Microsoft pulls in LinkedIn details for Outlook.com users

The company is also bringing a host of other additions to Office 365, including a translation feature in Word for Office Insiders, “Tell Me” support for both people and documents and new learning tools for Word on iPad. Tell Me users can now search across their company, share files with co-workers, and use slides and …

After Las Vegas, Searching for Meaning in a Killer’s Brain

On October 1, Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded 546 more, firing multiple rifles from a hotel room in Las Vegas overlooking an outdoor concert. Then he killed himself. No one knows why he did it. As part of the attempt to figure that out, The New York Times and others report, the Clark …

Creative-focused app PicsArt hits 100M MAUs, attracting brands tired of trolls

You would think that social networks are more or less “done” now. What would be the point of another in a world filled with so many options? But in fact, there remains a niche which has been growing steadily in the creative corners of the Internet. PicsArt has been building growing since it was started …

New story in Technology from Time: Facebook Activates Safety Check After 6 Killed in New York City Rampage

Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature after a motorist drove on a Lower Manhattan bike path on Tuesday, leaving at least six people dead and several others injured, the Associated Press reports. Using Safety Check, Facebook users close to a disaster or crime scene can let friends and family know that they are safe. …

Nintendo touts Super Mario Odyssey and SNES Classic sales, but not Super Mario Run

If you’ve been thinking that Nintendo is having a great year, its latest financial report proves you haven’t been wrong. We’ve already written about the sales of the new Nintendo Switch console, which have been so outstanding that the device is on track to overtake the lifetime sales of the Wii U within a year. …

You won’t have to pay to win in ‘Battlefront II’ after all

Essentially, what the development team has done is removed a good deal of the “pay to win” criticisms lobbed at it by making sure you can’t access stuff like Epic Star Cards (high value power-ups) from crates. “To help keep everyone on a level playing field, these Star Cards will primarily be available through crafting, …

Congress grills Facebook, Twitter, Google on shells hiding election meddlers

How can Internet giants know that innocent-seeming US companies aren’t actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections? The short answer is they can’t, and that drew questioning from a congressional probe today into Facebook, Twitter, and Google being used to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.. One member of …