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Twitter strikes live-streaming pact with the world’s biggest eSports company

Twitter is stepping up its eSports coverage as it looks to position itself as the home of competitive gaming broadcasts. The company has struck a deal with the world's largest eSports company to stream a number of major tournaments.
Business

Snap’s historic stock market debut turned its founders into multibillionaires

Snap Inc. made an impressive debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, which should please its newly minted co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, both of whom have yet to turn 30.
Social Media

Facebook hopes to build a safer space with more suicide prevention tools

On Wednesday, Facebook announced it would be "updating the tools and resources we offer to people who may be thinking of suicide, as well as the support we offer to their concerned friends and family members."
Social Media

Are you smarter than a fifth-grader? Elon Musk takes advice from a 10-year-old

This week a fifth-grader from Michigan wrote to Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk with a great idea for a contest to help promote the company's green sports cars. The inventor not only embraced the idea, but wrote back to say thanks.
Photography

Optical trick: These red strawberries aren't actually red — here is why

The Dress is back, only this time it's a tasty strawberry pie that is not actually red, but that doesn't stop our brains from seeing that color. The image is a manipulated photo from a psychology professor.
Photography

Latest Snap leak suggests the Spectacles designer is considering a 360 camera

Snap Inc. now calls itself a camera company and a 360 option could be on its radar next, along with a potential drone. Both leaks come the same week the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mobile

Medium app’s new serialized stories borrow from Snapchat, Instagram

Medium is adding a major new update to its mobile apps for iOS and Android in the form of Series. The feature represents the company's bid to create a dynamic and immersive mobile storytelling format.
Social Media

Twitter expands muting and filtering tools, uses algorithms to track abuse

Twitter is following up on its steady stream of safety updates with more measures aimed at stamping out abuse. Aside from its new muting and filtering tools, the company is also deploying algorithms to identify abusive behavior.
Mobile

Facebook Messenger for Android gets a few new updates and a redesigned UI

It would appear that the popular messaging app Facebook Messenger is undergoing a bit of a redesign, as well as an integration of the social network's personal assistant named "M." The updates apply to the Android version of the app.
Photography

This Google patent is an odd camera hat with headphone-free personal sound

If Snap Spectacles were a hat they may look like Google's patent for a smart hat with a built-in camera. The hat uses vibrations to tell the wearer which way to turn and uses bone vibrations for sound.
Social Media

Snapchat users could soon have a drone to go with their Spectacles

It's already enjoying success with its camera-equipped Spectacles, so how about a Snapchat drone? Snap has reportedly been looking into the idea of a drone with a camera that could integrate with its popular app.
Social Media

Facebook video app is now available on Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs

You can now tune into Facebook videos from your friends and global live broadcasts on Apple TV, and on select Samsung Smart TVs. Fittingly dubbed "Facebook Video," the social network's new app is currently featured on the tvOS home page.