- Samsung Galaxy S IV Rumored to Be Announced on March 14
- Cat Battles With CD Drive, Lives to Tell the Story
- Outlook.com Officially Replaces Hotmail, Boasts 60M Users
- Extreme Free Runner Conquers Snow Obstacles With Ease
- China Unseats U.S. to Become World’s Top Smart Device Market
- 10 Totally Geeky Keychains
- Watch Dubstep Kitties Save the Day
- Ubuntu to Unveil Its Operating System for Tablets on Tuesday
- Man Orders World’s Most Expensive Starbucks Drink at $47.30
- No Two Web Pages Separated by More Than 19 Clicks, Study Says
- Black Keys Drummer Thrashes Justin Bieber on Twitter
- Sex on Mars: A Dangerous Love Story
- To Celebrate Presidents’ Day, Here’s Bill Clinton With a Cat
- Your Monday Brain Needs 6 Minutes of Cute Animals
- Inside Google’s Top Secret Glass Foundry Event
- Hear the Oscars’ All-Time ‘Best Original Songs’
- 7 Craigslist Alternatives to Try Out
- The 10 McFunniest Reactions to Burger King Twitter Hack
- Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Memorialized on Twitter
- Burger King Twitter Account Hacked
- Sea World Seals Put Your ‘Harlem Shake’ to Shame
- Readers Respond to Porn Ban and Submit Their Harlem Shake Videos
- 10 Excellent Apps to Improve Your Commute
- Zombies Invade Classic Movies
- Bungie’s Destiny And Other News You Need to Know
- Dick Vitale Talks Internet, Baby!
- 10 Terrific Grumpy Cat Tributes on Etsy
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 01:26 AM PST
Samsung's upcoming flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, will be announced on March 14, several outlets claim citing unspecified sources.
First, Mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin said on Twitter that a "big announcement" is coming March 14. SamMobile and The Verge independently confirmed with their forces that Samsung is indeed planning to launch several devices on that date, including the Galaxy S IV.
The details about the device should be taken with a grain of salt, but they reportedly include an Exynos 5 8-core processor, a 4.99'' Full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2.
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 12:18 AM PST
This cat is single-pawingly fighting on behalf of the technology revolution.
Because like many of us, this kitty is so over the CD-Rom overlord and vows to end its evil dictatorship of computer-land. We get it, CDs are so 2001. Clearly this feline is all about the USB drive.
We also give a hearty hat tip to the cat's owner who has found the best way to entertain a bored (and rambunctious) cat -- it's his version of 21st century cat fetch.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:24 PM PST
Nearly seven months after unveiling a preview of the email service last July, Microsoft announced the end of its beta run in a blog post.
Microsoft, which acquired Hotmail in 1997, said it will switch users to the new service "soon," but won't force them to change their emails to an "outlook.com" address. It added that all users should expect to see the change take place by this summer.
"Everything from their @hotmail.com email address, password, messages, folders, contacts, rules, vaation replies, etc. will stay the same, with no disruption in service."
The software giant also reveale…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 08:55 PM PST
Sometimes snow flakes just gets in the way. Those slippery death traps will manage to land you on your butt every time. Unless you're Ronnie Shalvis, and you flip and glide over the icy tundra like a gymnastic Zamboni.
Shalvis shows off how he jumps, slides, skates and sprints through frigid temperatures by free running, an art form evolved from parkour that uses acrobatics. He can ninja climb his way up walls and land backflips off snow-covered railings.
Don't look away, or the only thing you'll see is a blur of Shalvis' footprints in the snow.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 07:54 PM PST
Flurry, a mobile-analytics firm, estimates that the East Asian country will have 246 million devices in its installed base by the end of February, compared to 230 million in the U.S. Just last month, China had only 221 million devices, while the U.S. had 222 million.
The firm also said China will continue to dominate the U.S., given its much higher population (1.3 billion people versus 310 million). Boasting a population of 1.2 billion, India is the only realistic challenger. Still, with only 19 million active smart devices, "China will not likely see…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 07:00 PM PST
This cute robot loves your keys. Cost: $8 Image courtesy of DeviceZero/Etsy
We have taken a look at some keychains perfect for nerds, featuring designs ranging from robots to retro gaming.
Take a look through our gloriously geeky selection in the gallery above. Let us know in the comments below which ones you'd like to look after your keys.
Image courtesy of DeviceZero/Etsy
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 05:55 PM PST
Ever wonder why your socks go missing? According to the video, above, covert sock-stealing soldiers rifle through your drawers during midnight raids.
But if your room is equipped with Elite Feline Forces, there's no need for alarm, as the killer kitties will safeguard your hosiery. Watch the action go down, complete with slow-mo shots and mechanical meows courtesy of a dubstep soundtrack.
BONUS VIDEO: Kitties Droppin' Beats
Screenshot image courtesy of YouTube, CorridorDigital
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 04:58 PM PST
Ubuntu announced earlier this month that it would be bringing its Linux-based operating system to mobile phones later in 2013. Now, it looks like we might see the OS on tablets, as well.
A countdown clock has appeared on Ubuntu's website, along with the message "Tick, tock, tablet time!"
Canonical — the company behind the Ubuntu project — recently announced that the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be available for the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 on Feb. 21. It will also be installing the OS onto developer's phones at the Mobile World Congress, which takes place from Feb. 25 to 28.
Tuesday's announcement will likely be a tablet-optimized version of the OS av…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 03:57 PM PST
A now, what we imagine, very buzzed Beau Chevassus created the drink at a Washington branch of the shop in an effort to set the world record for the most expensive coffee concoction. Chevassus blew the last contender -- who last year created a $23.60 drink with 16 shots of espresso -- out of the caffeinated water.
The record-breaking coffee included 48 shots in a venti mocha frappuccino with soy mocha drizzle, matcha powder, protei…
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Posted: 18 Feb 2013 03:05 PM PST
Apparently, no two pages on the web are separated by more than 19 clicks. That's according to research recently published in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
The researcher, Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási, is something of an expert on network theory. He authored a book called Linked: The New Science of Networks, which was published in 2002.
SEE ALSO: The Internet Smells Like Urine
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 01:50 PM PST
And while Biebers' fans are outraged by the social networking prank (outraged is the understatement of the century in this case), the non-Beliebers have found the hilarity in the all-out Twitter feud.
The rivalry began when a reporter asked Carney -- a three-time Grammy winner -- about Bieber's award snub.
Carney responded, "He's rich, right? Grammys are for music, not for money. He's making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess."
Bieber quickly took to Twitter (what else do pop stars do?) r…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 01:27 PM PST
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 12:35 PM PST
Happy Presidents' Day! You've probably already heard enough inspirational Abraham Lincoln quotes and read one too many scandalous stories about Andrew Jackson. Instead, let's celebrate this holiday about all things POTUS in true Internet style -- with cats.
Well, one cat. One really cool, White House hobnobbing kitty.
Socks the cat served as the Director of Feline Affairs during the Clinton Administration and rubbed elbows -- err, noses -- with the Commander in Chief. He was known to hold meetings in the Oval Office, socialize with local strays and take rides on Bill Clinton's shoulders.
BONUS: Vintage Bill Clinton and…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 12:12 PM PST
What's up, Monday? Why you got to show up all surprise like? Even if you got to sleep in and catch up on The Price Is Right because it's Presidents' Day, it's still Monday and no amount of daytime television can fix that.
Help your brain ease into the work week with more than six minutes of kittens, hedgehogs and other cute animals.
YouTube user TheHumpyObserver squished together clips of the Internet's most touching furballs -- and featherballs -- for a master adorableness compilation guaranteed to make you smile on this Monday.
[H/T Tastefully Offe…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 11:29 AM PST
Google's Glass Foundry was a developer event held in both NYC and San Francisco for developers to get some hands-on time with Google Glass.
Earlier this month Google held two top secret Glass Foundry events in NYC and San Francisco. Developers who attended the closed-door events were required to sign pretty extensive non-disclosure agreements promising to not share what went on inside, which left many wondering what happened – until now.
On its developer Google+ page, Google posted a number of photos from the event, as well as a little bit of information about the Foundry events in general.
According to the post, during the two-day event Glass Explorers formed teams and built over 80 new ways to use Glass using the still-secret API the company has built. Everyone who showed off an application for Glass scored a special l…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 11:01 AM PST
We're in the final countdown to the Academy Awards, and everyone is making predictions about who will take home which golden statuette. There's no shortage of entertainment at the Oscars, from the Red Carpet fashion to the tearful acceptance speeches.
Of course, there's also the musical entertainment: the songs nominated for the coveted prize of Best Original Song and performed onstage at the Academy Awards. Before you tune in this Sunday, take a look back at our selection of our favorite nominees and winners for Best Original Song on this Music Monday.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:52 AM PST
While Craigslist offers a unique way to find goods and services online, there are several setbacks to the online classifieds platform: Scams run rampant, spam ads are frequent and the minimalist design lacks user-friendly appeal.
Many still flock to Craigslist to post job listings or apartment rentals because of its large community, but the downfalls often outweigh the possible visibility of the ad. It just may be time to look elsewhere for online classified ads.
SEE ALSO: 5 Ways to Spot a Craigslist Scam
Here are seven sites that offer similar services, but eliminate a lot of Craigslist's hassle:
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:31 AM PST
Hackers pulling off a Hamburglar 2.0 move on Burger King's Twitter account livened up a ho-hum Presidents' Day for the Internet.
Check out 10 of our favorite funny reactions below and add your picks in the comments.
Somebody needs to tell Burgerking that 'whopper123' isn't a secure password.— Simon Osborne (@flibblesan) February 18, 2013
Is the Hamburglar behind this?— Jordan Cohen (@jorcohen) February 18, 2013
This is why Burger King should use 2 sauce authentication…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:18 AM PST
Buss purchased the Lakers, along with the Los Angeles Kings in 1979. He later sold the NHL team, but maintained ownership of the Lakers until his death. Buss' Lakers brought 10 NBA Championships to Los Angeles in just over three decades.
Upon purchasing the team, Buss ushered in an era known as the Showtime Lakers. He encouraged the team to play a…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 09:40 AM PST
Hackers took over Burger King's Twitter account on Monday.
The cyber tricksters changed the fast food company's avatar and name to "McDonalds" and sent a McFlurry of questionable and offensive tweets. The Twitter mishap isn't all bad news for Burger King though -- the account added 5,000 new followers in the first 30 minutes since the hackers took over.
Mashable has reached out to the company and will update this post with any response.
UPDATE: As of 1:15 p.m. EST, it appears Twitter has suspended the @BurgerKing account.
UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. EST: Burger King shared a statement with Mashable regarding Monday's Tw…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 09:34 AM PST
The "Harlem Shake" may be so two weeks ago, but this YouTube video gives you the opportunity to watch seals shaking their fins and a walrus doing rhythmic sit-ups.
Now that's how you rejuvenate a dying viral trend -- get some rump-shakin' sea mammals to participate.
SEE ALSO: Watch Puppies 'Harlem Shake' Their Tails
It's also great marketing by San Antonio's Sea World. They may have to continuously perform this routine whenever visitors show up, but it's probably worth it for everyone involved.
Homepage image courtesy of YouTube, saseaworld
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 08:48 AM PST
Iceland recently announced that it is considering enacting a country-wide ban on porn. Simon Shehata disagreed with the logic behind the law, arguing that a ban would actually be harmful to kids.
Last week on Mashable commenters discussed a potential country-wide ban on porn by Iceland. If the ban comes to fruition, Iceland will be the first Western country to censor the buying or downloading of porn online. Some of our readers argued that porn encourages violence against women and hoped to see similar bans such as this one in other countries in the future. Other readers doubted the ability of the government to truly censor all online porn, and argued that attempting to do so would be an ineffective solution to a problem that could be solved with better parenting.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 08:07 AM PST
Community-based traffic and navigation app Waze has more than 30 million users, all of whom help generate up-to-date information on traffic and road alerts. With Waze installed, you can keep on top of road conditions in real time, utilize voice-guided navigation and even join or create groups to share your commute information with others. Price: Free Screenshots courtesy of Waze
Commuting can be an extremely stressful and frustrating experience. No matter how many times you travel to the same destination, there are often unexpected obstacles. Road delays, train traffic -- even a crying baby in an overcrowded subway car can disrupt your trip.
But it's nothing a few handy apps can't handle, right? A recent study shows that commuters who use connected apps tend to have a better time getting from point A to point B. Don't you deserve the same?
We've rounded up 10 apps that will make commuting life a little easier, from choosing the best route to finding cheaper gas. Check out the gallery above, and let us know…
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 07:25 AM PST
The Corpse Wars
Image courtesy of Matt Busch and Neatoshop
Zombies invade classic films -- noshing on the brains of E.T. and Dorothy Gale -- at the hands of artist Matt Busch. The iconic movies rise from the undead to undergo a makeover that makes them hungry for brraaaaaiiiiiiins.
Busch reimagines the posters for favorites like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, sketching new, more noggin-hungry versions.
View and purchase the entire collection at the Neatoshop.
Homepage image courtesy of Flickr, All Seeing Angler
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 06:27 AM PST
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.
Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. LG announced it will release the feature-packed Optimus G Pro in North America in the second quarter of 2013. Apple has launched new ads for its iPad, and Bungie, the company behind the massively popular Halo franchise, has unveiled its latest project -- "Destiny."
Check out the video above for more on these stories.
Image courtesy of Bungie
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 05:55 AM PST
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 04:29 AM PST
Add some agnst to your coffee table with this set of four laser-engraved coasters cut from bamboo plywood. Cost: Approximately $34.58 Image courtesy of CirclesEnding/Etsy
Although we all know by now that "Grumpy Cat" actually isn't, we still can't get enough of that adorabley miserable furry face.
We have scoured Etsy for the very best Grumpy Cat tributes. From clothing to coasters, you'll be surprised at the variety of gorgeous goods on offer.
Take a look through our gallery of great finds. Let us know in the comments below which Tard tribute is your favorite.
Image courtesy of CirclesEnding/Etsy
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