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Facebook faces lawsuit from Hawaii company

Facebook faces lawsuit from Hawaii company

Facebook Inc. entered into the wearable devices arena by acquiring shares of Oculus, a company known to design and manufacture virtual reality glass, for a whopping amount of $2 billion. This was also the first hardware deal Facebook had signed. However, now a lawsuit has been filed against Facebook by a company. The company filing the lawsuit claims that Oculus founder Luckey Palmer leaked confidential information to a third company claiming the information as his own. According to the lawsuit, Facebook asked Total Recall Technologies to design and develop a prototype head mounted display. The designs were submitted to Facebook in 2011 and…

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Google talks about fake security answers and how it can risk accounts

Google talks about fake security answers and how it can risk accounts

There have been a number of speculations about the security Google offers. A recent research Google conducted revealed that although most people believe that a security based password protection is safe, the truth is far from that. Most people create an account in a hurry and they tend to forget the answers to the questions, which ultimately put their accounts at risk. The solution – the two stage SMS verification process that Google has been offering for a while now. While some people choose to avoid entering their mobile number for the verification process, this step can actually help protect…

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Update on the ‘AdultFriendFinder’ hack

Update on the 'AdultFriendFinder' hack

Popular adult dating site that enabled people to date and meet for a hook up or just to have a casual relationship was hacked last Friday. Insiders believe that AdultFriendFinder.com, which had over 64 million live members all over the world, might have lost confidential information of at least 4 million users. This information included their sexual orientation, habits, email addresses and names. The website has hired a popular cyber security service to look into the matter at the earliest in order to ensure no further damage is caused. The website has also requested all members to update their passwords…

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Live newsfeed now on Facebook

Live newsfeed now on Facebook

Facebook lovers can now enjoy some of the most popular newsfeed including New York Times, NBC, Buzzfeed, and more directly on Facebook. Beginning Wednesday, Facebook will allow various news feeds to appear directly on the Facebook newsfeed page. One of the main reasons for this collaboration is to increase the article popularity. Most of these articles will get a lot of coverage over the social media platform and this will help the companies increase popularity of their articles. A recent survey has revealed that 83% of Facebook users belong to countries outside of USA and Canada, which makes the platform…

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Facebook introduces ‘Instant Articles’

Facebook introduces 'Instant Articles'

It’s finally here! All the buzz about Facebook and the new newsfeed features that it planned to introduce is here and believe it or not, people have already started appreciating the upgrade. One of the best parts about this newsfeed is that Facebook will directly host it, which thus allows a number of publishers the upper hand to publish more articles. Facebook users on the other hand have a great advantage of accessing various newsfeeds that belong to various publishers. This enables them to stay updated with all the latest happenings around them on a single platform. The newsfeed is…

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Facebook offers publishers 100% ad revenue for stories on Instant Articles

Facebook offers publishers 100% ad revenue for stories on Instant Articles

Facebook, the most popular social media network, wants to keep users stay with it for as long as possible. A 2012 Pew Research Survey finds out that 48% of online readers get their political news on Facebook; however, at present users need to click on the link shared by someone or some site on their Timeline. Soon, instead of going to other websites, readers will be able to get hold of news articles directly on a new Facebook feature called “Instant Articles”. According to a report published on The Wall Street Journal, Facebook may launch Instant Articles before this month ends and has made an offer…

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Microsoft Edge set to replace Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge set to replace Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s announcement in March that the software giant will get rid of Internet Explorer and replace it with a brand new browser that will be faster, cleaner, and better organized is going to be materialized soon. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Microsoft, reveals at the Build 2015 developers conference that Microsoft Edge will replace Internet Explorer and all devices shipped with Windows 10 will have it. Much faster than its predecessor, Microsoft Edge is coming with a built-in notation tool and the browser integrates Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana. The Edge has been under development for a while already under the name, Project Spartan;…

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Mark Zuckerberg against net neutrality- others still in support

Mark Zuckerberg against net neutrality- others still in support

Mark Zuckerberg seems to be in support of individuals shelling out money for specific internet packs based on their usage. Yes, the founder of Facebook believes that the concept of providing free unlimited internet access is expensive and mobile operators end up spending a lot of money which might make them run out of business. Zuckerberg believes that every individual has favorites and although this truth is tough to digest one might soon need to accept the truth and decide on what web services they prefer. It sure looks like Zukerberg is looking forward to the new internet plans with…

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Google to promote child friendly apps

Google to promote child friendly apps

Considering the demand for Android based Smartphones and tablets among young users and children, Google Play has decided to create a campaign called “Designed for Families.” This application will enable users to find some of the best games suited for kids and all the applications that a child might need without much effort. Google Play has over 1 million apps and it is tough to find an app that could suit a user perfectly with the current curation method that the Play Store has. The “Designed for Families” application will work in the following manner – Developers will submit their…

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 this summer, pirated Windows get update too

 Microsoft launches Windows 10 this summer, pirated Windows get update too

The Redmond based software giant is releasing bits and pieces of information about the upcoming version of its operating system as the time for the upgrade approaches near. Announced Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft is launching Windows 10 this summer; the free upgrade will be available to all Windows, even to the pirated ones. The worldwide release of this version of Windows will cover 190 countries and 111 languages. Anyone currently using Windows 7 or 8 will receive the free upgrade to Windows 10; however, despite the upgradation, pirated versions of Windows will not get a genuine…

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