Social Media

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

Those new blue check marks in WhatsApp mean your message has been read

If you send regular messages using WhatsApp, you'll like this new feature. From now, the tick marks which appear under your messages will turn blue once the recipient has viewed it.

‘Alex from Target’ turned out to be an elaborate social media stunt … or was it?

Startup company Breakr is claiming responsibility for the #AlexFromTarget viral meme, but both Alex From Twitter, identified as Alex Christopher LaBeouf, and the person alleged to have start the meme have denied any affiliation with Breakr.
Social Media

Who’s behind ItsLavishBitch, Instagram’s richest troll?

Did you happen upon a gallery documenting the exploits of ItsLavishBitch, an Instagramming rich kid? We dig into who's behind the account. With a little Catfishing and some light digging, we were able to discover that the boy who bathes in…

Who picks the best songs? We test Pandora, Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, and iTunes Radio

Algorithm-based music services are a dime a dozen - and so are the explanations behind their tech. But how do these players really line up? What sort of music do they discover? We're breaking through the code-speak to explore the songs…