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Open thread: Mitt Romney's 99 percent problems

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Open thread: Mitt Romney's 99 percent problems

Facebook launches new two-pane layout for Messages, adds multiple-photo support and keyboard shortcuts

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Facebook has just launched a nice-looking update to its Messages feature, introducing a two-pane layout that makes for a cleaner way to use the service. There’s also support for multiple photos and a set of keyboard shortcuts. The changes mirror some of the features that have only been available in...
Facebook launches new two-pane layout for Messages, adds multiple-photo support and keyboard shortcuts

Open Thread: Where Do You Go When Twitter Goes Down?

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Nearly a full half-hour into the darkness this morning and we were beginning to wonder if it was time to break out the hurricane candles and board games - the world seemed to suddenly slow down and it had, dramatically. Twitter, you see, died on us this morning. While we're...
Open Thread: Where Do You Go When Twitter Goes Down?

The Web Needs YOU! Tell us what you want built with a Web of Data in our open thread: http://bit.ly/d12Aq1

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The Web Needs YOU! Tell us what you want built with a Web of Data in our open thread: http://bit.ly/d12Aq1

Iceland's 'anti-incest' app: what other dating warnings would you like to see? | Open thread

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When it comes to ex-lovers, tell us which dirty secrets you wish you had been warned about before getting involvedA new smartphone app has been developed in Iceland that can be used to alert each of the country's 320,000 inhabitants as to whether they share a common ancestor with potential...
Iceland's 'anti-incest' app: what other dating warnings would you like to see? | Open thread

Do you have a secret family history you wish to share? | Open thread

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A website has put up crime records dating back to 1770. Tell us whether any notorious ancestors are lurking in your pastA website that enables you to research your family tree has put up 2.5m crime records dating between 1770 and 1934. People will be able to discover whether they...
Do you have a secret family history you wish to share? | Open thread

Sunday Open Thread: Transit Time Map

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Sunday Open Thread: Transit Time Map

Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

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For months, we've been fielding rumors (and filtering out the facts) about MySpace's proposed redesign and rebranding. Tonight's report on TechCrunch outlines a few minor details of the overall plan to stop the site's hemorrhaging users and stem its financial decline. As we've known (and as we predicted last year),...
Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

Open Thread: Old Fogeys v. Young Whippersnappers, Ageism in Tech

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In the past, we've talked a bit about issues of gender and technology, but today, this blog post brought another important aspect of tech and discrimination to our attention. We polled some of our friends on Google Buzz and asked whether ageism is something they've seen at work or that...
Open Thread: Old Fogeys v. Young Whippersnappers, Ageism in Tech

Open Thread: Should Social Media Experts Be Required to Know Their Tech?

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Social media gurus: We all know one. If you're lucky, you know only one. They are the attendees of tech parties, the "Twitter consultants," the armchair generals of the Internet, and their numbers grow by the day. Yet most of them couldn't distinguish a line of code from a badly...
Open Thread: Should Social Media Experts Be Required to Know Their Tech?

Open Thread: PRManna - Copy Cat or Inspiration?

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Earlier this month we noticed PRManna climbing up the Hacker News front page and reached out to the creator for an interview. Ryan Waggoner started PRManna in his spare time and was open in saying that the project was inspired by Peter Shankman's Help a Reporter Out. The difference between...
Open Thread: PRManna - Copy Cat or Inspiration?

The Real Time Google Index: Will It Be a Game Changer? (Open Thread)

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Google is developing a system to ingest real-time content updates from any page on the web automatically, using the open PubSubHubbub Atom protocol, we reported on Wednesday. Google already indexes a whole lot of content very quickly, will a real-time indexing system make a big difference? There are differences of...
The Real Time Google Index: Will It Be a Game Changer? (Open Thread)

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The History Behind Facebook's Graph Search

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Editor’s note: Taylor Buley is a senior developer at Conde Nast’s PARADE. He’s a former staff writer at Forbes and graduated from University of Pennsylvania and Stanford. Follow him on Twitter @taylorbuley. On Thursday Lars Rasmussen, Google Maps co-inventor turned Facebook Graph Search guru, took to Reddit for an “ask me anything”...
The History Behind Facebook's Graph Search

What apps can't you live without? | Open thread

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As Apple sells its 50 billionth iOS app, we'd like to hear about the smartphone and tablet apps you have come to depend onThe 50 billionth iOS app was downloaded some time on Wednesday. The app market has been a key part of the smartphone and tablet phenomenon of recent...
What apps can't you live without? | Open thread

Does your boss read your email? Open thread | Ruth Spencer

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Is your employer sifting through your emails and chat logs? Would you know if they were? Share your thoughts with usMost employees would be horrified if they knew that bosses were sifting through their emails. Hence the outrage at Harvard University, where central administrators secretly searched the email accounts of...
Does your boss read your email? Open thread | Ruth Spencer

What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

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A device with the power to make pets vanish has been hailed as a first step towards invisibility. Tell us where you'd go undetectedScientists have unveiled the latest step towards creating an invisibility cloak. In the quest to be able to make people and objects completely unseen, a new device...
What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

Reddit's explainer series: what do children understand better than you? | Open thread

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Reddit premiered a web series that explains complicated topics to children. Tell us your best bits of pint-sized wisdomIn Syria, people are forced to become garbage men instead of famous pop stars, according to a new web series that explains complicated concepts to children. The YouTube-sponsored series is inspired by...
Reddit's explainer series: what do children understand better than you? | Open thread

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Open Thread: When Is The Valley Worth Moving To?

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For many years, I have been famously (or notoriously) anti-Silicon Valley. There's nothing wrong with the place in iteself; what I detested was the snobbish notion that the Valley is the de facto or "best" place to run a startup or be involved with the tech world. I'm now forced...
Open Thread: When Is The Valley Worth Moving To?

Talking Muscle Milk Shake Vin Diesel Thinks Facebook Owes Him 'Billions of Dollars'

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Brand manager, Vin Diesel. (Photo: Facebook) Muscley toddler Vin Diesel is a big deal on Facebook. He has 41 million likes, where the incessant over-sharer documents much of his weird life. Scrolling through his timeline, there’s a picture of him posing shirtless with a leopard that has nearly 1 million likes, a picture of him...
Talking Muscle Milk Shake Vin Diesel Thinks Facebook Owes Him 'Billions of Dollars'

The billion-dollar question: What should Apple spend its cash on? | Open thread

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Today Apple will reveal what it plans to do with its $100bn cash hoard. Can you think of ways the company should spend it?Today Apple will reveal what it plans to do with its $100bn cash reserves. Following its latest iPad offering last week and fans worldwide queuing up for...
The billion-dollar question: What should Apple spend its cash on? | Open thread

What's the most important invention in the history of food? | Open thread

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The Royal Society puts fridges at the top of the list, but tell us if you think cheese graters deserve a special mentionFellows of the Royal Society, Britain's most distinguished scientific institution, have judged refrigeration, pasteurisation and canning the most significant inventions in the history of food. They were followed...
What's the most important invention in the history of food? | Open thread

Dyson new invention: What could it be?

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Join our open thread discussing what the new Dyson invention could be and what we'd really like it to beThe House of Dyson - the very same who brought us the bagless vacuum cleaner, airblade hand-dryer, and more recently the burn-free heater - is set to unveil their latest invention....
Dyson new invention: What could it be?

Ceefax: will you miss it? | Open thread

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The BBC's text information service is disappearing for more and more viewers. Share your fond memories or frustrations with teletext servicesThe pixellated information service Ceefax, which has graced our screens since 1974, is soon to be no more. So-called because it allowed viewers to "see facts", the BBC's teletext service...
Ceefax: will you miss it? | Open thread

After Grumpy Cat, what memes deserve the Hollywood treatment? | Open thread

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Meme of the year, Grumpy Cat, is to be turned into a feature film. Pitch us your film ideas based on popular internet contentIt started out as just another cat photograph floating round the internet, but Grumpy Cat soon became an internet sensation that was named meme of the year...
After Grumpy Cat, what memes deserve the Hollywood treatment? | Open thread

Open Thread: Are You Still Using Google Buzz?

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Open Thread: Are You Still Using Google Buzz?

Do your online activities define you? | Open thread

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The internet is changing the very nature of identity, says a new study - so then, Cif-ers, tell us how you define yourselvesIn the future, our identities will increasingly be defined online, according to a new report.The study, published by the government's chief scientist, Prof John Beddington, argues that the...
Do your online activities define you? | Open thread

Nintendo: your favourite consoles and what went wrong - open thread

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Readers tell us their favourite Nintendo consoles and products, and share ideas on what went wrong for the games giant• Read this interview with Nintendo legend Shigeru MiyamotoNews just in games giant Nintendo, creator of iconic consoles the Snes, Game Boy and N64, posted its first loss in 30 years.The...
Nintendo: your favourite consoles and what went wrong - open thread

Web wars quiz – where do you stand?

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Are you more Chris Dodd or Kim Dotcom? Take our quiz and find out, then tell us how you did in our open threadRuth Spencer...
Web wars quiz – where do you stand?
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