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How do computers know what they’re looking at?

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Computers have become so advanced that they can recognize the contents of the photos you take with your iPhone or Android smartphone, meaning you’ll be able to easily find a certain picture by simply describing it to a computer in the future. It’s all possible thanks to advanced deep learning techniques that train computers to recognize all sorts of shapes and objects in regular images.

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Chris Smith

April 18th

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Facebook Is Building Its Own Antennas So That More People Can Use Facebook

Yesterday, Zuckerberg waxed poetic about the future of global connectivity, and now day two of Facebook’s F8 developer conference is giving us more details. Two terrestrial based programs—no nifty drones needed—hope to technically leapfrog fiber with throughput speeds maxing out at a blazing 2.1Gbps.

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Darren Orf

April 13th

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40 of the first Facebook chat bots you can start chatting with right now

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Well, we've officially come full circle. The future of technology is being driven by next-generation AOL chat rooms powered by Slack, and next-generation chat bots championed by Facebook. They say "everything old is new again," and it appears as though that's indeed the case. All (half-)joking aside, Facebook on Tuesday made a series of big announcements at its F8 developer conference, and one of the biggest was the hotly anticipated launch of a new bot platform for Facebook Messenger. These machine-powered chat accounts allow companies to interact with Facebook Messenger users without, you know, actually having to interact with Facebook Messenger users. There's definitely a great deal of potential there, and the first wave of chat bots has already begun to roll out.

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Zach Epstein

April 13th

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The 3 biggest announcements from Facebook’s F8 conference

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On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg and several other Facebook executives took the stage to speak to a group of developers gathered in San Francisco for its annual F8 event. Although rarely as exciting as an Apple keynote or even Microsoft's Build Developer Conference (on a good year), Facebook's F8 event is when users of the most popular social network on the planet have a chance to see what features and updates the company plans to bring to the platform in the coming months.

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Jacob Siegal

April 12th

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Here’s everything Facebook announced at F8 that’s coming soon to your iPhone

Facebook held its annual F8 developer’s conference today that laid out the foundation for what the company plans to accomplish as far out as the next ten years. Today’s keynote presentation focused more on what the next year at Facebook and its products would look like for customers. Putting a heavy emphasis on Messenger and Facebook Live, it’s fair to say that you’ll be seeing a lot of these changes coming to mobile very soon.

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Greg Barbosa

April 12th

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How Facebook Will Make the Smartphone Smart Again

You probably only use three apps on your smartphone—and one of them is likely a messaging app. By some estimates, messengers are even more popular than social media. And now, Facebook is giving you even more reasons to send text messages.

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Darren Orf

April 12th

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Facebook Messenger iOS app now lets you share Dropbox files from within the app

It’s easy to drop recently-taken photos and videos into your Facebook Messenger chats directly from the camera roll, but it was less easy to share Dropbox files. This previously required you to open the Dropbox app first to grab a link to share.

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Ben Lovejoy

April 12th

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Facebook Messenger iOS app now lets you share Dropbox files from within the app

It’s easy to drop recently-taken photos and videos into your Facebook Messenger chats directly from the camera roll, but it was less easy to share Dropbox files. This previously required you to open the Dropbox app first to grab a link to share.

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Filed under: Apps Tagged: Dropbox, Facebook, Facebook Messenger

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Ben Lovejoy

April 12th

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Facebook Messenger iOS app now lets you share Dropbox files from within the app

It’s easy to drop recently-taken photos and videos into your Facebook Messenger chats directly from the camera roll, but it was less easy to share Dropbox files. This previously required you to open the Dropbox app first to grab a link to share.

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Filed under: Apps Tagged: Dropbox, Facebook, Facebook Messenger

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Ben Lovejoy

April 12th

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Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

messenger_crop Good news, everyone. Facebook Messenger has two new features! No sense saving them for below the fold: it’s Dropbox integration and live video Chat Heads. It’s even in the headline. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 12th

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