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9 Michael Crichton Sci-Fi Movies That Don’t Involve Dinosaurs or Wild West Robots

Author, screenwriter, producer, and director Michael Crichton would have left an incredible legacy even if the only sci-fi works associated with him were Jurassic Park and Westworld (and their many sequels and related titles). But he had so many more movie and TV credits to his name. Read More >>

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Twitter’s Finally Decided to Display Pictures Properly

Twitter has changed the way it displays images, and will now show entire pictures on your timeline, rather than cropped ones. Or, in Twitter’s words, “We’re making your twitter.com timeline more immersive by uncropping photos [that we cropped in the first place], so you can experience and present them as they were meant to be viewed [but we decided to ruin].” Read More >>

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This Timeline Shows the Entire History—and Potential Future—of the Universe

It can be hard to get your head around the long and complex history of the Universe. But this new timeline by Slovak graphic designer Martin Vargic does a wonderful job of describing the last 13.8 billion years of space—and what might happen in the next 10 billion, too. Read More >>

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30 Years of UK Mobile Phone Innovation and Beyond

On New Year's Eve thirty years ago the first mobile phone call was made in the UK. From the car-battery-powered bricks, to the first flip-phone and introduction of the iPhone, it's amazing how this technology has developed over our life time. Read More >>

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TwitPic Uploads Own Obituary Ahead of September Shutdown

Those of you who still use Twitpic's advert-covered throwback to the days before Twitter let you upload pics alongside tweets will soon be forced to dump it, with the service revealing it's to close at the end of September. Read More >>

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Your Facebook Profile Just Changed Again

If you're not the embrace change type, you're going to throw another mini-fit today: Facebook is switching up the look of your profile. Again. Again, again. Read More >>

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The History of the Photograph in a Facebook Timeline

What does a photograph mean to you today? Maybe an Instagram pic shot with your iPhone. Or a Facebook group photo taken with a point and shoot. Or if you're fancy, a DSLR-taken, Flickr-uploaded portrait. But what was it before? Kodak? Polaroid? This Facebook Timeline shows you the life of a photograph, from its invention (or birth) until now. Read More >>

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Facebook Will Change Your Profile to Timeline This Autumn, Like It or Not

Timeline, Facebook's hypergraphical profile triumph, has been around for almost a year—and there are still people either ignorant of or averse to the redesign. Tough pokes, says FB: you're getting switched before the year is over. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Telling Evvvvveryone All the Embarrassing Shit You “Like”

Quick! Take a look at your Facebook profile. What do you "like"? Do you really like these things? Are you willing to PUT YOUR REPUTATION ON THE LINE just so you can affirm your affection for the UKIP? Read More >>

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Without Facebook, We’d Have No Sense of Self: Agree or Disagree?

I was talking with a good friend today about, among much else, Facebook and introspection and self-image. I'm on Facebook, my friend never has been. (No, really, never.) He said he doesn't think about himself or reflect on his life nearly as much as other people (myself included) seem to. And he wondered if, maybe, his disinterest in analysing the minutiae of his life has anything to do with not having a Facebook account. Read More >>

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Not Even Mark Zuckerberg Can Be Bothered to Use Facebook’s Life Events

No one I know is using Facebook's Timeline Life Events. When Facebook introduced the feature with Timeline, I thought, yes, that could work great for historic brands and famous people, but for users? Why bother? It seems not even Mark Zuckerberg himself can be arsed with it, so why should you? Read More >>

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Facebook Testing New Profile Look (Again!)

Plenty of people are still unwrapping their undies after the move to Facebook's super-graphical Timeline look—and now the company is ready to mix things up again. Check out what your profile might look like soon. Read More >>

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The Definitive History of People Hating Facebook’s Redesigns

Buzzfeed's FWD has put together a Facebook timeline filled with people getting VERY VERY ANGRY about each and every tweak to Facebook's design and functionality. Everyone hates everything that Facebook does, and always has, apparently. Read More >>

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Watch Steve Jobs’ Life In a Facebook Timeline

Someone built a Facebook timeline with the life of Steve Jobs. It's quite nice to go through it and look at his life in this format, rather than having to suffer through Isaacson's rushed out prose. Read More >>

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How to Hack Your Facebook Profile Photo with Timeline

We love Timeline for Facebook. Maybe you don't. Doesn't really matter since Facebook is forcing everyone to switch. So what to do? We say have some fun with it! Since Timeline adds a big, splashy picture to your profile page, you can easily hack that big picture with your original profile picture to give your Facebook page some character (and make all your friends Like you). Here's how. Read More >>