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Computing

Bots are about to take over the world … but they just want to tell you the weather 2:05

Bots are becoming more advanced, prompting major companies like Facebook and Microsoft to tout them as a compliment, or even replacement, to apps. They could even change how you talk to your friends.
Photography

FindFace is a new facial recognition app that could end public privacy

FindFace is a new facial recognition app that uses profile photos of Russia’s leading social network, Vkontake, to find their identity. The app, for iOS and Android, claims a 70-percent success rate.
Photography

Cinema Palettes shows how colors are used to set mood of iconic films

The Cinema Palettes Twitter account showcases still shots of iconic films alongside the color palettes that make up the mood of the movie. The films profiled include those from past and present.
Social Media

Proofpilot wants to help you design, launch, and manage research studies

With the on-demand service industry already booming, a new secure online platform called Proofpilot is allowing study participants to browse research studies, contribute to research, and earn rewards for completing study tasks.
Wearables

Strava’s Live Segments give you real-time feedback to help you nail that PR

Strava has introduced a new feature to its fitness tracking app for iOS and Android. Live Segments offers real-time info on how you train during a particular segment, as well as info about personal records.
Social Media

Facebook will soon let you record and share videos as comments

Facebook users have noticed the ability to record and share video comments on posts from pages and friends. The social network is currently testing the update on a small group of people as a means to encourage users to express themselves…
Social Media

Facebook wants you to become an emoji

Facebook has been awarded a patent outlining a system that can turn popular emojis into corresponding images of users. The feature will likely utilize the social network's facial recognition software.
Social Media

Environmental disaster spurs a Facebook ban in Vietnam

Facebook appears to have been blocked by the Vietnamese government over the weekend in an attempt to prevent citizens from easily organizing protests over an environmental disaster.
Photography

Iran says Kim Kardashian and Instagram are behind a plot to corrupt its web users

Kim Kardashian and Instagram are being accused by Iran of conspiring to spread "immoral" behavior online, amid a social media crackdown in the country. The allegations came in the wake of a series of arrests of female models who were known…
Mobile

Google’s going after Facebook, could announce chatbot play of its own this week

According to a recent report, Google is going after Facebook, and is set to announce chatbot plans of its own at I/O 2016 later this week. It's unclear exactly how the company will implement chatbots.
Photography

Taiwanese couple parodies #Followmeto meme and it's hilarious

Forrest Lu and Agnes Chien, a Taiwanese couple, are in the limelight after releasing these hilarious images as a parody of the incredibly popular #followmeto meme. Their post has gone viral, reaching more than 135,000 likes and over 39,000…
Social Media

British spy agency joins Twitter, already following James Bond

British spy agency GCHQ joined Twitter on Monday in a move aimed at improving its public image after several years of damaging headlines linked to leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.