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Crave Ep. 135: MySpace all over again: Facebook gets GIFs

You'll be shocked (literally shocked) to realize how much time you spend on Facebook. Plus, a couch that can balance on one leg, and the worst celebrity-branded tech products ever.

Stephen Beacham Senior Video Producer
I'm an award-winning Senior Video Producer and Host for CNET.com focusing on How-To videos, AI, and environmental technologies. I lead CNET's How-To video strategy for horizontal and vertical video formats on multiple platforms. I am responsible for managing and optimizing CNET's flagship YouTube channel by developing and implementing our publishing and subscriber growth strategies. I also serve as CNET's Live Events Producer and Live Streaming Engineer coordinating CNET's team coverage of big tech events since 2011. I come from an audio production background as a Music Producer, Audio Engineer, and Mixer and have worked with multi-platinum artists including Green Day, Smash Mouth, and Lenny Kravitz. Today, I continue to produce and mix records for artists and bands spanning a wide range of genres and have been building a list of credits sound designing and mixing short films.
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  • Webby Award Winner for Best Environmental and Sustainability video (2023), 3-time Telly Award Winner (2019, 2020, 2022) 12 years experience producing videos, podcasts, and live events for CNET.
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Shocking news from MIT, where students made a device that will shock them when they've spent too much time on Facebook. In other Facebook news, Giphy is making GIFs a thing on the social-networking site, a la MySpace 1996. Video earrings turn you into a walking television, and Haptix turns any flat surface into a 3D multitouch surface. Ah, the possibilities.

Crave stories:

- Too much time on Facebook? Give yourself an electric shock

- Craving attention? Turn heads with these video earrings

- Alert! GIFs now work on Facebook, thanks to Giphy

- Say hello to a teeny tiny working Mac

- Haptix sensor makes any surface multitouch

- Antique sofa finds balance through robotics

- Celebrity-branded tech products that shouldn't exist

- Uniface mask: Glue on some bionic skin, feel fabulous

- Crave giveaway: Two tiny Wi-Fi mobile storage devices from SanDisk

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