- A Password You Wear on Your Wrist
- Portable Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Listen to Emojis
- Online Gaming Giant to Buy Atlantic City Casino
- Like, You Will: Star Wars Nesting Dolls
- Venture Capitalist Tip: Shake Up Traditional Markets
- Take a Look at Facebook’s Redesigned Timeline
- The Evolution of a Coffee Addict
- Shocking New Adidas Basketball Uniforms Invite Mockery Online
- Girlfriend Leads Man Around the World in Breathtaking Pics
- Humongous 320-Gigapixel Photo Shatters Record
- Watch LeBron James and the Miami Heat Do the ‘Harlem Shake’
- Where Was the Orchestra During the Oscars? Not Where You Think
- Baby Elephant Playing in the Mud Redefines Cute
- Ricky Gervais Returns as David Brent From the Original ‘Office’
- Damon Lindelof Goes on Hysterical Twitter Rant Against Bieber’s Hat
- ‘Deception’ Star Mocks Beyoncé’s Twitter Use
- Facebook Buys Atlas Ad Business From Microsoft
- Bing Maps Adds Ocean Topography, More Satellite Images
- Tweeting Bikes Coming to South by Southwest
- Making a Harlem Shake Video? There’s an App for That
- Carly Fiorina: Workers Need Flexibility, Not ‘Edicts’
- Upstart Video Conferencing Firm Uses Billboard Ad to Tweak Marissa Mayer
- Groupon Fires CEO Andrew Mason
- A Musical Tribute to the Adult Onesie
- Dunkin’ Donuts Now Accepts Passbook Payments
- MySpace Tom’s Twitter Feed Will Make You Feel Worse
- Pope Benedict XVI’s Tweets Have Been Removed
- The Tech That Makes the Pebble Watch Tick
- Why Limiting Emails to 50 Words Is a Great Idea
- YouTube Updates iOS App, Adds Send-to-TV Feature
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 08:57 PM PST
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TeleSound, a portable sound messenger, allows people to send more than 1,000 sounds from a smartphone or tablet. The device connects wirelessly via Bluetooth and uses a free iPhone or Android app to send emojis.
Each icon is linked to a corresponding noise, from clinking coins for a money bag to a surprised gasp for the shocked face. Check out the video, above, to see how it works.
Once you send an icon, it automatically plays on your frie…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 08:12 PM PST
After being drummed out of the U.S. two years ago, the parent company of several of the internet's biggest online gaming sites is looking to reestablish itself with a brick-and-mortar toehold on the Jersey shore.
Even before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law this week a bill that would let the state's casinos offer online gaming, the parent company of Pokerstars and recently acquired Full Tilt Poker had already sought initial approval to buy the floundering Atlantic Club Casino.
The proposed deal represents the first time a virtual casino company would join with a physical gambling location in the East Coast gaming capital of Atlantic City. But the prospective buyer will h…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 07:33 PM PST
Images courtesy of Andy Stattmiller.
Stattmiller has created an entire set of nesting dolls replicating the galaxy far, far away. Everyone, from Han Solo to Obi Wan, C3PO to Vader, makes an appearance -- just much smaller than we've seen them before. The R2D2, Stattmiller says, is just three-quarters of an inch tall.
The set of dolls took about three weeks to paint, Stattmiller tells Mashable.
"I had previously made a Ghostbusters set, followed by a Simpsons set. For…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 06:48 PM PST
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Facebook is testing a new Timeline design. Currently live in New Zealand, the new look brings a slimmed down toolbar to the top of profile pages and repositions other content.
Check out the two photos below. The top is the new design, while the bottom is the older version:
The toolbar at the top of the page is where the most drastic of the changes takes place. Where there are currently large photographic tiles, there are now just text buttons for your About information, Friends, and Photos.
Maps and Subscriber information a…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 06:01 PM PST
It started with one cup when you were 17 years old. You probably didn't like the bitter taste, but you just needed a boost to finish that sociology paper before your 8 a.m. class.
Nowadays, you finish your second cup of coffee before even stepping foot into the office. (Or maybe you're on a whole new level, like this this guy who ordered a $50 Starbucks drink.)
SEE ALSO: More Comics on Mashable
In the comic below, H. Caldwell Tanner of Loldwell maps out the Pokémon-inspired evolution of a coffee addict. Are you still in the Roastyke stage, or a full-on Brewking?
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The Jaws theme song reminded Oscar winners on Sunday to hurry up and end their acceptance speeches during the 85th Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday. The orchestra played the ominous music as a forthright cue that inspired significant -- and hilarious -- banter on social media.
But while TV viewers could hear the song, they couldn't see the orchestra in the Dolby Theatre. That's because the orchestra was about a mile away from the stage.
Nestled in Capitol Studios, the orchestra did their live and pre-recorded duties from afar.
"The main purpose is space," Oscars broadcast engineer Hugh Healey told Mashable in Los Angeles, adding that producers still wanted them involved in real t…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 04:04 PM PST
The energetic pachyderm does more slipping and sliding than actual standing in those mud baths but seems to be living by the Hakuna Matata school of thought.
Navann lives with his mom and nanny at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand.
Video and image courtesy of YouTube, elephantnews.
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 03:57 PM PST
Gervais, who looks remarkably unchanged in 10 years down to his Van Dyke beard, has evolved the character somewhat. Brent, shown in this trailer -- the video above is a teaser -- is now moonlighting as a manager of musical acts. Yet he still lacks self awareness. In the cringe-worthy trailer, he's pushing one of his acts to do a reggae tune he wrote called "Equality Street," replete with improvised patois lyrics as the musicians look on, horrified.
The video promotes what The Hollywood Reporter calls a "short episodic skit" on BBC One that supports charity Comi…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 03:30 PM PST
And while there are plenty of Bieber haters to call out the pop idol for his hideous life choices, the last person we expected to take a swing was Damon Lindelof, of Lost fame. The multi-millionaire, respected (questionable) writer felt so strongly against Bieber's fashion statement he spent hours -- over two days -- tweeting about it.
The result was a hilarious spree of tweets (see below) in which Lindelof seems to lose his mind while contemplating why the hat exists and which members of Bieber's team allowed him to emerge in public with…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 03:22 PM PST
Just like Queen B, the actor takes to the big screen, sings and even busts some moves. But Garber is referring to his presence, or lack thereof, on Twitter.
On Thursday in New York City, he said he doesn't use the social network but quipped that he could take a cue from Beyoncé, get a verified account and not post any messages. But would he really take that route and join Twitter?
"I do so many things like Beyoncé -- I don't know if I can do one more thing."
And unlike his co-stars, who live tweet during episodes, Garber isn't on Facebook either.
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Digital ad agency Razorfish will peddle its services at South by Southwest via some 20 self-tweeting bicycles.
The bikes, which will be planted strategically or "bike bombed" at events during the Interactive portion of the festival, will include GPS devices that will transmit location data to Razorfish's social media team. Each of the 20 bikes will have its own Twitter ID ("PennyTheBike" is one) and will tweet in its own personality. In addition to tweeting about their location ("Hey, I'm at the Capitol") the bikes will also talk about the weather and other topics, like Austin's various food trucks. The bikes will also have QR codes that sends riders to usemeleaveme.com. (The agency is pu…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 02:13 PM PST
A new Android app promises to help make your Harlem Shake video dreams come true. Called Harlem Shake Video Creator, the app offers step-by-step directions for creating your own Harlem Shake clip, as well as a built-in music track for making the magic happen.
Once your masterpiece is complete, you can upload your creation directly to YouTube from the app.
The Lite version of the app is free to download, and contains some ads.
Shake-enthusiasts can shell out $1 for the Pro version, which removes the ads and adds the ability to save your finished videos to the library on your phone.
Looking for some inspirati…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 02:07 PM PST
There are far more female CEO's today than when Carly Fiorina first took over the top job at Hewlett-Packard in 1999. In fact, when Marissa Mayer took over as CEO at Yahoo in July of 2012, there were 20 women on the Fortune 500 CEO list -- a new record.
Today Fiorina is a former CEO, as well as a former political candidate, after an unsuccessful run for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate. She speaks out as a political commentator and has much to say on the topic of women in leadership and the current debate over working from home.
Mashable got a chance to chat with Fiorina after her keynote at the Harvey Nash Leadership Lecture in New York.
Work From Home Debate
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:57 PM PST
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's stance on telecommuting has proved an irresistible marketing opportunity for Blue Jeans Network, an upstart firm that provides videoconferencing.
Blue Jeans finished painting the billboard above on Thursday. The ad, which is positioned on Highway 101, just north of the San Francisco Airport, presents Blue Jeans as the official sponsor of work from home and beckons Mayer to "call us."
Mayer made headlines last week when she mandated that all Yahoo employees who were working remotely must now come into the offiice.
[Via AllThingsD ]
Image via Blue Jeans Network
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:48 PM PST
Twenty-four hours after reporting disappointing first-quarter earnings (a move that sent its stock down more than 25% in after-hours), Groupon announced Thursday afternoon that co-founder and CEO Andrew Mason will no longer hold the top post at the company.
Groupon Executive Chairman Eric Lefkofsky and Vice Chairman Ted Leonsis will assume leadership of the four-and-a-half-year-old daily deals business while its board of directors seeks out a new chief executive, according to a release issued by the company.
In a letter sent to employees and copied publicly, Mason admits he was fired from the company, citing "controversial metrics" in Groupon's S-1 filing, missed earnings expectations…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:41 PM PST
Enter the adult onesie.
There's a style for everyone, some even come with hoods. No need to shed those last 10 pounds, the magical onesie's fit will mask that winter flesh. And if you think you can't bring sex appeal in a onesie, just ask these rock stars who have created a (surprisingly catchy) musical homage to said clothing item.
Goodbye pants. hello comfort (this is where you say #yolo).
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:34 PM PST
The next time you visit Dunkin' Donuts, you'll be able to use Passbook on your iPhone to pay your bill. This new feature is available via the company's latest app update.
First released in August, the free Dunkin' Donuts app gives customers the option to purchase items via their DD Card or through the Passbook app. Both work through a barcode system and are usable at any of Dunkin' Donuts' 7,000 U.S. locations.
Version 2.5 also brings iPhone 5 resolution to the app for the very first time. The Dunkin' Donuts app is available now in the App Store.
Image courtesy of Flickr, Mr. T in DC
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:29 PM PST
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No official statement has yet explained why Benedict's past tweets were deleted. The name on the account has also been changed to "Sede Vacante," which in Italian means "vacant seat." To read the old tweets, there's a link to the Vatican's official news website, where they are all stored.
SEE ALSO: Watch Pope Benedict XVI's Final Address
At the same time, and contrary to what was reported before, the account will not immediately be shut down now that Benedict has retired, according to Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Com…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:09 PM PST
The Pebble smart watch is the most successful Kickstarter project in history, raising more than $10 million from more than 69,000 backers.
At CES 2013, the company revealed final details of the device, and showed off the shipping device to the public.
Now that the device is shipping to Kickstarter backers, we have a much better idea of how the watch works from the inside out.
The Pebble isn't your average watch; this is what it has under the hood:
An ARM Cortex-M3 processor
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 01:00 PM PST
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason came up with a great idea the other day that has nothing to do with daily deals. Mason, who' was ousted after his company reported poor results in the fourth quarter, tweeted a proposal that would have profound implications for anyone struggling to reach Inbox Zero nirvana:
Possible to write a gmail script to autoreply & bounce emails longer than fifty words?— Andrew Mason (@andrewmason) February 25, 2013
As Business Insider has subsequently reported, a software engineer at the company took the challenge and wrote a script to apply the 50-words-and-under limit to Gmail.
When compared to Twitter's 140-character limit, this i…
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 12:36 PM PST
YouTube updated its iOS app Thursday, adding the Send-to-TV feature it introduced for Android in November of last year.
With the update you can use your iOS device to send YouTube clips to Google TV, Xbox or PlayStation 3 and watch them on the big screen.
In January, we spoke to YouTube reps about the company's plans for TV, a future it feels will be smartphone-oriented, with your phone replacing your television remote.
"We're trying to build this infrastructure that scales everywhere, from watching 1080p HD-quality video on your TV all the way down to using a dial-up modem in a developing country," YouTube's director of product…
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