This week: PlayStation solves TV sharing issues; Facebook cleans its newsfeed and smart watch competition heats up

September 10, 2014

It’s that time of week were we bring you the latest updates and news on all things web.

PS4 – no need for a TV screen anymore

Tired of being kicked of your console mid game? Sony might just have the answer with its Z3 smartphones and tablet devices that stream video games when attached to a PlayStation 4 controller. Set to be a hit with gaming fans that share use of a living room, strength and speed of connection are set to have effects on the quality of graphics and gaming – another reason for hard-core gamers to go superFast? We think so.

Facebook clamps down on click bait

Fed up of clicking on interesting looking links to find a meaningless story? Facebook has announced a shake-up to its algorithm that’s set out to stop ‘clickbait.’ The social media giant will factor time spent on links into its newsfeed rankings, leaving uninteresting, meaningless links at the bottom of the pile. We’d love to be able to trust Facebook as to which links within our newsfeeds are worth a click, and that is exactly what Facebook wants for its users. Let’s wait and see if it works.

Apple has competition with ASUS smart watch release

Competition on the smart watch scene is heating up with the release of the Zenwatch from ASUS. Designed with a stainless steel case, curved glass face and brown leather strap – it has luxury appeal with added smart functionality. Alongside the standard smart watch characteristics, the Zenwatch provides a wellness manager which measures features such as relaxation levels, steps taken, calories burnt, heart rate and exercise intensity. With experts predicting a trend towards the most visually appealing smart tech – it seems Zenwatch could well be onto something.

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