With more wearable devices entering the market, the way we read online content could change significantly. Instead of taking out a smartphone, readers of the near-future will more often read from devices like Google Glass or the Galaxy Gear.
A new service makes it easier for content from RSS feeds and websites to transition to wearable technologyWearably helps publishers display their content on wearable devices such as smartwatches or Google Glass
See also: Google Glass Gets an Accessory Store
Atlantic Media, National Geographic and NPR already use the service, created by a three-person team called Silica Labs. The company's biggest selling point is its ability to help companies keep up with the rapidly changing digital content arena while saving money. Silica Labs co-founder Marvin Ammori told Mashable that customers come to the company because they know it will avoid "costs that are more unpredictable." Read more...More about Tech, Apps Software, Wearab.Ly, Rss Feed, and Wearably
Not even the most high-tech security systems can keep watch over everything in your home. And most also lack the ability to automatically alert you when someone tries to steal something as small as an expensive bottle of wine from your private collection
However a new device called the Ninja Sphere, an all-white object that could almost pass for a modern piece of sculpture, is designed to handle just such a situation
With features like LED lights and built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the gadget lets you keep tabs on the things — and pets — in your home. Place a Bluetooth tag on your cat and the Ninja Sphere will track its travels. It can also alert you when smaller valuable objects, such as a jewelry box or computer, are being moved. Read more...More about Gadgets, Tech, and Ninja Sphere
Macaulay Culkin was pretty adorable as the resourceful kid left to his own devices in Home Alone, but this new version takes the cute factor up a notch.
The Pet Collective uploaded this abbreviated reenactment to their YouTube account and not only cast the four-legged furballs, they also found a cute kid to narrate the whole thing with his own synopsis of the movie's plot
Pug-Kevin does lack some of the original's enthusiasm— how anyone could sleep though the tarantula scene is beyond us — but with a face like that, who cares? You just want to rub his belly and feed him all the plain cheese pizza he wants. Read more...More about Viral Videos, Kids, Christmas, Pug, and Film
A new infinity-inspired pillow provides a creative new way to rest your head.
The Forever Pillow is more flexible than regular ones, allowing you to twist and wrap its never-ending ring of cloth around you.
The product is similar to a mobius strip, and comes in a variety of colors. From a foot warmer to a neck pillow, it can be manipulated for various uses.
The Forever Pillow, which can be pre-ordered for $39, has already raised nearly $25,000 of funding via crowdsourcing platform KickstarterPillows, Kickstarter, Startups, Lifestyle, and Home
When it comes to iPhone cases, some owners want minimalist, bare-bones cases, while others prefer something that reflects their personality.
Those who fall in the latter category may be interested in designs by Etsy creator My Little Buffalo, also known as Lisa Nelson. The Portland-based artist makes custom cases for iPhone users who want to show off their family pride
See also: 20 Weirdest Mini Items on Etsy
Nelson's creations depict families as quirky cartoons, and also include their family name
To get one of Nelson's personalized cases, which cost $30 each, customers must first purchase a custom family portrait separately. After customers submit a family photo, Nelson sends back a digital file of the portrait. They can then request a case for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and 5S Read more...More about Iphone, Art, Etsy, Families, and Iphone Cases
If you haven't seen Frozen, this song from the new Disney film might convince you to make it part of your weekend plans.
Frozen tells the story of two sister princess, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell). Elsa has the power to create ice and snow out of thin air, but after a childhood accident with her powers, her parents decide to hide the family away and keep the powers a secret from her younger sister.
In "Let It Go," Menzel shows off her powerful voice that won her a Tony in 2004 for Wicked. It also reveals some of Elsa's more ascetically pleasing snowy powers. Read more...More about Viral Videos, Entertainment, Disney, Film, and Music
"Mom and Dad, where do babies come from?"
"Oh, sweetie, it's simple. The Amazon drones deliver them to our doorstep in less than 30 minutes!"
Sounds a tad insane, right? But so did Amazon's Prime Air program when it was first announced last week
In this comic, Nitrozac and Snaggy of The Joy of Tech wonder about the crazy things that Amazon will deliver if its drone program takes offAmazon, Comic, Comics, Humor, and Joy Of Tech
Attention is the currency of the Internet, and the brands that can capture and capitalize on it stand to gain a great deal. Their conversions increase, their acquisition rate will improve and their bounce rate will lower. Perhaps just as importantly for businesses, marketers will be able to know if the time and money they invested in creating a campaign was well spent.
“You have to be obsessed, diligent, genuine and personal to win over your customers at every turn. To keep customers happy and engaged across every channel, you have to be customer-obsessed first and foremost,” says Michael Blumenfeld, consultant for U.S. financial/insurance services at Maxymiser. Read more...More about Marketing, Online Marketing, A B Testing, Business, and Supported
Apple's latest operating system may already be running on nearly three quarters of Apple-supported mobile devices, but that doesn't mean it's flawless
UX Critique, an anonymous Tumblr account, which was recently featured on the popular Apple blog Daring Fireball, has catalogued nearly a dozen user-experience design issues since it started posting shortly after the release of iOS 7 in mid-September
See also: The 11 Worst Things About iOS 7
The account criticizes font sizes and margins in certain apps, technical jargon used in prompts and aesthetic issues with the new layering effect in apps. Some of these critiques may seem trivial, but as the Tumblr account notes in one post, "Whatever happened to Apple's famed attention to detail?" Read more...More about Apple, Tech, Apps Software, and Ios 7
As a startup founder, hiring your first developer will be one of most crucial decisions you ever make. And if you can't tell the difference between PHP and Python, the decision will be one of the most precarious, too. Without any tech game of your own, how do you know what kind of developer to look for? How can you find someone who’s going to do the job right?
I've been on both sides of the developer hiring process. Over the course of my 15 years in web and mobile as a developer and a manager, I've been pitched quite a bit. And now, as CEO of Touch Lab, an Android dev shop, I’ve had to seek and find my share of quality coders Read more...More about Developers, Recruiting, Job Search Series, Business, and Jobs
Product Name: Dog Leash Plus
Who would like this?: Tech-savvy dog owners; professional dog walkers; man's best friend
Picture this: Jenna's standing in her kitchen on a late Saturday afternoon, browsing dinner recipes on her iPad, when her Jack Russell terrier trots into the room. "Hi, Max," she says. He looks up at her and barks once — just like she trained him. He's ready for a long walk.
Instead of scrambling to find the various accoutrements needed — waste bags, tote filled with treats, water bottle, etc. — she grabs the Dog Leash Plus,dubbed the "Swiss Army knife of dog leashes," and heads out the door. Read more...More about Gadgets, Gifts, Features, Dogs, and Tech
Even animals know humans have gotten out of control when it comes to our tech use
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In this Sunday comic, Maria Scrivan illustrates how ridiculous we all look running around with an iPhone or iPad stuck in front of our facesComic, Comics, Animals, Humor, and Watercooler
One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alerts
That's the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled wearable gadget that allows users to check smartphone alerts and manage incoming calls right from their finger
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Users can manage the settings for their Smarty Ring from a mobile app, and can even use the device as a watch, timer or phone finder. If a user walks more than 30 feet from his phone (sadly, a rare occurrence these days), the ring will beep to alert him that he's left something behind
The stainless-steel ring has a 24-hour battery life. Android and iOS devices are all compatible, as long as they have Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, according to Smarty Ring's Indiegogo page Read more...More about Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Tech, Apps Software, and Dev Design
It should snow more often during NFL Sunday football games — if only for the incredible photos.
The Northeast United States was pounded with snowfall on Sunday, but that didn't stop the Philadelphia Eagles from taking on the Detroit Lions at home amid blizzard conditions. The messy weather was so bad, the game was hardly visible to TV viewers
It didn't take long for #Snowbowl to start trending online, as people discussed the whiteout, and shared images of fans braving the stands.
Here's a look at some of the most compelling photos making the rounds online: Read more...More about Nfl, Snow, Watercooler, Pics, and Sports
What a week it has been. Here at Mashable, it's taken us seven days to get over our Thanksgiving turkey coma, so we can't really judge if you've fallen behind on tech news.
Luckily, we've got you covered. Check out our list of this week's top 25 digital media resources, below.Editor's Picks
I'm on Facebook Because I'm Bored Beyond Belief
Somewhere along the line, Facebook became a last-resort social network, a platform I regretfully open when I've hit the depths of boredom.
'Thinspiration' Packages Eating Disorders as a Lifestyle Choice
Web media glorify dangerous weight loss at any cost. But thinspiration flies under the radar, couched with motivational quotes, like “Keep Calm and Thighgap On.” Read more...
Are you searching for your next great career opportunity in the digital space? The Mashable Job Board is here to serve you as the leading destination for digital talent.
Since its launch five years ago, the Mashable Job Board has been a hiring hub for more than 3,000 employers. We have showcased career opportunities from companies like Google, Edelman, Viacom, Yelp, American Express, NBC Universal, Digitas and many others seeking to attract our audience.
This past August we relaunched the Job Board with a fresh design and many new features. Job seekers can now create user profiles, upload resumes and application materials, sign up for job alerts, browse our employer directory, and search and apply for jobs through mobile. Read more...More about Job Board, Business, Jobs, and Mashable Job Board
HBO is teaming up with Telltale Games to create a Game of Thrones-inspired video game due out in 2014.
Telltale Games is the studio behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us video games. The news was announced on Saturday during Spike TV's “Video Game Awards." There was a 25-second teaser trailer aired during the awards show, but it didn't reveal too much about what to expect from the game.Hbo, Entertainment, Gaming, Apps Software, and Game Of Thrones
The price of bitcoin surged to $1,000 last month, but it dipped far below that mark just as quickly.
Baidu, China's largest search engine, announced this week that it would no longer accept the digital currency as a form of payment, triggering a steep drop in the price of bitcoin. The announcement, which was posted on the Baidu website, followed a decision from China's central bank to prohibit financial institutions in the country from processing or insuring bitcoin transactions.
“Baidu’s website-acceleration platform decided to suspend Bitcoin payment acceptance from Friday, as recent large fluctuations in Bitcoin’s value makes it unable to safeguard users’ interests,” Baidu said in a statement on its website, translated via Bloomberg Read more...More about China, Baidu, Business, World, and Bitcoin
Tensions in Ukraine continued to escalate Sunday, as anti-government protestors took to the streets in Kiev, the capital city, and toppled a prominent statue of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary who was the first head of the Soviet Union.
The scene, which was captured on Instagram and other social-media platforms, caps off more than two weeks of demonstrations in which thousands of Ukrainians have publicly protested President Viktor F. Yanukovich's Nov. 21 decision not to sign a deal with the European Union, which would have established broad political and free-trade agreements.European Union, Protests, Us World, World, and Ukraine
Serious coffee drinkers can spend a lot of time roasting, grinding and brewing a morning cup of joe, but a new gadget takes all of those processes and rolls it into one machine.
Bonaverde, which claims to be the world's first all-in-one coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews, turns raw green coffee beans into fresh black coffee with a push of a button. One cycle can make as many as 12 cups of coffee, and can be customized based on roast intensities and personal preferences. From start to finish, it takes about about 12 to 14 minutes to turn raw, unroasted beans into a cup of coffeeStartup, Tech, Coffee, Kickstarter, and Dev Design