Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mashable: Latest 29 News Updates - including “How Love and Lust in the Digital Age Influence Relationships”

Mashable: Latest 29 News Updates - including “How Love and Lust in the Digital Age Influence Relationships”

How Love and Lust in the Digital Age Influence Relationships

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 05:03 AM PST

Living in the digital age comes with its relationship perks. You can google your future beau, share your romance on Instagram or search new date ideas with an app. How much has the Internet changed modern-day love? An annual study by Havas Worldwide found that online romancing is becoming just as real as offline interaction [...]

More About: dating, digital, infographic, Lifestyle, online dating, Social Media, valentine's day

10 Apps to Spice Up Your Sex Life

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:05 AM PST

During the Valentine’s Day season, people often reflect on their intimate relationships. Are you stuck in a routine, maybe looking to bring some excitement into your sex life? In order to make sure you have the best Valentine’s Day yet, we’ve rounded up a collection of apps to help you craft seductive text messages, experiment [...]

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Google Doodle is a Valentine’s Day Treat

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:56 AM PST

Today’s Google Doodle is an interactive game, letting you pair up “lovers” from the animal kingdom and see how their relationship works out. You might be surprised to see that a love affair between a horse and a tiger works out much better than one between an octopus and a bear, but such is the [...]

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Apple Promises to Fix iOS Exchange Bug

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:28 AM PST

Apple‘s iOS 6.1 has resulted in several bugs, including a particularly annoying one that can generate excessive communication with Microsoft Exchange Server. To make matters worse, the 6.1.1 update to iOS did little to fix many of these issues. The issue prompted AOL to disable meeting management on iDevices until the problem is remedied. Now, [...]

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Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s Google Movie Premieres on Hangout

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 11:54 PM PST

In what looks like the biggest-ever product placement for Google, the official trailer for The Internship launched Wednesday. Comic duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson — who last got together for 2005′s Wedding Crashers — reunite for the film, which follows two ex-salesmen, as they embark on Google internships and compete with colleagues half their [...]

More About: Google, Google Hangouts, the internship

These Guys Want to Build the Space Suit of the Future

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST

This is a story about Nik Moiseev and Ted Southern. It is also a story about a Russian engineer and an American artist. It is also a story about a Brooklyn startup. It is also a story about space travel. Moiseev had spent more than two decades working in the Soviet Union (and then in [...]

More About: astronaut, design concept, space, startup

YouTube Campaign Reunites Lost Vacation Photos With Owner

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 10:01 PM PST

A viral YouTube campaign has reunited hundreds of vacation photos with their rightful owner. In late January, Peter van Leeuwen posted the video, above, which features a slideshow of photos from an unidentified woman’s European backpacking trip. Van Leeuwen had found an SD card, which carried 300 images, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands. [...]

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Iceland May Ban Online Porn

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 09:01 PM PST

In a case of censorship ostensibly for a good cause, Iceland may soon become the first Western nation to ban citizens from viewing online porn.

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BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys Blames Hackers for iPhone Tweets

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 08:01 PM PST

Story Updated 2/14/13 2:29AM Singer Alicia Keys, BlackBerry’s new Global Creative Director, found herself in a social-media scandal after allegedly tweeting from an iPhone, and then blaming the incident on hackers. The stray tweet, which appears to be sent from Twitter’s iPhone app Monday but was later deleted, quoted lyrics from rapper Drake’s song: “Started [...]

More About: alicia keys, blackberry, iphone

Robots Share Stage With Actors in New Show

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 07:00 PM PST

A dying girl pressed a humanoid robot’s hand to her face as the robot began reciting poetry. The scene showed a story from the future, and was acted out by a human actress and an android during a North American tour of the Japanese Robot Theater Project. The robot theater first came to life four [...]

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10 Valentines Brought to Life With Vine

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 06:34 PM PST

For Valentine’s Day this year, we challenged you to create your best #Valenvine by using six second video app Vine. SEE ALSO: 10 Works of Art on Vine You got creative and shared vines that were both adorable and eye-catching. These valenvines ranged from a pulsing 8-bit LEGO heart to a vibrant visual of the [...]

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Car Apps Finally Get What They Need: Geeks

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 05:55 PM PST

The quickest way to cooking through just about any half-baked tech: Bring on the geeks! Case in point: Auto infotainment systems. Good intentions aside, even the most advanced (some might say: especially the most advanced) touch-screen car consoles can be unnecessarily difficult and distracting. So I gotta give GM and Ford credit for realizing that [...]

The App That’s Changing Fashion Week

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 05:47 PM PST

Fashion Week is about coordinating show invites, seating charts, photos, and editorial samples — a process that got a lot easier this year thanks to an iOS app called Fashion GPS. While its couture may be on the cutting edge, Fashion Week’s tech has been slipping for some time. Often progressive as far as the [...]

More About: App, iOS, ipad, iphone

Topshop and Google Partner for Innovative Fashion Week Show

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 05:43 PM PST

Although an increasing number of designers are live streaming their Fashion Week shows online, only a very few offer anything beyond semi-blurry, front-camera views of models on a runway. Among those ‘very few’ is UK retailer Topshop, which is once again engineering a unique, multi-platform show experience for online viewers, this time in partnership with [...]

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How Apple Stores Beat Disney Parks

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 05:00 PM PST

Which makes more money: Apple Stores or Disney Parks and Resorts? The answer may surprise you. Our friends and publishing partners at The Atlantic noted an interesting fact Wednesday: Apple’s retail stores now get almost as many visitors as Disney’s theme parks and resorts. In fact, in Q1 2013, Apple said that a record 121 [...]

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The Best of Toy Fair in 60 Seconds [VIDEO]

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 04:37 PM PST

NEW YORK — We wish we could tell you we made it to all the booths at the 2013 International Toy Fair, but with 266,229 square feet of show floor to cover, well, we didn’t get everywhere. But we did get a great overview of some of the awesome tech toys you’ll be seeing in [...]

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Are These the Worst Office Productivity Killers?

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 04:24 PM PST

A survey ranks the 10 worst office productivity killers. Check it out and see if you agree.

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Maru Will Get Inside This Box and Be Adorable

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 04:15 PM PST

The Internet’s original cat celeb, Maru, toys with the logistics and physics of infiltrating cardboard boxes in this video. We believe he is in the early stages of experimenting with Schrodinger’s philosophy, trying to prove that while the cat in the box may be simultaneously alive and dead, it is at all times freaking adorable. [...]

More About: cats, cute animals, maru

Jessica Alba’s Startup Launches App for Eco-Minded Parents

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:56 PM PST

Jessica Alba, actress and co-founder of The Honest Company, talks about her startup's newest smartphone app for parents called Honest Baby.

More About: babies, celebrity, parenting, parenting apps, Startups, valleygirltv

5 Digital Love Tips for Valentine’s Day

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:34 PM PST

Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, your news feed is bound to be bombarded by anti-romance posts. Instead of sharing a cup of bitterness this holiday, single social media users can spread the love by using their networks in a positive way. Gabrielle Bernstein, motivational speaker and founder of social networking site, shared [...]

More About: Lifestyle, online, social networks, valentine's day

Music Services Compared: Pandora, Spotify, Slacker and iHeartRadio

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:16 PM PST

Pandora Radio, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Slacker Radio are in a tight race for your music dollar. All have evolved beyond their origins, offering more flexibility and additional features for your listening pleasure. Which to pick? See all four of these online music services compared here. While Pandora holds the line as a pure music discovery [...]

More About: iheartradio, Music Serviices, pandora, Slacker, spotify

Does Google Play Fast and Loose With App Users’ Personal Info?

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:05 PM PST

Reports are circulating about a possible Google privacy issue regarding personal data sent to app developers, but this finding is nothing new.

More About: apps, Google, Google Play, Mobile

Decide Where ‘Girl Rising’ Will Be Screened Before Its Premiere

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:58 PM PST

Girl Rising, an independent film shedding light on the impact of improving education for girls around the world, could arrive in your local theater for the movie’s official March 7 rollout. How? If enough people in you specific community request a viewing of Girl Rising — via online theatrical distribution service Gathr — you’ll earn [...]

More About: CNN FIlms, Entertainment, Film Distribution, films, Gathr, movie trailers, Movies, sundance

1-800-Flowers Testing Credit Card-Free Mobile Payments

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:48 PM PST

Mobile shoppers this Valentine’s Day may be pleasantly surprised that they can buy flowers for their beloved on their smartphones without having to enter credit card information. That is, if those shoppers are using apps from 1-800-Flowers. Since late last year, the company has been an exclusive partner with Expedite, a startup that attempts to [...]

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Dubstep Violinist Rides YouTube Fame to World Tour

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:37 PM PST

“Have you ever seen a violinist really rock out??” That’s the tagline on Lindsey Stirling’s YouTube channel, a page where her 1.5 million subscribers regularly help push her videos into the millions of views. And no, we’ve never really seen anything like her epic, acrobatic and aerobic violin performances. Her video for “Crystallize” has now [...]

More About: features, Music, Video, viral video, YouTube

Pair, the Social App for Couples, Adds Snapchat Feature

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:23 PM PST

Tenthbit gained plenty of buzz when it launched Pair, an iPhone app that creates an ultra private social network just for couples or close friends, in March of last year. Since then, the Y Combinator-backed startup has rolled out the app to Android, acquired a competing UK company called Cupple and recently changed the name [...]

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Kids Explain the Meaning of Valentine’s Day

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:14 PM PST

For years, scientists, poets, singers and writers have tried to define the concept of love. And where has that gotten us? Nowhere. So we turn instead to kids, the true philosophers, those who have yet to cloud their judgment with the harsh reality of the world, who can really tell us what this crazy thing [...]

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350-Pound High School Running Back Is Freak of Nature

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:53 PM PST

Highlights of 350-pound high school running back David Fangupo have gone viral this week and here's why.

More About: Sports, Watercooler

18-Year-Old’s Watch Could Beat Apple’s iWatch to Market

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:41 PM PST

Simon Tian says he has in-hand a working prototype of something nearly unprecedented in consumer electronics: a smartphone the size of a watch. Not just a smart watch, but an actual, fully-featured smartphone running Google’s Android software that straps onto your wrist. Along with his team of nine at the Montreal, Quebec-based startup Neptune, he’ll [...]

More About: Apple Smart Watch, iwatch, pebble, smartphone

Atari Founder’s Steve Jobs Book Will Kickstart a Publishing Platform

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:29 PM PST

In 1975, Nolan Bushnell was riding high. He’d just co-founded Atari and launched the world’s first home video game, Pong. And then there was the oddball engineer he’d hired, Steve Wozniak, who’d brought his equally odd friend Steve Jobs to work with him for free. “Great,” Bushnell thought. “Two for the price of one.” It [...]

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