Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability
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 Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable. Meanwhile, Instagram today got a little redesign itself with comment reels now being threaded so you can have sub-conversations in public. Read More






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Sling TV now works in the browser
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 Despite having been one of the first to offer live, streaming TV over the internet, Dish’s Sling TV service has just now introduced a way to watch its service via a web browser. The company is today launching an in-browser player for Google Chrome. The player, which is still in beta, will work on both […]






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One Year Later, 'No Man's Sky' Is Still Worth Exploring
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Though it was released to controversy and anger, Hello Games’ exploratory opus offers a space worth meditating on.






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9 Cool Notebooks to Help You Write Right
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Upgrade from the basic spiral bound with one of these stylish notebooks.






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Democrats Call For Hearings On White Nationalism And Domestic Terrorism Following Charlottesville Violence
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“Unfortunately, it has become clear we cannot count on President Trump for action,” Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee wrote in a letter Tuesday. View Entire Post ›






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Donald Trump Angrily Defends White Supremacists
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President Goes On Wide-Ranging Defense Of Racist Rally In Charlottesville And Confederate Monuments View Entire Post ›






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Ice Cream Sales "Lead' to Homicide: Why?
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In a study [1] done in 2009, it had been speculated that homicide rates were higher when ice cream sales were on the rise. In 2006, a similar study found that the rate of death by drowning was also higher when ice cream sales were hitting their peak. What gives? Does our consumption of ice […]






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What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech
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 For all the talk about the internet as a great uniter across geographical and ideological divides, it’s just as often used as a tool to deepen divides, as many users are content to stay within their ideological echo chambers. There’s no easy fix, but when hateful rhetoric begins to manifest itself as real-world violence, a failure […]






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Calling all teachers, educators and  mentors: apply to bring your class to Disrupt SF
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 Applications are now open for student groups to attend Disrupt SF at Pier 48 on September 19 or September 20. The program is part of Include, TechCrunch’s diversity program aimed at facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to gain better access to the startup scene. Read More






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