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Facebook is no longer releasing temporary reaction buttons

Facebook is no longer releasing temporary reaction buttons

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June 1st marked the beginning of Pride month, and last year, users who liked Facebook’s LGBTQ@Facebook page could get a custom reaction of a rainbow pride flag for a limited time. This year, that option doesn’t appear, and Facebook tells Business Insider that won’t be releasing custom reactions anymore. Facebook rolled out its expanded like […]

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Bungie gets $100 million investment from Chinese gaming company NetEase

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On Friday, Halo and Destiny studio Bungie announced a major partnership with Chinese tech and gaming company NetEase, “to help us explore new directions.” The deal is to the tune of $100 million, giving the NetEase a minority stake in Bungie, as well as a seat on its board of directors, according to GamesIndustry. The […]

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Homeland Security detected signs of cell phone spying in Washington DC

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Last year, the Department of Homeland Security launched a pilot project in Washington DC, deploying a network of sensors to ascertain the extent of cell phone surveillance being conducted in the capitol. They found that not only were International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers in use, but some were being used in proximity to “potentially […]

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Fall asleep in seconds by listening to a soothing voice read the EU’s new GDPR legislation

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Last month, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, triggering a wave of panic among unprepared tech companies. This month, why not harness the power of that legislation to calm your own worries and get a good night’s sleep? Meditation app Calm provides what it calls “bedtime stories for grown-ups” (an […]

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You haven’t experienced ASMR until you’ve had Funky Kong console you about your messy divorce

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Sometimes, the world can feel like a relentless nightmare, designed by someone with all your pain points in mind. Being online, whether you have to be or just want to stay in the loop, can make all that worse — your therapist would probably tell you to close this tab and go outside. While that’s […]

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Lynq is a gadget that lets you find your friends even if you’re off the grid

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This Indiegogo campaign aims to help people who need to locate their friends and family in a pinch. Lynq is a little gadget that you can clip on your clothes or bag that tells you how far and in what direction other people are without any data connection needed. The palm-sized device is as simple […]

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California’s bill to regulate Elon Musk’s flamethrower is being held in committee

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It’s looking like the state of California won’t be standing in the way of Elon Musk’s flamethrower anytime soon. A bill introduced earlier this year by California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago is being held in the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee. Santiago, who represents Los Angeles, introduced a bill called “AB-1949 Explosives: flamethrowing devices” earlier this year redefining […]

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President Trump has nominated Geoffrey Starks to replace FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn

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President Donald Trump has officially nominated Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission to replace outgoing FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. His appointment will require approval from the US Senate. Clyburn said in April that she would leave the commission. Nominated in 2009 by President Barack Obama, she has been a staunch advocate of net neutrality. […]

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Hinge will no longer require you to log in via Facebook

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Dating app Hinge is about to make a major change: it’s dropping its requirement that users to login to with Facebook. Techcrunch reports that the app will still keep the ability for users to log in with the social network, but it’s also adding the ability for users to use a phone number to log […]

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Cult favorite anime FLCL is back with new episodes — but 15 years later, the original still shines

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The surreal, groundbreaking show uses aliens and giant robots to express the loneliness and confusion of growing up Continue reading…

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