Social Media
Social Media

Facebook just announced Lifestage, and you're probably too old for it

Facebook is trying to recapture a younger audience, and has announced the launch of a new social media network called Lifestage, which was built by a 19-year-old and is for those who are under 21.
Social Media

How Hasbro animated Mr. Monopoly’s Facebook Live broadcast in real time

Live-streaming video is becoming easier than ever, but what about live video featuring a cartoon character? Here's how Hasbro pulled of an animation of Mr. Monopoly on Facebook Live using motion-capture technology.
Photography

Happy birthday, photography! You don't look a day older than 177

Break out the birthday cake – today marks the release of the predecessor to modern photography, the daguerreotype (just consult a fire marshal before lighting those 177 candles).
Social Media

Twitter has suspended another 235,000 accounts for terror-related activity

After years of criticism accusing the company of doing too little, Twitter is now hard at work tracking down and closing accounts on its platform that promote extremism and terror. In the last six months alone, it said it's suspended…
Gaming

Facebook lays foundation for its own PC gaming platform by making publishing easier

Facebook has announced plans to make publishing games to the social media service easier for Unity developers. It's laying the groundwork for its long-term goal of a dedicated PC gaming platform.
Social Media

Instagram may be more accurate at diagnosing depression than a doctor, study suggests

When you're feeling blue, your Instagram photos will be more blue (and gray), one study suggests. Using machine learning, a group of researchers were able to correctly identify depressed individuals 70 percent of the time.
Social Media

Don't look now, but Pinterest will be rolling out video ads soon

Like Facebook and YouTube before it, the online bulletin board Pinterest will soon begin featuring video advertisements. The new ads are expected to be rolling out within the week in both the U.S. and U.K.
Movies & TV

Amazon puts pilot episodes of 10 of its original shows on Facebook and YouTube

Amazon has placed 10 pilot episodes of its original series -- five for adults, five for children -- on it's YouTube channel, and will post them to Facebook video soon in an effort to boost subscribers.
Social Media

Instagram adds two new rather significant video features in quiet update

Instagram's latest updates comes without a big announcement, but the two new video features are pretty significant -- and still imitate Snapchat. Users can now zoom while shooting video, and iOS users can swap cameras mid-recording.
Mobile

Messaging app Hike could start giving WhatsApp a run for its money in India

Meet Hike, a four-year-old messaging app that is now valued at an impressive $1.4 billion following its latest $175 million round of funding. So watch out, Whatsapp -- you may not have as firm a grip on the Asian market as you…
Web

Google tries to take some of the hassle out of doing your civic duty

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now, it's helping you put that decision to action. On Friday, Google announced a new search feature that will allow users to register to…
Social Media

Snapchat may be buying search and discovery app Vurb for $110M

Launching in 2011 as a niche messaging app, Snapchat has since added a ton of new features to boost its functionality and appeal. Its latest area of interest appears to be search and discovery following reports of talks to acquire mobile…