Tech

This ain’t your dad’s Google Search

These days, “Google it” no longer has that same magical, all-knowing ring it once did. I know it. You know it. And Google knows it, which is why it's trying to bring Search into the future. 

Death to CAPTCHA

If there’s one thing denizens of the World Wide Web can agree on, it’s that CAPTCHAs suck

The bot-preventing security measures are time-consuming and confusing—how many times have you struggled to identify all the grainy images containing the tiniest sliver of a bicycle just to satisfy a robotic arbiter of your humanity? 

Surely, there must be a better way.

Voting on the future of the internet

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN body responsible for setting global communications standards, will elect its new leader this week—a decision that could shape the future of the internet.  

TikTok wants out of politics

Raise your hand if your spam folder is full of unanswered pleas for campaign donations! 

Hands up? Ok, well, the bad news is, those e-mails might keep coming. But the good news is that your TikTok feed will be free of politicians begging you for money. 

Beep boop, would you like fries with that?

This is a story about Flippy, Sippy, and Chippy. No, they’re not Snap, Crackle, and Pop knockoffs, but a trio of robots that could soon be serving up your fast food order.

Reading with Spotify

Spotify has launched a long-awaited audiobook feature, a small step toward becoming the be-all for audio and one giant leap toward seriously complicating your Spotify Wrapped.

Uber got hacked

When we were 18, we worried about getting into our school of choice or if our favourite band was cringe, but kids these days are all too busy hacking multibillion-dollar companies.

Adobe’s big Figma buy

Adobe has agreed to buy design software company Figma for US$20 billion in what will be the largest acquisition ever of a private software company (if the deal is approved). 

On this episode of Twitter v. Musk…

As we await the start of Twitter v. Elon Musk on October 17 (mark your calendars), the final pieces are falling into place for what’s sure to be the most dramatic tech trial possibly ever. 

The DOJ calls out Google search

Ever wonder why almost everything you search automatically turns into a Google search? 

The US Justice Department (DOJ) sure has, and now they’re accusing Google of paying companies billions each year to remain the default search engine on browsers—illegally.