We talk a lot about Facebook lately, implementing video ads and other bizarre new features, but this time around we're going to talk about potatoes. While other companies are implementing more widely-accepted strategies to stay green, Facebook has toyed with using potatoes in its servers to keep things cool.
Videos on your mobile Facebook feed will now auto-play
Last month, we reported Facebook's plans to bring auto-play ads to your social networking experience. Now, TechSpot reports, Facebook is currently testing a new mobile feature that auto-plays videos on your feed. While this feature is being touted as a simpler way to view video content on your mobile devices, it's heralding the video ads we caught wind of previously.
If you find yourself flocking to Twitter when you need a quick update on what's hot online, you may soon be checking Facebook as an alternative. According to The Wall Street Journal (via PCMag), Facebook is currently trying out a "trending" box of its own.
A rough draft on connecting the planet's population
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is ambitious, if nothing else. Whether you're into the social networking scene or not, you have to credit the whiz kid for building the world's largest social playground with over a billion active users around the globe. That's impressive, but it pales in comparison to what he wants to do next. The social star now wants to connect every person in the world to the Internet, and he has a plan to get it done.
Advertising has become a bit more intrusive over the years as companies look for newer ways to get their message across, especially when it comes to video ads. Having to click through a video ad on YouTube or your favorite website can be annoying enough, but how about video ads on Facebook?
It's been rumored for several days now that Facebook would inject video recording and sharing capabilities into its Instagram service, and lo and behold, that's exactly what the social networking site has done. Dubbed Video on Instagram, you can now record clips up to 15 seconds in length simply by tapping the movie camera icon. There are also 13 new filters added specifically for this new functionality.
Five questions with the winner of our Maingear/AMD giveaway
Last month we gave away a righteous rig (equipped with a i7-3770K CPU, two AMD Radeon HD 7970s in crossfire, and 8GB ofCorsair Dominator Platinum RAM in a sleek Maingear F131 chassis) courtesy of AMD and Maingear on our Facebook page, and a enthusiastic gentleman named Sean Pisto from Canadia was the lucky recipient of the prize. We asked him to share with us whether or not he thought he was going to win, what his old gaming PC was running, and what it was like to take it out of the box for the first time. The Q&A is posted in the full story!
Crysis-themed rig comes equipped with Maingear F131 case, i7-3770K, and two Radeon HD 7970s
Everybody loves tent-pole releases like Crysis 3. Not only does it mean more shooty fun in the post-apocalyptic ruins of the greatest city in the world, but in this case it also means you might win a totally sweet Crysis-themed Maingear gaming rig courtesy of AMD. This choice system is stocked with bad ass componentry, and includes the following hardware:
Case: Maingear F131 with VRTX Cooling Technology, black brushed aluminum and a SilenX 15dB Fan Package (2x120mm, 2x80mm) affixed with artwork from the Crysis 3 game
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