- Franciscan Friars Want You to Text them Your Prayer Intentions
- Find Your Child, Pet or Suitcase With ‘I’m Here’ GPS Tracker
- Samsung Smart Fridge Dishes Up Recipe Ideas and Coupons
- Suspected Thief Posts His Photo on Victim’s Facebook Page
- The Most Blinged-Out iPhone Cases and Headphones Spotted at CES 2013
- Disguise Your iPad Mini with this Holy Bible Case
- How to Create a Winning Meme
- Tina Fey Thinks Most People Are Too Boring to Use Twitter
- Our Favorite Photos from CES 2013
- Liar, Liar? How to Know if Your Client is Telling the Truth
- 42 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
- Things Get Weird and Wonderful at CES 2013′s International Pavilion
- Top 10 Tech This Week, CES 2013 Edition
- uNu iPhone 5 Battery Case Doubles Your Battery Life
- Facebook Reveals Which NFL Teams Are Getting the Most Chatter During Playoffs
- Sizzle Up For a Smooth Face With Bacon Shaving Cream
- Turns Out Apple Might Still Be Considering a Cheap iPhone
- 5 Ways to Avoid Being a Costly, Bad Hire
- 10 Top News Stories This Week
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:25 PM PST
Just a month after Pope Benedict XVI launched his official Twitter account, other representatives of the Catholic faith are giving new meaning to the term, "religious text."
Called "Text a Prayer Intention to a Franciscan Friar," the program encourages participants to text the word "PRAYER" to 306-44, according to a release. Senders will then receive a welcome message inviting them to submit their prayer intentions. After they are sent in, participants will receive another text confirming that their prayer has been received and will be pra…
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:31 PM PST
LAS VEGAS – The CES show floor was home to several GPS trackers this year. One of the most interesting was I'm Here, a tracker developed by the same company that created an Android smart watch called I'm Watch.
Unveiled during the company's CES press conference, I'm Here is a pint-sized tracker designed to help you keep up with everything from your suitcase to your kindergartener.
The tracker works using the same technology found in cell phones. Users can find out where the device is located -- whether it's in a bag or tied to a shoe -- whenever they want.
If, for example, you arrive at your destination without your bag, simply ping the device to find out where it is. The…
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:28 PM PST
Technology has helped solve many problems for us. We make phone calls and read emails from wherever we are (most of the time) using cellphones, and record our favorite TV shows and movies to watch later.
But it hasn't helped solve the age-old dilemma of figuring out what's for dinner -- until now. Samsung showed off a smart refrigerator at the 2013 International CES that can offer recipe suggestions based on what you have in your fridge at the time.
No photo magnets here -- the front of the 32 cu. ft. capacity four-door fridge is adorned with a 10-inch tablet pre-loaded with apps designed to help you and your family get organized.
There's Evernote for shared grocery lists, so y…
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 06:27 PM PST
James and Barbara McCall experienced a recent spate of burglaries at their guesthouse in Hillcrest, KwaZula-Natal, and found their Samsung tablet missing after the latest incident, South Africa-based IOL News reported.
Upon discovering the theft, McCall changed the login passwords for his social networks; that's when he saw a man's photo had been uploaded to his wife's Facebook page. He said he believes the man is one of the burglars.
"He probably did not realize he was doing it. Usually you never log off from a tablet, so it could have happened quite quickly."…
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 05:30 PM PST
Minnie Mouse Headphones
iHome's new line of licensed Disney accessories includes these sparkled Minnie Mouse headphones.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 04:30 PM PST
LAS VEGAS -- We saw quite a few eccentric items at CES this year: an iPad man, the Direct TV kangaroo starting a impromptu dance mob, and even sumo wrestlers -- but one of our favorites was this iPad mini case by Japanese brand Ozaki. It looks like a Bible. Genius.
This takes the "disguise your dirty magazine in a textbook" idea to a whole new level. I would have appreciated it, had such tech been around during my brief stint attending catechism classes.
If the Bible isn't for you, Ozaki also has plain leather-bound cases that give the look of classic novels, and other book titles including The Old Astronomy Book, a dictionary, and even Dare to Play Your Tune, as seen above.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 03:28 PM PST
What's the recipe for a winning meme? While you may prefer grumpy cat videos, there are a wide variety of memes that have seen viral success.
Compiled by Pelican PR, one infographic looks at patterns in 100 memes from 1980 to today, and determines the necessary ingredients for a video or photo to take off.
Entitled "How to Cook up a Winning Meme," it reveals that the ideal equation for the perfect meme = picture + cat + Reddit. For the exact breakdown, check out the entire infographic, below:
What ingredients does your favorite meme include? Share with us in the comments.
Image via YouTube screenshot
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 02:36 PM PST
That's what the comedian said in a short video, answering a question from a fan who wanted to know if she used Twitter. "I have never used it," she said. "I do look at other people's twit of things sometimes."
Why doesn't she use it? "I think you should have to get a license to use Twitter because most people are so fucking boring that they should shut up," she said.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 02:00 PM PST
The drink louge at CES Unveiled was a welcome surprise for the press.
LAS VEGAS-- This year's CES was a whirlwind ride through a techie kaleidoscope. We didn't miss a thing, (except for that exclusive ride on the Albatross One which was supposed to land on Lake Mead, because of high winds-- rats!)
Cameras in hand, our team got some spectacular shots on the ground in Las Vegas. What was in all of our camera bags? The photo editor (that's me) carried two Canon 5D's, a Sigma 28mm f/1.8 prime lens, a Canon 24-105mm L f/4, and a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L. Our tech editor, Pete Pachal, was armed with a Canon T4i mounted with a shotgun Rodemic for interviews, and our reporter, Emily Price, carried the identical set-up. Tech reporter Samantha Murphy carried a Panason…
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Posted: 12 Jan 2013 01:25 PM PST
Ever think a client is saying one thing ("Sure, I think it's a good idea, but I'll need to run it by the team") but thinking another?
Hint: They do it all the time. But by understanding a few simple facial cues, you'll be able to match people's words to their actions, and see who's telling the truth every time.
Check out this visual guide to what your client is really saying.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 12:41 PM PST
The reporters and editors at Mashable spent the week buzzing around the Internet like digital bees, checking out all the best new apps and gadgets. To help you get up to speed in a hurry, we gathered all our most usable stories into this one post.
In addition to the topics we normally cover -- social media, business, tech and lifestyles -- this week's features roundup contains a couple of comedy posts. The Internet is nothing if not funny, right?
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 12:05 PM PST
I'm not immune to charms of giant ultra HD screens, glowing white booths filled with futuristic sports cars and celebrities sporting the latest headphones, but my favorite part of CES 2013, by far, is the back alleys -- especially the tiny booths in the International Pavilion.
They're kind of off the beaten path. You won't find them in the giant Central Hall, or the auto-filled North Hall or even the lower floor and tiny and quirky booths of the South Hall. No, they're a walk away in the ballrooms of the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton).
Inside are dozens of tiny booths full of tiny -- and mostly Asian -- companies peddling unusual wares. When they saw me and my camerama…
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 11:30 AM PST
1. Intel's Awesome Future Laptop
Intel knows what computers will look like next year, and the chip manufacturer gave the world a sneak peek at CES 2013 with its reference PC design for the next generation of Core processors. Take a look at what the future looks like: http://on.mash.to/THA8Xq. Photo by Mashable
The long-anticipated 2013 International CES came and went in a flurry of techno-goodness. Luckily, Mashable's team was in Las Vegas so that nothing that happened at this year's CES stayed there. And there was definitely a lot to remember and report on at this year's gadget bonanza.
It was really hard to narrow down all the tech stories that came out of CES to just 10, but we think these are the 10 biggest ones. They also reflect the wide array of diversity that was on display in Las Vegas. This year, there were giant tablets, Ultra-high-def TVs, super-fast processors and the world's first 1TB USB 3.0 flash drive.
SEE ALSO: Previous editions of Top 10 Tech This Week
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 10:47 AM PST
The uNu DX Protective Battery Case for iPhone 5 doubles your talk time, letting most iPhones last for two days on one charge.
While that's still far from what feature phones can manage, it's a significant improvement and would come in handy in many situations. The great thing about this case is how little bulk it adds. It's 15mm thick and actually looks quite good.
Another case discussed in the video below is an LED case that's still a prototype. It increases your battery life, protects your phone, and adds an LED panel to the back of it. The cool thing about the LED panel is that you can connect to it with Bluetooth and push custom notifications to it.
You can already use the the…
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 10:15 AM PST
The NFL playoffs are back this weekend with four thrilling divisional matchups, and the U.S. is abuzz, waiting to see who's going to survive these games and advance to the conference championships. Now, thanks to a powerful new tool on Facebook, you'll be able to see what everyone's talking about before, during and after the big games.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:17 AM PST
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:37 AM PST
There's been some confusion around the rumors indicating that Apple is considering a cheaper version of the iPhone. As of today, no one really knows what's going on. So much so that even Reuters misfired, pulling a story based on comments made by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller to a Chinese daily that appeared to debunk the rumors.
As it turns out, Schiller didn't really mean it. Or, at least, he was misquoted.
On Thursday, the Shanghai Evening News ran a story with the headline: "Apple will not push a cheaper smartphone for the sake of market share." The piece then quoted Schiller saying Apple would not launch a cheap iPhone just for the sake of expanding its market share.
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:11 AM PST
Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:21 AM PST
It was another busy week at Mashable and in tech news, as our staff literally ran around Las Vegas testing and viewing some of the newest gadgets at CES 2013. In case you missed any of our top stories out of Vegas or the other news stories happening elsewhere, we've got you covered.
Here are some of the top news stories published on Mashable this week.
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