Facebook adds Apple TV, Chromecast support to stream videos

To watch a video from Facebook using your smartphone, press the TV symbol in the top right corner, then select the device you want to stream and the video will be streamed to your TV. (Reuters) To give users even more ways to watch, Facebook has rolled out the ability to stream videos from the social network to your TV through devices like Apple TV or Google Chromecast. To watch a video from Facebook using your smartphone, press the TV symbol in the top right corner, then select the device you want to stream and the video will be streamed to your TV. Facebook is starting with Apple TV (and other AirPlay-enabled devices) and Chromecast for now, with the feature live for iOS users and plans…

Ask the iTunes Guy: Mysterious iCloud Status, deleting songs from a playlist, and more Sometimes too much information makes things confusing; iTunes’ display of iCloud Status for movies and TV shows is one example. I explain what this means. I also discuss how to delete songs from a playlist on iOS 10, how to combine playlists in iTunes, and what happens when iTunes Match is turned off. Cloudy iCloud Status Q: A friend showed me his iTunes library recently. In his Movies library, he has a column called iCloud Status, which says something about each of his movies. In my iTunes library, if I display that column, everything is blank. Why is this? This is an interesting question, but the answer is rather prosaic. The iCloud Status column is meant to show the status of music tracks in iTunes Match or iCloud ...

Teslas in the Trailer Park: A California City Faces Its Housing Squeeze Mr. Siegel, the city councilman, wants to turn this prototypical example of sprawl into a bustling urban neighborhood. The city has plans for nearly 10,000 new apartments and hopes that businesses like a grocery store, bars and retail shops will follow them. Here in Mountain View, as in many places, residents are mostly aligned against putting too many apartments near the city’s core single-family-home neighborhoods. The city is looking to create new neighborhoods by pushing growth to areas like North Bayshore, where there are already a lot of jobs and few neighbors to complain. Versions of that strategy are taking hold across the Bay Area. Sunnyvale, where Yahoo is based, is looking to transform an older industrial area near one of its rail stations into a ...

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs GTX Titan X: Head-to-head comparison By Rida Nov 30, 2016 03:40 PM EST NVidia GTX 1080 Ti Advertisement Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia brings in new development called as GeForce GTX 1080 Ti into the tech market. The Nvidia is expected to officially launch GTX 1080 Ti during the CES 2017 event.   The new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will go on head to head with its predecessor GTX Titan X. Comparison is a must to give a clear idea to the enthusiasts of which is the best one. Advertisement According to Hardware Battle, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will have a GP102 GPU, 3328 CUDA cores alongside 208 texture mapping units, 160 render output units and a base clock of 1503MHz for a total of 10 teraflops of computing horsepower. Comparatively, GTX Titan X comes with a 28nm GM200-400 GPU with 3072 CUDA cores and 192 texture mapping ...

Supergirl Introducing Mr. Mxyzptlk This Season DC Comics' impish supervillain Mister Mxyzptlk will make his Supergirl debut in 2017 during the show's second season. The CW confirmed the character's upcoming appearance to ComicBook.com. The infamous Superman foe will be featured in two episodes. Details regarding what sort of role Mr. Mxyzptlk will play in Supergirl have yet to be revealed. Mr. Mxyzptlk was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Ira Yarborough in 1944. There's also no word yet on which specific episodes the villainous imp will appear, and an actor has yet be cast for the part. For those unfamiliar with the comics, Mr. Mxyzptlk is a trickster imp from the 5th dimension who can manipulate reality and often stirs up trouble for Superman. In order to thwart his nefarious efforts, Mr. Mxyzptlk ...

Hyperloop hype: Visions of a 'vomit-free' supersonic future – CNET Hyperloop One co-founders Shervin Pishevar and Josh Giegel are promising the Earth -- or at the very least they are promising to bring everyplace on the Earth to your doorstep. In a presentation at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon last week, the two entrepreneurs showed concept videos of their futuristic transportation system and elaborated on their plans. They hope to assemble a hyperloop first in the United Arab Emirates, following a feasibility study announced there last week. The videos depict autonomous pods that come and pick you up wherever you are, pack themselves into a hyperloop tube, whisk you through a tunnel and deliver you to your destination at the far end. The journey was shown in the context of a planned 12-minute journey between ...

Streaming-box app comparison: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Android TV App selection should be one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player, because all the fancy features in the world don’t mean much if you can’t watch the movies, TV shows, and other content that you want. The good news is that there’s relative app parity among the major streaming-media devices, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, the Roku boxes and the Roku Streaming Stick, Google’s Chromecast, and Android TV devices such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and Nvidia Shield. If you’re just looking to watch Netflix or Hulu, pretty much every device on the market has you covered. Still, each platform does have its hang-ups, which we reveal in the chart below. Have a look, then keep ...

The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2016: the best hybrid laptops ranked Whether they're 2-in-1 or hybrid, convertible laptops are all the rage these days. They're the clearcut solution of choosing between a laptop or a tablet. Why pick one when you could have both in the same device? Because of their detachable designs, some 2-in-1s have the user remove their displays from their keyboard bases while others take a more transformative approach. Instead of splitting your laptop in half, the hinge can be rotated 360 degrees and then clam-shelled for use as a stockier tablet. Generally speaking, hybrid laptops are priced between $700 (about £450, AU$800) and $2,000, though many from Google's infantry, such as the HP Chromebook Flip, are significantly more affordable. Swiftly approaching the third year of Windows 10, hybrids are becoming as commonplace as...