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Facebook Messenger for Android gets a few new updates and a redesigned UI

It would appear that the popular messaging app Facebook Messenger is undergoing a bit of a redesign, as well as an integration of the social network's personal assistant named "M." The updates apply to the Android version of the app.

This Google patent is an odd camera hat with headphone-free personal sound

If Snap Spectacles were a hat they may look like Google's patent for a smart hat with a built-in camera. The hat uses vibrations to tell the wearer which way to turn and uses bone vibrations for sound.
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Snapchat users could soon have a drone to go with their Spectacles

It's already enjoying success with its camera-equipped Spectacles, so how about a Snapchat drone? Snap has reportedly been looking into the idea of a drone with a camera that could integrate with its popular app.
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Facebook video app is now available on Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs

You can now tune into Facebook videos from your friends and global live broadcasts on Apple TV, and on select Samsung Smart TVs. Fittingly dubbed "Facebook Video," the social network's new app is currently featured on the tvOS home page.
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Pinterest Labs aims to tackle the most challenging problems in AI

Pinterest wants to join the rank of industry giants Facebook and Google by accelerating the growth of AI. Its new research group Pinterest Labs aims to expand upon Pinterest's machine learning tools through external collaboration.
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Facebook is changing the way it ranks posts based on your reactions and likes

Facebook will now start prioritizing "reactions" over “likes” when ranking your News Feed. The move comes just days after the first anniversary of the feature, which was been used 300 billion times since its launch.
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Facebook Pages gets redesigned inbox for Instagram and Messenger interactions

A redesigned inbox for Facebook Pages that includes Instagram integration has been spotted in the wild. The desktop update lets you manage Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook interactions all in one place.
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Facebook is working with local partners to build infrastructure in Uganda

It may have over a billion monthly users, but Facebook still isn't done connecting the world. On Monday, the social network announced a new initiative "to build shared fiber backhaul connectivity in Uganda."
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Some Facebook users were recently locked out of their accounts by a technical glitch

Concerned certainly describes the mindset of a number of Facebook users who, out of the blue and for no apparent reason, found themselves logged out of their accounts on February 24.
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Don’t let the kids have all the fun, ace Snapchat like a pro

There's more to Snapchat than sending and viewing disappearing Snaps. Here are some lesser-known tricks for making the most of the social media phenomenon, just in case you want to save Snaps or add a splash of color to your creations.
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Periscope Producer now lets anyone try their hand at live-streaming like a pro

As promised, Periscope is finally expanding its live-streaming capability to all users, allowing them to broadcast to Twitter from external devices, such as professional cameras, games, and VR headsets.
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New to Snapchat? Follow our guide and go from newbie to pro

Whether you're a Snapchat addict or a newbie, our detailed Snapchat guide will help you to become a pro in no time. Find out how to get started, spice up your snaps, chat, send money, and carry out a host of other useful actions.