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Microsoft to Allow Cross Platform Gaming

Microsoft is announcing a massive new feature for all Xbox owners today, Cross-platform gaming! The giant tech corporation has been hinting at the addition of this for the past few years and today it seems to have…

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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Suggests Like Attack On ISIS

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wants us to use make love and not war when it comes to dealing with pro-ISIS users on Facebook. This message comes as Facebook admits defeat in the effort to…

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Has Facebook Suffered From a 46 Year Old Bug?

Facebook is certainly a phenomenon which has travelled to huge swathes of the globe and, in turn, gained huge adoption. From celebrities being able to instantly update followers regarding their latest escapades to Mr and Mrs…

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Is There a Connection Between ISIS and UK Government IP addresses?

Information has been both circulating and updating over the last 48 hours concerning a possible link “that a number of Islamic State supporters’ social media accounts are being run from internet addresses linked to IP addresses…

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EU lawmakers Propose Banning Under 16s From The Internet Without Parental Consent

Well this is, err, something, reports are circulating that under 16s could technically be banned from online services that include Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat unless they get permission from a parent. This quirk of fate if…

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Activision Buys Creator Of Candy Crush

On the train, in the car and even at work, people enjoy games on their mobile phones. From the days of the first game boy, the idea behind mobile gaming devices was always to let you…

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New Craze Called ‘Extreme Phone Pinching’ Trends On Social Media

Ok, I will say it, what in the hell is going on these days? You have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which was certainly for a good cause, well here is a  new “challenge” and…

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IBM Wants To Teach Robots Some Social Skills

The exploration and development of Artificial intelligence is a boundary which is consistently being pushed, the scientific and academic communities are furthering their studies into robotic interactions in many different directions. One such path is focusing…

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Facebook Is Sued (Again) This Time For Storing a Billion Face Prints

Facebook’s business model is a paradox for consumers who yearn for privacy yet share their selfies, intimate images and sometimes bizarre postings within its borders. How much privacy would you expect from a company built on…

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News Corp CEO Lashes Out At Google and Others at Event

Robert Thomson, who is the News Corp CEO and right hand man to dark lord Murdoch has lashed out at Google for “piracy, zealotry and kleptocracy” Let me for a moment check Google for definitions of…

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Reddit Launches New Harassment Rules

Reddit is banning a handful of its worst communities. “Our goal is to enable as many people as possible to have authentic conversations and share ideas and content on an open platform,” “We want as little involvement…

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Florida Public Schools to Spy on Students’ Social Media

The Orange County Public Schools District have chosen to monitor people’s social activity in their area, the district announced on Thursday that it has signed up with a service called Snaptrends, which bills itself as “Pioneering…

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Well This gives ‘Meat Spin’ a New Meaning

The internet is a sinister place people, only very hardened folk delve into what the internet has to offer and make it out unscathed… well mostly. I won’t name it directly, but who remembers the horrible…

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Deekit May Be the Brainstorming Tool You Need

If you’re someone who’s like me and is tired of spending money buying countless whiteboards for your projects, Deekit might be for you. Deekit is an online tool designed for just about everyone from developers and…

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Islamic State Said to Have about 46K Twitter Accounts

The Islamic State terror organisation is known for its use of social media accounts. Though Twitter stated that the it found around 70,00 pro-ISIS accounts, 46,000 are deemed as the “most conservative” estimate. The report comes…

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Social Gaming Rising. And Rising. And Rising

Over the past few years social gaming has gone boom. It’s grown quicker than the Ibrahimovic shot a guy from the other side of the world has just rifled past you on Xbox live, and taking…

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British Army to Set Up 77 Brigade ‘Social Media Unit’

01 The British Army is to set up a ‘social media unit’ called 77 Brigade. The army is reportedly interested in creating the Brigade due to the ‘ineffectiveness’ of conventional weapons in the face of modern day…

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Imgur Introduces New GIF Format

The popular image sharing website, Imgur, has introduced its new GIF format. The company announced last year that it had a plan to reinvent the GIF, and now it has, sort of. The company’s format is called GIFV,…

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BlackBerry Tweet Promoting Twitter for BlackBerry Sent Via iPhone

BlackBerry has been involved in a now common social media faux pas. The company sent out a tweet promoting Twitter for BlackBerry… on an iPhone. Yes, the company has made that mistake seemingly made by many…

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Facebook to Introduce Missing Child AMBER Alerts

Facebook has announced that it will begin including alerts regarding missing children into American Facebook news feeds. The company announced a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the US organisation behind the famous…

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Crayola Facebook Page Hacked – Flooded With NSFW Content

When you think of Crayola, you think of youthfulness and innocence, a child scribbling with his or her favourite colour crayons perhaps. What you don’t think of is “The Worst Kind of Boobs”, “Reasons why girls don’t…

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Nokia 215 Gives You The Web in Your Pocket for $29

For most of you reading this, a 2G feature phone with a QVGA display and 0.3 megapixel camera isn’t going to be enough to satisfy your mobile computing needs. But for a number of you and for…

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YouTube Testing GIF Maker

Surely this is the biggest tech story of the year – soon you’ll hopefully be able to make GIFs from any video on YouTube with no effort whatsoever. Well obviously it isn’t that big of a…

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Study Claims Social Networks Cannot Guage Public Opinions

One of the golden rules of social media promotion and engagement is fully based around asking fans for their opinions. It’s commonly seen throughout all different kinds of pages, ranging from celebrities to technology manufacturers and…

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Ad-Less Social Network Ello Selling T-Shirts to Pay the Bills

Ello, the currently invite-only (I’m still waiting for mine) social network, has decided it needs to sell t-shirts to cover its costs. The site has always insisted it will forever remain ad-free and this statement has…

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Samaritans Charity Pulls its Controversial Twitter App

Counselling charity Samaritans has pulled a suicide prevention Twitter app that caused a great deal of controversy. The ‘Radar’ app was intended to scan tweets for certain keywords that may have indicated someone was feeling suicidal.…

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There was no ‘Leak’ to the iCloud – Apple Proclaims

We’re sure you’ve seen the above image by now. In recent days, an apparent Apple iCloud hack has seen numerous A-list celebrities have naked pictures and videos leaked all over the internet – stemming from popular…