Amber Heard will donate her $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity.


The actress said she would split the $7 million between two charities , both of which help abused women and children.  Read more... More about Mashable Video , Amber Heard , Real Time Video , Real Time , and Us World Read more »

Facebook’s new teens-only app Lifestage turns bios into video profiles


 “What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video” asks Facebook’s 19-year old product prodigy Michael Sayman. The answer is Lifestage, a standalone iOS app for people 21 and under Facebook is launching today. It asks for your happy face, sad face, likes, dislikes, best friend, the way you dance,… Read More Read more »

Genius man employs tiny tugboat to cruise down the river in style


Great news, everyone: we found the best idea ever. UK man Mick Carroll was passing through the small town of Market Drayton on Monday when he happened upon a man gliding down the local canal on a homemade boat — pulled by a tiny, tiny tugboat. SEE ALSO: Behold, the most Australian way to recycle: Boats made of beer cans He is a marvel of human creativity and an inspiring sight to behold. According to Carroll's Facebook post , the man exclaimed, "Just when you thought you'd seen everything!" as he floated regally downstream. "Don't ya just love eccentrics?" Carroll wrote. Yes. Yes we do. [H/T: Metro UK ] Read more... Read more »

Espresa wants to help companies pamper their employees


 The range of benefits that Silicon Valley companies offer employees may vary from dental, vision and 401(k) all the way to yoga massages, car washes and beauty services. With tech giants like Facebook and Google making a big deal about the benefits they offer, delivering and managing perks is a key part of any company’s strategy to attract talent now — and this is… Read More Read more »

Blab shuts down, founders promise new app on the way


Livestreaming app Blab, which amassed 3.9 million users in just one year, shut down this weekend, its CEO Shaan Puri announced with a post on Medium late Friday. The app, which competed with Twitter’s Periscope, Facebook Live, IBM-owned and other media companies in the livestreaming game, was created at Monkey Inferno, a tech incubator self-funded by the founders of Bebo,… Read More Read more »

The Pokémon Go influence on new tech


 Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook — but it will be felt through all industries in the coming years. It looks like a simple game that incorporates a few unique and compelling features. But this game has taken technologies from niche research and gaming communities and thrust them into the world’s… Read More Read more »

Gillmor Gang: What Ailes You

 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 12, 2016. Why Twitter should call itself the Peacock Network, why many are fleeing Facebook until after the election, why social video is moving into corporate life, and why I’m going to help Trumpty continue his great fall. @stevegillmor, @Scobleizer, @kevinmarks, @fradice… Read More Read more »

Crunch Report | Beam is acquired by Microsoft

Disrupt NY winner Beam gets acquired by Microsoft, study shows VR and exoskeletons can help paraplegics, soon even our tattoos will be smart, Facebook delivers the latest adblocker punch, and a new Star Wars Rogue One trailer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Read more »

The Pooppening: Roomba spreads poop all over house


A puppy pooping on your living room rug in the middle of the night sounds pretty nightmarish in itself. What's exponentially worse is when that poop gets spread all over your house while you're sleeping.  Jesse Newton, a dad in Little Rock, Arkansas, shared the horrifying tale of when his Roomba did just that. SEE ALSO: Parents everywhere will get this mom's back-to-school photoshoot In a hilarious longform opus on Facebook, Newton shared his devastating story. Newton explained that his Roomba, an automatic vacuum cleaner, is set to go off every night at 1:30 a.m. When his 3-year-old son crawled into his bed at 3:00 a.m. Read more »

Facebook’s next big platform: Your camera


 Facebook can’t build everything. For a decade, its strategy has been to provide the canvas, then let developers paint it however they want. That’s because there’ll always be another game. Another app. Another… selfie filter? Read more »