Social Media
Social Media

Cop tracks down one of LAPD’s most wanted fugitives after spotting him on Facebook

It's not the first time Facebook has led to the arrest of a suspect, and it won't be the last. But the fact that alleged murderer Eduardo Rodriguez had been on the run for 10 years must have left the L.A. cop who found him feeling…
Computing

The CEO of Reddit resigns, and one of the reasons why is really weird

CEO Yishan Wong didn't just disagree with Reddit's board of directors over a proposed new office location. There's a bit more to the story than that.
Mobile

Google’s new Messenger app lands in Play Store with Material Design

Google has launched a standalone messaging app for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices and above, though if you're happy with Hangouts, you can probably give Google Messenger a miss.
Social Media

Facebook launches ‘Say Thanks’ personalized video cards

Facebook has launched a new feature that lets you say "thanks" via a video card. The tool lets you quickly create a card using themes, past photos, and posts that "represent your friendship," with the final product landing on their…
Photography

What?! If you post a photo of the Eiffel Tower on Facebook, you could be fined

Pictures of the Eiffel Tower taken at night are beautiful, but they also violate copyright laws. Anyone who posts pictures of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night could be fined.
Mobile

Man proposes marriage standing in a heart made of iPhones, still gets turned down

You'd think making a gesture as grand as buying 99 iPhones, arranging them in the shape of a heart, and then proposing to your girlfriend standing in the center would be a sure-fire winner, right? Sadly, you're wrong, and this man found out…
Mobile

Half a billion people now use the Facebook Messenger app

Facebook Messenger has been mired in controversy since the social networking giant cut messaging from its main app, pushing users to download its standalone offering. Despite the fuss, the user base has more than doubled since April and now…
Home Theater

Amazon’s Echo Video Gets Drowned Out by Parody

Amazon released a video for its Echo speaker, and the parody version pokes fun at the digital assistant Alexa.
Mobile

Forget Ebola, we’ve turned our smartphones into silent killing machines

Our obsession with smartphones is a mounting problem, but not for the reasons many think. Its got nothing to do with privacy, or connecting with our fellow humans, and everything to do with giving these devices the opportunity they need to…
Mobile

Twitter is considering topic-based timelines, says CEO

If you don't like changes to your Twitter timeline then look away now: CEO Dick Costolo says the platform is considering adding the option to focus on particular topics from the people you follow.
Social Media

Zuckerberg defends messaging app and explains why Facebook isn’t cool in public Q&A

In his first public Q&A with the Facebook community, Mark Zuckerberg said he understood that having to load up a separate app for messaging was "painful" for some users, but that the move was essential to offer the best service possible.
Music

Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video

We speak with OK Go about its newest video for "I Won't Let You Down," which employs hundreds of extras, robotic scooters, and drones to show us something we've never seen before.