The smartphone that Amazon is expected to announce on Wednesday will be available exclusively through AT&T, according to a report.
Amazon plans to start shipping the phone by the end of September, just in time for the holiday season, The Wall Street Journal reports. The article, which cites "people familiar with" Amazon's plans, did not provide details about pricing. Reps from Amazon and AT&T could not be reached for comment.
See also: Why an Amazon Phone Makes Sense
The device is expected to have a feature that emulates 3D. The phone uses retina-tracking technology embedded in four front-facing cameras or sensors to achieve that feat, according to an earlier Wall Street Journal report Read more...More about Amazon, Att, and Business
When Oyster launched its Netflix-style e-book subscription service last fall, the goal was to change how readers browse, discover and consume books on mobile. But a key piece of the puzzle was missing: Android.
The startup's team had been thinking about an Android app ever since its iPhone app launched, but the team didn't begin working on it in earnest until the beginning of this year. "The biggest thing for us is to maintain that really high level of user experience in the reader when you’re designing for a platform that has several thousand different screen sizes," said Willem Van Lancker, cofounder of Oyster and a former member of the Google Maps design team "It's important to think about sizing and margins and typography." Read more...More about Business, Startups, Apps Software, and Oyster
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A 5-year-old is dead, and at least 19 are injured after twin tornadoes tore through the small town of Pilger, Nebraska on Monday.
Soon after a tornado watch was issued for northeastern Nebraska on Monday, a massive thunderstorm spawned at least two tornadoes at the same time near Pilger, a town of about 350 people, around 4:20 p.m. local time
A tornado forms over a house near Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014
Image: Mark 'Storm' Farnik/Associated Press
The two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other, according to the National Weather Service. Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sifting through rubble for survivors. The storm ripped apart more than half of the structures in the town, which is roughly 100 miles northwest of Omaha Read more...More about Weather, Tornado, Us World, Us, and Climate
Emoji are more than just silly little smiley faces. These lovable icons have become a universal language ingrained in our messages, and an integral part of communication.
If you spend a lot of time conversing through text, you may want to punctuate your messages with colorful animals or planes.
See also: 10 Emojis We Wish Existed
Until iOS 5, you could only access an emoji keyboard by downloading third-party apps. Luckily, iOS devices now have a built-in keyboard for these illustrated characters. But the downside is that Apple doesn't show this special keyboard by default.
Follow these easy steps to unlock the emoji keyboard on your iOS devices Read more...More about Features, Keyboard, Apple Iphone, Ios, and How To
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It's the last day of the school year. The clock is ticking to the final, painfully slow seconds of last period. You've finished exams, turned in final papers and blocked out friends as they list off their summer plans because you're not going anywhere but a different classroom in the building.
If you've never endured the struggles of summer classes, wow, you must be really smart. As for the rest of us, who could blame us for putting off that mandatory math credit with hope that maybe it'd just slip by administrators?
Unfortunately, reading Shakespeare is borderline unbearable when you're using all your energy to stop sweating and avoid thinking about your lack of a social life (and tan). Read more...More about Lists, School, Summer, Humor, and Gifs
Jupiter, the most devious of planets. Actually, we have no scientific data to back that up; other planets could be just as devious as well
Still, in the new episode of Mashable Minute, Elliott tries to determine whether or not Jupiter can be trusted as much as a character on Game of Thrones.
In the last episode, Elliott was pining over the end of Game of Thrones' Season 4Jupiter, Social Media, and Youtube
No Wi-Fi? That's no problem for Google Maps.
Using the app's offline option, you can save specific locations on your phone to access even when you don't have an Internet connection. That way, when you're on the subway or in an area with terrible cell service, you can still pull up those saved maps and go on your merry way
However, this requires some preparation on your part. We used an iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5 for a location-saving tutorial, but you can use any iPhone, iPad or Android device with Google Maps 3.0.
Here's a step-by-step guide to saving places on Google Maps. You can thank us later Read more...More about Google, Travel, Google Maps, Apps, and Android
When creating your book list for the summer, it's important to think about where you want your beach (or couch) reads to take you
Did The Fault in Our Stars leave you with an addiction to tear-jerkers? Have you been desperate for more romance since you saw the latest Nicholas Sparks trailer? Or are you eager to see the latest YA movies, but know you have to read the books first?
See also: 24 Must-Read Books for Summer 2014
This list should lead you to the perfect summer YA read for whatever reading experience you're looking for.
Want more great book recommendations from Mashable? Join MashableReads, Mashable's social book club. You'll have the chance to win free copies of new novels, and participate in conversations with various authors. Read more...More about Books, Lists, Reading, Summer, and Lifestyle
But one of the most important frontiers of the wearable tech space is in the medical field, and a new research project promises to deliver a much needed tool to those with type 1 diabetes: a bionic pancreas
See also: 7 Mobile Apps to Help Manage Diabetes
Developed by a group comprised of researchers from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital, the details behind the Bionic Pancreas were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. After testing the system with 52 subjects, the research group concluded "the use of the bihormonal bionic pancreas in our two short-term studies resulted in better glycemic control than is possible with the current standard of care." Read more...More about Health, Apps, Iphone, Science, and Medical
Cellphone cases can protect against damage, but they won't necessarily prevent debris from entering your phone.
While you can't rescue your phone from every drop, spill or scratch, you can take measures to keep it in top-notch shape. If you really love your device, you'll want to avoid as much wear and tear possible
Here are some DIY tips and tricks for getting that gunk out of your gadget.1. Sand
Unfortunately, the beach and your phone don't mix well. One careless move and the gritty sand easily finds its way to the cracks and crevices of your phone Read more...More about Features, Cellphones, How Tos, How To, and Tech
Netflix has announced it will start offering all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad as a 4K streaming option this week
In this particular case, this means a glorious 3840x2160 pixel resolution — if your TV can handle it, of course. Having a 4K TV set might not be enough, as Netflix's "Ultra HD 4K" option is only available on specific models, including TVs from Sony, Samsung and LG
In May, Netflix said it would start offering Breaking Bad, as well as Orange Is the New Black in 4K this June, with other shows to follow. The first series to become available in 4K was Netflix's own House of Cards this April. Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, and Breaking Bad
The toy industry loves to emulate the major tech trends captivating the adult world, so it's only natural that there's now a 3D printer in the works for kids.
Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Mission Street Manufacturing has created a 3D printer marketed toward grade school children. Called the Printeer, the ins and outs of the printer can be learned in about 30 seconds, without having to know computer-aided design. Its mission is to make 3D printing accessible to kids and allow them to express themselves creatively with the help of emerging technology.Kids, Technology, 3d Printer, Tech, and Apps Software
See what happens when you take your eye off Grandma? She auditions for the next Jackass movie.
A tough-as-nails octogenarian shows off her best Johnny Knoxville stunts for a new digital ad campaign for Nexcare Waterproof Bandages. That’s really a senior citizen, by the way – 86-year-old actress Beverly Polcyn — and not a youngster in makeup and prosthetics.
Can she withstand a dump truck full of dirt poured over her head? No problem for masochistic Nana or the bandage, as the former emerges without a scratch (thanks in part to the hardhat) and the latter sticks to her skin and keeps out the filth. Read more...More about Business, Advertising, and Marketing
When it comes to World Cup devotion, we can't hold a bone to this pup's enthusiasm.
Georges is a sports-loving dog who can watch hours and hours of fútbol coverage, blissfully unaware of who's winning or losing. He simply jumps in excitement as players stream across the TV screen.
Even sports haters can appreciate this little guy's unadulterated joy.
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.Youtube, Viral Videos, Soccer, Videos, and Dogs
We've reached the stage, in this recap-every-stage-of-the-World-Cup adventure, when I no longer feel the obligation to explain the meaning of each match. I warned Sunday of the so-called bore draws between uncreative countries, the kind of 0-0 game that used to dominate the first round before the 21st century superhuman strikers came on the scene
Well, we had our first bore draw of the 2014 World Cup Monday, thanks to Nigeria and Iran, playing it safe and playing it scared, forgetting that they were here to listen to their better footballing angels and entertain the planet with risky plays. The game shall live in no memory, especially when compared to the two other fixtures of the day; two of the most jaw-dropping displays of football I've seen in a while, each with a profound tale to tell Read more...More about Entertainment, 2014 World Cup Brazil, and Sports
TORONTO — Residents of Toronto could be forgiven for thinking their embattled mayor was back in town.
Dozens of Rob Ford doppelgängers, with their protruding bellies, red faces and spiky blonde hair, auditioned for the title role in Rob Ford The Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation at an open casting call in downtown Toronto on Monday.
"Sometimes I can get drunk, and be a little bit of a loudmouth and stumble around. So I figured if Rob can do it, so can I," Matthew Garlick told Mashable. Garlick, 38, has been a professional actor for 10 years, and came all the way from Vancouver to audition. (Watch his six-second impression of Ford, below.) Read more...More about Toronto, Entertainment, Music, World, and Pics
National parks are popular destinations in the summer, but they usually get attention for the beauty of their landscapes.
Now that it's getting hot, however, we're highlighting parks that also have amazing beaches and bodies of water.
The parks and recreation areas of the U.S. National Park Service have gorgeous beaches all the way from the Alaskan wilderness to the Caribbean Sea. Whether you prefer laying on pristine white sand, or kayaking around rocky landscapes while looking for wildlife, there is a beach on this list for you. Read more...More about Travel, Summer, National Parks, Us, and Lifestyle
Parallels has made a name for itself by running apps in unexpected places. Its virtualization software first brought Windows apps to the Mac, then it went a big step further last year with Parallels Access, which brought both Mac and Windows apps to the iPad.
For an encore, the 14-year-old company is bringing all those desktop apps to any Android phone or tablet, as well as the iPhone. Parallels Access 2.0, available Tuesday in the iOS App Store and Google Play, will turn your mobile device into a virtual window to your PC or Mac, letting you run apps as if they were native.Parallels, Virtualization, Tech, Apps Software, and Mobile
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A photo snapped of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter is tied for the title of the most living American presidents pictured in one place at one time. It was taken in Dallas in April 2013
On Monday night, however, half a world away on Copacabana Beach in this iconic South American metropolis — romantically nicknamed the Marvelous City — five average Americans donned vinyl president masks for the above photo that gives the POTUSes pictured in Dallas a run for their money.
Of course, those revelers on Copacabana Beach weren't actually setting any records, but they were here for the World Cup — an event that makes the impossible become real and the marvelous seem preordained — so you could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise. It's an event where history is made every four years, often in improbable fashion. Read more...More about Soccer, World Cup, Entertainment, Sports, and Usmnt