Why You Don’t Need an Expensive Smartphone Anymore

by ANDREW HEINZMAN As flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, Google, and OnePlus get more and more expensive, you might feel forced to keep up with the increased prices. But times have changed, and most phones under $500 offer the performance, battery life, and camera quality that used to be reserved for high-end handsets. In other […]

How to Make Signal Your Default SMS Messaging App on Android

by JOE FEDEWA Signal is a popular privacy-focused, encrypted messaging app. It’s an alternative to WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and others. There’s a lot to like about the app, and if you make the switch, it can even replace your SMS app. Like its competitors, Signal is mainly used for instant messaging other people who use the […]

Earth Timelapse from the International Space Station

A timelapse from the International Space Station with an amazing view of the Milky Way and the phenomenon known as “airglow“. “Airglow (also called nightglow) is a faint emission of light by a planetary atmosphere. In the case of Earth’s atmosphere, this optical phenomenon causes the night sky never to be completely dark, even after […]

WhatsApp compared to alternatives Telegram and Signal

by Jan Vermeulen Facebook recently issued a notice within WhatsApp informing users that they need to accept its updated terms of service and privacy policy or lose access to the app from 8 February. The ultimatum resulted in a backlash against WhatsApp on social media, with many people looking for alternatives to the popular instant messaging app. […]

Twitter’s stock tumbles 6.4% as it bans over 70,000 accounts questioning US election results

“Misleading and false information surrounding the 2020 US presidential election has been the basis for incitement to violence around the country,” Twitter said. By Josh Plank, World Israel News Twitter announced on Monday that it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday following last week’s protest over the certification of election results in Washington, […]

What Does “TTYL” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

by VANN VICENTE Has anyone ever sent you the four-letter acronym “TTYL” instead of saying goodbye? Here’s what this popular internet slang term means, and how you can use it in your next online conversation. “Talk to You Later!” TTYL stands for “talk to you later.” This initialism is used to tell someone you’re leaving […]

Hungry Badger Cub

Lucy and Sean were called out to rescue a badger cub that seemed to be stuck between two fences. In fact, he wasn’t really stuck, he was just lying there, extremely thin, weak and exhausted. We suspect something happened to his mum and he was struggling on his own. Back at the hospital, we checked […]