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AltspaceVR brings its social platform to Samsung Gear VR

AltspaceVR brings its social platform to Samsung Gear VR

AltspaceVR is an interesting take on making the virtual reality experience a more social, shared one between friends. One way to think of it is like a Second Life, the online shared world where people can customize avatars and personal spaces, but updated for the future of virtual reality. Now entering the world of AltspaceVR has become a lot more mobile friendly, as their app has come to the Samsung Gear VR.

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Facebook gets Star Wars temporary lightsaber pics

Facebook gets Star Wars temporary lightsaber pics

Star Wars fans who want to celebrate their geeky side this week during the build up to the launch of the latest film in the franchise will want to hear about the new profile pic possibility for their Facebook profiles. Facebook users can get temporary Star Wars profile pics that overlay a lightsaber in front of their profile pics.

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Pocket gets social with public Recommendations feed

Pocket gets social with public Recommendations feed

These days, if you aren't social, you aren't going to survive long in a competitive tech world. Or at least that seems to be the hidden, perhaps even unintended, message behind Pocket's upcoming new feature. What started out mostly as a personal reading list is now becoming something like Pinterest for text content. In its beta testing channel, Pocket has rolled out a feature that pimps up the Recommendations feature it introduced last July, now with the option to post them on a public feed that others can follow.

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Facebook updates Live to notify fans when their favorite celebs go live

Facebook updates Live to notify fans when their favorite celebs go live

Facebook launched a new service for celebrities and public figures called Live back in August of this year. The idea behind the service was to allow celebrities and public figures to live stream to Facebook users. The social network says that since it launched thousands of public figures have shared live videos. Live has now been updated to make it easier to notify fans of Live streaming.

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Facebook is down: third outage in one month

Facebook is down: third outage in one month

Few things will anger a loyal group of users for a website or service more than an outage. Even brief periods of time offline will anger people and Facebook has now had its third outage this month. At about noon PDT back on the 28th the social networking giant experienced its third outage in September with the outage before that one being only a handful of days past.

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Twitter desktop notifications for direct messages launch

Twitter desktop notifications for direct messages launch

Twitter has unveiled a new desktop notification that makes it easier to know when someone has direct messaged you. The notification will pop up on the right side of your computer screen and if you click the notification, you will be taken to the direct message interface. This is the latest move twitter has made to make it easier for you to keep in contact with friends and followers.

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