gadgets
Rose Gold Is The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To Tech And I Will Hear No Arguments

Call me basic all you want — and it's true, I totally am — but I absolutely adore rose gold. In fact, if I'm being brutally honest, I think rose gold is the best thing that has ever happened to tech. Read More >>

apple
Apple Doesn’t ‘Need’ to Buy Anything

With a market cap that is, as of this writing, hovering around $800 billion and more than $250 billion in cash, Apple is fucking loaded. Not even its decidedly flat earnings report last week can change the fact that it is the most valuable publicly traded company of all time. Read More >>

snapchat
Snapchat Debuts New Disappearing Stock Price

Snap Inc., the parent company formerly known as Snapchat, just released its first earnings report since its IPO, and the results aren’t pretty. Snap missed analyst revenue estimates by $10 million, bringing in $149.6 million in revenue. And although Snapchat had a 36 per cent jump in daily active users on a year over year basis, it added just eight million new users (five per cent), from last quarter. Read More >>

startups
Grammar Startup Raises Stupid Amount of Money

Need any proof that we’re still knee-deep in a tech bubble? Grammar startup Grammarly just raised £90 million in its first round of funding. Read More >>

reviews
Um Kim Kardashian? I Think I Found Your New BlackBerry

Pardon me dear readers. Normally this space is reserved for missives to you, but I am positive you do not care about the BlackBerry KeyOne, a new phone from BlackBerry Mobile. Besides Kim Kardashian, very few people have cared about BlackBerry phones in recent years. That’s why today I’m going to take a moment to reach out to Kim. The girl’s been a wreck since her ancient Bold 9900 died last year, and I really think she needs to know there’s a new, actually kind of excellent, BlackBerry device. Read More >>

uber
Better Excuses for Avoiding Journalists During Your Company’s Massive Sexual Harassment Scandal

Despite his company’s litany of problems, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was supposed to appear onstage at Code Conference, a fancy tech gathering, at the end of May. It would have been a good time for the yelling executive to weigh in on the allegations of sexual harassment at his company, the ongoing investigation into those claims, the assorted lawsuits Uber faces from its competitors, and the fact that tonnes of high-profile employees—even PR flacks—are headed for the exit. Read More >>

phones
Why These ‘Revolutionary’ Phones Failed So Badly

Every year, gadget companies like to flaunt out their latest flagship smartphones and show off all of the “revolutionary” features that will make this slab of glass and metal different from the nearly-identical looking slab of glass and metal already in our pockets. Read More >>

virtual reality
A Devastating Holocaust Documentary Proves VR Filmmaking Isn’t Just a Gimmick

It’s really easy to mess up a film project about the Holocaust. The wrong tone, the wrong direction, and it can all go horribly awry. Add cutting-edge technology operated by unskilled hands to a topic as devastating as survivor testimony, and you could have a disaster. Fortunately, the VR film The Last Goodbye, which debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, gets it right. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Has a New Echo That Tells You If Your Outfit Sucks

Amazon has a new Echo and this time, it has a camera built-in to tell you how ugly, or hot, your outfit looks. Dubbed the Echo Look, this forthcoming $200 (~£156) device has a depth-sensing camera that can take full-length photos and videos using just your voice. Read More >>

twitter
Twitter’s Free Fall Is Slightly Less Brutal Than It Was Before

Twitter announced its Q1 2017 earnings on Wednesday, and good news, everyone: The company isn’t performing as poorly as it was last quarter! Read More >>

apple
Apple Delays ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Show, Should Just Kill It Instead

Back in February, Apple excitedly told the world that its first original series, the Carpool Karaoke spin-off, would be launching in April. Now, according to Reuters, the premiere has been pushed back until “later this year.” Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars

Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company’s new Facebook Spaces “social” VR venture launched this week. Read More >>

gaming
The New Rick and Morty Game Is One of the Best VR Experiences You Can Play

Growing up, one of my favorite CD-ROM games was called The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield. As games go, it wasn’t that advanced, but it let me take a virtual, interactive tour through my favorite television show. The game had in-jokes from the show, voices from the cast, and perfect attention to detail. It was awesome. Read More >>

rumours
Nintendo Might Be Preparing a Mini SNES For Christmas

Last week, Nintendo dealt a crushing blow to retro gaming fans when it announced that it was discontinuing the uber-popular NES Classic Edition. We’re still not sure what Nintendo was thinking—most companies do not choose to discontinue products that get such great reviews and sell out immediately and consistently across the globe—but the good news is, we might see a mini Super Nintendo at the end of the year. Read More >>

youtube
YouTube Is Officially in the Live TV Game Now

YouTube TV — the cordcutting service Google teased six weeks ago — is now available in five US cities. People in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Philadelphia, or Chicago, can sign up for the $35 (£28) a month live TV bundle right now. Read More >>