Facebook have launched a new initiative called Workplace for Good. This offers makes their paid Workplace product, available to all educational institutions and not-for-profits, for free. Normally US$3.00 per month, per person, Workplace is currently being used by thousands of nonprofits and educational institutions and with the price now being free, will likely draw many,...
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    Mark Zuckerberg just announced a new way to connect to other Facebook users. You can now scan a bizarre looking circular glyph that uniquely identifies a Facebook user. With 900 million people now use Messenger every month, Facebook wants to make connecting and starting conversations with someone new, really easy. This...
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    Facebook just did something awesome for you and your kids

    The jobs of the future won’t be in manufacturing, they’ll be in writing the software that drives the robots in the factories. Programming is such a fundamental skill that all kids should have exposure to it, even if they’re don’t end up going into a computer-related industry, every industry...
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    Excel 2016 can easily interrogate the Facebook Graph API

    There’s a number of headline features in Office 2016 that we’ve covered in previous posts, but after spending some time with the latest release, there’s one in particular that is pretty hidden and pretty great. In Excel, users have been able to connect to data from multiple sources, but...
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    Mark Zuckerberg’s most famous for Facebook, but his work on internet.org could be even more important. A Connectivity Lab is working on new technology to connect the next billion people. The laser communication system would beam data from the sky into communities, dramatically increasing the speed of sending data...
  • Oculus Rift consumer version coming Q1 2016

    The most popular VR headset on the planet, Oculus Rift is finally ready for prime time, in the first quarter of next year. With pre-orders going live later this year, the rest of the details are limited, very limited. In a blog post, we finally got an answer on...
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    Every year Facebook holds a developer conference known as F8. Deveopment on the Facebook platform in 2015 focuses on changes to Messenger, Comments, Video, IoT, virtual reality analytics and so much more. Yep you’re job as a developer would be choosing where to focus with a platform that’s quickly...
  • Facebay gets an update for buying and selling in groups

    Over the years Facebook has evolved to be a platform not just for friends, family and businesses to share, but groups provide a platform for sales. Almost every sizable city and town will have Buy, Swap and Sell type page, or often pages where at a local level, you...
  • Facebook opens F8 registration to developers, every FB product on show

    Developers can now register for F8, Facebook’s global developer conference. F8 is on March 25th and March 26th at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Centre. It’s a big year for the company, in fact, the biggest yet, with F8 featuring every Facebook developer product and company, including Instagram, Parse, Messenger,...
  • Facebook expands artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts

    Artificial intelligence isn’t just for the bad guys in video games, it’s also being worked on by Facebook. According to Yann LeCun, a professor at New York University, Facebook has created a new research laboratory with the ambitious, long-term goal of bringing about major advances in Artificial Intelligence. LeCun...
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    An update to Facebook Home is delivering expanded network support. Home users can now add Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr to Android lock screens. It’s pretty easy to setup but Facebook still felt the need to create a video explaining the process. Home product designer Francis Luu walks you...

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