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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.
Social Media

Sound of the swipe: Tinder now lets you use Spotify to find a date

With the new Spotify integration, all Tinder users -- with or without Spotify accounts -- can pin a song to their profile as a Tinder Anthem, and preview songs from Top Artists on Spotify through the dating app.
Social Media

Can you remaster a meme? LG tries with an R&B remake of ‘Damn Daniel’ shot on the V20 1:08

To celebrate the camera in the new LG V20 – cameras, really; it has a 16-megapixel main lens and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens – LG is refilming some of the most well-known viral videos of all time.
Mobile

Facebook’s new Messenger exec hire could lead to big break in India

Facebook is hiring an influential new exec for its Messenger platform in the form of Anand Chandrasekaran. With ties to Silicon Valley and India, Chandrasekaran will be assigned a global leadership role within the company.
Social Media

Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets

After first announcing the idea four months ago, Twitter has finally made it possible to post longer tweets. Starting Monday, photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets no longer count toward the 140-character limit.
Cool Tech

Facebook nabs modular electronics startup Nascent Objects to help it build hardware faster

Facebook just bought modular hardware startup Nascent Objects to integrate into its secret project Building 8, led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan. Could Facebook be planning a modular device like Google's Project ARA?
Social Media

How to experience Jimmy Kimmel in 360 glorious degrees

The Emmys and Facebook have struck a social media deal that will see exclusive live footage and 360-degree videos from the awards ceremony hosted on the social network, including host Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue.
Social Media

Fandango is selling movie tickets on Facebook in a bid to target millennials

Fandango is bringing the movies to Facebook. The ticket retailer owned by NBCUniversal is partnering with Facebook to sell film tickets directly via its social network, with the hope of boosting attendance rates.
Social Media

The Twitter verdict: NFL livestream reaches 2 million viewers, hailed a resounding succes

Last night, the Twitter community bore witness to the future of its beloved platform. The first NFL live-stream on Twitter was a resounding success, grabbing over 2 million viewers and pleasing ardent fans.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Driverless Ubers, longer tweets coming, Bud will drive you home

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on 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 stories from…
Mobile

Own an iPhone 7? Try these 15 iMessage apps, sticker packs, games for iOS 10

The official version of Apple's iOS 10 is finally here, and that means you can download all the iMessage apps, stickers, and games that you want. Here are our top 15, and we'll continue to update this list as the iMessage app store…