Facebook seeks to foster community with more group admin tools

imageAt Facebook's first Communities Summit, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new direction for Community pages. Specifically how to run them effectively. The new direction mainly includes mod tools like insights into how and when members ar…

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The Morning After: Thursday, June 22nd 2017

imageHey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to Thursday morning. We're reliving the '90s through, as Sega launches a selection of classic hits both with ads and without. We're also talking Instagram and its stealth shills, and new emoji. We hope y…

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Todoist team offers a less distracting take on Slack

imageSlack's team chat can be extremely helpful for coordinating with your coworkers, but it can also be supremely distracting. Do you really need a constant stream of alerts and unrelated funny GIFs when you're trying to get work done… or avoiding wor…

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ISS will carry artificial organs in hope of medical breakthrough

imageIn the near future, the International Space Station (ISS) will serve as home to five organs-on-chips research experiments. Each one will tackle a different issue, but all of them are expected to shed light on the effects of microgravity on the human…

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Former Epix exec pleads guilty over $7 million fraud

imageIn 2009, Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM joined forces to launch a premium movie channel called Epix, with Emil Rensing as its Chief Digital Officer. Turns out hiring Rensing was a bad move: according to the Justice Department, he has just pleaded guilty t…

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Uber adds tipping and teen fares to make drivers happy

imageAfter weeks of faulty course-correction punctuated with multiple board member resignations, Uber is fighting to win back public approval, starting with its drivers. The company sent an email to all its contractors today promising many overdue feature…

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Samsung Pay now supports HSBC and M&S Bank cards in the UK

imageIn the UK at least, Samsung is awfully late to the mobile payments party. Samsung Pay launched last month well behind Apple Pay and Google's Android Pay, and almost two years after its debut in South Korea. To make matters worse, it was only availabl…

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Supreme Court rules sex offenders can use social networks

imageIt's understandable why governments would want to keep sex offenders away from social networks — you don't want predators messaging their potential targets. Is an outright ban taking things a step too far, though? The US Supreme Court thinks so. As…

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Twitter blocks a slew of Venezuela government accounts

imageVenezuela has been accused of censoring Twitter as part of its bid to silence dissent, but it's not so happy now that the shoe is on the other foot. The country's leadership says that Twitter has suspended 180 accounts linked to the government, inclu…

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All the weird things you missed at E3

imageE3 2017 will go down in history as the first year the show was open to the public, which means the crushing crowds filling the Los Angeles Convention Center were even more extreme. The rest of the show, however, was just as amped up — eSports tourna…

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