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Facebook Is Working on a Hidden Tool That Shows How Much Time You Waste on Facebook Facebook Is Working on a Hidden Tool That Shows How Much Time You Waste on Facebook

You’re not the only one worried about how much time you’re spending on Facebook. The social media giant is, according to TechCrunch, working on a time-tracking tool designed to let users know how long they spend on Facebook.

Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company to Help It Suck Less Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company to Help It Suck Less

Historically, Twitter has done a poor job of protecting its users from incessant abuse and threats. In a bid to curb the rampant harassment on its service, however, Twitter announced today that it’s buying Smyte, a San Francisco-based startup that aimed to help companies curb spam, fraud, and abuse online.

Bose Made a White Noise Machine You Stick In Your Ears Bose Made a White Noise Machine You Stick In Your Ears

Bose’s newest gadget for you ear is designed to help you do one thing: sleep. And after trying Bose’s “sleepbuds,” available today for $250, I think the noise-masking earbuds might make restless nights a more seldom occasion. Also, it means you can stop sleeping with uncomfortable earbuds jammed into your skull.

AMC's New $20 MoviePass Competitor Sounds Like a Damn Good Deal AMC's New $20 MoviePass Competitor Sounds Like a Damn Good Deal

Movie subscription service MoviePass and theater chain AMC haven’t been on the best of terms, with the latter attempting to block the former from working in its theaters. But AMC’s answer to MoviePass will finally arrive on June 26, and to our surprise, it actually seems like it could be a great deal.

Facebook Wants to Be Your Quiz Daddy Now Facebook Wants to Be Your Quiz Daddy Now

Remember HQ Trivia—that live game show you totally would have won that one time if you hadn’t gotten the easy question wrong? The app, and its “quiz daddy” host Scott Rogowsky, seem to have inspired Facebook to try its hand at captivating viewers with live-streamed multiple choice questions, among other gimmicks.

Google Remembers to Like and Subscribe, Releases Its Own Podcasts App Google Remembers to Like and Subscribe, Releases Its Own Podcasts App

Lovers of quality audio content you’re probably not paying for, rejoice. Google has finally released its own Google Podcasts app, providing users a dedicated place to enjoy their shows, find personalized recommendations, and soon take advantage of upcoming accessibility features. It’s also one of the few Android-only…

Alexa for Hospitality Lets Amazon Follow You on Vacation Alexa for Hospitality Lets Amazon Follow You on Vacation

For those averse to talking on the phone, hotel stays can resemble a war of attrition, testing your mettle to see how long you’ll go without calling the front desk and admitting you forgot to pack your toothbrush. But Amazon’s new Alexa for Hospitality service, which puts an Echo device in your hotel room, might let…

Former Fitbit Employees Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets From Jawbone Former Fitbit Employees Indicted for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets From Jawbone

One current and five former Fitbit employees accused of knowingly stealing trade secrets from former employer Jawbone, which ceased operation in 2017, have been indicted. The two companies have gone to court in the past over similar allegations. If convicted, the defendants could face up to 10 years in prison.

Apple's Spaceship Campus Filled With Standing Desks to Improve 'Lifestyle' Apple's Spaceship Campus Filled With Standing Desks to Improve 'Lifestyle'

It’s good to have options, especially when it comes to ergonomics on the job. That’s why standing desks have become a hallmark of the modern workplace (or co-working space) despite their unclear health benefits. Still, if the man in charge wants ‘em, that means everyone’s getting ‘em, which is what happened at Apple.

More Surface Devices Are Reportedly Coming, and They’ve Got Cool Codenames More Surface Devices Are Reportedly Coming, and They’ve Got Cool Codenames

An update to Microsoft’s well-received line of Surface devices is no doubt already in the works, but news from Thurrott’s Brad Sams suggests we may see more than a few additions to the lineup as a whole. And if the showcase from Microsoft’s competition is any indication, one of them, a second attempt at a dual-screen…

The Totally Exhaustive Guide for Streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Cheaply as Possible The Totally Exhaustive Guide for Streaming the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Cheaply as Possible

The most beautiful game is about to take place, and thanks to the magic of streaming television we can all watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup without owning some insane cable package (if you own an insane cable package you’re almost certainly set to watch it already).

What We Learned About The Future of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's Game Consoles From E3 What We Learned About The Future of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's Game Consoles From E3

E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumors or news about new consoles from the big three. This year’s gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware…

Finally, Facebook Will Let You Report Ads That Trick You Into Buying Total Crap Finally, Facebook Will Let You Report Ads That Trick You Into Buying Total Crap

Until now, purchasing some too-good-to-be-true cheap clothes or a weird smartphone case through a Facebook ad usually ends in disappointment, with no way to provide feedback about your new dress shirt that makes you look like a store brand anime character. While Facebook can’t stop you from buying a t-shirt with a few…

Snapchat Is Letting You Take Back Your Thirsty Unread Messages Snapchat Is Letting You Take Back Your Thirsty Unread Messages

Every 45-year-old’s favorite social network app, Snapchat, is adding a feature that will no doubt appeal to anyone sending ill-conceived jokes, bad pickup lines, or messages one may want to think twice about disseminating. According to 9to5Mac, Snap’s new unsend feature will let you revoke any unseen message, video,…

What's the Best Chat App of All Time? What's the Best Chat App of All Time?

In case you haven’t heard, your once-favorite chat apps are going the way of the dinosaur. Yes, following the recent demise of AIM, Yahoo Messenger is saying goodbye next month, the company announced today. It’s got me thinking about my relationship with the concept of chats, especially chats in apps so intertwined in…

Facebook May Have Been Shamed Into Fixing the Most Annoying Thing About Messenger Facebook May Have Been Shamed Into Fixing the Most Annoying Thing About Messenger

Facebook says it’s “working to” reduce the number of annoying notifications it sends you when you add new friends. The alerts, which masquerade as Facebook Messenger notifications, were the subject of a BuzzFeed article lambasting the feature two days ago.

Over 40,000 Airbnb Rentals Removed After Japan Adopts New Home-Sharing Law Over 40,000 Airbnb Rentals Removed After Japan Adopts New Home-Sharing Law

Heading to Japan next week? You should probably double-check your Airbnb rental, because it might be cancelled. The country will soon enforce a law requiring vacation rentals like Airbnb residences to be registered with the Japanese government, prompting the removal of more than 48,000 Japan-based Airbnb listings, and…

New York Bill Outlaws Cyberbullying, Whatever the Hell That Is New York Bill Outlaws Cyberbullying, Whatever the Hell That Is

The New York State Senate just approved a bill aiming to curb the scourge of cyberbullying. Sounds great, but enforcement might be a bit difficult. See, while the New York State Senate, in its infinite wisdom, voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill S2318A, they neglected to actually say what “cyberbullying” is.

This Charging Case for Bluetooth Headphones Is Surprisingly Good and Useful This Charging Case for Bluetooth Headphones Is Surprisingly Good and Useful

Nearly every pair of pocket-friendly Bluetooth headphones suffers from the same problem: your pockets. Those storage compartments aren’t exactly clean, and don’t do shit for you when it comes to keeping your alive. For those tired of dealing with dead headphones, extraneous earwax, and storing your keys in unsecured…

Two Hours with Sony’s New RX100 VI Made Me Miss My Point and Shoot Two Hours with Sony’s New RX100 VI Made Me Miss My Point and Shoot

Sony’s RX100 cameras, pricey point-and-shoots for those with cash to burn, have always been well-received. But smartphone cameras, now boasting features like optical zoom using multiple lenses, have made the simple dedicated camera more redundant than ever. But after spending a few hours with Sony’s latest version, …

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