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Edgar Alvarez


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Edgar:

Hiding in plain sight: The YouTubers crowdfunding piracy

I never imagined I would be watching Kitchen Nightmares, starring the world renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, in my downtime on YouTube. I knew of Ramsay and his rut... → Read More

Facebook’s internal documents show its ruthlessness

As expected, the UK Parliament has released a set of internal Facebook emails that were seized as part of its investigation into the company's data privacy prac... → Read More

A closer look at DJI's Osmo Pocket camera

We spent some time with DJI's new Osmo Pocket camera. → Read More

Nike’s new PlayStation sneakers pay homage to Sony’s classic console

The first week of December couldn't get much better for PlayStation fans. On top of the launch of Sony's miniature PS Classic on December 3rd, Nike also has som... → Read More

Luxury resort bans gadgets at swimming pool to create guest 'haven'

Look, as great as it is to have all these fancy laptops and smartphones around us, sometimes we can become too attached to them. And when you're on vacation, yo... → Read More

Once again, Facebook has a lot of explaining to do

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Facebook, The New York Times has come out with a bombshell exposé of the company's tumultuous last tw... → Read More

Nike's new NYC flagship store is fueled by its mobile app

New York City's 5th Avenue shopping district is home to iconic brands like Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Versace and Adidas, but for the past few months a big... → Read More

Giphy’s film festival turns GIFs into art

As I made my way into the Metrograph movie theater in New York City, I felt like I was attending a screening for the Tribeca Film Festival. There was a red carp... → Read More

Facebook’s pop-up store has everything from clothes to burger sauce

A closer look at Facebook's first pop-up shop inside Macy's. → Read More

Influencer Luka Sabbat sued for not shilling Spectacles on Instagram

Luka Sabbat, a social media influencer with 1.4 million Instagram followers, is being sued for failure to, well, influence. According to a lawsuit filed by PR C... → Read More

Facebook is still growing at a slow but steady pace

Over 2.6 billion people are now using Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Messenger. → Read More

For Twitter, 'sorry' seems to be the easiest word

Two weeks before Cesar Sayoc was arrested for mailing 13 pipe bombs (and counting) to various Democratic politicians and supporters, including President Barack... → Read More

Twitch streamers are getting Snap's AR selfie filters

As part of its Snap Camera announcement, Snap Inc. has revealed a partnership with Twitch that will bring augmented reality Lenses to users of the video-streami... → Read More

Snap is bringing augmented reality Lenses to the desktop

Fresh off its Q3 2018 earnings report, in which it broke a revenue record, Snap Inc. is making another major announcement. Meet Snap Camera, a standalone applic... → Read More

Nike upset hypebeasts with accidental Android-exclusive SNKRS drop

Nike's Off-White "Queen" Blazer Mid sold out before iPhone users even had a chance. And they were mad. → Read More

Facebook’s confusion about its Portal camera is concerning

Facebook couldn't have picked a worse time to introduce Portal, a camera-equipped smart display designed to make video chatting in your home easier. And, if the... → Read More

Facebook and MTV are revamping 'The Real World'

Facebook's big push into original video content is only getting stronger. Less than two months after the worldwide launch of its Watch streaming service, which... → Read More

Facebook says recent data breach wasn't 'related to the midterms'

Even though the number of users affected by Facebook's most recent hack was lowered to 29 million, from 50 million, it's still safe to say the attack was worse... → Read More

Creator of doomed Fyre Festival gets six-year prison sentence

Billy McFarland, the founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival from 2017, has been sentenced to six years in a federal prison, The New York Times reports. The 26-... → Read More

Google+ is dead, but its legacy lives on

Google+ wasn't a total failure: It gave us Google Hangouts and Google Photos. → Read More