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The internet redeems itself by rallying around bullied deaf and blind 'Counter-Strike' player

The internet redeems itself by rallying around bullied deaf and blind 'Counter-Strike' player

The internet — and in online gaming especially — can be full of terrible people.  But every once in a while, a tidal wave of positivity can swell and submerge the hatred so quickly and deeply that it restores your faith in humanity. Even just for a little while. Adam “Loop” Bahriz was playing Counter-Strike: […]

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Australians are pretty hooked on Snapchat, company figures reveal

Snapchat is doing remarkably well in Australia, new figures released by Snap Inc. show.  For the first time, the company has revealed how many Australians are daily active users on the platform. And it’s a cool 4 million. According to a 2015 report from Deloitte, Australia has 15 million smartphone users, making the market’s active […]

How to improve your Facebook feed, so we see the next Trump coming

How to improve your Facebook feed, so we see the next Trump coming

What would’ve happened if America had seen this coming? For a large mass of the world, the election of Donald Trump was unfathomable mere hours before it happened. Helping that along were a slew of polls along with nonstop commentary—from experts, entertainers and laymen—indicating Hillary Clinton as a superior candidate, on course for a cake-walk […]

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The internet redeems itself by rallying around bullied deaf and blind 'Counter-Strike' player

The internet redeems itself by rallying around bullied deaf and blind 'Counter-Strike' player

The internet — and in online gaming especially — can be full of terrible people.  But every once in a while, a tidal wave of positivity can swell and submerge the hatred so quickly and deeply that it restores your faith in humanity. Even just for a little while. Adam “Loop” Bahriz was playing Counter-Strike: […]

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will swing by for 'Avengers 4'

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will swing by for 'Avengers 4'

Here’s hoping you liked Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, because you’re going to be seeing a lot of him over the next few years. Marvel Studios has officially confirmed Spider-Man will return for Avengers 4, due out in 2019. SEE ALSO: Marvel plans to keep making movies until you’re dead […]

Han Solo movie directors 'accidentally' reveal secret creature on set

Han Solo movie directors 'accidentally' reveal secret creature on set

No entertainment company on Earth loves to play the cat-and-mouse game of spoilers with its fans like Lucasfilm does—especially when it’s for charity. SEE ALSO: Yes, you can appear in the Han Solo movie Star Wars Celebration came and went last week with nary a word announced about the untitled Han Solo movie currently being […]

Watch out, Ticketmaster: SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix

Watch out, Ticketmaster: SeatGeek spends $56 million on TopTix

SeatGeek is serious about defeating Ticketmaster.  The ticketing platform just spent $56 million on the ticketing tech company TopTix. SeatGeek paid for that acquisition by raising $57 million in its own Series D funding round. Before this round, SeatGeek had already raised over $100 million in funding.  TopTix is an Israeli company, and a lot […]

Uber's complicated, messy history with tipping

Uber's complicated, messy history with tipping

What’s one problem Uber has that’s just the usual level of upsetting, and not totally horrifying? Tipping.  The ride-hailing giant has for years stood strong against letting customers tip their Uber drivers within the Uber app. Lyft started letting riders tip their drivers in 2012, and Uber still hasn’t gotten on board. The issue has […]

Facebook fires directly at Snapchat with augmented reality platform, 'Camera Effects'

Facebook fires directly at Snapchat with augmented reality platform, 'Camera Effects'

During the opening moments of this year’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg began showing off the company’s augmented reality strategy, and it looks pretty damn amazing.  First, Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new augmented reality platform called Camera Effects Platform. The platform is launching as an open beta starting today, and Zuckerberg showed off a number of examples […]

Facebook is giving Messenger bots a massive overhaul

Facebook is giving Messenger bots a massive overhaul

Facebook is making its Messenger bots a lot more useful.  Today, at its F8 developer conference, the company introduced a new type of Messenger bot that allows people to access developers’ bots inside of existing conversations on the messaging app.  SEE ALSO: Facebook just reinvented Clippy That may sound like a small change but it […]

Facebook launches Spaces, a social VR experience

Facebook launches Spaces, a social VR experience

Facebook is ready to give you and your friends a new place to hang out — in VR. Still, for some reason, there will be selfie sticks. The newest “platform” from the social network, Facebook Spaces, takes place entirely in VR using the Oculus Rift. It gives you the ability to create your very own […]

Cooper's Treasure: Astronaut's map could lead Discovery show to gold

Cooper's Treasure: Astronaut's map could lead Discovery show to gold

There are two things Hollywood has been reliably obsessed with for decades: treasure hunts, and space exploration.  Discovery’s new documentary series, Cooper’s Treasure, combines the two in a compelling new tale, which began when one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, Gordon Cooper, discovered anomalies — dark spots — in the ocean while searching for […]

Ohio inmates hacked into their own prison network with DIY computers

Ohio inmates hacked into their own prison network with DIY computers

When you’re browsing online at work, you might sometimes feel like you’re engaging in borderline criminal activity – but hey, at least you’re not an actual prisoner while you’re booking your next vacation while you’re on the clock.  Two inmates serving sentences in an Ohio prison went on an actual illicit internet spree using computers […]

Facebook fires directly at Snapchat with augmented-reality platform, 'Camera Effects'

Facebook fires directly at Snapchat with augmented-reality platform, 'Camera Effects'

During the opening moments of this year’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg began showing off the company’s augmented reality strategy, and it’s looks pretty damn amazing.  Announcing Facebook’s new augmented reality platform, called Camera Effects Platform, as an open beta starting today, Zuck showed off a number of examples of what will be possible with the […]

Zuckerberg: Facebook's next focus is building community

Zuckerberg: Facebook's next focus is building community

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a lot of products to announce as he kicked off this year’s F8, the conference for developers and other entrepreneurs who use Facebook in their products, but he first wanted to talk about relationships.  “For the past decade, Facebook has focused on friends and family,” Zuckerberg said. “Our next focus […]

Facebook Workplace gets equipped with doc sharing, legal compliance and video

Facebook Workplace gets equipped with doc sharing, legal compliance and video

Facebook has created a new empire over the last six months. It has nothing to do with Snapchat or even virtual reality, and it’s not just about video. SEE ALSO: Facebook wants your boss to let you use Facebook Facebook Workplace is the social network’s effort to get serious about getting into the business world, […]