Gaming chat app Discord starts shutting down racist accounts

Google and GoDaddy aren't the only internet companies dumping racists in light of the violence in Charlottesville. The team behind the gaming chat app Discord has shut down both accounts "associated with the events in Charlottesville" and the altrig…

Get Google’s own contacts app on any Android phone

Until now, the only normal way to get Google's official, dedicated Android contacts app was to pick up a Pixel, Nexus or Android One phone. Many third-party apps could fill in the gaps, but it wasn't what Google had planned. However, you no longer…

The Morning After: Monday, August 14th 2017

It's Monday morning! Over the weekend you may have missed more HBO hacker leaks, and how you can now get Google's Pixel phone's camera tricks on other smartphones.

HBO refuses to play ball with hackers as more episodes leak

HBO says it will not negotiate with the hackers who made off with 1.5 terabytes of its data. The statement contradicts the recent leaked email screenshot from the hackers, which showed the broadcaster offering a $250,000 bug bounty payment. However,…

Facebook knew about Snap’s struggles months before the public

You may have only recently discovered that Snap isn't having much luck attracting new users, but Facebook knew months before — and there's a chance you helped it find out. The Wall Street Journal has learned just how Facebook has been using app usag…

Amazon offers refunds for dodgy solar eclipse glasses

Did you buy a low-cost pair of eclipse glasses hoping to watch the August 21st solar eclipse without spending a fortune? Amazon might be reaching out to you. The company has confirmed a recent Verge report that it's "proactively" refunding purchases…

Algorithm shows the data you give away when clicking suggested links

If you're roaming the internet, you might run across recommendation engines. Some offer products or services you'd actually want to use, but does interacting with them harm your privacy even more? Researchers developed an algorithm to reveal how much…

After Math: Come out and burn

As the current presidential administration keeps trying its best to be America's last, let's take a moment from the existential horror of nuclear annihilation at the hands of the world's other wannabe king-baby and see who's been killing it in tech t…