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Slack's new slash commands let apps integrate as easy as /this

Slack’s been on a roll this week, overhauling the way group messages work and introducing custom profiles but it’s not done yet.<p>A new feature for developers, custom slash commands, allow teams to integrate quick and easy commands for doing just about anything.<p>If you’ve used Slack you’re probably …

Apps

Hearts attack: is Twitter trying to kill its users?

Twitter recently introduced ‘hearts’ and ‘likes’ instead of stars and favourites. Is this seemingly-innocuous change part of an ongoing attempt to wipe out the more dedicated users?<p>Enthusiastic Twitter users are currently reeling from a huge shift in the way the omnipresent social network …

Neptune Duo is a smarter-watch with a companion touchscreen dumb phone

Neptune has announced the Neptune Pro, and it’s probably the worst idea for a smartphone/smartwatch combination you can imagine. The “brains” of the …

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

Cannabis

The Order Looks Impressive, But Graphics Will Only Get Better, Dev Says

Ready At Dawn's action game The Order: 1886 has been praised for its visuals, but the developer says that graphics in upcoming games will look "much better." Speaking in an interview with VideoGamer.com, Ready At Dawn chief executive officer Ru Weerasuriya said, "I know that there's games coming …

Warm Weather In Asia May Have Spurred Black Death Outbreaks In Europe

The Butter-flea Effect?<p>Bubonic Plague. Just the sound of it is enough to send a twinge of worry through your mind, even though it has been quite a while since an outbreak caused massive amounts of death and devastation. Sure, traces of the bacteria (<i>Yersinia Pestis</i>) that cause the nasty disease …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

The Internet is for everyone, by everyone. The U.S. doesn’t own it.

A few days ago, tech publication Re/code released a video interview with President Obama in which he said European regulators were purposefully setting up roadblocks for American companies in order to stop them from competing in Europe. He also said “We have owned the Internet. Our companies …

Europe

Celebrate Michael Bay’s 50th Birthday With His Most Ridiculous And Explosive Action Scenes

Nobody makes a movie quite like Michael Bay. You’ll probably never hear his name mentioned at the Academy Awards or even the Golden Globes, but if this world based power on the number of MTV Movie Award nominations a man receives for Best Action Sequence in his lifetime, we’d all be kneeling before …

Movies

Here’s What Happened Inside the Worst Fifty Shades of Grey Screening

We expected some Fifty Shades of Grey moviegoers to end up in handcuffs this weekend ... but not while still in the theater.<p>On Valentine’s Day, a Glasgow movie theater hosted what may go down in history as the most disastrous <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> movie screening ever.<p>It all began innocently enough …