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The Digest: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Samaritans app monitors Twitter feeds for suicide warnings | The BBC "Samaritans Radar uses an algorithm to identify key words and phrases which indicate distress. They include 'tired of being alone', 'hate myself', 'depressed', 'help me' and 'need someone to talk to'. Users who have signed up for the scheme will receive an…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Twitter increases users and sales but shares slide | BBC News "Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter. The firm said it added 13 million monthly active users between July and September, meaning it now…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Tim Berners-Lee: hateful people on the web are 'staggering' | The Guardian "Sir Tim Berners-Lee has expressed sadness that the web has mirrored the dark side of humanity, as well as enabling its wonderful side to flourish. The developer, who created the web in 1990 while working for the particle collider project Cern…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

First Apple computer sells for £570,000 | ShortList Magazine "One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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The Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman, says the Guardian's Charlie Brooker: "There seems to be a small yet vocal core of maniacs bafflingly resistant to the notion that women should have any say in the games industry at all. Even recent statistics indicating…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Coder creates movie player inside Microsoft Excel

What do you do if you finish your work too quickly, and you're being paid by the hour? Slacking off would be the obvious thing to do, but what if you're on a corporate computer that has been locked down so there's nothing fun to do? One person got around this by building an entire…

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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning