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NASA spots real 'Death Star' vaporizing a mini planet

Maybe "Star Wars" isn't so fictional after all. NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers a dead star chowing down on a small rocky object.

By 23 October 2015


Twitter puts the kibosh on background images

Your themed wallpaper is no longer visible on your Twitter timeline or Notifications pages, leaving just a white background. But why has the company removed it?

By 21 July 2015


Meet Voat, the website that wants to be the anti-Reddit

As social-news site Reddit tries to clean up its act by limiting some speech, an alternative springs up, promising to be more freewheeling.

By 17 July 2015


Tweet of Thrones: Who's going to be the next Twitter CEO?

There's a growing field of possible candidates, from both inside and outside the company, who analysts believe might be able to help turn Twitter around.

By 11 July 2015


SurveyMonkey CEO, husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, dies suddenly

David Goldberg passes away unexpectedly. The executive had a long, varied career, which spanned companies like Capitol Records and Yahoo before he ultimately became CEO of SurveyMonkey.

By 3 May 2015


'Haunted' old MacBook fetching thousands on eBay

One eBay seller's 2007 MacBook doesn't run as quickly as it used to, but since being possessed, it has reportedly taken to writing notes, levitating and helping out with chores around the house.

By 12 February 2015


Flickr is trying to change its image

With photo-sharing sites and storage giants like Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and Amazon, the once-dominant Flickr has lost its place. So what is Flickr now? Its chief says we'll know in about a year.

By 1 December 2014


MySpace all over again: Facebook gets GIFs, Ep. 135

Shocking news from MIT, where some students made a device that will shock them when they've spent too much time on Facebook. In other Facebook news, Giphy.com is making GIFs a thing on the social-networking site, circa MySpace 1996. Video earrings turn you into a walking television, and Haptix turns any flat surface into a 3D multitouch surface. Ah, the possibilities.

By 31 August 2013


Crave Ep. 135: MySpace all over again: Facebook gets GIFs

You'll be shocked (literally shocked) to realize how much time you spend on Facebook. Plus, a couch that can balance on one leg, and the worst celebrity-branded tech products ever.

By 31 August 2013


Twitch pulls the plug on video-streaming site Justin.tv

Justin.tv began life as a blogging site that combined live video feeds and public chat rooms.

By 6 August 2014