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Facebook steps up its fight to eradicate clickbait from your feed

Facebook is escalating its war on clickbait links by implementing an update to its News Feed algorithm. The social network will use the new system to relegate clickbait to the bottom of your feed.
Mobile

Messaging has been made musical thanks to Bars, which detects song lyrics from texts

A new messaging app called Bars hopes to disrupt the massive messaging market. What makes Bars different? It uses song lyrics instead of basic text, even sending snippets of the songs in question to those receiving the messages.
Cool Tech

Welcome to Area 404, the hardware lab where Facebook is building the future

Facebook is offering the first extensive look inside its huge new hardware lab, and the state-of-the-art machinery it houses. Inside, Facebook's engineers will build everything from internet-delivering drones to VR tech.
Social Media

Facebook’s new shopping features could boost sales for small businesses

Facebook has launched two new e-retail sections for business pages in emerging markets, and worldwide, that are tied into its Messenger app. For the first time ever, the new features allow businesses to sell items on Facebook at no extra…
Social Media

How to change your Twitter name

Just because you chose the worst Twitter name on the face of the Earth doesn't mean you're stuck with it for the rest of eternity. Check out our quick guide on how to change your Twitter username and real name in less than five minutes…
Social Media

Tinder should be “investigated” for unlawfully storing user data, asserts MEP

Tinder has been accused of unlawfully storing and sharing user data by a member of the European Parliament. Belgian socialist Marc Tarabella has called for an investigation into the firm, as well as several other mobile apps.
Social Media

Looking to verify your Twitter account? Now you can — here’s how

Looking to get your Twitter account officially verified? Here's a step-by-step guide to walk you through the entire verification process, so you can finally obtain the blue checkmark beside your Twitter handle.
Mobile

YouTube Red's benefits — no ads, ability to download — now apply to YouTube Kids

Wish the kids didn't have to watch those pesky ads? Or that they could download videos for offline viewing? Well, you're in luck -- YouTube Kids now integrates with YouTube Kids, meaning that kids can browse YouTube ad-free just like you.
Social Media

Twitter launches live Rio Olympics Moments, and a barrage of new emojis

Twitter will cover the Rio Olympics on its flagship platform, and on its Periscope, and Vine apps. The content will include a mixture of curated news, video highlights, and over 200 new hashtag-activated emojis.
Social Media

Snapchat rolls out location-based Geostickers in select cities around the world

Snapchat has rolled out more stickers, this time in the form of location-activated icons for select cities, including NYC, Los Angeles, Paris, and London. The tongue-in-cheek stickers offer another way to customize your snaps.
Social Media

LinkedIn embraces video with Q & A clips from its top influencers

LinkedIn is introducing videos to its social network with the help of its Influencers. Industry leaders will discuss business trends in the short clips that will appear in users' feeds, allowing for interaction through comments.
Social Media

How to make animated GIFs with Photoshop (and other alternatives) 1:49

Love sharing GIFs with your friends and peers, but wish you could make your own? Here's how to do so in Photoshop, or using a few other methods that don't require you to shell out a premium fee with each calendar year.