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Miranda Kerr is really feeling the wrath of Spiegel's alleged India comments

Miranda Kerr is really feeling the wrath of Spiegel's alleged India comments

Australian supermodel and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr is a seperate person from her fiancee, Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel. But you wouldn’t know it from the hectic trolling she’s receiving on social media.  The hashtag #UninstallSnapchat went viral in India three days ago, following Spiegel’s alleged comments that “This app is only for rich people. […]

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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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, […]

'American Assassin' trailer is here for your insatiable spy thriller thirst

'American Assassin' trailer is here for your insatiable spy thriller thirst

If “American man with troubled past turns to spy agency and suddenly becomes gifted killer” sounds like a familiar movie plot, that’s because it is. But that won’t stop folks from watching Dylan O’Brien as younger-Matt-Damon-with-much-more-hair Mitch Rapp in The Bourne Identity Part 8 American Assassin.  The movie’s based on a book of the same […]

Luke's shocking line in 'The Last Jedi' trailer may mean something else

Luke's shocking line in 'The Last Jedi' trailer may mean something else

“I only know one truth: it’s time for the Jedi to end.”  That mic drop of a Luke Skywalker line from the Last Jedi teaser trailer reverberated around the world Friday, with most fans assuming it meant Luke wanted to destroy the Force-filled order to which he had devoted his life.  But in France, at […]

If you haven't seen 'Broadchurch' Season 3, you're missing out

If you haven't seen 'Broadchurch' Season 3, you're missing out

I’m not going to say that the final season of Broadchurch is the best British drama of the past five years, but it’s got to be pretty high up there.  SEE ALSO: ‘Broadchurch’ is the best British crime show you’re not watching The finale of the third series of the Dorset-based crime drama aired on […]

Spotify, data, and how to become indispensable to the music industry

Spotify, data, and how to become indispensable to the music industry

Maybe a million streams on Spotify won’t make a musician rich, but Spotify believes it will help them get rich. Spotify launched “Spotify for Artists” on Tuesday, a one-stop shop for the industry to tap into the company’s listening data.  The pitch is simple: Spotify knows who is listening to what music, where they are, […]

White nationalist caught assaulting protester on viral video blames President Trump in court

White nationalist caught assaulting protester on viral video blames President Trump in court

A white nationalist caught shoving a black protestor at a Trump rally has a creative defense for why he should be let off the hook: Trump told him to do it. Matthew Heimbach, the chairman of the unabashedly white nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party, shoved Kashiya Nwanguma while she was protesting at a Trump campaign rally […]