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    📱 | Pensions minister urges Brits not to trust Google

    The UK's pensions minister has urged the public not to trust Google. Guy Opperman has issued a warning to the public and accused the tech giant of dragging its feet over pledges to vet its advertisers. “The minister has also accused Google – which owns YouTube – of profiting from from people who promote investment scams. Reflecting on the problem, he explained:” The minister has also accused Google – which owns YouTube – of profiting from from people who promote investment scams. is winning two ways because the fraudsters are advertising with them and [Googl…

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    👍 | Katie Price to document home improvement projec…

    Katie Price has launched a home renovation Instagram account so people can follow the makeover of her mansion. The 42-year-old star is moving back into the £ 2 million Sussex property, which fell into a state of disrepair in 2019, after spending the past several months living at her boyfriend Carl Woods' Essex home and she is going to be carrying out a major overhaul on the house. Katie announced her plans to her fans on social media, sharing an aerial view of the building and commenting: “Follow my new Instagram page @plucky_mansion dedicated to my house I've decided to transform back to a fam…

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    👍 | Lauren Goodger wants to be'as real as possible…

    Lauren Goodger wants her Instagram posts to look “as real as possible”. The'TOWIE' star – who has come under fire for heavily editing her social media posts – has defended the use of filters on photographs and insisted they are just “a little” bit of fun ”. She told Closer magazine:“ Filters were invented for a little bit of fun. Who doesn't like to look good in a picture? “I try to keep my pictures as real as possible, but I do have a bit of fun with it.“ I think it ’…

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    📱 | Google will let workers back in office next month

    Google is looking to have some employees to return to the office in the US next month. The tech giant is pushing on with its plan to reopen with more people getting the COVID-19 vaccine. As reported by CNET, a Google spokeswoman confirmed attendance will be voluntary at first, with their offices sticking to a limited capacity. Meanwhile, the plan depends on some factors, including a downward trend in COVID-19 cases, and increased vaccine availability. Although workers won't need to be vaccination to return to the office, Google is encouraging it. Google won't be requiring anyone to be back on… More

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    👍 | Hailey Bieber: Twitter is toxic

    Hailey Bieber says she deleted Twitter because it was “toxic”. The 24-year-old model revealed she deleted the micro-blogging app as she was getting “bad anxiety” from the trolling she received on her looks after she attracting more attention following her marriage to Justin Bieber in 2018. She said in a video on her YouTube channel: “I think one of the biggest things I struggled with for sure was the comparison aspect of body comparison and looks comparison and behavior comparison. I think when you' re going through a situation where you just have so many people hounding you with the same thing…

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    👍 | Dionne Warwick'having fun' on Twitter

    Dionne Warwick is “having fun” with social media. The 79-year-old singer signed up to Twitter during the coronavirus pandemic and she is really enjoying interacting with so many people using the platform. Speaking about social media, she said: “I 'm enjoying the fact that so many are following me. You know, I'm happy and I'm taking the opportunity to be able to talk to youngsters, which is wonderful… They have a lot of fun with me because I'm having fun with it. I love to laugh, you know. ”And the'That's What Friends Are For' hitmaker says social media has also put her onto some amazing young…

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    👍 | Facebook introducing news feed changes

    Facebook will now let users limit comments on their public posts to friends or only people tagged in the post. The social networking site is also planning to make it easier for people to have their main news feed in a “chronological” order with the latest posts This model was ditched back in 2009, with the company preferring to use algorithms to rank the content. However, Facebook's vice-president Nick Clegg acknowledged a lack of transparency and information which had led to users not trusting the feed. Now, the'most recent' option has been moved to a new'feed filter bar' which ca…

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    👍 | Jessica Simpson reveals she previously tested p…

    Jessica Simpson has revealed she previously tested positive for COVID-19. The 40-year-old star has penned an essay for Amazon Original Stories called'Take The Lead', and while promoting the text on her Instagram page, she shared that she had Jessica further explained how despite the “challenges and fears” in everyone's lives amid the global pandemic, she instead chose to “manifest a hopeful conversation” with her fans. She wrote on Instagram: “ This is the cover of my new Amazon Original Stories essay on self-acceptance, parenthood and over com…

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    👍 | Twitter'testing emoji reactions'

    Twitter is reportedly testing emoji reactions. Currently, users can only'like' a tweet, comment or reply using the love heart symbol, but the microblogging site has been asking its users about adding more reaction options. As reported by TechCrunch, the survey included Some sets of reactions and asked users which they preferred. Five of them featured in all sets – Like, Funny, Sad, Interesting and Awesome – with commonly used emojis, while the other two had different descriptions. In one set, they were known as Support or Angry, but others had them replaced by Agree and Disagree. However, the…

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    📱 | Google fixes Android apps issues

    Google has fixed an issue which meant Android phone apps were crashing. The likes of Facebook, Gmail and Amazon were impacted by the problems, which started on Monday (22.03.21) and seemed to be down to the Android System WebView, which lets Android apps display web content. A Google spokesman told the BBC: “We have resolved the issue with WebView that caused some apps on Android to crash for some users. Updating Android System WebView and Google Chrome via Google Play should now resolve the issue.” DownDetector – Which measures outages – revealed a surge in issues for both Amazon and Gmail, a…

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    📱 | Jive Bird launches on iOS and Android

    JiveBird has launched on iOS and Android devices. The greetings and gifting platform is now available on smartphones and tablets with its “100% digital offering” which means customers don't rely on the post to send a message to their loves ones. Through the online platform, you can choose an eCard “from hundreds of funky designs”, as well as create a PhotoCard using a selfie or image from your own library. You can also personalise the eGreeting with a recorded message to send with the eCard, or add a song from a choice of over 35,000 fully licenced tracks. Prices start at just 99p, and once si…

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    👍 | Twitter founder's first ever tweet sells for $ 2.9m

    Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first ever tweet has sold for $ 2.9 million (£ 2.1 million). Malaysia-based businessman Sina Estavi bought the tweet – which was first published on March 21, 2006 and read “just setting up my twttr” – using the ether cryptocurrency as part of an online charity auction. Dorsey has revealed he will convent the proceeds to bitcoin before donating them to the Give Directly's Africa Response fund. Estavi – chief executive of tech company Bridge Orale – bought the tweet as a nonfungible token (NFT) , which is a unique digital certificate stating who owns a photo, video or…

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    👍 | Halsey clarifies their pronouns:'I'm happy wit…

    Halsey is “happy with either” she or they pronouns. The'Without Me' hitmaker – who is currently expecting their first child with their boyfriend Alev Aydin – recently changed their bio on Instagram and Twitter to let their fans know their pronouns are “she” / they ”, and has now clarified exactly what that means. In a post on their Instagram Story, Halsey wrote:“ for those asking RE: my updated IG bio, I am happy with either pronouns 🙂 the inclusion of'they', in addition to'she', feels most authentic to me. If you know me at all you know what it means to me to express this outwardly. Thanks fo…

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    👍 | Twitter testing new YouTube feature

    Twitter is testing a new feature for YouTube videos. The micro-blogging platform is hoping to allow IOS user to view YouTube videos on the social media app instead of being taken directly to YouTube. Users can currently only view YouTube videos within Twitter itself is if a user has uploaded it directly from their device to the social media platform or mobile users are booted off Twitter to view the video on the video streaming platform. However, Twitter is only sampling the new feature on a handful of IOS users with no parrel tests on Andriod devices but developers are hoping to receive posit…

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    📱 | Google has launched ThreadIt

    Google has launched video messaging platform ThreadIt. The technology company hopes to make remote working easier with the release of the short video messaging platform that has been created to minimise unwanted long conference calls. ThreadIt has been created by Google's in-house incubator, Area 120 Users will be able to record a short video of themselves talking and share it with their co-workers, who can reply to their team when they are available and creating a chronological thread of video communication. The new technolog…

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    📱 | Google announces Play store fees reduction for…

    Google has announced a reduction in the fees it charges for Android apps featured in the Play store. From July 1, the tech giant will take 15% from the first $ 1 million (£ 720,000) in sales each year, which includes the apps and any This is half the current 30% commission, and followers a similar announcement by Apple late last year. Once you make over $ 1 million the larger cut will apply, although the number of developers this will impact is very small. As noted by Google, only around 3% of Android developers charge for either downloading the app or for addition…

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    👍 | Twitter testing larger images and 4K uploads

    Twitter is testing larger images and 4K uploads. The social media giant has unveiled plans for some new features to improve the appearance of photos on its platform. Twitter Support wrote this week: “Sometimes it's better said with a picture or a video. Over the next few weeks, we'll be testing some ways to improve how you can share and view media on Twitter. “Now testing on Android and iOS: when you Tweet a single image, how the image appears in the Tweet composer is how it will look on the timeline – bigger and better. ”The other feature being teased – which doesn't guarantee a full roll-out…

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    👍 | Facebook could pair AR glasses with neural wris…

    Facebook is looking into pairing its AR glasses with neural wristbands. The company's Reality Labs has opened up on the company's future plans after the upcoming release of its first smart glasses later this year. In a blog post, the company has explained its hopes for AR glasses working with a soft wristband to measure hand and finger movements with haptic feedback. Facebook noted: “While the fusion of contextually-aware AI with ultra-low-friction input has tremendous potential, important challenges remain — like how to pack the technology into a comfortable, all-day wearable form factor and…

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    👍 | Twitter rolling out Spaces globally next month

    Twitter will roll out Spaces globally next month. The social network launched its alternative to invite-only Clubhouse back in December, which it described as “a small experiment focused on the intimacy of the human voice”. Now, a spokesperson has confirmed to CNET that the in-app feature – which lets users create their own rooms for others to join and share audio clips in tweets and DMs – will be available worldwide in April. Earlier this month, Twitter expanded its beta test to include Android users after an initial period focused on iOS devices. Announcing the upcoming feature last year, Tw…

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    👍 | Jameela Jamil's thoughtful Instagram follows

    Jameela Jamil is “thoughtful” about who she follows on social media. The'Good Place' actress puts a lot of care into the content she sees online and thinks it is important to “curate a timeline” which inspires, rather than makes one feel “Terrible” about their lives. Giving her self-care tips, she said: “Get rid of anything on your timeline that is making you feel bad about yourself. We have control over what we take in. We don't have to click on that Explore button on Instagram. We can curate a timeline that makes us feel like we're learning something or that inspires us, rather than feeling…

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    👍 | Mark Zuckerberg reveals Facebook already work in…

    Facebook is already working on Oculus Quest 3 and 4. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed despite the Oculus 2 headset – which has already received rave reviews – dropping near the end of 2020, the firm is working had on its successors. He told The Information: “Because of how hardware gets developed, you kind of need to know what your next three products are going to look like all at the same time.” “It's not like software where we're changing it every couple of weeks.” We have product teams spun up now working on the next few generations of virtual reality and what Quest 3 and 4 are…

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    👍 | Facebook trains computers to learn like humans

    Facebook's artificial intelligence team is training computers to learn more like humans. The company's chief AI scientist Yann LeCun has opened up on the company's goals to make machines learn through observation in the same way babies do. 'd like artificial intelligence systems to learn how the world works by observation because that will have a huge implication.” It would allow machines to have some level of common sense. ”The social media brand's team has pushed computers towards the goal of filling in the blanks themselves without needing humans to sort throu…

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    📱 | Google promises not to replace personalized ad…

    Google has promised not to replace third party cookies. The tech giant is set to ax its current method of tracking users for adverts, and now the company has confirmed there are no plans to work on an alternative. In a blog post, the company said : “Today, we're making explicit that once third-party cookies are phased out, we will not build [alternative] identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web, nor will we use them in our products.” The firm noted other providers could still end up offering “a level of user identity for ad tracking across the web that we will not”. Howev…

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    👍 | Alec Baldwin quits Twitter over Gillian Anderso…

    Alec Baldwin has quit Twitter after backlash over a tweet about Gillian Anderson's American accent. The 62-year-old actor responded to criticism on the social media site after he reposted a news story about'The Crown' actress – who was born in the US Alec – who previously defended his wife Hilaria Baldwin for switching her own accent between Spanish and American – tweeted: “and grew up in the UK and the States – using an American accent as she accepted her Golden Globe award for her role as Margaret Thatcher. Switching accents? That sounds… fascinating. ”Now, in a lengthy Instagram video he…

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    👍 | UK Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden says Faceboo…

    The UK government says a Facebook news ban must be avoided. Last month, Australia passed a new law forcing Google and Facebook to pay publishers for news content. The bill – called the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code – requires the two companies to negotiate licensing agreements with publishers for news articles appearing on Facebook's feed and Google search. Facebook had temporarily blocked Australians from sharing news in response to the country making the site pay for Australian journalism. And the UK's Digital Secretary, Oliver Dowden, branded the move “ nuclear ”…

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    👍 | Bill Gates has secondary Twitter account

    Bill Gates has secondary social media accounts for “messing around”. The Microsoft founder admitted he doesn't spent much time on social media as he prefers to go to direct sources for news, but he does have'secret' profiles on sites like Twitter and Facebook where he doesn't have to be “official”. Speaking to Andrew Ross Sorkin on invitation-only Clubhouse app, he said: “I have a Twitter [account] that I just mess around on, and then I have my official” Twitter account. “And that's true on most of the [social media] services. There's the official me, and then there's the'messing around' me.”…

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    👍 | Eliza Dushku is pregnant again!

    Eliza Dushku is expecting her second child. The 40-year-old actress and her husband Peter Palandjian are set to become parents for the second time, 18 months after Eliza gave birth to their son Philip, whom they affectionately refer to by the nickname Bourne Posting on Instagram, Eliza wrote: “Mama x 2.. @ peter.palandjian & B ~ how I love you !! (sic)” Eliza shared a photo of herself holding her baby bump, whilst another photo showed Philip wearing a shirt which read “Can you dig it? I'm going to be a big brother”. The'Dollhouse' actress revealed the birth of her first son in August 2019. At t…

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    👍 | Facebook debating facial recognition in smart g…

    Facebook is debating whether or not to have facial recognition in its smart glasses. The social media company is looking to launch its first pair of smart glasses in 2021, and Andrew'Boz' Bosworth – who heads up the firm's augmented and virtual reality work – Responding to a report from BuzzFeeds news about remarks made in an internal meeting, Bosworth tweeted: “We've been open about our efforts to build AR glasses and are still in) has opened up on discussions taking place regarding the potential legal and privacy issues. the early stages. “Face recognition is a hugely controversial topic and…

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    📱 | Australia passes new law making Facebook and Go…

    Australia has passed a new law forcing Google and Facebook to pay publishers for news content. The bill – called the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code – requires the two companies to negotiate licensing agreements with publishers for news articles appearing on Facebook's feed and Google search. Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said: “This legislation will help level the playing field and see Australian news media businesses paid for generating original content.” Nick Clegg – who oversees Facebook's global affairs – noted in a blog post this week that publishers ben…

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    👍 | Facebook reverses news ban in Australia

    Facebook has reversed its ban on news content in Australia. The social media giant had blocked news to Australian users due to a dispute over a proposed law that would force it and Google to pay news publishers for content. But Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had informed him that the ban would end “in the coming days” after the pair had talks and agreed that amendments would be made to the legislation. He told reporters: “Facebook has re-friended Australia.” The proposed law aims to set up a “fairer” negotiation process between tech companies and…

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    📱 | Apple to make MagSafe battery for iPhone 12

    Apple is reportedly making a MagSafe battery for the iPhone 12. The technology company have spent the past year working on a magnetic battery pack that will wirelessly connect to an iPhone 12 using the company's MagSafe system, according to Bloomberg. Apple first began using MagSafe batteries With the launch of their MacBooks, where the power cord auto-attached and easily popped off. The new charger is expected to be able to snap onto the back of the iPhone 12, such as cases, chargers, mounts and a wallet. However, the new battery reportedly only provides additional charge, and not include af…

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    👍 | Facebook blocked own page during news takedown

    Facebook accidentally blocked users from viewing its own page. The social media network temporarily restricted users from accessing its own page in Australia on Thursday (18.02.21) while it was trying to restrict Australians from reading and sharing news. An Australian journalist posted a screenshot on Twitter capturing the Facebook page in its limited state, showing a missing cover photo and a barren timeline with only the words “No posts yet.” The platform also mistakenly blocked several Australian government pages including two official health intervention, cutting access to this health informa…

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    👍 | Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin'are not super s…

    Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin are “still not super serious”. The 37-year-old TV star and Amelia, 19, recently made their romance Instagram official, but they're trying to keep things casual for the time being. An insider explained : “Scott and Amelia are having a blast together. They've been going out with friends, spending time together and overall just having a really good time.“ They're still not super serious and are just taking things day by day and keeping things light and fun. ”Amelia is determined that their burgeoning romance remains casual for the moment, as she doesn't need“ a crazy…

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    👍 | Vanessa Hudgens makes Cole Tucker romance Insta…

    Vanessa Hudgens has made her relationship with Cole Tucker Instagram official. The 32-year-old actress was first reported to be romancing the baseball player, 24, back in November, and on Sunday (14.02.21) the couple marked Valentine's Day by making their relationship Instagram official. Alongside a picture of her and Cole sharing a sweet kiss, Vanessa wrote on Instagram: “It's you, it's me, it's us. @Cottuck (sic)” Cole also shared a picture on his own Instagram of himself and the'High School Musical' alum cuddled up together, and captioned it: “Happy V day @vanessahudgens (sic)” After the co…

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    👍 | Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker make romance In…

    Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker have made their romance Instagram official. The 25-year-old supermodel has been romantically linked to the NBA star since April last year, and the pair were also spotted together in Tahiti, where they celebrated Kim Kardashian West's 40th birthday in October. Kendall and Devin have kept tight-lipped about their relationship status, but on Valentine's Day (14.02.21) Kendall posted a cute snap of the Phoenix Suns player cuddling her on top of a kitchen surface on her Instagram Story and had a huge grin on her face. The catwalk beauty also tagged her man in the pos…