Instagram tests sharing posts with only your closest friends

RossHelen via Getty Images Instagram’s algorithmic timeline is an abject failure if you actually want to see all of your friends’ posts. As a way of seemingly admitting that, the photo-and-video-minded social network is testing a new feature called “favorites,” according to The Verge. The idea is pretty simple: you make a list of the […]

Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in September

Bloomberg via Getty Images VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 — which should put it somewhere around $900 — and will likely launch in late September. The information comes from someone briefed on Samsung’s plans. As previous […]

FCC greenlights OneWeb to deliver satellite internet in the US

Intelsat Providing internet to remote users beyond the telecom grid has always been a difficult dream to realize. But as Trump assured supporters in Iowa yesterday that better rural broadband would get looped into his infrastructure plans, the ambition at least has the White House’s attention. Actual beyond-the-grid solutions have been varied and still, alas, […]

‘Modern Warfare Remastered’ heads to PS4 without the bundle

Activision If you were disappointed that you had to keep the $80 disc for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in your gaming rig to be able to play the better-reviewedModern Warfare remaster, you’re in luck. Publisher Activision has announced that it will reverse the classic bait and switch tactic it employed with Infinite Warfare by […]

Nike’s SNKRS app uses AR to help you buy limited-edition shoes

Nike is the latest company to join the augmented reality craze. The sportswear giant has started using the tech to sell limited-edition kicks through its SNRKS app, with the system’s first drop being the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku,” a model designed in collaboration with renowned chef David Chang. To unlock these sneakers in […]

Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video creators

Facebook In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it’s planning a whole new app just for them later this year. It’s essentially a video creation app made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed worthy enough to use Facebook Mentions, an app only […]

‘Titanfall 2’ DLC adds another weapon slot and new maps on June 27th

Respawn Entertainment It might be hard to top Titanfall 2‘s last DLC release that dropped the first new playable titan since the game launched. But the mech-filled multiplayer shooter’s next free content block will add something back that fans have been wanting for months: Another weapon slot allowing players to carry both anti-titan weaponry and […]

Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia

Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters President Barack Obama learned of Russia’s attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn’t used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, according to a report by The Washington Post. Apparently, […]

Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

GTA V Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single player, but according to its creators, the letter said their tool could […]

Sharp will reportedly start building OLED TV panels next year

A boy looks at a prototype model of the world's largest 108-inch sized LCD TV, produced by Japan's electronics giant Sharp at Asia's largest electronics trade show CEATEC in Chiba 04 October 2007. AFP/Getty Images Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. […]