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What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method

This method for making ice cream in a bag is very popular with our readers, but honestly, I find it to be a bit of a pain. I think I've found a …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Google+ at 2 Years: An Assessment

Two years ago Friday, Google unveiled its social network Google+ to the world.<p>In the early days, Google described Google+ as a "social layer" rather …

Facebook Addiction Runs in the Family

Who is spending more time on Facebook? It may be easier to blame the younger generation, but we all know our parents are just as addicted to …

Happy Social Media Day!

Happy Social Media Day from Mashable!<p>Sunday, June 30, we celebrate the ongoing digital revolution, and the people who make it special: you.<p>Since …

No Room for Rivals: Android, iOS Maintain Smartphone Dominance

Some good news for Apple, Samsung and Google in comScore’s latest smartphone metrics, and some bad news for their rivals.<p>For the three-month period …

4 Facebook Poll Tools for Your Social Media Strategy - Jeffbullas's Blog

If you have a business and an audience on Facebook, you probably understand the importance of engaging your fan base.<p>An effective social media …

Google Is Looking For Brave (And Strong) Backpackers To Help It Map The World's Hard-To-Reach Places

Google is running a new pilot program for Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system designed to extend the reach of Google Maps to places where Street View cars, bicycles and snowmobiles can't go.<p>Google has built Trekker to fit in narrow spaces, and last October it sent two Trekker teams to map …

Mark Zuckerberg Appears in San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined 700 of his employees to march in San Francisco's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration …

How-To: 3D Print a Video Game Figurine

<i>Jenny is a gamer and a 3D printing enthusiast</i><p>Creating figurines of your favorite video games characters can be easy. The in-game models usually have low polygon count, come fully textured, and are ripe for full-color 3D printing. A lot of 3D printing services such as Shapeways and Sculpteo offer …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Yieldbot Raises $5 Million More to Marry Search Buyers With Display Ads

Web advertising is still primarily about search advertising, which is a problem for many people who don’t work at Google.<p>Jonathan Mendez thinks this …