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One intrepid couple defied Westerosi tradition and endeavored to have a Game of Thrones-themed wedding with a happy ending.

Police Release Eerie Underwater Footage of Costa Concordia

Days before the attempt to refloat the sunken Costa Concordia, the Italian police have released a video showing underwater footage of the cruise ship.

Real-life 'Planet of the Apes' thrives on Monkey Island - CNET

A fascinating new documentary takes you to the home of medically messed-with chimps.

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This May Be Our Best Look Yet At Samsung's Next Galaxy Smartphone

Samsung is expected to release a phone called the Galaxy F that comes with metal edges just like the iPhone. 


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This Machine Is Like a Keurig But For Beer

The concept comes from founder Steve Young, who wanted a growler (a jug that you hook up to a tap and store alcohol in) to keep fresh for more than a few days. Instead of a jug, he's using vacuum-sealed cartridges that go into a tap machine to keep up to a gallon of beer fresh for at least 30 days.

The 7 Best Apps for When You're Sitting on the Toilet

No, what we need here are the easy, breezy apps. The apps that allow us to like and engage with minimal effort in limited time. Above, find seven of our favorites (plus a bonus!) to help optimize your time on the can — so don't say we never did anything for you, dear reader.

Top designers react to Google’s new ‘Material’ design language

The problem is that Android is so forked what Google says you should do means very little. It's not like Apple where 80-90% of its 300-million users will upgrade immediately in weeks. Google can't even get its largest android OEM's to not go off in their own direction - Samsung is busy making its own OS since it no longer wants Google to run its OS - Amazon has never gone on board, Xioami and other CHinese android makers don't want to go much with Goole either and of course Nokia/MS have also made their own Android. Who does that leave? Not much but that's nothing new for android- no version of android has larger than 30% of all android users. and it looks worse as the major androd makers all want to move away from Google so the leading edge android Os will be on Nexus and HTC devices - who else?

Why Thousands Of Men Like JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Are Getting Throat Cancer

It is not a matter of Journalism to speculate and gossip, or, at least, if should not be, unless you are a gossip columnist and not an editor on medicine and science. You have no idea, really, what the “probablilities” of this particular case are for HPV+ throat cancer. Once you put an assumption or a “probability” out in the press/media, you have created your own narrative and planted conclusions in the minds of the consumers of media, that never really go away. It simply is not your business or any one else’s business to publish a person’s health status or diagnosis based on assumptions, and, even if you had found out for certain, from a source other than Dimon or his designated and authorized representative, you are not justified in printing it. Forbes is not the coffee room at work or the privacy of your home. It is all over everywhere. It was irresponsible and disrespectful of you and your attempts to justify sound very immature.

Airbnb CEO spells out the end game for the sharing economy, in 7 quotes

The CEO of the sharing economy’s newest multibillion-dollar company , Airbnb, recently made some very bold predictions about how he and his industry will reshape the global economy. In essence, Brian Chesky wants a world more like the villages of old: highly trusting and filled with micro-entrepreneurs who shared their assets to make a living.

Bulletproof Coffee, The New Power Drink Of Silicon Valley

After years of fiddling with a coffee recipe to rival the yak-butter tea, he arrived at a well-frothed blend of low-toxin joe, one to two tablespoons of unsalted grass-fed butter (though he personally uses up to six), and 1 to 2 tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride oil, a replacement for coconut oil “because I didn’t want my coffee to taste like a tropical beverage,” Asprey says. He called his concoction Bulletproof coffee and posted it on his blog in 2009, suggesting people drink the fat-filled, 460-calorie plus beverage instead of breakfast, promising that it removed cravings, promoted weight loss by triggering ketosis, and had “a massive impact on cognitive function.” Asprey claims that drinking the coffee and other health hacks helped boost his IQ by more than 20 points. (Marjorie Nolan Cohn, a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says improvements in mental clarity “can’t be scientifically substantiated,” though “fats are beneficial for brain function.”)

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice

Great, more idiots on the way...............Nobody will ever have to think again. Wow, that's impressive. As long as the world satellites never break or have to read something, do people still learn to write..........? I won't go to talking when I am sure I must have meant texting.. How about training the watch to cure cancer by waving it over our breast? Can it tell us how many toxic emissions it uses at the server level, how much electricity? Not that anyone would care..........Do people really want to do nothing all day but sit and stare into a black box, or watch, ring, or whatever else it will be stuck to on a human being? Brilliance is not only tied to technology, which is great. I am reading this now over eating a slice. Than I will drive to work (GPS free because I can read signs and follow directions) and then go do some work. I have calls to make, customer calls; old fashion way of doing things or broader understanding of human behaviour? Cold world this addiction is causing.

What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis

In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and questions one very controversial omission.

Map Shows Hurricane Arthur's Fury Through the Lens of Instagram

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

How to Take Photos of Fireworks That Don't Completely Suck

Don't fret — there are plenty of ways to optimize your phone or camera settings. We rounded up some tips on how to take the best shot, from experimenting with different camera features to trying out advanced mobile apps.

How To Create An Open Office That Is More Awesome For Both Introverts And Extroverts

Joe Ziemer, communications manager at investment startup Betterment, agrees. "An open office is not just a pit with long rows of desks and everyone packed in as tight as you can make them--that's not the ideal," he says. Betterment recently moved into its third open layout space and its new offices feature a variety of work environments. Sometimes employees want to work at their desks, so they can easily turn to one another to ask questions or share ideas--and sometimes employees need a quiet space where they can focus. One breakout room dubbed "The Library," outfitted with couches, is designated not for conversation, but as a quiet space for quiet work. Other breakout rooms are designated for meetings. More couches and breakfast nooks in the Betterment space are designated for small group conversations and co-working sessions. Small, private "call rooms" are outfitted with a desk, banker's lamp, and whiteboard for quiet work and phone calls. There are high tables in the kitchen for people who like to eat away from their desk ( probably pretty handy on those days you bring smelly food to work ).

Andy Coulson Jailed for 18 Months Over Phone Hacking Scandal

LONDON — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, a onetime aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for participating in a conspiracy to hack the phones of celebrities, politicians and crime victims.

Jack White's 'Lazaretto' Vinyl Will Create a Hologram When It Spins

Yes, as the press release words it, "No single innovation would suffice." There are so many bells and whistles, in fact, that it takes White and TMR's Ben Blackwell nearly 10 minutes to demonstrate all of them in the video above (hologram at 6:25, FYI). We've listed all of the features below, and you can review them while listening to "High Ball Stepper" or "Lazaretto" itself . Pre-order the ULTRA edition here , and review White's tour dates .

9 Ways to Stretch Your iPhone's Life When the End Is Near

While these tips will help your iPhone hang on until you're ready for an upgrade, it's also wise to recognize when it's time to say goodbye. If your phone really isn't making the cut, visit your local Apple store (or Best Buy, or other companies with a trade-in policy) and see if the retailer will offer any money for its parts. You can use the credit toward a new one that will work much better — at least, of course, for another 18 to 24 months.

If You're Not Wearing Any Clothes, Here's Where to Put Your Phone

If you're looking for something a bit more spacious, take a look at this cross-body messenger bag. The small pocket can fit your phone, and the larger pocket can expand to fit other gadgets such as tablets and small digital cameras. This bag is great for traveling, parks, hiking and more.

The Man Who Turns Amazon Reviews Into Comedic Works of Art

Some people have emailed me through the website, telling me they like the reviews. And some of them have gone on to buy the books, and come back and said how much their kids enjoyed them. Which I think is awesome. If you can read the Amazon reviews and then say, 'I trust this man to entertain my children,' you’re my kind of people.

6 Architecture Projects That Revolutionize City Life for the Better

However, sometimes architects go beyond simply making functional spaces to create a more positive impact on their homes. From vertical gyms to man-made marshes, architectural design can build solutions to key urban problems.

Lego re-creates 'Star Wars' cast photo with minifigs - CNET

The collective minds of "Star Wars" fans exploded back in April when a black-and-white photo emerged of the cast of "Episode VII" at a script reading. It finally made the abstract concept of new "Star Wars" movies feel real. Lego, which makes a line of "Star Wars"-themed plastic-building-brick kits, decided to celebrate the cast by putting together a minifigure version of the photo.

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google’s Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.

19 Insane Local Laws That Can Ruin Your Fourth of July

But unfortunately, state and city governments can get in the way of us making the most out of Independence Day. Here are 19 laws you need to know about before you go from celebrating the First Amendment to pleading the Fifth.

48 American Flags That Came Before Today's Stars and Stripes

Ah, Old Glory. A symbol of hard-won freedom that we honor by printing on $60 short shorts. It seems eternal, but it's actually gone through dozens of revisions over the years. Would your beer kozies and bikinis have looked better if we'd stuck with the Bedford Militia Men's flag of 1775? You be the judge.

The EU's Right To Be Forgotten Is A Mess & How Google's Making It Worse

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” the saying goes. There are plenty of good intentions with the EU’s Right To Be Forgotten mandate, as well as Google’s attempt to meet new obligations under it. Things are still going to hell regardless.

Virgin Atlantic Debuts New Vivienne Westwood Uniforms

Poor flight attendants. Once an elite cadre of glamorous pros catering almost exclusively to well-heeled passengers, they now have to face the grumblings of overcrowded masses while wearing unflattering polyester suits. Virgin Atlantic wants to restore some lost dignity, however, with redesigned uniforms by the British fashion icon Vivienne Westwood.

3D printing helps surgeons save 5-year-old's life - CNET

After undertaking a practice run a week and a half before the scheduled surgery, the surgeons successfully removed the tumor from the boy's body. And they're happy to report that they expect him to fully recover without the need for additional surgeries. In fact, the team and the hospital were so impressed with how the procedure went, they've commissioned 3D-printed models for two other patients.

How Airbnb Could Finally Disrupt the Business Travel Market

This past March, desperate for a place to stay during the clamorous South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, my colleague and I turned to a vacation rental. We needed a place in which to collaborate, hold meetings and spend our evenings, and though we paid dearly for it, we ended up booking a loft right across the street from the conference venue. It was a unique solution to a simple problem, and I have no doubt that we’ll look to the service again in the future.

Peeps Is Planning 365 Straight Days of Holiday Celebrations

Easter cult favorite candy Peeps is latching onto a year’s worth of obscure holidays to debut its new half-bite-sized product called Peeps Minis. Colorful, "peepified" illustrations will celebrate everything from National Tug-of-War Tournament Day on July 21 to Be a Dork Day (get your slide rules and pocket protectors ready, everyone; that’s July 15).

Google will let you use Oculus and Cardboard VR headsets inside Chrome

We know how Facebook imagines it'll work in VR , but what about the rest of the internet? Google's Brandon Jones has announced that he's working on a way to add virtual reality support for Oculus Rift and Cardboard into Chrome. It's the second browser to champion WebVR, since the platform has been seeded into experimental builds of Firefox over the last week. Of course, the internet won't be a city you can walk through, but Jones believes that 360-degree product shots and interactive exhibits should be reasonably easy to create and use. It's still a long way away from being ready for consumers to use, but we have to admit -- surfing the 'net would be wayyy radder if it was done in Virtuality. Wait, is this 1994?

DJ Khaled Teams With Bang & Olufsen On Headphone Line

That attitude pervades his approach to his latest venture as well: his own headphone line. A collaboration between Khaled, Bang & Olufsen and Heads Innovation, the product will be launched this fall under the B&O Play H6 name.

See Saturn, Mercury, Venus, Mars and More This Month

July 5: Hovering just above the moon as darkness falls on this Saturday evening is Mars, which shines brightly in the south-southwest sky at dusk, outshone in luster only by the similarly hued star Arcturus (high in the southwest) and bluish Vega (high in the northeast). As the sky darkens further, the nearby blue star Spica becomes prominent about 4 degrees to the lower left. After Mars passes to the north of Spica on July 13, we'll be able to watch the Red Planet withdrawing eastward of the star quite rapidly. July is the last month that Mars will show more than a few traces of surface features in medium-size telescopes on good nights. On July 2, the planet will have receded to 1 astronomical unit (93 million miles or 150 million kilometers) from Earth.

Try to Kill Your Startup Before You Start

My initial reaction was that it’s is a rather strange advice to make to a room full of aspiring entrepreneurs trying to successfully get their businesses off the ground. But, as Joe went on to explain, he said “if you have done everything you could have done to kill your startup, and were unsuccessful in doing so, then you are truly on to something that is defensible and worth building.”

Google's DevArt Exhibition is Creative, Quirky and Serious Fun

Art is often perceived in two ways. Physical and digital. The former reminds us of tradition; famous painters, illustrators and sculptors, while the latter conjures up images of a graphic designer hunched over a MacBook and Wacom tablet.

The Quest To Kill Cash: New Apps Are Finally Getting People To Abandon The ATM

What's really interesting about these apps is not just the services they provide for people, which solve a real pain point. It's the fact that these services could ultimately get people to make mobile payments in general. There's good reason to think that this is what these apps are really after. These companies often make little to no money off of facilitating peer-to-peer transactions, but if they can become the platform for in-store mobile payments, there could be real revenue at stake. 

Here's Some Good U.S. Economic News for Your July 4 Weekend

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

New Android Phones are Leaking Location Data via Wi-Fi

While you may be fine sharing your location via Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, it’s another issue when your phone is sharing your location without your knowledge. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has discovered an alarming issue with newer Android phones.

Mindblowing anamorphic 3D drawings by Alessandro Diddi

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi creates beautiful anamorphic 3D sketches. He shares them on DeviantArt and his personal website . [via Asylum Art]

How to Make the Major Leagues by Getting Baked

A discrepancy between how Major League Baseball and the minor leagues treat marijuana use means that, at least in theory, smoking pot can expedite one's path to the bigs. This has apparently been the case for some time, but only really came to light thanks to Yahoo MLB columnist Jeff Passan , who writes of an anonymous minor leaguer's plan to "just smoke my way onto the [major league] 40-man [roster]."

China Deploys Drones to Thwart Illegal Polluters

The ministry said it will conduct follow-up investigations of the alleged polluters and make the results public. The government plans to continue and potentially expand the drone program. "Conditions have been met to use drones for law-enforcement checks on a regular basis," officials said.

'Sexy' smartphone charger ties man parts to power - CNET

Here it is. Paul is a nearly 3-foot-tall headless, legless, armless sculpture with an integrated smartphone charger. The phone docks where the man parts would normally be and the plug part emerges from the rear end. Yes, this is equal parts absurd, funny, and thought-provoking. It's a statement piece. It's sarcastic. It's a work of art. It's commentary on how tech is influencing sexuality. It's the creation of artist Justin Crowe .

The Jet With a 17-Ton Telescope That NASA Uses as a Flying Observatory | Autopia | WIRED

Officially known as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is a heavily modified Boeing 747 Special Performance jetliner, with a 17-ton, 8-foot telescope mounted behind a 16-by-23-foot sliding door that reveals the infrared telescope to the skies.

Facebook To Improve Video Ads Through LiveRail Acquisition

Facebook has announced that it has acquired San Francisco, California-based online video advertising company LiveRail. LiveRail offers premium publishers with technology to sell video inventory across all devices. Around 7 billion video ads are served to visitors per month using LiveRail. The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but TechCrunch reports that Facebook paid between $400 million and $500 million.

Hobby Lobby Rewrites Religious-Freedom Law in Ways That Ignore Everything That Came Before

Hobby Lobby is unprecedented because it corporatizes religious liberty. It extends to for-profit businesses the rights and privileges that have long been associated only with churches and religious nonprofits. But that change is the result of a more pervasive and deeper upending of the law of religious liberty in America. Ignoring congressional intent, the court reads RFRA as having shed its First Amendment skin. It is not entirely clear what American law will look like after that change. But if anything is clear, it is that the Roberts Court is now unconstrained by precedent. It has loosened itself from decades of First Amendment doctrine and has begun remaking the law of free exercise.


A revision to Swedish law means that Julian Assange's prosecutors must hand over evidence against him - including text messages from one of the Swedish women at the centre of the case saying she did not want to press charges against him for rape.

Pentagram Rebrands Philadelphia's Museum Of Art, Somehow Forgets The "Rocky" Stairs

It features a series of unique designs for the logo's letter "A," inspired by works in the museum collection, which will be used for special exhibitions, tickets, retail bags, and more. Each "A" represents a different style of period of art, with typographic takes on artists like Piet Mondrian and Alexander Calder. "The movable A's are designed to bring play into it," Scher says, as well as an "opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of the collection." More than 200 of these customizable letters have already been designed by Scher and her team, but the idea is that eventually, other designers and artists can be brought in to create new A's. Gehry designed four of the letters, drawn in his trademark scribble, to be used during the exhibition of his master plan for the museum's expansion.

47 Will Google Fiber Make Kansas City, Provo And Portland The New Tech Meccas?

These examples clearly illustrate the power of tax incentives to change corporate behavior and the amazing mobility of the contemporary business culture.  But taxes are really just one factor in a business’ decision to relocate.  Things like real estate prices, access to talent, proximity to research institutions and transportation infrastructure all factor into the equation when businesses are considering a big move or expansion.  We may soon be adding super-fast Internet speeds to that list.

Cross-Sections of Fireworks Show the Part of the Boom You Never See

The series is entitled Boom City , which references an annual fireworks depot outside of Seattle where vendors sell their wares on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The reservation is not subject to state law, so the selection of fireworks at Boom City is unusually extensive. Waits' gorgeous cross sections of some of the items available at Boom City are only the start of a larger project documenting the location.

Success! Private Team Fires 36-Year-Old NASA Probe's Engines

NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 probe (ISEE-3), which the agency retired in 1997, performed the maneuver in preparation for a larger trajectory correction next week. The spacecraft hadn't fired its engines since 1987, ISEE-3 Reboot Project team members said.

Guy's Kickstarter dream: Making potato salad (with dill even) - CNET

That bold man with a vision of cooked potatoes transformed into salad is Zack Danger Brown. You know he's a badass because "Danger" is his middle name (he declines to comment on whether that's his official middle name, though). He's living on the edge of Kickstarter, challenging the status quo with relish and mustard. And he's winning. He's already racked up 10 times his initial funding goal with 29 days to go. Granted, that initial funding goal was only $10.

51 IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: How One Start-Up Uses Big Data To Offer Better Vacations
52 The shocking numbers behind Instagram #nofilter fakery
53 Apple hires sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer to help with iWatch launch
54 How One Man--Founder of Cult-Favorite Website Cockeyed.Com--Won The Internet by Doing it All First
55 How Facebook Is Trying To Fix Its Diversity Problem (And The Whole Tech Industry's)
56 Need to Discover New Business Ideas? Leave Work Behind
57 Everything You Love and Hate About America in 10 Quotes
58 Virtual Documentaries Try to Re-create Real-Life Drama | MIT Technology Review
59 California Lawmakers Nudge Bitcoin Further Into The Mainstream
60 Europe's 'right to be forgotten' law is already destroying itself
61 The Many Ways Google Glass Users Risk Breaking British Privacy Laws
62 Software Spots Sensitive Traces in Health Records | MIT Technology Review
63 Privacy watchdog files complaint over Facebook emotion experiment
64 This Is the Internal Dilemma Every Selfie-Taker Goes Through
65 How to see more Butts in Shovel Knight
66 IBM Watson, Cookbooks, And Food's Big Data Future
67 Working From Home Is Awesome--If You Do It Right
68 Sony Struggling To Keep Up With Playstation Vita Demand
69 Samsung unit wins license to invest $1 billion in display factory in Vietnam
70 Friday Poll: Which geeky TV premiere are you most excited about? - CNET
71 Jump: A slick, Real-Time Bus-Tracker for London-Dwellers
72 What's Killing Coral Reefs? Not Climate Change
73 Your Summer Holiday Guide To Doing Everything Better Come Monday
74 Your Next Phone Could Communicate Using Magnetism
75 Remote-Controlled Contraceptive | MIT Technology Review
76 Sunrise for Mac launches with offline mode, apps, native notifications and more
77 Phew! Google prevents Terminators from killing Larry and Sergey - CNET
78 A Hacker's Guide To Finding A Job
79 Dance of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest
80 Exploring Lake Tahoe’s Twilight Zone With the Super Falcon Submersible | Science Blogs | WIRED
81 Create Your Own Android Live Wallpapers With Murtastic
82 Working From Home Is Awesome--If You Do It Right
83 How GoPro Is Transforming Advertising As We Know It
84 The Unnoticed Gadgets That Power Our Economy Deserve a Real OS | Opinion | WIRED
85 June in Latin America: The Tech News You Shouldn't Miss
86 Germany arrests 'suspected US spy'
87 World Cup Day 23: Continents Clash in First Round of Quarterfinals
88 SDCC 2014: Warner Bros. TV Announces Comic-Con Panels, Including Arrow, Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, The Flash, Gotham and Person of Interest - IGN
89 The Emerging Threat from Twitter's Social Capitalists | MIT Technology Review
90 Machines Finally Match Monkeys in Key Image-Recognition Test | Enterprise | WIRED
91 Google has become the victim of digital censors - Telegraph
92 Crave giveaway: Grovemade wooden MacBook or iPad sleeve - CNET
93 Government Leadership on Antibiotic Resistance — in Europe | Science Blogs | WIRED
94 How Consumer Creativity Is Transforming The Travel Experience
95 The Curved iPhone 6 Screen Is Great News For Consumers, But Still Leaves iOS Developers In The Dark