The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Fight social media censorship, check traffic cameras on Bing, fund special needs education with Android Pay, turn Google into the opening credits from Star Wars, and hear dumb people say dumb stuff.
Microsoft compares its apps with yours, Google loves Star Wars, the PS4 gets PS2 backwards compatibility, 10 Days of 10 Cent Deals, and how to land a part in War of the Planet of the Apes.
Facebook helps ease the pain of a breakup, Carmen Sandiego Returns on mobile, YouTube defends creators against false takedowns, the iPad Pro has issues, and Scare PewDiePie on YouTube Red.
Google labels apps that rely on ads, Amazon adds 2FA, Twitter starts testing bigger and longer polls, Push Me Pull You is bound to cause arguments, and a reason not to buy Star Wars Battlefront.
Google relaunches Google+ again, Pushbullet pushes people to pay, Google releases the Chromebit, teach kids to code with Minecraft, and the first trailer for A Very Murray Christmas.
Pandora picks over the bones of Rdio, Google gains intelligence, Walmart sells a cheap Android handset, the Tears of Joy emoji wins Word of the Year, and how to build a time machine, theoretically speaking.
Apple isn’t planning a Surface clone, Snapchat wants you to buy Lenses, Microsoft kills Zune, Turkey blocks Reddit, and Mission Impossible finally gets a dose of reality.
Quitting Facebook makes you happy, YouTube launches YouTube Music, Firefox lands on iOS devices, Beats Music is getting killed off, and the alarm clock that slaps you awake each morning.
Fix your Google privacy problem, get Windows 10 on the Xbox One, stop LinkedIn from spamming you, learn to code with help from Star Wars, and watch a preview of the Candy Crush movie.
Google stops supporting legacy operating systems, Betamax is finally dead, Apple Music comes to Android, Twitter claims its Likes are a success, and Netflix lets you decide how to deal with Bobby.
Apple pushes the iPad Pro, Tag Heuer launches an expensive smartwatch, President Obama arrives on Facebook, the first Xbox 360 games you can play on an Xbox One, and Conan O’Brien is clueless about Fallout 4.
The Brits are getting fast broadband, Do Not Track remains voluntary, Chronos turns any watch into a smartwatch, the World of Warcraft movie trailer drops, and Jeff Goldblum makes Christmas creepy.
See whether the BlackBerry Priv lives up to the hype, Cortana comes to the iPhone, Medium lets writers ignore readers, GOG launches its fall sale, and when Star Wars and Star Trek collide.
The British government makes spying legal, Black Friday now lasts for two months, Tesla limits Autopilot, buy TV shows from the BBC Store, and every James Bond gadget ever shown on screen.
Google compares Windows 10 to XP, Amazon trolls physical bookshops, Twitter chooses Hearts over Stars, Gmail can now reply to your emails automatically, and the World of Warcraft teaser trailer.
Facebook empathizes with poor people, CBS brings Star Trek back, Chrome OS isn’t going anywhere, James Bond refused to use an Android, and watch a documentary about female coders on YouTube.
YouTube Red is a response to blocking ads, Amazon Local is no more, Android and Chrome OS will be united, Jeremy Clarkson shills for his new corporate overlords, and Duracell spoils Star Wars.
Also, the $250 OnePlus X looks really nice but the buying process is Kafka-esque, Google Play now allows $400 apps, iPhone alarms are failing people, and GoPro’s experimental drone takes great footage.
Verdicts on the new Apple TV, Google forms a ring around the world, Facebook culls Candy Crush Saga invites, Snapchat speeds up, slows down, and rewinds your videos, and watching iPhones drown is oddly satisfying.
Shooting down drones invading your privacy, messaging strangers on Facebook, abandoning Android for iOS, advertising Twitter on TV, and the world’s slowest Rube Goldberg machine.
Microsoft helps you switch to Surface, Siri discriminates against Spotify users, your Internet connection could become a casualty of war, Apple beats Microsoft in the Battle of the Brands, and finding love online.
Facebook makes everything searchable, Apple gets sued over Wi-Fi Assist, Jamie Foxx loves Apple, Reddit loves dinosaur children, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Facebook fixes its iPhone app, Microsoft Bing turns a profit, Spotify lands on the original Chromecast, Harmonix employees review Rock Band 4, and how Star Wars would sound if we all came from New York.
YouTube Red adds subscription fees, testing Tesla Autopilot, Android stops draining your battery, polling your friends on Twitter, Mythbusters stops busting myths, and Back to the Future in 90 seconds.