Amid the news of Tesla unveiling its new Model D and Apple confirming the date of its next iPad event, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, Mashable rounds up our favorite new and updated apps so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a new look for StumbleUpon, an ephemeral messaging app from Microsoft and a revamped version of your emoji keyboard for iOS 8.

Check out the gallery, above, to see all the apps that made our list. If you’re looking for more, check out last week’s roundup of can’t-miss apps. Read more…

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After an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, an Alaskan couple was overcome with relief after discovering that their son was actually alive and well at his girlfriend’s home.

Karen and Jay Priest received a knock on their Palmer, Alaska, home at 3 a.m. on Thursday from a state trooper, who told them that their 29-year-old son Justin had died in a car crash, the Associated Press reports.

Juneau police mistake briefly leaves Palmer couple grieving son who hadn’t died

— Alaska Dispatch News (@adndotcom) October 10, 2014 Read more…

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Ryan Hoover was dancing with some friends at DNA Lounge in San Francisco last month when a stranger suddenly turned to him and asked, "Are you Ryan from Product Hunt?" A few weeks later, another person recognized him while he was working out at the gym.

"It’s been happening more than I would expect lately," Hoover says. "It makes me feel slightly more self-conscious and aware of what I’m doing."

Hoover may not be a household name for the general public, but he is a rising star in the tech community. His company Product Hunt is quickly changing the way new apps and tech products get discovered. VCs have used the site to pick their next investments, tech reporters turn to it for signals on apps to cover and founders flock to the service for feedback on products. All of that and Product Hunt hasn’t even celebrated its first anniversary yet Read more…

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