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11:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Games Time: 14 Photos From Sochi as Olympics Approach
The upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will take place from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and are set to be the most expensive Games in history.A good chunk of the $51 billion price tag went toward the 11...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Anna Kendrick Tells Newcastle Beer to 'Suck It' in Anti-Super Bowl Ad
Looks like Anna Kendrick won't be adding "Super Bowl commercial star" to her resume anytime soon — or maybe she can?The Oscar-nominated actress stars in a Super Bowl ad for Newcastle Brown Ale, ...
11:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About 4K Video in Less Than 2 Minutes
4K has been touted as the latest and greatest in video imaging. With over two times the resolution of HD, it boasts an ultra-high-definition image that matches traditional 35mm film. Manufacturers hav...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable NFL Now: A Personalized Video Service for the Football Obsessed
NEW YORK — With the Super Bowl right around the corner, the NFL announced on Thursday a fully personalized video service called NFL Now that pushes out news, analysis and highlights across mobil...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Nintendo Mulling Mobile Apps as Part of Recovery Plan
Nintendo is considering mobile apps as part of a way to spur recovery after a slump in Wii U sales — but that doesn't mean you'll be able to play Mario games on your smartphone anytime soon.In a...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable The Fight to Save Net Neutrality: 1 Million Signatures and Counting
A group of 86 organizations, with the support of more than one million signatures from online petitions, asked the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to stand up for net neutralityThe coali...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Test Your Lying Skills With This 5-Second Quiz
Bad news, introverts: You make terrible liars.Or at least that's what this five-second quiz from YouTube channel In 59 Seconds claimsSee also: What Happens When You Tell a Lie?The quiz itself is quite...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable With No Sign of Resolution, Ukraine President Takes Sick Leave
KIEV, Ukraine — The tents stayed up and the fire barrels kept burning in Kiev’s central Independence Square on Thursday as President Viktor Yanukovych announced he would take sick leave.Ya...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Quebec's Preoccupation With French Is Limiting Its Startup Scene
Montreal is an attractive place to form a startup, if you can tolerate the snow. The rents are significantly lower than in any other major Canadian city. The universities, including "Harvard of the No...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 'Full House' Fellas Calm Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Nerves
Next month, Jimmy Fallon will say goodbye to Late Night to take over The Tonight Show. The huge transition can cause an understandable mix of emotions that take a toll on the talk show host's sleep cy...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Good News for Facebook About Its So-Called Teen Problem
Some younger teens may be leaving Facebook, but overall, teens actually became much more "reachable" on the platform in 2013, according to new research from Socialbakers.The analytics firm found that ...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Red Hot Chilli Pipers Blow Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Out of the Water
Bagpipes never shredded so hard.The Red Hot Chilli Pipers — not to be confused with the Red Hot Chili Peppers — performed a rocking rendition of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" to kick off the annou...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Alibaba Adds Payment Option for Mobile Cab Rides
Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce firm, has introduced a new feature in its Alipay Wallet mobile e-wallet app that lets users hail taxis on Kuaidi Dache, the Hangzhou-based on-demand transportation ...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Startup Success By the Numbers
The statistics surrounding startup success are pretty daunting — in fact, of the 500,000+ businesses owners that launched companies in 2012, only a handful will ever achieve a fraction of the no...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable This Is the Most Disturbing 'Stay in School' PSA Ever
Stay in school, kids — or you'll end up in a horrifying situation.The Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia, which has a sketchily barren website, found a disturbing way to push the mes...
07:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook Stock Is Going Nuts
Facebook just got a nice birthday present ahead of its 10th anniversary.Facebook stock opened at $62.10 a share on Thursday, an 16% increase overnight and the stock's first time above the $60 mark, fo...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 60Plus Events in Design, HR, Strategy and More
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find the leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events ...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable SwiftKey Partners With Evernote to Launch iOS App
SwiftKey, the company behind Android's most popular keyboard, has teamed up with Evernote to launch its first iOS app, SwiftKey NoteThe note-taking app rolled out Thursday and, unlike SwiftKey's flags...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable New Top Level Domains Open Up 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....
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 17 Nerdy Home Decor Items to Geek Out Over
They say that home is where the heart is, so if you're nerdy to the core, your space should reflect that.A few nerd-inspired items placed around your half-built IKEA furniture can diversify your cooki...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook's Formula: Buy Startups, Absorb Products, Keep Talent
"You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." The tagline for the movie The Social Network, based on Facebook's creation, rings true to this dayAnd you don’t get the...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Denver vs. Seattle: A Super Cultural Showdown
As the Super Bowl draws near, tension grows between those loyal to Denver and Seattle. It's not unlikely that someone will confront you about your loyalties.Even if you don't know the first thing abou...
05:11 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Quebec's Preoccupation With French Is Limiting Its Startup Scene
Montreal is an attractive place to form a startup, if you can tolerate the snow. The rents are significantly lower than in any other major Canadian city. The universities, including "Harvard of the No...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook Announces News Reader App 'Paper'
Well that didn't take longJust 24 hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised more standalone apps in 2014, the company announced Paper on Thursday, a standalone news reader mobile app that has ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable The Debris From a London-Sized Asteroid Strike Would Block Out the Sun
It's been almost a year since a meteorite unexpectedly blew up over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. The explosion — which scientists say was a blinding 30 times brighter than the sun — se...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 6 Depressing Facts About Love
On the heels of the most romantic month of the year, lets face it — love stinksEveryone's been through a messy breakup that left you feeling hopelessly alone, or stuck in unrequited love. Relati...
04:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Good News for Facebook About Its So-Called Teen Problem
Some younger teens may be leaving Facebook, but overall, teens actually became much more "reachable" on the platform in 2013, according to new research from Socialbakers.The analytics firm found that ...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable PS4 vs. Xbox One: Who Strikes the Bigger Blow on Social?
Both next-generation gaming consoles have been unleashed on the public for a couple of months, and both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have set impressive numbers, each selling millions of consoles.Se...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Korea Fines Google $194,000 for Unauthorized Wi-Fi Data Collection
South Korea has fined Google 210 million won ($194,000) for unauthorized Wi-Fi data collection in 2009 and 2010, The Korea Herald reportsThe data was collected by Google's vehicles while taking photos...
03:16 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable This Is the Most Disturbing 'Stay in School' PSA Ever
Stay in school, kids — or you'll end up in a horrifying situation.The Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia, which has a sketchily barren website, found a disturbing way to push the mes...
02:43 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook Stock Is Going Nuts
Facebook just got a nice birthday present ahead of its 10th anniversary.Facebook stock opened at $62.10 a share on Thursday, an 16% increase overnight and the stock's first time above the $60 mark, fo...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable How to Exercise During Winter's Brutal Cold
Sure, school is canceled and you've started referring to a forecast of zero degrees as a heat wave, but the polar vortex doesn't need to disrupt your workout schedule. Exercising outdoors can be safe,...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Google Street View Says Japan Is Top Virtual Tourism Spot in Asia
The intimate looks at locations around the globe made possible by Google Street View has changed the way many of us look at the world. But according to a new piece of information revealed by Google, i...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Beam Them Up, Kitty: Artist Draws Adorable 'Star Trek' Cats
Set phasers to furry because these two felines are boldly going where no cat has gone before.Maybe Kitty-Kirk and Kitty-Spock are more suited for battling laser pointers than Klingons, but they still ...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable British Movie Villains Take Center Stage in New Jaguar Super Bowl Ad
What do you need to be a good movie villain? The usual things: a fast car, a private helicopter, a secret underground headquarters and, of course, a British accent.Jaguar has revisited that trope in i...
10:52 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable No Matter How You Slice It, Google Lost On Motorola
No amount of positive spin can hide the fact that Google's acquisition of Motorola ended in failure.Almost as soon as soon as the news broke Wednesday that Lenovo was buying Motorola Mobility from Goo...
09:57 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable What Google's Sale of Motorola to Lenovo Means for the Companies
Google’s decision to sell Motorola Mobility for $2.91 billion to Lenovo is described by some as a huge loss for the search giant, which paid $12.5 billion for the company in 2011. However, upon ...
09:48 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Wearable Book Creates Sensory Reading Experience
Reading may soon be experienced in a whole new way with a "wearable book" that creates physical sensations based on the written word.The project, called "Sensory Fiction," comes out of the MIT Media L...
09:27 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable What Google Is Really Doing With All Those Robot Companies
Since December of last year, Google has purchased at least six companies either buildings robots or creating technologies used in the development of robotics.Former Google Android lead and current Goo...
08:58 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable The 15 Fastest-Growing Megacities
There are more than 25 "megacities" — that is, cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas with total populations of more than 10 million people — around the world. Including places su...
08:28 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable This Is What Happens When Smart Phones Are Even Smarter
Our smart phones act like our best friends. We take them everywhere, give them constant attention and definitely treat them better than some of our fellow humans (when we're not dropping them in the t...
08:14 am +02 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable The Mark One Is World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer
A new 3D printer can print carbon fiber and other composite materials.Created by Boston-based startup MarkForged, it's called the Mark One.See also: 7 Things You Didn't Know About 3D PrintingCompany f...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable You Probably Have More Neanderthal DNA Than You Think
People of European and Asian descent today retain Neanderthal DNA that may affect their hair, skin, fertility, predisposition to certain diseases and possibly other characteristics, a new study in the...
07:35 am +01 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Hey Netflix, Stop Encouraging Binge Watching
Prepare yourselves: Netflix will release House of Cards Season 2 on Valentine's Day. For fans of the first season, this means a sense of excitement mingled with foreboding — because of course, N...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Text Messages Curb the Lasting Effects of Malnutrition in Malawi
CHIKWAWA, Malawi — Community health-care worker Stephane January had never used a cell phone before a text message-based nutrition-monitoring program was introduced to his rural Malawian communi...
07:22 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Why Three Inches of Snow Turned Atlanta's Roads Into a Parking Lot
Some of the South's busiest metropolitan areas were gridlocked Tuesday after a few inches of snow caused traffic jams and multiple auto accidentsGeorgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolin...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable America's Next Drive-Thru: The Robotic Gas Pump
Pumping gas during this frigid winter is a hand-freezing chore for many Americans. But filling the tank may soon become as easy as passing through a drive-thru.Robotic gas pumps could be ready for reg...
06:45 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 13 Original Doodles Created on Snapchat
We've all come to appreciate the communicative power of a picture. In the era of emojis, memes, selfies and #tbts, it's easy to see why Snapchat has also taken the world by storm. With a few swipes of...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Stop Encouraging Binge Watching
Prepare yourselves: Netflix will release House of Cards Season 2 on Valentine's Day. For fans of the first season, this means a sense of excitement mingled with foreboding — because of course, N...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Hey Netflix, Stop Encouraging Binge Watching
Prepare yourselves: Netflix will release House of Cards Season 2 on Valentine's Day. For fans of the first season, this means a sense of excitement mingled with foreboding — because of course, N...
06:21 am +02 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook Plans to Launch More Standalone Apps Like Messenger
Facebook is planning to release more standalone apps like Facebook Messenger and Instagram, the company revealed during its fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday."While the core business growth is...
06:20 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Storms Spark Fossil Frenzy on UK's 'Jurassic Coast'
A series of massive storms has brought a wave of dinosaur enthusiasts and fossil hunters to the southeast coast of England to find remnants of Earth's prehistoric creatures.After torrential downpours ...
06:14 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable The Mark One Is World's First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer
A new 3D printer can print carbon fiber and other composite materials.Created by Boston-based startup MarkForged, it's called the Mark One.See also: 7 Things You Didn't Know About 3D PrintingCompany f...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 5 Interview Skills That You Need to Know
Job interviews are arguably some of the most important meetings you will ever have in your life. The outcome of an interview can greatly affect your career trajectory, whether it means you continue al...
05:56 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable McDonald's Worker Sold Heroin in Happy Meals, Police Say
A Pittsburgh McDonald's employee sold heroin in Happy Meal boxes to customers who used the code phrase, "I'd like to order a toy," according to police.Undercover officers from a local narcotics enforc...
05:43 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Cheerios' Interracial Family Returns for Super Bowl Ad
Cheerios' first Super Bowl ad will have some familiar faces.The ad casts a family that starred in a memorable Cheerios ad last year, which focused on how Cheerios is good for your heart and featured a...
05:43 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Cheerios' Interracial Family Returns for Adorable Super Bowl Ad
Cheerios' first Super Bowl ad will have some familiar faces.The ad casts a family that starred in a memorable Cheerios ad last year, which focused on how Cheerios is good for your heart and featured a...
05:17 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Massive Landslide Decimates a 300-Year-Old Barn in Italy
An enormous boulder plunged from a height 2,624 feet and plowed through a 300-year-old barn in a small town in northern Italy on Jan. 21, destroying and leveling it. A piece of a mountain detached fro...
04:48 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Google Autocomplete Explains the Winter Olympics
The Summer Olympics have a pretty straightforward lineup. Run as fast as you can, jump as far or high as you can, swim better than anyone else — it's all relatable, at least on a conceptual leve...
04:28 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Report: Amazon Preparing to Offer Kindle-Based Checkout System
Amazon is developing an in-store checkout system based on its Kindle tablet that would mark the online retailer's biggest effort yet to break into the burgeoning mobile payment industry as well as bri...
04:21 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook Plans to Launch More Standalone Apps Like Messenger
Facebook is planning to release more standalone apps like Facebook Messenger and Instagram, the company revealed during its fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday."While the core business growth is...
04:06 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Snowden Docs Expose British Spying on YouTube and Facebook
According to Edward Snowden's latest leaked documents, the British government has the capacity to track behavior on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more social media sites, though it denies snoopi...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Evernote Now Syncs 4 Times Faster
Evernote has confirmed in a recent blog post that it's boosted the performance of its Evernote Sync service, meaning files stored in an Evernote account now sync between devices four times faster than...
03:49 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook's Record-Setting Q4 Earnings in Charts
As expected, Facebook posted its best-yet quarter for revenues, profits, and user totals Wednesday, beating Wall Street estimates once againThe Q4 figures also included news that Facebook's mobile adv...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable World's Greatest Son Surprises Mom With Super Bowl Tickets
Mike Harris: 1. Every other kid in the world: 0.Harris — henceforth known as the best son ever — surprised his mom, a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan since 1976, with Super Bowl XLVIII ticket...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Victim of Epic Hack Points Finger at GoDaddy and PayPal
Passwords, even strong ones, aren't enough to protect you. Your online accounts are only as safe as the security policies of the companies that hold them.At least that's the apparent lesson to be lear...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Lenovo Buys Google's Motorola Unit for $2.9 Billion
Google announced on Wednesday that it has sold its Motorola smartphone business to PC manufacturer Lenovo for $2.9 billion.Google bought the Motorola division in 2012 for $12.5 billion. The unit curre...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Petition to Deport Bieber Will Get White House Response
An online petition on the White House's "We the People" petitions website — which urges President Barack Obama to revoke 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber's green card and deport him back to hi...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable White House Will Respond to Petition to Deport Justin Bieber
An online petition on the White House's "We the People" petitions website — which urges President Barack Obama to revoke 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber's green card and deport him back to hi...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Kraft Knows You'd Do Anything for Macaroni & Cheese
Kraft truck drivers, beware: Crazed macaroni and cheese fans will hijack your shipments of delicious noodles.Or at least that's what's happening in the brand's latest commercial. The clip imagines the...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable When Everyone Is Thinking 'Football,' Advertisers Should Be Thinking 'Fútbol'
The Super Bowl (football) and the World Cup (fútbol) are two of the most highly publicized, talked-about and buzzworthy events in sports. Both inspire fanatical viewership, heartbreaks and triump...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Joe Biden's Guide to Making the Ultimate Finger Gun
It's always a delight to see the Veep strutting his stuff at public events. Whether it's a a state dinner or a State of the Union address, Vice President Joe Biden finds a way to provide constant joy ...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Audi Engineered the Creepiest Dog of All Time
Audi may be known for engineering impressive vehicles, and now, the company is also engineering nightmares.The company's Super Bowl XLVIII ad dropped on Tuesday, and it shows what happens when we comp...
02:22 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Facebook Mobile Ads Now Account for Majority of Ad Revenue
More than a year and a half after investors and analysts first raised concerns about Facebook's potential to monetize on mobile, it appears those concerns can finally be put to rest.Facebook revealed ...
02:18 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Report: Most Patch Employees Fired; Leaked Audio Surfaces
Hundreds of employees have been laid off from Patch, the local journalism outlet previously owned by AOL, according to a report.Various sources told media journalist Jim Romenesko that between two-thi...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable How Big Data Is Influencing Hiring
We've been hearing a lot these days about how Big Data will change business. Its impact on the marketing and media world is being felt throughout the industry. Data collection and predictive analytics...
01:54 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 'The Fault in Our Stars' Trailer Will Leave Tears In Your Eyes
The first movie trailer for romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars arrived Wednesday, after a low-quality version was leaked over the weekendThe film is based on John Green's bestselling young adult no...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable Don't Complain About the Cold Until You've Been to Antarctica
Highways closed in Minnesota on Monday because it was so cold, and trains didn't run in Chicago. Numerous school districts in the Midwest even cancelled classes. The windchill this week in Chicago hit...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable What the Internet Was Doing During the State of the Union
In an unofficial vote, Congress and the American people have decided that it's okay to use the Internet while the president is speakingOn Twitter, users sent 1.7 million tweets related to the Presiden...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable CNN Doubles Down on Twitter-Based Reporting With Dataminr Deal
If you are a Twitter user, you have been contributing to CNN's reporting for the past few months whether you want to or not.The news media outlet announced on Wednesday that it had partnered with anal...
12:17 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Mashable 10 Icy Photos From the Rare Snowstorm Paralyzing Southern States
A storm that delivered just three inches of snow to Southern states from North Carolina to Louisiana has managed to cause massive traffic jams, forcing drivers to abandon their cars or spend the nigh...
11:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Rest in Peace, iPod
Apple iPod of Cupertino, Calif., died quietly this week after a lengthy bout of dance-infused music playing. iPod, 12, was surrounded by family members Apple iPhone and Apple iPad, when its sales quie...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Intelligence Chief: Snowden and 'Accomplices' Should Return 'Stolen' NSA Documents
The head of the U.S. intelligence community publicly asked Edward Snowden and "his accomplices" to return the documents he has "stolen" from the NSA.James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligenc...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Rude Girl Rihanna Photobombs 'Full House' Guys
Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier — better known as Danny Tanner, Uncle Jesse and Uncle Joey — have been enjoying a happy reunion thanks to their recent Super Bowl adThe goofy yogurt...
10:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable It Just Got Much Easier to Make Phone Calls in NYC Subways
Huge news for Verizon customers in New York City: You can now make and receive calls, texts and access the Internet at 35 subway stations throughout the city.Verizon announced on Tuesday that it will ...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable How Much Should We Really Worry About Asteroids?
Tracking asteroids and patrolling the skies is a fascinating field — one that blends traditional science with the imagination-capturing realm of space rocks. The tales we heard in a story we pub...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Shazam Premieres Its First Music Video: Chromeo's 'Come Alive'
Chromeo wants to "bring the funk straight to your phone." The electrofunk duo are debuting their "Come Alive" music video Wednesday on music-identification app Shazam.Shazam users can play the song on...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn Channels Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
LinkedIn introduced a new tool that's a twist on the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" game — but for professionals.The social network launched "How You're Connected" on Wednesday, a visual enhanceme...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable The Kid in You Can Now Play With Legos From a Browser
Now you can relive a favorite childhood pastime from your browser or mobile deviceGoogle Chrome announced Tuesday a virtual space in which users can create Lego masterpieces. The partnership with Lego...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable How the Future of Gaming Looks on Google Glass
Google launched a series of mini-games for its high-tech Google Glass specs that allows players to use their heads as rackets to play a round of virtual tennis or slice shapes out of thin air like a k...
09:40 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable When Everyone Is Thinking 'Football,' Advertisers Should Be Thinking 'Fútbol'
The Super Bowl (football) and the World Cup (fútbol) are two of the most highly publicized, talked-about and buzzworthy events in sports. Both inspire fanatical viewership, heartbreaks and triump...
09:27 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Audi Engineered the Creepiest Dog of All Time
Audi may be known for engineering impressive vehicles, and now, the company is also engineering nightmares.The company's Super Bowl XLVIII ad dropped on Tuesday, and it shows what happens when we comp...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Gmail Bug Caused Some Users to Delete the Wrong Emails
A Gmail bug caused some users to inadvertently delete a message or report it as spam, Google has announced in a notice to usersThe issue, which only appeared on several platforms, including the Gmail ...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 'Aww' Is the Only Proper Reaction to This Budweiser Puppy Love Ad
Friendship, puppies, Clydesdales and beer — everything that football stands for. Budweiser takes a serious tug at the heartstrings in this year's Super Bowl ad. The 60-second spot follows the s...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable NSA Hires First Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer
The National Security Agency's newest employee has her work cut out for her, based on the surveillance information leaked from the organization in the past seven months.The NSA has hired Rebecca Richa...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Miley and Madonna Team Up for Hoedown on 'MTV Unplugged'
Headline magnets Miley Cyrus and Madonna, donning Western-inspired getups, shared the stage this week for Cyrus' MTV Unplugged taping, which will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ETThe two performed a mashup o...
08:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Scribd Launches App for Kindle Fire, Nipping at Amazon
E-book subscription service Scribd is looking to take on Amazon from within.The company launched a new app for the Kindle Fire on Wednesday that will provide an alternative to Amazon's e-book marketSe...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Israel to Create Cyber Attack Emergency-Response Team
As part of Israel's program to deal with rising cyber threats, the government is putting together a task force to help citizens and businesses cope. The country's National Cyber Bureau plans to establ...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 13 Creative Uses for Jelly, the Hot New Q&A App
For those confused, this is not an article about grape spreadJelly, the new questions and answers app helmed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is still, for the most part, a fringe app for the social m...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 12 Creative Uses for Jelly, the Hot New Q&A App
For those confused, this is not an article about grape spreadJelly, the new questions and answers app helmed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is still, for the most part, a fringe app for the social m...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable What to Expect From Facebook's Q4 Earnings: Instagram, Mobile, Teens
Facebook should be feeling good right about now. The stock is hovering near an all-time high. The company has proven it can adapt to mobile. And Facebook is less than a week away from celebrating its ...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Inspiring Olympic Twins Appear in Soon-to-Vanish Guinness Ad
Lanny and Tracy Barnes, the twin Olympic biathletes that famously switched places for this year's Winter Games, are starring in a Guinness ad that will vanish from the web Thursday.The ad shows a blac...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Congressman Threatens Reporter: 'I'll Break You in Half. Like a Boy.'
A routine interview between a television reporter and a congressman after Tuesday night's State of the Union speech in Washington, D.C., turned ugly after the representative physically threatened the ...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Congressman Apologizes to Reporter After Threatening to Break Him 'In Half'
Update, Jan. 29, 11:27 a.m. ET: Scotto told reporters said that Rep. Grimm called him this morning to apologize for threatening him last night and that they will be going to [email protected] cal...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Apple Makes Moves on Its TV 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....
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Apple TV No Longer a 'Hobby' 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....
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Samsung Smart Display Concept Reveals a World Dominated By Screens
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch and its rumored Galaxy Glass device indicate that the company plans to rely heavily on experimentation as it innovates its way into the future. The true passion ...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 3D-Scanned Olympians Wear Uniforms Suited for Superheroes
As if we needed another reason to worship athletes, select Olympic hockey players will wear state-of-the-art, 3D-scanned uniforms custom-fitted to their body parts. That's right, like superheroes. Ho...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 22 Animals Training for the Olympics
It's crunch time. The 2014 Winter Olympics arrive shortly, so naturally, Olympians are cramming their last bit of training between getting fitted for opening ceremony outfits and worrying for their sa...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 61% of Super Bowl Viewers Will Share Ads on Social Media
Social media and the Super Bowl go together like Beyoncé and a power outageThe first Twitter-worthy moment of the Super Bowl season came early this year, when Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio's Career in GIF Form
Leonardo DiCaprio has scored multiple Academy Award nominations over the years, but the actor has yet to take home an Oscar. Despite the snubs, DiCaprio boasts an impressive and diverse career, rangin...
04:08 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Gmail Bug Caused Some Users to Delete the Wrong Emails
A Gmail bug caused some users to inadvertently delete a message or report it as spam, Google has announced in a notice to usersThe issue, which only appeared on several platforms, including the Gmail ...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 8 Incredible Museums Sharing on Pinterest
Pinterest has a reputation as the social media channel for food and fashion, but there’s much more to the visual network. It’s a combination of eye candy and information, with businesses, ...
03:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Miley and Madonna Team Up for Hoedown on 'MTV Unplugged'
Headline magnets Miley Cyrus and Madonna, donning Western-inspired getups, shared the stage this week for Cyrus' MTV Unplugged taping, which will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ETThe two performed a mashup o...
03:35 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Scribd Launches App for Kindle Fire, Nipping at Amazon
E-book subscription service Scribd is looking to take on Amazon from within.The company launched a new app for the Kindle Fire on Wednesday that will provide an alternative to Amazon's e-book marketSe...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 11 Reasons Employers Should Request Cover Letters
When you’re hiring for a new position, it’s tempting to go straight for the most impressive resume or portfolio. With dozens of applications to read and not much time to make a decision on...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable The Facebook Graveyard: 10 Products the Site Killed Off
Facebook has had a lot of ups and downsOver its past 10 years, the company has launched a slew of products and features to enhance the overall user experience, and tap into other areas of life besides...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable The Facebook Graveyard: 10 Products the Site Killed
Facebook has had a lot of ups and downsOver its past 10 years, the company has launched a slew of products and features to enhance the overall user experience, and tap into other areas of life besides...
02:58 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable What to Expect From Facebook's Q4 Earnings: Instagram, Mobile, Teens
Facebook should be feeling good right about now. The stock is hovering near an all-time high. The company has proven it can adapt to mobile. And Facebook is less than a week away from celebrating its ...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Sony Wants to Turn Your Tablet Into a Giant Camera
Remember Sony's lens-type camera attachments for smartphones? Well, the company aims to do the same to its line of tablets with the launch of SPA-TA1, a clip-on attachment that gives the tablet seriou...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Denver Airport Pays Clever Tribute to Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' Calls
The Denver Airport is having some Super Bowl fun with a clever tribute to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.Manning made headlines earlier this month for shouting "Omaha" more than 40 times during De...
02:06 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Apple TV No Longer a 'Hobby' 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....
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Kate Upton's End Zone Dance Sizzles
Kate Upton is more than just a pretty face. She also has some pretty sweet dance moves.The voluptuous supermodel took to the MetLife Stadium field to show us her "signature" touchdown dance. Throwing ...
01:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Samsung Smart Display Concept Reveals a World Dominated By Screens
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch and its rumored Galaxy Glass device indicate that the company plans to rely heavily on experimentation as it innovates its way into the future. The true passion ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Swedish Marines Channel John Travolta For 'Greased Lightning' Parody
Prepare yourself for a "Greased Lightning" parody that would make Danny Zuko proud.A group of Swedish marines currently stationed in Afghanistan took some time out of their schedule to create an impre...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Portraits of Afghan Child Refugees Show the Legacy of Conflict
Around 1.6 million Afghan refugees live within Pakistan's borders, making up one of the world's largest refugee communities, according to the United Nations refugee agency. These people have been...
11:03 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 8 Incredible Museums Sharing on Pinterest
Pinterest has a reputation as the social media channel for food and fashion, but there’s much more to the visual network. It’s a combination of eye candy and information, with businesses, ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Hot Frying Pan Turns Beer Into Gooey Blob
What's the weirdest thing you can do with liquid in a frying pan? If you answered "make an omelet," you're wrongThe answer probably lies somewhere around the Leidenfrost effect. It allows the liquid &...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 5 Things You Need to Know From Obama's State of The Union Address
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday nightHere, we've rounded up the five most important things Ob...
09:45 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Apple Is Falling Behind in the Smartphone Game
Apple increased global iPhone shipments by 13% last year, but its growth rate is lagging behind competitors in the smartphone space — arguably the company's most important market.In 2013, Apple ...
09:27 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 'Inside' News App Prioritizes People Over Algorithms
Inside, the latest venture from entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, is trying to change people's perception of how news apps should work. The app, which launched Tuesday, takes a different approach to conte...
09:12 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Obama: Immigration Reform Will Shrink Deficit by $1 Trillion
U.S. President Barack Obama renewed his call for immigration reform during his State of the Union address Tuesday.Obama's argument for reworking what he called a "broken immigration system" was based ...
09:06 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable These Miami Heat Karaoke Videos Are All You Need Tonight
Shane Battier is a role player for the NBA's star-laden Miami Heat. But after organizing a team-wide karaoke session on Monday night, he's got our vote for team MVP — because how else are you go...
08:59 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Apple TV Moves From 'Hobby' to Full-Fledged Product Line
Following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s admission during Monday’s earnings call that the iPod line is in decline, the company's web store changed to reflect that sentiment by focusing on the Apple ...
08:30 am -08 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio's Career in GIF Form
Leonardo DiCaprio has scored multiple Academy Award nominations over the years, but the actor has yet to take home an Oscar. Despite the snubs, DiCaprio boasts an impressive and diverse career, rangin...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Muppets Join Forces With Shirtless Terry Crews, Because Super Bowl
Toyota is once again tapping star power to stand out in this year's Super Bowl. This time it's the unlikely pairing of Terry Crews and the Muppets.In the 60-second ad, Crews pulls up to a broken down ...
08:08 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Major Moments From Obama's State of the Union Address
Over the years, the U.S. president’s annual State of the Union address has evolved from a formal event for insiders to a public spectacleSee also: Watch Obama's State of the Union AddressIncreas...
08:03 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Meteorologist Gets Attacked on Camera, Kicks Butt
Cue up the blooper reel — this one makes the cutMeteorologist Jim Cantore was reporting the weather live from South Carolina's College of Charleston when he spotted a rowdy college kid heading h...
07:38 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Read Obama's State of the Union Address as You Watch
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday nightSee also: Watch Obama's State of the Union AddressRead the full text of Obama's remarks, below, which the White ...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Texas Rep: Obama Is a 'Kommandant-In-Chef' and 'Socialistic Dictator'
U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address hadn't even begun when at least one Republication congressman stuck metaphorical foot in digital mouth via TwitterHere's what Randy Weber, a Re...
07:23 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Members of Congress Pose With 'Duck Dynasty' Star
Even members of U.S. Congress aren't above posing for photos with celebrities.Some of the men and women who represent American citizens in the federal government took time before U.S. President Barack...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Heat Map Shows Most Popular Chinese New Year Destinations
Baidu has launched a heat map of where Chinese travelers are heading to, coming from, and which routes are most popular during Chinese New Year, the country's largest national holiday.It's a time when...
07:00 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Portraits of Afghan Child Refugees Show the Legacy of Conflict
Around 1.6 million Afghan refugees live within Pakistan's borders, making up one of the world's largest refugee communities, according to the United Nations refugee agency. These people have been...
06:56 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable It's Richard Sherman's World. The Rest of Us Are Just Obsessing Over It
The photo above shows the scrum of reporters and photographers surrounding Richard Sherman at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day on TuesdayAfter a preceding week-and-a-half in which the outspoken Sherman bec...
06:56 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable It's Richard Sherman's World. We're All Just Obsessing in It
The photo above shows the scrum of reporters and photographers surrounding Richard Sherman at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day on TuesdayAfter a preceding week-and-a-half in which the outspoken Sherman bec...
06:41 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Rome Asks Citizens to Tweet Against Illegal Parking
Citizens of Rome have an unlikely new weapon to fight against double-parked cars and vehicles obstructing sidewalks in their city: Twitter.For a little over a month, Rome's municipal government has al...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 12 Photos From Lunar New Year Celebrations Worldwide
Lunar New Year celebrations begin on Jan. 31, and run for 15 days full of parades, candy and firecrackers to ward off demons.Also known as Spring Festival, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, which is supp...
05:53 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Critics Charge White House Not Nearly as Transparent as Its Instagrams
As President Barack Obama prepares for one of his most important speeches of the year, he looks at a piece of paper with his chief speech writer. Someone on his staff eats Indian food — spicy eg...
05:23 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Yahoo's Mayer: I Will Be More Involved in the Company's Revenue
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer called the recent firing of the company's chief operating officer "regrettable" during a fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday, but added that Henrique de Castro was "not a f...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Skittles Rolls Out 'Seattle Mix' for Sweet-Toothed Running Back
Skittles is capitalizing on the Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's affinity for the brand with a limited-edition "Seattle Mix" version of the candy that will only feature blue and green ve...
04:41 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Google Glass Gets Prescription Frames: Everything You Need to Know
For early adopters of Google Glass, it's been a demand from the start: a version that is friendly to prescription lenses. Those people's prayers were answered early Tuesday when Google announced it wo...
04:04 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Even the Mascots for the Seahawks and Broncos Are Fighting
Tensions are running high; it's almost time for the big gameSo it only makes sense that the mascots for the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are engaging in a little interoffice rivalry before Sund...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Big Data Investment Increasing, but not Hiring
Big Data is proving to be a big money-maker for businesses, but data workers aren't reaping similar rewards. A new report suggests that while many companies have committed to spending more of their bu...
03:35 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 7 Nerds Try to Explain Football
We just can't wait to watch that one team play against that other team during the Super Bowl this year. Sports rule, right, guys?OK, so some of us are a little out of touch when it comes to football. ...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Children's Book 'Hello Ruby' Teaches 4- to 7-Year-Olds How to Code
As a teenager, Finnish programmer Linda Liukas had a major crush on Al Gore. She wanted to share her passion for the then-vice president with a fan page. Without the pre-made templates that Tumblr and...
03:05 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable A Huge Hologram Delivered a Speech for Turkey's Prime Minister
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan couldn't attend a meeting of the Justice and Development Party in the Turkish city of Izmir over the weekend, so he sent a 10-foot digit...
02:45 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Kia's Super Bowl Ad Unleashes the Power of 'The Matrix'
Are you ready to see how deep the rabbit hole goes?Laurence Fishburne stars in Kia's latest Super Bowl ad — or you may know him better as Morpheus, from the 1999 film The Matrix.See also: VW's S...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Why Scarlett Johansson's Ad Was Banned From the Super Bowl
Cheap shot, SodaStreamThe do-it-yourself soda maker takes a direct tackle against Coke and Pepsi in its latest ad featuring spokesperson Scarlett Johansson. But the ad won't be seen by anyone during t...
02:30 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Texas Rep: Obama Is a 'Kommandant-In-Chef' and 'Socialistic Dictator'
U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address hadn't even begun when at least one Republication congressman stuck metaphorical foot in digital mouth via TwitterHere's what Randy Weber, a Re...
02:00 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Heat Map Shows Most Popular Chinese New Year Destinations
Baidu has launched a heat map of where Chinese travelers are heading to, coming from, and which routes are most popular during Chinese New Year, the country's largest national holiday.It's a time when...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 3D Printed Food: It's What's for Dinner
Although squeezing out food, layer by layer, from a 3D printer may not yet be particularly efficient — nor sound that tasty — companies are already testing how the Jetsons-esque technology...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Twitter Cofounder Ev Williams Raises $25 Million for Medium
Medium, the blogging platform started by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has raised $25 million from a group of veteran technology investors.The funding is the first outside investment into the site,...
01:16 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Ex-Egypt Leader Morsi Lashes Out at Court From a Metal Cage
Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted from political office in July 2013, appeared in court in Cairo on Tuesday, encased in a soundproof glass box lined with metal bars. His microph...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Vin Diesel's 7-Minute Dance Video Is His Greatest Work Yet
Vin Diesel is an actor, producer and, apparently, a huge Beyoncé fan.The Fast and the Furious star took to his Facebook page on Tuesday to share his latest (and possibly greatest) piece of work. ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable The Countries With the Fastest Internet Are All in Asia
Asia is solidifying its place as the world's epicenter for top-speed Internet access, according to the latest research from Akamai Technologies expected to be published later today.The top four places...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable How to Watch Obama's State of the Union Address Online
U.S. President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET in the televised State of the Union address — it will also be available online on various platformsThe...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Watch Obama's State of the Union Address
UPDATE - Jan. 28, 7:15 p.m.: Watch Obama's State of the Union address in the video, above. Streaming will start at 9 p.m. ETU.S. President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation Tuesday nig...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Rap Genius Releases iPhone App for All Your On-the-Go Lyrics Needs
Rap Genius is taking it to the streets.The lyrics site has released an iPhone app that brings the site's text capabilities to mobile along with a Shazam-like feature for discovering new artists and th...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable Dude, Dell’s Got a Research Division
Call it a problem of perception. The newly private Dell computer company announces a new Research Division and people think Dell is “getting into” research. The reality is that the 30-year...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Mashable 5 NASA Earth-Science Missions Blasting Off in 2014
The launch of a precipitation-measuring satellite next month kicks off a busy year for NASA's Earth-observation program.The space agency will launch five Earth-science missions in 2014, starting with ...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Prime Minister Resigns as Parliament Scraps Anti-Protest Laws
KIEV, Ukraine — President Viktor Yanukovych conceded some ground to anti-government protesters on Tuesday, accepting the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and Azaro...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 5 Football Facts More Entertaining Than a Bruno Mars Halftime Show
What's better than two armies of red-blooded American men smashing into each other on a freezing grid of AstroTurf? A well-aged cheddar, for one, but that's beside the point.Super Bowl XLVIII (which i...
11:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Big Data Investment Increasing, but Not Hiring
Big Data is proving to be a big money-maker for businesses, but data workers aren't reaping similar rewards. A new report suggests that while many companies have committed to spending more of their bu...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Pebble Steel: The World's Best Smartwatch Gets Fashionable
With the Pebble Steel, the Pebble smartwatch is not only one of the most functional smartwatches available, it's also one of the most attractive.In its first 12 months of availability, the original Pe...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Pebble Steel Review: The World's Best Smartwatch Gets Fashionable
With the Pebble Steel, the Pebble smartwatch is not only one of the most functional smartwatches available, it's also one of the most attractive.In its first 12 months of availability, the original Pe...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Fasten Your Seatbelts: Delta's Taking You to the '80s
Please stow your tray tables: We're about to land in the '80sDelta is taking a trip back in time with a totally awesome in-flight safety video that may actually convince you to turn off your electroni...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable A Facebook Campaign Simulated Alzheimer's, and It Will Stop You in Your Tracks
The difficult thing about sympathizing with an Alzheimer's sufferer is putting yourself into his or her shoes. We all have minor memory lapses, like forgetting where our keys are. But few of us have e...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable With Olympics Looming, Russia Ramps Up Online Surveillance
As athletes, spectators, journalists and government officials descend on Sochi for the Winter Olympics in February, they will enter what experts are calling the most surveilled Olympics of all time.Ov...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable For First Time Ever, 1 Billion Smartphones Shipped in One Year
For the first time ever, one billion smartphones have been shipped in one year, marking a huge milestone for mobile.According to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), vendors shipped mor...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Nate Silver Staffs Up for Revamped 'FiveThirtyEight'
Nate Silver has hired 15 journalists for his new version of data journalism site FiveThirtyEight, which has migrated from the New York Times to ESPN/ABC.The new FiveThirtyEight, launching later this y...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Nate Silver Staffs Up as the Relaunch of FiveThirtyEight Takes Shape
Nate Silver's newest incarnation of FiveThirtyEight is beginning to take shape, with the former New York Times data journalist publishing a blog post detailing hiring developments as well as the visio...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 'Jurassic Park' Velociraptor Cage for Sale on eBay
Movie fans, be warned: This prop might make your wallet go extinctAn eBay seller has listed the genuine velociraptor cage seen in the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park. Fans (and captured dinosaurs) will...
07:50 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Watch Obama's State of the Union Address
UPDATE - Jan. 28, 7:15 p.m.: Watch Obama's State of the Union address in the video, above. Streaming will start at 9 p.m. ETU.S. President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation Tuesday nig...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Bill Hader's 'Star Wars' Impressions Really Aren't Half Bad
Bill Hader is a big Star Wars fan, and what more can any fan hope for than a part in the next iteration of the movie franchise?To prove to J.J. Abrams he's up for the task, Hader impersonated a dying ...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Prescriptions for Google Glass 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....
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable VW's Super Bowl Ad Is Here and It's Wacky
That annual rite of passage, the launch of Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad, is finally here — and the brand has once again taken the zany route.The 60-second ad shows a guy driving his VW and his dau...
06:34 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 5 Football Facts More Entertaining Than a Bruno Mars Halftime Show
What's better than two armies of red-blooded American men smashing into each other on a freezing grid of AstroTurf? A well-aged cheddar, for one, but that's beside the point.Super Bowl XLVIII (which i...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 11 Times Everyone on Facebook Changed Their Profile Pictures
The Facebook profile picture is an art form. It's the first thing people look at when scrolling through your account. Essentially, it tells people whether you're artsy/brainy/happy/boring, etcHowever,...
05:56 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Fasten Your Seatbelts: Delta's Taking You to the '80s
Please stow your tray tables: We're about to land in the '80sDelta is taking a trip back in time with a totally awesome in-flight safety video that may actually convince you to turn off your electroni...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 10 Tips for Pretending You Care About Football
Super Bowl parties are a lot of fun — you get to hang out with friends, it's one of the few acceptable excuses to drink in the daytime and you can eat exclusively Velveeta-based food items.The a...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The 6 Coolest Co-Op Games for PS4
New consoles mean an avalanche of new games to play, both solo and with friends. Sometimes those friends become your enemies on screen; at other times, you'll need to put your heads together to solve ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Forecast Puts a Chill on Super Bowl Ticket Prices
This Sunday's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has been a conundrum for ticket brokers. The game is taking place in the largest market in the U.S. and the NFL is more popular than ever, and...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The Hunt for Killer Asteroids
Sergey Khaibrakhmanov was sleeping when he heard the explosion. Startled, his heart already pounding, he jumped awake in bedWhat the hell was that?It was loud, whatever it was, enough to shake the apa...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 20 Places You'd Rather Be Right Now
We could all use a little break sometimes. The hustle and bustle of the 9-to-5 life can be exhausting.We fill our days with routines and deadlines. Its never-ending grind that could bring anyone to te...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Dating App for LGBT Women Prizes Community Over Hookups
Ariella Furman had a hard time connecting with the LGBT community when she relocated from New York to Pittsburgh, Pa., several years ago. There are fewer bars aimed at lesbian women than at gay men, s...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Photographer Brings Movies to Life With Lego and Baking Powder
If you've ever wondered what The Empire Strikes Back or Raiders of the Lost Ark would look like with Lego minifigures standing in for the actors, Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki has the answe...
03:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 5 Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview
It’s easy to feel like you're in the hot seat during a job interview — you really want the position, you're battling all sorts of jitters and it certainly doesn't help that the stern execu...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Indiegogo Raises $40 Million to Expand Globally
Indiegogo, a crowfunding service that helped popularize the concept, has raised another $40 million in funding to expand globally and take on the growing number of competitors.The latest funding round...
02:56 pm -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Fasten Your Seatbelts: Delta's Taking You to the '80s
Please stow your tray tables: We're about to land in the '80sDelta is taking a trip back in time with a totally awesome in-flight safety video that may actually convince you to turn off your electroni...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Dying in Beijing May Be Pricier Than Living There
Rents are rising for the departed in Beijing. Living in China's capital city may be more affordable than being buried there, according to a new report.Getting a plot in one of Beijing's more popular c...
01:51 pm -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable With Olympics Looming, Russia Ramps Up Online Surveillance
As athletes, spectators, journalists and government officials descend on Sochi for the Winter Olympics in February, they will enter what experts are calling the most surveilled Olympics of all time.Ov...
01:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Google Glass Gets New Frames, Prescription Lenses
Though Google Glass's main appeal lies in the camera and the smart circuitry located above the right eye, at the end of the day smartglasses are still glasses, and users would like to have options whe...
01:37 pm -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable For First Time Ever, 1 Billion Smartphones Shipped in One Year
For the first time ever, one billion smartphones have been shipped in one year, marking a huge milestone for mobile.According to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), vendors shipped mor...
01:26 pm -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Nate Silver Staffs Up as the Relaunch of FiveThirtyEight Takes Shape
Nate Silver's newest incarnation of FiveThirtyEight is beginning to take shape, with the former New York Times data journalist publishing a blog post detailing hiring developments as well as the visio...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Pentatonix Take Their Sweet Harmonies to 'Sesame Street'
A capella darlings and The Sing-Off alums Pentatonix have packed up their impressive pipes and headed down to Sesame Street.In the episode airing Feb. 7, the quintet guides youngsters through counting...
12:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 10 Tips From Comedians for Pretending You Care About Football
Super Bowl parties are a lot of fun — you get to hang out with friends, it's one of the few acceptable excuses to drink in the daytime and you can eat exclusively Velveeta-based food items.The a...
12:06 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The 6 Coolest Co-Op Games for PS4
New consoles mean an avalanche of new games to play, both solo and with friends. Sometimes those friends become your enemies on screen; at other times, you'll need to put your heads together to solve ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Atari Founder: Games Today Have 'Gratuitous Complexity'
Nolan Bushnell is often referred to as the father of electronic gaming — he created Atari, after all — but the serial entrepreneur has brought joy to the lives of many, beyond geeks. After...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Forecast Puts a Chill on Super Bowl Ticket Prices
This Sunday's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has been a conundrum for ticket brokers. The game is taking place in the largest market in the U.S. and the NFL is more popular than ever, and...
11:55 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The Hunt for Killer Asteroids
Sergey Khaibrakhmanov was sleeping when he heard the explosion. Startled, his heart already pounding, he jumped awake in bedWhat the hell was that?It was loud, whatever it was, enough to shake the apa...
11:31 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Bill Hader's 'Star Wars' Impressions Really Aren't Half Bad
Bill Hader is a big Star Wars fan, and what more can any fan hope for than a part in the next iteration of the movie franchise?To prove to J.J. Abrams he's up for the task, Hader impersonated a dying ...
11:10 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Prescriptions for Google Glass 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....
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Clueless Chelsea Fans Are Pumped About Players Who Don't Exist
Fans of Premier League soccer club Chelsea are excited about their favorite team potentially signing a player named Liam Ying, lauding his skill and the on-field attributes he'd bring to the squad in ...
11:00 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable VW's Super Bowl Ad Is Here and It's Wacky
That annual rite of passage, the launch of Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad, is finally here — and the brand has once again taken the zany route.The 60-second ad shows a guy driving his VW and his dau...
10:14 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 11 Times Everyone on Facebook Changed Their Profile Pictures
The Facebook profile picture is an art form. It's the first thing people look at when scrolling through your account. Essentially, it tells people whether you're artsy/brainy/happy/boring, etcHowever,...
09:58 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Boston Company Developing Synthetic Organs
Patients waiting for life-saving organs — that's more than 120,000 in the United States — may soon have another option for a second chance at life.Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology...
09:30 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 10 Tips for Pretending You Care About Football
Super Bowl parties are a lot of fun — you get to hang out with friends, it's one of the few acceptable excuses to drink in the daytime and you can eat exclusively Velveeta-based food items.The a...
09:29 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable WowWee MiP Robot Delivers Segway-Style Tech in an Adorable Package
I did not start out liking WowWee’s new MiP Robot. With its two for-show-only arms, complete lack of touch sensors and tendency to fall down or go flying off tables, I just didn’t get it. ...
09:00 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Forecast Puts a Chill on Super Bowl Ticket Prices
This Sunday's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey has been a conundrum for ticket brokers. The game is taking place in the largest market in the U.S. and the NFL is more popular than ever, and...
08:58 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Stratasys Unveils World's First Multi-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printer
While Star Trek replicators still don't exist, we just moved a little closer to the dream, thanks to a new kind of 3D printer. 3D-printing manufacturer Stratasys just debuted the Objet500 Connex3, the...
08:55 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The Hunt for Killer Asteroids
Sergey Khaibrakhmanov was sleeping when he heard the explosion. Startled, his heart already pounding, he jumped awake in bedWhat the hell was that?It was loud, whatever it was, enough to shake the apa...
08:43 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Dying in Beijing May Be Pricier Than Living There
Rents are rising for the departed in Beijing. Living in China's capital city may be more affordable than being buried there, according to a new report.Getting a plot in one of Beijing's more popular c...
08:30 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 20 Places You'd Rather Be Right Now
We could all use a little break sometimes. The hustle and bustle of the 9-to-5 life can be exhausting.We fill our days with routines and deadlines. It's a never-ending grind that could bring anyone to...
08:26 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Twitter for Android Updated With New Photo-Editing Features
Twitter updated its Android app Monday with additional photo-editing, sharing and discovery features.The changes are are meant to make it easier to share and edit photos from within the app, Twitter e...
08:03 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Dating App for LGBT Women Prizes Community Over Hookups
Ariella Furman had a hard time connecting with the LGBT community when she relocated from New York to Pittsburgh, Pa., several years ago. There are fewer bars aimed at lesbian women than at gay men, s...
07:57 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Relive the Entire NFL Season in Just 160 Seconds
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, touching down on Feb. 2. Perhaps you haven't been paying much attention to this NFL season, however, and need to get back up to speed as soon as possibleIf so, you're...
07:30 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Photographer Brings Movies to Life With Lego and Baking Powder
If you've ever wondered what The Empire Strikes Back or Raiders of the Lost Ark would look like with Lego minifigures standing in for the actors, Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki has the answe...
07:28 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Friends Help You Defuse a Virtual Bomb in Nerve-Wracking 3D Game
"Now, just cut the red wire...!"If you're a fan of spy movies, you've undoubtedly seen a trained secret agent disarm a bomb thanks to instructions from someone who can't actually see what they're work...
07:13 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable How to Watch the Super Bowl Online
Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, pitting Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos against the Richard Sherman-led Seattle Seahawks. It promises to be a hard-fought matchup featuring th...
07:08 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 5 Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview
It’s easy to feel like you're in the hot seat during a job interview — you really want the position, you're battling all sorts of jitters and it certainly doesn't help that the stern execu...
07:00 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Indiegogo Raises $40 Million to Expand Globally
Indiegogo, a crowfunding service that helped popularize the concept, has raised another $40 million in funding to expand globally and take on the growing number of competitors.The latest funding round...
06:42 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Terminally Ill Dad Pens 826 Napkin Notes for Daughter's Future Lunches
W. Garth Callaghan doesn't know how long he has to live. But he can be certain of one simple thing: No matter his fate, his daughter will have a handwritten note tucked inside her lunchbox each day un...
06:39 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Mitt Romney Slow-Jams the News With Jimmy Fallon
Mitt Romney is used to being in the news, but this time around, he's taking a stab at broadcasting the newsOn Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the former presidential nominee slow-jammed headlines on NSA...
06:34 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Apple: 130,000 iOS Apps Are From Chinese Developers
There are 130,000 apps from Chinese developers in Apple's App Store, according to numbers released Monday during the company's Q1 earnings call.To put that in context, the App Store had more than one ...
06:28 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Grammys Wedding Couple: It Was Too Fantastic to Be Real
Spencer and Dustin Reeser-Stout — a couple from Salt Lake City, Utah — never expected that the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., would be their wedding venue when they ventured to San...
06:28 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Grammys Wedding Couple: 'It Was Too Fantastic to Be Real'
Spencer and Dustin Reeser-Stout — a couple from Salt Lake City, Utah — never expected that the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., would be their wedding venue when they ventured to San...
06:23 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Colorado Revamps Mental Health-Care System After Aurora Shooting
James Holmes returned to the courtroom on Monday, two years after he allegedly shot into an audience at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and injuring 70. A Centennial, Colo. co...
06:06 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Did the iPhone 5C Hurt Apple's North America Sales?
Apple sales increased by 5.7% in the holiday quarter year-over-year thanks to a host of new products, but the picture was much different in North America.The company revealed in its first-quarter earn...
06:00 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Dying in Beijing May Be Pricier Than Living There
Rents are rising for the departed in Beijing. Living in China's capital city may be more affordable than being buried there, according to a new report.Getting a plot in one of Beijing's more popular c...
05:56 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Pepsi and Uber Unite to Unveil Live Super Bowl Shows
Pepsi has partnered up with hot startup Uber to unveil a Super Bowl-related program that combines improv theater and practical jokeryOn Tuesday and Wednesday in New York this week, Uber will offer Pep...
05:49 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Google Glass Gets New Frames, Prescription Lenses
Though Google Glass's main appeal lies in the camera and the smart circuitry located above the right eye, at the end of the day smartglasses are still glasses, and users would like to have options whe...
05:27 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Australian Open Champ Delivers Hilarious Victory Speech
Chinese tennis star Li Na had no shortage of one-liners during her victory speech after the Australian Open on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Melbourne, Australia. The 31-year-old defeated Dominika Cibulkova o...
05:04 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Inglorious Bloggers: Tarantino to Sue 'Gawker' Over Links to Leaked Script
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino will file a lawsuit against Gawker after a leaked script for his next movie was posted on the site's Defamer vertical, according to a report.The script for The Hateful Eigh...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable These Are the Toughest Cities for Recruiting Tech Talent
It may be a surprise to some that San Francisco, New York and Washington are on the same list as cities in the Midwest for being the most difficult places to recruit technology talent.That's according...
05:00 am -08 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Pentatonix Take Their Sweet Harmonies to 'Sesame Street'
A capella darlings and The Sing-Off alums Pentatonix have packed up their impressive pipes and headed down to Sesame Street.In the episode airing Feb. 7, the quintet guides youngsters through counting...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Apple's Holiday Quarter: By the Numbers
Expectations were high for Apple's holiday quarter sales. The company didn't quite live up to all of them.Apple reported record revenue and record sales for iPhones and iPads in the December quarter, ...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Government Loosens Limits on What Tech Companies Can Reveal
The U.S. government and a group of top technology companies have reached an agreement on transparency.The Department of Justice said it will grant the request of top tech companies who had previously ...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Hyperlocal Weather App Dark Sky Gets 24-Hour and 7-Day Forecasts
Dark Sky, the Kickstarter-funded weather app focusing on hyperlocal predictions, is getting a major update.Forecast, the independent weather service that powers Dark Sky, unveiled the completely redes...
03:12 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable 80% of Apple Mobile Devices Now Run iOS 7
iOS 7 now runs on 80% of iOS devices, according to new numbers Apple released on Monday.This is an increase from the 74% rate Apple reported in early December. The latest numbers, which were posted on...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Music Monday: Songs from the 2014 Grammy Awards
The 56th annual Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, with Daft Punk, Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis leaving as the big winners of the night.The ceremony also featured a series of show-stopping p...
02:38 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Apple Sells 51 Million iPhones in Q1, Stock Drops 5%
It really was an iPad Christmas, but perhaps not as much of an iPhone fall as some had hoped.Apple sold 51 million iPhones in the first quarter, the first time it has surpassed 50 million iPhones sold...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Third Marlboro Man Actor Dies of Lung Disease
From 1978 to 1981, actor Eric Lawson portrayed the iconic Marlboro Man in print advertisements, conveying the image of rugged masculinity the cigarette industry wanted to project for customers and pot...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Another Marlboro Man Actor Dies of Lung Disease
From 1978 to 1981, actor Eric Lawson portrayed the iconic Marlboro Man in print advertisements, conveying the image of rugged masculinity the cigarette industry wanted to project for customers and pot...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Mr. Freeze Covers 'Let It Go' From Disney's 'Frozen'
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a Disney princess.YouTube movie reviewers 2chinsTV prove that the former Governator should never join the likes of Ariel and Belle. Their cover of Frozen's "Let It Go" tak...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The Outrageous Cost of Broadcasting the Winter Olympics
NBC paid $775 million to secure the U.S. broadcasting rights for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which begin Feb. 7. The TV network and its affiliates have scheduled 539 hours of coverage, and NBCOlym...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Revealed: Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who Costume
The title role of Doctor Who is handed from actor to actor on a regular basis, and along with the new man comes new clothesPeter Capaldi, who briefly appeared as the 12th Doctor in the last minute of ...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The Answer to Affordable Housing Could Lie Within a 3D Printer
Forget waiting weeks or months for your new home to be ready. Researchers from the University of Southern California created a 3D printer that can build a 2,500 square-foot house in 24 hours.Since 200...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable London Students Discover Exploding Star in Nearby Galaxy
What started out as a 10-minute telescope lesson turned into something much more exciting, as a group of astronomy students at the University College London raced against encroaching cloud cover to do...
01:27 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Lana Del Rey Casts a Haunting Spell Over New 'Maleficent' Trailer
In a match made in movie trailer heaven, Disney villain Maleficent stalks victims as Lana Del Rey's haunting vocals play ominously in the background.A 90-second trailer for the new movie Maleficent de...
01:16 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Facebook Hiring Editors for Secret Mobile Newsreader App, Report Says
Facebook has been on the prowl for editors to curate its Flipboard-like mobile news aggregator, according to a report from Re/code.The editors would be tasked with hand picking the best stories for a ...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Macklemore to Kendrick Lamar on Grammys Win: 'Sucks That I Robbed You'
During Sunday's 56th Annual Grammy Awards, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis picked up four awards, including Best New Artist. They also swept the rap categories earning Best Rap Album for The HeistNot everyo...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable Report: NSA Snoops on Angry Birds and Other Apps
You can tell a lot about a person based on her smartphone apps — but probably not as much as the National Security Agency can deduce.The NSA, along with its British counterpart the Government Co...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable SquareSpace Brings Internet to Life in First Super Bowl Ad
The words "Super Bowl ad" were usually uttered as more of a joke than a true marketing strategy among the team at Squarespace — at least until recently.Anthony Casalena launched Squarespace in e...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable The Grammy Awards' Most-Mentioned Moments
LOS ANGELES — The 56th Grammy Awards featured its fair share of the usual funny photobombs, questionable fashion choices and electrifying performances. But this year's music fest also showcased ...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Mashable What Google Autocomplete Says About Super Bowl Advertisers
With the Super Bowl now less than a week away, advertisers are in full attention-seeking mode, buying up searches, dropping their ads on YouTube and trying to get their hashtags into circulation.All t...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Inside Mavericks, Big-Wave Surfing's Gnarliest Contest
PRINCETON-BY-THE-SEA, CALIF. — Every winter, the world's best and bravest big-wave surfers wait for the call. And most years, the call comesThe waves, the weather, the wind — everything's ...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable India Takes Down Its First Cyber Criminal
One tip from the FBI is all it took for India to catch its first cyber criminal.Until he was taken down in a raid by India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday, Amit Tiwari was the head o...
11:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable What Would YOU Ask Barack Obama?
It's a big week for President Barack Obama, and he plans to punctuate it hanging out. Obama is set to answer questions submitted by Americans in response to his fifth State of the Union Address in a ...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Sochi Mayor: My City of 343,000 Has 0 Gays
Add one more entry to the growing list of tensions over gay rights at Sochi for this year's Winter Olympics.Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov told the BBC that his town of 343,000, which will host the Game...
10:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Government Loosens Limits on What Tech Companies Can Reveal
The U.S. government and a group of top technology companies have reached an agreement on transparency.The Department of Justice said it will grant the request of top tech companies who had previously ...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Omidyar and Greenwald's First Digital Magazine to Launch in 'Coming Weeks'
First Look Media — the newly formed media venture from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald — is beginning to take shape, with the first of a series of digital magazine to be la...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Pierre Omidyar: First Digital Magazine to Launch in 'Coming Weeks'
First Look Media — the newly formed media venture from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald — is beginning to take shape, with the first of a series of digital magazine to be la...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Bitcoin Exchange CEO Arrested for Connection to Silk Road
Federal law enforcement officials have arrested the CEO of a Bitcoin exchange platform and an alleged co-conspirator in connection with Silk Road, the online black market for drugs.Charlie Shrem, CEO ...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 10 Facts You Didn't Know About the Super Bowl
15,000 tons: That's the average amount of potato chips Americans consume during the Super Bowl.In its latest video, Hoopla Ha rounded up 10 intriguing facts about the country's biggest sporting event....
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 'Abnormality' Snags China Moon Rover on Lunar Science Mission
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover may have stubbed its lucky foot.The state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday that China's Yutu moon rover (the name means Jade Rabbit) "has experienced a mechanica...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Using Your Smartphone as Your Hotel Room Key
If you're staying at the Aloft Hotel in New York City or Silicon Valley, you'll soon be able to use your smartphone as your room key.Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is adding a "virtual room k...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Microsoft: SkyDrive Is Out, OneDrive Is In
Microsoft is renaming SkyDrive as OneDrive. The company's cloud file-storage service, which launched in 2007, will soon be rechristened with the new name, and all SkyDrive products will eventually mig...
08:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Now Playing: Google's Music Timeline
Make way for the Google Music timeline — a high-tech graph showing the rise, fall and introductions of musical genres, as well as a guide for understanding music history visuallyBeginning in 195...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Report: Samsung to Launch 'Galaxy Glass' in September
Samsung might launch a competitor to Google Glass during the IFA trade show in Berlin in September this year.The device, named Galaxy Glass, could connect to your smartphone, display call alerts and a...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Bud Light Buys Up Most of the Super Bowl Ad Searches
Regardless of which Super Bowl ad you search on Google, there's one brand that keeps popping up: Bud Light.The giant beer brand has not only bought up all the Google searches for "Super Bowl ad," but ...
07:46 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Report: NSA Snoops on Angry Birds and Other Apps
You can tell a lot about a person based on her smartphone apps — but probably not as much as the National Security Agency can deduce.The NSA, along with its British counterpart the Government Co...
07:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable The Grammy Awards' Most-Mentioned Moments
LOS ANGELES — The 56th Grammy Awards featured its fair share of the usual funny photobombs, questionable fashion choices and electrifying performances. But this year's music fest also showcased ...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Job Hunting? 200Plus Openings at Target, Gilt Groupe 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...
07:27 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable The 2014 Grammys: Watch All the Big Performances From the Show
The Grammys are known as the biggest night in music, so understandably, the performances outshine everything from the actual awards to the red carpet fashionSunday's 56th annual Grammy Awards were no ...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Google Acquires Deepmind 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 storiesW...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Old Spice's Latest Ad Campaign Is Hair-Raising
A man's lush head of hair channels his id in a characteristically bizarre new ad for Old Spice's new line of hair-care products, its first foray into the category.In the ad, a guy at a meeting sends h...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable The 7 Best Tech Companies to Work For
Tech and social media are booming, and it seems every company these days is offering a position for someone to handle its social accounts and applications.However, with such an influx in the market, i...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable The 13 Weirdest Interview Questions You'll Hear in 2014
You stare across the desk at the hiring manager. You're poised, confident, ready for anything. You nailed the handshake, you're making great eye contact, nothing can stop you. You've earned this job. ...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Two-Year-Old Skateboarder Will Astonish You
Kids today can do wonders from a very early age, but we've never seen a two-year-old ride a skateboard like this toddlerComing from a family of skateboarders, Kahlei Stone-Kelly from Victoria, Austral...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 9 Ways Social Media Marketing Will Change in 2014
From the decline of Facebook use among teens to Twitter's IPO, if there is one thing we know for sure about social media, it's that few trends hold on for long — so marketers need to stay on the...
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 5 Things to Consider Before Letting Employees Work Remotely
Even as major companies like Yahoo, Best Buy and Hewlett-Packard have cut telecommuting options in the last year, the number of businesses allowing employees to work remotely is on the rise, new resea...
10:22 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 34 Couples Marry as Madonna, Macklemore Perform at Grammys
Love was in the air at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday nightDuring an emotional performance of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's Grammy-nominated song Same Love, 34 couples were married live on-airSe...
10:04 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable The Winning Music and Moments From the Grammys
The 2014 Grammy Awards wrapped on Sunday night and certainly dished out a series of memorable moments.Madonna wore a grillPaul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage. Neil Patrick Harris photobo...
09:58 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Top 7 Companies That Let You Work From Home
With an economy based on knowledge workers, estimates suggest that a full 50% of professionals in the United States have jobs that can be performed from home. In fact, according to the most recent Cen...
09:31 am -08 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Old Spice's Latest Ad Campaign Is Hair-Raising
A man's lush head of hair channels his id in a characteristically bizarre new ad for Old Spice's new line of hair-care products, its first foray into the category.In the ad, a guy at a meeting sends h...
09:28 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable A Comprehensive Guide to Taylor Swift's Grammys Dance Moves
Like bad fashion, boring acceptance speeches and awkward hosts, Taylor Swift dancing at awards show is a basic stapleDoesn't matter what song, or what award show — T-Swift is expected to shake h...
09:27 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable South Korea to Develop 5G Network 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G
Buffering may be a thing of the past by 2020 in South KoreaThe country's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) announced Wednesday that it would invest 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) t...
09:10 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 13 Weirdest Things at the 2014 Grammys
No awards show would be complete without a couple celebrities cutting loose, and the 2014 Grammys were no different — though no one could've suspected it'd be Yoko Ono with the best moves.The e...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Bad NFL Lip Readings, Mitt Romney and More
This week's viral videos take us from the boardroom to the playing field, and somehow fit Mitt Romney in along the way.But it wouldn't be much of a viral video recap without cats and dogs. This time, ...
08:37 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite on Grammys Stage
History was made, or should we say remade, during Sunday's 56th Annual Grammy AwardsRingo Starr and Paul McCartney, two of the four former members of the The Beatles, reunited on the Grammys stage to ...
08:10 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Neil Patrick Harris Photobombs John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
It's a an elite, exclusive club — those photobombed by the one and only Neil Patrick HarrisDuring Sunday night's 56th Annual Grammys, singer John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen were a...
08:05 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Guess What Office Supply Made This Incredible Boeing 777 Model
At first glance, Luca Iaconi-Stewart's impossibly detailed model of a Boeing 777 plane looks like it could be carved from wood. But if you look closer, you'll find that it's made of a material likely ...
07:44 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind for $400 Million, Report Says
The recent chatter regarding Google’s acquisition-driven moves to become the world leader in artificial intelligence will likely increase now that the company has reportedly acquired DeepMind fo...
07:20 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Arby's to Pharrell: We Want Our Hat Back
When singer Pharrell and his hat stepped onto the red carpet at the Grammys, we weren't sure whether he robbed a park ranger or just needed to fight a bad case of bed headHowever, Arby's felt the hat ...
07:14 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable NASA's Upcoming Space Telescope Looks Into the Universe's Past
Have you ever wished you could see pictures of the farthest corners of the universe? That could become a reality in a few yearsNASA announced this week that it has completed the final review stage of ...
06:40 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Beyonce, Jay Z Open Grammys With Flawless Performance
Drop that mic, Beyonce and Jay Z just killed it on the Grammys stageThe duo opened the 56th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night with their song Drunk in Love, off of Beyonce's latest eponymous album. Th...
06:34 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Powerful Music Video Photoshops Singer in Real Time
The debate over Photoshopped celebrities has grown increasingly volatile in the last couple of years. Recently, many brands like Aerie have moved toward more "normal looking" models and imagery in the...
05:50 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Ezra Klein Joins Vox Media to Launch News Site
Following his high-profile departure from the Washington Post last week, journalist Ezra Klein has announced plans to launch a new news site with Vox MediaSee also: Why This Is the Age of Publishers, ...
05:48 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable See Every Sizzling Look From the 2014 Grammys Red Carpet
The traditionally wacky and flashy Grammys Red Carpet looked a bit more subdued Sunday nightCelebrities primarily stuck to a colorless variety of whites, pale pinks and nudes — and no one wore a...
05:03 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines
Do you want job security? Become a wedding planner.That's the advice from Glassdoor, the jobs and career community site. Automation may claim as many as 47% of current jobs by 2033, according to a rec...
04:11 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable 'Full House' Reunion Super Bowl Ad Arrives Before the Game
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03:52 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Google and Samsung Strike Global Patent-Licensing Deal
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03:27 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Apple Q1 Earnings Preview: What to Expect
Six months ago, Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer promised that the company and its customers would be in for "a very busy fall." Apple made good on that: two new iPhones, two new iPad...
03:03 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Tech Support for 'Her' Could Get a Little Complicated
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02:44 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Google Buys Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind for $400 Million, Report Says
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02:32 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Square Cofounder: Jack Dorsey Is Like Hello Kitty
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02:13 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Reenact 'Titanic' Scene on 'SNL'
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are bosom buddies — so much so that the two reenacted a classic scene from Titanic on the latest episode of Saturday Night LiveIn his opening monologue, Hill ...
02:04 am -08 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable The Winning Music and Moments From the Grammys
The 2014 Grammy Awards wrapped on Sunday night and certainly dished out a series of memorable moments.Madonna wore a grillPaul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage. Neil Patrick Harris photobo...
12:03 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Mashable Michaels May Be Latest U.S. Retailer to Suffer Security Breach
Michaels, a U.S. arts and crafts chain, is investigating fraudulent activity on some customers' credit cards, which the company says may be the result of a data breach."Michaels Stores, Inc. recently ...
11:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable The Grammys Social Team Is Just 1 Woman: This Is How She Does it All
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10:59 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Spotify Trolls Beats Music on Twitter, Tries to Win Back Users
Spotify, like most major music-streaming businesses, has tried to play down the threat posed by Beats Music, a streaming service that the popular headphone maker launched this week."It's a competitor,...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Dyson DC59 Is a Vacuum With Value
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10:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Your Predictions for the 2014 Grammy Awards
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09:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs
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09:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable 20 Rainbow Photos to Splash Color on Your Winter Blues
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09:26 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Watch Newly Discovered Footage of Steve Jobs' First Public Mac Demo
Thirty years ago this week, Apple aired its "1984" commercial during the Super Bowl, teasing the Macintosh personal computer. Two days later on Jan. 24, cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs officially unveile...
09:10 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable How to Watch the Grammys in Less Than 5 Minutes
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08:53 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable State-by-State Breakdown: Facebook Users Predict Grammy Winners
LOS ANGELES — How does the state you live in think the 56th Grammy Awards will play out? If Facebook users had any sway on which nominees would win during Sunday's telecast on CBS, the victors i...
07:03 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable 10 Facebook-Coined Terms That Changed the English Language
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06:45 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable The Grammys Social Team Is Just 1 Woman: This Is How She Does it All
LOS ANGELES — How would you react if singer Taylor Swift followed you on Twitter, considering she follows only 121 accounts compared to the more than 38 million ones following her? When Swift pu...
06:04 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable The Beginner's Guide to Whisper
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05:59 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Spotify Trolls Beats Music on Twitter, Tries to Win Back Users
Spotify, like most major music-streaming businesses, has tried to play down the threat posed by Beats Music, a streaming service that the popular headphone maker launched this week."It's a competitor,...
04:52 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis
No one has arms long enough to wear all of the activity-tracking wristbands currently on sale or awaiting release. These devices count your steps, measure your sleep and some even monitor your heart r...
03:53 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable State-by-State Breakdown: Facebook Users Predict Grammy Winners
LOS ANGELES — How does the state you live in think the 56th Grammy Awards will play out? If Facebook users had any sway on which nominees would win during Sunday's telecast on CBS, the victors i...
02:03 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable 10 Facebook-Coined Terms That Changed the English Language
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11:52 am -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis
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09:59 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Capture Liquid Movement for This Week's Vine Challenge
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08:00 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable 13 Vine Videos to Bring You Back to the Basics of Geometry
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07:38 am +11 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable 3 Reasons to Interview for a Job You Don't Want
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06:00 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Our Addiction to Phone Subsidies Keeps the Wireless Industry Broken
Ditch your smartphone contract as soon as possible, and never sign another one again.That might mean today. Or in a few months. Or even two years from now. Whatever the best answer is, know it and do ...
04:59 am -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Capture Liquid Movement for This Week's Vine Challenge
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04:00 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Fears Grow in Ukraine Over Kidnappings and Beatings of Activists
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03:55 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Apple to Build Mobile-Payments Service, Report Says
Apple is preparing to expand its presence in the mobile-payment space, according to a new report.Eddy Cue, the company's senior vice-president of Internet software and services, has met with "industry...
02:25 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Tech VC Compares Criticism of 1% to Nazi Persecution of Jews
In a controversial letter, venture capitalist Tom Perkins compares the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany to what he says is the current demonization of society's “one percent.” ...
02:16 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Opposition Leaders Reject Ukraine President's Deal to End Unrest
UPDATE - 4:34 p.m. ET: Opposition leaders have rejected Yanukovych's deal.Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych offered top government positions to opposition leaders Arseniy Yatseniuk and V...
02:16 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Opposition Leaders Decline Ukraine President's Deal to End Unrest
UPDATE: This post was updated at 4:34 p.m. ET.Opposition leaders declined a deal offered to them by embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday, which was meant to end unrest and resol...
01:28 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses NSA Concerns in Rare Interview
Despite positive memories of the Mac’s 30-year history, questions still loom over Apple’s relationship with the National Security Agency following allegations that the Cupertino, Calif. co...
01:00 am -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Our Addiction to Phone Subsidies Keeps the Wireless Industry Broken
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12:55 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable The Career-Boosting Benefits of Lifelong Learning
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12:15 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Mashable Make-A-Wish Kids Embark on Dream Grammys Trip
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11:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 11 Songs From the '90s That Are Darker Than You Think
The '90s are typically remembered as a pretty fly decade. With good reason, as you could still download songs on Napster without realizing what you were actually doing — plus, there were Beanie ...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 11 Songs From the '90s That Are Darker Than You Thought
The '90s are typically remembered as a pretty fly decade. And that's for good reason, as you could still download songs on Napster without realizing what you were actually doing — plus, there we...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Nintendo Fans Rush to eBay for Rare Game
If you pride yourself on being a devoted Nintendo fan, a rare video game has popped up on eBay that may pique your interest.Nintendo collectors are racing over to eBay to bid on an auction for the Nin...
11:12 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Inside the Syrian Electronic Army Hack on CNN
One of the two main hackers of the infamous Syrian Electronic Army, only known as "Th3 Pr0," was browsing Twitter on Thursday night, when he saw something he didn't likeIt was a CNN story on a recent ...
10:55 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Apple to Build Mobile-Payments Service, Report Says
Apple is preparing to expand its presence in the mobile-payment space, according to a new report.Eddy Cue, the company's senior vice-president of Internet software and services, has met with "industry...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 25 Vintage Valentine's Day Cards
Whether you love or hate the so-called "Hallmark holiday," exchanging flowers, gifts, and greeting cards has been an annual Valentine's Day tradition for hundreds of yearsThe holiday's romantic concep...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 25 Vintage Valentine's Day Cards That Will Melt Your Heart
Whether you love or hate the so-called "Hallmark holiday," exchanging flowers, gifts and greeting cards has been an annual Valentine's Day tradition for hundreds of yearsThe holiday's romantic concept...
08:38 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 3 Reasons to Interview for a Job You Don't Want
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08:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable The Celebrity Voices Behind These Cartoons Might Surprise You
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07:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Give Up On This Audiobook Giving You Any Good Advice
Life got you down? Struggling to achieve your goals? Just give up!Jeff Wysaki has all the answers for your woes in the latest video from his comedy blog Pleated Jeans. So-called "Dr." Fitzsimmons' aud...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 'Giving Up' Teaches You How to Cope With Life's Stresses
Life got you down? Struggling to achieve your goals? Just give up!Jeff Wysaki has all the answers for your woes in the latest video from his comedy blog Pleated Jeans. So-called "Dr." Fitzsimmons' aud...
06:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 11 Songs From the '90s That Are Darker Than You Thought
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06:18 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Can You Match the Olympic Equipment With Its Correct Sport?
How well do you know your Olympic gear? With athletes competing in 98 events comprised of 15 sports, it's going to be tough keeping track of what sport to watch during 2014's Winter Games, let alone w...
05:45 pm +11 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Composer Creates Stunning Piece of Music Using Only a Bicycle
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05:16 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Build an Engineering Masterpiece With Leftover Soda Straws
A new Kickstarter project meets children at the intersection of education and engineering, with a little whimsy thrown in.Strawbees are colorful, key-shaped bits of recycled plastic designed to link s...
04:34 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Pimp My Vape: The Rise of E-Cigarette Hackers
It's foggy outside the Henley Vaporium in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Gray clouds, swirling like ghosts, cling tightly to the sidewalk and century-old brick buildingsThe haziness from the stree...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 25 Vintage Valentine's Day Cards That Will Melt Your Heart
Whether you love or hate the so-called "Hallmark holiday," exchanging flowers, gifts and greeting cards has been an annual Valentine's Day tradition for hundreds of yearsThe holiday's romantic concept...
04:11 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Facebook Ad Clicks Set Record in Q4 2013, But Concerns Linger
It was another solid quarter for Facebook ads in Q4 of 2013, as the company recorded its best quarter ever in terms of overall engagement, according to new research from AdobeFacebook saw record highs...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable The Celebrity Voices Behind These Cartoons Might Surprise You
There's nothing more frustrating than recognizing a character's voice in an animated flick or cartoon, but being unable to pinpoint who it wasFortunately, Screen Junkies teamed up with Andre Meadows t...
02:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable How to Successfully Fund Your Game With Kickstarter
So you have a good game idea, and you want to make it happen. Good news: Gaming is experiencing an indie renaissance like never before as more people bring new, creative ideas to the table.If you're t...
01:38 pm +08 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Thank You, Macintosh OS, for Changing the World
Was there really a time before Macs? More importantly, was there really a time before the Macintosh Operating System? As I sit here typing on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Mavericks, the pinnacle of ...
01:18 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Can You Match the Olympic Equipment With Its Correct Sport?
How well do you know your Olympic gear? With athletes competing in 98 events comprised of 15 sports, it's going to be tough keeping track of what sport to watch during 2014's Winter Games, let alone w...
12:23 pm +08 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Bieber Claims Michael Jackson's Throne via Instagram
Looks like Justin Bieber fancies himself a smooth criminalThe 19-year-old singer made his first public comment since being arrested Thursday on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest...
11:34 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Pimp My Vape: The Rise of E-Cigarette Hackers
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09:57 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable How to Successfully Fund Your Game With Kickstarter
So you have a good game idea, and you want to make it happen. Good news: Gaming is experiencing an indie renaissance like never before as more people bring new, creative ideas to the table.If you're t...
09:22 am +02 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Al Gore on Climate Change: 'Extreme Weather Events Are a Game Changer'
Climate change made an appearance at the 44th annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, thanks to former Vice-President Al Gore and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. The two world figures comm...
08:45 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable How the Mac's Power Has Changed in 3 Decades
The Mac turns 30 Friday, marking three decades of Apple innovation, design and power for personal computing.Starting with 1984's Macintosh at a scant 8 MHz, today's iMac has an impressive 3.4 GHz proc...
07:45 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Chinese Banknotes Stamped With QR Codes Breach Great Firewall
Centuries of invaders couldn't break the Great Wall of China, but a Chinese yuan can. Well, the "Great Firewall,” at leastA series of one yuan banknotes became a whole lot more valuable after be...
07:22 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Al Gore on Climate Change: 'Extreme Weather Events Are a Gamechanger'
Climate change made an appearance at the 44th annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, thanks to former Vice-President Al Gore and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. The two world figures comm...
07:22 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Al Gore on Climate Change: 'Extreme Weather Events Are a Game Changer'
Climate change made an appearance at the 44th annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, thanks to former Vice-President Al Gore and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. The two world figures comm...
06:45 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Composer Creates Stunning Piece of Music Using Only a Bicycle
Composer Johnnyrandom is on a mission to change the way you hear the world, using only a bicycle and its parts.The artist created an entire musical composition without using any traditional instrument...
06:41 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Google Responds to Massive Gmail Outage
Friday's Google outage that downed Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents for users around the world was caused by a software bug, according to a statement released by Google Friday evening.The culpri...
05:38 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Thank You, Macintosh OS, for Changing the World
Was there really a time before Macs? More importantly, was there really a time before the Macintosh Operating System? As I sit here typing on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Mavericks, the pinnacle of ...
05:02 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 'You Are Beautiful': The Campaign to Empower Russia's Gay Youth
When the Winter Olympics begin next month in Sochi, Russia, they'll showcase some of the best qualities humanity has to offer: competition, camaraderie and the ability of sports to connect people acro...
04:42 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Yahoo Disses Gmail on Twitter, Then Backtracks
Yahoo has apologized for a tweet from its main Twitter account that noted Google's Gmail had suffered an outage.The tweet, which has since been deleted, simply noted: "Gmail is temporarily unavailable...
04:32 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Must Reads: Grandma's 20-Year-Old Secret, Sochi Fears 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 ...
04:23 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Bieber Claims Michael Jackson's Throne via Instagram
Looks like Justin Bieber fancies himself a smooth criminalThe 19-year-old singer made his first public comment since being arrested Thursday on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest...
03:51 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Congressman Invites Obama on a Marijuana Tour in Colorado
Politicians are giving stoners a run for their money as the most enthusiastic advocates for pot.In the latest example, a U.S. representative from Colorado invited President Barack Obama and Senate Maj...
03:32 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Why One Guy Is Accidentally Getting Thousands of Your Emails
David S. Peck's email inbox is overflowing, and Google is to blameIn a possible connection to the Gmail outage affecting millions of users on Friday, Peck, who is based in Fresno, Calif., is reportedl...
03:07 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Follow Along Live
The 56th annual Grammys Awards will kick off on Sunday night, and once again, the Recording Academy will unveil the best in what the year in music had to offerBut we all know watching the Grammys isn'...
02:45 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Chinese Banknotes Stamped With QR Codes Breach Great Firewall
Centuries of invaders couldn't break the Great Wall of China, but a Chinese yuan can. Well, the "Great Firewall,” at leastA series of one yuan banknotes became a whole lot more valuable after be...
02:45 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Seth Rogen Is Your Stoner OS Boyfriend in 'Him'
Spike Jonze's romantic drama Her introduces Scarlett Johansson as an OS so alluring that even we couldn't help falling in love with her.But if the sound of ScarJo's voice fails to draw you in, there a...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Comedian Speaks for Canada: 'Keep Bieber'
In the flurry of news surrounding Justin Bieber's arrest and subsequent speculation of his possible deportation to Canada, one factor wasn't considered in all of this: How does Canada feel about the s...
02:02 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Who Will Win the Grammy for Record of the Year?
Record of the Year is one of the most coveted Grammy awards, honoring the best performance and production of a song. This award is different from Song of the Year, which awards a track's songwriters.S...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable You Chose the Worst Time to Host a Reddit AMA, Google
As Gmail and other Google services suffered a worldwide outage on Friday afternoon, causing mass hysteria on Twitter, Google's Site Reliability Engineering Team began a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything")....
01:45 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Composer Creates Stunning Piece of Music Using Only a Bicycle
Composer Johnnyrandom is on a mission to change the way you hear the world, using only a bicycle and its parts.The artist created an entire musical composition without using any traditional instrument...
01:41 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Google Responds to Massive Gmail Outage
Friday's Google outage that downed Gmail, Google+, Calendar and Documents for users around the world was caused by a software bug, according to a statement released by Google Friday evening.The culpri...
01:25 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Might Become a Movie
Ready for Lean In: The Movie? Sony Pictures has purchased the rights to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, according to a report.Deadline reports that the ...
12:56 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Madonna Set to Perform at Grammys
It's official: Madge is heading to the Grammy stageThe Recording Academy confirmed Friday that Madonna will perform at the 56th Annual Grammys on Sunday, rounding out an already star-studded set of pe...
12:38 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Thank You, Macintosh OS, for Changing the World
Was there really a time before Macs? More importantly, was there really a time before the Macintosh Operating System? As I sit here typing on a Macbook Air running Mac OS X Mavericks, the pinnacle of ...
12:34 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Leslie Knope's 8 Tips for the Perfect Compliment
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12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Tinder for Couples: 'Delightful' App Plans Your Next Dream Date
The team that brought us Tinder has a new dating app. But instead of trying to help single people hook up, their new offering focuses on helping couples plan better dates.It's called Delightful and it...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 'Delightful' App Plans Your Next Dream Date
The newest dating app, instead of trying to help single people hook up, is helping couples plan better dates.It's called Delightful and it aims to be a one-stop shop for planning the perfect date.See ...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable 'Delightful' App Helps You Turn a Night Out Into a Dream Date
The newest dating app, instead of trying to help single people hook up, is helping couples plan better dates.It's called Delightful and it aims to be a one-stop shop for planning the perfect date.See ...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable Gmail Slowly Comes Back After Major Outage
Gmail went down Friday afternoon, frustrating millions of users. The outage is also affecting other Google services such as Hangouts as well.Google's apps dashboard initially showed all Google service...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Mashable After Major Outage, Gmail Slowly Comes Back
Gmail service went down worldwide Friday afternoon, frustrating millions of users. The outage also affected other Google services such as Hangouts and Google+.Google's apps dashboard initially showed ...
11:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Apple Updates iWork With Password Protection
Apple rolled out on Friday a series of new updates for its iWork platform, including password protection.iWork — Apple's suite of productivity apps (including Pages, Numbers and presentation pro...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 11 Political Scandals Worse Than Chris Christie's (So Far)
The media's attention surrounding New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has held steady at a fever pitch since Jan. 8, when emails between one of his staffers and another appointee showed the two ...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable What Would a Bigger iPhone Mean for iOS Developers?
If you believe the rumor mill, Apple is planning on releasing a larger iPhone later this year. Yes, yes, we've heard the bigger iPhone reports before, but the latest batch adds considerable credence t...
10:51 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Congressman Invites Obama on a Marijuana Tour in Colorado
Politicians are giving stoners a run for their money as the most enthusiastic advocates for pot.In the latest example, a U.S. representative from Colorado invited President Barack Obama and Senate Maj...
10:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable NFL Bad Lip Reading Sequel Is Just as Funny as the First
The Bad Lip Reading team is at it again with another NFL takeover, just in time for the upcoming Super BowlBad Lip Reading is a hilarious YouTube channel that dubs absurd dialogue over sports clips, t...
10:07 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Follow Along Live
The 56th annual Grammys Awards will kick off on Sunday night, and once again, the Recording Academy will unveil the best in what the year in music had to offerBut we all know watching the Grammys isn'...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 82% of Women Think Social Media Drives the Definition of Beauty
A new study conducted by Dove revealed about 82% of women believe social media is influencing how we define beauty today.Beauty that was once idolized in glossy magazines of celebrities and models is ...
09:50 pm +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Show Off Your Doodles for Our Snapchat Challenge
It’s time to flex those fingers, because we want to see your best Snapchat doodles. The first-ever Mashable Snapchat Challenge is here. See also: Nifty Art Site Is Snapchat Meets DeviantARTBor...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Syria Denies Torturing and Killing Thousands of Detainees
The Syrian government has denied its systematic torturing and killing thousands of detainees, after a report documenting the alleged war crimes in grizzly detail surfaced earlier this week.Syria's Jus...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Syria Denies Report of Torturing and Killing Thousands of Detainees
The Syrian government has denied allegations of the systematic torturing and killing thousands of detainees, after a report documenting the alleged war crimes in grizzly detail surfaced earlier this w...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable It's OK to Feel a Little 'Biebenfreude'
Schadenfreude is defined as the feeling of happiness you get from the misery of others, and there was plenty of it going around the Internet this week as news broke of Justin Bieber's arrest.See also:...
09:30 pm +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable New iPhones Torpedo Samsung's Fourth Quarter
Apple's introduction of the iPhone 5S and 5C prompted Samsung's first decline in operating profit in two years though investors, who had been expecting such a shortfall, shrugged off the news.Samsung'...
09:07 pm +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable The Name Game: 9 Curious Mac Branding Choices
What's in a name? That which we call a Mac by any other name would...probably still be as popularSince 1984, Apple has used some pretty interesting names for its Mac products and operating systems. Ev...
09:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Tim Cook Confirms New Arizona Factory Is for Sapphire Glass
Apple's CEO confirmed for the first time that a new manufacturing plant in Mesa, Ariz., will be used for producing sapphire glass"We also announced a huge investment in Arizona. We haven't said what i...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Deliciously Creative Coffee Cup Art Supports Thousands of Homeless Kids
Some artists draw on bar napkins. Others, like Miguel Cardona, choose something a bit different for their canvasThe illustrator and lead designer at imgix, an image processing company, creates stunnin...
08:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Justin Bieber Isn't Smiling Anymore
Justin Bieber went from all smiles in an orange jumpsuit to a disgruntled teen cloaked in shades and a black hoodie leaving the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on Thursday afternoo...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Zone Out to a Match Burning in Slow Motion
One big bummers about science: Fancy (re: expensive) equipment is often required to actually see and appreciate some of the world's coolest phenomenaLuckily, YouTube channels like UltraSlo can slow do...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Behind the Twitter Feed With the Teen Creators of @HistoryInPics
There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other investor-backed startupI'm talking about @HistoryInP...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable The Stray Rover on the Far Side of Mars
PASADENA, Calif. — Hanging over the stage at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium was a giant illustration of NASA’s Opportunity rover, its name blasted in big, celebratory block letters. It...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Show Off Your Doodles for Our Snapchat Challenge
It’s time to flex those fingers, because we want to see your best Snapchat doodles. The first-ever Mashable Snapchat Challenge is here. See also: Nifty Art Site Is Snapchat Meets DeviantARTBor...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Devil Baby, Peter Pan and a Talking Dog
This week's viral video recap reminds us that not all babies are cute and cuddly — at least, not all robotic babies. The "Devil Baby Attack" video garnered 36 million YouTube views in eight days...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable New iPhones Torpedo Samsung's Fourth Quarter
Apple's introduction of the iPhone 5S and 5C prompted Samsung's first decline in operating profit in two years though investors, who had been expecting such a shortfall, shrugged off the news.Samsung'...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable The Name Game: 9 Curious Mac Branding Choices
What's in a name? That which we call a Mac by any other name would...probably still be as popularSince 1984, Apple has used some pretty interesting names for its Mac products and operating systems. Ev...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Oreo to Release Cookie Dough, Marshmallow Flavors
Finally, some good news. Oreo will be selling Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy cookie flavors, for a limited time, beginning Feb. 3. It’s true. They’re real and available starting Feb ...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Microsoft Releases Q2 Earnings and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.Microsoft’s Q2 earnings are in, and the company brought in a ...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Rachel Maddow, the Scandal Whisperer
Plenty of people are paying attention to Rachel Maddow right now. They're not all happy with her, but they're paying attention.Coverage of the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal on The Rachel Maddow Sh...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable The Mac Turns 30
Friday marks exactly three decades since Steve Jobs launched the Apple Macintosh, two days after the now-iconic 1984 commercial teased the computer to the world during Super Bowl XVIII.Three decades a...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Jennifer Lawrence's Stellar Career in Emoji
Jennifer Lawrence, a.k.a. America's sweetheart, earned her third Academy Award nomination earlier this month. The adorable actress with a goofball personality has the backing of a seriously impressive...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Vine at One: A Creative Tool That’s Changing Lives
Happy Birthday, Vine. You’re officially one year old. Unofficially, you’re a few months older. The app soft-launched in the summer of 2012. By October of that year, Twitter acquired the ap...
04:34 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Syria Denies Report of Torturing and Killing Thousands of Detainees
The Syrian government has denied allegations of the systematic torturing and killing thousands of detainees, after a report documenting the alleged war crimes in grizzly detail surfaced earlier this w...
04:32 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable It's OK to Feel a Little 'Biebenfreude'
Schadenfreude is defined as the feeling of happiness you get from the misery of others, and there was plenty of it going around the Internet this week as news broke of Justin Bieber's arrest.See also:...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 10 Disney Plot Points That Make No Sense
As kids, we could sit in front of our VHS-fueled television sets and watch our favorite Disney movie for hours. We all have a favorite — it was the first film to make an impact on most of our yo...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 10 Tax Write-Offs You Aren't Using to Your Advantage
You already know that you’re legally obligated to pay your taxes, but that doesn’t mean you should pay more than you owe.Each year, American taxpayers leave money on the table by missing s...
04:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Tim Cook Confirms New Arizona Factory Is for Sapphire Glass
Apple's CEO confirmed for the first time that a new manufacturing plant in Mesa, Ariz., will be used for producing sapphire glass"We also announced a huge investment in Arizona. We haven't said what i...
03:35 pm +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Report: Apple Preparing to Launch Two Larger iPhones in 2014
Aching for a bigger iPhone? You may be in luck, because if The Wall Street Journal's latest report is correct, Apple is planning to launch two iPhones with a larger screen this yearAccording to the re...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Zone Out to a Match Burning in Slow Motion
One big bummer about science: Fancy (read: expensive) equipment is often required to actually see and appreciate some of the world's coolest phenomenaLuckily, YouTube channels like UltraSlo can slow d...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable HTC One Max Wins on Screen, Loses on Fingerprint Scanner
This might come off as sexist, but the HTC One Max is not a phone made with women in mind — other than, perhaps, members of the WNBA.While the aptly named Samsung Galaxy Mega with its 6.3-inch s...
03:09 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable The Stray Rover on the Far Side of Mars
PASADENA, Calif. — Hanging over the stage at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium was a giant illustration of NASA’s Opportunity rover, its name blasted in big, celebratory block letters. It...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 6 Vine Comedians Nominate the Best Videos of the Year
Video sharing platform Vine turns one year old on Jan. 24. In anticipation of the event, we reached out to funny Vine users and asked them to pick their favorite videos of the yearViners like Ry Doon,...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Ford Teams With MIT and Stanford on Self-Driving Car Research
The dream of putting self–driving cars on the road is generally associated with Google and its X Lab. But Ford has just announced a partnership with two academic brain trusts that could put the ...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Report: Apple Preparing to Launch Two Larger iPhones in 2014
Aching for a bigger iPhone? You may be in luck, because if The Wall Street Journal's latest report is correct, Apple is planning to launch two iPhones with a larger screen this yearAccording to the re...
01:23 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Rachel Maddow, the Scandal Whisperer
Plenty of people are paying attention to Rachel Maddow right now. They're not all happy with her, but they're paying attention.Coverage of the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal on The Rachel Maddow Sh...
12:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 'Breaking the Facts of Life' Imagines a Happier, Zanier Heisenberg
Everyone's favorite ambiguous anti-heroes may be off the air, but never out of our hearts.AMC's Breaking Bad was filled with five seasons' worth of serious tension. It wouldn't surprise us to learn se...
11:30 am +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable How Diverse are Your Social Networks?
It's easy to determine how many users actively engage with each major social network. The companies reveal that information at every earnings call. When it comes to divulging the demographics of their...
10:15 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable HTC One Max Wins on Screen, Loses on Fingerprint Scanner
This might come off as sexist, but the HTC One Max is not a phone made with women in mind — other than, perhaps, members of the WNBA.While the aptly named Samsung Galaxy Mega with its 6.3-inch s...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable How Diverse are Your Social Networks?
It's easy to determine how many users actively engage with each major social network. The companies reveal that information at every earnings call. When it comes to divulging the demographics of their...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Who's Renewing America? This Website Shows You
The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.Name: NationSwellOne-Lin...
08:30 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable High Schooler Instagrams Himself as Every U.S. President
Heads up: Chaz Rorick is basically the President now. After watching a documentary and noticing his outfit bore a striking resemblance to President Truman, the Rochester, New York high schooler took t...
08:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable No Mo' FOMO: The 11 Most Popular Push Notifications
No one likes feeling left out — and in the digital age, you no longer have to. You can alleviate FOMO, or "fear of missing out" (a phrase recently added to Oxford Dictionaries Online), with the ...
07:55 am +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Watch the Best Videos From Vine's First Year
For a mere one year-old service, Vine has had quite a wild rideIt served as a news tool for journalists (and citizen journalists). It gained an unwelcome competitor when Instagram rolled out video in ...
07:31 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Uprising Spreads Beyond Kiev in Growing Challenge to President
KIEV, UKRAINE — President Viktor Yanukovych on Thursday faced a growing challenge to his leadership as anti-government protesters captured regional government buildings across western Ukraine wh...
07:30 am +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Safety Fears Cause Some Olympians to Tell Families to Stay Home
When American speed skater Tucker Fredricks competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, his parents were there to watch from the stands. When he competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vanco...
07:30 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Hacker Breaks Snapchat's New Security Feature in 30 Minutes
Another hacker has publicly bested Snapchat's security features.A blog post published Wednesday shows how developer Steven Hickson was able to bypass Snapchat's most recent security feature, which att...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable CNN Fends Off Attacks on Twitter Feed, Website
A cyberattack attributed to the Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday gained access to CNN's twitter feed and website, posting a series of tweets and a story — all of which the network removed as f...
05:55 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Watch the Best Videos From Vine's First Year
For a mere one year-old service, Vine has had quite a wild rideIt served as a news tool for journalists (and citizen journalists). It gained an unwelcome competitor when Instagram rolled out video in ...
05:30 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Safety Fears Cause Some Olympians to Tell Families to Stay Home
When American speed skater Tucker Fredricks competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, his parents were there to watch from the stands. When he competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vanco...
05:16 am +05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable The Rise of Whisper: How Cartoons and Tiger Woods Led to a Hit App
"When I was younger I used to get 'lost' in Walmart on purpose just so I could hear my name on the intercom""I act like I love single life. But in reality, I'd give anything to be the couple everyone ...
05:06 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Facebook Blasts Princeton in World's Nerdiest Grudge Match
You come at the king of social media, you best not miss.A couple of Princeton epidemiologists are finding that out Thursday, in the wake of a study they submitted with a rather questionable premise: t...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable A Third of Parents Have Reviewed an Item They've Never Bought or Tried
A new study from YouGov reveals that 21% of you have bothered to leave reviews for places you have not gone and things you have not tried. Why? Mostly because you weirdos "just felt like it." Parents ...
04:27 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Forget the Gym: This Service Charges Less the More You Workout
The fitness chain business model, as is widely known, relies on you not working out. A gym sells more memberships than it can comfortably handle, based on the assumption that most of its members won't...
04:06 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Obama and Bill O'Reilly Ready to Rumble Before Super Bowl
Two heated rivals are preparing to square off on Super Bowl Sunday in a rematch that promises to feature plenty of trash talking.Not the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos, who will square off in...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 'Broken Age': A Vivid Trip Down Old-School Adventure Game Lane
Kickstarter backers are typically very patient. You put your money down and then wait for weeks or months for the rewards. When backing a game, however, it can be hard to be patient, as the only tangi...
03:23 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Believe It: Microsoft Surface Is Turning Out to Be a Moneymaker
Those reports of Microsoft's Surface 2 being in short supply during the holiday season weren't apocryphal. The Surface sold well in the calendar fourth-quarter, racking up $893 million in revenues, ac...
03:08 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Who Will Win the Grammy for Album of the Year?
The past year in music has been packed full of new emerging talent, catchy songs and viral moments we won’t soon forgetLeading up to the 56th annual Grammy Awards, we’ve already looked at ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable China's Pollution Is Creating Dangerous Smog in the U.S.
The Pacific Ocean's breeze carries more to the U.S. than surfing waves and warm weather. China's carbon emissions shore up, too.A new study published this week claims that China's air pollution blows ...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable No Mo' FOMO: The 11 Most Popular Push Notifications
No one likes feeling left out — and in the digital age, you no longer have to. You can alleviate FOMO, or "fear of missing out" (a phrase recently added to Oxford Dictionaries Online), with the ...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Axe Is Winning the Super Bowl So Far
Who's winning the big game? No players from Denver or Seattle have taken the field yet, of course, but marketers are already competing in another pursuit: the quest for YouTube views and sharesIn this...
02:41 am +02 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Justin Bieber's Arrest Is More Popular Than Queen Bey's Album Drop
Justin Bieber got arrested, and then Twitter explodedThe Biebs has been the talk of the town since news broke early Thursday morning that the pop singer had been arrested for a DUI. The Miami Beach Po...
02:26 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable FBI Sting Snags Real Life 'Goodfellas'
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested five alleged mobsters on charges of racketeering, murder and, in the case of one man, a connection to a 1978 Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy...
02:18 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Edward Snowden: 'I Never Stole Any Passwords'
Edward Snowden denied ever stealing any passwords or persuading his former NSA colleagues to surrender him their credentials.Reuters in November reported that Snowden had tricked between 20 and 25 of ...
02:06 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Universal Releases Magical First Look at Harry Potter World's Diagon Alley
Prepare yourselves, PotterheadsUniversal Orlando Resort unveiled renderings of the Diagon Alley addition being made to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park — and it's nothing short of ...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable U.S. Accuses Snowden Background Check Firm of Fraud
The security firm that conducts 45% of all background checks for potential U.S. government employees may have falsified hundreds of thousands of background checks over a four-year periodThe Justice De...
01:42 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Why 2 NFL Legends Are So Happy About Justin Bieber's Arrest
Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday under suspicion of driving under the influence and drag racing. Of course, this set Twitter ablaze with Bieber mugshots, snarky remarks and gen...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Puppies Already Called the Super Bowl Winner This Year
With little more than a week to go, sports fans are gearing up for the biggest and most important annual football event: the Puppy Bowl. For those not interested in adorable pre-game puppies (check yo...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Android's Favorite Keyboard Could Be Coming to iOS
SwiftKey, Android's most popular keyboard app, could soon be coming to iOS in the form of a note-taking app.An image leaked on Twitter Thursday shows SwiftKey Note, an app featuring the popular keyboa...
01:10 am +05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable AOL Acquires Content Personalization Firm Gravity for $90 Million
AOL's content and advertising firehose is about to get a bit more targeted.The service provider-turned-online content platform has acquired Internet personalization specialists Gravity for $90.7 milli...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Google Sends Expedia Packing in Search Rankings
Google frowns on websites trying to game its search results — and Expedia appears to have gotten that memo a bit late.The online travel agency has seen its page rankings drop 25% for travel-rela...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable TiVo's Hardware Unit Is Not Dead
Reports of TiVo's exit from the hardware market on Wednesday have been greatly exaggerated.According to Steve Wymer, TiVo's head of corporate communications, the company is committed to hardware and s...
12:45 am +05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Lenovo to Buy IBM's Server Business for $2.3 Billion
Lenovo has agreed to buy IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, the two companies announced early Thursday.The Chinese personal computer manufacturer will pay IBM about $2 billion in cash and the res...
12:41 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Justin Bieber's Arrest Is More Popular Than Queen Bey's Album Drop
Justin Bieber got arrested, and then Twitter explodedThe Biebs has been the talk of the town since news broke early Thursday morning that the pop singer had been arrested for a DUI. The Miami Beach Po...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 10-Year-Old Opportunity Rover Is Still Finding Crazy Stuff on Mars
NASA's Opportunity rover may have landed on Mars 10 years ago, but it's still sending valuable data to scientists on Earth. The rover's latest findings show that water once stirred rocks on the edge o...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable 25 Unbeliebably Funny Reactions to Justin Bieber's Mugshot
Did you hear Justin Bieber was arrested for an alleged DUI? Just kidding, of course you have. The Internet has been exploding with news of the Biebs arrest since it broke early Thursday morning, so un...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Mashable Water on Dwarf Planet Ceres May Erupt From Ice Volcanoes
Astronomers have discovered direct evidence of water on the dwarf planet Ceres in the form of vapor plumes erupting into space, possibly from volcano-like ice geysers on its surface.Using European Spa...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Internet Gravitates Toward Bizarre 'Planet Hillary' Magazine Cover
Out of all the bizarre magazine covers, the upcoming New York Times Magazine cover might eclipse them all. A preview of the issue was released Thursday, revealing a bizarre image of Hillary Clinton's ...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable That Time the 'Times' Turned Hillary Clinton Into a Planet
Out of all the bizarre magazine covers, the upcoming New York Times Magazine cover might eclipse them all. A preview of the issue was released Thursday, revealing a bizarre image of Hillary Clinton's ...
11:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable The Rise of Whisper: How Cartoons and Tiger Woods Led to a Hit App
"When I was younger I used to get 'lost' in Walmart on purpose just so I could hear my name on the intercom""I act like I love single life. But in reality, I'd give anything to be the couple everyone ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Pinterest: 'We Now Support GIFs in All Their Animated Glory'
All Pinterest users can now play and pause GIFs within pinboards, a feature previously unavailable.When users come across a GIF within Pinterest, it will now show a small "play" button in the lower le...
11:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Team USA Reveals Ultra-Patriotic Olympic Outfits
Team USA has revealed the looks they will sport for the 2014 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies in Sochi — and they are patriotic, to say the leastDesigned by Ralph Lauren, the outfits inclu...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable The Race Is On to Create as Many 'Candy' Games as Possible
A group of independent game developers, upset over the Candy Crush Saga creator trademarking the word "candy," are on a mission to make as many games including "candy" as possible — as quickly ...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Watch Live: NASA's Relay Satellite Launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A fresh satellite for NASA's communications network is set for launch from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (Jan. 23) to bolster voice and data links between mission cont...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Did This Universal Orlando Ad Rip Off Apple?
A sullen teen appears detached from a family get-together. For the teen, the cellphone becomes a vehicle for withdrawing from real-life interactions, which troubles his other family membersThat initia...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 8 Vintage Mac Reviews That'll Make You Appreciate Modern Tech
The revolution started in 1984. No, not the ominous date of George Orwell's dystopian world — the creation of the first Macintosh computer by a company called Apple.Since the company's boisterou...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 'Press Start': Every Nintendo Start Screen in Three Hours
The idea of creating a three-hour supercut of Nintendo start screens seems time consuming — mind-bogglingly so, in fact. But the result is something so simple yet so oddly mesmerizing that it is...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Pope Francis Declares the Internet a 'Gift From God'
Pope Francis declared the Internet was a "gift from God" that can break barriers between different groups of people by giving them a platform to discuss their differences.In a statement written for th...
09:06 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Universal Releases Magical First Look at Harry Potter World's Diagon Alley
Prepare yourselves, PotterheadsUniversal Orlando Resort unveiled renderings of the Diagon Alley addition being made to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park — and it's nothing short of ...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Iranian President Rouhani Doesn't Write His Own Tweets
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday told reporters at the World Economic Forum that his "friends" write his English-language Facebook and Twitter posts.Rouhani's English language social media...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable U.S. Privacy Watchdog: NSA Bulk Phone Records Collection Is Illegal
An independent government privacy watchdog has declared that the NSA bulk phone metadata program, used to collect the phone records of virtually all Americans, is illegal and should end, as it has had...
08:18 pm -06 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Edward Snowden: 'I Never Stole Any Passwords'
Edward Snowden denied ever stealing any passwords or persuading his former NSA colleagues to surrender him their credentials.Reuters in November reported that Snowden had tricked between 20 and 25 of ...
08:06 pm -06 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Universal Releases Magical First Look at Harry Potter World's Diagon Alley
Prepare yourselves, PotterheadsUniversal Orlando Resort unveiled renderings of the Diagon Alley addition being made to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park — and it's nothing short of ...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Beyoncé Parody Shows Just How Flawless You Look in the Morning
No one should compare themselves to Beyoncé, ever. We all know she's flawless, and it will almost certainly end in tears. (Whether or not those tears come from laughter is a different story.)Come...
07:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Justin Bieber's Arrest Is More Popular Than Queen Bey's Album Drop
Justin Bieber got arrested, and then Twitter explodedThe Biebs has been the talk of the town since news broke early Thursday morning that the pop singer had been arrested for a DUI. The Miami Beach Po...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable AOL Acquires Content Personalization Firm Gravity for $90 Million
AOL's content and advertising firehose is about to get a bit more targeted.The service provider-turned-online content platform has acquired Internet personalization specialists Gravity for $90.7 milli...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 60Plus Events in Technology, Advertising and More
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find the leading conferences in your industry — whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week we're highlighting five e...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Lenovo to Buy IBM's Server Business for $2.3 Billion
Lenovo has agreed to buy IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, the two companies announced early Thursday.The Chinese personal computer manufacturer will pay IBM about $2 billion in cash and the res...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 12 Sneaky Easter Eggs Hiding in Your Mac
Apple likes to have the last laugh. Over the years, the company has put a variety of Easter eggs — hidden tricks and features, for the uninitiated — in its line of Mac productsFrom clever ...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Snapchat Security Defeated in 30 Minutes and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.Snapchat recently introduced a human verification system to quell n...
06:30 pm +02 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 16 Photos Proving Snow Makes Everything Look Better
We snap photos of every aspect of our lives, whether it's actually worthy of a photo or not. You can't scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing some mundane picture of food, pets or the inevi...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 18 Photos That Will Make You Wonder How Earth Is Even Real
Nature sure knows how to put on a good show. With sub-zero temperatures and extreme heat waves, she is a force to be reckoned withHowever, nature can also be a beautiful, awe-inspiring creation even t...
06:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI in Miami
Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach under the suspicion of driving under the influence as well as drag racing, police confirmed via Twitter.#BreakingNews confirming @justinbieber has been arrest...
06:13 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable The Race Is On to Create as Many 'Candy' Games as Possible
A group of independent game developers, upset over the Candy Crush Saga creator trademarking the word "candy," are on a mission to make as many games including "candy" as possible — as quickly ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Jawbone UP24 Wristband Is Beautiful But Flawed [REVIEW]
With so many fitness wristband trackers on the market, it's nearly impossible these days to find one that doesn't track steps, calories, distance and your sleep cycle. Companies are moving beyond the ...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Why Hilarious Dads Rule on Vine
They're not just regular dads; they're cool dadsVine, the popular video-sharing app, has spawned a new kind of star: the comedian father. They're not wearing Hawaiian shirts and spewing corny jokes &#...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Bad News for Microsoft: Nokia Phone Sales Fall in Q4
So much for going out on a high note.Nokia reported Thursday that net sales for its devices business — which Microsoft has agreed to acquire — were about $3.55 billion in the fourth quarte...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Google Street View Car Races Mercedes 'Supercar'
Google Street View Car isn't exactly built for speed. It's better for slow, steady neighborhood rides while collecting 360-degree imagery of its surroundings (and, sometimes, Wi-Fi data). So, how woul...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Google Street View Car Races Mercedes Supercar
Google Street View Car isn't exactly built for speed. It's better for slow, steady neighborhood rides while collecting 360-degree imagery of its surroundings (and, sometimes, Wi-Fi data). So, how woul...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 12 Signs You've Taken Your Football Obsession Too Far
Super Bowl XLVIII is just around the corner, and fans can't wait for the most exciting event of the season. Everyone has their own little routines they like to do to (supposedly) make sure their team ...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 7 Bizarre Russian Advertisements We Can't Unsee
Russia is famous for its controversial politics, vodka, Pussy Riot and the upcoming Winter Olympics. However, the country is also home to some pretty bizarre advertisements. By bizarre, we mean oftent...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 16 Photos Proving Snow Makes Everything Look Better
We snap photos of every aspect of our lives, whether it's actually worthy of a photo or not. You can't scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing some mundane picture of food, pets or the inevi...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 10 Superheroes Who Will Never Score a Movie Deal
Take a look at the blockbuster movie lineup for the next year or two. You'll notice a recurring theme: superheroes.Don't believe us? Coming soon to a theater near you: The X-men, The Avengers, The Gua...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Google Now Gives You More Info About a Site Before You Click
Google has added a new feature to its Search page: You can now find out more about every search result by clicking on the page name next to the actual linkThe full search result name is either blue or...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 12 Premium Photoshop Plugins for Designers
Adobe Photoshop is still the tool of choice among many web designers, simply because it provides a versatile, powerful platform to help us produce beautiful and unique artwork.It has its limits, howev...
02:52 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Beyoncé Parody Shows Just How Flawless You Look in the Morning
No one should compare themselves to Beyoncé, ever. We all know she's flawless, and it will almost certainly end in tears. (Whether or not those tears come from laughter is a different story.)Come...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable My N3RD Helps You Control Devices From Anywhere
Forget The Clapper.A new gadget called My N3RD (pronounced "my nerd") allows users to operate anything with an on-off switch via their smartphone. This includes lights, garage doors and even coffee ma...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 'Mean Girls' Gets a Sharp-Clawed Cat Parody
You go, Glen Calico!YouTube pet channel The Pet Collective is famous for its all-cat remakes of classic films. Their latest installment tackles Mean Girls with a very literal spin on the film's alread...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Tiny Call Center Provides Health Services to 200,000 People
BALAKA, Malawi — Doreen Namasala presses talk on her neon pink desktop phone to answer the latest call to the VillageReach health hotline. Speaking in Chichewa, the hotline worker asks the calle...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable A Conference Call IRL Is the Only Thing Worse Than a Conference Call
Conference calls are just always awkward. There's no way around it. Now imagine how much more awkward they would be if everyone could also see each other while on the call. Now THAT would be awkward.C...
10:30 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Measure Carbon-Dioxide Levels in the Air With This Gadget
When George Yu worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he developed a sensor that could detect toxic gas in the air. It's an innovation that doesn't necessarily sound commercially applica...
09:28 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Parody Trailer Out-Quirks Any Indie Movie at Sundance
Film festivals offer a great way to discover new filmmakers and movies not widely screened. However, with so many independent films hitting theaters in recent years, it has become difficult to discrim...
08:59 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable The New Weight-Loss Procedure You Can Swallow
Swallowing a pill to lose weight usually means ingesting chemicals that suppress your appetite, but a new weight-loss pill in the UK contains nothing but a balloon.Obalon is a new gastric balloon trea...
08:41 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Why Did China's Internet Traffic Get Misdirected to Wyoming?
As much as three-quarters of China's more than 500 million Internet users experienced some sort of service outage Tuesday.The outage itself isn't strange — it's where the traffic was redirectedA...
08:29 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Wren's Plus-Size Bluetooth Speaker Is Big on Sound, Beauty and Price
The Wren V5BT Bluetooth speaker provides full sound in an attractive package. This assessment comes despite a caveat from the makers that their AirPlay and Play-Fi models are superior.So why go for Bl...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Ancient Egyptian Remains Point to Lost Dynasty
Clues to a long-forgotten Ancient Egyptian dynasty were unearthed by University of Pennsylvania archaeologists earlier this month.The team discovered 3,600-year-old remains belonging to King Woseribre...
07:35 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable No, Facebook is Not an Infectious Disease
“The future suggests that Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80% of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017." That’s according to a pair of Princeton Univer...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Dell VP: Tablets Aren't Cut Out For 'Real Work'
It's probably not a stretch to say that increased competition from the iPhone and iPad in the workplace played a role in Michael Dell deciding to take his company private last year in a $25 billion de...
06:30 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Movie Poster Unveiled on Facebook
Lionsgate unveiled the first official movie poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 on Wednesday, and it looks remarkably similar to movie posters from the previous two films. It shows a flamin...
06:30 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Delayed — Again
Samsung has delayed its first Tizen-based smartphone — again.The blog Tizen Indonesia quoted an unnamed official from Samsung Electronics' Media Solution Center who confirmed the delay. The offi...
06:11 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Want to Break Into the Ad Business? Try Snapchat
Got a great idea for an ad campaign? Norwegian ad agency DDB Oslo believes if the concept is really good you can sum it up in 10 seconds or less, over Snapchat.The agency is seeking new talent with Th...
05:54 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Justin Bieber Tweets Australian Open Star After Dream-Date Confession
Nineteen-year-old Genie Bouchard turned in an impressive performance at the Australian Open on Tuesday, easily beating Ana Ivanovic to become the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in 30 y...
05:42 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Snapchat Attempts to Block Fake Accounts With Ghost Captchas
Snapchat is trying to make it more difficult for hackers to spam your phone numberThe photo-messaging app has rolled out a new form of captcha to prevent fake users from signing up for an account, acc...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Teen Arrested for Selling Deadly Toxin in Online Black Market Sting
A sting op set up by undercover federal agents has landed 19-year-old Jesse William Korff in handcuffs. Korff, from LaBelle, Fla., was arrested over the weekend for allegedly selling two vials of a to...
05:14 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Scotland Had Glaciers Until the 1800s
The last glacier in Scotland may have melted within the last 400, not 11,500 years ago as previously believed, new research finds.The Cairngorm Mountains of eastern Scotland are the snowiest part of t...
04:57 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Animated Guide to Football Means You Don't Have to Fake It This Year
If the most important parts to your Super Bowl festivities include the half-time show, commercials and finger foods, you may want a little football refresher so you can enjoy the game to the fullest e...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable If Music Services Influenced Grammys, This Is Who Would Win
LOS ANGELES — Nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday will be up all night to get lucky, including "Get Lucky" performers Daft Punk. But who will take home the coveted gramophone trophies?...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Bill Gates Dons Chicken Head for Outrageous Viral Video
What's the best way to get the message out about something? A viral videoAnd no one knows viral videos better than Jimmy Fallon. So the late night talk show host selflessly helped Bill Gates — w...
03:59 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Fake Mark Hamill Trolls Reddit With Star Wars 'News'
The farce is strong with this oneMark Hamill, erstwhile Jedi Knight and voice actor, was due to do a Q&A on Reddit Wednesday (also known as an AMA or Ask Me Anything). But a fake Hamill began an A...
03:59 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Figure Skater Jason Brown: Viral Fame Is 'Mind-Blowing'
When Jason Brown glided off the ice following his free skate performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 12 — after the triple axles, after the killer Riverdance routine, in the...
03:45 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Jelly Belly Releases Beer-Flavored Bean, Parents Outraged
Rejoice beer lovers, you can now enjoy alcoholic beverages in candy formThe popular candy company Jelly Belly announced a beer-flavored jelly bean Sunday, in honor of the company's German heritage. Th...
03:42 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Sundance Short Film Award Is Big Win for YouTube Creators
PARK CITY, UTAH — The popular comedic YouTube network Jash, cofounded by a series of Hollywood celebrities and producers, won the Jury Award in U.S. fiction at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival fo...
03:22 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Apple Promises to Fix iOS 7 'White Screen of Death'
Since Apple released iOS 7, its completely revamped operating system for the iPhone, reviews have been mixed but mostly positive. However, a glitch that has quietly plagued iPhone users — the &#...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Netflix Crushes Its Earnings but Issues a Warning
The good times keep on rolling for Netflix, but the company sees storm clouds ahead.Netflix announced earnings on Wednesday that beat expectations for both subscriber additions and earnings per share....
02:02 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Disney's 'Frozen' Proves 'Let It Go' Sounds Great in Any Language
Disney's Frozen has taken the world by (winter) storm. Chalk it up to the power of princesses, magic and the winter season — or perhaps it's the incredible soundtrack that has everyone flocking ...
01:52 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable An Open Letter From Bill Gates
Melinda and I published our latest Annual Letter this week. It’s a bit of a departure for us. Unlike the past five letters, this one isn’t about the foundation’s work. Instead, we de...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable 10 Companies With the Most Media Mentions in 2013
U.S. tech giants dominated headlines in 2013, according to the Global Dow Index, with Google and Apple topping the list of most mentioned companies in print media during the past yearMicrosoft and IBM...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You've Ever Seen
Although Apple remains tight-lipped about any plans to release a wearable device, the persistent rumors and concept mock-ups continue to stir excitement among fans and industry analysts alikeThe lates...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Who Will Win the Grammy for Song of the Year?
The past year has been full of chart-topping hits with catchy hooks, but only one song can bring home the title of Song of the Year at the 56th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.See also: ...
12:27 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Mashable Piper Is IFTTT for Your Home
As I sat with Russell Ure in a Manhattan cafe, he turned on the reading lamp in his Ottawa, Ontario, home and we watched it light up in real time on his iPhone screenThe app he was using is from the c...
11:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Kiev Riots Turn Deadly: 27 More Photos From Protests Rocking Ukraine
Protests in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, have erupted in a level of violence that the country has not seen in years, resulting in at least three deaths and hundreds of injuries.Hundreds of thousands ...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable First 100 Generic Internet Domains Include .Rich, .Sexy and .Ninja
Last year, the Internet opened up the doors on generic top level domains (gTLDs), letting anyone create their own ".anything" space on the web — provided they pony up $185,000. Now those generic...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable This 10-Month-Old Startup Bought a 93-Year-Old Business for $100 Million
Before Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield even launched Harry's, an online service for men's grooming products, they had their eyes set on a first acquisition. The pair wanted to buy an old German ...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 10-Month-Old Startup Buys 93-Year-Old Business for $100 Million
Before Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield even launched Harry's, an online service for men's grooming products, they had their eyes set on a first acquisition. The pair wanted to buy an old German ...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Facebook Tests Mobile Ad Network
Facebook took a step towards offering a mobile ad network on Wednesday with a small test running Facebook ads in mobile apps from other publishers."Our aim is to demonstrate even greater reach with th...
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Report: Russia Hacked 'Hundreds' of Companies Worldwide
Hackers with deep ties to Russia and its government have been penetrating the computer networks of energy companies in Europe, the United States and Asia, according to a new report.The campaign, dubbe...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Verizon's First-Ever Transparency Report Reveals 320K Data Requests
Verizon received a grand total of 321,545 requests for customers' data from American law enforcement in 2013, according to the company's first-ever transparency report, published on Wednesday.Verizon ...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Undercover to Prank Gym Rats
If you're looking to improve your squat game, hire a personal trainer. And no one says fitness more clearly (read: with more of an accent) than the former governor of CaliforniaArnold Schwarzenegger r...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable What If Aereo Wins at the Supreme Court?
Broadcasters will get their chance to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to give them some legal relief in their fight against Aereo, the Internet television company. On Friday the court said it would he...
10:59 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Fake Mark Hamill Trolls Reddit With Star Wars 'News'
The farce is strong with this oneMark Hamill, erstwhile Jedi Knight and voice actor, was due to do a Q&A on Reddit Wednesday (also known as an AMA or Ask Me Anything). But a fake Hamill began an A...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Temperatures in 2013 Among the Hottest in 133 Years
Global surface temperatures in 2013 were among the highest since scientists started keeping records in 1880. But federal agencies on Tuesday differed when putting last year's climate in historical con...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Mysterious Mars Rock Looks Like 'Jelly Donut'
A mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before.The strange Mars rock was...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Mysterious Mars Rock Looks Like Jelly Doughnut
A mystery rock on Mars that suddenly appeared in front of NASA's Opportunity rover may look like a tasty donut, but it is like nothing ever seen on the Martian surface before.The strange Mars rock was...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Why the Sandwich Is King of Food Engineering
There are no ifs, ands or buts about it — the sandwich defies the laws of physicsWhether you like it buttered or toasted, on whole wheat or rye, slathered with peanut butter and jelly or stacked...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Repairing Christ the Redeemer Is Not for the Faint of Heights
High above Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a few brave workers began repairs on the 92-year-old Christ the Redeemer statue on Tuesday.The famous monument suffered damage to its fingers and head during a light...
09:42 pm -08 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Snapchat Attempts to Block Fake Accounts With Ghost Captchas
Snapchat is trying to make it more difficult for hackers to spam your phone numberThe photo-messaging app has rolled out a new form of captcha to prevent fake users from signing up for an account, acc...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Glass Panel on Apple's Flagship Store Shattered by Snow Blower
The famous glass cube structure at Apple's flagship store in New York City was a casualty of the snow storm that hit the Northeast on Tuesday into Wednesday.Dozens of users posted pictures to Twitter ...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Trove Rethinks Social News Discovery
Trove, the social news discovery app first created by the Washington Post's digital team, relaunched a completely overhauled suite of iOS apps Wednesday.The app's concept is similar to news aggregatio...
08:57 pm -08 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Animated Guide to Football Means You Don't Have to Fake It This Year
If the most important parts to your Super Bowl festivities include the half-time show, commercials and finger foods, you may want a little football refresher so you can enjoy the game to the fullest e...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 2 Las Vegas Casinos Take Bitcoin, But Not for Gambling
Two Las Vegas casinos, the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, have announced they are accepting bitcoins, but don't expect to use them at the craps tables.Bitcoin will only b...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Sheryl Sandberg Becomes a Billionaire
Author. Top tech exec. Female icon. Billionaire.Sheryl Sandberg officially became a billionaire on Tuesday, according to data compiled by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, adding yet another impressiv...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Netflix Online Subscribers Expected to Top 33 Million
The flix just keep on coming.Analysts expect Netflix to announce that it hit 33.1 million online subscribers in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of about 2.1 million in the last three months of ...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Kiev Protesters Gear Up for Bloody Fight After 2 Die in Clashes
KIEV, UKRAINE — After the bloodiest day in Ukraine's two-month-old uprising, protesters are gearing up for a long and potentially brutal fight with riot police. They packed bags full of fresh sn...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable How to Watch the Grammys Pre-Telecast Online
Like Cyndi Lauper and her girls, the Recording Academy just wants to have fun. Lauper has been chosen to host this year's Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, which will be live streamed on Sunday fro...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable How to Watch the Grammys Pre-Telecast and Post-Show Online
Like Cyndi Lauper and her girls, the Recording Academy just wants to have fun. Lauper has been chosen to host this year's Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, which will be live streamed on Sunday fro...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Google Debuts Video Quality Test and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you up to date on what's happening in the digital world.Google is rolling out a new service called Video Quality Report,...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Rob Ford One-Ups Himself in Drunken Jamaican-Accented Ramble
Rob Ford's attempt to sober up seems to have hit a snafu.Two months after admitting he smoked crack in a "drunken stupor," the Toronto mayor appeared drunk in a video that was reportedly filmed Monday...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable CarMax Recreates Its Super Bowl Ad — With Puppies!
After a three-year absence, CarMax is back in the Super Bowl ad lineup with a spot that envisions a customer getting a dramatic slow clap after making his purchase and — as a special treat ̵...
06:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 6 Super Bowl XLVIII Facts You Won't Believe
East Rutherford, N.J., meet 400,000 strangers.That's the number of visitors expected to make their way to the greater New York City area during the week of Super Bowl 2014. Roughly 20% of those guests...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Report: Amazon Mulling Pay-TV Service
Amazon is considering live TV programming via a paid online service, according to a report.The online retail giant has approached "at least three big media conglomerates seeking rights to distribute t...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Kiev Protesters Killed as Ukraine Crisis Escalates
This is a developing story. Mashable will be following the events as they unfold and will update this article throughout the day.The Ukraine crisis took a turn for the worse overnight as two protester...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable The 25 Worst Passwords of 2013
If you have a sneaking suspicion that your passwords are bad, we have some upsetting news: They probably are.Luckily, SplashData is here to help you change your lazy ways with its annual list of the w...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Gamer Dad Stars Son in Adorably Nerdy Photo Series
While some parents hire creepy clowns for their child's birthday, a video game developer recently earned ultimate dad points after a delightfully nerdy photo session with his son.To celebrate his baby...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 19 Viners Funnier Than Anyone You Know IRL
Happy birthday, Vine! The video-sharing app turns a whopping 1 year old this week. What were we ever doing without it?A breeding ground where short videos go viral nearly every other day, the app is a...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 5 Apps for Adventurous Nature Nerds
In the dead of winter, we all crave a little wildlife and outdoor adventure. For a breath of fresh air, invest in apps that could teach you more about trees, birds and everything in betweenSee also: 1...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Sony Turns Its Xperia Z Ultra Into a Tablet in Japan
Sony's 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra smarpthone is almost big enough it could be considered a tablet, right? Sony seems to agree, as it announced it will start selling a Wi-Fi only variant of the device in ...
02:57 pm -08 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Temperatures in 2013 Among the Hottest in 133 Years
Global surface temperatures in 2013 were among the highest since scientists started keeping records in 1880. But federal agencies on Tuesday differed when putting last year's climate in historical con...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Paragliding Video Will Make Your Palms Sweat
Explore the world from above without leaving the couch.Professional paragliding pilot, designer and test pilot Jean-Baptiste Chandelier takes you on an adventure in the skies with a video showcasing h...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Literal 'Game of Thrones' Trailer Says What We're All Thinking
The Game of Thrones season four trailer left fans confused. Quick cuts, ambiguous clues, Jamie Lannister wielding a sword — what will happen when the show returns?YouTube user Tobuscus doesn't r...
09:54 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Pooping at the Winter Olympics Could Be Very, Very Awkward
On top of environmental degradation, suspect infrastructure and anti-homosexual legislation, we can add a new entry to the list of concerns about how ready Sochi is to host the Winter Olympics, which ...
09:27 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable WhatsApp Doubles Active Users in 10 Months
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced Monday that the cross-platform mobile-messaging app now has 430 million active users. That's up from 200 million in April 2013, which means its user base has more than ...
09:20 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Intel's Failed OnCue TV Service: The Apple TV That Almost Was
Intel announced Tuesday that it sold off the assets of its Intel Media unit to Verizon, formally ending the chipmaker's forays into the Internet-TV space.Intel Media incubated Intel's OnCue Cloud TV p...
09:06 am -06 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Sony Turns Its Xperia Z Ultra Into a Tablet in Japan
Sony's 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra smarpthone is almost big enough it could be considered a tablet, right? Sony seems to agree, as it announced it will start selling a Wi-Fi only variant of the device in ...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Team USA Wants You to Give Olympians a 'Digital Sendoff'
Uncle Sam wants you for a very important mission: Seeing American Olympians off to the Winter Olympics with plenty of good vibes, as part of Team USA's "digital sendoff" this ThursdayThe idea is to am...
08:57 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 'Girls' Tour Takes You to Brooklyn's Most Famous Trash Can
Forget the Sex and the City location tour. Now you can take a trip to the garbage can Hannah Horvath illegally dumped her trash in on HBO's Girls. Now that's classy tourismYouTube comedy channel Above...
08:27 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Nifty Art Site Is Snapchat Meets DeviantART
Online photo tools such as Snapchat allow users to share images that are meant to be seen only for a limited time, creating a sense of urgency for viewers. But what if there was a similar tool for ano...
08:03 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Yes, Video Games Can Actually Make You Smarter
Gamers, rejoice! The YouTube scientists of AsapScience are here to explain how video games can actually improve your brain function and make you smarterBefore you text your mom about how right you wer...
07:34 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Lego's 1981 Girl-Power Ad Comes With an Inspiring Backstory
Reddit and Tumblr recently went crazy over a 1981 Lego print ad, singling it out as emblematic of a time when girls were encouraged to build, rather than be princesses. As inspiring as the ad is, thou...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Slow-Motion Watermelon Explosion Will Burst Your Brain
There's something mindlessly simple and endlessly entertaining about watching something — anything — filmed in slow motion.So when YouTube stars The Slow Mo Guys released video of a waterm...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable SF Imposes Fees on Tech Giants' Commuter Buses After Heated Debate
Tech giants like Google and Apple will soon be paying their dues to the city of San Francisco, though many critics believe the charge isn't hefty enoughThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Autho...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable '300' Sequel Promises More Blood, War and Stunning Special Effects
King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans may have lost their battle against Xerxes and the Persian army, but that doesn't mean there can't still be a sequel. The next installment, 300: Rise of an Empire, co...
06:25 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Norway's Wild Curling Uniforms Would Make Willy Wonka Blush
Norway has the world's fourth-best men's curling team, according to the World Curling Federation. But that's not nearly allAccording to our unofficial power rankings of curling team uniforms, the Norw...
05:42 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Disappearance of Ukraine Activist Adds Drama to a Tense and Violent Kiev
KIEV, UKRAINE — The violent three-day standoff between protesters and riot police here paused briefly on Tuesday, as protesters switched their focus to finding a prominent civil activist who the...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Saturn's 'Yin and Yang' Moon Shines in NASA Photo
Call it cosmic zen. Yin and yang appear to meet on one of Saturn's moons in a photo taken by a spacecraft exploring the ringed planet and its many moons.The new Cassini photo of Saturn's moon Iapetus ...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable From Medium Blog Post to Book: Dinovember Comes to Life in Print
Refe Tuma had always dreamed of writing a book, but he never thought it would be about dinosaursAfter having their fourth child, Refe and his wife Susan found themselves looking for ways to get their ...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Apple's 'iOS in the Car' System Screenshots Show Up on Twitter
Apple announced iOS in the Car last year, but so far the company’s official web page for the product still sports a “coming soon” message. However, on Tuesday one developer based in ...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable If You Thought the Polar Vortex Was History, You're Wrong
As another round of polar vortex bears down on the U.S., east coast Instagram users are storming to their accounts to document the snowy weatherThe storm, which some are calling "Winter Storm Janus," ...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Snapped Lets You View and Send Snapchats on Your Mac
Good news, Mac users: You can now Snapchat on your Mac with a new unofficial Snapchat client called Snapped.Snapped is currently in beta, and brings much of the Snapchat experience to desktop. You can...
04:22 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable East Coast Snowstorm Brings More Travel Woes
Yet another snowstorm swept across the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday, causing headaches for commuters and travelers alikeBoth New York and New Jersey are in emergency mode due to the storm, and Massachuset...
04:03 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Devil Baby's Parents Speak Out About Their Li'l Hell-Raiser
Sometimes you just don't know a child until you know their parentsSure, to some, Devil Baby is a rampaging, frothy-mouthed terror wreaking havoc on the streets of New York City, but to one loving coup...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Amazon Knows What You Want Before You Buy It
Anticipatory shipping may be closest that retail can come to a crystal ballAmazon, which now has a patent for the algorithm-based system, could conceivably use the system to ship products before you e...
03:25 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable It's a Skateboarding Cat. Why Haven't You Clicked Yet?
Meet Didga and Ollie, an unlikely duo of skateboarding cat and remote-controlled board. The pair recently teamed up and set off for an adventure cruising around the coastal Australian town of Coolanga...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Someone Sent a Mysterious Mass Text to Protesters in Kiev
As mass riots continued on the streets of Kiev, protesters, as well as other people in the area, received a mysterious text message on Monday evening."Dear subscriber, you are registered as a particip...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Brands Crowdsource Product Shoots via Instagram
In a world increasingly filtered through Instagram, a carefully crafted photo shoot starts to look dated. That's why retailers are rushing to crowdsource their product shots — harvesting a strea...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Aerie Lingerie Ads Ditch Photoshop for the 'Real You'
Lingerie clothing brand Aerie joins a slew of other companies who are ditching Photoshop and size-zero models for a more positive body imageAerie, the sister clothing company to American Eagle Outfitt...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable LogMeIn Cancels Free Service
Free accounts on the remote desktop service, LogMeIn, are no longer available.As of Tuesday, the company’s remote access services will be limited to paid subscribers, LogMeIn revealed to users T...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable 'The Internet's Own Boy' Is a Powerful Homage to Aaron Swartz
PARK CITY, Utah — The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz received a standing ovation at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival this week just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable One Direction 'Shred' Video Ruins Your Crush on Harry Styles
No pop star is safe from criticism — or a good YouTube "shred." Artists from Creed to The Who have fallen victim to the shred, a technique that dubs over cringeworthy audio on live performance v...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable One Direction Shred Video Ruins Your Crush on Harry Styles
No pop star is safe from criticism — or a good YouTube "shred." Artists from Creed to The Who have fallen victim to the shred, a technique that dubs over cringeworthy audio on live performance v...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Internet Sleuths Help Unravel Deceased Grandma's 20-Year-Old Mystery
The Internet loves a challenge. Case in point: When a woman asked an online forum for help decoding her dying grandmother's "cancer-addled ramblings," users began to unravel the decades-old mystery in...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable How Internet Sleuths Unraveled a Family's 20-Year-Old Mystery
The Internet loves a challenge. Case in point: When a woman asked an online forum for help decoding her dying grandmother's "cancer-addled ramblings," users began to unravel the decades-old mystery in...
02:11 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Who Will Win the Grammy for Best New Artist?
The 56th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place this Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8pm ET. It’s been a wild year in music, from the on-the-stage (and off) antics of Miley Cyrus to the continued growth ...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Delta Introduces $2 In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes for Smartphones
Delta Air Lines introduced a new in-flight Wi-Fi product Wednesday. The new in-flight Wi-Fi Mobile Pass is available for as low as $1.95 on flights shorter than two hours. The price increases dependin...
01:53 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Pinterest Beefs Up Search Tools for Recipe Pins
Pinterest has cooked up a new way for users to find relevant recipes on its platformUsers can now enter individual foods and ingredients into the search bar on Pinterest, which will then surface relev...
01:36 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Hasty Olympics Construction Could Devastate Sochi
When the construction dust has settled and the athletes strut out in front of thousands of fans at the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 7, the cameras are not likely to show much of the surroun...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Rosetta's Historic Comet Chase: All Your Questions, Answered
The idea of catching up to a comet, landing on it and drilling for samples sounds like it could be the plot for Armageddon 3. But the news comes directly from the European Space Agency and NASA: Earl...
01:08 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Iconic '80s Game 'Simon' Gets Modern Touchscreen Twist
The iconic game Simon holds a very special place in the hearts of those who grew up in the '70s, '80s and '90s. Childhood wouldn't have been the same without the hours spent slapping colors — an...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Lady Gaga No Longer Blacklisted in China
For Lady Gaga fans in China, some applause is in order.Chinese citizens are now legally allowed to listen to the pop star's latest album, ARTPOP, after she was removed from the nation's blacklist for ...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Helmet Cam Captures Spectacular View of Broncos-Patriots Game
Talk about a good view of the gameDuring Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, a member of the high-flying Denver Broncos Thunderstorm parachuted from a p...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Kiev Riots at Fever Pitch: The Fiery Scene in 30 Photos
Riots in Kiev, Ukraine, hit an all-time high this week after the nation's parliament passed laws to crack down on mass demonstrations. Opposition leaders called the move “a constitutional coup d...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Warren Buffett Backs $1 Billion Prize for Perfect March Madness Bracket
A new contest from Quicken Loans makes Powerball look like small change.The financial services brand is offering $1 billion to the person who completes a perfect bracket in this year's NCAA March men'...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Mashable Author Posts her 90s Pre-Teen Diary Page by Page
That the Internet is written in ink, not pencil, hasn't dissuaded many from revealing embarrassing facts about themselves online, but few can boast the transparency of comedian Dawn Luebbe. She recent...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Escape the Snow With Google's Virtual Tour of Remote Hawaiian Islands
As yet another major winter storm moves across the U.S. Tuesday, now 's probably a good time to tour a tropical paradise. For those of us who can't do it physically, a virtual tour will have to suffic...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable First Google Glass App for Sex Sees Everything (Yes, Everything)
It was bound to happen: A developer claims that he built the first Google Glass app designed for sex. No, not porn — sex. Sex With Glass is designed to let partners share their point of view wit...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Text Updates From Pages
Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm tweak will likely be good news for users, but could prove to be another headache for brands.Facebook announced Tuesday that it will start showing more text status...
10:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable It's a Skateboarding Cat. Why Haven't You Clicked Yet?
Meet Didga and Ollie, an unlikely duo of skateboarding cat and remote-controlled board. The pair recently teamed up and set off for an adventure cruising around the coastal Australian town of Coolanga...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Most Top Brands Still Don't Engage With Twitter Followers
Taco Bell and T-Mobile have both gained attention in recent months for engaging with customers and other brands on Twitter, but a new study shows most big brands still hold off from the practice.Durin...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Michelle Obama Photobombs LeBron With Impressive Slam Dunk
Add "dunk champ" to Michelle Obama's resume. The first lady showed off her impressive basketball skills in an epic video bomb of the Miami HeatSee also: You've Never Seen a Basketball Game End Quite L...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Study: Mobile Ad Spending to Hit $42 Billion in 2017, Eclipsing Radio
Mobile advertising, long criticized for its relatively puny size compared to TV and desktop ads, will hit $41.9 billion in 2017, Gartner estimates.That's still a far cry from the $196.5 billion spent ...
09:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 'The Internet's Own Boy' Is a Powerful Homage to Aaron Swartz
PARK CITY, Utah — The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz received a standing ovation at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival this week just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Ezra Klein to Leave 'Washington Post' for New Venture
Ezra Klein has announced that he will leave The Washington Post, joining a variety of high-profile journalists that have left mainstream media to launch their own ventures.Klein confirmed his move in ...
09:11 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Who Will Win the Grammy for Best New Artist?
The 56th annual Grammy Awards are set to take place this Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8pm ET. It’s been a wild year in music, from the on-the-stage (and off) antics of Miley Cyrus to the continued growth ...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Delta Introduces $2 In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes for Smartphones
Delta Air Lines introduced a new in-flight Wi-Fi product Wednesday. The new in-flight Wi-Fi Mobile Pass is available for as low as $1.95 on flights shorter than two hours. The price increases dependin...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Watch Live: Chris Christie's Inauguration Address
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie will give his second inaugural address today at 11:30 a.m. in Trenton, N.J., after winning a landslide election over Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono la...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Christie Ignores Scandal, Talks Bipartisanship
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie gave his second inaugural address today in Trenton, N.J., after winning a landslide election over Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono last year.The governo...
08:53 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Pinterest Beefs Up Search Tools for Recipe Pins
Pinterest has cooked up a new way for users to find relevant recipes on its platformUsers can now enter individual foods and ingredients into the search bar on Pinterest, which will then surface relev...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Mashable Will Bring the Internet to Life at SXSWi 2014
It's that time of year againSouth by Southwest is just around the corner and Mashable is gearing up for our biggest presence yet by bringing the Internet to life.You may think you know what we have in...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 30 Historic Winter Olympics Photos We'll Never Forget
Since they began in 1924, the Winter Olympic Games have inspired the public with boundless feats of athleticism. They have also stirred up their own forms of drama throughout history.From amazing stun...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Streams by Dre: Beats Music Launches, But Don't Expect Many Free Tunes
Beats by Dre kickstarted the high-end headphone market. Now, Beats Music is hoping to do the same to the online streaming industry.Beats Music launched for iOS and web users on Tuesday morning, enteri...
08:08 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Iconic '80s Game 'Simon' Gets Modern Touchscreen Twist
The iconic game Simon holds a very special place in the hearts of those who grew up in the '70s, '80s and '90s. Childhood wouldn't have been the same without the hours spent slapping colors — an...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Apple iBooks Textbooks Now Available in 51 Countries
Apple announced Tuesday that it is expanding iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager — two of its educational services — into new countries as part of a continued push to dominate the...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Job Hunting? 200Plus Openings at Viacom, Discovery 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...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Slam Poets Raise Their Voices for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nearly 1,500 people gathered in San Francisco's Nourse Theater on Monday night for the 17th annual "Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," a celebration of the civil rights leader that t...
07:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Youth Poets Raise Voices (and Instagrams) for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nearly 1,500 people gathered in San Francisco's Nourse Theater on Monday night for the 17th annual "Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," a celebration of the civil rights leader that t...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Hyundai, Kia to Offer In-Car Wireless Service
Hyundai and Kia models will begin sporting 3G wireless service this year as part of a deal with Verizon, according to a report.The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan, which hits showrooms in May, will be the ...
06:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Verizon to Buy Intel's TV Business and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.Microsoft went guerrilla in its latest advertising tactics. The com...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable New Sony Smartphone Will Record 4K Video
An upcoming smartphone from Sony, codenamed "Sirius" or "D6503," will include 4K video recording, Xperia Blog reportsThe Sirius, which looks like a clear successor to the Xperia Z1, will come with And...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Japan's Dolphin Killings Continue Despite International Outrage
Japan's annual bottlenose dolphin hunt came to a close on Tuesday as fisherman killed at least 30 in the Taiji cove area where 200 dolphins were reportedly heldThe fisherman used a tarpaulin to shield...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 'Full House' Guys Reunite for Oikos Yogurt Super Bowl Ad
Full House has been off the air for 19 years. So what ever became of those three guys? Things haven't changed much. The three — John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier — are still living t...
05:59 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Facebook News Feed Tweak Downplays Text Updates From Pages
Facebook's latest News Feed algorithm tweak will likely be good news for users, but could prove to be another headache for brands.Facebook announced Tuesday that it will start showing more text status...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Facebook Teen Decline Is Real But Leveling Off
Facebook lost almost one third of its U.S. teen users in 2013, according to a newly released edition of one of the most comprehensive social media studies.The report highlights Facebook's continued do...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 10 Ways 'House of Cards' Can Help You Get Ahead at Work
Getting ahead in the workplace can be difficult. It's easy to get stuck in the 9-to-5 grind and slip up. Shirts remain wrinkled, emails go unanswered and, before you know it, you've spent six hours lo...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 4 DIY Projects to Protect Your Tech
If the only thing you love more than your cellphone is your hot glue gun, you might want to clear your weekend plans, because we have a few DIY crafts that will be right up your alley.Put aside your h...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 10 Programming Languages You Should Learn in 2014
The tech sector is booming. If you've used a smartphone or logged on to a computer at least once in the last few years, you've probably noticed this.As a result, coding skills are in high demand, wit...
03:26 pm -06 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Ezra Klein to Leave 'Washington Post' for New Venture
Ezra Klein has announced that he will leave The Washington Post, joining a variety of high-profile journalists that have left mainstream media to launch their own ventures.Klein confirmed his move in ...
02:48 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Apple Expands Educational Products to New Countries
Apple announced Tuesday that it is expanding iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager — two of its educational services — into new countries as part of a continued push to dominate the...
02:45 pm -06 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Mashable Will Bring the Internet to Life at SXSWi 2014
It's that time of year againSouth by Southwest is just around the corner and Mashable is gearing up for our biggest presence yet by bringing the Internet to life.You may think you know what we have in...
02:28 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Slam Poets Raise Their Voices for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nearly 1,500 people gathered in San Francisco's Nourse Theater on Monday night for the 17th annual "Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," a celebration of the civil rights leader that t...
01:56 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Verizon to Buy Intel's TV Business and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.Microsoft went guerrilla in its latest advertising tactics. The com...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable LG's Curved G Flex Is Coming to Europe Next Month
LG's vertically curved smartphone, the LG G Flex, is coming to more than 20 European countries next month, the company has announcedThe list of markets where the device will be available includes the ...
01:10 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Japan's Dolphin Killings Continue Despite International Outrage
Japan's annual bottlenose dolphin hunt came to a close on Tuesday as fisherman killed at least 30 in the Taiji cove area where 200 dolphins were reportedly heldThe fisherman used a tarpaulin to shield...
12:54 pm -06 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable New Sony Smartphone Will Record 4K Video
An upcoming smartphone from Sony, codenamed "Sirius" or "D6503," will include 4K video recording, Xperia Blog reportsThe Sirius, which looks like a clear successor to the Xperia Z1, will come with And...
12:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable A Drone That Snaps Photos, Then Folds Up and Fits In Your Pocket
It's still unclear whether drones will become the home delivery service of the future or simply another footnote in the legal system, but that hasn't slowed down the race to create high-performance dr...
12:21 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Facebook Teen Decline Is Real But Leveling Off
Facebook lost almost one third of its U.S. teen users in 2013, according to a newly released edition of one of the most comprehensive social media studies.The report highlights Facebook's continued do...
10:30 am -06 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 10 Ways 'House of Cards' Can Help You Get Ahead at Work
Getting ahead in the workplace can be difficult. It's easy to get stuck in the 9-to-5 grind and slip up. Shirts remain wrinkled, emails go unanswered and, before you know it, you've spent six hours lo...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable VW's Super Bowl Teaser Features Puppies and Carmen Electra
How do you top the most-shared Super Bowl ad of all time? Volkswagen's approach seems to be self-parody, viral video-mongering and puppies — lots of puppies. At least that's what appears in the ...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Google Glass App for Firefighters Could Save Lives
A new Google Glass app in the works is anything but smoke and mirrorsPatrick Jackson, a firefighter and self-taught programmer in Rocky Mount, N.C., is working on a Google Glass app that may very well...
08:57 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Crazy Cat People, Your House Is Not Complete
Cat ownership comes with its challenges. Fluffy's independence makes her easy to care for, but she also has no problem walking all over anything while seeking the perfect nap perchComputers, expensive...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Climbax Smart Wristbands Assess Your Climbing Skills
As the market for wearables becomes increasingly crowded, tech for fitness junkies is going niche.UK company Climbax has designed smart wristbands for rock climbers, a fairly small segment of the wear...
07:44 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable A Drone That Snaps Photos, Then Folds Up and Fits In Your Pocket
It's still unclear whether drones will become the home delivery service of the future or simply another footnote in the legal system, but that hasn't slowed down the race to create high-performance dr...
07:16 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Pinterest Is Experimenting With GIFs
You may soon be pinning GIFs alongside your favorite meals and workout photosA new Pinterest feature available to select pinners allows them to play GIFs within the platform, a feature that was previo...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Christie's Camp vs. Hoboken Mayor: Untangling the Latest Scandal
If you believe the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., then members of New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie's administration threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money unless she approved a rede...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Keep.com Helps You Shop for Items on Instagram
Instagram made photo filters famous, but ecommerce startup Keep is using a different kind of filter to build a business out of the the images that fashionable women share via their Instagram accountsK...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Sweet Deal: 'Candy Crush' Developer Trademarks the Word Candy
The makers behind the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga have received a sweet treat from the United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAlmost a year after King.com Limited initially filed a trademar...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Listen to This Lost Recording of 1962 Martin Luther King Jr. Speech
Nearly everyone knows about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but museum archivists recently unearthed a powerful speech by the civil-rights leader that history nearly forgot.T...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Lost Recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unearthed From 1962
Nearly everyone knows about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but museum archivists recently unearthed a powerful speech by the civil-rights leader that history nearly forgot.T...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Microparticles Could Prevent Damage After A Heart Attack
Microparticles that block the body's immune response to damaged tissue could help prevent further harm.Using tiny biodegradable particles to disrupt the body's normal immune response after a heart att...
03:04 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable A Big-Hearted Police Officer Took 2 Minutes to Make This Kid's Day
Sgt. Ariel Soltura of the Rosenberg Police Department in Texas spotted 10-year-old Jermaine Ford tossing a football by himself in a parking lot while on patrol Saturday afternoon. Rather than roll by,...
02:17 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Seahawks' Richard Sherman to Haters: 'I Can Handle It'
A day after making the game-ending play that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl, and insulting one of his opponents on live television, Richard Sherman took to his blog on Sports Illustrated'...
02:12 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Rosetta Spacecraft Wakes Up for Historic Comet Rendezvous
A European probe awoke from a deep sleep on Jan. 20 to gear up for an unprecedented comet rendezvous and landing this year that will cap a 10-year voyage across the solar system.After two and a half y...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable The Most Photographed Cities on Earth, According to Google
Selfie, landscape or portrait, we tend to take a lot of photos — and some places are more conducive to snapping pics than others.Google released a heat map that highlights the Earth's most photo...
01:37 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 12 Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. Day That Show the Dream Is Alive
Across the United States, people of all ages and races came together to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., over the weekend and on Monday.King's message of equality, opportunity and...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Beijing Is Not Really Televising the Sunrise Because of Pollution
Over the weekend, a story that originated in the UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the worldTime, CBS, and the Huffington Post were among the dozens of online news media ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Computer Program Can Spot Narcissistic Execs
If only they'd known then what they know now. It's the lament of many hiring managers and Boards of Directors who discover, too late, that the new executive has some major personality problems. Now, i...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Twerking Stormtroopers Shake Up Death Star Talent Show
"DeathStar Search" has a contender for the crown: twerking StormtroopersIf the floating space hub of evil hosted a talent competition, Darth Vader's Elton John cover couldn't hold a candle (in the win...
12:45 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Darth Vader Wants No Part in Your Silly Twerking
"DeathStar Search" has a contender for the crown: twerking StormtroopersIf the floating space hub of evil hosted a talent competition, Darth Vader's Elton John cover couldn't hold a candle (in the win...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable ZzzQuil Flunks MLK Day on Twitter
A good rule of thumb for brands on days like Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday is to avoid mention of the whole thing or at the most offer an innocuous but seemingly heartfelt tributeZzzQuil, an over...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable Beats by Dre Drops New Ad and the Timing Could Not Be Better
Life imitating art imitating life imitating Richard Sherman.The same day that the Seahawks corner made a stunning play to end the NFC Championship game and send his team to the Super Bowl, Beats by Dr...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Mashable 5 Ways to Decide if Your Business Needs a Mobile App
In the digital era, a mobile presence is critical for businesses to attract, retain and communicate with customersWith so many consumers now using their mobile devices to interact with businesses, it ...
11:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Sorry, Sherman: Dutch Speed Skater Wins Angriest Athlete This Week
Richard Sherman has nothing on Sjinkie Knegt.The Seattle Seahawks cornerback might have grabbed the attention of the Internet with his post-game antics, but Knegt, a Dutch speed skater, deserves the t...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Senior Employees Are a Firm's Biggest Cybersecurity Weakness
The biggest threat to your company's cybersecurity isn't malware, phishing scams or even hackers — it's you. In a series of studies published last week, three security research firms asked emplo...
10:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Kim Dotcom Launched a Music Site, EDM Album and Political Party in One Week
Kim Dotcom certainly keeps himself busy. Nobody can take that away from himDotcom debuted his electronic dance music album "Good Times" on a his newly-launched music sharing service Baboom on Monday. ...
10:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Dogecoins Power Jamaican Bobsled Team to Sochi Olympics
A perfect storm of Internet is close to sending the Jamaican bobsled team to the Sochi Olympics.Crowdfunding, doge, Reddit and virtual currency have combined to raise approximately $56,300 in less tha...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Silicon Valley Notables Invest in Korea's Largest Bitcoin Exchange
South Korea has been one of Bitcoin's quieter markets in terms of media coverage, but that could change now that several prominent Silicon Valley investors have provided seed funding to Korbit, a Kore...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Analysts: iPhone Sales Broke 50 Million Mark Last Quarter
Two new models on the market led to sales of some 55.3 million iPhones in the fourth quarter last year, according to analysts' estimates.Apple is officially reporting its Q4 results on Jan. 27. Meanwh...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Google Doodle Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday's Google Doodle honors the legendary civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the nation celebrates with parades, marches and church sermons.King was born on Jan. 15, 1929, an...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable After Most Violent Day in Kiev, Scenes of Frozen Destruction
Residents of Kiev, Ukraine, awoke this morning to a scene of frozen destruction. Police buses that had been attacked by protesters Sunday evening on Hrushevskoho Street were bathed in ice — the ...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Kiev Protesters Add Catapult to Their Arsenal on Day 2 of Clashes
UPDATED, 3:50 PM ETResidents of Kiev, Ukraine, awoke this morning to a scene of frozen destruction. Police buses that had been attacked by protesters Sunday evening on Hrushevskoho Street were bathed ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Finland Central Bank Rules Bitcoin Is Not a Currency
Bitcoin doesn't meet the definition of a currency or even an electronic payment form in Finland, where the central bank has instead decided to categorize the software as a commodity."Considering the d...
08:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable 12 Pieces of Vintage Olympic Garb to Win Hipster Gold
The 2014 Winter Olympics arrive in a few shorts weeks, and if you can't nail triple axels on the ice rink, you're probably watching the festivities from home.But just because you don't plan on leaving...
08:37 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable 12 Photos of Martin Luther King Jr. Day That Show the Dream Is Alive
Across the United States, people of all ages and races came together to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.King's message of equality, opportunity and nonviolence has endured for the ...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable This Could Be Samsung Galaxy S5's Home Screen
Twitter account @evleaks, known for a solid track record of smartphone leaks, has posted an image of what appears to be Samsung Galaxy S5's home screen. The S5 is reportedly arriving in the first hal...
07:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Almost 40% of South Korea Hit in Major Credit Card Hack
A lone hacker has leaked data from the credit cards of 20 million in South Korea, meaning the personal data of about 40% of the country's population has been compromised.A contract IT worker for Korea...
07:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Darth Vader Wants No Part in Your Silly Twerking
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06:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Spotify Now Lets Artists Sell Merch and Other News You Need to Know
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06:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Filming of New 'Star Wars' Movie to Begin in May
Director J.J. Abrams says the script for the next Star Wars movie is done and filming is set to start in May, according to USA Today."That's the current plan," said Abrams, who was attending the Telev...
06:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable How the Feed Changed the Way We Consume Content
The RSS feed — or as we now know it, "the feed" — organizes the world into a series of neat, clickable, constantly updating bits of information. But it's a relatively new concept — j...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Dove Short Film Embraces 'Selfies' to Redefine How We Perceive Beauty
PARK CITY, Utah — Dove is debuting at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Monday a short film that explores how social media is shaping the way the we perceive beauty.The 7-minute short film call...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Google Removes 2 Chrome Extensions That Deliver Spam
Google has removed two Chrome extensions that users complained were serving up ads, violating the company's terms of serviceThe move, reported in The Wall Street Journal and Ars Technica over the week...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable The Top 10 Reasons Why Your Website Is Losing Sales
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04:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Google Doodle Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
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04:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable How to Repair Your Cracked iPhone Display
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04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Finland Central Bank Rules Bitcoin Is Not a Currency
Bitcoin doesn't meet the definition of a currency or even an electronic payment form in Finland, where the central bank has instead decided to categorize the software as a commodity."Considering the d...
03:25 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable This Could Be Samsung Galaxy S5's Home Screen
Twitter account @evleaks, known for a solid track record of smartphone leaks, has posted an image of what appears to be Samsung Galaxy S5's home screen. The S5 is reportedly arriving in the first hal...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable 5 Things to Do With Your Computer When Wi-Fi Is Down
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01:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Check Out This Legendary 'Fight Club' Scene With Tyler Durden Removed
If you haven't seen David Fincher's movie Fight Club, there will be spoilers below. Also, go see it. Right now. We mean itNow that that's out of the way, here's a treat for movie fans: a video/VFX guy...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable How That Legendary 'Fight Club' Scene Would Look Without Tyler Durden
If you haven't seen David Fincher's movie Fight Club, there will be spoilers below. Also, go see it. Right now. We mean itNow that that's out of the way, here's a treat for movie fans: a video/VFX guy...
10:13 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Chinese Factory Mass Produces Cloned Pigs
As if glowing green pigs from China weren't odd enough, now a Chinese cloning facility that produces 500 cloned pigs a year is proving that science fiction is becoming ever more real.The UK's BBC rece...
09:54 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Super Bowl-Bound Player's Rant Lights Up Twitter
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09:25 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Hershey's 3D Chocolate Printer Will Make Your Mouth Water
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09:02 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Lieutenant's Surprise Homecoming Renders Son Speechless
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08:08 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Top 15 Recipients of U.S. Patents in 2013
IBM received 6,809 U.S. patents in 2013. That's an average of nearly 19 patents every day last year — more than any other companyFollowing IBM, which has dominated the top spot for 21 consecutiv...
07:04 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes in One Minute
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06:05 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Stick to Simple Geometric Shapes for Our Vine Challenge
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04:58 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable How Social Media Is Shining a Spotlight on the Sundance Film Festival
PARK CITY, Utah — Star Trek actor George Takei takes a seat in front of an Instagram photo station inside a building on snowy Main Street at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival"We love what you're d...
04:02 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Lieutenant's Surprise Homecoming Renders Son Speechless
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03:56 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Get Visible with Recruiters: 12 LinkedIn Groups for Job Seekers
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03:04 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Obama: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol
In another inch forward for Barack Obama's stance on marijuana, the U.S. president revealed in a new interview that he finds the drug no more dangerous than alcohol.“As has been well documented,...
02:09 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable NBC's Next Live Musical Is 'Peter Pan'
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02:04 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes in One Minute
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01:57 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Violent Protests Escalate in Kiev as Protesters Clash With Riot Police
KIEV, UKRAINE — In the most violent scenes since anti-government protests began in Ukraine more than two months ago, radical demonstrators clashed with riot police outside the cabinet building i...
12:52 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable Dennis Rodman Enters Rehab After North Korea Trip
Dennis Rodman has checked into an alcohol-addiction rehabilitation center after returning from a controversial trip to North Korea, according to his agent"Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in p...
12:21 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Mashable This 'Breaking Bad' Fashion Accessory Brought Science to SAG Awards
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12:21 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
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11:58 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable How Social Media Is Shining a Spotlight on the Sundance Film Festival
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11:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable 10 Beer Cocktails to Booze Up Your Super Bowl Party
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09:54 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Clashes Erupt in Kiev Over New Laws Curbing Street Protests
What started out as largely another Sunday of peaceful protests in Kiev, Ukraine, turned violent later in the day, as protesters clashed with riot police. Police vehicles were burned, and opposition l...
09:33 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Two Explosions Wound 28 in Bangkok at Protest Camp
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09:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable 14 Ice Skating GIFs to Warm Up for the Olympics
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09:04 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable The Top 10 Most-Shared Super Bowl Ads of All Time
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08:15 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable How Big Data Makes Being an NBA Fan Better Than Ever
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07:46 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable What Your State Wants, According to Google Autocomplete
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04:54 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Clashes Erupt in Kiev Over New Laws Curbing Street Protests
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04:33 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Two Explosions Wound 28 in Bangkok at Protest Camp
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03:13 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed
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02:46 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable What Your State Wants, According to Google Autocomplete
Google Autocomplete is notorious for taking a standard search and anticipating something completely ridiculous.In the style of Tumblr user Gaysquib, we conducted our own experiment and created a map o...
09:59 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable 'Doctor Who' and 'Friends' Mashup Will Make Your Inner Whovian Happy
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08:30 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable SAG Awards: And The Winners Are ...
The 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, which honors motion picture and TV performances as voted on by peers, got its first dose of web-only nominees this yearBut even though Netflix had entered the fray...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Floppy Drives Perform 'Imperial March' from Star Wars
There are plenty of interesting ways to create music using instruments that were not originally intended to do so, such as using spoons or cups.In this spirit, YouTube user Andrea Dylan took a unique ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Floppy Drives Perform 'Imperial March' from 'Star Wars'
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06:00 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Watch 54 Punderful Dad Jokes Told in Four Minutes
If there's anything better than a punny dad joke, it's 54 of them rattled off in hyper-quick successionHank Green, one of the brothers behind the successful YouTube blog VlogBrothers, beat his joke-te...
04:59 am -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable 'Doctor Who' and 'Friends' Mashup Will Make Your Inner Whovian Happy
Chandler, Ross, Joey and the Doctor.No matter what feelings you have about the 50th anniversary special, it's hard not to smile when you see this mash-up. Using the famous theme song from Friends and ...
04:28 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Twitter Suspends Hamas Account, Israeli Military Tweets Details
Twitter has suspended the account of Hamas, the Palestinian group opposing Israel and its military forces in the region, according to a message posted by the group on its Al-Qassam website.Hamas' @qas...
04:13 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Hoboken Mayor Says Christie Aides Withheld Sandy Relief Funds
The mayor of Hoboken, N.J. says aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would not provide the relief money she sought to rebuild her city following Hurricane Sandy unless she approved a redevelopment ...
03:50 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Vimeo Launches Marketing Program to Help Crowdfunded Filmmakers
PARK CITY, Utah — Filmmakers who turn to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo typically use campaign money for shooting and production. But getting a movie made is only one part ...
03:30 am -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable SAG Awards: And The Winners Are ...
The 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, which honors motion picture and TV performances as voted on by peers, got its first dose of web-only nominees this yearBut even though Netflix had entered the fray...
03:03 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Dinner Parties: Before and After Smartphones
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03:00 am -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Floppy Drives Perform 'Imperial March' from Star Wars
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03:00 am -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Floppy Drives Perform 'Imperial March' from 'Star Wars'
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02:31 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Take Your Networking to the Next Level: Build Actual Relationships
Too many job seekers miss the mark on what networking is all about. You have heard over and over that networking is about building relationships with people who can provide you with information, advic...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Departing Yahoo Exec Nets $109 Million Golden Parachute, Report Says
Yahoo chief executive officer Marissa Mayer has been under a microscope ever since she took over the company in 2012. But now, with the pricey firing of chief operating officer Henrique de Castro, the...
01:31 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Vensette's App Brings Hair and Makeup Stylists to Your Door
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12:53 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable The Mac Turns 30: Inside the Incredible Evolution of Apple's PC
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12:53 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable Dozens of Royal Caribbean Passengers Fall Ill With Possible Virus: Report
A four-day Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Miami after traveling to the Bahamas and other locations was spoiled for 66 passengers and two crew members after they fell ill with what is believed t...
12:26 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Mashable If 2014's Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Had Honest Titles
The 2014 Oscars nominees were announced Thursday, and many picks left film novices scratching their headsWhat are these movies even about? (Clearly, a lot of us spent 2013 watching superhero sequels.)...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 10 Ways to DIY Your Old Olympic Venue
With the Sochi Olympics fast approaching, it's easy to get sucked up into all the excitement. But what happens to the Olympic venues after the games are over? Unfortunately, structures built for the g...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Olympic Venue
With the Sochi Olympics fast approaching, it's easy to get sucked up into all the excitement. But what happens to the Olympic venues after the games are over? Unfortunately, structures built for the g...
11:13 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Hoboken Mayor Says Christie Aides Withheld Sandy Relief Funds
The mayor of Hoboken, N.J. says aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would not provide the relief money she sought to rebuild her city following Hurricane Sandy unless she approved a redevelopment ...
11:05 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Asiana Airlines Crash Survivors Sue Boeing
Around 80 passengers who survived an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco last July filed a lawsuit on Friday against Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer confirmed SaturdayThe victims of...
10:50 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Vimeo Launches Marketing Program to Help Crowdfunded Filmmakers
PARK CITY, Utah — Filmmakers who turn to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo typically use campaign money for shooting and production. But getting a movie made is only one part ...
10:31 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Lyft Highlights its Quirkiest Drivers for Promotion at Sundance
Film enthusiasts at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend won't only be entertained by the big screen — they may also get some amusement by hitching a ride around Park City, UtahLyft, which al...
10:06 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Dropbox Lands $250 Million in Funding, Report Says
Just one week after Dropbox suffered a high-profile service disruption, the cloud-storage company has reportedly closed a $250 million round of funding that put its value at nearly $10 billionAccordin...
10:03 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Dinner Parties: Before and After Smartphones
If you're planning on hosting or attending a dinner party this weekend, don't bank on lively conversationSee also: What People Did for Fun Before the InternetIn this comic, Maria Scrivan illustrates h...
09:50 pm -06 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Vimeo Launches Marketing Program to Help Crowdfunded Filmmakers
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09:36 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable New Jersey Subpoenas Christie Aides in Traffic Probe
A New Jersey State Assembly committee subpoenaed 18 of Gov. Chris Christie's top aides and appointees in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Friday to find out how many government officia...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Watch 15 Sundance Short Films Online Now
PARK CITY, Utah — Many films that will debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival from Jan. 16 to 26 won't be available to a nationwide audience for months, but YouTube has already posted a col...
08:31 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Vensette's App Brings Hair and Makeup Stylists to Your Door
On-demand beauty service Vensette expanded its service this week by rolling out an iOS app.The concept is similar to Uber, but rather than a fleet of drivers, Vensette employs an army of specially tra...
08:15 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Student Rickrolls His Teacher With Quantum Physics Essay
By this point, you’d figure that the Rickroll prank has long since passed its cultural expiration date. However, leave it to genius student Sairam Gudiseva to find a fresh spin on a formerly tir...
07:53 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Dozens of Royal Caribbean Passengers Fall Ill With Possible Virus: Report
A four-day Royal Caribbean cruise that docked in Miami after traveling to the Bahamas and other locations was spoiled for 66 passengers and two crew members after they fell ill with what is believed t...
07:12 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable The 7 Most Beautiful Indie Games
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06:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Olympic Venue
With the Sochi Olympics fast approaching, it's easy to get sucked up into all the excitement. But what happens to the Olympic venues after the games are over? Unfortunately, structures built for the g...
06:05 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Asiana Airlines Crash Survivors Sue Boeing
Around 80 passengers who survived an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco last July filed a lawsuit on Friday against Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer confirmed SaturdayThe victims of...
05:31 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Lyft Highlights its Quirkiest Drivers for Promotion at Sundance
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05:07 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette
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05:06 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Dropbox Lands $250 Million in Funding, Report Says
Just one week after Dropbox suffered a high-profile service disruption, the cloud-storage company has reportedly closed a $250 million round of funding that put its value at nearly $10 billionAccordin...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Watch 15 Sundance Short Films Online Now
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03:15 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Student Rickrolls His Teacher With Quantum Physics Essay
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02:12 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable The 7 Most Beautiful Indie Games
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12:07 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette
LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career. But you'll have to navigate LinkedIn's potentially tricky tools...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech
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08:00 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 'Toy Story' Starring Cats: To Kitten-finity and Beyond!
As if Woody and Buzz weren't already the most adorable toys on the block, The Pet Collective has taken the Toy Story duo and turned them into kittens.The video follows the plot of the movie as told th...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Rick DeMint Takes Impossible Celebrity Portraits
The white walls of the Chinatown studio were covered with dozens and dozens of Polaroid-style instant photos, each one featuring a celebrity (or something akin to a celebrity) staring back into the ca...
05:48 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Teacher's Quest to Bring Kids Seahawks Jerseys Is a Heartwarming Win
When Seattle special education teacher Kevin Zelko began a fund-raising quest to buy Seahawks jerseys for some of the neediest students at his inner-city elementary school, he imagined a small, do-it-...
05:35 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Alleged Operator of Revenge Porn Site Pleads Not Guilty in California
A 27-year-old accused of operating a revenge porn website and extorting money from victims pleaded not guilty in a California courtroom Friday.Kevin Christopher Bollaert, of San Diego, was arraigned i...
05:24 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 5 Things Obama Failed to Address in the NSA Speech
President Barack Obama, in a long-awaited speech Friday, proposed a series of changes to the NSA surveillance activities that have cause an uproar of the last few months. He also, however, failed to...
05:14 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable How America Started to Quit Smoking 50 Years Ago
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04:38 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Must Reads: Artisanal Toast, No More Open Internet and More
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04:00 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech
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03:54 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 15,000 Tons of Tires Are Burning in England. Just Imagine the Smell.
Approximately 15,000 tons of tires are up in flames at a tire recycling plant in a village in the northeast region of England.The blaze at Newgen Recycling began at 8:40 a.m. local time on Thursday, a...
03:00 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 'Toy Story' Starring Cats: To Kitten-finity and Beyond!
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02:58 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Sweeping New Anti-Protest Laws Spark Fresh Outrage in Ukraine
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02:28 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Meryl Streep Makes Everything Sound Better
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02:21 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable App Cures Vertical Video Syndrome
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02:15 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Intel To Cut 5,300 Jobs in 2014
Intel plans to cut five percent of its global workforce in 2014, the company said Friday.The announcement, first reported by Reuters, comes a day after the company released its fourth-quarter earnings...
02:12 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable How to Follow the Sundance Film Festival Online
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02:03 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Get Off My Lawn, Google+
Google took extra steps this week to solidify Google+ as the social media platform that everyone will be using, even if they don't want to. Gmail users fumed at the announcement this week that users ...
02:02 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 10 Michelle Obama Dance Moves That Prove 50 Is Fabulous
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Mashable Rick DeMint Takes Impossible Celebrity Portraits
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01:47 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Twitter's VP of Product: 'It's Time for Me to Move On'
Michael Sippey, Twitter's vice president of product, announced Friday that he will be moving into a temporary advisory role before ultimately leaving the company.Sippey, who joined the company two yea...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Privacy Advocates Sound Off on Obama's Proposed NSA Reforms
U.S. President Barack Obama laid out his plan for reforming the National Security Agency's widely-derided surveillance tactics Friday, after months of pressure to do so from privacy advocates, technol...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Do Google's Smart Contact Lenses Portend A Glassless Future?
Google's new smart contact lens project that acts as a non-invasive glucose monitor could be a godsend to the millions of sufferers of Type I diabetes. For non-diabetics, the lenses could portend an i...
12:51 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable 14 Secrets of the Devil Baby
The first monster viral video of 2014 has landed and it stars the most frightening baby on the planet: Devil Baby. The video, which depicts an animatronic Devil Baby scaring the wits out of unsuspecti...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable Putin: Gays Welcome at Olympics if They 'Leave Kids Alone'
Russian president Vladimir Putin has a message for gay Olympic fans and athletes traveling to the Sochi Games: You're welcome to come — if you leave kids alonePutin made the comments Friday at a...
12:14 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable How America Started to Quit Smoking 50 Years Ago
Smoking in the United States began its slow decline with the arrival of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, published in January 1964 and every year since.To celebrate the report's 50t...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Mashable eBay Takes Its First Steps Toward Virtual Currency
One small step for Bitcoin, one medium-sized leap for eBay.Starting on Feb. 10, the UK section of the online marketplace will open a "virtual currency" category within its classified ads for the listi...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Why Target Waited So Long to Disclose Its Massive Security Breach
Target began notifying customers about a massive security breach that exposed debit and credit card information of many who shopped in its stores earlier in January. One email to a customer fittingly ...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Investors See Pot as High Growth Industry
Robert Frichtel is chief executive officer of Advanced Cannabis Solutions, a Colorado Springs company that leases indoor spaces for growing pot. On Jan. 23, he and representatives of 11 other marijuan...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Olympic Track Star Lolo Jones Is Back, but on a Bobsled
If you spent any time at all online before and during the 2012 Summer Olympics, it's hard not to remember Lolo Jones. The American hurdler became the London Games' first media darling. Jones' athletic...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Travel Shouldn't Interrupt Your Healthy Habits
As our world becomes more connected, frequent travel is emerging as a new normal. Healthy habits such as exercise, getting enough sleep and of course, eating well, are sometimes let go when the stress...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Man Lovingly Welds Wagons for His Dog With Disabilites
When Josh Wulf first spotted Keller at the animal shelter, "it was love at first sniff."Since adopting the dog in 2008, Wulf has gone to great lengths to ensure that his blind, three-legged pal can ha...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Man Lovingly Welds Wagons for His Dog With Disabilities
When Josh Wulf first spotted Keller at the animal shelter, "it was love at first sniff."Since adopting the dog in 2008, Wulf has gone to great lengths to ensure that his blind, three-legged pal can ha...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable What Obama's NSA Reforms Mean for Your Data
After more than six months of constant NSA leaks, President Barack Obama announced a series of what senior administration officials referred to as "the most significant" reforms to surveillance progra...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable American Express Will Open Airport Lounges in NYC and San Francisco
Faced with the pending loss of Platinum cardholders' free access to American Airlines and US Airways airport lounges in March 2014, American Express plans to open new lounges at LaGuardia and San Fran...
09:58 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Sweeping New Anti-Protest Laws Spark Fresh Outrage in Ukraine
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09:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Farhad Manjoo Moves to the 'New York Times'
Farhad Manjoo is set to leave the Wall Street Journal after less than six months for David Pogue's vacated position as "State of the Art" columnist for the New York Times.Manjoo confirmed the news in ...
09:21 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable App Cures Vertical Video Syndrome
We should all know by now if you’re shooting videos in portrait mode rather than landscape, you're doing it wrongYet YouTube is still filled with videos flanked by black bars — something H...
09:15 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Intel To Cut 5,300 Jobs in 2014
Intel plans to cut five percent of its global workforce in 2014, the company said Friday.The announcement, first reported by Reuters, comes a day after the company released its fourth-quarter earnings...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 'Skinsuit' Could Soothe Back Pains in Astronauts and Elderly
A new tight-fitting "skinsuit" could help astronauts combat the back problems that are a common consequence of long-term spaceflight, researchers say.Astronauts have grown as much as 2.75 inches (7 ce...
09:03 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Get Off My Lawn, Google+
Google took extra steps this week to solidify Google+ as the social media platform that everyone will be using, even if they don't want to. Gmail users fumed at the announcement this week that users ...
09:02 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 10 Michelle Obama Dance Moves That Prove 50 Is Fabulous
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08:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Watch Live: Obama Announces Major NSA Reforms
U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to implement several changes to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance tactics in a speech on Friday.The speech comes in response to a global...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Obama Announces Major NSA Reforms
U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to implement several changes to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance tactics in a speech on Friday.The speech comes in response to a global...
08:57 pm +01 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Game Over? Nintendo Slashes Wii U Sales Estimates
Nintendo slashed its sales forecast for the Wii U on Friday, all but admitting that the gaming console has been a flop.The company revealed that it now expects to sell 2.8 million Wii U devices in the...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Scoring Obama's NSA Speech, Point by Point
Privacy advocates will be keeping score during Barack Obama's speech on government surveillance Friday, during which he will reportedly announce an overhaul to the NSA's metadata program.After months ...
08:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The American History of Marijuana, Man
On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to allow the "retail sale" of marijuana" to adults 21 and olderStores sold more than $5 million worth of pot in the first week alone. In anticipa...
08:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Designers Craft Chic Helmets for the 'Fashion Touchdown'
We're adding a little glamour to game day this year in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII being held in our very own New York City backyardAs part of the fashion-packed road to the Super Bowl, Blooming...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable This Online Course Will Teach You How to Change the World
Never before have so many people been capable of doing so much to make the world better. Increasingly, new technologies and new ideas allow us to share great innovations and to deliver sustainable cha...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Game Over? Nintendo Slashes Wii U Sales Estimates
Nintendo slashed its sales forecast for the Wii U on Friday, all but admitting that the gaming console has been a flop.The company revealed that it now expects to sell 2.8 million Wii U devices in the...
07:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable What to Expect From Obama's Speech on NSA Surveillance
The NSA's secrets have been leaking like a faucet since June. Now, after months of consideration, U.S. President Barack Obama is going to do something about itObama plans to deliver a speech on govern...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable MashBash Rocks Las Vegas During CES
Mashable teamed up with Monster on Jan. 9 to throw an amazing closeout party at CES. The sold-out event hosted hundreds of CES attendees, who came to drink, dance and celebrate surviving a week of CES...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable A Pro Sports Team Now Accepts Bitcoin
If you're looking to buy Sacramento Kings tickets or apparel online, you'll soon have a new payment option: BitcoinThe NBA franchise announced on Thursday that it now accepts Bitcoin for purchases mad...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Google's Contact Lens for Diabetics 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 storiesG...
06:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Google's Contact Lens 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 storiesG...
06:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Proof the Next Great App Could Come From a Kid
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05:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 11 Places That Share Names With Internet Words
The Internet creates new and interesting things every day. Companies, words, acronyms and trends make their way into our daily lives, pop culture and even the dictionaryHowever, before the advent of t...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 12 Places That Share Names With Internet Words
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05:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Boost Your Small Business With These 12 Free Ecommerce Tools
The second quarter of 2013 saw U.S. online sales grow nearly 16%, marking the 15th consecutive quarter of positive year-on-year growth. Later in the year, in the UK, there was a record-breaking holida...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 15 TV Shows That Debuted 15 Years Ago
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04:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Screen Resolution Beyond 4K? Your Eyes May Not Notice
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04:15 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 'Skinsuit' Could Soothe Back Pains in Astronauts and Elderly
A new tight-fitting "skinsuit" could help astronauts combat the back problems that are a common consequence of long-term spaceflight, researchers say.Astronauts have grown as much as 2.75 inches (7 ce...
04:09 pm +01 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Tinkerbell Would Love This Romantic Proposal
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04:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The 15 Hottest Dating Sites on the Market
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03:39 pm +01 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable HBO Go Soon Coming to PS3 and PS4
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03:38 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Scoring Obama's NSA Speech, Point by Point
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03:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Tinkerbell Would Love This Romantic Proposal
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03:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable This Online Course Will Teach You How to Change the World
Never before have so many people been capable of doing so much to make the world better. Increasingly, new technologies and new ideas allow us to share great innovations and to deliver sustainable cha...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Video of Northern Lights Over Norway Is Incredible
Multicolored cosmic lights dance over mountains, bridges and lakes in an amazing new video that highlights the beauty of the northern lights as seen from Norway.The spectacular video of Norway's north...
02:48 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable What to Expect From Obama's Speech on NSA Surveillance
The NSA's secrets have been leaking like a faucet since June. Now, after months of consideration, U.S. President Barack Obama is going to do something about itObama plans to deliver a speech on govern...
02:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable HBO Go Soon Coming to PS3 and PS4
HBO's on-demand streaming service HBO Go will soon be available for PlayStation 3, with PlayStation 4 to follow, the company has announcedThe PlayStation HBO Go app will give consumers unlimited, on-d...
12:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Slow-Mo Beatboxing Is Both Disturbing and Fascinating
Slow-motion makes everything look epic — sporting events, cats jumping and bullets flying through the air. But some things should remain at their normal speed.YouTube user Flula filmed himself b...
09:49 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable How Corrections Would Help Avoid Twitter Libel Lawsuits
Earlier this week, in Los Angeles Superior Court, the trial between Courtney Love and her former lawyer began. The lawyer, Rhonda Holmes, is suing Love for libel for a June 2010 tweet in which the vol...
09:26 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Robert Downey Jr. Duet With Sting Will Drive You To Tears
Oh RDJ, can you do no wrong? Iron Man, known to some as Robert Downey Jr., sang a duet to The Police's Driven to Tears with the band's frontman (and writer of the song) himself, Sting. Both he and Dow...
09:17 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Self-Assembling Cubes Could Be First Step Toward Real Transformers
As the approach toward robotics in the science community has evolved over time, researchers are finding ever-more-clever ways to manipulate the physical structures and unique locomotive abilities of a...
08:45 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable See Lil Bub as an Even Cuter Kitten
Not every day do we get to see footage of celebrities as babies — let alone celebrity cats as babies.Lil Bub's YouTube page released new video that reveals an eight-week-old baby Bub. In other w...
08:08 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Follow the Honey: Can we Save the Bees by Tracking Them?
Colony Collapse Disorder may sound like the name of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it's a real and present danger to the planet. For years, honey bees around the globe have been wandering from...
07:35 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Smart Contact Lenses Could Offer Medical Benefits
Move aside, Google Glass — smart contact lenses could the next big thing in wearable tech.Swiss scientists at ETH Zurich, a university focused on technology and natural sciences, have developed ...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The Olympics' Social Media Secret Weapon
The 2012 Olympic Games were accurately described by many as the world's "first social Games" for the unprecedented ways in which digital communication connected athletes, media and fans. For the Inter...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Oculus Rift Is More Than Just a Game — It's a Whole New Virtual World
It's been a week and I still can't get my experience with the latest Oculus Rift prototype at CES 2014 out of my mind. The Oculus Rift, which made its debut at CES 2013 and then further enchanted repo...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Playtime Is Over: Oculus Rift Lets You Live Video Games
It's been a week and I still can't get my experience with the latest Oculus Rift prototype at CES 2014 out of my mind. The Oculus Rift, which made its debut at CES 2013 and then further enchanted repo...
06:24 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Feds Free to 'Liquidate' Seized Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $25 Million
Federal prosecutors are now free to cash in on the Bitcoin seized from the online drug marketplace Silk Road. United States District Judge J. Paul Oetken signed off on the forfeiture order for the Bit...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Starbucks: We Stored Your Passwords in Plaintext
The Starbucks mobile app saves your passwords and other user information in unsecured plaintext, Starbucks executives confirmed ThursdayUser information, including passwords, email addresses, username...
05:18 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Google Glass Driver Found Not Guilty
Cecilia Abadie made history last October when she became the first person in the world to receive any kind of legal sanction for wearing Google Glass. Now she's made history again — a San Diego ...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Dunk On Aliens (and Reminisce About 'Space Jam') in 'NBA Rush' for iOS
NBA Rush is an endless runner for iOS that pits current NBA stars against hostile aliens. You can swap between three different players, each with special powers, as you run down streets full of obstac...
04:43 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The Tiny Agency Behind 'Devil Baby' Is Scaring Up Good Business
The conventional wisdom in the ad industry is that you can't create a viral video. You can make a video that you think will catch on big, but there's no way to have a hit every time.A three-man digita...
04:30 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The Top 5 Places Millennials Want to Work
"What are your plans after graduation?" It's a question that high school and college students are forced to answer ad nauseam to every academic adviser and older relative. If students don't have a pos...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Hulu Kicks Off Super Bowl Ad Channel With Classics Like Apple's '1984'
Hulu has kicked off the run up to the advertising bonanza known as the Super Bowl with its launch of AdZone.Now in its fourth year, AdZone hosts a wide variety of advertisements from past Super Bowls ...
03:40 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable How Many Teens Are Actually Leaving Facebook?
Word on the street is that teens are leaving Facebook in hoards and instead flocking to apps like Snapchat and InstagramA report from digital agency iStrategyLabs breaks down just how many teens have ...
03:28 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable FXNow Sreaming iOS App Launches Ahead of 'Simpsons' Release
FX Networks has started the platform roll-out of FXNow, its new TV Everywhere serviceFXNow is FX Networks' new HBO Go-like streaming service that allows cable subscribers to access a wealth of FX, FXX...
02:35 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable LG's Curved G Flex Smartphone Arriving in U.S. in January
Are curved screens the future of smartphones? Americans will have their say about the strange new species of mobile device when the LG G Flex arrives on our shores Jan. 31 on Sprint.The G Flex is one ...
02:30 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The NSA Gathers Almost 200 Million Texts Every Day
The NSA collects nearly 200 million text messages per day through a secret program called Dishfire, according to a new report in The Guardian. The agency described the collected messages as a "goldmin...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson Dies at 89
Russell Johnson, who played the Professor on 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island died Thursday, according to Facebook posts from co-star Dawn Wells. He was 89."My 2 favorite people are now gone," Wells (Ma...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable The Best Way to Reenact the Titanic Is at a Chinese Theme Park
If you ever wanted to reenact the love story of James Cameron's The Titanic, now's your chanceA Chinese investment firm plans to create a full-scale replica of the Titanic ship at a theme park in Chin...
01:52 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 13 Apocalyptic Photos of the Southern California Wildfire
A dangerous wildfire has broken out just outside of the Southern California community of Glendora, Calif. The rapidly-moving fire started at sunrise on Thursday in the dry foothills of the San Gabriel...
01:52 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 3 Arrested for Starting Raging Wildfire in Southern California
UPDATE, Jan. 16, 5:51 p.m. ET: Three men were arrested on Thursday, accused of starting the fire by tossing papers into a campfire, authorities said. The fire has already burned down two houses and i...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable 15 Thirst-Inducing Photos From the Sweltering Australian Open
The Australian Open tennis tournament is under way this week as a heat wave of epic proportions bakes the southeastern portion of the continentThe two aren't mixing very well.See also: 13 Eye-Popping ...
01:47 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable And the Winners for Best Oscar Snubs and Surprises Go To ...
Some actors, actresses and films were left off the Oscar ballots in favor of other performers and movies when the nominees for the Academy Awards were announced ThursdayMoviegoers expressed their disd...
12:39 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Portable Charging Device Jump-Starts Your Dead Smartphone Battery
Van Halen has likely been on repeat in the Native Union offices after the smashing success of the Kickstarter campaign for its new product Jump.It's an answer to the frustrating issue of the dead smar...
12:08 am -08 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Mashable Can we Save the Bees by Tracking Them?
Colony Collapse Disorder may sound like the name of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it's a real and present danger to the planet. For years, honey bees around the globe have been wandering from...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable $8.5 Billion Olympics Railroad Leaves Environmental Ruin
A railroad and parallel road that lead from Sochi up to the surrounding mountains where skiing events will take place is, at $8.5 billion, the most expensive piece of Russia's Olympics apparatus. But ...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Japanese Scientists to Clean Up Orbiting Space Junk
Japanese scientists are trying to take out the trash — in spaceThere are approximately 100 million bits of man-made junk floating in space, the majority of which is only 700 to 1,000 kilometers ...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable The Things You Carried to CES
Last week, we asked Mashable readers to share their #CESgear with us on Twitter, Instagram and Vine. We received well over 100 submissions of geeky gadgets, some in #thingsorganizedneatly-style photog...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Yahoo's Comeback Is All Smoke and Mirrors
The appointment of Marissa Mayer as Yahoo CEO has been a godsend for those in the media. If nothing else, the photogenic, enigmatic and workaholic chief executive has made people interested in the com...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Self-Cleaning Dishware May Mean No More Mealtime Chores
Passive aggressive notes left by angry roommates may soon be a relic of the past — at least in the kitchen — thanks to self-cleaning dishware.Swedish design studio Tomorrow Machine has com...
11:00 pm -08 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable The Olympics' Social Media Secret Weapon
The 2012 Olympic Games were accurately described by many as the world's "first social Games" for the unprecedented ways in which digital communication connected athletes, media and fans. For the Inter...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Facebook, NBC Deal Will Put More Olympics-Related Facebook Content on TV
Facebook and NBC are on the same team for next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.The two companies announced a partnership on Thursday, agreeing to share content during NBC's live coverage of t...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Facebook, NBC Deal Puts More Olympics-Related Facebook Content on TV
Facebook and NBC are on the same team for next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.The two companies announced a partnership on Thursday, agreeing to share content during NBC's live coverage of t...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable What the Heck Is Curling, Anyway?
It's no secret that curling is somewhat of a lovable laughingstock in the world of winter sports. Compared to the adrenaline-pumping action of ice hockey, snowboarding and freestyle skiing, a bunch of...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable A Shift in Dating App Technology Protects User Privacy
Privacy is a slippery slope — the more we engage with and utilize the technology at hand, the more we compromise our privacy. The dating app SinglesAroundMe offers an answer to concerns about GP...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Dyson's DC59 Vacuum Runs 5 Times Faster Than a Race Car
Dyson is getting back to its roots. After messing around with space heaters and radical concept sinks, the UK-based company is rocking the vacuum boat again, this time with a powerful handheld model a...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Facebook Will Now Tell You What's Most Popular On Facebook
Facebook will now surface trending topics alongside the News Feed, using a new product the company simply calls "trending." Trending will show a personalized list of popular topics for each user, comb...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable MeMini Is a Wearable Camera That Captures Moments After They Happen
Video can capture priceless moments — but not if you miss the shot.meMINI is a wearable Wi-Fi-enabled camera with recall, which helps users save film-worthy moments in high-definition video afte...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable The Best Way to Reenact the Titanic Is at a Chinese Theme Park
If you ever wanted to reenact the love story of James Cameron's The Titanic, now's your chanceA Chinese investment firm plans to create a full-scale replica of the Titanic ship at a theme park in Chin...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Samsung Announces Lighter, Low-End Addition to Galaxy Tab 3 Line
Samsung announced Thursday the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, a low-end, lightweight addition to its Galaxy Tab 3 line of products.The 7-inch tablet runs Android 4.2 and comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a...
08:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Mark Zuckerberg to Deliver Keynote Address at Mobile World Congress
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech in February at Mobile World Congress, arguably the largest mobile trade show in the industry.Zuckerberg's address will open ...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Netflix Earns First Oscar Nomination
After disrupting the TV industry and earning Emmy and Golden Globe wins along the way for its original programming, Netflix has now secured its first Academy Awards nomination with The Square. The 201...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable E-Books Aren't Going to Make Print Obsolete Anytime Soon
For all the talk about print books being replaced by digital books, the vast majority of readers in the U.S. still consume books the old-fashioned waySome 28% of Americans read at least one e-book in ...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 5 Facts That Will Make You Look at Your Body Differently
Despite its flaws (we're looking at you, Carl), the human body is rather amazing. A brain that surpasses the fastest super computer by orders of magnitude, bi-pedal locomotion (good luck with that, ro...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 60Plus Events in Social Media, Marketing and More
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find the leading conferences in your industry — whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week we're highlighting five e...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Spotify Removes Cap on Streaming Music for the Web
Spotify has dropped its cap on free web-based music streaming just a week before the launch of Beats Music.The move is incremental — users that exhausted a six-month trial were still able to lis...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Spotify and Pandora Brace for Beats Music to Drop
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07:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Jawbone ERA Actually Makes You Want to Use Bluetooth Headsets
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06:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Best Buy Stock Plummets 30% After Disappointing Holiday Sales
Best Buy's efforts to combat showrooming and lure shoppers into stores during the holidays with aggressive promotions appear to have backfired.The electronics retailer announced Thursday morning that ...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Watch the 2014 Oscars Nominations Announcement
The 2014 Academy Awards may represent one of the most crowded fields for quality film making in recent memory.There are so many good movies and a lot of moving and memorable performances, from the enc...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable These Are The 2014 Oscars Nominations
For once, the buzz was right. Virtually all the Oscar-bait movies got a nod in the 2014 Academy Awards Oscars Nominations list. The Academy recognized Nebraska, Gravity, Dallas Buyer's Club, Wolf of W...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle' Leads the Pack
For once, the buzz was right. Virtually all the Oscar-bait movies got a nod in the 2014 Academy Awards Oscars Nominations list. The Academy recognized American Hustle, Nebraska, Gravity, Dallas Buyer'...
06:30 pm +02 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Magnified Photos Expose the Secret Beauty of Sand Grains
When you head to the beach on a hot summer day, the glimmering ocean waves capture your attention. But a series of magnified photographs may inspire you to turn your gaze to the sand, where little-see...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Spotify Goes Unlimited on the Desktop 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...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Spotify Scraps Time Limits 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...
05:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable What the Heck Is Curling, Anyway?
It's no secret that curling is somewhat of a lovable laughingstock in the world of winter sports. Compared to the adrenaline-pumping action of ice hockey, snowboarding and freestyle skiing, a bunch of...
05:37 pm +02 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Zoologist Dian Fossey
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Dian Fossey, American zoologist best known for her study of gorillasGoogle Doodle pays tribute to zoologist Dian FosseyImage: GoogleFossey studied gor...
05:13 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Dyson's DC59 Vacuum Runs 5 Times Faster Than a Race Car
Dyson is getting back to its roots. After messing around with space heaters and radical concept sinks, the UK-based company is rocking the vacuum boat again, this time with a powerful handheld model a...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Magnified Photos Expose the Secret Beauty of Sand Grains
When you head to the beach on a hot summer day, the glimmering ocean waves capture your attention. But a series of magnified photographs may inspire you to turn your gaze to the sand, where little-see...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 11 Historical Figures Who Would've Hosted Rad Reddit AMAs
Go ahead — ask me anythingThat's the simple prompt behind Reddit's extremely popular series, "Ask Me Anything," or AMA. The question and answer directive offers Redditors a chance to submit quer...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Zoologist Dian Fossey
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of Dian Fossey, American zoologist best known for her study of gorillasGoogle Doodle pays tribute to zoologist Dian FosseyImage: GoogleFossey studied gor...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Yes, Emoji Death Threats Are Admissible in Court
When someone threatened Fletcher Babb's life via Instagram, he wondered whether he could report it to the authorities. The death threat wasn't written in English, after all. It came via emoji.The pena...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Arctic Sea-Ice Cracks Are a Source of Mercury Pollution
Tiny tempests above cracks in Arctic sea ice help pull down toxic mercury and ozone from the sky — an unexpected new source of mercury pollution in the polar environment, according to research p...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 'Sherlock the Musical' Will Have You Singing All Day
Sherlock fans have a lot of feelings about the famous Reichenbach Fall that ended Season 2. How do you resolve feelings that you can't put into words? You put them into song. That's what YouTube stars...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 'Hipsters Love Beer' Video Pokes Fun At Beer Snobs Everywhere
Hipsters love everything obscure — especially their beerIt seems you can't go into any bar without seeing the slews of beer snobs ordering their fancy microbrews with ridiculous names. And sketc...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Cavities May Have Killed Off Earth's Largest Apes
Besides "anywhere he wants," where does a 1,200-ape sit down for diner? The extinct 10-foot tall Gigantopithecus probably found a seat near the bamboo salad bars of Southeast Asia's forests from appro...
11:05 am +02 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable How to Identify Your PR Niche
If part of your "new year, new you" resolution includes nabbing your first PR job — or launching your own PR consultancy! — you're probably equal parts excited and terrified. After the ini...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 10 Remarkable Facts You Didn't Know About Pixar
We knew Pixar animators had dedication, but climbing inside a dead whale for research? That takes serious devotion.YouTube list-maker Alltime 10s collected 10 of the coolest lesser-known facts about t...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Adobe Adds 3D Printing Tools to Photoshop
Adobe is adding new tools to Photoshop that let users create and edit designs for 3D printingBefore 3D printers crank out objects, a user needs digital model — either one they create or download...
09:48 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Ski Jumper With GoPro Lands Stunning Launch
The Winter Olympics are coming, and athletes around the world are training hard for their chance to compete. One of the more popular and dangerous sports, ski jumping, requires an unimaginable amount ...
09:17 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Feisty Husky Understands How You Feel Every Morning
Remember the days when your mom would try to wake you up at dawn for school and you clung to your bed, muttering "no, no" and pretending it wasn't real? Blaze the husky totally gets thatSee also: 'Dog...
09:05 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable How to Identify Your PR Niche
If part of your "new year, new you" resolution includes nabbing your first PR job — or launching your own PR consultancy! — you're probably equal parts excited and terrified. After the ini...
08:25 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable North Korea's Ski Resort Has 200 Visitors a Day
North Korea, a Stalinist regime said to be struggling with poverty and famine, has opened a multimillion-dollar luxury ski resort — but the attendance so far isn't what Dear Leader Kim Jong Un h...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable This App Tracks Your Face to Control a Game
Gesture interface controls may be taking off in the world of console gaming (Kinect) and desktop environments (Leap Motion), but the dynamic is still struggling to find its place in the world of mobil...
07:28 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Rock Albums Topped U.S. Music Sales in 2013
Rock is far and away the most popular music genre among Americans purchasing music albums. More than one-third (34.8%) of all albums bought in 2013 in the U.S. were categorized as rock.R&B, altern...
07:10 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Senators: Police Should Get Warrants to Use Drones in the U.S.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wants everyone to know that drones are a threat to privacyDuring a senate hearing Wednesday on the future of the unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S., Feinstein told a...
06:49 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Remote Control Spermbots Could Deliver Drugs, Fertilize Eggs
Sperm, those tenacious, single-minded swimmers and deliverers of life, are being enlisted as "spermbots" by scientists to act as biological motors capable of transporting drugs, genes and even other s...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Google Chrome Update Will Decrease Data Usage by Up to 50%
Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome, which promises to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%.Google announced the upcoming changes to its browser Wednesday in ...
06:19 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable The Big-Hearted Elementary School Teacher Who Should Be Seahawks MVP
Fridays are spirit days at Kimball Elementary School in Seattle, and students are encouraged to wear jerseys of their favorite local sports teams. Lately, that means they don the blue, green and silve...
06:19 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable The Big-Hearted Schoolteacher Who Should Be Seahawks MVP
Fridays are spirit days at Kimball Elementary School in Seattle, and students are encouraged to wear jerseys of their favorite local sports teams. Lately, that means they don the blue, green and silve...
05:41 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 'Gimme Shelter' Reinvents Movie Marketing With First Facebook Junket
Like her transformative character in Gimme Shelter, actress Vanessa Hudgens is transforming an offscreen movie-marketing tradition — namely, the in-person press junket at which journalists inter...
05:23 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable If You Understand Bridgegate, You Get Net Neutrality
Ever since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stuck down the Federal Communication Commission’s Net Neutrality rules, I can’t stop thinking about how much this reminds me of Go...
05:17 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable At Age 13, Wikipedia Has Reshaped the Knowledge Industry
If you look at the Wikipedia entry for Wikipedia, you'll learn the Internet's encyclopedia turned 13 Wednesday. In that time, the site has become a storehouse of human knowledge, the sixth most-popula...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Adobe Adds 3D Printing Tools to Photoshop
Adobe is adding new tools to Photoshop that let users create and edit designs for 3D printingBefore 3D printers crank out objects, a user needs digital model — either one they create or download...
04:34 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Viddy Sells Itself Short — for Less Than $20 Million
Viddy, once a leading video-based social network, has been acquired after a year of struggling to compete with Twitter's Vine and (later) Instagram video.Fullscreen, a YouTube network for brands and v...
04:15 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana
Marijuana just took a step toward legality in New Hampshire.The state's House voted 170-162 in favor of allowing anyone age 21 and up to carry up to one ounce of pot for recreational use, according to...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Report: Facebook's News Reader May Debut in January
Facebook is close to unveiling its long-awaited news reading service, and the product could be launched by the end of the month, according to Re/CodeThe service, which is called "Paper," will reported...
03:17 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Wikipedia Looked Pretty Much the Same 13 Years Ago
Wikipedia, everyone's favorite community-edited encyclopedia, turned 13 years old today. The website has now entered that infamous stage of adolescence where it thinks it knows everything about everyt...
02:59 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Yahoo COO Leaves Company After 15 Months
Yahoo's chief operating officer is leaving after just more than a year on the job, the company revealed in an SEC filing Wednesday afternoon.Henrique de Castro joined Yahoo in October 2012 after previ...
02:54 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable AOL Surrenders Control of Patch via Joint Venture
AOL has given up controlling interest in Patch through a joint venture with a private equity company, relieving the Internet portal of its high-profile but low-return local news platform property.Patc...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Box iOS Update Comes With 50GB of Free Storage
Box's iOS apps got a big update on Wednesday, bringing users new features, faster speeds and up to 50GB of free storageUpon downloading the Box 3.0 update, users will have their total storage raised t...
02:10 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable What Disney Characters Look Like in Real Life
Have you ever wondered what Cruella DeVille, Prince Eric or Cinderella would look like if you spotted them in the flesh? DeviantARTist Karen Graw, also known as Avalonis, has the answerUsing photo man...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Changing Jobs
Having a wide variety of employers can make workers seem well-rounded, but too much moving around can also make them appear less desirable, new research shows. According to the study, conducted by sta...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable What's In Your 2014 Time Capsule?
It's almost impossible to predict the future in the digital age. It seems like every day brings a new app, social network or tech product that changes our lives in a significant way. But that doesn't ...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Being Batkid: Behind the Scenes on the Internet's Best Day
Remember Batkid? Of course you do. Adorable and brave leukemia survivor Miles Scott, 5, wanted to be a superhero for a day, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation put together a grand adventure in San Francis...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable Netflix Stock Dives After Net Neutrality Ruling
If there's one major Internet company that may be threatened by a court ruling striking down net neutrality, it's Netflix.On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia sided with ...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Mashable A Politician Just Joined Snapchat and It's Not Anthony Weiner
We already knew Rand Paul was a fan of long form. Now he's taking a stab at a more phantasmal form of communication — Snapchat.The Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky signed up for the popular...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable I Took the Iconic 'Miracle on the Hudson' Photo
I still remember how cold it was that day. I was in New York City for business meetings, running around, trying to stay warm. I got on the 3:30 p.m. ferry to New Jersey, sat down and pulled out my iPh...
11:38 pm +02 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Macklemore's Surprise Bus Performance Makes Commuting Tolerable
No one truly enjoys public transportation. Every slight annoyance turns into a possibility to ruin your day: loud cellphone talkers, crying babies and passengers oblivious to their blaring music. Unle...
11:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Apple to Return $32.5 Million to Consumers in FTC Settlement
Kids do the darndest things, and now Apple is on the hook for at least a few of themApple has settled a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission and will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers ...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Why 'Her' Is the Best Movie Ever Made About the Singularity
The pop-culture tuning fork known as the Academy Awards will reveal its film nominations on Thursday, and if the recent Golden Globes win by Her on Sunday for best screenplay is any indication, the fi...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Conan's (Fake) Illegitimate Son
Is he, or isn't he? The Internet couldn't escape this question when 20-year-old Greg Keating posted a YouTube video this week claiming to be Conan O'Brien's abandoned son. Keating may have the same br...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable NSA Bugs Can Spy on 100,000 Computers, Even When They're Offline
The National Security Agency has planted spy software and hardware into 100,000 computers worldwide, not 50,000 as previously reportedThese bugs allow the agency to conduct surveillance even on compu...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Axe Super Bowl Ad Makes an Excellent Point in 60 Seconds
This Axe ad is not what you're expectingThat is, if you were anticipating a scenario in which beautiful, scantily clad women are irrationally attracted to ordinary-looking guys wearing Axe body spray,...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Heroic Home Depot Employee Swoops In to Save a Falling Baby
Usually, when a video surfaces about a brand, it's bad news. But this one reflects pretty positively on the company in question.A video recorded on a hidden camera shows a Home Depot employee catching...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Macklemore's Surprise Bus Performance Makes Commuting Tolerable
No one truly enjoys public transportation. Every slight annoyance turns into a possibility to ruin your day: loud cellphone talkers, crying babies and passengers oblivious to their blaring music. Unle...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable The Key to Kickstarter Success Involves Cats. Lots of Cats.
Crowfunding is among the most successful internet-native industries, but that does not preclude it from classic marketing tools.A recent study from researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology found...
08:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Google Spends More on Acquisitions Than Top 5 Rivals Combined
With its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest this week, Google has spent a total of $17 billion buying other companies over the last two years, which is more than the company's top five rivals combined, ...
08:34 pm -08 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Viddy Sells Itself Short — for Less Than $20 Million
Viddy, once a leading video-based social network, has been acquired after a year of struggling to compete with Twitter's Vine and (later) Instagram video.Fullscreen, a YouTube network for brands and v...
08:15 pm -08 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana
Marijuana just took a step toward legality in New Hampshire.The state's House voted 170-162 in favor of allowing anyone age 21 and up to carry up to one ounce of pot for recreational use, according to...
07:52 pm -08 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Report: Facebook's News Reader May Debut in January
Facebook is close to unveiling its long-awaited news reading service, and the product could be launched by the end of the month, according to Re/CodeThe service, which is called "Paper," will reported...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Blackphone Could Be the First NSA-Proof Phone
An upcoming smartphone called Blackphone aims to put privacy in your hands, protecting you from anyone wanting to snoop into your private data — even the NSAA Switzerland-based join venture betw...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Tyrese on Paul Walker's Death: God Emailed Me About How to Heal
In need of a way to lift himself out of sadness after Paul Walker died in a car crash on Nov. 30, Walker's Fast and Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson said god sent him an emailThat email's subject line: ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn Adds Search for Volunteer Opportunities
LinkedIn added a new Volunteer Marketplace on Wednesday, allowing users to search for volunteer opportunities that require particular skill sets like open board seats at non-profitsIn August, LinkedIn...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Facebook to Launch a News Reader and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.The team behind Facebook’s News Feed is gearing up to launch ...
06:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable How to Trick Out Your Startup's Office
Last week we showed you some of the startup world's most creative office spaces. These colorful environments with airy floor plans and comfortable conference rooms put the cubicle to shame — but...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Report: HP to Announce Two Huge Smartphones Today
Hewlett-Packard will announce two extra-large smartphones Wednesday, Re/code reportsThe devices will be called Slate 6 and Slate 7 and have 6- and 7-inch screens, respectively. Both phablets will run ...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable HP Launches Two Huge Smartphones in India
Hewlett-Packard announced two extra-large smartphones Wednesday, both "phablet" devices for the Indian market.Originally reported by Re/code, the devices will be called Slate 6 and Slate 7 and have 6-...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Zuckerberg on Snapchat: It's a 'Super Interesting Privacy Phenomenon'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg praised Snapchat for creating a new niche for social media communication, calling it a "super interesting privacy phenomenon."Zuckerberg made the remarks during an intervi...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable 16 Things That Frustrate Nerds to No End
Nerds are passionate people with strong opinions. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, the many nuances of nerd culture can be very difficult for a non-nerd to navigate through.But nerds have had enough. W...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon Take on 'Bridgegate'
Even the Boss hates traffic on the George Washington Bridge.New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon — erm, I mean Bruce Springsteen II — performed an acoustic riff about Gov. ...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Blunder Road: Springsteen and Fallon Take on Christie's 'Bridgegate'
Even the Boss hates traffic on the George Washington Bridge.New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon — erm, I mean Bruce Springsteen II — performed an acoustic riff about Gov. ...
05:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Axe Super Bowl Ad Makes an Excellent Point in 60 Seconds
This Axe ad is not what you're expectingThat is, if you were anticipating a scenario in which beautiful, scantily clad women are irrationally attracted to ordinary-looking guys wearing Axe body spray,...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable 12 Celebs Who Can't Get Enough of Vine
Celebrities and cameras go hand in hand. Thus, it makes perfect sense that stars in the spotlight enjoy using the six-second video app, Vine.We dug up a list of Vine users who've sashayed a red carpet...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Contently Raises $9 Million to Double Down on Content Marketing
Shane Snow and his company are having a minor identity crisis.Three years ago, Snow (above left) and two cofounders launched Contently, an online marketplace to connect freelance writers with brands. ...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable FarmLogs Gets $4 Million to Help Modernize Agriculture
Seeing an opportunity in the largely analog world of agriculture, investors have sunk $4 million into FarmLogs, a startup that brings real-time data to farming.The Series A round, led by Drive Capital...
04:49 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Heroic Home Depot Employee Swoops In to Save a Falling Baby
Usually, when a video surfaces about a brand, it's bad news. But this one reflects pretty positively on the company in question.A video recorded on a hidden camera shows a Home Depot employee catching...
04:38 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Macklemore's Surprise Bus Performance Makes Commuting Tolerable
No one truly enjoys public transportation. Every slight annoyance turns into a possibility to ruin your day: loud cellphone talkers, crying babies and passengers oblivious to their blaring music. Unle...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable 17 Video Game Characters With Amazing Facial Hair
Sometimes a mustache just is a mustache — but sometimes, facial hair becomes a character all of its own.Whether you favor push brooms, Fu Manchus, goatees or Van Dykes, there's probably a iconic...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable How to Know When You've Outgrown Your Home Office
There are numerous reasons to run a business out of your home, with cost savings and an easy commute being the top two. However, there may come a time when the business outgrows the home. Common signs...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Two Competing Theories for Why We're Afraid of Spiders
When Ron Weasley was a child, he reveals in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, his brothers Fred and George magically transformed his teddy bear into a giant spider, thus triggering in their you...
02:34 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Blackphone Could Be the First NSA-Proof Phone
An upcoming smartphone called Blackphone aims to put privacy in your hands, protecting you from anyone wanting to snoop into your private data — even the NSAA Switzerland-based join venture betw...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Tim Cook Is 'Incredibly Optimistic' About the China Mobile Deal
It took Apple a while to finalize a deal with China Mobile, but it seems all that effort will pay off well in the endSpeaking to The Wall Street Journal, China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua said "millions...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Bad Kitty! Destroy Your Owner's Things in 'Catlateral Damage'
What is your cat really up to at home when you're at work? Catlateral Damage puts you in the cat's paws as you wreck your owner's home as fast as possible.Catlateral Damage is set in a first-person pe...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Suffer From Motion Sickness? These Theories May Explain Why
For some lucky folks, reading in the car is a go-to road-trip activity. For others, just the thought of picking up a book while riding shotgun sends them running for the bathroom.This TED-Ed animation...
12:11 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable 12 Celebs Who Can't Get Enough of Vine
Celebrities and cameras go hand in hand. Thus, it makes perfect sense that stars in the spotlight enjoy using the six-second video app, Vine.We dug up a list of Vine users who've sashayed a red carpet...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Vine Magician Needs Only 6 Seconds to Melt Your Brain
Vine star and filmmaker Zach King may not perform magic in the traditional sense, but his expertly-edited six-second videos could put David Blaine to shame.This Vine compilation from YouTube user Farl...
11:34 am -08 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Blackphone Could Be the First NSA-Proof Phone
An upcoming smartphone called Blackphone aims to put privacy in your hands, protecting you from anyone wanting to snoop into your private data — even the NSAA Switzerland-based join venture betw...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable You Really Want to See Monster Trucks Race Down a Ski Mountain
Let's start the campaign now, folks: The time has come to bring monster trucks to the Winter OlympicsBecause, if the video above is any indication, combining monster trucks with ski slopes makes for a...
09:54 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Your Friends Are Probably Richer and Happier Than You
Back in 1991, the sociologist Scott Feld made a surprising discovery while studying the properties of social networks. Feld calculated the average number of friends that a person in the network has an...
09:43 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable App Store Pulls 'Barbie' Plastic-Surgery App Following Backlash
Apple's App Store pulled a Barbie-inspired plastic-surgery app on Tuesday, following intense backlash fueled in part by a Twitter campaign.The game, which launched last week and was rated for children...
09:24 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable 'Friends' Theme Song Cover Will Give You Chills
We all remember the upbeat, jangling guitar rendition of The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You" from the days when the hit NBC show Friends ruled the airwaves. The song was hopeful, fun and peppy - t...
08:55 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Show Us How You Start Your Day for This Week's Photo Challenge
Just like the new year, every morning is a chance to do things differently. For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, show us an image that says "Good morning!" It could be a wake-up stretch, meditati...
08:27 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Mobile-App Use Increased 115% in 2013
If you used mobile apps more often last year than in any previous year, you're not alone. Mobile-app use increased 115% in 2013, according to Flurry Analytics.The largest surge was in use of messaging...
07:57 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable DirecTV Gets Frosty Response After Dropping The Weather Channel
A recent contract dispute prompted satellite-television provider DirecTV to drop The Weather Channel around midnight Tuesday, a move Weather Channel CEO David Kenny called "unprecedented" in a recent ...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable You've Never Seen a Basketball Game End Quite Like This
If you've ever seriously played basketball, you've had the nightmare: A game-winning shot, a chance at glory ... then something goes horribly, horribly wrongThat exact scenario nearly played out Satur...
07:15 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Game Changer? Helmet Cameras Hitting Arena Football This Year
The Arena Football League (AFL) plans to introduce wearable cameras embedded into players' helmets during the coming season that begins in March, it announced on TuesdayThe league said in a press rele...
06:38 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Jelly
Jelly, the much-hyped, question-and-answer-based social network by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, launched last week on iOS and AndroidAlthough it's just beginning to build up a user base, with a famou...
06:08 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Duo Adds Bluegrass Flair to Backstreet Boys Cover
If you ever wished for a Backstreet Boys cover with just a little more banjo, this YouTube duo's cover will delight you.The pair, members of a folk rock-Americana-bluegrass group called The Other Favo...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Trolls Force Olympian to Quit Twitter Until Games Are Over
Before the 2012 Summer Olympics, British swimmer Rebecca Adlington announced a Games-long Twitter hiatus because of vicious online harassers who criticized her looks. Now Twitter trolls appear to have...
05:50 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable The Eye in Your Home: Google, Nest and the Rise of the Physical Graph
Google's acquisition of Nest could be the most important development to ever happen in the nascent and horribly named field of the Internet of Things. It's obviously a long-term investment in the futu...
05:09 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Theatrical 'LeBroning' Meme Roasts NBA's King of Flop
Let's get this out of the way first: Flopping (that's exaggerating the effects of contact to elicit a foul call from officials, for you noobs) is an NBA epidemic. Name a star — pretty much every...
04:51 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable BBC's Winter Olympics Trailer Is Totally Over the Top
The Winter Olympics are coming. As the highly-anticipated event draws near, BBCSport released an official trailer promoting its coverage for the games, featuring a voiceover by British actor Charles D...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Canadian Teen Convicted of Child Porn in Revenge Sexting Case
A teenage girl in Canada looking to get revenge on her boyfriend's ex has been found guilty of child pornography possession and distribution, reports the CBC.It's the first case on Canada of a teen be...
04:05 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Facebook Makes Inroads in Russia With Yandex Partnership
Facebook is turning up the heat on its quest for users in Russia. Russian search engine Yandex will now return public Facebook posts and comments in its search results as part of a partnership anno...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable How the @-Mention Took Over Social Networks
The "@" symbol used to be just for email. Then it was for Twitter too. Now, it transcends networks.In 2006, Robert Andersen, then a freelance designer who later joined Square as a founding team member...
03:25 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Twitter Is Catching Up to Facebook in Ad Targeting
Twitter announced that advertisers can now reach you through your Twitter ID or email address, offering the kind of targeted ad messages that Facebook specializes in.Granting access to email addresses...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Google Chrome Can Now Identify Your Most Annoying Tabs
An new feature in Chrome that first surfaced back in November has finally emerged from beta testing and is now available to all. The new feature adds a set of icons to your Chrome tabs that help you ...
03:16 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable American Biathlete Sacrifices Olympic Spot for Twin Sister
This just in from the department of feels: A biathlete realized her dream by earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team—only to forfeit her ticket to Sochi so her twin sister could join the squadNo...
03:07 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Figure Skater Jason Brown Really Knows How to Work a Crowd
Jason Brown, the 19-year-old from Illinois, proved to be an impeccable showman at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday in Boston. His free skate routine wowed the crowd, earning him th...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable 'Chicago Sun-Times' to Test Bitcoin and Twitter Paywall
The Chicago Sun-Times will soon test a new paywall system that accepts bitcoins as well as tweets from readers in return for access to content.On Feb. 1, The Sun-Times's site will prompt readers to ei...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable The Eye in Your Home: Google, Nest and the Rise of the Physical Graph
Google's acquisition of Nest could be the most important development to ever happen in the nascent and horribly named field of the Internet of Things. It's obviously a long-term investment in the futu...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Why This Is the Age of Publishers, Not Journalists
In a Wonkblog post from November, Ezra Klein highlighted a reality few journalists seem to grasp: Facebook drives much more traffic to news sites than Twitter.The post was entitled “Why do journ...
02:27 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Don't Call It a Recall: Tesla to Replace Model S Charging Adapters
"The word 'recall' needs to be recalled," Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.But a recall is just what the company is issuing. Tesla Motors has offered to replace 29,000 potentially-fault...
01:50 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Kathy Griffin: Twitter Is a Comedian's Dream
During a stand up-routine at a McAfee Security and Intel partnership launch party in Las Vegas last week, comedian Kathy Griffin reenacted Hollywood director Michael Bay's dramatic flee from the 2014 ...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable It's Hot as Hell in Australia Right Now
Southern Australia is roasting as temperatures climb as high as 117 degrees Fahrenheit, and cool reprieve isn't expected until the end of this weekAverage temperatures in the summer in this region of ...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable How to Recover Well From a Mistake at Work
You're tackling a typical day at the office, juggling meetings, phone calls, and that hyperactive inbox of yours, when suddenly it hits you — the worst possible feeling to have at work. Your hea...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable No Bail for Man Who Allegedly Shot Texting Dad at Movie Theater
The 71-year-old former police officer accused of shooting and killing another man in a crowded Florida movie theater, allegedly because he was texting, has been remanded to custody.Eyewitnesses said t...
01:06 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Pope Francis Is Auctioning His Harley for Charity
So guess what? Pope Francis rides a Harley.Well, at least he used to ride a Harley. Or he might have. We honestly don't know. What we do know, however, is that the Catholic Church's top dog and former...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Mashable Devil Baby Will Haunt New Yorkers' Dreams
Warning: Devil baby in above video actually will haunt your dreams.A hilarious (and disturbing) remote-controlled "Devil Baby" took to the streets of NYC in a viral marketing campaign for upcoming hor...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Get Your Paws on Lil Bub's Spacey New Photo App
The Internet's favorite tiny cat with big green eyes has a budding entrepreneurial career in the worksLil Bub launches a new app this week called "Tuxedo Kittie." Add spacey stickers, disguises and la...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Can Machines Keep You Safer at Airports Than Humans?
Airports worldwide are starting to replace security officials with machines to identify passengers, and those machines could soon start checking your bags.The machines should make the check-in process...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Isn't Scaring Off Investors, Despite Mishaps
ArrogantEgotisticalCockyEntitledThese colorful, critical descriptors are merely a sampling of the words used in association with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel over the past two weeks. The adjectives are n...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Even Evan Spiegel's Antics Can't Make Snapchat Investors Disappear
ArrogantEgotisticalCockyEntitledThese colorful, critical descriptors are merely a sampling of the words used in association with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel over the past two weeks. The adjectives are n...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Manned Mission to Mars by 2030s Is Doable but Depends on Budget
Sending humans to Mars by the 2030s is affordable, a group of experts finds, but some key changes are needed if it is going to happen.A workshop group of more than 60 individuals representing more tha...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Google Is Eating Apple's Lunch
Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest on Monday was a reminder of the company's penchant for taking bold risks, but also illustrates the opposite point about Apple, a company that has grown increa...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why He's Rebooting 'Cosmos'
Rebooting Carl Sagan's seminal "Cosmos" miniseries three decades later is almost impossible — unless you happen to be renowned astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson.For those w...
11:15 pm -08 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Game Changer? Helmet Cameras Hitting Arena Football This Year
The Arena Football League (AFL) plans to introduce wearable cameras embedded into players' helmets during the coming season that begins in March, it announced on TuesdayThe league said in a press rele...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Tumblr Introduces @Mentions for Users
Tumblr announced on Tuesday it is finally adding capabilities for users to directly mention others on the site, a feature that's been long requested by its dedicated fan base.By typing the "@" symbol ...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable For a Guy With Startup Roots, Kickstarter Offers a Second Shot
Launching a Kickstarter project is always a leap of faith. That especially holds true for Marc Barros, who launched a campaign for his new product on Tuesday — a smartphone lens attachment calle...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Oyster Raises $14 Million to Expand E-Book Subscription Service
Oyster, an e-book subscription startup, announced Tuesday that it has raised an additional $14 million in funding to continue growing its service.The financing, which comes from Highland Capital Partn...
10:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Olympic Park Gives Your Face the Mount Rushmore Treatment
Attendees of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month may see 3D imprints of their faces on the facade of the entrance to Olympic Park.Starting Feb. 7, the entrance — which includes an e...
10:08 pm -08 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Duo Adds Bluegrass Flair to Backstreet Boys Cover
If you ever wished for a Backstreet Boys cover with just a little more banjo, this YouTube duo's cover will delight you.The pair, members of a folk rock-Americana-bluegrass group called The Other Favo...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 5 Reasons People May Actually Watch Christie's State Address Today
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hasn't appeared in public since his 107-minute damage-control press conference last week on the now-infamous bridge scandal. But today he'll have to emerge from the shad...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Christie: 'Mistakes Were Clearly Made'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered his annual state of the state address Tuesday in his first public appearance since his 107-minute damage-control press conference last week on the now-infamous...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Emoji IRL: The Tumblr Turning Texts Into Art
Designer Liza Nelson has a love-hate relationship with emoji, and she isn't the only oneAcross the Internet, you can find people who use the little ideograms almost exclusively to express themselves, ...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable What If Google Was a Real Person?
We've all asked Google many potentially embarrassing questions. But what if that search engine was a living, breathing human being?If Google was a guy, would you still ask him about your long lost hig...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules
The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Verizon in a net neutrality case, striking down portions of the FCC Open Internet rules that require telecom companies to treat all Internet traffic equally...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable The Unearthed Diaries of World War I Soldiers
The Internet just inherited a treat for history buffs. More than 300,000 diary pages written by British troops during World War I are now available online.This initial release from the UK National Arc...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Russia Expels American Journalist Who Criticized Putin
Russia has expelled a U.S. journalist and banned him from entering the country for five years, a controversial move in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which kick off on Feb. 7.David Satter...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Kim Dotcom to Launch His Own Political Party
Kim Dotcom will launch a political party, dubbed "Megaparty," to compete in the general elections in New Zealand.Although Dotcom, a 39-year-old German citizen, won't run for office, he claims his part...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Winamp Acquired, Will Live to Play Another Song
Winamp will get an encore after allRadionomy, an online radio business based in Belgium, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the 15-year-old music player from AOL, along with Shoutcast, another AOL...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Why You Should Fear Google's Nest Acquisition
Google announced a $3.2 billion investment in Nest on Monday, the creator of the smart thermostat and smoke detector. At first glance, the tech behemoth's move seems like a reasonable purchase.See als...
07:00 pm -08 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable The Eye in Your Home: Google, Nest and the Rise of the Physical Graph
Google's acquisition of Nest could be the most important development to ever happen in the nascent and horribly named field of the Internet of Things. It's obviously a long-term investment in the futu...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Moto X Coming to Europe in February
Motorola's flagship smartphone, the Moto X, will hit European store shelves in February, CNET reportsThe pricing will be $624 in the UK or $546 in France and Germany without a contract. That's signifi...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 21 Neckties for Every Type of Nerd
Business professional attire can be dull, especially for men. Truth.Don't fall asleep yet! But you can add a few accessories to your wardrobe to diversify your look from the average white-shirt-wearin...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.Google announced Monday its acquisition of smart thermometer maker ...
05:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Visual.ly Raises $8.1 Million
Infographic platform Visual.ly has announced $8.1 million of Series A fundraising as it prepares to expand its technology and sales team both in the U.S. and abroad.The site's goal is to streamline th...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 10 Unanswered Questions Lingering From Childhood
Most of us remember the '90s fondly. We remember coming home from school and flipping on Nickelodeon. We all laughed when some poor, unsuspecting contestant on a gameshow got covered in slime. We love...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 11 Things You Never Knew About 'House of Cards'
D.C. is full of secretsHouse of Cards, the masterful, award-winning Netflix series that follows the political mischief of House Majority Whip Francis Underwood, is now unleashing a slew of its ownNefl...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 8 Great Icon Font Generators to Give Your Site a Custom Feel
High-quality images can make the difference between a good website and a great website. However, they also add file weight, aren't easily scaled, edited or manipulated, and result in additional HTTP r...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 'Dogs in Cars' Photo Series Captures Pups at Their Happiest
Catching photos of animals is a tricky art to master. While some photographers spend their energy balancing squirmy puppies enough to snap a clear shot, Lara Jo Regan takes a different approach.She lo...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014
We've all been there — yelling at a computer screen or particular website because the antiquated design prevents you from getting where you want to go.But outdated features on your company's web...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Sony's New Xperias: the Ultra-Loud E1 and the Big, Budget T2 Ultra
Sony has launched two new smartphones in the Xperia line: The 4-inch Xperia E1 and the 6-inch Xperia T2 UltraVisually, these two devices correspond with the Xperia Z1 Compact and the Xperia Z Ultra, o...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Adorably Confused Baby Meets Dad's Twin for the First Time
Consider this baby's mind blown. When this chubby-cheeked little girl met her father's twin for the first time, how was she supposed to react? Her frozen, wide gaze and several double-takes said it al...
12:00 pm +11 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Pastor's 1-Minute Sermon Ahead of NFL Playoffs Was Just a Joke
A clip making the Internet sports rounds shows a pastor cutting his Sunday sermon short to watch an NFL playoff game, but it was just a joke. The clip shows pastor Tim Christensen of Gold Hill Luther...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Will Commercial Space Travel Blast Off in 2014?
Bags packed. Ticket in hand. Reserved seating and your rocket ship waits.The longed-for dawn of private manned space travel appears near at hand. Virgin Galactic's suborbital SpaceShipTwo, for example...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable College Student Spends 100 Days Dancing His Way Across China
When Dartmouth College undergrad Jake Gaba embarked on his three-month semester abroad in China, he wanted to find a special way to document his experience.Skipping over the obvious choices, like a Fa...
09:55 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Consumers Still Trust Traditional Media Ads More Than Online Ads
Newspaper ads are still the most trusted form of paid media in North America, according to a recent Nielsen surveyMore than half of respondents say they trust traditional advertising platforms such as...
09:25 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Why Google Bought Nest and What It Could Mean for Your Home
Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, creator of the smart thermostat and smoke detector, caught many industry watchers by surpriseBut Google’s move to snap up one of the leading comp...
08:55 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Here's Why You Should Root for the USA Men's Curling Team
When Lindsey Vonn announced that a lingering knee injury will force her to miss the Winter Olympics, many began to wonder who on the American squad will fill her popularity vacuum in Sochi, Russia nex...
08:55 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable The 4 Normal Guys Who Just Happen to Be Olympic Curlers
When Lindsey Vonn announced that a lingering knee injury will force her to miss the Winter Olympics, many began to wonder who on the American squad will fill her popularity vacuum in Sochi, Russia nex...
08:26 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Unofficial 'Downton Abbey' Legos Are a Masterpiece of Brick Theater
Clashing class statuses and 18th century British aristocracy: Just what every little kid hopes to find when they open up a box of Legos!Well, maybe not so much for little kids, but superfans of the BB...
07:56 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 23 Songs to Help You Get Back to Work
While it may be tempting to lament over the end of the holidays, it's best to face the facts: Vacations end, and you have to get back to work.After all, your to-do list won't go away with neglect, and...
07:31 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable World's Space Agencies Plan Future Joint Manned Mars Mission
The world’s leading space agencies kicked off this year with a bold new plan to put humans on Mars in the coming decadesAt a Jan. 9 meeting of the International Space Exploration Forum in Washin...
07:09 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Scientists Develop Glowing Green Pigs to Produce Cheaper Medicines
Scientists are one step closer to creating a real-life version of Dr. Seuss' green eggs and ham, thanks to the birth of ten transgenic pigs in late December that glow green when placed under a black l...
06:55 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Protests to Shut Down Bangkok Begin With Song and Dance
An organized, monthlong protest in Bangkok began on Monday as some 100,000 demonstrators flooded the streets to oust Thailand's current prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. The past two months o...
06:43 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Hubble Telescope Captures Spectacular New Images of Tarantula Nebula
WASHINGTON — New views from the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing the spooky-looking Tarantula Nebula in never-before-seen detail.The Tarantula Nebula is located about 160,000 light-years fro...
06:16 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable NFL's Colin Kaepernick vs. Russell Wilson: A Tale of Two Instagrams
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers face off this Sunday for the right to play in Super Bowl XLVIII. The matchup pits two of the NFL's top young quarterbacks — Seattle's Russell Wilson ...
05:52 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Experience the Czech Republic With Stunning Time Lapse
This beautiful HDR time lapse of the Czech Republic will have you rethinking your tropical vacation destination.The video was filmed by EMproduction between 2012 and 2013, and contains more than 35,00...
05:48 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Puppies and Politics: New Site 'The Dodo' Looks Beyond the Cute
New site The Dodo has taken flight, something its namesake never quite accomplished.The Dodo is an animal-centric site that will cover a wide variety of issues including fun pieces such as "Do Dogs Ti...
05:37 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Deaf NFL Player's Inspiring Story Makes for Powerful Ad
The Seattle Seahawks are one win away from Super Bowl XLVIII, thanks in part to the contributions of fullback Derrick ColemanBut Coleman isn't just a bruising blocker who sometimes runs with the ball....
05:18 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Jennifer Lawrence Dominates Golden Globes Chatter on Facebook
It's no surprise that media darling Jennifer Lawrence and fan favorite Leonardo DiCaprio dominated Facebook during the 71st Golden Globes Sunday nightThe two actors were the most buzzed about — ...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Why Google Just Paid $3 Billion for a Thermostat Company
It has been a couple years since Google announced a multi-billion dollar acquisition that caused peoples' jaws to drop. On Monday, the company did just that with the news that it had entered into an a...
04:23 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Final 'Breaking Bad' Episodes Coming to Netflix in February
Rejoice, Heisenbergers — Breaking Bad's final eight episodes will be available to stream on Netflix starting Feb. 24The hit AMC television show, which won Best Drama at Sunday's 71st Golden Glob...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Indestructible Soccer Ball Brings Sport to Kids Who Need It Most
Tim Jahnigen isn't an engineer and he doesn't have a fancy business degree — but that hasn't stopped him from bringing an invention to market that's changing the lives of millions of children ar...
04:11 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Twitter's Redesigned Homepage Keeps Mobile in Mind
Twitter is rolling out a new homepage for the platform's desktop usersThe new layout and design is meant to resemble the company's mobile versions, complete with each user's cover photo aligned behind...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Move Over, Selfies; #Felfies Are the Hottest Trend on the Farm
If you're an avid selfie-snapper, you already know which filters show you at your Insta-best. If you're a felfie snapper, however, your favorite filter flatters not only you but also your favorite fam...
03:54 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable What Happens When You Let the Internet Name a Baby
A Canadian couple is expecting to bring a newborn girl into the world in early April — a little girl who might bear the name Megatron Doge.The Internet is picking her name (well, sort of). Steph...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 'Copyright Week' Protest Channels Aaron Swartz's Activist Legacy
To the many who view themselves as netizens, citizens of the Internet, the loss of Aaron Swartz was a devastating moment in history. One year after his death, the memory of the 26-year-old activist is...
03:20 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable 'The Guardian' Retracts Controversial Cancer Article After Backlash
The Guardian has removed a controversial post from its website that centered on a cancer patient who documented her illness on social mediaThe article questioned the ethics of the social media habits ...
02:28 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Report: Benefit of NSA Spying Is 'Overblown'
The National Security Agency's controversial PRISM and phone metadata programs had a "minimal" contribution in the investigation of 225 terrorism cases, a new study finds.This directly contradicts cla...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Lorde Parody Accurately Describes Life in Your Thirties
Oh, to be young again. It's difficult to look at a generation younger than yours and not be slightly jealous of the youth they're taking for grantedL.A.-based comedian Molly Dworsky felt enough nostal...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Take a Nap at Work Every Day This Week
When I worked from home, I was a big fan of the power nap. After lunch or when that 3 PM slump hit, I'd curl up on the couch for 20 to 30 minutes of shut-eye. After that, I had a boost even coffee cou...
02:13 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash
Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest, the business behind the smart thermostat and smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.“They’re already delivering amazing products you...
02:06 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Don't Pick Up Abandoned Purses, You Might Find a Snake in One
Notorious prankster Roman Atwood recently took to the streets again, this time to scare the pants off some curious passerby and, of course, upload their reactions to his YouTube account.The idea is as...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable NBA Player Trolls LeBron in MVP Twitter Performance
Mirza Teletovic is a fringe NBA player — but he's an All Star Internet trollLeBron James flew into an abbreviated on-court rage on Friday night after a hard foul (video above) by Teletovic, who ...
01:40 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander Spotted at Tom's Restaurant
As Elaine Benes would say, "Get out!"Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander, the actor who played George Costanza on Seinfeld, were spotted outside Tom's Restaurant on 112th Street and Broadway in Manhatt...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Pastor's 1-Minute Sermon Ahead of NFL Playoffs Was Just a Joke
A clip making the Internet sports rounds shows a pastor cutting his Sunday sermon short to watch an NFL playoff game, but it was just a joke. The clip shows pastor Tim Christensen of Gold Hill Luther...
12:58 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Netflix's 1 Golden Globe Is More Win Than You Think
Netflix didn’t run the table last night. The streaming service started with six Golden Globe nominations last night and walked away with just one trophy, for Best Actress in a Drama. Last year a...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Mashable Star Wars VII: The Return of Luke, Leia and Han?
We expected to see Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in cameo roles while handing over the spotlight to a new generation in Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, in the wake of a dispute over the sc...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Jelly Is the New Play Toy for Brands
Jelly — the app created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone — doesn't appear to have any direct utility for brands. So of course, brands are all over it.One of the most talked-about projects o...
11:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable E!'s (Not-So) Fun Facts at the Golden Globes Inspire Meme
The E! Entertainment Network is famous for its award show red carpet coverage, which usually involves a fancy new GlamCam or Mani Cam or other cam spotlighting the dolled-up attendeesBut this weekend,...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Mia and Ronan Farrow Throw Shade at Woody Allen Golden Globes Tribute
Is there a Golden Globe for biggest social media burn of the night? At Sunday's 71st Golden Globes, filmmaker Woody Allen, 78, was honored as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement...
10:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Why Are Pilots Still Landing at the Wrong Airport?
On the list of awkward and embarrassing occurrences, somewhere slightly above calling someone the wrong name and dialing the wrong number, you'll find landing an airplane full of people at the wrong a...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable '24' and Jack Bauer Live to See May 5 Return Date
It's been nearly four years since Jack Bauer defended the Counter Terrorist Unit on Fox's acclaimed 24 series, but Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role on the network starting in May.24: Live Anoth...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Snapchat Apologizes Again, This Time for Spam
Snapchat is getting better at apologizingJust days after the messaging service finally apologized to users for a massive security breach, Snapchat apologized again, this time for complaints about exce...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable The 2014 Puppy Bowl Lineup Will Tackle Your Heart
While some football fans are crossing every finger for their team to make it to Super Bowl XLVIII, a different kind of dedicated sports enthusiasts are too busy swooning over puppies to care.The Puppy...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable What's Black and White and All Over the Internet? #Lawrencing
Jennifer Lawrence often shines on the red carpet. Sure, it's partially because of her stunning looks, but often, her oddball antics have everyone buzzingAt Sunday's Golden Globes, the actress struck a...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Battle of the Cabs: Taxi Drivers Attack Ubers in Violent Paris Protest
Protestors attacked at least 12 Uber cabs in Paris on Jan. 13, flattening their tires, shattering their windows and hurling eggs at them. No serious injuries were reported.Many of the assailants are r...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Redesigned Chevy Corvette Stingray Is Car of the Year
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named Car of the Year at the Northern American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, shining the spotlight on the redesigned iconic vehicle just one ye...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable You Can Finally Play 'SimCity' Offline
SimCity will finally get an offline mode, 10 months after its release and following months of complaintsThe offline mode is part of a free update, according to the SimCity blog. After updating, player...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Why It's OK to Tweet About Cancer
Ken Jennings — yes, that Ken Jennings — put it best. "Terrified I might get cancer," he tweeted this morning, "because what if Bill and Emma Keller yell at me."He was referring to a pair o...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Facebook Acquires Branch to Build Out 'Conversations' Team
Facebook has acquired Branch, a New York startup behind multiple social discussion tools. The deal was announced by Branch's cofounder in a Facebook post and one report pegs the acquisition at $15 mil...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Rock Your Inner Shoshanna With These 8 Hairstyles From 'Girls'
A fifth star has emerged among the four leading ladies of HBO's GirlsWe speak not of Adam, Ray or even the soon-to-be absent Charlie, but of Shoshanna Shapiro's whimsical hair.See also: 'Cats' Is the ...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Groupon Buys Ideeli for $43M in Cash to Get More Fashionable
Groupon has acquired ideeli, a flash fashion sales site, for $43 million in cash.The acquisition, which was announced on Monday, is intended to expand Groupon's fashion offerings and bolster ties with...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Job Hunting? 200Plus Openings at American Express, Time Inc. 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...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable Report: Microsoft to Release a Windows Overhaul Next Year
The next version of Windows is slated to arrive by April 2015The new iteration, Windows 9, is currently codenamed "Threshold," according to a report from blogger Paul Thurrott. Thurrott claims Microso...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Mashable NBC News Group Partners With Video Startup NowThis News
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Mashable Nokia's First Android Phone Reportedly Surfaces Online
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Mashable Target CEO: There Was Malware in Our Point-of-Sale Registers
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Mashable 11 Ingenious Solar Projects Impacting the Developing World
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Mashable Mac Pro Returns to Europe After 10-Month Hiatus
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Mashable Every Ridiculous Moment You Missed From the 2014 Golden Globes
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Mashable How Not to Pretend You're Into Sports
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Mashable Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Hilarious Golden Globes Opening Monologue
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Mashable Live Golden Globes Highlights: Winners and Best Moments
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Mashable Drink Like the Stars: Recipe for the First-Ever Golden Globes Cocktail
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Mashable 1Plus Hour Commutes Are Most Common in These 10 U.S. Cities
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Mashable This 360-Degree Vine Booth Is Capturing Golden Globes Fashion
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Mashable 5 Kinds of Deal Seekers and What They Mean to Your Business
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Mashable Iran Will Start Eliminating Nuclear Stockpile on Jan. 20
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Mashable HBO Is Putting First Episodes of 'Girls' Season 3 on YouTube
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Mashable U.S. Senators Implore Obama to Rein in NSA Surveillance
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Mashable Watch Linkin Park Perform Live at the Philippines Relief Concert
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Mashable Neptune Pine Is an Android Phone in Watch Form
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Mashable Neiman Marcus Suffers Major Credit Card Security Breach
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Mashable Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Twitter Account
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12:59 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
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12:59 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Mashable Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Twitter Accounts
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12:46 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Mashable Alex Rodriguez Gets Historic Full-Season Ban From MLB
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09:26 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable CES 2014 Breaks Record as Largest Show to Date
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09:13 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Dead at 85
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Mashable Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Twitter Account
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08:55 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable 14 Hot Fitness Gadgets to Make You Sweat
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07:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
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Mashable Brazilian Man Sues Date-Ranking App Lulu
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09:57 am -06 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable Whip Your Finances Into Shape With These 3 Helpful Sites
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Mashable Why IBM's Watson Doesn't Matter Outside of Jeopardy
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08:00 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable 8 Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorite Interview Questions
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07:16 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable Instagram Video Booth Will Ask Celebs Your Questions at Golden Globes
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Mashable Veteran Olympic Ski Jumper Takes Terrifying Fall
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06:11 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted From Space
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06:01 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable 15 Nerd-tastic Robots From CES 2014
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05:12 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable A Year After Aaron Swartz's Death, Lawmakers Still Demand Answers
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Mashable Must Reads: A YouTube Empire, Scandal in New Jersey and More
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04:04 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
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Mashable Why IBM's Watson Doesn't Matter Outside of Jeopardy
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02:53 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Mashable Virginia Court Commands Yelp to Hand Over Anonymous Reviewers
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Mashable Judgment Day: Aereo to Meet Broadcasters in Supreme Court Showdown
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Mashable Instagram Video Booth Will Ask Celebs Your Questions at Golden Globes
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01:44 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
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01:21 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
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12:56 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
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Mashable 'The Washington Post' Was the Most-Tweeted Newspaper of 2013
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Mashable Sony Ventures Into Oculus Rift Territory
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Mashable LivingSocial CEO to Resign
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09:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
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Mashable Charming Minimalist Posters Capture the Essence of Disneyland
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Mashable NASA Space Telescope Spots 'Hand of God'
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Mashable NASA Space Telescope Spots 'Hand of God'
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Mashable Pizza Hut Sold $1 Million in Pies Through Xbox 360 App
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Mashable Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Might Come With an Eye-Scanner
Samsung will release its Galaxy S5 smartphone by April, and the device might include iris scanning technology, a new report from Bloomberg claims“Many people are fanatical about iris recognition...
08:56 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable New Year's Eve Time-Lapse Shows How Times Square Rung in 2014
Passed out at 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve? No judgment.It's tough to make it through NYE unless you've got the glitz and glamor of Times Square to keep you awake (though it's really more cold and crowde...
08:45 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Smart Contact Lenses Will Give You Superhuman Vision
LAS VEGAS — Your future contact lenses could give you superhuman visionJust one year after eyewear startup Innovega announced a prototype of its high-tech iOptik lenses, the company is showing o...
08:36 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Will You Be Buying Stuff From Your TV in 2014? Probably Not
The Super Bowl is often a vehicle for marketers to introduce relatively obscure technology to the mainstream. Back in 2004, Pepsi offered a 100 million-song giveaway via the then-fledgling iTunes. In ...
08:24 am +02 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Obama Extends International Space Station Lifespan to 2024
The United States is extending the International Space Station's operations for an additional four years until at least 2024.President Barack Obama's administration announced on Wednesday that it appr...
08:14 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 'Pulp Fiction' Earns an 8-Bit Revamp
The suspenseful vignettes that comprise Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction would make for one criminally entertaining video-game spin-off.YouTube channel CineFix reimagined the cult classic as an old-sc...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 10 Startup Founders Share The Best Advice They Ever Received
When you're thinking about starting a company or first in the entrepreneurial trenches, any nugget of advice you can get from someone who's been there before is like gold.But as time goes on, you'll r...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 5 Technologies Seniors Use More Than Millennials
Generally speaking, younger Americans adopt new technologies quicker than their older counterparts. But that doesn't mean all technologies are more often used by the young.Basic cell phones, desktop P...
07:47 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Grumpy Cat Vine Videos Reveal Playful Side of Sour Puss
Don't end up on Grumpy Cat's bad side — she'll chomp on your hand, and enjoy it.Grumpy Cat's prickly expression made her an Internet superstar, but we don't often see the famous kitty doing more...
07:44 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Is This the Worst Travel Non-Call in NBA History?
The NBA has a long and famous tradition of being a bit extremely lax about enforcing basketball's traveling rule. But this takes it to unprecedented new heightsWatch the video, above, as Miami Heat st...
07:28 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Bob Costas Incites Backlash After Comparing Olympic Sport to 'Jackass'
The Winter Olympics hasn't started yet, but Bob Costas has already drawn fire for comparing one new sport to JackassThe kerfuffle started Monday when Costas, NBC's star sports broadcaster, appeared on...
06:46 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Indiegogo Launches Embedded Campaigns to 'Break Down Funding Barriers'
Popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is sharing the wealth when it comes to campaign exposureFundraisers will soon be able to embed their entire campaign on a personal or company website, meaning a...
06:46 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Coming Soon: Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website
Popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is sharing the wealth when it comes to campaign exposureFundraisers will soon be able to embed their entire campaign on a personal or company website, meaning a...
06:24 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Obama Extends International Space Station Lifespan to 2024
The United States is extending the International Space Station's operations for an additional four years until at least 2024.U.S. President Barack Obama's announced on Wednesday that it approved the e...
06:11 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable This Is What Happens When You Jump on a Trampoline in Winter
Jumping on a trampoline can be an extremely delightful activity, but add sub-zero temperatures, and a playful hop turns into a shattering experienceVine user ADub took advantage of the harsh winter we...
06:00 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 5 Key SEO Questions for B2B Companies
Much has been said about the volume and quality of backlinks to your B2B or corporate website, determining your SEO success. That will be covered in a part II of this SEO article for B2B marketers.But...
05:51 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Burning Man 2014: Brought to You by Ticketfly
The annual counterculture art festival in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, Burning Man, is a home away from home for many tech companies. (Google has a major presence, and has been known to hire CEOs ...
05:47 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Is This Laser Helmet the Cure for Baldness?
Could this bulky helmet be the cure for baldness? Engineers at Apira Science certainly seem to think so.The iGrow Helmet, one of the products showcased at this year's CES, promises to jump-start hair ...
05:33 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Smart Headband Promises Better Dreams and Improved Sleep
There are never enough hours in a day, our over-connected culture often says. But connected devices worn nightly do not aim to lengthen our days with more tasks; instead, they help us optimize the hou...
05:28 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable LeVar Burton Talks 'Reading Rainbow' App at CES 2014
LAS VEGAS — LeVar Burton is no stranger to CES. Although he's best known for his work in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roots and Reading Rainbow, the actor, director and educator is also a hug...
04:58 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable U.S. Spies Feared Rise of Virtual Bin Laden, Report Reveals
In 2008, when millions of netizens were flocking to the online worlds of Second Life and World of Warcraft, the U.S. intelligence brass was worried about virtual, immortal version of Osama Bin Laden"I...
04:13 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Ex-Mafia Boss in Reddit AMA: 'I'm Not Proud of My Past'
Michael Franzese has defrauded governments out of hundreds of millions of dollars and spent years in prison and, on Wednesday, the once-notorious mafia boss made the Internet an offer it couldn't refu...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Battle of the Curved Smart TVs at CES
Every CES event ushers in a new round of tech one-upmanship, with companies debuting the latest cutting-edge gadgets. This year is no different, as several of the biggest names have unveiled their tak...
03:26 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Untying Rivals' Shoelaces Just Cost an NBA Star $50,000
The NBA has fined J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks $50,000 for what may be the most ridiculous transgression in NBA history: repeatedly trying to untie opponents' shoelaces during games.To reiterate,...
03:02 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable T-Mobile Will Now Pay Your Termination Fees for Switching
LAS VEGAS — If you want to switch to T-Mobile but haven't because you're locked into a contract on another carrier, you just lost that excuse. Starting today, T-Mobile will cover your early term...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Do Disappearing Messages Make Sense for Professionals?
Snapchat has helped popularize the concept of disappearing messages among teens and twenty-somethings for personal use. Now, a growing number of startups are testing whether this concept can — a...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Mute Your TV With a Simple 'Shhh'
LAS VEGAS — Imagine if you could mute your TV just by putting one finger to your lips (the international symbol for "shush!") and turn on off appliances by pointing at themYou can. In fact, I di...
02:08 am +09 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable CoinyeCoin Launches Despite Cease and Desist From Kanye West
A new cryptocurrency called CoinyeCoin launched Tuesday despite a cease-and-desist letter from Kanye West's lawyers to the coders behind the projectThe new cryptocurrency sounds like a joke, with the ...
01:53 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable The First Official 'Simpsons' Lego Set Is Finally Here
Raise your Duff Beer in celebration: The first official photos of the long-awaited Simpsons Legos set have finally arrived.Lego announced its official partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer P...
01:35 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable CES Is Just a Disguise for Companies to Be Really Weird
You're bound to see a wide range of products at International CES: ones that are hitting shelves this year, prototypes that may be years away from becoming realities, and inspiring keynotes and conver...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Hands On: The World's First E-Ink Wall Clock
LAS VEGAS — Electronic ink technology has some amazing properties. It's ultra-low power, uses no backlighting, can illustrate both images and black-and-white text, and can produce a display that...
01:11 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable This Is What Happens When You Jump on a Trampoline in Winter
Jumping on a trampoline can be an extremely delightful activity, but add sub-zero temperatures, and a playful hop turns into a shattering experienceVine user ADub took advantage of the harsh winter we...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 'Race Yourself' Google Glass App Gamifies Exercise
If your 2014 resolution is to get in shape, then "Race Yourself" might just be the app to get the job doneAs its name suggests, the Google Glass app allows users to race against themselves, and beat p...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 'Cats' Is the 'Girls' Parody for the Millennial Feline
"I think I might be the meow of my generation. Or a meow of a generation." The Pet Collective, known for their furry parodies of pop culture, tackles the controversial HBO comedy Girls in their latest...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 5 Skills You Need to Be a Leader at Work
If you've got your eye on a management role — especially one on the top of the totem pole — you have your work cut out for you. After all, there's more to being a boss than, well, bossing ...
12:58 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable There's Now a Theme Song for Your Winter Suffering
The dangerously frigid temperatures brought on by the polar vortex are forcing everyone indoors, under blankets and into Snuggies. While it was cozy at first, it has now reached levels of cabin fever ...
12:36 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable 10 Web Analytics Trends for 2014
Last year was a great year in the web analytics world. We saw awesome advancements from just about every vendor in the web analytics industry.Some of my favorite achievements of the past 12 months wer...
12:33 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Mashable Smart Headband Promises Better Dreams and Improved Sleep
There are never enough hours in a day, our over-connected culture often says. But connected devices worn nightly do not aim to lengthen our days with more tasks; instead, they help us optimize the hou...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Chris Christie in Hot Water After Aide's Emails Linked to Scandal
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the subject of intense scrutiny after media outlets made public controversial emails and text messages from one of his top aides.The messages tie a high-ranking membe...
11:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Emails Reveal Top Chris Christie Aide Tied to Political Revenge Plot
Newly revealed emails from a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie link his administration to an apparent traffic revenge plot. The revelations could turn out to be a road block for Christie, who...
11:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Israel Votes Unanimously to Ban Revenge Porn
Revenge porn is now a crime in Israel. The country's parliament, the Knesset, passed a new law on Monday, which criminalized the posting of nude videos of others online without their consent. This cri...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Meme Becomes Mantra for NBA's Hottest Team
Back on Dec. 27, the NBA's Golden State Warriors stood on shaky ground. Their record was 17-13 and they'd just recently begun crawling out of a mini-slump that already had some fans pining for trades ...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Kickstarter Pledges Hit $913 Per Minute in 2013, With Few Breakout Hits
Some 3 million people pledged a cumulative $480 million for Kickstarter projects in 2013, a 50% jump over the amount pledged in 2012, according to the company, though there were few breakout hits.The ...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Hulu Adds Ghosts and Hot Wives to Its Original Programming
Hulu has announced its 2014 original programming lineup including the debut of its reality spoof The Hotwives of Orland and Deadbeat (pictured above), an original comedy about ghosts.The streaming tel...
10:26 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Untying Rivals' Shoelaces Just Cost an NBA Star $50,000
The NBA has fined J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks $50,000 for what may be the most ridiculous transgression in NBA history: repeatedly trying to untie opponents' shoelaces during games.To reiterate,...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable U.S. Navy's Huge Triton Spy Drone Can Fly for a Full Day Straight
The U.S. Navy and giant defense contractor Northrop Grumman announced that their next massive spy drone has completed its first nine initial test flights, the first significant step toward future depl...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Facebook Buys India Startup to Bolster Mobile Apps
Facebook Inc. (FB) acquired a technology startup in India as the largest social-networking service seeks to bolster its presence among mobile-device users.Facebook bought Little Eye Labs, which develo...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Gabby Giffords Is Going Skydiving on 3-Year Anniversary of Shooting
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords will jump out of a plane on Wednesday to mark the third anniversary of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six, injured 11 in addition to Giffords, and left ...
08:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Gabby Giffords Skydives on 3-Year Anniversary of Shooting
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords will jump out of a plane on Wednesday to mark the third anniversary of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six, injured 11 in addition to Giffords, and left ...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable It's So Cold Outside That...
The polar vortex has been operating in full blast, and across much of the United States, things are getting weird.While there has never been a shortage of complaints about the snow, nature is always o...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable 'New York Times' Website Redesign Goes Back to the Future
The New York Times has rolled out its largest website redesign in seven years, but readers familiar with the newspaper might feel like it’s a step back in timeThere are no drastic changes. Gone ...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Ford CEO Won't Replace Ballmer; Microsoft's Search Continues
Microsoft is inching closer to naming a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, but one top candidate has removed himself from consideration.After months of speculation, Ford CEO Alan Mulally told the Assoc...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Dennis Rodman Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Kim Jong-Un
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, before competing in a basketball game arranged as part of the dictator's 31st birthday celebration.In the above ...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable How to Watch and Follow the Winter Olympics Online
Expected to exceed $50 billion in total cost, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are going to be big, and NBC is following suit with its coverage.With more than 1,000 hours of live streaming coverage...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable How to Watch and Follow the Sochi Winter Olympics Online
Expected to exceed $50 billion in total cost, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games are going to be big, and NBC is following suit with its coverage.With more than 1,000 hours of live streaming coverage...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Internships: Expectation vs. Reality
So you've got a cozy new internship lined up for the spring. It's going to be wonderful: hobnobbing with powerful execs, earning some cash and generally being glamorousOr notSee also: Why Unpaid Inter...
07:54 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Google Tests Private Ferry Service 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....
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Schumacher's Helmet Cam Footage Reveals Details About His Accident
After examining footage from Michael Schumacher's helmet cam, French investigators said Wednesday that his speed and skis do not appear to have been a factor in the accident that left the former Formu...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable NASA Scrubs Rocket Launch After Massive Solar Flare
NASA and Orbital Sciences abandoned their Wednesday rocket launch plans after a solar flare generated an unusually high level of space radiationThe solar activity, which started on Tuesday, created a ...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Colorado Restaurant Offers Pot-and-Dinner Pairing Menu
A Colorado restaurant is addressing the eternal question: What kind of weed goes best with a Honey Miso Salmon? Hapa Sushi, which was behind a print campaign in 2009 that showed a map of locations of ...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable 15 Sun Dog Photos That Will Bring J.J. Abrams to Tears
This may be one of the polar vortex's only welcome side effectsA sun dog is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright, glimmering spots in the sky — an effect that J.J. Abrams' and his lens ...
06:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Conjoined Gray Whale Calves Found in Mexico
Scientists on Sunday found conjoined gray whale twins in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre, in Baja, Calif. It's thought to be the first documented case of its kind.The calves, which were dead upon discov...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable These 10 Real-Time Visualizations Put the World in Perspective
It's a big world out there, which means information is constantly evolving — the only way to absorb its magnitude is to view it in real timeThe best real-time data visualizations are informative...
05:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Couple Tips Their Waitress in Crystal Meth
How much crystal meth is equivalent to a 20% tip?An Oregon couple was short on cash after dining at a local restaurant, so they instead left their waitress an envelope filled with methamphetamine.Ryan...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable CoinyeCoin Launches Despite Cease and Desist From Kanye West
A new cryptocurrency called CoinyeCoin launched Tuesday despite a cease-and-desist letter from Kanye West's lawyers to the coders behind the projectThe new cryptocurrency sounds like a joke, with the ...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable 8 Outrageous Job Perks You Wish You Had
And you were grateful for the free coffee at your office.For tech giants such as Google, Twitter and Facebook, free meals, bring-your-pet-to-work days and office happy hours are so commonplace that th...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable 15 Vintage Photos of Winter Sports
It's hard to even dream about being an Olympic athlete when you consider getting out of your warm bed a winter sport. Fortunately, you can live vicariously through active snow enthusiasts from the com...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable The Top 10 Fitness Programs You Researched After New Year's
Remember that New Year’s resolution you made to drop some weight and become more fit? Well, tons of other people made that resolution as well, and turned to the Internet to hunt down workouts th...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable SNL's 'Weekend Update' Hilariously Mocks Snapchat, Grumpy Cat at CES
LAS VEGAS — "Saturday Night Live" cast members Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson made a surprise guest appearance during the Yahoo keynote presentation at the 2014 International CES on Tuesday, w...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable The Most Stereotypical People Who Ruin Your Gym Time
A new year is here, which means one thing: It's time for a brand-new you.But that workout resolution comes with some downside. Namely? The people you have to put up with while putting in your gym time...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Mashable Why Winter Roads Need a Low-Salt Diet
"Let it snow" may be a charming sentiment when you can stay home with a cup of hot cocoa, but when you have to get somewhere, or for the trucks that haul critical supplies, clear roads make the journe...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014