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New Yahoo bots give you the news, a pet monkey in Facebook Messenger

Yahoo has launched a slew of new bots on Facebook Messenger, including News, Weather and Finances. Oh, and MonkeyPet, a bot that simulates having a pet monkey.
Cool Tech

An algorithm can predict how smart you are based on your Facebook photo

Researchers at the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge have devised an algorithm for predicting how smart someone is by looking at their social media profile picture.
Social Media

Have a question for the TSA? Now you can ask it on Facebook Messenger

The TSA started taking questions by way of Facebook Messenger on Thursday morning. It's the first federal agency to introduce a customer service platform on the social media site.
Social Media

'Ghostbusters' lens for Snapchat lets you use front, rear lenses of phone's camera

Thanks to a new sponsored lens tied to Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters," eager selfie-takers can use both the front- and rear-facing lenses on their smartphones to take their photos.
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Facebook to start testing in-app video downloads in India

Facebook is preparing to test an exclusive feature in India that will let users download videos on to its app over Wi-Fi to view offline at their discretion. The trial is due to be rolled out to a limited selection of users on July 11.
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Sick of Instagram trolls? New feature lets business profiles block nasty comments

In an attempt to address its troll problem, Instagram has taken the bold step of introducing a new comments blocking tool for businesses that could spell the end for unwanted messages on its platform.
Social Media

Twitter tests sports live-streams with Wimbledon tennis broadcasts

Twitter has launched a test live-stream of the Wimbledon tennis championships on a dedicated website that lets you tweet along with the action. The new feature gives us a glimpse of what the upcoming Twitter NFL live-streams may look like.
Mobile

Facebook’s OpenCellular makes it easier to start your own mobile network

Facebook's OpenCellular, an open-source hardware and software initiative, aims to lower barriers to entry for small mobile providers in developing nations. It's part of the social network's broader initiative to extend internet access to…
Social Media

Goodbye, camera roll! Snapchat launches Memories, a way to search your past snaps

Snapchat may be known for its disappearing messages, however the social media app now wants you to save pictures to look at later using Memories, its attempt at a camera-roll replacement.
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Insights, Instagram's analytics feature, now available to users

Instagram began rolling out its highly anticipated Insights feature, which provides analytics about a user’s account directly in the app. While it appears to be fairly straightforward, there are a couple of oddities causing some…
Social Media

Snapchat teens, beware: Your parents are flocking to your favorite app

Snapchat is no longer just used by teens and young millennials. The app is seeing more users aged 35 and older join up than ever before, meaning it could be only a matter of time before you start receiving snaps from your parents.
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This Snapchat clone has racked up 30 million users in Asia in a matter of months

A Snapchat clone from the makers of the Line Messaging app is sitting atop the iOS App Store chart in China, thanks to its extensive range of selfie filters. Despite resembling its popular rival, Snow boasts some cool tricks of its own.