• Twitter officially adds support for tweetstorms because 280 characters isn't long enough
Twitter officially adds support for tweetstorms because 280 characters isn't long enough

You write the first tweet, then a response to that tweet, then another response, and so on until you're done. You can repeat this as many times as needed then tap the "Tweet All" button located in the top right hand corner. The tweetstorm format has been used for a long time on Twitter , initially by a small number of early adopters, including a...

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  • BBC launches Amazon Alexa voice service
BBC launches Amazon Alexa voice service

New customers in these countries can now begin unlimited, ad-free streaming of new releases from chart-topping artists within the Amazon Music app for iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Fire TV and on any Web browser. This feature can be activated by saying, "Alexa, set an alarm for to time to song ". When checking out one of the many music streaming servi...

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  • All the new features coming to Google Maps
All the new features coming to Google Maps

It's not certain when Google will roll out these changes to the Maps app for iOS and Android apps. The feature is still to launch on iOS users. When you're about to start a new trip, you enter your destination, and press start, as one usually does when using the app for directions.

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  • NASA to reveal major breakthroughs from its alien-hunting programme
NASA to reveal major breakthroughs from its alien-hunting programme

At the teleconference, experts from NASA and Google will together explain the latest breakthrough discovery from the alien-hunting telescope, Kepler. This has confirmed the existence of 178 exoplanets to date, with 515 further potential planets. The discovery used Google's machine learning algorithms to possibly develop a new way of analyzing...

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  • Al Franken Victim Leeann Tweeden Responds to Democrat's Resignation
Al Franken Victim Leeann Tweeden Responds to Democrat's Resignation

Franken said that in responding to women's reports of his behavior, he "wanted to be respectful" of the broader conversation around harassment and men's abuses of power. "I expected for him to come and share the truth, share what he had experienced, you know, give us some sort of resolve to the situation". Despite the backlash, Kemplin said sh...

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  • More idiocy on guns, thanks to the NRA and US House
More idiocy on guns, thanks to the NRA and US House

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed by a 231-198 vote . State gun laws vary across the United States; some states issue permits to convicted felons through loopholes in background check laws, convicted violent misdemeanants, people wanted on warrants, and those subject to orders of protection.

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  • Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe
Colossal distant black hole holds surprises about early universe

It's a truly gargantuan black hole, some 800 million times the mass of our sun. Quasars are thought to be among the brightest objects in the universe. The team believes that the newly discovered black hole existed in an environment that was about half neutral, half ionized. And how did those behemoth black holes grow so big in so little time?...

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  • Facebook have launched a Messenger app just for kids
Facebook have launched a Messenger app just for kids

On the last Monday, the Messenger Kids came out in the USA as an app for Apple devices - the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Facebook, like other social networks , requires users to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an account. They may do so using their own standard Messenger app. "Combine that immaturity with the problematic interactions ...

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  • Amazon finally comes to Southeast Asia, launching in Singapore
Amazon finally comes to Southeast Asia, launching in Singapore

Fresh from its earlier Prime Now launch in Singapore , Amazon now wants its customers in the island country to hop on its Prime service at S$8.99 a month ($6.70). Under the previous ordinance, AmazonGlobal program, every Singaporeans could enjoy free shipping for buying qualifying goods worth at least USD$125.

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  • This weekend's Cold Moon will be 2017's only Supermoon
This weekend's Cold Moon will be 2017's only Supermoon

The technical term for it is Perigee-Syzygy of the Earth Moon system, as the point on the moon's orbit closest to the Earth is called perigee. "There are lots of great photos of people appearing to be holding the moon in their hand and that kind of thing".

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  • Super moon to be seen on Sunday night
Super moon to be seen on Sunday night

It will shine up to 30 per cent brighter, not only because it's close to Earth, but also because Earth will be nearing its closest to the sun in early January. The best time to see it will be anytime after moonrise, which will occur around 5 p.m. local time in the US depending on your time zone. Going to miss Sunday's supermoon? Or, you know-...

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  • Victoria's Secret Models Under Fire After Singing N-Word Backstage
Victoria's Secret Models Under Fire After Singing N-Word Backstage

It's unclear which women are singing in the video. Kloss appeared to have edited out the section of the video that shows her fellow models uttering the N-word when she uploaded it to Youtube. One woman even called for the models to be fired. Another person agreed and tweeted: 'Oh! Victoria's Secret models were caught singing a racia...

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  • Microsoft Edge now available as a stable release for Android and iOS
Microsoft Edge now available as a stable release for Android and iOS

Running Edge on Android and iOS lets you sync your favorites and reading list from your desktop. Are you a fan of the Windows 10 version? Edge's only unique capability is the option of opening your current webpage on another device. Thanks to the beta, Microsoft even added some new features, including what it calls Roaming Passwords . The overal...

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  • Black Friday Is Mutating
Black Friday Is Mutating

The group finds those who shopped online and in stores spent or were planning to spend $82 more on average than online-only shoppers, and $49 more on average than store-only shoppers. Of those who chose to shop at the last minute, 52 percent planned to shop online. But the firm added the decline in traffic was less than 1 percent on Black Friday, e...

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  • MacOS High Sierra bug allows full admin access without a password
MacOS High Sierra bug allows full admin access without a password

Business Insider was able to replicate the bug on Tuesday. We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update it we hear back. MacOS users may want to mitigate the issue themselves by assigning a root password or disabling the root account in System Preferences - User Groups on your Mac device.

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  • Putin Signs Anti-Foreign Media Law After RT Registers As 'Foreign Agent'
Putin Signs Anti-Foreign Media Law After RT Registers As 'Foreign Agent'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that empowers the government to designate media outlets receiving funding from overseas as "foreign agents" and impose sanctions against them. The U.S. government-funded Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were among those on the list. On November 13, the Russian state-funded ...

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  • Best Black Friday US games deals
Best Black Friday US games deals

It's pretty slim pickings to be honest - your best bet is a few quid off the excellent, but still jolly expensive, Xbox One Elite controller. However, you should know that you won't find the best sellers discounted. Once again, this slightly lower price will only be available for a very limited time with on Amazon's United Kingdom site. Amazon ...

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  • The best PS4 deals for Black Friday 2017
The best PS4 deals for Black Friday 2017

If you want some games to go along with your new Nintendo Switch , then you're in luck. Those are some pretty great Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals. As one of the biggest retailers in the world, of course GameStop is no exception. Needless to say, we'll be seeing similarly discounted games this year - some of the year's biggest releas...

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  • Padmavati row: Group demands strict action against those threatening Deepika Padukone
Padmavati row: Group demands strict action against those threatening Deepika Padukone

The film was earlier scheduled to release on December 1. A select group of journalists who watched the film have said the film doesn't distort history in any way and celebrates Rajput pride. Moreover, the CBFC has recently sent back the film to its makers citing "technical deficiencies". The protest against the Bhansali's film was started by Shri...

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  • NY Attorney General investigating Uber data breach
NY Attorney General investigating Uber data breach

Reports claim Uber's former chief executive Travis Kalanick has known about the breach for over a year. The hack also exposed the names and driver's license numbers of the company's 7 million drivers (600,000 drivers in the U.S.). "We do not believe any individual rider needs to take any action, " the company said in its statement . The ...

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  • Rainbow Six Siege Outlines Season Plans for Year 3
Rainbow Six Siege Outlines Season Plans for Year 3

The full reveal of the new mode and Operation Chimera will take place during Ubisoft's Six Invitational 2018 early next year. Year three of Rainbow Six: Siege will add more than just a temporary new mode. Ubisoft had previously said it was hard to release new game modes that changed the core five-versus-five tactical gameplay of Rainbo...

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  • Apple's HomePod reportedly pulled from holiday release, slated for 2018
Apple's HomePod reportedly pulled from holiday release, slated for 2018

The Cupertino, Calif. -based tech company said in a statement it simply needs "a little more time before it's ready for our customers", but failed to get into any specifics about the production delay, CNBC said. Where Apple does fall short is providing a smart experience with Siri. Apple meant to release the $349 HomePod in early December so it c...

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  • Is Dog Ownership Connected To Better Health?
Is Dog Ownership Connected To Better Health?

The dataset was linked to dog ownership registers, which later revealed dog owners had a different risk of cardiovascular disease and death than people who didn't own a pet dog. "It may encourage owners to improve their social life, and that in itself will reduce their stress level, which we know absolutely is a primary cause for cardiovascular dis...

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  • Here's what Tesla Roadster's
Here's what Tesla Roadster's "Maximum Plaid" mode looks like in real life

Graced with the semblance of Darth Vader and an unusual center-mounted driver's seat, the truck's design signals how much the company wants to do things differently. The Roadster will have a range of 620 miles, he added. That would put it, at least, near the 261 mile-an-hour top speed of the $3 million Bugatti Chiron .

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  • SpaceX to launch a secret but significant payload Thursday ars_ab.settitle(1205153)
SpaceX to launch a secret but significant payload Thursday ars_ab.settitle(1205153)

The privately-owned space transportation firm SpaceX will launch an orbital payload Thursday, but no one is saying who owns the satellite or what it will do. Florida Today notes that the plan-to have the Falcon 9 booster return and land-reaffirms that Zuma is headed to a low earth orbit and could mean it doesn't weigh as much as past SpaceX ...

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  • IPhone X Face ID Fooled With A $150 Mask, Should You Worry?
IPhone X Face ID Fooled With A $150 Mask, Should You Worry?

Bkav made a silicone nose and printed 2D images for the eyes to complete the 3D printed mask, which it says could be replicated by knowledgeable hackers with access to 3D scanners. Other than that, the eyes were represented with printed 2D images, with a little extra special processing done on the cheeks and other areas of the face where there are...

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  • Some Apple iPhone X units facing an earphone bug
Some Apple iPhone X units facing an earphone bug

However, I still want to balk at certain things, especially that huge 6.5-inch iPhone , which would easily be Apple's biggest iPhone yet, and noticeably larger than borderline unwieldy phones like the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 . Importantly, though, this won't really be a "backwards-looking" phone like this year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ; instead,...

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  • Musical.ly Acquired By Chinese Startup for $800 Million
Musical.ly Acquired By Chinese Startup for $800 Million

Bytedance strike out competitors (rival bidders) involving Kuaishou, the viral video streaming service, the folks said, questioning not to be acknowledged conferring a confidential matter. Hearst's "Seventeen" magazine has said it'll devise a slate of shows focused on fashion and beauty for Musical.ly. Bytedance, which was recently valued at $20 ...

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  • Facebook Wants Your Nude Pics Now To Stop Revenge Porn Later
Facebook Wants Your Nude Pics Now To Stop Revenge Porn Later

The nude program is now being tested in Australia, with e-safety commissioner Julia Inman Grant revealing in an interview with ABC that she's fully on board with the scheme. In a statement on the trial , Facebook said: "This is an initial pilot in Australia ". Outside of the Facebook Messenger pilot project, anyone who thinks they have ...

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  • Ubisoft CEO says there's two more years until a new console generation
Ubisoft CEO says there's two more years until a new console generation

But nearly everything else about the console is exactly the same as its much more affordable counterpart, the Xbox One S , which also rings in at half the price: $250. For those that want a cheaper alternative, you can always pick up an Xbox One S for around $200 or wait it out for special holiday bundles. Microsoft hasn't continually report o...

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