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Mark Zuckerberg on the NSA Debacle, Facebook Home, and Sucking at IPOs

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Mark Zuckerberg has made his feelings known about the recent NSA scandal, pointing out that the government "blew it". Read More >>

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An Unusually Close Look at the Development of Facebook Home

Facebook Home had its Android-only release in April, and it's been sort of getting its wings clipped ever since. It lives in a weird space between operating systems and apps, but it's meant to be something you don't over-think. So don't think about. Just let it be a mostly successful immersive experience. That's it. Oh plus this 50 minute video. But mainly it speaks for itself. Read More >>

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Facebook Suggests You "Turn off" Home if You've Had Enough and Want a Normal Phone

Facebook's reassuring its users that they're not stuck with using its Facebook Home interface forever, telling social fans it's easy to turn it all off. Which surely goes against the entire point of the thing? Read More >>

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Facebook Home Now Works on the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4

The newest, shiniest Androids you can buy will now run Facebook Home. Whether you actually want to is another question, but Zuckerberg and co are working hard on it. Soon it'll get an app dock and a new Dash Bar to make starting chats quicker, plus it might jump from home screen replacement to home screen layer, which'll be slightly less intrusive. Amazing, I'm sure. [TechCrunch] Read More >>

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Is Facebook Home as Terrible as Google Play Says It Is?

It's been just under a week since Facebook Home went live in the UK, and 12 days since it was officially unleashed onto our US cousins. In that time, people have been properly panning it, with an average rating of just 2.2 stars. Ouch. Read More >>

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Facebook Home Is Now Live in the UK

If you haven't downloaded Facebook Home by now, it's now officially available in the UK. You still can't install it on unofficially supported device direct from Google Play, but we've got you covered if you desperately want to defile your Nexus 4 or something. Read More >>

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Today's Facebook iOS Update Brings Chat Heads to Your iPhone

Upset that you won't be able to know the joys of your friends' disembodied heads floating around your screen, iPhone users? Worry no more, because while you won't be getting the entire Facebook Home experience, the Chat Heads feature will be hitting iOS devices sometime today. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Talking to Apple About Making Facebook Home for the iPhone

According to Bloomberg, Facebook is currently in talks with Apple to bring Facebook Home to the iPhone. Mind you, that doesn't mean we should expect Facebook Home to actually come to the iPhone (as that seemingly wouldn't jive with Apple's MO), but it does show Facebook's obvious desire to bring more Facebooking to more phones. Read More >>

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Here's How to Install Facebook Home Right Now In the UK

Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg's latest attempt to gobble even more of our lives, hit the US last week. And while it's teasing us on Google Play, it's region locked. So, here's how to download and install it in the UK, and on pretty much any Android device too. Read More >>

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Chat Heads Are Now In Facebook Messenger App for Android

The weirdly named Chat Heads feature was a big focus on the new Facebook phone. But just like the "Home" launcher itself, you won't need an HTC first to get it. The Facebook Messenger app for Android just got an update with full Chat Head functionality. [Google Play via The Verge] Read More >>

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Facebook Home Review: Surrender Yourself Unto Zuck

Facebook Home isn't a Facebook Phone, nor is it really "a bunch of apps," or a new operating system. It's an admission: Facebook means a lot to me, and is an interesting view of my life — and I want to look at it all the time, everywhere I go. If that sounds like you, Home is where your heart should be. If not, your phone will become something you hate. Read More >>

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Facebook Home Gets Leaked Ahead of Release and Can Even Be Installed On a Nexus 7

While we're all patiently waiting for the download of Facebook Home to hit the Google Play store this Friday, it seems the folks at MoDaCo have managed to get their hands on a leaked pre-release version. And the best bit is that it can be installed on practically anything, including the Nexus 4 and even tablets like the Nexus 7. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg Talks Home, the Future of Sharing and Life Outside Facebook

On the day Facebook launched its new software for Android, Home, WIRED scored an interview with Mark Zuckerberg in order to chat about the product and what the future holds. Here are some choice cuts from the Big Blue's head honcho, before you go read the whole thing. Read More >>

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Facebook Home Download Ignores Android's Notifications

There's going to be one big difference between the downloaded Facebook Home and the one that arrives pre-loaded on the HTC First -- Notifications. The HTC First eats them all up and spews them out in the Facebook Home style, but the downloadable launcher for other phones can't intercept the standard Android news updates. Read More >>

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What Facebook's Real Facebook Home Would Look Like

Facebook announced a phone! No, Facebook just announced Facebook Home. Facebook announced a home? No, it's just a home screen. Hmm... what would a real Facebook home actually look like? The guys at Joy of Tech wondered just that and created a comic that shows what Facebook distilled into a home would look like. Foundation built by Winklevii, open doors because no privacy, tunnels for "friends" to come in, Instagram cameras set up at the dinner table and so much more. Read More >>

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Why Your Shitty Android Phone Won't Get Facebook Home

So Facebook Home is coming to Android phones. But just the good Android phones. The HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Note II, with the new HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 joining later, plus the HTC First of course. That's it, that's the list. If your phone is more than a year old, no Facebook Home for you. And that's how it has to be, really. Read More >>

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