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How to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice

Whether it’s dodgy products, bad food or collective public rage, Twitter is now apparently the quickest way to get a response from a brand. But that’s only when they do respond. It’s also the least satisfying channel for complaints, with only 39 per cent of UK organisations able to answer questions successfully through their Twitter feed. Greggs’ spot of quick …

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Lauren BravoHow to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice
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Might bionic moths be the future of disaster relief?

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a way to monitor the electric signals moths use to control their flight muscles, in order to intercept them. Their aim is to create remote-controlled moths that can be fitted with sensors and then sent to, for example, the site of an earthquake or accident, to gather data about the scale of …

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Diane ShipleyMight bionic moths be the future of disaster relief?
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The QBracelet charges your phone: Finally a wearable that does something useful!

After strapping the 10th gadget to my wrist this week in as many days, I’m starting to become a bit disillusioned by the whole ‘wearable revolution.’ It’s not that finding out how many steps I’ve taken, miles I’ve travelled or goals I’ve smashed isn’t an awesome nod to how far tech has come in recent years. It’s just that I’m not …

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Becca CaddyThe QBracelet charges your phone: Finally a wearable that does something useful!
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Twitter confirms its (terrible) timeline changes are real

A couple of days ago, we speculated that Twitter might just be toying with us/playing a prank/having a momentary aberration in its decision to treat favourites like retweets for some users. But the company has now confirmed its new policy, which means we should all brace ourselves for the change. Their updated support page says that user timelines consist of …

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Diane ShipleyTwitter confirms its (terrible) timeline changes are real
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EE Kestrel review: A surprisingly good 4G Android for just £99

Handset supplied by EE EE’s first own-brand smartphone is one of the lowest-priced 4G handsets on the market. The Kestrel delivers a surprising amount for a super-budget Android device, but has some tough competition even at £99. Manufactured by Huawei, the Kestrel is actually a rebranded Huawei Ascend G6 with a downgraded camera – but with UK users relatively unaware …

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Holly BrockwellEE Kestrel review: A surprisingly good 4G Android for just £99

Watching Netflix on Oculus confirms we’re in the future

Every now and again, we come across something that confirms for us that we’re officially in the future, and this collaboration between Netflix and Oculus (or Oculix, as it’s been dubbed) is definitely one of those somethings. Netflix has released a video showing a user sitting in front of his laptop wearing the virtual-reality headset, Oculus, to peruse Netflix’s catalogue. …

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Hayley MinnWatching Netflix on Oculus confirms we’re in the future
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Jaime King used Uber to get to hospital and give birth

Jaime King has revealed she took an Uber to hospital when she went into labour with last October. The 35-year-old American actress and model told host Conan O’Brien that an ambulance was too ‘dramatic’. She explains her decision in the video below: ‘they [Uber] say ‘three minutes away’, with an ambulance you don’t know. I can rely on Uber.’ It seems the supremely …

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Sadie HaleJaime King used Uber to get to hospital and give birth
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Is ‘McMusic’ on the way? Fast food giant steps into digital market

It seems that McDonald’s wants its fingers in all the pies, with plans to go beyond the burgers and step into digital music. As reported by CNBC, the fast food giant has just appointed its first ever U.S. vice president of digital, Julia Vander Ploeg – former executive of Ticketmaster – and intends to increase its digital presence with a range …

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Sadie HaleIs ‘McMusic’ on the way? Fast food giant steps into digital market
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SoundCloud content creators could earn money from ads soon

One of the only music streaming sites left without ads, SoundCloud is now introducing them, in line with launching a new program for its content creators to make money – so good for content creators, but not great for listeners. The new creator partner program on SoundCloud will have three tiers, Partner, Pro and Premier, but it looks like the …

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Hayley MinnSoundCloud content creators could earn money from ads soon
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Mobile rumours: Windows HTC One M8 UK release, Motorola to release eight devices this year?

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. The Windows Phone …

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Tom PritchardMobile rumours: Windows HTC One M8 UK release, Motorola to release eight devices this year?
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Apple Rumours: iPad Air 2 RAM upgrade, iPhone 6 external camera lenses

Those Apple rumours just keep coming, especially coming up to the iPhone 6′s rumoured launch window, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. The iPad Air 2 Could get an upgrade to 2GB of RAM We’ve …

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Tom PritchardApple Rumours: iPad Air 2 RAM upgrade, iPhone 6 external camera lenses
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Smartsun is the £1 wristband that tells you when you’ve had too much sun

If you’re prone to burning, and are never sure when you’ve been in the sun too long, it could now be as simple as wearing a UV-sensitive wristband, namely Smartsun. Designed by Swedish scientists, the new light-reactive bracelet changes colour from yellow to pink, warning wearers that it’s time to slap some sunscreen on and head into the shade. What’s …

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Hayley MinnSmartsun is the £1 wristband that tells you when you’ve had too much sun
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Google’s Photo Sphere app finally comes to iOS

They’ve been keeping it as an exclusive for Android users for the last year, but today Google has finally released a version of its innovative app Photo Sphere for iOS. The free app allows you to take a 360-degree picture by pointing your camera in the direction of several blue dots that appear on screen. Once you’ve covered as much …

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Diane ShipleyGoogle’s Photo Sphere app finally comes to iOS
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Google working on a more subtle, less ridiculous version of Glass

After years of ridicule and ‘glasshole’ comments, it looks like Google is making an effort to ensure its Glass wearable looks a little more subtle and a little less ridiculous in the future by packing its all important tech within the device itself. According to Gizmodo, Google has filed a new patent that includes the photo above. As you can see, the …

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Becca CaddyGoogle working on a more subtle, less ridiculous version of Glass
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Snapchat could soon make money from disappearing news

Snapchat has well and truly changed our mobile habits for good with its ephemeral messaging app. But the big question everyone’s asking now is: how will it make any money? Although your cat selfies and witty one-liners may be fun for you and your mates, they don’t really present the team behind the app with a viable business model. Well …

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Becca CaddySnapchat could soon make money from disappearing news
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UK police are breaching social media guidelines

Police forces in England and Wales have investigated 828 police breaches of social media guidelines since February 2009. We’re used to criminals being stupid on social media, whether it’s sharing photos of stuff they’ve, er, dishonestly acquired, or logging onto Facebook using other people’s property. But we expect the police to be a little more savvy. Sadly, in some cases, …

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Diane ShipleyUK police are breaching social media guidelines
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High school student creates mobile add-on to diagnose malaria

Last month we reported on an app which can identify malaria, and now a California student has developed an add-on for smartphones which can help identify the disease. The project, entitled Athelas, uses a lens attachment for smartphones to identify and magnify blood samples, while a corresponding app provides analysis of the images. Athelas promises to deliver ‘automated, cheap disease …

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Sadie HaleHigh school student creates mobile add-on to diagnose malaria
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Sony is releasing a selfie camera shaped like a perfume bottle, for some reason

Everyday it seems we reach a new level of narcissism when it comes to selfies, and now Sony has gone one step further by creating a camera, specifically for selfies, that looks like a perfume bottle. Sadly, it doesn’t act like a perfume bottle though. According to Engadget, Chinese girls have become accustomed to slapping a Chanel perfume bottle onto …

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Hayley MinnSony is releasing a selfie camera shaped like a perfume bottle, for some reason
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Mobile rumours: Foldable Samsung phone, LG G Watch 2, Galaxy Note 4′s ultrasonic cover

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. The Galaxy Note …

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Tom PritchardMobile rumours: Foldable Samsung phone, LG G Watch 2, Galaxy Note 4′s ultrasonic cover
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Brazilian judge has had enough of Secret’s secrets, calls for ban from Apple

The anonymous gossip app Secret has caused a lot of controversy over the past few months with many suggesting it’s leading to harassment, bullying and lots of bitchy gossip. We didn’t really expect anything less from an app seemingly built to nurture harassment, bullying and lots of bitchy gossip, but it looks like a Brazilian judge has had enough, as he wants …

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Becca CaddyBrazilian judge has had enough of Secret’s secrets, calls for ban from Apple