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It’s the end of the line for Yik Yak

Yik Yak has been on its last legs for a while, and now the end is officially here.  The anonymous, location-based messaging app that rose to popularity in 2014 will “begin winding down” over the next week, Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington wrote in a blog post Friday. Square — yup, the Jack Dorsey-led payments company — acquired some of the Yik Yak engineering team for $1 million. Unsurprisingly, Square didn’t want the app.  Yik Yak was once valued at... 

Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia

A Turkish court ruled to block access to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, making official an earlier restriction measure by the telecommunications watchdog. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

“Switch On” is a dream space for fans of synthesizers and vintage electronics

In Austin, Texas a small shop called “Switched On” sells and repairs a wide range of synthesizers. Michael Stein, composer of the Stranger Things theme, used to fix synthesizers at this shop. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Texas, Austin, Instruments, and Instrument Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

The funeral has been held in Thailand for an 11-month-old girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live over Facebook before her father then hanged himself Powered by WPeMatico  More →

LA jail adapts amid meth-fueled rise in mentally ill inmates

Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world’s largest jail complexes Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Bullied robots, ‘flying cars’ and apps for addicts

Catch up with our CNNTech recap of all the good, bad and weird tech news of the week. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

This week in apps: Instagram hits 700 million, Apple’s new music deal, and more

With the fallout from the ill-fated Fyre Festival still unfolding and Amazon’s slightly creepy new Echo, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.  SEE ALSO: Inside the exclusive, stealthy club where future tech moguls are born Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated apps, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your phone.Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make... 

Hundreds of caterpillars form weird loop in Thailand

Wossawat Inplang, 25, spotted the creepy crawlies on the ground outside his home in Kalasin province, northeast Thailand, on Wednesday. He filmed the bugs as wriggled. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

3 shower speakers to upgrade your shower time

Which shower speaker should you buy? We put three to the test to find the best one out there. Up for review: the Memorex Bluetooth Splash-proof Speaker, the UE Roll 2, and the Altec Lansing H2O. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Music, Urban Ears, Altec Lansing, and Memorex Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Analysis shows declining engagement with Trump’s tweets

Cooling off: Analysis shows declining engagement with Trump’s tweets Powered by WPeMatico  More →
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