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Facebook provides a whopping 2 billion daily text translations

Facebook is translating 2 billion pieces of text per day using its automated translation system. The social network's head of language technology has revealed that it is now planning to use AI to make more accurate translations.
Social Media

Facebook: No evidence of Trending Topics bias, but it’ll still make changes

Hoping to put the matter to rest, Facebook said Monday its internal investigation into allegations of political bias within its Trending Topics feature has turned up no evidence of systematic wrongdoing. However, the issue has forced it to…
Social Media

Facebook invites you to tune in to 24-hour live streams on its Live video network

Facebook is bringing epic, 24-hour live broadcasts to its platform with the launch of its Continuous Live Video API. The move aims to introduce more long-form nature videos to the social network's live-stream network.
Virtual Reality

Facebook makes VR audio a lot easier, rips price tag from 3D audio software

Facebook is making it easier for its users to create and share interesting 360-degree videos. The company has acquired Two Big Ears and made its VR audio app, Spatial Workstation, available for free.
Social Media

Your search is over: Facebook lets you skip straight to the best part of live videos

You'll no longer have to sit through Facebook Live videos to find something of interest -- Facebook will now include a timeline of reactions, helping you skip to the best part without having to watch an entire video.
Movies & TV

Watch the NBC trailer that has 40 million Facebook views and counting

NBC may have a hit on its hands, at least if the response to its This Is Us trailer is any indication. The preview for the upcoming dramedy series has reached more than 40 million views on Facebook in a week, a record for an…
Virtual Reality

Oculus DRM debacle continues as Revive resurrects itself, cracks Oculus store

You don't even need to have bought the games to get Oculus Home working on your Vive any more, thanks to the latest Revive update. That wasn't the intention, but the developers felt that Oculus' crackdown forced their hand.
Social Media

Chewbacca mom viral video shatters Facebook Live records

What do you get when you cross a mom, a talking Chewbacca mask, and Facebook Live? The answer is a record-breaking viral video that's taking the Internet by storm, and making a star out of a 38-year-old mother of two.
Social Media

Facebook political bias? Glenn Beck says he’s seen no evidence of it

Facebook's top brass met with 16 conservative leaders on Wednesday to discuss recent allegations against the company of political bias. Radio host Glenn Beck said afterward he'd found "no evidence of a top-down initiative to silence…
Social Media

The Zuck met with conservatives over news bias claims, and here’s what happened

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday met with leading conservatives to discuss recent allegations of news bias at Facebook. The CEO insisted he wants to "build trust" with those who suspect the site suppresses stories from conservative news…
Social Media

Facebook’s new Live Video map lets you drop in on strangers around the world

Facebook has launched a map that lets you quickly access Live Video streams around the world. Similar to a feature offered by rival service Periscope, users can see exactly where a broadcast is coming from and drop in on a stranger with a…
Photography

Facebook: We were wrong to remove emotional father-son photo

Facebook removed an image of a father with his ill son in the shower – twice – without warning or explanation, despite it not breaking any community standards. Facebook told us it was mistake, but it highlights the complexity of…