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Facebook To Introduce Face Swap In Live Streaming

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Facebook has unveiled grand plans to continue expanding and improving its live
video platform this year, starting with support for face-swapping app
MSQRD. Yeah MSQRD. Remember that app i told you that you could use to prank your friends.. Well In the coming weeks, you can go live on Facebook from the
MSQRD app and utilize its many different Snapchat-like masks and
filters while the video is running. However it’s unknown if it’ll integrate it to the Messenger App. Facebook first acquired Masquerade,
the Belarusian startup behind MSQRD, back in March with the intention
to “continue enhancing the Facebook video experience,” a
spokesperson for the social network said at the time. Fidji Simo,
Facebook’s director of product, announced MSQRD integration today at
VidCon, the annual online video conference in Anaheim, CA.
In one sense, Facebook’s move is another amplification in the ongoing
video and messaging war the company is waging against Snapchat.

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Last year, Snapchat purchased facial recognition startup Looksery
to build out its selfie lens store, and Looksery helped
Snapchat development a face-swap technology similar to MSQRD’s.
The goal is to make video, whether recorded or broadcast live, as
dynamic and appealing as possible. Snapchat’s lenses have been a
huge hit, so it’s no wonder Facebook has acted fast to incorporate
MSQRD technology into its fast-growing Live platform.

Facebook had a few other Live announcements to make as well.
Starting later this summer, you’ll be able to invite a friend to “drop in”
on a live broadcast. “There are tons of new possibilities with this
format: interviews, debates, duets, collaborations, and more,”
Facebook wrote in a press release. The company will also soon let you
schedule a live broadcast, and it’s built out a lobby system so people
can hangout before one starts. Both features will launch later this
summer for owners of Verified Pages, but Facebook expects to make
them widely available shortly thereafter.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion

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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.
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Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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