• strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
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  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
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  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/5/d156408156/htdocs/drupal-6.19/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
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Amazon Smartphone Will Be an AT&T Exclusive, Report Says

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:23

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...

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Oyster Brings E-Book Subscription Service to Android, Plans Web App Next

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:14

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...

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'It's Total Devastation': Twin Tornadoes Trample Nebraska Town

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:13

Warning: This story contains graphic images.

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...

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How to Enable Emoji on iOS

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:02

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...

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Social Media Newsfeed: Supreme Court to Hear Facebook Threats Case | Twitter’s ‘Dronies’

Social Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:00
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Facebook Threats (USA Today) The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a classic free speech conundrum for the 21st century: When do threatening comments made on social media sites such as Facebook cross the line into criminal activity? Two lower federal courts ruled that Anthony Elonis crossed that line in 2010 when he mused on his Facebook page about killing his wife and others, including an FBI agent who was investigating his actions. MSNBC Elonis’s statements – styled as rap lyrics he likened to rapper Eminem’s – included killing his ex-wife, shooting up a kindergarten, blowing up the local sheriff’s office and attacking a waterpark he had just been fired from for allegedly threatening and sexually harassing a woman colleague, according to court documents. After a visit from the FBI, who had been alerted to the messages by his ex-wife, Tara Elonis, Anthony Elonis posted lyrics fantasizing about killing a woman FBI agent who had visited his home. Forbes According to court files, the worst thing Elonis did in real life was to harass co-workers at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, where he used to work as a supervisor and technician; he took off his shirt in one co-worker’s office and made “a minor female employee uncomfortable when he placed himself close to her and told her to stick out her tongue.” After a Halloween scare night at the park, he posted a photo of him holding a fake knife up to a co-worker’s throat, with the caption, “I wish.” Slate The case deals with an area of First Amendment law known as “true threats.” These kinds of threats are unprotected under the First Amendment. The trick is figuring out whether Elonis’ speech was a true threat or not. The Hill The court’s ruling could settle the legally murky domain of website comments and blog posts, and could have a significant impact on how people use in the Internet in years to come. “This is an important question because individuals increasingly face prosecution for alleged threats conveyed on new media, including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter,” three free speech organizations wrote in a petition urging the court to take up the case. “If context really is a key variable in determining the point at which speech loses First Amendment protection ... then lower courts urgently need this Court’s guidance on how the context of online social media affects the true threats analysis.” Twitter’s New ‘Dronies’ Take Selfies To New Heights (AllTwitter) Twitter is taking the selfie phenomenon to new heights with its “Dronie” account – an unmanned aerial vehicle that is flying around Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking sky-high videos of the celebrities in attendance. The Dronie is flying around the festival with a camera strapped to its underside, taking strategically-timed, six-second Vine videos zooming out from celebrities and other festival attendees. World Cup Fans Create User-Generated Opportunity for Marketers [Infographic] (SocialTimes) The World Cup got into full swing with the opening group stages this weekend, and social media has been buzzing since before the matches began. An infographic from social media marketing firm Offerpop used data from social media monitoring firm Crimson Hexagon to demonstrate the opportunity to optimize user-generated content. [emailonly]{{{ jodslot01 }}}[/emailonly] Facebook iPad App Update Focused on Trending Topics and Videos, Games (AllFacebook) Facebook announced an update for its iPad application, in which a new column was added on the right-hand side of News Feed, which includes birthdays, events and four new sections aimed at promoting engagement with trending topics, videos and games. The four new sections were described in a post on the Facebook developer blog by software engineer Victor Medeiros. Facebook Paper’s New Trending Section Makes it a Better Softcore News Reader (TechCrunch) Monday's Facebook Paper 1.2 update adds a “Trending” section that highlights news stories and photos that capture the essence of the most mentioned topics on Facebook. Those aren’t always hard-hitting news, but are things people care about like big sports matches, TV shows and celebrity deaths. Source: BuzzFeed is Raising a Massive $200M Round (VentureBeat) BuzzFeed may raise a $200 million funding round — its fifth to date — a source close to the matter claims. It’s unclear how far along talks are, nor is it clear who will lead the round, although existing investors NEA, Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures, Hearst Ventures and SV Angel may participate. [emailonly]{{{ sbox01 }}}[/emailonly] Univision’s David Beck Takes Part in Social TV Twitter Chat with MIT Alumni Association (LostRemote) Last Thursday – the first day of the World Cup – Univision’s David Beck, a true social TV expert, took part in a Twitter chat with the MIT Alumni Association. Beck graduated from the school’s MBA program in 2006. How ISIS Games Twitter (The Atlantic) The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s second-largest city last week and is now pledging to take Baghdad, has honed this new technique — most recently posting photos on Twitter of an alleged mass killing of Iraqi soldiers. But what’s often overlooked in press coverage is that ISIS doesn’t just have strong, organic support online. City Startup Market Prophit Curates the Tweets Bankers Read to Strike Gold (BetaBeat) There are, on average, 350,000 tweets sent per minute. That comes to 500 million tweets per day. Market Prophit, a New York City based startup, is looking for the stock market signals among all of those tweets. [emailonly]{{{ sbox02 }}}[/emailonly]

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15 Saddest Truths About Summer School

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:30

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?

See also: 10 Differences Between Freshman Year in High School and College

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...

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Can We Trust Jupiter?

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:20

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 4

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How to Save Google Maps Locations for Offline Use

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:06

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

See also: How to Get the Most Out of the New Google Maps

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...

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12 YA Books for Your 2014 Summer Reading List

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:30

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...

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Bionic Pancreas Delivers Automated Care to Those With Diabetes

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:27

When people think of "wearable technology" they often envision an entertaining gadget designed to deliver general information (think FitBit or the Samsung Galaxy Gear)

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...

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How to Get Lint, Sand and More Out of Your Phone

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:04

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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

See also: 10 Tidy iPhone Cases to Replace Your Wallet

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...

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'Breaking Bad' Arrives on Netflix in Stunning 4K This Week

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:41

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

See also: 'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Has the Power to Turn on Your Xbox One

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...

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This 3D Printer for Kids Brings Toy-Printing to the Home

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:17

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.

See also: 7 Things You Didn't Know About 3D Printing Read more...

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This 86 Year-Old Woman Jumped in a Dumpster to Make a Disgusting Point

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:48

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...

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Pumped-Up Dog Loves World Cup More Than You Do

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:00

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.

See also: Soccer-Playing Beagle Is the David Beckham of Dogs

Even sports haters can appreciate this little guy's unadulterated joy.

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BONUS: The Complete Guide to World Cup Team Nicknames Read more...

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World Cup Day 5: Red Viper Ronaldo Meets the Lannisters of Football

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:42

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...

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'Rob Ford The Musical' Hopefuls Do Their Best Impressions in 6 Seconds

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:36

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.

See also: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to Take Leave of Absence, Get Help for Substance Abuse

"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...

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16 Gorgeous Beaches at U.S. National Parks to Visit This Summer

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:00

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.

See also: 13 Ridiculous Travel Accessories No One Will Ever Need

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...

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Parallels Access 2.0: Windows and Mac Apps Land on Android, iPhone

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 08:00

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.

See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps Read more...

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In Copacabana, Everybody Loves the USA After Wild World Cup Win

Mashable! - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 07:22

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...

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