Facebook Acquires MSQRD Face-Swapping App
Facebook recently purchased the face-swapping app, MSQRD, which as its name suggests, allows smartphone users to swap faces of people on photos. The app was developed by Belarusian company Masquerade, and has many filters that are funny and hilarious. “At Masquerade, we've worked hard to make video more fun and engaging by creating filters that enhance and alter your appearance. Now, we're excited to join forces with Facebook and bring the technology to even more people,” said Eugene Nevgen, Chief Executive Officer of Masquerade. ________________________________
Flickr's Photo Upload Tool, Uploadr, No Longer Free
Photo-sharing site Flickr has done the unthinkable by making its photo uploading tool, Uploadr, exclusive to Flickr Pro members only. “The biggest change is that we are making the desktop Auto-Uploadr a Flickr Pro-only feature, giving Pro members exclusive access to the tool. This feature lets you effortlessly upload all of your photos from wherever they are being stored, while making them accessible from any device. If you are already a Pro member, you won't see any changes to your existing subscription,” Matthew Roth, Community Manager for Flickr, wrote on Flickr Blog regarding the change. ________________________________
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 More Powerful Than Apple's A9
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 has officially dethroned Apple's A9 SoC as the most powerful mobile processor in the current market. According to an announcement, the Snapdragon 820 SoC scored 136,383 on AnTuTu's CPU test, with the Apple A9 scoring a close 132,657 behind it. However, in terms of graphics performance, the Snapdragon 820 scored a significant 55,098 points on the GPU test, pulling ahead of Apple's A9 SoC by more than 20,000 points.