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Mashable: Latest 19 News Updates - including “65 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed”

65 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:27 PM PST

Computer Screens The holidays are just around the corner, and for many, the next month-and-a-half will be the busiest and most stressful time of the year.

Here at Mashable, we're not looking to add to your stress; rather, we're trying to reduce it. So, for your convenience, we've rounded up all of our digital features into one post.

This week's roundup contains essential resources for holiday shoppers, including our Gift of the Day series and a gallery of 50 holiday gifts for video-game fans.

In addition to gifts and gadgets, you'll find helpful social media and digital business advice, as well as some killer software apps. So dig in, and help yourself to a holiday-feast-sized portion of digital…
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More About: Business, Features Week In Review, Lifestyles, Social Media, Tech

CTRL+Console Takes Editing to the Touchscreen

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 06:29 PM PST

A Kickstarter project is hoping to sync video editing software, like Final Cut Pro, to your iPad, iPod or iPhone -- replacing keyboards with touch screens.

More About: Final Cut Pro, Newsy, adobe premiere, ipad, iphone, kickstarter, lightroom, videos

Is Photography Dead? A History From Early Cameras to Instagram [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 05:29 PM PST

Photography experienced something of a renaissance when smartphones came along. Far from being dead, apps such as Instagram rejuvenated the artform.

More About: photography

Gobble Up Some Goodness With These Thanksgiving-Themed Cupcakes

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 04:25 PM PST

Looking for last-minute Thanksgiving baking ideas? Try these cupcakes -- they're decorated like traditional dishes, like yams, potatoes and pumpkin pie.

More About: How-To, recipes, thanksgiving

Dock and Play Music From Any Device With IDAPT Universal Speaker System [VIDEO]

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 03:28 PM PST

With a growing selection of gadgets on the market, there's a noticeable trend towards universal accessories. IDAPT, which works with iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and other platforms, is no exception.

The Spanish company's "S range" of speaker systems are designed to be compatible with over 4,500 devices, including smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, MP3 players and computers.

IDAPT offers up to three audio sources: Bluetooth, line-in and for its S2 models, FM radio.

"To turn it on, press the 'on/off' button location on the top right corner, Then, select the tip that matches your device, insert it into the slots, pick a song and pre…
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More About: IDAPT, android, apple, kickstarter, speakers

Google Takes You on a Mind-Boggling Trip to 100,000 Stars

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 02:37 PM PST

Ready for a mind-blowing trip? Google's got you covered with its "100,000 Stars" Chrome experiment, visualizing our stellar neighborhood in a way you've never seen.

More About: 100000 stars, Google, interactive graphics, space, trending

14 Black Friday Tech Deals Start Early at Walmart

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 01:38 PM PST

1. Apple iPad 2 — 16GB


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This year Walmart is starting Black Friday on Thursday, so you can get an early start on your holiday tech savings. You'll need to gobble up your Thanksgiving dinner early and get over to Walmart; the company is kicking off in-store deals at 8 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, when you can snag a Nintendo Wii Console for $89.

The big electronics event begins at 10 p.m. with deals on a Samsung 43-inch plasma TV and a NOOK Color. Don't worry that they'll run out of those door-buster deals either. Walmart is offering a one-hour guarantee on select consumer electronics during Thursday's 10 p.m. event.

SEE ALSO: Amazon Opens Black Friday Store 3 Weeks Early

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More About: Gadgets, Tech, WalMart, black friday, features, holidays 2012, shopping

Think New York Has a Small Carbon Footprint? Watch This [VIDEO]

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 01:27 PM PST

The New York Mayor's office released a -- somewhat frightening -- video highlighting the amount of carbon dioxide the city emits each year.

More About: carbon emissions, climate change, new york city, study, videos

11 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 12:57 PM PST


Google's Niantic Labs released a new game this week called Ingress that turns your neighborhood into the game board. The free app encourages you to get outside to unlock new features, weapons and adventures using local statues landmarks and the like.

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It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you're in luck -- here's our app roundup.

More About: android, apps, iOS, iphone, trending, weekly app roundup

Monitor Your Diabetes Using These Digital Tools

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 12:33 PM PST

diabetes photoAre you one of the millions of Americans with diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Month, a condition that is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Of the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from the disease, 7 million do not know they have it, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that results from defects in insulin production, insulin action or both. There are two main types of diabetes -- Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 usually occurs before the age of 20 and is a result of the pancreas no longer making insulin. This type of diabetes requires taking insulin and possibly other medication. Type 2 diabetes, often called adult o…
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More About: Diabetes Awareness Month, apps, health, medicine

Top 10 Tech This Week

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 11:52 AM PST

It was another exciting week in technology and gadgetry. Check out our gallery and read the full stories right here on Top 10 Tech.

More About: Top 10 Tech, Top 10 Tech This Week, trending

Robots Replace Costly U.S. Navy Mine-Clearance Dolphins [VIDEO]

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 11:37 AM PST

Humans are not the only ones who should be worried about their jobs being taken away by robots. Turns out, job-stealing 'bots are soon going to make dolphins the oceans' new unemployed.

The U.S. Navy has used trained dolphins and sea lions to hunt mines for over 50 years, as part of its initially classified Sea Mammal Program. These animals have been used to spot the oceans' hidden bombs because of their unique echolocation capabilities -- they have what can be described as a biological sonar. The downfall, apart from the fact that you're putting animals in danger, is that they need a lot of care and are expensive to maintain. That's why the US Navy…
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More About: animals, military, us military

Toys ‘R’ Us Says Wii U Pre-Order Shipments May Be Delayed

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 11:28 AM PST

Toys 'R' Us started contacting customers Friday, warning them that their Wii U shipments have been delayed.

More About: Gaming, Toys R Us, Wii U

Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 10:56 AM PST

1. When (Teen Heartthrob) Worlds Collide

"Went to watch my boy @justinbieber tonight! Smashed it! Great job dude! See ya soon." - Niall from One Direction Photo stats: 59,431 retweets

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The king of hip hop, a scary sketch and a toaster -- check out this week's top 10 Twitter photos.

More About: One Direction, Twitter, features, gallery, jay-z, justin bieber, trending

9 Online Resources to Plan a Budget-Friendly Thanksgiving

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 10:46 AM PST

Thanksgiving may only occur once a year, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank to host the festivities. These apps and resources can help.

More About: apps, deals, features, holidays 2012, thanksgiving

Stylish HiRise Stand Elevates Laptops to the Ideal Height

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 09:58 AM PST

We've never seen a laptop stand as useful or beautiful as the HiRise for MacBook from Twelve South. It would make a lovely gift.

More About: Gift of the Day, Macbook Pro, accessories, holidays 2012, laptop accessories, trending

Learn How Not to Die With This PSA [VIDEO]

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 09:10 AM PST

Australia's Melbourne Metro released this disturbingly upbeat video about "dumb ways to die" -- part of its campaign to prevent train-related deaths.

More About: Dumb Ways to Die, PSA, Watercooler, trending, videos

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an eBay Entrepreneur?

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 08:18 AM PST

If you want to start your own online business, there are lots of ways to go without bothering with eBay. So why work with the online auctions giant?

More About: ebay, entrepreneur, features, mashable, open forum, self-employed, trending

President Obama Meets McKayla Maroney, Not Impressed [PIC]

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:29 AM PST

McKayla Maroney, the Olympian who spawned the legendary "not impressed" meme face, posed for a photo with President Obama during the team's visit to the White House. Obama was not Impressed.

More About: McKayla Maroney, Sports, Watercooler, olympics, trending

Top Comments from the Mashable Community

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 07:11 AM PST

Introducing the New Mashable

Mashable's redesign is something we're extremely proud of and very excited about. We've taken your feedback and used your suggestions to create a more interactive Mashable experience.

The new site is now live in beta, and you can request an invite to start trying it out. We want to hear your thoughts so that we can make the new Mashable the best it can possibly be.

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After months of covering product launches from companies like Apple and Amazon, we finally got to announce some exciting news of our own: we've launched the beta version of the new Mashable. It features a design that is more social, visual and mobile than ever before. The new site will adapt across platforms to make your experience seamless whether you're accessing Mashable on your desktop, smartphone or tablet. You can also share our content in brand new ways and enjoy stunning new visuals. Sign up to try the beta today!

As we prepare to transition to a new look, one of our writers made a big change of her own. Christina Warren, undoubtedly the biggest Apple fangirl we know, is trying t…
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