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Oculus Rift’s ‘The Voice’ Experience Tour Could Peak At Huge Potential Of Virtual Reality Technology

Oculus Rift is virtual reality technology company that was purchased by Facebook earlier this year for $2 billion. “The Voice” is a singing competition on NBC that is one of the most popular shows on television, and as a hallmark feature, has judges who build teams of singers by listening to contestants sing, but are [...]

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Facebook Offers ‘Privacy Checkup’ To Review Your Posts, Profile, And Apps

Facebook gets a lot of grief for its apathetic stance on protecting its users’ privacy, and in most cases, rightfully so. It seems Zuck & Co. have had an awakening recently, though, as they’ve recently released a “Privacy Checkup” tool that helps you review your privacy settings so you’re completely clear what you’re sharing and [...]

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Two Ways to Read Your Facebook Messages Without Downloading ‘Messenger’ App

Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out a new change to its mobile apps that requires you to download the Facebook Messenger app in order to read and respond to messages sent on its network. That move caused concern for a lot of folks, considering the exhaustive list of permissions the Messenger app requires. Many have [...]

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How To: Stop Videos From Automatically Playing in the Facebook App for iPhone

If you’re tired of scrolling down through your News Feed and having videos automatically start playing, the good news is: there’s a fix. While it may not seem like much, especially if you don’t watch the full video, letting these play can slowly but surely eat up your data allowance for the month if you’re [...]

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How to: Stop Videos from Automatically Playing in the Facebook App for Android

Facebook users with the official iOS or Android app: this one’s for you. Well, more specifically, this post is for Android users. iPhone peeps: we’ll have part 2 coming soon for you. [Link will be here] If you’re tired of scrolling down through your News Feed and having videos automatically start playing, the good news [...]

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Sprint and Virgin Mobile Stampede Over Net Neutrality and Will Charge $12/mo for Facebook

If you’re keeping track of companies who are enemies of net neutrality, be sure to add Sprint (by way of its Virgin Mobile brand) to your list. This week, the prepaid value brand announced a new “Virgin Mobile Custom” plan, which not only makes shopping more confusing than ever, but destroys the very idea that [...]

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Facebook and Instagram Attempt to Take on Snapchat with New App Called Bolt

If you aren’t already convinced that every tech company with a pulse wants to dominate the instant messaging space, yet another app is making its debut: Bolt. For all intents and purposes, it’s another Snapchat clone, this time developed by Instagram (owned by Facebook). Facebook launched Slingshot back in June, which was received with lackluster [...]

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Here Are the Latest Stats About Your Facebook Usage, Courtesy of CEO Mark Zuckerberg

In its Q2 2014 earnings call today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg provided some updated statistics about how much we use the social network. Since it was an earnings call for their publicly traded stock, most of the call centered around revenues, but here are some key takeaways for the rest of us. Facebook has 1.31 [...]

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Facebook Will Soon Launch A ‘Buy’ Button?

Facebook is testing a new feature of its ad service that will make it much easier for users to purchase items they see advertising for. The new feature is a “Buy” button that would appear on ads, and its functionality is intended to make it easier for users to buy products they like directly from [...]

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Fact: Facebook is Better at Facial Recognition Than the FBI

It’s a strange world we live in when a social network is better at identifying criminals than the most powerful law enforcement agency in the country. Not just a little bit better, either. Here’s what’s going on. This summer, the FBI is launching its new facial recognition technology, which it calls NGI (Next Generation Identification). [...]

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