Sunday, June 5, 2016

Facebook to remove web chat and force users to Messenger

Facebook to remove web chat and force users to Messenger
Don't like Facebook Messenger? Too bad!
If you previously used Facebook's web app to access your chat messages, you may soon be out of luck. As it turns out, the social media site will be removing chat functionality from the web app entirely in favor of the Messenger app. Users who use the web app the access chats will be notified of the change.

Facebook expects to end its web-chat functionality completely come summertime, to push users towards Messenger. The Messenger app is much easier for the company to monetize, as opposed to the simpler mobile-browser versions.

Don't fret, however, if you still need some time to sort through your old messages. You will have "until summer" to get ready for the big move, at which time you will be locked out of the web-app Facebook chat.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

This Week in Silicon Valley [Jun 4 2016] (Tech & Science Infographic)


This Week in Silicon Valley (June 4, 2016) [ Original Infographic by Sleepy Bison ]
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Friday, June 3, 2016

[Running Riot] #14 - Pokemon Go Get Yourself Hit by a Car

Running Riot #14 - Pokemon Go Get Yourself Hit by a Car - webcomic
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[Running Riot] #14 - Pokemon Go Get Yourself Hit by a Car

| It's no big deal, you'll just black out and wake up at a PokeCenter right? |


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Internet Gold: YouTuber Simulator


Fair warning: if you don't do much gaming and/or YouTubing, you may not get this video! This is a surprisingly accurate tale of the YouTube career of videogamedunkey, played out in a YouTuber simulation game. If that don't boggle the brain, I don't know what will.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

This Week in Silicon Valley [May 28, 2016] (Tech & Science Infographic)


This Week in Silicon Valley (May 28, 2016) [ Original Infographic by Sleepy Bison ]
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Friday, May 27, 2016

[Running Riot] #13 - Based on the Movie Based on the Level from the Critically-Acclaimed Game!


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[Running Riot] #13 - Based on the Movie Based on the Level from the Critically-Acclaimed Game!

| I'm here to make milk and kick ass, and (since I'm the Cow King) I'm all out of milk. |
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Internet Gold: Human-powered helicopter


These guys put together a helicopter that is powered not by your typical sort of fuel, but rather by the power of the human body. This helicopter won the Sikorsky Prize, a coveted prize for the research into human-powered helicopter flight, by hovering for over a minute in the air, almost ten feet above the floor!