Sunday, 11 November 2012

Mashable: Latest 23 News Updates - including “Ditching Cable for Internet TV? Read This First”

Mashable: Latest 23 News Updates - including “Ditching Cable for Internet TV? Read This First”

Ditching Cable for Internet TV? Read This First

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 08:44 PM PST

Replacing costly cable service with Internet TV seems like an easy way to reduce the family budget. But with more choices comes more confusion.

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LED Glasses Make Programming Fun and Fashionable [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 08:18 PM PST

Computer programming and fashion-forward sensibilities don't always go hand in hand. But Kickstarter Bright Eyes hopes to change that with a pair of glasses that take cool to a digital level.

Though these LED glasses might look like something rapper Lil Wayne would wear, they're meant to encourage people to get involved in the process of coding -- something that has become an important language in today's ultra-tech society.

The glasses come with a DIY kit that help you program the 174 LED lights, and a micro SD card that allow the glasses to play graphics and videos. The creators are already working on accompanying tutorials that will guide yo…
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More About: coding, kickstarter, programming

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 07:46 PM PST

We all remember the cliques that made up high school -- the jocks, the brains, the cheerleaders and the marching band. Each had their own interests and personalities that set them apart.

So let's just call social media the high school of the Internet.

With Pinterest, LinkedIn, Yelp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and dozens more, this high school has plenty of cliques to fight over lunchroom real estate.

Web design company Wix took a look at each social network and found out which sites were the popular gang and which ones were the high school gossips. They found that social media stereotypes were built on what we all were sharing.

SEE ALSO: How is Facebook Addiction Affecting
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More About: Facebook, Foursqaure, Google, Social Media, Twitter, YouTube, infographic, instagram, pinterest, yelp

10 Adorable Clips of Sesame Street Satire

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 07:21 PM PST

1. Sesame Street: Mad Men

"I don't see 'happy' here."

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On Nov. 10, 1969, the popular children's television show Sesame Street debuted. To celebrate this milestone, we have collected some of our favorite TV, film and advertising parodies from this talented team of puppets.

SEE ALSO: 10 Best "Get a Mac" Parodies [VIDEOS]

Take a look through our selection of spoofs -- which manage to be both funny and educational -- in the video gallery above. Let us know in the comments below which is your favorite Sesame Street parody -- and why.

Thumbnail image courtesy of Sesame Street

More About: Entertainment, Kids, TV, Video, YouTube, features, sesame street

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists and Galleries

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 06:43 PM PST

According to market research firm First Research, there are about 5,000 art dealers and galleries in the U.S. with combined annual revenue of about $6 billion, and Art Market Monitor estimates the size of the overall global art market to be around $15 billion annually. There are also more than 200,000 fine artists working in the U.S., according to recent research by the National Endowment for the Arts.

But while fine art is big business, there is often a wide chasm between the creative process that makes a great artist or a sophisticated gallery owner, and the marketing process that drives branding and sales.

"For the majority of artists, success will ultimately come down to…
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More About: Social Media, artist, features, mashable, open forum

iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 05:27 PM PST

Chances are, you didn't travel very far to pick up the latest iPhone 5 from your local Apple store. But did you know that the smartphone had a whole other life before you even met it?

Mobile Madhouse tracked the worldwide journey an iPhone 5 makes to get all its necessary parts for assembly.

iPhones make seven stops around the globe -- traveling approximately 20,096 miles -- before heading back to Apple headquarters and getting shipped to you.

SEE ALSO: The iPhone 5 Will Cost You at Least $1,800 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Check out the iPhone 5's entire trip in the infographic, below. What do you think about its lengthy journey? Tell us in the comments.

More About: apple, iPhone 5, infographic, iphone

One Dock Works With Apple and Samsung Gadgets [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 04:47 PM PST

Multiple charging docks are a fact of life for tech lovers who must accommodate different ports for their many different gadgets.

But now, there's "One Dock" to rule them all. An Australian company has developed a metal docking station that can be configured to work with Samsung's Galaxy S and Nexus smartphones, as well as iPhones (3 and up).

One Dock will work with all Apple iPhone connectors, such as the 30-pin, and even the company's newest Lightning connecter, according to a release. It is also compatible with Samsung's micro-USB cable for charge and sync. Every One Dock comes with a charge cable and USB wall charger.

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More About: Nexus, apple, galaxy s, iphone, ipod, samsung

Former Apple Employee Says Tim Cook Isn’t Passionate About Tech [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 03:45 PM PST

Former Apple sales executive David Sobotta is publishing a book about the two decades he spent at the company, and it looks like Apple CEO Tim Cook won't like the reviews.

In The Pomme Company, Sobotta writes Apple employees generally have a fear of being wrong.

"You don't make mistakes at Apple and get a second chance. That often hinders decision-making and creates a lot of passive-aggressiveness between teams that should be cooperating," Sobotta tells tech blog ReadWrite.

Cook's most recent decision to be questioned was the firing of high ranking execs like Scott Forstall. Sobotta said he wasn't surprised by the news.

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Racist Who Threatened Obama Doesn’t ‘Understand What She Did Wrong’ [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 02:55 PM PST

Earlier this week 22-year-old California woman Denise Helms made some disastrous social media choices after President Barack Obama won re-election.

Helms wrote on Facebook: "Another 4 years of this [N-word]. Maybe he will get assassinated this term."

The racist comment immediately went viral and Helms was criticized for her racism and assassination talk. Since then, Helms lost her job at Cold Stone Creamery after her employer found out about her comments and the public reaction to them.

SEE ALSO: Conservatives React to Obama's Re-election on Twitter

But it seems Helms has yet to understand the severity of the situation.

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More About: Facebook, Mitt Romney, Politics, U.S. presidential election, barack obama, election 2012

‘New York Times’ Advice Column Not About Petraeus Affair [REPORT]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 02:34 PM PST

A New York Times advice column that included a question from a man whose wife was having an affair with a "government executive" is not about Gen. David Petraeus.

More About: David Petraeus, new york times

75 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 02:09 PM PST

Catch up on the latest digital media resources with our weekly features roundup.

More About: Business, Features Week In Review, Lifestyles, Social Media, Tech

7 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 01:47 PM PST

It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you're in luck -- we take care of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated smartphone applications.

This week we found an app that lets you design 3D objects on your iPad that you can then print out, and another that has you chip away at a 3D cube with others around the world to discover what's inside.

The Internet's favorite Angry Birds are back this week with a new twist on the popular game, and a popular children's TV show made its way to Android in the form of a interactive game.

Check out the gallery above for a look at this week's app highlights.

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

Give This Gutter-Cleaning Robot to Your Chore-Phobic Friend

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 01:38 PM PST

This bot from iRobot does one of fall's most unpleasant around-the-home tasks: cleaning the leaf-littered gutters. The Looj 330 is a one-pound bot that'll do all your dirty work.

You'll still need a latter for gutter cleaning, but the hard work is done by the bot. The Looj uses a rubber augur and scrappers to lift debris from the gutters and throw it on the ground. Just place it in the gutter and hit the "Auto Clean" button. You can drive it from a wireless remote from the ground and bag the debris as it drops it. And the remote works from 50-100 feet away so you can multitask.

Company iRobot created the self-vacuuming iRobot Roomba in 2002 and since then it's debuted a number of…
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More About: Gift of the Day, holidays 2012, present ideas

How Much Would You Pay to Never See an Online Ad Again?

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 12:35 PM PST

Imagine a $120 box that sits between your cable modem and your wireless router and blocks every kind of ad that can be delivered over the Internet.

Ormr Does What You Wish Photoshop Could [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 12:19 PM PST

Ormr does what Photoshop can't by allowing users to go back and change every action done in the past.

More About: developers, image editor, photo editing

This Tool Will Archive Your Entire Online Life

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:54 AM PST

Recollect backs up all the posts you share on social networks and makes it easier to search through them at a later date.

More About: Startups, The Launchpad, instagram, trending

HootSuite Email Fail Brings Up Privacy Concerns

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:31 AM PST

Several HootSuite users received dozens of email reminders, as well as private information including the names and email addresses of other users.

More About: hootsuite, online privacy, social media privacy

20 Fascinating Facts We Learned From Reddit in 2012

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:09 AM PST

1. Peanut butter used to come in slices.

Apparently in 2008, peanut butter was sold in slices, similar to Kraft singles. In the comments, Reddit users reminisced about purple ketchup, Goobers (peanut butter and jelly in one bottle), black water and other failed kids' food marketing.

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We've spent a lot of time on Reddit in 2012. Hopefully, we're a little smarter for it! We've collected our top 20 favorites here.

More About: Year End 2012, reddit, reddit facts, trending

Top Comments on Mashable This Week

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 10:48 AM PST

After the Election, Time to Heal Your Facebook Divide

Did the political views popping up on your Facebook newsfeed force you to unfriend some online acquaintances? You weren't the only one. The community discussed the etiquette of political discussion on Facebook.

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This week was full of choices and innovations. Long brewing battles, like the one between the two presidential candidates in the United States and the ever-present war of the smartphones, saw some resolution. Social media platforms showcased new features and, in some cases, new problems.

The 2012 presidential election has come and gone, leaving countless trends, tweets and memes in its wake. For those of us who live in a world based in social media, politics may have changed the composition of our Facebook friend list. Did you find yourself unfriending someone as a result of their political diatribes? Our community sounded off on how the election affected their newsfeeds.

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These Kittens Win The U.S. Tennis Open For Cuteness [VIDEO]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 10:11 AM PST

These two kittens could definitely compete in some type of synchronized tennis/cuteness match.

More About: cats, trending, viral videos

Here’s Enough Digital Espionage to Scare James Bond [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 09:16 AM PST

Like James Bond does in the new hit film Skyfall, secret agents all over the world are now dealing with digital threats. Is this malware giving them a digital license to kill?

More About: James Bond, malware, trending, virus

Clark Kent on the Demise of Newspapers [COMIC]

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 08:20 AM PST

Investigative reporting just isn't what it used to be. Blame it on Twitter.

More About: comics, humor, journalism, newspaper dead, newspapers, superman, trending

Mitt Romney Is Losing 847 Facebook Friends Per Hour

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 08:16 AM PST

Soon after Romney conceded the election, his social media followers began dropping quickly. Since 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, users have unliked the Massachusetts Governor at a rate of about 847 an hour.

More About: Facebook, Mitt Romney, trending

5 Ways to Make Extra Money During the Holidays

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 07:14 AM PST

Check out these simple ways to bring in extra money this winter, whether as a side gig or to hold you over as you continue your search for work.

More About: Holiday, features, job search series, mashable, side job, trending

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