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Y’all Need to Get Off Facebook

Y’all Need to Get Off Facebook

Y’all need to get off Facebook. “We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” reports Mark Zuckerberg. Go make some cookies or something. No, not the pre-made store-bought ones you just …

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Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

You always hear about Facebook catching up to, and even surpassing YouTube as a destination for video. And it’s no joke – Facebook is a video powerhouse. But you may or may not have heard about some of the criticisms of Facebook concerning its meteoric rise in video content – mainly, that the majority of the video content that gets …

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Facebook Isn’t Great at Policing Racism, Says German Minister

Facebook Isn’t Great at Policing Racism, Says German Minister

Facebook isn’t doing enough to rid the site of hateful, racist rhetoric, according to German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Maas sent a letter to Facebook saying its action on such issues were “urgent.” The letter was obtained by Der Tagesspiegel, as well as Bloomberg. According to Maas, Facebook is not complying with users’ reporting of racist content, often being told …

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Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram, No Longer Square, Lets You Post Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram photos are square. That’s just how Instagram has always been. Has it been annoying for many users? Absolutely. If you want to share a wider or taller photo on Instagram, often the only option is to create a letterbox image in a third-party app. It isn’t ideal, but it’s what people have to do to make sure the entirety …

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New iPhones Coming Sept. 9, As Apple Announces Event

New iPhones Coming Sept. 9, As Apple Announces Event

Apple’s next big event will take place on September 9th. The company has just sent out press invitations, which feature the phrase “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” It’s widely expected that Apple will unveil two news iPhone models at the event – likely the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. As is the case with all of Apple’s mid-number …

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Woman Ordered to Give Up Facebook Password in Custody Case

Woman Ordered to Give Up Facebook Password in Custody Case

A New York judge has set quite the precedent, ordering a woman to turn over her Facebook login details so that her profile can be scoured for evidence in a custody case. The New York Post says that 47-year-old Christina Antoine has until September 14th to turn over her Facebook credentials. Antoine is currently in a custody battle with her …

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You Can Now Put Stickers and Text All Over Your Web-Uploaded Facebook Photos

You Can Now Put Stickers and Text All Over Your Web-Uploaded Facebook Photos

A couple of months ago, Facebook updated its photo uploader on its iOS apps to allow users to easily add stickers, filters, and text. Now, it’s pushing that functionality to the web. When you upload a new photo on the desktop version of Facebook, you’ll now see a new paintbrush icon next to the tag icon. Clicking on that will …

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Amazon Prime Instant Video Hits Japan Next Month

Amazon Prime Instant Video Hits Japan Next Month

Not to be outdone, Amazon is also expanding its streaming video services to Japan. Netflix recently confirmed that it will officially launch in Japan – its first Asian country – on September 2nd. Now, Amazon has announced that it will also launch its Prime Instant Video offering in Japan in September. This will be only the fourth country in which …

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Orange Is The New Black Has Been Watched by Over Half of Netflix Users, Says Survey

Orange Is The New Black Has Been Watched by Over Half of Netflix Users, Says Survey

Netflix has never, and at least according to its higher ups, will never, release ratings. In other words, Netflix doesn’t want to tell you how many of its subscribers are watching its original programming. Since it doesn’t sell advertising, it doesn’t need to. Also, in the past, Netflix has acted as though it’s not even a metric they really care …

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Edward Snowden Crayfish Now Exists, Thanks to Admiring Scientist

Edward Snowden Crayfish Now Exists, Thanks to Admiring Scientist

Edward Snowden doesn’t have many fans in the US government, but he certainly has one in the research community. A German researcher named Christian Lukhaup discovered a new species of crayfish (crawdad, crawfish). It lives in freshwater tributary creeks to the Oinsok River, Sawiat District in the central part of the Kepala Burung Peninsula in West Papau, Indonesia. It’s a …

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‘M’ Is Facebook’s Personal Assistant Inside Messenger

‘M’ Is Facebook’s Personal Assistant Inside Messenger

Ever since Facebook split Messenger from its flagship app (a move that wasn’t everyone’s favorite), the company has been making addition after addition to its core functionality. It’s pretty clear that Facebook wants Messenger to wear many hats. Today, the company has unveiled the robot hat. Facebook Messaging head David Marcus has pulled the cover off M, Facebook’s ambitious new …

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Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon has just announced a new Android app store called Amazon Underground, and the company promises “over ten thousand dollars in apps, games, and in-app items that are actually free.” It looks like Amazon is picking up the tab on some freemium apps and offering them to people for free. “Many apps and games that are marked as free turn …

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