Social Media
Social Media

Today is #WorldEmojiDay, because why not?

Countless cultural beliefs and traditions around the world define what we call “holidays” -- so why not add something new that binds all of us to our increasingly tech-centric planet?
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Emmy madness, yet more 'Pokémon Go,' and a moon photobomb

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Gaming

Police arrest man who threatened to ‘purge’ Pokemon Go players

Using Facebook to convey a warning of possible violence against a local community of Pokemon players, a 29-year-old Texas man named Nathan Cerda posted that he was planning to “purge” anyone attending Pokemon Go events or…
Social Media

Facebook exec adds insult to injury in response to poor ratings on diversity report

Facebook diversity exec blames applicant "pipeline" on Facebook's diversity problem, highlighted in the company's recent diversity report. Data shows that pipeline is not this issue, and critics say that Facebook needs to take a hard look…
Photography

This new algorithm can tell how old you are based on your Instagram activity

What if we told you that we could tell roughly how old you are based on your Instagram activity? A new algorithm from researchers at Penn State University can do just that.
Social Media

Facebook hoping to turn Messenger into the western WeChat with new hire

Facebook has allegedly made a strategic hire from China’s leading messaging app WeChat. The social network's new recruit is former WeChat product manager, Dan Grover, who has over two years of experience at the Chinese firm.
Social Media

Attempted coup in Turkey results in social media clampdown

Turkey saw a social media blackout on Friday during an attempted coup by the country’s military, with reports that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube were all down. Live-streaming platforms are still being used to broadcast scenes on the…
Social Media

GE is launching a Facebook Messenger Bot to challenges your science and emoji skills

For those of you who are truly bilingual (in English and emoji), you'll be able to show off your skills as GE launches the first #EmojiScience Decoding Challenge on Facebook Messenger.
Android Army

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Google have waived fees to France

Following the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, mobile carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, and Google have waived fees temporarily.
Web

If you want to register to vote, Google would like to help

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

Attack in Nice sees Facebook activate Safety Check for fourth time in five weeks

Following Thursday night's devastating attack on a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France, Facebook activated its Safety Check tool to enable users in the area to quickly show friends and family they were safe.
Social Media

Facebook chat bots might be the future, but right now they feel like the past

There's a developer gold rush going on right now, and it's all about bots. Facebook's Messenger gained 11,000 bots in a few months, but are they useful? We tried a few to find out, and were reminded of MS-DOS and other text-based…