Posts tagged with ‘facebook

Thanks to FB, Minecraft will not be officially integrated with the Oculus Rift

Shortly after the news broke earlier this week that Facebook had bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, Minecraft developer Markus “Notch” Persson took to the interwebs to declare that Minecraft integration with the Oculus Rift would be canceled, something about Oculus being a sellout and Facebook being evil. Because Minecraft would never sell out like that. Never. Nope.

Read more on Persson’s blog

Facebook buys Oculus VR for some reason, for $2 billion

The Oculus Rift has gotten nothing but love as the future of virtual reality and VR gaming, and has even prompted Sony to create a similar VR technology for the PS4. And then today, out of the blue, Facebook announced it had bought Oculus VR for $2 billion. But why would Facebook want to pay so much money for the manufacturer or virtual reality goggles? Apparently, they’re hoping to eventually have virtual games, virtual videos and virtual classrooms as part of Facebook. Oh for fuck’s sake, get ready for Candy Crush VR.

Read the story here

So, Courtney Love may have just found that missing Malaysian airliner. YOU’RE WELCOME PEOPLE

From Courtney Love’s Facebook page:

"I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick. http://www.tomnod.com/nod/challenge/malaysiaairsar2014/map/128148 … prayers go out to the families #MH370 and its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they “last” tracked it 5°39’08.5”N 98°50’38.0”E but what do I know?”

Ta da!

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Walter White’s Facebook look back video is the only FB look back video you gave to see

You may have noticed your FB wall full of 2013 look back videos, as it’s a new thing Facebook is doing this year for their 10th anniversary. Most if the ones your friends post are probably really boring, but not meth king Walter White. He had a hell of a year last year.

Facebook announces Paper, a FB reading app that blows the FB app out of the water

This morning, Facebook announced Paper, a beautifully designed reimagining of Facebook that may make it so you never actually use Facebook’s regular app ever again. In short, FB just blew itself out of the water. Taking design cues from the likes of Flipboard, Medium and Google +, Paper strips the linear nature out of the normal FB feed and gives you a swipe and gesture happy full screen news, photo and video app. Oh, and it’s ad free for right now at least. Oh, and it’s only for iPhone and only in the US, and you can’t get it right now, you’ll have to wait until Monday, February 3rd.

Facebook’s Paper teaser page here

Facebook offered to buy Snapchat for $3 billion, Snapchat was all like “DIAF”

Just as Facebook bought Instagram right before their own photo app launch, they also tried throwing a whopping $3 billion at Snapchat to get them out of the picture so Facebook could launch a very similar self-destruct messaging app. Unlike the Instagram deal however, Snapchat execs told Facebook to take their money and shove it straight up their ass. Or something to that effect. Shit, I’ll take three billion. Give me.

Read more here

New What Would I Say? app pulls and respins your Facebook updates into new updates. Think Darius Kazemi’s @TwoHeadlines mashup bot on Twitter, but thoroughly infused with your Facebook personality. (Even as a bot, I hate tech conferences without wifi.)

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Users need to sign in with Facebook on the WWIS site to create their own WWIS updates, and then choose which ones to share. Woke up with Ex-boyfriend is one that I decided to decided to keep private, but in general it’s something I actually wanted to share. My friends’ botted and shared updates were hilarious, if grammatically painful, capsule versions of their personalities. 

Bots to scan your Facebook updates and share your personality aren’t new — I’m thinking of whit.li’s personality analyzer in particular — but WWIS is particularly good at highlighting the hobbies, friendships, and a little streak of narcissism that makes Facebook so addictive.

What Would I Say? was built by Princeton grad students Pawel Przytycki, Ugne Klibaite, Vicky Yao, Daniel Jiang, Edward Young, Harvey Cheng, and Alex Furger as part of Princeton Hackathon. You can see what kind of bot you’d be here at what-would-i-say.com

Meg Stivison blogs on games, tech and life at SimpsonsParadox.com






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