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Haven't registered to vote yet? Just text HelloVote and get it done

HelloVote is a new bot that helps people with smartphones (72 percent of American adults) register to vote for the new president in just seven weeks. It's capable of registering voters in every state in the U.S.
Mobile

Tinder ditches dating for squad interactions on new iMessage app

Tinder Stacks is the new iMessage app from the popular dating service. It combines Tinder's focus on social interactions with its popular swipe interface to create a visual polling tool for Apple's messaging platform.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg is about to spend $3 billion trying to cure all diseases

As part of the work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative set up by himself and wife Priscilla last year, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $3 billion for scientific work aimed at curing "all diseases in our children's lifetime."
Social Media

Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

Twitter's latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info. The insightful report also provides a detailed breakdown of account data requests by state.
Cool Tech

Drones, VR, and brisket collide (peacefully) at Digital Trends’ TechPop Drone Show 1:23

On the rooftop of the Portland-based Hotel deLuxe's parking garage, Digital Trends hosted its third TechPop event, this time geared toward teaching those in attendance more about drones and virtual reality.
Social Media

Looking to watch the presidential debates? Just head over to Twitter

A new deal brokered between the social media platform and Bloomberg Television will allow the Twitterverse to view a live-stream of all three presidential debates, the first of which is to take place on September 26.
Mobile

Facebook’s end-to-end encrypted feature goes live in Messenger for select few

Facebook is testing a new feature that will make your messages in Messenger more secure thanks to end-to-end encryption. Law enforcement, criminals, and even Facebook will not be able to intercept these messages.
Mobile

Head over to Tumblr if you want to share Live Photos from your iPhone on the web

Those fun animated Live Photos taken with your iPhone are almost free of their iOS prison. Tumblr has become the first website to support online sharing of the pictures, after adding support to its app recently.
Social Media

3 ways social media is warping politics more than ever

We may treat politics as a spectator sport on Facebook and Twitter, but our reactions there are feeding back into the system and changing the process more than ever.
Home Theater

ABC to live-stream presidential debates, viewer reactions on Facebook

ABC is partnering with Facebook to live-stream the 2016 general election debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the social network. The extensive live-streams will also incorporate viewers' questions and comments.
Web

YouTube says you can be a ‘Hero’ if you help moderate its site

Fancy helping to keep YouTube an upbeat and positive experience for its enormous community of more than a billion global users? Then you might be interested in becoming a Hero....
Web

Is this cow a government informant? Google blurs bovine’s face in Street View

Cows -- they're just like us! That is to say, they deserve their privacy, too. At least, that appears to be the stance Google is taking, based on its decision to blur out the face of an English cow on Google Street View.