Six years of betas later, Audacity 2.0 debuts
Audacity 2.0 is based on the 1.3.x beta channel, which means those currently running this version of Audacity, the only version to support the latest Windows and OS X operating systems, won’t notice any differences between this and the latest beta release (1…
How to Customize Your Online Surveys Using Logic Questions
If you’re only using online surveys to gather basic data, you’re going to love this article. One of the ridiculous secrets about QuestionPro is that it’s absolutely loaded with high-end features and most of us users don’t even know it!
One of these features is the ability to use what’s called “skip logic”. Skip logic gives you the ability to segment your respondents and then ask them questions based on their previous response…
Walmart Will Turn Your DVDs & Blu-Rays Into Digital Movies For $2
If your shelves are getting cluttered with DVD and Blu-Ray boxes, Walmart has a (legal) solution: Starting April 16, customers can bring in their physical copies of movies and get a digital version stored in the UltraViolet cloud for $2 each.
The cloud storage system will offer access from a variety of Internet-connected devices, says L.A. Times, and high-definition upgrades for standard DVDs will be available for $5 each.
Walmart announced the news as part of an exclusive arrangement with five Hollywood studios…
New Energy Efficient Processor Could Expand the Internet of Things
Likely in the not-too-distant future, many of our appliances, lights, medical equipment and much more will all be connected to the Internet, making up an “Internet of things.” Arm Holdings has unveiled its latest processor that it says is the “world’s most energy-efficient microprocessor” design and will help expand this Internet of things.
“It’s allowing us to provide connectivity everywhere,” Geoff Lees, of Freescale, one of the firm’s that’s licensed the new tech, told the BBC…
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What’s in a (Domain) Name? Fraud?
Earlier today, Daily Deal Media received a tip from a regular reader, alerting us to two little tidbits that struck our interest; both have to do with domain names.
Big internet companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook and others, tend to buy domain names that are similar to theirs, to prevent other people from creating phony sites that may be stumbled upon by a misspelling or misunderstood URL.
Today, a Daily Deal Media reader stumbled upon www.yahoodailydeal.com…
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Unlock Secret Angry Birds Level When You Stand Up to Cyber-Bullying
Rovio has teamed up with MTV in the social game maker’s first effort to drive social change. Angry Birds Space players will unlock a secret Golden Egg level when they support MTV’s “A THIN LINE” campaign, which fights digital abuse, bullying and discrimination.
“We know how big the game has become and the ways people are engaging with it,” Jason Rzepka, MTV vp of public affairs told Mashable. “We saw this as a place we could really connect with young people…
Got Windows 64-bit and want the latest Firefox? Try Waterfox 11 instead
Waterfox 11.0 contains exactly the same updates as Firefox 11 (see below), plus one major change of its own, a switch from AMD’s Core Math Library (ACML) to the AMD LibM library, which is optimized for 64-bit processors.
Aside from the change to AMD LibM library, Waterfox 11.0 has also been compiled with a new set of flags from the original Firefox 11…
New iPad Hits Stores in U.S. and 9 Other Countries on Friday
The latest version of Apple’s iPad is coming to the U.S. and nine additional countries on Friday, Apple has revealed.
The device will arrive at Apple’s retail stores at 8:00 a.m. local time Friday in the U.S.
It will also become available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Apple’s new tablet sports an improved “retina” display, a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, LTE support, 1 GB of RAM and an improved A5X CPU with quad-core graphics…
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AOL Guts Instant Messenger Staff, Speeding Death Of Once-Popular Service
AOL Instant Messenger has been circling the drain of social irrelevance for a while now, and now it’s gotten to the point that the company apparently no longer believes in the future of AIM. AOL laid off 40 workers at its West Coast office, shedding seemingly all critical staff in the Instant Messenger division and leaving only a skeletal support infrastructure.
The New York Times reports this is just the beginning of the latest AOL bloodletting, with as many as 100 more employees expected to see pink slips by the end of the month…
Happy Pi Day: 10 Accessories for Math Geeks
You can’t have a Pi Day party without Pi-shaped frozen water!
Cost: $12.98Click here to view this gallery.Pi Day is upon us once again! Obviously, March 14 (3.14) is an appropriate day to celebrate the irrational number — and it also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday!
Here at Mashable, we’re geeking out with 10 awesome accessories that honor pi. From clothing to kitchen accessories, we’ve found a range of items that feature everyone’s favorite mathematical constant…
Can Mobile Commerce Live Up to The NFC Hype?
But with the predictions and projections for the NFC market growing bigger and bolder by the day, one has to wonder if the hype is starting to get out of hand.
As recently as March 8th, a new study by Juniper Research projected that NFC will facilitate transactions valued at $74 billion by 2015. That’s a fairly optimistic forecast, given that NFC remains a relatively new technology that consumers are hardly familiar with…
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Today’s Top Stories: Britannica to Stop Selling Print Edition, Firefox 11 Released
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Encyclopaedia Britannica to Stop Selling Print Edition
After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica will stop selling its print edition and switch to digital editions only. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. President Jorge Cauz says this does not mean the Britannica is dead; on the contrary, the digital editions are selling well…
Encyclopedia Britannica Stops Printing Encyclopedias
If you came of age in the 1980s or early 1990s, your internet was called the encyclopedia. You probably haven’t touched one in decades, and apparently neither has anyone else because they pretty much no longer exist in their old form. Encyclopedia Britannica drove a long-overdue stake into the heart of the outmoded medium by announcing it won’t print a 2012 edition, making the 2010 version of its biennial set its last.
CNNMoney reports the company will focus on its digital editions, as well as other educational efforts…
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Build Your College Fund With Your Kid, Not Just For Him
If you harbor a dream of your child graduating from college without being buried in student loan debt, you’re probably going to have to save up a heck of a lot of money for the cause. The earlier you start saving, the more you’ll be able to contribute. But it’s important that you get your kid in on the effort.
Bargaineering suggests starting a fund when your child is an infant and contributing to it regularly as he grows up. My favorite piece of advice from the post regards getting your child to buy in to what you’re attempting to accomplish, convincing him to set aside part of his allowance and money earned from odd jobs to the cause…
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Google Doodle Celebrates Origami Master Akira Yoshizawa
Google continued its practice of spotlighting innovators who are obscure to the general public on Wednesday with a tribute to Akira Yoshizawa, the “grandmaster of origami.”
Yoshizawa, who would have been 101 years old on Wednesday, is credited with raising origami – the technique of folding paper into decorative forms — from craft to art. For much of his early life, Yoshizawa toiled in obscurity, but he got his big break in 1951, when a Japanese magazine hired him him to fold the 12 signs of the Japanese zodiac…
Worst Company In America Round One: Wells Fargo Vs. Citi
Welcome to Day 2 of corporate carnage in the Worst Company In America Octagonal Steel Cage! Starting things off for today is another pair of bloodthirsty bankers out to prove they are just as astoundingly inept as any other business in the bracket.
Wells Fargo may look like it just stepped off a bus from the prairie, but don’t mistake this bruiser’s “aw shucks” facade just masks what must be a concerted effort to not give a good damn about customers.
Or maybe Wells changed its terms of service to prevent customers from suing the bank because it didn’t want you to get your hopes up that you’d win in court?
And perhaps it sent thousands of statements to the wrong addresses so that the world could share in customers’ joy of being a Wells Fargo patron?
Of course those fees Wells Fargo continues to test are really all about keeping you on your toes to make sure you’re reading your statement every month…