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Facebook’s Plan For Virtual Reality Is A Killer App for Social VR

April 17th, 2016 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

What does the the largest social networking company want with a device focused on single user experience? Many eyebrows were raised when Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014. Today at F8, Facebook revealed how it thinks VR will be a rich social tool. During his keynote address, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about what he calls […]



AT&T enables iOS 9.3 international Wi-Fi calling

March 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Apple iPhone owners who have updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature. It is a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.



Researchers claim blondes are not dumb after all

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Blondes have an average IQ of 103.2, compared to 102.7 for those with brown hair, 101.2 for those with red hair and 100.5 for those with black hair Blondes are not dumb after all, researchers have claimed, as they revealed they have a slightly higher IQ than brunettes.



Facebook has more than a billion users and 8 billion video views every day

November 6th, 2015 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has announced its third quarter numbers, with solid results across the board. Facebook’s monthly active user count (MAU) is now up to 1.55 billion users – up from 1.49b in the second quarter.



Emotion reshaping journalism and what that means for the future of news

September 25th, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

Credit: Roger H. Goun/Flickr (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License) Charlie Beckett: As journalism and society changes emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. This is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of news itself.



5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption

July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.  



Zuckerberg: The next frontier for digital communications is telepathy

July 13th, 2015 at 8:26 pm » Comments Off

What futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in, besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence?  Oh, you know, telepathy.  



How artificial intelligence will show you the perfect facebook posts

July 7th, 2015 at 3:26 pm » Comments Off

Facebook’s three AI labs are working on a way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.  



Facebook banking

May 28th, 2015 at 12:57 pm » Comments Off

Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology.  The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.  



How LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com will disrupt the university

April 21st, 2015 at 4:52 pm » Comments Off

A 2011 Wall Street Journal article “Why Software is Eating the World”, by Marc Andreessen, asserted that software would continue to disrupt new industries, with the next targets being health care and education.  



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