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Ello social network gets helping hand from investors keen to go against Facebook

Ello social network gets helping hand from investors keen to go against Facebook

By 23 October 2014

At a time when privacy leaks and advertising are causing users to abandon Facebook its competition is growing stronger. Social networking site Ello, which promises no ads and never to sell user data, has just been majorly backed financially. Ello says... >>

Want to chat anonymously? Facebook's working on an app for that

Want to chat anonymously? Facebook's working on an app for that

By 7 October 2014

Facebook is breaking away from the norm, by soon allowing users to interact anonymously. The New York Times has reported that Facebook is developing a standalone app with a focus on anonymity. The idea is that you will use the yet-to-be-announced app... >>

Facebook's internet drones are the size of jet planes and might fly for years unmanned

Facebook's internet drones are the size of jet planes and might fly for years unmanned

By 24 September 2014

Facebook's internet drones are as big as 747s. That's right...Boeing's 747 commercial aircraft. The social network revealed last spring it planned to bring internet connectivity to 5 billion people through the Internet.org initiative. It even created... >>

Don't like ads in your Instagram stream? Try these five alternative apps

Don't like ads in your Instagram stream? Try these five alternative apps

By 24 September 2014

Facebook-owned Instagram has begun piping ads into Brits' photostreams, almost a year after it launched a similar ad platform in the US. When Instagram fell under Facebook's wing, the Instagram community got all riled up by the idea of its popular photo-sharing... >>

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

Uneasy with Facebook owning Oculus Rift? Totem VR starts Kickstarter round to offer alternative

By 16 September 2014

A Montreal startup has started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in order to bring its virtual reality headset to the next level and eventually even ready for mass production. Vrvana hopes to raise $350,000 CAD (£195,300). Funds will go toward manufacturing... >>

Facebook squares up to YouTube with video counter in update, due this week

Facebook squares up to YouTube with video counter in update, due this week

By 8 September 2014

Facebook has announced a feature in its next update that looks set to directly attack YouTube. The update features a YouTube style counter for public videos. Facebook, on its blog, has boasted having over 1 billion videos viewed each day with more than... >>

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

By 25 August 2014

Shell is one of a handful of companies to publicly display Oculus Rift content that has no connection to its gaming abilities. And it's the first time we've seen the headset itself adorned in branded colours. The Shell V-Power Oculus Rift experience is... >>

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

By 15 August 2014

First there was Snapchat. Then there was Facebook's Slingshot. And now there's WindUp, from Microsoft. The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send self-destructing messages... >>

Watch these tech execs dump buckets of ice water over their heads for ALS awareness (Update)

Watch these tech execs dump buckets of ice water over their heads for ALS awareness (Update)

By 15 August 2014

You might have seen leaders of your favourite companies pouring buckets of ice water over their heads recently. And if you haven't yet, you will soon. The Ice Bucket Challenge is officially viral. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook, to Martha... >>

Facebook crashing on your iPhone? Not anymore as devs drop crashes by half

Facebook crashing on your iPhone? Not anymore as devs drop crashes by half

By 13 August 2014

Facebook on the iPhone has just had a major improvement that should mean it will crash half as often. Facebook's engineering blog has published a statement that says it's tackled an issue which should reduce the crash rate by 50 per cent. The bug has... >>