People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem.
Google has published a Chrome extension that allows you to share URLs in an interesting new way. Click a button and a simple chirrup from your computer’s speakers sends the link to other devices in earshot.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Your friends send you a whole bunch of Dropbox links? Good news, from here on out they'll get saved in a tab for you.
Brace yourselves and your news feeds: Netflix is finally giving you and your buddies the chance to announce what you're watching on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.