Social Media
Social Media

Facebook is planning a ride-sharing feature for its Events pages

A patent application filed by Facebook reveals that the social network wants to introduce a ride-sharing feature to its Events pages. The update will allow users to find and share rides with other attendees of the same event.
Photography

Curiosity snaps stunning self-portrait on Mars, not a selfie stick in sight

NASA's Curiosity has just posted another stunning selfie, made all the more magical for its lack of robotic arm or selfie stick. So how did it do that?
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: iPhone sales slow, Google beats Go, Bill Nye wants electric NASCAR

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…
Mobile

Here are this week’s 5 best new apps: Gotta Go!, Tack, News Pro, and more

This week's top new apps include an app that gives you excuses to get out of situations, an app that lets you schedule messages, and Microsoft's news reader app for iOS, among others.
Social Media

How Facebook is profiting off the 2016 presidential election

By November of this year, one candidate will have won the 2016 presidential election, many will have lost, and Facebook will have profited. American elections, which continue to grow more expensive, have learned the power of social media.
Social Media

3G internet just arrived for Myanmar farmers, but they've had Facebook for ages

While Google and Twitter might vie for users in the West, in Myanmar no one has even heard of it. They're Facebook users through and through and have had active accounts well before they had access to 3G internet.
Social Media

Private gun sales are now banned on Facebook, Instagram

Pushing back against anyone that was selling firearms on Facebook without a background check, representatives of the social network are now prohibiting the sale of guns through either Facebook or Instagram.
Social Media

Now you can say #iVoted with the first election 2016 Twitter emoji

Twitter has unveiled its first election 2016 emoji to mark the start of the presidential race. The hashtag activated emoji, described as a "digital version" of the 'I Voted' sticker, is available right now.
Movies & TV

Experience the Coast Guard's training in a new 360 degree video experience

If you never make it to the Coast Guard's grueling training process in person, you can now experience it like never before. It's all thanks to a 360 degree video that feels like a virtual reality experience without the VR headset.
Social Media

Parse is no more — Facebook shuts down its mobile developer platform

In a rare admission of defeat (if you can call it that), social media giant Facebook has announced plans to shut down Parse, the mobile developer platform it acquired back in 2013 for a cool $85 million.
Social Media

Snapchat profile URLs make adding users easier than ever

Snapchat has made it a lot easier to add people thanks to the introduction of profile URLs. You can copy and share your personal URL online, allowing others to click through to your Snapchat profile and add you to their friends list.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth soars overnight to a lofty $47 billion

Following a massive overnight growth in stock, Mark Zuckerberg has beaten out the Koch Brothers on the "rich list," with a net worth of $47 billion, making him the sixth wealthiest person on the planet.