Millenium Touch To Super Mario At Facebook Hackathon

Millenium Touch to Super Mario at Facebook Hackathon

It was during the two-day hackathon at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park that Amanda Maler and her fellow teammates decided to participate in the challenge to create a Facebook infused level for Nintendo’s 30-years-old Super Mario. They named their team “Move Fast and Brick Things” based on the Facebook motto “move fast and break things” with the hacker mindset. “We are millennials and we grew up playing Mario,” said 23-year-old Maler, who is also an employee of Facebook. Her team thought, “Let’s bring Facebook to Nintendo. Be bold”. Nintendo invited Facebook to create a new level for the upcoming “Super Mario Maker” to be available on September 11. Facebook was given early access to the game to bring out a new level for the game to play and that is when more than 100 employees of the social networking company participated in the hackathon. This new game is going to [+more]

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How Windows 10 May Annoy You?

Microsoft Gets Back Lashed for Distributing Windows 10 Updates Using Internet Bandwidth of Users

Windows 10 may be giving permission to Microsoft to share your internet bandwidth with others. Next Web is the first to spot this feature in the new version of Windows. The feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization downloads the same updates and apps that you get through Windows Update and the Windows Store and then shares it with other people on local internet. Delivery Optimization creates a local cache, and stores files that it has downloaded in that cache for a short period of time.” Next Web opined, “Depending on your settings, Windows then send parts of those files to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet that are downloading the same files.” This feature works similar to BitTorrent. This is a feature that is enabled by default in all the Windows 10 desktop editions. However, on Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 Enterprise, this feature distributes [+more]

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Facebook Messenger To Host Games

Millenium Touch to Super Mario at Facebook Hackathon

Facebook has decided to introduce games on Facebook messegner. The games would be available on the Facebook chat app. According to the reports, users can find the game by clicking the overflow menu of Messenger.  Introducing the game is a great way to engage the users and is a positive move for the company.  The First Game Is…. Doodle Draw is the first game made available on this platform and more games are expected to follow. According to the reports, the leading social network site which initially restricted their services to meme generators and GIF tools for content creation has now moved to gaming as well, which indicates that the company is interested in increasing their expanse to other apps as well. Who Are The Rivals? While the launch of Doodle Draw on the Facebook Messenger has brought a smile on the users face, it can be a reason of concern for the [+more]

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Pinterest And Instagram To Focus On Advertisements And Purchases

Pinterest and Instagram To Focus On Advertisements And Purchases

Advertising new brands and products on the social networking sites have become a common phenomenon these days and it seems Pinterest as well as Instagram have taken some initiatives to improvise the experience of the users. According to the reports, Pinterest has adopted some measures to make purchasing a much streamlined job while Instagram is now open for advertisements of all kinds. Popular as a photography oriented website, Instagram’s new initiatives is expected to help advertisers easily reach their targeted audiences by using information and demographic they pick up from Facebook, reports TechRadar. While Instagram is following the footsteps of Facebook, the $11 billion online pinboard, which was so far a platform to display different innovations and products, will now allow users to make purchase at ease. As per the reports, the network has now decided to add “buy it pins” to allow users to make purchase from the mobile [+more]

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Save Your Facebook Pictures From Landing Into Wrong Hands

Save Your Facebook Pictures From Landing Into Wrong Hands

With the latest Facebook privacy setting update, it has become tough to keep your profile picture away from the prying eyes of strangers.  No matter how hard you try, you can barely find the solution to stop your profile pic to be non-clickable to prevent becoming full-blown to somebody. However, the following steps could just wipe this problem off- In case you had uploaded a snap that was cropped using Facebook’s tool, erase it. Re-upload a fresh picture that need not be cropped at all. Even if you crop it, use some external tool over the web to tone it down in size. 180 by 180 picture resolution usually is the apt size and you can choose from image editors such as Adobe Photoshop. Once uploaded, you will see that no matter how much you click the new profile snap, it remains stagnant—without blowing up full size. Post-rollout of new [+more]

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Net Neutrality: Facebook’s Internet.Org Expands In India

Save Your Facebook Pictures From Landing Into Wrong Hands

We can always bank on Facebook to work a miracle even while TRAI is trying to pack up net neutrality for once and all. Facebook has launched a platform, internet.org on Monday. This offers ground for developers to allow net access in growing niches and low income sectors in India. Currently, developers are trying to gauge the regulations applicable for joining the same besides also understanding the kind of content considered apt for being featured here. The platform had earlier been launched in February this year in alliance with Reliance Communications. However, a large number of content creators and e-comm portals pulled out citing plausible violations of principle for net neutrality back then. The service is currently available in eight different countries besides India and is eyeing to bring in more than 8 million people online. With the issues related to net neutrality taking on more severity in India, Chris [+more]

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