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Creative ways to host a virtual birthday party 2020-04-06 17:05:58Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled kids’ birthday parties, but parents are finding new ways to take the

Facebook starts prompting US users to fill out 2020-04-06 16:42:13Starting today, some U.S. Facebook users will see a new pop-up on the app asking them to complete a survey about COVID-19. The survey, from Carnegie M

Before suing NSO Group, Facebook allegedly sought their 2020-04-03 19:37:37Facebook's WhatsApp is in the midst of a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance outfit NSO Group. But before complaining about the company's me

ZmURL customizes Zoom link previews with images & 2020-04-03 18:18:05Sick of sharing those generic Zoom video call invites that all look the same? Wish your Zoom link preview’s headline and image actually describe

Zoom will enable waiting rooms by default to 2020-04-03 17:05:10Zoom is making some drastic changes to prevent rampant abuse as trolls attack publicly shared video calls. Starting April 5th, it will require passwor

The pandemic is already reshaping tech’s misinformation crisis 2020-04-03 16:11:05Since 2016, social media companies have faced an endless barrage of bad press and public criticism for failing to anticipate how their platforms could

IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote 2020-04-02 12:51:59What do you do if you’re an event discovery startup and suddenly it’s illegal to attend events? You lean into the cultural shift and pivot

Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps 2020-04-02 10:13:17Facebook Messenger is finally getting desktop apps almost 9 years after its debut. After seeing over a 100% increase in desktop browser audio and vide

Google to shut down its India-focused Q&A app 2020-04-02 02:46:45Google is shutting down Neighbourly, a Q&A social app that it launched in Mumbai two years ago, the company has informed users. A spokesperson con

‘Content network effect’ makes TikTok tough to copy 2020-04-01 17:48:28Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes where users shoot a new video to recont

LinkedIn’s making its recruitment tools free to those 2020-04-01 17:00:00Like many other websites at the moment, the career-oriented networking platform LinkedIn has seen a big boost in traffic as a result of people being a

YouTube sellers found touting bogus coronavirus vaccines and 2020-04-01 07:11:53YouTube has been criticized for continuing to host coronavirus disinformation on its video sharing platform during a global health emergency. Two US a

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Jack Dorsey invites you to follow along via New! 2020-04-07 17:48:49Jack Dorsey has officially thrown his hat in the rich-person-fighting-COVID-19 ring.  Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and Square, announced on Tu

Sony unveils its new DualSense controller with improved New! 2020-04-07 17:17:26With every new console, Sony has released a new DualShock controller to go along with it. Not this time. What you're looking at is the new DualSense

Tip: Use iMessage Tapbacks for impromptu polls New! 2020-04-07 17:04:48For the most part, I do not like iMessage Tapbacks. While it's marginally fun to send a little heart if you don't have anything else to say, the fea

How to set up HDR on your TV New! 2020-04-07 16:47:27If you've purchased a TV in the last three or four years, there's a good chance it supports some form of high dynamic range, or HDR. Even if it does

In 2020, 'semi' is the new 'ex,' because New! 2020-04-07 16:31:00Maddy, a 24-year-old woman in New York City, defines "ex" as a past exclusive relationship.   Well, most of the time.  I spoke with Maddy

These are the 5 best shows to watch New! 2020-04-07 15:47:38The short-form streaming service Quibi made its debut this week, featuring over 50 new shows. We've rounded up five shows we think you should priorit

Netflix introduces new parental controls to remove titles New! 2020-04-07 15:34:43Netflix introduced a new suite of parental controls that allow users to do far more to restrict the types of content available on their account profil

Google finally adds 'eyes open' option to Pixel New! 2020-04-07 15:14:56If you own a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL, the Android 10 April update will make your phone that much more secure by finally introducing the ability to requi

This smart planter is designed to make gardening New! 2020-04-07 15:02:32Pico wants to bring out your green thumb and is more advanced than your average pot. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Plants, Gardening, a

This weird, headless cat pillow now has a New! 2020-04-07 14:55:34The successor of Qoobo, the Petit Qoobo is a cute pillow that looks and acts like a kitten and is designed to prevent loneliness. Read more...More abo

Stolen Zoom passwords and meeting IDs are already New! 2020-04-07 14:55:12 Read more... More about Privacy, Hackers, Zoom, Dark Web, and Coronavirus

Facebook just dropped a messaging app for couples New! 2020-04-07 14:26:04During a time of social distancing — where every couple is seemingly long distance unless they live together — Facebook launched an app fo

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Sony unveils the DualSense, the PlayStation 5’s stunning New! 2020-04-07 17:56:48This was a perfectly ordinary Tuesday, Sony. The biggest news in gaming was supposed to be the new Animal Crossing update. And here you hit

Parents are using Apple’s FaceTime to bond with New! 2020-04-07 17:27:38FaceTime isn’t generally considered a specialized medical tool, yet that’s just what it’s become to some hospitals. As medical facil

Someone trained an AI on BDSM literature so New! 2020-04-07 15:45:54Do robots go to hell? An AI developer recently created a remix of the Holy Bible (King James version) by training a text generator on BDSM stories. Th

Facebook Gaming launches Tournaments as part of its New! 2020-04-07 14:18:01Facebook today rolled out Tournaments, a feature of its Gaming platform that allows users to put together a gaming competition. It’s apparently

Facebook apologizes after AI blocks posts about DIY New! 2020-04-07 13:09:32Facebook’s AI moderators claimed another innocent victim this week when an algorithm blocked content on DIY coronavirus masks. The system threat

How to make lemonade out of shit New! 2020-04-07 12:20:34Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to

WeWork sues SoftBank for scrapping its $3 billion New! 2020-04-07 11:09:51It’s really happening: WeWork is suing its biggest investor for going back on a $3 billion plan to rescue the company from financial ruin. The e

Holy sheet: How to track your stock portfolio New! 2020-04-07 10:57:19Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. From your we

Microsoft Edge overtakes Firefox — but good luck New! 2020-04-07 09:29:52Mozilla Firefox has lost its spot as the second most popular browser to Microsoft Edge — the spiritual successor to everyone’s least favor

Daily Distraction: Here are some free ebooks for New! 2020-04-07 09:20:42There’s a lot going on around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it can be quite overwhelming sometimes to keep reading news or look

Ride hailing apps like Uber linked to increased 2020-04-07 09:00:01Ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft provide users with a quick and easy way to get about town, but according to new research, they also lead to an in

Research: Ancient Japan’s red flying pheasant may have 2020-04-07 08:48:18Pheasants are traditional messengers from Heaven in Japanese folklore. So, what happened the day a giant red one appeared in the sky over that island

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Zoom's Soaring Popularity Is a Double-Edged Sword 2020-04-01 15:04:09As the coronavirus pandemic worsened in the U.S., Zoom Video Communications offered free access to its videoconferencing platform and demand skyrocket

Risk Assessment: Buttress Account Security and Foil Fraudsters 2020-03-30 15:30:55Under ordinary circumstances, the average consumer can order a latte on the way to the coffee shop, book a last-minute trip to the coast, and come hom

Trying Times for Employee Engagement 2020-03-28 07:00:00These days are either the most trying time for encouraging employee engagement or the best we could expect. With so many people working remotely, many

The Tech Industry's Tectonic Shift 2020-03-27 11:53:54As COVID-19 continues to spread, states and cities across the U.S. have imposed restrictions -- from banning large gatherings to lockdowns, with citiz

Report: E-Commerce Account Takeovers, Shipping Fraud on the 2020-03-25 15:07:06E-commerce account takeovers increased 347 percent and shipping fraud jumped 391 percent from 2018 to 2019, a fraud and identity solutions company rep

Zoho's Noble Endeavor 2020-03-25 07:00:00Edge conditions and the change they drive are fascinating. Some people use the word "margin" because it's at the margin that things change. A situa

Concerns Grow That COVID-19 Could Take Down the 2020-03-24 15:13:01It may not be a question of if but when the Internet will reach the breaking point under the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internet is fast bec

Marketing on Amazon 101 2020-03-23 15:54:26More than 20 million individuals visit Amazon every month, making the platform the top e-commerce website in the U.S. Today's consumers don't use Am

How AI Can Improve Customer Retention 2020-03-21 07:00:00Customer attrition and churn are not new problems. Anyone who has spent time in the sales world has heard statistics around the cost of acquiring a ne

In the Time of Virus 2020-03-19 15:36:58Life goes on, though I keep thinking about the coronavirus and its impact on business, which is substantial. I am wondering if it's time to count our

Facebook Pledges Funds for SMBs in Face of 2020-03-19 12:33:34Facebook has announced a $100M commitment of cash grants and ad credits to help as many as 30,000 eligible small businesses in 30 countries where the

4 Ways Intelligent CRM Can Help You Reach 2020-03-18 07:00:00Does your customer relationship management strategy have what it takes to reach Generation Y? It's estimated that by 2021, an additional $394 billion

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Getting Engaged Before Moving? Here Are Three Things New! 2020-04-07 23:00:42General advice for any couple looking to get married and own property is to wait to buy until you have your marriage license. This helps to protect bo

Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny Deemed ‘Essential Workers’ New! 2020-04-07 16:58:26Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister in New Zealand, announced on Tuesday that the tooth fairy and Easter bunny were considered essential workers. Aroun

Countries and Their Crackdown Against Freedoms and Democracy 2020-04-06 18:11:46Countries around the world are utilizing the coronavirus as a guise to clamp down on human rights for political motivations. Though some constraints a

Man Downloaded Child Pornography as a ‘Boredom Killer’ 2020-04-03 20:35:19A man who was busted downloading thousands of pictures that contained either child erotica or child pornography said he viewed the content as a &ldquo

Families Name Their Newborn Children “Lockdown” and “Corona” 2020-04-02 20:03:32Two families have named their newborn babies “Lockdown” and ”Corona” with a wish that they would remind folks about taking pre

Cinema’s ‘Drive-In’ is a Blockbuster Opening Weekend Smash 2020-04-01 20:03:53A cinema in Texas turned its enclosed movie theater into a “drive-in” in the establishment’s parking lot and it was a big success. E

Person Dresses as Bush to Sneak Out during 2020-03-31 19:45:44A couple tapped a neighbor dressed as a bush violating the COVID-19 lockdown. They shared the footage on TikTok attracting more than 700,000 views. In

2 Choir Members Are Dead & Dozens Have 2020-03-30 17:48:3460 members of the Skagit Valley Chorale recently met up for rehearsal – now dozens of them have COVID-19 and two are dead. “It seemed like

Instagram Followers: Buy or Not to Buy? 2020-03-29 21:11:09Instagram has millions of users. Some Instagram accounts have acquired followers organically after many years, while others have bought followers. But

Why Every Brand Needs a Coming Soon Page 2020-03-28 19:28:36Are you planning to launch a new WordPress site? If so, you might be preparing to set up the right permalink structure, the sitemap, and the synchroni

Nationalist Planned to Bomb Hospital as Revolt against 2020-03-27 13:08:57With some thinking government lockdowns are a step in the infliction of a tyrannical order — we’ve experienced our first COVID-19 related

Supermarket Tosses Out $35K of Food After Customer 2020-03-26 10:40:36A supermarket in Pennsylvania says it had to throw away roughly $35,000 worth of food after a woman deliberately coughed on items around the store. Co


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