I’m listening to Lana Del Rey right now. Her first album dropped during an emotional phase of my life, and while I’m sometimes embarrassed to admit it, I really like Born to Die. But, until a week ago, I avoided listening to it because my listening activity flipped a switch with my friends who could see me listening…
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.
When you’re trying to collect together a lot of files, it’s a pain to everyone on the same page. If you’re a Dropbox user, Balloon is a web app that lets you create a single link you can send to people so they can add files to your Dropbox without needing a Dropbox account themselves.
Android/iOS: “Self-destructing messages” are mostly BS. There’s no way to ensure the message is ever really gone, and most apps require all your friends to sign up just to share messages. Kaboom solves at least the latter problem, by letting you share those timed messages anywhere, with anyone.
Sharing music with friends is a time-honored way to discover new bands, talk over your music tastes with friends, and learn a bit more about the bands that you love. This week we’re looking at five different ways to send and share playlists around at a party, or just among friends, based on your nominations.
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.
BitTorrent is still a great way to transfer large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.
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…
Flickr has a brand new feature, rolling out today, that provides code for embedding images or image slideshows directly into other websites. It looks to be a simple way for sharing sets of images without resorting to cumbersome galleries or uploads.
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.