Facebook Groups users can now watch videos together in real time with the new Watch Party feature.Users can invite friends and family to watch live and recorded videos, like a personal TV channel others can comment and react to as the broadcast plays out.Watch Parties can serve as a useful way to host Q&As for specialist hobbies, make-up tutorials or a way for users to swap tips and tricks.Facebook has been testing the feature with a number of communities. The Dogspotting Society Group used Watch Party to share funny and heartwarming dog videos together, while royal enthusiast groups hosted Watch Parties to watch and discuss royal wedding videos in May.The person who starts a Watch Party can also designate co-hosts, while an option known as Crowdsourcing lets anyone in a Watch Party suggest videos to be added to the stream.To celebrate the launch, a number of special Watch Parties will take place this weekend, ranging from Jamie Oliver’s 5-day Veggie Challenge where videos of … [Read more...] about You can now watch Facebook videos with friends in real time
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IT’S a little-known fact* that before the ‘back pass rule’ was introduced into soccer in 1992 Liverpool Football Club was the only team allowed to propel the ball backwards to their own goalkeeper. Even more amazingly, no footage exists of all (or indeed any) of the many trophy-winning goals that resulted from the LFC ‘keeper collecting a back pass and then booting the ball straight into the opposition net. Again. Stranger still, there were no complaints from rival clubs about this tremendous advantage allowed to only one team, and one that was already brilliantly coached, expensively assembled, and full of a blend of young and experienced, ambitious and talented players. At least there has been some recent outcry that Dublin – who would also fit the description in the previous paragraph – have also been given a boost under the rules of Gaelic football. Jim Gavin’s men are able to pass the ball around when they are comfortably ahead late in a … [Read more...] about Kenny Archer: Rather than moaning about Dublin why not signal time’s up for real time-wasting?
DAIVD Dimbleby has quit Question Time after 25 years of hosting the show. But who will replace him now that he's gone? - here's the lowdown on all the possible contenders... Who will replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host? The BBC have not yet confirmed who will replace the veteran presenter who has hosted the show since 1994. A TV source said: “It’s wide open right now. BBC bosses have until the end of the year to decide, but the initial thought is that it should be a female host for the first time. The Beeb is certainly not short of options on that front with more strong women contenders than male.” David Dimbleby will now return to his "first love" of news reporting and will present his last edition of Question Time on December 13, 2018. Here's a look at who's in the running... Jeremy Paxman Jeremy Paxman, 68, is best known for his rigorous grilling of politicians on Newsnight which he presented from 1989-2015. Since 1994 he's also hosted the panel game … [Read more...] about Who will replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host? The favourites from Jeremy Paxman to Kirsty Young
Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages. Messenger has become a tool for businesses to connect with customers, and the ability to converse with customers in a variety of languages could help bump up advertising. "The ability to speak with anyone without any language barrier is something we are really excited about," Messenger chief David Marcus said as Facebook kicked off its annual developers conference here. Buyers and sellers in Marketplace at Messenger will be able to communicate across languages, according to Marcus. The feature will launch with English and Spanish translations of Marketplace conversations in the US and will be extended to general Messenger use in coming weeks, the service said in a blog post. Additional languages and countries are to be gradually added. Messenger already has an artificial intelligence … [Read more...] about Facebook messaging app adds real time translations
Real Madrid host Juventus tonight in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie with a place in the last four within reaching distance. Zinedine Zidane’s men, who are looking to win the competition for the fourth time in five seasons, head into the second-leg clash with a 3-0 advantage after their storming victory in Turin last week. The Spaniards will be without the suspended captain Sergio Ramos for the clash while Paulo Dybalal is unavailable for the visitors. In the evening’s other quarter-final, Bayern Munich welcome Sevilla to the Allianz Stadium with a 2-1 lead to their name. The Bavarians are aiming to reach a seventh European semi-final in nine years. Follow live action below: Please allow a moment for the blog to load. Follow the Independent Sport on Instagram here, for all of the best images, videos and stories from around the sporting world. More about: Real Madrid Juventus Bayern Munich Sevilla FC Champions League … [Read more...] about Real Madrid vs Juventus, Bayern Munich vs Sevilla, Champions League LIVE: Latest score and updates