Is This What the Facebook Phone Could Look Like? [PICS]

1. The Facebook Phone

A Facebook smartphone concept on Yanko Design — and created by designer Michal Bonikowski — gives us a look into what the device could potentially look like.

_Image via Yanko Design_

Click here to view this gallery.If you believe the rumors, Facebook is working on its own smartphone, and has been doing so for years. Some suspect the company is already recruiting hardware engineers for a mobile device launch by next year. Although it’s still uncertain if and when we will see a Facebook phone hit the market, a concept posted on Yanko Design — and created by designer Michal Bonikowski — gives us an idea of what the device could potentially look like. Featuring a sleek case in Facebook’s signature blue, the device is made from metal and touts a 4.2-inch screen. It also features a 5-megapixel camera in the front and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Bonikowski also included in his design a docking… Continue reading…

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Tim Tebow: I’m Too Busy to Google Myself

When NFL quarterback Tim Tebow got down on one knee in prayer after important victories, the Internet took notice. “Tebowing" — taking humorous photos in said pose and posting them on the web — became one of the biggest Internet memes of the year. Tebow talked about the phenomenon at the Hope for Children Gala in New York City Monday night. "Let’s be honest, I’m not the first athlete to get on a knee and pray," Tebow told Shira Lazar. "For some reason, it just caught on this year." Watch more videos from What’s Trending on Mashable Lazar asked Tebow if he’s conscious of what the Internet says about him. “I’m too busy to Google mysel… Continue reading… http://goo.gl/Ljast

Watch Venus Cross the Sun, with Astronomers [LIVE VIDEO]

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Google Swallows Up QuickOffice

Google has acquired QuickOffice, maker of mobile productivity software. The company’s software will be integrated into Google Apps, enhancing their functionality and compatibility. In a blog post, Google says it decided to buy QuickOffice because it has an established track record of enabling interoperability of popular file formats. One of QuickOffice’s most powerful features is its ability to open and create documents in a number of formats, especially Microsoft Office apps, and making them accessible from all kinds of devices via the cloud. Google says it’s going to bring QuickOffice’s “powerful technology” to Google Apps. It was probably also att… Continue reading… http://goo.gl/uDeyB

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