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Facebook Unveils Surround 360, an Open Source 360-Degree 3D Video Camera

Taking video recording to the next level, social media giant Facebook unveiled its own 360-degree stereoscopic 3D video camera at the two-day F8 developer conference underway at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California. The company calls this new device the Facebook Surround 360, and this summer, it will give away for free both the camera’s hardware designs and the complex ... Read More »

EU Privacy Watchdogs Could Seek US Data Pack Review in 2 Years: Reports

European privacy watchdogs could ask for a review in two years of a new transatlantic data pact designed to help companies such as Microsoft and IBM to shuffle around user data, according to three people familiar with the matter. European data protection authorities are assessing whether to endorse the EU-US Privacy Shield, a framework agreed in February that will allow ... Read More »

Facebook reveals its chatbots for Messenger

Facebook has announced what we all knew it would: chatbots for Messenger. Using the new bots for Messenger Platform, developers will be able to build tools so that customers can chat with businesses in the phone app, rather than needing to call a 1-800 number or email customer support. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used an example of 1-800-Flowers on stage ... Read More »

Facebook Live streaming is coming to all devices – even drones

Facebook Live video is a huge part of the social network’s future, and today we learned that it’s coming to all devices. Facebook is opening up the Live API so the ability to stream can be built into any device. Currently, Facebook Live is on iOS and Android, so we’re talking about even more products that extend beyond mobile. Standalone ... Read More »

Study Reveals What Your Brain Does When You Share on Facebook

In a first such experiment, scientists have configured a network of brain regions involved in self-disclosure as people post about themselves on the social networking giant Facebook that currently has 1.5 billion monthly active users. The team from Freie Universitat Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany focused on the medial prefrontal cortex ... Read More »

Egypt Jails Facebook Administrator After Unfaithful Wives Comments

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a prominent Facebook user to three years in prison with hard labour after he asserted on television that many married women in the conservative country were unfaithful. Taymour el-Sobky was arrested last month and accused by prosecutors of slandering Egyptian women and damaging their honour. His comments on a popular evening talk show in ... Read More »

Turkish Authorities Ban Facebook, Twitter After Blast

Turkish authorities banned Facebook and Twitter after images of a suicide bombing were spread on both social media platforms, media reported. According to a report in RT.com, Turkish authorities took the decision after images spread on social media showing the suicide car bombing that killed several people in Ankara. Quoting broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV, the report said that several ... Read More »

Messaging App Is Latest Front in Tech Fight

While the Justice Department wages a public fight with Apple over access to a locked iPhone, government officials are privately debating how to resolve a prolonged standoff with another technology company, WhatsApp, over access to its popular instant messaging application, officials and others involved in the case said. No decision has been made, but a court fight with WhatsApp, the ... Read More »

Telegram Update Boosts Size of Supergroups to 5,000 Members

Telegram last month hit 100 million monthly active users and alongside announced a bunch of updates for the app as well. The instant messaging service has now announced another update, focusing on the Supergroups feature. As a part of Telegram v3.7 on Android and iOS, the company has now increased the number of people who can join a Supergroup from ... Read More »

Snapchat Reportedly Building Google Glass-Style Eyewear

After changing the orthodox ways of chatting, video messaging application Snapchat is now reportedly working to give tough competition to Google with its own augmented reality (AR) “smart” glasses. According to a TechCrunch report, Snapchat has hired developers from major augmented reality groups like Microsoft’s HoloLens, PTC’s (formerly Qualcomm’s) Vuforia and eye-tracking tech maker Eyefluence to make Snapchat’s pair of ... Read More »