Skype’s much-debated redesign hits the desktop

Skype’s much-debated redesign hits the desktop

In June, Microsoft introduced a completely revamped version of its Skype app, designed with a heavier focus on media-sharing, and other social expression tools, like emoji, reactions, and even a… more

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August 16, 2017

Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s… more

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August 16, 2017

Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

Content warning: This post contains racial slurs, homophobic language and very graphic depictions of racism and violence.

If you were just paying attention to press releases,… more

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August 16, 2017

Run to the rock

Run to the rock

The past week has been a tough one for lovers of freedom. Slippery slopes have been slid down and a side of the human mind that once remained in shadow has reared its head. Charlottesville is… more

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August 16, 2017

Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

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August 15, 2017

What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech

This weekend’s events in Charlottesville, VA left one person dead, 30 people injured and poured more kerosene onto the fire of national debate around hate groups and free… more

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August 14, 2017

Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability

Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability

Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable. Specifically, Facebook now… more

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August 14, 2017

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a… more

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August 14, 2017

Discord shuts down alt-right server and accounts for ToS violations

Discord shuts down alt-right server and accounts for ToS violations

Popular voice chat platform Discord has shut down several servers and accounts associated with the alt-right for violations of the terms of service. The company announced the enforcement action… more

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August 13, 2017

Snapchat “Crowd Surf” stiches together everyone’s concert videos

Snapchat “Crowd Surf” stiches together everyone’s concert videos

Snapchat’s got a new trick to stay one step ahead of Instagram by turning everyone’s quick video clips from concerts into a much more watchable music video you control.

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August 13, 2017