Trash uses AI to edit your footage into a fun, short videos

Trash is a new startup promising to make it easier for anyone to create well-edited videos. Social video is an area that CEO Hannah Donovan knows well, having previously served as general manager at Vine (the video app that Twitter acquired and eventually shut down). She said that in user research, even though people had […]

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of the company’s plan to set up an ‘independent’ external oversight board to which people can appeal content decisions so that Facebook itself is not the sole entity making such decisions. In […]

Facebook and eBay told to tackle trade in fake reviews

Facebook and eBay have been warned by the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to do more to tackle the sale of fake reviews on their platforms. Fake reviews are illegal under U.K. consumer protection law. The CMA said today it has found “troubling evidence” of a “thriving marketplace for fake and misleading online reviews.” […]

A chat with Niantic CEO John Hanke on the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Just shy of three years ago, Pokémon GO took over the world. Players filled the sidewalks, and crowds of trainers flooded parks and landmarks. Anywhere you looked, people were throwing Pokéballs and chasing Snorlax. As the game grew, so did the company behind it. Niantic had started its life as an experimental “lab” within Google […]

Galaxy Note 10 will have physical buttons, new report claims

The Galaxy Note 9 may be the last Note with a headphone jack.  Angela Lang/CNET Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is just around the corner, with a debut set for August 7, but a number of questions remain about Samsung’s forthcoming phablet. One of the biggest ones: Will it drop physical buttons entirely?  It’s a rumor […]

Samsung and Huawei’s next moves could make or break foldable phones

The future of foldable phones is murky even now. Angela Lang/CNET The foldable phone revolution has hit a wall. Massive delays threaten to derail the momentum that the new phone category — part phone, part table — heralded as one of the biggest leaps for mobile phones. Foldable phones promise to double the device’s screen […]

Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of use

Update: An earlier version of this post said Twitter is removing location tagging in tweets. In fact, it is only removing the ability to share precise location details like latitude and longitude. In an announcement today from its support account, Twitter said it is removing the option to tag precise locations in tweets. The feature […]

The real risk of Facebook’s Libra coin is crooked developers

Everyone’s worried about Mark Zuckerberg controlling the next currency, but I’m more concerned about a crypto Cambridge Analytica. Today Facebook announced Libra, its forthcoming stablecoin designed to let you shop and send money overseas with almost zero transaction fees. Immediately, critics started harping about the dangers of centralizing control of tomorrow’s money in the hands […]

Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: NoGood

NoGood CEO Mostafa Elbermawy describes how they evaluate a client’s growth challenges by quoting Zen teacher Hunryu Suzuki: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are only a few.” Rather than deferring to in-house playbooks, NoGood adopts an open mind combined with a methodical, data-driven approach to find untapped […]

Galaxy Fold and Mate X delays: The ripple effect for foldable phones

The Galaxy Fold opens into a 7.3-inch screen. Angela Lang/CNET The foldable phone revolution has hit a series of speed bumps that threaten to derail what was once heralded as one of the biggest leaps for mobile phones. Foldable phones promised to double the screen size and revolutionize design at a time when phone sales have […]

Pixel 4 teaser photo reveals a whole new Google

Google’s first official Pixel 4 photos. Google Google did something un-Googley last week: It officially released an image of the Pixel 4, the next version of its flagship phone. This is a phone we all expected to appear, based not just on rumors, but also on Google’s pattern of an annual October release. Teasing a […]