technology

There Is A GLARING Mistake With The New Lobster Emoji & Twitter Cannot Deal

The people of Maine do not mess around when it comes to lobsters, y’all. In fact, you have them to thank for the new lobster emoji redesign, which will now be slightly more anatomically correct than the initially announced design. Earlier this month,…
By Mia Mercado

I Tried To Stop Sleeping With My Phone Near Me & It Was A Total Disaster

I know that I should probably use my cell phone less, but I know it in the same way that I know that I should drink more water and exfoliate more often. I am always on my phone — I'd love to say that it's work-related, but that isn't true. I struggle…
By Ayana Lage

Google Is Reportedly Testing A Chat Bot Who Can Text Your Friends Back For You

If you no longer want to expend energy engaging with the petty humans you call "friends," don't worry: There's an app for that. Or, well, there's a feature for that. A Google feature, to be specific. Simply called Reply, the in-development, artificia…
By James Loke Hale

If You Don’t Have The Snapchat Redesign Update Yet, This May Be The Reason Why

Many Snapchat users woke up this morning to find that their beloved app looked quite different than they were used to it appearing. Others, however, woke up this morning to find that the app… looked exactly the way it always has. If you’re in the sec…
By Lucia Peters

Science Is Developing A New Way For You To Track Your Medicine & It's 'Black Mirror' AF

Soon, today's forms of medication — pills, potions, syringes, tablets and IVs — may be things of the past, if a new discovery from Danish scientists has its way. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have come up with a way to use inkjet prin…
By JR Thorpe

Best Buy Is Pulling All CDs From Its Stores & It's The End Of An Era

According to Billboard, Best Buy told music suppliers that Best Buy is pulling CDs from its stores The chain of over one thousand stores in the United States anticipates CDs will be off the shelves completely by July 1. Many attribute this decision…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

The Female Designers Behind Your Favorite Apps Are Revolutionizing The Industry. Here’s How

You've probably played hours upon hours of the unbelievably popular Words With Friends, and may think you know the game inside and out. But behind the app is a major cultural shift in how we're thinking about games and gaming — and specifically, how …
By JR Thorpe

A Mario Kart App For Your Phone Is Happening & ‘90s Kids Are NOT READY

If you love Mario Kart in any form, your mind is about to be blown. I know the entirety of the '90s has basically been coming to a phone near you, from Pokemon Go to the upcoming Harry Potter augmented reality game, but this time we have the creme de…
By James Loke Hale

This Company Will Send People To Events For You If You Can't Go & It's 'Black Mirror' As Heck

You can get just about anything delivered straight to your doorstep nowadays: pizza, puppies, and maybe soon ... people? This week, Japanese researchers demoed "human ubers," a new technology that would allow people to remotely attend events in a mor…
By Mia Mercado

Here’s Why Your Gmail Icon Mysteriously Turned Blue Overnight

If you spend even a minimal amount of time online, you're familiar with the feeling of confusion and utter annoyance when you visit a website or social media platform and notice an unexplained update staring you in the face. They changed something? H…
By Megan Grant

MoviePass Is Already A Ridiculously Good Deal — But This Hack Makes It Even More Worth It

With the ninetieth (wow!) Academy Awards a little over a month away, you may be wondering how you can catch all the buzz-worthy films before red carpet night, without breaking the bank. This is where MoviePass can help — particularly if you are using…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

9 Unexpected Ways Alexa Can Help You Practice Self-Care

Technology has changed the game when it comes to how people practice self-care and improve their wellness. Though traditional therapy, support groups, and trips to the doctor are super important, many people have turned to their tech devices to impro…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

This New Netflix Search Engine Lets You Get SUPER Specific About What Kind Of Movie You Want

A very 2018 problem is having hundreds of Netflix shows and movies at your fingertips and having absolutely no idea what to watch. Thankfully, someone has created a very 2018 solution: a website that makes it easier to find movies on Netflix. If brow…
By Mia Mercado

You Can Store Your Medical Records On Your iPhone Soon & Here’s Why That’s A Big Deal

When Apple rolls out iOS 11.3, it will come with a significant update to the Health app. Apple announced on Jan. 24 that it is partnering with hospitals and clinics to allow users to consolidate their medical records from multiple providers and store…
By James Loke Hale

This Bot Tells You Whether Or Not Your Twitter Crush Likes You Back & It's Too Darn Cute

Have you fallen in love with the tweeter of your dreams? If you'd like the know if the feeling is mutual, Timi Ajiboye is here to save the day. Ajiboye developed a Twitter bot for crushes called Twinder — which of course sounds like a certain dating …
By Megan Grant

The "Second Vine" Is Officially Happening — And Here's How It Works

If you’re still mourning the loss of beloved video app Vine, perhaps you will take some solace in the recently released first details about v2, the forthcoming app many are hoping will fill the six-second hole in each of our hearts. Vine co-founder …
By Mia Mercado

This New Snapchat Feature Lets You Save Snap Stories & Share Them ANYWHERE

Nobody knows how to prey on our FOMO quite like Snapchat, but even the infamous blink-and-you'll-miss-it social media platform is throwing us a bone. Now, you can send links to Snapchat Stories outside of the app itself, and some of them will be view…
By Megan Grant

Here's What You Should Do If You Don't Have GIF Stickers On Instagram Stories Yet

Big Instagram news today: GIF stickers are arriving for Instagram Stories, allowing ‘grammers everywhere to stick fun little moving images on top of their photos and videos for some added pizzazz. If, however, you booted up Insta today, only to find …
By Lucia Peters

Panic Buttons Aren’t A Solution To Street Harassment — Here’s Why

From apps to wearable tech, "safety devices" that do everything from broadcast GPS data to contact local police have been popular in the past few years. Several countries around the world have trialled panic button apps and systems to help women who …
By JR Thorpe

Instagram Quietly Just Dropped A New Feature That Tells People When You Were Last Active

It is a universally acknowledged fact that everyone hates read receipts forever, right? I don't know if science has looked into this but I am sure that all of science would agree and put it on a plaque or something. They can either make messaging sup…
By Lea Rose Emery