All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tests’

Yahoo Appears To Be Testing Its Own Version Of Knowledge Graph

Yahoo appears to be testing a new type of search results that resemble Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s version of that. The test was spotted by All Google Testing (via Search Engine Land), which shared this look: Here’s what it looks like for a search for “Apple,” followed by Google’s and Bing’s results for the same query for comparison: As …

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Facebook Tests Saving Stories for Later, Once Again

Apparently, Facebook is experimenting with the “save” button again. Josh Constine over at TechCrunch has acquired some screenshots of the new test, in which Facebook is adding a big ol’ “save” button inside articles shared on the desktop version of the site. When users click the save button, the link is put into a “saved” articles section on users’ timelines. …

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Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs

Your Pinterest boards might get a little GIFfy in the near future. The social platform is currently allowing a test batch of users to pin playable GIFs – as confirmed in a statement: “We’re always working on ways to help people discover and save the things they love, which can include animated GIFs. We’ve heard from the community that they’d …

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Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as Down syndrome. The test works by quickly analyzing a child’s genome, allowing it to detect chromosomal changes. The process specifically …

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Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New ‘On This Day’ Feed

Facebook is looking to take you on a trip down memory lane by generating a news feed that looks like the one that existed exactly one year in the past. The new feature is called “On This Day,” and Facebook is testing it with a small subset of users. For those involved in the test, the year-old news feed is …

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Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The translations are only appearing for some Twitter users. Bing has yet to make any announcement, but Twitter has confirmed that …

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Twitter Tests Showing Articles Where Popular Tweets Are Embedded

Twitter appears to be testing a new feature that will provide users with a way to view popular tweets in better context by pointing them in the direction of articles where those tweets have been embedded. The new “embedded on these websites” feature, only being seen by some users, appears just below the tweet and links to sites where the …

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Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets

It appears that Twitter is looking to give users more context about the photos others share in tweets – or at least make it easier to determine whether or not “clicking to expand” is worth their time. A small number of users have noticed that Twitter is showing small thumbnail image previews on the right-hand side of tweets inside the …

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Finally, Facebook May Finally Let You Edit Posts (Finally)

Facebook is currently testing a feature that people have wanted since the first time Facebook ever let anyone post anything – the ability to edit your own posts. AllFacebook spotted a public update from Facebook’s Nick Schrock that contained a conspicuous “edit.” Nick Schrock12 hours ago For some reason, I decided to watch this video tonight, in its entirety, for …

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Facebook Prompts Users to Complete Their Profiles

Facebook is taking a page from the books of so many social networks before it and prompting users to complete their profiles upon logging in. Here’s what you may see at the top of your homepage when you log in to Facebook (screenshot courtesy The Next Web). May see, because this is just a small test that Facebook is currently …

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Facebook Tests Green Dot Chat Indicator Directly In News Feed [UPDATED]

Facebook is testing a new way to let users know which of their friends are online and available for chat. We’ve seen some version of this indicator all over the place for years, but the newest home for Facebook’s green dot indicator seems to be directly in the news feed. Appearing right next to the users’ name inside a news …

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States Drop GED as Test Price Rises

The GED, or General Educational Development tests, were created in 1942 to measure the academic skills of U.S. soldiers who had left high school to join the military. Though the test has undergone revisions, the American Council on Education has maintained the tests as a way for those who did not graduate high school to gain an equivalent certification. Now, …

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