Beacon

  • Griffin’s Beacon Lets You Channel Surf From Your Android Device

    Griffin’s Beacon Lets You Channel Surf From Your Android Device

    A handful of new Android tablets can take control of your television thanks to their built-in IR blasters, but Griffin has just come through with a solution for those of you stuck with less versatile hardware. Enter the Beacon, a standalone IR transmitter that helps turn your Android device into a remote control. Setting up the Beacon itself is pretty straightforward — just pop in four… Read More

  • Beacon Is Baaaaack!

    Tom Kincaid, a top platform developer and blogger mentioned in the Facebook Developer Forums last night that Beacon seems to be rearing its ugly head once again. (Update: And although Facebook’s Beacon platform was never actually removed from the service and the feature is not new, partners had backed off from it, which gave the perception to some that it was dead. Since then, Facebook… Read More

  • Facebook says sorry, will let you opt out of Beacon data sharing program

    All our whining, for once, accomplished something. Facebook’s controversial Beacon feature can now be completely turned off by going into your privacy settings. (Beacon would announce on your news feed if you bought something from a partner site with minimal chance for you to opt out.) Someone can tell MoveOn.org to call off its attack dogs now. Mark Zuckerberg, the site’s… Read More