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Friday, September 21, 2012

Coolest Engineering Professors Ever Help Flash Mob Students [VIDEO]
6:10:10 AM
Flash mobs may be so 2011, but this one rocks. Skule Nite 1t3, a engineering musical and sketch comedy revue troop based out of the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, decided to warn first year Engineering students...

North Carolina Criminalizes Cyberbullying of Teachers
4:15:38 AM
In North Carolina, children and teens aren't the only victims of bullying. On the Internet, teachers report being tormented and provoked by students. As per a new law, cyberbullying with the "intent to intimidate or torment a school employee" is...

iPhone 5 Teardown: It's Easier to Repair Than iPhone 4S
3:38:56 AM
After their prompt EarPods teardown, the iFixit team wasted no time in disassembling the iPhone 5, which is hitting the US retail stores today, Sept. 21. In its assessment of the devices it tears down, iFixit focuses on repairability, and this is...

American Airlines Hands Out 17,000 'Phablets'
2:31:09 AM
American Airlines continues to be one of the most innovative airlines when it comes to tablets. The company is now handing out Galaxy Notes to 17,000 flight attendants as part of a new tablet program. These "phablets" will be used to bring up...

Library of Congress Website Gets an Upgrade
Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:18 PM
Ever checked out It's the Library of Congress' one-stop-shop for everything citizens, journalists and researches need to know about legislation, and it just got a major overhaul. The new site has a host of improvements: it's mobile...

Marketers Target Front of iPhone 5 Line [PICS]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:42 PM
Days and sometimes weeks before a new iPhone or iPad is scheduled to hit stores, lines begin forming in front of Apple retail locations across the country, attracting the notice of passersby and the media. Given the amount of attention these...

10 Reactions to Twitter Banning GIF Profile Pics
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:05 PM
Depending on who you ask, having an animated Twitter avatar is annoying, entertaining, enjoyable or none of the above. You either love it, hate it or don't care. As of Tuesday, Twitter appears to be taking their anti-GIF policy seriously by...

Should We Focus on User Experience?
Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:50 PM
Our current notion of UX design mistakenly focuses on experience. We should go one step further and focus on the memory of an experience instead. Studies of behavioral economics have changed my entire perspective on UX design, causing me to...

What Would You Give For First Place in the iPhone 5 Line? [POLL]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:11 PM
The iPhone 5 will be released in less than 24 hours, which means lines have already started to form at Apple stores across the country. Some of Mashable's own will be joining the likes of die-hard Apple fans, first-time buyers and paid...

Twitter Blocks Animated GIFs in Profile Pics
Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:29 PM
Some Twitter users are expressing major disbelief -- after discovering the social network no longer allows them to upload animated GIFs as their personal avatars. Previously, users had been forced to use workarounds to post animated avatars...

Most Parents Keep Kids Calm With Mobile Devices [STUDY]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:12 PM
You do your best to connect with your family, your children, setting aside family-only time in order to connect with your kids. Family dinners work well, but using smartphones and tablets is a rising trend in bonding with, teaching and pacifying...

Apple: We're 'Just Getting Started' With Maps, Be Patient
Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:43 PM
Ever since Apple rolled out iOS 6 on Wednesday, iPhone users have panned the new maps app for being noticeably worse than Google Maps. One even created a new Tumblr curating user-submitted images of mapping fails on the new OS. Now, Trudy Miller,...

Twitter Policy's Latest Victim: If This Then That
Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:19 PM
The online service IFTTT is the latest company to suffer because of Twitter's new API policy. The service sent a note to users on Thursday afternoon saying it would be removing some abilities with how it interacts with Twitter due to the new...

Google Maps for iOS 6 May be Awaiting Apple Approval Already
Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:32 PM
Feeling low about Apple's Maps app in iOS 6, widely perceived as flawed? Wish you could go back to iOS 5, if only for the Google Maps app? Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news is, according to 9to5Mac and The Guardian, Google has...

Homer Simpson Votes for Mitt Romney [VIDEO]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:13 PM
What happens when Homer Simpson casts his ballot for Mitt Romney this Election Day? You'll find out in the above clip, released by Fox as a sneak peek of the 24th -- yes, 24th -- season's first episode. The clip pokes Simpsons-style fun at most...

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