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LinkedIn’s Mobile March Continues With New SlideShare App



The newest addition to LinkedIn‘s growing collection of mobile apps is here: one for SlideShare, the company it bought for $119 in 2012.

This is the first mobile app for SlideShare; it allows users to scroll through a feed of slideshows and presentations uploaded by those they follow and connect with

The feed on the Android app is personalized, meaning users can subscribe to certain categories like tech, finance, or news…

What Is Virtual Reality and How Does It Work?



Facebook recently acquired Oculus VR, the company behind the next generation virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, for a hefty $2 billion. Before the purchase, Oculus raised more than $91 million in venture funding after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign put them on the radar of techies and gamers alike. With all of this attention and all of this money now being invested, it looks like virtual reality is making a huge comeback.

But what is virtual reality, and how does it…

Does Google Need YouTube Music?



It was announced last week that YouTube will be delaying the launch of its much anticipated music service until later this year. However, those familiar with the Google-owned company were left to wonder, does Google even need YouTube Music when it already has Google Play All Access?

In the latest video of our YouTube Weekly series, host Lamarr Wilson discusses this topic further, and makes his picks for video and channel of the…

Shut Up, Justin Bieber. Seriously, Just Shut Up



If your Bieber-senses were tingling, then you’re in for a treat. The Canadian hooligan’s deposition video was leaked by TMZ earlier this week. The footage featuring an extremely arrogant, uncooperative and sometimes incoherent Bieber stems from an incident last June in which his bodyguard was accused of attacking a photographer.

Here with a surprise “interview” with the Biebs himself (sort of), is YouTuber extraordinaire Lamarr Wilson….

The Best Mobile Tech From SXSWi



Mobile addicts rejoiced this past week as SXSW Interactive took over Austin, Texas with the latest in cutting-edge mobile technology.

Market Developer Shane Stearns discusses highlights from this year’s festival including new startups, panels, and even parties.

The Mobile Minute is a series from Mashable and Mutual Mobile, an emerging technology company that pushes innovation for top brands such as Audi, Google and…

Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in 2 Minutes



In April 2011, the value of Bitcoin held steady at $0.75. By January 2014, that value had skyrocketed to more than $1,000. It’s hard to deny that the digital currency is changing the way we use money and our concept of how money should work. But let’s back up a step — what exactly are bitcoins?

The newest video in our Mashable Explains series covers everything from Bitcoin mining to the advantages of a decentralized currency — all in…

5 Things You Should Know About Your Precious iPhone



Apple’s iPhone revolutionized communication and design. It also creepily stores your voice on a server in North Carolina.

This week’s #5facts delves into the history and revenue of this unstoppable mobile powerhouse.

A giant, super thanks goes out to Mike Rugnetta, the brains and face of PBS Idea Channel, for being our guest on this week’s show! If you’re not already subscribed to Idea Channel, what are you doing with your life?

Looking for more fun…

5 Football Facts More Entertaining Than a Bruno Mars Halftime Show



What’s better than two armies of red-blooded American men smashing into each other on a freezing grid of AstroTurf? A well-aged cheddar, for one, but that’s beside the point.

Super Bowl XLVIII (which is the Roman numeral for a billion) is almost upon us, and you’re likely already gearing up to watch sea hawks battle broncos, and then you’ll switch off Nat Geo Wild and turn on the big game.

This week’s episode of #5facts kicks off (see…

Top 3 Awkward Moments From CES 2014



Drop the world’s top techies in a Las Vegas convention center and you’ll see a ton of cool innovations and awe-inspiring technologies. You’ll also get some pretty awkward encounters.

We sent YouTube star Lamarr Wilson to CES to see if he could find the most awkward moments of the week. Check out the video above and see what he found.

You can catch new episodes of Lamarr’s show Socially Awkward every Thursday, so do us a personal favor and subscribe to his channel — there’s a lot more…

Put Your Face on a 3D-Printed Action Figure



Maybe you’ve always wanted to have curves like Kate Upton’s, or muscles like Channing Tatum’s. Or you just want to own an action figure of yourself, but with a better body. Look no further — your slightly narcissistic dreams are about to come true.

At this year’s CES, Cubify offered a peek at 3DMe, a service that allows you to create 3D-printed figurines using photos of yourselfMashable’s Lance Ulanoff took a quick peek at the offerings at the…