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Facebook is taking mind reading from sci-fi to reality

Facebook is taking mind reading from sci-fi to reality

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Facebook has unveiled a project from its secretive Building 8 research group that’s working to create a brain-computer interface that lets you type with your thoughts. The social media giant announced during day two of its F8 developer conference that its Building 8 hardware lab is working on technology that will one day allow users to type with your thoughts and hear through your skin. Our brains, along with the cochleas in our ears, possess the power to reconstruct language from components, and Facebook is looking at hardware and software to transmit those components to the body via pressure changes and vibrations. During the day 2 keynote, the company demonstrated a video of one of its engineers repeating words communicated to her through sensors embedded in a sleeve on her arm. Simpl
Facebook Cracks Down On 30,000 Fake Accounts

Facebook Cracks Down On 30,000 Fake Accounts

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Facebook has taken action against 30,000 fake accounts in France in a bid to promote public awareness campaign aimed at educating people about how to spot fake news. The company said it is trying to "reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts." According to the social media platform, People come go online to make meaningful connections. From the beginning, they believed that can only be possible if the interactions here are authentic – and if people use the names they're known by. However, the company records that they found that when people represent themselves on Facebook the same way they do in real life, they act responsibly. Fake accounts don’t f
WhatsApp may soon let users unsend messages

WhatsApp may soon let users unsend messages

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WhatsApp is testing two major new features that could soon make their way to all users. The sought after feature will allow users to "unsend" messages, removing them from a receiver's phone before they have had a chance to read them. The popular messaging App is testing the addition as an option in the beta version of its latest update, which could soon be available on iOS, according to monitors WABetaInfo.  The beta release also includes other changes, including the ability to share your location with other users and a new font shortcuts. There's also a new 'change number' feature, which allows users to more easily tell contact if they've got a new number.  The feature is disabled by default, so users must switch it to inform their friends they have changed their details. A new
Twitter app becoming slicker with new features

Twitter app becoming slicker with new features

Mobile, social media
Twitter has been adding new features which allow users greater control over their Twitter account. The application now has new features that better its usage. Its now possible for users to Mute offensive posts and people on the platform. This new feature allows users to mute any words, phrases, usernames or hashtags from their timeline for a given time period (between 24 hours to 30 days) or forever. Users can also choose to not receive notifications for posts by people they are not following.  The invention of the lite app is another positive feature for users. The Twitter Lite is  more data-friendly for mobile users. offers a scaled down user interface with limited elements in comparison to the native Twitter app. So you can watch and upload photos and videos in your timeline, send d
Twitter unveils low-data ‘TwitterLite’ service

Twitter unveils low-data ‘TwitterLite’ service

Mobile, social media
Twitter has introduced a new, speedier version of its site for the mobile web and dubbed it TwitterLite. Focused on emerging markets and users in environments with unreliable connectivity, Twitter Lite comes with a data-saver mode that blurs images and videos until they’re tapped. It is a new, mobile-only version that uses less data, loads more quickly on slow connections and takes up less than one megabyte of space. The service is available by default at mobile.twitter.com globally, rather than through an app. But Twitter said Lite is particularly aimed at people in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa, where mobile data is expensive. Twitter (TWTR, Tech30)said the new service announced Thursday has up to 30% faster launch times compared with the origin