The Bank of England will use Twitter and Facebook to set interest rates

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The Bank of England has traditionally used past trends to monitor the state of the economy, setting interest rates accordingly. But now, as Engadget reports, it’s going to be using tools that are a little more up-to-date, factoring social media into its equations. A new team will start using the internet, specifically search terms, Twitter,…

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#LetMeLibrarianThatForYou proves we were just as curious (and stupid) before Google

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Cast your mind way, way, back to a world without Google. Remember what a barren wasteland the internet was when all we had to answer our burning questions was Netscape? Well, imagine a world even more harsh and unforgiving than that: where you had to either spend hundreds of pounds on a set of encyclopaedias…

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Just how secure are our connected devices?

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While the Internet of Things (or IoT) is set to transform our lives it could provide a massive security risk too, reckons Chris Price  Though we still think of the internet as a medium allowing individuals to communicate with one another - via email, social media or instant messaging - the reality is there are…

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Google’s new pill will search your body for cancer

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In case you weren’t sure how serious Google were about world domination search, now they want to take their algorithms inside your body, too. Don’t worry, though: they come in peace. In fact, they only want to help you feel better and continue to use Google products live longer. Today, Google’s experimental division Google X…

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Google announces the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet

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They've been rumoured for a very long time, and despite us having to wait for a month after all the other big announcements Google has finally unveiled it's new Nexus models: The Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone, and the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. The announcement also marked the official launch of Android 5.0 a.k.a Lollipop, which…

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A Nexus 6 benchmark claims it’s more powerful than any other Android device

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We've been hearing a lot about what the Nexus 6 might be including, and benchmark tests are proving to be a valuable source of information. One that's been spotted recently, however, shows off that the Nexus 6 might end up being seriously powerful. More powerful than the likes of the LG G3 and the Galaxy…

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Android Silver may not be dead after all

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Not too long ago we heard news that Android Silver had been put on hold for a variety of possible reasons, including one of the programmes chief architects leaving Google. But there is still hope, because according to TKTechNews the programme may still see the light of day. According to the site sources claim that devices…

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Mock-ups of Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ (Nexus 6) device show off how big it might be

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There have been plenty of rumours surrounding Motorola's mysterious new phone code-named 'Shamu'. Some say it's the next Nexus phone, others say it's something else entirely. These mock-ups (below), if real, come from 9to5Google and apparently show off the device and seemingly corroborate the idea that Shamu is the new Nexus. 9t05Google says that it…

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Google Now’s new feature saves you money on air travel

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When you think of virtual assistants you generally think of something like Siri with its strange replies and voice control, but that's not all they can do. Google Now, Google's own virtual assistant, is constantly adding new features (like remembering where you parked)and one of the most recent is designed to help save you money…

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Google wants websites to be more like apps and work offline

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'This page cannot be displayed' or 'Error 404, not found' are two things on the internet that nobody every really wants to see, because it can mean that something has gone wrong with your connection. No connection means no internet, and no internet means mass panic. Ok, maybe not but it's incredibly frustrating. Google wants to…

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