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

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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Is Twitter about to launch direct video uploads?

Warning: Let's call this speculation. Actor and presenter Robert Llewellyn, who is known for playing Kryten in Red Dwarf and presenting several wildly successful YouTube series (like Carpool and Fully Charged) has just tweeted this intriguing thing: Oooh, exciting. I'm going to try uploading video direct to twitter later on today. New feature. New toys!…

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Google launches secure USB key for safer login

Worried about your password getting into the wrong hands? Google has just launched a USB stick that might put your mind at rest. According to ExtremeTech, Google is calling it Security Key, and uses the Universal Second Factor protocol, found in some makes of USB thumb drives. Basically, when it comes to login on Chrome,…

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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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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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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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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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