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Sad Yahoo Sale Confirms That Marissa Mayer Failed

At long last, Marissa Mayer’s rocky reign at Yahoo appears to be coming to an end. The news comes not with a bang — or an exclamation point — but with something closer to a resigned sigh.


Sparrow Is An Aussie Flight Booking App That Only Takes Three Taps

If you fly a lot for work, then you probably know the annoyance of searching through Qantas’ or Virgin’s websites to find the best flight on or around the day you want to travel. One carrier might have expensive morning flights, and one might be pricier in the afternoon, while both will usually drive up the cost significantly for the convenience of flying out at peak times. A new mobile booking app lets you pick and choose which flight you’d prefer, links with your various frequent flyer profiles, and takes less than half a minute from go to whoa.



The Downside To Fitness Tracking: Concerns About Health Data Privatisation

For all the potential benefits, the incorporation of people’s health data into algorithmic “black boxes” could harm science and exacerbate inequalities, warn some researchers.

“When it comes to control over our own data, health data must be where we draw the line,” John Wilbanks and Eric Topol stress.


How To Check If Someone Else Is Using Your Social Media Accounts

If you’ve got a suspicion someone else has gained access to your social media accounts, it’s not difficult to check — and it could mean you’re able to apply a password change before any real damage happens. In fact, it’s worth checking these options regularly just to be sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are completely yours.


Google Is Making Use Of Its DeepMind Investment

Is there anything that Google DeepMind can’t do? It can defeat Go champions, potentially help those fighting blindness and now it’s helping Google itself to become more environmentally friendly.


Pokemon GO Partnership With McDonald's Begins Tomorrow In Japan: Report

Pokemon GO — the game that’s sent Nintendo’s value soaring past Sony — is finally launching in Japan tomorrow, according to a new report from TechCrunch. And as Gizmodo first reported and TechCrunch now confirms as well, it’s also where Niantic will debut “sponsored locations”, starting with McDonald’s.


10 Tricks To Make Yourself A YouTube Master

You might think there’s not much to YouTube — just find a video you want to watch and press play — but Google’s engineers are adding new hidden features all the time. Here are 10 tricks to try to take your YouTube-ing to the next level.


Android Pay Is Now Available In Australia

Google has launched its much anticipated digital wallet service Android Pay in Australia, supporting many more banks than its competitors Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Here’s what you need to know.


Pokemon GO Partnership With McDonald's Is On, Source Says

Several Redditors discovered decompiled code in the Android and iOS versions of Pokemon GO earlier this week that indicated a potential sponsorship deal with global burger chain McDonald’s. Now a well-placed source has confirmed with Gizmodo that the sponsorship is moving forward, and is set to launch in one country in Asia.


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