It's Time To Ditch Facebook And Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, if not a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It’s time to start fresh.

Facebook Adds 'Nearby Friends' To Show You Where Everyone's At

Facebook’s newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you’re close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that’s the kind of thing you want to share with your friends.

Report: Facebook Will Pull Chat Out Of Main Mobile App

TechCrunch reports that Facebook will be removing chat from its standalone mobile apps in an effort to force people to use its Facebook Messenger application. If true, the move would be Facebook’s latest aggressive play to take control of your messaging life.

Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks In Today With New Profile Powers

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It’s here. And it has a few features we hadn’t heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It’s actually pretty nice!

Australia's New Privacy Law Proposals May Kill Off Google Glass

Recording a private conversation without prior consent using a smartphone or wearable like Google Glass may become illegal, if recommendations from the Australian Law Reform Commission are accepted into state and federal law. A 230-page report from the ALRC was released this morning, and makes almost 50 suggestions for bringing Australian law up to date on personal privacy to eliminate “unlawful surveillance”.

Facebook Ditched A Fancy Redesign Because Your Computer Sucks

Last year Facebook debuted a nice redesign that featured big, beautiful pictures, seen above. But Facebook never rolled it out. Why? Because most people have crappy old computers.

Facebook's Drone Plan To Give Internet To All

In its quest to get the whole world online, Facebook’s project has included partnerships with companies like Samsung and Nokia, as well as with NASA. Now it seems that rumours about Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook drone dreams are true, and the social network giant is planning on internet-delivering drones, satellites, and even lasers. Here’s our first look at how that might take shape.

Twitter Is Losing Sight Of What Makes It So Great

Today, Twitter introduced some major changes to the way it does business . Not only can a single tweet now hold multiple photos (along with 10 tagged friends), but none of that extra baggage takes away any of your precious characters. In other words, Twitter just got a whole lot more like Facebook.

Minecraft VR Is The First Casualty Of Facebook's Oculus Rift Buyout

Facebook’s buyout of promising virtual reality company Oculus (makers of the Oculus Rift headset) has split the gaming community right down the middle. And it’s alienated at least one high profile developer — Markus Persson, creator of Minecraft.

Facebook Is Buying Oculus Because It Needs A Sci-Fi Toy

Why is Facebook buying the virtual reality company Oculus? Because without a sci-fi toy — like Google’s robots or Amazon’s drones — Facebook had nothing to offer hungry tech journalists who are looking for the next big thing.