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Facebook Now Supports Closed Captions for Live Video

Facebook said publishers and viewers alike can take advantage of closed captions on live videos. Content producers will need to enable closed captions on their broadcasts, as will people on their phones, tablets, or PCs. Once turned un, live videos will include captions so those who with hearing difficulties can follow along. The feature is free […]

Facebook Making Albums More Social and Event Oriented

Facebook is rolling out a change to its Albums tool in order to make them more social. Albums can now store not only photos, but also videos, news stories, status updates, location check-ins, and more. Facebook hopes people will use the tool to share a wider range of content that might all focus on a […]

Google Sheets Now Uses Machine Learning – iOS Version Gains Better Chart Editing

Google hasrolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets. For example, machine learning makes it possible to ask Sheets questions in a natural way to explore the data contained in any given document. For example, users can ask “what is the distribution of products […]

Facebook Updates Trending News Feature and Expands Fundraising

  Facebook has updated how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of bringing higher-quality content in the news box. From now on, clicking on a trending topic opens a new carousel with stories from a variety of publications that users can […]

YouTube VR Will Support Co-Watching

Google said it is updating YouTube VR with the ability for multiple people to watch and share experiences at the same time. The new tools will make it possible for those with their own headsets to do what Google calls co-watching. People will be able to enjoy the content and discuss it in real time, […]

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 […]

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