The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Most of us lack the knowledge and understanding required to qualify as being cultured. Google is trying to change all that, with new efforts designed to turn us all into budding art experts.
Google is abandoning the Nik Collection. The company isn’t killing its set of photo editing tools, but Google isn’t developing it any further, putting the future of the Nik Collection in doubt.
Whether posting a photo of a meal at a restaurant or a funny-looking cat that’s moved into your neighborhood, you can now tell people exactly where you were at the time.
Twitter now lets you filter direct messages from strangers into a separate inbox. Which means you can open up your DMs to everyone without running the risk of getting overwhelmed with abuse.
The Essential Phone is a new Android handset from Andy Rubin, the father of Android. Or at least it will be eventually. Right now, it’s a collection of specs and renders.
Google Earth is celebrating the life and times of The Beatles with a whistlestop tour of the most important locations The Beatles visited during their career.
Crazy Taxi is now free on Android and iOS. The simple gameplay coupled with a demanding difficulty level make Crazy Taxi perfect for smartphones.
Some sad people are cheating at Pokemon GO. Thankfully, Niantic is now cracking down on the cheats, shadowbanning them so they can no longer catch any rare Pokemon.
If Pokemon GO and Pokemon Duel haven’t given you your fill of mobile Pokemon games, perhaps Magikarp Jump will succeed where they failed.
Did you know Microsoft owned a live-streaming service called Beam? No, neither did we. But just as we’re finding out it exists, Microsoft is rebranding it to Mixer.
Imzy, the self-styled friendlier alternative to Reddit, is shutting down. So it appears people are perfectly happy with the slightly more rambunctious nature of other social media sites.
Microsoft has launched the Xbox Games Pass, with Xbox Live Gold members granted early access from today, and everyone else gaining access on June 1.
Apple is ramping up its efforts to entice Android users over to the dark side. Or, to put it slightly less melodramatically, from Android to iOS.
Instagram now lets you archive your old photos. Which is a better option than deleting them forever, or leaving them online for the whole world to see.
The Dish Network has launched a new Alexa skill that lets you control your DVR using nothing but your voice. But is this enough to stop you cutting the cord?
Amazon has launched new charts designed to reveal the most popular books available to read. These new charts are designed to give a more accurate picture of what books people are actually reading.
Facebook will be streaming 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) games during the 2017 season. And if you’re on Facebook, they’re completely free to watch.
Google is adding a bunch of new features to Google Photos. All of which should help make Google Photos even more of an essential app than it is already.
Duolingo has been helping people learn languages since 2011. However, it doesn’t yet offer courses in every language, including Japanese. Until now…
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Google has done the unthinkable and brought Google Assistant to the iPhone. Google Assistant is Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa.
It’s probably time to change your passwords again. Because a huge database of 560 million login credentials has been found online, waiting to be discovered by ne’er-do-wells.
Apple has launched its new effort to educate us all, with free classes now available around the world. Today at Apple is a concerted effort to educate the masses in subjects including coding and photography.
Instagram has added what it calls face filters to the app. And with that Instagram has successfully cloned Snapchat in almost every way.
Twitch is currently streaming all 886 episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The Mister Rogers marathon is happening right now, and set to end on June 3rd, 2017.