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Facebook Spaces Brings Social VR to Oculus Rift

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual developer conference on Tuesday by sharing his vision for the future of the world’s largest social network, but not before acknowledging that Facebook’s new features sometimes fall short. Zuckerberg took the stage here one day after a Cleveland man, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, posted a video of […]

Welcome to the New Google Earth

Google today released a brand new version of Google Earth that it has spent two years crafting. This revised Google Earth is all about giving people more ways to view things thanks to changing perspectives, new zooming behaviors, and, of course, plenty of ways to share. Google Earth now includes Voyager, a tool for exploring […]

Facebook Introduces New Tools to Fight Revenge Porn

Facebook today introduced new tools designed to help victims of revenge porn. Now, if you happen to come across an intimate image on Facebook that you believe was shared without permission, it will be easier to report it. To do so, just tap on the downward arrow or “…” next to a post and click […]

Google Launches Fitness Class Search and Booking Service

Google‘s new Reserve with Google service makes it possible to find, book, and pay for fitness classes pretty much anywhere in the U.S. Reserve with Google is available to mobile and desktop devices and works together with Google Maps and Google Search to find fitness studios, classes, ratings, rates, and more. Filters allow people to […]

@Replies No Longer Count Toward 140-Character Limit on Twitter

Twitter today improved its service a little bit by cutting @replies from the character limit. Moving forward, when people reply to an individual or to a group, the @username(s) will not count toward the Tweet’s 140 characters. Twitter says the addressees’ names will appear above the Tweet text rather than within the Tweet itself. Toggles […]

Google Maps Now Let’s Your Share Your Location with Others

Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they’d like to share. People can share through their Google contacts as well as send links through most messaging apps. The tool […]

Spotify May Limit Some Music to Premium Users Only

Users of  the free version of Spotify may not be able to access certain songs soon. The Financial Times on Thursday reported that Spotify is in talks with “the world’s largest record labels” to limit “the biggest album releases to its paid tier for a period of time.” In exchange, the record companies will lower […]

Google Brings Neural Machine Translation to More Languages

Google has updated its Google Translate service and made it possible to generate higher-quality translations for a handful of new languages. Google has applied its neural machine translation technique to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese. This methodology translates entire sentences at a time, rather than individual words or smaller phrases. The results create more accurate translations […]

Google Has Updated Keep So It Can Work Seamlessly with Docs

Google has made it possible for people to pull their great ideas from Keep and put them in Google Docs. The company this week added Google Keep, its idea-storing service, to the G Suite, which is the official tool for managing Google Drive and Docs. The integration means people can drag notes from Keep directly […]

YouTube Planning to End 30-Second Unskippable Ads

Google has announced that it will cease allowing 30-second unskippable preroll ads on YouTube videos from next year, reports Campaign. Google explained that its aim is to provide a better advertising experience for online users. “As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work […]

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