Archive | March 2014

14 Tips From Ted Mosby on Finding True Love

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It’s the end of a — wait for it

For nine years, lovable goofball Ted Mosby has searched far and wide for his soulmate. Along the way, he’s had his heart broken (thanks, Stella), made mistakes in the shape of butterfly tattoos and had curious incidents with pineapples

But at least he’s gotten some good stories (and life lessons) out of it all

How I Met Your Mother ends its television run Monday night, which means it’s finally time to see how Mosby landed the girl of his dreams

But before you say goodbye to the gang and MacLaren’s Pub, suit up and see how Ted’s love life can help you land your own mother — you know what we mean …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Mashable.

OkCupid to Firefox Users: Switch Browsers, Support Gay Marriage

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OkCupid is asking its users to forgo using a Firefox browser as a form of protest against Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, whose support of an anti-gay marriage ballot measure in California is creating a good deal of controversy for the company

On Monday, anyone who visited OkCupid on the browser made by Mozilla, Firefox, was greeted with a message that asks them to switch browsers. “Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples,” the message reads. “We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.”

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Wil Wheaton Stands Up to Bullies With Incredible Advice

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Bullies, back off. Wil Wheaton’s not having any of your mean ways

The nerd culture guru’s response to a little girl’s question at Denver Comic Con last year has recently resurfaced thanks to a Reddit post. The girl asks Wheaton how to deal with being called a nerd by her classmates

Wheaton responds by saying that “When a person makes fun of you, when a person is cruel to you, it has nothing to do with you.” He also adds: “It’s not about what you said. It’s not about what you did. It’s not about what you love. It’s about them feeling bad about themselves.” …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Mashable.

How ‘The Walking Dead’ Finale Lost to Kids’ Choice Awards on Twitter

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It’s normal to see head trauma — decapitations included — inflicted on zombies on The Walking Dead, but when was the last time you saw someone lose a head on Nickelodeon?

Well, if you watched the Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, you maybe have been shocked to see magician David Blaine become headless in front of an audience of confused children and parents as actor Andy Samberg screamed in horror into a microphone.

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Could the iPhone Air Look Like This?

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A designer has taken a sketch of the alleged iPhone 6 design specs that leaked last week, and turned it into a full-blown concept photo to highlight what the next generation Apple smartphone might look like

Alleged schematics of a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 were first published in the Japanese Mac magazine, MacFan. Those images were then republished in the Japanese Mac blog Mac Otakara and on MacRumors.

The schematics show off a thinner, slimmer iPhone that matches some of the design languages showcased in the iPad Air. The schematics dictate that the iPhone 6 would be 7.1mm thick, compared to the 7.6mm thick iPhone 5S. Its edges are also slightly curved, and instead of two buttons for adjusting the volume (the “+” and “-” functions), it will be baked into just one button …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Bump Your iPad Storage to 2TB with LaCie’s Fuel Wireless Drive

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One of the things holding me back from adopting my iPad as my primary computer is its storage capacity limitation. I’m too cheap to get the LTE version and then pay for a bunch of cloud storage but perhaps there are other options which can provide a one time financial investment. LaCie, for example, offers a portable hard drive which is both wireless and battery operated, which might be the perfect solution for someone like me.

I have a really nice DSLR, a slightly older HD camcorder, a GoPro+, and yet I’ve been using my iPhone 5s camera more and more. The primary limitation is that after an afternoon of shooting I have to dump the files to make room for additional videos. The LaCie Fuel 2TB is a device which allows me to wirelessly dump my video files and then carry on without too much of a break. When I return to home base, I can attach the Fuel to my primary workstation for ingestion and post.

Here are some feature highlights:

  • Wireless streaming of content to up to five devices without an internet connection
  • The ability to create its own Wi-Fi network and act as a hotspot when connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi
  • Airplay
This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Pad Gadget.

‘We Are Just Humans’: Portrait Project Highlights Ethnic Diversity

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Pantone is known for its color matching system, often used in fashion, printing and painting. But Angélica Dass is using the famous swatches for something even more exciting: creating a dialogue around ethnic diversity.

The Madrid-based photographer (pictured above) has been working on her project Humanae since April 2012, taking portraits of people and matching their skin tones to Pantone hues to show how wide-ranging the human spectrum really is. There are now more than 2,000 photographs on the project’s Tumblr.

“The inspiration for this project comes from my family roots,” Dass tells Mashable. “I am the granddaughter of black and native Brazilians, and the daughter of a black father adopted by a white family. So, I am a mixture of diverse pigmentsHumanae is a pursuit for highlighting our true colors, rather than the untrue and clichéd red and yellow, black and white.” …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014, in Mashable.