What do when you’re being harassed on Twitter

What do when you’re being harassed on Twitter
Image: vicky leta/mashableIf Twitter has one major headache that never seems to go away, it's trolls. But things might now be starting to look up. The company, once content to do almost nothing to address harassment on its platform, has taken a new approach in recent months with a string of updates meant to crack down on abuse and hate. SEE ALSO: Twitter is testing a subscription service but it's $99 per month Just how effective those steps have

The worst thing that could ever happen to smart homes has happened

The worst thing that could ever happen to smart homes has happened
Will.i.am is in your home whether you like it or not.Image: Getty ImagesIan MacNicol/Getty ImagesLight a candle and say a prayer because rapper, entrepreneur, and nightmare wearable designer will.i.am just bought Wink, one of the most popular smart home platforms, and well, what could possibly go wrong? Acquisitions happen all the time, but this one is worrisome because will.i.am's lifestyle technology company i.am+ has a terrible track record when it comes to making products that aren't gaudy trash. SEE

The world’s first all-electric truck looks like a beast

The world’s first all-electric truck looks like a beast
The B1 hopes to prove just how rugged an EV can be.Image: bollingerIf you want to join the electric vehicle revolution but you're not willing to downsize from your rugged SUV or pickup truck, your dream ride may have just arrived. Bollinger Motors, an independent EV startup based in upstate New York, just unveiled its first (and only) vehicle: the B1. The company claims the B1 is the world's first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck, finally adding some

The story behind Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app taking over the App Store

The story behind Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app taking over the App Store
Image: dustin drankoski/mashableThe App Store's most popular free app isn't what you think it is. SEE ALSO: Snapchat's latest update changes the app in a fundamental way It's called Sarahah, and in the past week, it's surged to the top of the App Store in regions like Australia, Ireland, the U.S, and the UK. Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is essentially a social network that lets you send and receive anonymous messages. Sarahah was

How to set up iMessage on your Mac

How to set up iMessage on your Mac
Don't miss any messages.Image: lili sams/mashableThere's nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn't see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to iMessage on your Mac, but the setup process is a little tricky. Here's how to do it. SEE ALSO: Siri-powered wireless charging dock could be the iPhone's ultimate companion First of all, you'll need to have OS X Yosemite on your Mac. If you bought a computer in 2014

Everything on Twitter is fair game, so prepare for your moment of viral notoriety

Everything on Twitter is fair game, so prepare for your moment of viral notoriety
Image: christopher mineses/mashableThis past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself. I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much and from the seemingly endless number of replies that were piling up, I wasn't the only one.

This week in apps: Retro photos, better email, and more

This week in apps: Retro photos, better email, and more
Start updating your smartphone.Image: Lili sams/mashableToo caught up in the battle for net neutrality to keep up with all the new apps and updates this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Outlook is making our lives a lot easier.Image: Microsoft outlook/itunesSomething for both Apple and Android users! The email service just made replying a little easier. Now, group conversations automatically open to the first unread message, so you don't get lost. You can also tag

Australia’s government turns the heat up on encrypted messaging apps

Australia’s government turns the heat up on encrypted messaging apps
The Australian government is cracking down on encrypted apps.Image: Getty ImagesThe jig is up for encrypted messaging, in the eyes of the Australian government. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Friday morning the government will bring in new laws to force tech companies to hand over data protected by encrypted messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal. SEE ALSO: Why newspapers want to band together to take on Facebook and Google It's in light of increased use of

This insane 200 mph electric race car is powered by artificial intelligence

This insane 200 mph electric race car is powered by artificial intelligence
The high-speed hustle of Times Square is a nice change of pace for the Robocar.Image: roboraceThe robotic racing series Roborace is still somewhat of a pipe dream that aims to become the "world's first self-driving racing series." On Friday, we got our first in-person look at the 200-mph vehicle that will eventually race itself around the track: the Robocar. The sleek, brightly colored racer was plopped down in New York City's Times Square, attracting the attention of NYC locals

You can now share any file type on WhatsApp

You can now share any file type on WhatsApp
Image: mashableWhatsApp is adding a brand new feature in its latest update: the ability to share any file type. WhatsApp previously supported only documents, photos, and videos, but now users can share any file up to 100 MB. This new update could prove to be incredibly useful for people who want to share executable or other obscure files. SEE ALSO: Australia wants to defy math and break into encrypted messaging apps It could also be useful for people who

Just think about the implications if the Trump Jr. emails were filled with emoji

Just think about the implications if the Trump Jr. emails were filled with emoji
Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on Fox.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockThe specificity of Donald Trump Jr.'s email chain is what makes it so damning. On Tuesday, the oldest son of the president published emails (obtained beforehand by The New York Times) in which he wrote to a friend who was serving as liaison between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer with connections to the Russian government. The emails show Trump Jr. had reason to believe he was