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Nemo Dies in Blender for Controversial Greenpeace Ad

SYDNEY — A fish that looks strikingly similar to Nemo has been sacrificed in a new controversial ad by Greenpeace Australia. The cartoon clownfish is seen swimming in water, until the video pans out to show that "Nemo" is actually inside...Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines Has a Machine That 'Prints' Pancakes

Airport lounges offer travelers a place to relax, unwind and get away from the crowd while they wait for a flight, and airlines have gone to great lengths to make their lounges appealing to guests willing to pay for the privilege. While...Show More Summary

IXCC Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S Review

I’ve been in the tech industry for over a decade now, and in that time, I’ve gotten to know most of the insiders. If you were to name a product, odds are I can tell you who makes it for […]

? Site News: 1,000 Posts

While I’ve been linking to some bookmarked posts the past few days and writing a bit more, it looks like this blog surpassed 1,000 Blog Posts. WOW! It took 5 years but it’s really amazing that I hit such a cool milestone. Thanks for reading!

Add This Squatter in California to the List of Airbnb Horror Stories

As the number of people who use Airbnb to list and rent lodging grows, so do the horror stories. The latest is from Palm Springs, California, where a squatter is occupying a 600-square-foot condo reserved through the apartment-rental...Show More Summary

Propaganda Is the New Frontier for Fake Social Media Accounts

Fake social media accounts are spreading pro-Chinese propaganda on Twitter, disseminating upbeat news stories about the troubled regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, according to an investigation by advocacy group Free Tibet. It's unclearShow More Summary

Demi Lovato Is The New Face Of Skechers

Demi Lovato is on a roll and now all you Lovatics can bring your Demi fandom up a notch with brand new kicks. Through the end of 2016, the pop star has officially signed on to be the new face of Skechers. The “Really Don’t Care” singer will be involved in Skechers’ global marketing campaigns and […]

IBM's Watson Will Help Veterans Prepare for Post-Military Life

From Jeopardy contestant and customer-service agent to master chef, IBM's Watson supercomputer has taken on a number of roles in the past few years. Now, IBM is partnering with United Services Automobile Association to put the world's...Show More Summary

Mesmerizing Clip Imagines Los Angeles Without Traffic

Los Angeles roadways are some of the country's most congested, but this mesmerizing clip imagines how the city might look without traffic Filmmaker Russell Houghten turned Los Angeles into a ghost town for his eerie and beautiful video, "Urban Isolation." See also: 10 U.S. Show More Summary

Tim McGraw Responds To Slapping Female Fan

Last weekend Tim McGraw’s concert in Atlanta went as scheduled with one minor glitch, a female fan got too aggressive, ripped the country singer’s jeans, and McGraw slapped her in the head. Watch video here. Unfortunately for the country star and his PR team, everyone has a camera phone these days and multiple people got […]

Amazon Fire: The Phone That Makes You a Star

Amazon took its time in launching the Fire phone, and it shows. Where you might expect a device carelessly thrown together to capitalize on the popularity of the Kindle Fire tablets, you instead find a remarkably well-designed piece of technology. Show More Summary

William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first. Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. Show More Summary

HTC to Unveil Nexus 7 Successor and 2 More Tablets, Report Says

Out of all the new products and announcements Google made during its I/O developers conference last month, many were surprised that the company failed to mention its highly anticipated Nexus 8 tablet. Now, a new report claims HTC isShow More Summary

Vine Loops Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

When Vine prankster Lele Pons recently broke the 1 billion loop milestone, I realized we finally had proof that the view measuring system Vine introduced on July 1 is a crock. Lele, who famously “does it for the Vine,” has over 3.4 million Vine followers and many of her humorous and sometimes outrageous six-seconds bits have millions of loops. Show More Summary

Vine Challenge: Simplify Classic Films Into 6-Second Videos

Film fanatics, this is your challenge: We want to see simple takes on classic films on Vine. Using everyday objects and your creativity, recreate movie posters and iconic scenes in minimalist animations. Stop-motion artists Hunter Harrison and Frank Danna will guest host this week's Mashable Vine Challenge. Show More Summary

Not Just Echolocation: Bats Use Polarized Light to Navigate

Polarized light is something people wear sunglasses to avoid, but for bats, it's actually useful, and can help them find their way. The greater mouse-eared bat (Myotis myotis) is the first mammal known to navigate using polarized light — light waves that are parallel to each other and vibrate in a single plane. Show More Summary

Stealth Marketing: How Brands Infiltrate Vine With Product Placement

With sights set on its 40 million users — many of whom are teenagers — advertisers are getting crafty in their efforts to break into ad-free Vine. The six-second video platform, which is owned by Twitter, is one of the largest social networks that doesn't yet run paid advertisements. Show More Summary

Ex Yale Professor: For a Good Education, Avoid the Ivy League

In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s office, and me, the faculty representative — were going through submissions from eastern Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Yahoo Japan Launches Service to Manage Your Digital Presence After Death

Yahoo Japan just launched a new service uniquely designed to serve the country's large population of elderly people, by tidying up their digital footprints after they die Called Yahoo Ending, the service enables users to close theirShow More Summary

Apple Denies Security Researcher's Claims of iOS 'Backdoor'

For the second time in less than two weeks, Apple is defending itself against claims that call into question the security of iOS. The company has denied a security researcher's claims that iOS has a "backdoor" that enables third parties...Show More Summary

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