Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Facebook begins testing ‘Stories’ on desktop site after Instagram, Whatsapp

After the success of “Stories” feature on Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing the feature on its desktop site now. “Stories” are ephemeral posts that include photos or video that are visible for 24 hours before they disappear. According to a report in TechCrunch on Thursday, “Stories” feature on the desktop site is located

Artificial intelligence to power Facebook translations

To improve the quality of translations on its platform, Facebook has infused artificial intelligence (AI) into its translation services that account for more than 2,000 translation directions and 4.5 billion translations each day. With over two billion users, Facebook supports over 45 languages. “We recently switched from using phrase-based machine translation models to neural networks

Xiaomi overtakes Fitbit, Apple in global wearable market with 17% share

Xiaomi has overtaken the US-based Fitbit and Apple in the global wearable market by capturing 17 per cent share of the total 22 million units that were shipped in the second quarter this year. According to a research by Strategy Analytics on Thursday, global wearables shipments rose eight per cent annually from 20 million in