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1. YouTube Now Has Over One Billion Auto-Captioned Videos
Since launching automated captions to its videos in 2009, YouTube has integrated Google’s automatic speech recognition technology, improving the accuracy of English-language captions. Hitting the one billion mark helps make videos more accessible, and YouTube aims to improve accuracy in the other 10 languages captions are offered in.
2. Facebook Now Lets Companies Post Job Listings
The ever-expanding social network is now rolling out a job listing feature to business pages. The goal is to streamline the job search and recruiting process, making listings easily searchable and giving companies the ability to boost them much like ads.
3. How to Create 360-Degree Video: The Ultimate Guide
Looking to create 360 videos for your business? HubSpot gives the lowdown for budgets big and small on all the equipment and software needed to fully immerse your followers.
4. The Nokia Phone From The Early ’00s Is Making A Comeback
Nostalgic tech-lovers everywhere are rejoicing over the release of the old school Nokia phone. Any changes from the original model have yet to be disclosed.
5. Facebook Is Going To Start Autoplaying Videos With Sound On
After positive feedback from test users, Facebook will be autoplaying videos in your newsfeed with the sound on. Videos will still be automatically muted if your phone is set to silent, and you can change the setting completely in Facebook if you’d rather watch your videos in silence.
6. Amazon Wants To Take On Skype With Its Chime Video Conferencing App
Amazon has launched its own video conferencing app and it promises improved group meetings and remote calls. Available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, Chime will enable you to chat with up to 16 people on your desktop or 8 on mobile.
7. Giphy Wants To Help You Learn Sign Language With 2,000 New GIFs
GIFs have become a mainstay in text messaging, tweets, and our Facebook newsfeed as a source of quirky humor. Now Giphy has released a series of GIFs as an educational tool for learning simple words and phrases in American Sign Language.
8. Apple May Replace Touch ID With 3D Face Scanning On The Next iPhone
The latest speculations on the next iPhone include ditching the fingerprint Touch ID with a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition to unlock the device.
9. Google Built An AI That Will Play Piano Duets With You
A new experiment from the Californian technology giant lets you play musical duets with a piano-playing AI. And no need to know how to play the piano–you can play a few simple keys and Google will riff off of your notes.
This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be held June 5th – 9th, and in San Jose rather than San Francisco as it has been in years past. Tickets go on sale March 27th.
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