You now have a new way to split the bill for dinner: Gmail for Android. While the ability to send money using Google Wallet has been available for quite a while in Gmail on the web, you can now send money from within the mobile app. Once you've received the latest update, you'll be able to send and...
Netflix has completely transformed the way we watch and enjoy TV, a feat made all the more remarkable given that the streaming giant was nothing more than a purveyor of DVDs by mail just a few years ago. These days, Netflix is churning out content faster than most people can keep up with. In April a...
Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making ...
When you search "Facebook Live" on Google today, these are the most popular results you'll see: Not "Facebook Live tips and tricks." Not "Facebook live funniest videos." All the most popular searches for Facebook Live revolve around murders, torture, and death. This is probably not what Fa...
WhatsApp is testing two major new features that could soon make their way to all users. The messaging app has long been rumoured to be working on an “unsend” option for messages, which would allow users to delete messages they’ve already sent. The company is testing the feature in a new beta r...
Amazon’s Alexa can summon an Uber and satisfy a four-year-old’s demand for fart noises. Siri can control your Internet-connected thermostat. Each serve millions of users each day. But a lucky group of around 10,000 people, mostly in California, know that Facebook’s assistant, named M, is the s...
Late last year, Facebook brought its mobile photo-sharing application Moments to the web in a limited capacity by adding a link to the service in the desktop version of Facebook. We’ve spotted that Facebook also has a standalone web version for the service that offers access to the ...
Picture this: do you love to post snaps of your food on Instagram? From Instagram over-sharers to inexperienced relatives on Facebook, we can all identify with these social media personality types. Log on to any social media platform and you’ll notice people who belong to a “social media” grou...
In general, social interaction helps people create and foster relationships. Although, as social networks have expanded over the past decade, their downsides have become apparent. Connecting virtually can lead to a decline in face-to-face relationships and meaningful activities, a sedentary lif...
YouTube TV is officially happening. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) on Wednesday announced that the world’s largest video sharing website is getting a live TV streaming service that will let you watch 40 channels at launch, including the five major broadcast stations, with more coming in the future. The $...
Travel agents? Who needs one when you have a smartphone. Planning a trip can be a pain, but it’s 2016 and you have all the necessary tools to make your vacation a breeze. From the App Store to Google Play, we’ve rounded up some of the best apps to keep stress to a bare minimum. Booking Find...
Travel agents? Who needs one when you have a smartphone. Planning a trip can be a pain, but it’s 2016 and you have all the necessary tools to make your vacation a breeze. From the App Store to Google Play, we’ve rounded up some of the best apps to keep stress to a bare minimum. Booking Find...
I’m sure you are constantly told to manage your time better, because it boosts your efficiency, saves time, and reduces stress. Everyone knows the benefits of a better time management, but how many of us could actually do it? Most of us like to procrastinate and realize we don’t have much time l...
Facebook may have revolutionized how we stay in touch with friends and family, but a new study has found that too much time on social media actually leads to increased feelings of isolation. The study, published Monday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined feelings of social ...
The promise of free money should raise red flags, but what if it comes from a supposed friend? It starts with a Facebook message. “You’re contacted by your friend who says, ‘Hey, did you get your $250,000?’ You’re going, ‘What do you mean $250,000?'” said Greg Dunn, CEO, Bett...
Drew Barrymore, left, and Liv Hewson at the premiere of Santa Clarita Diet, a Netflix original. Photo: Richard Shotwell Australians love a good Netflix binge, especially from the comfort of their own couch. In fact with close to 6 million subscribers, the entertainment service's uptake has been noth...
Inconsistencies behind the company’s ability to police advertising on controversial content are coming to light. Google’s decision-making process over which YouTube videos are deemed “advertiser friendly” faces scrutiny from both brands and creators, highlighting once again the challenge of ...
Google’s television streaming service is finally online. The search giant said that its YouTube TV service is available in five metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia....
1. Teach your friends how to *actually* pronounce your name. Facebook Go to your profile page, then About, click Details About You, then under Name pronunciation, click “How do you say your name?“   Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed This is how it shows up on your profile!...
YouTube is going to start selling TV today. At least to people who live in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and two other cities. This is the 50-plus channels, $35-a-month service YouTube announced in February. The one major update since then: It will be adding channels from AMC N...
Video content provides incredible opportunities for charities to promote their cause and win new supporters and funds, especially a younger audience. It offers the ability to connect meaningfully with an audience and build really engaged supporters – both because video is such a powerful medium fo...
Amritanshu Gupta prefers to call himself ’social media manager’. He’s the one who writes out those tweets for boxing star Vijender Singh and former cricketer Moh­ammed Kaif (he also writes tweets for a former cricketer, a certain swashbuckling batsman, but doesn’t want to ‘out’ h...
If we knew how much data we willingly handed out each day, would it matter? If ignorance truly is bliss, as they say, we’re a society of happy internet users that are blissed out of our goddamn minds. A new tool called Stalkscan gives users a peek at just how sweet ignorance can be. Win ...
Last time you dialed a corporate call center, did the agent seem nicer than usual? That could be because companies now pull data from sites like Facebook and LinkedIn in order to select an operator who is most likely to charm you. According to the Wall Street Journal, phone giant Sprint (S...
SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat,” and artificial intelligence that will sift through large data sets — these are just a few of the technologies being pursued by companies with investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s ventur...
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