Social Media

Google Photos adds Chromecast support, album sharing, refined searching

At its September 29 event, Google announced the biggest update to Google Photos since its launch. Users can now easily share albums, send photos to Chromecast, and better organize and search photos using machine learning.
Social Media

It may be having outages, but Facebook isn’t charging to keep your profile private

In the rumor mill that is the Internet, you really can't believe everything you hear. While Facebook has had its fair share of problems this week, charging to keep your profile private isn't one of them (yet).

At #HERNYC, comedians talk about the dangers of being a woman, a comic, and online

Alley NYC honored the funniest women in the Big Apple at HER, an event that asked four incredible women to dig through the "archives of their online lives and share their most ridiculous and surprising experiences in cyberspace."
Social Media

Bank robbery suspects arrested after flaunting cash in Facebook selfies

Two bank robbery suspects were picked up by cops in Ohio recently after they linked a recent raid to Facebook photos of the pair flaunting cash. No, it's not the first time alleged criminals have been tracked down via their social media…
Social Media

Gigi Hadid writes an epic takedown of body shamers and trolls in Instagram post

In an Instagram photo of a Word document that has since garnered nearly 240,000 likes, Hadid fought back against body shamers and trolls that have deemed her "too heavy" for high fashion.

News you missed this week: iOS malware, Oculus goes mainstream, Serial returns

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Apple's iOS malware to VW's diesel scandal, it's all here.
Social Media

Facebook’s Medium-style Notes upgrade is now rolling out

Before social networks there was blogging, and now Facebook has brought everything full circle with its revamped Notes tool, encouraging users to start writing longer posts with pictures.
Social Media

Twitter tests out polls inside your tweets

Twitter used to be so simple — but it can't stand still if it wants to keep up with the likes of Facebook and Instagram. A small group of users have found they can now add polls to their tweets.
Social Media

Chinese President Xi Jingping owns China’s only legal Facebook page

Call it executive privilege, call it hypocrisy, call it whatever you will, but just know that despite the ban on Facebook that exists in China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has a Facebook page.
Movies & TV

Empire’s historic ratings rise ends for season two premiere

Fox's musical drama Empire continues to dominate television and social media. However, its season premiere slightly underwhelms on TV and Twitter.
Social Media

Facebook intros 360-degree videos with Star Wars experience and more

Facebook has launched 360-degree videos for News Feed, giving users a more immersive experience by allowing them to explore a scene in every direction. Initial publishers include Star Wars, Discovery, and Saturday Night Live.
Social Media

Surpassing Twitter by a country mile, Instagram hits 400 million users

Instagram recently surpassed 400 million users, which is 80 million more than Twitter. Much of this growth has taken place in the last nine months alone, when 100 million newcomers joined the platform.