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Facebook re-invents the 1990s chat room with Rooms iPhone app

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Facebook has released a new iPhone app, Rooms, that allows users to create near-anonymous chat rooms like those from the mid-1990s internet relay chat (IRC) systems. Rooms does not require a Facebook account to use – only an email address to re-login if switching between devices. The app connects users in a pseudo-anonymous fashion to […]

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Yes, dating apps can be bad for gay men but not in the way you might think | Patrick Strudwick

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The CCTV footage is chilling. Suspect number one paces outside, checking his watch, checking all around. Seven minutes later, a second suspect lurks in the hallway, nervously glancing behind him before pulling out his phone. We do not know if these are indeed the culprits. What we know is that last month a gay man […]

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Top senator demands explanation from Whisper after user tracking revelations

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The chair of the Senate commerce committee has said revelations about how the “anonymous” social media app Whisper is tracking its users raise “serious questions” over privacy and demanded an explanation from the company. Senator Jay Rockefeller wrote to the chief executive of Whisper to ask for a detailed, in-person briefing for his committee staff. […]

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Can you really rely on an app to do your maths homework?

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The video shows a textbook being flipped open and a smartphone pointed at a dense page of calculations. But this isn’t someone Instagramming their homework; the phone scans the equations on its screen and solves them, each solution popping up instantly with a satisfying click. The footage – created to promote a new algebra-solving app […]

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Angry Birds Transformers review a warmer, crafted homage than the films

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As a child, I loved Transformers: the toys, the shows, the branded pyjamas, etc. Watching those cartoons back as an adult was a bit dispiriting though. With grown-up eyes, it was hard not to see them as just a marketing vehicle for toys, branded pyjamas, etc. I suspect if I watched He-Man again, it’d be […]

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