Police arrive at crime scene in the most ridiculously badass way possible

By Monday, July 31, 2017 0 Permalink 0

This is so like something out of an action movie that it’s sort of hard to believe what you’re seeing is actually real life.

It is, though. The clip above was shared on the Spotted Portsmouth Facebook group on Sunday. It appears to show a police car responding to a crime scene in Kent, UK.

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“A police vehicle in Gillingham recreates Fast and Furious 9 when responding to a priority call!” reads the description.

We’re not sure if it’s standard procedure, but you can’t deny they make a memorable entrance. Read more…

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Watch the weird new trailer for Oculus’ first full-length VR movie

By Friday, July 28, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Virtual reality company Oculus on Thursday released a trippy trailer for its first full-length film, and you won’t want to miss it. ;

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The film, called Miyubi, takes the viewer through a series of strange events as you follow the life of a 1982 suburban family in America.

And you’re not just watching the movie passively. Oculus financed the movie and worked with production studios Felix and Paul Studios and Funny or Die, who set it up so that viewers are a part of the action.

Your character isn’t another human watching from the outside either — you’re a Japanese toy robot from the ’80s named Miyubi. Read more…

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Forget fake news. Facebook needs to do something about fake ads

Patrick Stewart is just fine. I looked at his Twitter. He’s happy and healthy and staring in a meh Emoji Movie.

I did my spot check shortly after seeing disturbing ad on Facebook. It inferred that something had happened to one of the world’s most beloved actors.

Perhaps you’ve seen these Facebook ads, the cryptic, often misleading images and text that sit neatly in the right rail of your desktop Facebook, right next to your newsfeed. Facebook calls the area “Sponsored,” so you know they’re ads.

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Even so, the tricks the advertisers use to make you click are misleading at best, and dishonest at worst. Read more…

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WhatsApp is apparently really popular because 1 billion people use it daily

By Thursday, July 27, 2017 0 Permalink 0

WhatsApp is just one of the many available messaging apps for mobile, and apparently it’s also one of the most popular. ;

The company announced on Wednesday it has reached one billion daily active users (on both desktop and mobile) up from the one billion monthly users it announced last year.

The messaging app has grown tremendously.

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The company has been steadily expanding features over the last year. For example, you can now share photos in albums and even put filters on your pics within the app itself. Video and group messaging has also been added.

The best part about all of this is ithe app is based on Wi-Fi. You don’t have to worry about roaming fees, getting a cellular plan abroad, or an international calling rates. Just download WhatsApp and stay connected with everyone that matters to you. ; Read more…

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It’s official: 2 billion people use Facebook every month

By Wednesday, July 26, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Out of the dorm, into the history books. ;

Facebook announced on Wednesday that the social network is used by 2 billion people per month.

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Excuse us, 2.01 billion. That 0.01 is just a measly 10 million people. Such are the rounding errors when dealing with Facebook. ;

Zuckerberg had previously announced the milestone, but Wednesday’s earnings make it a bit more official. ;

And if you could tell, Zuck is pretty excited about it.

“We had a good second quarter and first half of the year,” he said in a press release about the earnings. “Our community is now two billion people and we’re focusing on bringing the world closer together.” Read more…

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Facebook pledges money to help keep elections safe

By Wednesday, July 26, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg derided the idea that his social network might have any serious impact on the U.S. election, Facebook announced that it will donate money to cybersecurity education efforts as well as a new project to ensure election security. ;

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, announced the new funding on Wednesday at ;Black Hat USA, the largest conference dedicated to cybersecurity. ;

Facebook will put $1 million toward funding “to encourage original defensive research,” Stamos said in a blog post accompanying his talk. The company will make additional donations for “scholarships and programs that help expand the diversity of the security workforce.” Read more…

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Linkin Park addresses Chester Bennington’s death with a heartbreaking message

By Monday, July 24, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Since learning of Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington’s tragic death by suicide last Thursday, there has been an outpouring of love from fans and band members on social media. ;

On Monday, Linkin Park addressed Bennington’s death publicly, writing him a heartfelt letter shared with fans on the band’s official Facebook page:

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“Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” the bandmates began, going on to describe the positive and powerful impact Bennington had on this world, which was further exemplified by the massive amounts of support they’d received. Read more…

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With its new feed, Google is preparing for the end of search

By Monday, July 24, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Google recently launched a personalized news feed on the company’s flagship app, and it will soon rollout to browser versions of google.com.

The update is a huge deal for a couple of reasons: First, it will be the most radical change to Google’s famously simple home page since 1996, or at least since the its big push behind Google+, which began in 2011 an has since been deemed a failure. It also positions Google to compete directly with the Facebook News Feed, which generally provides the same type of information like sports scores, viral videos, and news.

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Man wishes daughter happy birthday with a dad joke, wins the heart of the internet

By Monday, July 24, 2017 0 Permalink 0

You’re never too old for a good dad joke as this 21-year-old demonstrated in a tweet that went viral.

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Raylin Pellatt tweeted a screenshot of a Facebook post that her dad shared in celebration of her 21st birthday. Joe Pellatt posted a picture of Raylin posing next to a sea lion with the caption: “Happy 21st Birthday to my beautiful daughter (left) Raylin!”

Raylin shared the adorable post on Twitter where it went viral.

Thanks for the clarification, Dadpic.twitter.com/Y2ulMh7sJV

— Ray (@rayy_baybay) July 21, 2017

Twitter absolutely loved Joe’s hilarious dad joke. Read more…

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