Someone actually created a live feed of Trump’s tweets as artwork for his living room

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect By Suzanne Ciechalski2017-06-24 16:00:00 UTC Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app — or any […]

Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

This year’s iPhone (tentatively dubbed the “iPhone 8“) is going to be a huge launch. We’ve already heard a lot about the iPhone 8 through leaks. Rumors say it’ll have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen, Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the screen, inductive wireless charging, a new “glass sandwich” design, faster performance, and a better […]

Custom Snapchat Spectacles let divers explore deep underwater

Snapchatting deep in the ocean sounds like it could be a watery mess, but three divers are doing just that with a special mask that works with the messaging app’s Spectacles video glasses. This week two divers plunged into the coast off the Mexican island of Cozumel to show off sea life normally only caught […]

Stunning drone footage shows nearly finished Apple Park campus

Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting. The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple […]

Instagram’s algorithm is ruining my life with your Father’s Day posts

As a rule, social networks are terrible at understanding their human users — no matter the ooey-gooey platitudes about bringing us “closer together” their executives piece together.  Never has this been more clear than over the past few days, when Instagram’s algorithm continually shoved well-meaning but emotionally ruinous “happy Father’s Day!” garbage down my throat. […]

YouTube’s VR 180 and Daydream cameras bring immersive video to traditional creators

Even if you’ve never strapped on a virtual reality headset, if you’re a heavy YouTube user, you’ve probably stumbled upon a 360 video on the site and thought: This looks interesting, but very weird and hard to watch in my browser.  YouTube has been obviously been paying attention to these kinds of comments and has […]

7 of the most hard-to-reach Snapchat geofilters around the world

Putting a snazzy geofilter on your Snapchats is something many of us don’t think twice about. But, have you ever swiped right in some of the world’s most far-flung and hard-to-reach places?  Even in remote spots like waterfalls, caves and forests, there are snazzy geofilters for you to spruce up your travel snaps.  Never mind […]

Sick of censoring content, China bans livestreaming altogether

Image: Andy Wong/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Yvette Tan2017-06-23 06:19:19 -0400 Chinese authorities have sent shockwaves through the social media sphere, with a blanket ban on livestreaming across three major online platforms. On Thursday, the government ordered Weibo, iFeng and ACFUN to stop all its video and audio streaming services, according to an FT report. Weibo, China’s version […]

Smashburger adds Apple Pay payments and loyalty program

Apple is slowly but surely growing the list of places where you can pay hands-free with your iPhone and Apple Pay. The latest addition: Smashburger, which announced that it will begin accepting Apple Pay later this year.  Once it’s live in store, you’ll be able to tap-to-pay just as you would at any other business […]

‘Snap Maps’ are prime territory for FOMO and lurking

It’s a curious thing being able to see the location of many of your friends, colleagues, lovers and even family members on a virtual map. But, that’s precisely what Snapchat’s new feature Snap Maps is offering up. And, honestly, this new feature — released just a day ago — has already turned me into a […]