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Samsung's updating the Galaxy S8 software to eliminate red screens

Samsung's updating the Galaxy S8 software to eliminate red screens

Great news, Samsung fans — you might not have to deal with red-tinted phone screens forever. 🙄 In response to complaints from early Galaxy S8 owners who claimed their device screens looked red in color, Samsung plans to eliminate the issue with a software upgrade. SEE ALSO: Early Samsung Galaxy S8 owners are seeing red […]

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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'Take that for data!' is already the NBA Playoffs' championship meme

'Take that for data!' is already the NBA Playoffs' championship meme

His Memphis Grizzlies lost the game, but coach David Fizdale definitely won the internet.  So, uh, take that for data!  SEE ALSO: How Derek Jeter’s once-mocked startup became a sports media powerhouse Fizdale’s Grizzlies faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night in the opening game of their first-round NBA Playoffs series. Memphis mounted a […]

You can now 'feel' objects in VR, thanks to this wearable feedback system

You can now 'feel' objects in VR, thanks to this wearable feedback system

Convincing the human eye to believe virtual reality objects are real has been achieved through high-end headsets and immersive software experiences, but what about the other senses? Will VR ever be able to complete the illusion of reality through additional sensory input like touch?  A new experiment involving haptic feedback may have just paved the […]

Rejoice! Oculus Rift owners can now experience the awesomeness of Google Earth VR

Rejoice! Oculus Rift owners can now experience the awesomeness of Google Earth VR

Google just made becoming Superman in virtual reality a lot easier.  How so?   The search giant finally answered the requests of many VR users by opening Google Earth VR up to Oculus Rift users, and the update includes Oculus Touch controller support.  SEE ALSO: Oculus Rift promised us the future of VR. Here’s what […]

Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

Everything you need to know about what Facebook announced at F8

Facebook just showed the world some big plans. CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off its F8 developer conference with a new mission focused on community, some obvious movie references, and tons of dad jokes. After the scattershot intro, Facebook got to business — revealing the new tools and platforms for its developer community, which foreshadow where […]

Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat

Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat

Mark Zuckerberg cares about a few things: his family (including his dog Beast), live video and VR, and destroying Snapchat.  SEE ALSO: No assholes allowed at Facebook’s big conference The 32-year-old billionaire CEO made that clear in his keynote during Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference. When most of the world was seeing flashing headlines on […]

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 […]