Social Media
Social Media

Twitter is about to optimize your images and videos with its latest acquisition

Twitter has acquired machine learning startup Magic Pony Technology to improve visuals, including images, videos, and live-streams on its platform. The London-based startup's team will now be integrated into Twitter's AI department.
Web

Trust issues? Use Trooly and machine learning to figure out who you may be working with

To help you make better decisions about people you may want to work with, Trooly has launched its Instant Trust rating service, which claims to help "businesses verify, screen, and predict trustworthy relationships and interactions."
Mobile

Donald Trump says ‘no thanks’ to using a smartphone and email

While we previously thought that Donald Trump might use both a Samsung and iPhone, new reports suggest he may not carry a smartphone at all. So how does he send all those tweets? Great question!
Social Media

Super chatty today? Check out Chatible to chat with a stranger on Messenger

Adventurous and interested in meeting new people? Capable of talking to anyone? A new bot called Chatible may just become your new best friend, or at the very least, help you find him or her.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: NASA's human tissue bounty, the iPhone's true cost, and more

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…
Social Media

Hackers flood ISIS supporters’ Twitter accounts with Pride

As a direct response to the recent attacks in Orlando, the hacker collective Anonymous is actively targeting Twitter accounts that support ISIS. They replace ISIS flags with rainbows, and profile pictures with gay couples. In other words…
Social Media

Study finds people don’t read the majority of news they share on Twitter

The majority of Twitter users don't bother to read the links they share on the service, claims a new study that charts the spread of viral news on the platform. The research looked at 2.8 million shares on Twitter that totalled 75 billion…
Social Media

Facebook is developing a revolutionary method to teach chatbots common sense

Facebook wants to improve chatbots, and its digital assistant, "M," by teaching them common sense. The social network's first director of AI, Yann LeCun, revealed its predictive learning plans at a recent conference.
Mobile

Apple and Microsoft put the kibosh on a proposed rifle emoji

A joint opposition by Apple and Microsoft to a proposed rifle emoji means your phone won't be getting one anytime soon. The effort was spearheaded by Apple at a recent Unicode Consortium meeting.
Mobile

Report: Facebook working to bring its videos to T-Mobile’s Binge On program

Facebook is planning to bring data-free videos to T-Mobile customers by introducing them to the carrier's Binge On program, according to a new report. The move is thought to be part of Facebook's live-streaming push.
Social Media

Likes, comments on Instagram posts have dropped by a third in past 12 months

Instagram might have more users than ever, but a new study shows interactions are down year-over-year. According to social media analytics firm Quintly, more users on the service means more content is fighting for FaceTime.
Gaming

Facebook Live aims to beat Twitch at its own game with help of pro gamer Stephen Ellis

Facebook has hired pro-gamer Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis to bring more game developers, e-sports competitors, and gaming talent to its live-streaming network. Quietly recruited in May, Ellis has since been working behind the scenes to…