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Forget Wearables — Here’s the First Real ‘Thinkable’



The hot tech category of wearable devices is not only way too broad, it’s too stressful to even think about. Should you strap on a Jawbone Up or a Fitbit Flex to count your steps? Should you buy the Moto 360 now, or wait an interminable amount of months for the Apple Watch? Will Google Glass get you beaten up in public, or just make you look like a complete idiot?

If your head is overheated with such concerns, you may be a perfect candidate for the Muse — the first consumer-focused headband…

Little Girl Waits Tables to Raise Money for Cancer Research



A 6-year-old cancer survivor paid her good fortune forward this weekend by waiting tables at a local restaurant to help raise money for cancer research.

Macy Duke charmed customers during a fundraiser at Chili’s in San Antonio, Texas to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Duke, who beat acute lymphoblastic leukemia last year, requested to wait tables at her favorite restaurant as a way to help other children with cancer.

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Kevin Smith: ‘Without the Internet, My Career Doesn’t Exist’



Kevin Smith always wanted to make a movie about his life with his friends. Back in 1994, though, he realized the only person who’d ever make that film was Kevin Smith

The result, Clerks, helped launch his now-seasoned career

Smith talked to Mashable about his life since Clerks, his love for Reddit and how his newest film, Tusk, was created with his biggest fan in mind: himself

Tusk opens in theaters on Sept. 19

BONUS: Simply…

Misfit Flash Is the First True Fitness Tracker Under $50



There is no shortage of fitness trackers on the market today, but a new one from Misfit is the most affordable option we’ve seen yet.

The company announced the Misfit Flash on Tuesday, which monitors your steps, tracks your sleep cycle and does everything you’d expect from a fitness tracker. However, at $49, it’s far cheaper than competing models in the $120+ range.

“It was important to Misfit to make the act of monitoring your…

Beyond the Reality Distortion Field: A Sober Look at Apple Pay



For most, Apple Pay was the dullest of Apple’s three major announcements last week, trailing behind the Apple Watch, and the two iPhone 6 models in terms of world-shakingness

Yet Apple Pay could potentially kick-start the mobile payment business the way the iPod and iTunes launched mobile music 13 years ago. Once again, Apple is leveraging its powerful brand image to bring disparate companies together all in the name of consumer convenience. That’s the hype, anyway. As usual, Apple’s lack of…

Career Considerations for College Seniors: Resume-Building Begins Now



For college seniors, returning to school in September is the beginning of the last hurrah: One last football season in the student section, one last round of fraternity and sorority rush and one last chance to host the epic house party that will be remembered for years to come

Unfortunately, an impressive keg stand record doesn’t count as a hard skill, and adjusting the margins on your resume to make it look beefier won’t fool potential employers as easily as it did your Lit 201 professor….

An Ill ‘Star Trek’ Fan Wanted to Meet Patrick Stewart, and He Made It So



Being a starship captain is so much more than giving commands and flying through space. You have to have a big, caring heart — just like Captain Picard.

Dawn Garrigus, a dedicated Star Trek fan from Statesboro, Georgia, lives with mitochondria disease, a progressive illness that causes loss of muscle coordination, weakness and pain, seizures, vision and/or hearing loss, gastrointestinal issues, learning disabilities and organ failure. The 11-year-old’s Make-A-Wish request was to simply…

Google Reveals First Wave of Android Apps for Chromebooks



As promised during Google I/O earlier this year, the first Android apps for Chromebooks have arrived.

Machines running Google’s Chrome OS can now run the Vine, Evernote, Duolingo and Sight Words Android apps on their desktops.

The first class of apps are part of Google’s App Runtime for Chrome (beta), the project that Google’s head of Android Sundar Pichai first revealed earlier this year during Google I/O. The project is part of Google’s broader effort to…

2 Makers Build a Better Home for Your Keys



In our new series Duality, Mashable paired creators, equipped them with Intel-powered tablets and gave them 16 days to build something special. This video documents the creation by Matt Richardson and Ben Light.

Meet Ben

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Image: Ben Light

“I’m a designer, teacher and maker,” says Ben Light, whose work has been included in exhibitions displayed in the Museum of Arts and Design, the MoMA Design Store, the Cameron Art Museum, the American Design Club and Core77. “I love to make things, so I…

Nobody Knows What’s Inside Those Mysterious White Boxes at Apple’s Event Site



What the heck is in those giant white cubes near the Flint Center, where Apple is holding its big iPhone event on Tuesday?

Apple watchers are stumped over the company’s intentions in building a series of three-story windowless white cubes. Conspiracy theories are mixed, with casual and professional observers alike guessing blindly.

Just arrived to a mysterious giant white cube at today’s #AppleEvent – Can’t wait…