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Report: Twitter plans keyword filter to protect users from abusive tweets

Twitter is reportedly planning to launch a keyword filtering tool that shields its users from abusive tweets on the platform. The rumoured feature comes in the wake of a number of high-profile cases of harassment on the site.
Social Media

Facebook ditches descriptions for Trending topics in a bid for autonomy

Facebook is updating its Trending topics feed in a bid to deliver the autonomous news algorithm it has always promised. However, it still can't avoid the elephant in the room: the need for human editors.
Photography

Professional YouTuber shares crash course for shooting quality videos

Want to try your hand at creating better content for YouTube to promote your business or just for fun? Check out these tips from a professional YouTuber, Austin Evans.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Milk replaces plastic, humidity slows phones, wicked supercars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
Gaming

Luxury seems to define three new mechanical PC gaming keyboards from Corsair

Corsair has introduced three new "Lux" versions of its K70, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB mechanical keyboards, two of which sport an insane illumination system. The two K70 units are full-sized while the K65 model comes without the numeric keypad.
Mobile

‘It Just Works?’ Not quite: iPhones crash more than Android phones, study finds

Crashes on iOS devices doubled in the second quarter of 2016, according to a new study. The cause? Possibly the initially buggy iOS 10 Beta, as well as social networking app incompatibilities.
Cool Tech

Designed for the developing world, this low-cost fridge stays cool the same way your body does

How do you provide affordable refrigeration options to people in the developing world, where electrification is still a luxury in many cases? This startup thinks it has the answer.
Cars

Internet on the go: Tesla equipping new vehicles with Wi-Fi hot spot chips

Tesla filed with the FCC to install Wi-Fi hot spot chips and modules in new vehicles starting after the first quarter of 2016. Drivers and passengers will eventually be able to access the internet while on the go.
Cool Tech

We rode one of the only hoverboards certified not to blow up

Razor, the same company that makes those aluminum push scooters, also happens to make one of the few hoverboards with high-quality batteries that won’t spontaneously combust. So we rode one.
Photography

Australian startup Snappr could be the Uber of photography, but photographers aren’t happy

Snappr wants to make photo shoots “quick and snappy," but not all photographers are happy with it. The complaints stem from a set pricing model that lowballs established professionals with unsustainable rates.
Photography

Spare your camera gear from rain and snow with this extremely cheap trick

Photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj shows how a simple plastic bag and a rubber band can be used to protect your camera gear for less than a dollar, eliminating the need to carry around those heavy plastic protectors.
Cool Tech

3D printing lets blind mothers ‘see’ ultrasounds of their unborn babies

A Polish company called In Utero 3D is 3D-printing bas-relief images of the unborn children of blind parents-to-be so they can have the experience of 'seeing' their ultrasound images during pregnancy.