Let's be honest: there are few greater pleasures in life than spotting a perfect, gorgeous, inescapable image that stays with you for days. It's what drives Instagram users to dig deep for that perfect inspiring photo, and why Pinterest continues to be the go-to destination for Zen planning. But for
Almost immediately after Instagram switched its algorithm to a nonchronological, engagement-based system, social media users began reacting very strongly to their new feeds. Regular users and content creators alike had plenty of criticism about the algorithm, which would often bury new posts in favor of bubbling up user content from
So, you finally took the plunge and got the iPhone X. Congratulations! Now that you've got the newest, hippest gadget on the market right now, it's time to make sure that you don't find yourself on line at the Apple store a week from now, cradling your newly dropped phone
Facebook is once again in the hot seat after it was revealed on March 17 that the social media platform released the personal information of 50 million users ahead of the 2016 presidential election — without permission.
The allegations are based in Facebook's involvement with Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company
Hollywood stars can now be digitally recreated so convincingly, that actors are reportedly specifying in their wills what they’ll permit their images to do — long after their death.“We can recreate dead actors,” Mike McGee, co-founder of the special effects company Framestore, told The Daily Telegraph.“Actors alive now are already
Net neutrality — or the right to a free, open internet — took a massive hit on Dec. 14 when federal regulators voted to repeal the Obama-era rules that prohibited telecommunications companies from commodifying the web into "fast" and "slow" lanes and from blocking access to certain websites and applications.
Every new iOS update has one thing guaranteed: an inevitable scramble to make space on your phone for it. And since iOS 11 is packing in more useful and fun things to do with screenshots, you might want to clear out even more space than usual. Along with introducing a
There are three types of people from r/gifs
A GIF of three of soccer's brightest stars — FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Jordi Alba — is going viral for one extraordinarily unexpected reason: it's the most accurate depiction of the three types of people in this world that we've
LONDON (Reuters) - Regulators from across the world start work this week on a blueprint for a global “sandbox” or testing bed for new financial technology applications, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday.
The logo of the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen at the agency's headquarters in
I got my first Apple TV as a present; I was still working in television at the time, and my boss presented it to me as a (very, very generous) holiday gift. The supersleek, supermysterious object would quickly become something that I could not picture my life without. Not only
For me, 2017 will always be the year that I took the plunge and truly embraced the concept of a smarter, more helpful home. Back in November, after decades of quietly fearing a dystopian future in which our devices outlived us all, I unboxed a smart lamp that changed my
Agonizing over whether or not to upgrade your iPhone has become a ritual of Fall. At first, it was all about timing your two-year contract period to end right at the moment the new one came out. Now that we've (generally) moved past that in phone plan land, however it's
When I was growing up, I really loved this one Ray Bradbury short story called "There Will Come Soft Rains." It's set around a futuristic (at the time) smart home, that outlives the humans that once inhabited it and continues to function long beyond the end of the human race.
It's time to add another must-do item to your Hello Kitty travel bucket list. On March 14, West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) announced the launch of a new Hello Kitty bullet train that will debut on its Sanyo Shinkansen Line, which connects Osaka to Fukuoka, in Summer 2018. According
So your kid has started asking for a cell phone. Ugh. With the black hole that is social media, you’re understandably hesitant. But the Light Phone 2 might change your mind.
The new “dumb” phone is a cell phone that’s designed to be used as little as possible... meaning it features zero access to social media (or any
As we prepare to say goodbye (and good riddance) to 2017, it's hard not to get introspective about the year that was. Be it the heady highs of the Women's March to the lowest lows of widespread natural disasters, a lot happened this year that will inform just how it
Twice a day, every day, without fail, my phone lights up with the same notification: "HQ is live! Are you ready to play?" I hear the same chime all around my office, and many of my friends promptly pull out their phones with rapt attention, ready for the chance to
The Apple HomePod has been years in the making — and now that it's totally available in retail stores and online, it's time to truly consider if the $349 price tag is worth it. While it may not be the smart home assistant of the future just yet — and
iOS 11 won't just come with new emoji, it'll also arrive to your iPhone in the Fall with some handy new features. We downloaded the public beta version of iOS 11 to play around with it and check out the new live photos, control center, and more. Ahead, see some
Sound experts used new technology to bring Kennedy’s distinctive accent back to life after analysing 116,777 audio clips.
It was due to be delivered on November 22 1963, the same day the president was assassinated as he travelled in his motorcade.
During the speech - due to be heard at the Dallas
Believing that the Earth is flat was an excusable error back in the days before high-powered telescopes and space travel, but today? Please.In order to actually believe that the Earth is flat in the modern day, you need to also believe that just about everything else is also fake, including
If you've got an old laptop that you no longer use, do yourself a favor and get rid of it ASAP. If it's still functioning, you may be able to earn a gift card in exchange — but know that it's only depreciating as it sits in your closet. Regardless
You bought your baby monitor for peace of mind, but it could be inviting unwanted strangers into your home.According to new research by cybersecurity experts, the common household appliance is an easy target for hacking.“It is truly frightening how easily a criminal, voyeur or pedophile can take over” a baby
Looking to make your life a little easier, but not ready to commit to a full smart-home makeover? Well, you've come to the right place: from umbrellas to watches to suitcases and more, ahead you'll find all the tech gadgets we've tried out and fallen in love with this year.
In the nearly four decades since Mario first made his appearance in the original arcade version of Donkey Kong, Nintendo's beloved mustachioed protagonist has certainly had his share of ups and downs. Not every game that stars the iconic Mario Bros. characters is worthy of the legacy brand, and for
If you can't stop opening up Snapchat and checking in on Snap Map, we don't blame you. The feature, which offers a fun, instant way to check in on what your friends are up to, is quickly becoming addictive. And with Bitmoji on the map, it's hard not to check
It's that time of year once again. All of the new phone models have just been announced, and as a result, we're all pinching pennies to avoid FOMO and score that coveted upgrade. But if what you're really after is a better-quality camera for your old iPhone, look no further:
"There is no one way, or right way, to be a woman," says Tillie Walden, a US-based artist. "I feel like International Women's Day is a celebration of that," she adds. This year, in honor of International Women's Day on March 8, Google created an interactive Doodle featuring female artists
This cartoonish new video game is driving NYC teens looney tunes.The “Hunger Games”-style survival game — called “Fortnite: Battle Royale”— has already racked up a staggering 40 million players since it debuted in the fall, with 10 million joining in the first two weeks.But the viral game — which pits
If you don't have the MyTSA app (available for iOS and Android) downloaded onto your phone, you need to do it now. Most travelers have no idea that all the resources they need to make their airport experiences as smooth as possible are right in the palm of their hand.