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The Videophone Turns 50: The Historic Failure That Everybody Wanted

mashable.com — Every day, around 50 million people a day stare at and speak to each other on computer or mobile device screens across the great expanse of the Internet via Skype, Apple's FaceTime, Google Hangouts or some other video conferencing software.
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RT @mashable: 50 years ago, the first video calls cost $5.33 a minute -- by appointment only. on.mash.to/1jW6sBV pic.twitter.com/hvGtS4XcAJ
RT @nycjim: 50 years ago today, Bell Telephone introduced its biggest flop: the Picturephone. on.mash.to/RBw9hN pic.twitter.com/z2meu2Ttpj
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Easter Egg Hunt! We Found the Year's Best Hidden Pop-Culture Goodies

mashable.com — Easter eggs aren't just for the spring holiday anymore - they've become ubiquitous in our movies, TV shows, video games and all things pop culture, too. Nowadays, you can't watch anything without blinking through one of those little inside jokes, hidden messages, callbacks or subtle homages that writers and directors love to embed.

General Mills Backtracks on Legal Policy After Angering Facebook Users

mashable.com — General Mills inadvertently shocked social-media users everywhere this week after an update to its legal policy was interpreted as preventing customers from suing the company if they Like any of its brands on Facebook. Now, the food company is reversing the change to its legal policy in response to the controversy.
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RT @mashable: General Mills found itself in a PR nightmare this week after updating its legal policy. Now, it's backtracking. http://t.co/H…
RT @mashable: General Mills found itself in a PR nightmare this week after updating its legal policy. Now, it's backtracking. http://t.co/H…

What Drugs Are Twitter Users Talking About Right Now?

mashable.com — If proponents of the war on drugs are having trouble finding drug abusers, maybe they should try checking Twitter. The network sees a massive number of drug-related tweets every day, ranging from jokes to news stories, with at least a few actual attempted drug deals thrown in for good measure.

10 Desserts to Make With Your Easter Candy

mashable.com — Easter is a festive time of food, family and loads of pastel colored candies that will probably sit around until Halloween. If you're bogged down by mountains of Easter candy, or want to try something different with your sweets, there are plenty of ways to upcycle your extra jelly beans and chocolate bunnies.
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The #Longreads You Missed This week

mashable.com — During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans beyond 140 characters. We can brew a cup of coffee and lie back with our iPads, laptops, smartphones and Kindles.
Mashable: Must Reads: The AIM We Never Knew, Vacation in Chernobyl and More owl.li/2FR79R

Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

mashable.com — Elon Musk's space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing at the company's rocket-development facility in Texas. The epic video gives us a 360-degree aerial view of the feat, thanks to the unique perspective of a camera-equipped drone.
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3 Killed in Ukraine Gun Battle; Kiev and Moscow Trade Blame

mashable.com — KIEV, Ukraine - While most Ukrainians on Sunday congregated at cathedrals and ate traditional frosted cakes to celebrate Easter, those in Sloviansk were trying to get to the bottom of a deadly confrontation that unfolded at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian militants at the city's edge earlier in the morning.

16 Easter Candies Dissected for Sweet Science

mashable.com — Easter is hopping its way into our candy-shaped hearts this weekend. Kids may be scrambling to grab as many confection-filled plastic eggs they can handle, but us responsible, mature adults can celebrate with a bag of Reese's eggs all to ourselves.
Mashable: 16 Easter Candies Dissected for Sweet Science - Easter is hopping its way into our candy-shaped hearts ... owl.li/2FQZHx

What Can IFTTT Do for You?

mashable.com — In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, we discuss the powerful web service IFTTT ("If This Then That"). While IFTTT has been around since 2010, the company has only recently started to work with sensor devices. IFTTT allows apps to communicate with each other through "recipes".

Hands On With Facebook's Nearby Friends

mashable.com — There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list. Facebook's new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area.
I am on Mashable! MT @KurtWagner8: Never could have done this w/o @CaseyNewton ... A true nearby friend. mashable.com/2014/04/19/han…
Never could have done this w/o @CaseyNewton ... A true nearby friend. "Hands-on With Facebook's Nearby Friends" mashable.com/2014/04/19/han…
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The Loch Ness Monster: Only on iOS

mashable.com — Apple Maps did what Google Maps never could -- it found the Loch Ness Monster. Members of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club identified a shadow in the loch's waters that can be seen only in Apple Maps' satellite imagery -- the same form was not found on Google Maps.
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RT @mashable: Apple Maps did what Google Maps never could -– it found the Loch Ness Monster. on.mash.to/PhPlza pic.twitter.com/DAQoXRIsO5

Will Colorado Become a Weed-Tourism Destination?

mashable.com — It's a big weekend for Colorado. Commercial sales of marijuana to all adults over 21 years old have been legal since Jan. 1 with the passing of Colorado Amendment 64. Colorado and Washington are the only states that allow licensed retailers to sell marijuana to anyone of legal age.
Mashable: Travelers Head to Colorado to Celebrate 4/20 - It's a big weekend for Colorado. Commercial sales of mar... owl.li/2FPJnD
RT @neeeda: Travelers are heading to Colorado to celebrate the 4/20 weekend. on.mash.to/1eSR8XO via @jessicaplautz #420 http://t.co/MgR…

Healthcare.gov on Heartbleed: Actually, Do Change Your Passwords

mashable.com — After the massive online-security vulnerability known as Heartbleed was discovered earlier this month, Healthcare.gov officials said customers of the new medical-coverage site had nothing to fear. Now, however, the site is is singing a different tune: Users who visit the Healthcare.gov homepage are presented with a message reading: "Reset your password to access your Marketplace account."
Re: Healthcare gov. Either they lied to us when they said everything was OK,or they are worried about password reuse: mashable.com/2014/04/19/hea…

Kingdom Tower Will Soon Be the World's Tallest Building [PHOTOS]

mashable.com — Big things are coming to Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern country is set to begin visible construction next week on what is expected to be the world's tallest building at 3,280 feet, according to Construction Weekly . Kingdom Tower will be 568 feet taller than Khalifa Tower, the current Guinness World Record holder in neighboring Dubai, once it is completed.
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