Sunday, 15 July 2012

Mashable: Latest 16 News Updates - including “Next iPhone Will Debut in Fall, Japanese Blog Reports [VIDEO]”

Mashable: Latest 16 News Updates - including “Next iPhone Will Debut in Fall, Japanese Blog Reports [VIDEO]”

Next iPhone Will Debut in Fall, Japanese Blog Reports [VIDEO]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 03:46 PM PDT

If you're on the market for a new phone -- don't buy the iPhone 4S just yet. The sixth-generation iPhone is on its way, according to Japanese tech blog Macotakara, a popular resource for pre-production news.

The resource successfully predicted the iPhone 4S release in 2011. The August reports stated the iPhone 4S and iPad 3 would publicly launch in October that year. The iPhone 4S did, in fact, launch in mid-October. The new iPad, however, launched a few months later in March 2012.

Macotakara is citing sources in China. The blog reports the new iPhone could have a different look than the latest model. The back panel could be two-toned with gla…
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More About: apple, iPhone 5, iphone, trending

Workout Gadgets Will Soon Be Battery-Free and Powered by You

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 03:10 PM PDT

Lightweight, wearable gadgets have changed our workout routines. Some of us consider it an integral part of every workout to monitor our heart rates, activity and calories burned in real time. Future devices may become even more enmeshed in our fitness routines.

Enter battery-free gadgets powered by body heat. If you run hard, bike for miles or work up a daily sweat, TEGwear technology will reward you with power.

Perpetua, a company that specializes in renewable energy solutions for wireless sensors, is marketing an insertable chip that converts body heat into electric energy.

The magic behind the chip is based on thermoelectric energy. TEGWear technology relies on two differen…
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More About: apps, fitness, health

50 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 02:51 PM PDT

Has your love of Mashable's newest channel Watercooler turned into a full-blown addiction? You're not alone, and you don't need help. It's perfectly healthy to be obsessed with Nyan Cat, stripper parody videos and Pee-wee Herman dubs -- at least, that's what we keep telling ourselves.

There is, however, one possible side effect: In the whirlwind of memes, you just might have missed out on some of Mashable's features coverage this week. If you're looking for the cure, you've come to the right place; here's the roundup of the week's top digital media resources.

Editor's Picks

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets
Cheat sheets give you a rundown of various features for a give…
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More About: Business, COMMUNICATIONS, Features Week In Review, Social Media, Tech

Top 10 Pinterest Pins This Week

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 02:18 PM PDT

We spent the week monitoring Pinterest and collecting the most memorable pins. Our top 10 Pinterest pins include gorgeous photos and helpful DIY tricks.

Each week Pinterest brings us an array of wonderful images and tips. From a pin that will help you reorganize your house to a pin that shares a homemade sunscreen recipe, we hope these pins will enlighten you and add to your Pinterest experience.

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In addition to a few tricks and recipes, there is no shortage of stunning architecture in this week's top 10 pins. There is a gorgeous pin of a resort-like backyard and a great shot of a "dancing" building.

All of our top 10 pins are repinned to this Pi
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More About: pinterest, top 10 pinterest pins, trending

6 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 01:46 PM PDT

It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released each week. But you're in luck: We take care of a lot of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of some of our own new and updated app highlights from the week.

This week we found an app that will help you keep up with the Olympics as well as another that will help you better keep up with your friends over different social networks.

If you're looking to relax, one app we found this week brings together a number of comics from a popular animated series, and another that brings a ton of popular magazines to your tablet.

The guys behind one of the most popular mobile games on the planet also put out a new title this…
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More About: android, apps, iphone, trending

NASA Releases Awesome Images of Massive Solar Flare Heading Toward Earth [VIDEO]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 01:14 PM PDT

NASA is keeping a close eye on that solar flare that started on Thursday, July 12, and now it's released dramatic time-lapse video and photos of the flare that's found its way to Earth.

There's nothing to fear with this solar dustup -- although it's rated X1.4, barely within the "extreme" range, it's not expected to cause any damage to electronic equipment, either in orbit or here on terra firma.

However, as we mentioned in our previous post about this latest solar flare, there might be some unusually southern northern lights tonight, so it might be a good idea to go outside and take a look if you live north of New York, Chicago, San F…
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Mysterious Photos of a Super Slim Playstation 3 Leaked [VIDEO]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 01:07 PM PDT

Photos of a never-before-seen Playstation 3 model have surfaced on the web.

Multiple sources, including Technoblog, noticed pictures of a oddly shaped PS3 posted on Anatel's website -- the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications.

Further supporting the claim, Joystiq noticed a new Sony filing in the Federal Communications Commission database last week for a "4000-series" PS3. The original device is referred to as the "2000-series" PS3.

SEE ALSO: 5 Exclusive PlayStation 3 Games You Have to See

Sony has declined comment about the find, according to numerous reports. Watch the video above for more details about the unique console.

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More About: Gaming, Video, playstation 3, sony, sony playstation, trending

Top 10 GIFs of the Week

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 12:32 PM PDT

1. Secret TV

This sly painting extends outward and doubles as a TV screen.

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Sometimes the most viral GIFs of the week heavily focus on adorable creatures or the biggest news stories, but this past week brought us a collection of gems across many categories.

From a painting that doubles as a TV screen to a George Costanza Seinfeld cameo, here are some of the most popular GIFs circulating the web this week.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 GIFs of the Week, Ending July 5

Which GIFs get your pick for best of the week? Let us know in the comments.

More About: GIFs, Viral, features, humor, memes, trending, watercooler

Non-Profits to Reap $10 Million From Facebook Settlement [REPORT]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 11:33 AM PDT

Privacy and consumer groups will pocket $10 million from the Facebook "Sponsored Stories" settlement once a Federal judge signs off on the deal.

Facebook reported in mid-June that it would be settling the lawsuit. However, initial reports did not detail which charities would be getting the $10 million.

This week, a new court motion revealed more than a dozen consumer rights groups -- including Consumer Federation of America, Rose Foundation, Center for Democracy & Technology and the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society -- will split the $10 million from Facebook. The initial report was published by Wired.

Many groups will receive $500,000 or $1 million each. This "…
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More About: Facebook, Social Media, Sponsored Stories, lawsuit, social networking

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much for Your Kids?

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 11:20 AM PDT

A decade from now it will seem ordinary for a two-year-old child to be an iPad whiz or for a newborn to practice tummy time in front of a bright screen. We know this because the next generation of kids will be the first ever to have access to gadgets, electronic games, and tablets from birth.

In fact, technology is constantly being handcrafted for this young group of digital citizens. There are so many spectacular apps out there that promote everything from reading to stargazing. Those apps, in combination with the bounty of educational websites and TV shows, might have parents wondering, how much screen time is too much? While there is no straight and simple answer, here are some guid…
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More About: Kids, TV, contributor, features, screen time

This Website Uses Social Media to Find Your Dream Job

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 10:53 AM PDT

Chances are you already know how difficult it is to find any job in this economy, let alone your dream job. Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 12.7 million unemployed Americans, and there aren't any quick fixes in sight.

With millions of others looking for the same jobs, you don't have time to scroll through hundreds of listings every day -- you need to be able to optimize your search. Luckily there's a new website that has found a way to utilize your online social circles to lead you to gainful employment: Jackalope Jobs.

Jackalope Jobs focuses on job seekers like you, helping you gain an edge on the competition by sorting through your social networks and…
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More About: features, job recruiting, job search series, jobs, startup

Solar Flare Heading Toward Earth, Could Result in Beautiful Sky Show [VIDEO]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 10:16 AM PDT

Take a look up in the sky Saturday night, and if you're far enough north, you might catch a glimpse of the magnificent aurora borealis. The northern lights sky show will be more intense tonight because the sun released a large solar flare on Thursday and Friday, and it's just starting to affect Earth on Saturday morning.

This is a big solar flare, classified by astronomers as "extreme," but according to, it's barely into that extreme range. Just a few ticks less intense, and it would be ranked in the innocuous "M" (moderate) range.

Nevertheless, this latest solar flare still might be powerful enough for you to see those lovely no
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More About: NASA, Solar Flare, mashable video, trending

Pack The Perfect Pinterest Picnic

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 09:53 AM PDT

Summer is the perfect time to take your day-to-day indoor activities outside. To help you do just that, we scoured Pinterest to find all the ingredients of a perfect summer picnic.

Grab a DIY picnic bag, some supplies for a tent or shelter, a picnic-approved snack and some tunes to keep you occupied. It's picnic season, and we hope to see you out there.

We covered the basics in our round-up, but we would love to hear what else you have to add. What should we have repinned? Let us know, and we will add some of your suggestions to our board!

SEE ALSO: 15 Mouthwatering Summer Recipes from Pinterest

For easy repinning and reference to the websites that the ideas came from, chec…
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The Chosen One: Meet the Man Who Sparked the Reddit Mystery [VIDEO]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 09:45 AM PDT

The plot of the secret code deciphered by Reddit thickened on Thursday afternoon, when the recipient of the cryptic message arrived at a designated meeting place in New York City. He was greeted by crowds of Redditors and locals waiting for some resolution to the mystery.

On Wednesday night, Reddit user delverofsecrets had posted photos of a note he received on the subway from a "homeless looking man." Within three hours, Redditors had voted the post to the top of the front page and a handful of users deciphered the coded message. It contained instructions to meet in midtown Manhattan on July 19.

On Thursday, delverofsecrets posted a private mess…
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Golden Google Doodle Honors Austrian Painter Gustav Klimt

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 09:03 AM PDT

The latest Google Doodle celebrates Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's 150th birthday on Saturday with a glided doodle featuring one of the world's most famous images of endearment.

"The Kiss," painted around 1907, is front and center in this Google Doodle, with the huddled couple hovering over the "G" and "L" in Google.

The original oil and gold leaf creation is a representative sample of the work of the art nouveau painter -- Klimt was known for themes of sexuality, regeneration, love and death.

SEE ALSO: Google Goes Moog: Doodle Is Playable, Recordable Synthesizer

"The Kiss" is frequently reproduced by modern artists into jewelry, pins, clothing and more. The original "Th…
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Fast Food Loves Facebook: Restaurant Chains on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 08:52 AM PDT

Plenty of brands are interacting with fans on social media these days. But few are as adept at responding as the industry already known for speed: fast food chains.

What networks these brands uses varies. Some may be more active on Facebook while others take to Twitter. The overall leaders on both, according to multiple metrics? McDonalds and Taco Bell.

Unmetric collects data based on these brands' behavior and allows you to track your favorite brands and see how they measure up against each other.

"Large fast food chains have long dominated commercial airwaves," says Unmetric CEO Lux Narayan, "but in the era of social media these restaurants have a new opportunity to directl…
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More About: Advertising, Business, Facebook, Food, Marketing, Social Media, Twitter

10 Epic Trick Shot Stunts on YouTube

Posted: 14 Jul 2012 08:04 AM PDT

1. Bow and Arrow Trick Shots

This dude is awesome.

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Sometimes a viral video comes along that perplexes the heck out of you. Specifically, here at Mashable, action clips that reveal skill, dedication and hours of practice always impress us.

We have collected our 10 favorite "trick shot" compilation videos for your viewing pleasure. From precision ping pong to mental mini golf, we're certain there will be a video in our selection to amaze you.

SEE ALSO: 10 Incredibly Inspirational Moments on YouTube [VIDEOS]

Take a break and wander through the video gallery above. Link in the comments below to any other trick shot creations you recommend.

More About: Video, YouTube, features, sports, trending, viral videos, watercooler

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