• Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:52:50 +0000: The Huawei Watch is really, believe it or not, elegant - Mashable

    BARCELONA – There's an old mantra that if a chair looks and feels sturdy, you're likely to think it's worth more than a lighter one. We rely so much on determining quality by holding something in our hands and if it doesn’t feel right, why even bother?

    While smartwatches have been the budding belle of the tech world for a good part of a year now, most still fall short when it comes to both fashion and functionality. The majority have mediocre usability with looks more similar to a clunky computer than a classic timepiece. For a smartwatch to really succeed, its needs to remind you why you bought it in the first place, each time you look at it. Read more...

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  • Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:55:29 +0000: Student signs contract for part-time job, owns it like he's a football superstar - Mashable

    LONDON — Signing a contract to stack shelves, check out groceries and answer customer queries is probably not up there with signing a major sports contract but this student's big moment has been retweeted like it was

    Scottish student Andrew Paterson recently re-signed to his weekend job at his local Asda supermarket and won Twitter in the process

    Very happy to announce that i've renewed my contract with asda and will continue working weekends for the near future

    — Andrew Paterson (@AndrewPaterson_) February 27, 2015

    Paterson's tweet, which parodied what footballers do when they sign contracts, has been retweeted 18,000 times, almost on a par with when Luis Suarez re-signed his contract with Liverpool in 2013 Read more...

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  • Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:30:40 +0000: Iraq begins major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from ISIS - Mashable

    Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.

    The city of Tikrit, some 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, fell into the hands of the Islamic State group last summer along with the country's second-largest city of Mosul and other areas in the country's Sunni heartland after the collapse of national security forces. Tikrit is one of the largest cities held by the Islamic State group and sits on the road to Mosul. Read more...

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  • Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:00:10 +0000: Microsoft's new Lumia phones come with a free year of Office 365 - Mashable

    Microsoft is kind of in limbo with regard to mobile: The company is eager to revamp its lineup — it hasn't had a new flagship since the Lumia 930 — but it can'tWindows 10 doesn't launch until the fall, and it needs to save its top smartphone (whatever it may be) for that debut.

    That doesn't mean it showed up to Mobile World Congress empty-handed. Microsoft is debuting the Lumia 640 and 640 XL, a pair of midrange Windows phones with prices that are impressively low — especially when you consider that they come bundled with a one-year subscription to Office 365.

    More about Microsoft, Windows, Windows Phone, Tech, and Mobile
  • Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:55:56 +0000: Return of 'Once Upon a Time' featured an epic villain team up - Mashable

    It's been a long winter without the Once Upon a Time gang, but we were reunited in a big way after the show's three-month hiatus. The episode — aptly titled "Darkness on the Edge of Town" — not only brought two-thirds of the Queens of Darkness (Ursula and Cruella de Vil, with Maleficent to be brought back from the dead soon) into Storybrooke, but also had Rumplestiltskin returning to the magical land with (relative) ease

    We should never have doubted Rumple's ability to swindle his way out of any curse, because his master plan to get villains their happy endings is already off to a roaring start — and I'm not just talking about the winged demon who attacked the town Read more...

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