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Facebook may be getting ready to divulge its innermost technology secrets. Building 8, the company’s famously tight-lipped skunkworks hardware development group, will likely unveil some of their projects at Facebook’s big spring developer event. This theory is thanks to roughly 60 job postings that recently appeared on the B8 website. B8’s job postings indicate that the group may be ready to bring their products to market sooner rather than later. Building 8 is currently hiring for positions in market development, product marketing, customer operations, customer support and localization, and global... Read more...
Apple may look to the field of augmented reality to help set its upcoming iPhone 8 device apart from the competition. Perhaps just as importantly, infusing AR into the iPhone 8 would set its next flagship phone apart from previous iPhone models, a not unimportant goal after Apple faced criticism for the lack of innovation that went into designing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. That is not to say the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are bad phones. Far from it—they're the best iPhones to date, and some would consider them the best smartphones available. But compared to previous models, Apple's latest... Read more...
The usefulness of social networks is undeniable, but the convenience of sharing our daily lives should also be met with some caution. If our data is so easy to find for a regular person, it's going to be an absolute cinch for a bot or nefarious parties. Worrying about having your data siphoned is fairly common and indeed it has happened in various recent report. We're sure it will continue to happen to some degree, regardless systems these networks put into place. Regardless, Facebook has made it known that it is doing all it can to protect the data of its users, resulting in an update to its policies.... Read more...
Are you Facebook fan or part of the #Snapfam? Facebook’s latest feature Messenger Day is essentially the clone of Snapchat Stories. Imitation is the best form of flattery, right? According to Stan Chudnovsky, Head of Product for Messenger, “Millions of people around the world have already used Messenger Day to show what they’re doing, how they’re feeling and to invite friends to join them for activities — or just to chat.“ Users can add more than 5,000 Frames, Effects and Stickers to their Messenger Day photos and videos. Like Snapchat, everything a user posts will disappear within 24 hours and... Read more...
It takes some serious hardware to do the things that Facebook is able to do. In an effort to stay ahead of the technological curve, the social networking site announced today at the 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) summit in Santa Clara a next-generation GPU server called Big Basin. It's the successor to the Big Sur GPU server announced in 2015 and it will help Facebook to continue leveraging artificial intelligence to power service like speech and text translations, photo classifiers, and real-time video classification. Big Basin was built in collaboration with Quanta Clout Technology (QCT), Facebook's... Read more...
One of the biggest problems plaguing Facebook is the proliferation of fake news. While some headlines are obviously fictitious, that is not always the case, and it's an issue for a site that draws in billions of eyeballs everyday. In an effort to combat the problem head on and stop the spread of fake news articles, Facebook is rolling out a new flagging system whereby hoax articles can be tagged as "disputed" in the U.S. This does not mean that fake news items will disappear from your News Feed. Instead, stories that are tagged as fake news will be accompanied by a warning label underneath indicating... Read more...
At long last, Facebook is getting a Dislike button, but not in the way many had hoped for. Rather than add a Dislike button News Feed posts, Facebook is currently testing the feature to a small number of users in Messenger, the company's separate instant messaging application. Those who have access to the new Dislike emoji will see a thumbs-down option next to the thumbs-up emoji.A Vietnamese blogger named Hoan Do noticed the inclusion of a Dislike emoji that appears when hovering over messages friends have sent in a chat thread. He sent the tip to TechCrunch, which followed up with Facebook and... Read more...
It seems hard to fathom, but it has been nearly a year since Oculus started shipping finalized Rift headsets to the public. The Oculus Rift debuted at $599, a bit more than consumers were expecting, and it did not help matters that Oculus ran into some delays due to component shortages. Nevertheless, it marked the beginning stage of getting VR gaming into the mainstream. Now a year later, a price cut makes the cost of entry a bit more palatable. More on that in a moment. The headset was not the only thing that got delayed. Oculus originally intended to launch motion sensitive Touch controllers... Read more...
it is clear that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg feels a social responsibility to make the world a better place and improve people's lives. That is evident through Facebook's philanthropy efforts, including the social network's goal of bringing Internet access to remote regions of the worlds, though there are other ways Facebook wants to leave a positive mark on the world as well. For example, Facebook today is introducing new tools that provide support to people who might be suicidal.Facebook already has some tools and services in place, though it is adding new ones, along with making available... Read more...
Facebook sure has grown up over the years. What started as a "Hot or Not" clone for Harvard students has morphed into the world's biggest social media platform. To Mark Zuckerberg's credit, he's used the power of Facebook in a variety of useful ways, everything from advancing technology to bringing Internet access to remote parts of the world. So what comes next? Perhaps baseball. What does Facebook have to do with baseball? At the moment, not much. However, the site is in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to live stream games at a clip of one per week during the upcoming season. If Facebook... Read more...
Are you looking for new reading material to keep you busy this weekend? If so, you might consider a 5,700-word manifesto written by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It's titled "Building Global Community" and it covers a range of topics on what is needed to build a better, more supportive and civically-engaged community. Though it's a relatively long read (compared to most of Zuckerberg's posts), it's actually shorter than an earlier version that appeared online. The earlier version included Zuckerberg's belief that artificial intelligence could eventually be used to monitor private messages... Read more...
Move over LinkedIn (or should we say Microsoft) and make room for Facebook, the world's largest social network that is expanding its reach into professional territory with a new job search feature. LinkedIn has been the go-to social service to gain an edge in the professional arena and to link employers with qualified job seekers, but now it is going to have some competition from Facebook. While LinkedIn already has an established system that works well and is popular, Facebook has the advantage of more eyeballs, including those that peer at Pages. According to Facebook, over 1 billion people visit... Read more...
(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Video is becoming an increasingly important part of the Facebook experience. It is the reason why Mark Zuckerberg and the gang in 2016 launched Facebook Live, a live streaming feature similar to Periscope, and it is why you will soon be able to watch Facebook videos on your television through a new app for TV. It is... Read more...
(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Waving around motion controllers is cool and all, but for virtual reality to offer an deeper level of immersion, recognizing hand and finger movements would go a long way. That seems to the be the direction Oculus is headed. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a handful of pictures taken from the Oculus Research lab... Read more...
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