Todoist team offers a less distracting take on Slack

Slack's team chat can be extremely helpful for coordinating with your coworkers, but it can also be supremely distracting. Do you really need a constant stream of alerts and unrelated funny GIFs when you're trying to get work done… or avoiding wor…

Emojis for zombies, T-Rex and Colbert are almost here

Your phone chats are about to get more… fantastical. Right on cue, the Unicode Consortium has released its promised batch of emoji and text characters. The finalized set of 56 emoji (up from 48 when we last reported) includes a slew of outlandish…

Nike will team up with Amazon to fight fake kicks

Amazon has realized that counterfeit products posing as the real deal annoys consumers and dilutes trust in its marketplace. That's likely why it came down harshly on vendors last fall, requiring a hefty $1,000 to $1,500 fee and tons of paperwork to…

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ hits Netflix July 18th

That exclusive deal with Disney that Netflix made back in 2012 started to pay off last fall. We wondered when we might see any Lucasfilm releases at the time, but it looks like the time is ripe for spending some time with Jyn Erso and her band of plu…

Instagram gives social media influencers the benefit of the doubt

The chaos surrounding the cancelled Fyre Festival is a perfect example of how social media influencers can misguide consumers. Instagram users were led to believe they would be rubbing shoulders with supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid in…

Pinterest Lens makes fab outfits from clothes you already own

Putting outfits together is fun, but it could also be irritating to do every single day. Something like Cher's virtual wardrobe in Clueless could help — or Pinterest Lens, which the social network has just upgraded to be a much better stylist. The c…

The Morning After: Wednesday, June 21st 2017

Hey, good morning!

It's the middle of the week and we're discussing the source of those Apple leaks, review the new OnePlus 5, and report on some big changes at Uber.

Spotify hopes you’ll create shared playlists in Facebook Messenger

It can be fun to create shared playlists on streaming music services — it's a window into your friends' tastes. You don't necessarily want to wade through an app to add tracks, though, and they usually shut out pals who can't use the service. That…