Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game
Feb08

Facebook Messenger has a hidden chess game

You can do a lot more than just chat with your friends. It’s no secret that you can use Facebook Messenger for a whole lot more than just chatting with pals, but there’s still a surprise or two in store. Social networkers have discovered that Messenger has a hidden chess game (quietly available for a least a month before now) that you invoke by typing “@fbchess play” when you’re in a conversation. Just...

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How a man named ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ ended up in a war of words with Facebook
Nov26

How a man named ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ ended up in a war of words with Facebook

A Vietnamese-Australia man has taken the unusual step of posting a picture of his passport on social media after being repeatedly blocked by Facebook. The unfortunately named Phuc Dat Bich – whose name is actually pronounced Phoo Da Bic – posted the image after the tech giant banned him several times. The picture, and its accompanying message, has been shared more than 123,000 times. “I find it highly irritating the...

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Ex-beggar gives up second chance
Sep07

Ex-beggar gives up second chance

Johannesburg – A beggar who was helped by a News24 user to get a job, has gone back to the streets. Several months ago, News24 ran the story of Joseph Phukubje, a bright, homeless young man who had for months stood at a Sandton traffic light with his CV at hand, begging for a job. Phukubje had caught the eye of a Good Samaritan, Pamela Green, who took to Facebook and called for assistance to get him a job, a place to stay, and...

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Samsung wants to blanket the entire planet with internet using 4,600 satellites
Aug19

Samsung wants to blanket the entire planet with internet using 4,600 satellites

Facebook isn’t the only corporation with its eyes on the prize of universal Internet access. Samsung recently published an R&D report, which proposes the creation of a global network of thousands of microsatellites that can transmit information at speeds up to one terabyte per second. Though perhaps most famous for its consumer electronics, Samsung is involved in other areas of innovation, from medical technology to automated...

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Your worst nightmare: What if Facebook lost everyone’s data?
Aug04

Your worst nightmare: What if Facebook lost everyone’s data?

The only thing worse than Facebook having all of your personal information is, well, Facebooknot having all of your personal information. That is the premise behind The Data Drive, a new website by Daniel Kolitz, creator of The Printed Internet and artist Sam Lavigne. The Data Drive imagines Facebook thrown into chaos after Mark Zuckerberg steals all of his service’s data, flees the company and goes into hiding. The social...

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