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  • The most interesting news this week, wasn’t the new iPhone, it was VR

    Usually Apple owns the news cycle for much of the iPhone launch week. This year however with incremental updates to the phone (3D touch the exception), it demanded much less of the industry’s attention than years past. A much more exciting story that grabbed headlines came from Oculus and Samsung. Virtual...
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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...
  • Zuck working on using drones and satellites to connect the next billion

    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...
  • The latest from Facebook’s F8 conference

    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...
  • Red Bull Racing add #RBWall to the garage for the Melbourne F1 GP

    Social Media has impacted a lot of industries, but this weekend’s Melbourne Formula 1 is showing sport is changing dramatically. Social Media like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are being used to fundamentally change the relationship between teams, drivers and fans. This weekend, Red Bull Racing are introducing a Red...
  • 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, Instagram, Hipchat offline, LizardSquad responsible? (Updated)

    Right now Facebook, Instagram and Hipchat are offline. Twitter is erupting with complaints about the popular social networks being offline. The infrastructure used by the large scale services is considerable and if the outage is a result of an attack, it would take a serious, sustained effort. These services...