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Periscope now lets you produce streams using professional cameras, VR, and more

Twitter’s Periscope is expanding its live-streaming capability by allowing creators to broadcast from external devices, such as professional cameras, games, and VR. The move brings the service even closer to rivals YouTube and Facebook…
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Tired of Clinton and Trump? How to block political posts on Facebook

Political banter on social media can be quite unsavory to say the least. Here are a few ways to rid your Facebook News Feed of politics, so you won't have to endure another post regarding Trump or Clinton again.

Cashing in on his 15 minutes of fame, Ken Bone decides to go with … UberSelect

Red-sweater-wearing undecided voter Ken Bone drew national attention when he asked about energy policy during the second presidential debate. He has now decided -- but it has nothing to do with the presidential election.
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Facebook now lets you use Google Cast or AirPlay to stream video on your TV

Want to enjoy Facebook videos on your TV instead of smartphone? Facebook has enabled a new feature on its mobile app that allows you to do so. Simply click the button, hit the TV icon, and select which device you want to stream to.

‘How and where do I vote?’ Google is making it easier to find out

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now it's helping you put that decision to action. Google now tells you where to vote and who's on the ballot.

Tinder helps you get more matches with “swipeworthy” Smart Photos

In an effort to always present the best version of you, the dating app Tinder has introduced Smart Photos. It promises to make you "swipeworthy" -- just what every gal (and guy) has ever wanted to hear!
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Testing, testing: Twitter is trying out a new Explore tab in place of Moments

Hoping to increase engagement on the service, Twitter is currently trialing a new Explore tab in place of Moments. The feature aims to improve content discovery by highlighting trending topics and suggesting other users to follow.

Snapchat has reportedly picked Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, has tapped Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO. The expected $25 billion valuation could make it the biggest company to go public on the U.S. exchange since 2014.
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Without human oversight, Facebook’s trending algorithm features fake news

There have been many reports of fake, satirical, or downright wrong news stories being promoted on Facebook through its Trending stories ever since the social network removed most human oversight from the process.
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Did you register to vote? Chances are good that Facebook played a role

Clicktivism has evolved into action. According to election officials, Facebook has driven "substantial increases" in voter registration numbers the country over, and all it took was a 17-word reminder.
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Don’t call it a dating app: Hinge wants you to stop playing relationship games

Would you pay $7 a month to give yourself a better chance of finding a serious relationship? That's what Hinge is backing on, ditching the swipers and ghosters in its new version in order to encourage meaningful connections.
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Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protesters

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protesters.