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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Power Nap With This Head-Consuming Ostrich Pillow
12:04:57 AM
With the hectic 24-7 pace of modern life, many people may yearn to emulate the well-worn myth of ostriches when frightened or scared: that is, bury their heads in the sand. A new product called the "Ostrich Pillow" claims to help users do just...

Bots Drive 16% of U.S. Web Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:28 PM
Along with trolls and Rickrolls, bots are the scourge of the Internet. Automated clicks on ads and other web content drive down value, diminish investments and hurt integrity. And the bot problem only seems to be getting worse as technology...

These Robots Can Help Disabled Officers, Veterans Get Back to Work [VIDEO]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 10:30 PM
The 1987 science fiction film RoboCop introduced us to a brave cyborg law enforcer who was "part man, part machine" and "all cop." Today, the idea of a police officer who's part-robot no longer seems so far-fetched. Florida International...

5 Easy Steps To Make Your Job Descriptions Go Viral
Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:45 PM
A Community Manager job description recently got 57 tweets, 20 likes, and 3,979 views. How'd they do it? First, let's back up for a second. It's no secret there are more online venues to search for jobs than ever before. According...

Why Social Media Makes Customer Service Better
Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:28 PM
By the end of the year, 80% of companies plan to use social media for customer service. On the consumer side, 62% of customers have already used social media for customer service issues. Gartner predicts one billion users will be on social...

10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:33 PM
Today, it's easy to be an explorer -- all you need is a computer, access to satellite technology and a sense of adventure. Google makes it even simpler with Google Earth and Google Maps, letting you travel virtually to any place in the world with...

Former Employee Explains Why He Was Fired From Facebook
Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:29 PM
Getting fired sucks. Now imagine how it would feel to get canned from Facebook, only to watch it become a social phenomenon and the world's largest social network. Noah Kagan has lived through that experience. On Saturday, the AppSumo founder...

6 Apps You Don't Want to Miss
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:44 PM
Every weekend, we keep you updated on the latest and greatest apps released each week by creating a roundup of our favorites -- both new and updated. This week, we found an app that helps you discover new places nearby, and another that helps you...

Which Are the Most Social Colleges? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 5:24 PM
Social Media has become pervasive. You use it, we use it, even celebrities and sports stars use it. Companies have begun using it long time ago as well and, naturally, colleges and universities have followed suit. After all, most of their current...

Facebook Embraces Bubbles in Messenger iPhone Upgrade
Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:20 PM
Bubbles. That's the biggest change you'll probably notice in Facebook's upgraded Messenger. Gone is the flush-left alignment of the previous version of the app and the rectangles that sandwiched your messages. The other big improvements are the...

Zooka Speaker Bar Makes Any Bluetooth Device Sound Better [REVIEW]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:51 PM
Carbon Audio's Zooka Bluetooth Speaker Bar is a versatile stand for your iPad that also wirelessly supplements that tablet's tinny speaker. It works with any Bluetooth compatible device -- including laptops -- and because of its flexible silicone...

Top Comments From Mashable Readers This Week
Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:25 PM
Here at Mashable, the week kicked off with conversations about social good with the Social Good Summit serving as the platform for a three-day global conversation. Activists, humanitarians, entrepreneurs and CEOs all discussed how social media...

5 Games You Should Play This Weekend
Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:41 PM
This was a big week for mobile and downloadable game releases. With so many options, you might be wondering what to play this weekend. Don't worry! Mashable has a list of the must fun and challenging titles that came out this week. There's...

Something Is Missing, Batman [COMIC]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:47 PM
Even Robin knows it's all about the little things. SEE ALSO: How Much Would It Cost to Be Batman in Real Life? Comic written and illustrated by Jerry King.

Burberry Tops Fashion Brands In Social Media This Week [CHART]
Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:27 PM
Our social media engagement chart for this week turns to the world of fashion, where Burberry rules the social media roost, according to data aggregator Starcount. To some, the Burberry brand conjures up images of trenchcoats silhouetted by the...

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