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All the social media opt-outs you need to activate right now

Vero is a three-year-old app that's suddenly become a popular alternative to established social media platforms. It has a platform that promises to show you what your friends and network are posting, in chronological order — and with no ads. It does sound alluring. Tons of users signed up for the...

2018-02-28
Twitter finally gives us an official way to bookmark tweets

Some tweets have always been worth saving for future reference. But Twitter has never offered a formal way to do that, forcing everybody to come up with their own workaround. (Lots of us use the Like button, thereby probably leading some people to think we like tweets that we actually hate.) That era ends today...

2018-02-28
Why An Alum Of Both Gawker And The Awl Is Pivoting To The Blockchain

“I don’t know if I understand it more than halfway myself,” says Tom Scocca. Last year began what could only be described as a time of reckoning for the media industry. It certainly seems to be continuing this year. With the digital ad space being constantly squeezed by the ever-growing market...

2018-02-28
Samsung Galaxy S9: Our first photos with the new camera

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 was announced with one primary goal: amp up the camera. Armed with an F1.5/F2.4 lens – the first variable phone aperture we’ve seen in modern times – Samsung aims to reclaim the camera throne from the likes of Google and Apple. I’ve had the device for a little over two days and have spent...

2018-02-28
Black Lives Matter co-founder explains what people get wrong about Black History Month

Patrisse Cullors has had a major influence on the Black Lives Matter movement ever since it began in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting. Here she explains what many people get wrong when it comes to how they think about Black History Month and where the focus should be.  Read more...More about Mashable...

2018-02-28
Twitter's new Bookmarks feature saves you from embarrassing likes

On Twitter, a like is a like — unless it's not.  Over the years the "like" button has come to embody several distinct uses on the social media platform: a way to designate appreciation for a tweet, show agreement, or, confusingly, to essentially bookmark the tweet in question for later reading....

2018-02-28
Google teaches AI to fool humans so it can learn from our mistakes

Fooling robots into seeing things that aren’t there, or completely mis-categorizing an image, is all fun and games until someone gets decapitated because a car’s autopilot feature thought a white truck was a cloud. In order avoid such tragedies, it’s incredibly important that researchers in the field of...

2018-02-28
Plot twist: Vero, the new popular social network, may actually be bad

Over the last few days, the social network Vero has grown like a wildfire. It flew to the top of the App Store charts–and it is still number two today. As Fast Company‘s Melissa Locker wrote earlier this week, the mobile app has actually been around for a few years, and it promises to give …...

2018-02-28
Adorable Kids Adorably Reenact Oscar Movies On Instagram

Don’t Call Me Oscar is an unbelievably cute tribute to Oscar-nominated films, with a bunch of small children replacing the adults in the room. What: Moments from Oscar-nominated movies, but with small children in place of the actual performers.Read Full Story

2018-02-28
The Gap Wins Over Instagram With This Empowering Breastfeeding Ad

A model who needed to breastfeed her son during a photoshoot resulted in a wonderfully human ad from the mass retailer. What: An ad featuring a mother breastfeeding her child.Read Full Story

2018-02-28
Twitter adds new features to bookmark and share your favorite tweets

Twitter today announced it’s rolling out a new Bookmark option for tweets, as well as a new way of sharing them with friends. First spotted last October, the Bookmark option lets you save tweets in a private list. This way, you can save tweets, links, and threads for later perusal — particularly useful if you’re...

2018-02-28
Clap to Find My Phone app lets you clap to find your phone

Few things are more frustrating than not being able to find your phone right as you’re heading out. An app called ‘Clap to Find My Phone‘ wants to save you from that frustration. Take a wild guess how it works. The app is currently Android only, and it seems unlikely to be any use on iOS, where you’d likely...

2018-02-28
Big Dutch bank teases cryptocurrency wallet, people think it’s a scam

Bitcoin conspiracy theorists have long speculated that banks and financial institutions are out to slay the cryptocurrency market, but it seems the narrative is gradually starting to change: leading Dutch bank Rabobank is apparently toying around with the idea of launching its own cryptocurrency wallet....

2018-02-28
Dick’s Sporting Goods will stop selling assault-style rifles

In a sign that the tide may finally be turning when it comes to public opinion on guns, Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced they will stop selling assault-style rifles, reports The Hill. But Dick’s isn’t stopping there. The company also announced it will also no longer sell guns to anyone under...

2018-02-28
Do Resume Typos Matter? Here’s What Hundreds Of LinkedIn Users Say

Typos are often interpreted as a sign of poor attention to detail. But in a digital world where most text is editable, does that still make sense? A few months ago, I posted a question on LinkedIn: “If someone who is not a professional writer has a couple of typos in their resume, why does that speak to...

2018-02-28
Facebook just expanded its job listings to 40 countries

Facebook is opening up the ability to post jobs on its platform to 40 countries today. Roughly 26% of consumers found or searched for a job on Facebook, according to a 2017 Morning Consult Intelligence survey commissioned by Facebook. The social network first rolled out job postings and job applications last...

2018-02-28
The moon is getting its own 4G mobile phone network

In what is sure to make E.T. happy, the moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, reports Reuters. No, this is not a joke. Vodafone Germany, Nokia, and Audi are teaming up for a private space mission next year that will see a mobile phone network rolled out on the moon that … Continue reading...

2018-02-28
Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service lands in India

The rumors from  last March were true: Amazon has rolled out its Prime Music service in India today, with apps available for the web, Android, and iOS. The service is part of Amazon’s Prime subscription, which grants access to fast and often free shipping, as well as Prime Video, for Rs. 999 ($15) a year. That’s...

2018-02-28
Google’s Flutter framework for building iOS and Android apps launches in beta

After being announced last year, Google took to the stage at MWC 2018 to announce a beta release of Flutter, its free and open-source framework for building iOS and Android apps with a unified codebase. The SDK lets devs code their apps in the Dart programming language, and packages them along with a rendering...

2018-02-28
Amazon acquires Ring’s home security business for $1 billion

Amazon has acquired Ring, a Santa Monica, California-based maker of connected video doorbells and security cameras, for $1 billion. That will see the ecommerce giant push further into the home security business: it previously acquired Blink, which makes similar products. Plus, it already offers a Cloud Cam that’s...

2018-02-28
This Menswear Brand Lost 10K Instagram Followers Over Same-Sex Ads

Dutch menswear company Suitsupply’s latest campaign features men who appear to be attracted to each other and many on social media cannot handle it. Advertising drives people nuts. Sometimes it’s for a sensible reason, like when Dodge Ram used a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to sell trucks during the...

2018-02-27
Google rejected 57% of 2.4 million “right to be forgotten” privacy requests

Google has played by the European Union’s “right to be forgotten” rules since 2014, when the European Court of Justice introduced a law that allowed European citizens to request that search engines erase information about them from search results. In its latest annual Transparency...

2018-02-27
Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal. Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of artificial...

2018-02-27
Meet Vero, the barely-functional app gunning for Instagram’s audience

In the last few days a fledgling social media app shot to the top of the free app charts. Vero is a bit of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all rolled into one and it’d undoubtedly be over the moon dethroning any or all of those apps. Spoiler alert: it won’t. Vero has been on the market for three years. Recently,...

2018-02-27

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