Weekly Top 10 Tech News


Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:


1. Snapchat And Bitmoji Team Up To Let You Snap Personal Stickers

Snapchat doesn’t seem to be slowing down on new features, and this week it’s integrating users’ Bitmoji accounts to send their own personalized snaps.

2. How To Increase Your Facebook Live Video Reach

Want to make the most of your Facebook Live videos? Social Media Examiner not only gives us a run down on all of the analytics behind Live videos, but also how to use them to your advantage in strategizing future broadcasts.

3. The Final Android Nougat Beta Is Now Available

Google has released its final beta version of Nougat, and developers are already underway updating their apps.

4. 3 Things That Pokémon Go Says About The Future Of Technology

It’s no question that the new Pokémon Go has had a tremendous impact both culturally and technologically. Time Magazine explores just what this phenomenon says about the future of technology by looking behind the brand and at the trends that come with it.

5. Facebook Adds Specific Action-Based Bidding To Its Mobile App Install Ads

With its latest update to their ad platform, Facebook has added the ability to direct consumers to install apps directly from business ads. In addition, advertisers can now direct consumers to perform a certain action within the app, like making a purchase, providing a new avenue to increase the value of Facebook ads.

6. Data Storage Breakthrough Could Store The Library Of Congress On A Dust Mite

As computing–and mobile computing–has grown, so has the need for data storage. A group of nanoscientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has just unveiled a potential solution to that problem–individual chlorine atoms stored on sheets of flat copper which are manipulated to record up to 1 kilobyte at 500 terrabits per square inch, which is around 100 times the amount of storage on the most efficient hard drive ever made.

7. Google’s New Tool Will Make You An Art History Expert

First released last December, Google just updated its Arts & Culture app with features 360 degree panoramic tours of hundreds of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks, as well as integration with Google Cardboard for a VR experience of art.

8. Pokémon Go Gets A Location-Based Chat App From Razer

There are numerous brands and businesses hitching a ride on the coattails of Pokémon Go’s success, and the new location-based chat app, RazerGo, is one of them. RazerGo is positioning itself as a complementary app to Pokémon Go, allowing users to chat and meet up with nearby players.

9. Snapchat Adds New Discovery Features, Making It Easier To Find Other Users

Snapchat is known for its inability to randomly search for users within its app, unlike other social media apps, which is part of what made it so appealing to the young crowd it attracts. The new discovery features makes it simple to follow celebrities in featured stories, as well as recommending users to your friends by forwarding their profile.

10. Facebook Will Be All Video In 5 Years: Here Are 4 Figures To Prove It

Zuckerbeg himself predicted that Facebook would be mostly video back in 2014, and so far it looks as if that prediction is on its way to becoming reality. Social Media Today shares four stats that back it up, and it’s pretty easy to see the evidence ourselves when we take a look at our timelines.

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Read our Weekly Top 10 Tech News post on December 23, 2016

Read our Weekly Top 10 Tech News post on August 18, 2016

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