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New Google Maps for Android and iOS Takes a Jab at Foursquare - http://mashable.com/2014...
New Google Maps for Android and iOS Takes a Jab at Foursquare
Google has announced a new version of Google Maps for Android and iOS devices, adding a new Explore function that lets you find interesting spots near your location Located in the bottom right corner of the app, the Explore button gives you an overview of what's nearby. It's not only location-sensitive — the feature also pays attention to the context, meaning you'll get different results depending on the time of day and the weather See also: Google Maps App Will Show Cyclists the Flattest Route To get the best results, you need to have both location reporting and history turned on And to find out more about a location, Android owners can tap on the "My Location" button at the bottom right or on the blue dot on the map and get info such as restaurant reviews and transit schedules Read more... More about Google Maps, Tech, Apps Software, and Mobile
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German club in Erdogan vote row - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
German nightclub offers free passes to Erdogan voters.
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European Central Bank Hit by Data Theft, 20,000 Emails Stolen - http://mashable.com/2014...
European Central Bank Hit by Data Theft, 20,000 Emails Stolen
BERLIN — The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations for ECB conferences and other events, the Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said in a statement. See also: Cyber Thieves Broke Into 1,600 StubHub Accounts and Bought Tickets Although most of the information on the database was encrypted, email addresses and other contact information left by people who registered were stolen, the bank said. Read more... More about Data Theft, Us World, World, and Europan Central Bank
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12 Quotes to Motivate Your Creativity - http://mashable.com/2014...
12 Quotes to Motivate Your Creativity
Sometimes you need a little motivation to get you goingDIY inspiration isn't just a Pinterest thing While you're gathering supplies for your next project, take some time for a little advice from some of the world's favorite authors, filmmakers, artists and musicians. Before you know it, you'll be bursting with creativity. See also: 15 Quotes to Inspire You to Do Something Meaningful Today Whether you're an avid knitter or just looking for some creative solutions for your home, every project has to start with some inspiration. Read more... More about Lists, Quotes, Diy, Creativity, and Lifestyle
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Algeria Passenger Plane Disappears From Radar - http://mashable.com/2014...
Algeria Passenger Plane Disappears From Radar
Last Update: 6:54 a.m. ET An Algerian passenger plane with 116 people on board disappeared from radar Thursday on a flight from Burkina Faso, Algeria's state news agency said. Air Algerie Flight 5017 was en route from Ouagadougou, the capital of the west African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers, and it lost contact with Algerian aviation authorities some 50 minutes after takeoff. Swiftair, a private Spanish airline that provided the plane to Air Algerie, said in a statement that its MD83 aircraft was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members. The path between Ougadougou and Algiers passes over Mali, where unrest continues in the north. Read more... More about Algeria, Plane, Us World, Us, and World
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15 Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls Worth Chasing - http://mashable.com/2014...
15 Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls Worth Chasing
Planet Earth has countless jaw-dropping landscapes, but of all its stunning scenery, waterfalls are the most impressive. There's something oddly mesmerizing about watching water plunge off the top of a waterfall. Its hypnotic, infinite flow of beauty can trap even the most seasoned nature-gazer. See also: 15 Gorgeous Vacation Spots Proving Heaven Is a Place on Earth Unfortunately, not all of us can stare the day away watching loops of plummeting water, but we can take a few moments to gawk at these beautiful pictures of waterfalls. Read more... More about Travel, Lists, Pictures, Nature, and Watercooler
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How to Use the Internet for Foreplay - http://mashable.com/2014...
How to Use the Internet for Foreplay
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Calling all couples: The Internet is your new best friend when it comes to foreplay From secret Pinterest boards to sexy subreddits, there are plenty of sites that can dole out useful relationship tips. If you're uncomfortable talking about foreplay, these sites will help break the ice Here are six ways to use the Internet for all your NSFW needs See also: 9 Apps to Keep Couples Hot 1. Share a secret Pinterest board. Search Pinterest tags like "romance" to find flirty images Image: Pinterest Sure, when most couples think "Pinterest," flowery dream weddings and proposals come to mind. But there are additional ways to use the visual social network. Read more... More about Internet, Features, Sex, Nsfw, and Pinterest
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10 Things You Didn't Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service - http://mashable.com/2014...
10 Things You Didn't Know You Agreed to via Terms of Service
The terms of service, also known as the document you're supposed to read before signing up for a site or platform, is a treasure trove of legal guidelines, rules and permissions that few people really care about. But there are a few things you're agreeing to, hidden within the jargon, that might change the way you use the web. Some permissions, like keeping personal information, protecting copyrights and preventing impersonation, are well-known and relatively innocuous. That said, there's a chance you're violating a term of service without even realizing it. See also: This App Deletes Your Personal Information From the Web Read more... More about Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, and Google
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QBlinks Is A Multi-Use Remote Control And Notification Center For Your iPhone - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
QBlinks Is A Multi-Use Remote Control And Notification Center For Your iPhone
Qblinks wants to be the Swiss Army knife of iPhone remote controllers. The Bluetooth LE device, which is currently seeking $35,000 on Kickstarter, can be used to alert you to notifications from different apps on your smartphone; as a camera remote shutter; to activate Siri; play music; and help you find missing phones by prompting it to ring even when it is in silent mode. Qblinks even has… Read More
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Ban on Flights to Israel Lifted by Federal Aviation Administration - http://mashable.com/2014...
Ban on Flights to Israel Lifted by Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The decision was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT. "Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation," the FAA said. "The agency will continue to closely monitor the very fluid situation around Ben Gurion Airport and will take additional actions as necessary." Read more... More about Israel, Us World, Us, World, and Travel Leisure
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Artist Creates Stunning Art Using Old Books as His Canvas - http://mashable.com/2014...
Artist Creates Stunning Art Using Old Books as His Canvas
Even your local library can be a great place for art supplies. Artist Mike Stilkey reclaims the book covers of dozens of old books that otherwise would have been thrown out. Using ink, colored pencil and paint to create his whimsical works of art, Stilkey asserts that painting on book covers came to him more naturally than painting on a canvas See also: Classic Art Paired With Hip-Hop Gives Mona Lisa Some Swag "I began painting on them almost accidentally ... I was always somewhat afraid of pristine white pieces of paper or canvas," said Stilkey to Mashable. The creatively stacked hardcovers do not just create a mixture of painting and sculpture, they also create a story within a story. Dozens of books filled with dozens of stories are given new life with Stilkey's paintings Read more... More about Books, Art, Artists, Watercooler, and Conversations
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Vingle Lets You Mingle With People Who Share Your Interests - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
Vingle Lets You Mingle With People Who Share Your Interests
Vingle is a fun, community-oriented site from the founders of Viki, the crowdsourced subtitling platform that was acquired by Rakuten for a reported $200 million last year. Viki’s founders, Changseong Ho, Razmig Hovaghimian, and Jiwon Moon, saw how devoted fans on Viki were to translating and subtitling the dialogue in their favorite movies and TV series, and wanted to create a network… Read More
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Easy Location-Sharing App Jink Is Kind To Your Smartphone’s Battery - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
Easy Location-Sharing App Jink Is Kind To Your Smartphone’s Battery
Jink is an iOS and Android app with one goal: to answer the question “where the heck are you?” The location sharing app, developed by Taipei and San Francisco-based Greenhouse Apps, is the latest entrant in a very busy space and is up against some formidable competition, including Glympse (which recently disclosed new funding of $12 million, bringing its total to $20 million)… Read More
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'I'm on Vacation' Is Your New Anti-Work Summer Anthem - http://mashable.com/2014...
'I'm on Vacation' Is Your New Anti-Work Summer Anthem
Please do not kill these two bros' vacation vibe YouTubers Rhett & Link have a new song called "I'm On Vacation," and it's the perfect summer anthem for anyone desperate to leave the 9 to 5 grind behind See also: Photographer Brings Spam Emails to Life Just make sure you have enough PTO before you do. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. The Confusing and Crappy World of Hip Bathroom Signs Queen's Guard Plays a Regal 'Game of Thrones' Cover Conan, Dave Franco Try (and Fail) to Find Love on Tinder Jimmy Fallon Teaches Miranda Kerr How to Play College Drinking Games Read more... More about Humor, Viral Video, Music Video, Watercooler, and Videos
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Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs
Pixite, a company that creates high-quality photo editing apps on iOS, is increasing its creative suite today with the launch of Matter, an app that allows users to add 3D effects with shadows and reflections into their existing photographs. Read More
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Cool Websites & Tools – Group Food Orders, WordPress Plugin Collections, & Video Calls - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
Cool Websites & Tools – Group Food Orders, WordPress Plugin Collections, & Video Calls
5 Every Day – Five interesting things to do in Los Angeles, every day. Selected by a brain trust of local artists, musicians and designers, 5 Every Day is a daily calendar for urban exploration. Without a future or a past, it encourages you to check out something new — not tomorrow, not next week, but today. MyRoll – is an intelligent gallery that learns what is most important to you, organizes your photos and videos into moments, and helps you easily relive and share life’s best memories. Hundreds of precious photos & videos are lost hidden in the endless... Read the full article: Cool Websites & Tools – Group Food Orders, WordPress Plugin Collections, & Video Calls
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Winter Is Coming to Russia: Putin Abolishes 'Daylight Saving' Time Shift - http://mashable.com/2014...
Winter Is Coming to Russia: Putin Abolishes 'Daylight Saving' Time Shift
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the first steps in claiming "Winterfell" as Russia's nickname, after he signed a law on Tuesday that places the country under a permanent wintertime, starting October 26. Under the new law, "seasonal changing of clocks is not being carried out," the Kremlin announcement said, according to Agence France-Presse. "Russians will turn their clocks back one hour, and will not set them an hour ahead the following spring," Russian news site RIA Novosti reported. See also: Vladimir Putin's Distorted Reality Putin's "winter" will revert former president Dmitry Medvedev's 2011 policy, which moved Russia to a permanent summer time, or GMT+4 (Greenwich Mean Time plus four hours). From October 26, Moscow will be permanently on GMT+3 (Greenwich Mean Time plus three hours). Read more... More about Russia, Vladimir Putin, Us World, World, and Game Of Thrones
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Philips Hue Lights React to 'Sharknado 2' for Bloody Cool Effects - http://mashable.com/2014...
Philips Hue Lights React to 'Sharknado 2' for Bloody Cool Effects
Ian Ziering looks serious. His character's worrisome scowl appears permanent, a consequence of living through probably the most absurdly hellish scenario in B-movie history: a tornado that hoovers up thousands of hungry sharks from the ocean, only to rain them down onto Los Angeles to feast on hapless residents. Sharknado was a social media sensation (as well as a ratings one) last summer, whipping Twitter into a feeding frenzy of shark-obsessed tweets, with notable influencers such as actor Wil Wheaton and writer Damon Lindelof leading the charge. Twitter even released analytics around the broadcast, showing how it went viral. Of course, a sequel was quickly green-lit. Read more... More about Syfy, Tv, Tech, Gadgets, and Sharknado
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Top 10 Life Hacks of the week - http://www.lifehack.org/article...
Top 10 Life Hacks of the week
Top 10 Life Hacks of the week
Top 10 Life Hacks of the week
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Want to optimize your daily life experience with a low cost? In a faster way? The top 10 lifehacks that... The post Top 10 Life Hacks of the week appeared first on Lifehack.
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How to Cool a Drink in 2 Minutes - http://www.lifehack.org/article...
Chill your drink quickly. Works great with Coke, soda, beer, cans and bottles. Perfect for the summer when you need... The post How to Cool a Drink in 2 Minutes appeared first on Lifehack.
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World's Largest Flying Water Insect Can Cover an Adult Human Face - http://mashable.com/2014...
World's Largest Flying Water Insect Can Cover an Adult Human Face
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Warning: Don't read this right before going to bed. The largest flying aquatic insect on record was discovered in China's Sichuan province. The specimen was delivered to the Insect Museum of West China and determined to be a larger version of the dobsonfly. See also: 14 Creepy Medieval Beasts That Look Nothing Like Real Animals The creature has a wingspan of 8.27 inches. With its wings fully extended, this giant dobsonfly can completely cover an adult human face. Image: China News Service Zhong Xin These gigantic insects have never been spotted in Sichuan before. They have a keen sense for water cleanliness and will leave a body of water that is even a somewhat contaminated. They typically are found in Vietnam, parts of India and elsewhere in China Read more... More about China, Water, Us World, World, and Insects
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How Much It Costs To Live On The Moon - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
How Much It Costs To Live On The Moon
Is our future really on the moon? Let’s take a look at how much it would cost us to fly 238,900 miles to the moon, set up a home that would be able to withstand constant meteorite showers, extreme temperatures (we’re talking -157C at night!) and solar flares, and sustain ourselves with lunar greenhouses, if we do live on the barren rock. Fair warning: it’s not cheap. Any takers? via BuddyLoans Read the full article: How Much It Costs To Live On The Moon
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U.N. Chief 'Alarmed' by Disappearance of Rockets Found at U.N.-Run School in Gaza - http://mashable.com/2014...
U.N. Chief 'Alarmed' by Disappearance of Rockets Found at U.N.-Run School in Gaza
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza, and now "have gone missing." He also demanded a full review of such incidents. A spokesperson for Ban Ki-moon expressed the U.N. chief's "outrage and regret" at the placement of weapons at a site run by the global organization. This has happened at least twice so far in the current conflict, according to the U.N. See also: 'Am I Going to Die, Daddy?' The Child in Gaza Asked "Those responsible are turning schools into potential military targets, and endangering the lives of innocent children," U.N. staff and anyone seeking shelter, the statement said. Read more... More about Israel, Gaza, Us World, World, and Israel Gaza Conflict
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Have Smartphones Rendered Everything Obsolete? [We Ask You] - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
Have Smartphones Rendered Everything Obsolete? [We Ask You]
Smartphones are de rigueur by this point. Almost everyone has one, and those who don’t have one are expected to explain why they’ve chosen not to comply. Like our very own Justin Pot, who received press attention merely for being the tech blogger who doesn’t own a smartphone. Smartphones are capable of managing such a wide range of tasks that it’s easy to argue they’re rapidly rendering everything else obsolete. Hyperbole? Perhaps. Either way we’re interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject of smartphones and the obsolescence of the products and services to which they’re laying waste. Smartphones Are... Read the full article: Have Smartphones Rendered Everything Obsolete? [We Ask You]
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Don’t Say Something Permanently Hurtful Just Because You’re Temporarily Upset - http://www.lifehack.org/article...
Don’t Say Something Permanently Hurtful Just Because You’re Temporarily Upset
Don’t say something permanently hurtful just because you’re temporarily upset. In life we often need to criticise the actions of... The post Don’t Say Something Permanently Hurtful Just Because You’re Temporarily Upset appeared first on Lifehack.
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The Methane-Sniffing Supercomputer That's Looking for Aliens - http://mashable.com/2014...
The Methane-Sniffing Supercomputer That's Looking for Aliens
Biologically speaking, methane's kind of a big deal. When it comes to finding life on other planets, it's an even bigger deal Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed an absorption spectrum (i.e. supercomputer) that's able to detect methane, via light absorption on other planets, at temperatures of up to 2,228 degrees Fahrenheit — more than 2,000 times more powerful than any devices before it See also: The Hunt for Killer Asteroids Elliott's super pumped about it in the latest episode of Mashable Minute Earlier this week, we took a look at an immersive theater company in London that's recreating the setting of Back to the Future: Read more... More about Space, Videos, Tech, Science, and Aliens
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Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+ - http://weburbanist.com/2014...
Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+
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Stripping away all non-essential functionality, these sleek audio accessories are tiny enough to be effectively invisible and entirely wire-free. No need to ...
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How Many Pairs Of Underwear Should You Pack For Your Trip? - http://www.lifehack.org/article...
How Many Pairs Of Underwear Should You Pack For Your Trip?
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One of the weirdest things about travelling is the amount of intense thought that can be put into how many... The post How Many Pairs Of Underwear Should You Pack For Your Trip? appeared first on Lifehack.
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Weight Loss Hack: The 80/20 Rule of Which You Should Be Aware - http://www.lifehack.org/article...
Weight Loss Hack: The 80/20 Rule of Which You Should Be Aware
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How many of you are not happy with your current body?  And why is that so? I have asked this... The post Weight Loss Hack: The 80/20 Rule of Which You Should Be Aware appeared first on Lifehack.
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Microsoft Says It Isn’t Abandoning Xbox Music, Promises It Will Suck Less Shortly - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
Microsoft Says It Isn’t Abandoning Xbox Music, Promises It Will Suck Less Shortly
During Microsoft’s earnings call yesterday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that his company would “streamline” its work in music and video. That was interpreted in some cases to imply that Microsoft was walking away from Xbox Music, its beleaguered Spotify competitor. Read More
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