Facebook cutting fluff out of news feeds

The social network puts more emphasis on news, Vuzix sells its own version of Google Glass, and Microsoft provides new tools to track Santa with NORAD.

CNET Update Skypes with NORAD:


In this episode of CNET Update:

- Learn why your Facebook feed has less fluff and more news articles.

- Be one of the first on your block to sport a computerized headpiece with the $1,000 Vuzix M100, a competitor to Google Glass.

- Watch what Apple may do with Topsy, a Twitter tracking company it purchased for more than $200 million.

- Track Santa with touch-screen tech this year, thanks to NORAD and Microsoft. Boys and girls can explore a new website, call NORAD with Skype, email NORAD's Outlook account, and use a Windows app for live Santa updates.

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