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10 selfie tricks that actually work

Taking the perfect selfie isn’t luck. It’s talent. It may be the only talent the Kardashians have (just kidding, Kim, I love ya). Your selfie game is weak: For some reason, all your selfies end up making you look older, heavier, and more washed out than you already are. Well, the good news is that if the Kardashians can master ... Read More »

Now you can play Solitaire and more in Google search

Google just decided to add a little more fun to search—as if “do a barrel roll” and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe references weren’t already enough. The company recently announced that you can now play solitaire, tic-tac-toe, and flip a coin right inside your search results. On top of that you can entertain young children (or childish co-workers) with animal ... Read More »

Facebook further automates trending topics, ditches human-written descriptions

Facebook is a little closer to completely automating its trending topics feature. On Friday,the company announced that it would no longer have employees write short descriptions for each trending topic it displays. Instead, the trending topics box will simply show how many people are discussing a topic. When you mouse over a topic, it’ll show a description that pulls from a news story ... Read More »

Five,to,Try:,Opera,VPN,secures,your,web,browsing,,and,Riptide,GP:,Renegade,revs,up

Google giveth, and then it taketh away. The latest casualty to undergo the Mountain View culling is the Device Assist app, which was built to offer quick tips, troubleshooting suggestions, and quick access to Google support. Now when you fire up the app you’ll see a notice that it’s going away under the Detected Issues section. Touch the card and ... Read More »

Five to Try: Opera VPN secures your web browsing, and Riptide GP: Renegade revs up

We’re nearing the end of summer, and whether you plan on enjoying the warm weather outside or curling up on the couch this weekend, you should make sure you’ve got some cool new apps and games on your phone. This week’s Five to Try column is headed up by Opera VPN, a free service that lets you get around regional ... Read More »

Ad,blockers,circumvent,Facebook’s,unblockable,ads

Let the whack-a-mole game begin. A mere two days after Facebook blocked ad blocking software, the ad blockers have managed to block Facebook’s ad blocker-blocker. Thursday morning, Adblock Plus announced that a new filter for banning Facebook’s ads has been added to the main EasyList filter list used by the extension. Here’s how to force Adblock Plus’s filter list to ... Read More »

New Pokémon Go maps show you where to catch ’em all

to find rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Gotta Catch Em All is probably the best Pokemon Go map out there, though it’s restricted to Boston for the moment. Credit: Mark Hachman 63COMMENTS Mark Hachman | @markhachman Senior Editor, PCWorld Aug 5, 2016 2:31 PM If you’ve been wondering how to find Pikachu, Scyther, Electabuzz, or any other rare Pokémon, you ... Read More »

Trump Used A Star Of David To Accuse Clinton Of Being Corrupt

Clodagh Kilcoyne | Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. Donald Trump tweeted—then deleted—an image Saturday morning that accused Hillary Clinton of being the “most corrupt candidate ever” by showing her face over a pile of money and next to the Star of ... Read More »

Facebook clarifies live video policy, will allow graphic video streams in some cases

Facebook will allow its users to livestream violent or graphic video under certain circumstances, the company announced in a statement released Friday. In the statement, the social media giant stated that, “if a person witnessed a shooting, and used Facebook Live to raise awareness or find the shooter, we would allow it.” On the other hand, the company will not ... Read More »

China says to crackdown on fake news from social media

China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours. In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that online media cannot report any news taken from social mediasites without approval. “It is ... Read More »