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07. 7.2011

Facebook launches video calling

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During a special announcement from the Facebook team last night, it was revealed that a raft of new features would be added to the social network, including a new design, group chat and video calling.

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07. 1.2011

Our initial thoughts: Google's social network Google+

This week online giant Google has tweaked the design of many of its services, introduced a load of new features and has even launched what many are referring to as a "Facebook killer" but is Google+ really going to be a game-changer or just fall by the wayside like Buzz and Wave before it?

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06.24.2011

Nskyc documents color of the New York skyline

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Mike Bodge, a self-proclaimed internet minded human and entrepreneur, has created a website called nskyc, which documents the color of the sky from a New Yorker's point of view every five minutes.

The site itself looks like a boring grid of colors until you hover over them and realise that each square is an exact match of the sky according to the photograph hiding underneath! The other brilliant and rather geeky thing about the site is that each color has been labelled according to its hex color code.

Via @praddles on Twitter.

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06.15.2011

HelloFax, goodbye old printer

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HelloFax is a simple website which lets you do a range of things you'd usually have to depend on a fax machine and a printer to do, like (obviously) fax documents, fill out forms and sign contracts. We can imagine this will save a lot of time and make everyday admin tasks much more bearable.

Via Swiss Miss. Image via Mark Hillary.

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06.15.2011

Is Facebook launching a photo sharing app?

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There have been many rumours circulating around the major tech blogs and websites today about the possibility that the social networking giant Facebook could be planning to branch out into the photo-sharing app arena.

The initial rumour was reported on Tech Crunch earlier today and has been causing a huge stir online ever since.

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06.15.2011

How to watch the lunar eclipse today

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According to experts, the lunar eclipse that will occur later today will be the first total eclipse of moon in 2011 and possibly the longest in well over a decade.

Unfortunately for some, the entire eclipse will only be visible from east Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia, with some parts of Europe and south America seeing the latter stages.

So, if you're in North America, in order to see the whole thing you'll need to log onto Google's official YouTube channel where the amazing natural event will be streamed live along with a narration from some top astrologers.

Nothing beats staring up at the sky and seeing such a momentous event, but at least Google are on hand to show you just what you're missing out on!

Via BBC and Gizmodo. Image via jsnell.

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06.10.2011

Bing Your Britain blogger competition

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Last weekend I was invited to an all day blogger competition on behalf of the popular Microsoft search engine, Bing.

As photography plays such a central role on the Bing home page, the team at Bing decided it'd be a good idea to send everyone off on a crazy, all day photography competition!

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06. 2.2011

Twitter to launch new photo service

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Popular micro-blogging platform Twitter will soon allow users to upload a photo and attach it to a tweet straight from within the twitter.com web interface as well as through Twitter's mobile applications.

Although services like Twitpic already allow users to post photos to Twitter, this will be a big step for the social network and has already been seen as an attempt to undermine the competition from various other third party services and applications.

However, it will make using the web-based service much easier and brings the Twitter experience altogether in one place, eradicating the need for users to check elsewhere for different kinds of content.

Via Telegraph. Image via Chaztoo.

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05.30.2011

Google adds flight data to search

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Google has now begun integrating flight information into normal search results, providing information about flight times and duration as well as which airlines to travel with.

Although most people would know which sites to visit if they wanted general travel information, or even to purchase flights, but this is just another addition from Google to make things as easy as possible and pack more information into our search results.

Via Huffington Post.

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05.18.2011

Baby is named Like after Facebook button

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Yesterday the world was shocked to hear that an Israeli couple named their new born baby girl "Like" after the popular Facebook button.

The parents have assured the media that it wasn't meant as a money-making gimmick and instead they like unusual names and think the word has a nice ring to it!

Although their reasoning does sound quite cute, I can't help but think it's still a little crazy and I think we all know it won't be long before we hear of another baby girl named Tweet and a little boy named Flickr. Just you wait...

Via Geek.com. Image via Smemon's Flickr.

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