LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers In Sight

Picture this. You walk onto the train, but you don’t lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts — the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there’s not a mobile tower within 500m. This is the world powered by the future of smartphones: LTE Direct.


Facebook Is Going To Use Its Data To Sell Ads On Third-Party Sites

Facebook has been taking advertising more seriously than ever recently. Now it’s taking things to the next level — by using its data to sell targeted ads on third-party sites.


What Is Ello And Should I Even Bother?

In the past week you may have heard people start to talk about something called Ello. Though it sounds like a cockney-accented greeting, it’s actually a new social network with one major selling point: It doesn’t have any ads.


These Illustrations Perfectly Make Fun Of Our Obsession With Facebook

Everybody uses Facebook even if you don’t. Artist Pawel Kuczynski played on the idea of our obsession with the social network and people’s behaviour while using it and how Facebook treats its users in these perfectly on point satirical illustrations. They take Facebook’s logo and twist it into something else.


Facebook's Wi-Fi Drones Start Testing Next Year

By this stage, Facebook’s plan to bring internet to the whole world with a fleet of drones and lasers is pretty well documented: what’s a little vague has been the details — until now.


Judge: Yes, You Can Serve Legal Papers Over Facebook In The US

It used to be that, when you wanted to slap someone with a lawsuit, you’d have to hunt them down the old-fashioned way — on foot, just like mum used to do. But now a Family Court official has ruled for the very first time in the United States (it’s already common practice in Europe) that you can indeed serve legal papers over Facebook.


This Is The New Oculus Rift Prototype: Crescent Bay

No, you still can’t buy a consumer version of the amazing Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but it’s getting really, really close! Oculus just announced a brand-new prototype at the company’s Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles, and they claim it’s a GIANT leap forward.


I Tried The New Oculus Rift, And It Blew Me Away All Over Again

I’ve tried practically every version of the Oculus Rift VR headset, from some of the original duct-taped prototypes through to the latest DK2 developer kit and the Samsung Gear VR. Nothing I’ve seen prepared me for the new Crescent Bay demo. I just tried one of the best games I’ve never played. I want more.


Oculus Doesn't Know How To Build A VR Game Controller Yet

Some of the biggest brains behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset were on stage earlier today, chatting about the future of VR, and they had some bittersweet news. They just don’t yet see any way to build a proper controller to go with their incredible headset.


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