Facebook http://www.stuff.tv/my/platforms/facebook/all en-MY Rooms app from Facebook lets you create and share mobile message boards http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/rooms-facebook-lets-you-create-and-share-mobile-message-boards/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The company that redefined the social network looks to redefine Internet forums </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rooms from Facebook" alt="Rooms from Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-rooms.png?1414115454" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facebook is a great place to keep tabs on friends and share kid/pet/travel photos, but not so much to have really focussed conversations - or get weird without being judged by loved ones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/rooms-facebook-lets-you-create-and-share-mobile-message-boards/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/rooms-facebook-lets-you-create-and-share-mobile-message-boards/news#comments Facebook iOS apps Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:05:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451219 at http://www.stuff.tv Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-lets-your-loved-ones-know-you-re-ok/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When you need to stalk a profile for a very good reason, Facebook is there for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" alt="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/safety%20check%2002.jpg?1413447018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For once, Facebook has a feature that is both useful and non-annoying. Its Safety Check is a special tool created for times of crisis and emergencies, such as natural disasters. In some cases, Facebook is the easiest tool to let people know how they&rsquo;re doing in the middle of a calamity. That is, assuming they get access to the Internet. But with many major telcos supporting posting to Facebook&nbsp; via text messages, Safety Check could be a very helpful aid to keep loved ones in the loop.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some peace of mind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to its latest announcement, Facebook called its Safety Check a &ldquo;simple and easy way to say you&rsquo;re safe and check on others.&rdquo;<br />It promises to:</p> <ul> <li>Let friends and family know you&rsquo;re safe</li> <li>Check on others in the affected area</li> <li>Mark your friends as safe</li> </ul> <p>In case you have privacy concerns or aren&rsquo;t keen on letting nosy reporters use your Facebook status when reporting, it will keep your content viewable to Facebook-friends only.</p> <p>Japan being no stranger to disasters, it was no surprise that Facebook&rsquo;s Japan engineers were the ones who took the first step towards Safety Check&rsquo;s existence by building a Disaster Message Board to enable communication with others. A year later, they then launched a test of the tool which then got overwhelming response.</p> <p>Facebook also learned from how people would use Facebook during disasters and then tweaked the Disaster Message Board in the light of all they learned. Safety Check will soon be made available on Android, IOS, feature phones and of course the PC.</p> <p>How does it work? First you need to activate it after a disaster and should you be in the affected area, Facebook will ask you via a notification if you are all right.</p> <p>Facebook will (almost creepily) determine your location from the following: your last location if you opted into the Nearby Friends feature, the city listed on your profile and the city you are currently using the Internet in.</p> <p>Should Facebook get your location wrong, you can indicate that you&rsquo;re outside the disaster zone. You can also select the &ldquo;I&rsquo;m Safe&rdquo; option and Facebook will then generate a News Feed story as well as a notification. Your friends will also be able to mark you as safe.</p> <p>The tool will also let you know how your friends are, with Facebook sending you a notification about friends who have marked themselves as safe.</p> <p>&ldquo;We hope it&rsquo;s a tool that helps you stay connected to those you care about, and gives you the comfort of knowing your loved ones are safe,&rdquo; said Facebook&rsquo;s statement. For many people, their hope is that they never have to use it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/platforms/twitter">So, what is going on with Twitter?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/10/introducing-safety-check/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" alt="Facebook lets your loved ones know you’re OK" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/safety%20check%2001.jpg?1413447018" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-lets-your-loved-ones-know-you-re-ok/news#comments Apps and Games Facebook Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:04:23 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1450440 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: iOS 8 adoption slowing, Facebook planning anonymous access app, and the Batcave explorable in VR http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-ios-8-adoption-slowing-facebook-planning-anonymous-access-app-and-explore-batcav <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin your day happily informed thanks to our morning tech news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS 8" alt="iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ios8-alt_0.png?1412819517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS 8 adoption now creeping along </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What&rsquo;s the effect of releasing an OS update that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-801-released-then-pulled-breaking-iphone-6-cell-service-and-touch-id/news">effectively disables</a> your new phone&#39;s ability to act like&hellip; well, a phone? In the case of Apple and iOS 8, it&rsquo;s that those users who hadn&rsquo;t updated yet are widely resisting the move.</p> <p>Within the first few days of release, Apple&rsquo;s stats showed that 46% of active iOS device owners had upgraded to iOS 8 - an especially impressive number, given that the iPhone 4 was lopped off of the compatibility list for this version.</p> <p>But following the debacle with the broken iOS 8.0.1 release, that number has only increased 1% in the weeks since. And weirdly, the percentage of users running a version prior to iOS 7 grew as well (from 5% to 6%). While that last figure is truly odd, the overall takeaway seems to be that device owners don&rsquo;t seem anxious to make any big changes until it&rsquo;s certain that Apple has ironed out its kinks.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://developer.apple.com/support/appstore/">Apple</a> via <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/10/06/ios8-market-share-stagnated/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-801-released-then-pulled-breaking-iphone-6-cell-service-and-touch-id/news">iOS 8.0.1 released, then pulled after breaking iPhone 6 cell service and Touch ID functionality</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook&#039;s anonymous access plans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&rsquo;s an unexpected development. Facebook, which has always been the community that relies on real names and information to connect users, is reportedly nearing the launch of an app that allows for anonymous communication via pseudonyms not linked to your main account.</p> <p>Based on the New York Times&rsquo; report, it sounds like the app will act as a standalone experience separate from the main Facebook interface and approach, and almost sounds like a glorified message board with dedicated topics to discuss. Still, we&rsquo;re interested to see how Facebook tries to reinvent the Internet forum.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/facebook-readies-app-allowing-anonymity/">The New York Times</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/your-facebook-post-will-self-destruct-5-4-3-2/news">Your Facebook post will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1&hellip;.</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="833" title="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-app-login.jpg?1412819517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explore the animated Batcave in VR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are working with visual effects company OTOY on a recreation of the Batcave from the great <em>Batman: The Animated Series</em> from the early &lsquo;90s as a virtual reality experience expected to be available this winter.</p> <p>Playable on the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, as well as upcoming glasses-free TVs and devices powered by light field displays, the Batcave retains the distinctive look of the cartoon series while being freely explorable in 3D. It&rsquo;ll be available via the ORBX viewer app.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://render.otoy.com/newsblog/?p=641">OTOY</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/07/batman-vr/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/batman-arkham-knight/review">Batman: Arkham Knight preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Batman Batcave VR experience" alt="Batman Batcave VR experience" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/batman-batcave-vr.jpg?1412819517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opera Mini coming to Samsung Gear S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re hoping to do a lot of tiny web browsing on Samsung&rsquo;s forthcoming Gear S, then you might be happy to hear that Opera Mini will be available on the standalone smartwatch.</p> <p>As on other devices, it uses data-saving tech to minimize the amount being downloaded - no doubt helpful when you&rsquo;re tapping into a 3G network - plus it&rsquo;s been optimized for the compact display. Otherwise, the browser claims to be fully featured, and it&rsquo;ll be available for free from the Gear Apps store.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.opera.com/news/2014/10/samsungs-gear-s-smartwatch-gets-first-full-web-browser/">Opera News</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news">Samsung announces the Gear S, its standalone 3G smartwatch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="733" title="Opera Mini on Samsung Gear S" alt="Opera Mini on Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-operamini.jpg?1412819517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-ios-8-adoption-slowing-facebook-planning-anonymous-access-app-and-explore-batcav#comments Apple Facebook iOS 8 iPhone 6 Samsung Smartwatches Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Elissa Loi 1449740 at http://www.stuff.tv Is new social network Ello a threat to Facebook or short-lived fad? http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/new-social-network-ello-threat-facebook-or-short-lived-fad/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Invite-only social network Ello is being hailed as the &#039;anti-Facebook&#039; but can the stubbornly ad-free social network survive? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is new social network Ello a threat to Facebook or short-lived fad?" alt="Is new social network Ello a threat to Facebook or short-lived fad?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ello_01.jpg?1411711751" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ello is trying to be the little website that could - a social network with its own <a href="https://ello.co/manifesto" target="_blank">manifesto</a> that sounds a lot like whatever Facebook is not.</p> <p>&quot;We believe a social network can be a tool for empowerment. Not a tool to deceive, coerce and manipulate &mdash; but a place to connect, create and celebrate life.</p> <p>You are not a product.&quot;</p> <p>Bold, certainly. Sure to appeal to idealists, definitely.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More privacy, less ads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why is Ello now exploding the way it is, with mentions of the social network popping up on Facebook and Twitter? Part of it is Facebook&#39;s new drive to use real names, one that rival Google+ gave up on not too long ago.</p> <p>While it is true that fake Facebook profiles are a commonly used scam technique but for people who have specialised identity needs - celebrities or drag queens, for instance - Facebook&#39;s insistence is disheartening. Apparently it&#39;s gaining the most traction among the LGBTQ community who are reacting to Facebook&#39;s new naming policy.</p> <p>Ello could also likely appeal to those bothered by Facebook&#39;s insidious advertising algorithim that tailors what it shows you by monitoring your likes and how it effectively censors your newsfeed by not showing you all your friends&#39; posts.</p> <p>As to how it looks, the minimalist approach to Ello&#39;s design puts it somewhere between Twitter and Tumblr. A lot less cluttered, assuredly, but also with a minimal featureset.</p> <p>But for all its bravado, the underlying question is how will Ello sustain itself without any form of advertising? Is the site sustainable? Or will its stripped-down appeal become a bane instead of a boon?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/platforms/facebook">What is up with the king of social networks, anyway?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://betabeat.com/2014/03/mysterious-new-social-network-ello-promises-you-are-not-the-product/">Betabeat</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is new social network Ello a threat to Facebook or short-lived fad?" alt="Is new social network Ello a threat to Facebook or short-lived fad?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ello_02.jpg?1411711751" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/new-social-network-ello-threat-facebook-or-short-lived-fad/news#comments Facebook Fri, 26 Sep 2014 06:08:01 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1448616 at http://www.stuff.tv Your Facebook post will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2.... http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/you-could-soon-see-self-destructing-posts-facebook/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The social network giant is working on a feature that will wipe the slate clean of your drunken indiscretions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="You could soon see self-destructing posts on Facebook" alt="You could soon see self-destructing posts on Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fb_0.jpeg?1410479668" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Internet never forgets&nbsp;&ndash; as anyone who thought it was hilarious to share their wacky hijinks on Facebook at 2am will attest.</p> <p>That could change, though; Facebook is planning to introduce self-destructing posts that&#39;ll vanish after a certain time.</p> <p>The online social networking service is reportedly testing a new feature that will see Facebook posts vanish after a stipulated period of time. All you&rsquo;ll need to do is set the &ldquo;choose expiration&rdquo; time for the post and it&rsquo;ll disappear when the length of time you set is up.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/you-could-soon-see-self-destructing-posts-facebook/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/you-could-soon-see-self-destructing-posts-facebook/news#comments Facebook Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:38:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447291 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Netflix’s VR browsing interface, Samsung’s tablet rainbow shines upon London, and Facebook is paying Oculus Rift bug bounties http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/fully-charged-netflix-s-vr-browsing-interface-samsung-s-tablet-rainbow-shines-upon-london-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catch up on the fun and fantastic in our latest morning tech news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oculix" alt="Oculix" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/netflix-vr.jpg?1408673065" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix creates Oculus Rift VR browsing prototype </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, Netflix published the results of its latest Hack Day, in which developers have free reign to dream up new functionality based around the streaming video service. One of the prototypes really stands out: Oculix, a working virtual reality interface that uses the Oculus Rift headset and Leap Motion controller to let you use gestures to explore the service&rsquo;s offerings in 3D.</p> <p>Whether or not this will actually turn into something useful down the line remains to be seen, but it&rsquo;s an interesting vision for now. Check out Netflix&rsquo;s <a href="http://techblog.netflix.com/2014/08/netflix-hack-day-summer-2014.html">blog post</a> for other notable prototypes, including one that uses Philips Hue lightbulbs to match the colour of what you&rsquo;re watching.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techblog.netflix.com/2014/08/netflix-hack-day-summer-2014.html">Netflix</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/future-netflix-scarily-accurate-suggestions-and-maybe-live-sport/news">The future of Netflix: scarily accurate suggestions and (maybe) live sport</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wmbnjFYSpao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung builds a rainbow out of 150 tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tacking a vivid rainbow upon the London skyline with the help of 150 Galaxy Tab S tablets, Samsung on Tuesday evening unveiled the &ldquo;Midnight Rainbow,&rdquo; which measures 26x14 feet and chains together the devices to create the colourful effect.</p> <p>It was assembled at Observation Point on Southbank in the UK, and was designed to show off the sharp AMOLED display in grand fashion - but it only remained in place until yesterday afternoon. If you missed it, the Midnight Rainbow lives on in the photo above.</p> <p>Or you can do Samsung a solid and pick up 150 tablets for a makeshift recreation. Or maybe just buy one for yourself; as our review below espouses, it&rsquo;s a rather excellent Android option on the smaller end of the tablet pool.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-84/review">Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 8.4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="Midnight Rainbow" alt="Midnight Rainbow" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxytabs-rainbow.jpg?1408673065" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook paying Oculus Rift users to report bugs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The tens of thousands of lucky Oculus Rift development kit owners probably feel pretty lucky to get in on the ground floor of something huge. We bet most of them didn&rsquo;t know that using the hardware extensively could make them a fair amount of money, as well.</p> <p>Facebook has just lumped Oculus in on its bug bounty program, which pays at least US$500 (RM1586) per eligible reported bug from a independent security contractor - and there&rsquo;s no maximum on the amount paid.</p> <p>Facebook reportedly paid US$1.5 million (RM4.8 million) for such bug reports across its properties last year, so&hellip; get to work, Rift dev kit owners. It&#39;s likely to pay you sooner than whatever VR experience you&#39;re working on will.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/20/6004113/facebook-will-now-pay-you-money-to-find-bugs-in-the-oculus-rift">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oculus/gamescom-2014/oculus-rift-dev-kit-2-eyes-preview-gamescom-2014/feature">Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2: eyes-on preview at Gamescom 2014</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Oculus Rift" alt="Oculus Rift" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oculusrift_2.jpg?1408673065" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/fully-charged-netflix-s-vr-browsing-interface-samsung-s-tablet-rainbow-shines-upon-london-a#comments Facebook Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Netflix Oculus Rift Samsung Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445571 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Android Wear watch face customisation planned, an Nvidia Shield Tablet image leaks, and stunning fan-made Futurama 3D animation http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442444%2523node-1442444 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> End the week strong with our roundup of the hottest tech news around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Android Wear" alt="Android Wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/android-wear-watchface.jpg?1405763226" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google preparing Android Wear API for custom watch faces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As customers start spending more and more time with the first two Android Wear devices, they&rsquo;re no doubt anxious to begin seeing the extensive customisation possibilities&mdash;but Google has yet to make it easy for developers to create and share their own unique designed watch faces.</p> <p>That will change at some point this year, as Google&rsquo;s vice president of design, Matias Duarte, revealed in a Google+ post that the company plans to spin out a custom API (application programming interface) for developers to use to create fully-functional watch faces that work well within the Wear OS.</p> <p>The post came in response to various third-party apps released to add custom watch faces, but without the stability and full functionality of the built-in selections. Duarte cautions that some changes may not come until the Android L release later this year, but the message is clear: if you can resist downloading (or creating) those unreliable options for now, a bigger reward is on the horizon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://plus.google.com/+MatiasDuarte/posts/emwBTtwJjY4">Google+</a> via <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/07/17/google-addresses-custom-watch-faces-on-android-wear-says-developers-should-hold-off-until-the-api-is-done/">Android Police</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaked glimpse of the Nvidia Shield Tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nvidia&rsquo;s next Android-powered, gaming-centric Shield device is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/nvidia-shield-tablet-way/news">reported to be a tablet</a> rather than a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video">flip-open handheld console</a> of sorts, and the above image from reliable leaker @evleaks is said to be our first unofficial look at what to expect from the unannounced device.</p> <p>It looks a lot like the Tegra Note, but extended functionality is what should hopefully make the new Shield distinctive. It&rsquo;s speculated to feature a controller that attaches in some way for more robust gaming experiences, with a powerful Tegra K1 chip onboard (and Unreal Engine 4 support), plus the ability to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/will-nvidia-s-android-gaming-tablet-also-play-pc-titles/news">stream PC games</a> from a connected computer with a supported Nvidia card installed.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://evleaks.at/2014/07/17/nvidia-shield-tablet-2014/">@evleaks</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/nvidia-shield-tablet-way/news">Game-focussed Nvidia Shield Tablet on the way</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nvidia Shield Tablet" alt="Nvidia Shield Tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nvidia-shield-tablet.jpg?1405763226" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stunning fan-made Futurama 3D footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100785455?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>Matt Groening&rsquo;s Futurama lurched back from the dead and gave us three mostly-stellar additional seasons of comedy in recent years before wrapping up last autumn&mdash;for good this time. Well, maybe.</p> <p>Whatever the case, its spirit lingers in the hearts of fans like Alexy Zakharov, who created this absolutely gorgeous 3D reimagining of the hand-drawn series&rsquo; sci-fi city. It&rsquo;s only 30 seconds long, so watch it again and again to marvel at the little details&mdash;and then ponder how ridiculously unlikely it is that anything official like this would ever happen.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/3d-rendered-futurama-remix-delivers-jaw-dropping-sci-fi-vista">The Creators Project</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lego/lego-announces-simpsons-house-set/news">Lego announces &pound;180 Simpsons house set</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mentions is the Facebook app for the stars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Usually, Facebook aims to reach as many people as possible with its apps and initiatives&mdash;but Facebook Mentions is different. It&rsquo;s an iOS app designed solely for public figures (that is, people with verified Pages) that allows them to better interact with fans and share content.</p> <p>Based on the examples shown thus far, it essentially seems designed to help celebrities keep their egos perfectly inflated without all the usual clutter of the Facebook experience. Fair enough. Facebook Mentions is available to those with verified Pages in the US, with other countries being added soon.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/07/introducing-facebook-mentions-a-new-app-for-public-figures/">Facebook Newsroom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/3ds/fully-charged-facebook-apologizes-emotional-manipulation-eliss-infinity-hits-android-and-korg-s-">Fully Charged: Facebook apologises for emotional manipulation, Eliss Infinity hits Android, and KORG&rsquo;s Nintendo 3DS synth</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Facebook Mentions" alt="Facebook Mentions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-mentions.jpg?1405763226" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442444%2523node-1442444#comments Android Android Wear Facebook Film and TV Nvidia Project Shield Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442560 at http://www.stuff.tv Like to own something you see on Facebook? Why not just purchase it straightaway http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/own-something-you-see-facebook-why-not-just-purchase-it-straightaway/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook’s testing a new feature that lets you buy items straight off its suggested posts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Like to own something you see on Facebook? Why not just purchase it straightaway " alt="Like to own something you see on Facebook? Why not just purchase it straightaway" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fb.jpeg?1405675961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Snapchat was on to something when it filed two trademarks that allow it to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/snapchat-its-own-payments-system/news">get its foot into the mobile payments space</a>. But Facebook&rsquo;s one step ahead of it and is following the footsteps of Twitter in its recent announcement.</p> <p>The social media conglomerate has announced plans to include a new feature on its website and mobile app that will enable you to purchase items from other businesses that you see on its suggested posts immediately off Facebook.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Safety first </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Facebook has claimed that the feature is safe and private, as it won&rsquo;t be handing over your personal details on to the advertisers (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-knows-everything-and-wants-know-more/news">or so it says</a>).</p> <p>If the online payment inclusion becomes a hit for Facebook, we could see it earn more money through conversion rate fees, or with advertisers. Whatever the case, it is still currently only in its infancy stage of being tested and not rolled out for good &ndash; yet (although we do question Facebook&rsquo;s motives for doing this).</p> <p>Now, we wonder if Pinterest or any other social media sites will also jump on board this bandwagon and release a similar feature that lets you buy stuff straight off it. It could be a possibility, we never know. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook-won-t-ruin-oculus-rift-it-ll-dramatically-broaden-its-horizons/feature">Facebook won&#39;t ruin Oculus Rift - it&#39;ll dramatically broaden its horizons</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/facebook-buy-button/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Like to own something you see on Facebook? Why not just purchase it straightaway " alt="Like to own something you see on Facebook? Why not just purchase it straightaway" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_2.jpg?1405675961" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/own-something-you-see-facebook-why-not-just-purchase-it-straightaway/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/own-something-you-see-facebook-why-not-just-purchase-it-straightaway/news#comments Facebook Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:57:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1442478 at http://www.stuff.tv At Tomorrowland, you can make new Facebook friends with a tap of a bracelet http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/if-you-re-going-tomorrowland-here-s-how-you-can-make-friends-fast/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new-fangled wearable puts the friend in friendship bracelet thanks to social network </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="If you’re going to Tomorrowland, here’s how you can make friends fast" alt="If you’re going to Tomorrowland, here’s how you can make friends fast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tomorrowland.jpg?1405058582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s time to forget the coyness of having to make the first move and break the ice with someone you don&rsquo;t know or just met at an event. Especially when you&#39;re going to make new friends at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tomorrowland.com/home" target="_blank">Belgium&rsquo;s Tomorrowland music festival </a>where you&rsquo;re literally in each other&rsquo;s personal spaces. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simplistic wearable tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s quick to activate too &ndash; when you receive it in the mail, <a href="http://www.tomorrowland.com/en/activate" target="_blank">register the device online </a>and connect it to your Facebook account. On the day of the festival, don it and go around making connections. As you do so, simultaneously press the heart button on the device and the person&rsquo;s Facebook information gets stored.</p> <p>It then sends you an email listing out the connections you have made, enabling you to pick out who you want to befriend on Facebook. We think this feature will make it more popular than just have it automatically accept friends for you on the social networking site.</p> <p>So when you head out to the festival, you can now pay more attention to the music and dancing instead of having to focus on old-school friend-making skills.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-chat-mobile-removed-make-you-download-standalone-messenger-app/news">Facebook really wants you to use their messenger app&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/8/5879967/festival-bracelet-helps-you-make-facebook-friends" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WELyDZiQH_c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/if-you-re-going-tomorrowland-here-s-how-you-can-make-friends-fast/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/if-you-re-going-tomorrowland-here-s-how-you-can-make-friends-fast/news#comments Facebook Wearable tech Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:02:36 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1441732 at http://www.stuff.tv Facebook aping YouTube with 'related videos' feature http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-aping-youtube-related-videos-feature/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With videos being a hot commodity, the social network will still have to contend with people who don&#039;t want Facebook accounts just to watch video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook aping YouTube with &#039;related videos&#039; feature" alt="Facebook aping YouTube with &#039;related videos&#039; feature" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FB_vid.jpg?1404791845" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some of you might have noticed that when you watch video from your friend&#39;s Facebook on your iOS app, Facebook now recommends other videos for you to see. That&#39;s a lot like YouTube now, so it begs the question whether Facebook is now gunning for more video presence.</p> <p>No news of it showing up on Android though and the annoying bit is that video viewing on the Android Facebook app currently does not seem to be working well.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube doesn&#039;t need to worry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How does the related video feature work? Well, when a video opens, a carousel of related videos pops up at the bottom. Clicking on a video will play it in the video window and you can keep clicking on the videos and they will then be displayed from within the player. Easy and intuitively designed enough for most mobile users.</p> <p>The Facebook app on iOS and Android already support both photo and video uploads which is already a step towards encouraging more Facebook users to upload and share videos to the site. But to be honest, uploading to YouTube whether via desktop or mobile is a far easier experience than on Facebook.</p> <p>Facebook&#39;s video uploader also does not include fun features like filters or other tweaks, in contrast with what other services like Vine and Snapchat offer. It&#39;s not enough to make uploading video easy as pretty much all the major apps already do that but it&#39;s also about making the process more fun and allowing for creativity.</p> <p>Currently with users already being able to just link videos on Facebook which can then be played on mobile, not to mention the wealth of content already available on YouTube, pushing for more video on Facebook is a tougher sell.</p> <p>In other news, if you prefer sharing video one-to-one, then <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-s-slingshot-app-lets-you-trade-one-photo-or-video-another/news">try Facebook&#39;s Slingshot app on for size</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/07/facebook-mobile-video/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Facebook aping YouTube with &#039;related videos&#039; feature" alt="Facebook aping YouTube with &#039;related videos&#039; feature" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FB%20video%20player.jpg?1404791845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-aping-youtube-related-videos-feature/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-aping-youtube-related-videos-feature/news#comments Facebook YouTube Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:56:31 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1441343 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Facebook apologises for emotional manipulation, Eliss Infinity hits Android, and KORG’s Nintendo 3DS synth http://www.stuff.tv/my/3ds/fully-charged-facebook-apologizes-emotional-manipulation-eliss-infinity-hits-android-and-korg-s- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start Monday right by catching up with the weekend’s most interesting tech tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-main.jpg?1404132524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook sorry for News Feed psychological experiment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Word broke over the weekend that back in 2012, Facebook intentionally manipulated the News Feeds of some 689,000 users, showing fewer positively-toned posts for half and fewer negative posts for the other&mdash;all in an effort to see how what users saw affected how they in turn posted their own content.</p> <p>Many of us have welcomed Facebook into our lives as a crucial part of our daily routines and a way to keep tabs on our various social groups&mdash;so when it became known that some of us may have been unwittingly looped into a psychological experiment, the general reaction was rather negative. (And if it had been posted to Facebook during that span in 2012, perhaps some of your friends wouldn&rsquo;t have seen it. Or maybe they would have!)</p> <p>Adam Kramer, one of Facebook&rsquo;s data scientists, apologised Sunday in a public post to his own account, saying that the study was done to measure the emotional impact of the social networking site. He also noted that they&rsquo;ve &ldquo;come a long way&rdquo; since their research practices in early 2012.</p> <p>&ldquo;Having written and designed this experiment myself, I can tell you that our goal was never to upset anyone. I can understand why some people have concerns about it, and my coauthors and I are very sorry for the way the paper described the research and any anxiety it caused,&rdquo; he wrote. &ldquo;In hindsight, the research benefits of the paper may not have justified all of this anxiety.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://animalnewyork.com/2014/facebook-experiment-manipulates-emotions-600000-users/">Animal New York</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/akramer/posts/10152987150867796">Facebook</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/what-facebook-number-are-you/news">What Facebook number are you?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eliss Infinity released for Android, updated for iOS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Eliss, one of the earliest original iPhone games that really felt designed for a touch device, was remastered and expanded with Eliss Infinity for iOS a few months back, and now the game has finally been released for Android for the first time ever.</p> <p>Created by indie developer Steph Thirion of Little Eyes&mdash;and ported to Android by Finji, a new studio founded by Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman and his wife, Rebekah&mdash;Eliss finds you fusing and splitting planets to clear them from existence, all with responsive multitouch controls and a great lo-fi aesthetic.</p> <p>Additionally, the iOS version has been updated to add a bunch of alterations and features seen in the Android version, including difficulty and visual tweaks, the addition of Game Center achievements, and a multitouch bump from five fingers on iPad to 11&mdash;so bring a friend, we suppose! Eliss Infinity is priced at &pound;1.99 (RM10.88) on both platforms.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.little--eyes.com/post/multilaunch">Little Eyes</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature">30 fantastic free Android games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VuKGJyJZY7s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KORG DSN-12 bringing synth bliss to Nintendo 3DS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Releasing a portable music creation package for the Nintendo DS didn&rsquo;t seem like the most thrilling idea, but KORG knocked it out of the park with the DS-10 back in 2008, delivering a synthesizer suite that didn&rsquo;t skimp on features despite the diminutive screen size. Now the the synth-simulating wizards are back with a new version for Nintendo&rsquo;s current handheld, the Nintendo 3DS.</p> <p>Set to release in September, KORG DSN-12 will be released digitally through the eShop and offer a dozen different monophonic synthesizers inspired by the classic MS-10 analog model from 1978. Up to 64 patterns can be saved, plus you&rsquo;ll find effects and pattern program features within.</p> <p>The DSN-12 also features the world&rsquo;s first oscilloscope screen on a 3D display&mdash;so not only can the output sound incredibly cool, but it can look the part as well.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/korg_dsn12/">KORG</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/26/korg-dsn-12/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/korgs-gadget-app-crams-15-its-best-synth-and-drum-machines-your-ipad/news">KORG&rsquo;s Gadget app crams 15 of it best synth and drum machines into your iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cGgQ4jfBEJk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/3ds/fully-charged-facebook-apologizes-emotional-manipulation-eliss-infinity-hits-android-and-korg-s-#comments 3DS Android games Facebook iOS games Korg Nintendo Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440532 at http://www.stuff.tv Facebook’s Slingshot app lets you trade one photo or video for another http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-s-slingshot-app-lets-you-trade-one-photo-or-video-another/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What was expected to be a straight-up Snapchat clone is actually fairly unique </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Slingshot" alt="Slingshot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/slingshot-facebook.jpg?1403059386" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Slingshot&mdash;the latest standalone mobile app from Facebook&mdash;accidentally snuck out last Tuesday before being pulled, but it turns out that unintentional drop was only a week ahead of schedule.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-s-slingshot-app-lets-you-trade-one-photo-or-video-another/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-s-slingshot-app-lets-you-trade-one-photo-or-video-another/news#comments Android apps Facebook iOS apps Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:21:50 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1439432 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, XB1, and PC, Facebook’s accidental Slingshot launch, and SteelSeries’ eye-tracking gaming device http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An morning mash-up of hot news from all around the tech universe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/grandtheftauto5.jpg?1402451177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony had a nice little surprise in its E3 media briefing last night, revealing that last year&rsquo;s smash Grand Theft Auto 5&mdash;still leading our list of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">Top 10 console games</a> right now&mdash;will be released on PlayStation 4 this autumn. Moments later, Rockstar clarified that the upgraded open-world port will also see release on Xbox One and PC at the same time.</p> <p>Like most such &ldquo;HD upgrades,&rdquo; Grand Theft Auto 5 will utilize the extra processing power of new-gen consoles (or a nice PC) to enhance the experience, with better textures, increased draw distances, heavier traffic, and higher resolution support giving the game a nice new sheen. The PC version will also include a built-in video editor.</p> <p>Additionally, current players of Grand Theft Auto Online&mdash;the included multiplayer component&mdash;will be able to transfer their characters and progress to any new version, even if it&rsquo;s from Xbox 360 to PS4, or PS3 to Xbox One (or PC for that matter). Check out the trailer above for a small taste of this amazing game made even better.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52261/Grand-Theft-Auto-V-Coming-this-Fall-to-PlayStation-4-Xbox">Rockstar Games</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto 5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook debuts—and then yanks—its Snapchat competitor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spurned by Snapchat after a reported acquisition attempt, Facebook has been hard at work as its own simple photo and video sharing app wherein the media disappears after viewing. Yesterday, that app&mdash;titled Slingshot&mdash;appeared on the App Store. And then a few hours later, ironically enough, the app itself disappeared.</p> <p>Facebook confirmed to The Verge that it jumped the gun and dropped the app ahead of schedule: &ldquo;Earlier today, we accidentally released a version of Slingshot, a new app we&#39;re working on. With Slingshot, you&#39;ll be able to share everyday moments with lots of people at once. It&#39;ll be ready soon and we&#39;re excited for you to try it out.&rdquo;</p> <p>No word yet on when we&rsquo;ll actually see Slingshot go live and stay that way, but it sounds like Facebook doesn&rsquo;t want this to be something that quietly sneaks out&mdash;the app sure to be a big focus for the social networking company once it decides the time is right.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/9/5794388/facebook-takes-another-stab-at-snapchat-with-slingshot-app">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-5/fully-charged-logitech-s-elaborate-iphone-case-oculus-rift-tech-theft-allegations-and-snapc">Fully Charged: Logitech&rsquo;s elaborate iPhone case, Oculus Rift tech theft allegations, and Snapchat enhancements</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="761" title="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook_0.jpg?1402451177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SteelSeries introduces eye-tracking PC peripheral </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hardcore PC gaming enthusiasts who wish to up their game by any means necessary will want to keep an eye&mdash;pun obviously intended&mdash;on SteelSeries&rsquo; upcoming Sentry Eye Tracker, which is designed to compile data on how often (and where) players focus their eyeballs while playing games.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s targeted at competitive gamers, and designed to sit beneath your monitor; while you play, it collects the data for you to analyze later. Clearly, this isn&rsquo;t meant for the average, casual gamer, but rather the extreme die-hards. Still, it&rsquo;s an interesting innovation, and SteelSeries says that the device will be available later this year.</p> <p>SteelSeries also just introduced the <a href="http://steelseries.com/steelseries-stratus-xl-wireless-gaming-controller">Stratus XL wireless gaming controller</a> for iOS devices, which follows the solid (albeit very compact) standard Stratus from earlier this year. The Stratus XL looks incredibly similar to the Xbox One controller, but assuming it functions as well as its predecessor (without its cramping issues), this could be the best iPad and iPhone controller to date.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.steelseries.com">SteelSeries</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/steelseries/ces-2014/steelseries-brings-gamepad-ios-devices-old-school-look/news">SteelSeries outs iOS games controller to help rack up those high scores</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="SteelSeries Sentry" alt="SteelSeries Sentry" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steelseries-sentry.jpg?1402451177" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/fully-charged-grand-theft-auto-5-ps4-xb1-and-pc-facebook-s-accidental-slingshot-launch-and-#comments Console games Facebook Grand Theft Auto 5 iOS games Steelseries Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438873 at http://www.stuff.tv SmellMe, China's pet-friendly social network http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/smellme-facebookfor-your-pets/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You think your friends are sick of your constant stream of pet photos? If you can read Chinese, SmellMe just might be your thing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="SmellMe, China&#039;s pet-friendly social network" alt="SmellMe, China&#039;s pet-friendly social network" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smell%20me%20screen.jpg?1400657031" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hoping to tap into the network of people who love sharing pet photos and pictures of cute cuddly animals, SmellMe is the ultimate site for your pet pictures. Well, if you read Chinese that is. SmellMe is a Chinese website that looks to be an amalgam of Instagram and Facebook, with a primary focus on pet pictures.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drowning in cute </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Besides more cute animal fodder than you can shake your fist at, SmellMe also offers an avenue for pet owners to socialise. They can get in touch with other SmellMe users and negotiate pet playdates and interact via comments and messaging.</p> <p>There are user-shared locations (brings slight worries of privacy) and not much else to do for non-pet owners besides browsing though. So if furry animals aren&#39;t your thing, definitely keep away from SmellMe.</p> <p>The way it&#39;s designed though is to highlight, first and foremost, cute pet photos. So you could skip joining the site entirely and just scroll through the various galleries of pet photos placed on the front page of the website.</p> <p>But if that isn&#39;t enough to satiate your inner cute animal junkie then you can also download the app on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/wen-wen-wo-chong-wu-she-qu/id673109455?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a> or surf on over to <a href="http://www.smellme.cn/download/smellme.apk" target="_blank">Google Play</a>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/smellme-a-chinese-social-network-for-pets/" target="_blank">CNet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="SmellMe, China&#039;s pet-friendly social network" alt="SmellMe, China&#039;s pet-friendly social network" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smellme_pet.jpg?1400657031" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/smellme-facebookfor-your-pets/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/smellme-facebookfor-your-pets/news#comments Facebook Wed, 21 May 2014 07:05:56 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1437550 at http://www.stuff.tv Is Facebook developing a SnapChat-like app called Slingshot? http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-developing-snapchat-app-called-slingshot/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the rumours are real, guess Facebook didn&#039;t take SnapChat&#039;s rejection too well </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is Facebook developing a SnapChat-like app called Slingshot? " alt="Is Facebook developing a SnapChat-like app called Slingshot? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blue.jpg?1400494924" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facebook could potentially be a copycat; that is, if it&rsquo;s creating a video-chat app named Slingshot to go head-to-head with SnapChat.</p> <p>The industry has been buzzing with rumours that the social media conglomerate has been quietly building up the app over the last few months, following SnapChat&rsquo;s rejection of a US$3 billion (RM9.64 billion) Facebook buyout offer late last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Taking a shot at Slingshot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although Facebook has yet to officially reveal information about it, we&rsquo;re taking a shot at guessing it&rsquo;ll allow users to flick over videos, or maybe even images, to their friends who can view it for a few seconds before it vanishes forever (does it really on Facebook?).</p> <p>This is in line with what <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-more-chat-snapchat/news">SnapChat rolled out recently</a> &ndash; adding a good old text messaging chat interface and a new FaceTime-like video chatting feature &ndash; to its traditional photo sharing functionality.</p> <p>Sources claim the app could be launched as early as this month in an attempt to build its dwindling social messaging base, and Slingshot will most likely be a standalone app, just as it&rsquo;s made its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-chat-mobile-removed-make-you-download-standalone-messenger-app/news">Facebook Messenger texting app</a> (Facebook has been unbundling its social network as individual mobile services).</p> <p>Either way, Facebook has got to play catch up fairly quickly if it wants to sit alongside its more popular peers.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458208,00.asp" target="_blank">PCmag</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/how-never-miss-facebook-update-again/feature">How to never miss a Facebook update again</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Is Facebook developing a SnapChat-like app called Slingshot? " alt="Is Facebook developing a SnapChat-like app called Slingshot? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/thumb.jpg?1400494924" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-developing-snapchat-app-called-slingshot/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/facebook/facebook-developing-snapchat-app-called-slingshot/news#comments Apps and Games Facebook Mon, 19 May 2014 10:15:27 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1437448 at http://www.stuff.tv