Google Tries Again With Google+

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Google is relaunching Google+ with a greater emphasis on interest groups. It appears to be a recognition that for many users it was one social network too many. The changes┬árevamp the organizational emphasis when users visit the site. Rather than personal posts and online friendships/contacts, the most prominent sections will now be Communities and Collections. […]

Best Mashup Ever: Vault Disney

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Someone, make this into a shirt and send me a print, stat! Brilliant stuff. The Imgur user who made this deserves a lifetime supply of Nuka Cola. [Source: The Happiest Place Left On Earth]

Facebook Drops Little-Known ‘Other’ Message Folder

Facebook is to ditch a messaging feature which put messages from strangers into a folder that┬ámany people didn’t know they had. The company says the new system includes checks to restrict spam or other unwanted approaches. At the moment, messages from people who aren’t either your Facebook friend or a friend-of-a-friend don’t appear in your […]

Premium Broadband May Be Pointless

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US broadband providers have been told they must prove their claims of offering “super-fast” connections. Officials believe technical disputes between companies may mean paying extra for fast speeds could be pointless. The demand comes from Tim Wu, who was recently appointed the senior enforcement counsel for the New York state Attorney General. It’s hardly a […]

Facebook Turns Entire Archive Into Search Tool

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Facebook is to let users search all two trillion posts ever made on the site, subject to privacy settings. It hope to use the search as a way to gather real-time eyewitness accounts of news events. Previously Facebook search would only let you search content from your Facebook friends and any pages which you had […]

New Smartphone ‘Never Runs Out Of Space’

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A smartphone with (kinda) limitless storage is now on sale to the public. Its main feature is a smart idea, but probably not worth paying a premium for. The Robin handset from Nextbit was funded on Kickstarter with over a million dollars of pledges. It was originally sold to pledgers for $299. It’s now on […]

YouTube Premium Plan Will Include Exclusive Videos

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YouTube appears to be going a step further than merely launching a premium ad-free version. It now appears it will also have some exclusive content for paid subscribers. As we covered last month, YouTube has already confirmed to video creators that it’s launching the paid option, with a formal launch expected this week. A $10 […]

The Minimalistic Gmail Cheat Sheet [Pic]

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I had no idea there was that many shortcuts in Gmail! I’ve personally never used any of those, but hey, there’s a start to everything! Be aware that before using keyboard shortcuts, you have to enable them in Gmail, as stated at the top of the cheat sheet. For those of you who are reading […]

Nearly A Million Facebook Users ‘Come Out’ In A Year

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Facebook reports 800,000 Americans “came out” on the site in the past year. The actual numbers may be affected by Facebook’s chosen definition, but there’s clearly a social trend this year. The number covers both sexuality and gender. The Facebook research team put together the figures by compiling the number of people each day who […]

The Disturbing Reality of Social Media Followers

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We all want more followers. 100’s of followers. 1000’s of followers. Oh god, so many followers. Run. RUN! SAVE YOURSELVES! [ADHD]

Google.com ‘Sold For $12’

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An Indian man says he briefly owned the Google.com domain name after buying it for $12. He chose not to pursue the apparent bug and the incident wound up with Google making a donation to charity. Sanmay Ved, who happens to be a former Google employee, posted on LinkedIn to explain that he was trying […]