December 2018

Google still has no answers for YouTube’s biggest problem

From Pizzagate to QAnon, YouTube has a serious problem with conspiracy theories. The basic moderation problem has splintered into a number of different scandals over the past two years, including disturbing children’s content, terrorism videos, white supremacy dog whistling, and radicalization via YouTube’s algorithm. But when confronted on those issues…


How to set up eSIM on the Apple iPhone XR and XS

Sometimes a single phone number isn’t enough — if you need to go abroad, for example, or need separate business and personal numbers, two is definitely better than one. Until recently, unless your phone could accommodate two SIMs, you were out of luck. However, Apple has now made it possible…


Who should take advantage of IGTV first?

YouTube has had a near monopoly on the long-form video space — until recently. Instagram’s IGTV is here and it looks like it could be a formidable competitor. IGTV is the popular social media platform’s very own vertical video app, which is designed to allow brands, influencers, and creators to…



Usain Bolt named global brand ambassador for money transfer service Xoom

Usain Bolt is known by many as the fastest man in the world. His global fame and quickness have been snagged by Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service, which has named the eight-time Olympic Gold Medalist as its global brand ambassador through 2020. The partnership kicks off as Xoom expands…


Firefox 64 brings better browser tab management and smart recommendations

The newest version of Firefox for desktop and Android, version 64, is out today and it comes with a few nifty features for more intensive tab and extension use. Mozilla says you’ll now “see suggestions in regular browsing mode for new and relevant Firefox features, services, and extensions based on…


Google’s CEO had to remind Congress that Google doesn’t make iPhones

In any congressional hearing about technology, at least a few lawmakers will use Silicon Valley executives as their own personal tech support staff. But usually, the questions at least involve products that their companies actually make. So Google CEO Sundar Pichai got particularly unlucky at a hearing in the House…