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Facebook adds Safety Check for when your friends are caught up in disaster areas

Have you ever seen a big disaster on the news, and worried that your family and friends might be in the middle of it? Brilliantly, Facebook has just added a new tool that will put minds at ease. Safety Check will activate when there's a disaster and Facebook knows that you're nearby - either through…

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James O'MalleyFacebook adds Safety Check for when your friends are caught up in disaster areas
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It’s okay, Dropbox HASN’T been hacked

Worry not! Your friends posting about the hack on Facebook are wrong. Rumours of Dropbox's compromise appear to have been greatly exaggerated, at least according to the Dropbox blog. The company says: "Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were…

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James O'MalleyIt’s okay, Dropbox HASN’T been hacked
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Is Amazon planning to become Argos?

Amazon revolutionised retail by taking it online and according to reports... is now planning to do the complete opposite and open up physical stores. According to ITProPortal, Amazon is planning to open a "mini warehouse" in New York, near famous department store Macy's. Whilst it will be primarily designed to be a place to pick…

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Watch out Commander Hadfield – astronaut Reid Wiseman is making Vines in space

Check out this amazing Vine from astronaut Reid Wiseman, who is currently a resident of the International Space Station. "Turns out a sphere of floating water makes the ultimate fisheye lens", he tweeted. Wiseman of course is following in the footsteps of Commander Chris Hadfield who won the internet last year with his amazing David…

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James O'MalleyWatch out Commander Hadfield – astronaut Reid Wiseman is making Vines in space
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7 geeky podcasts that will make your life better

There's so many great podcasts out there it is sometimes difficult to know where to start. So here's some geeky podcasts to get you started. Z-List Dead-List Z-List Dead-List is a brilliantly inventive idea from comedian Iszi Lawrence: There are loads of dead people who are interesting, funny or important,…

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James O'Malley7 geeky podcasts that will make your life better
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BBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days

Good news if you want to catch up on that show you missed: The BBC has announced that iPlayer users will now get 30 days after a programme is broadcast to catch up, up from just a week before. In a post on the BBC Internet Blog, the Beeb's Dan Taylor-Watt explained how the extension…

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James O'MalleyBBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days
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Tesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service

Speaking at the Tesco Hudl 2 launch this morning there was one topic that Tesco's Group Digital Officer Michael Comish clearly didn't want to talk about: the fate of Blinkbox, the on-demand video and music streaming service that the retailer owns. When asked directly by a Bloomberg journalist amongst the assembled hacks whether the service…

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James O'MalleyTesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service
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Is Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?

Tesco could be planning to sell-off its video and music streaming service Blinkbox, if reports are to be believed. The news was reported in The Times (by way of the IB Times) and curiously comes just days before the retailer is expected to announce the Hudl 2 - a successor to its surprisingly zippy budget…

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James O'MalleyIs Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?