Facebook is killing Lasso, its TikTok copycat app

Facebook is shutting down its TikTok competitor Lasso. The social network introduced the app — which allows users to make short video clips similar to TikToks — back in November 2018. The digital white flag was spotted by a reporter from CNN, and users of the app were informed it would be killed on July …

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India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border clashes

Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India’s ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The quick workaround showed the ban was largely symbolic since the apps can’t be …

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Teen invents watch that warns you before you touch your face

Here’s a “hands-off” approach to coronavirus prevention. As the coronavirus continues to threaten public health, we have been asked to take up new habits, such as wearing face masks in public, frequent hand-washing and avoiding contact with our faces. But if you just can’t seem to resist the urge, the Vybpro watch could help remind …

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NASA releases 10-year time lapse of the sun

The sun is the star responsible for life on Earth. Without it, we wouldn’t be here and it’s a constant fixture in our everyday lives. With all that in mind, it’s a real shame you’re not supposed to look directly at it. The sun is an incredible thing and astronomers have come up with ways …

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