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11:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Google's Plan to Make Modular Smartphones Moves Forward
Are you ready to assemble your smartphone from individual parts? Google's Project Ara wants to make that happen, and it's just taken an important step forward with its own developer conference.The fir...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Calories Get Bigger in Proposed Nutrition Label Makeover
The nutrition facts label found on most food products may be up for a makeover for the first time in two decadesAdministration health officials and first lady Michelle Obama unveiled the Food and Drug...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 5 Driving Tips to Save You Money
With the joy of driving, one thing is guaranteed: You'll buy gas — at least, assuming your car is not the sort that plugs in. Whether or not your gas purchase is a significant hit to your wallet...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable America's Most Social Small Businesses Face-Off
Love March Madness?We sure do at Mashable, which is why we’re putting our own spin on things this March: Instead of pitting college basketball teams against one another, we've created a bracket ...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 4-Year-Old Fashionista Creates Fancy Frocks Out of Paper
The runway is no match for this little girl's imagination. Angie Keiser and her fashion-forward 4-year-old — whom she lovingly calls "Mayhem" — have created the dream dress up box for litt...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Moov Launches 3D Sensor-Enabled Wearable Fitness Coach
Moov launched a campaign to crowdfund its wearable fitness "coach" on Thursday.While most fitness trackers focus on counting steps or tracking calories burned, Moov is trying serve as an all-in-one vi...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Jeff Gordon Takes Reporter for Wild Revenge Ride
Revenge is a dish best served at 180 mphAlmost a year ago, Jeff Gordon teamed up with Pepsi Max to prank an unsuspecting car salesman. Gordon disguised himself and took the salesman along on a test dr...
11:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable MakerBot Accepting Pre-Orders for Its Mini 3D Printer
Thanks to 3D printers, the dream of creating your own gadgets and replacement parts in the home is now a reality, but most consumers still consider the printers too costly and the process overly compl...
10:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable New Fed Chair: We Don't Have Authority on Bitcoin
The new Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen believes her organization has no authority to regulate Bitcoin, Yellen said during a confirmation hearing on Thursday.During a hearing at the Senate Ban...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 7 Head-Turning Wearables We Saw This Week
BARCELONA, Spain — Though this year's CES was all about wearable tech, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was focused a little more on business than funky gadgetryStill, with Samsung launchi...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Samsung’s Big Week: Recap of Mobile World Congress
It was quite the week for Samsung. After last year’s circus-like unveiling of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung used Mobile World Congress to showcase a number of new gadgets in a more subdued m...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 'Snowboob' Causes 100-Car Pileup in Toronto
A swiftly moving, blinding snow squall moved across parts of frigid Toronto this morning, causing several multi-vehicle pileups, including one involving upwards of 100 cars. The video of the event sho...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 'Snowboob' Causes 100-Car Pileup Outside of Toronto
A swiftly moving, blinding snow squall moved across parts of frigid Toronto this morning, causing several multi-vehicle pileups, including one involving upwards of 100 cars. The video of the event sho...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable The Oscars Will Be Live Streamed for First Time Ever
LOS ANGELES — In a move highlighting the changing ways viewers watch TV, ABC will live stream the 86th Academy Awards online and on mobile via the network's Watch ABC app, which has offered live...
10:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Reddit Moderators Defend Decision to Remove Greenwald's Story
It's been called "Censorship Fiasco 2: Electric Boogaloo."News over the past 72 hours has been dominated by the implosion of Mt. Gox, once the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, and a report from Glenn...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable What Will Happen to All Those Sochi Problems Now?
The fireworks are over. The streets are quiet. Now, Sochi, Russia must figure out how to move forward without a clear plan for doing so.Sochi used to be a relatively peaceful resort town, surrounded b...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable The Real Identity of Andy's Mom in 'Toy Story'
This post first appeared on Jon Negroni's personal blog. He is also the author of "The Pixar Theory," which became a viral sensation and appeared on Mashable.It all started with a hat.Several months a...
09:35 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable NASA Finds That Spacesuit Near-Drowning Was Avoidable
A potentially deadly spacesuit water leak that nearly drowned an Italian astronaut during a spacewalk last July was one of the scariest close calls in NASA's spacewalk history. In fact, the spacesuit ...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Bill Watterson Publishes First 'Calvin and Hobbes' in 19 Years
Bill Watterson went back to the drawing board for one more roundThe celebrated but reclusive Calvin and Hobbes creator agreed to illustrate the movie poster for a feature-length documentary about comi...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 'Calvin and Hobbes' Creator Bill Watterson Publishes First Cartoon in 19 Years
Bill Watterson went back to the drawing board for one more roundThe celebrated but reclusive Calvin and Hobbes creator agreed to illustrate the movie poster for a feature-length documentary about comi...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable NASA Launches Major Climate Satellite Today: Watch Live
NASA and the Japan's space agency will lauunch one of the most significant new weather and climate satellites in years on Thursday. Known as the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or “GPM...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable NASA Launches Major Climate Satellite
NASA and the Japan's space agency launched one of the most significant new weather and climate satellites in years on Thursday. Known as the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or “GPM," t...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable UK Spy Agency Collected Millions of Webcam Images From Yahoo Users
British spy agency GCHQ has spied on millions of Yahoo users' webcam images as part of a bulk collection program codenamed Optic Nerve, according to the latest report based on documents provided by Ed...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Al Jazeera Calls for 'Day of Action' for Detained Journalists
Al Jazeera has put out a global call for solidarity on with its four journalists that have been detained in Egypt for months.The Global Day of Action on Thursday was planned to bring attention to the ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable No Bags at the Boston Marathon 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 around the world. Today, we're looking at five important stories around the world.Uk...
07:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Tumblr Looks for Gold in Hollywood Hills, Hires First Director of Media
Tumblr has hired its first director of media in a bid to tap the deep pockets of Hollywood's marketers.Sima Sistani, who recently led the mobile growth division at Yahoo, has been appointed to the new...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable The RPG Date That Led to IRL Marriage
When Nicole met Devin, he was causing a disturbance in her neighborhood. An instigator by nature, Devin was dressed as an albino squirrel — furry ears, tail and all, plus a red cape — and ...
07:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Google's Sundar Pichai: Android Designed to be Open, Not safe
Android was not designed to be safe, it was designed to be open.That was the startlingly blunt answer Google's head of Android, Sundar Pichai, gave when asked about the prevalence of malware on Androi...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 110Plus Events in Business, Advertising and More
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Samsung Offers Tough Tribute to Paralytic Athletes
Samsung removes the kid gloves sometimes used to salute disabled athletes in this ad, themed "What's your problem? Sport doesn't care." The South Korean brand's tough tribute shows the athletes waking...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Google Doodle Celebrates Legendary Author John Steinbeck
Novelist John Steinbeck would have been 112 on Thursday and to mark the occasion, Google has created an engaging, interactive doodle for its search homepage that highlights some of the author's most m...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable How the Blackphone Protects Your Privacy
BARCELONA, Spain — Besides wearables and cheap phones, another topic that got a great deal of mention at this year's Mobile World Congress was privacy. We've taken a close look at the Blackphone...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 10 Crazy City Races Competing for Weirdness
We can appreciate the sweat and devotion that goes into training for a high-profile marathon, but sometimes its more fun to burn creative energy than caloriesSome races are more about the journey than...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Russia Will Protect Ukraine's Ousted President Yanukovych
After he was booted from office following a week of violent protests in his country's capital city, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled to Russia, seeking protection from the Kremlin against wh...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Yanukovych in Russia as Ukraine Forms New Government
Russia granted ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's plea for protection from what he calls "extremists" after he was booted from office following a week of violent protests in his country's ...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Shelter Dogs' Before and After Photos Will Fetch Your Feels
NOTE: Before being rescued, some of the animals were subject to abuse and neglect. The photos of those animals are graphic and may be upsetting to some. Rescuing an abandoned animal requires a lot of ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable A Guide to Ronan Farrow's Candid, Sarcastic Tweets
Ronan Farrow, the quippy son to actor Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen, loves TwitterOff the strength of 140 characters, the 26-year-old has built a huge social media following and nabbed a news sh...
04:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 29 Unbelievably Realistic Scenic Renderings
The magic of 3D rendering has made the dream world more lucid than ever before.The images below are not photographs, but architectural designs created digitally by talented designers with 3D software....
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 11 Funky Computer Mice That Really Click
It's time to spice up your mouseTech users are accustomed to the standard shape and size of the trusty clicking and scrolling apparatus, which has become sleeker and thinner over the years. However, p...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable 'Browstaches' Puts Celebrity Eyebrow Hair Where Their Mouth Is
Photoshop is a powerful tool that usually removes the unwanted facial hair of celebrities. But when you realize that eyebrows are really just upside-down mustaches, of course you should use Photoshop ...
12:00 pm +11 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Boater in Baja Slapped in the Face by an Enormous Whale
Poor, misunderstood whale. He was just looking for a high-five.A sightseer in Baja California, Mexico, went face-to-fin with a whale that decided to get up close and personal with a group of tourists....
11:45 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable MWC 2014: The Future Is Cheaper, Wearable and Invisibly Secure
BARCELONA, Spain — Weathered veterans of the Mobile World Congress will tell you that this year's event suffered from too many pre-announced devices (thus undercutting the on-site news value), o...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable A Quick 'Tetris' Game Can Curb Cravings for Cigarettes or Food
For those trying to quit smoking, drinking or successfully master a diet, the block-stacking classic Tetris could be a key to success, according to a study released by Plymouth University in the Unite...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Hands On With Pickup, Square's New App for Takeout Orders
Reports surfaced Tuesday that Square is beta-testing a new mobile app called Square Pickup, which allows customers to order ahead of time from Square merchants, and pay within app ahead of pickup.Mash...
09:30 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Mark Zuckerberg Casually Conquers the World
In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg made an important and little-noted design decision about his website: He dropped the "acebook." All that remained was an extremely modest logo, a box tens of pixels high conta...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Sammy Screamer Is a Movement Sensor for High-Tech Parenting
Calling all parents: Keeping track of personal items in your home — especially those that young kids are prone to lose — just got easier, thanks to movement sensor Sammy Screamer.BleepBlee...
08:37 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Boeing's 'Black' Smartphone Can Self-Destruct
A self-destructing smartphone may sound like something out of a James Bond film, but Boeing has made it reality.Plans describing the mysterious Android-powered handset called "Black," filed by Boeing ...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Oscars for Best Picture Don't Mean Box-Office Gold
Films that win the Academy Award for Best Picture — arguably the most prestigious distinction of the entire Oscar ceremony — don't necessarily rake in the green at the box office.In fact, ...
07:29 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Tesla Announces Game-Changing 'Gigafactory'
Tesla Motors announced on Wednesday its plans to build a "Gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells, ramping up technology that could potentially revolutionize the utilities and auto industrie...
06:49 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Anti-Gay Bill Vetoed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that would have allowed business owners to turn away gay or lesbian customers if they cited their religious beliefsThe bill, known as S...
06:30 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History
Oscar winners are hard to keep track of. We've barely seen this years' nominees for "Best Picture," let alone every winner in the past few years. Who has time to see all those movies anyway? This hand...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Scientists Unearth World's Oldest Rock: 4.4 Billion-Year-Old Crystal
The secrets of early Earth lie in a bright red crystal no larger than a dust miteA group of scientists claim to have dated a 400-micrometer zircon crystal to about 4.4 billion years ago — a disc...
05:31 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Target Scouts 5 Indian Startups for Its New Accelerator Program
It's not just Microsoft Ventures that wants to nurture Indian startups. Now the American retailer Target is rolling out its own accelerator program for early-stage startups in India. The new Target Ac...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Venezuela Protests Mapped: How the First Month Played Out
Venezuelans have had quite the month. The South American country’s fiery 28 days of protests began in the Western state of Tachira with authorities arresting students who were simply advocating ...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable China's Latest Smog Crisis Eases — But It's Not Going Away
After a week of battling smog so thick and noxious that cars were ordered off the road in Beijing and factories temporarily idled across northern and central China, the latest air-quality crisis in Ch...
04:07 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable There's Already a Knockoff of the Samsung Galaxy S5
Don't want to wait until April to get a Samsung Galaxy S5? You can get a smartphone that's pretty close, right now — but buyer beware.Goophone, the notorious China-based maker of smartphone impo...
04:03 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable The Crazy True History of the Saddle Ridge Gold Coins
The "Saddle Ridge Treasure" is what many are calling the now-historic discovery of $10 million worth of gold coins buried in decaying tin cans on the property of one very lucky — and anonymous &...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Bring the Internet to Life for Our SXSW Snapchat Challenge
Mashable is returning to SXSW this year, equipped with everything from a wrecking ball to a larger-than-life Doge wall.See also: 38 SXSW 2014 Panels You Can't MissSo this week’s Mashable Snapcha...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Google Ordered to Remove 'Innocence of Muslims' From YouTube
An appeals court ordered Google to remove all copies of the infamous "Innocence of Muslims" from YouTube, a shoddy anti-Islamic video that spurred widespread protests in 2012. The court opinion was is...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Watch the Footage of Justin Bieber's DUI Arrest
Miami-Dade County prosecutors have finally released the footage of Justin Bieber's arrest in Miami.Prosecutors say there are DVDs with up to 10 hours of footage, which media companies are actively see...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Senator Wants to Ban Bitcoin for Being 'Disruptive to Our Economy'
Amid a tumultuous week for Bitcoin, one member of the U.S. Senate is calling for an all-out ban on the world's most popular digital cryptocurrency.Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) called out Bitcoin for it...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Photos From Space: At Night, North Korea Goes Totally Black
Every night, the vast majority of North Korea goes totally black. South Korea and China burn with a reddish yellow glow, sandwiching North Korea so it looks like a body of water.The contrast stems fro...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Hair-Raising Subway Ad Blows Away the Competition
A clever outdoor ad from Sweden uses a bit of technology to transcend the limits of the mediumApotek, a haircare brand, outfitted subway platform ads in Stockholm with ultra-sonic sensors that discern...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Boater in Baja Slapped in the Face by a Mammoth Mammal
Poor, misunderstood whale. He was just looking for a high-five.A sightseer in Baja California, Mexico, went face-to-fin with a whale that decided to get up close and personal with a group of tourists....
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Boater in Baja Slapped in the Face by an Enormous Whale
Poor, misunderstood whale. He was just looking for a high-five.A sightseer in Baja California, Mexico, went face-to-fin with a whale that decided to get up close and personal with a group of tourists....
12:50 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Did Hollywood's Steve Jobs Movie Just Get the Director It Deserves?
Fight ClubThe Social NetworkHouse of Cards. And now — Steve Jobs? David Fincher, the award-winning director of smart Hollywood thrillers and Netflix original series listed above, is in talks to ...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality in 2 Minutes
In January, a landmark legislative decision was made regarding net neutrality: The D.C. Court of Appeals struck down portions of the Open Internet rules that ensured telecoms played fairSince then, it...
12:18 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable How to Navigate the SaaS Options Jungle
Anyone not lost in the jungle believing World War II is still raging also knows that a successful software product is the key to riches almost unimaginable. Facebook is buying a firm called WhatsApp, ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Mashable Egypt's 'AIDS Curing Device' May Be A Fake Bomb Detector
On Saturday, the Egyptian army unveiled a "miraculous" device it claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. But the device, named C-Fast, looks eerily similar to a fake bomb detector sold by a Br...
11:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Square Acquires Bookfresh to Continue Expanding Beyond Payments
Square has acquired BookFresh, an online appointment booking service, the two companies announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.BookFresh launched in mid-2009 to provide self-service...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable FBI Won't Launch Mt. Gox Investigation, Yet
Bitcoin investors collectively lost the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars when one of the world's biggest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, went offline TuesdayIn the case of a bank heist or a f...
11:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5 Can Refocus Photos After You Take Them
As good as smartphone cameras have gotten, they struggle to capture photos with a high degree of bokeh — where the background is kept artistically out of focus while the subject in the foregroun...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Zac Efron, Seth Rogen to Join Facebook Live at SXSW
Everything is bigger in Texas, and Facebook is taking that mantra to heart, partnering with some celebrities for the upcoming SXSW music and entertainment festival in Austin, Texas, next monthFacebook...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable You Can Vote for 'American Idol' With a Simple Google Search
Fox's singing competition American Idol is joining forces with search behemoth Google to give viewers a new way to vote for their favorite contestants, starting on Wednesday.Looking up "American Idol"...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Study: To Weaken Hurricanes, Build Offshore Wind Turbines
Large offshore wind turbine arrays may help protect vulnerable coastal areas from the worst impacts of landfalling hurricanes, according to a new study, in addition to producing renewable energy.The r...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Spiral Galaxies Are the Ugly Ducklings of the Universe
The shape of the Milky Way galaxy, our solar system's home, may look a bit like a snail, but spiral galaxies haven't always had this structure, scientists say.In a recent report, a team of researchers...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 5 Reasons Mt. Gox Won't Take Bitcoin Down With It
Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange, may soon be history. But Bitcoin isn't going anywhere.At least, that's the consensus among Bitcoin companies and backers. Their assertion counters Mt. Gox's...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Woman Robbed, Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass in a Bar
A woman claims she was assaulted and robbed in a San Francisco bar — for wearing Google Glass.Sarah Slocum, a contributor at Newsdab, arrived at Molotov's, which Google Maps describes as a "laid...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Barnes & Noble: A New Nook Tablet Is Coming This Spring
Contrary to popular belief, battered and bruised retailer Barnes & Noble is not exiting the tablet business — at least not yetIn a earnings call for the fiscal third quarter of 2014 on Wedne...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Photoshop Week Is Your Free Ride to Art School
There comes a time in every aspiring graphic artist's life when he or she must learn to use the pen tool in Photoshop. It's a trying time for sure, as the would-be artist struggles with unfamiliar too...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Paul Rudd Reigns as Lip Sync King
All hail Paul Rudd, king of the lip sync.The Anchorman star put Jimmy Fallon to shame in a mind-blowing lip sync battle on The Tonight Show Tuesday night. Lip syncing has been a popular bit for Fallon...
08:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Magic IKEA Billboard Uses the Power of RGB
How do you best maximize a small space? It's a conundrum that drives many consumers to IKEA — and one that the brand struggles with itself when it comes to billboard adsAs the video above shows,...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 30 Stunning Images of Space
Though the study of astronomy predates recorded history, and physical space exploration has been possible since the 1950s, humans still remain largely in the dark about what's really out there.For all...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable The Comcast-Netflix Deal: Fact vs. Fiction
Some are calling the Comcast-Netflix deal the first "pay-to-play deal" as it tiptoed in over the weekend, much to the dismay of net neutrality fans. It comes just one month after a court struck down t...
07:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality in 2 Minutes
In January, a landmark legislative decision was made regarding net neutrality: The D.C. Court of Appeals struck down portions of the Open Internet rules that ensured telecoms played fairSince then, it...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Bitly Suffers DDoS Attack, All Links Working Now
Bitly, the popular URL shortening tool, suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday, which impacted portions of its website.The company confirmed the attack with the following ...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Obama Pulling Troops From Afghanistan 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 world. Here are the stories we're reading today.After Italian newspaper La Stampa...
06:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Target Sales, Profit Fell in Q4 Following Massive Data Breach
Target's holiday quarter sales were bad, but not as bad as Wall Street expected, considering the massive data breach that occurred in December.The discount chain announced Wednesday that sales for the...
06:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable FBI Won't Launch Mt. Gox Investigation, Yet
Bitcoin investors collectively lost the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars when one of the world's biggest Bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, went offline TuesdayIn the case of a bank heist or a f...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 20 Infusers That Add a Touch of Charm to Tea Time
Sit back and sip the afternoon away with a delicious cup of tea. Whether it's green, black, white, rooibos, chai, or any kind of herbal blend, tea drinkers love to find new ways to enjoy their brews.P...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Venezuela Protests Mapped: Tweets, Photos and Videos From the Ground
As the protests in Venezuela press on, the unrest is simultaneously unfolding online as well. The Venezuelan government has been aggressive in controlling traditional media, pulling a Colombian news c...
06:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Mt. Gox Founder: Stop Asking Our Staff Questions
Mark Karpeles, founder of troubled bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, resurfaced Wednesday morning with a new statement claiming he was still in JapanDear MtGox Customers,As there is a lot of speculation regar...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Heartbreaking Ad Challenges Assumptions About Single Parents
This 7-minute ad from Thailand is worth your timeThe spot, which promotes Wacoal Thailand, a lingerie manufacturer, tells the story of Jane, who faces societal prejudices for being a single mother. Th...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 25 Pieces of Food Jewelry Cute Enough to Eat
Mom always said don't play with your food, but she never said anything about wearing it.Instead of accessorizing with plain metals and crystals, why not deck yourself in a more palatable decor? Etsy h...
05:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable The Latest 'Health' Craze Is Weed Vaporizers
From a distance, the VapeXhale could pass for an offbeat glass vase or decorative knickknack, a conversation piece. On closer inspection, it warrants even more curiosity. The cylindrical base has a si...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Why Small Businesses Need to Think More Like Good Neighbors
Small business owners can sometimes feel like it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. If you fall behind, even for a moment, a more tech-savvy business with greater resources could swoop in and take your ...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 24 Delightful Piglets That Bring Home the Bacon
These little swines are giving bacon bits a whole new meaning.When people typically think of pigs, they usually forfeit to a vision of sloppy animals happily rolling around in the mud, or a delicious ...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Tiny Camera Logs Your Life ... As Long as the Lighting Is Good
If you were in New York City within the past two weeks, I might have caught you on camera.The Narrative Clip (previously called Memoto) is a wearable camera about the size of an iPod mini that clips o...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 13 Essential Tools to Check Cross-Browser Compatibility
With an endless combination of modern and legacy browsers for users to choose from (depending on their system capabilities), it's our responsibility as designers and developers to ensure the websites ...
01:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 20 Infusers That Add a Touch of Charm to Tea Time
Sit back and sip the afternoon away with a delicious cup of tea. Whether it's green, black, white, rooibos, chai, or any kind of herbal blend, tea drinkers love to find new ways to enjoy their brews.P...
12:30 pm -06 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 20 Infusers That Add a Touch of Charm to Tea Time
Sit back and sip the afternoon away with a delicious cup of tea. Whether it's green, black, white, rooibos, chai, or any kind of herbal blend, tea drinkers love to find new ways to enjoy their brews.P...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable If 'Her' Took Place in 1995
Her protagonist Theodore Twombly should be thankful that he lives in the near future so his operating system is a sultry and sweet girlfriendBut what if the Spike Jonze film took place in 1995? Samant...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 24 Delightful Piglets That Bring Home the Bacon
These little swines are giving bacon bits a whole new meaning.When people typically think of pigs, they usually forfeit to a vision of sloppy animals happily rolling around in the mud, or a delicious ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Celebrity Impressionist Gives Sage Advice to Oscar Nominees
Long Oscar speeches full of misplaced thanks and false humility drag down the Academy Awards. Oscar winners could use a little advice on giving a truly great acceptance speech.Celebrity impressionist ...
10:26 am -08 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Venezuela Protests Mapped: Tweets, Photos and Videos From the Ground
As the protests in Venezuela press on, the unrest is simultaneously unfolding online as well. The Venezuelan government has been aggressive in controlling traditional media, pulling a Colombian news c...
10:06 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Flight Takes Dangerous Turn After Bird Crashes Through Windshield
A relaxing flight in a small prop plane took a dangerous turn for pilot Robert Weber earlier this week after a bird collided with his windshield.Weber was flying just outside of Fort Meyers, Fla. on S...
09:30 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable The Most Deliciously Weird 'Seven' Reenactment Ever Made
"What's in the box?" is one of the most chilling questions ever shouted in cinema history. Now picture that iconic scene from Seven with all the characters dressed as various fruits, vegetables and da...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable FCC Launches iOS 'Speed Test' App
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler announced on Tuesday an iOS version of the organization's Speed Test app at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The app, which is also available o...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Researchers Are Building a Lie Detector For Twitter
Twitter is great for disseminating information quickly to millions. It's also great for disseminating misinformation. Now a team of European researchers is working to make the Twittersphere more relia...
08:30 am +01 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Jimmy Fallon Reveals Magical Mystery Footage From The Beatles
The Beatles are renowned for pioneering several musical trends way ahead of their time, but according to Jimmy Fallon they were also savvy when it came to social media.On the Tonight Show this week, F...
08:14 am +06 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Monster Solar Flare Spares Earth, for Now
The sun fired off a major solar flare late Feb. 24, making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent yearsThe massive X4.9-class solar flare erupted from ...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Most Online Shopping Still Happens on PCs
Despite the ubiquity of smartphones and the forecast that global mobile traffic will grow exponentially over the next five years, PCs are still the device of choice for ecommerce in the U.S.According ...
07:44 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Snap a Selfie on a Wrecking Ball at the Mashable House SXSWi
Mashable is bringing the Internet to life at our Mashable House during SXSWi 2014.From a gigantic wrecking ball to a one-of-a-kind photo opp with Worst Mate Grumpy Cat and Friskies, plus a larger than...
07:37 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Hennessey Venom GT Becomes World's Fastest Production Car
It's no time-traveling DeLorean, but the Hennessey Venom GT sure is fast.The American sports car unofficially claimed the title of world's fastest production car, having reached a speed of 270.49 mph ...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Jimmy Fallon Reveals Magical Mystery Footage From The Beatles
The Beatles are renowned for pioneering several musical trends way ahead of their time, but according to Jimmy Fallon they were also savvy when it came to social media.On the Tonight Show this week, F...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Have Bad Vision? This App Could Improve Your Eyesight
An app created by a University of California neuroscientist can improve users' eyesight to help them perform everyday tasks by their sharpening vision and boosting their ability to see in dim light.Ul...
06:58 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Photos of Google Smartwatch Prototype Reportedly Leak Online
Photos of an "early prototype" Google smartwatch made by Motorola reportedly leaked online Tuesday.Called Google Watch and codenamed "Gem," the watch fell under the Nexus category of devices, accordin...
06:36 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 5 Ways to Keep Unemployment From Plaguing Your Job Search
Some job seekers have been told that being unemployed will land their application in the trash. While a significant gap in your resume may raise some questions from potential employers, it doesn't alw...
06:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes
Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and busted bumpers on every trip out of the house. But fil...
05:45 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Californian Couple Finds $10 Million Worth of Gold Coins in Tin Can
While walking their dog, a couple from Northern California struck gold — literally.Last spring, the anonymous couple dug up rusty tin cans with 1,427 gold coins, dating from 1847 to 1894. Nearly...
05:31 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Silk Road Goes Global: An Interactive Map of the Online Drug Market
Once known as a modern trade route from Asia to Africa and Europe, the name "Silk Road" has been redefined in modern times for its association with a popular online black market that sells drugs and o...
05:17 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Obama: All U.S. Troops Could Be Out of Afghanistan by Year's End
U.S. President Barack Obama told Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that America will be prepared for a complete military withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.Obama proposed complete d...
05:06 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Flight Takes Dangerous Turn After Bird Crashes Through Windshield
A relaxing flight in a small prop plane took a dangerous turn for pilot Robert Weber earlier this week after a bird collided with his windshield.Weber was flying just outside of Fort Meyers, Fla. on S...
04:47 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Selfie App CamMe Wins 'Most Innovative App' at Mobile World Congress
Selfie app CamMe won the "most innovative app" award at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona TuesdayThe award was one of several given out by MWC organizer GSMA, as part of its 2014 Global Mobile Awards...
04:19 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Tesla Model S Is Top Car of 2014, 'Consumer Reports' Says
Chalk up another victory for Elon Musk. For the first time, his all-electric sedan, the Tesla Model S, is Consumer Reports' most highly recommended car of the year.That doesn't just mean the Model S i...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Surprise: Coldplay Drops New Single and Trippy Music Video
Coldplay debuted a new song called "Midnight" on Tuesday, and with it, a music video that had a new sound for the alternative rock band"Midnight" hints at a possible upcoming sixth studio album from C...
04:04 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Boy Charged With Felony for Hitting Cop With a Snowball
An 13-year-old boy attending eighth grade in Chicago allegedly beaned a police officer in the arm with a snowball, and in return got a little lesson in disproportionate retaliation.According to local ...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Paramount Shoots Down 'Top Gun' Twitter Account
There's a right way and a wrong way to show your love for the 1986 classic movie Top Gun.Twitter user @555uhz decided that his love for Tom Cruise and fighter jets was best expressed by tweeting each ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Unofficial 'Game of Thrones' Trailer 'Lordes' Over All Others
There is no such thing as a bad Game of Thrones trailer. It could just be four minutes of Tyrion Lannister staring into the camera and most of us would shriek with anticipationBut Redditor and YouTube...
02:56 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable 'Candy Crush' Creators: Never Mind, We Don't Own the Word 'Candy'
King, the creators of Candy Crush Saga and other games, has backtracked on its trademark claim of the word "candy" in the United States, the company confirmed on Tuesday.The casual game publisher had ...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable "You Name It, I Did It": 10 Startup Employees Recall the Early Days
In the First 100, we're introducing Mashable readers to employees 1 through 100 at 100 different companies. Last week, we introduced you to employees 1 through 10, from companies like HowAboutWe, Grou...
02:26 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable A Baseball Team Cooked Up Brilliant Bacon-Themed Uniforms
Change never smelled so goodWhen players on the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, the Leigh Valley IronPigs, spiced up their wardrobe for the upcoming 2014 season, they decided the best way to capture Ame...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Monster Solar Flare Spares Earth, for Now
The sun fired off a major solar flare late Feb. 24, making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent yearsThe massive X4.9-class solar flare erupted from ...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable First Official 'Godzilla' Trailer Will Leave You Roaring for More
Godzilla is back in the first full-length trailer for the upcoming reboot of the classic Japanese horror-film franchise, which began with the original 1954 movie.Godzilla stars Breaking Bad's Bryan Cr...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable How the Samsung Galaxy S5 Measures Your Heart Rate
One of the many new features in the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is a heart-rate sensor. Built into the phone next to the camera flash, the sensor can read a person's heart rate when he holds his fing...
01:43 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable A Record-Breaking Rock Smashed Into the Moon Last Year
For eight seconds on Sept. 11, 2013, a small spot on the moon flashed bright like the sun, the result of a historic impact.That day, a meteorite about the size of a car smacked into the lunar surface....
01:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable U.S. Families Trying to Adopt Are Stuck in Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine — They were an American family who came to Kiev to adopt four children, all Ukrainian. As fate would have it, they arrived on the doorstep of revolutionAfter a period of stress and...
12:59 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Samsung Gear Fit: The Most Promising Wrist Wearable to Date
At Mobile World Congress 2014, Samsung didn't just double-down on its investment in wrist wearables, it tripled-down, with the unveiling of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear FitSee also: Samsung Gear 2 ...
12:44 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Apple Fixes SSL Security Vulnerability in OS X 10.9.2
Apple released the latest version of OS X Mavericks TuesdayThe OS X 10.9.2 update included a fix for the major SSL security flaw, user blocking in iMessage, and audio calls for FaceTime.See also: 16 B...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable Facebook News Feed Update Gives Brands More Reach
Facebook's greatest asset to marketers has always been its audience — more than one billion active users, a figure that carries some weightNow, a new change to Facebook's News Feed algorithm mea...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Mashable McDonald's Joins Snapchat
Snapchat just landed an extra large-sized brand.McDonald's quietly joined Snapchat late last week and plans to publicly kick off the account on Tuesday with a snap from basketball star LeBron James, t...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Lena Dunham Set to Host 'Saturday Night Live'
Brooklyn hipsters, meet NBCLena Dunham, star and creator of HBO's hit comedy Girls will be hosting Saturday Night Live on March 8, with musical guest The National, NBC announced Tuesday. It's Dunham's...
11:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Internet Remembers Harold Ramis With Twinkies and Proton Packs
Harold Ramis lives on in quotable moments, ghost-busting and Twinkie tributes.The writer and director's list of credits reads like a much-watch list for anyone who grew up on comedies in the 1980s and...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 4 Keys to Building a Great Startup Team
In many cases, a startup is only as good as the people behind it. The success of a business can heavily depend on whether the people involved are doing their jobs well.As the founder of two tech start...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Apple iPhone-Ready Device Is the World's Smartest Hearing Aid
BARCELONA, SPAIN — We hear a lot of talk about wearable tech being the future, but most of the solutions out there are devices that require you to leap into a new usage context, a learning curve...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Two Apps Show Vietnam Has More to Offer Than Flappy Bird
While Vietnam is still reeling from the global success of Flappy Bird, many might have overlooked the fact that there are plenty more promising (and unsung) apps coming out of Vietnam. Two such apps c...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Ukraine's Ousted Leader Secretly Spent Millions on Lavish Estate
KIEV, Ukraine—When ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych hurriedly fled his 343-acre palatial estate outside the capital Kiev last Friday night, he left behind garages full of collector c...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Muppet Selfies: Felt Face Is the New Duck Face
Seriously, guys — duckface is so over. These days selfies are all about frogs, dogs and whatever the heck Gonzo is.While preparing for the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted next month, the film's ...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Tesla Stock Surges: Can It Shake Up Utilities, Too?
Tesla's stock rose more than 15% on Tuesday morning after a Morgan Stanley analyst speculated that the company's technology could be used to disrupt the utilities industry."Tesla’s quest to disr...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Seth Meyers Kicks Off 'Late Night' With Amy Poehler, Tiny Chairs
Think of it as Saturday Night Live, but the host is always Seth MeyersMeyers seamlessly picked up the Late Night baton Monday night with a cold open sketch of "Thank You Notes." The sketch was a Jimmy...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 15 People Shaping Boston's Tech Scene
Techies know that Boston packs a punch.Even among heavyweights like New York and Silicon Valley, few cities can match what Boston brings to the ring. Anchored by top-tier research universities, l...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Ugandan Tabloid Outs 'Top 200' Homosexuals, Day After Anti-Gay Law Signed
A Ugandan tabloid published a list titled "Top 200" homosexuals on Tuesday, just one day after the Ugandan president enacted a broad anti-gay law.The newspaper Red Pepper (pictured above) published th...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable How an Underdog Won the Race to Bring Bitcoin ATMs to the U.S.
Bitcoin fans can now buy the cryptocurrency from a physical machine in a public location in two of America's 50 states. And while California and New York remain the country's primary tech hubs, these ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable SocialRank Tool Helps Brands Find Most Valuable Followers
Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld had their first taste of viral success two years ago when they launched Most Valuable Follower. As the name implies, it did one simple thing: help users find their most...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable From Oreo to Red Bull, CPG Brands Are Transforming Marketing
On July 1, 1941, Bulova Watches aired the first-ever television commercial during the lead-in to a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The 10-second commercial depict...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Your Twitter Search, Now Served With a Side of Ads
Twitter is getting into the search advertising business — sort of.Promoted accounts will now begin to appear at the top of Twitter's search, providing a new selling point for the company's prima...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Disney Brings 400 Movies to iOS, So You Can Stream 'Cars' From Cars
Get ready to watch Cars in your car: Disney is bringing Buzz, Woody, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin to your mobile devices.The new Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) app for iOS will launch Tuesday and allow u...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable For Egypt's Startups, Unstable Government Is the Least of Their Worries
When the Egyptian startup Instabug launched its app last Summer, CEO Omar Gabr couldn't believe how bad their timing was. Inside their office in Egypt's capital, Cairo, they had just put out a be...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable No Ordinary Music Festival: Moogfest Ropes in Google, 'Futurama'
Moogfest, a decade-old music festival named after Moog synthesizer creator Robert Moog, is continuing to expand far beyond its electronic-music roots.For this year's shindig, attendees can jam out to ...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable BlackBerry CEO: I'd 'Definitely Sell' BBM for $19 Billion
BlackBerry's CEO has a message for Facebook or any other company looking to spend $19 billion on a mobile messaging app: He would take that deal for its BBM messaging service."I work for the sharehold...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Mt. Gox Implodes, Putting Bitcoin's Future in Jeopardy
It's been a heady few hours for Bitcoin. The crypto currency was trading at around $500 at the time of writing, which is not a disaster, but off more than 50% from its late-2013 highs. More ominously,...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Netflix's Drone Delivery Service Will Scare the Crap Out of You
Netflix is not about to let Amazon have all the fun when it comes to delivery drones.To tout its own robotic home delivery technology, Netflix released a video for its "Drone2Home" service, which will...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Arizona Considers Anti-Gay Bill 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 world. Here are the stories we're reading today.After Arizona’s legislature...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable The YotaPhone Is Half Smartphone, Half E-Reader
BARCELONA, Spain — The YotaPhone, a smartphone from Russia’s Yota Devices, has your run-of-the-mill screen on one side and an energy-saving e-ink screen on the other. But based on a new pr...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Current Caller ID App Update Protects Users From 'One-Ring' Scams
It starts with an incoming call from a number you don't recognize. Your phone rings once, then the caller hangs upIf you call the number back, you'll probably be greeted with a recording that asks you...
05:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Opera Max Is the Little App That Saves Your Bandwidth
BARCELONA, Spain — Among the myriad of app companies presenting at ShowStoppers, a show the accompanies Mobile World Congress, Opera had one of the most pragmatic appsOpera Max has one goal: to ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 16 Practical Uses for Lego in Your Everyday Life
Most people typically think of Lego as toys, however these multi-colored building blocks are so much more than just playthingsThe Danish company has created over 560 billion parts since 1958. As child...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 17 Practical Uses for Lego in Your Everyday Life
Most people typically think of Lego as toys, however these multi-colored building blocks are so much more than just playthingsThe Danish company has created over 560 billion parts since 1958. As child...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 10 Brutal Spotify Recommendations That Made Us Rethink Our Life Choices
Spotify really gets usWhen we want to listen to our favorite artists without buying their albums, it's there. When we want to make a quick road trip playlist, it's there. When we want some new music r...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 10 Stages of Grief From Facebook Engagements
Engagement season starts around the holidays, when your Facebook feed blew up with giant rings and running mascara. Then another explosion of betrothal hits around Valentine's Day.Suddenly, everyone f...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 3 Fitness Trackers That Make a Run at Recording Heart Rate
I'll never forget the first time I wore my iPod in an armband on my run along the Pacific. I was in college, and getting into the zone meant, for the first time, doing it with my own music. But the ar...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Are Interactive Toys Interfering With Child Development?
It's common to find a child talking to his Lego figures or Barbie dolls, but it’d probably knock your socks off if those toys talked back.Well, find some tighter footwear, because interactive to...
02:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable BlackBerry CEO: I'd 'Definitely Sell' BBM for $19 Billion
BlackBerry's CEO has a message for Facebook or any other company looking to spend $19 billion on a mobile messaging app: He would take that deal for its BBM messaging service."I work for the sharehold...
01:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable The YotaPhone Is Half Smartphone, Half E-Reader
BARCELONA, Spain — The YotaPhone, a smartphone from Russia’s Yota Devices, has your run-of-the-mill screen on one side and an energy-saving e-ink screen on the other. But based on a new pr...
12:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Opera Max Is the Little App That Saves Your Bandwidth
BARCELONA, Spain — Among the myriad of app companies presenting at ShowStoppers, a show the accompanies Mobile World Congress, Opera had one of the most pragmatic appsOpera Max has one goal: to ...
09:30 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable A Snowflake Time-Lapse to Ease Your Winter Woes
Months of dirty ice and slush crowding the sidewalk can blur the beauty of winter.After each snowflake falls from the sky, it either melts into a slushy pond of floating trash or ices over into a dead...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 28 Star-Studded Songs for Oscar Night 2014
Hollywood's biggest stars will gather at the Dolby Theatre this Sunday for the 86th annual Academy Awards.While it's fun to guess who the night's winners will be, it's even more exciting to see all of...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 'Mario Kart' Speed Skating Is Just Bananas
Speed skating just became a lot more dangerous.Comedian Michael Shanks imagined what the fastest winter sport on ice would look like if there were just a few more green shells involved. In his vision,...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn Debuts Chinese-Language Site Despite Potential Censorship
LinkedIn rolled out a Chinese language version of it professional networking site Monday, a move that could help the company greatly increase its user base.LinkedIn already had an English version of t...
07:29 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Move Over, Pharrell's Hat: Usher's Fur Cap Has Got Us Fallin' in Love
NEW YORK — To steal a lyric from Usher, these are my confessions: The fur cap he wore Monday is giving the hat Pharrell famously donned last month at the Grammy Awards a run for its moneyDuring ...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Coming Soon: Petabytes of Free Weather, Climate and Oceans Data
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gathers and distributes enough weather and climate data to support a multibillion-dollar private-sector weather industry. Now, it is seeking ways to...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable U.S. Readies Big-Data Dump on Climate and Weather
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gathers and distributes enough weather and climate data to support a multibillion-dollar private-sector weather industry. Now, it is seeking ways to...
06:59 am +06 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Last 'Sound of Music' Singer, Maria von Trapp, Dies at 99
The lone surviving member of the family portrayed in the film and Broadway musical The Sound of Music has passed awayMaria Franziska von Trapp died at age 99 last week at her family's home in Stowe, V...
06:23 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Gear 2 Is the Wearable Samsung Should Have Shipped the First Time
It’s not news that Samsung likes to throw a lot of products at the wall, and see what sticks. But when it came to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear wearable device, the strategy was even more agg...
06:23 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Gear 2: The Wearable Samsung That Should Have Shipped the First Time
It’s not news that Samsung likes to throw a lot of products at the wall, and see what sticks. But when it came to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear wearable device, the strategy was even more agg...
05:55 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Facebook Reroutes Its Email to Your Inbox
Did you know you had a Facebook.com email address? If you're on the social network, you did from 2010 until nowFacebook decided to mothball the service Monday, citing low user numbers.But what Faceboo...
05:16 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 51% of Facebook Referrals for Publishers Come From Mobile
Facebook announced last October that the social network's average referral traffic to media sites increased 170% in 2013. Now, we're seeing mobile play an even larger role for publishers' overall traf...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable This Robot Will Crush You at 'Flappy Bird'
If you are still trying to get the high score on mobile sensation Flappy Bird, here's your signal to finally try something new: you'll never beat this robot.Liu Yang and Shi Xuekun of China have devel...
04:30 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable A Snowflake Time-Lapse to Ease Your Winter Woes
Months of dirty ice and slush crowding the sidewalk can blur the beauty of winter.After each snowflake falls from the sky, it either melts into a slushy pond of floating trash or ices over into a dead...
04:12 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Defense Secretary Proposes Big Cuts to U.S. Military Spending
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel proposed a new Pentagon budget on Monday that would shrink the U.S. military's size down to pre-World War II levels, becoming the Defense Department's fi...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Sochi Social-Media Recap: Top Moments from Facebook, Twitter
Even though all the official Winter Olympic medals have been accounted for, there are still winners who have yet to be recognized — social-media winners, that isTwitter and Facebook unveiled Win...
03:52 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Bye, Moviefone: 8 Other Handy Phone Services That Still Exist
Here's looking at you, Moviefone. The popular film listings phone service is getting canceled; users can no longer call in to hear movie times, though the app will live onAnd yet, not everyone has fol...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Two Entrepreneurs Give Their Take On the Google Buses
If you want to start a lively debate in San Francisco these days, simply bring up the topic of the tech buses. These behemoths shuttle workers to and from Google, Facebook, Apple, and a variety of oth...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Unnecessarily Censored 'Finding Nemo' Will Make You Blush
Leave it to the Internet to turn Finding Nemo into an R-rated comedy.Jake Vale is the YouTube comedian behind this needlessly censored version of the Pixar classicSee also: The Pixar Theory: Every Cha...
03:02 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 12 Oscar Nominees Reimagined as Disney Characters
Hollywood is a magical world full of beautiful princesses, whimsical characters and Prince Charmings. It's a lot like a Disney kingdom, and the Academy Awards is the grandest ball in all of Tinseltown...
02:41 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5 Arriving on All Major U.S. Carriers in April
The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone will launch on April 11 and land at a variety of U.S. carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and MetroPCS. The phone was first unveiled at the Mobile ...
02:01 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Seth Rogen Is Writing a Movie About the Sega vs. Nintendo War
The term "console wars" currently evokes images of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 battling for gamers hearts and dollars, but in the late '80s and early '90s, the war between Mario and Sonic was all a...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable The Will Ferrell vs. Chad Smith Drum Battle Is On
Two celebrity doppelgängers have waged an-all out drum war against each other — and in the process, raised more than $300,000 for charityThe path to this grand battle of similar-looking fam...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Dropbox Confirms Raising $325 Million
Dropbox, the popular file storage service, has raised another $325 million in funding with the possibility of boosting that amount to $450 million, according to an SEC filing.The latest funding round ...
01:23 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Gear 2: The Wearable Samsung That Should Have Shipped the First Time
It’s not news that Samsung likes to throw a lot of products at the wall, and see what sticks. But when it came to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear wearable device, the strategy was even more agg...
01:23 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Study Finds 77% of College Students Use Snapchat Daily
Facebook may no longer be interested in Snapchat, but college students certainly areA new study found that more than three-quarters of college students — 77%, in fact — use Snapchat at lea...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable What's the Difference Between Beacons and Geofencing?
In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, iOS Engineer Andrew Frederick breaks down the different reasons for using beacons and geofencing. "Beacons and geofencing try to achieve a similar goal....
01:12 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable With Educational Apps on the Rise, Textbooks Are History
With more educational apps being developed everyday, smartphones and tablets are on their way to replacing those clunky textbooks in the classroom. In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, Ma...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. the Competition
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is official, it's time to see how it compares to some of the other flagship smartphones on the market.We've compared the Galaxy S5 with the iPhone 5S, the Nexus 5 and th...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Last 'Sound of Music' Singer, Maria von Trapp, Dies at 99
The lone surviving member of the family portrayed in the film and Broadway musical The Sound of Music has passed awayMaria Franziska von Trapp died at age 99 last week at her family's home in Stowe, V...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Verizon CEO: We've Got a Netflix Deal in the Works, Too
A day after Comcast signed a network connection deal with Netflix to boost data speeds, Verizon's chief executive told CNBC that his company has been in talks with the streaming video pioneer for the ...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Verizon and AT&T Have Netflix Deals in the Works, Too
UPDATE: Feb. 24, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. ET: AT&T has confirmed to Mashable that is also in negotiations with Netflix to connect networks in an effort to improve performance.A day after Comcast signed a...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Can YaYY Make Us Fall in Love With Conferences Again?
When a conference takes place largely in a pool, surrounded by booze, piñatas and Settlers of Catan boards, can you even call it a conference anymore?For YaYY, nomenclature isn't important. After...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Can YxYY Make Us Fall in Love With Conferences Again?
When a conference takes place largely in a pool, surrounded by booze, piñatas and Settlers of Catan boards, can you even call it a conference anymore?For YxYY, nomenclature isn't important. After...
12:24 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable What Fuels You? Share What Keeps You Going for This Week's Photo Challenge
It’s tough to maintain a healthy lifestyle when your day-to-day routine is pulling you in a million directions. But between the deadlines and doctor appointments, it’s important to find th...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable 8 Classic Film Moments to Remember Harold Ramis
Famed actor, film writer and director Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69. Ramis passed away in his Chicago home due to complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, his agency confirme...
12:05 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo: Hands On
BARCELONA, Spain — When we first saw the Galaxy Gear, we weren't impressed — neither by the device's clunkiness nor its wanting battery life. Now, Samsung has upped the ante by launching t...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Venezuelan General's Tweet Leads to Armed Standoff
A 57-year-old retired Venezuelan general resisted arrest by Venezuelan authorities in an armed standoff on SundayPresident Nicolas Maduro ordered the arrest of retired army Gen. Angel Vivas after Viva...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5 Scans Fingers, Doesn't Fear Water
BARCELONA, Spain — At this year's Mobile World Congress, Samsung went all out. The company launched three wearable devices — Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit — and its new flagship sm...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Mashable Samsung Gear Fit: A Fitness Wristband With a Curved Screen
BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung threw a curveball at the Mobile World Congress here: In addition to the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, it launched a third wearable device, the Gear FitThe Gear Fit is a wrist...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable The Tech Behind the Film 'Gravity'
“The meaning of ‘Gravity’ isn't just what keeps your feet on the ground," says Jonás Cuarón, director."It’s the force that is constantly pulling you back home.”...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Live Updates: Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiling
Samsung will debut its new Galaxy S5 at an event that will simultaneously take place in Barcelona, Spain and New York City starting at 2 p.m. ET MondayMashable is on the ground at both venues, and we ...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5: What You Need to See
Samsung will debut its new Galaxy S5 at an event that will simultaneously take place in Barcelona, Spain and New York City starting at 2 p.m. ET MondayMashable was on the ground at both venues. Here a...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Zuckerberg on Snapchat Acquisition: Nope. I'm Done for Awhile
Mark Zuckerberg had a simple message for anyone wondering whether Facebook still wanted to buy Snapchat: Don't hold your breath.During a keynote event at Mobile World Congress on Monday, the Facebook ...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Want to Create a Dial Tone for the Internet'
In his first major appearance since Facebook's stunning $16 billion acquisition of mobile messaging company WhatsApp last week, Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the Mobile World Congress on Monday to...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Let Tarot Cards Choose Your Next Party at SXSW This Year
The TV network Showtime wants to lend South by Southwest attendees a hand — a hand filled with digital tarot cards. The cards, which will appear in the SXSW app, will help people map out the hot...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable How to Watch the Samsung Galaxy S5 Keynote Online
It's a big day for Samsung, which will launch its next-generation Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona on MondayIt will be an important moment for the company foll...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 'Winter Misery Index' Confirms This Winter Really Is Terrible
If you live in Detroit, Chicago, or Philadelphia, and think you have had an unusually rough winter this year, there is a new quantitative "winter misery" scale to back up your hunch. According to an e...
10:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Human Rights Group Accuses Venezuela of Torturing 18 Protesters
The Venezuelan government has tortured 18 protesters since the beginning of the demonstrations in the country, according to a local human rights organization.The Foro Penal Venezolano, an association ...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 5 Things You Missed at the Mobile World Congress So Far
As we anxiously await the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this afternoon, manufacturers such as Nokia and Sony have already unveiled the la...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor, a Prison Camp Pianist, Dies at 110
Alice Herz-Sommer used to perform on the piano for fellow prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp where she spent nearly two years of her life. It was the music that saved her life in those dark days...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Moviefone's Number Goes Silent, But Its App Lives On
After a quarter-century connecting movie-goers with the shows they wanted to see, Moviefone's phone service will no longer take calls.Moviefone, home to the iconic "Hello, and welcome to Moviefone!" g...
09:18 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Photos: Facebook Opens Big Office in New York
Facebook began moving its more than 100-person New York team into a new, larger office space on Monday.Located in the Greenwich Village area in Manhattan at 770 Broadway, the office will house enginee...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable HP Pavilion x360 Looks a Lot Like Lenovo's Yoga Design
HP rolled out its Pavilion x360 laptop-tablet convertible device that is strikingly similar to Lenovo's Yoga.The news comes as some of the biggest mobile manufacturers announce new products at Mobile ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable All 'Breaking Bad' Episodes Are Now on Netflix
Tread lightly, but binge heavily, Netflix subscribers. Every Breaking Bad episode from the critically acclaimed drama's five seasons is now available to streamNetflix uploaded the second half of seaso...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable When You Fly, Beck's New Album Is Free
How's this for in-flight entertainment? Singer-songwriter Beck, who gained worldwide fame in 1994 with his mellow hit single "Loser," will stream his new album at no cost to airplane passengers using ...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable WhatsApp Plans to Introduce Voice Calling
WhatsApp, the hot mobile messaging app of the moment, plans to offer free voice calling later this year.Jan Koum, the WhatsApp cofounder and CEO, announced the news during a presentation at Mobile Wor...
07:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable WhatsApp to Introduce Voice Calling
WhatsApp, the hot mobile messaging app of the moment, plans to offer free voice calling later this year.Jan Koum, the WhatsApp cofounder and CEO, announced the news during a presentation at Mobile Wor...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable CNN to End 'Piers Morgan Live' in March
Piers Morgan is out at CNN's weekday 9 p.m. slot as poor ratings caught up to the British journalist known for his stance on gun control.Morgan told the New York Times that he spoke with CNN President...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable #HashtagEtiquette: 8 People Who Are Doing It Wrong
A hashtag can be deadly in the wrong hands. Thanks to the rise of social media, particularly Twitter, the pound sign frequently spices up captions, statuses and tweets.Like all good things, hashtags h...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Ukraine's Yanukovich Is a Wanted Man 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 whole net-neutrality thing could be going the way of the buffal...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn Shows You Who Visits Your Profile — and Then Some
LinkedIn updated the "who's viewed your profile" section of its platform on Monday, adding personalized tips for how users can generate more profile views.The new layout includes more detailed analyti...
06:57 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable The Tech Behind the Film 'Gravity'
“The meaning of ‘Gravity’ isn't just what keeps your feet on the ground," says Jonás Cuarón, writer."It’s the force that is constantly pulling you back home.” I...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable The Super-Secure Blackphone Is Here, But It's Not NSA-Proof
Blackphone, a new security and privacy-focused smartphone is finally launching, but if you think it's a shield against the NSA or other powerful intelligence agencies snooping on your private communic...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 20 GIFs That Jump Off Your Screen Without 3D Glasses
Stand back, because these GIFs really pop. Using a simple optical illusion, some clever artists have made your everyday GIFs look 3D — except better, because you don't need goofy eyewear to enjo...
05:15 pm +11 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Millions Flock to Telegram Messaging App After WhatsApp Outage
Telegram, a messaging app that emphasizes privacy and security, added millions of new users Sunday, following WhatsApp's biggest outage in years.The spike in downloads pushed the app to the No. 4 posi...
04:29 pm +11 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable This Snapchatter Will Be Your Personal Alarm Clock
Have trouble dragging yourself out of bed every morning? Ryan Leiman can be your personal Snapchat alarm clockLeiman or “Turtle,” as he is more commonly known, is a self-proclaimed "5-fo...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 12 YouTube Easter Eggs Worth the Distraction
You can't find everything YouTube has to offer just by using the search barThe social video site has been known to hide Easter eggs (hidden messages, jokes or features) deep within in its site. Games,...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable New Mozilla Partnership Promises to Deliver a $25 Smartphone
BARCELONA — Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox mobile operating system, has announced a major new partnership with Spreadtrum, a Chinese chip set manufacturer, in a move that promises ...
03:31 pm -06 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor, a Prison Camp Pianist, Dies at 110
Alice Herz-Sommer used to perform on the piano for fellow prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp where she spent nearly two years of her life. It was the music that saved her life in those dark days...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable How Nokia Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Android
It's happenedNokia just debuted and Android phone. And the world is still turning.This, on the surface, doesn't make an ounce of sense. Nokia is, after all, the chief proponent of Microsoft's Windows ...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Going Hollywood: 10 Famous Tech Figures Portrayed on Film
Hollywood loves its tech stars. Over the years, well-known names from Silicon Valley and beyond have been portrayed in films by glossy celluloid counterpartsTechnology titans Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gat...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable ZTE Grand Memo II LTE Has an Enormous Screen, Thin Body
BARCELONA — Following a pre-announcement last week, ZTE has launched a new flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: the Grand Memo II LTE.The 6-inch device comes dangerousl...
02:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable CNN to End 'Piers Morgan Live' in March
Piers Morgan is out at CNN's weekday 9 p.m. slot as poor ratings caught up to the British journalist known for his stance on gun control.Morgan told the New York Times that he spoke with CNN President...
01:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Hell Freezes Over: Nokia Unveils an Android Phone, the Nokia X
Nokia just did the unthinkable: The company, such a reliable Windows Phone partner that Microsoft is acquiring most of it, has unveiled an Android phone, the Nokia X. But if you look closely, you can ...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Nokia Plans to Use Cheap Phones to Create Lumia Fans
Nokia has a mission: Win over as many Windows Phone fans as it can — in any country, and at any price point. To that end, the company has debuted a pair of basic cellphones at Mobile World Congr...
01:02 pm +11 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable From the State That Legalized Weed, Comes the World's Strongest Drug Test
The security guard is young, maybe mid-twenties, tall and wiry and armed. He’s friendly. He asks, “Good morning, sir. Recreational? Can I see your ID?” and directs me to the left, in...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Sony's Xperia M2 Is Pretty Big for a Mid-Range Phone
BARCELONA — Not content with merely launching a new flagship smartphone and tablet, Sony also decided to upgrade its mid-range smartphone offering with the Xperia M2While the device's specs are ...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Is Ultra-Thin and Waterproof
BARCELONA — Sony has launched the 10.1-inch Xperia Z2 Tablet, packing some serious power into an ultra-thin, waterproof caseThe Xperia Z2 Tablet is truly razor thin, especially for a tablet R...
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Sony Unveils Xperia Z2: 5.2-Inch Screen, 4K Video Recording
BARCELONA — Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z2, the company's new flagship smartphone, a mere four months after introducing Xperia Z1 and one year after launching the first phone in the series, the...
12:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Sony's SmartBand Lets You Create a Detailed Log of Your Life
BARCELONA — Besides launching a new flagship smartphone and tablet, Sony also unveiled a new wearable here at the Mobile World Congress — the SmartBand SWR10It's a wristband designed to be...
11:54 am +11 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Not So Neutral? Comcast and Netflix Strike Network Deal
The net may no longer be neutral.Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the Internet service provider's broadband network, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move is anticipated...
11:11 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 'Minority Report' Interface, the Home Version
When Minority Report came to theaters in 2002, its futuristic technology looked generations away. Moving screens and multiple apps interacting together all were at a flick of Tom Cruise's finger....
10:28 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Watch This Guy Smash His Hand in the Name of iPhone Protection
There are plenty of ambitious companies showing off their wares at this year's Mobile World Congress, but few go as far as actually getting someone to risk the use of their hand to prove a point. But ...
10:01 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Square Launches National Ad Campaign With Six New TV Commercials
Square, the San Francisco-based payments company founded and run by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, is launching a national ad campaign Monday featuring six new television commercialsThe commercials ru...
09:57 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 8 Climate Tools to Spend Hours On
Climate change has become a difficult concept for the general public to imagine, with an array of scenarios each affecting the world differentlyThe federal government, nonprofit groups and individuals...
09:13 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable The Next Disney Princess Might Have Curly Hair, Thanks to Science
Animated films portray heroes and villains as polar opposites. From clothes to facial expressions, you can tell who's who. Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations, for instance, never looks innocent or nob...
08:47 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable The Pulsar That 'Vaporized' a Billion-Ton Asteroid
You know when you're having a bad day when you get hit by a billion ton asteroid. But for a pulsar 37,000 light-years away, it's just a another day at the office. And besides, PSR J0738-4042 has an ub...
08:18 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable NASA Pushes Back Against Bone and Muscle Loss in Astronauts
NASA signed two patent agreements with GRoK Technologies on Monday to help advance biotechnology innovations that could improve the health of astronauts working long-term at the International Space St...
07:49 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 44 Beautiful Candid Moments Captured in Photographs
Candid photography captures the natural expressions of subjects in their most pristine form. We often consider these portraits the purest representation of emotion and personality — much more so...
07:27 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Hacking Team Denies Selling Spyware to Sketchy Governments
Surveillance-technology company Hacking Team denied selling its spyware to 21 countries, including those that suppress civil liberties, following a damning report published last week.Cyber sleuths at ...
07:05 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Watch the Full Trailer for Mike Judge's HBO Comedy 'Silicon Valley'
Tech startups often have the oddest of beginnings — especially when the people involved are monumentally odd. That appears to be the idea behind Silicon Valley, a new HBO series from Mike Judge ...
07:03 am +11 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Microsoft's New Windows Phone Partners: LG and Lenovo
BARCELONA — Microsoft has dropped several interesting announcements at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today: The company has announced a long list of partners for the Windows Phone platf...
06:48 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 10 Facts You Didn't Know About Twitter
Did you know that Twitter brought down the stock market in 2013 after a fake tweet by a hacked Associated Press account? How about that one billion tweets are sent every 48 hours? These are just a sam...
06:29 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable LG Unveils G Pro 2 Phablet Alongside G2 Mini Smartphone
BARCELONA — Kicking off this year's Mobile World Congress ahead of the pack, LG introduced the new G Pro 2 and the G2 mini on Sunday. Although the company offered a sneak peek at the G Pro 2 ear...
06:15 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Millions Flock to Telegram Messaging App After WhatsApp Outage
Telegram, a messaging app that emphasizes privacy and security, added millions of new users Sunday, following WhatsApp's biggest outage in years.The spike in downloads pushed the app to the No. 4 posi...
05:47 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Viral Marketing, Super Mario in Sochi and More
Three viral marketing videos hit the Internet with a splash this week.The first, direct mail tinged with the smell of catnip to sell bulk cat litter. Cats love it so much, their owners take notice.See...
05:29 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable This Snapchatter Will Be Your Personal Alarm Clock
Have trouble dragging yourself out of bed every morning? Ryan Leiman can be your personal Snapchat alarm clockLeiman or “Turtle,” as he is more commonly known, is a self-proclaimed "5-fo...
05:02 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Daytona 500 Delayed by Extreme Weather
Nascar fans, officials and drivers have taken to Twitter to discuss Sunday's delays at the Daytona 500. The race was halted after just 38 laps due to extreme weather conditions that included heavy rai...
04:32 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable How to Navigate Healthcare Options During Your Job Search
Whether you’re a recent grad who’s never had to navigate the insurance conundrum before, or a parent with a family to cover, finding good health insurance –- not just a high salary &...
03:45 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Jason Collins Becomes NBA's First Openly Gay Player After Signing With Nets
Jason Collins has become the NBA's first openly gay player on an active roster, after signing a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.Collins signed a 10-day deal with the Nets on Sunday, and will be availa...
03:45 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Jason Collins Becomes NBA's First Openly Gay Player, Signs With Nets
Jason Collins has become the NBA's first openly gay player on an active roster, after signing a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.Collins signed a 10-day deal with the Nets on Sunday, and will be availa...
02:02 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable From the State That Legalized Weed, Comes the World's Strongest Drug Test
The security guard is young, maybe mid-twenties, tall and wiry and armed. He’s friendly. He asks, “Good morning, sir. Recreational? Can I see your ID?” and directs me to the left, in...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Vine Comedian Nick Spears Dead at 35, Community Mourns
Comedian and writer Nick Spears died of apparent heart complications Friday. He was 35.Spears was beloved in the social-media community, particularly by a tight-knit group of comedians and friends on ...
01:29 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable LG Unveils G Pro 2 Phablet Alongside G2 Mini Smartphone
BARCELONA — Kicking off this year's Mobile World Congress ahead of the pack, LG introduced the new G Pro 2 and the G2 mini on Sunday. Although the company offered a sneak peek at the G Pro 2 ear...
01:26 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Keynote at Mobile World Congress
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to give Monday's keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaTech journalist David Kirkpatrick, who will also appear on stage with Zuckerb...
12:54 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Not So Neutral? Comcast and Netflix Strike Network Deal
The net may no longer be neutral.Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the Internet service provider's broadband network, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move is anticipated...
12:39 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable 34 Memorable Moments From Sochi's Dazzling Closing Ceremony
That's all, folks!The 2014 Sochi Olympics wrapped up Sunday with a closing ceremony full of sparkles, floating boats and just a little bit of self-deprecating humor.Perhaps the most memorable moment o...
12:26 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Nightmare Bear Says Goodbye to Sochi With Single Tear
Russia ended the 2014 Winter Olympics with an emotional kick delivered by a massive bear on ice skatesThe closing ceremony featured beautiful ballet, a nod to Russian literature and the return of its ...
12:04 am +02 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: He Shoots, He Scores
The Dutch may have dominated speed skating in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but Canada took hold of ice hockey. Sunday's photo of the day gets in on the action at the men's ice hockey gold-medal game, as ...
11:33 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Goodbye Letter to Sochi
Dear Sochi,Most of us never really met you. But in this age of Internet romance, does that even matter?We had our thing together — an affair as intense as it was abbreviated — but the Wint...
11:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Pope Francis to Cardinals: Reject Gossip, Favoritism
So much for papal-palace intrigue.Pope Francis targeted some of the highest-ranking members of the Catholic church in his homily at St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, saying cardinals need to reject "int...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Job Openings in IT & Engineering from Viacom, PopSugar 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...
10:52 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Canada Tops Hockey, Russia Sweeps Cross-Country
A little more than two weeks after the 2014 Winter Olympics began in Sochi, the games are finally coming to a close. Sunday wasn't without some last-minute Olympic action, however.Canada dominated ice...
10:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 5 Big Questions About the Future of Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine - History books will record the past week as the Ukraine's most significant, and tragic, since the end of Soviet rule. Nearly 100 protesters were killed, many by government snipers; the ...
10:04 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: He Shoots, He scores
The Dutch may have dominated speed skating in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but Canada took hold of ice hockey. Sunday's Photo of the Day gets in on the action at the men's ice hockey gold medal game as Ca...
09:39 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Russia Pokes Fun at Olympic Ring Malfunction in Closing Ceremony
Don't say the Russians can't laugh at themselves.During the opening minutes of the closing ceremony, performers poked fun at the infamous opening ceremony Olympic ring malfunction. The moment became a...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable The Unofficial History of Unicorns
The unicorn is a legendary beast — associated with all things magical, beautiful and happy. The mythical rarity of this symbol of royalty has evolved over the years. It can be anything from a eq...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 12 Stirring Patriotic Movies to Watch After the Olympics
Well America, looks like we've been bested by our neighbors to the north. Yes, our Canadian friends bested us in hockey not once, but twice these OlympicsBut cheer up, America. Forget hockey — i...
08:23 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5: 12 Rumors Analyzed
Samsung's "Unpacked 5" event is scheduled for Monday at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, where we're expected to see the launch of the next-generation Galaxy S5 smartphone.The event ...
08:03 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Microsoft's New Windows Phone Partners: LG and Lenovo
BARCELONA — Microsoft has dropped several interesting announcements at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today: The company has announced a long list of partners for the Windows Phone platf...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 10 Inspiring Sochi Moments That Embody the Olympic Spirit
The 2014 Winter Games wrap up in Sochi Sunday, but the Olympic spirit lives on.Sure, you can remember this year's competition for the wipe outs, thrilling victories or political controversies, but con...
07:26 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Nightmare Bear Says Goodbye to Sochi With Single Tear
Russia ended the 2014 Winter Olympics with an emotional kick delivered by a massive bear on ice skatesThe closing ceremony featured beautiful ballet, a nod to Russian literature and the return of its ...
07:07 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Social Media Traffic to News Sites Has Increased 57% Since 2009
Well, this is no surprise: Digital has far surpassed print in the way we consume newsMore than half of all Internet users are plugged in to some form of social media, which means they're most likely c...
07:07 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Social-Media Traffic to News Sites Has Increased 57% Since 2009
Well, this is no surprise: Digital has far surpassed print in the way we consume newsMore than half of all Internet users are plugged in to some form of social media, which means they're most likely c...
06:33 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Goodbye Letter to Sochi
Dear Sochi,Most of us never really met you. But in this age of Internet romance, does that even matter?We had our thing together — an affair as intense as it was abbreviated — but the Wint...
04:03 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 10 Super Fandoms That Put Your Internetting to Shame
You slowly, carefully rest your black cloak on your shoulders. You are surrounded by friends and colleagues, all chanting. Bending to one knee, you utter the sacred vow."I promise to be way too into G...
03:03 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Microsoft's New Windows Phone Partners: LG and Lenovo
BARCELONA — Microsoft has dropped several interesting announcements at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today: The company has announced a long list of partners for the Windows Phone platf...
11:15 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable How All the Photos From Sochi Reach You in Just 3 Minutes
During events like the Winter Olympics — when information circles the world in split-second tweets — news organizations are desperate for photos to accompany their stories. But for photogr...
09:59 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Designers Aim to Bring High-Tech Fashion to the Average Shopper
For the less technologically inclined, the words "wearable tech" may conjure up images of RoboCop-esque suits, so some designers are hoping to introduce high-tech fashion that's accessible to the aver...
09:22 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable NBC Resurrects 'Heroes' For a 2015 Comeback With Big Digital Tie-In
NBC is reviving Heroes, Tim Kring's popular sci-fi TV drama about people with superhuman abilities, as a miniseries in 2015. The network revealed the comeback Saturday night, saying it has ordered 13 ...
09:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job
Many job seekers are inclined to jump at the first job offer that comes their way. But what if it isn't exactly the type of position you wanted? Should you still take it?Heather Huhman, a career and w...
08:01 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Arrives, Bringing a Friend
Samsung is launching the second generation of its smartwatch just five months after the first one, the Galaxy Gear, made its debut. But this time it's a twofer.The Gear 2 (right in the pic above) and ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 'Lego Movie' Sequel Set for 2017
After its hit animated film The Lego Movie topped worldwide box-office sales, grossing $200 million in less than two weeks, Warner Bros. announced a sequel on Friday.But Lego lovers will have to wait ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Out of War-Torn Syria, an Unlikely Startup Blooms
Life in Damascus, Syria's capital, has been quieter for about six months now, but Fadi Mujahid remembers days not so long ago when he couldn't even make it to work — the bombs were too close.Som...
06:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable How to Find and Approach a Mentor
All entrepreneurs need a solid support system of individuals they can turn to for business advice. These supporters can be close friends, family and colleagues, but one of them should fill the role of...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 5 Expert Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview
The big job interview you've been prepping for and stressing over for days or weeks is over, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief — except now comes the hard part: Waiting to hear backYo...
04:41 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Slippin', Slidin', Slalom
Julia Dujmovits of Austria (L) and Corinna Boccacini of Italy compete during the women's snowboard parallel slalom event semifinals at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Dujmovits ultimately finished firstImag...
03:59 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: Snowboarding, Skiing and More
The Winter Olympics' penultimate day of medal action in Sochi saw Team USA miss out on the men's hockey bronze medal, while host country Russia enjoyed one of its most successful collective outings of...
03:13 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: U.S. Hockey Crushed, Oldest Alpine Gold Medalist
How time flies! There's just one day left at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but don't tell the competitorsDay 15 included another round of triumphant victories alongside heartbreaking defeats. The Unit...
01:33 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 5 Apps You Don't Want to Miss
With the Olympics winding down and news of Facebook's major WhatsApp acquisition revealed this week, it's been difficult to keep up with all of the great apps that came out.Luckily, Mashable creates a...
12:33 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable Non-Russians Named Victor Are Russia's Olympic Secret Weapon
Snowboarder Victor Wild was born in White Salmon, Wash., and lived in the United States until 2011. Speed skater Victor Ahn was born in South Korea, and lived there until 2011The two athletes — ...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 10 Kiss Cam Moments That Make PDA Tolerable
The infamous kiss cam has initiated adorable, funny, and cringe-worthy moments since it started in the '80s as a way to entertain spectators during down-time at sporting eventsThese extremely public d...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Mashable 10 Kiss-Cam Moments That Make PDA Tolerable
The infamous kiss cam has created adorable, funny and cringe-worthy moments since it started in the '80s as a way to entertain spectators during downtime at sporting eventsThe extremely public display...
11:49 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Lord Captured in Mazatlan
U.S. officials claimed a major victory in the war on drugs Saturday with the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious drug lord, according to the Associated PressGuzman is the hea...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Printer Jams to 'Eye of the Tiger'
Printers never rocked so hard.Dot matrix printers were once the go-to choice for home and personal printing. Sure they're loud and slow, but in the '90s, dot matrix printers were a cheap and versatile...
10:45 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Cheap Smartphones Will Be the Real Stars of Mobile World Congress
A tidal wave is about to hit the mobile worldIf it were just Samsung's imminent launch of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, that would already be enough to make a big splash in customers' minds, wash...
10:41 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Must Reads: Hope in Kiev, Deadly Fraternities 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 ...
10:14 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Latest Photos: Protesters Control Kiev, Seize President's Residence
Saturday may have marked a turning point in the extended and often violent struggle between protesters in Kiev, Ukraine, and the country's embattled president, Viktor YanukovychAfter a deadly week of ...
09:57 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable The 20 Best Apps for a Big Night Out
In his novel The Beautiful and the Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “The stark and unexpected miracle of a night fades out with the lingering death of the last stars and the premature birth of...
09:46 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Olympians' Onesie Obsession Grips the Games
Sochi never ceases to amaze. The latest delightfully bizarre detail to emerge from the Winter Olympics' host city? Olympians are apparently obsessed with adult onesiesThe New York Times' deputy sports...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 15 Olympic Family Moments to Make You Want to Call Your Mom
There is nothing sweeter than having your hard work rewarded by a gold medal — except having all the ones you love most to share it withAfter being awarded one of the highest honors in an athlet...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 15 Olympic Family Moments That Make You Want to Call Your Mom
There is nothing sweeter than having your hard work rewarded by a gold medal — except sharing it with the people you love most.After being awarded one of the highest honors in athletics, the rea...
09:23 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable If Pixar Characters Starred in Best Picture Nominees
Pixar didn't score an Academy Award nomination this year, but it's still getting the Oscars treatment.Artist Todd Spence created a series of film posters that infuse this year's Best Picture nominees ...
08:42 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 5 Things You Missed in Sochi: Korea Protests, Mariachi Skier and More
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — that's morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day, too. So by the time Americans get out ...
08:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Parliament Impeaches President as Protesters Take Control
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukraine Parliament voted Saturday afternoon to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych, capping a day of extraordinary events in the nation's capital hereAfter the vote, lawmakers bega...
08:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Ukraine President Impeached as Archrival Returns to Kiev
UPDATED: 2:35 p.m., with Yulia Tymoshenko's arrival in Kiev.KIEV, Ukraine - Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko made a dramatic and emotional appearance in Kiev's Independence Square Saturday night...
06:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 13 Diddly-Doo Details in the Lego 'Simpsons' House Set
Everything's coming up Lego in the new Simpsons house brick setAnd with 2,523 pieces to sift through, there's no shortage of tiny details that give the set its unmistakably cartoonish feel.See also: Y...
06:08 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 11 Facts We Learned From the 'House of Cards' Twitter Q&A
Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's smash series House of Cards, held a Twitter Q&A last week with fans.For 30 minutes, he fielded questions about the series and his personal life, chatting ab...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable How to Watch and Follow the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony
And that's a wrap, folks. Well, almost.The 2014 Winter Olympics are drawing to a close Sunday, which means it's almost time for the closing ceremonies. Considering the wacky spectacle of a show Russia...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Deadly Drinking Game Gets a Social Good Makeover
NekNominate, a game that involves drinking and posting videos online, reportedly led to at least five deaths. Now it's getting a new, positive spin — thanks to do-gooders around the world.The vi...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Artist Sketches the Mundane Moments of Strangers' Lives
Sketchy things are happening in Tokyo.Don't worry; there's no real cause for alarm. Well, unless you have something against being turned into an adorable drawingSee also: Instagram Strangers Help Man ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Ultimate Bluetooth Headphones Will Track Your Workout
If James Bond were real, he'd probably use these headphones.The Dash earphones, currently a Kickstarter project, will connect to any mobile device via Bluetooth and play your music, like any good pair...
09:59 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Man Runs a Loop-the-Loop For the First Time Ever
Did you know that it's possible for a human to do a loop-the-loop on foot? Well, maybe not for just you average Joe, but it is for superhuman free-runner Damien Walters.PepsiMax sponsored the daredevi...
09:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Your Twitter Conversations Fall Into One of These Six Categories
The trolls, the political preachers, the over-sharers: Twitter users encompass all of these stereotypes and then someHow do so many different personalities interact and exist on one network? That's w...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 'True Detective' Season 2: Twitter Predicts the Cast
True Detective fans already have big, brilliant plans for season two of the hit HBO series.With three episodes of season one still left to air, the show started thinking about replacement options for ...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 'Talking Angela' Hoax Propels Game to No. 3 in App Store
Talking Angela is the latest game to make it to the top of the charts in the App Store thanks to an outpouring of social media attention.But unlike Flappy Bird, the talk around Talking Angela has been...
05:59 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Want This Star Wars Tapestry? That'll Be $20,000
If you love Star Wars so much that you want a 30-ft. hand-stitched version of the movies on your wall — and you have $20,000 to spare — then today's your lucky day.British artist Aled Lewi...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Today’s Winners in Sochi: Mikaela Shiffrin, Curling and More
We're not even going to mention that hockey match. The biggest news out of the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Friday may have been 18-year-old American winning gold in the women's slalom race, where team...
05:30 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: Mikaela Shiffrin, Curling and More
We're not even going to mention that hockey match. The biggest news out of the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Friday may have been 18-year-old American winning gold in the women's slalom race, where team...
05:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Return of Shamrock Shake Inspires Selfies
Remember your first Shamrock Shake? The infamous mint-flavored frozen drink is back at McDonalds in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and it appears fans are flocking to Instagram to show their love f...
04:37 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable A Cappella Cover of Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Plays With Magic
"Are you ready for a perfect storm?" sings Katy Perry in her latest No. 1 single, "Dark Horse." We could ask you the same question when introducing Peter Hollens and Sam Tsui's a cappella cover of tha...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable 2 Olympians Expelled From Winter Games for Doping
An Italian bobsledder and a German biathlete were expelled from the Winter Olympics for using performance-enhancing drugs in Sochi on Friday. Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle had already competed in ...
03:56 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Venezuela Revokes CNN Journalists' Press Credentials
The Venezuelan government revoked the press credentials of seven CNN journalists on Friday — one day after threatening to expel the network from the country for its coverage of the protests that...
03:37 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable DHL Disowns Viral Marketing Prank
A marketing campaign for the delivery service DHL went viral Thursday. The clip shows DHL tricking similar companies, such as UPS, into advertising for them. Now it seems DHL was not behind the stunt....
02:41 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Kiev: Through Street View and in Reality
In the months since Kiev, Ukraine erupted in violent protests, I have occasionally turned to Google Street View to get my bearings about the events that I was seeing through through live streams of co...
02:23 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Is Verizon Really Slowing Down Netflix?
The blame game game between Netflix and Verizon is heating up.Netflix claims that its average prime time speeds over Verizon's FiOS service dropped 14% last month. The company also produced the chart ...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Team USA vs. Canada: The Official Internet Recap
Featuring stacked rosters of hockey superstars boasting more that $200 million in combined NHL contract money, Friday morning's Team USA versus Canada men's hockey semifinal match at the Winter Olympi...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Facebook Will Make 'Look Back' Videos for Deceased Users
Facebook is changing its policies regarding profiles of users who have passed awayFacebook on Friday altered its privacy settings on memorialized profiles so that all fuctions operate as they did when...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Michelle Obama Had a Bitchin' Girls' Night In
Michelle Obama, kale chips may still be ew, but your acting skills sure aren'tThe first lady stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday to show off her comedy chops in Jimmy Fallon's recurring sketch "Ew...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Behind the Braid: Who Is Yulia Tymoshenko?
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok signed a deal this morning to end the bloodshed that has taken over Kiev and the surround...
01:42 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable You Can Finally Block Those Annoying People on LinkedIn
LinkedIn users can now block anyone pestering them on the the platform.After the company received repeated requests for a blocking feature, the company announced Thursday that users will now be able t...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: U.S. Hockey Dreams Dashed, Canadian Curlers FTW
The Winter Olympics has been flushed with both overwhelming triumph and devastating loss. Canada beat out Great Britain for the top spot in men's curling while Sweden triumphed over China for the bron...
01:24 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Apple Buys Burstly, Owner of App Testing Platform TestFlight
Apple has acquired Burstly, the maker of app management and analytics platforms that have become popular among developers.The news, first reported by TechCrunch and confirmed by Re/code, brings one of...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Wristband Recall: The Force Is Not With Fitbit
Leading fitness tracker maker Fitbit suffered a major setback Friday, when the company announced it had decided to recall its latest high-tech wristband — the Fitbit Force.The Force was released...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable The Force Is Not With Fitbit
Leading fitness tracker maker Fitbit suffered a major setback Friday, when the company announced it had decided to recall its latest high-tech wristband — the Fitbit Force.The Force was released...
01:15 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable You Can Buy Pharrell's Grammys Hat for $10,000 on eBay
Pharrell Williams is auctioning off his notorious brown Vivienne Westwood hat that went viral online after he wore it to the Grammy Awards in February. His hat became a worldwide trending topic on Twi...
01:15 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Average WhatsApp User Sends More Than 1,200 Messages Each Month
Ever since Facebook announced that it will acquire popular social messaging app WhatsApp, there has been a lot of buzz about its impressive user base.The app, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said i...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Lawmakers Vote to Free Jailed Ex-Prime Minister Tymoshenko
KIEV, Ukraine — In a move that elicited cheers outside on Independence Square and inside the Ukrainian Parliament, lawmakers on Friday voted to allow the release of imprisoned former Prime Minis...
12:54 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable Apple Releases Updates for iOS 7, iOS 6
Apple released updates for iOS 7 and iOS 6 users on Friday. The iOS 7.0.6 update is a security update that the company says "provides a fix for SSL connection verification."This is a small update, clo...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Mashable What It's Like to Be One of the First 10 Employees at a Successful Startup
If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, you don't ask what seat. You just get on.This advice from Google chairman Eric Schmidt is one of the standout lines from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. The...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Speed Demons
Life moves pretty fast, especially if you're an Olympic speed skater.Friday's Photo of the Day captures the breakneck speed of Russians Denis Yuskov, Ivan Skobrev and Aleksandr Rumyantsev during the m...
11:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable An Amazon Set-Top Box May Be on the Way — for Real This Time
Rumors of an Amazon set-top box — a potential competitor to Apple TV and Roku — are heating up. Again.According to Peter Kafka at Recode, the company is preparing to launch a set-top box t...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Just in From Germany: An Ode to a Sexy Supermarket
Facebook isn't the only company afraid of being perceived as uncoolEdeka, the largest supermarket chain in Germany, apparently has the same worry. In an attempt to update its image, Edeka enlisted Ber...
11:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable When YouTube Stars Make a Movie, Superfan Marketing Is Baked In
A straight-to-DVD or video-on-demand movie might raise suspicion. But in the maturing world of digital-first talent and production, it's the only logical way.YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart an...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 'Merica vs. Canada Hockey Rivalry Plays Out in Bald Eagles and Bieber
Bald eagles, Bieber and lots of red, white and blue — these are the things you'll find if you're a hockey fan on Twitter.The rivalry between Team USA and Team Canada came to a head as the two te...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Outrage Spreads: Was Women's Figure Skating Rigged in Sochi?
Ain't no drama like figure skating drama, folks. A major controversy is surrounding Russian Adelina Sotnikova's figure skating gold medal win at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on ThursdayMany people, fr...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Is Facebook Crazy for Buying WhatsApp?
Facebook announced this week that they will be acquiring mobile messenger app WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion in stock and cash. Nineteen. BILLION. Dollars. The founders of WhatsApp right no...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable The Inevitable Result of Taking Too Many Jumping Pics
Never trust your siblings to keep your embarrassing pictures under wraps. Never.What's a sister to do when she finds an embarrassing photo of her beloved brother? Naturally, she must use her Photoshop...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable WhatsApp, Texting Apps Will Drain $33 Billion From Telecoms This Year
Facebook sees WhatsApp as the future of communication. Telecoms view it another way: as a menace that is extracting revenues.Telecoms have typically charged users for texting plans, especially outside...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Harry Styles' Ill-Timed Bathroom Break Makes a Meme Splash
Harry Styles needs to rethink his bathroom schedule or risk the wrath of meme makers.The One Direction hair-throb was nowhere to be found when the British boy band won the BRIT Global Success award th...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable New York Restaurant App Splits the Bill for You
Dining out with friends gets complicated when it's time to split the bill. Everyone crams a combination of cash and plastic into the leather bill folder, and the unlucky waitperson has to deal with a ...
09:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Venezuela Drops Murder, Terrorism Charges Against Opposition Leader
The Venezuelan government dropped the murder and terrorism charges against opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, but prosecutors still accused him of arson and conspiracy in a hearing held on Wednesday ni...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable YouTube's Redesign Smells a Lot Like Mobile
YouTube took the wraps off a site redesign on Friday, one that borrows heavily from the service's mobile apps. Its new site is better designed to display on any size screen and has more of an emphasis...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Amidst Kiev Violence, 2 Men Design a Kids' Book About Forgiveness
Sunbeam is on the greatest journey of his lifetime. His father, the Sun, sent him to Earth to learn more about the universe and its many creatures. Now, millions of miles away from home, he's lost som...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Amid Kiev Violence, 2 Men Design a Kids' Book About Forgiveness
Sunbeam is on the greatest journey of his lifetime. His father, the Sun, sent him to Earth to learn more about the universe and its many creatures. Now, millions of miles away from home, he's lost som...
09:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5 Teaser Hints at Waterproof Phone
Days before the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 launch in Barcelona, the company launched a teaser trailer on Friday that hints at what's to come, including allusions to being waterproof.The video focuses o...
09:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Google's Project Tango: Old Ideas, New Packaging
It’s fun to watch everyone gushing about and heaping praise on Google's Project Tango, the world’s first 3D-mapping smartphone. The phone looks so unusual and the images it displays are ot...
08:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 'Jelly Doughnut' Mars Rock Was Not Created by a Meteorite
New photos of the Martian landscape further rule out a meteorite impact as the culprit behind the "jelly doughnut" rock that mysteriously appeared in front of one of NASA's Mars rovers last month.NASA...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 5 Things You Missed Overnight
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too. So by the time Americans get ou...
08:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 5 Things You Missed in Sochi: Hockey Hangover, Medal Counts and More
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too. So by the time Americans get ou...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 1 Month Ago, the WhatsApp CEO Promised He Wouldn't Sell
Just a month ago, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum appeared to be dead-set against selling his company. In an interview with Wired UK editor David Rowan, Koum pointed out that the best companies — incl...
07:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Raunchier Version of 'Anchorman 2' Coming to Theaters
Citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom, get ready for an R-rated Ron Burgundy.America's favorite fake news anchor is returning to the big screen with an extended version of Anchorman 2. ...
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Steve Jobs Gets a Postage Stamp 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 U.S. Postal Service will honor Steve Jobs with a new postage st...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 30 Gnarliest Olympic Wipe Outs
Athletes train for years to become the best of the best. They strive through the harshest conditions for a chance to grasp at that coveted gold medal, putting their bodies and minds to the ultimate te...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 30 Gnarliest Olympic Wipeouts
Athletes train for years to become the best of the best. They strive through the harshest conditions for a chance to grasp at that coveted gold medal, putting their bodies and minds to the ultimate te...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable If Your Google Searches Determined Oscar Winners
Internet darling Jennifer Lawrence would be a shoo-in to take home another Academy Awards statuette on March 2 if winners were determined by search popularity on Google.Google has jumped into the gues...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Google Buys Spider.io to Fight Ad Fraud
Google on Friday announced it purchased spider.io, a 3-year-old company that will provide ad fraud-fighting technology to the search giant."Our immediate priority is to include their fraud detection t...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable The Real Reason Jimmy Fallon Took Over 'The Tonight Show'
Suppose you are a chief executive or run an ad sales team. One of your top performers is hitting his quotas, but he's not up to date with the latest digital advertising streams.Short term, he's doing ...
05:59 pm +13 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Don't Call it a Vortex: More Frigid Air Headed for U.S.
The latest forecasts for the end of February into the first week of March show yet another surge of frigid Arctic air entering the Midwest and Northeast from Canada. Just don’t call it Polar Vor...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Ukraine President Offers Early Elections, But Opposition Is Wary
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday said his government, with help from the European Union, had reached a deal with the opposition to end the bloodshed that has left more than 90 dead in K...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Peace in Ukraine? President and Opposition Sign Deal
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders reached an agreement on Friday to end the bloodshed that has left more than 90 dead in Kiev this week. Yanukovych promised to form a coali...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Deal Signed, But Protesters Won't Back Down
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders reached an agreement on Friday to end the bloodshed that has left more than 90 dead in Kiev this week. But protesters who have been calling...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Employees Are More Productive When They Can Tweet
Though it may seem counterintuitive, giving employees time to play around on their smartphones every day could actually benefit businesses, new research suggests.Even though it might seem like smartph...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Underground Cities: The Next Frontier Might Be Underneath Your Feet
In 1931, construction workers added the final nail to the Empire State Building in New York. At 1,250 feet high, it was the tallest building in the world, and remained so until the 110-story north tow...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 13 Signs U Might B Addicted 2 Texting
It shouldn't be too surprising for the average individual to realize most of their daily communications take place through texting — some prefer it more than their actual voice.It happens on a r...
12:07 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Underground Cities: The Next Frontier Might Be Underneath Your Feet
In 1931, construction workers added the final nail to the Empire State Building in New York. At 1,250 feet high, it was the tallest building in the world, and remained so until the 110-story north tow...
09:59 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 17 Olympic Faces Showing the Agony of Defeat
With 2,871 athletes participating and only 98 gold medals up for grabs, most Olympians will go home without the coveted souvenir in their suitcase. And fewer than 10 percent of participants will leave...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Here's How Non-Profits Can Find Free Engineers
Whether it's spreading awareness on social media or tapping into the power of mobile in developing countries, non-profits understand technology can be a force for good. They just don't always have the...
09:00 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Designer Gives Movie Classics an 8-Bit Makeover In GIFs
The Internet expresses its love of Hollywood classics — how else? — in GIFs.Slovakian designer Dusan Cezak has taken his love of movies and GIF creation to the next level in a series calle...
08:30 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Find Out When That Email You Sent Was Read
Your inbox will never look the same after this.A San Francisco-based startup called Streak has developed a free Google Chrome browser extension that's changing the email game: the extension lets email...
07:58 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Skier Sarah Burke Remembered in Heart-Shaped Olympic Tribute
Sarah Burke's memory lived on at the women’s ski halfpipe competition Thursday.The Canadian freestyle skier pioneered the the halfpipe event, but died in January 2012 following an accident durin...
07:33 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Fitness Tracking Comes To Your Ankle
Flyfit isn't all that different from other pedometer-based fitness trackers –– except you put it on your ankle instead of your wrist.That's useful for swimmers and cyclists, who didn't get...
07:10 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Yes, Tinder Works in Antarctica
If you're in the frozen tundra that is Antarctica and find it difficult to meet new people, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief.Two scientists on the frigid continent found one another using Tind...
06:34 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Pizza Made for Army Will Stay Fresh for 3 Years
Soldiers wanted pizza, so the U.S. military delivered some that they can nosh on for up to three years.Scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) ...
06:08 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Introducing WikiBear, the Siri of Stuffed Animals
NEW YORK — If Teddy Ruxpin and Siri had a stuffed animal baby, it would be the WikiBearThe WikiBear is a know-it-all toy that can crack jokes, tell you the weather, update you on which team won ...
05:36 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Venezuelan Government Expands Internet Censorship
While protests sweep the streets of Venezuela, the nation's government is quietly tightening its grip on the InternetLast week, the government blocked its citizens from uploading and viewing pictures ...
05:36 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Is Venezuela's Government Tightening Its Grip on the Internet?
While protests sweep the streets of Venezuela, the nation's government is quietly taking measures to quell the uprising in cyberspace, reportedly blocking websites, denouncing the use of social networ...
05:33 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Open Source Sochi Maps Beat Google's Versions
How do you find reliable information?Back in 2005, a study in Nature concluded that Wikipedia — at the time, a free upstart just eking its way into the Google results — was about as good a...
04:59 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Don't Call it a Vortex: More Frigid Air Headed for U.S.
The latest forecasts for the end of February into the first week of March show yet another surge of frigid Arctic air entering the Midwest and Northeast from Canada. Just don’t call it Polar Vor...
04:59 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 17 Olympic Faces Showing the Agony of Defeat
With 2,871 athletes participating and only 98 gold medals up for grabs, most Olympians will go home without the coveted souvenir in their suitcase. And fewer than 10 percent of participants will leave...
04:40 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Facebook Flip-Flops on Messenger After WhatsApp Acquisition
It was just four months ago that Facebook updated its standalone messaging app, Messenger, with the goal of making the user experience more like textingThat task appears to be easier said than done. F...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Rubik’s Cube-Solving Robot Will Make You Feel Inadequate
Rubik’s Cube world champ Feliks Zemdegs can solve the famous six-sided puzzle in 5.88 seconds. This is a mind-blowing feat — that is, until you see CubeStomer3 in actionThis robot boasts a...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable How Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Compares to Other Tech Acquisitions
Facebook announced Wednesday that it will acquire popular messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion ($19 billion, if you include restricted stock units for the WhatsApp staff).It's hard to believe that o...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 'Seinfeld' Meets Mario in a Parody About Nothing
If Seinfeld and Mario merged, it would make for sitcom gold. Gold coins, Jerry. Gold coins!The magic of animation brings the Mario Bros. characters to a cereal-filled apartment on New York's Upper Wes...
03:16 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Steve Case on 10 Lessons We Can Learn From WhatsApp
The big news that everyone is buzzing about — Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp — represents the largest acquisition of a venture-backed company in history. I thought I&...
02:54 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Hockey, Ski Cross and More
Thursday in Sochi saw Canada stun Team USA for the women's hockey gold medal. It also saw a French sweep of the men's ski cross podium — even though the real highlight of that event came much ea...
02:54 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: Hockey, Ski Cross and More
Thursday in Sochi saw Canada stun Team USA for the women's hockey gold medal. It also saw a French sweep of the men's ski cross podium — even though the real highlight of that event came much ea...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable That Wolf in a Sochi Hotel Was Just a Jimmy Kimmel Prank
Fool us once, shame on you, Jimmy Kimmel. Fool us twice, the Internet is going to get very, very angryThe late-night talk show host has been exposed as the true mastermind behind the viral video that ...
02:45 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Journalist Sues Police for Doubting His Right to Fly Drones
A drone journalist is suing a local police department in a case that may provide a stepping stone to broader legislation dealing with who has the right to fly drones and take video from the sky.Pedro ...
02:41 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 7 STEM Toys That Put Barbie to Shame
NEW YORK — Among the piles of plush toys, dolls and cars on display at the 2014 International American Toy Fair this year, there was a new standout category: STEM toys.STEM — an acronym th...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Google Launches Project Tango, a 3D Sensor-Enabled Smartphone
Google announced an experimental Android-powered smartphone with powerful 3D sensors called Project Tango on Thursday. The phone is the latest project out of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects ...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable We Built the Entire Lego 'Simpsons' House in One 10-Hour Sitting
When Mashable got its hands on the LegoSimpsons house set, we knew we wanted — needed — to do something bigSo we spent 10 hours straight building the entire 2,523-piece set — one bri...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Russia Dominates Figure Skating, Canada Wins Gold
It's the home stretch. The closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be broadcast around the world on Sunday and athletes are pulling out all the stops in the final events of the games for a ch...
01:59 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 10 Other Things Facebook Could Have Bought for $16 Billion
Facebook acquired popular messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion on Wednesday — resulting in many double takes. At first, some speculated that it was an error in decimal placement. Twitter f...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Video Proves Hot Cheetos Are Deadly
Queen of Twitter Katy Perry now wants you to call her Katy-Patra because, in her newest video for "Dark Horse," the pop star channels her best Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.The elaborately artsy video for ...
01:42 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable This Is How You Celebrate a Gold Medal
The queen of figure skating has bowed down, and there's a new ice princess in town.Russian skater Adelina Sotnikova unleashed a rush of raw emotions after winning gold in women's figure skating on Thu...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable NYC Subway Riders Spent 47 Years on the Internet in 2013
The introduction of Wi-Fi and wireless service is great for locals and visitors alike. . . as long as it doesn't lead to phone calls on trains in transit.Almost every New Yorker and visitor that conne...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Canada Stuns USA in Overtime for Women's Hockey Gold
Marie-Philip Poulin may be the only Canadian who has terrorized the United States more than Justin BieberPoulin scored two goals, including the game-winner on an overtime power-play, to lead Canada to...
01:21 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Facebook Snaps Up WhatsApp, But What About Snapchat?
You could almost hear the collective gasp inside and outside the tech community on Wednesday when Facebook announced plans to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion, with another $3 billion in restricted st...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable 5 YouTube Facts That Will Surprise You
In the one minute it takes you to read this text, 100 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube. That's 250 days of video every hour, 16.4 years of video every day, and six millennia of video every y...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable What Cold? Earth Had Its Fourth-Warmest January
Continuing the nearly 29-year streak of above-average global monthly temperatures, January came in as the fourth-warmest such month on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis...
01:06 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Olympic Ski Cross Delivers Belly-Flopping Photo-Finish
France swept the podium in men's ski cross Thursday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, but the real fun came in a rough-and-tumble, three-way photo-finish for second place during the event's quarterfina...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Skiers Take Flight
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's two Olympic skiers.Thursday's Photo of the Day gets up close and personal with Germany's Andreas Schauer and Norway's Didrik Bastian as they fly high in the men's frees...
12:40 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Report: Grubhub Seamless Confidentially Files for IPO
Grubhub Seamless, a takeout and food ordering service, confidentially filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to The Wall Street Journal.The IPO could come as soon as the first half ...
12:33 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Open Source Sochi Maps Beat Google's Versions
How do you find reliable information?Back in 2005, a study in Nature concluded that Wikipedia — at the time, a free upstart just eking its way into the Google results — was about as good a...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Court Halts Aereo Service in Utah
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.'s television network won a court order halting Barry Diller-backed Aereo Inc.'s online-TV service in Utah while the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether it infringes broadca...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Mashable Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Features Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White
The Bonnaroo 2014 lineup is out, and it packs a punch in the star-power department.This will be prolific songwriter Elton John's first time ever taking the stage at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. on Ju...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Is Microsoft Surface Finally Getting a Mobile Broadband Option?
It looks like Microsoft could fulfill Panos Panay's promise to add an LTE option to its Surface 2 Tablets, a little detail that the vice president of Surface revealed last year during a wide-ranging R...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable U.S. Olympic Luger Cries Wolf
Add another Sochi fail to the list — and this one's a beast of a problemU.S. Olympian Kate Hansen claims she spotted a "wolf" roaming through the halls of her hotel. The luger uploaded a video o...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable If Dita Von Teese Were a Beverly Hills Housewife...
Imagine Dita Von Teese as a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. Actually, don't — an amateur Photoshopper did it for you.Someone used the photo tool to strip Von Teese of her signature jet black ha...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable NOAA: No End in Sight for California Drought
The California drought intensified even further in the past week, particularly in central and southern parts of the state, according to new data released on Thursday. In addition, updated climate outl...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Samsung Galaxy S5: A Look Ahead
It's no secret that Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone is coming. Unlike last year's circus that surrounded the unveiling of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has hinted that next week's Mobile World Congress will b...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Your Chance to Party With Snoop Dogg: Just an Instagram Away
It wouldn't quite be South by Southwest without an appearance from Snoop Dogg. This year, the 42-year-old veteran rapper will lend his star power to online travel rentals service Airbnb, which on Thur...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Online Startup Simple Acquired by Spanish Bank for $117M
Simple, the online bank that sought to change banking, has been bought by a bank.Spain's second-largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has acquired the financial startup for $117 millio...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Online Startup Simple Acquired by Spanish Bank for $117 Million
Simple, the online bank that sought to change banking, has been bought by a bank.Spain's second-largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has acquired the financial startup for $117 millio...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Olympian Will Sit Out: 'I Hope I Will Be Heard by the World'
It's only a two-hour plane ride from Sochi, Russia, to Kiev, Ukraine. But the two European cities might as well be in different centuries right nowIn Sochi, the Winter Olympics are playing out with pa...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable The $6.8 Billion Man: WhatsApp CEO's Path from Poverty to Riches
Tech luminaries are often drawn from the ranks of the already affluentMark Zuckerberg was the son of an upper-middle-class dentist. Bill Gates was technically a millionaire before he even started Micr...
09:36 pm -08 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Venezuelan Government Expands Internet Censorship
While protests sweep the streets of Venezuela, the nation's government is quietly tightening its grip on the InternetLast week, the government blocked its citizens from uploading and viewing pictures ...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Brian 'B-Dubs' Williams Performs 'Rapper's Delight'
B-Dubs and Les-Hol dropped a beat on The Tonight Show, yo.Jimmy Fallon filled his first week as host with shareable moments — Kristen "Harry Styles" Wiig, Will Smith's fly dance moves — bu...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable A Savvy Girl Scout Is Selling Cookies at a Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco
Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs, Dulce de Leches and...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Russia Dominates Figure Skating, Canada Wins Gold
It's the home stretch. The closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be broadcast around the world on Sunday and athletes are pulling out all the stops in the final events of the games for a ch...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Live: Chaos in Kiev as Death Toll Climbs
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's truce deal crumbled at the seams on Thursday after a new wave of deadly violence gripped Kiev. The death toll continues to rise as police and protesters clash i...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Live Updates: Chaos in Kiev as Death Toll Climbs
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's truce deal crumbled at the seams on Thursday after a new wave of deadly violence gripped Kiev. The death toll continues to rise as police and protesters clash i...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Live Updates: Crisis in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's truce deal crumbled at the seams on Thursday after a new wave of deadly violence gripped Kiev. The death toll continues to rise as police and protesters clash i...
08:59 pm -08 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Don't Call it a Vortex: More Frigid Air Headed for U.S.
The latest forecasts for the end of February into the first week of March show yet another surge of frigid Arctic air entering the Midwest and Northeast from Canada. Just don’t call it Polar Vor...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Google I/O Developer Conference Set for Mid-June
Google has announced the dates for this year's Google I/O developer conference: June 25-26The seventh annual Google I/O conference will be held at Moscone West, the largest convention and exhibition c...
08:40 pm -08 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Facebook Flip-Flops on Messenger After WhatsApp Acquisition
It was just four months ago that Facebook updated its standalone messaging app, Messenger, with the goal of making the user experience more like textingThat task appears to be easier said than done. F...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Pussy Riot's New Music Video Slams Putin, Sochi Olympics
When cameras captured members of Pussy Riot getting pepper sprayed, whipped and bloodied by Russian militiamen on Wednesday, the punk activist collective reacted how you might expect: They used the fo...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Wall Street Doesn't Know What to Make of Facebook's WhatsApp Deal
Congratulations Facebook, you've confused Wall Street yet again.Facebook announced late Wednesday that it plans to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, plus another $3 billion in restri...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Finland Makes Reindeer Glow in the Dark to Avoid Car Crashes
Look out for Rudolf the reflective reindeer.In an effort to cut down on reindeer deaths, a Finnish organization is testing the effectiveness of a reflective spray that will make the animals more visib...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Yahoo Wants to Develop a Better Siri
Apple's Siri may soon have some competition.Yahoo's quest to personalize your smartphone interaction now includes a $10 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University to help computers understand your re...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable What the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Means for Your Internet
The chairman of Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, unveiled a plan to reinstitute net neutrality, the concept that Internet service providers can't favor one website's traffic over anothe...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 4 Things You Missed Overnight
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too. So by the time Americans get ou...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 4 Things You Missed in Sochi: Ukrainian Skier Quits Games and More
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too. So by the time Americans get ou...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Email Enhancer Hop Launches iPad App
Hop, an app that aims to transform your inbox into a messaging platform, launched an iPad version of its app on Thursday.The company also updated its iPhone app with new features, including support fo...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 14 'Late Night' Videos That Prove Jimmy Fallon Rules the Internet
Jimmy Fallon is the king of late night — and viral videosThe TV host, who is transitioning into his new role as Jay Leno's successor on The Tonight Show, is one of the most social media-savvy ce...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable The Reinvented Tamagotchi: Bright, Flashy and Just as Needy
NEW YORK — Tamagotchi, the company behind the 90s handheld virtual pet toy of the same name, is launching a new device that wants to be your e-best friendBut the toy, called Tamagotchi Friends (...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 100Plus Events in Digital Marketing, PR and More
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that...
06:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Apple Buying Tesla Is 'Very Unlikely' 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.T-Mobile is sort of making nice after it angered BlackBerry loyalis...
06:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Latest Photos From Kiev: 'It Is Awful Out Here'
Despite Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's shaky call for a truce, violence spiraled out of control on the streets of Kiev on ThursdayChristopher Miller, Mashable's reporter on ground in Kiev, de...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 5 New Travel Startups Designed to Fit Your Travel Plans
Startups that design a product with a target customer in mind often have more success than those that attempt to build a broad travel product with little thought to what their users need and want.This...
05:31 pm -08 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Canada Stuns USA in Overtime for Women's Hockey Gold
Marie-Philip Poulin may be the only Canadian who has terrorized the United States more than Justin BieberPoulin scored two goals, including the game-winner on an overtime power-play, to lead Canada to...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Artist Shares Evolution of His Work From Ages 2 to 24
Most artists can view their collection of works, and recognize the progress they have made, but Jake Lockett's compilation spans all the way back into his early childhood.Lockett, an illustrator, anim...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 38 SXSW 2014 Panels You Can't Miss
South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) is a massive festival, bringing together the brighest minds in digital media, technology, journalism, health, film, space, business, gaming and more. With hundre...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable At Least 35 Dead as New Violence Erupts in Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine - Deadly clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Thursday morning, with at least 35 protesters confirmed dead by Mashable, many from gunshot wounds. The spasm of violence sha...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable At Least 42 Dead as New Violence Erupts in Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine — Deadly clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Thursday morning, with at least 42 protesters confirmed dead by Mashable, many from gunshot wounds. The spasm of violen...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable At Least 70 Dead in Kiev After Truce Falls Apart
KIEV, Ukraine — Deadly clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Thursday morning, with at least 70 protesters confirmed dead, Oleh Musiy, head doctor of the protest movement, told Mas...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 32 Glorious Faces of Olympic Victory
The face says it all — especially when an Olympic medal leaves you absolutely speechless.What is there left to say when the years of training, sacrifice and sweat have all paid off? Photographer...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Your Whispers and Secrets Aren't as Private as You Think
The impulse to share secrets with strangers predates smartphones. We've been scrawling our hidden hearts onto bathroom walls for so long there's even a fancy word for it: latrinalia.Today's public sec...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Inside the Secret World of Competitive Pokémon
Nineteen-year-old Giancarlo Parimango, like many other millennials, started playing Pokémon at the age of 7, when his cousin let him play his copy of Pokémon Gold.But Parimango wasn’t ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Microsoft Replaces Office Web Apps With Office Online
Microsoft has rebranded its Office Web Apps, basically an online version of its Office suite, as Office OnlineThe new, less confusing name (Microsoft says customers were befuddled by the use of "Apps"...
03:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Live: Chaos in Kiev as Death Toll Climbs
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's truce deal crumbled at the seams on Thursday after a new wave of deadly violence gripped Kiev. The death toll continues to rise and police and protesters clash ...
03:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Pussy Riot's New Music Video Slams Putin, Sochi Olympics
When cameras captured members of Pussy Riot getting pepper sprayed, whipped and bloodied by Russian militiamen on Wednesday, the punk activist collective reacted how you might expect: They used the fo...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable The Secret to Password Security Could Lie in Your Social Network
It's midnight and you're soothing your insomnia by purchasing a pair of shoes on a daily deals website. You click through to the checkout page only to find you can't connect your PayPal account; you'l...
02:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Money Talks: Who's Afraid of Facebook's WhatsApp Deal?
$19 billion is an absurd amount of money to present to 55 people. That's the subtext below most of the outraged, stunned, and/or cheerleading reactions to Wednesday's news that Facebook was buying Wha...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Google Translate Can Now Sing to You in Japanese, Sort Of
Japan is often hailed as the world headquarters of cute pop culture and the Internet memes they generate, but a new online trick brings the Japanese cute to anyone with a computer and access to Google...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 10 Things You Might Not Know About 'South Park'
Four foul-mouthed boys from Colorado have more substance than what meets the eye. No, really.Beyond the fart jokes and raunchy shenanigans that made South Park a hit, a lot of fascinating facts surrou...
11:03 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable These People Are Making the Creator of 'Candy Crush' Rich
You've heard of the 1%. Here are the 4%.King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga disclosed in its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission IPO paperwork on Tuesday that just 4% of its user...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 15 All-Natural Grayscale Vine Videos
Last week, we asked our Mashable Vine community to create six-second videos in grayscale. The theme was a challenge; since the app does not offer grayscale filters, we encouraged you to find and shoot...
09:30 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Honest Trailer Brings 'Gravity' Out Of Orbit
Academy Award-nominated film Gravity amazed audiences and the film industry with its special effects The film's technological features may be great, but that doesn't make it perfect. If only movies we...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Only 4% of Users Spend Money on 'Candy Crush' Creator's Games
King Digital Entertainment, the company behind popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, filed paperwork with the Security and Exchanges Commission on Tuesday to go public. King Digital's various games bo...
08:52 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Frigid Winter Takes Toll on U.S. Economy
The harsh winter weather is taking a toll on the U.S. economy, with companies such as Panera Bread and United Airlines reporting a hit to their bottom line.They have endured more than twice the averag...
08:30 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Google Capital Lands $300 Million and Leaps Into Web Education
Google Inc.'s new investment arm has $300 million in fresh capital to put to work this year and is starting the dealmaking with its first foray into Web education.Google Capital, established by the se...
08:10 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Russian Search Engine Yandex Moves in on Smartphones
Yandex NV, Russia's biggest search-engine company, said two smartphone makers will sell Android phones with its services pre-installed, a boon as it seeks to challenge Google Inc. on mobile devices.Ya...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Slalom, Biathlon and More
Wednesday in Sochi saw American Ted Ligety win gold in the giant slalom, making him the first man from the U.S. to ever win that event in the Winter Olympics, as well as the first American man to win ...
07:10 am +01 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Lululemon Will No Longer Ban Customers Who Resell Items
Lululemon Athletica Inc., the yoga-wear maker that recalled pants last year that were too sheer, said it will no longer ban some customers who have resold items of clothing from shopping in its online...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable One Person's Trash Is This Woman's Art
Argentinean artist Elisa Naranja Metalica Insua lives in a world of color picked out of the garbageThe 24-year-old specializes in mixed media art, which refers to the use of more than one medium to cr...
06:47 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Will WhatsApp Reach 1 Billion Users Faster Than Facebook Did?
It appears that the billion-user club is about to get a new memberFacebook announced the acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp on Wednesday, a deal worth up to $19 billion in cash and stock that puts ...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 4 Free WhatsApp Alternatives
Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion Wednesday, and as with Instagram and Facebook's other acquisitions, many users are already expressing concern that the social network could ruin the app.For ...
06:12 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Facebook Has No Plans to Bring Ads to WhatsApp
"No ads. No games. No gimmicks."That is Jan Koum's mantra. He's said it at press events and he says it to himself. In fact, he keeps a note taped to his desk with those words written on it in blue pen...
06:10 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable What's WhatsApp and Why Did Facebook Pay $16 Billion for It?
Facebook just spent $16 billion to acquire WhatsApp, spending $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock (it'll also kick in another $3 billion of stock over the next four years for good mea...
06:10 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Lululemon Will No Longer Ban Customers Who Resell Items
Lululemon Athletica Inc., the yoga-wear maker that recalled pants last year that were too sheer, said it will no longer ban some customers who have resold items of clothing from shopping in its online...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable What's WhatsApp and Why Did Facebook Pay $16 Billion for It?
Facebook just spent $16 billion to acquire WhatsApp, spending $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock (it'll also kick in another $3 billion of stock over the next four years for good mea...
05:46 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Protests Persist in Venezuela: 24 Photos From the Conflict
Protests have been sweeping Venezuela for more than a week, with student groups, backed by opposition leaders, demanding more security against violent crime and a regime changeLocalized protests began...
05:24 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Yahoo Gemini Unites Mobile Search and Native Advertising
Yahoo is blurring the line between its native and mobile-search advertising.The company on Wednesday announced Yahoo Gemini, a new platform that combines mobile search and native advertising into a si...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Facebook's $16 Billion Acquisition of WhatsApp Takes Over Twitter
Facebook sent a shockwave through the tech world on Wednesday when it announced the acquisition of WhatsAapp for $16 billion ($12 billion in stock and $4 billion cash). The deal represents one of the...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable There Are 2 Low Key, Yet Very Rich, Founders Behind WhatsApp
In what's soon to rank as one of the great Silicon Valley creation stories — up there with the $40 rental late fee that drove Reed Hastings to found Netflix — WhatsApp started with restric...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable WhatsApp Founders Are Low Key — And Now Very Rich
In what's soon to rank as one of the great Silicon Valley creation stories — up there with the $40 rental late fee that drove Reed Hastings to found Netflix — WhatsApp started with restric...
04:46 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 20 Fierce Figure Skating Moves Debuting in Sochi
The Olympic figure skating events have always recognized athletes for their grace, poise and agility. However, the games in 2014 saw a spicier side to the ladies short program. Sure, there were plenty...
04:04 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Facebook: WhatsApp Will Continue to Operate Independently
Facebook promised to add a handful of new standalone apps this year — but we're not sure this is what people had in mindThe social media giant announced on Tuesday that is acquired the messaging...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Drones Are the Future of Sports Photography
Drones are being used to film ski and snowboarding events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as you may have noticed. But the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for sports photography is far from a passing...
03:49 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable The Future of Google Fiber: Why the Search Giant Is Betting on Broadband
A little less than two years ago, Google laid out plans to roll out a new lightning-fast Internet network that would make buffering and load times a thing of the past. That dreamlike service had only ...
03:46 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable How a Week-Long Game of Pokémon Became a War of Religion
What started as a relatively small, crowdsourced play-through of Pokémon has become something of a global cultural experiment — spurring fan-created mythology, a battle of political systems...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Russians' Response to Olympic Hockey Debacle: Nooooooooo
Russia lost on its home ice to Finland by a score of 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the men's hockey tournament currently underway at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. It was a thorough...
03:25 am +01 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Can Someone Get This Bear a Drink?
The Sochi bear, the official mascot of the Winter Games, is really pucking sad about Russia's lossThe bear is having a rough night after witnessing Russia's loss to Finland during the Olympic hockey q...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion
Facebook has entered into an agreement to acquire WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a filing Wednesday.The deal is by far Facebook's largest acquisit...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Ryan Seacrest's Typo Company Says BlackBerry Patent Claims Invalid
Ryan Seacrest's company behind a BlackBerry-inspired iPhone case is asking a U.S. court to dismiss claims that its product infringes on patentsThe filing comes just a few weeks after BlackBerry sued t...
03:07 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Reddit Finds Owner of Decrepit GoPro That Washed Up on a Beach
The internet detectives prevail once again.It all began when Reddit user ashinn found a beat up GoPro camera that had washed ashore in Huntington Beach, Calif. The camera was so rusted and in such po...
03:05 am +01 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 'The Onion' Debuts Netflix's Newest Plan: Browse Endlessly
Everyone can enjoy a nice Netflix binge now and then — that is, if you can ever decide on what to watch.The streaming service is already capitalizing on our cultural indecisiveness, so it might ...
02:45 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Ukrainian President and Opposition Agree on Truce
This is a developing story. We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Wednesday released a statement declaring a truce betw...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Gives the Finger to Superhero Movies
The trailer for Marvel's sci-fi movie Guardians of the Galaxy debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and it basically pokes fun at the superhero genre, with a digital middle finger to boot.The 150-second video...
02:34 am +01 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable As Violence Rages in Kiev, the Show Goes On for Ukraine's Olympians
There are 43 Ukrainian athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. They ski, they snowboard, they luge and they figure skate, among other sports.Sochi is a two-hour plane ride from Kie...
02:25 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Can Someone Get This Bear a Drink?
The Sochi bear, the official mascot of the Winter Games, is really pucking sad about Russia's lossThe bear is having a rough night after witnessing Russia's loss to Finland during the Olympic hockey q...
02:12 am +01 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Who Are Your Personal Heroes?
Inspiration often comes from the most unexpected places. Sometimes we find inspiration online, in a thought-provoking TED talk or Reddit AMA. Other times, we are inspired by an emotionally resonant bo...
02:05 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable 'The Onion' Debuts Netflix's Newest Plan: Browse Endlessly
Everyone can enjoy a nice Netflix binge now and then — that is, if you can ever decide on what to watch.The streaming service is already capitalizing on our cultural indecisiveness, so it might ...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable As Violence Rages in Kiev, the Show Goes On for Ukraine's Olympians
There are 43 Ukrainian athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. They ski, they snowboard, they luge and they figure skate, among other sports.Sochi is a two-hour plane ride from Kie...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Who Are Your Personal Heroes?
Inspiration often comes from the most unexpected places. Sometimes we find inspiration online, in a thought-provoking TED talk or Reddit AMA. Other times, we are inspired by an emotionally resonant bo...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Hockey Upset, Canadian Bobsleigh Victory and More
The Dutch dominated speed skating again when they swept the podium Tuesday at the men's 10,000m competition. Athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics were just as hungry for the top spot on Wednesday.The R...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: A Snowboarder's Need for Speed
Snowboarding is back in the spotlight at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Wednesday's Photo of the Day puts the focus on Russia's Alena Zavarzina as she races to the finish line in the women's snowboarding pa...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Protests Sweep Venezuela: Answers to 6 Key Questions
The streets of Venezuela have been choked with crowds for more than a week as students and opposition groups battle police in mass protests. But the once-peaceful demonstrations have taken a violent t...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Kristen Wiig as You've Never Seen Her Before: Harry Styles
Harry Styles somehow got even sexier.For Jimmy Fallon's inaugural week as Tonight Show host, the funny man asked his famous buddies to swing by.See also: Jimmy Fallon's Barbershop Quartet Performs a B...
12:00 am +01 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Mashable Pharrell Wants to Turn Ocean Trash Into Jeans
Now we know one of the big ideas that musician-entrepreneur Pharrell Williams had under his enormous hat: Taking plastic trash from the ocean and turning it into jeans.SEE ALSO: 8 Cray Cray Ways to Ha...
11:39 pm +01 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable A New Way to Pay: Waving Your Wallet at the Computer
Forget Google Wallet. A London-based startup has created object, pose and gesture recognition technology that could let you merely wave your wallet at a computer screen to initiate an online payment.T...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Facebook's Paper Falls Out of Apple's Top 100 Free Apps
Facebook Paper may not be catching fire, but it won't fold anytime soon either.Paper fell out of the top 100 free apps in Apple's App Store this week, less than a month after it launchedThe iPhone app...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 360-View Oculus Rift Film Gets Groundbreaking Interactive Trailer
The Oculus Rift aims to change the way we play video games with its fully-immersive virtual reality headset, but it also has its sights set on impacting the way we consume all media, including movies....
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Pharrell Wants to Turn Ocean Trash Into Jeans
Now we know one of the big ideas that musician-entrepreneur Pharrell Williams had under his enormous hat: Taking plastic trash from the ocean and turning it into jeans.SEE ALSO: 8 Cray Cray Ways to Ha...
10:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable How a Week-Long Game of Pokémon Became a War of Religion
What started as a relatively small, crowdsourced play-through of Pokémon has become something of a global cultural experiment — spurring fan-created mythology, a battle of political systems...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable A New Way to Pay: Waving Your Wallet at the Computer
Forget Google Wallet. A London-based startup has created object, pose and gesture recognition technology that could let you merely wave your wallet at a computer screen to initiate an online payment.T...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Three Pharrell Songs Are Definitely Better Than One
This Pharrell mashup will keep you up all night to get happy.This video is equally as impressive as the music: Pop cover masters Pomplamoose created a catchy mashup of "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, bl...
10:07 pm +01 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable The Kids Behind @HistoryInPics Are Trying to Build a Legit Business
Eric Damier drove to the hotel in Los Angeles to pick up his business partners, Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, both of whom are barely old enough to drive legally. Damier, more than a decade older ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 3-Year-Olds Can Learn to Code — One Robot Turtle at a Time
NEW YORK — It's never too early to turn your child into a computer programmer.A new board game called Robot Turtles is attracting plenty of attention at the 2014 International American Toy Fair ...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable FCC Plans to Overhaul the Rules to Rescue Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going to bat for an open Internet. The agency plans to rewrite the rules that govern how Internet traffic is delivered from service providers to customer...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Coke Has a Cure For Your Social Media Addiction
As any pet owner knows, Elizabethan collars are an effective way to get your dog or cat to stop itching themselves, but they look pretty much like torture devices.All of which is to say that Coca-Cola...
09:32 pm +01 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 5 Things You Missed in Sochi: Ted Ligety Wins Gold and a Pussy Riot Crackdown
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia, which means morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too, so by the time Americans g...
09:20 pm +01 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Apple Launches SXSW iTunes Festival
Unlike previous years, Apple will have a big presence at the South By Southwest music extravaganza, bringing its popular iTunes Festival stateside for the first time. The five nights of concerts will ...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable The Kids Behind @HistoryInPics Are Trying to Build a Legit Business
Eric Damier drove to the hotel in Los Angeles to pick up his business partners, Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, both of whom are barely old enough to drive legally. Damier, more than a decade older ...
09:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'The Onion' Debuts Netflix's Newest Plan: Browse Endlessly
Everyone can enjoy a nice Netflix binge now and then — that is, if you can ever decide on what to watch.The streaming service is already capitalizing on our cultural indecisiveness, so it might ...
08:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Jimmy Fallon's Barbershop Quartet Performs a Bouncy Remix of 'Ignition'
This is the real remix to "Ignition" — barbershop quartet style.Jimmy Fallon made an amazing debut as the newest Tonight Show host. With only two shows under his belt, Fallon's antics are alread...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 5 Things You Missed Overnight
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia, which means morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too, so by the time Americans g...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 5 Things You Missed in Sochi: Ted Ligety Wins Gold and a Pussy Riot Crackdown
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia, which means morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too, so by the time Americans g...
08:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Apple Launches SXSW iTunes Festival
Unlike previous years, Apple will have a big presence at the South By Southwest music extravaganza, bringing its popular iTunes Festival stateside for the first time. The five nights of concerts will ...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Leaked: HTC One Successor Reveals Dual Camera, Gold Finish
A leaked image of the successor to HTC's flagship smartphone, the HTC One, shows the device will have a dual rear camera and will be available in a gold finishThe press photo, unearthed by @evleaks, l...
08:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Neil Patrick Harris Likes Sleep. So Much, In Fact, He's Singing About It.
Neil Patrick Harris has dimmed the lights, tossed rose petals on the bed and launched into an R&B-flavored slow jam about how much he wants to ... sleep?Indeed, Harris is starring in a cheeky bran...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Apple Patents Activity Tracker in Headphones
Forget the iWatchA recently published Apple patent details an interesting health-monitoring device built into a pair of headphones or earbuds.Along with being able to track user activity during exerci...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Salute to Moms of Paralympic Athletes Will Give You a Lump in the Throat
It's easy to forget that behind every successful athlete, there's an army of people working to make his or her achievements possible.Consumer packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble is on a mission ...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'He Must Go': Kiev Protesters Will Fight President Until the End
KIEV, Ukraine — Fire raged and dense, black smoke billowed from Kiev’s main Independence Square and an adjacent government building as the sun rose over Ukraine on Wednesday morning after ...
07:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'He Must Go': Kiev Protesters Say They'll Fight President to the End
This is a developing story. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.KIEV, Ukraine — Fire raged and dense, black smoke billowed from Kiev’s main Independence Square...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Russian Militia Suppress Pussy Riot Performance With Whips
The performance was over before the music even started. A Russian militia group broke up an attempted political demonstration by the punk group Pussy Riot near the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Race to the 8th Continent: Google XPrize Revives the Lunar Landing
There are two things that separate Moon Express from the typical Silicon Valley robotics startup. Most notably, as the company's name suggests, its robot won't simply roam quietly over your carpet ...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Galaxy Gear 2 to Run Tizen 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.Samsung’s next Galaxy Gear smartwatch is on the way, USA Toda...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Why Online Reviews Matter to Millennial Travelers
According to the hotel booking site Getaroom.com, and hospitality reputation management company ReviewPro, Millennials/Gen Y rely on user-generated peer reviews to help make their travel booking decis...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn Opens Publishing Power to All Users
LinkedIn expanded its publishing platform on Wednesday to allow all users the opportunity to write and share longform posts to their LinkedIn profileThe network has long offered this publishing power ...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Photos: This Is Kiev Right Now
Twenty-five people are dead in Kiev, Ukraine after a new wave clashes between protesters and police gripped the city starting on Tuesday. As the bloodshed continues, the European Union called an extra...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Can Dating an Avatar Improve Real-Life Relationships?
On a typical day, Chris shuffles through the motions at school, attending composition class and taking a quick lunch, perhaps spending some time on the tennis court, before heading to the library to s...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Microsoft SkyDrive Morphs Into OneDrive, Bringing New Features
Announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft is officially flipping the switch on transitioning SkyDrive into OneDrive. But it's not just a name change — the service boasts new features including camera...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable After Bloody Day in Kiev, EU Leaders Call Extraordinary Meeting
After a new wave of uprisings in Kiev, Ukraine left 25 dead and more than 240 injured, the European Union is calling an "extraordinary" meeting to discuss its response to the violenceThe 28-nation blo...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable EU Considering Sanctions Against Ukrainian Leaders
After a new wave of uprisings in Kiev, Ukraine left 26 dead and more than 240 injured, the European Union is calling an "extraordinary" meeting to discuss its response to the violenceThe 28-nation blo...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 20 Photos of Alaska That Prove Not All of Winter Is Terrible
The 49th state of America is a place of incomparable beauty and wonderIt's not just a snowy, frozen outback, like most people assume — it's a place where bald eagles soar the skies and grizzly b...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Companies Are Paying Up to Retain Top Employees
As the job market heats up, employers are growing more and more worried about holding on to their best employees, a new study finds.Research from PayScale Inc., a provider of cloud compensation data a...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 13 Signs You're in a Relationship with Your Smartphone
We may be closer to the society Spike Jonze predicted in Her than we realized.Maybe it starts by giving your phone a special name that first time you plug it in. But if you soon find yourself waking u...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 14 Podcasts to Help You Forget About Your Crummy Commute
Podcasts are the gifts that keep on giving. Over the past few years, the entertainment medium has grown from a niche format to a popularly used platform, giving people easy access to excellent audio s...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Samsung, Nokia and Wearables to Dominate Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress, the biggest mobile industry event in the world, was a bit of a dud last year. Instead of happening at the conference, big news seemed to orbit around it, with Samsung showing of...
03:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Google Publishes Dos and Don'ts For Glass Owners
Google Glass owners, take notice: Google has special rules of conduct for you. The company tapped into the collective wisdom of Glass owners and published a list of dos and don'ts for not-so-experienc...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 20 Kids Who Want to Be Just Like Dad
Like father, like son ... or daughter.During a child's early life, they often idolize their father figure. Some even want to grow up exactly like them. Whether it be a firefighter, plumber or business...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 5 Bad Habits You Can Blame Your Brain For
We all have a few bad habits. Fortunately for you (and the rest of the human race), it's only partially your fault.Your brain works in mysterious ways, and not always to your advantage. In fact, it's ...
03:03 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Neil Patrick Harris Likes Sleep. So Much, In Fact, He's Singing About It.
Neil Patrick Harris has dimmed the lights, tossed rose petals on the bed and launched into an R&B-flavored slow jam about how much he wants to ... sleep?Indeed, Harris is starring in a cheeky bran...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Design Studio's Hair-Raising Font Puts the Face in 'Typeface'
When you see the word "typeface," you probably don't give much thought to actual human facial features. But now you just might.French graphic design studio Kerozen has reimagined that word in the most...
12:32 pm -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 5 Things You Missed Overnight
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia, which means morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too, so by the time Americans g...
12:16 pm -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Leaked: HTC One Successor Reveals Dual Camera, Gold Finish
A leaked image of the successor to HTC's flagship smartphone, the HTC One, shows the device will have a dual rear camera and will be available in a gold finishThe press photo, unearthed by @evleaks, l...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Molecular Tech Helps Doctors Target Cancer Cells From the Inside
A group of American researchers may have revolutionized how we treat cancer, thanks to molecular technology that can target diseased cells from the inside.The study tested the effect of nanomotors, mi...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable The 'Made Up Words' Project Adorably Illustrates Your Weirdo Vocab
Every family, or maybe just a group of friends, seems to have its own special lexicon of learned languageWhether it's an inside joke, an old phrase your parent's parents used to say or just something ...
10:54 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Fallon's Debut vs. Leno's Finale: Which Attracted More Social Buzz?
"Welcome to 11:30, bitch," shouted Stephen Colbert after dumping a bucket of pennies on Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show on Monday. It was just one funny moment of many during Fallon's d...
10:18 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Photos: This Is Kiev Right Now
At least 26 people are dead in Kiev, Ukraine after a new wave clashes between protesters and police gripped the city starting on Tuesday. As the bloodshed continues, the European Union called an extra...
10:10 am -07 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Companies Are Paying Up to Retain Top Employees
As the job market heats up, employers are growing more and more worried about holding on to their best employees, a new study finds.Research from PayScale Inc., a provider of cloud compensation data a...
09:54 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Microsoft SkyDrive Morphs Into OneDrive, Bringing New Features
Announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft is officially flipping the switch on transitioning SkyDrive into OneDrive. But it's not just a name change — the service boasts new features including camera...
09:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable The Best of Frank Underwood's Ruthless Advice From 'House of Cards'
Boy, Frank Underwood, do you have a way with words. The viciously-cutthroat protagonist of Netflix's hit political thriller House of Cards often breaks the fourth wall to provide viewers with merciles...
09:10 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Companies Are Paying Up to Retain Top Employees
As the job market heats up, employers are growing more and more worried about holding on to their best employees, a new study finds.Research from PayScale Inc., a provider of cloud compensation data a...
09:08 am -07 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 14 Podcasts to Help You Forget About Your Crummy Commute
Podcasts are the gifts that keep on giving. Over the past few years, the entertainment medium has grown from a niche format to a popularly used platform, giving people easy access to excellent audio s...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Unbelievable Ping Pong Trick Shots Paddles Amateurs
Out of the way, golf — a ping pong hole-in-one is far more impressive.In their latest video, the guys from YouTube comedy channel Dude Perfect land challenging ping pong trick shots with easeSee...
09:00 am -07 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Samsung, Nokia and Wearables to Dominate Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress, the biggest mobile industry event in the world, was a bit of a dud last year. Instead of happening at the conference, big news seemed to orbit around it, with Samsung showing of...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Batman Art Transforms Caped Crusader Into Villains
The drama of Batman unfolds in the hands of artist Bashir Sultani.The paper and pencil wizard documented the creation process for a mind-bending drawing of Batman, in which it folds perfectly into dra...
08:13 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable U.S. Navy to Deploy Laser Weapon This Summer
The U.SNavy is set to deploy its first laser weapon this summer, and hopes to add electromagnetic rail guns to its arsenal by 2016, according to a new report.The Laser Weapon System looks like a ...
08:08 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 14 Podcasts to Help You Forget About Your Crummy Commute
Podcasts are the gifts that keep on giving. Over the past few years, the entertainment medium has grown from a niche format to a popularly used platform, giving people easy access to excellent audio s...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable U.S. Couples More Likely to Share Passwords Than Calendars
Whether it's through online dating, communicating or even getting creative in the bedroom, technology influences our love lives. Now, new data suggests we're increasingly willing to share even the mos...
07:37 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Google Publishes Dos and Don'ts For Glass Owners
Google Glass owners, take notice: Google has special rules of conduct for you. The company tapped into the collective wisdom of Glass owners and published a list of dos and don'ts for not-so-experienc...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable What It Looks Like When One Satellite Sees Another
There aren't many U.S. government programs — even space programs — like Landsat. Since the 1970s, the project's satellites have continuously imaged the surface of the Earth, providing the ...
07:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 21 Olympic Fans Who Deserve the Gold for Enthusiasm
New York Fashion Week may be over, but Sochi is just warming up with the over-the-top looks.Johnny Weir isn't the only one with attention-grabbing getupsOlympic fans from around the world show their n...
06:57 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Musical Shooter Game 'Chroma' Comes From 'Rock Band' Makers
If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to see the music while blasting enemies to smithereens, this is your shot.Music game developer Harmonix, best known for the Rock Band franchise and early v...
06:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 8 Digital Travel Trends to Keep an Eye on
Every week Skift post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts Skift highlights the stories that tackle these ...
06:12 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Controversial Government Spyware Crops Up in 21 Countries, Report Says
Four cyber sleuths claim to have found evidence of "untraceable," government-grade surveillance software in use in 21 countries, some of which have records of dubious practices when it comes to human ...
05:41 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable iPhone-Connected Jewelry: Wireless Security Alerts, High Fashion
Truly practical wearable technology, the kind that seamlessly disappears into your everyday life, is rare at the moment. You're more likely to see attention-grabbing prototypes such as (see Google Gla...
05:35 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Reddit's Newest Meme is All Business, Baby
What do you get when you cross Business Cat and Success Kid? Business Baby, of course.The hottest new meme of 2014 came about after Reddit user C0LDBLUERIBB0N posted a photo of his friend's young son ...
05:13 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: First-Ever Halfpipe Skiing, Snowboard Cross and More
Tuesday in Sochi saw medals awarded in snowboarding, alpine skiing, speed skating, biathlon and more. The Dutch continued their speed skating domination at the Winter Olympics. Stateside, the day's bi...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Kate Upton Dons Bikini in Zero Gravity, For Science
Here's one more thing Kate Upton can do that you can't: keep a bikini top on in zero gravity. The model donned a shiny gold swimsuit, and floated around a specially modified Boeing 727 run by Zero Gr...
03:58 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Bing Launches Three New Windows Phone 8 Apps
Bing launched three news Windows Phone 8 apps Tuesday: Bing Food and Drink, Bing Health and Fitness, and Bing Travel.In addition to the new apps, Microsoft's search engine updated its existing Windows...
03:55 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Why Are the Dutch So Dang Good at Speed Skating?
There have been so many distractions surrounding these Winter Olympics — the uproar over "Sochi problems" and Norway's glorious curling pants, for starters — that you'll be forgiven for ov...
03:46 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Sir David Attenborough Provides Curling's Best Description Yet
It turns out that even Sir David Attenborough can't teach us anything about curling.BBC Radio's Greg James convinced the legendary British nature documentary narrator to provide an alternative comment...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Online Trolls Really Are Terrible People, Study Says
Sad news day for that dude who sent me the hilarious "ur hot y feminazi?" message last month, and, indeed, for all people who spend a stupid amount of time online harassing innocent bloggers and telli...
03:04 am +01 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Photos From Kiev: Latest Riots Turn Deadly
After weeks of calm, the Ukrainian capital city Kiev erupted in new violence outside the country's parliament building on Tuesday, leaving 14 dead, according to the latest Reuters reportProtesters in ...
03:00 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable The 'Made Up Words' Project Adorably Illustrates Your Weirdo Vocab
Every family, or maybe just a group of friends, seems to have its own special lexicon of learned languageWhether it's an inside joke, an old phrase your parent's parents used to say or just something ...
02:54 am -08 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Fallon's Debut vs. Leno's Finale: Which Attracted More Social Buzz?
"Welcome to 11:30, bitch," shouted Stephen Colbert after dumping a bucket of pennies on Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show on Monday. It was just one funny moment of many during Fallon's d...
02:47 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Why the 'Candy Crush' IPO Isn't as Crazy as You Think
Though only mentioned twice in King's 108,000-word filing with the SEC, there's one name that haunts the prospect of the company's IPO: Zynga.As soon as King's filing hit SEC.gov, journalists and anal...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Trump Fires Aide Who Brokered Unflattering BuzzFeed Profile
Donald Trump gave an extensive interview to BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins for a profile that published last week. The profile was not flattering. Needing someone to blame, The Donald exercised his overexpo...
02:28 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Misfit Heroes Run Amok in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Teaser
Marvel's 15-second teaser for sci-fi superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy shows very little, but a full two-minute trailer will hopefully shed more light when it airs Tuesday at 11:35 p.m. ET on AB...
02:28 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer: 15 Seconds of Absolutely No Answers
Marvel's 15-second teaser for sci-fi superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy shows very little, but a full two-minute trailer will hopefully shed more light when it airs Tuesday at 11:35 p.m. ET on AB...
02:27 am +01 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Biathlon Photo Finish, Slovenian Slalom Success
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history on Monday, beating their Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the defending gold medalists, to reach the top of the podium ...
02:27 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 12 WTF Things at the New York Toy Fair
NEW YORK — The 2014 American International Toy Fair this week ushered in a collection of the hottest toys due out this year — from a Siri-like teddy bear and an augmented reality bedtime s...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Game Over: 'BioShock' Creator Irrational Games Shuts Down
In an abrupt announcement, Irrational Games has decided to permanently close after 17 years. The video-game studio, whose most-popular gaming franchise is first-person shooter BioShock, revealed the n...
02:23 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'BioShock' Finite: Developer Irrational Games Shuts Down
In an abrupt announcement, Irrational Games has decided to permanently close after 17 years. The video-game studio, whose most-popular gaming franchise is first-person shooter BioShock, revealed the n...
02:04 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Photos From Kiev: Latest Riots Turn Deadly
After weeks of calm, the Ukrainian capital city Kiev erupted in new violence outside the country's parliament building on Tuesday, leaving 14 dead, according to the latest Reuters reportProtesters in ...
02:03 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable There's Basically No Chance California's Drought Will End by Spring
The odds that the California drought will end by the time the dry season starts on April 1 are looking less likely by the day. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the chances that the sta...
01:27 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Biathlon Photo Finish, Slovenian Slalom Success
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history on Monday, beating their Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the defending gold medalists, to reach the top of the podium ...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'Simpsons' Lego Set Will Make You 'Woo Hoo!'
NEW YORK — The Simpsons just got the Lego treatment and, trust us, it's epic.Mashable caught a peek at the set — which officially launched two weeks ago — at the 2014 American Intern...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 'The Simpsons' Gets the Epic Lego Treatment
NEW YORK — Mashable caught a peek at The Simpsons Lego set, which officially launched two weeks ago, at the 2014 American International Toy Fair on Monday. We were blown away by the attention to...
01:25 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable You're Welcome, World: A Lego Version of 'The Simpsons'
NEW YORK — Mashable caught a sneak peek at The Simpsons Lego set, which officially launched two weeks ago, at the 2014 American International Toy Fair on Monday. We were blown away by the attent...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable First U.S. Bitcoin Vending Machine Installed in New Mexico Cigar Shop
Albuquerque, N.M. — not tech-obsessed San Francisco or New York — has claimed the title of first city to install an operational Bitcoin vending machine in the U.SThe machine is up and runn...
01:13 am -07 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable U.S. Navy to Deploy Laser Weapon This Summer
The U.SNavy is set to deploy its first laser weapon this summer, and hopes to add electromagnetic rail guns to its arsenal by 2016, according to a new report.The Laser Weapon System looks like a ...
12:30 am -07 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable 21 Olympic Fans Who Deserve the Gold for Enthusiasm
New York Fashion Week may be over, but Sochi is just warming up with the over-the-top looks.Johnny Weir isn't the only one with attention-grabbing getupsOlympic fans from around the world show their n...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Vanilla Ice Goes Ninja, Reveals Radical TMNT Mac and Cheese
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese releases a new delicious noodle shape every year, and this year, it's in the shape of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesNow if this cheesy turtle collaboration hasn't already h...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Code Your Way to Dubai at Mashable's Boston Hackathon
Calling all hackers who love to travel!Boston coders can team up with other travel enthusiasts in the Boston area for MashHacks: Travel, presented by Emirates Airlines. This one-day hackathon will bri...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Mashable Requiem for Norway's Glorious Olympic Curling Pants
There was sad news out of Sochi early Tuesday: The Norwegian men's curling team was eliminated from the 2014 Winter OlympicsThat also means the Norwegian men's curling pants — transcendent fashi...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Gus Kenworthy Refuses to Leave Sochi Without Rescued Puppies
Who let the dogs out? Not Russia, apparently. (Sorry for that.)Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy brought us near to tears last week when he rescued a litter of stray puppies from a mountain village near S...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Out of the Fog
The men's snowboard cross competition was back on track Tuesday at the 2014 Sochi Olympics after it was delayed Monday due to thick fog. The Photo of the Day captures a group of snowboarders — L...
11:30 pm -08 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable What It Looks Like When One Satellite Sees Another
There aren't many U.S. government programs — even space programs — like Landsat. Since the 1970s, the project's satellites have continuously imaged the surface of the Earth, providing the ...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 'Candy Crush' Is Bigger Than Twitter, But Probably Not For Long
We knew Candy Crush Saga was big, just not this big.King Digital Entertainment, the company behind Candy Crush and a number of other games, filed paperwork on Tuesday for an IPO. In the filing, King r...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Frigid Winter Locks Great Lakes in Ice
The harsh winter of 2013-14 has temporarily slowed the long-term trend of declining ice cover on the five Great Lakes. Last week, the mean ice cover across the lakes topped out at about 90%, which has...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 16 Best Reactions to Shocking 'House of Cards' Season 2 Opener
WARNING: Serious spoilers ahead. Seriously.Frank Underwood ruined Valentine's Day. Or he improved it, depending on your feelings about Zoe Barnes.House of Cards debuted its second season on Netflix Fr...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable What's the Best Car to Escape a Horrific Monster Attack?
You're driving along down a nice, quiet mountain road. You're having a good time and enjoying the scenery when suddenly, a horrifying monster pops out of nowhere and starts swiping at you for no appar...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 'House of Cards' Binge-Watchers, Give Us Your Reviews
If you're like me, you've already raced through all 13 episodes of House of Cards' sophomore season. You've no doubt dissected every critical scene in your brain and discussed your predictions for sea...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable HTC Will Fix Your Shattered Smartphone Screen for Free
HTC, the financially troubled smartphone maker that can't seem to buy a break despite building some great products, is getting a second job: phone repairman. The company just announced a new policy ca...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Duolingo Raises $20 Million to Build Out Education Empire
Duolingo, the developer behind the popular language-learning app of the same name, has raised another $20 million in funding.The Series C round was led by Kleiner Perkins and brings Duolingo's total f...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Blake Griffin's Dunks Drive NBA All-Star Game Tweets
Blake Griffin's armada of dunks launched 2.5 million tweets during Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.Griffin, known as a prodigious dunker, and reigning NBA MVP LeBron James created Twitter's peak moment of ...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable AT&T's First Transparency Report Reveals 300,000 Requests for Data
American law enforcement agencies tapped AT&T for user data more than 300,000 times in 2013.The company released its first-ever transparency report on Tuesday, making it the second major telephone...
08:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 6 Things You Missed Overnight
Many of the big Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — meaning morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty happens during the day in Sochi, too, which means by the time...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable First U.S. Bitcoin Vending Machine Installed in New Mexico Cigar Shop
Albuquerque, N.M. — not tech-obsessed San Francisco or New York — has claimed the title of first city to install an operational Bitcoin vending machine in the U.SThe machine is up and runn...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Steve Jobs Time Capsule Finally Uncovered After 30 Years
Steve Jobs' spirit lives on — not only through your Macs and iPhones, but also via a time capsule.The tube, which was buried by Jobs and several others at the Aspen International Design Conferen...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Top Design and Tech Jobs at American Express, NBC 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...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 'Candy Crush Saga' Developer King Files for IPO
King Digital Entertainment, maker of the popular game Candy Crush Saga, has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.The company's Form F-1 Registration shows the compa...
06:30 pm -08 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Trump Fires Aide Who Brokered Unflattering BuzzFeed Profile
Donald Trump gave an extensive interview to BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins for a profile that published last week. The profile was not flattering. Needing someone to blame, The Donald exercised his overexpo...
06:27 pm -08 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 12 WTF Things at the New York Toy Fair
NEW YORK — The 2014 American International Toy Fair this week ushered in a collection of the hottest toys due out this year — from a Siri-like teddy bear and an augmented reality bedtime s...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith Get Jiggy With It on 'Tonight Show'
Jimmy, you did us proudThe comedian kicked off his first Tonight Show Monday, marking, as Fallon himself said, "a moment in TV history." See also: Jimmy Fallon Leaves 'Late Night' With Musical Assist ...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Kiev Erupts in Violence After Weeks of Calm
KIEV, Ukraine — A new round of violence broke out in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Tuesday as protesters and police clashed in the government quarter of the city, one block away from the Verkhov...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Kiev Violence Turns Deadly After Weeks of Calm
KIEV, Ukraine — At least four people are reportedly dead after a new round of violence broke out in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Tuesday when protesters and police clashed one block away from t...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 9 Killed in Violent Kiev Clashes After Weeks of Calm
This is a developing story. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.KIEV, Ukraine — At least nine people, including two police officers and seven protestors, are reporte...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Death Toll Climbs in Kiev Amid Violent Clashes
This is a developing story. We will continue to update as more information becomes available.KIEV, Ukraine — Fourteen people are reportedly dead after a new round of violence broke out in the Uk...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable The Secret to a Well-Balanced Blog
Audience engagement is the definitive measure of a blog's success, whether you're blogging for a marketing firm or simply to indulge your own interests. You've probably watched as some posts go viral ...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable The Blogger's Meal Plan: 5 Secrets for Well-Balanced Content
Audience engagement is the definitive measure of a blog's success, whether you're blogging for a marketing firm or simply to indulge your own interests. You've probably watched as some posts go viral ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable The 20 Most Brilliant Shower Thoughts Ever
The world's greatest thoughts happen in the showerMaybe it's the steam or shampoo suds or smell of Irish Spring that triggers random bits of brilliance. Or maybe it's the only place where technology a...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 18 Yahoo Answer Fails That Will Make You Facepalm
Yahoo Answers is a gold mine. The Q&A forum, where users can ask whatever their hearts desire, is home to a wide range of, shall we say, dim questions.Users post queries in categories like beauty,...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Two Members of Pussy Riot Among Group Arrested Near Sochi
Russian authorities have reportedly detained two members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot among a group of arrests near the Winter Olympics in SochiReports from The Associated Press and Reuters confir...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Two Members of Pussy Riot Arrested Near Sochi
Russian authorities have reportedly detained two members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot among a group of arrests near the Winter Olympics in SochiReports from The Associated Press and Reuters confir...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Two Members of Pussy Riot Released After Arrests Near Sochi
Russian authorities have released two members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot after arresting the activists near the Winter Olympics in Sochi on suspicion of theftNadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Aly...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 25 Animals That Spoon Better Than You
Humans are not the only species in the animal kingdom known to practice the fine art of cuddling.Felines specifically are well-versed in the beneficial effects spooning can have on the mind and body &...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable ZTE to Launch 6-Inch Grand Memo II LTE at the MWC
ZTE has spilled the beans about its plans for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week: The company plans to launch a 6-inch Android smartphone as well as a Firefox OS 1.3 deviceThe 6-incher i...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Sony Sold More Than 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles Globally
Sony has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 units as of Feb. 8, 2014, the company has announcedThe console, which launches in Japan on Feb. 22, has been selling well right from the start. Sony s...
09:42 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable 'House of Cards' Review: Scandals and Power Trips Rejuvenate Season 2
Editor's Note: Beware of spoilers. This is part three of Mashable's three-part review of season two. Part three covers episodes 8 to 13. Read part one and part two.It's not what you'd anticipate a U.S...
08:30 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable STD Social Network Aims to Make Dating 'Less Awkward'
This may be the final frontier for privacy: a social networking mobile app to share information about sexually transmitted diseasesAnd while it may seem off-putting, a company called Hula is attemptin...
07:33 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable UN Report: North Korea Unparalleled in Human-Rights Violations
Murder, enslavement, torture, rape, starvation, persecution and abduction are among the many human-rights violations that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly called North Korea, ...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable The Best Things in Life Apparently Aren't Free
Everyone loves a freebie — but everyone loves luxury even moreIn this comic, Manu Cornet of Bonkers World points out that free stuff often pales in comparison to items tagged with "luxury." Same...
06:30 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Pinterest Brings Place Pins to iPad, GIFs to Mobile
Pinterest updated both its mobile and iPad apps on Friday, offering some of its most recent product updates to mobile usersUpdates to the iOS and Android apps now support GIFs, a feature that Pinteres...
05:35 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Viral Photo of 4-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Creates Media Frenzy
A heartbreaking photo of a 4-year-old Syrian refugee traveling alone through the desert made a stir online MondayFirst tweeted by Andrew Harper, the United Nations' refugee agency (UNHCR) representati...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Puzzle in All Its 3D Glory
NEW YORK — Puzzle company 4D Cityscape introduced its multi-layer Game of Thrones jigsaw puzzle in November, but it's only now drawing attention at this week's 2014 American International Toy Fa...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Top Moments from Sochi: Fog Delays, Ice Dancing and Bobsled
The fog made headlines on Monday as snowboardcross and biathlon were delayed, and Russia attempted use large fans to dispatch with the muck.But on an otherwise gloomy day, Americans took home a series...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Top Moments from Sochi: Fog Delays, Ice Dancing and Bobsledding
The fog made headlines on Monday as snowboardcross and biathlon were delayed, and Russia attempted use large fans to dispatch with the muck.But on an otherwise gloomy day, Americans took home a series...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable There Is Now a 'Smartwatch' for Kids
NEW YORK — Smartwatches are projected to become one of the hottest tech product categories in the upcoming years, so it was only a matter of time before the kids market took notice.Tech toy comp...
02:11 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable American Ice Dancing Duo Grabs Gold From Canadian Rivals
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White brought a whole new meaning to dancing with the stars (and stripes) Monday night. The American duo finished first in ice dancing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in...
01:56 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Another Crime Novel
Acclaimed British author J.K. Rowling, best known for the Harry Potter series, is releasing another book under the pseudonym Robert GalbraithTitled The Silkworm, the novel will be released on June 19 ...
01:27 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Groupon Says Its Presidents' Day Mistake Was Intentional
Some retailers celebrate Presidents' Day by offering promotions; Groupon celebrated by trolling the Internet.On Friday, Groupon announced plans to give customers $10 off $40 local deals. The offer was...
12:41 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Mashable Teenage Woman Admits to Craigslist Killing and 22 Others
A 19-year-old woman arrested for allegedly killing a man she met on Craigslist has not only confessed to that crime but at least 22 other murders, claiming her first victim came when she joined at sat...
11:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Waiting on the Fog to Clear
With numerous sports delayed due to fog, Olympic athletes along with their coaches and staff have been in a holding pattern as they wait for the weather around Sochi to clearOn the upside, the fog set...
11:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable NASA Moon Probe Beams Lunar Photos to Earth
NASA's newest moon probe has beamed its view of the lunar surface back to Earth for the first time.The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (called LADEE for short) beamed the new...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable The Unforeseen Perils of Google Glass
Google Glass could be the way of the new world. The answer for our desires to digitally document our entire lives via a handsfree deviceIt all sounds great and futuristic and like something the Jetson...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable There Is Now a 'Smartwatch' for Kids
NEW YORK — Smartwatches are projected to become one of the hottest tech product categories in the upcoming years, so it was only a matter of time before the kids market took notice.Tech toy comp...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable New Study Explains OCD in Dogs
Incessant tail chasing, repetitive shadow stalking, relentless paw chewing for hours and hours every day: Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, too. And a new study helps explain why.Res...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Greenwald, Three Others Earn Polk Award for Snowden Reporting
Glenn Greenwald and three other journalists who reported on the U.S. national security apparatus through leaks provided by Edward Snowden have won the George Polk Award for Journalism for 2013.The awa...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Co-Pilot Hijacks Ethiopian Plane in Bid for Asylum in Switzerland
The co-pilot of an Ethiopian airliner hijacked a flight bound for Italy and landed in Switzerland on Monday, claiming to authorities that he sought asylum in the famously neutral country.None of the 1...
07:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Teenage Woman Admits to Craigslist Killing and 22 Others
A 19-year-old woman arrested for allegedly killing a man she met on Craigslist has not only confessed to that crime but at least 22 other murders, claiming her first victim came when she joined at sat...
07:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Fog in Sochi Delays Biathlon and Snowboarding Race
As far as weather goes, Sochi has been a somewhat fickle mistress to this year's Winter OlympicsAfter several days of unusually warm weather, a thick fog settled over Sochi, causing delays to several ...
06:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Apple Eyes Cars, Medical Devices 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 storiesA...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 9 Times Social Media Will Remind You That You're Old
Facebook is 10 years old. For some of you, that means it's time for your high school (or even college) reunion. Starting to sweat a little?Between your "Look Back" video reminding you exactly what you...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Leonardo DiCaprio Doesn't Care About the Oscars
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award three times — all of which, he's quietly sat through the show empty-handed. Will 2014 finally be his year?Many people think so. The acto...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 6 Ways to Make People Love Your Brand
"People don't buy things for logical reasons," Zig Ziglar once famously said. "They buy for emotional reasons."Which means: In order to gain customers — and keep them for life — you've got...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 8 Situations When You Need to Incorporate Your Startup
When you're in the early stages of a startup, there's a lot to consider — from revenue models to hiring early team members and developing your product. When it comes to legal matters, many found...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable The 10 Highest Rated Tech Companies for Internships
If you're looking for an internship, head over to FacebookThe social media company has the highest rated internships, according to Glassdoor. The jobs website, which offers reviews and commentary on w...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable How to Spend Only 10 Minutes Per Day on Twitter
The No. 1 complaint from businesses new to social media is: “I just don’t have time.” What these people don’t realize is that social media doesn’t always require a huge c...
02:54 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Co-Pilot Hijacks Ethiopian Plane in Bid for Asylum in Switzerland
The co-pilot of an Ethiopian airliner hijacked a flight bound for Italy and landed in Switzerland on Monday, claiming to authorities that he sought asylum in the famously neutral country.None of the 1...
01:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable LG Unveils Three L Series III Smartphones
LG is apparently not very good at throwing surprise parties — after launching the high-end LG G Pro 2 smartphone one week before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company now unveiled ...
01:45 pm -08 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable New Study Explains OCD in Dogs
Incessant tail chasing, repetitive shadow stalking, relentless paw chewing for hours and hours every day: Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, too. And a new study helps explain why.Res...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Artist's Time-Lapse Videos Forge Link Between Arts and Sciences
An ongoing series of videos by a Rhode Island School of Design professor is highlighting what a partnership between the arts and the sciences could mean for inquiry in both fields.Dennis Hlynsky, an a...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Time-Lapse Videos Forge Link Between Arts and Sciences
An ongoing series of videos by a Rhode Island School of Design professor is highlighting what a partnership between the arts and the sciences could mean for inquiry in both fields.Dennis Hlynsky, an a...
09:55 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Capture Real Life Candid Moments for Our Photo Challenge
The best candid photography captures people living through an event, often without their knowledge of there being a photographer present. One of the beauties of this technique is being able to catch s...
09:46 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable A Game Of Pokémon Is Being Played By Over 12,000 Gamers
Calling all old-school Pokémon fans out there: Now you can re-live the fun via your computer and play the largest multiplayer game of Pokémon Red/Blue with more than 12,000 other playersTwit...
09:35 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 'Game of Thrones' Newest Trailer: Everyone's Out For Vengeance
Valar Morghulis. All men must die — apparently from waiting for Game of Thrones to returnBut to satiate us (or perhaps, incessantly tease us further), HBO has released the fourth season's second...
09:35 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Newest 'Game of Thrones' Trailer: Everyone's Out For Vengeance
Valar Morghulis. All men must die — apparently from waiting for Game of Thrones to returnBut to satiate us (or perhaps, incessantly tease us further), HBO has released the fourth season's second...
09:17 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable A Japanese Artist's Stunning Take on Tokyo Skylines
From a distance, Yukino Ohmura’s recreations of classic Tokyo cityscapes look just like the real thing. But upon closer examination, you’ll find thousands of multi-colored sticker dots int...
09:04 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Comedian Lets Her Inner-Divas Go in 'Frozen' Cover
There are thousands of "Let It Go" covers, but this one really tops them allImpressionist and singer Christina Bianco showed off her many talents while covering the hit song from Disney's Frozen. Duri...
08:32 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Parents Vent Their Winter Woes in Snow Day Musical
There's nothing like waking up in the morning to hear that school is cancelled for a snow day. You get up, get dressed, and prepare to fill your day with snow angels and sledding. It's a wonderful, fu...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Constantly Forget Your Phone? This Car Gadget Can Help
Monday mornings could get a whole lot easier, thanks to a new gadget that notifies you if you forget to bring your phone and other daily essentialsCalled Bringrr, the gadget fits into a car's cigarett...
07:35 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Viral Video Recap: Snowboarding In New York City, Vanilla Ice Parody And More
The East Coast can’t catch a break with the snow, but that doesn't stop people from being really creative with their snow days.One man turned New York City into his own personal mountain by goin...
07:31 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Time-Lapse Videos Forge Link Between Arts and Sciences
An ongoing series of videos by a Rhode Island School of Design professor is highlighting what a partnership between the arts and the sciences could mean for inquiry in both fields.Dennis Hlynsky, an a...
06:43 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable '12 Years a Slave' Takes BAFTA for Best Film, 'Gravity' Wins 6
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday night, bestowing its top prize to the film 12 Years a Slave.While acce...
05:51 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Pastor, Reality TV Star Jamie Coots Dies From Snake Bite
The world of reality television took a tragic turn when well-known, snake-handling pastor, and co-star of the show Snake Salvation, Gregory Jamie Coots, died from a snake bite on SaturdayAccording to ...
05:13 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Coming to Winter Olympics 2018: Competitive Snow Angels
The comparison between the Winter and Summer Olympics is historically kinder to the latter.The former suffers from its season's less-than-ideal conditions. Everyone, audience and athletes alike, are a...
04:18 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 'Meet the Press' Hits a Low with Global Warming 'Debate'
With extreme drought and unusual warmth in the west, and frigid conditions and snowstorms in the east, the split personality of U.S. winter in recent months accomplished a rare feat, spurring all thre...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable How to Pursue a Career That Makes You Proud
Regardless of industry, most of us enter the workforce with a few basic goals and aspirations: career satisfaction, financial independence and a steady paycheck.As time goes on and time-cards get punc...
03:57 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Apple Prepping Sensors That Predict Heart Attacks, Report Says
We now know that Apple held closed-door talks with Tesla, a meeting of two innovative companies that hints at a number of possibilities. But buried in that same report from the San Francisco Chronicle...
03:21 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Skiing Speed Demon
The men's alpine skiing super-G race was as gripping as the Olympics get, resulting in a tie for bronze and an emotional medal ceremony for American Bode Miller. With such stiff competition, France's ...
02:53 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable NBC's Secret Sochi Starbucks Assists Staff in Olympic Grind
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02:27 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Ukraine Protesters End Occupation of Kiev's City Hall
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02:13 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: Bode Miller's Emotional Bronze Tie and Another Dutch Sweep
Sunday's Olympic medal events ushered in another speed skating sweep for the Netherlands (the nation's third in 2014, this time in women's 1,500m) and a touching moment for American favorite Bode Mill...
01:15 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 8 Parenting Books That Are Worth Reading
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Mashable Tesla CEO Elon Musk Reportedly Met With Apple's Top Deals Exec
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12:56 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Olympic Fog, Injuries and Bobsled Begins
While some disciplines were already drawing to a close Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, others had yet to begin. Sunday saw the start of bobsledding, and the return of the team of Cool ...
12:07 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Mashable 3 Steps to Start Your Career in Sustainability
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10:51 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Fragments of Soviet-Era Satellite Burn Up in Earth's Atmosphere
Fragments of a Soviet-era military satellite that was expected to hit Earth burned up in its atmosphere on Sunday, according to Russian television network RT.The Cosmos-1220 satellite burned up on ree...
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Mashable Students Support Michael Sam in Rally Against Westboro Baptist Protest
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10:13 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Students Battle Police in Ongoing Protests in Venezuela
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09:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 25 Simple Ways to Vastly Improve Your Life
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09:25 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Google Acquires SlickLogin to Work on Password Security
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08:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 10 Romantic Vacation Spots Where You Can Actually Get Away
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08:08 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 17 Bug and Issue Tracking Apps for Developers
Every software development project needs bug and issue tracking to find and fix problems within hundreds, or even thousands, of lines of code. In addition to keeping tabs on outstanding issues, upcomi...
07:17 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 7 Fundamental Tools to Get to Know a New City
Part of the charm of moving to a new city is getting to know the local scene. However, sometimes that can take months or even years, after you missed that killer set at the local concert hall.See also...
05:42 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable The Priceline of Pot: WikiLeaf Offers Discounts to Marijuana Customers
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Mashable Thank Zuul for the First Official 'Ghostbusters' Lego Photos
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09:59 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable It's Bobsled Time! Jamaican Team Gets Its Own Theme Song
After a 12-year absence from the Winter Olympic games, the Jamaican bobsled team is making a catchy comeback.According to the Jamaican Tourist Board, this groovy reggae tune, titled "The Bobsled Song,...
08:13 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 'House of Cards' Review: Truth Hurts For the Good Guys
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08:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable The Olympic Rings in Photos From Mashable Readers
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06:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Breakthrough Experiment Offers Promise of Nuclear Fusion
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05:30 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: U.S. Hockey Victory, Skeleton Dreams Dashed
Sochi may be so warm right now that some athletes are competing in shorts, but that didn't stop world-class competitors from fighting their way to the top of the Olympic podium.The American men's ice ...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 5 Apps You Don't Want to Miss
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04:34 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Skeleton, Speed Skating and More
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04:34 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: Skeleton, Speed Skating and More
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04:30 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 9 Pickup Lines Inspired By Your Favorite '90s Cartoons
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Mashable Kickstarter: We Were Hacked, User Information Exposed
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04:08 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable 'SNL' Is Reclaiming Its Turf via Social Media — Just in Time
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04:06 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable British Olympian Quits Twitter After 'Threatening' Messages
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03:56 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable Severe UK Storms Kill Two, Displace Thousands
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Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Team USA vs. Russia
The Americans and Russians went head-to-head Saturday in one of the most-anticipated Olympic events of this weekend: the preliminary round of the men's ice hockey Group A game. Day eight's Photo of th...
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Mashable Are You Winning the Hiring Olympics?
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12:08 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Mashable The Story Behind Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' Superbowl Ad
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11:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Is T.J. Oshie God? Y/N
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11:34 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Skeleton, Speed Skating and More
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Mashable Kickstarter: We Were Hacked, User Information Exposed
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Mashable British Olympian Quits Twitter After 'Threatening' Messages
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Mashable You'd Kill for This 'Game of Thrones' Wedding Cake
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10:58 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 Returns in June
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10:33 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 14 Snapchat Valentines Made with Fleeting Love
Forget its risqué rep — Snapchat has a sensitive side. A heartfelt snap with a well-placed emoji can strengthen the bonds of love for evermore. Or at least for 10 secondsSee also: Surfing O...
10:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Team USA vs. Russia
The Americans and Russians went head-to-head Saturday in one of the most-anticipated Olympic events of this weekend: the preliminary round of the men's ice hockey Group A game. Day eight's Photo of th...
10:03 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Must Reads: The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Flappy Bird 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 ...
09:55 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 10 Iconic Dunks From the NBA Slam Dunk Contest
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09:48 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay With Emotional Speech
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09:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 13 Fur Sure Signs You're Dating Your Pet
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09:23 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 6 Things You Missed in Sochi: Hockey, Speed Skating and More
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08:09 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable How to Boost Your Brand's Snapchat Game
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06:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 10 Famous Writers Who Don't Use Modern Tech to Create
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06:05 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable The 10 Best and Worst Cities to for Workers
Employees looking for a little more cheer in their lives should consider moving to the U.S. West Coast, new research shows.California is home to three of the 10 happiest cities to work in, including S...
06:05 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable The 10 Best and Worst Cities for Workers
Employees looking for a little more cheer in their lives should consider moving to the U.S. West Coast, new research shows.California is home to three of the 10 happiest cities to work in, including S...
04:48 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay With Emotional Speech
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03:33 pm -07 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 14 Snapchat Valentines Made with Fleeting Love
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Mashable 10 Iconic Dunks From the NBA Slam Dunk Contest
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01:30 pm -08 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 13 Fur Sure Signs You're Dating Your Pet
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Mashable 10 Snow Sculptures on Instagram That Go Way Beyond Frosty
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09:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Norwegian Skier Sports Shorts During Cross-Country Competition
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08:00 am +02 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Friday's Winners in Sochi: Figure Skating, Skiing and More
Friday at the Winter Olympics saw a Swiss underdog win gold in the men's super combined skiing competition. It also brought us the always-flamboyant men's figure skating free skate and much, much more...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable The Under Armour Saga: Controversy Engulfs U.S. Speed Skating Uniforms
Team USA's speed skating contingent has had an awful trip to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics so far. Shani Davis, the gold medal favorite in the men's 1,000-meter race on Wednesday, was su...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Olympian Sean Greenwood Does a Barrel Roll at 74 MPH
Sean Greenwood of Ireland may have just earned the honor of best recovery at the OlympicsThe 26-year-old athlete was competing in the men's skeleton event Friday when he took a left turn on the course...
06:08 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable President Obama Unveils 'Adorable Care Act'
If only Congressional Democrats had called their monumental healthcare legislation the Adorable Care Act back in 2009, it might not have been quite so controversialThe Obama Administration corrected t...
06:03 am +02 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Dear Twitter, You Are Beautiful. Stop Trying to Be Someone Else
Another week, another tweak to Twitter's user interface. This one, in case you missed it, was a tentative upgrade that leaked via the profile of our Assistant Features Editor Matt Petronzio; one that ...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Today’s Winners in Sochi: Figure Skating, Skiing and More
Friday at the Winter Olympics saw a Swiss underdog win gold in the men's super combined skiing competition. It also brought us the always-flamboyant men's figure skating free skate and much, much more...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Figure Skating, Skiing and More
Friday at the Winter Olympics saw a Swiss underdog win gold in the men's super combined skiing competition. It also brought us the always-flamboyant men's figure skating free skate and much, much more...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Winners in Sochi: Figure Skating, Skiing and More
Friday at the Winter Olympics saw a Swiss underdog win gold in the men's super combined skiing competition. It also brought us the always-flamboyant men's figure skating free skate and much, much more...
05:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Facebook Data Map Reveals Global Olympics Buzz
Friday is the one-week mark for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. That's enough time to get a pretty interesting snapshot of how the world is discussing the games — online, at leastSee ...
04:03 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Dear Twitter, You Are Beautiful. Stop Trying to Be Someone Else
Another week, another tweak to Twitter's user interface. This one, in case you missed it, was a tentative upgrade that leaked via the profile of our Assistant Features Editor Matt Petronzio; one that ...
04:00 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Norwegian Skier Sports Shorts During Cross-Country Competition
When temperatures rose to 54 degrees today at the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex where the cross-country event was behind held for the Sochi Winter Olympics, Norwegian skier Chris Jespersen decided ...
03:04 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable There's a Twitter Account Retelling 'Top Gun' One Screen-Cap at a Time
Top Gun, the 1986 Tom Cruise classic, is being retold one screen-grab at a time. Really.In a strange act of fanaticism for the movie, the Twitter account 555 µHz is tweeting each scene from the m...
02:53 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable The Sassiest Figure Skater You Probably Won't See on Primetime
The only thing long about the Olympic free skating program on Friday was the faces of its competitors. Perhaps it was Evgeni Plushenko's unexpected retirement, or maybe a lack of valentine, but many o...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Facebook Knows When You're About to Update Your Relationship Status
Facebook released new findings on Friday — Valentine's Day — that hints when two people are about to change their status to "in a relationship."In the three months (or about 100 days) befo...
02:38 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Politicians Celebrate Valentine's Day With Cheesy Tweets
In case you haven't noticed, it's Valentine's Day, and all couples are celebrating their love. Even Pope Francis joined the love-craze telling people to get married, while Ikea took a different —...
02:21 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Skier Surprises, Swedish Shutout
Figure skating lost a star Thursday when Russian legend Evgeny Plushenko announced his retirement after withdrawing from the Winter Olympics due to an injury. But the show must go on: Day seven of the...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Stop Tweeting and Get a Room Already, Olympians
Oh, Valentine's Day: When love saturates the air and takes over TwitterOlympic athletes are no exception. Cupid's arrow took aim at members of Team USA on Friday. Some showed genuine affection for the...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 10 Photos of Thai Police Raid 'Operation Valentine'
In an offensive dubbed "Operation Valentine," thousands of Thai riot police stormed the country's capital city to remove anti-government protesters from sites they've occupied for up to several months...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Study: Most Employees Don't Want an Office Romance
The majority of employees prefer to keep their work and love lives separate, new research shows.A study by the online job site Monster.com revealed that regardless of whether they think it would hurt ...
01:46 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable If Your Valentines Were 100% Honest
This Valentine's Day, don't pull any punches.Ekant Veer, a marketing professor from New Zealand, posted these painfully honest valentines on Reddit, and they do not gloss over any relationship truths....
01:37 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood
Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this storm is drawing in moisture from the same storm sys...
01:33 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Woman's Point-and-Shoot Olympics Pic Doesn't Go as Planned
Could the Olympics award a gold medal for "nice try?" A woman at the Winter Games tried her hardest to snap some pics of the hockey match between Russia and Slovenia — but instead she got an eye...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Hockey From the Heavens
Hockey isn't a sport for the fainthearted, especially at the Olympics. Friday's Photo of the Day, which features Swedish goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist saving a shot from Nino Niederreiter of Switzerland...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 10 Snow Sculptures on Instagram That Go Way Beyond Frosty
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12:59 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable If Shia LaBeouf Should Apologize for Anything, It's 'Transformers 3'
Shia LaBeouf, the young actor-turned-performance artist, has a lot to be sorry for these days. His behavior during the promotion of his new film Nymphomaniac has been erratic , and he continues to pl...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable 12 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Hands
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12:29 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Video of Syrian Rebel Attack on Aleppo Prison Removed From YouTube
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12:29 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Video of Syrian Rebel Attack on Aleppo Prison Returns to YouTube
Warning: This post contains images and video of war that some readers may find disturbing.UPDATE, 5:31 p.m. ET: Though it's still unclear why it was taken down in the first place, the original video i...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Mashable Android Makes Up Nearly 80% of Global Smartphone Shipments
There is no end in sight to the Android versus iPhone debate, but while we can all argue over the pros and cons of each, the numbers don't lie: Android is still the most popular operating system in th...
11:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Fearless Snowboarder Navigates Streets of NYC After Snowstorm
When another foot of snow pummeled the East Coast Thursday, most people stayed in bed, curled in a ball and watched Netflix all day.Instead of wasting away under a pile of fleece, Casey Neistat decide...
11:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Aggressive Camel Captured Outside Los Angeles
A camel went on the rampage in southern California on Friday, attacking people in cars until it was captured by sheriff's deputies and animal controlThe desert-based beast escaped from a property in A...
11:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Dear Twitter, You Are Beautiful. Stop Trying to Be Someone Else
Another week, another tweak to Twitter's user interface. This one, in case you missed it, was a tentative upgrade that leaked via the profile of our Assistant Features Editor Matt Petronzio; one that ...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Senators Propose 'Kill Switch' Law to Curb Smartphone Theft
With smartphone theft on the rise, lawmakers have proposed a bill aimed at reducing the impetus for thieves.If passed, the law would require manufacturers to install a "kill switch," or a mechanism to...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Map of Jupiter's Largest Moon Shows New Icy Details
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10:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Apple and Samsung Fail to Work Out Deal Ahead of Trial
Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly met with Samsung mobile chief J.K. Shin in an attempt to settle the ongoing dispute between the two rivals over mobile patentsAccording to ZDNet Korea, the executives rec...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Disney Princess Musical Embraces Girl Power Over True Love
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09:34 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable 'House of Cards' Review: Season 2 Starts Off With a Bloody Surprise
Editor's Note: This is part one of Mashable's three-part review of season two. Part one covers episodes 1-3. Parts two and three will publish Saturday and Sunday.A depleted streetlight above a jogging...
09:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Facebook Is Bigger Than Amazon, By Market Cap
Apparently pokes and Likes beat ecommerce and dronesFacebook is now more valuable than Amazon, at least by market value. Facebook's market cap topped $170 billion this week, while Amazon's market cap ...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable U.S. Olympians Snap Amazing Creeper Selfies With Vladimir Putin
Think you have the cojones to ask Vladimir Putin for a selfie? These Winter Olympians didn't eitherSo, when the Russian president made a surprise visit to Team USA headquarters on Friday evening, they...
09:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Pope Francis Thinks You Should Totally Pop The Question Today
Pope Francis got into the Valentine's Day spirit with a special message to young people: Get married.As a show of support for the Catholic sacrament, Pope Francis met with about 10,000 engaged couples...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Study: Most Employees Don't Want an Office Romance
The majority of employees prefer to keep their work and love lives separate, new research shows.A study by the online job site Monster.com revealed that regardless of whether they think it would hurt ...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable 90Plus Events in Tech, Social Media 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 ...
08:46 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable If Your Valentines Were 100% Honest
This Valentine's Day, don't pull any punches.Ekant Veer, a marketing professor from New Zealand, posted these painfully honest valentines on Reddit, and they do not gloss over any relationship truths....
08:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable De La Soul Will Make Entire Catalog Free Online Friday
In a Valentine's Day gift to fans, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul will offer its entire catalog for free for 25 hours, starting at 11 a.m. ET Friday."It's about allowing our fans who have been looking an...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Uber Hires Groupon's Product Chief and Early Amazon Employee
You know you're kind of a big deal when your departure causes your company's stock to decline.Groupon announced in an SEC filing earlier this week that Jeff Holden, its top product exec, would be leav...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Valentine's Day Google Doodle Sweetens Your Search
Google has been very busy this Valentine's Day. Around the world, people see a doodle on Google's homepage that lets them send interactive greeting cards. In the U.S., though, the Google Doodle is a b...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 6 Things You Missed Overnight
Many of the most anticipated Winter Olympics events happen after dark in Sochi, Russia — which means morning or early afternoon stateside. But plenty of action happens during the day in Sochi, t...
07:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Mashable Stack the Deck With 'House of Cards' Playing Cards
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07:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
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Mashable Square Now Lets Users Request Money via Email
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11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
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Mashable Administrators Cancel School Because There's Ice, Ice Baby
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Mashable First Touchscreen Subway Maps Installed in New York City
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Mashable Comcast, Time Warner Merger Could Be Bad News for Apple TV
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Mashable Apple Continues Hiring Spree to Develop iWatch
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Mashable Why This Winter Storm Blows Other 2014 Storms Away
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Mashable People Generally Just Really Hate Their Cable Companies
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08:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 45 Million Smartwatches Expected to Ship by 2017
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Mashable This Is Your Winter on Instagram
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Mashable Netflix Nabs 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Final Unaired Season
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Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Skiing in the Sun
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Mashable Skier Gus Kenworthy Proves His Heart of Gold by Saving Puppies in Sochi
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07:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
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07:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Dallas Sportscaster Tackles NFL Homophobia in Powerful On-Air Speech
This Dallas sportscaster can't change his view — even if he wanted to.Dale Hansen, the weeknight sports anchor for ABC's Dallas affiliate WFAA, posed a question to his viewers Monday night: What...
07:38 pm -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Mini Me's Mini Office: This Is Verne Troyer's Home for His Reddit AMA
Mini Me actor Verne Troyer from the Austin Powers movies is joining the likes of President Barack Obama, Microsoft kingpin Bill Gates and musicians Madonna and Snoop Dogg as someone who has bravely pa...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Motorola's CEO Headed to Dropbox as COO
Just several weeks after Google announced it was selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, Motorola's CEO, Dennis Woodside announced he's going to Dropbox.Woodside will become the COO of Dropbox, which rec...
07:14 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable AT-ATs Wreak Havoc on Sochi in Olympic 'Star Wars' Mashup
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are one of the Internet's buzziest topics at present. And Stars Wars? That's always hot — on- and offlineA diabolical YouTube genius Danish TV show called N...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn: 81% of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Use Social Media
New research from LinkedIn found that the majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are turning to social media for growth.Roughly 81% of SMBs are using social media, according to a LinkedI...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable 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.Comcast has agreed to purchase Time Warner Cable for around $45.2 b...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 30 Totally Awesome '80s Dresses You Can Buy
The fabulous fashion of the 1980s has made its comeback. Everywhere you look, oversized tops, Lycra pants and mini skirts are en vogue. Our inner-valley girls are, like, totally stoked.But where do yo...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Apple Claims It Uses 'Conflict-Free' Metals in Its Products
The metals that Apple uses in its products have been deemed "conflict-free" by third-party auditors, the company reported late WednesdayThe report is based on 451 audits at multiple levels in the comp...
06:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Farewell, Flappy Bird
It's gone. The popular mobile game that was beloved — and sometimes hated — by millions of users was recently removed from app stores by the man who created it. While those who had already...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable The East Coast Woke Up to This Today...
A catastrophic, record-breaking ice storm engulfed the southeastern United States starting on Wednesday and slowly creeping its way north by Thursday morning. Thousands of residents in the South woke ...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 4 Tips for Navigating Your Desktop Like a Boss
Think long and hard about your relationship with your computer mouse or keypad. It's so needy, isn't it? It's always demanding that you move your fingers from their ready-made position on the keyboard...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 14 Simple Ways Peanuts Taught Us What Love Is
Relationships have changed quite a bit since the free-loving '60s. With online dating, sex apps and robot weddings, hippies would hardly know where to start.Despite our technological advances, the tru...
05:12 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Ask A Dev: How to Add Real-Time Updates to Your App
In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, web developer Jake Riesterer discusses ways to make your web app update in real-time, as well as how to make animations run more smoothly on mobile devic...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 14 Anti-Love Anthems to Embrace Your Heartbreak
Valentine's Day can suck. For all it's cracked up to be, the holiday just isn't fun for everyoneThere's no occasion that tries harder to remind you of your bruising singledom, your recent bad breakup ...
04:58 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko Retires After Withdrawing From Olympics
Update, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m. ET: Evgeny Plushenko officially retired shortly after withdrawing from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, The Associated Press reportedOriginal story below.Russian figure-skatin...
04:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Evgeni Plushenko Figure Skating to 'Pony' Heats Things Up
Whoever said figure skating isn't very manly may need to take another look at Evgeni Plushenko.The Russian figure skater's famous "Sex Bomb" routine got a modern, steamy update with Ginuwine's "Pony" ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 17 Reasons Galentines Make the Best Dates
In the words of Saint Leslie Knope, proud inventor of Galentine's Day, "Ovaries before brovaries, uteruses before duderuses." Valentine's Day can be tough for all the lonely hearts out there. While ev...
04:08 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Why This Winter Storm Blows Other 2014 Storms Away
The snow and ice storm slamming the eastern seaboard is not like the other storms so far this busy winter. It is far more intense, more expansive, and more impactful than the others, unleashing a wide...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Snuggle Up to These 15 Netflix Romances on Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, curl up with your Netflix Instant account for a night in at the movies. The streaming service offers hundreds of romantic flicks that pair well with the holiday, and we've rounde...
04:00 pm -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable The Ultimate Ranking of Romantic Comedy Bachelors
They say money can't buy you love, but what about fidelity at the very least? Romantic comedies have provided the same circle of guy types for decades. There's the CEO of Very Important Business, Inc....
03:15 pm -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Farewell, Flappy Bird
It's gone. The popular mobile game that was beloved — and sometimes hated — by millions of users was recently removed from app stores by the man who created it. While those who had already...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 11 Things You Didn't Know About Snapchat's Founders
Snapchat, formerly known as Picaboo, has done really well since its July 2011 launchEvan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO, and Bobby Murphy, co-founder and CTO, somehow found themselves just as famous for ...
03:00 pm -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 8 Profound Snowboarder Quotes for the Gnarliest Bros
Of all the Olympic athletes competing in Sochi this week, none have managed to get us stoked quite like the snowboardersMedalists like Iouri Podladtchikov, Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson speak a g...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable LG G Pro 2 Launches In Korea: 5.9-Inch Screen, 4K Video Recording
Last week's report was right: LG has launched the LG G Pro 2 in Korea ThursdayThe device has a 5.9-inch, 1920x1080 pixel screen, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an Adreno 330 GP...
01:00 pm -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable People Generally Just Really Hate Their Cable Companies
A cable television Death Star formed with the announcement that Comcast had acquired Time Warner Cable.The two titans of terrible customer service haven't won many fans with tricky pricing, amateur te...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Hovercraft Turn Humans Into Heroes With Deer Lake Rescue
Who knew a hovercraft could turn ordinary humans into superheroes?That's what happened when a father and son duo found out about two deer stuck on the frozen Albert Lea Lake in Minnesota. They quickly...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 52 Disney Animated Movie Locations Mapped Around the World
Looks like it really is a small world, after all.Artist Eowyn Smith has compiled several of the magical kingdoms from Disney and Pixar flicks and mapped out their locations around the world.See also: ...
11:23 am -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Motorola's CEO Headed to Dropbox as COO
Just several weeks after Google announced it was selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, Motorola's CEO, Dennis Woodside announced he's going to Dropbox.Woodside will become the COO of Dropbox, which rec...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable These Selfish Love Songs Are the Perfect Self-Esteem Boost
Single on Valentine's Day? Don't be sad. While your friends have to shower their significant others in gifts and affection, you can reward the one person in your life who really matters most — y...
10:44 am -08 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable 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.Comcast has agreed to purchase Time Warner Cable for around $45.2 b...
10:26 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Massive Storm Moves to Northeast After Blasting South
After wreaking havoc in the south, a massive ice and snow storm will move northward into the Mid-Atlantic states starting Wednesday nightSnowfall will hit Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and ...
09:59 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Spotify Unveils Valentine's Day Playlists for Soulmates and Singles
Whether you're planning a romantic date or celebrating the single life this Valentine's Day, you're going to want some tunes to guide you through the nightTo help, Spotify released three Valentine's D...
09:30 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic
If you own or manage a website, you probably refer to analytics to track performance, and help you strategize. It may surprise you, however, that 61.5% of all web traffic around the world comes from b...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable A Guide to the Job Market in 2034
Whether you're an aspiring lawyer, policeman or programmer, you should be aware that at some point — maybe a decade from now, maybe two, perhaps less — many jobs in those industries will b...
08:45 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Tech and Fashion Collide at Diane von Furstenberg's NYFW Show
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg celebrated 40 years of her iconic wrap dress at her New York Fashion Week show Sunday, but it wasn't just a celebration of clothes. Her show paid just as much ho...
08:24 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable in Industry-Shaking Deal: Report
Comcast has reached an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal that will have major ramifications for the cable market, as well as the media industry as a whole.The news, first reported by CN...
08:24 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Comcast to Acquire Time Warner Cable in Industry-Shaking Deal
Comcast has reached an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal that will have major ramifications for the cable market, as well as the media industry as a whole.The news, first reported by CN...
08:20 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Pete Wentz on Fall Out Boy's 'Flappy Bird' Homage
Fall Out Bird, the Fall Out Boy-themed version of Flappy Bird launched on Android Wednesday, much to the delight of Fall Out Boy and Flappy Bird fans everywhere.Flappy Bird was removed from Apple's Ap...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Hovercraft Turn Humans Into Heroes With Deer Lake Rescue
Who knew a hovercraft could turn ordinary humans into superheroes?That's what happened when a father and son duo found out about two deer stuck on the frozen Albert Lea Lake in Minnesota. They quickly...
07:57 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Couple Definitely, Maybe Breaks Up Using Only Movie Titles
Breakups are awkward and painful, especially when they're unexpected. It's tough to find the right words to express yourself when saying goodbye. So consider using someone else's words instead.This c...
07:43 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Ford Reveals GPS Privacy Practices
After SenAl Franken (D-Minn.) pressed Ford to clarify its use of GPS tracking in vehicles, the automaker sent him a letter about its privacy practices on Wednesday.Jim Farley, Ford's executive vice-pr...
07:07 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Leaked Photos Show Larger, Rounded-Edged iPhone 6
Just after the iPhone 5S confirmed its place as yet another success for Apple, rumors of the latest version of the device have begun to surface — this time with imagesIn a blog post published on...
06:53 am +02 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Report: Ethiopian Government Hacks Journalists in U.S. and Europe
The Ethiopian government reportedly used surveillance technology created by an Italian company to hack into the computers of Ethiopian journalists in the United States and EuropeJournalists at the Eth...
06:52 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Actors, Presidents, Politicians Rub Elbows at White House State Dinner
The White House State Dinner on Feb. 11 in honor of a visit from French President François Hollande was off to a bit of an awkward start before it began. Hollande had recently broken up with...
06:23 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Canadian Skaters' 'Mighty Ducks' Moment Personifies the Olympic Spirit
Canada's Denny Morrison won the silver medal in Wednesday's 1,000-meter speedskating final at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But here's where the story gets interesting — Morrison was onl...
06:13 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Dyson's Vision: A Robot Vacuum That Can See
Inventor James Dyson has a long history of re-imagining the familiar. From bag-less vacuum cleaners to touch-free hand-dryers in bathrooms, these are devices that do something commonplace, but in a wa...
05:50 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Revisit 'The Wonder Years' on DVD Later This Year
Fred Savage fans, rejoice! The Wonder Years, the popular ABC television show that ran from 1988 through 1993, is finally coming to DVD later this year.StarVista Entertainment/Time Life, a company know...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Sinkhole Gobbles Up Eight Valuable Corvettes
A cavernous sinkhole claimed the fate of eight priceless all-American sports cars Wednesday morning at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.The Bowling Green, Ky. museum discovered the enormous pi...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Duke, Carolina Fans Abandon Snowy Cars for Canceled Ball Game
A massive, brutal snowstorm that has gridlocked traffic in North Carolina stood no chance against the passion of fans who wanted to get to today's Duke University-University of North Carolina basketba...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Human Bowling Should Be an Olympic Sport
Let's all agree that bowling is awesome. You get to wear funny shoes, there's music and you don't have to be very physically fit to conquer the sport. However, if you replace the ball with a Zorb, swa...
04:54 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Are Seth Meyers' First Guests for 'Late Night' Better Than Fallon's?
With Jimmy Fallon moving to The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers filling Fallon's Late Night seat, we've been waiting to see who the hosts' first guests will be. And now we knowMeyers, who announced earli...
04:53 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Report: Ethiopian Government Hacks Journalists in U.S. and Europe
The Ethiopian government reportedly used surveillance technology created by an Italian company to hack into the computers of Ethiopian journalists in the United States and EuropeJournalists at the Eth...
04:50 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Olympians Turn to Tinder for Olympic Village Trysts
It's all snow and ice at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but that doesn't mean things aren't getting steamyAmerican Jamie Anderson, who took home the gold medal in this year's slopestyle snowboardi...
04:49 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Veep, Meet the Veep: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Dines With Biden
Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who stars in the HBO show Veep, met U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday during a White House State dinner honoring French President Francois HollandeLoui...
04:34 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Chick-fil-A Vows to Serve Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics
Chick-fil-A's famous chicken sandwiches will still be breaded and fried, but soon they won't come with antibiotics.On Tuesday, Chick-fil-A, the privately held food chain based in Atlanta,announced tha...
04:31 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Snowboarding, Speed Skating and More
Wednesday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, saw a historic split gold medal in women's downhill skiing and an American shred the snowboard halfpipe for her first gold medalThose were among the ...
04:25 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Why Toyota's Recall Came at an Awkward Time for Hybrids
If you bought a Prius in the last five years, there's a good chance that you were affected by Tuesday's recall of 1.9 Priuses. If you never bought a Prius or a hybrid, the recall may give you one more...
04:08 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Facebook 'Look Back' Videos Shared Almost 100 Million Times
Millions of Facebook users took a trip down memory lane last week to celebrate the company's 10th anniversaryIn honor of turning a decade old, Facebook gave users the option of downloading a "Look Bac...
04:07 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Facebook Testing 'Water Taxi' to Shuttle Employees From San Francisco
All aboard the Facebook ferry.The social network launched a private ferry service last week that will shuttle employees between San Francisco and Redwood City, just a few miles from company headquarte...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Rest in Peace, Flappy Bird
Alas, Flappy Bird was too beautiful for this worldWe must now say goodbye to our winged friend. Our insatiable need for Flappy Bird has killed the game for everyone else who wanted to bask in its glor...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 1 Million Facebook Fans Will Surprise a Lonely 10-Year-Old on His Birthday
When 10-year-old Colin from Kalamazoo, Mich., told his mother that he didn't want to have a party this year, she didn't listen.Colin, who has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, often acts out in s...
03:32 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Fake 'Flappy Bird' Apps Are Infecting Androids With Malware
In the days since Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen removed the beloved avian hero-themed mobile game from Apple's App Store and Google Play store, a series of wannabes have flooded both stores.While ma...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Yahoo's New Long Game: Contextual Search
"We're long on search," Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Tuesday. "Search is curiosity, and that will never be done."Search? Yahoo? Isn't this the same company tha...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable 4 Quirky Factoids About the Olympics' Gold Medal Tie
Wednesday's quirkiest story from the Sochi games also made Olympics history. Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin finished the women's downhill skiing course with identical times of ...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable An Inside Look at Shia Labeouf's Odd #IAMSORRY Art Stunt
LOS ANGELES — Move over, Olympics. Make room for the real mid-February spectacle: "not famous" actor-turned-performance artist Shia LaBeouf.Coming on the heels of a string of plagiarism problems...
02:03 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable GoPro Camera Free-Falls From a Plane and Captures the Whole Thing
How could falling from an airplane without a parachute be any worse? If you landed in the den of a pig, obviously.Mia Munselle dropped her GoPro from an airplane while trying to film a majestic landsc...
01:45 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable We Were Supposed to Fight Back Yesterday? Didn't Get the Memo
Tuesday was “The Day We Fight Back” against mass surveillance. It had the support of major companies like LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter. It had its own hashtag (...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Republicans Are Creating Fake Sites for Democratic Candidates
In electoral politics, the candidate is meant to project a vision of governance, extolling her party's noble ideas and principles, all while letting her own beneficence shine through. When that doesn'...
01:23 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Report: New Apple TV by Christmas, Could Access Time Warner Cable
Apple is preparing to launch a new version of its Apple TV set-top box and is in talks with Time Warner Cable to supply video content for the new platform, according to a report.The updated hardware, ...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Mexico's Downhill Ski Team Is One German Prince in a Mariachi Suit
The Jamaican bobsled team got plenty of attention going into the Sochi Olympics as the return of the ultimate underdog team. But Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg — the one-man team for Me...
01:15 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable So This Is England Right Now...
As the southern U.S. deals with a major ice storm, the flood-ridden UK is facing an even stronger storm system. The NASA satellite image above shows just how intense this storm is storm as it forms a ...
12:55 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Sesame Street's 'Flappy Bird' Spinoff Is the Only One That Matters
We apologize in advance for reducing your productivity to approximately 0%.Sesame Workshop gifted the Internet with a genius Flappy Bird spinoff: Flappy Bert.See also: 6 Games to Fill the Flappy Bird-...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Alpine Stalemate, German Luge Victory
American Shaun White's quest for a third gold medal in the men's snowboard halfpipe ended Tuesday after a first run that was far from stellar, but other Olympians were still fighting for the top spot ...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Derek Jeter Says He Will Retire After the 2014 Season
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter intends to retire after the 2014 season.The 13-time All Star and five-time World Series champion made the announcement in a message posted to his Facebook page W...
12:20 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Twists and Turns
It may be the middle of winter in the northern hemisphere, but temperatures at the 2014 Sochi Olympics are on the milder side. The effect of these warm temperatures can be seen in Wednesday's Photo of...
12:11 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Lord Aries: Your New Instagram Kitty Overlord
Lord Aries delivers all the fluffy cuteness to your Instagram feedThe white Himalayan cat from Brazil joined Instagram last October and has collected more than 3,000 followers. The lord enjoys cuddlin...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Facebook Auto-Play Video Ads May Not Come Until This Summer
If you're dreading the launch of auto-play video ads in your Facebook News Feed, here's some good news: Facebook is taking its time rolling them out. They may not appear in your feed until as late as ...
12:00 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Mashable Human Bowling Should Be an Olympic Sport
Let's all agree that bowling is awesome. You get to wear funny shoes, there's music and you don't have to be very physically fit to conquer the sport. However, if you replace the ball with a Zorb, swa...
11:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Are Seth Meyers' First Guests for 'Late Night' Better Than Fallon's?
With Jimmy Fallon moving to The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers filling Fallon's Late Night seat, we've been waiting to see who the hosts' first guests will be. And now we knowMeyers, who announced earli...
11:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Report: Ethiopian Government Hacks Journalists in U.S. and Europe
The Ethiopian government reportedly used surveillance technology created by an Italian company to hack into the computers of Ethiopian journalists in the United States and EuropeJournalists at the Eth...
11:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable USA's Kaitlyn Farrington Shreds Her Way to Halfpipe Gold
Kaitlyn Farrington of Team USA won the women's snowboarding halfpipe gold medal on Wednesday night in Sochi, shredding to victory on a Winter Olympics' course that was harshly criticized by riders ear...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'Shoshi Games 2014' Tumblr Sends 'Girls' to the Olympics
Shoshanna Shapiro is going for the gold, and it's not just for champion hair styling.Shoshi Games 2014 is a brilliant new Tumblr that puts our favorite Girls star at the center of the action at the So...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Rodarte Takes Fall 2014 Collection to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
It's a fashionable geek's sci-fi fantasy — Rodarte unveiled Star Wars-inspired looks for the New York Fashion Week finale of its Fall/Winter 2014 collectionThe impeccably chic gowns, designed by...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Fairy Tale for Founders: Disney Launches Startup Accelerator Program
There's a whole new Disney World for startup founders.Walt Disney announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Techstars to launch a startup accelerator program in Los Angeles that will provide earl...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Rand Paul Sues Obama, NSA on Behalf of All U.S. Phone Owners
One of the most outspoken members of the U.S. Congress is organizing an ambitious lawsuit against President Barack Obama.Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all Americ...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'Words' Are in the Air this Valentine's Day
The folks at Zynga are out with their third annual Words With Friends Valentine's Day survey, and have shared a handful of fun stats concerning the likes - and dislikes - of more than 11,300 playe...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'Crippling' Ice Storm Underway Across South
The ice storm underway in the South is going to be one of the most damaging such storms in decades, if current projections are realized. The storm, which is gathering strength along the Gulf Coast, is...
10:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Why the Ice Storm in the South Is Such a Big Deal
The ice storm underway in the South is going to be one of the most damaging storms of its kind in decades, if current projections pan out. The storm, which is gathering strength along the Gulf Coast, ...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable It's Way Too Hard to Find NBC's Olympic Live Streams. Here's a Shortcut
Let's get one thing straight: NBC, generally speaking, does a fantastic job covering the Olympics despite difficult time differences and other logistical hurdles. But, for a company making a big show...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 7 Valentine's Day Gifts You Can Buy With Bitcoin
If you've got your hands on some uber-trendy Bitcoins, now's the time to use them. This Valentine's Day, use the virtual currency to get your sweetheart a super cool present.Bitcoin is a form of digit...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable NightBus' Interactive Music Video Introduces 3-Way Stereo Experience
After creating an innovative interactive music video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" that mimicked TV channel surfing, digital agency Interlude is back with a slick type of interactivity for ne...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Study: Mammograms Do Not Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths
Yearly mammograms in middle-age women do not reduce breast cancer deaths — these tests are essentially as good as physical examination alone, according to a new 25-year study from Canada.The stu...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 8 Common Tax Mistakes That Startups Make
In the flurry of launching a new business or first startup, filing your taxes can be a real learning curve. You won’t want to wait until the last minute to try to figure things out. At the very ...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable How to Check If Your Prius Is Part of Toyota's Recall
Toyota announced on Wednesday that it is recalling 1.9 million Prius vehicles because of a software glitch, 713,000 of which are in the United StatesInitial reports didn't provide any further details ...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Twitter Still Testing and Changing Profile Redesign
Twitter is still making tweaks to the profile redesign experiment it's testing among a small group of users, such as returning to a vertical timeline and making pictures even larger.Last night, Mashab...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable How to Get a Special Edition Mac Pro for Less Than $1 Million (Sort Of)
Apple's Mac Pro computer has received its fair share of jabs for its modernist garbage pail looks, but the design aesthetic of the pricey device has slowly grown on some Apple devotees. Now one comput...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable U.S. Drops in Press Freedom Ranking Over Handling of Leaks
The United States did not doing as good a job of upholding its First Amendment in 2013, according to a report published Wednesday.Based on its pursuit and prosecution of whistleblowers and information...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable How to Track the Historic Ice Storm
As the potentially crippling ice storm moves across the Southeast, you can track social media dispatches from the region along with storm data using this interactive map from the folks at Esri. The Ca...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 11 'House of Cards' Valentines to Lobby Your Lover's Heart
Love is backstabbing, revenge and sweet, sweet BBQ sauce. Just ask Frank Underwood.The House of Cards protagonist won't bring you chocolates and a teddy bear on Valentine's Day, but he will kill a man...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 3 New 'House of Cards' Promos Arrive Before Season 2 Debut
Netflix doesn't want you to forget that House of Cards returns Feb. 14Just days before the season two floodgates open — with all 13 episodes becoming available at 12:01 a.m. PT Friday — Ne...
08:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Pro-Uber Rules Fuel Paris Taxi Driver Strike
In Paris, a taxi war has been brewing for months — but it's just taken a step further. After France's top administrative canceled the required waiting time of 15 minutes for private car services...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Live: Ice Storm Grips the South
A potentially "catastrophic" ice storm is underway across the South, with tens of thousands already without power and thousands more likely to lose electricity. The hardest-hit states look to be Georg...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 21 Photos Proving Luge Is the Least Photogenic Olympic Sport
If you're the type of person who fears double chin in photos, then the sport of luge is definitely not for you.Thanks to the magic of sports photography, lugers racing down the Olympic track are plagu...
08:08 pm -08 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Facebook 'Look Back' Videos Shared Almost 100 Million Times
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Mashable Sesame Street's 'Flappy Bird' Spinoff Is the Only One That Matters
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Mashable Winter Olympics: 5 Things You Missed Overnight
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07:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Done Deal: Google Closes $3.2 Billion Acquisition of Nest
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Mashable Facebook Auto-Play Video Ads May Not Come Until This Summer
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06:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Twitter Testing Profile Redesign and Other News You Need to Know
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05:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Rand Paul Sues Obama, NSA on Behalf of All U.S. Phone Owners
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Mashable Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Cars Due to Software Error
Toyota is recalling 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars worldwide due to a software glitch that could cause the car to stop while driving, the AFP reportsNo accidents have been reported due to this issue, a...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Cars
Toyota is recalling 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars worldwide due to a software glitch that could cause the car to stop while driving, the AFP reportsNo accidents have been reported due to this issue, a...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 8 Celebrities Hiding in Historical Paintings
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05:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 8 Romantic Subscription Services to Spice Up Your Valentine's Day
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Mashable 12 Ways to Make Your Cat Your Valentine
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04:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable The Six Degrees of Quentin Tarantino Actors
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04:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable This Liquid Makes Any Pair of Gloves Touchscreen-Friendly
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04:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable A Liquid That Makes Any Pair of Gloves Touchscreen-Friendly
Touchscreen gloves are an essential accessory for smartphone addicts battling the winter chill, but the options for consumers are fairly limited. Purchasing a pair of attractive, touchscreen-compatibl...
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Mashable Sony Bottles Its Walkman to Show How Waterproof It Really Is
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03:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable This Post-it Art Will Really Stick With You
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Mashable Parcel Delivers Packages After Hours, When You're Actually Home
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Mashable Winter Olympics: 5 Things You Missed Overnight
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01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas' Celebrates Thrifty Geeks
In the whimsical world of cosplay, some truly devoted geeks spend their time and money on creating costumes that rival that of the original's. Others, like artist Patrick Dean, dream up costumes using...
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Mashable 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Parody Swaps Money Stacks for Keg Stands
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11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Darth Vader's Look Back Video Shows Dark Side of Facebook
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Mashable A Rundown of the First 4 Seasons of 'The Walking Dead'
If you missed a few episodes of AMC's The Walking Dead, or forgot some important, gory details, don't worry — this short video will fill you in on everything that's happened so farEthan Newberry...
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Mashable U.S. Speed-Skating Gear Gets High-Tech Upgrade for Olympics
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09:45 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable A Rundown of the First 4 Seasons of 'The Walking Dead'
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09:29 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 12 Drool-Worthy Photos from the Westminster Dog Show
The final leg of the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show took place at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.Four-legged contestants come from all over the world for a chance to be named "B...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Sony Alpha 6000 Camera Has the 'World's Fastest Autofocus'
Sony may be getting out of the PC and TV businesses, but it's doubling down on cameras by strengthening its mirrorless offerings with a new model that the company claims has the world's fastest autofo...
08:36 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Samsung Hints at New TouchWiz Interface With 'Unpacked 5' Invite
We know Samsung will be hosting a media event on Feb. 24 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and judging from its name — Unpacked 5 — we know there's a good chance that the comp...
08:03 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Little Girl Sends Olympian Jamie Anderson Adorable Fan Mail
Do you remember writing letters to Santa Claus, athletes or the president when you were in elementary school? Well, today we learned that some of those letters do make it to their intended destination...
07:59 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable DARPA Is Developing 'Transformers'-Style Flying Drones
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07:33 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable A Look Back at Flickr's First 10 Years
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06:48 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 12 Pairs Figure Skaters Millimeters From Disaster
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06:08 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Is Bing Censoring Chinese Search Results in the U.S.?
Microsoft's search engine Bing may be censoring some search results in Chinese — even when the searcher is in the United States.When searching for a term that's controversial in China, like the ...
06:01 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'Lego Movie' Review: Everything Is Awesome and Here's Why
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05:33 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Snapchat Challenge: Nothing Says 'I Love You' Like a 10-Second Snap
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Mashable Billy Ray Cyrus Re-Releases 'Achy Breaky Heart' as Hip-Hop Jam
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04:26 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable New NASA Photos Point to Water on Mars
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04:25 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Punk's Not Dead, and Neither Is 'Flappy Bird'
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04:09 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Shaun White Founders While Women Soar
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04:09 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Top Moments From Sochi: Shaun White Fumbles, Women Soar
Long-time NBC Olympic host Bob Costas might be on the bench, but athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics are still raring and ready to go.Olympians fought for the gold in a number of sports Tuesday, inclu...
04:03 am +11 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 15 Fascinating Reddit AMAs You Need to Read
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03:56 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Today's Winners in Sochi: Snowboarding, Skiing and More
Tuesday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi saw Shaun White knocked off his snowboarding throne with a fourth-place finish in the halfpipe. It also saw a Canadian teenager take gold in the games' first-ev...
03:51 am +01 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Ellen Uses Bruno Mars to Prank Unsuspecting Nurse
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03:46 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Activists Work to Put Sochi's Stray Dogs into New Shelter
Activists in Sochi, Russia, the host city for this year's Winter Olympics, are rushing to save the city's 2,000 stray dogs from a pest control company that Sochi officials contracted to kill them.Offi...
03:46 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Activists Rush to Save Sochi's 2,000 Stray Dogs
Activists in Sochi, Russia, the host city for this year's Winter Olympics, are rushing to save the city's 2,000 stray dogs from a pest control company that Sochi officials contracted to kill them.Offi...
03:38 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Instagram Hacker Plays the Hero: Pockets 'Four-Figure' Reward
An Instagram hacker elected to play the hero instead of the villainChristian Lopez Martin, a self-identified freelance security researcher, published a blog post on Monday detailing how he was able to...
03:38 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Instagram Hacker Plays the Hero, Pockets 'Four-Figure' Reward
An Instagram hacker elected to play the hero instead of the villainChristian Lopez Martin, a self-identified freelance security researcher, published a blog post on Monday detailing how he was able to...
03:30 am +11 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 9 Internet Ways to Say 'I Love You' to Your Tweetheart
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Mashable Sugar Todd Is the Games' Sweetest Olympian
American long-track speedskater Sugar Todd competed in the women's 500-meter race on Tuesday morning at the Winter Olympics. South Korean Lee Sang-hwa won the gold medal. Todd finished 29thSee also: ...
03:15 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Photographer Tackles the NSA's Image Problem
Since the spring of last year, when the Snowden documents began to support scoops and stories, the media has had a problem: It is hard to depict the places and programs that Snowden's stories describe...
03:03 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Little Girl Sends Olympian Jamie Anderson Adorable Fan Mail
Do you remember writing letters to Santa Claus, athletes or the president when you were in elementary school? Well, today we learned that some of those letters do make it to their intended destination...
02:57 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 16 Dazzling GIFs of Figure Skating Pairs at the Winter Olympics
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02:53 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Mo' Money Mozilla: Firefox to Introduce Sponsored Content
New Firefox users will soon be seeing advertisements when they open a new tabNon-profit software group Mozilla announced in that it is rolling out "Directory Tiles," a program that will place various...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Ellen Uses Bruno Mars to Prank Unsuspecting Nurse
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02:49 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Capture the Colors of the Olympic Rings for our Photo Challenge
In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, we want to theme this week's Mashable Photo Challenge around the colors of the iconic five-ringed symbol. To enter, capture an image that is primarily blue, black...
02:32 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Snowboarder Iouri Podladtchikov's Adorable Reaction to Winning Gold
The men's snowboard halfpipe event during the Olympics ended in a gold medal victory for Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland Tuesday. But it was Podladtchikov's adorable reaction to his epic performanc...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable FBI: We'll Give You $10,000 to Report People Who Point Lasers at Planes
The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to slap more handcuffs on people who aim laser pointers at airplanes.Beaming a handheld laser has been a federal crime since 2012, but on Tuesday, the FBI ann...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'Flappy Bird' Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Thanks, Internet, for ruining everything — againYou couldn’t simply accept the awesomeness that was Flappy Bird. This ultra-simple, yet completely addictive game was programmed to tap dire...
01:56 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Skeleton Training
Medals are quickly being amassed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but before the podium comes practice. Tuesday's Photo of the Day showcases the power and speed of Australian Lucy Chaffer during ...
01:46 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable HLN Seeks the White Whale of TV Viewership — Millennials
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01:38 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Onslaught of Storms Headed for Already-Drenched UK
More storms are headed for the UK this week, where record winter rainfall has led to an ongoing flood crisis. Thesatellite image from NASA shows the triple play of severe storms spinning one afte...
01:38 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Photo: Triple Threat of Storms Bears Down on Drenched UK
More storms are headed for the UK this week, where record winter rainfall has led to an ongoing flood crisis. The satellite image from NASA shows the triple play of severe storms spinning one aft...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Twitter Testing Major Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook
Twitter is testing a major redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted on Tuesday a huge update to his Twitter profile page, with...
01:26 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook
Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted on Tuesday a huge update to his Twitter profile pa...
01:23 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Google's Market Cap Hits $400 Billion for First Time
Google's stock hit another all-time high Tuesday of $1,191, pushing the company's market cap above $400 billion for the first time in its history.The stock increase comes less than two weeks after Goo...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable India Finally Joins Winter Olympics — 5 Days After the Games Began
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday lifted a ban of India's domestic Olympic committee, meaning that it will now recognize the Indian flag at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. That means ...
01:19 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Pretty, Dark and a Little Out There: This Is Fashion Through Glass
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an Instagram of blogger Chiara Ferragni wearing a Chanel jacket can be worth 42,000 likes. Fashion and social media, it seems, were made for each other. Wi...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable 'Wolverine' Actor Hugh Jackman to Host Tony Awards
Actor Hugh Jackman has clawed his way back to the Tony Awards hosting throneJackman — a.k.a. Wolverine to moviegoers — returns for his fourth stint as host on June 8, CBS revealed Tuesday,...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Part of a Mixed-Age Couple? Facebook Says You're in the Majority
Love knows no age, but Facebook doesA new study from Facebook explored the age difference between users in a relationship on the platform. The results: men are older in two-thirds of opposite-sex rela...
12:44 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Shaun White's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Major bummer alert, America: Shaun White will leave the Sochi Olympics without a gold medal.The two-time gold medalist and high-flying American sports hero failed to even medal in the men's snowboard ...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Twitter Usage Depends on Mobile Experience
There's no doubt that mobile is a huge space for social media. Over the past several years, Internet usage has largely moved from the web to smartphones and tablets, increasing the need for social net...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Report: Foxconn Teaming Up With Google Robotics
Foxconn — the controversial Taiwanese company with manufacturing facilities throughout Asia — is known for assembling Apple iPhones and iPads, but it looks like it's been quietly working w...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Mashable Olympic Pickup Lines to Double Axel Your Heart
With Valentine's Day lurking and the Winter Olympics in full swing, it's no surprise that top athletes from around the world are looking for a little love to keep them warm in the cold Sochi weather.L...
11:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Rosanne Cash Revisits Her Roots in "A Feather's Not a Bird" Video
Rosanne Cash's new album, The River and the Thread, references a series of visits she recently made to the Deep South, where she and her husband John Levanthal, who produced the album, explored her fa...
11:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Rosanne Cash Revisits Her Roots in 'A Feather's Not a Bird' Video
Rosanne Cash's new album, The River and the Thread, references a series of visits she recently made to the Deep South, where she and her husband John Levanthal, who produced the album, explored her fa...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov Dethrones White For Halfpipe Gold
Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland won the men's snowboarding halfpipe gold medal on Tuesday night in Sochi, beating out Shaun White and 10 other finalists on the Winter Olympics' much-criticized cour...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Klout to Be Acquired for at Least $100 Million, Report Says
A few days after Klout unveiled a new content-sharing service to burnish its fading brand, one report says the company is about to sell itself to another social media company, Lithium Technologies, fo...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Found: Girl in 1981 Lego Ad Is Now an Alt-Medicine Doctor in Seattle
In January, a 1981 Lego ad made the rounds on Reddit and social media. For some, the ad illustrated how ads back then adhered less stringently to gender roles.The story behind the ad is even more comp...
11:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Molson's Sochi Beer Fridge Only Opens for Canadians
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11:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Do All Zoos Euthanize Animals Like Marius, the Copenhagen Giraffe?
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11:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Google to Wins Contract to Lease NASA-Owned Historic Airfield
Google executives have been parking their private jets at NASA-owned Moffett Airfield since 2007, but now the company is poised to officially lease the Silicon Valley space.Planetary Ventures, a Googl...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 24 Arrested in Mafia Bust for Smuggling Cocaine in Pineapple Cans
The FBI and the Italian police arrested 24 people accused of taking part of large drug trafficking operation involving the 'Ndrangheta, a powerful Italian Mafia-like syndicate, in coordinated raids in...
10:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 25% of Couples Say Smartphones Distract Their Partners
The Internet can bring couples together, but one in four say smartphones are distracting to their relationshipThe Pew Research Center released a new report on Tuesday just in time for Valentine's Day ...
10:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Of Course the Mall of America Has a Giant 5-Story Pinterest Board
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10:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm May Leave Southern States in the Dark
Over the next three days, a winter storm will likely plunge large parts of the southeastern U.S., including storm-weary Georgia, into darkness as a “catastrophic” load of ice knocks down t...
10:00 pm +11 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable New Processor to Bring High-End Features to Cheap Smartphones
The smartphone you buy this fall is going to be way better than the one in your pocket now — and it might even be cheaper, tooARM, the company behind the chip technology in virtually every smart...
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Mashable Mo' Money Mozilla: Firefox to Introduce Sponsored Content
New Firefox users will soon be seeing advertisements when they open a new tabNon-profit software group Mozilla announced in that it is rolling out "Directory Tiles," a program that will place various...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Shaun White, Snowboarders Go for Gold on 'Crappy' Halfpipe
When Shaun White dropped out of the Winter Olympics' first ever snowboard slopestyle competition last week, a modest controversy began after other riders criticized his late cancellation as selfish an...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable White Looks to Catch Teen Sensation Hirano for Olympic Halfpipe Gold
Update: White stands in 11th place after scoring a 35 on this first run. Each snowboarder gets two runs, and a rough first go for most of the 12-man field means second runs are crucial. Japan's 15-yea...
09:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Glimpse App Helps You Find Love on Instagram
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then your Instagram feed should say a lot more about you than most online profiles. That's the thinking behind a new dating app called Glimpse.Unlike online dating s...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable What Is Responsible Satire in the Viral Media Age?
Make room for another entry on the list of "hoaxes way too many people thought were real."Self-proclaimed satire site The Daily Currant published an article Saturday entitled, "Man Responsible For Oly...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Oscars Go 'Frozen': Idina Menzel to Perform 'Let It Go'
It's a go for "Let It Go" at this year's Academy Awards. Idina Menzel will perform the song from Disney's Frozen for the first time on TV during ABC's March 2 broadcast of the ceremony, Oscar producer...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Google on NSA: We Need Rules, Transparency and Oversight
Google on Tuesday joined a coalition of more than 5,700 websites that are protesting the National Security Agency, endorsing specific legislation to reform and curb spying.Google endorsed the USA Free...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics: 6 Things You Missed Overnight
Welcome to your morning dose of Olympics coverage, where you're already a day behind on Winter Games action. The day's biggest events happen in the evening — local time in Sochi, Russia — ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Bob Costas Sidelined by Eye Infection, Matt Lauer to Step In
Bob Costas' eye infection has spread to both eyes, forcing the anchor to cede hosting duties to Matt Lauer.Costas started his hosting duties for the Winter Olympics last week with a left eye that was ...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Square Inks Payments Deal With Whole Foods
Square has inked a deal to process payments at select Whole Foods locations, the two companies announced early Tuesday.The deal marks Square's first partnership with a major grocery store chain. Whole...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Getting a Parking Ticket Has Never Felt This Good
Finding a parking ticket tucked into your car's windshield is one of life's most loathed experiences. Akin to losing a sock in the dryer or spilling hot coffee on yourself, it will most likely ruin yo...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in 2 Minutes
In April 2011, the value of Bitcoin held steady at $0.75. By January 2014, that value had skyrocketed to more than $1,000. It's hard to deny that the digital currency is changing the way we use money ...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Why You Should Never Be Sorry for Your Selfie
On Jan. 27, 2011, "#selfie" was born. Just over three years later, there are more than 75 million Instagram photos tagged #selfie and a National #Selfie Portrait Gallery. Furthermore, Oxford Dictionar...
06:47 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Rosanne Cash Revisits Her Roots in 'A Feather's Not a Bird' Video
Rosanne Cash's new album, The River and the Thread, references a series of visits she recently made to the Deep South, where she and her husband John Levanthal, who produced the album, explored her fa...
06:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Klout to Be Acquired for at Least $100 Million, Report Says
A few days after Klout unveiled a new content-sharing service to burnish its fading brand, one report says the company is about to sell itself to another social media company, Lithium Technologies, fo...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Nokia's Rumored Android and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you updated on what's happening in the digital world.According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Nokia will be...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Hollywood's Little Princess: Shirley Temple in Photos
Shirley Temple, best known for lighting up the screen as a child star in the 1930s and 1940s, passed away at 85 on Monday evening at her home, surrounded by family and friends.Temple started acting at...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable RFID Tags Track Marijuana From Seed to Sale, in Colorado
On New Years Day, Colorado became the first state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The new legislation has provoked a Denver-bound flood of "Ganjapreneurs" and kickstarted what is sure ...
05:58 pm -08 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 'Flappy Bird' Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Thanks, Internet, for ruining everything — againYou couldn’t simply accept the awesomeness that was Flappy Bird. This ultra-simple, yet completely addictive game was programmed to tap dire...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 9 YA Books to Hold You Over for 'The Fault in Our Stars'
With the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars finally out, waiting for its June 6 release can seem more difficult than ever.But whatever kept you reading and re-reading TFIOS, whether it was the love st...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 15 Fascinating Reddit AMAs You Need to Read
When it comes to Reddit, almost nothing is off limits — that's why its "Ask Me Anything" series is so fascinating. Users create a thread inviting Redditors to ask them literally any question on ...
04:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Shirley Temple Dies at 85
Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple died Monday night at 85 years of age. She passed away at home, surrounded by her family and caregivers, Temple's agent wrote in a statementBorn in 1928, Shir...
04:44 pm -08 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Shaun White's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Major bummer alert, America: Shaun White will leave the Sochi Olympics without a gold medal.The two-time gold medalist and high-flying American sports hero failed to even medal in the men's snowboard ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 9 Internet Ways to Say 'I Love You' to Your Tweetheart
Sure, you could wish your loved one a happy Valentine's Day in person, and maybe even get them a card — but it doesn't really count until you declare it publicly on at least one form of social m...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable The Age of Wedding Robots Is Upon Us
When Laura Cressman married her husband in 2012, she added an unconventional guest to her wedding party: the Dragon Runner, a small, unmanned military robot designed for urban combat. As "Mr. Roboto" ...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Dong Nguyen: Flappy Bird Is 'Gone Forever'
Flappy Bird lovers, we have a problem. Dong Nguyen, the creator of the notoriously addictive iOS game, told Forbes in an interview the game is "gone forever."According to Nguyen, his intentions were t...
03:40 pm -08 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Klout to Be Acquired for at Least $100 Million, Report Says
A few days after Klout unveiled a new content-sharing service to burnish its fading brand, one report says the company is about to sell itself to another social media company, Lithium Technologies, fo...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Google Chrome Now Tells You When It's Been Hijacked
Google Chrome is helping its users fend off browser hijackingsLinus Upson, Google's vice-president of engineering, announced a new protection in a blog post last week that asks users to reset their ac...
03:26 pm -06 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Shaun White, Snowboarders Go for Gold on 'Crappy' Halfpipe
When Shaun White dropped out of the Winter Olympics' first ever snowboard slopestyle competition last week, a modest controversy began after other riders criticized his late cancellation as selfish an...
01:24 pm -08 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Glimpse App Helps You Find Love on Instagram
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then your Instagram feed should say a lot more about you than most online profiles. That's the thinking behind a new dating app called Glimpse.Unlike online dating s...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Don't Watch This Video if You Have a Fear of Heights
This sweat-inducing video brings new meaning to the phrase "Don't look down!"Rock climber Alex Honnold is known for his free solo ascents of enormous rock walls, which means that he forgoes ropes, har...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable New Processor to Bring High-End Features to Cheap Smartphones
The smartphone you buy this fall is going to be way better than the one in your pocket now — and it might even be cheaper, tooARM, the company behind the chip technology in virtually every smart...
09:55 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Documentarian Ken Burns Launches iPad App
Ken Burns revealed his latest project Monday — and it's not a documentary. The filmmaker's latest venture is actually an iPad appSimply called the Ken Burns app, it is an interactive catalog of ...
09:33 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of 'Flappy Bird'
In just a few weeks, the mobile app Flappy Bird became a global phenomenon. It was a simple game, but frustrating and endless. Sharing many similarities with the famous Helicopter Game — only wi...
08:58 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 'Flappy Bird Typing Tutor' Is Even More Frustrating Than the Original
By now, we all know about the overnight success and subsequent demise of Flappy BirdAlthough the app is gone, those who miss the rage-inducing fowl don't have far to go for addictive alternatives and ...
08:28 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Path 'a Bit Late to the Party' With iOS 7 App Launch
Path, the social network that limits users to just 150 friends, unveiled a new version of its app for iOS 7 on Monday, nearly five months after Apple announced the new operating system back in Septemb...
07:59 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Comedy Central Star Revealed As Mastermind Behind 'Dumb Starbucks'
The "Dumb Starbucks" mystery that has been brewing since this past weekend has finally been solvedThe Internet was abuzz over the last 24 hours after a "Dumb Starbucks" surfaced in the Los Feliz neigh...
07:40 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Why Klout Had to Change — and Why You Shouldn't Count It Out
When was the last time you checked your Klout score? And more importantly, did you really care about it?The answer to that question could help explain why, late last week, Klout gave itself a whole ne...
07:34 am +05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Is the Facebook Like Dead for Marketers?
Derek Muller longs for the days when his Facebook page had only a few thousand likes"The other day I was just Googling, 'How do I delete these likes?'" he said to Mashable in an interview. "There's no...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Day 3 in Sochi: The Top 30 Olympic Moments
Goals have been scored, races won and mountains conquered.The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have only been under way for a few days, but fans and athletes alike have already had their fill of victory, dr...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 18 Photos of Olympic Fans Who Are Fired Up and Ready to Go
They may not be able to land a triple axel or pull off a frontside 180, but passionate fans play a big part in the Olympics.See also: 30 Historic Winter Olympics Photos We'll Never ForgetThese support...
06:30 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 'Flappy Bird Song' Helps You Vent All Your Gaming Frustrations
This song goes out to all you gamers who ever wanted to throw your phones out the window after playing Flappy Bird.The tune perfectly encapsulates the love/hate relationship that smartphone users have...
06:00 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills 22 Students in Iraq
The would-be suicide bombers were all at an Iraqi camp, presumably huddled around their commander, learning how to blow themselves up amid a crowd of people, when their teacher accidentally obliterate...
05:36 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Twitter Highlights the Top-Tweeted Olympic Photos From Sochi
From the 1968 "black power salute" to Derek Redmond limping across the finish line in his father's arms at the 1992 Barcelona games, some Olympic images live on forever. If an equally powerful image a...
05:34 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Jogger Eats It After TV Interview on Joy of Running in Snow
Talk about eating your wordsA jogger in Portland stopped during a nighttime, snowy run to have a brief chat with news station KOIN-6. The jogger, named Chelsea, raved about the beauty and benefits of ...
05:21 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable TV Reporter Mixes Up Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne
During an interview to promote the new RoboCop movie, news anchor Sam Rubin of KTLA made the cringe-worthy mistake of confusing Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne when he asked Jackson whether ...
04:51 am +01 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 'Walking Dead' Tops Twitter TV Ratings Thanks to a Can of Pudding
AMC's The Walking Dead ended its mid-season hiatus Sunday, and it returned to significant Twitter buzz. Aside from gory zombie deaths, one moment in particular catapulted the show back to the top of N...
04:47 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable One of Most Sophisticated Cyber Spy Operations Discovered After 7 Years
A security firm has discovered a new, highly sophisticated spy operation launched by a group of nation-state hackers that has infected more than 380 high-profile targets in 31 countries — and fo...
04:47 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable The Mask Is Off: Cyber Spy Operation Uncovered After 7 Years
A security firm has discovered a new, highly sophisticated spy operation launched by a group of nation-state hackers that has infected more than 380 high-profile targets in 31 countries — and fo...
03:51 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 'Walking Dead' Tops Twitter TV Ratings Thanks to a Can of Pudding
AMC's The Walking Dead ended its mid-season hiatus Sunday, and it returned to significant Twitter buzz. Aside from gory zombie deaths, one moment in particular catapulted the show back to the top of N...
03:36 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable How to Align Search With the Rest of Your Campaigns
Regardless of vertical or brand, the path to purchase is complex. Your target audience doesn't see channels - they perceive your brand across the entire digital and offline spectrum as a continuous ex...
03:34 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Virgin Atlantic Staffers Can Now Check You In With Google Glass
Business class passengers flying Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow airport will be greeted by staffers wearing Google Glass or a Sony SmartWatch 2As a part of a new pilot program at Heathrow, Virgi...
03:23 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable British Government: Flood Crisis Consistent With Global Warming
With the English countryside underwater from some of the worst flooding on record, the British government found that "an increasing body of evidence" ties this type of event to manmade global warming....
02:34 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Is the Facebook Like Dead for Marketers?
Derek Muller longs for the days when his Facebook page had only a few thousand likes"The other day I was just Googling, 'How do I delete these likes?'" he said to Mashable in an interview. "There's no...
02:27 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Fred Armisen Joins 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' as Bandleader
In a surprise move, Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen has signed on as the bandleader for "Late Night with Seth Meyers."Armisen will join Meyers — who will be filling the shoes of Jimmy Fall...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Night's Sky Shows Earth in New Light
The Aurora Borealis displays Earth's wonders in a magnificent styleTime-lapse photographer Randy Halverson captured the colorful phenomenon along with some unimaginable views of the Milky Way in a stu...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Leaked Photos of Windows Phone 8.1 Update Reveal Notification Center
New leaked photos of the long-awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update reveal Windows Phone users may soon be getting a notification center, similar to the one in iOS and Android.According to the screenshots...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable A Complete, Interactive History of Bitcoin
In less than a decade, Bitcoin has gone from concept to niche cryptocurrency, and recently it has made significant inroads into the mainstream. Whether it ultimately endures or fails, Bitcoin's histor...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Target Taps Top Pinterest Influencers for Design Collaboration
A few of Pinterest's most popular users have hit the bull's-eyeTarget on Monday announced new design partnerships with some of Pinterest's top pinners, who will soon design exclusive party-planning co...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable House of Cards Against Humanity: For the Vengeful Party Planner
At the intersection of cutthroat politics and party games for the twisted sits House of Cards Against Humanity.Yes, you read that correctlyNetflix is joining forces with Cards Against Humanity to crea...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable GitHub's 'Diffable' Maps Mean Big Things for Open Data
On Wednesday, GitHub announced that maps would be "diffable" — a silly-sounding term that means much in the world of GitHub. It's a small and even long-expected feature, but an important one, an...
01:12 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 51 Songs to Pump You Up During the Winter Olympics
The first weekend of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is in the books, with the first two days of competition delivering impressive performances and viral moments aplenty.If you haven't managed t...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Hulu Answers Our Dreams of a '7th Heaven' Revival
7th Heaven, television's longest-running family drama, called it quits in 2007, but now Hulu wants you to relive the series in all its glory — all 243 episodes of it.Hulu will make the show's 11...
12:37 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Bill Gates: Don't Call Me a College Dropout
Bill Gates has earned many titles over the years — world's richest man, tech visionary and leading philanthropist — but there's one title he seems to question: college dropout.Gates, who a...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable 6 Games to Fill the Flappy Bird-Sized Hole in Your Heart
Can't get over the loss of Flappy Bird? After creator Dong Nguyen pulled his bizarre, addictive game from the App Store dramatically this weekend, some are resulting to drastic measures to get their f...
12:15 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable NASA Wants to 3D Print Equipment in Space
The newest adopter of 3D printing isn't some hobbyist in a basement — it's NASA.The agency is already building some of its customized spacecraft and instrument parts using 3D printing, and some...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Mashable Report: Nokia to Launch Android-Based Smartphone in February
Before Nokia closes on its mobile business sale to Microsoft, the Finnish device manufacturer is reportedly launching an Android-based smartphone later this month. The phone is expected to launch at t...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 15-Minute 'Game of Thrones' Teaser Gives Glimpse of Shocking Season 4
Deep breaths, citizens of Westeros: HBO has unleashed 15 full minutes of Game of Thrones' gore, action and dramaThe "Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing" sneak peek video of the hit show's fourth season giv...
11:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable The 7 Most Popular Valentine's Day Gifts in the U.S.
Valentine's Day — the annual celebration of love and commercialism — hits us again on Friday, and many of us will spend the coming days scrambling to find perfect gifts for our significant...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Gets Stuck Behind Doors in Sochi, Again
Is there an Olympic medal for terrible luck? Because Johnny Quinn would definitely qualifyThe American bobsledder tweeted an image on Monday that showed him trying to pry open an elevator door in Soch...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Fallon Reveals Impressive First Guests for 'Tonight Show' Takeover
Jay Leno ended his 22-year stint as The Tonight Show host last week with an emotional farewell speech, and his successor Jimmy Fallon is already prepared to put all the tearful memories behind us.Fall...
10:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable FYI: @IOC Is Not the International Olympic Committee
The Open Institute of Catalonia is a university in the northeasternmost region of Spain. It focuses on virtual learning, and bills itself as a "university of the future": a "university that exists on ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable One Month Later, Jelly's Stickiness Wears Off
One month after launching, Jelly has all but disappeared from the app store rankings — just as its founder predicted.Jelly launched its Q&A app in early January with as much buzz as any star...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Audi's Sochi Ad Is Great. Too Bad It's Probably Fake.
File this under "great fake ads." The image, below, jumped to the top of Reddit on Monday. The purported Audi ad goofs on the Olympic rings fail during the opening ceremony in Sochi and Audi's four-ri...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Study: Men Prefer Microsoft Over Apple
Men don't think there's anything soft about Microsoft, according to a new survey that finds the software brand resonates more with men than Apple does.The survey, based on 1,509 interviews in November...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Remember Fraggle Rock? Its Spinoff Is Coming to Hulu
Those lively green creatures from 1980s puppet series Fraggle Rock are making a comeback — as animated characters on HuluHulu will unleash Doozers, an animated series from the minds behind Fragg...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Seeking: America's Most Social Small Business
Your small business is rocking its social media presence — tweeting and Instagramming, pinning, sharing and hashtagging like a pro. You've seen amazing online engagement rates, experienced stead...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Fake 'My Army Benefits' Site Scams Service Members
Military investigators are alerting members of the Army about an unofficial benefits site that purports to offer users unclaimed benefits and then bags their credentials.The "primary purpose" of the f...
09:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Fred Armisen Joins 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' as Bandleader
In a surprise move, Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen has signed on as the bandleader for "Late Night with Seth Meyers."Armisen will join Meyers — who will be filling the shoes of Jimmy Fall...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Fingerprint and Eye-Scanning Drones to Make Deliveries in UAE
Amazon drones may make quick deliveries to your house in the future, but the United Arab Emirates government is looking to add similar technology to its skies much sooner — within a year.The UAE...
09:21 pm -08 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable TV Reporter Mixes Up Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne
During an interview to promote the new RoboCop movie, news anchor Sam Rubin of KTLA made the cringe-worthy mistake of confusing Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne when he asked Jackson whether ...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 6 Social Media Valentines for the One You 'Like'
It's almost Valentine's Day, and maybe you're already seeing red: Facebook invites to Valentine's bashes, Instagram uploads of the perfect concert tickets (aka the "best gift ever"), couples changing ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Facebook Is Watching How You Watch TV
Facebook has given the world its first peek at the trove of user data that will compete with Twitter's firehose in the budding social media analytics market.In a report produced in conjunction with so...
08:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable How to Nail Your Viral Video Wedding Proposal
In the hierarchy of viral videos, marriage proposals are a sweet, mushy breed unto themselves. Successful viral videos — the ones that reach a million hits on YouTube and bring your workday to a...
08:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable GitHub's 'Diffable' Maps Mean Big Things for Open Data
On Wednesday, GitHub announced that maps would be "diffable" — a silly-sounding term that means much in the world of GitHub. It's a small and even long-expected feature, but an important one, an...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Bitcoin Bug Prompts Pricing Freefall
A bitcoin bug has prompted a swoon in the crypto-currency's price, though it has recovered after bottoming out on Monday.Bitcoin, which had opened the day at $704, according to CoinDesk, fell to $538 ...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Secret's Out: Gap Claims to Be First Brand on Anonymous Sharing App
If you build it, brands will come — for better or worse.The latest example of that is Secret, a new app for anonymous sharing, similar to Whisper. Over the weekend, someone shared a post on the ...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Obama Considering Drone Strike on American Citizen
The Obama administration is considering a drone strike against a U.S. citizen suspected of being a member of al Qaeda and planning terrorist attacks against the United States. However, the president i...
07:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Hulu Answers Our Dreams of a '7th Heaven' Revival
7th Heaven, television's longest-running family drama, called it quits in 2007, but now Hulu wants you to relive the series in all its glory — all 243 episodes of it.Hulu will make the show's 11...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Glenn Greenwald's New Site Goes Live With NSA Allegations
Glenn Greenwald's new site devoted to the security leaks of Edward Snowden and broader "adversarial journalism" has launched as The Intercept.The site is led by Greenwald and two other noted investiga...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Parts of England Underwater After Thames Burst Banks
Parts of England are underwater as the River Thames burst its banks and water levels continue to rise to record levelsAs of Monday afternoon local time, the UK Environment Agency had issued 14 severe ...
07:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 6 Games to Fill the Flappy Bird-Sized Hole in Your Heart
Can't get over the loss of Flappy Bird? After creator Dong Nguyen pulled his bizarre, addictive game from the App Store dramatically this weekend, some are resulting to drastic measures to get their f...
07:12 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Report: Nokia to Launch Android-Based Smartphone in February
Before Nokia closes on its mobile business sale to Microsoft, the Finnish device manufacturer is reportedly launching an Android-based smartphone later this month. The phone is expected to launch at t...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Apple to Release iOS 7.1 in March and Other News You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," your daily brief on the digital stories that matter.Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting developmentsApple’s iOS 7 should ...
06:42 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 15-Minute 'Game of Thrones' Teaser Gives Glimpse of Shocking Season 4
Deep breaths, citizens of Westeros: HBO has unleashed 15 full minutes of Game of Thrones' gore, action and dramaThe "Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing" sneak peek video of the hit show's fourth season giv...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Hearst Puts Boring Corporate Websites on Notice
When Hearst Corporation wanted to construct a new headquarters on its New York property, it did not build just another midtown skyscraper. It built one of the greenest, most unique towers in the world...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable The 7 Most Popular Valentine's Day Gifts in the U.S.
Valentine's Day — the annual celebration of love and commercialism — hits us again on Friday, and many of us will spend the coming days scrambling to find perfect gifts for our significant...
06:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Gets Stuck Behind Doors in Sochi, Again
Is there an Olympic medal for terrible luck? Because Johnny Quinn would definitely qualifyThe American bobsledder tweeted an image on Monday that showed him trying to pry open an elevator door in Soch...
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Used iPhone With Flappy Bird Selling for $100,000 on eBay
Have you missed a chance to get your copy of Flappy Bird, the megapopular iOS game which was mysteriously pulled from the App Store this weekend? Worry not, you can still get it — if you've got ...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 8 Features We Wish Amazon Prime Had
Amazon Prime is still an often misunderstood membership program. Since its U.S. launch in 2005, Prime has helped frequent shoppers save money with free two-day shipping, as well as offering some servi...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable The 2014 Tax Small Business Owners Need to Know
Tax season is a stressful time for everyone, but for business owners, the pressure can be especially high. From January to April, it's a whirlwind of sorting receipts and pay stubs, reviewing ledgers ...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable The 2014 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Know
Tax season is a stressful time for everyone, but for business owners, the pressure can be especially high. From January to April, it's a whirlwind of sorting receipts and pay stubs, reviewing ledgers ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable The Complete Cycle of YouTube-ing
YouTube videos are the glue that hold this modern Internet society together. Without them, where would we be? Watching cats in real life instead?YouTube is such a force in today's culture that everyon...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable High-Tech Business Cards Digitize Contact Info With a Tap
Despite the high-tech tools we use to conduct business, in-person networking still feels instinctive, albeit old school. You won't find startup founders swapping contact info by bumping smartphones. I...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable HTC Hopes Cheaper Smartphones Will Bring Back Profits
HTC will focus on mid- and low-range smartphones in order to turn the company's financials around after several shoddy years, Reuters reportsThat doesn't mean the company will stop making high-end pho...
03:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable The 12 Best Free Photoshop Plugins for Designers
While Adobe Photoshop is a powerful, creative platform, using plugins can help to extend its capabilities and use it to its full potential. Using an add-on can help you perform tedious or difficult ta...
12:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable This Juggling Group Will Have You Second Guessing Your Hobbies
Juggling may not be an Olympic sport, but it can still be amazing — especially when you put in as much effort into it as these kidsThe Vimeo clip, from Tom Gaasedelen, shows four extremely talen...
09:57 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Action Star Steven Seagal Weighs In on Sochi's Security
The security at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has been a much talked about topic, and even action film star and martial artist Steven Seagal had some thoughts to share.In an effort to discuss w...
09:39 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Rob Ford Unveils YouTube Talk Show 'Ford Nation'
Before politics or pleas of forgiveness, let's talk food: Mayor Rob Ford style. The embattled Toronto Mayor's YouTube show "Ford Nation," premiers next week, but Ford released a 30-second teaser on Th...
09:09 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Viral Video Recap: How-To Guides From Animals and More
The Internet showed us all what it loves best this week — animals. For anyone who has a new cat in their home, be sure to show them Cole the Black Cat’s “A Cat’s Guide to Lovin...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 5 Pieces of Career Advice for Women Tech Entrepreneurs
The tech industry has a gender problemLet’s consider this: Women comprise only about a quarter of all employees at tech behemoths Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle and Microsoft. When it comes to ...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Downhill Skier Flies Toward Gold Medal
It's the first week of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and we've already seen a collection of stunning images coming out of the games, from soaring snowboarders to fireworks dotting the night sky.For today's ...
08:06 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable NFL Prospect Comes Out Just Months Before Draft
The NFL may soon have its first openly gay playerMissouri defensive lineman and first-team all-American Michael Sam publicly acknowledged his sexuality in stories that appeared on the New York Times ...
07:32 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable 'Dumb Starbucks' Serves Up Piping Hot Mystery in L.A.
Curious coffee drinkers waited in line for hours Sunday to order a "dumb coffee." A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles this weekend, serving up dumb ...
07:14 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Winter Olympics Day 2: Russia Wins Its First Gold and 28 Stunning Photos
The host of this year's Winter Olympics, Russia, finally won its first gold medal on day two of the games, during the team figure skating competitionEvgeni Plushenko and Julia Lipnitskaia snagged the ...
06:14 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Former Executive Editor Bill Keller to Leave the 'New York Times'
New York Times columnist and former executive editor Bill Keller will leave the paper for a non-profit journalism start-up that will focus on the justice systemThe news was confirmed by a report in th...
05:28 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable AOL CEO Reverses Controversial Benefits Decision, Wife of Staffer Steps Forward
A company’s inner-office policies can be a sensitive topic, particularly when that office is AOL, one of the most high-profile media brands on the Internet, and especially when the topic is empl...
04:42 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Ashley Wagner's Angry Face Inspires Olympics Meme
McKayla Maroney, meet your Winter Olympics counterpart, Ashley WagnerTeam USA figure skater Wagner came to Sochi to prove herself after a shaky performance at the U.S. Nationals and a controversial de...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable FDA Approves Pill-Sized Camera to See Your Insides
A bite-sized camera has been approved for use by the FDA as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy.The pill-shaped capsule has a camera on both ends. It navigates th...
04:30 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable FDA Approves Pill-Sized Camera to Let Doctors See Your Insides
A bite-sized camera has been approved for use by the FDA as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy.The pill-shaped capsule has a camera on both ends. It navigates th...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Mashable Getty Is 'Leaning In' When It Comes to Stock Photos
A picture says a thousand words. But Sheryl Sandberg and Getty Images didn't like what those pictures were saying about womenGetty and Lean In will announce a partnership on Monday intended to change ...
03:39 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
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Mashable Journalist Deported From Turkey for Slamming Government on Twitter
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09:44 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
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Mashable Track Your Country's Olympic Wins With the Interactive Medal Map
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Mashable After 5 Rejections, Apple Accepts App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes
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Mashable A History of the Beatles in 50 Photographs
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Mashable Facebook Briefly Goes Down for Some Users
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02:35 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
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Mashable California Could Require a 'Kill Switch' for Every Smartphone
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Mashable Winter Olympics Photo of the Day: Fireworks Sparkle in Sochi's Night Sky
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Mashable Russia Outlaws Bitcoin
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Mashable Woody Allen Responds to Abuse Allegations in 'Times' Op-Ed
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Mashable So, an Oversized Bear, Bunny and Leopard Walk Into an Olympic Stadium...
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Mashable 8 Eerie Similarities Between Disney Movies and the Opening Ceremony
Bippity boppity boo-yah, the opening ceremony looked familiarThe kickoff to the Winter Olympics on Friday included the type of artistry and magic that would make Walt Disney proud. Fireworks cascaded ...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Ross Ulbricht Pleads Not Guilty
After more than 125 days in custody, Ross Ulbricht has officially entered a plea: not guilty.The alleged mastermind of the online drug empire Silk Road denied charges of operating a continuing crimina...
11:38 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable All the Weirdest Moments From the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony
Giant dancing teddy bears, women in questionable outfits, a girl flying through the air — we're not describing a Miley Cyrus concert, but rather the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.The Olympics...
11:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 'Lesbian' Duo tATu Performs at Winter Olympics Opener
Members of Russian pop duo tATu, who are perhaps most-remembered for kissing each other onstage during performances in the early 2000s, put on a show Friday at Fisht Olympic Stadium before the Winter ...
10:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Is There an Olympian From Your Hometown in Sochi Right Now?
Before you sink into your couch this weekend to live through the Winter Olympics vicariously, get a little more familiar with the athletes who will represent the United States in Sochi, RussiaSee also...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable How Sochi Stacks Up to Past Olympics Host Cities
As the Sochi Winter Olympics begins, people are making comparisons between the Russian venue and the host cities that have come before it.This year's games in Sochi disprove any notion that the Winter...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Rosanne Cash Talks Songwriting, Twitter and How Streaming Hurts Musicians
Rosanne Cash has been writing songs for 35 years and creating hit records for almost as many, but few have achieved the popular and critical success of her most recent release, “The River and th...
10:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Mark Zuckerberg's Stake in Facebook Reduced to Less Than 20%
Mark Zuckerberg's stake in Facebook has been reduced to just under 20%, according to an SEC filing on Friday.Zuckerberg, the company's cofounder and CEO, now owns 478.9 million shares of Facebook, or ...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable It's Not Just Sochi: Centuries of Olympic Scandals in 1 Map
Scandal has surrounded every aspect of the Winter Games in Sochi. From anti-gay remarks to stray dog slaughtering to environmental concerns to shoddy construction to yogurt wars to — well, you g...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Olympic Ring Fails in First Minutes of Opening Ceremony
Folks, we have the first Olympics fail of the opening ceremony.An oversized Olympic ring failed to illuminate during the early moments of the ceremony, leaving a sad snowflake where the fifth ring sho...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable GoPro IPO Is a Go
GoPro, the maker of high-definition cameras often used to record feats of athletic derring-do, is planning to go public.The IPO is expected to happen after the SEC finishes reviewing the company's sub...
09:35 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable The Complete Sochi Winter Olympics Schedule for Week 1
After years of preparation, the Sochi Winter Olympics are finally hereThe run up to the games was not as smooth as Russian President Vladimir Putin might have liked, with the #SochiProblems hashtag ov...
09:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Labradoodle Creator Regrets Breeding 'Frankenstein' of Dogs
For the first time in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show's 138-year history, mixed breeds are finally being allowed into the competition. Which is very nice and inclusive of them. Sadly, mutts will ...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Socially Awkward: Cartoons and Figure Skaters Gone Horribly Wrong
In case you missed it, someone drew your favorite '90s cartoon characters as really hot adults. Join YouTuber Lamarr Wilson as he takes a look at some of these photos, and tries not to completely rui...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Jay Leno's Emotional 'Tonight Show' Farewell Speech Will Make You Teary
Jay Leno ended his long stint as Tonight Show host on Thursday the same way he began it in May 1992: with Billy Crystal as a guest. But what stood out the most during the celebrity-studded finale epis...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Google Tops Exxon Mobil to Become World's 2nd Most Valuable Company
Google has surpassed Exxon Mobile to become the second most valuable company in the world.Google's market cap topped $391 billion in early trading Friday, while Exxon Mobil's market cap dipped towards...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Curiosity Rover's First Photo of Earth From Mars
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home planet as a bright light in the Martian sky, with ...
08:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable NBC Reporter's Story of Getting Hacked in Russia Is BS, Experts Say
An NBC report that claimed visitors to Russia would have their phones and computers hacked almost immediately upon arrival has come under fire from security experts who claim the segment is misleading...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Live: The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
NBC will stream the 2014 Winter Olympic sporting events in real time, but Friday's opening ceremony is the one thing you won't be able to watch live in the United States. Starting at 8 p.m. local time...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: How It Went Down
NBC will stream the 2014 Winter Olympic sporting events in real time, but Friday's opening ceremony is the one thing you couldn't watch live in the United States. While it started at 8 p.m. local time...
08:34 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable How the iPhone 6 Might Look With a Larger Screen
Apple might be rolling out a larger iPhone later this year, but designer Federico Ciccarse didn't want to wait to see what a big-screen iPhone would look like.Ciccarse created a series of concept phot...
08:29 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Russia Outlaws Bitcoin
Russia's Prosecutor General has declared use of bitcoin illegal in the country, charging that the currency is used for money-laundering and other illegal purposes.The office reiterated that the ruble ...
08:11 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Microsoft Paint Artist Appears in Super Bowl Ad at 98 Years Old
Hal Lasko is 98 years old. And while age brings experience and wisdom, even he was caught off guard by the propitious events of this past week.Lasko, who is partially blind, has become a master of Mic...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable How a Video Artist Made Don Draper a Gay Rights Mouthpiece
In Elisa Kreisinger's imagination, Mad Men's Don Draper and Roger Sterling are loversSex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw embraces her sapphic tendencies. Even Ann Romney is a beacon of feminist enlight...
07:34 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Apple Buys Back $14 Billion Shares 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.Apple’s sapphire-manufacturing capabilities just got a ma...
06:55 pm -08 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Airbnb Just Might Solve All of Journalists' Sochi Problems
As of Friday afternoon, Airbnb listed 700 locations in Sochi, most of which were available. Meanwhile, many of the world's top sports journalists are whining about their subpar accommodations on Twitt...
06:40 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Ross Ulbricht Pleads Not Guilty
After more than 125 days in custody, Ross Ulbricht has officially entered a plea: not guilty.The alleged mastermind of the online drug empire Silk Road denied charges of acting as kingpin of a large-s...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 9 Boy Bands Rocking Beatles Hair
Boy bands have been making girls scream since the '60s, when groups like the Beatles filled radio waves with catchy lyrics and poppy melodies — oh, and they had really great hairThe Beatle hairc...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Tim Cook: Apple Working on 'Really Great Stuff'
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed concerns that 2014 will be a replay of 2013 for the company with no releases in new segments claiming the company has some "really great stuff" planned."There will be new ...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 10 Signs Your Robot Is Planning to Kill You
If artificial intelligence is the way of the future, then we should probably prepare for the worst.Because who really knows what these little guys are capable of?See also: What Google Is Really Doing ...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 14 Elderly Couples That Will Make You Believe in Love Again
You read these depressing facts about love all the time — about rising divorce rates, technology ruining relationships and even clinical heartbreak. When you can't find a date for Valentine's Da...
04:21 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Socially Awkward: Cartoons and Figure Skaters Gone Horribly Wrong
In case you missed it, someone drew your favorite '90s cartoon characters as really hot adults. Join YouTuber Lamarr Wilson as he takes a look at some of these photos, and tries not to completely rui...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 'Hey Dumbass, Say Something Nice to Your Wife' — There's an App for That
Greg Knauss is not a jerk. He's just a little forgetful, and sometimes he gets a little too wrapped up in his work. After 18 years of marriage, he sometimes forgets to tell his wife he loves her, even...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable LG Might Unveil the G Pro 2 on February 13 in Korea
LG will reveal its upcoming smartphone, the LG G Pro 2, at an event in Korea on Feb. 13, ZDNet.kr reports. The company sent invites for an event on that date, named "Knock-knock-knockin' on," probably...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable LG Might Unveil the G Pro 2 This Month in Korea
LG will reveal its upcoming smartphone, the LG G Pro 2, at an event in Korea on Feb. 13, ZDNet.kr reports. The company sent invites for an event on that date, named "Knock-knock-knockin' on," probably...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Band Plays Some Chill Tunes On Instruments Made Of Ice
Swedish musical group Ice Music really knows how to heat up a crowd. Working with instruments made almost entirely of ice - except for strings, fret boards and other parts - the band performs energeti...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Band Plays Chill Tunes on Instruments Made of Ice
Swedish musical group Ice Music really knows how to heat up a crowd. Working with instruments made almost entirely of ice — except for strings, fret boards and other parts — the band perfo...
11:01 am +02 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Panasonic Brings 4K to Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic has officially announced the first-ever digital camera with built-in 4K video recording — but caveat emptor.The Lumix DMC-GH4, previewed as the "GH next" at CES and aimed at the "pro-c...
10:30 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable The History of Hip Hop, Played on Bottles
The history of hip hop has never sounded so whimsical.A Danish group known as The Bottle Boys created a mashup of hip hop's biggest songs — in chronological order — and decided the best in...
09:59 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable What's Happening to Moscow's Squirrels?
Squirrels are disappearing from Moscow's city parks at an alarming rate. The cause, according to the Associated Press, is a pet craze sweeping the Russian capitalCity officials have received reports ...
09:59 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Moscow's Squirrels Are Disappearing From City Parks
Squirrels are disappearing from Moscow's city parks at an alarming rate. The cause, according to the Associated Press, is a pet craze sweeping the Russian capitalCity officials received reports of pe...
09:40 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable London Turns World War II Shelters into Underground Farms
One hundred feet beneath the bustling city of London, in air raid shelters used during World War II, a company is growing leafy greens. Welcome to Growing UndergroundUsing a hydroponics system —...
09:20 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Five Apps That Follow The Olympics
The 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here.Friday's opening ceremony is the first of the epic 21-day marathon of round-the-clock TV and news coverage.See also: The Evolution of Winter Olympics in GIFsB...
09:20 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Follow the Olympics With These 5 Apps
The 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here.Friday's opening ceremony is the first of the epic 21-day marathon of round-the-clock TV and news coverage.See also: The Evolution of Winter Olympics in GIFsB...
09:01 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Panasonic Brings 4K to Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic has officially announced the first-ever digital camera with built-in 4K video recording — but caveat emptor.The Lumix DMC-GH4, previewed as the "GH next" at CES and aimed at the "pro-c...
08:50 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 10 Countries With the Highest Gambling Losses of 2013
ICE Totally Gaming 2014, the largest conference for international gaming and gambling, wraps up its third and final day in London on Thursday. Thousands have gathered this year to discuss and celebrat...
08:40 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable An Honest 'Look Back' at Your Years on Facebook
You've probably tired of the "Facebook Look Back" videos crowding your News Feed. Right? No one wants to relive their friends most annoying humble brag moments.The videos are a one-minute montage of y...
08:30 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable How Your Friday Drinks Could Help Gay Russians
Friday's opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics will be a bittersweet occasion for many who are fans of both sports and gay rightsOn the one hand, one of the world's great athletic exhibitions and f...
08:10 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Some Sochi Olympians Will Get Medals Made From a Meteor
Select athletes will be taking home medals from the Sochi Winter Olympics that are literally out of this worldFragments of a meteor that hit the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia's southern Ural region la...
07:45 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Topher Grace Creates Website Full of 'Great Sh*t'
Actor Topher Grace has gone from battling a web-slinging hero in 2007's Spider-Man 3 to being a different kind of web slinger himself Thursday — when he launched a video discovery websiteDubbed ...
07:15 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Beep Speaker Is the Chromecast of Music
Two former Google staffers launched a new startup on Thursday called Beep that aims to change the way you listen to music at homeThe Beep, available in copper and gunmetal colors for $99, allows users...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable A Wicked First Person Look at Sochi's Slopestyle Course
The lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympics has been filled with negative chatterBeyond the hacking risks and sketchy lodging situations, the slopestyle course has also received a lot of criticism after t...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable A Wicked First-Person Look at Sochi's Slopestyle Course
The lead up to the 2014 Winter Olympics has been filled with negative chatterBeyond the hacking risks and sketchy lodging situations, the slopestyle course has also received a lot of criticism after t...
06:35 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Glee Over Sochi Problems Is a Problem of Its Own
The photos are sometimes as funny as they are telling. Bizarre toilets. Brown tap water. Hotel rooms still being constructed as guests move inShared by journalists arriving in Sochi for the Winter Oly...
06:15 am +02 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable ISS Astronauts Are Betting on Winter Olympics With Space Food
The 2014 Winter Olympics are about to begin in Sochi, Russia, and astronauts will be watching the games from their vantage point high above Earth on the International Space Station.The space station c...
05:58 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Rainbow Olympic Google Doodle Disses Russia's Anti-Gay Laws
One day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Google has made a strong pro-LGBT statement with its latest homepage Google Doodle, which appears on every country's...
05:31 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Club Penguin Pushes for an End to Cyberbullying
When you consider the biggest social networks on the web, Disney's Club Penguin platform, aimed for kids ages 6 to 12, might not be the first to come to mind. Or even make your top fiveBut Club Pengui...
05:22 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Marc Jacobs Pop-Up Shop Takes Tweets, Instagrams for Payment
Marc Jacobs will open the doors to his Daisy fragrance pop-up store in Manhattan on Friday, but unlike other retail locations, no money will be exchanged. Instead, you can walk out with products in ex...
05:12 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Glenn Greenwald's News Site to Focus on Snowden Leaks
A new website led by investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald will launch next week with a focus on the remaining treasure trove of leaked documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The "digital ...
05:09 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Google Just Became a Videoconferencing Hardware Company
It's a search company, an advertising company, a browser, OS and computer maker, and the leader in wearable computing. Now Google has casually muscled its way into another business: high-end videoconf...
04:55 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable American Apparel Strikes Marketing Gold in Sochi
Could Sochi turn into a sea of bright red hoodies, scarves, beanies and duffel bags? If so, American Apparel may have pulled off one of the greatest ambush marketing campaigns in Olympics history.The ...
04:53 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable TSA Bans Liquids on Flights to Russia After Bomb Warning
The Transportation Security Administration has temporarily banned anyone flying to Russia from bringing liquids onto the plane in their carry-on baggage because of a new bomb threat.The ban went into ...
04:41 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Investors Are Worried About Twitter's Stagnant User Growth
One million.That's how many new Americans signed up for Twitter in the past three months, a number that failed to inspire investor confidence in a social network with a nagging history of growth issue...
04:41 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Investors, Marketers Disagree on Criticism Over Twitter's User Growth
One million.That's how many new Americans signed up for Twitter in the past three months, a number that failed to inspire investor confidence in a social network with a nagging history of growth issue...
04:28 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable West Coast's First Offshore Wind Farm May Appear by 2017
Five floating wind turbines, each the height of a Manhattan skyscraper, might soon appear off the Oregon coastThe U.S. Energy Department announced it had approved plans for the first offshore wind ene...
04:19 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable What City Is Ever Ready for the Olympics?
Much has been made of how unprepared Sochi, Russia, seems to be on the day before it will start hosting the Winter Olympics, and by all accounts, the city does indeed appear unready.Reporters have sai...
04:15 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable ISS Astronauts Are Betting on Winter Olympics With Space Food
The 2014 Winter Olympics are about to begin in Sochi, Russia, and astronauts will be watching the games from their vantage point high above Earth on the International Space Station.The space station c...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 13 Olympic Figure Skaters Whose Faces Might Get Stuck Like This
Say double axel, figure skatersSports photographers have given the Internet the great gift of perfectly-timed photos from the figure skating competition on Thursday. Without them, we'd never get to se...
03:27 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable 'Sochi Problems' a Twitter Hit as Olympic Schadenfreude Grows
If schadenfreude were an Olympic sport, the Internet would have already earned a gold medalEver since journalists first began touching down in the Winter Games' host city earlier this week, "Sochi pro...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Prosthetic Hand Gives Man the Ability to Feel Again
In a firework accident 10 years ago, Dennis Sorenson lost his left hand.A faulty firework rocket exploded in Sorenson's hand during a New Year's Eve celebration, which resulted in doctors having to am...
03:03 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable LinkedIn Stock Falls Below $200 on Lower Guidance for Q1
LinkedIn beat Wall Street estimates for revenue and earnings in the December quarter, but lower-than-expected guidance for the upcoming quarter sent the stock down in after hours trading.LinkedIn repo...
02:57 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable Astronauts Share Hardcore Fitness Tips With Olympian — From Space
Astronauts can easily lose bone and muscle mass in space because their bodies don't have to do a lot of work to move around in zero gravity, but wasting away above the planet is not an option. On Thur...
02:54 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Mashable For Super Bowl Advertisers, Mobile Drove 1.6x Traffic Increase
Super Bowl XLVIII advertisers s