The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
StumbleUpon, one of the early web pioneers, is shutting down. Its creator, Garrett Camp, hopes you’ll move to his new discovery platform called Mix.
In an effort to persuade more people to start using 2FA, Facebook is making it easier than ever to set up. What’s more, Facebook no longer requires you to provide your phone number.
Google Photos is getting two new, and rather fundamental, new features. The first lets you “favorite” your own photos, and the second lets you “like” your friends’ photos.
Instagram is giving users the option to Mute friends. This long-overdue feature means you can either permanently or temporarily Mute friends without the need to Unfollow them.
Unfortunately for Android owners, Fortnite debuted on iOS. However, Epic Games has now announced when Fortnite is coming to Android. And because we don’t do clickbait, the clue is in the title.
With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google.
If you’re willing to tell eBay what sort of things you’re into, eBay will now create a store unique to you, filled with items you’re going to want to buy.
Google has launched two new services: YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. Except they aren’t really new. This is more of a rebranding exercise for YouTube Red and Google Play Music.
Facebook has launched what it’s calling a “Youth Portal”. This is designed to be a one-stop shop where teenagers can find out all about Facebook.
YouTube is now one of the biggest timesucks on the internet. So, as part of its Digital Wellness initiative, YouTube is now asking you to consider watching fewer videos. No, really.
WhatsApp has made a number of improvements to the way group chats work. All of which are designed to help people use WhatsApp group chats more effectively.
The NES Classic Edition will be available in stores again from June 29, so if you know anyone who works in retail you should probably ask them to put one aside for you…
Google Duplex was quite the talking point at I/O 2018, with serious morality questions being asked about the AI. However, Google has now made it clear Duplex will identify itself as not human.
Spotify has unveiled a new policy regarding what it terms “hate content and hateful conduct”. This means some songs and albums could get deleted, and some artists will stop being promoted.
Klout is shutting down, and your Klout Score is disappearing with it. And you’re either just learning Klout still exists, or are scratching your head in confusion right now.
Google has unveiled plenty of stuff at Google I/O 2018. However, the biggest talking point of the whole event has to be the innocuous sounding Google Duplex.
Google is pushing hard to make Assistant the one AI to rule them all. And at Google I/O 2018, the company has announced a number of new features coming to Google Assistant.
Google wants to help you manage your inbox, and its big new idea is Smart Compose for Gmail. A feature that should cut down the amount of time you spend writing emails.
Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has placed v2 on hold for “an indefinite amount of time”. And, as usual with this kind of thing, it all comes down to money.
Twitter messed up. And while there’s no indication that any passwords have been accessed, the social networking service is strongly urging you to change your password…
Hulu has announced plans to let subscribers download shows to watch offline. Finally. The only problem is the ads are coming along for the ride.
Facebook is launching its own dedicated dating feature. Which means the social network will finally be putting your user data to good use. And scoring you a date in the process.
Facebook is currently testing a Downvote button. And if the feature is ever rolled out to everyone then expect all of your friends to express opinions on your comments.
T-Mobile and Sprint are merging to form a new company called T-Mobile. And the new T-Mobile is promising to spearhead the nationwide rollout of a 5G network across the U.S.