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Facebook makes photo collages, adds live streaming for all

Facebook is adding an interesting new automatic collage feature, which appears when you share photos from your phone’s camera.<p>When you tap the photos button, you’ll see automatically created collages based on the location and time you took them.<p>Collages can be re-arranged before they’re shared, or …

Apps

India's Largest Ride-Hail Company, Ola, Just Raised $500 Million

Ola plans to use the money to increase driver supply, explore new services, and battle Uber.<p>The battle for dominance in India's ride-hail market is an increasingly expensive one for incumbent Ola. Over the past year, the company has aggressively rolled out new services, driver initiatives, and …

Facebook Makes It Easier To Ignore Your Ex

Taylor loved you. But you didn't love him back. Now you can remove him from your News Feed, in addition to your life.<p>The company is testing a number of new prompts that show up after you end a relationship you listed on Facebook, including the option to remove your ex completely from your News …

Scientists Made A 3D-Printed Wheelchair For A Puppy With Only Two Legs

"He's a little sweetheart and doesn't act as if he has any limitations."<p>He was the runt of the litter, FOSD board President Angela Marx told BuzzFeed News, and so was having trouble competing for his mother's milk.<p>"We decided that he really needed extra special care and to be bottle-fed so he could …

The psychology of how we learn

The worlds of sales and marketing are undergoing a significant paradigm shift. The days of ‘pitching, closing, and presenting have come to an end.’ As buyers become more empowered—and knowledge oriented—in their decision-making processes, businesses are taking on new roles as educators.<p>From sales …

60 Free Tools for Modern Storytellers

<i>This post first appeared on Medium.</i><p>In the Web age, being an exquisite wordsmith sadly no longer guarantees people are going to read you write. The writer today must also master photography, SEO, coding, and how to extract money from commissioning editors loathe to help out. There’s also the small …

Infographics

Listen to this brilliant podcast on the 5,000 year history of emoji

The Allusionist is a great podcast about language and its latest episode is a must listen for anyone who loves or loathes emoji.<p>We write about them a lot here but rarely explore their connection to cuneiform, the writing system developed by the ancient Sumerians, or medieval marginalia.<p>Have you …

Emoji

Facebook officially launches its 2G-friendly Lite app for Android in India and the Philippines

Facebook has officially launched its Lite app for Android users in India and the Philippines. It’s designed to provide the social network’s core experience reliably on spotty and slow mobile connections.<p>The app has been in testing since January in various emerging markets, and was soft-launched …

Glimpse these DIY skateparks around the world

Whenever skateboarding and photography collide, the result is usually close up, blurred and raw, seeking to show the speed and the youth of its urban crusaders. Rich Gilligan's book <i>DIY</i> is completely the opposite. Compiled mainly of landscapes shot from a distance, completely still and often …

Virtual Reality Is Still Not Ready for Prime Time

The true believers say virtual reality will change computing forever. But there's still reason to be wary of the hype.<p>From the moment I stepped foot inside the Los Angeles Convention Center for last week’s gaming trade show, E3, I was determined to get through as many virtual reality demos as …

Virtual Reality

OTT and TV Will Coexist, and It Will Be Beautiful

Various false prophets have been preaching that the Great War for Eyeballs is soon to be upon us.<p>Black cats, crows, comets … I’ve never much been one for omens, especially those that purport to warn of some impending cataclysmic conflict. Various false prophets have been preaching that the Great …

AOL

Google Adds Free Web Radio to Its Music Subscription Service

Everyone wants to sell you a music subscription service. But everyone wants to let you listen to free music, too.<p>Apple launches its new streaming music service on June 30. So if you’re a rival streaming service with something to say, you better get it out now, before the news cycle is …

Google Play

Ford Jumps Into Car-Share Business

In a sign automakers are increasingly aware they’ll have to try new approaches to reach customers, Ford is launching a car-share program.<p>The company is launching a pilot program in six U.S. cities, as well as in London, England, where customers who finance their vehicle through Ford Motor Credit …

Customers

Reddit is moving to total encryption

As of June 29th, Reddit will be serving all of its pages over SSL encryption, the company announced in a recent post. The site is already available over SSL at https://www.reddit.com, but the new system will direct all connections to the SSL-protected version of the site. The result is a lot more …

SSL

Google's adorable self-driving cars are now on public roads

Google announced last month that it'd be putting its prototype self-driving cars on California roads this summer, and now they're here. When they were first announced last year, the cars were shown without any driver controls at all, but these are a bit different — there will still be a qualified …

Roads

The Dalai Lama celebrated his birthday with Patti Smith at Glastonbury

Do you think he saw Kanye?<p>The UK's Glastonbury Festival is taking place this weekend, and among performers like Kanye West, Pharrell, and Florence and the Machine, there was another big name: the Dalai Lama. The 79-year-old Tenzin Gyatso appeared briefly on stage today before Lionel Richie's set to …

Dalai Lama

The original smartwatches: Casio's history of wild wrist designs

The Apple Watch has been out for over two months now, and other modern smartwatches well before that. It’s no longer the stuff of sci-fi to consider using your watch to play music, control your TV, or track your fitness. But these are all things that you’ve been able to do for a surprisingly long …

Wearable Tech

Uber will help you hail a boat in Istanbul

Uber launched a new intercontinental service this week, but it's not what you would expect. If you're in Istanbul, you can now hail an UberBoat to take you across the Bosphorous, the strait that divides the European and Asian halves of the city.<p>According to a blog post, the company says you'll see …

Istanbul

Kids' faces projected on air pollution send creepy, powerful message

The ghostlike faces of young children hanging on smokestack streams in China brings home the threats of air pollution in a striking way.<p>According to one report, 1.2 million people in China die prematurely from conditions related to air pollution every year. To underscore the issue, an air purifier …

Pollution

Pay with a flick of the wrist with new bPay wristband, key fob and sticker

Three new wearable devices from UK bank Barclaycard can be used at any contactless till, and you don't even need to be a Barclaycard customer.<p>If you're sick of fumbling for change or punching in a PIN, then you probably love mobile payment. As services like Apple Pay shine a spotlight on the idea …

FinTech

Now You Can See What Google's Algorithms Are Thinking

It gets weird!<p>Not the people at Google (the company) — the artificial neural network that lets Google (the tool) recognize images.<p>These neural networks — which Google uses for products like reverse image search — get "trained" by looking at thousands of images, identifying features in them until …

Uber's Biggest Chinese Competitor To Shareholders: We're Killing It

In a letter to shareholders, Didi Kuaidi said it controls 80% of the private car market and 99% of the taxi-hailing market in China.<p>The battle for dominance in China's ride-hailing market is now a war of words as well. Weeks after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick penned a letter telling the company's …

Say "I Do" to Google Weddings

Before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth this year, add CXI 2018 conference …

MIITO – the sustainable alternative to the electric kettle

<b>“One day of extra energy use [from overfilling electric kettles] is enough to light all the streetlights in England for a night.”</b><p>This quote by Leyla …

Top 10 new species for 2015 (pictures)

Zoology

Facebook's login system is being hijacked by China's Great Firewall

For the last three days, China's Great Firewall has been intercepting the Javascript module from Facebook Login, which allows third-party sites to authorize users through Facebook infrastructure. First reported on Sunday, the attack causes sites using Facebook Login to redirect to a third-party …

Internet

Google's Self-Driving Cars Get A Green Light For City Streets

The autonomous prototypes will be hitting the roadways of Mountain View.<p>One year ago, Google unveiled a prototype of its self-driving car. Soon, the tiny, autonomous vehicle will be tested on real streets in Mountain View, California.<p>Until now, the only car Google has tested away from the safety of …

Driverless Cars

Ikea Has Opened A Cafe In London Where They Serve You Breakfast In Bed

2 cosy 4 you.<p>To book a visit, email IKEAbreakfastinbed@hopeandglorypr.com with your preferred time slot (every hour between 7am and 2pm.)<p>The café is located here: IKEA Breakfast in Bed Café, Blackall Studios, 73a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS