Sunday, 7 April 2013

Mashable: Latest 19 News Updates - including “How to Watch The Masters Online”

Mashable: Latest 19 News Updates - including “How to Watch The Masters Online”

How to Watch The Masters Online

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 08:56 PM PDT


Stuck in the office this week for Augusta? Fear not, golf fan! Here's how to watch The Masters online

Among the most majestic events in sports, The Masters gets underway with practice rounds on Monday, then runs all week until the final round on Sunday, April 14

You can watch much of the action via streaming video on and Better yet, it's all free — no cable subscription credentials required

"Masters on the Range" is the standby feature; it broadcasts from the Augusta National practice range all week, and features analysis of the action, as well as player interviews. You can watch Monday from noon to 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST, and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST Read more...

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Facebook Home, a YOLO Controversy and Other Top Comments

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 07:55 PM PDT


There was a lot of speculation over what Facebook's big announcement would be this past Thursday. While many predicted a Facebook phone, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network planned to release an Android launcher called Facebook Home that will come pre-installed on the new HTC First smartphone. While the majority of our readers were disappointed with the news, some said they were excited for the immersive social network integration. Will you use the new Facebook Android launcher? Let us know in the comments section below.

SEE ALSO: It's Now Socially Acceptable to Put Pantyhose on a Dog Read more...

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Watch the Latest Ad for Facebook Home

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 06:54 PM PDT


Facebook has unveiled a new ad spot for Home, the social network's user-interface skin for Android phones, just two days after its launch

Called "Airplane," the ad is running as part of Facebook's first-ever television campaign across U.S. network and cable programming, according to Katie Hull, a spokesperson for Wieden+Kennedy Portland, the advertising agency behind the ad. "Airplane" shows a businessman who is able to inject a little excitement into an otherwise uneventful plane ride by connecting with friends through Facebook Home. Check out the entire 60-second spot, above.

Facebook's campaign launched Saturday in an online post, as well as during the NCAA March Madness's Final Four games on CBS Read more...

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Incredible Coffee Art Takes Lattes to a Whole New Level

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 05:59 PM PDT


Self-proclaimed "esspressionist" Mike Breach creates beautiful coffee art while on-the-job as a New York City-based barista

Breach draws detailed images into his lattes, and gained an online following after posting photos of the designs on his personal Tumblr, Baristart. From Britney Spears to Albert Einstein, famous faces dominate his work.

Breach first started honing his talent while working in the back of a hotel kitchen, alongside an unused espresso machine, according to Tumblr's Storyboard blog. To pass time, he taught himself how to inscribe hearts into coffee foam, using a bamboo skewer as his brush. Soon, the coffee artist made increasingly intricate designs, eventually churning out portraits of Salvador Dalì and Beyoncé. For more on his process, watch the video, below. Read more...

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10 Photos from the 'Mad Men' Season 6 Premiere

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 05:02 PM PDT


It's. Almost. Here

We speak, of course, about the return of Mad Men, the best workplace drama — or arguably, drama of any sort — on the tube today

Season six, the show's penultimate go-round, premieres Sunday night, and will bring with it answers to some of the questions that have been torturing us for months: Can Don Draper remain faithful to his young new wife, or will he continue his pattern of alcoholic dysfunction? Can Roger Sterling — and the firm as a whole — remain relevant in the dog-eat-dog world of advertising? How will the show's characters adjust from the straight-laced early '60s to the seismic cultural and political shifts headed their way? Read more...

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Indian Students Develop Anti-Rape Underwear With Electric Shocks

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 04:07 PM PDT


Following the violent gang-rape of a New Delhi woman last year that made international headlines, engineering students in India have created anti-rape underwear that they say will prevent sexual assault

Called Society Harnessing Equipment, or SHE, the device will deliver up to 82 electric shocks of 3,800 kV to an attacker, according to The Times of India. To prevent the wearer from being shocked, SHE's inner side is "insulated with a polymer," according to creators Niladri Basu, Manisha Mohan and Rimpi Tripathy, students at SRM University, Chennai.

The device is also equipped with GPS that can deliver alerts to police and the victim's parents. Read more...

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Creepy PETMAN Robot Tries On Protective Suit, Walks Like a Boss

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 02:58 PM PDT


Boston Dynamics, maker of the most uncanny walking robots in the world, has just taken its humanoid experimentation a step further. Now the robot-locomotion experts are using their PETMAN anthropomorphic robot to see how well protective clothing works in the real world.

When you watch the video above, notice PETMAN's human-like gait.

When you watch the video above, notice PETMAN's human-like gait. It's getting close to looking like a human walking, especially when dressed in that camo gear, but still resembles an old man walking through deep snow. Even so, it's a remarkable achievement, and certainly functions as a realistic testbed for determining whether this hazmat suit will remain airtight in harsh or toxic environments. Read more...

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Major League Baseball: The Social Media Rundown

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 01:59 PM PDT


Spring is in the air and another Major League Baseball season is upon us

For sports fans, that means seven solid months of day games, nights at the ballpark, hotdogs, cold beer and all the other awesome things that go along with America's pastime

But what's the baseball landscape look like online? Regardless of on-field results, which teams dominate digitally? The infographic below, which comes by way of digital marketing company Silverpop, takes a look

If you hate the Yankees, prepare to be disgusted. The Bronx Bombers — possibly by virtue of playing in New York, possibly by virtue of being a huge global brand — have a major leg up in social media popularity. Here's one example: they have a whopping 29 times as many Facebook fans as the nearby Washington Nationals Read more...

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6 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 01:06 PM PDT


It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you're in luck — Mashable takes care of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of our favorite 6 apps that are new or updated.

This week a popular game from 20 years ago made its way onto iOS, and and a popular mobile game became free on Android.

After a dispute with Apple, one big company finally released an update to its app for iOS, and Disney brought a new video game to the platform featuring a brand-new character.

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 Read more...

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Traveling Soon? UNICEF Wants Your Donation When You Book Air Travel

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 12:45 PM PDT


Planning to get away from it all this summer by booking air travel to a far-away locale? Then UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, wants you to make a micro-donation of a dollar or two when you book your flight.

UNICEF is partnering with travel technology company Amadeus, which provides booking engines to 110 airlines worldwide.

UNICEF is partnering with travel technology company Amadeus, which provides booking engines to 110 airlines worldwide. The system will collect micro-donations from travelers when they book flights for leisure or business. The idea, UNICEF International Fundraising Director Tim Hunter told Mashable, is to collect millions of micro-donations from travelers who want to give a little bit back to the less-fortunate people in the places they visit Read more...

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10 Dogs That Eat Like Humans

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 12:12 PM PDT


While most dogs adopt the traditional, floor-level, head-in-the-bowl approach, an increasing number of our four-legged friends are eating their chow like humans

We have found 10 excellent examples of this interesting phenomenon on YouTube

Take a look through our video gallery of dogs that eat with their hands. Let us know in the comments below just what you think of their table manners

Image courtesy of Flickr, Corey Seeman

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Final Four: 8 Twitter Accounts to Follow

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 11:57 AM PDT


After two weeks of upsets, timeless highlights and magical moments, March Madness all comes down to this: the Final Four

Saturday night in Atlanta, mighty Louisville takes on underdog Wichita State, followed by a showdown between Michigan and Syracuse. The winners of those two games play for the national title and sports immortality on Monday night

You've got your buddies, your HDTV, your comfy couch and plenty of snacks and beer, but you're missing one thing to round out the viewing experience — a list of handy Twitter follows for the next few days. Here above are eight accounts we'll pay plenty of attention to, and you should too Read more...

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Top 10 Tech This Week

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 11:13 AM PDT


It was another exciting week in tech, and as we do every Saturday here at Top 10 Tech This Week, we've got you covered in case you missed something.

Chances are you didn't miss the biggest story of the week, though. We're talking about Facebook Home. After much speculation, and rumors that indicated it was going to be the much-whispered Facebook Phone, turns out it's more like a super-app, or Android skin. We were in Palo Alto for the announcement and we can tell you all you need to know.

In non-Facebook-related news, Chinese search giant Baidu confirmed it's working on a Google Glass-like device, although it doesn't plan to commercialize it. Speaking of Google, rumors indicated this week that the company will launch the new Nexus 7 this summer, probably announcing it in May at Google I/O. Read more...

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70 Digital Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 10:46 AM PDT


It looks like spring has finally sprung over different parts of the United States, and if you've been outside enjoying the bursts of sunshine you probably haven't had time to check out some of the developments in tech and social media.

As always, we at Mashable have been hard at work, gathering all the updates and breaking news from Facebook's Home announcement for Android, to Disney announcing the sequel "Finding Dory", to hit theaters in 2015

So kick back, and read on to get yourself caught up on this week's features.

Editor's Picks

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Google Fiber Appears Austin-Bound

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 10:09 AM PDT


Google Fiber's slow rollout appears headed to Austin next

That's the hot rumor after the city and the tech giant teased a joint announcement next week, and then a hastily-removed post to the Google Fiber site reportedly confirmed the speculation

While not well-known to the average Internet user, Fiber's futuristic, ultra-fast, one-gigabit broadband Internet service has hardcore techies in a tizzy. Kansas City is currently the only city where residents already enjoy the speedy service, but Google has also announced plans to expand to nearby Olathe, Kansas, soon

Why could Austin be next? Here's the evidence.

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5 'Mad Men'-Era Developments Still in Use Today

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 10:03 AM PDT


As the advertising-agency drama Mad Men debuts its sixth season on Sunday, many of the things you see on the show will look similar to what we have today. We're not talking about miniskirts and knee-high boots, but rather ATMs and cable TV.

The show's sixth season begins in the late '60s, a period that saw exciting developments in flight, medicine, banking, TV and communications. And much that was new then is still the norm in 2013.

Jumbo jets: On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of a gargantuan assembly plant in Everett, Wash. The "jumbo jet" or "queen of the skies" was set to revolutionize the commercial airline industry with the largest passenger plane, able to carry 374 passengers. Fast forward to 2013, when Boeing's next big contribution to passenger flight, its 787 Dreamliner, was grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration due to battery problems. Boeing's 747 line has carried 3.5 billion people since its maiden flight in the late '60s and continues to be the most popular jumbo jet in the skies. Read more...

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Grandpa Doesn't Understand Your Weird iContacts

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 09:22 AM PDT


iContacts Comic, Formal Sweatpants

Computers keep shrinking, and with the introduction of Google Glass, it seems we're getting closer to the realization of a gadget that fits in your eyeball. While the gadgets keep changing, the older generation's perspective on this newfangled technology stays pretty much the same

In this comic, Josh Mecouch of Formal Sweatpants offers a look at what future grandpas might think about computers the size of a contact lens.

Don't worry — we'll all be there someday.

Comic illustration by Josh Mecouch, Formal Sweatpants. Published with permission; all rights reserved. Read more...

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This Week's Greatest Moments in 23 Photos

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 08:28 AM PDT


While you were working, playing and going about your life this week, we were watching the world for you. Look what we found: Nothing less than 23 memorable pics of the week's greatest moments from across the globe

In Germany, a Jewish Museum exhibit sparked great controversy by featuring a Jewish person sitting in a plastic enclosure and floating yarmulkes. The Mitsuyama Taisai festival in Japan also gathered a lot of attention with its horse-riding archers and sumo wrestlers

This week also highlighted the work of Jim Kemp, the sculptor currently creating wax head figures of members of the band One Direction. The sculptures will be part of an exhibit traveling with the band that will launch in London before going to New York and Sydney. Baseball season opened at Yankee Stadium with a matchup between the boys in pinstripes and their long-time rivals, the Boston Red Sox Read more...

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Facebook Home Can be Disabled on the HTC First for Stock Android

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 08:06 AM PDT


It turns out the upcoming HTC First handset pre-loaded with the Facebook Home launcher is actually running stock Android as its base. A HTC spokesperson confirmed that a user can disable Facebook Home to run stock Android on the handset instead.

The HTC First is the "first smartphone out of the Taiwanese-based company since the 2010 T-Mobile G2 handset not to run HTC's custom Sense overlay," Phandroid first discovered. Given HTC's commitment to Sense, whether customers dig it or not, this is a surprising move.

It's worth noting stock Android doesn't mean that the HTC First will get the executive treatment like the Nexus devices out of Google in terms of getting the latest version of Android. Stock Android means there's no extra OEM dazzle. Notifications, menus, and other elements of stock Android can be found baked in with Facebook Home. Read more...

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5 Tips for Cold-Emailing Your Dream Employer

Posted: 06 Apr 2013 07:18 AM PDT


Jess Adamiak is on a mission to help you communicate better. Her online Skillshare class, Stop Sending Ineffective Emails: How to Write to Get Results, kicks off April 10th. Before dedicating her life to email evangelism, Jess worked as an editor for The Huffington Post, American Express Publishing, and Hearst Digital. Contact her on LinkedIn or Twitter.

If you've read an article about job searching — ever — chances are you know that 70% to 80% of positions never get advertised. This reality is mega-frustrating when you're hunting for a new gig. You can hit up desirable employers directly, but the "cold" email method is rife with uncertainty. Is reaching out to someone you've never met even worth the effort? Well, yes and no: The counterintuitive trick to cold-emailing employers is to never send a cold email. No matter how clear, concise or witty your message, its likelihood of yielding the desired response — actually, any response — is low. Employers are busy, their inboxes are packed and you're a stranger. Read more...

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