Yelp Now Identifies Bitcoin-Friendly Businesses

Image: Flickr, Antana Yelp is going after the cryptocurrency-users-who-lunch demographic. The online reviewing service works as a guide for users looking for local restaurants, bars, services, and attractions. Users submit reviews and information and read what other people post, and businesses supply information to help people find them more easily. People use Yelp as a…

Scrabble Adds Its First Crowdsourced Word: Geocache

Image: Mashable, Will Fenstermaker A month after turning to fans for the first time to propose a new word for its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Hasbro revealed the winner: geocache. The eight-letter word, which will be challenging to implement since players only have seven letters at a time, beat the No. 2 word in the…

75 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

The holiday season is just around the corner — the “season of giving.” Well, let’s call this the “season of buying” because before all that giving happens, you’ll have to find gifts for all those special someones in your life. At Mashable, we’re constantly writing about the newest and coolest knickknacks from the tech world,…

19 Supermarket Mind Games That Get You To Buy More Junk Food

Sure, that produce at the front of the store looks nice. They put it there so you’ll buy the Cheetos two aisles down. 1. Supermarkets and the food companies that stock them have one goal: To get you to buy more food so you’ll spend more money. View this image › ThinkStock These companies constantly…

Darth Vader Pepsi Takes Marketing to the Dark Side

Lest you still long for the good old days when Star Wars wasn’t owned by Disney, we present one of the last legacies of Lucasfilm: a partnership with Pepsi in Japan that yielded the world’s first official Darth Vader cola. The Vader version of “energy cola” — which adds royal jelly extract, ginseng and guarana…