Facebook Will Put 360-Degree Spherical Videos Right In Your News Feed

I think that 360-degree video is going to be a big deal. Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg agrees! He just announced that Facebook will be able to embed spherical videos right in your News Feed, much like YouTube 360. » 3/25/15 1:44pm Wednesday 1:44pm

Slingshot's Designers Say You're Using It Wrong

Facebook's new app, Slingshot, is confusing. The premise behind it is that you can send images to your friends—but they won't be able to see your image until they send one back to you. As a messaging service, it's flawed. But, according to the app's designers, it's not a messaging service. It's something entirely… » 6/23/14 4:00pm 6/23/14 4:00pm

20 Day Stranger Shares Your Life With A Random Human Being

Fancy sharing your day-to-day life with someone you don't know, in return for a glimpse into their own world? Then 20 Day Stranger—an app which tracks your location and what you're doing, then anonymously shares it with one other person—could be for you. » 5/15/14 6:00am 5/15/14 6:00am

Every City Should Have This Ingenious "Library of Things"

It's happened to us all. You're planning for some big project and suddenly you're in need of a power drill... Or kitchen stand mixer... Or hiking gear. Now, you could just shell out for it, but when are you going to use it again? Enter Leila, a genius little "borrowing shop" in Berlin that saves you money while… » 3/18/14 7:00pm 3/18/14 7:00pm

A Key You Can Photograph Is A Key That Can Be Copied

If you take a picture of a car or house key, could you use that picture to get a copy made? Yes—quite trivially, actually. I have a folder on my laptop that is filled with photos people have taken of their keys and put onto the internet. Every few weeks, I take some idle time and associate one of those keys to an… » 2/13/14 4:20pm 2/13/14 4:20pm

A New Study Says You Sell More Music If You Get Rid Of Content Locks

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are used on things like ebook and movie files to make them more difficult to share. During the Napster era the major record labels got on board with DRMs in a big way hoping that they could reduce piracy by locking their music files down. But a new study shows what we've all… » 12/01/13 5:51pm 12/01/13 5:51pm

Take And Share 3D Images Like It's No Big Deal

What we experience in real life isn't enough, so our digital lives are becoming more and more 3D. iOS 7 has parallax, movies want you to feel like you've been hit in the face with a satellite, and lots of developers have been trying to make 3D photography easy. Seene for iOS seems like a solid step. » 10/20/13 10:26am 10/20/13 10:26am

Google Just Bought the Coolest Way To Transfer Data From Phone to Phone

Remember Bump, that nifty little app that let you transfer data from phone to phone—or phone to computer—with a handy little NFC-free bump? Well now it belongs to Google. » 9/16/13 12:34pm 9/16/13 12:34pm

Facebook has just unveiled a new feature that allows multiple users to share one photo album. Now, up to 50 different "contributors" can each upload up to 200 photos into one, collaborative album—contributors can only edit their own photos while moderators get absolute power. In other words, let the public shaming… » 8/26/13 2:41pm 8/26/13 2:41pm

Your Facebook Friends Can See What You're Watching on Netflix Now

Brace yourselves and your news feeds: Netflix is finally giving you and your buddies the chance to announce what you're watching on Facebook. » 3/13/13 9:01am 3/13/13 9:01am

Is Mega Working for You?

Right after the launch of Mega yesterday, a whole bunch of us here at Giz decided to check it out so we could share a whole wealth of PERFECTLY LEGAL files, just like everyone else does. That said, there's been issues getting confirmation emails and blistering upload speeds of 0 b/s for hours on end. » 1/20/13 12:00pm 1/20/13 12:00pm

Zuckerberg Predicts We'll All Be Sharing 1,000 Times as Much Crap 10…

If you thought people were already sharing way too much on social networks, you're in for a rough future. At least, that's what your buddy Mark Zuckerberg thinks, and it's probably safe to say he's might know what he's talking about. » 10/20/12 6:00pm 10/20/12 6:00pm

Hands On Instagram 3: The Single Coolest Way to Browse Your Friends'…

There's a new Instagram out today—and because the Instagram team is smart, they're keeping the app simple. But there's one major change: you can see where all your friends have taken their pictures, all across the world. Awesome. » 8/16/12 12:51pm 8/16/12 12:51pm

Facebook Finally Fights Back Against Auto-Sharing Spam With New Rules

Apps that auto-share your activity on Facebook can be a pain in the ass, and Facebook is taking steps to block the worst offenders. New rules require that apps that auto-share information about articles you read or videos you watch can only do so if you engage with the content for at least 10 seconds. Facebook has… » 6/01/12 10:30am 6/01/12 10:30am

How Private Is Your DNA?

Unlike the contents of your inbox, bank statement, or Facebook timeline, your DNA quite literally defines you. It's strange, then, that in an age where sequencing the genome is becoming trivial, we don't give a second thought about the privacy issues surrounding the chemicals that make us who we are. » 5/21/12 1:00pm 5/21/12 1:00pm

Facebook Is Testing a Pay-For-Promotion System Everyone Can Use

If you don't feel people pay enough attention to your Facebook status updates, here's some news you've been waiting for. Facebook is reportedly testing a scheme which will allow any user—not just businesses—to promote their status, in exchange for cold, hard cash. » 5/11/12 3:44am 5/11/12 3:44am

Dropbox Morphs into Megaupload With Direct Sharing of Anything in Your…

There's no more fussing about with shared folders when using Dropbox any more, as the cloud storage service has just added the ability to share ANY file in your Dropbox account. » 4/24/12 6:48am 4/24/12 6:48am

The Easiest Way to Share Dropbox Folders Is with Your Facebook Friends

If you use Dropbox and Facebook, which is probably most of you, you can now easily share your Dropbox folders with your Facebook friends. Combining two frequently used things together either makes life easier or continues to prove that we're all just living in Facebook's world. » 3/19/12 4:36pm 3/19/12 4:36pm