This is Facebook’s plan to be cool again

Facebook was once, believe it or not, cool. But a lot has changed since the early days of News Feed, when it was full of status updates and photos from friends. Facebook has gotten crowded with brands and pages vying for eyeballs. It has become a place where people, especially teenagers and young adults, don’t […]

Saudi Arabia sentenced a woman to 34 years in prison for tweeting

A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for retweeting activists through her Twitter account and sharing posts that spoke in favor of the right of women to drive. Salma al-Shehab was a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds in the UK and was detained in January 2021 after returning to […]

Escape Academy has made it harder to mess up your perfect score

I loved, loved Escape Academy. I think it’s one of the best, most interesting games of the year, an opinion that is definitely not influenced by my brain’s incessant need to “solve a puzzle, any puzzle.” I purposefully abstained from partaking in too many previews and demos in order to keep my full experience unspoiled. […]

Apple’s iPhone 14 event will reportedly take place in early September

Apple is targeting a September 7th date for its next product launch event, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The company typically hosts a big event in the first part of September, and now we have a very likely date we can circle on the calendar. As with its other events that have taken place during […]

Yes, the new electric vehicle tax credits are really confusing, but we can help

Are you in the market for a new electric car? Great! EVs are swiftly becoming the most sought-after new vehicle. They’re fun to drive and are clearly better for the environment than whatever gas-powered beater you’ve got darkening your driveway. But shopping for a new EV is hard — expensive! limited supplies! wait lists?? — […]

Facebook won’t rush the review of its Donald Trump ban

Facebook won’t rush to review its decision to ban Donald Trump even if the former president announces he’s running for office again in the coming weeks, according to a new report from Politico on Tuesday. In an interview with Politico, Nick Clegg, president of global affairs for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said that the company […]

Airbnb accidentally sent Android users a “test” notification

Airbnb lit up Android phones around the globe with a notification that reads: “Test dev.” The apparent blunder occurred early Wednesday morning, and judging by how many users are posting about it on Twitter, it seems like a lot of people received the accidental alert (via 9to5Google). While I personally don’t have the Airbnb app […]

Get three months of Apple TV Plus free if you’re new or lapsed

In addition to inching toward the season of new tech launches, we’re also approaching the release of fall TV show and movie releases. If you’re looking for an extended trial to a streaming service, Best Buy is offering a free three-month membership of Apple TV Plus. The only stipulation here is that you must be […]