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Virtual reality gets a release date: Oculus Rift pre-orders start Wednesday at 8AM

The Oculus Rift will be available for pre-order, starting on January 6. The price and recommended specs are still unknown, but Oculus has an AMA planned to reveal all of the information surrounding the new virtual reality headset.
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This viral Facebook post will really make you appreciate flight attendants

In the midst of holiday travel, one New York mother took the time to write a public thank you to a Southwest Airline flight attendant, who worked her magic on a nine month old baby boy.

Besties abound: Facebook glitch triggers '46 years of friendship' messages

A mysterious glitch on Facebook altered friendship statuses across the network today, triggering messages congratulating users on celebrating 46 years of friendship as of Thursday, December 31, 2016.
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Man posts Facebook video of himself drinking while driving, gets arrested

Unintentionally harnessing the power of social media to his detriment, an Ohio man thought it would be an absolutely brilliant idea to post a Facebook video of himself drinking alcohol while driving.
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Hollywood just caught some major movie pirates through Facebook, report reveals

Hollywood's anti-piracy group FACT led the UK police to several of the country's most-prolific movie pirates, responsible for illegally sharing 2,500 films online, via the culprits' Facebook profiles.
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Zuckerberg goes on the offensive, blasts critics of Free Basics

Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has penned an opinion piece in the Times of India, defending the company's Free Basics program, which offers a selection of services without using any of the user's mobile data.
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The worst social media celeb screw-ups ever

Celebrities may be worshipped, but on social media, they are as human as the rest of us. Here are some of the most disastrous social media fails that celebrities (and wannabe stars) have ever been involved in.
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Forget Christmas cards, use these social media tips to share great festive posts instead

This holiday season, replace the quaint act of handing out Christmas cards with social media greetings. From Snapchat to Pinterest, use these networks to create personalized messages for all your friends and family.
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Facebook now lets you share Live Photos from your iPhone 6S on its iOS app

Facebook is rolling out integration for Apple's Live Photos feature as part of an iOS app update. iPhone 6S and 6S Plus users will now be able to upload Live Photos to the Facebook app.
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Facebook ends year as top U.S. smartphone app, but Messenger sees most growth

Facebook remains as the top smartphone app in the U.S., according to a Nielsen study, though its IM app saw the most growth in the last year. Apple Maps appeared in the top 10 for the first time, great news for the company after the app's…
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Facebook is offering employees $10,000 to move closer to work

Facebook is offering employees $10,000 or more to move closer to its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The perk has been in place for a year now and has seen some workers offered a lump sum of up to $15,000.
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Facebook’s Music Stories adds more services, lets you keep scrolling while you listen

Facebook's Music Stories feature launched last month, letting users stream 30-second clips from their feeds. Now more services have been added along with a new feature that lets you keep scrolling while you listen.