The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
You need more than an IP address to prove piracy, Google+ makes it to fifth birthday, Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch in August, Facebook redesigns the Like button, and a short film exploring smartphone usage.
The Windows 10 upgrade that cost big money, Windows 10 gets a Start Menu Repair Tool, Kobo prepares to launch new hardware, Sony isn’t a fan of Jihad, and the forgotten emoji take revenge.
A Chrome bug lets you record streaming movies, your favorite Windows program is back as an app, YouTube is now live on mobile, Facebook tackles its political bias, and the man who married his smartphone.
BitTorrent launches a new app for streaming media, Amazon updates its entry-level Kindle, Opera argues it has the Edge, the Steam Summer Sale has begun, and Pixels gets the Honest Trailers treatment.
Apple opens iOS 10 to outsiders, Sony must pay for removing Linux support, Google Maps translates foreign business names, HP recalls some of its laptop batteries, and the largest Nerf gun in the world.
Apple plans to kill the headphone jack, Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam with tape, Twitter lets verified users Engage, Apple will fund your next eBook spending spree, and Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment is Doomed.
Google helps you determine what’s wrong with you, Microsoft condemns Chrome’s battery life, Facebook pulls a sneaky Messenger trick, Google makes 2SV suck less, and the first trailer for Westworld.
Microsoft helps you get rid of bloatware, Apple doesn’t approve of Donald Trump, PlayStation VR is coming to a city near you, check for free Ticketmaster tickets, and Lonelygirl15 makes a comeback.
GitHub logins are hacked with stolen passwords, Facebook Messenger gets a hidden football game, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter evolve their advertising, Now On Tap gets a useful upgrade, and NASA conducts fire experiments in space.
Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build, Apple lets you remove pre-installed apps, Twitter launches a Periscope Live button, Pokémon Go release date announced, and Van Gogh painted on dark water.
Google unveils Springboard, Facebook Messenger does SMS (again), Ubuntu snap apps are coming everywhere, Twitter lets you retweet yourself, and a ball bearing gets the HPC treatment.
Apple announces iOS 10 and more at WWDC 2016, Sony PlayStation VR is due imminently,…
Quake is back, Facebook Declares the Philippines at War, Siri Adds Search for SyFy and Bravo, Google Tango will map inside buildings, and DJBootyButt delivers.
Facebook launches video comments, Google patches a serious Chrome PDF exploit, Minecraft For Schools is released in beta, Amazon begins UK fresh food delivery, and Google’s AI takes on Montezuma’s Revenge.
All apps could offer subscriptions in the future, Tinder bans under-18s, you may need to change your Twitter password, Xbox Live Gold members can try EA Access, and Presidential Blitz mocks Trump and Clinton.
Opera adds a battery-saving mode, how technology is killing sexy time, Slack lets you call colleagues, you may need to change your Netflix password, and why you should leave your phone at home.
T-Mobile gives customers free shares in the company, people are petitioning against Windows 10 upgrades, Alexa has all the skills, Google sells Acer Chromebooks, and Minecraft in real life.
Facebook insists you use Messenger, a demonstration of Android apps on a Chromebook, Cortana arrives on the Xbox One, Netflix makes its first Indian Original, and the fictional app everyone should own.
GOG Connect strips the DRM out of Steam games, Google puts websites to the test, brand new emoji are on their way, Apple fixes the iPad Pro, and Surgeon Simulator puts Trump under the knife.
Facebook gets accused of listening to users’ conversations, Google tracks lost smartphones, Microsoft’s spam filters fail to work, Periscope enlists juries to take down trolls, and making Windows error messages sound sweet.
The BBC starts selling the Micro Bit, Vladimir Putin parody gets booted off Twitter, Simply Hired is simply no more, OkCupid assigns you flavors, and Tinder spawns its first superhero.
Europe hates hate speech, The Bible gets rewritten with emoji, Zenbo helps out around the house, Google gives Chromecasts away for free, and watch a cheetah run really fast.
Facebook is tracking everybody across the Web, millions of MySpace credentials are up for sale, Amazon brings Alexa to your browser, No Man’s Sky suffers a delay, and Pong Project takes shape.
Microsoft prevents people from using pathetic passwords, Minecraft gets a new Battle mode, Twitter plays nicely with Spotify, Atari Vault lands on SteamOS, and Drone Wars will blow your mind.