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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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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
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WATCH: Weird Al explains to Fox News host how the internet works

Fox News in America is known for two things: Its conservative slant, and the fact that the people who watch it are really, really old. Which is perhaps why it shouldn’t come as a shock that its hosts sometimes seem stunningly out of touch. Weird Al has been publishing new music videos every day for eight days to promote his …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Weird Al explains to Fox News host how the internet works

YouTube gets 60fps support and launches "Creators Studio" app

Good news for hardcore gamers and those who like slightly-too-slick motion in videos: YouTube has announced plans to support video at 60 frames per second. The company, owned by Google is currently at Vidcon in Anaheim, and has announced a…

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James O'MalleyYouTube gets 60fps support and launches "Creators Studio" app

WATCH: Is the internet ruining your attention?

We spend our lives on the internet, but what is it doing to us? In this video from College Humor, find out the bleak truth about how horrible actually concentrating is. Check it out below. If you dare: Did you…

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Is the internet ruining your attention?

Is "Washboard" even stupider than "Yo"?

Last week we brought you the story of Yo, a messaging app that can only send one word: "Yo". Today we find out about Washboard… and could this be even more ridiculous? If you're looking for the answer to the…

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James O'MalleyIs "Washboard" even stupider than "Yo"?