What Makes You Block Someone? 

People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the “Block” button on social media?


Oculus Used These Optical Illusions To Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Virtual reality isn’t ready yet. Oh, it’s damn good — but it can’t quite fully convince you that you are someplace you’re not. How sure are you of the “real world”, anyhow? Today, Oculus guru Michael Abrash used these kickass optical illusions to show how fake our reality can be.


An App That Turns Your Texts To Songs Is A Wonderful Disaster

What if the worst possible text messages you could receive were delivered as singing telegrams? We decided to use an app that turns text into song to find out.


Facebook Is Finally Getting Messaging Right

Facebook wants to be your everything, and the next step in its long and deliberate journey to subsume the entire world is here. Messenger, Facebook’s separate (and now genuinely useful) messaging app, is growing up and you have every reason to be excited.


Facebook And Google Are Locking In African Customers With Freebie Deals

Facebook and Google have grand plans to bring the internet to developing nations, paying Lisa Rinna-sized lip service to altruistic visions of global connectivity. But let’s always remember that these US tech giants are also gunning for new customers and the lucrative data that comes with them.


Instagram's New 'Layout' App Lets You Cram Your Feed Full Of Collages

Instagram is the photo-sharing app that also created the timelapse-creating app. Now, Instagram is looking to conquer another corner of the mobile photography world with Layout, an app for making Instagram-friendly collages.


Facebook Is Making A Phone App Because We All Need More Facebook Apps

Facebook wants to be so much more than just a social network app. It wants to be your go-to SMS with Messenger. It wants to be a Reddit replacement with Rooms. You can even overlay Android with Facebook Home. Now your dialler is in Zuck’s crosshairs.


Facebook Fraudster Jumps Bail By Giving His GPS Anklet A Mind Of Its Own

A man under house arrest for faking an ownership stake in Facebook is missing after rigging up an elaborate contraption to make it look like he was still in his home.


Facebook Bans Feeling Fat

Had an extra helping at dinner? Downed a pint of ice cream for desert? Inhaled entire sticks of butter to fill the emptiness inside? You probably want a little sympathy for the fact that you now feel like shit. For the love of god, pull yourself together. Facebook doesn’t want to hear it.


Brands Get A Better Version Of Instagram Than You Do Now 

Instagram is rolling out an intriguing new feature: carousel-style photo sets that let users upload several photos at once. Unfortunately, you have to be an advertiser to use it.