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Facebook Android app adds HD video upload support

Facebook Android app adds HD video upload support

Facebook is making a change that lots of people out there will be thrilled to hear. Support for HD video uploading is finally coming to the Facebook app for Android users. This is something that many Android users have been bitter about lacking for a while as the iOS app has offered a toggle for uploading HD videos for a long time.

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Facebook bug has old updates and photos reposted as new

Facebook bug has old updates and photos reposted as new

Facebook seems to be once again digging up the past for its users, but not quite in an intended way like the Year In Review video feature. A large number of users on Friday began noting how random photos and updates from months prior began reappearing on their timelines, but with new timestamps making them look like they were just shared. Turns out the cause is an annoying bug on the social network, and while it's not known how widespread it is, Facebook says it's looking into the issue.

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PewDiePie’s deleted channel trolls, drives up net worth

PewDiePie’s deleted channel trolls, drives up net worth

If you were on Twitter yesterday, there was a good chance you heard that Felix Kjellberg, otherwise known by his YouTube handle of PewDiePie, planned to delete his channel. The famous YouTuber announced last week that he would delete his channel once his account hit 50 million subscribers - a milestone that would be a first in YouTube history. Yesterday, his channel hit that 50 million figure, and he announced via Twitter that he would delete his channel today at 5 PM GMT.

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NASA shares load of space GIFs with Giphy and Pinterest

NASA shares load of space GIFs with Giphy and Pinterest

Thanks to NASA, both Giphy and Pinterest are now both home to a big roster of space-related GIFs and images, giving the public yet another way to view and share the space agency’s wares. NASA announced new accounts on both services today, encouraging the public to follow both for access to the variety of GIFs and photos. The Giphy account in particular greatly expands the number of GIFs available through apps that include Giphy integration, possibly making your future Facebook chats a little more out of this world.

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Facebook custom picture frames go live for videos and photos

Facebook custom picture frames go live for videos and photos

Facebook has rolled out the ability to create custom picture frames for videos and photos posted on the social network. Unlike pre-made frames that are used by everyone, this new feature enables users to create their own unique frame for their own videos and artwork. The move follows the trend set by a certain other app, enabling users to better modify and adorn their own content and, perhaps, making Facebook a touch more enticing in the process.

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Microsoft celebrates LinkedIn purchase, talks plans for immediate future

Microsoft celebrates LinkedIn purchase, talks plans for immediate future

As expected, Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn has closed. With this acquisition, we see Microsoft's focus on the professional space continue to grow, as the company says this deal merges "the world’s leading professional cloud and the world’s leading professional network." The all-cash transaction topped out at $26.2 billion, or $196 per share.

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YouTube’s 2016 review: rattlesnakes, pineapple pens and more

YouTube’s 2016 review: rattlesnakes, pineapple pens and more

It’s that time of the year when companies evaluate their platforms across the last year, compiling interesting tidbits of data. We’ve already seen Flickr’s end of year data, and now we have YouTube’s year-in-review. The video service calls this YouTube #Rewind, and it highlights the biggest trends it saw over the past year, as well as the top ten videos overall and the top ten music videos.

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Google Docs adds MLA and APA citations to make student life easier

Google Docs adds MLA and APA citations to make student life easier

Finals are upon us, and just in time comes a new citation feature in Google Docs. With this, Google Docs users can easily add citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual Style to any document. This feature is tied in with the Explore research tool Google previously announced for Docs, enabling users to find a research source directly within Docs, then generate the citation from within the search results.

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Instagram’s new anti-cyberbully tools: disabling and liking comments

Instagram’s new anti-cyberbully tools: disabling and liking comments

Instagram has introduced some new tools intended to reduce cyberbullying and improve positivity on its platform. All users will soon have access to a feature that was previously limited to select accounts: the ability to disable comments on a specific post. As well, Instagram is adding a way to ‘heart’ individual comments, bump followers from a private account, and anonymously report certain posts.

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Plume Pods now shipping to fix your WiFi woes

Plume Pods now shipping to fix your WiFi woes

If Internet access is spotty or slow in parts of your house, mesh networking is probably the solution, and here to help with that is Plume. The company launched its Pods WiFi system for pre-order earlier this year, and now it has announced that those pre-orders are shipping. Anyone who didn't pre-order the Plume Pods can now buy them for immediate shipping, as well, opening the door for relatively inexpensive, attractive WiFi distribution.

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FCC says AT&T, Verizon are violating net neutrality with sponsored data plans

FCC says AT&T, Verizon are violating net neutrality with sponsored data plans

This week the FCC sent letters to both AT&T and Verizon, stating that zero-rated data — plans and services that don't count against users' monthly allotment — is a violation of net neutrality rules. For AT&T, this applies to their new DirecTV Now streaming video service, and for Verizon it's their own Go90 video service. The FCC's wireless communications chief Jon Wilkins wrote that the telecoms' practices "inhibit competition, harm consumers, and interfere with the ‘virtuous cycle’ needed to assure the continuing benefits of the Open Internet."

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Amazon Rekognition deep learning AI can figure out what’s in your pics

Amazon Rekognition deep learning AI can figure out what’s in your pics

Amazon has introduced its own deep learning artificial intelligence called Amazon Rekognition. This AI analyzes photos it is given and produces results related to them, detailing what is located in the photo as well as things related to the object. For example, it won’t just detect that a person is in the photo, but also their gender, facial expression, emotional state, what clothes they’re wearing, things they don’t have (like a beard), and more.

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