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VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best and potentially impractical if you have a laptop. That… Source: Engadget | VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

Facebook Messenger may soon flag DMs from fake accounts

While Facebook-owned WhatsApp is starting to label messages to fight fake news, Facebook proper seems to be doing something similar. According to a report at Motherboard, the social media company is testing a system to tell you whether your direct me… Source: Engadget | Facebook Messenger may soon flag DMs from fake accounts

Jaden Smith's latest album is only available on Instagram

Whatever you think of Jaden Smith's music, you have to give him credit for finding new ways to capture listeners' attention. The budding rapper has debuted SYRE: The Electric Album, a reinterpretation of his album from last year, solely though Instag… Source: Engadget | Jaden Smith's latest album is only available on Instagram

Facebook will broadcast live Premier League games in Asia

Facebook made clear its intentions to move into sport earlier this year, when it hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to lead negotiations for worldwide live sports streams. Hutton's been earning his keep, because the company has just agreed a £200… Source: Engadget | Facebook will broadcast live Premier League games in Asia

Facebook's latest AI acquisition is focused on natural language

Facebook might have another AI tool for its quest to tackle fake news. The social network has acquired Bloomsbury AI, a London firm specializing in using machine learning to understand natural language in documents. The move is ostensibly about impr… Source: Engadget | Facebook's latest AI acquisition is focused on natural language

Third-party app developers could be reading your Gmail

Last summer, Google promised to stop scanning your Gmail for keywords that helped them target advertising. However, as The Wall Street Journal points out, Google still allows third-party app developers to scan your inbox. This happens after a user g… Source: Engadget | Third-party app developers could be reading your Gmail

Facebook Shuts Down 'Moves' Fitness Tracker and Two Other Apps Due to Low Usage

Facebook has announced it is shutting down three apps that the company either launched itself or acquired from other companies over the last four years. “Moves”, “tbh”, and the Android-only “Hello” all face the chop as part of the company’s latest app cull. Facebook says the apps are being shuttered because of low usage. Activity …

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Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb cheating

Algeria is not kidding around when it comes to exam cheats this year. The country is shutting off internet access for both mobile and fixed line connections for an hour after each high school diploma exam starts. Officials hope the move will stop any… Source: Engadget | Algeria shuts down internet during exams to curb …

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Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand extend their relationship with Facebook today as the social media giant will exclusively air the first game of Ball's Junior Basketball Association tonight, as well as every game going forward. Throughout the seaso… Source: Engadget | Facebook is the only place to watch LaVar Ball’s basketball league

Facebook Messenger Expanding Chat Translation to All Users in United States and Mexico

Facebook today announced it is expanding chat translation within Messenger to all users in the United States and Mexico. When you receive a message in a language that is different from your default language in Messenger, Facebook’s artificial intelligence assistant M will automatically offer a suggestion to translate the message. When you tap on the …

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