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Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 UTC

Google Maps is bringing its coolest Street View feature to mobile

Finally, another excuse to lose hours staring at your phone. To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Google Maps Street View, the iconic feature that has allowed countless people to see their parents mowing their lawns with their faces blurred out, Google ... more - mashable

Friday, 13 May, 2022 UTC

Everyone is crying on TikTok. Thanks, Snapchat.

Everyone is crying on TikTok. Don't worry: They're not crying actual tears — just ones created by augmented reality technology... found on Snapchat. Yes, a Snapchat filter is currently all over our FYPs this week. Also, TikTokkers are complaining about ... more - mashable

Thursday, 12 May, 2022 UTC

Mark Zuckerberg shares pixelated preview of Meta's upcoming VR headset

No, Mark Zuckerberg didn't post anything pornographic to Facebook on Thursday morning. It's just a video previewing Meta's upcoming VR headset, Project Cambria. Apparently, the project is so secretive that the actual VR headset needed to be pixelated ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 UTC

The return of Google Glass? Google gives us a peak at its new AR glasses.

Remember Google Glass? The controversial wearable tech product ultimately failed, but it looks like Google is ready to give a version of it another try. At Google I/O 2022 on May 11, Google gave viewers a peak at its new AR glasses. And based on the ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 UTC

Instagram jumps on the NFT bandwagon as the wheels spin off

Mark Zuckerberg's sense of timing is truly impeccable. On Tuesday, Instagram announced a plan to introduce in-app NFTs. Coming immediately on the heels of a significant non-fungible token market downturn, the new feature would let users connect digital ... more - mashable

Monday, 9 May, 2022 UTC

How to watch Google's I/O 2022 keynote live

It’s Google announcement time, folks. Buckle up. Everyone’s favorite search engine and Android giant is gearing up for its annual I/O developer conference, which will be held virtually for everyone but Google employees this year. Google I/O will run ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 4 May, 2022 UTC

Get the lowest price ever on the affordable but powerful Sony X80J 65-inch 4K TV

Save $301.99: Build a perfect home theater without hurting your budget. Start off with the Sony X80J 65-inch 4K TV on sale for $698 at Walmart, which as of May 4 is 30% off its original price. If you have the itch to finally upgrade your home entertainment ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 4 May, 2022 UTC

ASMR is supposedly nonsexual. So why is there so much ASMR porn?

Although people often casually refer to ASMR content as "whisper porn," and call the tingling, relaxing sensations of ASMR itself a "headgasm," most mainstream ASMR creators, consumers, and researchers frequently and stringently insist ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 3 May, 2022 UTC

7 deals on language-learning apps and subscriptions

It's definitely not too late to master a new language. And with modern apps and subscriptions, it can actually be pretty freaking fun to do it as a fully-fledged adult. From games to stories to AI conversations, here are seven different language learning ... more - mashable

Saturday, 30 April, 2022 UTC

The best cameras for travel are all right here

As anyone who's had to sit on their suitcase to close it would know, it's hard to navigate the fine line between overpacking and forgetting to bring things when you go on vacation. You should always make sure you have the essentials, but nobody wants ... more - mashable

Thursday, 28 April, 2022 UTC

So, Snap made a camera drone

To the tune of Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me," Snap made a "one more thing" product debut at the Snap Partner Summit Thursday: A freaking camera drone. Called Pixy, the admittedly cute lil yellow flying camera will follow you ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 20 April, 2022 UTC

Meta's 2022 Quest 2 lineup adds Ghostbusters VR, Moss 2, and the first VR NFL game

Hard to believe it's been a whole year since the last big early look at upcoming virtual reality games from the company formerly known as Facebook. In the time since the April 2021 event, Facebook the company re-branded as Meta and, in a corresponding ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 19 April, 2022 UTC

Meta makes fundraising easier ahead of Earth Day

Meta has announced new fundraising tools and educational initiatives in honor of Earth Day — the global climate awareness holiday taking place on April 22 — including expanded Instagram Reels options for more than 30 countries to participate in digital ... more - mashable

Monday, 18 April, 2022 UTC

The best tablet to buy for your kid

BEST DEALS ON TABLETS FOR KIDS (updated April 18, 2022): Fire 7 Kids — $49.99 $99.99 (save $50) Fire HD 8 Kids Pro — $69.99 $139.99 (save $70) iPad Air — $499.99 $599.99 (save $100) Technology has changed a lot since you were small. Your kids have probably ... more - mashable

Monday, 11 April, 2022 UTC

Score a refurbished iPhone for as low as $80 (yes, really)

TL;DR: Woot has a collection of refurbished Apple iPhones on sale for as low as $79.99 through the end of the day (Monday, April 11). Choose from the iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, or XS. No one's doing the "absurdly cheap ... more - mashable

Sunday, 10 April, 2022 UTC

New Snapchat lens teaches users the American Sign Language alphabet

Want to practice American Sign Language? There's a Snapchat lens for that. On Tuesday, Snapchat released a new lens that teaches ASL, in partnership with SignAll, which designs AI technology for sign language translation. Called the ASL Alphabet Lens, ... more - mashable

Friday, 8 April, 2022 UTC

'Fortnite' creators and Lego are making a metaverse for kids

Like it or loathe it, the concept of the metaverse — essentially a virtual world people can visit in avatar form using VR and AR headsets — is getting more and more real by the day. And realistically, just like the internet, a virtual world isn't necessarily ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 6 April, 2022 UTC

Vitruvian Trainer+ is a fitness machine that won't take over the living room

It's been two years and counting since my gym membership lapsed, and I'm so tired of living room workouts. But when a fitness coach from pandemic-born fitness-tech company Vitruvian physically came into my living room toting the Virtuvian Trainer+, my ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022 UTC

5 of the best smartwatches for kids

The percentage of kids who have a smartphone grows by the year, and this trend is seemingly only going in one direction. Kids start begging for their own phone as soon as they can talk (or at least it probably feels that way to parents who are always ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 5 April, 2022 UTC

An oral history of competitive meditation

Once upon a time, in the now-so-innocent year of 2014, five weirdos became enraptured by the same perverse and — we all thought — completely original idea: Using brain-reading gadgets to turn the act of meditation into some kind of sporting contest. ... more - mashable

Friday, 1 April, 2022 UTC

9 best spy movies on Netflix for a high-stakes watch

A special brand of excitement can be found in spy movies. Audiences are swept away by dashing agents strutting into high-stakes scenarios, embedding into exotic locations, and entangling in sexy and dangerous alliances. Eye-popping gadgetry, heart-racing ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 30 March, 2022 UTC

Save on apps and online courses that can inspire a new hobby

Spring has sprung and with it, there’s a new sense of hope and inspiration in the air. If you’re looking for something to focus that energy on, here are 10 apps and online courses — all on sale — to help spark a new hobby. Whether you want to learn a ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 UTC

6 things we want from PlayStation’s answer to Xbox Game Pass

PlayStation’s been losing the “hearts and minds” war against Xbox Game Pass for too long — it just doesn't have a service that can compete with Microsoft's "hundreds of games for $15/month" elevator pitch. But that could all change very soon ... more - mashable

Thursday, 24 March, 2022 UTC

If your kid isn't ready for a phone, a smartwatch might be a better fit

The percentage of kids who have a smartphone grows by the year: As of Oct. 2019, over half of kids have their own phones by age 11 (compared to ages 13 and 14 over the past few years). Kids seem to start begging for their own phone as soon as they can ... more - mashable

Thursday, 24 March, 2022 UTC

How the Peabody Awards finally, officially embraced video games 

Debates over whether or not video games can be considered art feel like a thing of the distant past. Yet it took until 2022 for Peabody — one of the most prestigious curators of excellent storytelling in entertainment, documentary, journalism, podcasting, ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 UTC

Instagram launches Family Center, an online safety hub for parents and teens

Instagram launched its latest attempt to quell the concerns of parents and guardians Wednesday: its brand new Family Center — a one-stop shop with teen safety tools, parental monitoring, and educational resources for those worried about teen safety on ... more - mashable

Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 UTC

Stephen Colbert has some thoughts about metaverse weddings

With all this talk of the metaverse, the world is starting to look more and more like Ready Player One each day. The latest thing to go virtual? Weddings, apparently. And Late Show host Stephen Colbert has some thoughts. "That's so romantic," ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 15 March, 2022 UTC

Grab a great 65-inch Sony 4K TV for its lowest price yet at Amazon

Save $401.99: Whether it's for gaming, streaming, or watching a ton of basketball this month, the Sony Bravia X90J 65-inch TV at $1,098 is a fantastic deal. As of March 15, head to Amazon to save 27% on one of the best 4K TVs around. The best 4K TVs ... more - mashable

Tuesday, 15 March, 2022 UTC

Beloved former Nintendo prez craps all over Facebook and the metaverse

Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former president and CEO of Nintendo of America, is clearly no fan of Facebook and its recent push into VR with the metaverse. At this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Fils-Aimé took the opportunity to completely ... more - mashable

Friday, 11 March, 2022 UTC

Apple's new iPad Air is on sale already

The new Apple iPad Air (WiFi) is on sale at Walmart as of March 11: 64GB model — $559 $599 (save $40) 256GB model — $679 $749 (save $70) Walmart is usually pretty quick to offer deals on new Apple products, but this might be a new personal best. The ... more - mashable