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Periscope to implement new save and search options, drone-based streaming

Twitter-owned live-streaming service Periscope is learning a few new tricks. It'll let you save and search broadcasts, plus stream from a DJI Phantom quadcopters. The new features read like a laundry list of responses to Facebook's…

Google is testing this significant change to how it presents its search results

Google's iconic search results page may soon get a pretty significant facelift -- the company is testing using black links instead of the well-loved blue. If social media backlash is anything to go by it's unlikely the change will become…
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Facebook denies ex-employees’ accusations that it suppresses conservative news

Facebook has released a statement denying that it prevents news from conservative media outlets from appearing on its trending feed. The claims were attributed to former employees in a recent report on the platform's top-secret news…

Taking a selfie? Try not to destroy any statues while you're at it

In an attempt to take a photo of himself with a 126-year-old statue of a 16th-century Portuguese king, an overzealous 24-year-old actually climbed on top of the structure, thereby causing it to collapse and crumble.

Make texts more expressive (and absurd) by creating your own emoji

Generic emojis are for suckers, especially when you can use an app like Bitmoji to turn yourself into an emoji. Here's a quick breakdown of the app's biggest features.

Tweets talk: A review of Twitter’s review of Drake’s new album, Views

At 11 P.M. EST, Drake released his highly anticipated fourth album Views on iTunes, and within minutes Twitter was inundated with hundreds of people sharing their opinions on his latest opus. Digital Trends breaks down how accurate those…
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Did Twitter tell Dataminr to stop feeding intelligence agencies?

Twitter has apparently ended a two-year working relationship between information discovery company Dataminr, which has access to every Twitter post, and key agencies in the U.S. intelligence community.

Feeling road rage set on? Instagram trends reveal you’re not alone

In a recent study, the Auto Insurance Center analyzed 65,535 Instagram posts hashtagged #RoadRage with the hopes of discovering where, when, and why drivers in the U.S. were most upset.

Download these five great apps to send GIFs, wake up to The Rock, and more

Every week we hunt through the various app stores to find you the best to download. This week, we've got an alarm clock app from The Rock himself, a GIF keyboard from Giphy, and more.

This photoshop whiz will take your requests very, very seriously

Photographs may serve to capture memories, but thanks to one Photoshop pro, they can also invent new moments that you're sure to remember. Meet James Fridman, a wizard of the digital age who takes 'shopping to a whole new level.

Weekly Rewind: Stainless clothing, an Instagram flaw, the Stones vs. Trump

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…
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What happens to your social media accounts after you die?

Legislation just out of committee in California may finally put some structure on how social media accounts are handled when a user dies. The three-stage process in AB 691 gives you two ways to specify ahead of time how your account will be…