People use VPNs to protect their privacy from hackers, ISPs, and data thieves. But do VPNs themselves collect your browsing data and sell it to third parties? Here’s what you need to know.
Have you ever opened social media and realized that a complicated news story happened while you were away? That’s how it feels to be OOTL, or “out of the loop.”
Ghosting can be one of the most distressing experiences in online dating. Find out what it is, when it happens, and why dating apps and social media contribute to its rise.
Is there a topic you don’t understand and would like explained in the simplest way? You might want to use the acronym ELI5. Here’s what it means, and how to use it to get a helpful explanation.
Have you ever followed so many TV shows at the same time that you lost track? Never miss an episode again with these TV tracking apps.
Computational photography is responsible for most of the amazing strides our smartphone cameras have taken in the last decade. Here’s how it works, and how it makes our photos so much better.
Are you about to start a conversation with someone? The acronyms WYD and HYD are the shortest ways to initiate a back-and-forth with a friend. Find out what they mean, and how to use them here.
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.
From Apple’s iPhone to high-end Android phones from manufacturers like Samsung, every flagship phone has a camera with a night mode now. Here’s how these phones manage to take such detailed shots, even in poor lighting condit…
If you’ve thanked someone online, there’s a good chance that they responded with the initialism “NP.” We’ll tell you what it means and how to use it when chatting with your friends.
If you’ve been on the internet lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a meme or a post that uses the term “swipe left” or “swipe right.” These two terms come from Tinder, the most popular online dating app around the world…
What does it mean when a friend or coworker takes a bathroom break and uses the term “BRB”?We’ll explain what the popular acronym means, and how to use it properly.
Have you ever asked someone what they’re doing and gotten a short, two-letter answer in response? We’ll explain what “nm” means, and how to use it in your texts properly.
If you’ve ever made small talk with someone on the internet, you’ve likely come across the initialism “HBU.” We’ll explain what this internet slang term means, and how you use it in conversation.
Did you recently learn a new and exciting fact that you want to share with the world? Then you might want to use “TIL” to share that information. Here’s what the acronym means and how to use it.
What does it mean when someone comments “ITT” on a message board, and what exactly is a thread? We’ll answer all your questions about this online forum acronym here.
Do you have an opinion you want to share on the internet? Consider using the acronyms IMO and IMHO. Here’s what they mean, and how to use them in your next online discussion.
ICYDK is a common sight in texts among friends and family members. If you’re unsure what it means, or how to use it in your messages, we’ve got you covered!
If you’ve been on a message board or Reddit lately, you might notice people talking about someone called “the OP.” If you’re not sure who that is, read on.
You’ve probably seen AFK before. Perhaps a coworker took a bathroom break and sent a message that said, “brb afk.” You might also have seen this term thrown around in an online game. We’ll explain what it means, and how you c…
In-display fingerprint scanning is like magic! You touch the screen, it reads your fingerprint, and then it instantly unlocks your phone. Let’s look at the technology behind the magic.
Instagram TV is a recent entry in the growing video-streaming space. What is it, and how does it differ from other online video platforms? Find out here.
Sometimes a tool like Photoshop may be too heavy for your simple image editing needs. In those cases, Canva might be a better fit. Find out how to use it to design clean, attractive materials—without any knowledge of design…
You’ve probably seen the abbreviation NVM in a text before. Here’s what this common bit of conversational internet jargon means, and how to use it properly.
The initialism YMMV is common online. You’ll see it frequently on social media, and in text messages and website comments. Unsure what it means? That’s what we’re here for!