Snap cuts workforce, plans to slow hiring

Snapchat’s corporate parent, Snap Inc., has laid off 18 employees from its recruiting division over the last week.The cuts come as the social network looks to slow hiring in 2018.In an e-mail to employees, CEO Evan Spiegel said company leaders would have to make “hard decisions” about underperforming employees, according

This futuristic toothbrush cleans your teeth in 3 seconds

Engineers have created the first-ever “smartbrush” that can clean your teeth in less than three seconds.The patented invention by Nicola Nichele, 28, is a motorized mouth guard that cleans all a user’s teeth simultaneously.People will spend more than 200 full days manually cleaning their gnashers by following dentists’ advice that

In-flight dating apps make joining the mile high club easier

Hooking up 30,000 feet in the air has been made easier for Australians with a somewhat-accidental in-flight dating app.This week, Qantas unveiled the Boeing Dreamliner that’s being added to its fleet. And while the 787-9 comes with a bunch of fancy things like bigger seats and larger windows and fewer

Blue Apron is slashing 6 percent of its workforce

Blue Apron announced late Wednesday that it was laying off 6 percent of its workforce.The meal-kit delivery company’s “realignment” was revealed in an company-wide email from CEO Matt Salzberg.The layoffs come just four months after the company’s disappointing IPO.“We identified the need to reduce some roles, open others, and streamline

Twitter lays out more guidelines in harassment crackdown

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users.The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had

Online dating may not be ruining romance after all

Online dating apps have been accused of fueling hook-up culture, and killing romance and even the dinner date, but their effects on society are deeper than originally thought.The good news: They may not be so bad after all.The rise of internet dating services could be behind stronger marriages, an increase

Facebook accused of outing porn stars and sex workers

Facebook has been slammed for allegedly exposing the true names of sex workers and porn stars.People who are paid to have sex have claimed that the social network’s “People You May Know” function has accidentally exposed their name or other private details.This system shows users pictures of people they may

Mysterious flash of fire was Russian rocket breaking up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A discarded Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth’s atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean.The fiery end Monday night of the unmanned Progress MS-07 came as planned