Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mashable: Latest 16 News Updates - including “How Valuable is a Social Media Audience, Really?”

Mashable: Latest 16 News Updates - including “How Valuable is a Social Media Audience, Really?”

How Valuable is a Social Media Audience, Really?

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 03:12 PM PST

There are key market principles driving a social media audience's value. Here's how digital marketers can tap into them.

More About: Contests, features, mashable, open forum, social marketing

6 Futuristic Fireplaces to Keep You Warm This Winter

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 03:04 PM PST

Who would have guessed -- the futuristic-looking luxury fireplace industry is booming. Surprisingly, if you can dream it, it can be built. But, most of the time, it'll cost you.

It seems we're no longer just content to view the crackling Yule Log on our TVs. These fireplaces even move past the traditional stone and brick models commonly seen today. They run on gas and have controllers to turn them on or off. Some can even be operated from smartphone apps.

Check out the gallery and tell us which one is most appealing to you.

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto, dszc

More About: home decor, winter

7 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 02:18 PM PST


Popular Mac calendar app Fantastical made its way to iOS this week. Offering many of the same features as the desktop version of the app, Fantastical has a DayTicker for quickly navigating through your upcoming calendar, and voice scheduling capabilities that allow you to schedule events by just talking to the app.

Click here to view this gallery.

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, apple, iOS, ipad, iphone, trending, weekly app roundup

68 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 02:10 PM PST

It's been another busy week in the digital world. Catch up on the latest digital media resources with our weekly features roundup.

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

After NFL Player Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend and Self, League Rallies on Twitter

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 01:46 PM PST

Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and committed suicide Saturday. Here's how NFL players and teams reacted on Twitter.

More About: Jovan Belcher, News, Sports, nfl, trending

Top 10 Tech This Week

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:57 PM PST

1.Retina Implant Instantly Turns Text Into Braille

Researchers developed a way to allow traditional text to be viewed as Braille letters, using a retinal implant. This might make it easier for patients to read and understand than traditional text. Learn more:

Click here to view this gallery.

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

Teens React to Chilling Cyberbullying Video

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:21 PM PST

An emotional reaction video to the viral cyberbullying clip uploaded to YouTube by Amanda Todd, a student later found dead, showcases a range of emotions.

More About: Viral, World, bullying, cyberbullying, trending, viral videos

Your Most Mobile Friend Deserves the Wallee Smartphone Mount

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:05 PM PST

Gift of the DayMashable's Gift of the Day series highlights cool, interesting and fun products for that special someone on your holiday list.

You bring your phone everywhere -- your desk, the kitchen, your car and, dare we say, the bathroom. Wouldn't it be handy if you could secure that valuable device in each of the places you use it most?

Created by Studio Proper, the Wallee M smartphone case features a rare-earth magnet that attaches to a variety of branded mounts. Once you've fitted the case to your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3 or Nexus, you'll be able to secure your phone to all kinds of surfaces: virtually any wall, window or tabletop.

Studio Proper also manufactures a Wallee case for tablets (below), namely the iPad, Nexus 7 or Galaxy Tab 10.1. The only difference is that you'll mount t…
Continue reading...

More About: Gift of the Day, Mobile, accessories, android, holidays 2012, ipad, iphone

Deck the Fails: 15 Weird and Wacky Christmas Tree Ornaments

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 11:26 AM PST

1. Reindeer Poop

Now we know the real reason the other reindeer laughed at Rudolph. Price: $10.95

Click here to view this gallery.

If the traditional hall decking and tree decorating gives you a case of the Scrooges, electrify your Christmas decor with offbeat ornaments. Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like festive poop on a rope or Santa hat-clad boogers.

More About: Christmas, Holidays, Watercooler, trending

The Most-Tweeted Words on Black Friday Were … [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 11:07 AM PST

What was on the minds of Black Friday shoppers? This infographic details the top-tweeted words on Black Friday.

More About: Business, black friday

Opinion: What Would Steve Jobs Think About Windows 8?

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 10:44 AM PST

Over the last week, I've found myself wondering what Steve Jobs would make of Windows 8 if he were alive today.

It's likely he would be entirely dismissive or unwilling to comment on the new OS at all. Even so, I'm betting he would consider the new Windows Phones and the mobile OS to be fairly elegant. And he'd consider Microsoft's Surface tablet to be nicely conceived if a little bit clunky and poorly executed at the apps and OS level.

The desktop version of the OS? He'd see it as an unmitigated disaster.

Jobs wasn't a perfect techno-seer, of course. In fact, over the last few months, a few of his theories on tablets have been disproved.

As an example, the market for 7-inch…
Continue reading...

More About: ipad mini, kindle fire, steve jobs, tablets, trending

Comic: This Is Why Your Email Was Hacked

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 10:23 AM PST

Even Google's two-step authentication can't protect you from naiveté.

More About: comics, hacking, humor, passwords, trending

Fugitive Antivirus Founder McAfee Interviewed in Secret Location [VIDEO]

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 09:42 AM PST

The bizarre story of McAfee antivirus software company founder John McAfee keeps getting weirder, and now CNN has caught up with the 67-year-old tech titan at his hideout in Belize.

More About: Fugitive, McAfee, trending

Hukkster Alerts You When Your Most-Wanted Items Are Discounted

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 09:01 AM PST

Hukkster is a new online shopping tool that tracks your most coveted fashion finds and alerts you by email about sudden price drops.

More About: The Launchpad, fashion, online shopping

Are We Living Better With the Jawbone ‘Up’ Electronic Bracelet?

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 08:16 AM PST

You've probably read all the stories about how sitting for too long can kill you. How prolonged sitting causes discomfort, numbness and spine misalignment. I have a new magic weapon -- the newly relaunched Jawbone Up.

If I've been sitting for too long at my desk in the Mashable newsroom I'll feel a slight vibration on my wrist -- a gentle nudge. It's the Jawbone Up fitness bracelet I've been wearing for the past week, letting me know it's time to get up and take a little walk -- I've been idle too long. At least, my body has.

The Jawbone Up is a bracelet designed to help you learn to live a healthier lifestyle. The band itself is rubbery, with a r…
Continue reading...

More About: Jawbone Up, fitness gadgets, jawbone, trending

11 Hot News Stories You May Have Missed

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 07:50 AM PST

If you even blinked this week you might have missed one of Mashable's top news stories, opinion pieces or reviews -- including the biggest fake news on Facebook (and how to protect yourself from it), interviews with NASA and Neil Patrick Harris, and reviews of Nokia's Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy Camera. We don't blame you if you didn't catch all these stories the first time around.

To make your life a little easier -- and your weekend reading all the more enjoyable -- we're bringing you a roundup of some of our favorite, most-read and most-interesting news stories from the past week.

iTunes 11 Finally Available for Download

NASA Confirms: No Major Discovery in Curiosity
Continue reading...

More About: Curiosity, Google, trending

5 Ways to Make a Seasonal Job Permanent

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 07:22 AM PST

For the unemployed, the holidays are not only a fantastic opportunity to earn money, but also a chance to get a foot in the door with companies.

More About: Holiday, features, job search series, mashable, temporary jobs, trending

Back to the top