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Instagram’s Made it Easier to Ditch Those Accounts You Don’t Know Why You Follow

Cleaning up your feed just became a little less daunting thanks to a new Instagram update that singles out accounts you forgot you ever followed in the first place. Read More >>

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How to Use Snapchat Filters in Instagram Stories

In early August, Instagram introduced “Stories,” a new feature the company asserted would let users “share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile.” What the platform neglected to mention, however, was that a near-identical feature exists elsewhere—on Snapchat. Read More >>

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Researchers are Using Fairy Tales to Prevent a ‘Psychotic’ Robot Uprising

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology think they’ll be able to stamp out a violent robot uprising by teaching AI moral lessons, through fairy tales. Using a special system called Quixote, they’re essentially treating robots like dogs, offering reward signals for doing well and punishment signals for doing badly. Whether or not a robot actually gives a shit about treats or a belly tickle is an entirely different matter. Read More >>

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Is Father Christmas a Dangerous Lie That Damages Children?

Richard Dawkins, a man who's perpetually only one tweet away from becoming the next David Icke, has kicked off a new war of words, suggesting we should think hard before telling our children fantasy stories lest they warp their impressionable minds. Read More >>

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Google+ Stories Might Actually Make Photo Albums Beautiful (and Easy)

Raise your hand if you've ever gone on a holiday (or even to an event for a day), taken a bunch of photos, sworn you'll put them in an album for your friends and family to see, only to leave them languishing on phone or SD card for many months. I do it pretty much every time. Google+ Stories, a feature that begins rolling out today, might save us from that. Read More >>

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might be the Ultimate Travel Tool

How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places. Read More >>

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Camel Analysis Makes Shock Claim That the Bible Might Not be 100 Per Cent Factual

Some of the Bible's anecdotes might not be entirely true is a shocking claim made by researchers, who suggest that the timelines of some Bible stories don't match up with the reality of camel development history. Read More >>

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Jailed MegaUpload Employees Denied Bail

MegaUpload's founder, Kim Dotcom, was arrested in New Zealand with at least three other MU employees as part of federal actions against the file-sharing website today. And the four had better get used to their cells, they'll be there through the weekend as a North Shore District Court denies their request for bail. Read More >>

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Twitter Attempts to Inspire With Stories

Twitter aims to show us just how powerful a tweet can be with the launch of a spin-off site called Twitter stories. Showcasing 'life changing' tweets, the most inspirational 140-character messages are highlighted and given a backstory. Read More >>