Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.
Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting storiesGoogle could be looking to snap up crowdsourced driving directions app Waze, according to a report from Bloomberg ThursdayAT&T has added a tiny fee — which could have a big impact — to its cellular plans. Finally, some more info on Digg reader, the RSS reader offered as a replacement for the…
Just how bad was the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma on Monday? A series of before-and-after satellite images posted on Google’s Crisis Center shows the Oklahoma tornado’s deadly and destructive path through the residential neighborhood:
You can track the exact path of the EF-5 tornado below, thanks to Google’s Crisis Map:
The tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, leaving 24 dead — 9 of them children. Early reports…
The ol’ 9-5 office gig: great for financial security, ideal for cornflower blue tie fanatics, and kickass for anyone looking to score sweet gym membership benefits. It can get a little dull sometimes, though — especially when you’re entrapped by the same beige walls for eight hours each day
Mashable‘s got your back. We scrounged the web for some of the coolest DIY office contraptions to help distract you from the monotony of cubicle-dwelling. They’re easy, simple and only require the most…
With social media, apps and email available at all times, smartphones allow us to be more connected than ever before — but at what cost?
In this comic from Doghouse Diaries, we see that life was much simpler before smartphones. But can we pay attention long enough to even reminisce?
Homepage image via iStockphoto, PixelEmbargo.
Comic illustration courtesy of Doghouse Diaries. Published with permission; all rights reserved. Read more…
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It was only a matter of time.
Jif, the popular peanut butter company, has finally weighed in on the debate about how to pronounce GIF:
It’s pronounced Jif
Yahoo unveiled a brand new Flickr experience for its desktop and Android users on Monday
There are plenty of changes to take in, but no need to feel overwhelmed — Mashable has got you covered. Check out our hands-on video of the new Flickr, above, for everything you need to know.
What do you think of the new Flickr? Do you plan to use it? Tell us in the comments, below
Think you know the Marvel Universe? Well, your trivia knowledge probably can’t match that of this four-year-old girl.
From the God of Thunder’s common name to the substance that makes Captain America’s shield, to Iron Man’s girlfriend’s identity and more, young Mia Grace has pretty much got it all figured out
“She’s a superhero junkie all on her own as much as I’d like to take credit,” writes her father, who posted the…
At Microsoft’s Xbox One event Tuesday, the company announced the next evolution of its entertainment focus: Halo the TV series.
Halo the TV series will be a live-action show coming to Xbox Live. That’s right, Xbox is becoming its own TV network of sorts. Even better, Steven Spielberg will be involved — likely as an executive producer.
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We’ll update this post with more details as it develops. Let us know in the comments what you think…