The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Apple moves beyond the iPhone, Foursquare plans your next vacation, GoPro and Periscope are a match made in Heaven, the Microsoft executive caught using an iPhone, and a rapper and a physicist argue about science.
Spotify finally adds video clips, Twitter VIPs saved from ads, Google+ is no longer required, tour the Guggenheim Museum for free from home, and watch Pokemon invade the Super Bowl.
Your Facebook friends don’t really care, the most popular Vines of 2015, Skype hides your IP address, Tinder acknowledges STDs exist, and the robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in one second.
The big difference between Google Play and the App Store, Netflix blocks the unblockers, Google tries to serve better ads, get The Witcher 2 for free, and the day Darth Vader got attacked by a dog.
A reminder that Netflix prices are going up, YouTube shows Super Bowl ads early, Microsoft recalls Surface Pro power cables, HBO is travelling to Spain, and a real-life lightsaber fight… kinda.
Microsoft launches Minecraft Educational Edition, Apple raises the price of its apps, Friends Reunited is shutting down, Netflix now has 75 million users, and a Star Wars fan film actually worth watching.
People keep using terrible passwords, WhatsApp is now completely free, AOL is considering changing its name, Valve approves of a fan-made Half-Life game, and The Boy With a Camera for a Face.
New computers won’t support old Windows, Apple hides iTunes Radio behind a paywall, Penthouse Magazine cannot compete with Internet porn, EA gives something away for free, and Kylo Ren is the Undercover Boss.
The least surprising list of all time, Netflix hates you and your VPN, a popular app suddenly becomes very unpopular, Wikipedia turns 15 today, and Jimmy Kimmel brings The X-Files up to date.
Microsoft details how to stop Windows 10 nagging, European employees can legally snoop on private messages, YouTube returns to Pakistan, Twitter stock continues to drop, and Snoop Dogg isn’t happy with Xbox Live outage.
PC sales are still in decline, EA wants (even more of) your money, VLC gets ported to Apple TV, Amazon Prime users get discounts on games, and how Pixar borrows scenes from other movies.
Elon Musk reveals the truth about Apple, Tinder knows how desirable you are, Amazon is launching a portable Echo, Netflix may ditch the ratings, and the tribute David Bowie would have wanted.
The most-read Wikipedia entries of 2015, how streaming beat downloads in 2015, the end of Windows 8, Sony tries to trademark the term “Let’s Play”, and how a simple mod makes GTA V more entertaining.
Microsoft shows off its data collection, BlackBerry adopts Android for 2016, Motorola is no more, John Legere curses the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and get set for Game of Thrones.
Netflix is now available in almost every country, the Oculus Rift will cost you $599, Politwoops embarrasses backtracking politicians, Psychonauts 2 is getting made, and Trevor from GTA V is now selling Old Spice.
Internet Explorer gets Edged out, Twitter reaches its limit, Lumosity pays the price for allegedly deceiving people, play Rick and Morty on mobile, and avoid playing Pac-Man Powered by Moff.
Facebook tests users’ addiction levels, how to pre-order the Oculus Rift, Windows 10 nabs 10 percent of Windows users, Yahoo shutters Yahoo Screen, and play Urine It to Win It! to let off steam.
Zuckerberg wants to build an artificial intelligence, America’s Internet tubes need unblocking, Windows 10 Mobile is still on the way, Jolla fails to deliver, and running Windows 95 on a Nintendo 3DS.
What naughty pirates have been pirating this year, AVG secures its insecure extension, Sidecar is shutting down, Duke Nukem is disappearing off GOG, and a timely reminder that the Internet isn’t everything.
American voters have their details leaked online, all Apple products sucked in 2015, Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t owe you any money, Google Glass is back, and the teenage gamer who sought revenge.
Microsoft hates adware, T-Mobile hates YouTube, Google hates passwords, one Russian man hates Fallout 4, and Boston Dynamics hates you sleeping soundly in your bed at night.
Google and Facebook own us all, Apple has too many employees, the error code denoting Internet censorship, hacking Hello Kitty fans, and Saturday Night Live mocks flaming hoverboards.
Facebook hammers another nail in Flash’s coffin, Apple dismisses tax attacks, Hillary Clinton hasn’t got a clue, Making a Murderer debuts on YouTube, and advertising YouTube advertising on YouTube.
Waiting for Windows 10 Mobile, hoping for Apple to run the country, reviewing your year on Facebook, playing Threes in your Web browser, and making Netflix Socks for sleepyheads.