59 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
The weekend has arrived at last. Here are a few things you might have done this week: watched baseball, tweeted about the vice presidential debate, won a Nobel Prize.
If you didn’t win a Nobel Prize, don’t fret. Neither did we. Instead, we spent the week writing about all the best digital media resources. Now that the week is over, we took the liberty of rounding them all up into one post, just in case you missed anything along the way.
The past week’s stories include ways to digitally optimize your business, advice on how to best enjoy social media and plenty of high-tech gift ideas for the holiday season. For the perfect accessory to your Halloween costume, we found a gadget that makes you sound like a robot when you walk.
If you follow along closely, by the end of this post you’ll be qualified to be a Mashable laureate.
Find Scholarships for College, Student Loans With These Websites
You’ve worked hard to make it into college, and now comes another challenge — finding funding.
CV Maker is the Web Tool That Will Get You A Job With Ease [VIDEO]
CV Maker is a web tool that creates polished resumes in a few easy clicks.
Google Brings History to Life With Online Exhibitions
Now you can learn about 42 important historical events from the last century on your home computer.
$13 Txtr Beagle Is World’s Cheapest and Smallest E-Reader
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is a great deal at $119, but take a look at the Txtr Beagle Read|Only, undercutting it by more than a C-note.
This Gadget Lets You Stomp Like a Giant Robot
Once clipped to your belt, the Mega Stomp Panic will make you sound like a giant robot, a pirate or a half-dozen other fun things.
17 Tips From Instagram’s Power Elite For Amazing Travel Photos
We asked 15 Instagram power users for their favorite travel photo taken with the app and number-one tip for mobile shutterbugs.
Smart Sports Bra Can Detect Breast Cancer
First Warning Systems‘ Breast Tissue Screening Bra is like a continuous monitoring system for breast cancer that could be more effective than mammograms.
How to Spot Facebook Scams
Most Facebook scams fall into one of three categories: free offers, scandalous news and Facebook account or service changes. Here’s how to find and avoid them.
Reditr Is Like TweetDeck for Reddit
For those Reddit users who spend countless hours and open countless tabs, Reditr has been in beta since this summer, and now it’s finally launched to the public.
6 Ways to Add Twitter to Your WordPress Site
We cover various ways to merge your Twitter presence with your website and maximize opportunities to relate to your web audience.
These iPad Magazines Now Let Readers Share Content Directly to Pinterest
Maz, a startup that helps publishers design iPad magazine apps, has launched a feature that lets readers clip part of a page and share it to Pinterest.
3 Social Media Hacks to Learn From
If you manage a company social media account — whether belonging to you or your business — beware of these mishaps.
Gwitr Lets You Send Virtual Gifts on Twitter
Gwitr is a Twitter app that lets you send free virtual gifts to other users.
Follow Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore on LinkedIn
LinkedIn rolled out a feature allowing users to follow a select group of thought leaders, including Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore.
Tumblr Rolls Out Photoset to Make Beautiful Photo Collections
Tumblr rolled out a new iOS app and photo-sharing platform called Photoset, which allows users to create new ways to play with picture layouts.
10 Brands Doing Tumblr Right
Instead of glimpsing at brands on advertisements and in person, Tumblr offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the inner workings of our favorite companies.
Twitter Study Reveals the Secret to Getting More Followers [VIDEO]
Beevolve’s Twitter study reveals some surprising stats such as this — more than 25% of Twitter users haven’t tweeted.
Business & Marketing
Is the Web Ready for Your Startup’s Name?
You have a few startup names in mind, but that’s only half the battle. Now you need a domain.
Sprint Offers Vanity Numbers for Your Cellphone
Sprint is now offering customers the option to purchase a personalized name to use instead of their traditional 10-digit phone number.
How to Stay Safe on Ecommerce Sites
Find out who’s held accountable for hacking on ecommerce sites, and what’s going to draw in a vicious hacker.
How to Monetize Without Hurting Your Community
At the Mashable Media Summit, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian will explore the challenges and opportunities of monetizing a growing online community.
How Important Is a Mobile-Optimized Site for Your Business?
Mobile consumption is on the rise — is your website prepared?
RockMelt Launches Social News Reader for iPad
RockMelt, the social web browser, released its first app for the iPad on Thursday, blending web search functions into a newsreader.
Tech & Mobile
Spixi Power Cord Untangles Your Life
Marketed as “a better way to charge and sync your iPhone and Android,” this charger was born out of the familiar frustration of tangled cords.
Steals of the Week: 3 Great Deals You Can Buy Right Now
Some things are worth paying for, but they don’t have to break the bank.
You Can Already Buy an iPad Mini Screen Protector
A website is already offering an iPad mini protector.
3G Security Flaw Could Let Anyone Track Your Phone
Newly-found security flaws in the 3G protocol allow attackers to track every device that connects to a 3G network.
New Lookout App Finds Your Phone Even When Battery Is Dead
For those prone to losing phones just as the battery is dying, the new Lookout app allows you to locate your mobile device even when it’s dead.
Dress Up Your Lytro Camera in These New Accessories, Colors
Lytro — the company behind the world’s first consumer light-field camera — has rolled out new colors and a series of accessories.
Lenovo Yoga Transforming Laptop Arrives, With Friends
The IdeaPad Yoga leads Lenovo’s new line of “convertible” Windows 8 PCs.
Martian’s Smartphone Watch Will Make You Feel Like James Bond [HANDS-ON]
Martian watches let you send text messages, search the web, and even make phone calls from your wrist.
Flying Camera Captures Your Life From Above [VIDEO]
What’s that up in the sky? It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, actually it’s just the Sky View camera. Say cheese!
Add Emoji Icons to Your Default iOS Keyboard
A new jailbreak tweak called “QuickEmoji” adds an emoji keyboard to your default iOS keyboard. Here’s how to set it up.
Get Access to the President’s Documents With New App
The government released a free smartphone app on Wednesday that provides access to the president’s documents and activities.
10 Common Mobile App User Complaints
We like our apps; we don’t like when things go wrong with said apps.
See Every Google Doodle Ever With New App
Fans of Google Doodles are in for a treat with the launch of a new iOS app that highlights each one ever featured on the search giant’s homepage.
This Refrigerator Only Opens if You Smile
If you’re hungry, you’d better smile.
Microsoft’s Digits Converts Hand Gestures Into 3D Models
Digits, a wrist-worn sensor built by Microsoft, allows the control of electronic devices with simple hand gestures.
Groupon Takes on Square With New iPad Register
Groupon is taking on Square with the launch of its new iPad-based mobile payment service called Breadcrumb.
5 iPhone Cases For The Apocalypse
With the alleged apocalypse looming a few months away, here are five cases to help you prepare for the dystopia.
10 Future-Proof Gadgets You’ll Still Love Next Year
Here are 10 products you can pull the trigger on today, without regretting your decision six months or a year from now when the next big thing arrives.
This Flexible Cable Charges Your Phone in Midair
The Bobine is a versatile cable that works as both a phone charger and a stand.
10 Marvelous Map-Themed iPhone Cases
These 10 iPhone cases offer eye-catching, map-themed designs, varying from public transport systems to the entire globe.
DirecTV Genie Lets You Record 5 Shows at Once
The DirecTV Genie rolled out Thursday, an HD digital video recorder (DVR) for its satellite network subscribers that can record five shows at once.
Sony Vaio Duo 11 Is One Strange Windows 8 Hybrid [HANDS ON]
Sony made the odd choice of giving users of the Vaio Duo 11 just one choice of screen angle while in laptop mode.
10 Nifty Necklaces That Double as USB Drives
To ensure you’re never without storage, consider a flash-drive necklace to keep your portable memory on you at all times.
Hop Is a Suitcase That Follows You Around Hands-Free
Hop is a hands-free suitcase that follows close behind the user like an obedient puppy.
This Wristband Knows When You Eat, Run and Sleep
A new health-tracking product called Larklife wants to be the every person’s lifestyle monitor.
Talking to Kids About Online Porn: How One Dad Handled it
Here’s how one dad talked to his son about the dangers of online porn.
Activity-Tracking Collar Tells You If Fido Needs a Walk
With Tagg the Pet Tracker, an activity tracker for dogs, you can view how much activity your pet has engaged in over the past 24 hours.
OKCupid Goes From Matching Soulmates to Roommates
OKCupid is set to launch an housemate matching service.
This App Makes Clothing Catalogs and Stylish Best Friends Obsolete
The Swirl shopping desktop and mobile app lets customers see tens of thousands of products available for sale in stores and online, right now. Users also see brand-specific and item deals.
Sports App Lets You Gamble Without Betting the Farm
SideBets is a sports betting app that allows users to wager fake money against friends for nothing more than pride.
Zappos Recommends Products That Match Pinterest Boards
Retailer Zappos introduces PinPointing, a companion tool for Pinterest that lets users easily find similar pinned items to buy.
App Finds the Cheapest Parking Near You
On this episode of the Valley Girl Show, Jesse Draper sits down with the founders of ParkMe, the real-time parking app that is sweeping the nation.
This App Identifies Dollar Bills for the Blind
A new app helps the blind count currency with the help of a smartphone camera.
Multitasking Smartphone Case Has 7 Tools in its Small Frame
The ReadyCase is being touted as a MacGyver-like gadget. It does more than simply protect your phone from dings and scratches.
Peek Makes Planning Your Next Vacation a Little Easier
Peek is looking to simplify how you plan trips, offering a curated handpicked list of things to do while traveling in a new place.
Hot Tub Exercise Bike May Be the Gym Workout of the Future
The new FitWet Jet Bike combines a hot tub-like vestibule with a standard exercise bike.
Get Your Tickets to Mashable Media Summit
The Mashable Media Summit 2012 will explore the impact that technology is having on media, and how digital media is affecting our lives and changing the world. This one-day conference will bring together the brightest minds in media, including content creators, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, social media executives and journalists.
Date: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: Purchase early bird tickets on Eventbrite.
A Look Back at Last Year’s Mashable Media Summit
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