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Hashtags finally comes to Facebook


The announce comes directly from Facebook;

Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.  Read More…

Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: gaming isn’t everything now.

When we’ve first seen the Xbox 360 first and PlayStation 3, all we’ve cared was gaming; an open fight for which was the best console. After more than five years of evolution gaming was brought to another level and home entertainment reached higher “standard” levels. Who wins the showdown this time? Let’s start by giving  an overview of the technical specifications;

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Microsoft launches Xbox One; open fight with PlayStation 4 high-end hardware coming late this year

This week Microsoft announced the next step in Xbox history, named Xbox One. A black, squared opaque box almost without buttons, slightly changed pad, bigger Kinect with an essential design said to be ready for a new frontier of gaming. The Xbox One is not “just” a console anymore, more an all-in-one home entertainment center placed under the TV.

Kinect has been enhanced representing the most important feature of Xbox One, by receiving voice controls such “Xbox On” and the minimum gesture making the pad useless. Interactivity is handled by Skype, now property of Microsoft and deeply integrated into the OS, which is, heavily based on Windows 8 mosaic-style interface and cloud services.

Tailored for gaming, under the hood we have tech-specs of a high-end computer and at the same time close to PlayStation 4 ones. 8-core x86 CPU, ATI graphics 1.2 TFLOPS GPU, 500GB hard disk storage, 8GB of RAM and the awaited Blu-Ray drive, probably the biggest lack Xbox 360 had due to high dimensions DVD and low quality video output.  Read More…

Countdown for 50th billion apps downloaded has started. 10.000$ iTunes Card and more…

50th billion apps App Store

After passing the 40th billion app downloaded milestone, the App Store started yesterday the countdown for the 50th billion app downloaded. Prize for the lucky winner? Nothing less than a iTunes Gift Card for a value of 10.000$, enough to make you purchase everything you ever wanted. This time there won’t be just one prize up for grabs; in fact, those who will download one of the fifty app after the milestone has been reached, you’ll be eligible for a 500$ iTunes Card (yes, it is 1/20 of the first one but still a great gift). Read More…

Google Reader is shutting down the first of July; “usage of Google Reader has declined”

Google Reader

The news feed aggregator by Mountain View is shutting down the first of July. In the years it had an extremely big success thanks to the versatility and the number of clients available for every platform out there. Launched quite on late considering the advent of RSS, Reader got a loyal base to stand on. On the other side, usage decreased having not as much users as before.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience. Read More…
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