BMW advert ‘promoted dangerous driving’

BMW has been reprimanded after one of its TV adverts was judged to have promoted “faster, dangerous and irresponsible driving”. The ad was designed to show off the company’s four-wheel drive system. The UK’s advertising watchdog said it feared the mix of fast-paced scenes – which intercut images of the car skidding with young children doing likewise […]


Google bans abortion poll ads in Ireland

Google will ban all advertisements relating to Republic of Ireland’s forthcoming referendum on abortion, which takes place on 25 May. On Tuesday, Facebook started to block ads relating to the referendum that did not originate from advertisers inside Ireland. However, Google said all ads relating to the vote would be blocked. Google’s ads appear on […]


Tinder owner says it’s not afraid of Facebook dating app

Match Group, the owner of dating apps including Tinder and, says it is not worried by the dating tool which Facebook unveiled last week. The social media giant’s move could help de-stigmatise the online dating scene, Match’s chief executive said. The comments came as the firm released better-than-expected quarterly profits. Match said the average […]

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Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion after Kylie Jenner tweet

Snap (SNAP) stock closed down 6% on Thursday after the reality TV star said she is no longer using the app. The plunge wiped about $1.3 billion off the company’s market value. Jenner has been one of Snapchat’s most influential users. “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh […]

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Facebook 14th anniversary: CEO says mistakes were key to progress

Facebook, the global social networking platform, was started on February 4, 2004 by a 19-year-old student of Harvard University. Mark Zuckerberg, will years on become one of the most powerful persons in the world. On the occasion of the 14th anniversary since he started Facebook in his university dormitory, the 33-year-old shared a message on […]


Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

“Technology, for me, it’s giving something back to somebody who was taken out of humanity.” – Andy Fabino What if we told you there is an innovation that can help about 285 million people around the world living with a visual impairment move around with a little more ease? 1 Okay, it’s easy enough to […]


Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

Rainforests have some of the most complicated soundscapes on the planet. In this dense noise of insects, primates, birds, and everything else that moves in the forest, how can you detect the sounds of illegal logging? The old cell phone you have sitting in your desk drawer may have the answer. Source: Rainforest Connection How […]