Now you have to spend £20 on Amazon UK to get free delivery

Bad news for Amazon customers who haven't paid up for Amazon Prime. The company has announced that the minimum spend for delivery has now been increased from £10 to £20. According to Engadget the changes come into effect at 6pm this evening. Amazon Prime customers are obviously unaffected - with free one-day delivery being a…

Why did Twitter open up direct messaging to everyone?

The big news last night that Twitter is changing the way that it works, so that users can DM each other, even if they're not following each other. Don't worry - it looks like you'll be able to opt out of the functionality, but it does seem like a strange decision for a company that…

How can you be as successful as Elon Musk? Why not ask his ex-wife?

Quora is a fun platform for interesting questions and answers. If you've never used it, basically imagine Reddit but where all of the questions are almost exclusively about how aeroplanes work, why President Obama is great, and how to be as successful as a technology billionaire. This falls into the latter. One user asked "How…

Google changing its search algorithms to prioritise mobile websites

Websites that haven't kept up with the times could be about to see a huge drop in traffic, as Google is to change its search algorithms to prioritise websites that work well on phones and tablets. According to Phys.org, the new formula won't change for users searching on desktops and laptops - but websites that…

YouTube testing new look desktop player and iOS app

YouTube could soon be looking a little different, if you watch on your computer or on an iPhone. According to MacRumours, the YouTube iPhone app will soon be getting a redesign to fit in with Google's "Material" design philosophy - so everything will soon look a bit flatter, with more blocks of colour. Meanwhile on…

Twitter launches General Election “hashflags”

With less than a month to go until the General Election, Twitter UK has announced some new "hashflags" that will appear next to hashtags of party names. It isn't the first time that Twitter has done this - it enabled similar "hashflags" for the World Cup last year. Getting political though is perhaps trickier business,…

WATCH: Edward Snowden on password security

Last week John Oliver scored himself an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden - and flew to Moscow to do it. To make the most of the interview, HBO has just posted up this extra that wasn't included in the original 20 minutes-or-so - in which Oliver and Snowden discuss password security.

Facebook Messenger launches on desktop

This was unexpected. Facebook has snapped up the domain name messenger.com and launched a full-size version of its Facebook Messenger app for web browsers. The new website basically resembles the tablet app, and does much the same - simply providing a larger window to chat in, rather than force users to use the tiny ones…

YouTube goes after Patreon with plans for monthly subscriptions

Would you pay to get rid of the adverts on YouTube? That's what YouTube owner Google is hoping as it is reportedly readying a new subscription service for the video platform. According to The Guardian, the plan is to charge something like $10 a month and in return remove adverts for subscribers. Where this gets…

Is Yahoo about to ruin Tumblr?

Hold on to your Trigger Warnings, it seems that things could be about to change over at Tumblr. The site was bought in 2013 by Yahoo for a cool billion dollars, but until now has operated more or less completely independently. This looks like it is about to change though, with Business Insider reporting that…