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Facebook Will Now Tell You What’s Most Popular On Facebook

Facebook will now surface trending topics alongside the News Feed, using a new product the company simply calls “trending.” Trending will show a personalized list of popular topics for each user, combining their interests with content getting the most attention across the entire platform, Facebook announced on Thursday.Each trend will include a short description, and users can click on the trend to see a list of posts and articles related to that topic. Facebook will determine which topics are trending with an algorithm intended to recognize “a sharp increase in popularity,” not necessarily a large volume of posts or articles ...

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8 Creative Ways to Use Your Smartphone Underground

1. Edit Photos and Video Instagram makes photo editing quick and easy, but if you’re a perfectionist with time to kill, choose from a variety of apps that let you modify the smallest aesthetic details of a picture or video. Whether you’re sharing on Vine or posting to Facebook — once you’re no longer underground, of course — your smartphone snaps are sure to stand out. You can also give yourself a photography refresher on the go with Nikon Learn and Explore (Free). 2. Improve Your Vocabulary Use your extra train time to bolster (verb: to add to, support or ...

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Philips Flattens the Light Bulb

For over 100 years, the light bulb didn’t evolve much, generally sporting the same, well, bulbous design ever since Thomas Edison gave us the original in 1879. Lately that’s changed as LEDs and CFLs have challenged the conventional bulb, and now Philips is taking light bulb design in a new, flatter direction. The SlimStyle looks like a light bulb that’s hit the gym. It emits light at a brightness equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb, but it’s powered by an LED (light-emitting diode), meaning it consumes just 10.5 watts. It also has a rated lifetime of 22 years, so you ...

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