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The New King of Kickstarter

mashable.com — Ryan Grepper likes to call himself a visionary, a mad scientist and a lover of all things DIY. Now he can add one more description to that list: King of Kickstarter. The Coolest Cooler, Grepper's Kickstarter campaign for a souped-up party cooler - boasting features including Bluetooth speakers, USB charger and a rechargeable blender - passed the Pebble smartwatch this week to become the top-funded Kickstarter campaign in history.
Aug 26, 2014

A campaign finally beat out Pebble to become the top-funded in Kickstarter history. And it's for ... a cooler mashable.com/2014/08/26/kic…

Aug 26, 2014

RT @mashable: The Coolest Cooler dethrones Pebble to become the top-funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. on.mash.to/1q3c9C4 pic.twitter.com/RHZgQgtuij

Aug 26, 2014

The Coolest Cooler dethrones Pebble to become the top-funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. mashable.com/2014/08/26/kic… pic.twitter.com/uk9GGZdRV2

Aug 26, 2014

RT @sfiegerman: The Coolest Cooler dethrones Pebble to become the top-funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. on.mash.to/1q3c9C4 pic.twitter.com/sITaMFy5Vh

Aug 26, 2014

The Coolest Cooler dethrones Pebble to become the top-funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. on.mash.to/1q3c9C4 pic.twitter.com/sITaMFy5Vh

Hyperlapse: Instagram's First Standalone App You'll Actually Want to Use

mashable.com — Between Facebook's Slingshot and Instagram's Bolt, there's been no shortage of photo-focused standalone apps from Facebook this summer. But unlike Bolt and Slingshot, which have so far proved underwhelming, Instagram's latest standalone, Hyperlapse, is simple, elegant and actually really useful.
Aug 26, 2014

.@karissabe takes a deep dive into Instagram's new #hyperlapse app + explains how to use it best: mashable.com/2014/08/26/hyp…

Aug 26, 2014

Anything and everything you want to know about Hyperlapse, @Instagram's new standalone video app on.mash.to/1q3iyxk via @karissabe

Aug 26, 2014

RT @mashable: Hyperlapse: Instagram's first standalone app you'll actually want to use on.mash.to/1q39mZK

Journalist Held Captive in Syria Arrives in the U.S.

mashable.com — BOSTON - Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. Curtis family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said in a statement that Curtis arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday afternoon after leaving Tel Aviv.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @mashable: Journalist Held Captive in Syria Arrives in the U.S. on.mash.to/1qKrXWI

Watch ABC App Adds Support For AirPlay and Chromecast

mashable.com — Just in time for the fall TV season, ABC has updated its Watch ABC app to support casting via Chromecast and AirPlay to Apple TV. The new update is available for both iOS and Android.

Report: Apple to Launch Huge 12.9-Inch iPad Next Year

mashable.com — Apple is reportedly planning to launch its largest iPad yet, a 12.9-inch tablet, as early as next year. According to a Bloomberg report, the company is working on an iPad significantly larger than its existing models, the 9.7-inch iPad and the 7.9-inch iPad mini.

The Military Drones - and Detractors - of New York State

mashable.com — Mary Anne Grady Flores, a 58-year-old grandmother of three, was sentenced to a year in jail after photographing an anti-drone protest outside a military base near her home. In the video above, Grady Flores and her fellow protestors speak on the dangers of drone warfare, the right to dissent, and what she'll do next.
Aug 26, 2014

Great story on anti-drone activist sentence to a yr in prison for protesting outside NY airbase mashable.com/2014/08/26/mil…

Aug 26, 2014

RT @evanengel: Drones, protests, and grandmas: The story of Mary Anne Grady Flores & her 1 year jail sentence on.mash.to/1onL8nG

Aug 26, 2014

RT @evanengel: Drones, protests, and grandmas: The story of Mary Anne Grady Flores & her 1 year jail sentence on.mash.to/1onL8nG

Aug 26, 2014

RT @evanengel: Drones, protests, and grandmas: The story of Mary Anne Grady Flores & her 1 year jail sentence on.mash.to/1onL8nG

Federer Meets Jordan: Is This the Greatest Sports Selfie Ever Taken?

mashable.com — The world has seen weirder selfies. The world has seen more star-studded selfies. The world has seen toast selfies, and it has seen deadly selfies. But this may be the greatest selfie ever taken - if we judge by athletic accomplishment alone.

Massachusetts Beach Evacuated After Great White Shark Sighting

mashable.com — Shark Week ended several weeks ago, but one razor-toothed carnivore didn't get the memo. A Massachusetts beach was closed on Monday afternoon after the Massachusetts State Police Airwing spotted a great white shark approximately 75 to 100 yards off the coast of Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @mashable: Massachusetts beach evacuated after great white shark sighting. Watch: on.mash.to/1ooiFhG pic.twitter.com/AsioJByYAK

Aug 27, 2014

Mashable: Massachusetts Beach Evacuated After Great White Shark Sighting ow.ly/2MtElj

2 Bananas, 1,135 Feet and 1 Ridiculously Dangerous Selfie

mashable.com — What starts out looking like a normal and potassium-filled selfie turns into an acrophobia's nightmare. Photographers Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso and an unnamed friend took an incredibly dangerous, yet casual selfie atop the the Centre in Hong Kong, a skyscraper that tops out at 1,135 feet.

Google For Spies: How the NSA Created Its Own Search Engine

mashable.com — The National Security Agency doesn't just store your cellphone data, it can also look up who you talked with through its own Google-like search engine. The agency's search engine called ICREACH can comb through around 850 billion files of phone calls, emails and more made by Americans and citizens of other nations, according to The Intercept .
Aug 27, 2014

RT @mashable: There's a Google-like search engine for spies and it's called ICREACH -on.mash.to/1q37WP2

Nobody Wants to See Your Excessive Hashtags on Instagram

mashable.com — A picture is worth a thousand words. Plus about a novel's worth of hashtags to go with it. Social media-savvy illustrator Djordje Djukanovic of Belgrade, Serbia knows a lot of people who don't have a clue as to what they're doing on Instagram.

Twitch Helped Bring Back 13-Year Old 'Super Smash Bros: Melee'

mashable.com — Twitch's meteoric rise from spin-off company to Amazon's most expensive acquisition ever over three years is a gaming success story. But Twitch has also helped bring about other gaming successes by helping their communities connect, including helping a 13-year-old Nintendo title.
Aug 26, 2014

Twitch Helped Bring Back 13-Year Old 'Super Smash Bros: Melee' on.mash.to/1rxQncv via @mashable

Aug 26, 2014

So dedicated was @nilpholan to making a video about the SSB:Melee scene that he let pro players sleep on his couch. mashable.com/2014/08/26/twi…

Aug 26, 2014

RT @mashable: How Twitch helped bring 13-year-old "Super Smash Bros: Melee" back into the spotlight: on.mash.to/1ry0puf

Islamic State Expands: Up To 100,000 People Have Joined, Experts Say

mashable.com — The Islamic State, the radical group which has cut a bloody path through Syria and Iraq in recent months, slaying civilians and security forces, and executing the American journalist James Foley on camera, has even more followers than previously believed, according to Iraqi security sources.
Aug 26, 2014

Up to 100,000 people have joined the Islamic State, experts say on.mash.to/1tGWgla

Aug 26, 2014

Somebody, tell me, what is the allure?? Islamic State Expands: Up To 100,000 People Have Joined, Experts Say mashable.com/2014/08/26/100… #ISIS

Emmys Needs 'Dramedy' Cateogry

mashable.com — LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Those who predicted big Emmy wins for Orange is the New Black were a little red last night. Despite massive buzz, a win for Uzo Aduba in the guest actress in a comedy category and the oddsmakers on their side, Netflix's female prison dramedy walked away from Monday night's Primetime Emmy Awards empty-handed, losing out in the comedy series category to five-time winner Modern Family.
Aug 26, 2014

Mashable: After Emmys Snub, 'Orange Is the New Black' Actress Says Categories Need Revamp ow.ly/2Mt1jU

Largest Tremor Yet Jolts Area Near Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

mashable.com — Iceland's Bardabunga volcano was shaken by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, the largest temblor to rumble beneath the volcano since the ongoing period of intense seismic activity began on Aug. 16.
Aug 26, 2014

RT @nycjim: These are all the earthquakes recorded in ICELAND today amid intense volcanic activity. on.mash.to/1lv4mND pic.twitter.com/SRckAjU08G

Aug 26, 2014

RT @nycjim: These are all the earthquakes recorded in ICELAND today amid intense volcanic activity. on.mash.to/1lv4mND pic.twitter.com/SRckAjU08G

Aug 26, 2014

These are all the earthquakes recorded in ICELAND today amid intense volcanic activity. on.mash.to/1lv4mND pic.twitter.com/SRckAjU08G

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