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

Diane Shipley Tech

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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Google’s new pill will search your body for cancer

Diane Shipley Tech

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

Tom Pritchard Tech

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

Tom Pritchard Tech

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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