The Digest: ‘Spiderdog’ tops YouTube… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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'Mutant giant spider dog' tops YouTube chart | BBC News "A Polish film maker's short horror film featuring his pet dog in a tarantula costume was the biggest trending video on YouTube in 2014, parent company Google has announced. With over 113m views since it was posted in September, Mutant Giant Spider Dog…

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The Digest: Apple names top apps… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut | Mashable "Apple compiled its annual list of what it considers to be the year's most standout apps, with categories ranging from 'best apps' to 'best games'. Some notable inclusions are Yahoo News Digest, Facebook's Paper and the SwiftKey Keyboard app. With…

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The Digest: Amazon gets into takeaway… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Amazon launches a restaurant takeout and delivery service | Engadget "As part of its latest Amazon Local expansion, the internet retailer has launched a new Takeout & Delivery service, allowing customers to browse available local restaurants and order a freshly-cooked meal for pickup or have it delivered to their door." …

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Netflix vs Amazon … who’s best for Christmas films?

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If you're a serious film buff, you probably own your favourite Christmas movies on Blu-ray (my collection includes It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooged and Die Hard). But if you are like most people, you probably rely on the streaming services to give you your annual dose of Christmas cheer. So which service here…

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Will the Star Wars trailer break the internet tomorrow?

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You may have heard the rumours that a new Star Wars film is in production. Yeah, it's been kept pretty quiet, and almost nobody is talking about it, but Star Wars Episode VII - aka The Force Awakens - is due in cinemas around the world in December 2015. As is the movie industry's annoying…

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The Digest: Prince quits the internet… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Prince deletes Twitter and Facebook accounts | Billboard "Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince ended his awkward, year-long dalliance with social media on Tuesday. Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing into the deep Minneapolis…

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The Digest: New computer spying bug found… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Symantec uncovers sophisticated, stealthy computer spying tool | Re/Code "Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of malware that appears to be used for spying at internet service and telecommunications companies, and was likely created by a government agency. The team has dubbed this newly-found Trojan 'Regin' and…

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The Digest: Serial breaks iTunes record… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Murder mystery podcast Serial breaks download records | The Telegraph "A podcast about a real-life murder presented in a format that its creator says is 'as old as Dickens' has become the fastest ever to pass five million downloads. The podcast, which issues weekly 40-minute episodes, is a spin-off from broadcasting sensation This…

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