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Why startups are taking social networking offline

On April 30, Kate Jackson had the enterprise high. At The Next Women European Pitch event in central London, Kate was one of several (...)

2013-06-30
Our Flooded Future, According To FEMA

By 2100, the area of the U.S. at risk for inundation will increase 45%. These maps--from the guys who are going to have to deal (...)

2013-06-28
A Single Coat Design Combats Homelessness, In Detroit And Beyond

A design for a winter coat that doubles into a sleeping bag quickly evolved into the Empowerment Plan, an initiative that trains (...)

2013-06-28
An Illustrated Guide To Recognizing Your Gay Stereotypes

Say hello to The Bear, The Twink, The Butch, and your other gay icons. In the spirit of combating stereotypes by reclaiming (...)

2013-06-28
This South Korean Bridge Lights Up To Persuade People Not To Jump

When you walk over the Mapo Bridge in Seoul, it flashes you a message of hope. South Korea has the second highest rate of suicides (...)

2013-06-28
Beach Closed? It’s Because There’s Too Much Poop In The Water

Refreshing! A new report on beach closings finds that raw sewage is the number one cause keeping you out of the water this summer. (...)

2013-06-28
Dash Shaw Tells Surreal Theme Park Story In Color-Drunk “New School” Graphic Novel

The graphic novelist talks about color as a story driver and the power of ink on paper. Dash Shaw is no Luddite. The Brooklyn-based (...)

2013-06-28
Browse This Awesome Collection Of Sci-Fi Interfaces

Ever wonder where the touch screens from Children of Men came from? Now you know. Designer, filmmaker, and Berg creative director (...)

2013-06-28
Can The Threat Of Climate Change Make Cities Richer And Healthier?

If cities are trying to reduce their footprint and investing in a climate-proof infrastructure, the benefits are astounding. (...)

2013-06-28
This 34-Story Skyscraper Would Be The Tallest Wood Building In The World

This proposed Swedish tower would show that not all our buildings have to be built from metal and glass. It’s no longer (...)

2013-06-28
How Virtual Reality Can Curb Your Social Anxiety

A British company has begun projecting socially anxious clients into awkward, ultra-realistic social situations--all in the hopes (...)

2013-06-28
Do I Play Chess Better In A Dress? Test Any Theory With This Randomized Trial Tool

You can now set up your own (semi) clinical trials and perform ridiculous research, with the help of Randomise Me. Ever wondered (...)

2013-06-28
Downloaded: How Napster Conquered the World, How the World Conquered Napster, and Where We Are Now

Director Alex Winter’s documentary on file-sharing service Napster mines the gray area between the tech people and the record (...)

2013-06-28
Canuckify Your Photos With The KnowCanada Photo App

Bruce Mau Design makes an app of its clever Canadian brand ID. Think you know Canada? A new photo app for Apple, KnowCanada, (...)

2013-06-28
An Inside Look At The Process Of Making A 3-D Portrait From DNA

Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s creepy Stranger Visions project attempted to create a likeness of a person based just on their DNA. (...)

2013-06-28
How An Umbrella Pushed Pixar’s Aesthetic Into New Territory

Saschka Unseld’s The Blue Umbrella--the photo-realistic short that precedes Monsters University--goes beyond the proven Pixar (...)

2013-06-28
Sleight Of Hand: These Sculptures Of Draped Cloth Are Made Of Wood

Artist and woodworker Tom Eckert magically transforms hard material into fluid compositions. The success of a magic trick depends (...)

2013-06-28
Watch: A Low-Tech Technique For Making High-Tech Fabrics

The New York-based textile expert has created mesh for Humanscale chairs and reflective gear for Nike apparel. Here, she talks (...)

2013-06-28
The Fascinating, Makeshift Shelters That Occupied Turkey’s Protests

Istanbul architects document the simple, ingenious encampments of #OccupyGezi. Like recent protest movements that inspired it, (...)

2013-06-28
In The Future, The Whole World Will Be A Classroom

Futurist Marina Gorbis discusses the future of education and how a new "socialstructured" world will change how everyone--children (...)

2013-06-28
An iPhone Flight App Straight Out Of The Pan Am Era

A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel. When you strip away (...)

2013-06-28
New Home Sensors Will Keep You Up To Date On How Much Water And Power You’re Wasting

New additions to the suite of offerings to create the smart home will monitor exactly how all your resources flow in and out of (...)

2013-06-28
Vine Withers as New Instagram Video Shares Take Lead on Twitter

It has been only about 10 days since video on Instagram debuted, and Twitter-owned competitor Vine is already losing ground. Marketing (...)

2013-06-29
It’s time to stop comparing Instagram and Vine using Twitter

Reports this week suggesting that Instagram’s adoption of video has seen use of Twitter-owned Vine “tank” are wide of the mark, (...)

2013-06-29
Instagram comes under large-scale spam attack, prompts affected users to reset passwords

Instagram has prompted a large number of users to reset their passwords after the popular photo (and now video) sharing site came (...)

2013-06-29
This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups

It was Build season in San Francisco, which meant that Microsoft was out in full force both digitally and in the flesh, talking up (...)

2013-06-29
Google Reader is going away on July 1. Here’s what you need to know.

In case you forgot, Google is cutting off service on its RSS reader product on July 1. If you’re one of the remaining few that’s (...)

2013-06-29
Facebook to review which Pages and Groups can show ads after complaints about inappropriate content

Facebook has revamped the way its advertising system works in response to concerns from major brands who were concerned about where (...)

2013-06-28
Google rolls out a new Google+ Follow button for sites and new badges for Communities, Pages, and Profiles

Google+ turned two years old today. To celebrate, Google has announced an updated Follow button, a new Communities badge, and updated (...)

2013-06-28
Facebook fixes behavior that caused Android app to collect user phone numbers, deletes data from its servers

Earlier this week, security firm Symantec discovered Facebook for Android leaks its users’ phone numbers, sending them back to the (...)

2013-06-28
Google+ Photos gets an option to move images between albums, new Download button, and faster uploading

Google+ turns two today and Google has already redesigned its buttons and badges, but that’s not all. The service is also getting (...)

2013-06-28
Google News gets a facelift with new sports scores, weather and section-specific Editors’ Picks

Google News has gotten a few new bells and whistles, in the form of a new box showing recent sports scores, a four-day weather forecast (...)

2013-06-28
Join Us for a Discussion About Social Media Day

In 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day to celebrate the growth of digital and social media. Going into our fourth annual year (...)

2013-06-28
Google adds native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing to latest Chrome OS build

Google has added native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS. The addition means Chrome OS users on the (...)

2013-06-28
Addvocate unveils its pricing structure, adds new social actions, and names ex-Oracle VP as COO

Employee advocacy and coordination platform Addvocate has launched a new pricing structure and also rolled out new social actions (...)

2013-06-28
Futureful takes its smart topic-based newsreader to the iPhone and launches globally

Part news reader, part browser and part social feed, Futureful is proving to be an interesting example of how smart design really (...)

2013-06-28
Digg: iOS app roll-out done, crawling over 3.3 million feeds, full Web release up next

Title says it all, really, but the folks over at Digg have posted a ‘quick update’ informing the world that it’s concluded the (...)

2013-06-28
Take a walk through the eerie Japanese island that inspired Skyfall villain’s hideout on Google Maps

Did the eerie Japanese island that inspired the villain’s hideout in James Bond movie Skyfall pique your attention? Google Maps (...)

2013-06-28
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

More tech companies are exploring the arena of wearable devices, with the latest being Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which has unveiled (...)

2013-06-28
Facebook launches a beta program for its Android app users in order to better understand feedback

Facebook shared some interesting news about its relationship with the Android operating system today. It is launching a beta program (...)

2013-06-27
Google adds its experimental QUIC network protocol to latest Chrome build, delivering HTTP over UDP

Google today took the wraps off a new experimental protocol called Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC) and added it to Chrome Canary, (...)

2013-06-27
Google starts letting organizations borrow its Street View Trekker to record imagery for Maps

Google today announced it is kicking off a new Google Maps pilot program that lets third-party organizations borrow the Street View (...)

2013-06-27
Firefox beta gets a new logo, Share button, Social API for all, mixed content blocker, network monitor, and more

Following the release of Firefox 22 just two days ago, Mozilla today announced updates to its Firefox Beta channel, which is now on (...)

2013-06-28
Google is reportedly developing an Android game console, smartwatch, and new Nexus Q

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. (...)

2013-06-28
Vine for Android updated with front-facing camera support, new upload manager, and speed improvements

Twitter today updated Vine for Android and finally added front-facing camera support. You can download the new version now directly (...)

2013-06-28
“True Blood” Star Explains Why Rescue Dogs Are Perfect

In a new video from No Kill Los Angeles, True Blood star Kristin Bauer van Straten clears up a common misconception about rescues. (...)

2013-06-27
An App To Investigate The Biological Mysteries Of Depression

Instead of periodic mental health checkups, this app tracks how you’re feeling every day, and what activities and events (...)

2013-06-27
YouTube Celebrates Pride Month With LGBT Programming, Emotional Video

Coinciding with Pride celebrations all over the world--and the defeat of DOMA--YouTube is hosting a wealth of special programming (...)

2013-06-27

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