Sunday, 17 February 2013

Mashable: Latest 17 News Updates - including “Anatomy of a Winning Resume”

Mashable: Latest 17 News Updates - including “Anatomy of a Winning Resume”

Anatomy of a Winning Resume

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 07:45 PM PST

Searching for jobs is a daunting task for many, so it's imperative your resume is in tip-top shape.

With 25% of human-resources managers receiving 50 resumes per job listing, competition is fierce, according to an infographic developed by NowSourcing, an Internet-marketing services firm.

Called "The Anatomy of a Great Resume," it dissects the components of a first-class CV. The infographic encourages job-seekers to concisely summarize work experience, emphasize accomplishments and include key words such as "problem solving," "leadership" and team building." On the other hand, the infographic counsels against making spelling and grammatical errors.

Indeed, it says 77% of HR managers…
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X-Wing Starfighter Is King of All Lego Stars Wars Merchandise

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 06:40 PM PST

Lego is one of those companies that constantly and consistently produces odds and ends that are worth purchasing. They're also notorious for supporting whatever's going on in popular culture with themed sets.

Case in point, the company has revealed that a new Star Wars X-wing starfighter set will be coming out in May. Rejoice!

Probably the only unfortunate part is the cost, but if you're a real enthusiast that shouldn't stop you, should it?

The set, officially titled 10240 -- Red Five X-wing Starfighter, will be available for $200. That's a nice sum of money to drop on a Lego creation, but it's not all that uncommon for the larger sets to go for over $100 at least. It does inc…
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Polytron’s Transparent Smartphone May Be in Your Future

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 05:46 PM PST

If Polytron Technologies has its way, you'll barely be able to see your next smartphone.

The Taiwan-based manufacturer has released a futuristic-looking prototype for what it hopes will be the world's first transparent smartphone.

The product, which remains in its early stages, is made from Polytron's Polyvision Privacy Glass. The glass is opaque when powered off, but it appearance transforms when electricity is applied. According to Polytron's website, "the liquid crystal molecules line up, the incident light passes through, and Polyvision looks clear."

Technically, the glass design isn't completely see-through -- the batteries and SIM card remain visible, as does the power switch…
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More About: Hardware, innovation, smartphone

Half of Parents Join Facebook to Creep on Their Kids

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 04:43 PM PST

Are you friends with your parents on Facebook? You might be surprised to find out that one in two parents join Facebook just to keep tabs on their kids.

More About: Facebook, infographics, Lifestyle, parents, Social Media

10 Craziest Craigslist Missed Connections of 2012

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 03:47 PM PST

1. Fatherly Love (Baltimore)

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Ah, February -- love is in the air, and plenty of us out there are looking for soulmates. And while some of us find our true loves the old-fashioned way -- through mutual friends, group gatherings or online dating -- others become instantly smitten with that person in the platypus costume at the bar, but are too chicken to say so.

Enter Craigslist Missed Connections, perhaps one of the most beautiful and terrifying social microcosms on the Internet today. Lonely singles pine for their lost potential loves in posts ranging from poetic to downright nasty, coalescing into a huge, hilarious Internet sinkhole. But a small subset of these posts will cause your jaw to hit the floor in sheer incr…
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Meteor Fireball Streaks Across the Sky in California, Too [VIDEO]

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 02:45 PM PST

It's no Russian meteor, but Californians experienced a shooting star of their own on Friday night.

Residents reported seeing a flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area, with some sharing their sightings on Twitter:

Just saw meteor over San Francisco 15 minutes ago on drive home! #meteor #sanfrancisco #bayarea— Samir Ghosh (@samirghosh) February 16, 2013

I think I just saw a shooting star or some other explosion in the sky over Potrero Hill. #sf #satelite #asteroid #armaggedon— Sarah Thibault (@sarahrthibault) February 16, 2013

Just saw the biggest, brightest shooting star ever over Fremont! #sf #meteor #stars— emmlou (@oohmlou) February 16, 2013
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More About: meteor, russian, San Francisco-San Jose, shooting star

5 of the Best Games to Play This Weekend

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 01:47 PM PST

1. System Shock 2

Sometimes bad things happen to good games. System Shock 2, a space horror PC game, has been locked in weird copyright limbo for years, and is finally available for download on Good Old Games for $9.99. System Shock 2 was created by Ken Levine, and the BioShock series is considered its spiritual successor. The game has real scares, and also a compelling story that shouldn't be spoiled. While the late '90s graphics may be a little dated, this game is not worth missing for the first -- or 30th -- time.

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Love is in the air in February, and it's the perfect time to snuggle on the couch with your sweetie -- and your favorite game. You're in luck -- we've found five of the best games released this week for you.

While there aren't any AAA releases for the week worth noting, there were plenty of excellent games to check out.

SEE ALSO: Tamagotchi Comes Back to Your Pocket — on Android

Take a look at our selections above. What are you playing this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Image courtesy Irrational Games

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6 Apps You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 01:13 PM PST


Your iPhone calendar just got a lot smarter. Tempo, a new smart calendar project from the birthplace of Siri, launched this week. The app not only keeps track of your appointments, but also pulls in relevant information for those appointments such as contact information for the people you're meeting with, and relevant emails and files. If you're traveling to your meeting, the app provides driving directions and helps you find parking, or lets you know if your flight is on time. Running late? Tempo lets you alert everyone in the meeting in just a few taps.

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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 apps.

This week we saw a new smart mobile calendar from the birthplace of Siri. Several popular music apps saw significant updates, and one of our favorite pieces of tech from the '90s got a new lease on life in the form of an Android app.

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

Still looking for more? Check out last week's Apps You Don't Want To Miss for more great apps worth a look.

Think we left one off the list? Let us know about your own app highlights from this w…
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More About: android, App, iphone, weekly app roundup, windows phone

Vine, Google+ Take Center Stage at London Fashion Week

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:56 PM PST

Twitter's new video-sharing app, Vine, took off in a big way at New York Fashion Week. Designers and editors alike logged in to Vine to capture and share six-second scenes from the shows.

London Fashion Week (LFW) attendees are poised to pick up where New York left off. Design houses including Burberry, Jonathan Saunders and Paul Smith, as well as the British Fashion Council, are all expected to use the app to bring followers behind the scenes and front of house.

It's Matthew Williamson's feed, however, that's the must-see. The designer, known for his intricate, handcrafted garments, will use Vine to showcase details up close during Sunday's show. As the looks hit the runway…
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Top 10 Tech This Week

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:05 PM PST

1. 3D Printers Build Robohand

Born with Ambiotic Band Syndrome, Liam lacks the instrument critical for most tasks: fingers. Thanks to two strangers halfway around the world and the magic of 3D printing, Liam is now able to color and write to his heart's content. Read more of this heart-warming story: Images courtesy of Facebook, Robohand

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If was certainly a huge week in tech -- so big we almost wished we had a Top 20 instead of a Top 10. Not only did we have our usual slew of gadgets and techno-news, we also had a big controversy around a certain electric car, a heart-warming 3D-printing story and a juicy (or not?) Apple rumor.

The big controversy of the week stemmed from a New York Times review of the electric Tesla Model S which criticized the car's battery performance. Elon Musk, Tesla's founder, not only didn't like it, but he revealed that he had the logs and data to prove the journalist lied. Controversy and a media frenzy ensued.

SEE ALSO: Previous editions of Top 10 Tech This Week

In other, more heartwarming…
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New Animation Shows What the Russian Meteor Really Did

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 11:07 AM PST

By now, you're probably familiar with the meteor that exploded in the earth's atmosphere on Friday. About 930 miles east of Moscow, in remote Chelyabinsk, a speeding space rock hurtled through the sky, injuring over 1,000 Russians (and frightening the rest of the world, once video was uploaded by eye witnesses). And the Russian meteor wasn't even the asteroid we were expecting.

But what, scientifically speaking, really happened? Scientists are beginning to piece together the details of the Russian meteor explosion, which they say was the biggest event since the Tunguska impact of 1908. That year, a 150-foot, 100,000-ton meteor exploded over Siberia, razing 800 square miles and 80 million…
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Best Buy to Make Internet Price-Matching Policy Permanent

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 10:51 AM PST

If you're going to buy a thing -- any kind of thing, really -- Amazon tends to be the first thought if you're someone that uses the Internet. The old guard when it comes to retailers, like Best Buy or Target, are last on the list to be checked.

Showrooming, however, is more popular than ever. Checking stuff out in a physical store and then buying online is all the rage. In an effort to fight back against the beast that is online retail, Best Buy revealed that it's making its Internet price-matching policy permanent, but there's a catch: The company's only matching prices with certain retailers.

Best Buy is opening the floodgates the tiniest bit. It has a history of matching prices dur…
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How to Solve the Top Pitfalls of Working From Home

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 10:02 AM PST

The number of Americans working from home has jumped 41% since 1999. And as technology continues to evolve (mobile, social, collaboration), we can expect more growth in work-at-home jobs and telecommuting.

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60 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 09:12 AM PST

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

More About: Business, digital resources, Feature, features roundup, Lifestyle, mashable, Social Media, Tech

7 Job Boards To Find Your Dream Job

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 08:31 AM PST

Check out these seven niche job boards to help you find your dream job.

More About: contributor, Feature, features, job boards, job search series, Jobs

Russian Fireball Won’t Be Last Surprise Asteroid Attack

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 08:09 AM PST

The world will have to live with surprise asteroid attacks on the scale of Friday's Russian fireball, at least for a while.

The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk without warning Friday (Feb. 15), damaging hundreds of buildings and wounding more than 1,000 people, was caused by a space rock about 50 feet (15 meters) wide, researchers said.

Asteroids of this size are both difficult to detect and incredibly numerous, so it will take a long time for astronomers to find and map out the orbits of all the potentially dangerous ones. Besides, researchers have bigger fish to fry.

"Defending the Earth against tiny asteroids such as the one that passed over Siberia and…
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Maximize Your Weekend with the 35 Most Popular Restaurant Apps

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 07:05 AM PST

Whether you're a restaurant owner or someone who likes to digitally enhance your restaurant dining experiences, this infographic is for you. It shows you the 35 most popular iOS and Android apps consumers are using for finding local restaurants and their reviews, paying the check and earning loyalty rewards.

The infographic not only shows you which restaurant apps are downloaded the most, but it helpfully includes each app's rankings for Android and iOS, along with the star ratings each has received.

Restaurant owners, this list could be especially helpful to you, keeping you aware of where your customers might be reviewing your business, as well as where you might want to make sure yo…
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Behold the World’s First Alarm Clock Toothbrush

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 09:15 PM PST

Thought the Rubik's Cube MP3 player was the most ridiculous gadget combo of all time? This just might beat it: the world's first alarm clock toothbrush.

More About: crowdfunding, Gadgets, Wayki

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