Dear tech bros, please stop with your gimmicky dating apps

May 30, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable Dating apps are totally out of control. And, we only have tech bros to blame. As an online dater, I’ve had enough of the never-ending barrage of new, gimmicky dating apps from the tech world. For the love of all that is swipe-able, please make it stop. SEE ALSO: The New Language of Dating, Analyzed Currently, not a single week goes by without the launch…

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Twitter co-founder: ‘Yeah, I’m sorry’ if Twitter helped Trump get elected

May 21, 2017

Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Twitter co-founder Evan Williams wants you to know he’s super sorry for any role the social media platform played in the election of President Donald Trump. The sort-of apology was made in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. Williams’ remorse for possibly helping to create a political monster comes after Trump’s claims that Twitter was key in helping him clinch the election. I…

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Google is boring now, and that’s sad

May 20, 2017

CEO Sundar Pichai brings the thunder at Google I/O 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Trust me, I never thought it would come to this. If you had asked me a week ago what I was expecting from Google’s I/O developer conference, “boring” is not the word that would’ve come to mind. Yet, looking at this year’s announcements, I’m struck most by how completely expected and, well, safe it all is. Sure, Google Lens…

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Android TV’s makeover puts Google Assistant front and center

May 18, 2017

Image: raymond wong/mashable Android TV is getting a much-needed makeover later this year complete with Google Assistant, courtesy of Android O. The new user interface is not only prettier, but is designed to put content, not apps, front and center a trend we’ve seen from other streaming TV platforms like Amazon’s Fire TV. SEE ALSO: Google Home now can make calls, play Spotify, and work with your TV “We’ve been…

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Google Assistant, Android O and VR: Everything we are (and aren’t) expecting at Google I/O

May 17, 2017

Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Google’s biggest event of the year is about to get underway. The company’s developers conference, Google I/O, is just hours away so naturally the rumor mill has already kicked into high gear. At this year’s event, we expect to hear much more about the next version of Android, Google’s plans for its Assistant, and what’s going on with its VR platform, Daydream. SEE ALSO: Google just made…

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This app claims to tell you if someone’s into you by reading your texts

May 17, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable Text messages are the currency of modern-day courtship. But, when the texts start to become scarce, many of us search for signs of a relationship’s demise. SEE ALSO: Seduce people using this slow dating app if you have time Instead of passing around your phone over brunch with friends, how about getting an app to overthink and analyse your text messages for you? Crushh…

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Microsoft’s new video search tech proves our sci-fi future has arrived

May 12, 2017

Image: S. Warren/AP/REX/Shutterstock What if you could understand everything about a video without ever having to watch it? That may sound contradictory, but Microsoft has created a tool that can analyze videos and make their contents searchable, potentially saving you the trouble of watching the footage yourself. SEE ALSO: Whoa, Microsoft just beat Apple in tablet satisfaction Called Video Indexer, the software, which debuted onstage at Microsoft’s Build developers conference,…

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