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Good news: Data suggests that the Ice Bucket Challenge has peaked

Okay, so we’re all pleased that the Ice Bucket Challenge is raising a lot of money for a good cause – but let’s be honest… isn’t it so last Thursday? Luckily, for those who have tired of it, Ice Bucket Fever appears to have peaked – with Google Trends showing downwards momentum from a peak on August 21st. It looks like it’ll …

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James O'MalleyGood news: Data suggests that the Ice Bucket Challenge has peaked
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Dropbox launches Pro account with enhanced sharing controls

Dropbox has today launched a Pro version of its cloud storage app, which adds new options for sharing files and enhanced security options. In a post on the company’s blog, the company describes the three new sharing options: Sharing files using passwords on shared links, shared link expiration (so the link will stop working after a period of time) and …

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James O'MalleyDropbox launches Pro account with enhanced sharing controls
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Jawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake

Over the weekend San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake. The South Napa quake was apparently the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years – and what’s amazing is that thanks to wearable technology, we’re able to see exactly how people felt it. In a blog post on the Jawbone site, the company posted a chart showing how …

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James O'MalleyJawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake
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Now Twitter can make you paranoid about flooding

A new website has launched that lets you browse through over 2000 river gauges that are connected to the internet – so you know how much to worry about flooding. Isn’t the Internet of Things great? Now we can get near real time river data on loads of places – and GaugeMap will put it into context, flagging up whether …

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James O'MalleyNow Twitter can make you paranoid about flooding
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The internet is a better teacher than a school – here’s some reasons why.

Today is GCSE exam results day here in the UK, when teenagers across the country will be nervously open envelopes to learn how they did – after spending the past couple of years putting in all that effort. Here’s the thing though: School’s a bit of a boring way to learn. So here’s some hi-tech suggestions on how you can …

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James O'MalleyThe internet is a better teacher than a school – here’s some reasons why.
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Greggs has a little Google problem

Poor Greggs. All the Newcastle embassy wants to do is have a presence online yet somehow Google’s algorithm picked the following image to represent the companies: Someone at Google doesn't like sausage rolls. This is what you get when you search "Greggs": pic.twitter.com/B090HlUGuw — Rosie (@RosieLondoner) August 19, 2014 Yes, that reads “Providing shit to scum for over 70 years”. …

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James O'MalleyGreggs has a little Google problem
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Twitter is showing your favourites in your followers’ timelines

Potentially horrifying news depending on how you use Twitter. The company is testing a new “feature” whereby tweets that you have favourited will act like retweets, and will be shown in the timelines of the people who follow you. That’s right – just like a retweet. The feature has only rolled out to a handful of users at the moment …

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James O'MalleyTwitter is showing your favourites in your followers’ timelines
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Cyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response

Since I took up cycling a couple of years ago, I’ve become something of a militant cyclist. Having to take to London’s roads is not a pleasant experience for much of the time, because the city is so poorly equipped to deal with people on two wheels. It’s insane that Transport for London hasn’t done more about it too – …

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James O'MalleyCyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response
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Facebook adds a “save for later” button

Facebook has added a button that will let users save an item on their feed to read later – brilliant for if you come across an interesting sounding link whilst just doing a quick browse on the bus. The way it will work is pretty similar to the likes of Pocket or Instapaper. On Facebook’s mobile app if you’re on …

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James O'MalleyFacebook adds a “save for later” button
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Silly Washboard service shuts up shop after just a few weeks

Oh no! Remember Washboard? It was a web 2.0 service that would send American subscribers a bunch of coins every month for use in the laundrette. In exchange for slightly more money than the value of the quarters. Yep, it was as stupid as it sounds, and now to the surprise of no one, it has emerged that the service …

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James O'MalleySilly Washboard service shuts up shop after just a few weeks