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  Facebook is making changes to News Feed feature

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Over the World trends Facebook is making changes to its News Feed feature that will allow users to see more updates from family and friends than posts from businesses, brands and media, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced.

"One of our big focus areas for 2018 is making sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent. We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us," Zuckerberg posted on Facebook late on Thursday.

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Switch to video calls from voice calls :WhatsApp new feature

Whatsapp switch to video calls from voice calls

Social Media WhatsApp has launched a feature in its beta version that will let users switch to video calls from voice calls at the touch of a button.

According to a report in the Independent, if you are in the middle of a WhatsApp voice call and want to switch to a video call, you just need to tap that button to make the switch.

Tapping the button will send a request to the person on the other side, asking if he or she wants to switch from voice to video.

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Google shuts down its CES booth because it’s not waterproof

Google shuts down its CES booth

We were supposed to get a little preview of Google’s CES booth ahead of the official opening of CES today. But that wasn’t meant to be. See, it’s raining in Las Vegas and Google’s two-level outdoor CES booth clearly wasn’t meant to withstand rain. My guess is that its IP rating is probably somewhere around 50.

For now, the booth is closed, with tarps covering the roof and all of the electronics inside and out.

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How to check all devices that you ever used to login to Facebook

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Most of us often find ourselves jumping from one smartphone to after every few months or couple of years.

And these smartphones have, over time, become the primary device from where we access our social media accounts, one of which is no doubt, Facebook.

With us skipping devices often and logging in to Facebook with each one of them, it can be difficult to keep a track from what all devices we have logged in over the years.

To make sure you have logged out from all those devices from where you have ever logged in to Facebook, follow these steps.

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2018 is expected to churn out smartphones with 2018 with features

 If 2017 was about dual cameras and longer battery life, the year 2018 is expected to churn out smartphones with 

larger screens packed with features like facial recognition and augmented/virtual reality.

Put simply, the phones are slated to become grander, lighter and smarter in 2018 with features so advanced that they would seem straight out of a sci-fi flick. And 2017 has already set the tone for such new age innovations.

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India is the number one country in the world in mobile data consumption

India mobile data consumption

With consumption of 150 crore gigabytes of mobile data per month, India is now the number one country in the world in mobile data consumption, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Friday.

"Amazing! With 150 crore gigabytes per month of mobile data consumption, India is now world`s number one mobile data consuming country. Its mobile data consumption is higher than that of the USA and China put together," Kant tweeted.

However, he did not share the source of the data.

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WhatsApp will withdraw support from certain platforms from December 31


WhatsApp will stop working for people using BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8.0 and older.

WhatsApp has said that it will not work on `Nokia S40` after December 2018. Also, Android OS version 2.3.7 and older will also stop functioning after February 1, 2020.

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Google extends commitments stemming from US antitrust case

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Alphabet Inc’s Google said it will extend commitments made five years ago to US antitrust officials related to how developers use its advertising platform and the scraping of third-party content in search results. The internet search giant said in a blog post that it will continue the practices that were about to expire, saying they provide “additional flexibility” to developers and web sites.

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Facebook to stop collecting data from WhatsApp users: WhatsApp warning


France`s privacy watchdog has issued formal notice to WhatsApp, asking the popular mobile messaging app to stop sharing user data with the parent company Facebook within a month.

The Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) had asked WhatsApp to provide a sample of the French users` data transferred to Facebook.

"The company explained that it could not supply the sample requested by the CNIL since it is located in the US, it considers that it is only subject to the legislation of this (US) country," CNIL posted on its website late on Monday.

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MIT develops New depth sensors to make self-driving cars more practical

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing new depth sensors that could be sensitive enough to make self-driving vehicles practical.

The Camera Culture group at MIT’s Media Lab – that has two Indian-origin researchers Achuta Kadambi and Ramesh Raskar – has been developing innovative imaging systems by using “time of flight” – an approach that gauges distance by measuring the time it takes light projected into a scene to bounce back to a sensor.

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