Month: March 2017

NASA tests robotic tools to crack the surface of icy moons

While the Mars rovers are assiduously searching the red planet for water over the next decade, there are whole moons full of the stuff just waiting for us to come visit. At least, that’s the theory. But missions to Europa...

/ March 31, 2017

How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat launched Search for Stories submitted to its public Our Stories. It makes...

/ March 31, 2017

OnePlus offers Dash Charge for humans on April 1

April Fools is for playing funny, harmless pranks on others. OnePlus is stepping up the game – it will hand out Dash Energy for humans as well as offering a 15% discount on a bundle of Dash Power Adapters and...

/ March 31, 2017

Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through affiliate sales. Now, Amazon is looking to get in on...

/ March 31, 2017

Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar (because that will totally fix the abuse problem)

Everyone knows that Twitter has a harassment problem. And while the service has tried things like banning abusive users (both on a temporary and permanent basis) it hasn’t really fixed the problem. Today, they’re announcing another sweeping change that fails to...

/ March 31, 2017

Twitter is getting rid of the egg avatar because that will totally fix the abuse problem

Everyone knows that Twitter has a harassment problem. And while the service has tried things like banning abusive users (both on a temporary and permanent basis) it hasn’t really fixed the problem. But Twitter now thinks it has a real solution. Cracking...

/ March 31, 2017

Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware

Wonder, the incredibly stealthy new gaming company, has quietly created a signup page for information and perks related to its plans for global domination of the gaming market from its Los Angeles headquarters. The company is calling its new campaign...

/ March 31, 2017

Women in tech are still an undervalued pipeline for innovation

Allyson Kapin Contributor Allyson Kapin is the founder of Women Who Tech. Craig Newmark Contributor Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist. His latest venture, craigconnects, helps drive peer-to-peer, grassroots civic engagement and philanthropy to support veterans and military families;...

/ March 31, 2017

Apple releases new colorful Apple Watch ad

Apple just released a new video ad on its YouTube channel for the Apple Watch Series 2. There are two interesting things about this ad. It’s a colorful, cheerful clip that wants to turn the Apple Watch into a pop...

/ March 31, 2017

The post office will now email you photos of your mail before it’s delivered

Informed Delivery is a service from the United States Postal Service that scans the outside of your mail and shows you the images each morning before the mail is actually delivered. While the USPS first started testing the free service more...

/ March 31, 2017