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Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore

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Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip

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Drone Beat: Obama’s Executive Order, a 20-Minute Rescue and More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

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Last update: July 24, 5:32 p.m. ET

Obama will reportedly issue an executive order on drone privacy

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Feels the Squeeze From Smartphone Cameras

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera was a game changer two years ago. It was the first camera to properly fuse a point-and-shoot camera with Android and cellular connectivity. It was supposed to be the template for the future, bringing the power of the Internet and apps to cameras. Samsung was on to something big.

The Galaxy Camera 2 is the second-generation of that Android fusion, only it’s not quite as bold, or as ambitious this time around. Unlike the rapid update cycle that is typical for…

‘My Saddest Photo Yet’: Astronaut Sees Israel and Gaza Rocket Fire From Space

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The rapid-fire rocket exchange between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday evening was so bright it could be seen from space.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted two images on Wednesday that he took from more than 200 miles above the Earth as the International Space Station was flying over Israel and Gaza

The rocket fire and explosions crisscrossing between the two areas appear to be visible in the photos. (Mashable reached out to NASA for further clarification on where the explosions are…

Drone Beat: Flying in Gaza, at a Congressman’s Wedding and More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

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Last update: July 19, 12:42 p.m. ET

Judge delivers another blow to the FAA

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Twitter Is About to Improve Direct Messages

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Twitter is about to make some obvious but much-needed improvements to its direct-messages feature.

On Friday night, Twitter announced that it plans to update its iPhone and Android apps, so users can view their entire direct-message history on mobile. Twitter also said it’s planning to streamline the process of deleting direct messages on mobile and the web, so there’s less confusion.

We’re also making an update to the Twitter…

Her Likes Don’t Lie: Shakira Is First to 100 Million Fans on Facebook

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International sensation Shakira celebrates her life’s milestones like many of us — by posting a status update or photo on Facebook for all to see

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer announced her pregnancy in a status update in 2012 and shared the first image of the baby via a Facebook photo in 2013. Those intimate moments with her fans have helped her become the most-followed Facebook user

On Friday, fresh off performing at…

Her Likes Don’t Lie: Shakira Is First to 100 Million Fans on Facebook

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International sensation Shakira celebrates her life’s milestones like many of us — by posting a status update or photo on Facebook for all to see

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer announced her pregnancy in a status update in 2012 and shared the first image of the baby via a Facebook photo in 2013. Those intimate moments with her fans have helped her become the most-followed Facebook user

On Friday, fresh off performing at…

Adele Confirms ’25′ Album Title and First Tour in 4 Years

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UPDATE: July 16, 4:45 p.m. ET: One source close to Adele told Billboard that there is “no truth in this [the album name or tour]” Mashable, however, has reached out to Adele’s team and label to confirm what Adele’s plans are and we will update this post accordingly.


Adele will once again set fire to the stage in 2015, following the release of her third studio album. The album, titled 25, and the tour will mark Adele’s anticipated comeback

The “Someone Like You” singer hasn’t released an…