Facebook reportedly developing app for set-top TV boxes

Facebook reportedly developing app for set-top TV boxes

Social-networking giant Facebook Inc. is developing a new app to bring video content and advertising to television screens in living rooms around the world, according to a WSJ report.

Citing anonymous sources familiar with Facebook's plans, the WSJ reported that company is developing a tvOS app that would allow users to watch Facebook videos and adverts on their TV screens.

Netflix demonstrates technology to navigate menus by thought

Netflix demonstrates technology to navigate menus by thought

Widely-popular streaming service Netflix's MindFlix hack claims to have the ability to navigate menus by thought. While it may not necessarily be reading a user's thoughts, it appears to work in that way to control the Netflix interface.

The innovative project was the result of work during the company's HackDay. Its developers demonstrated how a piece of head-worn technology can be used to scroll through menus and highlight various shows or programs available within the streaming platform.

BlackBerry building hype over its Mercury smartphone

BlackBerry building hype over its Mercury smartphone

BlackBerry, Canadian manufacturer which is struggling to regain its lost share in the highly competitive smartphone market, is apparently building up the hype over its upcoming flagship device dubbed Mercury.

Although Mercury has already made an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, but details about its specs and features remain quite elusive.

Tim Cook discusses tech & economy with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch

Tim Cook discusses tech & economy with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook met with Utah Senator Orrin Hatch in the national capital on Friday and discussed various topics ranging from the wider tech industry to U. S. economy, emerging media reports say.

Mr. Cook reportedly visited Washington, D. C., to meet with Republican Sen. Hatch, and took a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. While details of the closed-door meeting were not disclosed, a statement provided to media revealed that they discussed a range of topics about technology and economy.

Samsung may unveil Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge phones in late March

Samsung may unveil Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge phones in late March

South Korean electronics giant Samsung may unveil its upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge smartphones as soon as March 29, according to tech writer and reliable leaker Evan Blass.

Blass, who is known for leaking upcoming products under his Twitter handle @evleaks, also leaked the features of the Korean smartphone maker's two new flagship handsets.

Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook has confirmed that it is tweaking its "trending topics" algorithm as part of its effort to root out fake news stories and better reflect real news.

The social-networking giant's trending-topics list will now consist of topics being covered by numerous publishers. Previously, this feature focused on subjects drawing the largest crowds of users sharing or commenting on posts.

Cisco agrees to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

Cisco agrees to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

San José, California-headquartered Cisco Systems Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of networking gear, has agreed to acquire fast-growing software maker AppDynamics Inc. for $3.7 billion.

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