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How Facebook can decide price of your house
How Facebook can decide price of your house

House prices rise can spread through social networks like a virus and your Facebook friends can have too much of an influence on what one pays for a house. 

Fast, stretchy circuits could revolutionise Internet of Things!
Fast, stretchy circuits could revolutionise Internet of Things!

A team of scientists has created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and lead to a much more connected, high-speed wireless planet. 

Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade criticized by Chinese users
Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade criticized by Chinese users

Chineseusers of Microsoft products have criticised the software company of enforcing a mandatory upgrade of their Windows operating systems.

No touching! Operate Google's smartwatches just with hand gestures - Watch
No touching! Operate Google's smartwatches just with hand gestures - Watch

This means that the radar will track your hand gestures and let you navigate your wearables without even touching them.

Meet Facebook's North Korean cousin!
Meet Facebook's North Korean cousin!

The website, StarCon, like Facebook, allows people from anywhere to register on it and then upload their profile picture, message friends and upload videos.

Tweeting often causes eating disorder
Tweeting often causes eating disorder

This study founds a unique correlation between use of various types of social media and disordered eating.

Men angrier on Facebook than women: Study
Men angrier on Facebook than women: Study

Men proved to me more hostile while making a status update or commenting than women.

Watch: Now make a call just by squeezing your smartphone!
Watch: Now make a call just by squeezing your smartphone!

So, with this incredible software users can easily make a call, turn on music or flip a page on the screen just by following different squeezing patterns!

Myntra makes comeback with desktop website
Myntra makes comeback with desktop website

The Flipkart-owned company had shifted to an app-only model in May 2015 after shutiing down its mobile and desktop websites. However, it later brought back its mobile website for some sections with the option to purchase still limited to application.

Women too post sexist comments on Twitter, reveals study
Women too post sexist comments on Twitter, reveals study

Half of abusive words women face on micro blogging site Twitter come from fellow women.

Mark Zuckerberg to connect with ISS astronauts via Facebook Live
Mark Zuckerberg to connect with ISS astronauts via Facebook Live

The popular social networking giant Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take connectivity to a new level by connecting with the astronauts in space.

Things you didn't know of Instagram!
Things you didn't know of Instagram!

The photo-sharing site 'Instagram' now stands next to Facebook and Twitter in terms of popularity. Created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app was launched in October 2010. However, Instagram gained popularity only in April 2012, with over 100 million active users.

Facebook's new ad cookies targets everyone!
Facebook's new ad cookies targets everyone!

In a latest move Facebook has announced that it is expanding its Facebook Audience Network that will enable the marketers-who have signed up for the network- to show their ads to the non-users across the internet.

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe
LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

In an email sent out to all its members, LinkedIn admitted that the massive data breach in 2012 may result in millions of passwords being leaked to the internet.

Facebook most preferred among US citizens to get news
Facebook most preferred among US citizens to get news

Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67 percent of US adults. The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44 percent of the general population, said the survey from the Pew Research Centre, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
 

Google triumphs over Oracle in copyright case
Google triumphs over Oracle in copyright case

The jury upheld claims by Google and the decision was made in their favour in a long-running copyright fight over Android software used to run most of the world's smartphones.

Facebook, Microsoft join hands to build undersea internet cable
Facebook, Microsoft join hands to build undersea internet cable

In order to meet growing demand by tech companies, customers for swift and reliable data connections, a new, sub-sea "MAREA" cable was expected to be completed by late 2017

PM Modi-led govt completes two years; Facebook tracks his journey on social media
PM Modi-led govt completes two years; Facebook tracks his journey on social media

The Narendra Modi led government completed two years in power on Thursday.

These free web apps can help multi-task effectively!
These free web apps can help multi-task effectively!

The results noted the evaluation of 20 popular apps for usability, including Google Drive, Skype, Doodle Poll, Gmail, Windows Hotmail, CoSketch and DropBox.

Facebook to shut down its desktop ad exchange 'FBX'
Facebook to shut down its desktop ad exchange 'FBX'

Facebook's FBX was launched back in 2012 as a retargeting tool for desktop.

Posting babies' photos on Facebook put moms at depression risk
Posting babies' photos on Facebook put moms at depression risk

If a mother is posting on Facebook to get affirmation that she's doing a good job and doesn't get all the 'likes' and positive comments she expects, that could be a problem and she may end up feeling worse, the authors noted.

Twitter modifies 140-character limit, gives a bit more space to tweet!
Twitter modifies 140-character limit, gives a bit more space to tweet!

The company also omitted @names in the replies from the character count.

Twitter to soon roll out automatic 'Night Mode' UI
Twitter to soon roll out automatic 'Night Mode' UI

Not only is Twitter testing a "Night Mode", but different button placements, too.

Facebook blocks pic of plus-size model Tess Holliday, apologises later
Facebook blocks pic of plus-size model Tess Holliday, apologises later

The image of Tess Holliday, an American plus-size model, meant to promote body positivity at an event was rejected by Facebook stating that “it depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”.

Trending Topics: Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias
Trending Topics: Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias

Facebook updated terminology in its guidelines to be clearer and gave reviewers refresher training that emphasised content decisions may not be based on politics or ideology.

India to get its indigenously-built 'supercomputer' next year!
India to get its indigenously-built 'supercomputer' next year!

The government had in March last year approved the plan of the National Supercomputing Mission, under which 80 supercomputers will be built in the next seven years. 

Now, a Hindi wordgame app for smart devices
Now, a Hindi wordgame app for smart devices

The Hindi FunKhel app is based on the "shabdkoshish" wordgame, an innovative system developed in 1990s that introduced universal symbols for "maatras" and half consonants and a proper frequency distribution of all letters and symbols based on their popularity in vocabulary -- handwritten on wooden tiles and cubes, funkhel.com said in a statement. 
 

Material that can help develop new computing technologies developed!
Material that can help develop new computing technologies developed!

With potential applications involving data storage, memory and logic devices, magnetic charge ice could someday lead to smaller and more powerful computers or even play a role in quantum computing.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his wedding anniversary in a 'musical' way! - See pic
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his wedding anniversary in a 'musical' way! - See pic

Mark got married to Priscilla Chan on May 19, 2012 and now, four years later, they have a lovely daughter whom they named Maxima, who is all of 6 months old!

After Google, Uber begins testing of its self-driving cars in US
After Google, Uber begins testing of its self-driving cars in US

The American multinational online transportation network company made this announcement in a blog post by posting a picture of an all black hybrid Ford Fusions that is fully equipped with a variety of sensor, radars and high-resolution cameras.