Twitter breaks its silence on McGowan suspension

Twitter has abruptly broken its own policy of not commenting on individual accounts to explain why it temporarily suspended the account of actress Rose McGowan late...

Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition

John Attanasio, CEO of Toonstar, said his goal is to create “a new Cartoon Network.” Attanasio and his co-founder Luisa Huang were both executives at Warner...

Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids

Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos,...

Everything announced at Oculus’ Connect 4 VR conference

 Standalone headsets, VR replacements for your computer monitor, and ways to share VR to the News Feed were highlights of today’s big Oculus conference. Click through or scroll down to...

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week...

Twitter says it may “refine” its policies after reversing position on Blackburn campaign ad

For the second time in less than three weeks, Twitter has said it will look at its policies following controversy over tweets by a politician....

Facebook seriously needs its own Bitmoji

Your Facebook profile used to be the online version of “you”. But over...

Snapchat is building a secluded R&D lab in Lehi, Utah

It’s hard to build something secret in LA or SF without anyone finding out. So Snap Inc is building a new R&D office in the...

Twitter will launch a bookmarking tool in the near future

Twitter confirmed it’s planning to launch a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later reading. The addition will help users keep a separate list of...

Angry young men

I used to build bombs in my basement. My friend, a guy who...

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World’s fastest X-ray pulse lets physicists record electrons in slow-motion

Researchers have just broken a world record with their demonstration of the fastest light pulse ever developed -- a 53-attosecond X-ray pulse. For...