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Pinterest update lets people direct message and send pins to each other

Pinterest update lets people direct message and send pins to each other

By 7 August 2014

Pinterest now has direct messaging. It appears as though the update is for both the mobile apps and desktop website. The new feature is actually an expansion of its existing "Send a pin" feature, and it essentally makes the service a little more like... >>

Website of the day: Topsy

Website of the day: Topsy

By 7 August 2014

Yesterday, we talked about a site that offers a quick snapshot of popular services and how they’re running, But what if you want to get into a bit more detail about what people are saying about your favourite brands, topics or people? At topsy.com,... >>

IFTTT explained

IFTTT explained

By 6 August 2014

The internet is a wonderful thing chock-full of fun and useful experiences, but it can also complicate our lives. With so many websites and apps in the world, you probably have difficulty managing them or even completing basic tasks. Luckily for you,... >>

Website of the day: Down Detector

Website of the day: Down Detector

By 6 August 2014

So, Netflix went down on Sunday night, right when many people might’ve been watching the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony and, as one, thought, “why are they waving tents in the air? Stuff this - I’m watching Orange is the New Black…” 
... >>

Microsoft and MIT researchers recover speech from potato chip bag, behind soundproof glass

Microsoft and MIT researchers recover speech from potato chip bag, behind soundproof glass

By 5 August 2014

Researchers from MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed a way to extract audio from vibrations of an object caught on video. In one experiment, they were able to reconstruct speech from vibrations off a potato chip bag. The bag was filmed from 15 feet... >>

Website of the day: Sassoon Journals online

Website of the day: Sassoon Journals online

By 5 August 2014

There is understandably much talk of the First World war this week, and it’s entirely likely that you will have seen at least a snippet or two of one particular participant's literary output. Siegfried Sassoon joined the British Army when it became... >>

Square buys startup Caviar for $90 million, to start delivering food?

Square buys startup Caviar for $90 million, to start delivering food?

By 4 August 2014

Mobile payments firm Square has purchased food delivery startup Caviar, both companies have confirmed. San Francisco-based Caviar launched in 2012 and is a lot like Seamless or Eat24 or GrubHub, only it is known for providing delivery services for restaurants... >>

Facebook may pay you €500 for your data, if you take action now

Facebook may pay you €500 for your data, if you take action now

By 4 August 2014

Until now Facebook, and other online companies, have been helping themselves to your data before selling it on for advertising revenue. Now you can see some of that money. A privacy campaign "Europe vs Facebook" has begun to make sure Facebook is doing... >>

Website of the day: Woodland Trust - Dedicate a Tree

Website of the day: Woodland Trust - Dedicate a Tree

By 4 August 2014

One hundred years ago today, the world was plunged into a conflict the likes of which had never been seen. Thankfully, we've not seen anything like it since either. Millions of people lost their lives in the First World War. Families and communities were... >>

Google might soon pull Google+ photo features into separate product

Google might soon pull Google+ photo features into separate product

By 1 August 2014

Google+ Photos could soon become its own thing, distinct from Google+, it's claimed. Google+ is a social network more celebrated for its photo features rather than anything social-related. So it is surprising to learn that the company wants to turn those... >>