Social Media
Social Media

Twitter launches 360-degree live video on Periscope

Twitter is bringing 360-degree live video to its service courtesy of its Periscope live-streaming platform in partnership with a small group of popular users. Periscope says it will be rolling out the feature more widely over the coming…
Social Media

Republicans propose bill to impose fines for live-streaming from House floor

Republicans presented a bill that will impose a fine for live-streaming from the House of Representatives floor. This is most likely in response to Democrats using social media to broadcast a sit-in earlier in 2016.
Photography

Camera sales might not look so bleak in 5 years, study suggests

While industry sales reports show decline, one research company is suggesting the camera market could grow over the next few years, led largely by social media and economic growth in the Asia Pacific region.
Social Media

Fake news stories lead to Facebook Safety Check alert for an incident that never occurred

Facebook users in Thailand were asked to mark themselves as safe on Tuesday after a rash of fake news related to an explosion caused the site's Safety Check feature to be errantly activated.
Social Media

U.S. Customs and Border Protection now asks foreign travelers for social media info

International travelers looking to visit the United States via the visa-waiver program are now being asked to include information on their online presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube account names.
Mobile

From fake news to the burning Note 7, the 10 worst tech failures of 2016

While there has been a lot of growth in tech this year, such as the rise of Facebook Live and advances in the self-driving market -- we're taking a look at some events and products that didn't have such a grand time.
Photography

Starting a daily photo project in 2017? This app will donate $1 for each image

Thinking of starting a photo challenge for 2017? Donate to charity at the same time with the Donate a Photo app. The Johnson and Johnson-sponsored app trades social media exposure for charitable donations.
Social Media

Snap just snapped up another company, this one in Israel

In anticipation of its much buzzed-about initial public offering, rumored to take place sometime next year, it looks as though Snap is making a few strategic purchases, this time with Cimagine.
Social Media

Want free books? Just spread the word about Honest Few

Meet Honest Few, a new book discovery platform that takes your Facebook likes and Twitter retweets and turns them into currency for digital books. Simply spread the good word of Honest Few, and start collecting e-books for free.
Cool Tech

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: A VR bike generator, smart bidets, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Zuckerberg's AI assistant, LG's CES roster, Lucid Motors' answer to Tesla

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…
Social Media

This new fake news search engine tracks webs of web rumors

A group from Indiana University is tracking the spread of fake news stories with a new search engine called Hoaxy. From election rumors to whether dandelions really kill cancer, the site tracks the web of web rumors.