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Monday, October 01, 2012

Mashable Weekend Recap: 67 Stories You Might Have Missed
5:47:45 AM
The fallout from Apple's Maps debacle was among the top headlines this past weekend. Mashable brought you those stories, as well as other tech and social media news while you were out of the office. Our staff kept tabs on all the latest...

Illegal Downloaders in Japan Face Two Years in Prison
4:23:40 AM
Under a new law that goes into effect Oct. 1, Japanese internet users who illegally download files face a 2-year prison sentence or a fine of up to 2 million yen ($25,700), the BBC reports. Theoretically, pirating just one file could get you in...

Watch These Quadrotor Robots Learn to Play Catch [VIDEO]
1:39:58 AM
While they may not be as fluffy as man's best friend, a trio of quadrotor robots have learned to play catch. Researchers in Switzerland attached a net to the quadrotors, which cooperate to catch objects thrown their way. The drones then slingshot...

10 Funny YouTube Clips of Sleeping Dogs
1:12:59 AM
You know the phrase "let sleeping dogs lie?" Well, we quite agree, but would also add -- "and be sure to grab your camera." We have found 10 funny YouTube clips of sleeping canine companions, only they're up to all kinds of tricks, from...

65 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
12:39:23 AM
Time passes quickly and change is relentless, particularly in the digital sphere. So, if your busy life kept you away from the Internet this week, there's plenty you may have missed. But don't fret -- Mashable, your cyber ally, is here to relieve...

HP Shows What Windows 8 Tablets for Business Will Look Like [PICS]
12:01:15 AM
We now know what a Windows 8 tablet for business looks like, and it's the Hewlett-Packard ElitePad: a slim, Intel-powered slate loaded with security software and backed by an armada of accessories, including adapters, a rugged case and a stylus....

Twice as Many Mobile News Readers Prefer Browsers to Apps [STUDY]
12:00:33 AM
News organizations have invested significantly in native apps for iOS, Android, WP7 and even, for a time, webOS -- yet nearly three times as many tablet owners and twice as many smartphone users access news primarily through browsers rather than...

7 Free Android Apps for Killing Time in Lines
Sunday, September 30, 2012 10:56 PM
With smartphones, tablets and the cloud, we've gotten used to multitasking and efficiency. God forbid we spend five minutes disconnected from our devices. Next time you find yourself stuck in a long line or waiting out a seemingly never-ending...

'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Premieres Available in Full on YouTube
Sunday, September 30, 2012 9:57 PM
Showtime has posted Sunday's season-seven premiere of serial-killer drama Dexter on its YouTube channel, with the brief description, "Debra attempts to reconcile with Dexter." Leading up to the Sept. 30 premiere, Showtime had teased fans with a...

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the Best E-Ink Screen You Can Buy [REVIEW]
Sunday, September 30, 2012 9:01 PM
One thing Amazon is not afraid of is change. It alters product designs as often as some people change shirts or at least hairstyles. The point is: The way your Amazon Kindle looks today is not necessarily the way it'll look tomorrow. The new...

Watch These Epic iPhone 5 Vs. Android Music Videos
Sunday, September 30, 2012 8:21 PM
YouTube vocal heavyweights J Rice and Peter Hollens pit the iPhone 5 against Android devices in these two funny music videos, featuring "Gangnam Style" elevator dance moves and plenty of smack talk. "All my Apple sons and daughters, give praise...

One Proposal to Cool a Warming Planet: An Umbrella Made of Asteroids
Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:58 PM
Take that, space mirrors! Scottish scientists have a new way to shield us from the sun. The latest form of solar shield is an asteroid whose dust is stabilized beyond Earth through gravity's pull. Average global temperatures will likely rise by 2...

Viral Video Recap: Hottest Memes of the Week
Sunday, September 30, 2012 6:56 PM
Look, folks -- we here at Mashable know you're too busy with work, school, friends and family to scour YouTube for the week's best videos. That's why we do it for you! We've got a great Viral Video Recap for you this week: you'll watch some of...

Smartphone Camera Shootout: iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III vs. iPhone 4S
Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:57 PM
Smartphone cameras are getting better all the time. Optical zoom lenses aside, it's not uncommon for a high-end smartphone camera to match or even beat the quality from a small pocket digital camera. This rapid improvement in quality has...

Simon Cowell and Planning Show to Find the Next Steve Jobs
Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:12 PM
Would you watch an American Idol or X-Factor show for finding America's next great entrepreneurial talent? Simon Cowell and hope the answer to that question is a hearty "yes," because they're reportedly planning exactly that show,...

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