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Iron Man 2 Trailer Hits YouTube

Iron Man 2 Trailer Hits YouTube

It’s here: the biggest action movie for gadget geeks, Iron Man, returns with a sequel, and you can see just how high-tech it’ll all be in the Iron Man 2 trailer, now available on YouTube.Besides a long-haired, electric whip-wielding Mickey Rourke, the movie features more iron man suits than you could ever desire, and you get to see [...]

Tumblr Hits Major Milestones, Plans to Start Generating Revenue

Tumblr Hits Major Milestones, Plans to Start Generating Revenue

Tumblr, one of the simplest blogging platforms around, is doing really well. Situated between Wordpress, which requires a bit more effort to create and organize content, and Twitter, which requires almost no effort but also doesn’t offer many features, Tumblr is the perfect tool for users who want to have a blog with photos, videos, and [...]

U.S. to Allow Export of Web Services to Iran and Cuba

U.S. to Allow Export of Web Services to Iran and Cuba

According to The New York Times, the United States Treasury Department will tomorrow give Internet services license to export consumer-aimed services like instant messaging and photo sharing to countries with which trade has previously been restricted, including Iran, Cuba and Sudan.The United States defines these nations as “closed [...]

Is the Internet a Fundamental Right? [POLL]

Is the Internet a Fundamental Right? [POLL]

In a study conducted by the BBC World Service, four in five respondents said they believe web access is a fundamental right. 90% described the Internet as “a great place to learn,” and 78% considered it a source of “greater freedom.” A bit more than half said that the Internet should not be regulated by government at [...]

First iPad Commercial Airs During the Oscars [VIDEO]

First iPad Commercial Airs During the Oscars [VIDEO]

The iPad is breaking out in a very mainstream fashion: an ad for the Apple device just aired during the Oscars.The ad explains why Apple CEO Steve Jobs was spotted on the red carpet earlier. We’ve got a screenshot and we’ll post video as soon as it comes in (update: video added below).Apple iPad Commercial During the OscarsSteve Jobs [...]

Foursquare iPhone App Vanishes from App Store Due to “Hiccup”

Foursquare iPhone App Vanishes from App Store Due to “Hiccup”

The iPhone and iPod touch app for the popular location check-in service Foursquare has temporarily dropped from Apple’s App Store.The Android and BlackBerry versions are still available, but the iPhone is by far the most popular platform for Foursquare users. This is just a temporary technical setback, though. Foursquare tweeted the [...]

Oscars 2010: How to Follow the Action Online

Oscars 2010: How to Follow the Action Online

As a result of failed contract negotiations, Disney pulled New York affiliate ABC7 off of cable company Cablevision’s channel lineup early this morning, leaving over 3 million people without a channel to watch the Oscars on tonight unless they tune in over the air.We’d like to offer those 3 million people the following online viewing [...]

Oscars Live Video Stream – Watch Online [Academy Awards]

Oscars Live Video Stream – Watch Online [Academy Awards]

As a result of failed contract negotiations, Disney pulled New York affiliate ABC7 off of cable company Cablevision’s channel lineup early this morning, leaving over 3 million people without a channel to watch the Oscars on tonight unless they tune in over the air.We’d like to offer those 3 million people the following online viewing [...]

“Alice in Wonderland” Has Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

“Alice in Wonderland” Has Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

Entertainment Weekly reports that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland drew almost $40 million in box office revenue on Friday, setting the stage for what will likely have been a $100 million (or more) weekend. The film will definitely beat the previous record for this weekend of the year — $70 million, set by 300 in 2006.The film is [...]

iTunes Down for Some

iTunes Down for Some

The iTunes Store appears to be suffering downtime and other issues today. The service is at best slow, at worst not loading for some and delivering error messages for others.It’s rare for Apple’s media store — which recently celebrated an amazing 10 billion downloads — to suffer from technical difficulties, but it seems it [...]

5 Ways to Use Twitter to Avoid a Backchannel Disaster

5 Ways to Use Twitter to Avoid a Backchannel Disaster

Cliff Atkinson is author of The Backchannel: How Audiences are Using Twitter and Social Media and Changing Presentations Forever (New Riders, 2009).What do you do when you’re giving a presentation, and notice that your audience is looking down, busily typing on their laptops and smartphones? And what about when you get the sense that they are [...]

8 Great Spotify Hints, Tips and Tricks

8 Great Spotify Hints, Tips and Tricks

We’ve already brought you a how-to guide to get started with Spotify (read that first if you don’t know what it is), but now we’re delving a little deeper into the music streaming software with a look at some hints, tips and tricks that will help you get the most of the service.Have a read below to see eight great ways to make [...]

Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Hacked [WARNING]

Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Hacked [WARNING]

It seems hundreds of Twitter accounts have started to Tweet out “weight loss” product spam today.Specifically, users who have had their accounts hijacked are Tweeting the message “I lost 20 lbs in 2 weeks!” and links to diet sites. Our source counts over 200 rogue tweets so far tonight.It’s not just new users getting [...]

Top 10 Geekiest Decorations for Your Home or Office [PICS]

Top 10 Geekiest Decorations for Your Home or Office [PICS]

We certainly wouldn’t advocate turning your office, cubicle or home office into some kind of over-the-top dork theme park, but a few witty items carefully placed here and there can brighten up the dullest work space with some geek chic.Having an office gives you the chance to display things you might not get away with (or indeed, want to get [...]

The iPad Poses a Threat to Kindle’s Market Share [STATS]

The iPad Poses a Threat to Kindle’s Market Share [STATS]

Independent research boutique ChangeWave surveyed 3,171 consumers and found that consumer pre-launch interest in the iPad is high.Data demonstrates that consumers are more interested in purchasing an iPad than they were the iPhone prior to launch. Also, 27% of existing e-reader owners indicated they would have purchased the iPad over the model [...]

Hobbyists Build Google Android-Powered Robot [VIDEO]

Hobbyists Build Google Android-Powered Robot [VIDEO]

Enterprising hobbyists Tim Heath and Ryan Hickman have created cellbots — with names like Tankbot and Truckbot — that are simply robots powered by Android devices.With just $30, an Android device, and a little creativity the pair were able to create the cellbots which process commands via telnet on PCs. The bots can move around in [...]

Steve Jobs: iPad Won’t Support iPhone Tethering

Steve Jobs: iPad Won’t Support iPhone Tethering

Not one to mince words, Steve Jobs squashed all hope of the iPad supporting iPhone tethering for wireless internet access with one word — “No.”The succinct answer was communicated by Jobs via email (from his iPhone) to Jezper Söderlund of Sweden who emailed Jobs to ask, “Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering [...]

Foursquare and SPIN Magazine Turn SXSW Into Musical Scavenger Hunt

Foursquare and SPIN Magazine Turn SXSW Into Musical Scavenger Hunt

For complete SXSW coverage, check out Mashable’s SXSW channel.Popular music magazine SPIN is going geeky for South by Southwest’s music festival, integrating custom Foursquare badges into its event presence and rewarding the most adventurous users of the location-based game with free tickets to their annual music showcase at [...]

Gowalla Launches for Android

Gowalla Launches for Android

The battle for social geolocation domination has expanded to Google’s Android platform, as Gowalla, the primary competitor to Foursquare, has just made its debut on Google’s Android app store.The new Gowalla 1.0 app isn’t some secondhand version of its iPhone counterpart — it’s completely packed with an array of [...]

Xbox LIVE Beats PlayStation Network in Reader Vote

Xbox LIVE Beats PlayStation Network in Reader Vote

We had a very hotly contested matchup this week in our long-running Faceoff series, with Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE going up against Sony’s PlayStation Network for favorite online console gaming service. After an astounding 35,055 votes we’re ready to declare the winner…… and Xbox LIVE takes the win! They’ll [...]

TextMarks Makes Sending Mass Text Messages Easy

TextMarks Makes Sending Mass Text Messages Easy

This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: TextMarks Quick Pitch: TextMarks group text messaging services turn any mobile phone [...]

New Version of Foursquare for iPhone Coming Soon [SCREENSHOTS]

New Version of Foursquare for iPhone Coming Soon [SCREENSHOTS]

A new version of Foursquare for the iPhone is on the way and it will feature a revamped interface, a brand new user tab, and a new checkin history view.This version of the app – v1.6 – should be heading to the App Store soon. Nick Starr shared screenshots of it with us and we’ve included a few below so that you can see some of [...]

Major Facebook Investor Hopes to Score with Chatroulette

Major Facebook Investor Hopes to Score with Chatroulette

Digital Sky Technologies, the Russian venture capital firm that has invested $400 million in Facebook, has apparently made an offer to buy a piece of Chatroulette, the webcam network where you can chat with random strangers.According to Spiegel Online, DST made an offer to 17-year-old Andrey Ternovskiy to buy a piece of his booming website. He [...]

The Top 10 Most Watched Web Series, February 2010

The Top 10 Most Watched Web Series, February 2010

Each month, our partner Visible Measures compiles a list of the top ten most popular web video series, and we share those results with you and provide analysis. Visible Measures tracks views, comments and other data on web video, and has just made available a free public beta of a tool to benchmark online video ad campaign and content [...]

Conan Pledges to Change One Woman’s Life… on Twitter

Conan Pledges to Change One Woman’s Life… on Twitter

Sarah Killen loves gummy dinosaurs, coke syrup, peanut butter and now Conan O’Brien. The Michigan gal — not a fan of Russell Bigos, her sister-in-law’s treadmill singing or cleaning — happens to be the only person that the jilted late night personality follows on Twitter.Conan, who up until minutes ago wasn’t [...]

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