers for their original anticipated delivery date of Dec. 3...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable Mariah Carey's Christmas Rules: Lots of Music, No Smartphones
Having sold more than 14 million copies of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" since 1994, Mariah Carey has often been described as the Queen of ChristmasAnd it appears she won't be stepping down from t...
12:00 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Mashable 14 Christmas Fa La La La Fails
The holidays are stressful for everyone. Whether it's arguing with the in-laws or battling the scotch tape and wrapping paper, we always seem to be one stray piece of tinsel away from cracking this ti...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 45 Funniest 'Damn You Auto Correct' Mishaps of 2013
Bad spellers rejoice at the auto-correct function, but without proper supervision, it can ruin your life.Each year, we give thanks for the proper spelling of "pencil," but some texters don't have such...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable How Astronauts Nearly Missed Taking the Iconic Earthrise Photo 45 Years Ago
Forty-five years ago today, Christmas Eve 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders saw something no human had ever seen before — our planet as it appeared to rise over the ...
10:22 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Edward Snowden: Mission Accomplished, 'I Already Won'
Edward Snowden said his goal was simple: to start a conversation.The 29-year-old former NSA contractor discussed his motivations for leaking a trove of secret government documents during a face-to-fac...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable The 8 Best Video Game Scripts of All Time
Video game developers are pushing to tell more and more complex stories, and great writing is crucial to executing that vision. When a smart script gets matched with strong gameplay and visuals, it...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable U.S. Mobile Shopping Offsets Drop in Last-Minute Mall Traffic
Need to go to the mall? Baby, it's cold outsideShoppers unwilling to brave the elements for a final weekend of holiday shopping (although the East Coast didn't exactly have a frigid weekend) took to t...
09:20 pm -07 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 'Miserable Men' Instagram Shows the Sad Side of Holiday Shopping
The thought of heading to the mall yet again for some last-minute shopping can make us want to cancel the holidays for good.But a few brave shoppers continue to persevere. The gridlock traffic, endles...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 5 Other Things to Do on Christmas Day
Whether you're alone on Christmas, don't celebrate the holiday or just need to escape your relatives for a few hours, there are plenty of things to do on Dec. 25 to entertainingly pass the time. We've...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 7 Tips for Building a Social Media Audience
Self-proclaimed "social media gurus" are a dime a dozen these daysWhen it comes to a successful social media marketing strategy, it can be tough for small businesses to sort through the noise, statist...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Track Santa's Christmas Route With Google, Microsoft
Tech companies are going all out this year to help those celebrating Christmas to track Santa's whereaboutsGoogle launched its online Santa tracking tool early Tuesday, which shows Santa's exact locat...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Coasters Express Your 4 Most Basic Emotions
Product Name: Chat CoastersPrice: $14.90Who would like this?: Netspeak nuts with brand new coffee tables.Brazilian design company Meninos has unlocked the secret to the entirety of human emotion, whic...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Take a Peek at Santa's Pinterest
Pinterest is a great resource for the holidays. Recipes, gift ideas, decor — it's all thereWhile pinning a new cheese ball recipe to test out this year, we wondered what old Saint Nick would put...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable The Top 10 Android Apps of 2013
With the release of new operating system KitKat and the announcement that it hit both one billion activations and 50 billion app downloads, it's clear that 2013 has been a year of great news for Andro...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Revised '12 Days of Christmas' Reveals Truth About Ho-Ho-Hoing
Ten lords-a-leaping, four calling birds and a partridge in a pear tree? Doesn't sound like anything we've seen on a Christmas wish list lately.While "The 12 Days of Christmas" may be a holiday mainsta...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable The 12 Worst Things About Going Home for the Holidays
Heading home for the holidays is super exciting. You imagine your sweet parents, their delicious food and your furball cat will be waiting at home, ready to greet you.It isn't until you're actually ho...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable NASA Astronauts Begin Christmas Eve Spacewalk
Two American astronauts are spending Christmas Eve working in the vacuum of space to hopefully fix the vital cooling system aboard the International Space Station.NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick...
06:47 pm -07 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Apple Patents 'Desk-Free' Computer With Wireless Charging
The innovations that regularly emerge from Apple’s Cuptertino research labs generally present something of a surprise to tech insiders as well as the general public. But sometimes an early paten...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Underneath the Mouse Head: 5 Facts About Deadmau5
Electronic music producer Deadmau5, who is known for wearing a costume mouse head during performances, recently set the headpiece aside for a Skype chat with MashableBorn Joel Thomas Zimmerman, the 32...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable UK Pardons Alan Turing and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 16 Snow Globes to Shake Things Up
Whether you're sick of the real stuff or wishing there was more, snow globes are a festive way to celebrate icy winter fun without actually having to deal with the cold.Or maybe you just have that cra...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 12 Naughtiest 'Elf on the Shelf' Moments
Elf on the Shelf landed on Santa's naughty list this yearThe mischievous North Pole defector may seem like a fun way to hype up Christmas, but he leads a double life. A few brave souls managed to capt...
05:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Edward Snowden: Mission Accomplished, 'I Already Won'
Edward Snowden said his goal was simple: to start a conversation.The 29-year-old former NSA contractor discussed his motivations for leaking a trove of secret government documents during a face-to-fac...
05:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable The 8 Best Video Game Scripts of All Time
Video game developers are pushing to tell more and more complex stories, and great writing is crucial to executing that vision. When a smart script gets matched with strong gameplay and visuals, it...
04:08 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 5 Other Things to Do on Christmas Day
Whether you're alone on Christmas, don't celebrate the holiday or just need to escape your relatives for a few hours, there are plenty of things to do on Dec. 25 to entertainingly pass the time. We've...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Track Santa's Christmas Route With Google, Microsoft
Tech companies are going all out this year to help those celebrating Christmas to track Santa's whereaboutsGoogle launched its online Santa tracking tool early Tuesday, which shows Santa's exact locat...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Gyft Now Lets You Buy Victoria's Secret Lingerie With Bitcoins
The list of things you can buy with cryptocurrency Bitcoin has just gotten a little longer — and sexier. Digital gift card platform Gyft which accepts bitcoins for gift card purchases now lets y...
01:59 pm -07 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 7 Tips for Building a Social Media Audience
Self-proclaimed "social media gurus" are a dime a dozen these daysWhen it comes to a successful social media marketing strategy, it can be tough for small businesses to sort through the noise, statist...
01:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Underneath the Mouse Head: 5 Facts About Deadmau5
Electronic music producer Deadmau5, who is known for wearing a costume mouse head during performances, recently set the headpiece aside for a Skype chat with MashableBorn Joel Thomas Zimmerman, the 32...
01:06 pm -07 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Take a Peek at Santa's Pinterest
Pinterest is a great resource for the holidays. Recipes, gift ideas, decor — it's all thereWhile pinning a new cheese ball recipe to test out this year, we wondered what old Saint Nick would put...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable South Korea's Top Messaging App Expects $200 Million in Revenue This Year
In South Korea, there's no escaping KakaoTalk. The country has a smartphone penetration rate of 73%, according to research firm EMarketer, and of those people, 93% use the mobile messaging app Kakao, ...
10:02 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable A Very Special Christmas Warning From the NSA
The National Security Agency has a very special warning for Americans celebrating Christmas this year: There's a spy on the loose and he'll be climbing down your chimney this WednesdayBut most importa...
08:56 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Singapore Government Decides Not to Interfere With Bitcoin
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country's central bank, has decided not to intervene on whether businesses can accept Bitcoin as a means of transacting goods and services."Whether or no...
08:25 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Blind Man Guesses the Colors of Scented Markers
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, has made a name for himself on YouTube with his fun and informative videos that answer questions about his day-to-day life.In his latest video, Edison tri...
07:59 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 3 Reasons Why Your Business Technology Is Failing
As businesses depend on technology to get more and more work done, the rate at which that technology is failing them is on the rise, new research shows.A study by technology-performance firm Compuware...
07:32 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable A Deceased Wife's Emotional Christmas Wish for Her Family
The holidays can be especially difficult for those dealing with the sudden loss of a family member.After losing his wife Brenda to ovarian cancer in 2011, David Schmitz and his family are still dealin...
07:03 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Astronaut Karen Nyberg Talks About Taking Pinterest to Space
At its launch, Pinterest was immediately labeled as an inherently feminine social-media site in its method, largely, it seems, because its early user base — unlike a lot of other social media co...
06:22 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Ask a Dev: Should Android Developers Use Density-Independent Pixels?
Android devices have "wildly varied pixel-per square inch resolutions," according to Android engineer Sagar Seth. Their screen sizes can be very different, which means a developer could design an app ...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable New Year, New Career: How to Land Your Dream Job in 2014
For individuals who want to take the next step in their career, January is a great time to double down on their efforts, and jump-start their job search. By this time, the holidays will be over, and b...
04:23 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable This 'Home Alone' Holiday Card Will Ruin Your Christmas
One way to spread cheer this holiday season is with festive decorations, lights and presents. Another way is to simply creep out your friends and familyPaul Little chose the latter, spicing up his ann...
03:55 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Apple Prepping 12.9-Inch iPad for 2014, Report Says
It’s never too late in the year for a new Apple rumor. The latest, emerging from Asia, claims that the company has a larger sized iPad in the worksCiting a source from Apple’s Asia supply ...
03:25 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Blind Man Guesses the Colors of Scented Markers
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, has made a name for himself on YouTube with his fun and informative videos that answer questions about his day-to-day life.In his latest video, Edison tri...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable This Video Will Hurt Your Ears and Brain
Warning: This video isn't kidding about its title. Don't believe us? Go ahead and press play.Famed debunker and history buff CGP Grey took to his YouTube channel to explain an overlooked (and annoying...
02:28 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 2013 Looks Much, Much Cooler in Play-Doh
Play-Doh just put all your year-end listicles to shameThe toy company recreated some of 2013's biggest moments in colorful clay, which really make the entire year seem more whimsical.See also: Top 10 ...
01:59 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Han Solo's Blaster Sells for $200,000
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. So said Han Solo in the original Star Wars, later retrofitted as A New Hope. Now someone, somewhere, can walk aro...
01:56 am -07 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Singapore Government Decides Not to Interfere With Bitcoin
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country's central bank, has decided not to intervene on whether businesses can accept Bitcoin as a means of transacting goods and services."Whether or no...
01:56 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Groupon Cancels Some Black Friday Nexus 7 Orders
With stockings hung and only two days until Christmas, Groupon has canceled some orders for Google's Nexus 7 Tablet that were placed on Black Friday.The consumer watchdog website Consumerist reported ...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Panono Throwable Camera Ball Gets Major Optics Upgrade
The Panono panoramic camera ball will be able to take even better photographs. The team working on the throwable panoramic ball camera announced Monday that it has been able to procure better optics t...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Jack Dorsey Joins Disney's Board of Directors
Jack Dorsey has been elected to the board of directors at Walt Disney Co., the company announced Monday.Dorsey, who currently serves as CEO of Square and chairman of Twitter, the two companies he cofo...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Obama Enrolls in Obamacare Ahead of Looming Deadline
President Barack Obama didn't go for the gold. He selected the bronze instead.To promote his signature legislation the Affordable Care Act, perhaps more commonly known as Obamacare, Obama signed up fo...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable JetBlue Grants Christmas Miracles to Stranded Passengers
It seems airlines want to one-up Santa this yearJetBlue surprised stranded people this holiday season with free flights homeThe airline scanned Craigslist's rideshare community board for people search...
12:48 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable When You Compose a Tweet, Photos Now Come First
A small Twitter update is sending a strong message regarding how the company expects users to tweet moving forwardA change to Twitter's iOS app on Monday automatically surfaces the user's photo galler...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Win 'SNL' With Cool Holiday Music
Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon returned to host the show this past weekend with musical guest Justin Timberlake, and needless to say, the show was a hitThe show was the highest-rated SNL episod...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable 'Duck Dynasty' Uproar Intensifies, Along With Confusion About the Show
Duck Dynasty, Duck Dynasty, Duck Dynasty? Ask three times, confused social media users, and then maybe Beetlejuice or someone just as mysterious will tell you everything you've been wondering about A&...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Why Are So Many People Puzzled by 'Duck Dynasty?'
Duck Dynasty, Duck Dynasty, Duck Dynasty? Ask three times, confused social media users, and then perhaps Beetlejuice or someone just as mysterious will tell you everything you've been wondering about ...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Why Are So Many People Puzzled by 'Duck Dynasty'?
Duck Dynasty, Duck Dynasty, Duck Dynasty? Ask three times, confused social media users, and then perhaps Beetlejuice or someone just as mysterious will tell you everything you've been wondering about ...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, December 24, 2013
Mashable Kalashnikov, Designer of AK-47, Is Dead at 94
Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the most iconic weapon of the 20th century, has died at the age of 94, according to a report from the Associated Press.He is known primarily for developing the AK-47, ...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable The New Industrial Revolution: Everyone's a Maker
We're in the midst of another Industrial Revolution, and it's all thanks to 3D-printing. While there are several startups working to expedite adoption of the innovative technology, MakerBot is the hou...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 14 Weird Christmas Stock Photos That Make Your Holidays Look Normal
Once the first couple of holiday parties have passed, and the stress of shopping and travel kick in, the magic of Christmas starts to dull a little.Here you are, trying to enjoy a candy cane and Nat K...
10:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Apple Prepping 12.9-Inch iPad for 2014, Report Says
It’s never too late in the year for a new Apple rumor. The latest, emerging from Asia, claims that the company has a larger sized iPad in the worksCiting a source from Apple’s Asia supply ...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Facebook Stock Hits New High After Joining S&P 500
Facebook is ending 2013 on a high noteThe company's stock topped $58 a share in early trading Monday, a gain of 5.5% for the day and a new high for the public companySee also: Facebook Video Ads Are H...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 14 Cats That Are Ruining Christmas
'Tis the season for cats chewing up Christmas lights and getting in the way of your holiday cheer.If there's one thing our feline companions are good for, it's hunkering down in the Christmas tree and...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Top 5 Worst Gifts of All Time
What's the worst gift you've ever received? If it wasn't a box of human intestines, then you have nothing to complain about.This week's holiday edition of #5facts features the worst gifts of all time,...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable You'll Never Watch 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' the Same Again
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" symbolizes the beauty of the holiday season in perfect harmony. Everyone loves this song; the naysayers are simply grinchesYouTuber and comedian Steve ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Every Country Music Song Sounded the Same in 2013
When country music writer Grady Smith published his 10 Best Country Albums of 2013 for Entertainment Weekly, he caught flack from commenters who claimed the list didn't include enough mainstream music...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 2,000 iPhones Topple Like Dominoes to Wish You Happy Holidays
It's one thing to wish someone a happy holidays from your iPhone. But watching 2,000 iPhone 5S devices fall like dominoes to reveal an epically festive message takes things to a whole other levelAatma...
09:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Snapchat's Sneaky Update Adds New Filters and Message Replays
Snapchat has updated its iOS and Android apps, adding several improvement like "smart" filters and the ability to replay photos and videosThe photo and video messaging service now allows users to repl...
09:03 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 8 Ways Businesses Can Use Facebook Embedded Posts
Facebook's developers are always coming up with cool tools that can make an entrepreneur's life a little bit easier, like embedded postsBut most of us don't have time to keep up with the changes, or f...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable The Best Way to Learn the First 1,000 Digits of Pi
Product Name: Pi Shower CurtainPrice: $29.95Who would like this?: Mathematicians, Nerdy Family Members, ChildrenFor every broad-chested, extroverted, weight-lifting enthusiast in the family, there is ...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Google Teaches Santa How to Get Into Character
It's not easy being Santa, but Google users are here to helpIn this cute ad for Google Helpouts, a service where users can give instructions over live video, various users show an aspiring Santa how t...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 11 News Sources Using Instagram Video
Who has time for the news? Between the pressing demands of real life and maintaining dozens of online personas, finding time to eat is difficult enough, let alone carving out half an hour to flip on t...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable New Galaxy Gear Ad Shows Technology Can Fix Your Love Life
Samsung isn't looking to take on Apple with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch; rather, it has its sights set on OKCupid and Match.com.The clip follows the trials and tribulations of a technologically tragic ...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable China Mobile to Sell iPhones in January and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Kalashnikov, Designer of AK-47, Is Dead at 94
Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the most iconic weapon of the 20th century, has died at the age of 94, according to a report from the Associated Press.He is known primarily for developing the AK-47, ...
06:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable The Average Business Traveler Checks Her Phone 34 Times Per Day
To a commuter, a fully charged smartphone is a pocket haven, freeing her from the world of the obnoxious laughers in row 32, the crying baby next to her. It keeps him tranquil in his universe of Candy...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together
Here at Mashable, we preach the importance of knowing your social networks. Different sites have different audiences, favor different types of content and require different kinds of humor. But like a ...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable These 24 Santas Are More Extreme Than You
If you live in New York or one of 320 other naughty cities, you probably already know that Santa Claus doesn't exactly fit neatly into his own preferred listBut hey, the man has a stressful job, havin...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Pussy Riot Members Freed From Prison
Two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been freed from prison early under new amnesty law, the BBC reportsAn earlier report erroneously pegged their release date to Dec. 19, but Nadezhda Tol...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 2 Pussy Riot Members Walk Free From Prison in Russia
Two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot were released from prison on Monday under Russia's new amnesty law, the BBC reports.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (above, left) and Maria Alyokhina (above, center)...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable The 10 Different Types of Texters
The era of the "emergency use only" texting plan is long gone. These days, the way we text is as much an indication of our personalities as the way we behave interacting with people face-to-face (assu...
02:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable See Carlos Santana Reunite With Homeless Ex-Bandmate
Marcus "The Magnificent" Malone was a member of Carlos Santana's band in the late 1960s. You won't find much info about him online, however, as he was homeless and nearly impossible to find for decade...
01:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Social Media Mixology: Which Networks to Use Together
Here at Mashable, we preach the importance of knowing your social networks. Different sites have different audiences, favor different types of content and require different kinds of humor. But like a ...
12:17 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Pussy Riot Members Freed From Prison
Two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been freed from prison early under new amnesty law, the BBC reportsAn earlier report erroneously pegged their release date to Dec. 19, but Nadezhda Tol...
09:57 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable This Art Project Aims to Draw the Internet
Ben Redford, a designer from the United Kingdom, wants to draw the Internet.However, his project, funded on Kickstarter, isn't just about getting people to donate cash — he wants them contribute...
09:32 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Bay Area Town Adds to Batkid-Mania With Its Very Own Wonder Girl
You remember the fun San Francisco (and everyone else) had with Batkid, right? Well, the Bay area town of Vallejo recently celebrated another young individual by turning them into a superhero for a da...
09:11 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Why Your Facebook Account Could Be a Vital Travel Tool
Traveling around the U.S. can sometimes be a complicated affair due to the various security procedures in place at airportsBut on Sunday, one passenger found out that when it comes to providing identi...
08:40 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Cubebot Is a Puzzle for Kids and Adults Alike
Product Name: Cubebot PuzzlePrice: $28Who would like this?: Kids ages 12 and up, or people who want to add some fun to their deskIn a holiday market filled with figurines and ever-popular Transformers...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Vin Diesel Reveals 'Fast and Furious 7' Details, Paul Walker Scene
Fast and Furious 7 will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015, actor Vin Diesel announced on Facebook. Filming for the movie, which was originally slated to premiere in July 2014, was recently put on h...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Tom Hiddleston vs. Benedict Cumberbatch: The Dance-Off
The Internet loves Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. Their incredible performances (as Loki and Sherlock, in particular) kind of don’t even hold a candle to their real-life charm. But an ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 'The Merit Shop' Wants to Replace Money With Talent
If there was no money, could you buy a sandwich with a YouTube video? Daniel Soares hopes soSoares and partner Pedro Sampaio are San Francisco-based digital artists who just launched The Merit Shop, a...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Mistakes to Avoid When Reconnecting With an Old Contact
You know by now that there are many reasons why a strong network is invaluable. One of the best is that your network is a group of people with whom you don’t have to start at square one: Meaning...
05:05 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Brands on Social Media in 2013
Samsung was the most popular social-media brand worldwide in 2013, according to Starcount, which compiled data across Facebook, YouTube and other sites to come up with its top 10 list.Although Samsung...
03:49 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable China Mobile Finally Getting Apple iPhone in January
The iPhone is officially coming to China Mobile, the world's largest wireless carrier, on Jan. 17, 2014.Apple announced the news in a press release late Sunday, saying that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C...
03:15 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable What Your Christmas Gift Says About Your Relationship
If you think Christmas is all about family togetherness and the holiday spirit — you're wrongIt's about presents, and if you're in a relationship, it's even more crucial to make sure you've got ...
02:31 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Top 25 Digital Media Resources This Week
Despite 2013 drawing to a close, we haven't slowed down our steady stream of tech news and tips. So if you've been too busy buying last-minute gifts to keep up, don't worry — Mashable has got yo...
01:57 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable App Santa Brings Deep Discounts to Top iOS Apps
Just in time for the holidays, a new iOS app sale called App Santa is offering users deep discounts on some of the best paid iOS apps of this year.App Santa is a collaboration between ten indie iOS de...
01:31 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable How Geeks Celebrate Christmas
Geeks have their own style when it comes to most things, so naturally they'd have a special way of celebrating this holiday seasonSee also: Nerdy 'Jingle Bells' Is a Christmas Treat for FangirlsIn thi...
12:56 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Mars Curiosity Rover Lego Model to Launch on New Year's Day
Lego will launch its 2014 toy line with a fan-created model of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover.The Danish toy company announced on Wednesday that its new "NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover" bui...
12:30 am GMT - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable 11 Things You Need to Stop Doing in 2014
Now that you've (hopefully) finished your Christmas shopping, it's the perfect time to start thinking about some collective New Year's resolutions.It's up to you as an individual to decide if you want...
12:05 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Brands on Social Media in 2013
Samsung was the most popular social-media brand worldwide in 2013, according to Starcount, which compiled data across Facebook, YouTube and other sites to come up with its top 10 list.Although Samsung...
11:55 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable How to Land a Job with a Family-Owned Business as an Outsider
Family-owned businesses are the backbone of our economy. They range from small businesses to major corporations, and make up 35% of Fortune 500 companies. Together, these family firms are a powerhouse...
11:25 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Technology in 2014: What to Expect
It has been quite the year for technology in 2013. Wearable tech became a regular topic of conversation after Google released its beta version of Glass. Meanwhile, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S and 5C,...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable iOS 7 Jailbreak Is Now Available
Christmas has come a bit early for ardent iOS device jailbreakers. In a rather surprising move, the popular evad3rs hacker team has just released their long-awaited untethered evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak....
10:25 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable PR Exec Justine Sacco Apologizes for Offensive Tweet: Report
Public-relations executive Justine Sacco issued an apology Sunday after publishing an offensive tweet that joked about AIDS and race, according to a report"Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable 7 Scary Accurate Vintage Ads That Predicted the Future
We may not be riding hoverboards, employing robot maids or wearing one-piece space-suits, but that doesn't mean all predictions from the past about life in the future haven't come trueWe found seven v...
09:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Top 25 Digital Media Resources This Week
Despite 2013 drawing to a close, we haven't slowed down our steady stream of tech news and tips. So if you've been too busy buying last-minute gifts to keep up, don't worry — Mashable has got yo...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Cozy Up to These 10 Winter Cocktails
Though drinking is a year-round activity, comfortably bar-hopping without freezing your legs off is unfortunately notWinter is upon us, and it is seriously cramping our social lives.Even if you do dec...
09:02 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable 10 Top Skins for Your Pebble Smartwatch
Are you the proud owner of an awesome Pebble smartwatch? Did you know you can jazz up your favorite wearable with a custom-created skin?We have found 10 excellent examples of skins, wraps and decals t...
08:31 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable How Geeks Celebrate Christmas
Geeks have their own style when it comes to most things, so naturally they'd have a special way of celebrating this holiday seasonSee also: Nerdy 'Jingle Bells' Is a Christmas Treat for FangirlsIn thi...
07:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable 11 Things You Need to Stop Doing in 2014
Now that you've (hopefully) finished your Christmas shopping, it's the perfect time to start thinking about some collective New Year's resolutions.It's up to you as an individual to decide if you want...
06:04 pm +01 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable How to Live Blog on Tumblr
The Internet gives us the ability to experience things in real time, so it's no surprise that live blogging has become increasingly popular. Users log onto Tumblr in the middle of big events, fingers ...
05:04 pm GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable How to Live Blog on Tumblr
The Internet gives us the ability to experience things in real time, so it's no surprise that live blogging has become increasingly popular. Users log onto Tumblr in the middle of big events, fingers ...
04:02 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable 10 Top Skins for Your Pebble Smartwatch
Are you the proud owner of an awesome Pebble smartwatch? Did you know you can jazz up your favorite wearable with a custom-created skin?We have found 10 excellent examples of skins, wraps and decals t...
12:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable How to Live Blog on Tumblr
The Internet gives us the ability to experience things in real time, so it's no surprise that live blogging has become increasingly popular. Users log onto Tumblr in the middle of big events, fingers ...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Ask a Dev: Should I Go Native When Building an Image-heavy App?
In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, iOS director Ron Lisle shares helpful tips for designing image-heavy apps and finding iCloud code samples.For ...
04:52 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Fred Armisen Saves Day as 'Ambiance Man' in Superhero-ish Web Series
LOS ANGELES — In YouTube series Ambiance Man, comedian Fred Armisen plays the titular character, a nontraditional Pre-Raphaelite superhero, who necessarily tweaks the ambiance of awkward, h...
04:32 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable IAC Confirms Firing of PR Exec Justine Sacco
Internet company IAC has fired Justine Sacco, its senior director of corporate communications, after she posted an offensive tweet on Friday night“The offensive comment does not reflect the view...
03:57 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable NASA Recreation Captures Making of Earth's Most Iconic Photographs
The making of the iconic space photographs that put Earth in its proper celestial context 45 years ago has been recreated thanks to a new visualization from NASAProduced by the Scientific Visualizatio...
02:59 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable The Correlation Between New Technology and Your Age
Remember a time when you thought drones only existed in sci-fi movies and could never imagine something like 3D printing? In 2013, that tech is commonplace — but it wasn't alwaysWay back when, e...
02:25 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable 7 Tips to Revamp Your Job Search for 2014
Experts foresee the job market being more competitive than ever in 2014. With 10.9 million Americans unemployed, it is important to take a fresh look at your job search strategy. Now is the perfect ti...
02:03 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Champions of Entertainment: 2013's Best Song, Movie, Show, Game and More
Last week, we asked for Mashable readers to vote in polls to decide the best song, TV show, movie, sports moment, and video game of 2013After 30,000 votes across the polls, the results are in. Here ar...
02:03 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Champs of Entertainment: 2013's Best Song, Movie, Show, Game and More
Last week, we asked for Mashable readers to vote in polls to decide the best song, TV show, movie, sports moment, and video game of 2013After 30,000 votes across the polls, the results are in. Here ar...
01:25 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable Photograph a Joyful Celebration for Our Photo Challenge
The spirit of the holidays creates a warm atmosphere for families and friends to come together. For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, we want you to photograph a celebration.As many of you head ho...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, December 22, 2013
Mashable 9 Wicked Mashups of 2013
They say that if you've heard one pop song, you've heard them all — but these "Best of 2013" mashups and medleys prove you can do both at once.You may have heard Daniel Kim's Pop Danthology or D...
10:57 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable NASA Recreation Captures Making of Earth's Most Iconic Photographs
The making of the iconic space photographs that put Earth in its proper celestial context 45 years ago has been recreated thanks to a new visualization from NASAProduced by the Scientific Visualizatio...
10:32 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Credit Cards Stolen from Target Are Flooding the Black Market: Report
Credit-card data stolen during a massive data breach at Target last month is hitting the black market, according to multiple reports.Cybersecurity firm Easy Solutions "noticed a 10- to 20-fold increas...
10:25 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Zany Fake Ad Will Make You Reconsider Eating Beans in Space
A moon landing goes horribly wrong in a fake video spot from visual-effects studio Cinesite.The studio's cautionary tale provides a good reason why astronauts shouldn't eat beans. It's not clear if su...
10:03 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Tech This Week: Mood Sweaters and a Universal Translator
Smartphones have become one of most useful innovations of the 21st century. These mini-computers keep us up-to-date on all the latest news, entertained with games and ebooks, and even house groundbrea...
09:59 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable The Correlation Between New Technology and Your Age
Remember a time when you thought drones only existed in sci-fi movies and could never imagine something like 3D printing? In 2013, that tech is commonplace — but it wasn't alwaysWay back when, e...
09:50 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Watch Live: NASA Astronauts Step Outside ISS for Holiday Spacewalks
Two NASA astronauts have begun the first of three quickly planned spacewalks to fix a problem with the International Space Station's vital cooling system.NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracc...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable 42 Instagram Pets That Filtered Our Hearts in 2013
Forget Miley, Pope Francis and Beyoncé — the real stars of 2013 were the famous pets who wagged their adorable tails all over our Instagram feedsThose cross-species friendships, dress-weari...
09:19 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Work Off Holiday Weight Gain Without Dieting
Product name: Eat Fit Dumb-Bell CutleryPrice: $145 for set of three on TheCheekyWho would like this?: Fitness gurusWhen it comes to working out, millennials are experts. Whether it is taking part in t...
09:07 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Samsung Galaxy NX: Android Goes Mirrorless for Way Too Much Money
Android was originally developed as a smartphone operating system. Since its humble version 1.5 "Cupcake" beginnings, Android has been modified for use in tablets, TV set-top boxes, micro-gaming conso...
08:13 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Smart Eyelashes and Fingernails: The Next Wave of Wearable Tech
It was crowded on the sidewalks in Hong Kong. Early morning commuters, shoulders tightly pressed against the strangers walking next to them, moved in a sluggish blob through each crowded intersectionK...
07:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable 9 Wicked Mashups of 2013
They say that if you've heard one pop song, you've heard them all — but these "Best of 2013" mashups and medleys prove you can do both at once.You may have heard Daniel Kim's Pop Danthology or D...
07:25 pm -07 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable 7 Tips to Revamp Your Job Search for 2014
Experts foresee the job market being more competitive than ever in 2014. With 10.9 million Americans unemployed, it is important to take a fresh look at your job search strategy. Now is the perfect ti...
06:09 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable If You Like Taylor Swift's Music, You Might Enjoy These Books
Personalization algorithms are often helpful, but not without fail — buy a gift for a friend on Amazon and suddenly you feel like a stranger in your own account.Qloo is an iOS app launched in No...
05:25 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Zany Fake Ad Will Make You Reconsider Eating Beans in Space
A moon landing goes horribly wrong in a fake video spot from visual-effects studio Cinesite.The studio's cautionary tale provides a good reason why astronauts shouldn't eat beans. It's not clear if su...
04:05 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Jumps Into the Justine Sacco Saga
Inflight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has injected itself into the fracas about IAC Senior Director of Corporate Communications Justine Sacco's unfortunate tweet on Friday.Sacco became the topic of Internet di...
04:05 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Apologizes After Jumping in on the Justine Sacco Saga
Inflight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has injected itself into the fracas about IAC Senior Director of Corporate Communications Justine Sacco's unfortunate tweet on Friday and then later apologized for the men...
04:05 pm GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Apologizes After Commenting on Justine Sacco Saga
UPDATE: Inflight Wi-Fi provider Gogo injected itself into the fracas about IAC communications head Justine Sacco's unfortunate tweet on Friday, and then later apologized for doing [email protected],apo...
02:19 pm -07 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Work Off Holiday Weight Gain Without Dieting
Product name: Eat Fit Dumb-Bell CutleryPrice: $145 for set of three on TheCheekyWho would like this?: Fitness gurusWhen it comes to working out, millennials are experts. Whether it is taking part in t...
02:07 pm -07 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Samsung Galaxy NX: Android Goes Mirrorless for Way Too Much Money
Android was originally developed as a smartphone operating system. Since its humble version 1.5 "Cupcake" beginnings, Android has been modified for use in tablets, TV set-top boxes, micro-gaming conso...
11:09 am -07 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable If You Like Taylor Swift's Music, You Might Enjoy These Books
Personalization algorithms are often helpful, but not without fail — buy a gift for a friend on Amazon and suddenly you feel like a stranger in your own account.Qloo is an iOS app launched in No...
11:05 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Apologizes After Jumping in on the Justine Sacco Saga
Inflight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has injected itself into the fracas about IAC Senior Director of Corporate Communications Justine Sacco's unfortunate tweet on Friday and then later apologized for the men...
09:54 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Twitter Turns Ugly Over PR Person's Idiotic Tweet
Justine Sacco was, until Friday, the top PR person for InterActiveCorp, the New York media conglomerate run by Barry Diller. IAC owns the Daily Beast, Vimeo, About.com, Match.com and Ask.com, among ma...
09:52 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable YouTube Stars Unite in Song for Philippines
In November, the world watched in horror as the Philippines was pounded by Typhoon Haiyan. While the outcry for aid has been met by an incredible response, there are still families and communities dea...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Relive the Year's 50 Greatest Sports Plays in 1 Mesmerizing Video
Think back over the past 12 months. Amazing touchdowns, so many jaw-dropping dunks and that ridiculous Auburn field goal return—that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the incred...
08:10 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable President Obama Regrets Asking Microsoft to Fix Healthcare.gov
The White House is fixing the buggy mess that was Healthcare.gov, and they've finally announced who will be responsible for working on it — MicrosoftIt's a...peculiar choice, to say the least, c...
07:20 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Facebook Highlights Top Moments From Your Friends in 2013
Last year, Facebook gave users their own personal Year in Review. This year, the social network is turning the spotlight on users' friends.Facebook added a separate Year in Review feature that highlig...
06:30 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Christmas Morning, as Directed by 10 Famous Filmmakers
When we think of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese, Lars Von Trier or Michael Moore, we think of gritty, violent or soul-crushingly sad movies. Essentially, they are the opposite of what you'd ...
05:31 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable China Wants a Manned Moon Mission, Experts Say
China this week became the third nation to land a rover on the Moon, and experts believe the country will follow up with a manned mission to the lunar surface in just a matter of years. The country's ...
04:52 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable With Obamacare Deadline Looming, 'Couple of Million' Have Signed up
After years of discussions, the Affordable Care Act — a federal healthcare law we've all come to know as Obamacare — is set to take full effect in less than two weeks. Individuals seeking ...
04:04 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Target CEO Apologizes for Huge Credit Card Breach
This week, Target confirmed that hackers may have stolen millions of customers' credit and debit card information in a security breach. But the retailer is offering a consolation prize: 10% off if the...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Man's 'Dots' Proposal Scores All the Love Points
The popular iPhone game Dots, which took over people's lives and phones in 2013, has now become a staple in one couple's life. Shawn reached out to the creator of Dots to help propose to his girlfrien...
03:52 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Young Adult Author Ned Vizzini Dies at 32
Author Ned Vizzini, who penned the popular young adult novelIt's Kind of a Funny Story, has died at the age of 32, according to reports. His death was ruled a suicide.A Brooklyn native, Vizzini was kn...
03:45 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Must Reads: The Reign of Netflix, No Love for Washington and More
During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans ...
03:42 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Is a Controversial Ad Better Than No Ad at All?
Ship Your Pants and Big Gas Savings put Kmart on the viral video map this past spring. The ads were playful and irreverent.On November 15th, the world was introduced to a more risque and polarizing si...
03:15 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Tech VC Campaigns to Make Silicon Valley Its Own State
It's one of the most fundamentally undemocratic aspects of American democracy: the state of California, with a record 38 million residents, gets the same representation in the U.S. Senate as Wyoming, ...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable The Device That Made 'Duck Dynasty' Famous
A&E suspended reality television show Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson from the network Wednesday, after Robertson made anti-gay remarks during a magazine interviewAs the family patriarch, Robertson ...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Inside the Device That Made 'Duck Dynasty' Famous
A&E suspended reality television show Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson from the network Wednesday, after Robertson made anti-gay remarks during a magazine interviewAs the family patriarch, Robertson ...
02:05 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Rodman's North Korea Trip: Hilarity at What Cost?
Have you heard? Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea! It's hilarious and bizarre, and the Internet at large has had plenty a good laugh over the whole thing in recent daysBut a powerful open letter pe...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Walt Mossberg: The Exit Interview
At an age when some may consider spending more time practicing their golf swing or perfecting their poker face, tech journalist Walt Mossberg is about to embark on what may be his biggest adventure ye...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable 7 Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Strategy
As customers increasingly turn to the Internet and smartphones for purchasing decisions, economies are seeing brick and mortar evolve into "click and order," and ecommerce become intertwined with m-co...
01:30 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Christmas Morning, as Directed by 10 Famous Filmmakers
When we think of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese, Lars Von Trier or Michael Moore, we think of gritty, violent or soul-crushingly sad movies. Essentially, they are the opposite of what you'd ...
01:19 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Why BlackBerry Stock Is Soaring After a $4.4 Billion Net Loss
Everyone knew BlackBerry's earnings report on Friday would be bad, but not this bad.BlackBerry's revenue in the third quarter fell by more than 50% from the same period a year earlier. The company's n...
01:04 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Santa Hates the NSA
If there's one thing we've learned in 2013, it's that the National Security Agency is always watching. All that snooping surely results in a wealth of information — good and bad — about al...
12:52 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Obama: The NSA Is Not Snooping Around
President Barack Obama today held a press conference to discuss the developments of 2013 that quickly turned into a debate on how his administration will handle multiple allegations that the National ...
12:38 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable Google Doodles a Crossword for Puzzle's 100th Anniversary
Google Doodles have often catered to the mathematically and scientifically savvy, but now there's one for word nerds.Friday's doodle salutes the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle, an anniversa...
12:27 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable NSA Targeted Unicef and Israeli Prime Minister
The UK Government Communications Headquarters and the National Security Agency had their sights on a European Union official, German government buildings, several international humanitarian organizati...
12:13 am GMT - Sat, December 21, 2013
Mashable 8 Enlightening Facts About the Winter Solstice
All of the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday will experience the darkest day of the year. Specifically, at 12:11 p.m. ET, we will witness the winter solstice. In the U.S., we'll have just nine hours, 32...
11:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable JK Rowling Is Turning 'Harry Potter' Into a Play
Harry Potter fans knew the eighth movie couldn't truly be the endFirst, JK Rowling announced a new movie rooted in her wizarding world. Now, fans have a new reason to rejoice: Rowling will produce a H...
11:30 pm -07 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Christmas Morning, as Directed by 10 Famous Filmmakers
When we think of Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese, Lars Von Trier or Michael Moore, we think of gritty, violent or soul-crushingly sad movies. Essentially, they are the opposite of what you'd ...
11:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable A College Kid Couldn't Afford a 3D Printer, So He Built One Himself
When college student Shai Schechter didn't have access to an affordable 3D printer on his SUNY Purchase campus in New York, he set out to build his own model — one that would still crank out 3D-...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable TSA Allows Soldiers to Keep Their Shoes On; You Could Be Next
Members of the U.S. military including the National Guard, reserve soldiers and the Coast Guard can now walk past regular security lines at 100 airports across America without removing their shoes, be...
10:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Is a Controversial Ad Better Than No Ad at All?
Ship Your Pants and Big Gas Savings put Kmart on the viral video map this past spring. The ads were playful and irreverent.On November 15th, the world was introduced to a more risque and polarizing si...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable FBI Confirms First Silk Road 2.0 Arrest in U.S.
The FBI confirmed on Friday it has made a new arrest related to the recently relaunched online drug marketplace Silk Road, known as Silk Road 2.0. The development comes after a night of intense specul...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 3 Alleged Silk Road Moderators Arrested in Global Sting
UPDATE: Dec. 20, 1:00 p.m. ETThe U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York confirmed the arrest of three alleged moderators of the online black market Silk Road. A representative told Mashab...
09:52 pm -07 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable With Obamacare Deadline Looming, 'Couple of Million' Have Signed up
After years of discussions, the Affordable Care Act — a federal healthcare law we've all come to know as Obamacare — is set to take full effect in less than two weeks. Individuals seeking ...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable North Korea Faxes South Korea, Threatens to Strike 'Without Notice'
Bellicose rhetoric is a usual feature of life between North Korea and South Korea. When more modern means of communications are unavailable, threats are sent the old-fashioned way: using a fax machine...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable North Korea Threatens South Korea — With a Fax
Bellicose rhetoric is a usual feature of life between North Korea and South Korea. When more modern means of communications are unavailable, threats are sent the old-fashioned way: using a fax machine...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Amazon Stock Tops $400 for First Time
Amazon's stock topped $400 a share for the first time in early trading Friday after flirting with that record for much of this month.The stock increase follows several upgrades from analysts in recent...
09:04 pm -07 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Target CEO Apologizes for Huge Credit Card Breach
This week, Target confirmed that hackers may have stolen millions of customers' credit and debit card information in a security breach. But the retailer is offering a consolation prize: 10% off if the...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 7 Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Strategy
As customers increasingly turn to the Internet and smartphones for purchasing decisions, economies are seeing brick and mortar evolve into "click and order," and ecommerce become intertwined with m-co...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable When Apple Unveiled the iPhone, Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android
When Apple released its iPhone in January 2007, it changed smartphones forever. Competitors who were able to adapt to the new normal, like Samsung, have thrived, while others who moved too slow, like ...
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Warby Parker Raises Another $60 Million to Fulfill Its Vision
Warby Parker has raised another $60 million in a Series C round of funding, the company confirmed to Mashable on Friday.The latest funding round, which was first reported by Fortune, was led by Tiger ...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Secret Santa: Expectation vs. Reality
The idea of a secret santa holds so much promise.SEE ALSO: 30 Days of GiftsThere's the mystery and suspense of who's buying your gift, the ability to channel all your Christmas-shopping energy into on...
08:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable News Corp Wants the Rights to Your Viral Videos
There's money in viral videos, and News Corp wants a pieceThe media giant announced on Friday that it had acquired Storyful, a media startup that finds and verifies content posted to social media. Bil...
08:27 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Franchises Dominated the Film Industry in 2013
The box office was a popular place this past year, rife with sequels, long-awaited releases of movies once-announced for 2012 and the ever prevalent dose of dystopia that keeps audiences entertained.T...
08:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Why BlackBerry Stock Is Soaring After a $4.4 Billion Net Loss
Everyone knew BlackBerry's earnings report on Friday would be bad, but not this bad.BlackBerry's revenue in the third quarter fell by more than 50% from the same period a year earlier. The company's n...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Milktape Is a Modern-Day Mixtape for Music Lovers
Product Name: MilktapePrice: $15Who would like this?: Hopeless romantics, significant others, high school crushes and BFFs"I made you a mixtape" is a phrase you probably haven't heard since 1992. Even...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 5 New Year's Resolutions for Marketers
At times this year, the Adobe Digital Index team sits back in our chair exclaiming, “Wow, is that really correct?” Via the 20+ reports released, we covered nearly every digital marketing ...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Spain Hits Google With $1.2M Fine for 'Illegal' Privacy Violations
Spain's privacy watchdog hit Google with a $1.2 million fine for breaking the country's data protection laws and "seriously infringe citizens' rights."The Data Protection Agency found Google guilty of...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Verizon's Transparency Report and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable France Will Use American Drones to Spy on al Qaeda
France is ready to deploy unarmed surveillance drones to spy on al Qaeda militants in Mali, and the flying robots will be AmericanFrance in July purchased 12 MQ-9 Reaper drones, built by American comp...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable BlackBerry Inks Deal With Foxconn After $4.4 Billion Loss
Struggling BlackBerry has inked a five-year deal with Foxconn to make phones for the Indonesian and other "fast-growing markets" following a $4.4 billion third-quarter lossIn a press release explainin...
07:00 pm -07 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Walt Mossberg: The Exit Interview
At an age when some may consider spending more time practicing their golf swing or perfecting their poker face, tech journalist Walt Mossberg is about to embark on what may be his biggest adventure ye...
06:49 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable JK Rowling Is Turning 'Harry Potter' Into a Play
Harry Potter fans knew the eighth movie couldn't truly be the endFirst, JK Rowling announced a new movie rooted in her wizarding world. Now, fans have a new reason to rejoice: Rowling will produce a H...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable TV Shows Are the Most Popular Type of Online Video for All Ages
Millenials watch more online video than Baby Boomers do, but both groups prefer TV shows to other types of contentThis chart, created by Statista, shows the percentages of U.S. Internet users who watc...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 6 Exciting Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014
No one can say 2013 was a slow year for gaming news. Two extremely popular next-gen consoles, the rise of indie games, and the release of groundbreaking blockbusters like Bioshock Infinite and Grand T...
04:52 pm -08 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Obama: The NSA Is Not Snooping Around
President Barack Obama today held a press conference to discuss the developments of 2013 that quickly turned into a debate on how his administration will handle multiple allegations that the National ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 12 Vintage Snow Suits Your Mom Made You Wear
In the icy winter of 1985, nothing kept families warmer than matching one-piece snow suits. Your family was the talk of the ski resort, tumbling out of the minivan all decked out in neon, If you've ev...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable This Is What Alcohol Looks Like Under a Microscope
Turns out Great Uncle Phil was right all along: Concocting the perfect whiskey ginger nightcap really is an art formA website called BevShots captures photographs of alcohol taken through the lens of ...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable This Is What Booze Looks Like Under a Microscope
Turns out Great Uncle Phil was right all along: Concocting the perfect whiskey ginger nightcap really is an art formA website called BevShots captures photographs of alcohol taken through the lens of ...
03:47 pm +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable See the First Teaser for Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence'
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Johnny Depp movie, Transcendence, has arrivedThe enigmatic trailer reveals very little about the movie — a narrator explains the concept of singularity,...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio the Movie May Finally Win Him an Oscar
It turns out Leonardo DiCaprio has been going about his quest for an Oscar in all the wrong ways. Instead of playing a bunch of troubled, doomed men on a path to their own destruction, he should have ...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable What Happens When You Tell a Lie?
If you've spoken to someone for more than 10 minutes today, odds are that one of you was lying. If that person was your mother, the odds of lying increase dramatically.From small fibs to huge, Hollywo...
01:47 pm GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable See the First Teaser for Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence'
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Johnny Depp movie, Transcendence, has arrivedThe enigmatic trailer reveals very little about the movie — a narrator explains the concept of singularity,...
12:43 pm -08 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Warby Parker Raises Another $60 Million to Fulfill Its Vision
Warby Parker has raised another $60 million in a Series C round of funding, the company confirmed to Mashable on Friday.The latest funding round, which was first reported by Fortune, was led by Tiger ...
11:20 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Silic: The Impossible-to-Stain T-Shirt
A glass of red wine's got nothing on this white T-shirt — and if you were to spill the glass, the shirt won't show a drop of itYoung entrepreneur Aamir Patel has created the Silic, a T-shirt tha...
09:55 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer Unmasks Major Mystery Character
Dreamworks gave fans of How to Train Your Dragon an early holiday gift Thursday by releasing the full trailer for the animated fantasy film's sequelThe How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer features a mo...
09:20 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Silic: The Impossible-to-Stain T-Shirt
A glass of red wine's got nothing on this white T-shirt — and if you were to spill the glass, the shirt won't show a drop of itYoung entrepreneur Aamir Patel has created the Silic, a T-shirt tha...
09:02 am -08 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 6 Exciting Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014
No one can say 2013 was a slow year for gaming news. Two extremely popular next-gen consoles, the rise of indie games, and the release of groundbreaking blockbusters like Bioshock Infinite and Grand T...
08:47 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable See the First Teaser for Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence'
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Johnny Depp movie, Transcendence, has arrivedThe enigmatic trailer reveals very little about the movie — a narrator explains the concept of singularity,...
08:45 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Walter Mitty' Ad Uses a Spot of Pandora's Secret Sauce
In a continuing effort to attract more listeners to its movie soundtracks, 20th Century Fox created a holiday ad for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty that gives some Pandora users a taste of the music ...
08:29 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Soccer Stars Unite to Save Earth in Apocalyptic Samsung Ad
Take the basic premise of Space Jam, swap basketball for soccer and add the production value of Armageddon. What do you get? This creative new Samsung adThe spot cooks up a fictitious scenario in whic...
08:17 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Freemium Is the Most Profitable Pricing Strategy for Apps
If you're looking to make money on an app of your own, your best bet is a freemium model. In seven of the Apple App Store's 10 largest categories, the majority of revenue comes from in-app purchases i...
07:54 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Twitter Makes it Easier to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
Twitter added a couple new features to its emergency alert system on Thursday, and also announced the addition of a couple new countries that now host organizations participating in the serviceTwitter...
07:50 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Man Writes Book While Hooked up to Electrodes
When Dutch author Arnon Grunberg sits down to write his latest book, sometimes it's just an average day. Other times, Grunberg is surrounded by cameras that record everything he does while he wears a ...
07:35 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Family's Miley Cyrus Video Proves Holiday Cheer Can't Stop
The Bock family took to YouTube to spread their holiday cheer with a parody of Miley Cyrus' hit summer tune We Can't Stop, and it will put your family to shameThere are references to Christmas mainsta...
07:23 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Mario Kart 8' Trailer Teases New Characters and Courses
Nintendo continues to expand the presence of cosmos protector Rosalina, who debuted in 2007's Super Mario Galaxy. The company announced Thursday that Rosalina will be a playable character in two upcom...
07:05 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 9 of the Funniest Startup Videos
As we have previously argued, the vast majority of startup videos rely on a handful of cliches that make them indistinguishable from one another.That's not true for every startup video, though. The fo...
06:57 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Young Man's Reaction to College Acceptance Is Beautiful
Rion Holcombe just got the letter of a lifetimeThe 20-year-old, who lives with down syndrome, received his college acceptance letter recently — and his reaction is nothing short of heart-warming...
06:29 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Soccer Stars Unite to Save Earth in Apocalyptic Samsung Ad
Take the basic premise of Space Jam, swap basketball for soccer and add the production value of Armageddon. What do you get? This creative new Samsung adThe spot cooks up a fictitious scenario in whic...
06:11 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Peanuts' Comes to Life in Christmas Flash Mob
For many of us, the true magic of Christmas comes via the familiar sounds of Peanuts specials. Though he might not have realized it in 1964, Vince Guaraldi created a staple that brings adults back to ...
05:57 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable New York City Adds E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban
The New York City Council today voted 43-8 to ban e-cigarettes in all locations where regular cigarettes are already prohibited, including restaurants, offices and beaches.The ruling will push "vapers...
05:54 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Twitter Makes it Easier to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
Twitter added a couple new features to its emergency alert system on Thursday, and also announced the addition of a couple new countries that now host organizations participating in the serviceTwitter...
05:52 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Star Wars' Joins Tumblr, Posts First Exclusive Pic
Star Wars and social media seem to be a natural fit, judging by the amount of Force-filled references you'll find on Twitter and the franchise's 10 million Likes on Facebook.. When Star Wars joined In...
05:50 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Man Writes Book While Hooked up to Electrodes
When Dutch author Arnon Grunberg sits down to write his latest book, sometimes it's just an average day. Other times, Grunberg is surrounded by cameras that record everything he does while he wears a ...
05:23 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Mario Kart 8' Trailer Teases New Characters and Courses
Nintendo continues to expand the presence of cosmos protector Rosalina, who debuted in 2007's Super Mario Galaxy. The company announced Thursday that Rosalina will be a playable character in two upcom...
05:09 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Can an App Change How Students Prep for College Admissions?
Dan Driscoll was frustrated with the SATs.He had been running City Football Club, a nonprofit traveling soccer program for middle and high school students in his hometown of Washington, D.C., for a fe...
04:57 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Young Man's Reaction to College Acceptance Is Beautiful
Rion Holcombe just got the letter of a lifetimeThe 20-year-old, who lives with down syndrome, received his college acceptance letter recently — and his reaction is nothing short of heart-warming...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Peanuts Come to Life for Christmas in New York City
For many of us, the true magic of Christmas comes via the familiar sounds of Peanuts specials. Though he might not have realized it in 1964, Vince Guaraldi created a staple that brings adults back to ...
04:11 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Peanuts' Comes to Life in Christmas Flash Mob
For many of us, the true magic of Christmas comes via the familiar sounds of Peanuts specials. Though he might not have realized it in 1964, Vince Guaraldi created a staple that brings adults back to ...
03:57 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable New York City Adds E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban
The New York City Council today voted 43-8 to ban e-cigarettes in all locations where regular cigarettes are already prohibited, including restaurants, offices and beaches.The ruling will push "vapers...
03:52 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Star Wars' Joins Tumblr, Posts First Exclusive Pic
Star Wars and social media seem to be a natural fit, judging by the amount of Force-filled references you'll find on Twitter and the franchise's 10 million Likes on Facebook.. When Star Wars joined In...
03:47 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Sisters Use Instagram to Build a Brand, Flaunt 'Family Jewels'
The best advice brands get about branding via social media is to "be yourself" and "show a human side to your brand." Few small businesses do these things better than Dannijo, a high-end jewelry line ...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable LED Mood-Sweater Shows People How You Really Feel
As the wearable tech market grows, creatives are introducing more high-fashion and interactive designs.The GER Mood Sweater reads human emotions by reflecting specific LED light colors onto ...
03:09 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Can an App Change How Students Prep for College Admissions?
Dan Driscoll was frustrated with the SATs.He had been running City Football Club, a nonprofit traveling soccer program for middle and high school students in his hometown of Washington, D.C., for a fe...
02:22 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Target's Credit Card Breach Is Bad, But Won't Hurt Business Much
For Target and its customers, this is shaping up to be anything but the most wonderful time of the year.The retailer confirmed Thursday that millions of customers who shopped in stores between Nov. 27...
02:05 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 9 of the Funniest Startup Videos
As we have previously argued, the vast majority of startup videos rely on a handful of cliches that make them indistinguishable from one another.That's not true for every startup video, though. The fo...
02:05 am +02 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable VC Firm's Wacky Holiday Video Relives 2013's Viral Trends
Who says venture capitalists can't get down? First Round Capital is getting into the holiday spirit with the release of its annual "video card," which relives all of 2013's viral hits. From Macklemore...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Sisters Use Instagram to Build a Brand, Flaunt 'Family Jewels'
The best advice brands get about branding via social media is to "be yourself" and "show a human side to your brand." Few small businesses do these things better than Dannijo, a high-end jewelry line ...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable TIME Names Instagram Photographer of the Year
Time awarded the Associated Press’ chief Asia photographer David Guttenfelder as its Instagram photographer of the year, and it’s a wise choice.Instagram doesn’t suffer a shortage of...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Air-Powered Lego Car Is Ultimate Nerd Invention
If a life-sized Lego car that actually drives and is powered by nothing but air doesn't sound cool enough, consider this: The project was funded in part through a single tweet.The car runs on compress...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable 'Dumb Ways to Die' Characters Are Back for the Holidays
Melbourne, Australia last year launched an ad campaign urging its metro passengers to stay safe and alert. The "Dumb Ways to Die" ad, which features cheery cartoon characters who quickly meet their de...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable When Celebrities Sext, They're Just Like Us
Celebrities do their own laundry, pump their own gas and sometimes send naked pictures to loved ones (or to Tumblr fangirls). They really are just like us.This week, the Internet was abuzz over leaked...
01:07 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Bill Gates Gives Secret Santa Present to Lucky Redditor
Secret Santa is generally an awkward tradition that requires buying gifts for someone whom you barely speak to all year in the name of Christmas cheer. It usually results in random coffee table books ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable What's Your Favorite Smartphone?
The holiday season can be the perfect opportunity to upgrade to the newest smartphone. We want to know which device tops your wish listAre you hoping for the powerful Galaxy Note 3? Are you crazy abou...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Google Glass App for iOS Debuts, This Time for Real
The app for managing and connecting to Google Glass finally launched on iOS this week, only to be pulled from the App Store shortly afterward. Now it appears Google has worked out the problems with My...
12:50 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Parkour Santa Can Flip Into Your Chimney
Kids have been trying for ages to figure out how Santa slips into their house on Christmas Eve. Now they have the answer: Santa knows parkour.Parkour professional Ronnie Shalvis put on the red suit an...
12:50 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Man Writes Book While Hooked up to Electrodes
When Dutch author Arnon Grunberg sits down to write his latest book, sometimes it's just an average day. Other times, Grunberg is surrounded by cameras that record everything he does while he wears a ...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Artist Brilliantly Recreates the Awkward Faces of Real Estate Ads
Real estate agent head shots always seem to have a goofy air about them. Whether it's excessively white teeth, awkward smiles or a tragically dated hairstyle, they can be hard to take seriously.While ...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable Target's Credit Card Breach Is Bad, But Won't Hurt Business Much
For Target and its customers, this is shaping up to be anything but the most wonderful time of the year.The retailer confirmed Thursday that millions of customers who shopped in stores between Nov. 27...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable VC Firm's Wacky Holiday Video Relives 2013's Viral Trends
Who says venture capitalists can't get down? First Round Capital is getting into the holiday spirit with the release of its annual "video card," which relives all of 2013's viral hits. From Macklemore...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, December 20, 2013
Mashable All the 2013 Pop Culture You Missed in 3 Minutes
In case you missed any of this year's celebrity scandals, important TV moments or hit songs, comedian Owen Weber is here to fill you in.Set to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," Weber runs throu...
11:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'Please Help Me Beyonce' Is Here to Solve All Your Problems
You can never really have too many Beyonce songs. But it is possible to be overwhelmed, paralyzed by too many choices to enjoy Ms. Knowles' music, especially since her new album dropped.This is where ...
11:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Google Reports 68% Spike in Government Censorship Requests
Governments around the world are trying to censor more online content than ever, according to Google's latest transparency report on government takedown requests.When compared to its last report, Goog...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Lil Bub's Yule Log Video Is a Christmas Meowacle
Just when you thought you'd had enough holiday cheer, Lil Bub rekindled your spirit with the cutest yule log video in history. In the hour-long clip, Bub emits her signature squeaks and purrs while lo...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 4 Alleged Silk Road Meth Dealers Arrested in U.S.
A federal grand jury in Oregon has charged four Portland-area residents with selling methamphetamine through the defunct online black market Silk RoadProsecutors say the four — Jason Weld Hagen,...
11:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Omidyar Drops Millions on Greenwald Venture
Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar's new company now has $50 million a name: First Look Media.The company is split into two parts: an independent, non-profit media venture with Glenn Greenwald and a for-prof...
11:11 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'Peanuts' Comes to Life in Christmas Flash Mob
For many of us, the true magic of Christmas comes via the familiar sounds of Peanuts specials. Though he might not have realized it in 1964, Vince Guaraldi created a staple that brings adults back to ...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Smart Glasses Reveal What It's Like to Have Superpowers
Google Glass lets you view emails, find directions and take calls right from the high-tech specs. But what if you wave your hand in front of a 3D projection to move around a calendar? Or if you want y...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Busy? Have Someone Else Run Your Errands
It's time to stop sending the interns to pick up your dry cleaning.In 2008, after running out of dog food on a winter evening, a lightbulb went off in Leah Busque's headOne of my neighbors is probably...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Couple Wins Chrismukkah With Dual Holiday Card
Relationships are all about compromise, especially when it comes to the most magical time of the year.Reddit user byfuryoftheheart and his girlfriend found the best way to showcase their individual re...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable When Words Just Don't Cut It: Emojis as Art
The text message used to be the quickest way to convey a message, but words are no longer always enough. Friends exchange GIFs in reaction to news, and emojis often serve as the punctuation — if...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Skyscrapers Now House Everything From Schools to Cemeteries
Exploding population numbers, increasingly dense cities, and a shift toward green urban design have many architects using skyscraper architecture to build more than just residential and office towers....
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Why Every Entrepreneur Should Have a Mentor
"Being an entrepreneur isn't an easy job," says Andres Teran, cofounder of Toplist, a social shopping recommendation startup. "There are moments that you have nothing and feel like things are never go...
10:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Healthcare Data of 840,000 at Risk After Laptop Theft
Thieves stole two laptops that may contain the unprotected personal data of around 840,000 customers from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield after breaking into the company's Newark, N.J. headquarters on ...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Who Would Spend a Whole Day Making One Vine Video?
Sitting in the dark production studio of a New York City high-rise, Meagan Cignoli gazes at her progress with the self-critical eye of a professional. She has done this before. Commercial production i...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable U.S.S. Enterprise Spatula Is Flippin' Awesome
Product name: U.S.S. Enterprise SpatulaPrice: $17.49 on ThinkGeekWho would like this?: Trekkies with a partiality to pancakesYour mother may have taught you not to play with your food ("It's rude! You...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Instagram Ads Work, Advertisers Say
Six weeks after Instagram began running ads on its platform, some results are in. They give a pretty positive — although incomplete — picture.On Nov. 1, Instagram began running ad campaign...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable How to Check If Hackers Stole Your Data in Massive Target Breach
If you shopped at a Target store between Black Friday and Dec. 15 this year, there's a good chance hackers accessed data from your credit or debit card account.The company confirmed on Thursday that a...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Netflix Is the Breakthrough Brand of 2013
Two years ago, Netflix was all but written off for dead.Netflix decided to split its DVD rentals and online streaming offerings in July 2011, effectively hiking the price by 60% for those accustomed t...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Xbox to Unearth Atari 'ET' Burial in New Documentary Series
Xbox Entertainment Studios next year will debut its first original series, a string of documentaries that will examine memorable technological milestones or digital events. Each film will air exclusiv...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Foursquare Raises Another $35 Million
Foursquare has raised another $35 million in a Series D round of funding, the company announced Thursday.The new round, which was first reported by AllThingsD, comes less than a year after it raised a...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Block by Block, Detroit’s Startup Scene Revives a Great City
As an Englishman who has visited and travelled through more than 25 U.S. states, I have always found that the best place to understand the belly of America is in one of its casinos — on a Monday...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Twitter-Powered Vending Machine Dispenses Pandas
A vending machine filled with stuffed animals would be unusual enough, but a vending machine that gives away stuffed animals in exchange for tweets is something else entirely.Over the course of six da...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable New Mac Pro Now Available and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 100 Most Powerful Moments of 2013 in Photos
While there were several notable events that dominated the airwaves in 2013, photographers around the globe captured many beautiful and newsworthy photos that not only informed us, but also inspired u...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Print Ad for the Moto X Changes Colors When You Touch It
Who says there's no innovation in print advertising?A print ad in the January issue of Wired will offer more interactivity than most online ads. As the video above shows, the full-page execution inclu...
06:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable The 34 Most Beautiful Google Street View Sightings
Few Internet explorers are strangers to the pleasure of discovering a new landscape in Google Street View. However, unearthing true beauty in the massive database is an art.A Tumblr called Oessa, star...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Chuck Norris Tops Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split
Tough guy Chuck Norris apparently couldn't resist trying to top Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split for Volvo, though Chuck appears to have gotten some CGI help.The action star appears in a holiday vid...
06:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Google Reports 68% Spike in Government Censorship Requests
Governments around the world are trying to censor more online content than ever, according to Google's latest transparency report on government takedown requests.When compared to its last report, Goog...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Zuckerberg Selling $2.3 Billion Worth of Facebook Stock to Pay Taxes
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday will sell $2.3 billion worth of his company's stock largely to pay tax bills on options that he is exercising.The sale is part of a 70 million share offering. ...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Pinterest's Top Pins of 2013
What do the Eiffel Tower, Boulders Beach in South Africa, and the Caves Resort in Jamaica all have in common? The attention of Pinterest users, for one thing. See also: Top 20 Fashion Accounts to Fol...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 4 Cutting-Edge Gaming Technologies With Incredible Promise
As he delivered the 2012 DICE conference keynote, Skyrim creator Todd Howard said he sees games "as the ultimate combination of art and technology." It's true. No other art form more tightly ties tech...
05:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Couple Wins Chrismukkah With Dual Holiday Card
Relationships are all about compromise, especially when it comes to the most magical time of the year.Reddit user byfuryoftheheart and his girlfriend found the best way to showcase their individual re...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Up to 40 Million Target Customers
Cybercriminals have hit retail store Target with a massive data breach that may have affected 40 million of customers' credit and debit cards accounts.The breach started around Black Friday, the busie...
04:37 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Samsung to Unveil 105-Inch Curved Ultra HD TV at CES
Samsung just couldn't let LG have the only 105'' curved ultra HD TV at CES this year, so it announced its own variant on the same theme.Samsung claims its TV is "world's first, largest and most curved...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Why 2013 Disrupted the Gaming Industry as We Know It
Gamers will fondly remember 2013.The year offered enough for every player to savor: new consoles, Grand Theft Auto V, indie games that stole our hearts and big Kickstarter successes that came to fruit...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Why 2013 Marked a New Era for Gaming
Gamers will fondly remember 2013.The year offered enough for every player to savor: new consoles, Grand Theft Auto V, indie games that stole our hearts and big Kickstarter successes that came to fruit...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Why Halley's Comet May Be Linked to Famine 1,500 Years Ago
The ancients had ample reason to view comets as harbingers of doom, it would appear.A piece of the famous Halley's comet likely slammed into Earth in A.D. 536, blasting so much dust into the atmospher...
02:34 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable New Mac Pro Now Available and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
02:04 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Print Ad for the Moto X Changes Colors When You Touch It
Who says there's no innovation in print advertising?A print ad in the January issue of Wired will offer more interactivity than most online ads. As the video above shows, the full-page execution inclu...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Filmmaker Makes Cheeky Commercial for a Used Nissan–And Nissan Buys It
Floridian Filmmaker Luke Aker, a.k.aIkonik Productions, may have found the best way ever to sell a used car.Aker made a witty parody of the standard car commercial to accompany a Craigslist ad for his...
02:00 pm +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'LEGO: The Hobbit' Video Game Trailer Stokes Your Spirit of Adventure
Lego has officially announced a video game adaptation of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.The game will let you step into the square, plastic shoes of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and 13 of their dwarf c...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Vine Users to Get Vanity URLs on Dec. 20
Twitter's video-sharing service Vine will allow users to get vanity URLs for their profiles starting Dec. 20, Twitter has announced WednesdayOwners of verified Twitter accounts will be the first to ge...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Vine Users to Get Vanity URLs Friday
Twitter's video-sharing service Vine will allow users to get vanity URLs for their profiles starting Friday, Twitter announcedOwners of verified Twitter accounts will be the first to get the option on...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Which Industry Inspires the Most Swearing?
What kinds of companies illicit profanity from their customers? The answer, according to a Seattle mobile-advertising company, is satellite television providers. Housing contractors and cable-TV compa...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'LEGO: The Hobbit' Video Game Trailer Stokes Your Spirit of Adventure
Lego has officially announced a video game adaptation of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.The game will let you step into the square, plastic shoes of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and 13 of their dwarf c...
11:58 am +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Brothers Keep Up Annual Santa Photo Tradition for 34 Years
Every December, parents pack their kids into minivans and head to the local mall for an uncomfortable photo with Santa ClausWhile some grow to resent this weird tradition by the time they turn 11, oth...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Has Nike’s Very Special Sneaker Strategy Gone Too Far?
Another holiday, another batch of fancy new basketball shoes to choose from.Nike has unveiled signature Christmas shoes for LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, its three marquee hoopsters. The...
09:58 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Brothers Keep Up Annual Santa Photo Tradition for 34 Years
Every December, parents pack their kids into minivans and head to the local mall for an uncomfortable photo with Santa ClausWhile some grow to resent this weird tradition by the time they turn 11, oth...
09:27 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Working on the Movie for Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt announced Monday night that he will be working with Warner Bros., David Goyer and Neil Gaiman to bring The Sandman to life as film.One of the first indications of this projectR...
09:02 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable LG's Curved Ultra HD LCD TV Is a Cinephile's Dream
UltraHD (4K) screens have an amazing four times the resolution of HD. Curved displays can improve the picture by cutting down reflections. And a mega-wide 21:9 aspect ratio gives you the best possible...
08:55 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Aaron Paul Helps Couple Get Engaged
A couple with serious chemistry brought their relationship to the next level with help from Jesse Pinkman — a.k.a. Aaron PaulThe Breaking Bad actor offered his famous face to help groom-to-be Ja...
08:27 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Snowden’s Leaks Finally Forced Companies to Enhance Security
Last week, Google, Microsoft and five other leading Web companies formally requested that the U.S. government rein in its use of dragnet surveillance. These companies don’t have to wait for the ...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable U.S. Army's New Cost-Saving Laser Can Shoot Down Drones
The U.S. Army has developed a more efficient and cost-effective way to take down drones, and it involves a weapon that hasn't yet been used in combat.For the first time, soldiers successfully shot dow...
07:48 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 49ers Fans Crowdfund Billboard to Troll Seattle Rivals
Trolling rival sports fans on Twitter? That's so passé. A group of San Francisco 49ers supporters is upping the ante by crowdfunding money to buy billboard space in Seattle to troll Seahawks fans...
07:34 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 10 Festive Photos of Custom Holiday Packaging
This week's Mashable Photo Challenge centered on seasonal gift-giving. We asked you to show us how you're packaging presents for the holidays.The submissions we saw revealed our readers' impressive ar...
07:04 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 65% of World's Top Brands Are Active on Instagram
Almost two-thirds (65%) of the world's most valuable brands now have an active Instagram account, and nearly all active brands post at least one photo per week.Statista created the chart, below, which...
06:51 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable FCC Looks to End NFL Blackouts — Even Though It Really Can't
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to end the "blackout" rule that has rankled sports fans for decades by prohibiting cable and satellite broadcasters from showing games with lackluster...
06:45 am +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Hackers Breach 'Washington Post' for Second Time in 3 Years
For the second time in three years, hackers have breached the security systems at The Washington Post.The newspaper was alerted to the incursion on Wednesday from cybersecurity firm Mandiant, accordin...
06:39 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Unofficial Prescription Eyeglasses for Google Glass Debuts
An optical company in the Midwest introduced a prescription glasses add-on for Google Glass on Tuesday."We're proud to be the first optical company in the world to unveil this new technology, and we l...
06:30 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable A Cocky Kid's Dream Crumbles in Sobering 'Lenny Cooke' Film
Before YouTube provided endless mixtapes of teenage basketball stars, before LeBron James changed amateur basketball forever to fuel a 24/7 appetite for online updates on hot prospects, Lenny Cooke wa...
06:16 am +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable How ESPN Found the Biggest Sports Fans on the Internet
No matter how you run the numbers, most of the players, teams and leagues in pro, semi-pro and college sports owe the glory of their jobs — in large part — to their fans. The fans watch, t...
06:00 am +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Design App Creates Beautiful Photo Collages on Your Phone
Photoshopping yourself into Justin Bieber's arms just got easier to do from your phone.Tel Aviv-based Bazaart, previously a Pinterest app for creating fashion spreads, relaunched on iOS Wednesday as a...
05:56 am +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, a Match Made in 'SNL' Heaven
It's the best Christmas present we could ask for on Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon is returning to host, and his longtime friend (and costar in several viral videos) Justin Timberlake will appear a...
05:49 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'Beyonce Think Pieces' Hashtag Mocks Media's Reaction to Album
When big things happen, the media sometimes gets a little carried away as it tries to spin stories from the newsy yarnSo when Beyonce dropped the surprise of a century by releasing a new album with no...
05:29 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Unveils Winkfeed RSS and Weather Alert Apps
Google unveiled on Wednesday new Glass apps that offer different content-consumption options on the device.The tech giant announced three new apps in an official Google+ blog post: the Wall Street Jou...
04:57 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'Seventeen' Is One of First Major Magazines to Join Snapchat
Seventeen Magazine has joined Snapchat and is looking for followers, making it one of the first major magazine publications to join the messaging service.Let's be friends on #Snapchat! Username: Seven...
04:57 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 'Seventeen' Is First Major Magazine to Join Snapchat
Seventeen Magazine has joined Snapchat and is looking for followers, making it, according to a Snapchat representative, the first major magazine to join the messaging service.Let's be friends on #Snap...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Hackers Breach 'Washington Post' for Second Time in 3 Years
For the second time in three years, hackers have breached the security systems at The Washington Post.The newspaper was alerted to the incursion on Wednesday from cybersecurity firm Mandiant, accordin...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable How ESPN Found the Biggest Sports Fans on the Internet
No matter how you run the numbers, most of the players, teams and leagues in pro, semi-pro and college sports owe the glory of their jobs — in large part — to their fans. The fans watch, t...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 10 Times Brad Pitt Caught You Checking Him Out
Brad Pitt turns 50 on Wednesday, which means he's been making movies attractive for more than half of his life.From Thelma and Louise to Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pitt fans have had ample opportunity to s...
04:09 am +02 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Lionsgate Hatches Plan to Turn Twitter Book Into TV Show
Twitter's founding story made for an excellent book, and now television producers are hoping the story translates to your television screen.On Wednesday, Lionsgate Television announced that it secured...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable This App Helps You Photoshop Photos, Without Photoshop
Photoshopping yourself into Justin Bieber's arms just got easier to do from your phone.Tel Aviv-based Bazaart, previously a Pinterest app for creating fashion spreads, relaunched on iOS Wednesday as a...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Design App Creates Beautiful Photo Collages on Your Phone
Photoshopping yourself into Justin Bieber's arms just got easier to do from your phone.Tel Aviv-based Bazaart, previously a Pinterest app for creating fashion spreads, relaunched on iOS Wednesday as a...
03:56 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, a Match Made in 'SNL' Heaven
It's the best Christmas present we could ask for on Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon is returning to host, and his longtime friend (and costar in several viral videos) Justin Timberlake will appear a...
03:45 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Father Retakes Wedding Photos With His 3-Year-Old in Mom's Memory
Photographs provide a means to access the past and keep memories fresh in mind. To pay tribute to his late wife, a father and his young daughter posed for a series of photos that reflect on their live...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Senate Passes Budget to Avoid Another Shutdown (for Now)
The Senate passed a federal budget on Wednesday that would finance the government through 2015 and help avoid a potential shutdown until the end of that year. It passed by a vote of 64-36 after the Ho...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Which Tablet Do You Want This Holiday Season?
2013 was a rich year for tablets. Google, Samsung, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all released new entries into their existing lines, while Nokia entered the market with its first tablet, a Windows alter...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Speed: The Secret Weapon for BaubleBar's Ecommerce Empire
Don't let the cutesy name fool you — BaubleBar is one ambitious brand. The popular purveyor of trendy, affordable jewelry has become a staple in the fashion world in just under three years. That...
02:56 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Obama Panel Recommends an End to NSA Bulk Data Storage
President Barack Obama released the results of an independent panel's assessment of National Security Agency's controversial surveillance practices on Wednesday.The "Liberty and Security in a Changing...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Delta to Cellphone Users: No In-Flight Calls for You, Ever
The FCC may have just voted in favor of allowing cellphone calls during flights, but Delta wants you to know you will never have to suffer through someone else's calls on one of its flights."Our custo...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Lionsgate Hatches Plan to Turn Twitter Book Into TV Show
Twitter's founding story made for an excellent book, and now television producers are hoping the story translates to your television screen.On Wednesday, Lionsgate Television announced that it secured...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Why iRobot's CEO Welcomes Our New Google Robot Overlords
If you were a founder in any industry where Google just snapped up eight of your competitors, and you wanted to remain in that business, you might expect to feel a little nervous. Not Colin AngleAngle...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable NASA Moon Probe Eyeing Chinese Lunar Lander from Orbit
A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft is keeping tabs on China's recently arrived lunar lander, all in the name of science.NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has added China's Chang'e 3 lander and as...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable 14 Ralph Wiggum Moments to Make You Feel Smart
Finals week (or, if you're not in school, the holidays) can make you feel like your brain has decayed to mush.Sure, you started the school year bright-eyed and sharp, but as the semester closes, you w...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable $19 Million Grant Could Lead to First-Ever Image of Black Hole
A team of European astrophysicists plans to capture the world's first image of a black hole, and a newly awarded grant may help that dream come true.The European Research Council has given 14 million ...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Challenge Your Favorite Athletes to Video Game Battles With OverDog
Tackling NFL running back Adrian Peterson in real life might sound like a pipe dream, but you just might be able to take down the actual Minneapolis Vikings star in a game of Madden. That’s the...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, December 19, 2013
Mashable Everything That Happened in 2013 in Just 6 Minutes
It's almost 2014, which means it's time to reflect on the past year, with its ups, downs, inspiring moments and tragic events.For the second year, filmmaker Jean-Louis Nguyen has created a video monta...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 50 Stunning Sports Photos From 2013
Some are silly. Some are poignant. Some are action-packed, others reflective and still others defy any simple description. Some show iconic athletes and seminal sports moments. Others show athletes yo...
11:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Pebble Smartwatch to Get Its Own App Store in Early 2014
The Pebble smartwatch is getting its own app store in early 2014.The Pebble appstore, as its called in the blog post, has been a frequent request among Pebble users. It will integrate directly with t...
11:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Romney's Presidential Dreams Crash in Emotional 'Mitt' Trailer
Netflix's new trailer for Mitt, a documentary about Mitt Romney's run for president of the United States, begins where the Republican candidate's journey ends: the moment he realizes he lost the elect...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Google Glass: I’m Not Winking at You, Just Taking Your Picture
It takes just one muscle, the orbicularis oculi, to wink — but not everyone can do it. I’ve recently learned, for instance, that my wink is more of a blink. This matters now that I’m...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Distracted by Facebook, Woman Falls Off Pier
A Taiwanese woman fell from a pier and plunged into the sea, while she was checking Facebook on her phone.The woman, who hasn't been named, was walking on a pier in Melbourne, Australia, Monday night,...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Gaga and Aguilera Shatter Glasses, Feud Rumors in 'The Voice' Duet
Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera gave viewers a surprise duet on The Voice season finale Tuesday, shattering champagne glasses and any remnants of their long-rumored feud with their intimate performan...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Hulu Expects to Hit $1 Billion in Revenue for First Time
Hulu is projected to hit the $1 billion revenue mark in 2013, a first for the company, CEO Mike Hopkins wrote in a blog post on WednesdayThe company relies on a mix of advertising and subscribers for ...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Apple's Holiday Ad Has One Major Flaw
Apple's holiday ad for the iPhone 5S has been justly deemed "heartwarming," but that hasn't stopped the inevitable criticism.On Tuesday, Gizmodo's Brian Barrett made the case that the ad isn't all tha...
09:56 pm +14 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Most Popular Languages on Twitter
While English is the most popular language on Twitter, it may surprise you that the majority of published tweets are not in the mother tongue of the company's foundersJust over one-third (34%) of all ...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 10 Pranks for Christmas Morning
Christmas morning is the one magical time of year when hanging in your pajamas until noon, littering the living room with wrapping paper and eating cookies for breakfast are all acceptable activities....
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable It's a War to Rule the World in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
The genetically evolved apes are back in 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.A new trailer shows Caesar and his band of apes ready to...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Making London's Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists
Five cyclists were struck and killed by motor vehicles on the streets of London in early November. The deaths occurred within a nine-day period, raising the total number of biking fatalities to 13 for...
09:33 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Planet Labs Raises $52 Million to Map the Earth With Small Satellites
NASA may be devoting more attention to asteroids these days, but a group of former employees of the agency are focusing on something a little closer to home.Planet Labs, a San Francisco startup founde...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Russia Amnesty Bill Could Free Jailed Pussy Riot Members
Just a few months before the end of their two-year prison sentences, two jailed members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot could be released from jail as Russia's parliament approved a sweeping ...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The Campaign to Help a Blind Man Keep the Dog That Saved His Life
A new online crowdfunding campaign is seeking $50,000 to prevent a bittersweet ending to a miraculous story involving a blind man and a seeing eye dogA seeing eye dog jumped onto subway tracks in atte...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Can the Internet Help a Blind Man Keep the Dog That Saved His Life?
A new online crowdfunding campaign is seeking $50,000 to prevent a bittersweet ending to a miraculous story involving a blind man and a seeing eye dogA seeing eye dog jumped onto subway tracks in atte...
09:03 pm +14 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Lets You Wink to Snap a Photo
Google Glass owners got a surprise on Tuesday when Google revealed its iOS version of MyGlass a bit too earlyThe company subsequently removed the app from Apple’s App Store, but later unveiled a...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Unplug for the Holidays With These 5 Digital Detox Plans
Nothing beats the simple pleasure of the holiday season, when you can enjoy cozy days with loved ones, removed from the usual pressures of your work or school lifeThat is, until you hear your smartpho...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Build Westeros From the Ground Up With This 4D Puzzle Map
Product Name: Game of Thrones 4D Puzzle Map Price: $59.99Who would like this?: Puzzle enthusiasts, Game of Thrones fansThe opening title sequence to the Game of Thrones is perfect. It showcases the im...
08:02 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Tweet a Selfie to See Your Smart Car Doppelganger
Smart Car USA launched an odd promotion on Twitter: The company will dress up a car to look like you if you tweet a picture of yourself.The campaign, which began Tuesday and ends Wednesday afternoon, ...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable LG Unveils Chromebase and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 5 Biggest Social Media Lessons of 2013
It was a big year for social media. Twitter made its successful debut on the stock market while Facebook recovered from its troubled IPO a year earlier. We also saw the launch of Vine, the rise of Sna...
07:04 pm +02 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 10 Tips for Improving Your Mobile Advertising Campaign
Figuring out how to use mobile ads for a startup or small business isn't easyMost entrepreneurs have struggled with online advertising, period. And adding mobile to the mix can seem confusing and expe...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Apple's New Mac Pro to Become Available Dec. 19
Apple's new Mac Pro will become available to order Thursday, Dec. 19, the company has announcedThe oval-shaped desktop machine for professionals will start with a 3.7GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon E5 proce...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Apple's New Mac Pro Goes on Sale Dec. 19
Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order starting on Thursday, the company announced on WednesdayThe oval-shaped desktop machine for professionals will start with a 3.7GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon ...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Apple's New Mac Pro Goes on Sale Thursday
Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order starting on Thursday, the company announced on WednesdayThe oval-shaped desktop machine for professionals will start with a 3.7GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon ...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Bitcoin Dips to $500 After China Blocks New Deposits
China's clampdown on Bitcoin continues, and the virtual currency's prices keep plunging. As of early morning on Wednesday, the price of Bitcoin went down to around $500 across major exchanges, its low...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable LG's Chromebase is a ChromeOS-Powered All-In-One Computer
LG has launched Chromebase, a 21.5-inch, ChromeOS-based all-in-one desktop computer that aims to do for all-in-ones what Chromebook did for laptops: Provide a simple, cheap, hassle-free alternativeTru...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable LG's Chromebase is a Chrome OS-Powered All-In-One Computer
LG has launched Chromebase, a 21.5-inch, Chrome OS-based all-in-one desktop computer that aims to do for all-in-ones what Chromebook did for laptops: Provide a simple, cheap, hassle-free alternativeTr...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 11 Best YA Books of 2013
Before you scoff at the teen section of your local book section, shake off any reluctance, because young adult literature had a great run in 2013.YA novels have well written prose and dynamic characte...
05:11 pm +02 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The Pros and Cons of Being a Sole Proprietor
Are you freelancing, running a consulting or side business, or launching a startup? If you're self-employed, you’ll need to tackle your business structure at one time or another, and that decisi...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 10 Tips for Improving Your Mobile Advertising Campaign
Figuring out how to use mobile ads for a startup or small business isn't easyMost entrepreneurs have struggled with online advertising, period. And adding mobile to the mix can seem confusing and expe...
04:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Planet Labs Raises $52 Million to Map the Earth With Small Satellites
NASA may be devoting more attention to asteroids these days, but a group of former employees of the agency are focusing on something a little closer to home.Planet Labs, a San Francisco startup founde...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The 10 Best Games of 2013
Next year's games have some big shoes to fill. Whether it was a blockbuster, Triple-A title or a scrappy indie game, we saw glorious examples of games reaching their full potential in 2013.This year, ...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Unplug for the Holidays With These 5 Digital Detox Plans
Nothing beats the simple pleasure of the holiday season, when you can enjoy cozy days with loved ones, removed from the usual pressures of your work or school life.That is, until you hear your smartph...
03:25 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Hulu Expects to Hit $1 Billion in Revenue for First Time
Hulu is projected to hit the $1 billion revenue mark in 2013, a first for the company, CEO Mike Hopkins wrote in a blog post on WednesdayThe company relies on a mix of advertising and subscribers for ...
03:12 pm +14 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 'Love Actually' Served With a Side of Bacon and Eggs
Oh Denny's, you've warmed our heart like a toasty Grand Slam breakfastThe restaurant chain combined one of the greatest foods to ever exist with one of the most recognized and celebrated Christmas mov...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The Pros and Cons of Being a Sole Proprietor
Are you freelancing, running a consulting or side business, or launching a startup? If you're self-employed, you’ll need to tackle your business structure at one time or another, and that decisi...
02:45 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 10 Pranks for Christmas Morning
Christmas morning is the one magical time of year when hanging in your pajamas until noon, littering the living room with wrapping paper and eating cookies for breakfast are all acceptable activities....
02:44 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable It's a War to Rule the World in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
The genetically evolved apes are back in 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.A new trailer shows Caesar and his band of apes ready to...
02:35 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Making London's Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists
Five cyclists were struck and killed by motor vehicles on the streets of London in early November. The deaths occurred within a nine-day period, raising the total number of biking fatalities to 13 for...
02:33 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Planet Labs Raises $52 Million to Map the Earth With Small Satellites
NASA may be devoting more attention to asteroids these days, but a group of former employees of the agency are focusing on something a little closer to home.Planet Labs, a San Francisco startup founde...
02:06 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The Campaign to Help a Blind Man Keep the Dog That Saved His Life
A new online crowdfunding campaign is seeking $50,000 to prevent a bittersweet ending to a miraculous story involving a blind man and a seeing eye dogA seeing eye dog jumped onto subway tracks in atte...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Mistletoe Drone Delivers High Flying Romance
During the holiday season, all it takes to spice up your love life is a sprig of mistletoe. With this in mind, Mustafa Khan and George Zisiadis decided to deliver some holiday romance to unsuspecting ...
01:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Apple's New Mac Pro Goes on Sale Dec. 19
Apple's new Mac Pro will be available to order starting on Thursday, the company announced on WednesdayThe oval-shaped desktop machine for professionals will start with a 3.7GHz, quad-core Intel Xeon ...
01:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Apple Will Require App Submissions to Be Optimized for iOS 7 by Feb. 1
Apple has sent out an email to iOS developers, announcing it will require all iOS app submissions to be optimized for iOS 7 by Feb. 1.The company also announced the news on its Developer portalSee als...
01:02 pm -07 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Tweet a Selfie to See Your Smart Car Doppelganger
Smart Car USA launched an odd promotion on Twitter: The company will dress up a car to look like you if you tweet a picture of yourself.The campaign, which began Tuesday and ends Thursday afternoon, a...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable How Much Would You Pay for a Quiet Flight?
Malika Begum is one of those people you’re afraid of.Begum is a consultant who flies about eight times a month; she hates losing work time while in flight, and wishes she could talk on her phone...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 11 Best YA Books of 2013
Before you scoff at the teen section of your local book section, shake off any reluctance, because young adult literature had a great run in 2013.YA novels have well written prose and dynamic characte...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Sweet Pets, a Magical Piano and More
In this week's viral video recap, a piano at Chicago Union Station played holiday tunes by itself, which delighted some people and annoyed others.See also: Viral Video Recap: Human Cat Tree, Teet...
11:26 am +02 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Parody Photoshop Ads Expose Unattainable Beauty Standards
Beauty advertisements often market products to women that they claim will result in poreless, even-toned and wrinkle-free skin we've seen all our lives on the pages of magazinesBut when it comes down ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Smartphone App Uses Selfies to Check Your Cholesterol Level
A team of engineers has designed a smartphone accessory and app that allows users to monitor their own blood cholesterol levels. Think of it as a sort of cholesterol selfie — or maybe a healthie...
09:58 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Smart Snowplows Aim to Make Winters Safer
In a push to save money and lives this winter, four U.S. states are dispatching smart snowplows to gather information on road and weather conditions in almost real-time.The high-tech vehicles are part...
09:56 am +02 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Most Popular Languages on Twitter
While English is the most popular language on Twitter, it may surprise you that the majority of published tweets are not in the mother tongue of the company's foundersJust over one-third (34%) of all ...
09:26 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Parody Photoshop Ads Expose Unattainable Beauty Standards
Beauty advertisements often market products to women that they claim will result in poreless, even-toned and wrinkle-free skin we've seen all our lives on the pages of magazinesBut when it comes down ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 7 Reasons Every Startup Video Looks the Same
Did you see that latest startup's video? You know, the one with the animation and the bouncy tune? Don't remember exactly? It's not your fault.This year, we saw some innovative launch videos including...
08:25 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Your Wireless Router Could Be Murdering Your Houseplants
Are you slowly killing your houseplants? Probably. But there might be a reason other than neglect that they’re all yellow and wilting: your Wi-Fi router.An experiment by a handful of high school...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable How Much Would You Pay for a Quiet Flight?
Malika Begum is one of those people you’re afraid of.Begum is a consultant who flies about eight times a month; she hates losing work time while in flight, and wishes she could talk on her phone...
07:56 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Most Popular Languages on Twitter
While English is the most popular language on Twitter, it may surprise you that the majority of published tweets are not in the mother tongue of the company's foundersJust over one-third (34%) of all ...
07:26 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Twitter Is the Social Media Gun for Spain's Police
With about 680,000 Twitter followers, 70,000 friends on Facebook and more than 4.2 million views of its YouTube videos, meet Spain's unlikely social-media star: the National Police.Among law enforceme...
07:03 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Lets You Wink to Snap a Photo
Google Glass owners got a surprise on Tuesday when Google revealed its iOS version of MyGlass a bit too earlyThe company subsequently removed the app from Apple’s App Store, but later unveiled a...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Sweet Pets, a Magical Piano and More
In this week's viral video recap, a piano at Chicago Union Station played holiday tunes by itself, which delighted some people and annoyed others.See also: Viral Video Recap: Human Cat Tree, Teet...
06:24 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Facebook Acquires SportStream in Real-Time Content Push
Facebook has acquired social startup SportStream, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday.Backed by business magnate Paul Allen and launched in June 2012, SportStream aggregates social chatter an...
06:02 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 5 Surprises You'll Find in a Tesla Model S
There are 52 Tesla showrooms in the U.S. and Canada. That may sound like a lot, until you consider that Ford and Chevvy have 3,000 dealerships each in the U.S. alone. So finding a Tesla store in your ...
05:32 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Simon Cowell's Dream 'X Factor' Judge Is Miley Cyrus
The X Factor will wrap its third season in the U.S. this week, and despite a drop in ratings, its finalists are dominating the iTunes charts and racking up significant YouTube views.“I pray at n...
05:29 am +02 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The 10 Stages of Buying a Mega Millions Lottery Ticket
Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery jackpot is $636 million. Think of all the jetpacks that could buy.Some may be happy to simply daydream from their bedrooms about how to spend the winnings, but th...
05:06 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Jennifer Lawrence: 'It Should Be Illegal to Call Somebody Fat on TV'
Jennifer Lawrence continues to be a champion for positive body image. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the Oscar-winning actress didn't sugarcoat her feelings on body-bashing"It should be illegal...
05:05 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Dennis Rodman to Train North Korea National Basketball Team
Eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman's budding bromance with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken its next step, with Rodman reportedly traveling to the country's capital city of Pyongyang to ...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Yahoo Tweet Inspires Ridiculously Steamy Celebrity Responses
Yahoo's celebrity gossip channel, "Yahoo Omg!" tweeted its list of 18 celebrities they loved on Twitter in 2013One star who was left out — comedian and very active Twitter user Rob Delaney ̵...
04:14 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable John Mayer and Katy Perry Look Silly on Fake Bull in New Music Video
Lovebirds John Mayer and Katy Perry throw real-life couples onto a mechanical bull and into their new "Who You Love" music video.The duo takes a ride on the fake bull, too, looking quite ridiculous in...
04:12 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The Bus Ride That Sparked a Journey Out of Poverty and Into Yale
Perhaps the American Dream is more than just an ideal after all. Two years ago, Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker wrote the touching story of two young brothers working hard to lift themselv...
04:11 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable GE Enlists Tumblr, Vine for Smart Home Relaunch Campaign
Your kitchen is keeping an eye on you, but not in a creepy, Big Brother kind of way.GE Appliances wanted consumers to know that its products were paying attention —and being responsive — t...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable How You Can Visit the White House Without Coming to Washington
The vast majority of tourists aren't allowed the black picket fence bordering the massive lawn of the White House. But now, anyone take a look inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. without even coming to Wash...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable How You Can Visit the White House Without Going to Washington
The vast majority of tourists aren't allowed the black picket fence bordering the massive lawn of the White House. But now, anyone take a look inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. without even coming to Wash...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable NASA Orders Spacewalks to Fix International Space Station
Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) will attempt to fix the craft's broken cooling system during a series of three spacewalks in the coming days, NASA has announced.The agency said it ...
03:29 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable The 10 Stages of Buying a Mega Millions Lottery Ticket
Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery jackpot is $636 million. Think of all the jetpacks that could buy.Some may be happy to simply daydream from their bedrooms about how to spend the winnings, but th...
03:14 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 3 Tips for Pricing Your Product
Settling on a price for your products can be an absolute nightmare. Between monitoring competitors to make sure you stay competitive, managing production costs, keeping up with fluctuating prices of m...
02:48 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 36 Songs to Celebrate the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday it has whittled down the original list of 16 nominees to six artists that will be inducted in 2014Grunge pioneers Nirvana made it into the hall on t...
02:31 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable IBM: In 5 Years, Buying Local Will Beat Buying Online
In five years, doctors will use your DNA to keep you well. Cities will be smarter and use social feedback to make residents part of decision-making processes, and retailers will leverage the power of ...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Adorable Elf Photobombs Obamas' Christmas Card
Jingle bells, jingle bells — oh, what fun it is to ruin a White House Christmas photo op.This precious little kid who attended the 32nd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday evening wa...
01:47 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Tech Magnates Urge Reform in White House Visit With Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama met with a gaggle of top tech industry executives on Tuesday, including representatives from Google, Apple, Facebook and more. The main purpose of the meeting was different...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable YouTube Comes to Roku as Google Bets on Content
One small step for man, one giant leap for cat videos — Roku now has a dedicated YouTube channel.YouTube and Roku both announced the moved today in respective blog posts (Roku) (YouTube). In add...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Google Pulls MyGlass for iOS From Apple App Store
Google made its MyGlass app for Google Glass available for Apple’s iOS on Tuesday — however, just minutes after going live, its App Store page mysteriously disappearedSee also: Google Glas...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 'Love Actually' Served With a Side of Bacon and Eggs
Oh Denny's, you've warmed our heart like a toasty Grand Slam breakfastThe restaurant chain combined one of the greatest foods to ever exist with one of the most recognized and celebrated Christmas mov...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Which Laptop Is on Your Holiday Wish List?
The holiday season is the time of year when you sit back and reflect on the ups and downs of the previous year and appreciate the friends and loved ones in your life. It's also the time of year when y...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable 'Walking Dead' Game Season 2: A High-Stakes Drama You Control
The world of The Walking Dead is harsh and terrifying. It doesn't care who you are, and it doesn't hold back if you happen to be a terrified 11-year-old girlThat's the hard reality portrayed in the fi...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Facebook Video Ads Are Here, but Will Users Click?
Facebook's motto is "move fast and break things," but it appears the company tried to do the opposite with its latest ad product.Facebook confirmed Tuesday that it is testing video ads this week that ...
12:05 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Mashable Dennis Rodman to Train North Korea National Basketball Team
Eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman's budding bromance with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken its next step, with Rodman reportedly traveling to the country's capital city of Pyongyang to ...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Expects to Name New CEO in Early 2014
Anyone hoping for Microsoft to name a new CEO this year will have to wait a little longerThe company's board of directors announced Tuesday that it has talked with "several dozen" candidates and expec...
11:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Snowden's Quid Pro Quo With Brazil: Grant Me Asylum
Edward Snowden is offering to help Brazil investigate how the NSA spies on the country's citizens in exchange for asylum there.In September, the Guardian published a report based on leaked documents f...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Lego Rivendell Is 'LOTR' Fantasy Land Made From 200K Bricks
Seventy-six years after J.R.R. Tolkien first began to imagine the Elven outpost of Rivendell for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lego enthusiasts Alice Finch and David Frank decided to build their own ...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Best Buy Rolls Out Google Hangout for Last-Minute Shoppers
Best Buy is experimenting with Google's new Google Plus-enabled ads with a shoppable Hangout for those seeking last-minute holiday gifts.The Hangout, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, will ...
10:34 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Exec Will Lead Healthcare.gov's Fix-it Team
The White House has named Microsoft's Kurt DelBene the point man in the government's quest to fix the much maligned healthcare.gov, according to multiple news outlets. DelBene is the president of Micr...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Obama Wishes Washington Were More Like 'House of Cards'
U.S. President Barack Obama is apparently a fan of the Emmy-winning Netflix series House of CardsBefore a meeting with tech magnates Tuesday morning, Obama shared a lighthearted exchange about the ser...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Shia LaBeouf Tweets About Plagiarism Allegations: 'I F*cked Up'
Actor and director Shia LaBeouf fired off a collection of Twitter missives early Tuesday morning, owning up to accusations that his new short film HowardCantour.com plagiarizes Daniel Clowes' 2007 com...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Throw an Eco-Friendly Party With Sustainable Supplies
The concept of a carbon footprint is simple — our lifestyles affect the planet on which we live. The sustainability movement simply asks that we leave the world a better place than we found it &...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Everything You've Always Wanted to Say to Your Facebook Friends
Facebook can be a wonderful place to connect with the people you care about. It can also be a dystopia of creepers, over-sharers, exes, amateur food photographer and — worst of all — pare...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 'Huckabee Post' Seeks Reporters on Craigslist
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Mike Huckabee clearly holds Arianna Huffington in high esteem.The former — and possibly future — presidential candidate will launch a websit...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Why You Don't Need to Pay a 7x Markup for High-Quality Fashion
A basic t-shirt costs $7.50 to make and could retail for $50 or $60 at a boutique. That math just didn't add up for Michael Preysman."We decided to get into the industry online-only to cut out all the...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Everlane: "You Don't Need to Pay a 7x Markup for High-Quality Fashion"
A basic t-shirt costs $7.50 to make and could retail for $50 or $60 at a boutique. That math just didn't add up for Michael Preysman."We decided to get into the industry online-only to cut out all the...
09:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 2 Charged in UK for Twitter Threats
When journalist and feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez successfully campaigned to replace British author Jane Austen with Charles Darwin on the £10 bill, she found herself the target of Twit...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Who's In, Who's Out at Obama's Meeting of Tech Execs?
President Barack Obama will host a meeting with executives from some of the largest technology companies in the world Tuesday, and the list of attendees is notably different from when the president he...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Facebook Rolls Out 'Dislike' to Messenger — Sort Of
Facebook still doesn't have a Dislike button, but its Messenger app just received a collection of new stickers, including an image of a thumbs downIn April, Facebook introduced stickers — essent...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Google Search Trends in 2013, According to Google
Google released its annual year-end Zeitgeist report, a list of top global search trends for the year that includes a video overview of the search trends in 2013 and the year's top 100 searchesNotable...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Seinfeld's Retro Acura Ads Are Intentionally Bad — and Hilarious
Jerry Seinfeld channels the 1960s for a series of ads for the Acura MDX and RLX that tout features like plastic cupholders and "real nylon carpeting." The ads, which will run during the third season o...
08:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable The Universal Translator Is Real and Its Name Is Sigmo
Product Name: SigmoPrice: $50Who would like this? Travelers, Star Trek fans, ex-pats and people trying to learn a new languageEver since Star Trek explained away how all alien races could speak Englis...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013
The Internet is a gullible place. Before you know it, you buy into a YouTube video, and you're sharing Facebook posts and tweets with misinformation. If you haven't done so yourself, you likely know s...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Fast, Free Wi-Fi for a 3-Mile Stretch in San Francisco
The city of San Francisco launched a new public Wi-Fi network along its main thoroughfare on Market Street, giving thousands of commuters and residents free Internet access.Simply called "_San_Francis...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Parents See Their Youngest Children as Smaller Than They Actually Are
We all know that birth order has some kind of affect on how our personalities are perceived by our family members, but according to findings recently published in Current Biology, it also affects how ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable The Top 10 Things People Didn't Understand in 2013
Thanks to the Internet, we no longer have to be too embarrassed to ask "obvious" questions. Instead, we type them into a search engine and hope no one is peering at our screen. We can find answers to ...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable What Do You Think of Auto-Play Ads in Your Facebook News Feed?
Facebook has wrestled with the idea of auto-play video ads in the News Feed for some time. On Tuesday, they became a reality.The company likes to say it experiments with features on the platform, but ...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Instagram Direct Lets You Delete Photos From Others' Phones
Lost amid the recent news that Instagram will now let users send photos privately to one another is a new feature clearly designed to compete with Snapchat.As part of its new direct messaging feature,...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Facebook Launches Auto-Play Video Ads
Facebook's long-awaited and, for many, long-feared auto-play video ads are here.The company announced Tuesday morning that it's testing such ads in the News Feed with a handful of advertisers. Among t...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable NSA Data Collection May Be Unconstitutional and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable The Ruling on NSA's Data Collection and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable The Top 10 Things People Wanted to Learn in 2013
A major part of the human experience is learning about new tools and how to use them — a process the Internet makes much easier and quicker. Thanks to the massive amount of online information an...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 11 Superlatives for TV in 2013
Viewers may argue over the remote, but we can all agree that 2013 was a great year for televisionThis year, fans enjoyed the series finales of Breaking Bad and 30 Rock. We also welcomed great new show...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 15 Themed Planes for Die-Hard Fans
Look, up in the sky! It probably isn't a bird and it definitely isn't Superman. As one of the fastest modes of transportation, airplanes are a common part of the world's everyday scenery.With distinct...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Project for Awesome Will Remind You to Be Kind
Don't forget to be awesome: It's the rallying cry of the nerdfighters, simply defined as fans of the Vlogbrothers, a YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers run by Hank and John GreenNot so...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Chicago's New Smart Cards Make Commuting Even Harder
"Stop. Stop. Go."The error message blinks back at commuters from electronic turnstiles in the Chicago subway stations. Many need to swipe several times before the city's new transit card even register...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable See Apple's Heartwarming Holiday Ad for the iPhone 5S
The holidays are near, it's freezing outside, and Apple knows it's the best time of year to warm your heart with a touching Christmas story. The company launched a new video ad, featuring the iPhone 5...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Little Girl Trolls Soccer Star in Cutest Possible Way
In Europe, they sometimes refer to small children as "mascots." This happens before football (read: soccer) matches, when kids accompany their sports heroes onto the "pitch" (read: field) for handshak...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Apple Releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 With Improved Gmail Support
Apple has released a new version of OS X Mavericks, bringing several important updates and bug fixesVersion 10.9.1 includes improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail (as well as fixes for users with cus...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Dude, These Frisbee Tricks Are Mega-Gnarly
Brodie Smith can throw the heck out of a Frisbee. Backwards, forwards, right-side-up or upside-down — he always hits his mark, oftentimes in ridiculous fashionSmith posted six-second clips of hi...
01:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable What Do You Think of Auto-Play Ads in Your Facebook News Feed?
Facebook has wrestled with the idea of auto-play video ads in the News Feed for some time. On Tuesday, they became a reality.The company likes to say it experiments with features on the platform, but ...
01:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Facebook Launches Auto-Play Video Ads
Facebook's long-awaited and, for many, long-feared auto-play video ads are here.The company announced Tuesday morning that it's testing such ads in the News Feed with a handful of advertisers. Among t...
01:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable NSA Data Collection May Be Unconstitutional and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Norwegian Wind Storm Makes it Impossible to Cross Streets
Storm Ivar is passing through Northern Europe, and it looks like it wants to take Norway with it, one frustrated Christmas shopper at a time.Euronews published a video of people in Aalesund, Norway at...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable The Evolution of Our Cat Obsession
Why do people keep cats?As a non-cat person, I have long been perplexed by this state of affairs, in which millions and millions of humans around the world have wound up sharing a home with these odd ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Nerdy 'Jingle Bells' Is a Christmas Treat for Fangirls
Christmas is a time to put our differences aside and focus on the love and respect we have for one another. Just because your OTP (One True Pairing) directly clashes with your friend's doesn't mean yo...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Apple Announces Top iPhone, iPad Apps of 2013
Finishing the year atop Apple's App Store list has never been more competitive. The company announced in October that the App Store features more than one million apps that have combined for more than...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Dr. Rihanna Explores Eminem's Insane Past in 'The Monster' Video
Therapy is in session in Eminem and Rihanna's new music video for "The Monster," a song sitting at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chartA patient in the office of Dr. Rihanna, the 41-year-old rap...
09:55 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Canadian Rockies Disappear in This Beautifully Foggy Time-Lapse
When Canadian photographer Richard Gottardo learned that an Arctic air was going to dump mass amounts of snow over southern Alberta, he set out on a journey to document itThis stunning time-lapse of f...
09:29 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable NORAD Tracks Santa's Path on Christmas Eve Because of a Typo
It was 1955, and Christmas was approaching, and Sears had a new idea for a yuletide gimmick. In local newspapers, the department store placed ads ... on behalf of Santa himself."HEY KIDDIES!" the ad r...
08:56 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Brutally Honest Tourism Ad Will Make You Rethink NYC
New York City is a wonderful town full of great opportunities, fun experiences and interesting people. Also, sometimes it smells badIn fact, there are several things that make city living kind of terr...
08:28 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Super-Lightweight Drone Autonomously Avoids Obstacles
The age of commercial and private drones is upon us, exemplified by increasingly common stories of drone mishaps and even the likes Amazon announcing plans to launch a drone delivery service in the co...
07:56 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable This App Overhauls the Calculator For Mobile Devices
Calculators fall somewhere between socks and toothbrushes on the excitement scale, but one new app aims to make them fun again.Tydlig, a recently released app for iPhone and iPad, rethinks the calcula...
07:27 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 40 Songs to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
'Tis the season for blasting holiday music for hours on end.With Christmas less than ten days away, we're right in that middle of that time of year when it's socially acceptable to listen to copious a...
07:02 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Charter Preparing Time Warner Cable 'Bear Hug' Bid, Report Says
Merger and acquisition rumors continue to swirl in the cable industry, with reports emerging over the weekend that Charter Communications is preparing a bid for Time Warner Cable.The offer would value...
06:47 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Promo Gone Wild: NFL Shutout Costs Car Dealership $420K
It started out with good intentions.A Seattle-area car dealership promised to give 12 lucky customers $35,000 apiece if the local Seahawks NFL team shut out the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. Th...
06:21 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable AOL Finishing Strong in 2013 Despite Patch's Struggles
AOL's Patch is "winding down," according to a report from the New York Times, but company representatives have side-stepped these claims, leading to a fresh round of speculation about the future of th...
06:21 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Express Opts for Rich Media Messaging to Boost Sales
Strong sales over the holiday season can make or break a year. Standing out from the crowd becomes even more important in a year like 2013, when Morgan Stanley has projected retail sales to be the wea...
05:58 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 80% of Facebook's Like and Share Clicks Come From Outside the U.S.
Facebook redesigned its Like and Share buttons last month, and the result has been a slight rise in clicks, all thanks to its international users.Exclusive data released to Mashable Monday revealed th...
05:46 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Deaf Man Hears Daughter's Voice for First Time
Here's one Christmas present you won't find just wrapped under the treeKen Stehle, a 50-year-old father from St. Peters, Mo., has been deaf his whole life, meaning he could never hear his 15-year-old ...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Engaged to Rehab Nurse
Today in amazing silver linings: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is now engaged to a nurse from the rehab center where he recovered from multiple surgeries after the attackJames "Bim" Costell...
04:57 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Prankster Crashes Strangers' Phone Calls to Teach Lesson
It's a central tenet of proper 21st-century etiquette that you shouldn't talk loudly on your cellphone in public. Clearly fed up with impolite rule-breakers, prankster Greg Benson set out to teach a f...
04:55 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Canadian Rockies Disappear in This Beautifully Foggy Time-Lapse
When Canadian photographer Richard Gottardo learned that an Arctic air was going to dump mass amounts of snow over southern Alberta, he set out on a journey to document itThis stunning time-lapse of f...
04:29 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable NORAD Tracks Santa's Path on Christmas Eve Because of a Typo
It was 1955, and Christmas was approaching, and Sears had a new idea for a yuletide gimmick. In local newspapers, the department store placed ads ... on behalf of Santa himself."HEY KIDDIES!" the ad r...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Obama Will Meet With Tech Execs to Troubleshoot Healthcare.gov
President Barack Obama will on Tuesday meet with leaders of Google, Apple, Facebook and more of the world's biggest technology companies to talk about how to improve the White House's much-maligned on...
03:56 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Brutally Honest Tourism Ad Will Make You Rethink NYC
New York City is a wonderful town full of great opportunities, fun experiences and interesting people. Also, sometimes it smells badIn fact, there are several things that make city living kind of terr...
03:50 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Upgrade Arrives Just in Time for New Year's
Google is ready to send the upgraded version of Google Glass starting the week of Dec. 30, according to an email Mashable received from the Glass Explorer program.Google gave owners of Google Glass a ...
03:35 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable One of These Black Female Comedians May Be the Next 'SNL' Star
NBC's long-standing comedy show, Saturday Night Live, has auditioned several black female comedians for the current lineup. Lorne Michaels, the show's executive producer, recently announced that he wo...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Family's Video in Xmas Jammies Will Upstage Your Christmas Card
The Holderness family of Raleigh, N.C., decided to forgo the cliche family holiday card for something much more 2013: a video entitled "Christmas Jammies (#XMAS Jammies)."The adorable footage shows th...
02:52 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 'Choo Shall Not Pass': Real-Life Gandalf Challenges Train
Commuters know that traveling by public transportation is sometimes far too similar to trekking through Middle Earth. But how do you think Gandalf would react to modern train technology if he lived in...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Report: Energy Department Forewarned About Major Data Hack
Before computer attackers breached Energy Department personnel systems in July, federal inspectors had been warning officials for years about unencrypted sensitive data and urging them to fix applicat...
02:18 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable 10 Ways Mashable Readers Unplug
In the hyper-connected digital age, it can be tough finding time to get offline. With a constant stream of emails, texts, tweets and Facebook notifications, we rarely have the opportunity to truly unp...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Boxing Champ Vacates Heavyweight Title for Ukraine Presidential Run
Vitali Klitschko has made his choiceThe reigning heavyweight boxing champion of the world will vacate his title to his run for president of Ukraine amid massive social unrest in his home countrySee al...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Judge Rules NSA Phone Data Collection Likely Unconstitutional
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. National Security Agency's bulk data collection program likely does not comply with the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searc...
01:22 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Scan Your Eyes
More rumors related to the Samsung Galaxy S5 are starting to leak, with the latest suggesting the phone may have a Quad HD screen as well as fingerprint and eye scannersThe latest report comes from ZD...
12:50 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable NBA Star Honors Sandy Hook Victims With 26-Name Tribute
Blossoming NBA star Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons became a prized high school recruit at the St. Thomas More School, less than 90 minutes' drive from Newtown, Conn. He played his one year of c...
12:34 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Facebook Adds 'Donate Now' Button for Non-Profits
Facebook added a new donation feature on Monday that allows users to contribute cash to non-profits directly through the platform.Facebook partnered with 18 different non-profits during the initial ro...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Beyonce's Album Breaks U.S. iTunes Record, Goes No. 1 Globally
Beyoncé's fifth studio album, Beyoncé, released exclusively on iTunes on Friday without any promotional marketing, has sold 828,773 copies in three days, Apple announced MondayThe unconventi...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Report: Nokia's Illusionist Tablet Disappears
Rumors have swirled that Nokia is working on a smaller version of its 10.1-inch Lumia 2520 tablet, but the company may have cancelled its release.According to My Nokia Blog, Nokia is pulling the plug ...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Largest UK Internet Provider Enables Default Porn Censors
The UK's largest Internet provider, British Telecom (BT), has announced that it will turn on porn filters by default for all new customers.The move comes months after Prime Minister David Cameron star...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, December 17, 2013
Mashable Fist-Fighting Santas Are Definitely Getting Coal for Christmas
Warning: Video contains strong language and violence.A group of allegedly drunken people dressed as Santas engaged in a brawl on the snowy streets of New York City Saturday evening during SantaCon, th...
11:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Twitter's Promoted Accounts Coming to Your Mobile Timeline
Twitter on Monday announced that users will soon begin seeing Promoted Accounts in their mobile timelines.Promoted Accounts, introduced in 2010, are a way for advertisers to get their Twitter feeds in...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Netflix Nabs 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff 'Better Call Saul'
AMC's hit drama Breaking Bad, which ended its acclaimed five-season run in September, will live in a previously announced spinoff about quirky criminal lawyer Saul GoodmanOn Monday, we learned that th...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable North Korea News Site Purges 95% of Digital Archive
Judging by the Korean Central News Agency's website, almost no news occurred prior to Oct. 1, 2013.The North Korean state-run news organization has deleted 95% of its digital archive, including all bu...
10:50 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Upgrade Arrives Just in Time for New Year's
Google is ready to send the upgraded version of Google Glass starting the week of Dec. 30, according to an email Mashable received from the Glass Explorer program.Google gave owners of Google Glass a ...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Bite-Size Idea Made a Big Difference for Cupcake Shop
During the 2008 recession, Melissa Ben-Ishay was fired from her advertising job. After hearing the news, Ben-Ishay's brother encouraged her to go home and bake cupcakes, so they could start a business...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Which Gaming Console Tops Your Holiday Wish List?
For hardcore gamers and casual players alike, a new video gaming console can be the perfect holiday gift. But given the slew of options this year, it can be tough to decide on a system.Which console i...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Fired Chef Takes Revenge on His Restaurant's Twitter Account
Revenge is a dish best served on social media.Jim Knight was fired from his job as head chef at The Plough, a pub in Oxfordshire, UK, after he allegedly asked to take off Christmas Day. Knight respond...
09:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Report: Energy Department Forewarned About Major Data Hack
Before computer attackers breached Energy Department personnel systems in July, federal inspectors had been warning officials for years about unencrypted sensitive data and urging them to fix applicat...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Life-Sized Dalek Cakes Will Exterminate Your Sweet Tooth
Whovians are accustomed to experiencing fear at the sight of a Dalek, the most perfect killing machine in all of the WhoniverseBut these Daleks won't be doing any extermination; they're made from cake...
09:18 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 10 Ways Mashable Readers Unplug
In the hyper-connected digital age, it can be tough finding time to get offline. With a constant stream of emails, texts, tweets and Facebook notifications, we rarely have the opportunity to truly unp...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable A Christmas Miracle on 'Family Guy': Brian Griffin Not Dead
If you thought Family Guy permanently killed off Brian, the Griffin family's quick-witted dog, you were wrongIn a holiday miracle, the show brought Brian back from the dead in this weekend's "Christma...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 5 Reasons Millennials Are Quitting Facebook
Facebook is the cigarette of 2013, the "bad habit" many are trying to kick. And the doubts seem to be stemming from Facebook's younger usersSee also: I'm on Facebook Because I'm Bored Beyond BeliefMas...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Report: Yahoo Paying Katie Couric $6 Million per Year
Yahoo will pay Katie Couric $6 million per year to be its "global anchor," a far cry from the $15 million she was earning as an anchor on The CBS Evening News, according to a report.TMZ cites unnamed ...
08:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Boxing Champ Vacates Heavyweight Title for Ukraine Presidential Run
Vitali Klitschko has made his choiceThe reigning heavyweight boxing champion of the world will vacate his title to his run for president of Ukraine amid massive social unrest in his home countrySee al...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Breathtaking Video of Kiev Protests Wasn't Filmed by Humans
As weeks of protests against the Ukraine government have grown larger every day, images of the thousands crowding the streets of Kiev have circulated worldwide.The images paint a picture of the protes...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Channel Your Inner Martha Stewart With Fruit Cake Pops
Of all the mouth-watering Christmas desserts we dream about for the 364 days leading up to Dec. 25, fruit cake is not high on the list. Often hard as a hockey puck, fruit cake gets a bad reputation ar...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Entitle Takes a Different Approach to Netflix-for-E-Books Market
On paper, Bryan Batten doesn't sound like the kind of person who would help the publishing industry re-imagine its future in digital. He spent most of his career working in the pharmaceutical industry...
07:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Victoria Beckham Is the Most-Searched Fashion Designer of 2013
Much like the fashion industry itself, this year's search trends for top designers were ever-evolving.In the U.S., fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham took the crown as the most-searched fashio...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Amazon's Kindle Fire Deal and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Kickstarter-Funded Tool Kit Fits in Your Wallet
Product Name: TulsPrice: $22 (stainless steel); $33 (titanium)Who would like this?: Minimalists, geeks, dads, craftspeople, smartphone addictsTools are heavy; Tuls, on the other hand, are the size of ...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Philips Flattens the Light Bulb
For over 100 years, the light bulb didn't evolve much, generally sporting the same, well, bulbous design ever since Thomas Edison gave us the original in 1879. Lately that's changed as LEDs and CFLs h...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Airbnb's First Major Ad Campaign Compares Travelers to Birds
The 5-year-old Airbnb is embarking on its first national ad campaign, a $2 million effort that likens vacationers to the ultimate travelers, birds.The campaign includes a 2-minute version of the film ...
06:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Twitter's Promoted Accounts Coming to Your Mobile Timeline
Twitter on Monday announced that users will soon begin seeing Promoted Accounts in their mobile timelines.Promoted Accounts, introduced in 2010, are a way for advertisers to get their Twitter feeds in...
06:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable How Many Documents Did Snowden Steal? Nobody Really Knows
It's been more than six months since The Guardian and The Washington Post started reporting on top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward SnowdenAnd even after all these months and ...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 14 Kickstarter Projects We're Excited for in 2014
After the holiday leftovers have disguised themselves in countless sandwich renditions, it'll be time to put 2013 behind us and look to a new year.Along with 2014 comes a new year for innovation, and ...
06:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable North Korea News Site Purges 95% of Digital Archive
Judging by the Korean Central News Agency's website, almost no news occurred prior to Oct. 1, 2013.The North Korean state-run news organization has deleted 95% of its digital archive, including all bu...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 10 Sad Movie Moments Re-Captioned as Comedies
A lot of things can change the intended mood of a movie. Maybe it's a mushy romance that you last saw with an ex and now only reminds you of love ending.Maybe it's a comedy staring an actor you once r...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 13 Tech Products That Stood Out in 2013
What marks a successful product? The same indicator of a successful Facebook post, tweet or status update: something you want to share with others.At least that's our view. We don't put our seal of ap...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Samsung's Galaxy Core Advance Features Physical Buttons, Low-End Specs
Samsung has announced a new smartphone in the Galaxy family, the 4.7-inch Galaxy CoreNot to be confused with the 4.3-inch phone named Galaxy Core from May, the new Android device sports a dual-core, 1...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable A Cats' Guide to Making Christmas Meow-y and Bright
The holidays can be overwhelming no matter how you look at them. Family get-togethers, last minute shopping, burnt dishes, getting decorations up in time — just the tip of the iceberg that tries...
04:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable A Christmas Miracle on 'Family Guy': Brian Griffin Not Dead
If you thought Family Guy permanently killed off Brian, the Griffin family's quick-witted dog, you were wrongIn a holiday miracle, the show brought Brian back from the dead in this weekend's "Christma...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 10 Startups to Watch in 2014
If you only focus on the multi-billion dollar valuations of young companies like Pinterest, Uber and Snapchat, you might assume 2013 has been a very good year for tech startups. In reality, it has bee...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 5 Valuable Google Maps Tips and Tricks
Google Maps underwent a major redesign in May 2013. Along with an updated look, the popular mapping tool gained some new features to help users navigate and optimize their productivitySee also: 12 Mys...
02:33 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Victoria Beckham Is the Most-Searched Fashion Designer of 2013
Much like the fashion industry itself, this year's search trends for top designers were ever-evolving.In the U.S., fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham took the crown as the most-searched fashio...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Cameron Winklevoss: Bitcoin Might Hit $40,000 Per Coin
The Winklevoss twins — Cameron and Tyler — are perhaps best known as Olympic rowers for the U.S. and their long and painful lawsuit against Facebook, in which they claimed Mark Zuckerberg ...
01:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable How Many Documents Did Snowden Steal? Nobody Really Knows
It's been more than six months since The Guardian and The Washington Post started reporting on top secret documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward SnowdenAnd even after all these months and ...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 10 Sad Movie Moments Re-Captioned as Comedies
A lot of things can change the intended mood of a movie. Maybe it's a mushy romance that you last saw with an ex and now only reminds you of love ending.Maybe it's a comedy staring an actor you once r...
10:35 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Quebee Camera Lets You Put Yourself in the Shot
With the advent of smartphone cameras and other handheld video recorders, putting yourself in the shot has become an increasingly complicated process. But Quebee, a wireless camera that shoots wide-an...
10:26 am +01 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable China's Moon Lander Takes a Space Selfie
China made history this weekend by becoming only the third nation to soft land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. Soon after, the spacecraft’s Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover was deployed and it took ...
10:13 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Digg Founder Kevin Rose Reveals New Blogging Tool Prototype
Serial entrepreneur Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg and Revision3, has been pretty quiet since joining Google Ventures as a VC. But a new YouTube video posted this weekend indicates that he’s it...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Instagram Direct Is Giving Users Photo-Sharing Anxiety
Instagram unveiled it's new service "Instagram Direct" on Thursday, allowing users to send images to private groups and individualsWhile it's great that the company is expanding into Snapchat-like ter...
09:35 am +01 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable What Your Email Signature Says About You
Email signatures may not seem like a big deal, but they basically define who you are as a personYou can really sense someone's personality based on how they choose to end an email. Are they creative, ...
09:26 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable China's Moon Lander Takes a Space Selfie
China made history this weekend by becoming only the third nation to soft land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. Soon after, the spacecraft’s Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover was deployed and it took ...
09:07 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Race, Tattoos in Advertising Affect What Consumers Buy
When deciding whether to make an online purchase, skin color matters to some consumers, new research finds.A study recently published in the Economic Journal of the Royal Economic Society discovered t...
08:35 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable What Your Email Signature Says About You
Email signatures may not seem like a big deal, but they basically define who you are as a personYou can really sense someone's personality based on how they choose to end an email. Are they creative, ...
08:17 am -07 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 5 Valuable Google Maps Tips and Tricks
Google Maps underwent a major redesign in May 2013. Along with an updated look, the popular mapping tool gained some new features to help users navigate and optimize their productivitySee also: 12 Mys...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable The Only Rule to Follow at Your Significant Other’s Holiday Party
’Tis the season for holiday parties, including those that have nothing to do with you: the events put on by your significant other’s employers, clients and partners.You (should) already kn...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Use Your Smartphone to Lift Heavy Objects With MyLifter
Take the stress out of heavy lifting with MyLifter, a smart lifting device that is controlled via an app on your smartphone.Operated through bluetooth on your iOS device, the app functions through sta...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 Sold Out at Many Locations
With just a week and a half to go before Christmas, shoppers are in full-on spending mode, but those looking to score the new Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 may be disappointed. As of this writing, Micros...
05:03 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Seawater Could Fuel the Battleships of the Future
The world's supply of petroleum is finite. The U.S. Navy, which runs on it, is not. Eventually, keeping its fleet afloat for generations may depend on another fuel — the kind that doesn't dry up...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 'Work-in-Progress Bars' Make Fun Out of Frustration
Waiting for an application's progress bar to crawl its way to the finish line can be a big test of patience. Whether it takes hours or a few minutes, it always feels like an eternity.For Swedish graph...
03:35 am -07 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Quebee Camera Lets You Put Yourself in the Shot
With the advent of smartphone cameras and other handheld video recorders, putting yourself in the shot has become an increasingly complicated process. But Quebee, a wireless camera that shoots wide-an...
03:25 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable World's E-Waste to Grow 33% by 2017, Report Says
By 2017, the global volume of discarded refrigerators, TVs, cellphones, computers, monitors and other electronic waste will weigh almost as much as 200 Empire State Buildings, a new report predicts.Th...
02:57 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable How I Saved $150 on My Monthly Wireless Bill
Since the iPhone hit the market in 2007, consumers have been treated to a wave of smartphones that provide a huge amount of computing power wherever they go. But we're all paying a price for this. Lit...
02:32 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 9 Vine Videos of Bright Lights That Will Bring Holiday Cheer
For this week's Mashable Vine Challenge, we asked you to creatively capture the bright holiday lights you see in a six-second video. Submissions included towering Christmas trees with twinkling yellow...
01:54 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Legendary Actor Peter O'Toole Dead at 81
Actor Peter O'Toole, best known for playing the eponymous role in 1962's Lawrence of Arabia, died Sunday at Wellington Hospital in London following a long illness, according to reports. He was 81O'Too...
01:35 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable WishBooklet Crowdfunds Gifts for Any Occasion
'Tis the season of giving, but let's face it: Christmas gifts aren't always a home run. It may be the thought that counts, but there's nothing worse than unwrapping a present from your Aunt Ethel only...
12:57 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable 'The Mindy Project' Is Basically 'When Harry Met Sally'
Dr. Mindy Lahiri and Dr. Danny Castellano of Fox's The Mindy Project are known for their "will they/won't they?" chemistry, reminiscent of previous pop culture friendships before themAnd perhaps the m...
12:26 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Watch the Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Space Film 'Interstellar'
It seems space epics are the next frontier for Hollywood. The trailer for Interstellar dropped Saturday, and this time, we're going on a voyage through a wormholeDirected by Christopher Nolan (Dark Kn...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 16, 2013
Mashable Top 25 Digital Media Resources This Week
Too busy deciding where you stand in Obama's Selfie-Gate to stay up-to-date on tech news? Have no fear — we've rounded up a list of this week's top 25 digital media resources, including news abo...
11:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 12 Delectable Mason Jar Gifts for Foodies
If you're the procrastinating type, then it's likely you've barely given thought yet to holiday gifts for your friends.Not that we're not judging — department-store shopping during the holidays ...
11:14 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Your Hot Coffee Powers a Game of Mug Tetris
Product Name: Tetris Heat Changing MugPrice: $14.99Who would like this?: Old-school video game enthusiasts, geeks, coffee lovers, caffeine fiends, easily-entertained childrenThe Tetris heat changing m...
11:08 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Blue Nile Goes Responsive, Pop-Up to Sell More Bling
If you get married, you're taking part in an ancient tradition that's been around for more than 4,000 years, historians say.If you're buying the bling that goes with it these days, you could be using ...
11:01 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 3 Hiring Lessons From Your Holiday Shopping List
With the holiday season in full swing, your shopping list has probably grown impressive in size. While the economy might be tough and the job market even harder to navigate, people across the country ...
11:00 pm -07 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 Sold Out at Many Locations
With just a week and a half to go before Christmas, shoppers are in full-on spending mode, but those looking to score the new Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 may be disappointed. As of this writing, Micros...
11:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 'Work-in-Progress Bars' Make Fun Out of Frustration
Waiting for an application's progress bar to crawl its way to the finish line can be a big test of patience. Whether it takes hours or a few minutes, it always feels like an eternity.For Swedish graph...
10:27 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas More Harmful Than Carbon Dioxide
Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered a new greenhouse gas that has the highest impact on global warming to date.Called perfluorotributylamine, the man-made compound has been an unr...
09:57 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable How I Saved $150 on My Monthly Wireless Bill
Since the iPhone hit the market in 2007, consumers have been treated to a wave of smartphones that provide a huge amount of computing power wherever they go. But we're all paying a price for this. Lit...
09:38 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 15 Innovative Redesigns of 2013
While "flat" was certainly the biggest design buzzword of 2013, perhaps the most important trends of the year came from the mainstreaming of responsive and adaptive design, increasing collaboration be...
08:54 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Legendary Actor Peter O'Toole Dead at 81
Actor Peter O'Toole, best known for playing the eponymous role in 1962's Lawrence of Arabia, died Saturday at Wellington Hospital in London following a long illness, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 9 Babies Delightfully Making Discoveries
Surrounding yourself with babies can be a great reminder of all of the things we take for granted in life. The everyday moments that we have grown immune to look fresh and new for these little humansT...
08:07 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Tech This Week: Smart Rings and Bluetooth Gramophones
Whether you collect vinyl records or rock out with an MP3 device, music is an important facet of our lives. It's integral to our culture, our expression, our happiness and even our history. This week'...
07:09 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Why Buy Wrapping Paper When You Can Print These at Home?
Thanks to the talent and generosity of some really awesome designers, there are hundreds of free, festive printables available online.Whether you're looking to save some cash, get crafty this holiday ...
06:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 12 Delectable Mason Jar Gifts for Foodies
If you're the procrastinating type, then it's likely you've barely given thought yet to holiday gifts for your friends.Not that we're not judging — department-store shopping during the holidays ...
06:01 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 3 Hiring Lessons From Your Holiday Shopping List
With the holiday season in full swing, your shopping list has probably grown impressive in size. While the economy might be tough and the job market even harder to navigate, people across the country ...
05:33 pm GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 9 Things You Would Immediately Fail Without Your Smartphone
Imagine waking up one morning and noticing your smartphone is missingReally missing, not just buried under your blankets or abandoned in a coat pocket. Now imagine that happened to every single smartp...
05:26 pm -07 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Watch the Trailer for Christopher Nolan's Space Film 'Interstellar'
It seems space epics are the next frontier for Hollywood. The trailer for Interstellar dropped Saturday, and this time, we're going on a voyage through a wormholeDirected by Christopher Nolan (Dark Kn...
05:00 pm -07 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Top 25 Digital Media Resources This Week
Too busy deciding where you stand in Obama's Selfie-Gate to stay up-to-date on tech news? Have no fear — we've rounded up a list of this week's top 25 digital media resources, including news abo...
04:38 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 15 Innovative Redesigns of 2013
While "flat" was certainly the biggest design buzzword of 2013, perhaps the most important trends of the year came from the mainstreaming of responsive and adaptive design, increasing collaboration be...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 9 Babies Delightfully Making Discoveries
Surrounding yourself with babies can be a great reminder of all of the things we take for granted in life. The everyday moments that we have grown immune to look fresh and new for these little humansT...
03:07 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Tech This Week: Smart Rings and Bluetooth Gramophones
Whether you collect vinyl records or rock out with an MP3 device, music is an important facet of our lives. It's integral to our culture, our expression, our happiness and even our history. This week'...
09:59 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Rising Paywalls Are Already Paying Off for Publishers
Not long ago, Bloomberg Businessweek declared 2014 the “Year of the Paywall” for the news industry. Sure enough, everywhere you look in publishing these days, you see news organizations ra...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Paper Plane Delivery Will Blow Amazon Drones Out of the Air
Amazon thinks it has cornered the market on quick delivery with Prime Air, a sevice that promises to deliver your package in 30 minutes via droneWhile it sounds too sci-fi to even be real, it turns ou...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable How to Stay Cool When Inspectors Show Up at Your Small Business
Question: What’s the best way to handle things when a state or local regulator shows up at our business? IRS audits are bad enough, but we also get surprise on-site inspections for safety and co...
04:30 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Under Armour Used Real-Time Data, Display Ads to Drive Holiday Sales
Under Armour has become a sports apparel giant over much of the past two decades. The Baltimore-based company, which has sponsored some of the world’s biggest athletes, including New England Pat...
04:15 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 15 SantaCon Photos That Will Get You in a Festive Mood
Thousands participated in the annual SantaCon tradition of drinking and dressing up in Christmas-inspired costumes Saturday for a day-long pub crawl in New YorkSantaCon takes place in more than 3...
04:15 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 15 SantaCon Photos Showing Off a Jolly Good Time
Thousands participated in the annual SantaCon tradition of drinking and dressing up in Christmas-inspired costumes Saturday for a day-long pub crawl in New YorkSantaCon takes place in more than 3...
03:53 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Equality in Award Speech
Last year, Apple’s leading social-good message focused mostly on improving the working conditions for laborers at its factories in China. However, in recent months, Apple CEO Tim Cook has increa...
03:25 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Get Creative With Your Holiday Packaging for Our Photo Challenge
The gift-giving season is upon us. Whether you're organizing a white-elephant gift exchange, or leaving presents under the Christmas tree, presentation is everything. There's a certain amount of joy i...
03:23 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Portable 'Lab' Prints Digital Pics With Polaroid Flavor
Product Name: The Impossible Instant LabPrice: $299Who would like this? Retro photographers, lovers of good design and anyone who still decorates their fridge/desk/walls with prints.Digital photograph...
03:00 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Paper Plane Delivery Will Blow Amazon Drones Out of the Air
Amazon thinks it has cornered the market on quick delivery with Prime Air, a sevice that promises to deliver your package in 30 minutes via droneWhile it sounds too sci-fi to even be real, it turns ou...
02:56 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable God Answers the Great Gaming Debate
As joyous as it may seem, Christmas is insanely stressful, especially when it comes to presents — not deciding what you'll buy others, but rather what you should write on your own holiday wishli...
02:32 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Human Cat Tree, Teeterboard Jumping and More
Sometimes humans try to fool animals, but these plans don't always work out. Cats, especially, don't easily fall for disguisesIn this week's viral video recap, a man dressed as a cat tree infiltr...
01:59 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 'Doctor Who' Meets 'Sherlock', Internet Explodes
Doctor Who and Sherlock — two shows helmed by the prolific British TV writer Steven Moffat — are both returning to our screens over the holidays. Matt Smith's Doctor has one last outing in...
01:46 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable Google Acquires Robotics-Design Company Boston Dynamics
Google acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering and robotics-design company, in a deal that significantly enhances the search giant's robotics expertiseThe Friday acquisition brings a new dynamic to G...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable China's Chang'e-3 Makes Its First Soft Landing on the Moon
China has joined the U.S. and Russia as one of only three nations to make a controlled soft landing of an unmanned spacecraft on the moon's surface.China Central Television, the state television broad...
01:00 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable How to Stay Cool When Inspectors Show Up at Your Small Business
Question: What’s the best way to handle things when a state or local regulator shows up at our business? IRS audits are bad enough, but we also get surprise on-site inspections for safety and co...
12:01 am GMT - Sun, December 15, 2013
Mashable 8 Signs You're Doing This Texting and Dating Thing Right
Today is your lucky day. You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual datesBut don't start tapping away at that touchscreen just ye...
11:57 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Google's New 'Blackmail' Forces Users to Join Google+ in Hilarious Video
Ditch the Facebook account, delete your Tumblr page and stop pinning. It's time to sign up for Google+ — or elseGoogle is angry that no one wants to use its social-media platform, and decided th...
11:35 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Fisher-Price's Apptivity Seat Is Bad for Babies
As a technology reporter and mommy blogger, you’d think the Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat for newborns — an infant seat with a holder for an iPad — would be something I appreciate. But...
11:15 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 15 SantaCon Photos That Will Get You in a Festive Mood
Thousands participated in the annual SantaCon tradition of drinking and dressing up in Christmas-inspired costumes Saturday for a day-long pub crawl in New YorkSantaCon takes place in more than 3...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable How to Recruit a Last-Minute Winter Intern
Nabbing the right intern is like finding the ultimate present in your stocking. The perfect intern can improve your operations and can be the missing link your organization has been needing. But, what...
10:53 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Equality in Award Speech
Last year, Apple’s leading social-good message focused mostly on improving the working conditions for laborers at its factories in China. However, in recent months, Apple CEO Tim Cook has increa...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 16 Gingerbread Houses to Feed Your Inner Nerd
For the sucrose craftsmen among us, there is no greater Christmas challenge than the nerdy gingerbread house. To make a structure that is simultaneously delicious and true to your beloved culture is ...
09:36 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable No Resume, No Cover Letter — Instagram Scored the Job
Clark Walker didn't want to be a doctor. He thought he did — at least, for a while. But by the time his fourth year as a pre-med student at Utah State University rolled around, he had hit a wall...
09:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Human Cat Tree, Teeterboard Jumping and More
Sometimes humans try to fool animals, but these plans don't always work out. Cats, especially, don't easily fall for disguisesIn this week's viral video recap, a man dressed as a cat tree infiltr...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters
We've officially hit the holiday season, which means invites to ugly Christmas sweater parties have already crowded your inboxThis year, don't get caught up in the sea of embroidered reindeer and bead...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Snapchat or Instagram? An Unofficial Guide to Sharing Photos
Now that Instagram has rolled out its own form of private messaging, there's yet another, more specific way to spread that photo of your cat in slippers around.Staring at all of the app icons on your ...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable China's Chang'e-3 Makes Its First Soft Landing on the Moon
China has joined the U.S. and Russia as one of only three nations to make a controlled soft landing of an unmanned spacecraft on the moon's surface.China Central Television, the state television broad...
06:35 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Fisher-Price's Apptivity Seat Is Bad for Babies
As a technology reporter and mommy blogger, you’d think the Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat for newborns — an infant seat with a holder for an iPad — would be something I appreciate. But...
06:12 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 9 New Species We Met in 2013
Even after thousands of years, we're still finding new forms of life on Earth — both past and present.In 2013, scientists pushed human knowledge of biodiversity to new heights, uncovering a host...
05:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 16 Gingerbread Houses to Feed Your Inner Nerd
For the sucrose craftsmen among us, there is no greater Christmas challenge than the nerdy gingerbread house. To make a structure that is simultaneously delicious and true to your beloved culture is ...
05:21 pm GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 9 Weird Tumblrs You Need to Follow
The Tumblr community allows people with many different interests to post content and interact with other like-minded individuals. The best Tumblr blogs are born out of a deep passion for a particular ...
04:36 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable No Resume, No Cover Letter — Instagram Scored the Job
Clark Walker didn't want to be a doctor. He thought he did — at least, for a while. But by the time his fourth year as a pre-med student at Utah State University rolled around, he had hit a wall...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable The 12 Days of Christmas Sweaters
We've officially hit the holiday season, which means invites to ugly Christmas sweater parties have already crowded your inboxThis year, don't get caught up in the sea of embroidered reindeer and bead...
02:02 pm +11 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Sprint Reportedly Considering Merger With T-Mobile
Sprint is mulling a potential bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile, according to a new report.The report comes from The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter." According the ...
10:55 am +11 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Sets Dates for Build 2014 Developer Conference
Microsoft officially announced the dates for its three-day Build 2014 developer conference. It will take place from April 2 to 4 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.This will be the second consecutive B...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Vote for Your Favorite Video Game of 2013
While much of the discussion in the gaming world this year centered around the highly-anticipated releases of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, 2013 has also been a strong year for r...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable The Evolution of Lingerie Through the Ages
The holiday season puts everyone in a festive mood, which is likely why Victoria's Secret holds its annual fashion show right before Christmas.Sure, it's a valuable marketing opportunity for the retai...
08:40 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Marissa Mayer on Yahoo Mail Outage: 'We Really Let You Down'
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologized Friday night for an extended outage that affected some Yahoo Mail users this week. Calling the problem more complex than it first appeared, Mayer said she was "very ...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Lorde Sings About Green Beans in Misheard Lyrics Video
For anyone who ever mumbled the words to a song without certainty while your friends belt it out, this video is for you.Pleated Jeans has put together a compilation of 2013's biggest pop songs, captio...
05:45 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Why Google Might Drop Intel for ARM
Google may be considering building its own chips for its servers, dropping Intel processors in favor of a design based on ARM's architecture — the same kind of chips found in almost every smartp...
05:45 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable NSA Can 'Easily' Break Cellphone Encryption, Report Says
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has the technical capacity to crack the most commonly-used cellphone encryption technology, and in doing so it can decode and access the content of calls and te...
05:27 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Must Reads: Homeless in New York, Havoc in Kiev and More
During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans ...
05:00 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 5 Ways Congress' Proposed Budget Could Affect You
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a federal budget plan on Thursday that would alleviate $65 billion in sequestration cuts, a sign of compromise that has been a rare occurrence s...
04:15 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable World's Smallest Pacemaker Can Be Implanted Without Surgery
Pacemaker surgery typically requires a doctor to make an incision above a patient’s heart, dig a cavity into which they can implant the heartbeat-regulating device, and then connect the pulse ge...
04:00 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable The Evolution of Lingerie Through the Ages
The holiday season puts everyone in a festive mood, which is likely why Victoria's Secret holds its annual fashion show right before Christmas.Sure, it's a valuable marketing opportunity for the retai...
03:40 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 'Vanity Fair' Is Latest to Roll Out Native Advertising
A classic race car, Vanity Fair and Hennessy Cognac. None of those three things seem out of place with each other, and that's the point of the native ads that the classic magazine has rolled out on it...
03:02 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Sprint Reportedly Considering Merger With T-Mobile
Sprint is mulling a potential bid for rival wireless carrier T-Mobile, according to a new report.The report comes from The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter." According the ...
03:00 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Lorde Sings About Green Beans in Misheard Lyrics Video
For anyone who ever mumbled the words to a song without certainty while your friends belt it out, this video is for you.Pleated Jeans has put together a compilation of 2013's biggest pop songs, captio...
02:56 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Lures Gmail Users With Outlook.com Import Tool
For those who want to switch email providers — we're looking at you, Yahoo Mail users affected by this week's massive outage — there hasn't been a seamless way to do soNow, as a part of an...
02:16 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Pebble Update Adds 'Do Not Disturb' Mode
The Pebble smartwatch just got a nice update that offers a "do not disturb" mode and better support for notifications and alarms.The update comes just a month after Pebble received a major overhaul fo...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 9 Times Taylor Swift Was an Actual Disney Character
Taylor Swift has a lot in common with Disney princesses. She likes to twirl around in pretty dresses, she sings about love and heartbreak, and sometimes, she rocks a tiara.The singer/songwriter turns ...
01:58 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Will Obama Rein in NSA Surveillance Powers?
In early August, at the height of a wave of revelations about far-reaching NSA surveillance programs, President Obama promised he would consider reforming some of the NSA's more controversial practice...
01:36 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable HBO Wants You to Bring Your Worst to Joffrey on Twitter
HBO is calling on Twitter to roast the most-hated man on TV: King Joffrey from Game of Thrones.The two-day event, which kicked off Thursday, encourages users to reflect on that deep-seated hatred for ...
01:20 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Kilimanjaro's Shrinking Glaciers Could Vanish by 2030
Kilimanjaro's shrinking northern glaciers, thought to be 10,000 years old, could disappear by 2030, researchers said Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.T...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Beyonce's Surprise Album Generated 1.2 Million Tweets in 12 Hours
Beyoncé's surprise release of her fifth studio album, which features 14 songs and 17 videos on iTunes, has been referred to in at least 1.2 million tweets, a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable.Wi...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Why 'Time Spent' Is One of Marketing's Favorite Metrics
Time is money. Time is the enemy. Time is on your side.We talk a lot about time, but the one thing we definitively know about time is there's never enough. For a marketer, that means you're going to h...
12:56 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable NASA Plans to Put an 'Iron Man' Robot on Mars
At 6'2", 275 pounds, NASA's latest robot look like a decent football player, but Valkyrie could be earmarked for another human profession — astronaut.The android — which was built to be a ...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable 'Alcohockey' Is Canada's Ultimate Rebuttal to Beer Pong
Remember when Michael Jordan played beer pong? Now we're just waiting for Wayne Gretzky to loosen up and play some alcohockey.What's alcohockey, you say? Behold, dear reader, this glorious crossbreed ...
12:27 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Mashable Must Reads: Homeless in New York, Havoc in Kiev and More
During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans ...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Microsoft Sets Dates for Build 2014 Developer Conference
Microsoft officially announced the dates for its three-day Build 2014 developer conference. It will take place from April 2 to 4 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.This will be the second consecutive B...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Naked Stop-Motion Empowers You to Love Your Body
Sex sells, according to today's advertising world. But one health technology company is using nudity in a more positive way.The video above used 100 nude models in a stop-motion video to tell the stor...
10:59 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Snow Covers Egypt for First Time in 100 Years
Nobody in Cairo was dreaming of a white Christmas, but it looks like they'll get one. For the first time in a century, a snowstorm hit the Middle East on Friday, blanketing Cairo, Jerusalem and areas ...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Kmart Puts a 'Christmas Carol' Twist on 'Ship My Pants'
Kmart has remade its massively popular "Ship My Pants" ad with all the same actors and the same script, but recast everyone in garb out of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and has given the origin...
10:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Best Meteor Shower of the Year Peaks Tonight: How to Watch
One of the best meteor showers of the year is set to put on a performance Friday night, but if you can't catch the cosmic display in person, you can watch it live online.The Geminid meteor shower R...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Broadcasters to Respect Newtown's Wishes to Mourn in Peace
As Newtown, Conn., prepares to mark one year since the shooting that left 28 people dead, broadcasters say they will respect the wishes of the town and refrain from sending news teams to the area to c...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 'Candy Crush Saga' Update Will Suck Even More of Your Time
Candy Crush Saga just received a massive game update, adding an additional game world and 65 brand new levels. You know what that means: Prepare to spend even more time and money on the seriously addi...
10:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable With a 7-Day Head Start, PS4 Beats Xbox One Sales in November
The PlayStation 4 topped sales of Microsoft's Xbox One system in November, marking the highest first-month sales of a game console ever.According to the NPD Group, Sony's next-generation video gaming ...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Lorde Pulls a Beyonce and Drops a Song Without Warning
Seventeen-year-old Lorde, best known for her breakout viral hit "Royals," unexpectedly dropped a new single on iTunes titled "No Better." The song arrived Friday, just hours after Beyoncé surpris...
09:44 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Prince Harry Reaches South Pole After 200-Mile Trek for Charity
After three weeks of pulling 150-pound sleds, UK's Prince Harry reached the South Pole with his trekking team as part of a charity expedition.Harry was involved with the three-week-long Walking With t...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Report: Mandela Interpreter's Murky Past Includes Murder and Rape Charges
The sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial service has a checkered past that includes murder and rape charges, according to a report by South Africa-based eNews Channel Africa (eNCA)T...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Can You Use Risk Analysis to Predict Startup Success?
Rameet Chawla had a career in finance, in which he primarily analyzed risk. He was ready to leave finance and wanted to do something new in the tech world. But one thing stood in his way."Starting a t...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Ask a Dev: Should Every Website Have an App?
If you want to build an app, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is whether to build it on the web or "go native," meaning write it specifically for iOS or Android.Our developer this we...
08:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable HBO Wants You to Bring Your Worst to Joffrey on Twitter
HBO is calling on Twitter to roast the most-hated man on TV: King Joffrey from Game of Thrones.The two-day event, which kicked off Thursday, encourages users to reflect on that deep-seated hatred for ...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 'House of Cards' Season 2 Trailer Foreshadows Intense Pain
House of Cards returns Feb. 14, and Netflix is teasing its season two premiere with a dramatic trailer that foretells no mercy-level pain for many charactersSee also: 3 Netflix Shows Earn 6 Golden Glo...
08:09 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Beyonce's Surprise Album Generated 1.2 Million Tweets in 12 Hours
Beyoncé's surprise release of her fifth studio album, which features 14 songs and 17 videos on iTunes, has been referred to in at least 1.2 million tweets, a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable.Wi...
08:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 10 Vintage Toys That Deserve a Comeback
Now that the Furby is back, it might be time to resurrect a few other toys from the '80s and '90s.If they were good enough for us, they're good enough for this generation.After all, do kids really nee...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 8 Ways to Dress Like Your Favorite Muppet
If you're walking around wishing you could give your wardrobe a little more whimsy, we're here to help — well, us and our stylish Muppet pals.Kermit and company offer inspiration on how to injec...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Why 'Time Spent' Is One of Marketing's Favorite Metrics
Time is money. Time is the enemy. Time is on your side.We talk a lot about time, but the one thing we definitively know about time is there's never enough. For a marketer, that means you're going to h...
07:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable NASA Plans to Put an 'Iron Man' Robot on Mars
At 6'2", 275 pounds, NASA's latest robot look like a decent football player, but Valkyrie could be earmarked for another human profession — astronaut.The android — which was built to be a ...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Reality TV Accounts for 5 of the 10 Most-Searched Shows This Year
From Sean Lowe to Arya Stark, a number of popular television stars and characters made their way into our hearts — and our search bars — in 2013.Below, we've compiled a list of the U.S.'s ...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Twitter Reverses Blocking Changes and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable This Desk Accessory Takes Eyebombing to the Next Level
Product Name: Japanese Blinking EyeballsPrice: $35Who would like this?: Your quirky colleague or cubicle-mate, eyebomber extraordinaires, anyone you’d like to keep an eye onWe know, we know. Eve...
07:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Report: Qualcomm's New CEO Was Considered for Microsoft CEO
Steve Mollenkopf was named CEO oof Qualcomm after a report surfaced that he was on the shortlist of candidates for the next Microsoft's CEO.Mollenkopf was formerly COO of Qualcomm, but Friday morning ...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 8 Brutally Honest Facebook Notifications That Need to Exist Now
No one likes a gossip, we know. And we would never condone catty behavior. But Facebook just makes it so easyWe don't remember how we stalked our exes, judged our enemies or kept track of so much dram...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Ikea Looks to Match Up Lonely People for Christmas
Ikea Switzerland wants to help populate some of its furniture this holiday season via "No Empty Chairs," a program that aims to match up lonely people this Christmas season.The company's website lets ...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Naked Stop-Motion Empowers You to Love Your Body
Sex sells, according to today's advertising world. But one health technology company is using nudity in a more positive way.The video above used 100 nude models in a stop-motion video to tell the stor...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Oculus Rift Makers Raise $75 Million in New Funding
The company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset raised $75 million in its second round of funding, which will help the company finalize its platform before it's released to consumers.Andree...
06:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Instagram's Top Posts and Trends From 2013
Instagram is starting to look every bit the billion dollar company Facebook made it out to be in 2012The photo sharing app hit some major milestones in 2013, most notably the addition of video, postin...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Mapping the Blind Spots: Developer Unearths Secret U.S. Military Bases
If you look closely enough on Google or Bing Maps, some places are blanked out, hidden from public view. Many of those places disguise secret or sensitive American military facilities.The United State...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 8-Bit 'Elf' Is Full of Pixelated Holiday Cheer
Even if you've seen Elf a hundred times, you haven't really experienced the movie until you see Buddy attack fake Santa with a simple, "Beat it!"Cinefix has created another installment of 8-bit cinema...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 12 Web Acronyms You've Never Heard Of
If you thought you were just getting the hang of web acronyms — LMAO, FTW, TTYL — think again. The Internet, as widespread and boundless as it is, has an entirely new batch for you to lear...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Little Boy Asks Santa for Prosthetic Arm to Play Xbox
Many little boys are asking for an Xbox One this Christmas, but one child in New York is hoping for something extra to go along with it: a prosthetic arm so he can play.Born without part of his left a...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable This Mom Is the Most Inspiring Olympic Hopeful You've Never Heard Of
Jacki Munzel is 50 years old and she's no household name. The mother of three has neither Shaun White's global notoriety, nor Lolo Jones' marketing appealBut she's beaten a debilitating eating disorde...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 32 Weirdest Moments of 2013
While Miley Cyrus and Rob Ford were making us scratch our heads in 2013, there were plenty of other weird moments that might have been less noticedSome of these moments included finger wrestling in...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Embrace the Binge: Netflix Viewers Average 2.3 Episodes per Sitting
Netflix knows when you’ve been bad or good, or watching Homeland for 12 hours straight.More than 60% of television streamers binge watch, according to a study by the streaming content provider. ...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 7 Free Shipping Deals for Last-Minute Online Shoppers
Whether you're on a budget this holiday season or not, there's at least one offer no shopper can turn down: free shippingGoing to brick-and-mortar retailers used to mean saving on shipping costs. Now,...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Google Tips Helps You Do Cool Stuff With Google Products
Google has launched Google Tips, a website with a smorgasbord of helpful tips and less-known features of various Google productsThe site is a very simple affair, consisting of rows of cards with helpf...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Redditors Resurrect Family History With Beautiful Photo Restorations
In this digital age, everything we do is recorded for posterity in the vast archives of the Internet. In 50 years, our children will be able to look back on our lives through the archives of sites lik...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Parasitic Worms, Hot Baths Tested as Autism Treatments
Although the remedies may sound unconventional, doctors are currently testing whether infecting people with worms or giving them hot baths could reduce some symptoms of autism.In small, early clinical...
02:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Report: Qualcomm's New CEO Was Considered for Microsoft CEO
Steve Mollenkopf was named CEO oof Qualcomm after a report surfaced that he was on the shortlist of candidates for the next Microsoft's CEO.Mollenkopf was formerly COO of Qualcomm, but Friday morning ...
01:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Instagram's Top Posts and Trends From 2013
Instagram is starting to look every bit the billion dollar company Facebook made it out to be in 2012The photo sharing app hit some major milestones in 2013, most notably the addition of video, postin...
12:34 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 8-Bit 'Elf' Is Full of Pixelated Holiday Cheer
Even if you've seen Elf a hundred times, you haven't really experienced the movie until you see Buddy attack fake Santa with a simple, "Beat it!"Cinefix has created another installment of 8-bit cinema...
11:30 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 32 Weirdest Moments of 2013
While Miley Cyrus and Rob Ford were making us scratch our heads in 2013, there were plenty of other weird moments that might have been less noticedSome of these moments included finger wrestling in...
11:04 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 7 Free Shipping Deals for Last-Minute Online Shoppers
Whether you're on a budget this holiday season or not, there's at least one offer no shopper can turn down: free shippingGoing to brick-and-mortar retailers used to mean saving on shipping costs. Now,...
11:00 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable You May Not Be Able to Watch Your Holiday Favorites This Season
It's Christmas Eve in Montana. You turn on your TV for a time-honored viewing of It's A Wonderful Life. But you can't find the Christmas classic, or even the NBC affiliate that's supposed to be carryi...
10:35 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Jimmy Kimmel Inks Digital Content Deal with Tostitos
Jimmy Kimmel is on board to help create snackable content for snack brand Tostitos.The comedian and talk show host announced the deal on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night. Kimmel will create thre...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Beyonce Releases Surprise Album on iTunes With 14 Songs, 17 Videos
Beyonce surprised the world early Friday morning with the unanticipated release of her fifth studio album on iTunes. Described as a "visual album," the self-titled album features 14 tracks and 14 vide...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Beyonce Surprises Us All With a New Album
Beyoncé surprised the world early Friday morning with the unanticipated release of her fifth studio album on iTunes. Described as a "visual album," the self-titled album features 14 tracks and 14...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Did Google Autocomplete Ruin This Man's Life?
A cautionary tale: Back in 2009, government contractor Jeffrey Kantor was browsing online, seeking to make a radio-controlled airplane for his son. He began to type his search into Google: “How ...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Reddit's New User Agreement Gives It Unlimited Power Over Your Content
Reddit announced an update to its user agreement yesterday. The announcement itself focused on making the agreement easier to read and understand, which is certainly a welcome change, but we noticed s...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Vote for Your Top Sports Moment of 2013
While 2013 had all of the slam dunks, home runs and touchdowns essential to any highlight reel, it was also a year full of moments that reminded us how sports can bring us together.We watched Andy Mur...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Siri, Will You Marry Me?
Love is complicated — even with machinesThat is the takeaway from Her, a new film from Spike Jonze, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly, a heartbroken writer who finds love or someth...
06:49 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable NBA Star Plays Spontaneous Santa for Young Fan With Special Needs
A spontaneous touching moment between NBA star Zach Randolph and a young fan with special needs will get you in the holiday spiritRandolph is known as something of a tough guy around the league. But h...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Now You Can't Really Block Anyone on Twitter
If you're having problems with a stalker, you don't need a restraining order — just wear a blindfold. That at least appears to be the logic behind a policy change Twitter announced Thursday, one...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Twitter Buckles Under Pressure, Lets You Block Users Again
UPDATE, Thursday, Dec. 12, 8:26 p.m. PT Twitter reversed its stance on blocking a second time Thursday night, reverting to the original policy in the face of what it admitted was tremendous opposition...
06:08 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Kobe Bryant, Jim Brown Trade Shots About 'Culture'
Kobe Bryant took to Twitter on Thursday to fire back at Jim Brown after the legendary NFL player and civil rights activist slighted him on The Arsenio Hall Show this weekBryant is African American but...
05:45 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable The K5 Robot: A Roomba for Crime
When a roving security robot called the K5 was unveiled late last week by a Silicon Valley startup called Knightscope, the company went a little nuts with its monikers. The press release described the...
05:34 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Magic Piano Viral Video Is Fake, Say Redditors
Reddit users are claiming that a viral Christmas video that appears to show passers-by interacting with a remote controlled piano is fake — in that the passers-by are played by actors.The YouTub...
05:22 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 'SNL' Holds Auditions for Black Female Cast Member
NBC has been embroiled in a season-long controversy over the lack of diversity of Saturday Night Live's cast, but now the network appears to be taking steps to remedy the backlashProducers held auditi...
04:57 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Instagram vs. Snapchat: How the Photo-Sharing Apps Stack Up
Instagram on Thursday announced a new messaging feature, called Instagram Direct, that adds a more private element to the photo-sharing appWith this new feature, will Instagram now go head to head wit...
04:52 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Aereo to Broadcasters: 'We’ll See You in (Supreme) Court'
Aereo wants to solve its legal issues with a winner-take-all meeting with broadcasters at the highest court in the land. To the winner go the digital spoils.The streaming television company said today...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Obamacare Tweet Was Made for Trolls
Oh, White House. Haven't you learned that any and all images on Twitter can and will be Photoshopped to use against you? The President and his social media team learned the Internet's version of Miran...
04:25 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Inside a Homeless Man's Quest to Reprogram His Life
It was the first really cold morning of the season in late September when I first met Patrick McConlogue and Leo Grand in person. By that point, I had been following their story for about a monthOn th...
03:46 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable With Instagram Direct, Facebook's Pursuit of Snapchat Is Over
I was mostly wrong about Instagram's plans and also mostly right. I know, that oxymoronic statement makes little sense unless you consider that Instagram Direct, unveiled on Thursday in New York, is t...
03:25 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Unlocking Your Phone in the U.S. Is About to Get a Lot Easier
It will soon be easier, and hopefully less confusing, for consumers in the United States to unlock their cellphones. The CTIA, the industry trade group that represents the wireless industry, submitted...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable North Korea Executes Kim Jong Un's Uncle, Calls Him 'Human Scum'
Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has been executed in North Korea for leading a "dissolute and depraved life," the Associated Press reports.North Korea state media say Jang, who was previously th...
02:39 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Final Print Edition of 'The Onion' Gets the Last Laugh
The Onion’s last print edition couldn’t have happened any other way.The Chicago-based satirical new outlet announced last month that it would cease offering a print edition, opting instead...
02:28 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable The Instagram Direct Primer: Everything You Need to Know
At a "mystery press event" in New York City on Thursday, Instagram unveiled Instagram Direct, a new way for users to send photos to private groups or individuals.No, Instagram isn't becoming Snapchat ...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable FCC Votes to Allow In-Flight Calls, But...
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to end a ban on in-flight calls, but Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation are considering proposals that could make that irrelevan...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Spotify May Kill Pandora and iTunes, but Not Just Yet
Spotify may eventually make your iTunes and Pandora accounts obsolete, but don’t delete them just yetSpotify's introduction of free streaming on-demand music to mobile devices, announced Wednesd...
01:28 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Court Rules Against iPhone Ban in South Korea
A judge in South Korea on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed by Samsung claiming Apple infringed on its smartphone patents.Samsung, which sought $95,000 in damages and an iPhone ban in its home country...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable How Geico Came to Own Wednesday
Unless you're a follower of the Germanic god Woden, for which it is named, you probably don't give Wednesdays much thought. Falling smack in the middle of the workday, Wednesday is often a day more en...
01:10 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Some People Believe Rob Ford Won TIME's Person of the Year
While Pope Francis snagged the title of TIME's "Person of the Year," but comedian Jimmy Kimmel thinks a few other (more eccentric) candidates deserved consideration for the honor this year.So Kimmel's...
12:54 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Show Us How You Disconnect From Your Hectic Lives
Every day, it seems our lives become more and more crowded by a new app or social networkYouTube, Facebook, Twitter and an ever-growing list of platforms demand that we check them constantly to stay i...
12:51 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable You'll Make More Money If You Can Code
Being able to learn marketable digital skills is sluggish and difficult — or so they say.Adda Birnir noticed a gender divide between a media company's business and technical side (read: men) ver...
12:45 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable The K5 Robot: A Roomba for Crime
When a roving security robot called the K5 was unveiled late last week by a Silicon Valley startup called Knightscope, the company went a little nuts with its monikers. The press release described the...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Amy Poehler and Billy Eichner Are Crazed Christmas Carolers
Walking down the streets of New York City, the last thing you need are a few crazed Christmas carolers forcing you to sing on camera. That is unless those carolers are Amy Poehler and Billy EichnerThe...
12:22 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable 'SNL' Holds Auditions for Black Female Cast Member
NBC has been embroiled in a season-long controversy over the lack of diversity of Saturday Night Live's cast, but now the network appears to be taking steps to remedy the backlashProducers held auditi...
12:20 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Flickr Crashes Following Massive Yahoo Mail Outage
On the heels of a massive outage that has left some Yahoo Mail users without email access since Monday, Yahoo's photo-sharing platform Flickr temporarily crashed.Many Flickr users were unable to acces...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Instagram Direct Messaging: What's In It for Brands
Whenever Facebook or Instagram introduce a product these days, there is an assumption that the monetization scheme can't be too far behind. But for Instagram Direct, a new set of private and group mes...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, December 13, 2013
Mashable Little Girl Surprises Deaf Parents With Adorable ASL Holiday Medley
Holiday music has never looked better, thanks to this preciously adorable little girlClaire Koch, a five-year-old from Clearwater, Fl., performed in her school's Christmas pageant, and since both her ...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 3 Things to Consider Before Launching a New Product
Whether you're launching a product for the first time or revealing a new collection, the process of getting the word out and driving conversion can be intimidating and overwhelming. Once you consider ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 3 Netflix Shows Earn 6 Golden Globe Nominations
HBO earned nine nominations, the most for a TV network, for next year's Golden Globes on the strength of its Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. Online streaming darling Netflix wasn't too far beh...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Coders Trade Secrets on the Smartest Corner of the Internet
There's a niche market for everything — curly hair, cat apps, photos that only last a couple of seconds. And for the millions of programmers that work behind the scenes to give all those offbeat...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable MTA Tests Lasers, Thermal Cameras to Stop Subway Deaths
Can high tech gizmos like lasers, motion sensors, thermal cameras and smart video software prevent people from dying on the subway tracks?The New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable NYC Tests Lasers, Thermal Cameras to Stop Subway Deaths
Can high tech gizmos like lasers, motion sensors, thermal cameras and smart video software prevent people from dying on the subway tracks?The New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Prankster Brings Snow to the Desert for a Kiss
Snow in the Arizona desert? It sounds like a far-fetched Christmas miracleBut with the help of a few crew members, YouTube prankster Stuart Edge managed to make it happen, and earned a few kisses in t...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Gmail Will Never Ask You to 'Display Images Below' Again
Gmail will no longer wait for your permission to "display images below."Google rolled out improvements to how Gmail handles images on Thursday, specifically related to its automatic display of picture...
10:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable The Internet Crashes Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service
Thousands gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, to memorialize the loss of one of the world's historic leaders this week. But some of the biggest news from the service focused on its attendees rathe...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable How Coinbase Became the Top-Funded Bitcoin Startup
Less than two years ago, Brian Armstrong had to struggle just to explain the idea of Bitcoin to investors. On Thursday, his startup announced that it had raised what may be the largest funding round t...
09:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Final Print Edition of 'The Onion' Gets the Last Laugh
The Onion’s last print edition couldn’t have happened any other way.The Chicago-based satirical new outlet announced last month that it would cease offering a print edition, opting instead...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 'Fake' Interpreter at Mandela's Memorial: I Was Hallucinating Angels
The man accused of faking sign language translations for more than three consecutive hours on stage at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela said he was hallucinating and that he suffers from schizoph...
09:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable FCC Votes to Allow In-Flight Calls, But...
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to end a ban on in-flight calls, but Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation are considering proposals that could make that irrelevan...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Eye-Fi Mobi Cards Can Now Transfer Directly to a Windows PC
All kinds of cameras are going wireless these days, but Eye-Fi made cameras wireless before it was cool. The company's SD cards let users transfer pics wirelessly and effortlessly, and its more recent...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Instagram Direct Brings Private Sharing to Individuals, Groups
Instagram announced on Thursday a new feature called Instagram Direct, which allows users to share pictures and videos directly to friends and not all followers.Instagram Direct aims gives users a mor...
08:10 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Some People Believe Rob Ford Won TIME's Person of the Year
While Pope Francis snagged the title of TIME's "Person of the Year," but comedian Jimmy Kimmel thinks a few other (more eccentric) candidates deserved consideration for the honor this year.So Kimmel's...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable How to Watch the Instagram Event Live
Live streaming video by UstreamInstagram's mysterious press event kicks off in New York City on Thursday morning, and fortunately for photo fans, you can watch it all live.Whether it's the launch of t...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Plush Grumpy Cat Is a Perfect Gift for the Scrooge in Your Life
Product Name: Grumpy Cat Plush ToyPrice: $9.99 - $24.99Who would like this?: Internet enthusiasts, cat lovers, kids, teens, moms who watch The Today Show, and pretty much anyone else — because i...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Conan, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart Take a Lift with Lyft
There's nothing intrinsically hilarious about catching a ride with Lyft, the peer-to-peer rideshare service and Uber competitor — except when the passengers are Conan O'Brien, comedian Kevin Har...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable AmazonFresh in San Francisco and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable The Year in Twitter: Top Milestones of 2013
We learned an awful lot about Twitter in 2013.With a tell-all book, the company's highly anticipated IPO, and more than 500 million daily tweets from Twitter users, little was left to the imaginationS...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Cartoon-Yourself App Bitstrips Secures First Funding Round
Bitstrips is used to writing its users stories, so now it's working on writing its ownBitstrips, the app that allows users to create cartoon versions of themselves to share on social media, announced ...
06:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Prankster Brings Snow to the Desert for a Kiss
Snow in the Arizona desert? It sounds like a far-fetched Christmas miracleBut with the help of a few crew members, YouTube prankster Stuart Edge managed to make it happen, and earned a few kisses in t...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Guitar Hero Creator Launches Cardio Fitness Game
The line between workout and play grows ever thinner. Nintendo games such as Just Dance and Wii Fit brought movement to the living room with console-enabled games. Now gaming comes to the gym (or home...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 8 Twitter Hashtags You're Not Using Yet
Twitter hashtags serve several purposes on the social media site, but most importantly, they can paraphrase a complex thought into a brief snapshotSee also: The Beginner's Guide to the HashtagBut not ...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable So Your Ad Went Viral — Big Deal!
Most brands would be thrilled to have a viral video. Kmart had three in 2013It all started back in April when "Ship My Pants," an ad featuring that double-entendre uttered a dozen times in 30 seconds,...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Dell Chromebook 11 Offers 10 Hours of Battery Time for Less Than $300
Google has announced the launch of a new Chromebook device, aimed primarily at students — the Dell Chromebook 11Besides 10 hours of battery time, the Dell Chromebook 11 boasts an 8.4 second boot...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable The 25 Most Breathtaking Kisses of 2013
Love was certainly in the air in 2013 — and we're not just talking about the dreamy kind you only see in rom comsFrom anti-government demonstrations in Turkey and Morocco to graduation ceremonie...
05:14 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable The Internet Crashes Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service
Thousands gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, to memorialize the loss of one of the world's historic leaders this week. But some of the biggest news from the service focused on its attendees rathe...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable The 10 Best Mobile Games of 2013
As mobile hardware and game developers push the limits of technology for entertainment, more thrilling games feature experiences as fun as PC or console titles. This year was no exception. Dozens of e...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Dario Is a Connected Gadget For Managing Diabetes
Startups sometimes come under fire for defining their product based on existing companies — the Uber for this, or Pinterest for that. But when technology expands to a new category, sometimes the...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable LifeLock Acquires Lemon App For $42 Million to Develop Digital Wallet
LifeLock, the identity theft protection service, has acquired digital wallet startup Lemon for $42 million, the two companies announced early Thursday.Lemon received some positive press when it launch...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Google Maps for iOS Gets Flight, Hotel Reservations
Google has updated its Google Maps iOS apps with flight, hotel and restaurant reservationsThe feature is simple: If, for example, you have a flight reserved at the JFK, when you search for that airpor...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 9 Ways to Make Your Christmas Card Unforgettable
There are several types of Christmas cards, most of which are painfully bland. There's the groan-worthy family photo in matching sweaters, or the thoughtless Hallmark card that might as well be empty,...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 9 Top Tech Breakthroughs of 2013
A year is more like a decade in the world of technology. Think back to last December; our tech-augmented lives were quite different just 12 months agoThere was no real platform to quickly and easily s...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable If Disney Princesses Invaded Star Wars
Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, the crossover possibilities are endless.Artist Ralph Sevelius has re-imagined the Disney princesses as mainstays of the Star Wars universe, like Jedis and...
03:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Instagram Direct Brings Private Sharing to Individuals, Groups
Instagram announced Thursday a new feature called Instagram Direct, which allows users to share private pictures and videos directly to friends.Instagram Direct gives users a more personalized way to ...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 15 Pinterest Users Every Designer Should Follow
Pinterest has exploded in popularity since its launch three years ago, and is now the fastest-growing platform for online content sharing. It's achieved this success by combining social networking wit...
03:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable How to Watch the Instagram Event Live
Live streaming video by UstreamInstagram's mysterious press event kicks off in New York City on Thursday morning, and fortunately for photo fans, you can watch it all live.Whether it's the launch of t...
03:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Plush Grumpy Cat Is a Perfect Gift for the Scrooge in Your Life
Product Name: Grumpy Cat Plush ToyPrice: $9.99 - $24.99Who would like this?: Internet enthusiasts, cat lovers, kids, teens, moms who watch The Today Show, and pretty much anyone else — because i...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable AmazonFresh in San Francisco and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
02:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable The Year in Twitter: Top Milestones of 2013
We learned an awful lot about Twitter in 2013.With a tell-all book, the company's highly anticipated IPO, and more than 500 million daily tweets from Twitter users, little was left to the imaginationS...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Has Earth Splattered Life All Over the Solar System?
Lithopanspermia: put that word in your “cool new space words” dictionary. But what does it mean? It means spreading life, preserved within chunks of Earth rock, after being hit by huge met...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Security Drones Dominate San Francisco, Then the City Fights Back
Here it is — your daily dose of science fiction that's uncomfortably close to becoming realityThe three-minute video above is called Our Drone Future, by designer and musician Alex Cornell. It w...
01:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Guitar Hero Creator Launches Cardio Fitness Game
The line between workout and play grows ever thinner. Nintendo games such as Just Dance and Wii Fit brought movement to the living room with console-enabled games. Now gaming comes to the gym (or home...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Booze Your Brain With These 26 Beer Facts
Between your morning shower beer and beereal, your afternoon shandy with lunch and your evening Natural Ice, the beverage is viewed by many as the most important part of every meal. We seldom actually...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Bendable Smartphones Aren't Coming Anytime Soon
Samsung Electronics's Galaxy Round smartphone retails in Korea for about $1,000. It's that expensive for a reason.The curved display has graduated from science fiction to store shelves, but manufactur...
11:11 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 9 Top Tech Breakthroughs of 2013
A year is more like a decade in the world of technology. Think back to last December; our tech-augmented lives were quite different just 12 months agoThere was no real platform to quickly and easily s...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Super Selfies Are the Way of the Future
Still photo selfies are so 2013. The future is all about the epic selfie dance break.Gabriel Valenciano posted his first selfie dance party, which he calls "super selfies" back in August. He performed...
10:30 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable If Disney Princesses Invaded Star Wars
Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, the crossover possibilities are endless.Artist Ralph Sevelius has re-imagined the Disney princesses as mainstays of the Star Wars universe, like Jedis and...
10:02 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Shopify Raises $100 Million to Tackle Offline Commerce
Shopify, an ecommerce platform that helps small merchants set up stores online, announced Thursday that it has raised $100 million in a Series C round of funding to expand into the world of offline re...
09:26 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Festive 'Wrecking Ball' Parody Takes a Hammer to Christmas Naysayers
Looking for the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season? Another Miley Cyrus parody, this time with a Christmas twist, has come in like a wrecking ball — it even brought the eggnog and thr...
08:56 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Study Finds More Drugs in Our Drinking Water Than Anybody Knew
Doctors prescribe hydrocodone for pain. They recommend ranitidine for acid reflux, a diuretic called hydrochlorothiazide for congestive heart failure.But you don’t need a prescription to get the...
08:31 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable High Schooler Hits Behind-the-Back Shot While Running Out of Gym
Here's a moment Marvey'o Otey will remember for the rest of his lifeOtey plays for William Byrd High School in Virginia. During a recent game, he sprinted after a wild pass. Just before going out of b...
07:55 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Where Have All the Cats Gone? Professionals Now Rule YouTube
Take a look at the top Youtube videos for 2013. 1Ylvis - The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by tvnorge2Harlem Shake (original army edition) by kennethaakonsen3How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann...
07:28 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Vote for Your Favorite Movie of 2013
At a time when online streaming is more commonplace than ever, 2013 was a great reminder that there's still something to be said for going to see a film in theaters.Gravity held audiences breathless, ...
06:59 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Join us Live From Instagram's Mystery Event
Instagram is holding a mystery press event Thursday morning in New York City, and Mashable is covering all the action live.To prepare for the event, the company sent out physical Instagram images prin...
06:29 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Spotify's Free Mobile Offering: Everything You Need to Know
Spotify on Wednesday expanded the free tier of its service to all devices, including smartphones and tabletsIn the past, free Spotify users could only access Spotify Radio on mobile devices and tablet...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Rallies, Riot Police and a Sea of People: The Bangkok Protest in Photos
Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand, over the past weeks, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.This most r...
06:00 am -07 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Booze Your Brain With These 26 Beer Facts
Between your morning shower beer and beereal, your afternoon shandy with lunch and your evening Natural Ice, the beverage is viewed by many as the most important part of every meal. We seldom actually...
05:47 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sales Happen More Often Than You Think
If you caught the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday night, you've probably decided that your underwear drawer is due for a major overhaul. Luckily, you won't have to wait long for one of the l...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Tom Cruise's 'Edge of Tomorrow' Is a Bloodier 'Groundhog Day'
Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, Tom Cruise as officer Bill Cage in the upcoming sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow is reliving one hell of a day over and over again. Unlike Groundhog Day, this action th...
04:31 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Facebook Will Join S&P 500 on Dec. 20
It looks like Facebook will end the year on a high note.Facebook will join the Standard and Poor's 100 and 500, blue chip indices that serve as a benchmark for the economy, on Dec. 20. The news, which...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable '60-Year-Old Girl' Meme Is Funny Enough to Give You Hot Flashes
Benjamin Button, meet your matchThe "60-year-old Girl" meme hit Reddit on Wednesday and the jokes haven't aged yet. The memes, which poke fun at a little girl who resembles an older woman, stem from a...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Houzz Makes Your House a Home
Home renovation is a long, expensive and drawn-out pain in the butt. That’s a well-regarded sentiment, any way you spin itIn 2009, husband-wife team Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko decided to remedy ...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Houzz Helps You Make Your House a Home
Home renovation is a long, expensive and drawn-out pain in the butt. That’s a well-regarded sentiment, any way you spin itIn 2009, husband-wife team Alon Cohen and Adi Tatarko decided to remedy ...
04:09 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Space Station Crew Safe After Cooling System Fail
The 15-year-old International Space Station suffered a cooling system failure on Wednesday, but NASA officials insist, for now, the crew is safe, and "there are no major concerns."The cooling system p...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Americans Oppose Cellphone Calls During Flights, Poll Finds
As U.S. government agencies consider more aviation rule changes, the American public appears to have made up its mind when it comes to gadget use during flights.More Americans oppose allowing voice ca...
04:00 am -07 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Super Selfies Are the Way of the Future
Still photo selfies are so 2013. The future is all about the epic selfie dance break.Gabriel Valenciano posted his first selfie dance party, which he calls "super selfies" back in August. He performed...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable New Video Shows Asiana Plane Flipping in the Air Before Crash
On July 6, a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing in San Francisco. The reasons for the crash are still unclear, which is why the National Transportation Safety Board called an...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Warner Bros. iPad App Streams 500 Classic Films
Warner Bros. has brought its Netflix-style streaming movie app to the iPad, giving users access to its 80-year archive of classic movies.Lovers of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall can now stream the ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Is Big Tobacco on the Verge of an E-Cigarette Takeover?
E-cigarettes are tobacco products, just like their light-and-puff counterpart. At least that's what a French court determined in a recent ruling that requires anyone who sells e-cigarettes must also h...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable NASA Captures Unprecedented Views of Sun's Mystery Layer
During its first six months in space, NASA's IRIS telescope has snapped stunning images of an obscure layer of the sun, revealing previously unseen violence and complexity in the lowest slivers of our...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Sports! YouTube! 2013's 10 Hottest Videos
Sports and YouTube are a match made in heaven. Here above are the 10 most popular sports videos of 2013, according to — you guessed it — YouTubeSee also: When Swag Goes Wrong: Nick Young's...
03:21 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Special K Ad Tells Women to Stop the 'Fat Talk'
Ladies, Special K wants you to stop with the fat talkAccording to the cereal company's new 2-minute spot, 93% of women engage in some form of social media self-shaming. To help put an end to the negat...
03:10 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Meow, Humbug! Christmas With the Internet's Beloved Cats
Deck the halls with boughs of holly...Image: YouTube, PurinaFriskiesOK, Grumpy Cat may still be a Grinch, but she is joining in on some of the holiday festivities with her fellow feline palsSee also: ...
03:09 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable From the Icy Streets of Kiev, Ukraine Spring Goes Global
KIEV, UKRAINE — “This is how storm has started,” Kateryna Kruk, a former parliament press secretary who quit her job on Nov. 21 to join pro-European protests in Kiev, wrote on Twitte...
02:55 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 'Teen Wolf' GIF Puzzle Lets Fans Unlock 2-Minute Trailer
MTV is challenging fans of supernatural drama Teen Wolf to unlock a trailer for part two of season three by completing a GIF puzzle. The network, which is aware that Teen Wolf has an active, engaging ...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Why the Canada Post Wants to Eliminate Up to 8,000 Mailmen
Canada's primary mail delivery service plans to end its door-to-door deliveries in cities, but do not expect the U.S. Postal Service to adopt those changes anytime soon.The Canada Post's new system wi...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 50 Spectacular Views From Planes, Trains and Automobiles
For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, we asked you to show us a view from your window. Readers across the United States and many other countries submitted amazing photos of the scenery as seen fro...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 50 Spectacular Views From Windowsills
For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, we asked you to show us a view from your window. Readers across the United States and many other countries submitted amazing photos of the scenery as seen fro...
01:31 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Baseball MVP Delivers Heart-Melting Proposal Live on 'Ellen'
If you're not familiar with Andrew McCutchen, he's MLB's reigning National League MVP after leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to their best season in just about foreverHe's also, apparently, quite the ro...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Snapchat Rakes in Another $50 Million in Funding
Snapchat, the app that lets users share photos and videos that then disappear, has raised an additional $50 million in funding, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Wednesd...
01:10 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Obama Selfie Photographer: No, Michelle Wasn't 'Peeved'
Remember that old saying about how the camera never lies? That in itself is a lie, according to the photographer who snapped President Obama and two prime ministers taking a selfie — and now say...
12:54 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Pinterest Rolls Out New iPad App for iOS 7
Pinterest released a new version of its iPad app for iOS 7 on WednesdayThe new app has a few new features, including a new permanent menu across the bottom of the screen that makes the app easier to n...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable 13 Tech Companies That Set Up Shop in Latin America
Companies focused on tech and mobile know the value of the Latin American audience — or at least they should. In 2013, consumers in Latin America spent an average of 10 hours per month on social...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Twitter Lets Advertisers Target Based on 'Broad Match' Keywords
Evolving its ad targeting further, Twitter announced Wednesday that it is letting advertisers target based on "broad match" keywords, that is, two words that are linked to express a sentiment.In a blo...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, December 12, 2013
Mashable Stunt Cyclist's Bike Tricks Are Absurdly Impressive
Meet Martyn Ashton. He's about to blow your mindThe professional cyclist, along with two accomplices, pulls off more than five minutes of the most amazing bike tricks you'll ever see in the YouTube vi...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 16-Year-Old's Elvis Cover Will Have You All Shook Up
Conspiracy theorists still grapple with the cosmic mystery of whether or not Elvis is still alive, but this Christmas season, it doesn't matter. There's a new Elvis in town, and his name is David Thib...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Doom 20th Birthday Video Perfectly Captures the '90s Slaughterfest
I remember playing Doom at my horrible just-after-college job in the mid '90s. After my boss left for the day, I'd turn off the lights in my office, fire up the Mac version on my PowerMac 8500 tower, ...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 'Love Is Stronger Than Cancer': Musician Copes Online With Chemo
Prior to June 21, 2013, Harry Hudson was just a Los Angeles-based recording artist in the midst of an up-and-coming music career. The 20-year-old musician released his debut album in March, followed b...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable #FiveWordTechHorrors: Your Worst Digital Nightmares
Programs that only run on Internet Explorer. The return of Myspace. Forgetting to back up your data. These are just a few examples of a techie's digital nightmare.That's the idea behind the hashtag #F...
11:18 pm -06 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Tom Cruise's 'Edge of Tomorrow' Is a Bloodier 'Groundhog Day'
Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, Tom Cruise as officer Bill Cage in the upcoming sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow is reliving one hell of a day over and over again. Unlike Groundhog Day, this action th...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Square Acquires Evenly, a Bill-Splitting App
Square has acquired the team behind Evenly, a mobile payment application, the two companies announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosedEvenly was founded in 2012 with the goa...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable How to Say 'Merry Christmas' in 24 Languages
You'll probably say Feliz Navidad or Joyeux Noël at some point during the holidays, but how else can you wish someone a Merry Christmas?See also: 9 Unofficial Christmas Movies That Should Be Holi...
10:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable New Video Shows Asiana Plane Flipping in the Air Before Crash
On July 6, a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing in San Francisco. The reasons for the crash are still unclear, which is why the National Transportation Safety Board called an...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable LG G Pad 8.3 Is First Google Play Tablet Not From Google
LG has released a Google Play edition of its G Pad 8.3 Android tablet, a sister device to its existing G Pad 8.3 already on the marketThe Google-centric 8.3-inch tablet ($349) is among the first devic...
10:18 pm -07 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Tom Cruise's 'Edge of Tomorrow' Is a Bloodier 'Groundhog Day'
Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, Tom Cruise as officer Bill Cage in the upcoming sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow is reliving one hell of a day over and over again. Unlike Groundhog Day, this action th...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 'Doctor Who' Christmas Trailer Reveals a Massive Monster Mash
The annual Doctor Who Christmas special will have some extra spice this year: Not only is the Doctor regenerating from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi, but the episode will include many more monsters than...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 'Breaking Bad' Leads SAG Awards Nominees, Netflix Joins the Fray
At Wednesday's 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations ceremony, AMC's Breaking Bad snagged the most nods in the television categories (four), while Steve McQueen's historical drama film 12 Years ...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 10 Ways to Break the Truth About Christmas to Your Child
You remember it well: that fateful day when your parents (or that bully in school) sat you down and explained that, no, Santa Claus does not exist.It's tough to tackle this tricky subject with kids, b...
09:30 pm -07 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable '60-Year-Old Girl' Meme Is Funny Enough to Give You Hot Flashes
Benjamin Button, meet your matchThe "60-year-old Girl" meme hit Reddit on Wednesday and the jokes haven't aged yet. The memes, which poke fun at a little girl who resembles an older woman, stem from a...
09:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable YouTube Ad Revenue Expected to Top $5 Billion This Year
YouTube's business may growing even faster than previously thoughtThe video streaming service is projected to generate $5.6 billion in global ad revenues this year, according to analysis from eMarkete...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Another Year, Another Man for TIME
Of the 86 "Person of the Year" issues TIME has published since 1927, only five featured a woman.Two of those women were famous for their relationship with a male world leaderWallis Simpson, who won in...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable The Hottest Songs Around the World in 2013
This year has hardly been void of chart-topping singles, which, especially in the U.S., were often accompanied by outlandish performances and accompanying chatter (ahem, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke)....
09:04 pm -07 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Americans Oppose Cellphone Calls During Flights, Poll Finds
As U.S. government agencies consider more aviation rule changes, the American public appears to have made up its mind when it comes to gadget use during flights.More Americans oppose allowing voice ca...
08:49 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Xbox One Sells 2 Million Consoles in 18 Days
The Xbox One sold 2 million units in 13 countries over an 18-day period, according to a blog post from Microsoft on Wednesday.The Xbox Wire post provides more details, reporting that consumers purchas...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Led Zeppelin Joins Spotify After Long Holdout
Spotify has acquired the rights to the catalogue of Led Zeppelin as the streaming music service continues to add classic acts to its roster and lock out competitors from featuring popular artists.The ...
08:30 pm -07 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Is Big Tobacco on the Verge of an E-Cigarette Takeover?
E-cigarettes are tobacco products, just like their light-and-puff counterpart. At least that's what a French court determined in a recent ruling that requires anyone who sells e-cigarettes must also h...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Spotify Expands Free Streaming to All Devices
Spotify announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. This means non-paying users can listen to individual tracks and albums of their choice using the Spotify a...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Netflix Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself
Some businesses would love to get basic information like your name, age and gender to better understand how to market to you in the futureNetflix could care lessNetflix used to place an emphasis on co...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 5 Facts Every Coffee Drinker Should Know
Ahh, coffee, the sweet brown nectar of the gods. Empires rise and fall at its feet. Some rocket ships even fly on the fuel of caffeine alone.OK, not really — we just really like coffee. Hot, ice...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 16 Adorable Christmas Scrooges
Sometimes it's difficult to get in the holiday spirit. Everywhere you look, things are covered in tinsel and twinkle lights and, frankly, you find it disgustingOr maybe you didn't get that Christmas b...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Twitter Adds Photos to DMs and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Superhero Leg Lamp Is the Perfect Gift for Comic Fans
Product name: Superman and Batman Leg LampsPrice: $34.99Who would like this?: Kids; comic book lovers; the superhero-obsessed; fans of over-the-top, kitsch home decorIf you've seen the classic movie A...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Instagram’s Big Mystery Event: What to Expect
Instagram has something big up its sleeve. The photo-sharing platform and Facebook subsidiary will make a rare appearance in New York City on Thursday for an unveiling, and no one knows for certain wh...
07:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable YouTube's 10 Most-Viewed Ads of 2013
As the people behind the KONY 2012 video know, it's not easy to come up with a sequel to a hugely viral video.Yet Evian managed to do that this year with "Baby & Me," a continuation of the theme s...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 'Love Is Stronger Than Cancer': Musician Copes Online With Chemo
Prior to June 21, 2013, Harry Hudson was just a Los Angeles-based recording artist in the midst of an up-and-coming music career. The 20-year-old musician released his debut album in March, followed b...
06:24 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Mobile, Tablet Video Streaming Sees Major Year-Over-Year Jump
Television is changing, and so are the devices we watch it onA new study from Ooyala, a digital video provider with customers like ESPN, FOX Sports and Comedy Central, found that mobile and tablet vid...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable How to Be Passive Aggressive on Twitter
Oh, how nice of you to finally get around to reading this article. We were beginning to worryIf you've spent much time on Twitter, you'll have likely noticed a bit of passive aggression coming from th...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Pope Francis Is TIME's Person of the Year
Pope Francis is TIME magazine's person of the year.Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the current Pope of the Catholic Church was elected on March 13, 2013. In his nine months of office, he shunned many of t...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Edward Snowden Is Runner-Up for TIME's Person of the Year
Edward Snowden came in second place for TIME's Person of the Year, losing the top spot to Pope Francis, editors announced Wednesday morning.The first revelations of the far-reaching NSA surveillance p...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 11 Holiday Survival Tips From 'Love Actually'
Christmas is a time to get really close with your family — which isn't always good news.Sure, you love your family, but having multiple generations gather around the dinner table to discuss poli...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable The Beginner's Guide to Vine
Vine's meteoric rise through the social media world comes as little surprise to anyone who's browsed through the looping six-second video clips that define the appWhen Twitter acquired Vine in October...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 17 Legendary Selfies of 2013
While self-portraits have been around for as long as the camera, it's safe to say the selfie dominated 2013 — so much, that the term was officially inducted into the Oxford dictionary. Years fro...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 16 Legendary Selfies of 2013
While self-portraits have been around for as long as the camera, it's safe to say the selfie dominated 2013 — so much, that the term was officially inducted into the Oxford dictionary. Years fro...
04:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Apple: What to Expect in 2014
Apple and its eponymous logo lost some luster in 2013. Experts questioned the company’s ability to innovate. Others pointed to the plummeting stock price as an indicator the good times are doneY...
03:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Xbox One Sells 2 Million Consoles in 18 Days
The Xbox One sold 2 million units in 13 countries over an 18-day period, according to a blog post from Microsoft on Wednesday.The Xbox Wire post provides more details, reporting that consumers purchas...
03:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Led Zeppelin Joins Spotify After Long Holdout
Spotify has acquired the rights to the catalogue of Led Zeppelin as the streaming music service continues to add classic acts to its roster and lock out competitors from featuring popular artists.The ...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Haunting Multiple-Exposure Photos Blend Humans and Nature
Multiple-exposure photography is challenging to perfect, but beautifully eerie when done well. Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander is known for using this technique, blending images of people an...
03:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Spotify Expands Free Streaming to All Devices
Spotify announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. This means non-paying users can listen to individual tracks and albums of their choice using the Spotify a...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 7 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business in 2014
If your New Year’s resolutions include quitting your job and starting a business, you’re not alone. What could be more fulfilling than calling the shots, setting your own hours, and making...
02:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Instagram’s Big Mystery Event: What to Expect
Instagram has something big up its sleeve. The photo-sharing platform and Facebook subsidiary will make a rare appearance in New York City on Thursday for an unveiling, and no one knows for certain wh...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable See the Top Trending, Music and News YouTube Videos of 2013
YouTube has released a list of its top trending videos for 2013, as well as the list of most-watched music and news videos.The first video on the list, music video The Fox by the Norwegian comedy duo ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable FWD Powershot Device Measures Your Hockey Performance
A talking basketball helps hoopers fine-tune their skills. A student's invention could revolutionize the way head injuries in football are diagnosed and prevented. But with all these modern technologi...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 'Love Actually 2' Proves the Original Was Perfect
An actual Love Actually sequel might ruin the magic of the first film. It's best to leave the happily ever after to the imagination.But Official Comedy imagines a Love Actually 2 that people would lin...
12:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 11 Holiday Survival Tips From 'Love Actually'
Christmas is a time to get really close with your family — which isn't always good news.Sure, you love your family, but having multiple generations gather around the dinner table to discuss poli...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable How Your IT Workers Are Putting Your Company at Risk
The employees charged with keeping a watchful eye over a business's cybersecurity are the ones most likely to engage in risky activities, new research finds.A study from McAfee revealed that IT employ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Weather Delays Travel, But Not Holiday Cheer
It's that "most wonderful" time of year again: travel delays. The snow is falling and instead of snuggling up in front of a fire (or your Netflix account), you're stuck feeling like a Grinch in the mi...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 10 Most-Watched YouTube Gaming Videos of 2013
From new consoles to big releases, 2013 has been a huge year for gaming.YouTube captured recent gaming trends by releasing the 10 most-watched videos in its "Gaming" category this year. Among the list...
09:26 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Stop-Motion 'Mario Kart' Kicks Game Into Turbo Drive
Buckle up and watch out for those sharp turns: Mario Kart, the beloved Nintendo classic, has been brought to life in this fun video from a couple of fanboysThis tribute video stays faithful to the gam...
09:11 am +02 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Binge Drinking Rates Lower in States With Strict Alcohol Policies
States with lower rates of binge drinking have stronger policies toward alcohol, a new study suggests.This is the first study to relate alcohol policies within each U.S. state to the levels and likeli...
08:57 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Big Names Back Electric Car Racing
Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest big name to back an electric-car racing association meant to merge the interests of NASCAR fans and the environmentally concernedDiCaprio has entered the fray in a comb...
08:25 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone Lets You 'Stream Nostalgia'
A new speaker aims to reintroduce vintage sound to the 21st century by combining old-school aesthetics with modern technologyDescribed as the "world's first Bluetooth gramophone," the Gramovox is mode...
08:00 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 'Love Actually 2' Proves the Original Was Perfect
An actual Love Actually sequel might ruin the magic of the first film. It's best to leave the happily ever after to the imagination.But Official Comedy imagines a Love Actually 2 that people would lin...
07:58 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Mr. Winger Returns in 'Community' Season 5 Trailer as a Teacher
Community is coming back, and a new trailer reveals a newly graduated Jeff Winger can't escape the pull of Greendale for long.After a brief and unsuccessful return to practicing law, Jeff heads back t...
07:18 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Galaxy S4 Customer Posts Defective Phone Video, Samsung Demands Removal
Samsung smartphones play second fiddle to the iPhone in the U.S., but globally, the Korean company’s handsets are easily the most popular. One disgruntled customer, however, has posted a damagin...
07:11 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Binge Drinking Rates Lower in States With Strict Alcohol Policies
States with lower rates of binge drinking have stronger policies toward alcohol, a new study suggests.This is the first study to relate alcohol policies within each U.S. state to the levels and likeli...
06:42 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Relive 1994, Then Cry Over How Old You Feel
As we creep closer to 2014, we're also that much closer to a world where anything that happened in 1994 took place 20 years ago.We received a lot of amazing things in '94, from classic movies like The...
06:22 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Nevermind Amazon's Drones, Groupon Has Catapults
While Amazon is talking up package drone delivery, Groupon is getting medieval on your ass.The company is reaching back to the days of King Arthur for its latest innovation: catapults. If you see one ...
06:20 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: 5 Things to Watch For at Showtime
The Victoria's Secret angels won't be the only people spreading their wings during the lingerie brand's annual televised fashion show Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.The event's director, producers and d...
05:49 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Britney Spears' 'Perfume' Leaves a Strong Scent of Product Placement
Britney Spears' latest single "Perfume" is basically about a threesome she can't escape. And the music video is basically product placement that the audience can't escapeIn the music video, Spears spe...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Alleged 'Revenge Porn' Website Operator Arrested in California
The California attorney general's office says it has arrested the operator of a "revenge porn" website that illegally posted more than 10,000 sexually explicit photographs of individuals alongside the...
05:15 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable NimbleTV Launches Streaming Cable but Legal Questions Await
NimbleTV launched its television-on-demand service on Tuesday to the New York City area. Next, the world.It might not happen that fast, but that is the goal for Anand Subramanian, chief executive of t...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Square Reader Rebooted With Slimmer Body, No Battery
Square Reader, the popular gadget that turns iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones into credit-card accepting devices, received a sleek reboot on Tuesday, with a slimmer form factor and no battery nece...
04:57 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Twitter Users Can Now Send, Receive Images in Direct Messages
Twitter users can now share and receive images in direct messagesTwitter unveiled the new feature in an update to versions of its iOS and Android apps on Tuesday. Users who update the app can send and...
04:51 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Chinese Hackers Used G20 Summit to Spy on European Leaders
In August, as members of the G20 were preparing to meet to discuss exactly what could be done to address Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons attack in Syria, a mysterious group of Chinese hackers spied...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Vote for Your Favorite TV Show of 2013
In many ways, the debate over which television show stole the year is the toughest of the end-of-year debatesDo you recognize the bittersweet ending of a beloved classic like NBC's 30 Rock, or do you ...
04:12 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Report: Facebook Won't Roll Out Its Major Redesign Any Time Soon
Facebook made a big deal about the platform's impending redesign in March, but it now appears it's not actually coming to most usersA story by Mike Isaac of AllThingsD claims that the redesign has sta...
03:52 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable George H.W. Bush Is Third U.S. President to Join Twitter
George Herbert Walker Bush posted his first tweet on Tuesday, becoming the third U.S. President — and the first Republican President — to join TwitterBush Sr. seems to have beaten his son,...
03:45 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 6-Year-Old Starts Petition to Save His Dreams of Going to Space
After realizing the $10.41 in his piggy bank wouldn't be enough to support NASA, a 6-year-old boy with dreams of becoming an astronaut decided to petition President Barack Obama's administration to in...
03:45 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Baby, It's Cold Outside: 16 Wintry Scenes Around the World
For many East Coast residents, Tuesday's winter storm brought about first sightings of accumulating snow. Cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York were covered in flurries, resulti...
03:45 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Baby, It's Cold Outside: 16 Wintry Scenes From Around the World
For many East Coast residents, Tuesday's winter storm brought about first sightings of accumulating snow. Cities including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York were covered in flurries, resulti...
02:58 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Mr. Winger Returns in 'Community' Season 5 Trailer as a Teacher
Community is coming back, and a new trailer reveals a newly graduated Jeff Winger can't escape the pull of Greendale for long.After a brief and unsuccessful return to practicing law, Jeff heads back t...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable The NSA Is Recruiting Teens
The National Security Agency is hiring its spies early and recruiting teens as young as 15 for internships.Students who answer ads seeking aspiring journalists have the chance to work as paid interns ...
02:11 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Binge Drinking Rates Lower in States With Strict Alcohol Policies
States with lower rates of binge drinking have stronger policies toward alcohol, a new study suggests.This is the first study to relate alcohol policies within each U.S. state to the levels and likeli...
02:04 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Obama's Rendition of 'Jingle Bells' Will Have You Laughing All the Way
If politics has left you feeling cold, enjoy a bit of manufactured holiday spirit from the president.The popular YouTube channel Baracksdubs has stitched together President Obama's speeches to create ...
01:53 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable 8 Things You Didn't Know About Mary Barra, GM's First Female CEO
For many casual observers, General Motors took an unexpected turn on Tuesday when it announced that Mary Barra will become the company's first female CEOBarra, 51, will replace Dan Akerson next month....
01:45 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Russian Nukes Supply 10% of U.S. Power, But That's About to Change
Five hundred metric tons of uranium cores once found in 20,000 Soviet Union warheads have been converted into nuclear fuel and shipped to the U.S. for the past 20 years. However, that ends Tuesday aft...
01:39 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable New York City Launches Nation's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network
In a new step to improve the city's Internet access, especially in lower income areas, New York City has announced the launch of what will be the nation's biggest Wi-Fi network, which will blanket 95 ...
01:33 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable You Can Thank Marijuana for at Least One Journalism Job
Ricardo Baca is trying to figure out how to cover a market that has never existed before, at least legally.The Denver Post's newly appointed marijuana editor will oversee the only mainstream media ope...
01:22 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Nevermind Amazon's Drones, Groupon Has Catapults
While Amazon is talking up package drone delivery, Groupon is getting medieval on your ass.The company is reaching back to the days of King Arthur for its latest innovation: catapults. If you see one ...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Edward Norton Sings Karaoke, Crashes Plane in Bizarre Verizon Droid Ad
If there's one takeaway from Verizon's newest phone ad, it's probably that Edward Norton needs to do more karaokeThe actor stars in the Droid Maxx commercial that is a mini-movie about Norton's advent...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Obama's Funeral Selfie: This Is Why Context Matters
In politics, image is king, and every politician knows itPresident Obama knows it more than most, having been caught in one or two pictures that hand his opponents, rightly or wrongly, a gift of a sto...
12:57 am -08 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Big Names Back Electric Car Racing
Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest big name to back an electric-car racing association meant to merge the interests of NASCAR fans and the environmentally concernedDiCaprio has entered the fray in a comb...
12:42 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Where in the World Are Facebook's Developers?
Facebook users come from all corners of the globe and, apparently, so do its third-party developersThis new heat map from Facebook shows which countries around the world claim the most developers. The...
12:33 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Alleged 'Revenge Porn' Website Operator Arrested in California
The California attorney general's office says it has arrested the operator of a "revenge porn" website that illegally posted more than 10,000 sexually explicit photographs of individuals alongside the...
12:22 am -06 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Nevermind Amazon's Drones, Groupon Has Catapults
While Amazon is talking up package drone delivery, Groupon is getting medieval on your ass.The company is reaching back to the days of King Arthur for its latest innovation: catapults. If you see one ...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Facebook Users Unable to Post to Timelines
A number of Facebook users, including numerous Mashable employees, report that they are unable to post to their Facebook profilesUsers trying to post are greeted with a message that says: "The message...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable The Biggest Music Moments of 2013
Music inundates pop culture, and artists willing to take risks — a la foam fingers (Miley Cyrus) and controversial music videos (Robin Thicke) — or somehow shutting out the lights at the S...
12:13 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Square Reader Rebooted With Slimmer Body, No Battery
Square Reader, the popular gadget that turns iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones into credit-card accepting devices, received a sleek reboot on Tuesday, with a slimmer form factor and no battery nece...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, December 11, 2013
Mashable Elusive Dark Matter May Have Already Been Found
The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may already have been detected with superconducting circuits, researchers say.Dark matter is currently one of the greatest m...
11:58 pm -08 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Mr. Winger Returns in 'Community' Season 5 Trailer as a Teacher
Community is coming back, and a new trailer reveals a newly graduated Jeff Winger can't escape the pull of Greendale for long.After a brief and unsuccessful return to practicing law, Jeff heads back t...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 4 Tips for Getting Press Coverage
At small businesses both old and new, many hats are worn behind the scenes. Press outreach is handled by an owner or manager rather than being outsourced to an experienced firm. To complicate things, ...
11:53 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Terrifying 'Godzilla' Movie Trailer Brings Bryan Cranston to Tears
The monstrosity known as Godzilla is reborn in Warner Bros.'s first trailer for the modern adaptation of the movie monster that first appeared in Japanese films in the 1950sAmong the stars of this Gar...
11:49 pm -06 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Britney Spears' 'Perfume' Leaves a Strong Scent of Product Placement
Britney Spears' latest single "Perfume" is basically about a threesome she can't escape. And the music video is basically product placement that the audience can't escapeIn the music video, Spears spe...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Your Friends Actually Want Gift Cards for the Holidays
Whether it's because of genuine affection or societal pressure, the holiday season compels you to find the perfect gifts for friends, family and more. It also means facing the inevitable — some ...
11:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 'Infinity Blade III' Players Invited to Win '47 Ronin' Sword
Infinity Blade III players can work together and earn a special-edition digital samurai sword from 47 Ronin in an in-game event later this month.ChAIR and Epic Games announced the promotion Monday. S...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Mars One Plans First Private Robotic Mission to the Red Planet
An ambitious project that aims to send volunteers on a one-way trip to Mars unveiled plans for the first private unmanned mission to the Red Planet Tuesday, a robotic vanguard to human colonization th...
11:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Report: Facebook Won't Roll Out Its Major Redesign Any Time Soon
Facebook made a big deal about the platform's impending redesign in March, but it now appears it's not actually coming to most usersA story by Mike Isaac of AllThingsD claims that the redesign has sta...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable It's Only a Matter of Time Before Samsung Fridges Talk to Sony TVs
One day, your high-tech eyewear will talk to the refrigerator and let you know when you're out of milk. From there, you could send a tweet to your spouse — either via the specs or the fridge ...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Cellphone
Relief may be just a few touchpad swipes away with Doctor on Demand, a new app that lets you arrange video-based doctor visits on the fly, in the style of Uber.The iOS and Android app promises to conn...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Has Chipotle Mastered the Branded Video?
In 2010, Chipotle ran an ad campaign about Chipotle ad campaigns. The premise was that Chipotle's ad agency was telling the company to put its complaints about factory farming on the back burner and i...
10:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 6-Year-Old Starts Petition to Save His Dreams of Going to Space
After realizing the $10.41 in his piggy bank wouldn't be enough to support NASA, a 6-year-old boy with dreams of becoming an astronaut decided to petition President Barack Obama's administration to in...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Songza, Vevo, Revision3 and More Come to Chromecast
Google's Chromecast is getting an influx of new content sources, including Songza, Vevo and Revision3.The Chromecast, Google's $35 streaming dongle, already supports Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Pan...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Dear Obama: Funerals Are No Place for Selfies
It looks like Barack Obama has taken a few pointers from Sasha and Malia on his selfie gameThe president was caught snapping a photo with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minis...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Crazy Sh*t Fashion Moguls Say
Lululemon announced on Tuesday that its gaffe-prone founder Chip Wilson was stepping down as chairman, a move that will be mourned by journalists everywhere.Wilson raised controversy in November when ...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable At Senior Planet, Your Grandma Is the Newest Computer Whiz
"All right, guys. How would we find out what the weather's normally like in Rome ... in May?"The teacher leans back in his chair and patiently scans the class for raised hands. On the pull-down screen...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Dancing Through Tears, South Africa Bids Farewell to Mandela
Thousands of people came together in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday to pay tribute to the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities, including President...
09:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Desktop Nap Pillow Is Perfect for Catching ZZZs on the Job
Product Name: Ostrich PillowPrice: €80 Who would like this?: Power nappers, sleep lovers, workaholics, insomniacs ... better question: Who wouldn't like this?We all have that friend who constan...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 8 Things You Didn't Know About Mary Barra, GM's First Female CEO
For many casual observers, General Motors took an unexpected turn on Tuesday when it announced that Mary Barra will become the company's first female CEOBarra, 51, will replace Dan Akerson next month....
08:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Russian Nukes Supply 10% of U.S. Power, But That's About to Change
Five hundred metric tons of uranium cores once found in 20,000 Soviet Union warheads have been converted into nuclear fuel and shipped to the U.S. for the past 20 years. However, that ends Tuesday aft...
08:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Meet Robot Boss, Your Worst Office Nightmare
When I first saw it, I wasn't sure what I was looking at. I thought somebody had attached an iPad to a pole and wheels. Then I saw my boss' face featured prominently on the iPad's screen, whizzing aro...
08:39 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable New York City Launches Nation's Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network
In a new step to improve the city's Internet access, especially in lower income areas, New York City has announced the launch of what will be the nation's biggest Wi-Fi network, which will blanket 95 ...
08:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable You Can Thank Marijuana for at Least One Journalism Job
Ricardo Baca is trying to figure out how to cover a market that has never existed before, at least legally.The Denver Post's will oversee the only mainstream media operation to dedicate a portion of ...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Twitter Stock Hits New High Following Rollout of Ad Targeting
Twitter's second month as a public company is off to a promising start.The social network's stock topped $51 a share in early trading Tuesday, a gain of more than 4% and a new high for the company. Tw...
08:22 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Edward Norton Sings Karaoke, Crashes Plane in Bizarre Verizon Droid Ad
If there's one takeaway from Verizon's newest phone ad, it's probably that Edward Norton needs to do more karaokeThe actor stars in the Droid Maxx commercial that is a mini-movie about Norton's advent...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Obama Shakes Hands With Cuba's Raul Castro at Mandela's Funeral
The world gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.At the memorial, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro. The ...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Obama Shakes Hands With Cuba's Raul Castro at Mandela's Memorial
The world gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.At the memorial, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro. The ...
07:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Where in the World Are Facebook's Developers?
Facebook users come from all corners of the globe and, apparently, so do its third-party developersThis new heat map from Facebook shows which countries around the world claim the most developers. The...
07:26 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable An Alarm Clock for Pandora and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Facebook Glitch Resolved: Users Now Able to Post to Timelines
Update: Tuesday Dec. 10, 3:10 p.m. ET A Facebook spokesperson says that the site experienced a "temporary technical issue" which has been resolved. Users are once again able to post to Timelines—...
06:53 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Pantene Ad Exposes How Men and Women Are Labeled Differently
Dove isn't the only beauty care brand to wrap its sales pitch in women's advocacy language.Pantene, a Procter & Gamble brand (Dove is owned by rival Unilever), has released the above ad in the Phi...
06:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Terrifying 'Godzilla' Movie Trailer Brings Bryan Cranston to Tears
The monstrosity known as Godzilla is reborn in the first trailer for the modern adaptation of the movie monster that first appeared in Japanese films in the 1950sAmong the stars of this Gareth Edwards...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable A Year in Writing: The Best Mashable Reads of 2013
Where does one even begin to measure how much she's read in the past year? An Instapaper or Pocket queue? A stack of half-finished books for book club? A list of Twitter favs?Perhaps it doesn't need m...
05:33 pm -08 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable You Can Thank Marijuana for at Least One Journalism Job
Ricardo Baca is trying to figure out how to cover a market that has never existed before, at least legally.The Denver Post's newly appointed marijuana editor will oversee the only mainstream media ope...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 9 Unofficial Christmas Movies That Should Be Holiday Classics
Not all Christmas movies focus exclusively on the festive holiday.See also: All The Christmas Movies You Need in One MashupFans of the season have argued whether or not certain flicks belong in the Ch...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable See the Trailer for the Wachowskis' Space Epic, 'Jupiter Ascending'
Lana and Andy Wachowski, best known for their sci-fi trilogy, The Matrix, have a new sci-fi flick upcoming — Jupiter Ascending, and the first trailer just hit the web.Channing Tatum plays Caine,...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 7 Tech Habits to Adopt for the New Year
Tech habits can be particularly tough to break, especially when you interact with multiple digital interfaces everyday. But just because your bad habits are ingrained into your daily device routine, t...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 7 Tech New Year's Resolutions to Pledge Right Now
Tech habits can be particularly tough to break, especially when you interact with multiple digital interfaces everyday. But just because your bad habits are ingrained into your daily device routine, t...
04:49 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Dear Obama: Funerals Are No Place for Selfies
It looks like Barack Obama has taken a few pointers from Sasha and Malia on his selfie gameThe president was caught snapping a photo with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minis...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 15 Christmas Ornaments Fit Perfectly for Nerds
When it comes to trimming the Christmas tree, we like to add a little personality into the mix.As nice as it is to hang up grandma's hand-me-down ornaments, it's the fun and unique decorations that re...
04:20 pm -08 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Facebook Glitch Resolved: Users Now Able to Post to Timelines
Update: Tuesday Dec. 10, 3:10 p.m. ET A Facebook spokesperson says that the site experienced a "temporary technical issue" which has been resolved. Users are once again able to post to Timelines—...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 7 Reasons 2013 Was the Year of Google
Google celebrated its 15th anniversary this year, but showed none of the creeping complacency that have derailed other dominant tech companies. For the search giant, 2013 was simply another year durin...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Homeless 'Journeyman Hacker' Launches Eco-Friendly Mobile App
Leo Grand, by his own admission, didn't know the first thing about computer programming four months ago. The 37-year-old man was living on the streets of New York City in late August, when a complete ...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 9 Products Powered by Unusual Means
The battery freed us from the power cord's limitations, just as gasoline freed us from the restrictiveness of our own two feet. But in the intervening years, we’ve learned how to derive energy f...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable This Stop-Motion Video Was Made With Google Glass
This may be the most creative use of Google Glass we've ever seen.CATCH: A Handimation through Glass is a short stop-motion film that follows a surreal happening on an otherwise lazy Sunday spent in a...
01:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Apple's '12 Days of Gifts' App Offers New Freebies Every Day
Apple has launched its annual 12 Days of Gifts app, offering a new free song, app, book or movie every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6The app, which is available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia ...
01:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable A Year in Writing: The Best Mashable Reads of 2013
Where does one even begin to measure how much she's read in the past year? An Instapaper or Pocket queue? A stack of half-finished books for book club? A list of Twitter favs?Perhaps it doesn't need m...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable How to Tell Your Boss 'No' — Without Saying 'No'
Your boss asks you to take on a new project, and your first thought is: “There is just no way.” Maybe it’s because you’re already juggling three projects near deadline, or mayb...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 'The Hungover Games' Is a Real, Actual Movie
Combining the narratives from The Hunger Games and The Hangover, The Hungover Games follows four guys at a bachelor party who wake up on their way to a battle to the death.The parody pokes fun at more...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 'Tis the Teaser for the 'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special
Time to ring for your valet and have them hang the tinsel: Downton Abbey is back with its third holiday special set to air on Christmas Day.Here in the states, we're still waiting for the season four ...
10:53 am -08 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Pantene Ad Exposes How Men and Women Are Labeled Differently
Dove isn't the only beauty care brand to wrap its sales pitch in women's advocacy language.Pantene, a Procter & Gamble brand (Dove is owned by rival Unilever), has released the above ad in the Phi...
10:19 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable The World Gathers for Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service
Dozens of heads of state from around the world are arriving in South Africa early this week to commemorate Nelson Mandela, the country's former president and anti-apartheid hero, at a state memorial s...
10:19 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Live: The World Gathers for Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service
Dozens of heads of state from around the world are arriving in South Africa early this week to commemorate Nelson Mandela, the country's former president and anti-apartheid hero, at a state memorial s...
10:05 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Cybersecurity Experts Will Face Off in Mock NetWars
Cybersecurity competitions are no longer limited to just high school and college students.Hundreds of experienced cybersecurity professionals will gather in Washington Dec. 15-16 for the SANS Institut...
09:32 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Adrenaline Junkies Unbelievably Push the Envelope of Humanity
Many think that humans are fragile, delicate creatures to be treated carefully in case they break. In the latest video from Crazy Vines, you'll see a whole lot of people who disagreeAdrenaline junkies...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Vote for Your Favorite Song of 2013
The debate over who won the year in music has plenty of unforgettable talking points: Daft Punk returnedJustin Timberlake and Jay Z joined forces. And headline magnet Miley Cyrus shocked everyone with...
08:44 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Kobe and Messi: How Viral Marketing Sausage Is Made
When Turkish Airlines released an ad last December featuring soccer icon Lionel Messi and NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, it became a massive YouTube hit. When the airline released a sequel to that spot la...
08:28 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Man Who Joined Anonymous Attack for '1 Minute' Fined $183,000
A 38-year-old man was sentenced to two years probation and a hefty fine for participating in a distributed denial-of-service attack organized by hacker collective Anonymous against the webpage of Koch...
08:21 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Snapchat Files Restraining Order Against Alleged Co-Founder
Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that allows users to send images and videos to friends that disappear shortly after, has filed a restraining order against a former fraternity brother of CEO Evan Spieg...
07:58 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Watch Matt Prater's Monstrous NFL-Record Field Goal
Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos on Sunday kicked a football between two vertical posts stationed 18-and-a-half feet apart from a farther distance than anyone ever before during an NFL gameIn other w...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Facebook Highlights 5 Growing Gaming Genres in its Ecosystem
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Mashable Sesame Street Travels to Middle Earth in 'Lord of the Rings' Parody
If there was one cookie to rule them all, chances are Cookie Monster would be the one to make it — and then eat it himself. That's exactly what happens in "Lord of the Crumbs," Sesame Street's l...
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Mashable 'The Hungover Games' Is a Real, Actual Movie
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06:51 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Don't Give Up: Pediatric Cancer Patients Recite Iconic Jimmy V Speech
In March of 1993, less than two months before he died of cancer, college basketball coach Jim Valvano gave one of the most inspirational speeches of all time at the ESPN ESPY AwardsSports fans now kno...
06:25 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Sandy Hook Victims' Families Launch Heartfelt Online Memorial
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06:01 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Comedian Tries to Teach Drunk Driving Lesson With Coma Prank
Usually, pranks are just for giggles, but in this case, the prankster wasn't looking for a laughComedian and YouTuber Tom Mabe wanted to set his friend straight, as the latter allegedly has five DUIs....
05:39 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Kristen Wiig Plays Awkward Von Trapp Child in 'Sound of Music' Parody
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05:10 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Wild Snowball Attack Incites Backlash Against Oregon Football Players
Video of a wild snowball fight devolving into unchecked aggression against an elderly motorist has incited a wave of backlash against students and football players at the University of OregonThe YouTu...
04:54 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Police Made 1.1 Million Data Requests to Cellphone Carriers in 2012
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04:49 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable T-Mobile 2013: The Comeback Carrier
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04:20 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Facebook Moves Forward With Big Plans for Artificial Intelligence
Facebook is seeking intelligence. Artificial intelligence, that isThe company is reportedly moving forward with a new research laboratory intended to "bring about major changes in artificial intellige...
04:14 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Snark Aside, 'Sound of Music' Gives Live TV a Jolt
Though criticism and snark ran high on social media for NBC's costly The Sound of Music Live!, the network's three-hour musical spectacle attracted a lofty 18.5 million viewersThursday night's ratings...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Single Girl Reacts Perfectly to Friends' Engagements
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03:56 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Will U.S. Tech Companies Be Punished for NSA Spying?
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03:48 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Cold-Loving Cockroach Invades New York City
A new species of cockroach that can withstand freezing temperatures has taken up residence in New York, scientists confirmed.The resilient critter, Periplaneta japonica, had never been seen in the Uni...
03:44 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Kobe and Messi: How Viral Marketing Sausage Is Made
When Turkish Airlines released an ad last December featuring soccer icon Lionel Messi and NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, it became a massive YouTube hit. When the airline released a sequel to that spot la...
03:31 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable A Protest of Historic Proportions: 15 Photos From Kiev
Protests in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, have evolved over the past week from groups of chanting citizens to demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom are demanding the resignation o...
03:10 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable These Earphones Are Guaranteed Not to Fall Out
After a 6-hour workout one Saturday back in 2007, Ironman triathlete Seth Burgett had an epiphany — his ears hurt more than his legs.Burgett and his partner, 24-time marathoner Richard Daniels, ...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Flipboard Raises $50 Million to Staff Up
Flipboard has raised $50 million in new funding to hire employees in its engineering and sales groups.The company announced Monday that it has now completed a $100 million Series C funding, bringing i...
02:30 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Facebook Highlights 5 Growing Gaming Genres in its Ecosystem
Gaming on Facebook is continuing to evolve as the platform attracts new creators and players. The social network now has more genres than ever making up its most-played and biggest-earning games, acco...
02:15 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable When Swag Goes Wrong: Nick Young's Hilarious Layup Fail
Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers isn't a huge star, but he is a talented young NBA player. He's flashy both on and off the court, going by the nickname "Swaggy P." But swag is a volatile compound,...
02:04 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Astronaut Will Take You to Edge of Space via Balloon
Former NASA shuttle commander Mark Kelly — also known as the other half of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — announced Sunday he was joining a space startup called World View as D...
01:57 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Is CPE the Best Way to Quantify ROI?
Millions of consumers saw your last digital campaign, which means they physically laid eyes on it, giving you some juicy numbers for a case study and bragging rights in your competitive circles.But wh...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Vine Challenge: Show Us Your Bright Holiday Lights
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01:45 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 11 Life Lessons From Almost-Centenarian Kirk Douglas
At 97 years old, actor Kirk Douglas ranks the highest on the American Film Institute's greatest male screen legends in American film history — that is, of those who are still alive. (He's No. 17...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 11 Life Lessons From 97-Year-Old Kirk Douglas
At 97 years old, actor Kirk Douglas ranks the highest on the American Film Institute's greatest male screen legends in American film history — that is, of those who are still alive. (He's No. 17...
01:44 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 17 Christmas Ads Chock Full of Nostalgia
Along with the jingle bells, the fruitcake and the eggnog, Christmas-themed advertisements have been an American holiday tradition since time immemorial. Snow can be falling, the tree can be in the de...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Republicans, Democrats Finally Find Common Ground — On Coding
In an increasingly divisive U.S. political climate, there's at least one cause that has found support on both sides of the aisle — computer science education.President Barack Obama, a Democrat, ...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable AT&T Refuses to Disclose When It Shares Customer Information
A request made by AT&T’s shareholders for increased transparency has been rejected by the company. Specifically, citing privacy concerns, the company denied requests for transparency reports...
01:24 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Sip on This Badass Wolverine Latte Art, Bub
Keep your flowers, keep your leaves and — most of all — keep your pointless, swirly dipsy-doos. Now prepare to behold some real latte art, dear readerWolverine star Hugh Jackman posted the...
01:09 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Real-Life Fox and Hound Will Mend Your Childhood Broken Heart
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12:51 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable 'Sherlock' Returns From the Dead in Thrilling Season 3 Trailer
Unlike Sherlock fans who have been desperately trying to decipher the secrets of Sherlock Holmes' fake death, the crime sleuth's best friend John Watson doesn't really care how Holmes orchestrated the...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable Harvard Med Students Hilariously Ask 'What Does the Spleen Do?'
A group of Harvard Medical School students are schooling the Internet on anatomical functions with a hilarious music video parody of the viral hit "The Fox."Set to the tune of the mega-popular song by...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, December 10, 2013
Mashable WestJet Christmas Surprise Will Make You Believe in Santa
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11:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable This Is What the Next Generation of Engineers Looks Like
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11:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Man Buys $103K Tesla Model S With Bitcoin
Proving once again that Bitcoin is not just for illicit purchases (you can go to space with it too!), a man bought a Tesla Model S car with bitcoins. The purchase is reportedly the first Tesla, and po...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Radiation Exposure Won't Stop a Manned Mission to Mars
The risk of radiation exposure is not a show-stopper for a long-term manned mission to Mars, new results from NASA's Curiosity rover suggest.A mission consisting of a 180-day cruise to Mars, a 500-day...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Your TV May Soon Be Able to Mirror Your Android Screen
It's easy to mirror an iOS device to Apple TV in just a few taps, and it looks like Google has taken noticeAccording to source code tucked away in its latest Android 4.4.1 update, first reported by ZD...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Life-Supporting Lakebed on Mars
The site where NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed last year contains at least one lake that would have been perfectly suited for colonies of simple, rock-eating microbes found in caves and hydro...
10:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Plummeting Sheets of Ice Damage Cars in Texas
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10:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable NSA Sent Undercover Agents to Spy on 'World of Warcraft,' 'Second Life'
First it was porn; now, it's your video gamesThe National Security Agency has been monitoring online games including World of Warcraft, Second Life and video games on Xbox Live, sometimes even using u...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable NSA Sent Undercover Agents to Spy on 'World of Warcraft'
First it was porn; now, it's your video gamesThe National Security Agency has been monitoring online games including World of Warcraft, Second Life and video games on Xbox Live, sometimes even using u...
09:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Flipboard Raises $50 Million to Staff Up
Flipboard has raised $50 million in new funding to hire employees in its engineering and sales groupsThe company announced Monday that it has now completed a $100 million Series C funding, bringing it...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 9 Essential Twitter Sources for Ukrainian Conflict News
Events in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev have moved rapidly over the past week or so. Not surprisingly, Twitter and other social channels have often been the most up-to-date sources of information on t...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Impress Your Muggle Friends With a Magic Wand TV Remote
Product Name: Magic Wand TV RemotePrice: $78.99Who would like this?: Harry Potter enthusiasts, D&D superfans and other would-be wizards; television junkies; those afraid of buttonsRemote controls ...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Warning: Xbox One Hoax on 4chan Permanently Damages Your Console
A six-step guide on online forum 4chan promises to unlock backward compatibility on the Xbox One, but Microsoft warns it's a hoax that will break the new gaming console.The graphic, which closely rese...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Warning: 'Backwards Compatibility' Hoax Will Brick Your Xbox One
A six-step guide on online forum 4chan promises to unlock backward compatibility on the Xbox One, but Microsoft warns it's a hoax that will break the new gaming console.The graphic, which closely rese...
09:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable When Swag Goes Wrong: Nick Young's Hilarious Layup Fail
Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers isn't a huge star, but he is a talented young NBA player. He's flashy both on and off the court, going by the nickname "Swaggy P." But swag is a volatile compound,...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable New Google+ Ads Won't Run on Google+
Google is using its Google+ social network to create ads but not run them, the company announced on Monday.The "+Post" ads will run on Google Display Network, which includes 2 million sites. The ads l...
09:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Astronaut Will Take You to Edge of Space via Balloon
Former NASA shuttle commander Mark Kelly — also known as the other half of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — announced Sunday he was joining a space startup called World View as D...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Pinterest Is Gaining Ground on Facebook and Twitter for News
When it comes to sharing news online, Facebook and Twitter get most of the attentionPinterest, a platform more traditionally known for retail, food and travel-related postings, is gaining ground in th...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The Simplest Way to Secure Your Webcam Without Any Software
Let’s start with the bad news: Your webcam is vulnerable. It can be remotely activated and you won’t even know it’s on. A report this month in the Washington Post revealed that the F...
08:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 11 Life Lessons From 97-Year-Old Kirk Douglas
At 97 years old, actor Kirk Douglas ranks the highest on the American Film Institute's greatest male screen legends in American film history — that is, of those who are still alive. (He's No. 17...
08:20 pm -08 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Facebook Moves Forward With Big Plans for Artificial Intelligence
Facebook is seeking intelligence. Artificial intelligence, that isThe company is reportedly moving forward with a new research laboratory intended to "bring about major changes in artificial intellige...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Facebook Reveals the Biggest Trends of 2013
Miley Cyrus and the Royal Baby may have been all over Facebook this year, but neither proved to be top conversation driver on the social network.Pope Francis was the most talked about topic on Faceboo...
08:03 pm -08 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Single Girl Reacts Perfectly to Friends' Engagements
'Tis the season to hate everything if you're single. Not to be a downer, but the holidays are a particularly rough time for unattached folkNo one knows it better than this single lady, whose three fri...
07:51 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 'Sherlock' Returns From the Dead in Thrilling Season 3 Trailer
Unlike Sherlock fans who have been desperately trying to decipher the secrets of Sherlock Holmes' fake death, the crime sleuth's best friend John Watson doesn't really care how Holmes orchestrated the...
07:48 pm -08 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Cold-Loving Cockroach Invades New York City
A new species of cockroach that can withstand freezing temperatures has taken up residence in New York, scientists confirmed.The resilient critter, Periplaneta japonica, had never been seen in the Uni...
07:45 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Top 10 Tech This Week
Technology is used, in part, to better human life. Whether it focuses on helping the sick and injured or improving our daily routines, new gadgets are making our lives increasingly easier — incl...
07:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Tech Giants Fight Surveillance and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Report: China Mobile to Offer iPhones This Week
China Mobile, the world's largest wireless service provider, will begin offering the iPhone this week, according to a report.The telecom, which claims some 740 million subscribers, advertised the iPho...
07:06 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable WestJet Christmas Surprise Will Make You Believe in Santa
Airports are perhaps the least jolly of locales during the holiday season, generally filled with disgruntled people facing delays and other mishaps. But, thanks to WestJet, one gaggle of weary travele...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Eye Publishing: Google Glass Gets WordPress Plugin
The articles you read in the future could be published through voice command or even a pair of eyes.Google Glass users will now have access to a plugin app that works with the WordPress publishing pla...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The 10 Biggest Food Crazes of 2013
Hybrid foods, novelty burgers, borderline-insane juice cleanses: 2013 had it allThis year we saw the rise of the Cronut — likely the biggest pastry to hit America since chocolate chip cookies. W...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014
2013 was a big year for consumer health technology. According to mobile tech consultancy Research2Guidance, there are now close to 100,000 mobile health apps in 62 app stores, with the top 10 apps gen...
06:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Your TV May Soon Be Able to Mirror Your Android Screen
It's easy to mirror an iOS device to Apple TV in just a few taps, and it looks like Google has taken noticeAccording to source code tucked away in its latest Android 4.4.1 update, first reported by ZD...
06:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Life-Supporting Lakebed on Mars
The site where NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed last year contains at least one lake that would have been perfectly suited for colonies of simple, rock-eating microbes found in caves and hydro...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Animated Google Doodle Honors Computer Pioneer Grace Hopper
Today's Google Doodle is an animated tribute to computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who was born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York CityHopper is best known for being one of ...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable AskMD Is a Health Dashboard For Your iPhone
The concept of a symptom checker is familiar — we've been self-diagnosing on WebMD for more than a decade, and the plethora of Q&A sites and blogs puts more health information at our fingert...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 11 Signs You're Actually the Grinch
When you were a kid, The Grinch was the story of a scary green villain who's only redeemed at the very end.As an adult, it becomes increasingly easier to relate to Whoville's resident shut-in. The poo...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Treadmill Runner's Funny Karaoke Session Revs Up Grammy Season
Music has the power to make our bodies do things: dance spontaneously, cry unexpectedly and even sing along intensely. These emotional reactions to songs are the premise to the Recording Academy's new...
05:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The Year in Microsoft: 10 Defining Milestones
Did Microsoft have a good year or a bad year? For a company with products as sprawling as the creator of Windows, Office and the Xbox, it can be hard to tell. Microsoft grabbed plenty of headlines in ...
04:40 pm -07 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Man Buys $103K Tesla Model S With Bitcoin
Proving once again that Bitcoin is not just for illicit purchases (you can go to space with it too!), a man bought a Tesla Model S car with bitcoins. The purchase is reportedly the first Tesla, and po...
04:27 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Warning: 'Backwards Compatibility' Hoax Will Brick Your Xbox One
A six-step guide on online forum 4chan promises to unlock backward compatibility on the Xbox One, but Microsoft warns it's a hoax that will break the new gaming console.The graphic, which closely rese...
04:06 pm -08 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable WestJet Christmas Surprise Will Make You Believe in Santa
Airports are perhaps the least jolly of locales during the holiday season, generally filled with disgruntled people facing delays, lost luggage and other mishaps. But, thanks to WestJet, one gaggle of...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable RIP Google Reader and Winamp: 10 Tech Products We Lost in 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, it's important not only to look back at what we gained this year, but what we lost as well.From the death of Google Reader to the failure of the HTC First to the discontinuat...
03:58 pm +11 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 'Let it Go' in this Clip From Disney's Frozen
If you haven't seen Frozen, this song from the new Disney film might convince you to make it part of your weekend plans.Frozen tells the story of two sister princess, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and...
03:54 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The Simplest Way to Secure Your Webcam Without Any Software
Let’s start with the bad news: Your webcam is vulnerable. It can be remotely activated and you won’t even know it’s on. A report this month in the Washington Post revealed that the F...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The 7 Best Uses for Tumblr
Tumblr offers a large degree of flexibility. There are many different ways to use the social blogging platform. Some log on to Tumblr to socialize with others, to highlight their artistic endeavors or...
03:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Facebook Reveals the Biggest Trends of 2013
Miley Cyrus and the Royal Baby may have been all over Facebook this year, but neither proved to be top conversation driver on the social network.Pope Francis was the most talked about topic on Faceboo...
02:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Tech Giants Fight Surveillance and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories....
02:26 pm +11 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable How to Optimize Your Marketing in Real Time
Attention is the currency of the Internet, and the brands that can capture and capitalize on it stand to gain a great deal. Their conversions increase, their acquisition rate will improve and their bo...
01:54 pm +10 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Amazon Drones Will Deliver Babies Next
"Mom and Dad, where do babies come from?""Oh, sweetie, it's simple. The Amazon drones deliver them to our doorstep in less than 30 minutes!" Sounds a tad insane, right? But so did Amazon's Prime Air p...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The 10 Biggest Food Crazes of 2013
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01:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Google, Microsoft Lead Campaign to Limit Government Surveillance
Eight technology giants, including Google and Microsoft, have started a public campaign to limit government surveillance of users, The New York Times reportsThe companies — Google, Microsoft, A...
12:54 pm +10 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable All-in-One Leash Makes Dog-Walking a Treat
Product Name: Dog Leash PlusPrice: $26Who would like this?: Tech-savvy dog owners; professional dog walkers; man's best friendPicture this: Jenna's standing in her kitchen on a late Saturday afternoon...
12:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The Year in Microsoft: 10 Defining Milestones
Did Microsoft have a good year or a bad year? For a company as sprawling as the creator of Windows, Office and the Xbox, it can be hard to tell. Microsoft grabbed plenty of headlines in 2013, but for ...
10:10 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Wearably Brings RSS Feeds to Google Glass
With more wearable devices entering the market, the way we read online content could change significantly. Instead of taking out a smartphone, readers of the near-future will more often read from devi...
09:29 am +10 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Bitcoin Prices Plunge After China Cracks Down on Currency
The price of bitcoin surged to $1,000 last month, but it dipped far below that mark just as quickly.Baidu, China's largest search engine, announced this week that it would no longer accept the digital...
09:03 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Ninja Sphere Lets You Control Almost Everything in Your Home
Not even the most high-tech security systems can keep watch over everything in your home. And most also lack the ability to automatically alert you when someone tries to steal something as small as an...
09:00 am +11 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable The Biggest News of 2013 as Told on Instagram
With Christmas music spilling from doorways and leafy surfaces everywhere wrapped in festive lights, it's only natural to begin thinking about what 2014 will bringThe past year gave us political miles...
08:30 am +11 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 15 Books to Add to Your 2014 Reading List
Year-end book lists can sometimes seem like a giant homework assignment you totally forgot about until the week before finalsYou meant to read the one that your friend recommended, or the other after ...
08:28 am +10 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 'World's First' All-in-One Coffee Machine Roasts, Grinds and Brews
Serious coffee drinkers can spend a lot of time roasting, grinding and brewing a morning cup of joe, but a new gadget takes all of those processes and rolls it into one machine.Bonaverde, which claims...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Pug Reenacting 'Home Alone' Is No Filthy Animal
Macaulay Culkin was pretty adorable as the resourceful kid left to his own devices in Home Alone, but this new version takes the cute factor up a notch.The Pet Collective uploaded this abbreviated ree...
07:30 am +11 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 15 Creative Christmas Cookies for Your Seasonal Sweet Tooth
Old Saint Nick isn't the only one with a sweet tooth this time of year. The entire month of December is basically one big sugar-fest before the inevitable New Year's resolution to cut backUntil then, ...
06:58 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Forever Pillow Brings Customization to Nap Time
A new infinity-inspired pillow provides a creative new way to rest your head.The Forever Pillow is more flexible than regular ones, allowing you to twist and wrap its never-ending ring of cloth aroun...
06:03 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Etsy Artist Creates Custom iPhone Cases With Your Family Portrait
When it comes to iPhone cases, some owners want minimalist, bare-bones cases, while others prefer something that reflects their personality.Those who fall in the latter category may be interested in d...
04:58 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 'Let it Go' in this Clip From Disney's Frozen
If you haven't seen Frozen, this song from the new Disney film might convince you to make it part of your weekend plans.Frozen tells the story of two sister princess, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and...
04:03 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Ninja Sphere Lets You Control Almost Everything in Your Home
Not even the most high-tech security systems can keep watch over everything in your home. And most also lack the ability to automatically alert you when someone tries to steal something as small as an...
03:54 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Amazon Drones Will Deliver Babies Next
"Mom and Dad, where do babies come from?""Oh, sweetie, it's simple. The Amazon drones deliver them to our doorstep in less than 30 minutes!" Sounds a tad insane, right? But so did Amazon's Prime Air p...
03:26 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable How to Optimize Your Marketing in Real Time
Attention is the currency of the Internet, and the brands that can capture and capitalize on it stand to gain a great deal. Their conversions increase, their acquisition rate will improve and their bo...
03:26 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable This Tumblr Calls Out iOS 7 Design Flaws
Apple's latest operating system may already be running on nearly three quarters of Apple-supported mobile devices, but that doesn't mean it's flawlessUX Critique, an anonymous Tumblr account, which wa...
02:55 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable How to Recruit a Good Developer When You Don't Code
As a startup founder, hiring your first developer will be one of most crucial decisions you ever make. And if you can't tell the difference between PHP and Python, the decision will be one of the most...
02:54 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable All-in-One Leash Makes Dog-Walking a Treat
Product Name: Dog Leash PlusPrice: $26Who would like this?: Tech-savvy dog owners; professional dog walkers; man's best friendPicture this: Jenna's standing in her kitchen on a late Saturday afternoon...
02:25 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Animals Are Judging Our Tech Use
Even animals know humans have gotten out of control when it comes to our tech useSee also: 20 Animals So Ugly They're CuteIn this Sunday comic, Maria Scrivan illustrates how ridiculous we all look run...
01:58 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger
One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alertsThat's the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled wearable gadget that allows users to check smartphone...
01:58 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Forever Pillow Brings Customization to Nap Time
A new infinity-inspired pillow provides a creative new way to rest your head.The Forever Pillow is more flexible than regular ones, allowing you to twist and wrap its never-ending ring of cloth aroun...
01:28 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 10 Incredible Photos from the Eagles-Lions 'Snow Bowl' Game
It should snow more often during NFL Sunday football games — if only for the incredible photos.The Northeast United States was pounded with snowfall on Sunday, but that didn't stop the Philadelp...
01:28 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable 14 Incredible Photos from the Eagle-Lions 'Snow Bowl' Game
It should snow more often during NFL Sunday football games — if only for the incredible photos.The Northeast United States was pounded with snowfall on Sunday, but that didn't stop the Philadelp...
01:03 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Etsy Artist Creates Custom iPhone Cases With Your Family Portrait
When it comes to iPhone cases, some owners want minimalist, bare-bones cases, while others prefer something that reflects their personality.Those who fall in the latter category may be interested in d...
12:56 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Top 25 Digital Media Resources This Week
What a week it has been. Here at Mashable, it's taken us seven days to get over our Thanksgiving turkey coma, so we can't really judge if you've fallen behind on tech news.Luckily, we've got you cover...
12:27 am GMT - Mon, December 9, 2013
Mashable Job Hunting? 200Plus Openings at Yelp, Klout and More
Are you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent.Since its launch five years ago...
11:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 'Let it Go' in this Clip From Disney's Frozen
If you haven't seen Frozen, this song from the new Disney film might convince you to make it part of your weekend plans.Frozen tells the story of two sister princess, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and...
11:55 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 'Game of Thrones' Video Game to Launch in 2014
HBO is teaming up with Telltale Games to create a Game of Thrones-inspired video game due out in 2014.Telltale Games is the studio behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us video games. The news w...
11:29 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Bitcoin Prices Plunge After China Cracks Down on Currency
The price of bitcoin surged to $1,000 last month, but it dipped far below that mark just as quickly.Baidu, China's largest search engine, announced this week that it would no longer accept the digital...
11:02 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Ukraine Demonstrations Escalate as Protestors Topple Lenin Monument
Tensions in Ukraine continued to escalate Sunday, as anti-government protestors took to the streets in Kiev, the capital city, and toppled a prominent statue of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutiona...
10:54 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Amazon Drones Will Deliver Babies Next
"Mom and Dad, where do babies come from?""Oh, sweetie, it's simple. The Amazon drones deliver them to our doorstep in less than 30 minutes!" Sounds a tad insane, right? But so did Amazon's Prime Air p...
10:28 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 'World's First' All-in-One Coffee Machine Roasts, Grinds and Brews
Serious coffee drinkers can spend a lot of time roasting, grinding and brewing a morning cup of joe, but a new gadget takes all of those processes and rolls it into one machine.Bonaverde, which claims...
10:26 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable How to Optimize Your Marketing in Real Time
Attention is the currency of the Internet, and the brands that can capture and capitalize on it stand to gain a great deal. Their conversions increase, their acquisition rate will improve and their bo...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable The Biggest News of 2013 as Told on Instagram
With Christmas music spilling from doorways and leafy surfaces everywhere wrapped in festive lights, it's only natural to begin thinking about what 2014 will bringThe past year gave us political miles...
09:54 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable All-in-One Leash Makes Dog-Walking a Treat
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09:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 15 Books to Add to Your 2014 Reading List
Year-end book lists can sometimes seem like a giant homework assignment you totally forgot about until the week before finalsYou meant to read the one that your friend recommended, or the other after ...
09:03 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 12 Social Media Accounts That Turned Into Books
The quickest way to get a book deal might be through social mediaWith the help of Twitter and Tumblr, aspiring literary and artistic impresarios now have the world at their keyboards and a digital aud...
08:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger
One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alertsThat's the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled wearable gadget that allows users to check smartphone...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 15 Creative Christmas Cookies for Your Seasonal Sweet Tooth
Old Saint Nick isn't the only one with a sweet tooth this time of year. The entire month of December is basically one big sugar-fest before the inevitable New Year's resolution to cut backUntil then, ...
08:28 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 14 Incredible Photos from the Eagle-Lions 'Snow Bowl' Game
It should snow more often during NFL Sunday football games — if only for the incredible photos.The Northeast United States was pounded with snowfall on Sunday, but that didn't stop the Philadelp...
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Mashable Job Hunting? 200Plus Openings at Yelp, Klout and More
Are you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent.Since its launch five years ago...
07:18 pm GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Reddit's Biggest Moments of 2013
It's been quite a year for the front page of the Internet.Big or small, Reddit experienced a lot of change within the past twelve months. Now serving 6% of online adults and, according to internal rep...
06:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Bitcoin Prices Plunge After China Cracks Down on Currency
The price of bitcoin surged to $1,000 last month, but it dipped far below that mark just as quickly.Baidu, China's largest search engine, announced this week that it would no longer accept the digital...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable The Biggest News of 2013 as Told on Instagram
With Christmas music spilling from doorways and leafy surfaces everywhere wrapped in festive lights, it's only natural to begin thinking about what 2014 will bringThe past year gave us political miles...
09:59 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable 'Red Lightning' Is a Ball Boy With His Own Highlight Reel
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston burst onto the national scene this year in scintillating fashion. He'll probably win the Heisman Trophy, and the Seminoles may well win the national titleBut m...
08:25 am +11 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Must Reads: The War on A-Rod, 400,000-Year-Old DNA and More
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08:00 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable The World's Largest Vessel Is Bigger Than the Empire State Building
The world's largest vessel just set sail off the coast of South Korea.The Prelude is 1,601 feet long — that's 150 feet longer than the Empire State Building is tall. Owned by Shell, the vessel's...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Don't Be a Christmas Music Grinch
Christmas season is in full swing, which can only mean one thing: You're already sick of hearing "All I Want From Christmas Is You" and a slew of other holiday medleysSee also: 11 People With More Hol...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Prescription Eyewear Photos Leak Online
Wearers of traditional eyeglasses got an early holiday treat this week when a Google employee leaked photos of what appear to be the prescription version of Google GlassReportedly posted on the Google...
03:14 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Rebecca Black Strikes Again With New 'Saturday' Music Video
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02:56 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Starbucks Brings Back $450 Laser-Etched Gift Cards
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02:25 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Google: We're Winning Against Phishing and Spam Emails
Google can't say "mission accomplished" just yet, but the search giant made it clear that the Internet is winning its decade-old war against phishing and spam emails.In a blog post published Friday, G...
01:57 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable How the FBI Used Hacker Tricks to Track Down a Would-Be Bomber
Malicious hackers commonly use phishing emails to lure would-be victims into clicking a seemingly harmless link that will actually install malware on their computers, allowing the perpetrators to siph...
01:29 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable How to Get a Time Traveler to Visit You
If you often find yourself waiting with bated breath for a time traveler to appear in your midst, and give you the secret to the time-space continuum, we've got just the thing for you: a Craigslist ad...
01:00 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Don't Be a Christmas Music Grinch
Christmas season is in full swing, which can only mean one thing: You're already sick of hearing "All I Want From Christmas Is You" and a slew of other holiday medleysSee also: 11 People With More Hol...
12:58 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Are These the Official 'Simpsons' Lego Minifigures?
The Simpsons has been a cultural touchstone for 25 seasons and counting. So, it makes sense that America's favorite cartoon family will finally make its way into the world of Lego in 2014Neither Lego ...
12:32 am GMT - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Scientists Potentially Find Oldest Signs of Life on Earth
Scientists have just dug up a major clue to help answer the question of the Earth's age — and how long life has existed on its surfaceA team working in Australia found sedimentary rocks containi...
12:00 am -06 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Mashable Don't Be a Christmas Music Grinch
Christmas season is in full swing, which can only mean one thing: You're already sick of hearing "All I Want From Christmas Is You" and a slew of other holiday medleysSee also: 11 People With More Hol...
11:57 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable This Crazy Cat Litter Ad Is Just Meow-tlandish
The Dutch ad company that came up with this video might not be on-point when it comes to pop culture timelines, but they do get points for committing to absurdity.And let's be fair, promoting a dispos...
11:49 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Google's Nexus TV Could Launch in Early 2014, Report Says
Google is one step closer to unveiling its own Nexus-branded set-top box for streaming videos and playing games, according to a new report.The set-top box, which streams video from services such as Hu...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 14 Superlatives for Movies in 2013
Every November, commentators muse about the year's best films. These are usually the Oscar contenders — the ones that received glowing reviews, and debuted to packed theaters.But what about the ...
11:04 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Is Your Website a One-Hit Wonder?
Few businesses strive for a website that's the equivalent of a one-hit wonder.If visitors are coming to your site and engaging — possibly even converting — and then leaving, never to retur...
11:01 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Ask A Dev: Why Did Apple Decide to Offer a Budget iPhone?
Since September, Apple's iPhone event has sparked many questions about iOS mobile development.In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, iOS architect Kevin Harwood provides...
11:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Google Glass Prescription Eyewear Photos Leak Online
Wearers of traditional eyeglasses got an early holiday treat this week when a Google employee leaked photos of what appear to be the prescription version of Google GlassReportedly posted on the Google...
10:49 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Lazy People Turn Cute in Sloth Flipover T-Shirt
Product name: Sloth Flipover ShirtPrice: $18.99Who would like this?: T-shirt collectors, sloth fanatics, lazy fashionistas, Kristen BellDon't try stuffing a sloth in a stocking by the fireplace this y...
10:32 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Job Search Techniques from the Internet's Favorite Pets
Admit it — you’ve wasted hours of your life scrolling through pictures of adorable animals on the Internet. Some of those hours might even have been time you put aside for your job search....
10:14 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Rebecca Black Strikes Again With New 'Saturday' Music Video
Rebecca Black is back to rule over your weekend.The artist who came out with the catchy, though somewhat obnoxious, pop song "Friday," is making her way through the days of the week, debuting a new mu...
10:12 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable SpaghettiOs' Dubious Tweet to Remember Pearl Harbor Enrages Twitter
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09:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 15 Holiday Mashups to Deck Your Dance Halls
Holiday season is in full swing, and celebrators are waist-deep in Christmas cheer. Between scrambling to find presents for casual work acquaintances, feeling guilty every time you try to sneak past t...
09:29 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable You Will Never Own This 24-Karat Gold HTC One
Apple and Samsung may have gold-colored smartphones but HTC has upped the ante with phones plated in actual gold. Back in October, HTC UK released five limited edition 18-karat-gold plated HTC One dev...
09:25 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Must Reads: The War on A-Rod, 400,000-Year-Old DNA and More
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09:25 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Google: We're Winning Against Phishing and Spam Emails
Google can't say "mission accomplished" just yet, but the search giant made it clear that the Internet is winning its decade-old war against phishing and spam emails.In a blog post published Friday, G...
09:14 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Rebecca Black Strikes Again With New 'Saturday' Music Video
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09:14 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable The 7 Best Headphones for Gamers
When you're a gamer, great headphones are an important accessory. Hardcore players need a pair to voice chat or for streaming. And parents or roommates might want to keep some games for their ears onl...
08:12 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 10 iOS-Friendly Toys for Kids
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07:32 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Scientists Potentially Find Oldest Signs of Life on Earth
Scientists have just dug up a major clue to help answer the question of the Earth's age — and how long life has existed on its surfaceA team working in Australia found sedimentary rocks containi...
07:07 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 20 Incredible 3D-Printed Gifts
Makerbot, one of the companies pioneering the mainstreaming of the 3D printer market, was acquired by Stratasys, another 3D printing heavyweight, in June for $403 million. For many tech industry obser...
06:49 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Google's Nexus TV Could Launch in Early 2014, Report Says
Google is one step closer to unveiling its own Nexus-branded set-top box for streaming videos and playing games, according to a new report.The set-top box, which streams video from services such as Hu...
06:06 pm GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 9 Clever Comic Artists to Follow on Tumblr
Most casual Tumblr users view the site as a veritable goldmine of funny GIFs, memes and pictures of the Supernatural cast. What many don't realize is that Tumblr is also home to an extremely talented ...
05:30 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 14 Superlatives for Movies in 2013
Every November, commentators muse about the year's best films. These are usually the Oscar contenders — the ones that received glowing reviews, and debuted to packed theaters.But what about the ...
05:12 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable SpaghettiOs' Dubious Tweet to Remember Pearl Harbor Enrages Twitter
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Mashable Is Your Website a One-Hit Wonder?
Few businesses strive for a website that's the equivalent of a one-hit wonder.If visitors are coming to your site and engaging — possibly even converting — and then leaving, never to retur...
04:57 pm -07 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable This Crazy Cat Litter Ad Is Just Meow-tlandish
The Dutch ad company that came up with this video might not be on-point when it comes to pop culture timelines, but they do get points for committing to absurdity.And let's be fair, promoting a dispos...
04:49 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Lazy People Turn Cute in Sloth Flipover T-Shirt
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04:32 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Job Search Techniques from the Internet's Favorite Pets
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Mashable Must Reads: The War on A-Rod, 400,000-Year-Old DNA and More
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03:30 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 15 Holiday Mashups to Deck Your Dance Halls
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03:29 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable You Will Never Own This 24-Karat Gold HTC One
Apple and Samsung may have gold-colored smartphones but HTC has upped the ante with phones plated in actual gold. Back in October, HTC UK released five limited edition 18-karat-gold plated HTC One dev...
03:12 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 10 iOS-Friendly Toys for Kids
Your children love your iPad, but if they're spending too much time glued to the screen, it might not be the kind of play that will benefit them the most.As children use digital devices more and more,...
03:12 pm -07 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable SpaghettiOs' Dubious Tweet to Remember Pearl Harbor Enrages Twitter
"Uh-oh! Spaghettios" has just gotten a whole new meaningSeventy-three years after the Japanese navy attacked the U.S. with a surprise strike on Pearl Harbor, American pasta company SpaghettiOs commemo...
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Mashable The 7 Best Headphones for Gamers
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02:12 pm -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 10 iOS-Friendly Toys for Kids
Your children love your iPad, but if they're spending too much time glued to the screen, it might not be the kind of play that will benefit them the most.As children use digital devices more and more,...
01:12 pm -07 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 10 iOS-Friendly Toys for Kids
Your children love your iPad, but if they're spending too much time glued to the screen, it might not be the kind of play that will benefit them the most.As children use digital devices more and more,...
10:30 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Egyptian Tech Activist Ali Shaath Dies
Egyptian tech pioneer and activist Ali Shaath died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 45.Shaath, a computer engineer, was the co-founder of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation, a non-profit that r...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery
It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality.The simulator is the first of its kind to take into acco...
08:57 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Grammys 2014: Jay Z Leads With 9 Nominations as Rap Dominates
Jay Z ended Friday's "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" event with nods in nine categories, leading the pack for the 56th Grammy Awards, which will air Jan. 26 on CBSUp for seven nominations each are K...
08:30 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Hacker Makes Drone to Hijack Other Drones
When Amazon's Jeff Bezos announced he wanted to deliver packages by drones, some joked that was good news: they'd be able to get free stuff out of the sky by shooting drones.That might actually be pos...
07:30 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable New 'Terminator' TV Series Will Intersect With Film Reboot
Writers from Thor and X-Men: First Class are working on a script for a new Terminator television series that will tie-in to the upcoming reboot trilogy.According to reports on the Terminator film, the...
06:45 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Hypnotic GIFs Show Evolution of Xbox and PlayStation Controllers
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have some of the best controllers in modern gaming. But it took Sony and Microsoft a lot of trial and error to get there.Two GIFs by consumer tech blog GadgetLove captur...
06:20 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Joseph Gordon-Levitt Debuts Trailer for Variety Show 'HitRECord on TV'
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05:33 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Google+ Auto Awesome Turns Your Holiday Photos Into Twinkling GIFs
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04:46 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Freed From False Murder Conviction, Man Finds Support Online
When Ryan Ferguson was convicted of brutally murdering a Missouri newspaper editor in 2005, two supposed witnesses lied under oath. The DNA from the murder scene didn't match Ferguson's, but the ficti...
04:22 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Jimmy Kimmel's Gonna Find Out Who's Naughty or Nice
Looks like Jimmy Kimmel has appointed himself Santa's little helper. He's checking to see whether kids were naughty or nice this year with the aid of a fake lie detectorThis week, Kimmel made two ador...
04:09 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Zap! NASA's Curiosity Rover Fires 100,000th Laser Shot on Mars
NASA's trigger-happy Curiosity rover has fired its 100,000th laser shot on Mars, a science milestone in its mission to determine what rocks on the Red Planet are made of, NASA announced Thursday.Each ...
04:00 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery
It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality.The simulator is the first of its kind to take into acco...
03:57 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Grammys 2014: Jay Z Leads With 9 Nominations as Rap Dominates
Jay Z ended Friday's "Grammy Nominations Concert Live" event with nods in nine categories, leading the pack for the 56th Grammy Awards, which will air Jan. 26 on CBSUp for seven nominations each are K...
03:42 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Sing Adorably Off-Key Golden Globes Intro
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03:30 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Hacker Makes Drone to Hijack Other Drones
When Amazon's Jeff Bezos announced he wanted to deliver packages by drones, some joked that was good news: they'd be able to get free stuff out of the sky by shooting drones.That might actually be pos...
03:24 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Stephen King Joins Twitter, Gets Writer's Block
The towering giant of horror, Stephen King, will now be thrilling us regularly with his updates on Twitter.That's our hope, at least. King took his first tentative step onto the service Friday afterno...
03:19 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Yahoo Acquires Online Concert Service Evntlive
Yahoo has acquired Evntlive, an online platform for live concerts, the two companies announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosedEvntlive was founded in late 2011 and launched in...
03:14 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Millions of Mourners Take to Social Media to Honor Nelson Mandela
Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, leaving behind a heartbroken global community and a legacy that will far outlive any of his mournersMillions of people took to social me...
03:00 am -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 3D Virtual Birth Simulator Could Help Doctors Prepare for Delivery
It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality.The simulator is the first of its kind to take into acco...
02:51 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 6 Hospitalized With Signs of Radiation Poisoning in Mexico, After Hijacking
Police barred access on Friday to a hospital in Pachuca, Mexico, that recently took in six people believed to have radiation poisoning, according to the Associated Press. The news comes ...
02:51 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 6 Hijacking Suspects Hospitalized With Signs of Radiation Poisoning in Mexico
UPDATE, Dec. 5., 5:59 p.m.: The six patients hospitalized with radiation poisoning in Mexico are suspects in the truck hijacking that resulted in their exposure to cobalt-60, according to the AP. The ...
02:38 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Bill Nye's Not the Only Scientist With Words for Washington
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02:37 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Does Facebook Need a 'Sympathize' Button?
Maybe you too have had this experience: you're browsing Facebook and see a sad status update from an acquaintance or friend you've lost touch with. They've been fired; they've had a death in the famil...
02:30 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable New 'Terminator' TV Series Will Intersect With Film Reboot
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02:21 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable How to Turn Your Next Event Into a Branding Blockbuster
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02:15 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Show Us the View From Your Window for Our Photo Challenge
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02:08 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Moon Express Unveils Private Lunar Lander
A commercial space company has revealed the design of the lunar lander that it aims to send to the moon in 2015.California-based Moon Express unveiled the blueprint and first images of its MX-1 lunar ...
02:04 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Ryan Seacrest's Typo Keyboard Makes iPhones Look Like BlackBerrys
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01:45 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Hypnotic GIFs Show Evolution of Xbox and PlayStation Controllers
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have some of the best controllers in modern gaming. But it took Sony and Microsoft a lot of trial and error to get there.Two GIFs by consumer tech blog GadgetLove captur...
01:42 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable The End of Tangled Earbuds: This Sweatshirt Has a Built-In Pair
Product Name: HoodieBuddiePrice: $52 - $92Who would like this?: Music lovers, runners, podcast enthusiasts living in colder climates, anyone prone to losing thingsEarbuds can either connect you to the...
01:41 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable World Cup Draw: What You Need to Know
Friday's World Cup draw made soccer fans around the globe go gaga over groupings, marquee match-ups and potential showdowns. The World Cup draw even turned the regular folk among us into sports fans &...
01:30 am -06 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable New 'Terminator' TV Series Will Intersect With Film Reboot
Writers from Thor and X-Men: First Class are working on a script for a new Terminator television series that will tie-in to the upcoming reboot trilogy.According to reports on the Terminator film, the...
01:20 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Joseph Gordon-Levitt Debuts Trailer for Variety Show 'HitRECord on TV'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is coming to a television screen near you (insert "yippee" here)HitRECord on TV, based on the actor's collaborative project hitRECord, which crowdsources entertainment, is being t...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 12 'Sound of Music Live' Performances You Should Rewatch
The Sound of Music Live! broadcast on Thursday night translated into the pitch-perfect sound of high ratings for NBC, as 18.5 million people watched the live three-hour musical.Powerhouse vocalist Car...
12:33 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Google+ Auto Awesome Turns Your Holiday Photos Into Twinkling GIFs
Google is taking your holiday photos to the next level — a much more twinkly levelThe Auto Awesome feature on Google+ was updated on Thursday to add sparkle to photos that feature items that cou...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable 10 Most-Searched Travel Destinations Around the World
The allure of travel is novelty — in culture and history, or in cuisine and even shopping. While some globetrotters have a favorite destination to which they frequently return, becoming somethin...
12:15 am GMT - Sat, December 7, 2013
Mashable Mannequins Get Lucky in Daft Punk's 'Instant Crush' Music Video
The latest in Daft Punk's lineup of Random Access Memories music videos tells the strange story of the passionate love between two museum mannequins. Throughout the video, The Strokes singer Julian Ca...
11:46 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Freed From False Murder Conviction, Man Finds Support Online
When Ryan Ferguson was convicted of brutally murdering a Missouri newspaper editor in 2005, two supposed witnesses lied under oath. The DNA from the murder scene didn't match Ferguson's, but the ficti...
11:28 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Nelson Mandela Tweet Leads to Backlash Against Hollywood Journalist
Entertainment journalist and founder of Deadline.com Nikki Finke was the subject of swift online backlash due to a tweet she sent following the news of Nelson Mandela's death ThursdayIn the tweet, Fin...
11:22 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Jimmy Kimmel's Gonna Find Out Who's Naughty or Nice
Looks like Jimmy Kimmel has appointed himself Santa's little helper. He's checking to see whether kids were naughty or nice this year with the aid of a fake lie detectorThis week, Kimmel made two ador...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Shanghai's Disappearing Skyline: 21 Images of Record Pollution
Shanghai's iconic skyline has been slowly disappearing all week, cloaked by a thick acrid haze of smog. Reports of heavy pollution have circulated since Monday, but levels hit a new high on FridayThe ...
11:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Dough-Re-Mi? DiGiorno Pizza Live Tweets 'The Sound of Music'
A year of attention-getting stunts on Twitter paid off for DiGiorno Pizza after the Nestle brand's live-tweet of NBC's The Sound of Music netted the brand some social media buzz.The brand began its co...
11:09 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Zap! NASA's Curiosity Rover Fires 100,000th Laser Shot on Mars
NASA's trigger-happy Curiosity rover has fired its 100,000th laser shot on Mars, a science milestone in its mission to determine what rocks on the Red Planet are made of, NASA announced Thursday.Each ...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable I'm Just a Poor Droid: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Meets Star Wars
No living human could ever replace legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, but Jedi enthusiasts at Arizona's University of Advancing Technology may have created the next best thing. Students in the ...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Google Glass 'Helper' Spoils Your Movies But Helps You Pee
If Conan O'Brien ran Google, perhaps Google Glass would actually make your life easierThe late-night talk show host introduced a fake feature called Google Glass Helper in the short video, above, poki...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable World Cup 2014 Draw: Who Will Advance?
The World Cup draw is officially set.Earlier today, the 32 teams who will travel to Brazil in July to compete in the 2014 World Cup were split into eight groups of four teams each. The teams will star...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Cast Your Vote on 2014 World Cup Group Winners
The World Cup draw is officially set.Earlier today, the 32 teams who will travel to Brazil in July to compete in the 2014 World Cup were split into eight groups of four teams each. The teams will star...
10:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Sing Adorably Off-Key Golden Globes Intro
They're baaaaaaackIt's been too long since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler graced us with their adorable BFF-ness. But ahead of the upcoming 71st Golden Globe Awards, which the duo will host for the second y...
10:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Stephen King Joins Twitter, Gets Writer's Block
The towering giant of horror, Stephen King, will now be thrilling us regularly with his updates on Twitter.That's our hope, at least. King took his first tentative step onto the service Friday afterno...
10:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Yahoo Acquires Online Concert Service Evntlive
Yahoo has acquired Evntlive, an online platform for live concerts, the two companies announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosedEvntlive was founded in late 2011 and launched in...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable A Moment of Silence, A Raise of the Fist in Mandela Memorials Worldwide
When former South African president and anti-apartheid crusader Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, people around the globe gathered to memorialize the life and mourn the loss of a man widely recognized ...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Get Your Tickets to MashBash at CES Now
CES 2014 is just around the corner and we have some exciting news to shareTickets are now on sale to MashBash, our annual night of celebration during CES.During a crazy week of product launches and s...
10:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Millions of Mourners Take to Social Media to Honor Nelson Mandela
Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, leaving behind a heartbroken global community and a legacy that will far outlive any of his mournersMillions of people took to social me...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Microsoft and FBI Stamp Out Malware That Steals Ad Dollars
Microsoft is working with the FBI to stop malware responsible for infecting more than 2 million computers as a part of an effort to steal dollars from online advertising companies.The company's digita...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Microsoft and FBI Claim to Stamp Out Malware That Steals Ad Dollars
Microsoft is working with the FBI to stop malware responsible for infecting more than 2 million computers as a part of an effort to steal dollars from online advertising companies.The company's digita...
09:51 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable 6 Hijacking Suspects Hospitalized With Signs of Radiation Poisoning in Mexico
UPDATE, Dec. 5., 5:59 p.m.: The six patients hospitalized with radiation poisoning in Mexico are suspects in the truck hijacking that resulted in their exposure to cobalt-60, according to the AP. The ...
09:38 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Bill Nye's Not the Only Scientist With Words for Washington
Bill Nye just became the unofficial spokesman for a group of planetary scientists who say space exploration and their careers are in danger.Nye uploaded to YouTube an open letter to President Obama ca...
09:37 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Does Facebook Need a 'Sympathize' Button?
Maybe you too have had this experience: you're browsing Facebook and see a sad status update from an acquaintance or friend you've lost touch with. They've been fired; they've had a death in the famil...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Amazon CEO 'Apologizes' for Drone Delivery Idea
You've likely heard about Amazon's plans to launch delivery drones that will slowly achieve world domination and eventually turn humans into their minions — err, deliver products more quicklyWhe...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable 'Amazon CEO' Apologizes for Drone Delivery Idea
You've likely heard about Amazon's plans to launch delivery drones that will slowly achieve world domination and eventually turn humans into their minions — err, deliver products more quicklyWhe...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Elvis and Jesus Come Alive in Lana Del Rey's Short Film 'Tropico'
Things are about to get trippyLana Del Rey's 30-minute film "Tropico" is one-third acid trip, one-third biblical references and one-third Lana's soulSee also: Epic Mashup Features 2013's Hottest Songs...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable TSA Made a Record $531,395 on Loose Change This Year
Travelers lost $531,395.22 worth of loose change to the TSA this year, setting a new record.When passengers leave change in plastic bins before going through security, the TSA (Transportation Security...
09:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable How to Turn Your Next Event Into a Branding Blockbuster
Events are excellent for building your brand and connecting with your customers. But for all the time, effort and money you put into planning and executing an event, wouldn't it be nice if the buzz st...
09:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Show Us the View From Your Window for Our Photo Challenge
Seasons are changing around this time in each hemisphere across the globe. In some areas, the winter snow has already fallen and is now melting away. In others, beautiful palm trees are swaying under ...
09:08 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Moon Express Unveils Private Lunar Lander
A commercial space company has revealed the design of the lunar lander that it aims to send to the moon in 2015.California-based Moon Express unveiled the blueprint and first images of its MX-1 lunar ...
09:04 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Ryan Seacrest's Typo Keyboard Makes iPhones Look Like BlackBerrys
Ryan Seacrest is notorious for having his hands in just about everything these days, so it's no surprise he's now eying the tech industryThe American Idol host and serial reality TV producer, who is k...
09:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable An Awards Show Where Gamers Are Red Carpet Royalty
Award shows: You love them, you love to hate them. They include a certain amount a pomp and circumstance, drama and celebrity associated with the annual televised recognition of meritWith all this in ...
08:42 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable The End of Tangled Earbuds: This Sweatshirt Has a Built-In Pair
Product Name: HoodieBuddiePrice: $52 - $92Who would like this?: Music lovers, runners, podcast enthusiasts living in colder climates, anyone prone to losing thingsEarbuds can either connect you to the...
08:41 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable World Cup Draw: What You Need to Know
Friday's World Cup draw made soccer fans around the globe go gaga over groupings, marquee match-ups and potential showdowns. The World Cup draw even turned the regular folk among us into sports fans &...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable How to Drive Successful Customer Acquisition
New blood. Fresh meat.Pardon the graphic references, but they cut to the heart, so to speak, of one of the most important goals of your business: drawing in new customers. But how do you convince folk...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Fierce Winds in UK Force Plane to Miss Landings
A pilot attempting to land a Boeing 777 airplane was forced to abort after heavy winds made him miss several approachesAccording to YouTube user miskolcfr, who uploaded the video, the Emirates airline...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Fierce Winds in UK Force Plane to Miss Landing
A pilot attempting to land a Boeing 777 airplane was forced to abort after heavy winds made him miss several approachesAccording to YouTube user miskolcfr, who uploaded the video, the Emirates airline...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Viral Video Recap: How to Fight a Baby and More
Babies might not seem like your biggest adversaries, but they apparently intimidate enough people to warrant a video tutorialIn this week's viral video recap, watch a grown man show off the best moves...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Apple: 74% of Devices Running iOS 7
Apple is beating Android phones in at least one area: getting users to update to the latest operating system.Nearly three quarters (74%) of Apple's mobile devices are now running iOS 7, the operating ...
08:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable 12 'Sound of Music Live' Performances You Should Rewatch
The Sound of Music Live! broadcast on Thursday night translated into the pitch-perfect sound of high ratings for NBC, as 18.5 million people watched the live three-hour musical.Powerhouse vocalist Car...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable On Earth and in Space, Leaders Mourn Mandela's Passing
Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and the anti-apartheid hero, died at the age of 95 on Thursday, South Africa President Jacob Zuma confirmed. Across the globe and even on the Inter...
07:32 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable 10 Most-Searched Travel Destinations Around the World
The allure of travel is novelty — in culture and history, or in cuisine and even shopping. While some globetrotters have a favorite destination to which they frequently return, becoming somethin...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Twitter CEO's Goal: Get Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Twitter
In a Today Show interview on Friday hyped as a bit of a scoop, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo offered jokes, some insight on what it's like to be the oldest guy in the room and an important goal: bringing a...
07:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Mannequins Get Lucky in Daft Punk's 'Instant Crush' Music Video
The latest in Daft Punk's lineup of Random Access Memories music videos tells the strange story of the passionate love between two museum mannequins. Throughout the video, The Strokes singer Julian Ca...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Report: Internet-Free Twitter Service Coming to International Markets
Twitter will soon be available to some international mobile users without Internet access, according to ReutersTwitter is partnering with U2opia, a Singapore-based mobile applications provider, to bri...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Spotify to Launch Free Mobile Streaming and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting storiesS...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Reactive Grip Wants Your Video Game Experience to Get Physical
A company called Tactical Haptics wants to give video games a sense of touch in a way that could put rumble packs to shame.Founder and CEO William Provancher told Mashable that his company h...
06:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Controversial Nelson Mandela Tweet Leads to Satirical Hashtag
Entertainment journalist and founder of Deadline.com Nikki Finke was the subject of swift online backlash due to a tweet she sent following the news of Nelson Mandela's death ThursdayIn the tweet, Fin...
06:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Nelson Mandela Tweet Leads to Backlash Against Hollywood Journalist
Entertainment journalist and founder of Deadline.com Nikki Finke was the subject of swift online backlash due to a tweet she sent following the news of Nelson Mandela's death ThursdayIn the tweet, Fin...
06:21 pm -08 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable How to Turn Your Next Event Into a Branding Blockbuster
Events are excellent for building your brand and connecting with your customers. But for all the time, effort and money you put into planning and executing an event, wouldn't it be nice if the buzz st...
06:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Shanghai's Disappearing Skyline: 21 Images of Record Pollution
Shanghai's iconic skyline has been slowly disappearing all week, cloaked by a thick acrid haze of smog. Reports of heavy pollution have circulated since Monday, but levels hit a new high on FridayThe ...
06:13 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Dough-Re-Mi? DiGiorno Pizza Live Tweets 'The Sound of Music'
A year of attention-getting stunts on Twitter paid off for DiGiorno Pizza after the Nestle brand's live-tweet of NBC's The Sound of Music netted the brand some social media buzz.The brand began its co...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable I'm on Facebook Because I'm Bored Beyond Belief
Facebook is the fourth — sometimes the fifth — social network I check during the day. It's at the bottom of the listSomewhere along the line, Facebook became a last resort, a platform I re...
05:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable Google Glass 'Helper' Spoils Your Movies But Helps You Pee
If Conan O'Brien ran Google, perhaps Google Glass would actually make your life easierThe late-night talk show host introduced a fake feature called Google Glass Helper in the short video, above, poki...
05:43 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable World Cup 2014 Draw: Who Will Advance?
The World Cup draw is officially set.Earlier today, the 32 teams who will travel to Brazil in July to compete in the 2014 World Cup were split into eight groups of four teams each. The teams will star...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable 23 Christmas Decorations From Around the World
When the holidays have you stressed, a surefire way to replenish the Christmas spirit is by stopping and simply enjoying what's around you. In your home, neighborhood and every store, there are impres...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable A Moment of Silence, A Raise of the Fist in Mandela Memorials Worldwide
When former South African president and anti-apartheid crusader Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, people around the globe gathered to memorialize the life and mourn the loss of a man widely recognized ...
05:14 pm -08 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Mashable 12 'Sound of Music Live' Performances You Should Rewatch
The Sound of Music Live! broadcast on Thursday night translated into the pitch-perfect sound of high ratings for NBC, as 18.5 million people watched the live three-hour musical.Powerhouse vocalist C