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The Digest: Sony Announces PlayStation Vue… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, Computer Security, Gadgets, Gaming, HDTV, Internet, IPTV, Malware, Mobile phones, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Twitter 1 Comment

Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue | Reuters "Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service, the company said." …

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The Digest: Video games don’t cause violence… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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US study finds no links between violent video games and violence | The Independent "A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson…

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The Digest: Twitter makes some tweaks… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Drones, Gadgets, Gaming, iPhone, Malware, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Samsung, Smartphones, Social Media, Twitter, Video games Leave a Comment

​Twitter takes another teeny tiny step toward becoming Facebook | Gizmodo "Twitter tweaked its website design today to move the status bar where you compose a tweet a couple short inches from the right-hand corner to the center of the page. And guess what, it looks just like Facebook now." …

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The Samaritans Radar app is a reminder that we have no control over how our data is used

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It has been almost a week since Samaritans launched its "Radar" web app - and almost a week since the backlash began. Astonishingly, the charity is sticking to its guns - and this should remind us that once our data is out there, we can't control what happens with it. On the surface the app…

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

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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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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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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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88-year-old woman forced to awkwardly tweet to avoid social embarrassment

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An 88-year-old woman was forced to feign interest in Twitter today, as she was shown around a new exhibition on the information age by younger colleagues. The woman, who identified herself only as "Elizabeth R", is thought to be a victim of circumstances that have forced her to continue working - even well after she…

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