The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Recognizing certified Android devices is about to get easier. This is thanks to Google launching a new program which adds Google Play Protect branding into the mix.
Giphy is adding view counts to its GIFs. These will allow us all to see which GIFs become part of the zeitgeist, and which just fall to the wayside.
KFC is developing a virtual training escape room designed to teach its employees how to prepare that greasy but oh-so-good chicken. Probably.
Facebook is making its Timehop-style feature, On This Day, bigger and better than ever before. Which is perfect for those who love a daily reminder of the past.
There’s currently a huge revolution happening in the world of television. And Netflix is spearheading this revolution. So much so that viewers are increasingly choosing Netflix over live TV.
Google is hoping to help people suffering from clinical depression. To accomplish this noble goal the search giant is adding a questionnaire to specific search results.
Code42, the company behind CrashPlan, has announced that it’s ditching home users. CrashPlan for Home is being killed off, with Code42 instead focusing entirely on enterprise and business customers.
The HTC Vive is now more affordable than ever before, thanks to HTC knocking $200 off of the price of its VR headset.
After months of speculation, Google has confirmed that Android 8.0 is Android Oreo. And for the lucky few who own the right devices, Android Oreo will be rolling out soon.
Microsoft is finally ready to unleash the Xbox One X onto the world. And despite its truly terrible name, the Xbox One X is a beast of a machine.
It seems no one openly admits to using Bing. And yet, according to market share statistics released by Microsoft, it turns out that plenty of people actually do use Bing. And not ironically.
Reddit now supports native video. Which means that instead of uploading your video to a third-party service and then posting the link to Reddit you can just upload the video directly to Reddit.
Google has added a Questions and Answers feature to Google Maps. This means you can ask businesses questions (and hopefully receive answers) before you visit them.
Google Home users in the U.S. and Canada can now make free voice calls using Google’s brilliant little smart speaker. And it’s both free and hands-free.
Instagram is finally adding comment threads. This should put an end to those disorganized threads where everyone is talking to everyone and no one at the same time.
MoviePass is now offering unlimited movies in theaters for just $9.95-per-month. Which is insane.
What’s in a name? Everything, according to fans of Blizzard. Luckily for them, Blizzard has decided to keep the Battle.net name around for the foreseeable future.
Google has brought Allo to the desktop. Unfortunately, you’ll need to be using Allo on an Android handset and have Chrome installed on your computer in order to use Allo on the web.
Google has added support for 30 more languages to its voice recognition software. This means another 1 billion people can now talk rather than type when they interact with Google.
Opera is discontinuing Opera Max, its standalone app designed to save data across your mobile applications. Existing users can carry on using Opera Max, but only for “a period of time”.
Google’s native camera app, inventively named Google Camera, has some new tricks up its sleeve. Unfortunately, you’ll need a new phone to take advantage of these improvements.
The Xbox Live Creators Program allows anyone to make a video game and release it to the masses. You can even charge money for your creation if you think it’s good enough.
Consumer Reports is no longer recommending the Microsoft Surface as a worthy purchase. This is because, according to existing owners, the Microsoft Surface has a high failure rate.
Facebook has launched Watch, a dedicated platform for online video. Could Watch become Facebook’s YouTube killer? Probably not.