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Meta believes VR haptic gloves could unlock the future of the metaverse

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has shared its vision for the future of feeling sensations in VR.
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Unity just made a blockbuster purchase with massive metaverse implications

Unity will acquire Weta Digital, the VFX company behind Avatar, Lord of the Rings, and more in a $1.625 billion deal.
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Three reasons Facebook/Meta is shutting down its face recognition system

Given there are benefits that come from face recognition, why is Meta getting rid of the Facebook feature? We break it down.
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You can soon react to WhatsApp messages with emojis, but it’s broken right now

WhatsApp will allow users to react to messages with one of six chosen emojis, but the feature seems to be broken right now.
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Facebook is now called Meta, except not really. Let us explain

Facebook has rebranded itself as Meta, a 'social technology' company. But what does that even mean?
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Facebook’s first-ever smartwatch reportedly looks like this

Facebook’s newly announced parent company, Meta, has reportedly been working on a smartwatch for much of this year. This is what it looks like.
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Sorry, Meta: Epic Games is already winning the metaverse race

Meta is trying to build the metaverse, but the brand isn't cool enough to hang with Epic Games.
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to VR

GTA: San Andres will be coming to the Oculus Quest 2 according to a Meta announcement on the Facebook VR/AR Conference.
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With Instagram’s newest sticker, you no longer need to say “link in bio”

Instagram expands the availability of its link sticker after an initial test for verified users.
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Facebook about to rebrand under a new name, report claims

Facebook is about to announce a major company restructure that will see it operate under a new name, a report claimed on Tuesday.
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Instagram’s newest feature will let you know when it does go down

Forget Down Detector or Twitter, Instagram will let you know when it's experiencing issues -- at least if you're in the U.S.
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Instagram back up after second major outage of the week

Just a few days after a global Facebook outage, Instagram went down for over two hours due to a different technical issue.
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Facebook’s massive outage saw millions sign up for rival apps

Facebook's calamitous global outage, which also affected Messenger and WhatsApp, apparently prompted tens of millions of users to seek out rival apps.
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Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook has offered an explanation as to why its social media services suffered a serious outage on Monday that lasted around six hours.
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This is how much Facebook’s outage is thought to have cost it

Facebook is mostly back online now after suffering a global outage on Monday lasting around six hours. This is how much the downtime is thought to have cost it.
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Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are back after several hours offline

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are back after suffering a complete outage that spanned several hours.
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The internet had a field day dunking on Facebook while it’s down

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all down, leaving the whole internet with no choice but to post their dunks on Twitter. Here are the best ones.
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Twitter is facing its own outages as Facebook users flock to other sites

As everyone realized that Facebook's various services were down, the groundswell of movement to Twitter seems to have caused problems there.
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Messenger and Instagram gain cross-app group chats, new themes

Facebook today unveiled new features for its unified Messenger and Instagram Direct service, including new group chat options, themes, and Watch Together.
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WhatsApp’s biggest restriction might finally be lifted soon

WhatsApp is moving toward lifting its single phone restriction as screenshots of a 'Multi-Device 2.0' surface.
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Facebook’s ‘droidlet’ A.I. could take speech recognition to a whole new level

Today's natural language recognition systems -- like Siri and Alexa -- are still somewhat limited in what they can understand. Facebook thinks it can do better
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg makes waves with offbeat Fourth of July Instagram video

Watch Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg celebrating the Fourth of July by riding his electric hydrofoil board while holding the American flag.
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Facebook Gaming partners with Ubisoft, expands cloud services

Facebook Gaming and Ubisoft have partnered up to bring more games to the cloud gaming service.
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Should Big Tech pay you for your data? It’s possible, but also problematic

There are a handful of companies on the web that aim to give you control of your data, and even pay you for it. But doing so could potentially cause issues
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A.I. doesn’t usually forget anything, but Facebook’s new system does. Here’s why

Most A.I. systems are designed to remember absolutely everything they learn. But that's not always ideal, so Facebook decided to build one that forgets

The best websites like Craigslist

A wide variety of alternatives to Craigslist are available -- some even have modern, easier-to-use interfaces. Check out our favorite websites like Craigslist.
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How to make a Facebook avatar

Facebook avatar: Here's how to how to create, edit and use your own mini-me.
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How to delete messages in Facebook Messenger

Ever wished you could erase the conversations you've had in Facebook Messenger? Well, you can, and the process is actually quite easy. Here's how to do it.
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Silicon Valley is racing to build an audio-only internet, and I hope it succeeds

I used audio-based apps like Clubhouse as my main source of media for a week, and now I'm convinced they're the future of the internet.
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How to use Facebook Stories

Facebook Stories allow you to share momentary posts that disappear automatically after 24 hours. Here are the different types of posts and how to create them.
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Facebook vs. Facebook Lite: Which is best for you?

Facebook is one of the most popular social networks around the globe, but with Facebook Lite, the app goes on a diet for low-end phones. How does it compare?
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How to set up a Facebook Portal

Setting up your new Facebook Portal is a super easy process that will take you just a few minutes. Here's how to get started using your Portal.
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Instagram Lite is back, and the app is a tiny 2MB download

Facebook officially announced Instagram Lite, a streamlined, smaller version of the main Instagram app. It's ready to download in 170 countries today.
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How to create a poll on Facebook

Want to get the opinion of your friends on Facebook? You can easily create a poll within Facebook Groups or your own Facebook Story. Here’s how.