Switch up your Reddit routine with these interesting, inspiring, and zany subs

So you've just joined the wonderful world of Reddit and want to explore it. With so many subreddits, however, navigating the "front page of the internet" can be daunting. Here are some of the best subreddits to get you started.
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This subreddit can figure out everything about you by looking in your fridge

The food you eat (and how you store it) says a lot about you. A new subreddit called Fridge Detectives guesses who you are, what you do, and even where you live based on the contents of your refrigerator.

Attacker stole user data from Reddit through employee accounts

Reddit reports that an attacker broke into a few systems on the company’s network and stole user data. The theft consisted of a 2007 database backup containing salted hashed passwords along with “some” current email addresses.
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What is Reddit? A beginner’s guide to the front page of the internet

So, what is Reddit exactly? Here, we breakdown the terminology, perks, and various inner workings of everyone's favorite social platform. Understanding the self-proclaimed "front page of the internet" has never been so easy.

Relive 1998 as live chat rooms roll out across Reddit in a limited beta

Reddit is slowly rolling out real-time chat rooms across a limited number of subreddits. Currently in beta, Reddit Chat went live in 2017 for a small group of around 7,000 users. Reddit is now expanding this service.
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Reddit is rolling out video ads — and yes, they autoplay

Brace yourselves, Redditors -- video ads are coming to the platform beginning next week. The ads will autoplay in the feed thanks to the new card view and will be hosted on Reddit's native video platform launched last year.

Reddit beats out Facebook to become the third-most-popular site on the web

Reddit is now more popular than Facebook. The latest rankings show that Reddit only trails Google and YouTube as the most popular internet destination, with Facebook falling to fourth place and Amazon rounding out the top five.
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You’re not hearing things: Viral Laurel vs. Yanny debate is an audio brain teaser

What do you hear: Laurel or Yanny? In a debate that's growing to an iconic blue-gold dress scale, a robotic recording has the internet divided. So is it Laurel or Yanny, and why are people hearing different things from the same audio file?
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Facebook’s downvote test has made its way to New Zealand and Australia

Find that comment offensive, misleading or off-topic? Facebook is testing a downvote button that will allow you to say so, giving users a role in the algorithms determining what comments pop up first.

Chrome’s desktop browser now supports web-based VR on the Oculus Rift

The latest stable version of Google Chrome for desktop now supports the Oculus Rift headset via WebVR. Chrome automatically detects the headset, determines its capabilities, and renders web-based VR at a compatible framerate.

Reddit continues to protect racist language in favor of free speech

Can freedom of speech go too far? Reddit finds itself in hot water after its CEO defended the first amendment, noting that hate speech, such as racism and racial slur, does not violate the community's terms. While many of Reddit's tech…

Reddit refurbishes its bland style, adds an endless scroll, new view options

After over a year of planning, the new Reddit is now available for a small percentage of users before a widespread rollout. The update includes an endless scroll, posts editor, and three different view options.
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Reddit bans its DarkNetMarkets subreddit

As part of its efforts to root out illegal activity taking place on the site, Reddit has banned several subreddits dedicated to illegal activities and dark web black markets.

Craigslist, Reddit prep for legal woes from FOSTA sex-trafficking bill

Preparing for censorship, Craigslist and Reddit buckle down as the controversial FOSTA bill heads to the White House for President Trump's signature. Based on the bill's wording, all unsuspecting websites will face legal woes.
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Reddit scatters in-feed sponsored posts inside its mobile apps

Reddit's apps now have a new ad format mixing sponsored multimedia posts into users' feeds that allow for user comments. The ads are launching first on iOS but coming to Android soon.

Got time to kill? Do it on the go with the best Reddit apps for Android and iOS

There are plenty of ways to experience the so-called "front page of the internet," and not all the apps available are created equal. Here are the best Reddit apps available for Android and iOS.

Not the dress again — illusion from two identical images confuses the internet

These images may look slightly different, but it's actually the same exact image side-by-side, an optical illusion that's boggling the internet. A photography lesson on lines explains why.

Redditors don’t read what they vote on, according to a new study

A new study has found that almost three-quarters of posts to Reddit are voted on by users who haven't actually clicked through, and many visitors to the site merely scan through headlines.