Instagram uses Snapchat-like tags to make adding friends easier

Instagram has yet another answer to Snapchat, but this time it’s covering one of the basics: namely, adding friends. Months after it started testing, the social network has introduced “nametags” that make friend additions as simple as pointing your camera at a code, much like Snapcodes. Once you’ve created a nametag (complete with colors, emojis […]

Facebook tests Snapchat-like map for Nearby Friends

Facebook’s eagerness to replicate Snapchat features might extend beyond particularly conspicuous elements like Stories and selfie filters. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a rework of Nearby Friends that introduces visuals uncannily like Snapchat’s Snap Map. While the conventional list is still there, testers can see friends grouped by city and neighborhood. […]

How to outsmart your friends and win your fantasy hockey league

Hockey is back and hope springs eternal. Maybe Connor McDavid can carry the Oilers back to relevance. Perhaps Calgary's Carolina influx propels the Flames back to the playoffs. Dare I say the Leafs could contend for the Stanley Cup? And, oh yeah, this is definitely the year you're winning your fantasy hockey league. Give it […]

The 30 best countries for job satisfaction, making new friends, and raising a family, according to expats

VIVID TRAVEL Moving to a new country is tough. It often means needing to find new friends, working in a new environment, and settling into a totally new way of life. That’s why InterNations, the world’s largest network for expats, has compiled the top 30 countries for getting a good job, making friends, and raising […]

Are Meghan Markle’s ‘trendy-lefty’ views causing ‘an issue’ with Harry’s friends?

Meghan Markle, an LA native and former-actress, became the Duchess of Sussex in May. Since she has been on a number of official royal excursions with Prince Harry and released a charity cook book. However, a socialite has claimed that some of Meghan’s views are causing an issue in the royal company she now keeps. […]

Brands Are Not Our Friends

I didn’t realize how seriously companies take social media until last year, when I opened my front door and saw a delivery guy holding a stack of pizza boxes up to his chin. Comcast had recently started advertising mobile-phone service where I live. Given that Comcast and AT&T were already the only local choices for […]

Family and friends identify Madden tournament shooting victims as Elijah Clayton and Taylor Robertson

EA Sports Family and friends have named the two victims who died during a shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, according to media reports. Police have not confirmed the identities of the victims, but fellow gamers identified 22-year-old Elijah Clayton, who goes by the gaming alter ego TrueBoy, and 27-year-old Taylor […]

‘I’ve lost one of my dearest friends’: Sen. Lindsey Graham gives an emotional statement after John McCain’s death

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid One of Sen. John McCain’s closest friends on Capitol Hill offered his condolences amid the news of his death on Saturday. Graham’s friendship with McCain grew after Graham, who was then a House Representative, delivered remarks on President Bill Clinton’s impeachment with a light-hearted jab. One of Sen. John McCain’s closest friends on […]

Are Meghan Markle and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall friends? Two seen laughing together

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, 33, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on May 19. Since she has taken on the role of Duchess of Sussex with grace, fufilling numerous public engagements. It was announced that she and Prince Harry will play a part in representing the Royal Family throughout the Commonwealth. According to reports […]

PayPal’s redesigned app is all about paying your friends

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking PayPal’s app has lost focus — it seems more interested in investments and ordering food than on… well, paying people. It’s a good thing the company is cleaning things up with a redesigned mobile app, then. The new version is a return to the basics of sending and receiving […]