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YouTube Says Sorry for Ruining Your World Cup Moment YouTube Says Sorry for Ruining Your World Cup Moment

YouTube got a lot of crap earlier this week when its budding cable TV substitute, YouTube TV, went down during England and Croatia’s World Cup semi-final match.

YouTube TV Totally Screwed Fans Trying to Watch the World Cup YouTube TV Totally Screwed Fans Trying to Watch the World Cup

Smack in the middle of the World Cup semi-finals, YouTube TV totally fucked over fans of England and Croatia alike.

Why I Can't Delete Facebook Why I Can't Delete Facebook

Ever since Facebook took over the internet, people have gone on about quitting it—why they want to, or how they did, and why you should, too. Maybe you’ve thought about deleting your Facebook, and if you have, congratulations! But I can’t quit Facebook. I can’t because my salsa team depends on me.

Apple Is Trying to Make Your iPhone Less Addictive Apple Is Trying to Make Your iPhone Less Addictive

It’s pretty easy to feel like you’re addicted to your iPhone. Apple knows this (as do its investors), and today it announced three digital-health centric features coming to iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s next big mobile OS update, iOS 12.

This Creepy Chrome Extension Pauses YouTube for You When You Look Away This Creepy Chrome Extension Pauses YouTube for You When You Look Away

Want to trade the tattered remains of your privacy for a very minor convenience? Ever wish your computer would stare back at you while you hunt for that one good SNL skit on YouTube? If “yes” is your answer, do I have the tool for you.

Does the New Gmail Feel Horribly Slow, Or Is It Just Me? Does the New Gmail Feel Horribly Slow, Or Is It Just Me?

Google graced us with a fancy, new Gmail.com last month, and like, great! It’s nice to have new stuff to play with, including a snooze option that should have arrived ages ago, and a smart replies feature I’ll try out but probably never consistently use. But there is one thing about the redesign that’s driving me…

Google, Give Me the Fox

New York is big, bewildering, and complicated. When I first moved to this city, I didn’t quite grasp the subway despite my eagerness to learn. I took public transportation to the wrong boroughs, got lost each time I set foot in Brooklyn, and accidentally sent at least a handful of trusting tourists off in the wrong…

How to Try the Android P Public Beta Right Now How to Try the Android P Public Beta Right Now

The next big release of Android is available today in the form of a public beta release, and you can try it now—if you happen to own one of the 11 devices that are supporting the OS update right out of the box.

All the New Features Coming to Google Lens All the New Features Coming to Google Lens

Lens is Google’s experimental, camera-powered search engine, but up until today, the service was buried inside Google’s Assistant and the Google Photos app. Lens still isn’t getting its own standalone app, but now Google is merging the feature into the default camera apps on a handful of Android devices, including the…

Kernit Is the Jim Henson-Inspired Typeface Muppet Fans Deserve Kernit Is the Jim Henson-Inspired Typeface Muppet Fans Deserve

Why are there so many songs about rainbows, but so few typefaces that evoke the iconic pupils of Kermit the Frog? Thankfully for Muppet fans, we now have at least one: Kernit.

Older Users Seem to Like the New Snapchat, And That’s About the Only Good News Snap Shared Today Older Users Seem to Like the New Snapchat, And That’s About the Only Good News Snap Shared Today

Snapchat’s big, controversial redesign—the one that really put us in our place by separating our social from our media—doesn’t appear to have done the app much good. Snapchat still has 191 million daily users, but things aren’t looking up for the company that Facebook has done everything in its power to destroy.

Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

The pistol emoji has existed in one form or another since at least 2010, but in 2016 Apple shook shit up by replacing it with something completely different: a harmless, lime-green water gun. Today, about a year-and-a-half later, Twitter is following suit.

I’m Terrified Screens Are Destroying My Eyes, How About You? I’m Terrified Screens Are Destroying My Eyes, How About You?

Earlier this year, smack in the middle of a typical Monday afternoon, my vision started to blur and cloud like someone had thrown an exposure slider for my eyes all the way to the right. I tried to blink my way through it, but it was no use. So I shut my laptop, briefly panicked, and then walked away and slept for an…

This Experimental Typeface Cleverly Combines Braille With the Latin Alphabet This Experimental Typeface Cleverly Combines Braille With the Latin Alphabet

Exploring the limits of type design, Tokyo-based designer Kosuke Takahashi has developed Braille Neue, an attempt to combine Braille with the English and Japanese alphabets.

Snapchat Announces Group Video Chat Feature That Instagram's Probably Going to Steal Snapchat Announces Group Video Chat Feature That Instagram's Probably Going to Steal

Snapchat’s parent company Snap may be in the fiscal shitter, but Snapchat’s still an incredibly popular app: Last we heard, 187 million people (teens) use it daily. For those folks, as well as Instagram’s uninspired product team, Snapchat is adding a new group video chat feature akin to what’s already available on…

Fitbit Did What You Wanted and Basically Made a Pebble Fitbit Did What You Wanted and Basically Made a Pebble

I haven’t asked for a lot from Fitbit over the years. Really only one thing. I would like another Pebble—a gorgeous smartwatch that lasts for days, has a healthy selection of apps, and isn’t sized to fit the wrist of a seven foot tall, 300-pound football player. Finally, I think, Fitbit might be giving me what I…

Apple’s Next iPhone X Could Be Gigantic Apple’s Next iPhone X Could Be Gigantic

We might not just get a new iPhone X this fall. Apple reportedly has two additional new devices planned: A big phablet that borrows design elements from the iPhone X and might be called the iPhone X Plus, and a cheaper phone that sacrifices some of the iPhone X’s premium features to make it more affordable, according…

Snapchat’s Redesign Isn’t Going Anywhere Snapchat’s Redesign Isn’t Going Anywhere

This month, more than a million keyboard-wielding, moderately frustrated change.org users petitioned Snapchat to roll back its big redesign—the one Snap delicately introduced over the course of a few months and said would be “disruptive.” Miraculously, this petition has achieved something, albeit on the smallest of…

I Can't Tell What Color This Phone Is and Honestly It's Driving Me Nuts I Can't Tell What Color This Phone Is and Honestly It's Driving Me Nuts

This week, we finally got our first hands-on look at the long-promised “Ocean Depths” color scheme of the Essential phone. Despite looking very much green in promotional photos, however, the device now appears quite blue. So which is it? And why has this question driven me to the brink of madness?

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