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Syndicated Teens Are Trading In Facebook For Platforms Like Snapchat And Instagram

The exodus began in 2015, aligned with the rise of YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat

Health Google's 'Digital Wellbeing' Tools Will Help People Disengage From Phones

As firms face scrutiny over habit-forming technologies, Google unveils system to show users how much time they spend on their devices

Food & Beverage A Simple Idea Is Making People Rethink Food In Their Community

Two women who began turning disused space in a former mill town into free food plots have inspired a global movement of growers

Health Social Media Copies Gambling Tricks To Make Users Crave It

Experts say social media employs methods that affect users' brains and lead to them experiencing ‘phantom’ notification buzzing

Home Energy Service Automatically Switches Customers To The Best Deal

For a fee, consumer advocacy group analyzes prices from electricity retailers and switches users to most economic deals

Wellness Storytelling Project Aims To Destigmatize Loneliness

Artist's platform provides "digital antidote" to the highly curated world of social media

Cafe & Restaurant First Robot Delivery Drivers Start Work In Silicon Valley

Six-wheeled robots will deliver food and coffee across a Silicon Valley office park in the first commercial use of the technology—and whole cities could be next

Syndicated Facebook Announces Dating App For 'Meaningful Relationships'

Mark Zuckerberg says the app, which shares some features with Tinder, aims to build ‘real long-term relationships—not just hookups’

Syndicated Grindr's HIV Data-Sharing Betrayed The LGBTQ Community

The gay dating app has responsibilities to the communities it serves, and these do not include passing intimate information to third parties

Delivery & Logistics How Activists Are Rethinking The Gig Economy

A new deal offered by courier firm DPD may just be the beginning of the end of the race to the bottom

Cafe & Restaurant Starbucks' New Yosemite Park Cafe Is Met With Both Delight And Dismay

A new Starbucks provides convenience and caffeine to visitors, but to many it represents a trend of commercialism and 25,000 people petitioned to stop it from opening

Home Big Energy Companies Are Pushing Consumers Towards Smart Meters

Smart Energy say that those who don't adopt the new tech risk new market entrants overtaking them

Voice Service Reads Breaking News Stories To People Out Loud

BrailleVoice uses a touch-tone interface to make the daily news from several top media outlets more accessible to the visually impaired

How Artists Are Taking On Facebook And Big Data

Langlands and Bell are celebrating their 40th year together – by taking an uncompromising look at Silicon Valley’s utopian promises