Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws
GDPR is such a threat to Facebook’s business model that non-EU users won’t get the same privacy protections
facebook  data  privacy  gdpr  #tw 
4 days ago
Upgrade starts on UK's tallest tower at Emley Moor - BBC News
Arqiva are about to spend 5 years upgrading Emley Moor Transmitter, Britain’s tallest free-standing structure.
tv  arqiva  transmitter  emleymoor  #tw 
9 days ago
Theresa May swaps Blackberry for iPhone - BBC News
Theresa May has finally ditched her Blackberry for an iPhone.
theresamay  blackberry  #tw 
26 days ago
Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, Google Home and more: We put 7 speakers to the test - BBC News
The BBC compares 7 smart speakers (but doesn’t really recommend any of them)
googlehome  homepod  amazon  alexa  #tw  siri  apple  google 
5 weeks ago
US e-passports haven't been verified in over a decade - BBC News
US Government: People travelling to the US must have an e-passport y be eligible for a visa waiver.

Also US Government: We’ve never had the right software to verify e-passports.
#tw  passport  travel 
7 weeks ago
Moon to get 4G mobile network - BBC News
Parts of Britain struggle to get even half decent internet, but hey, let’s put a 4G network on the Moon.
broadband  4g  #tw  internet 
7 weeks ago
Anger at Google image search 'peace deal' - BBC News
Dammit, Google’s settlement with Getty means they’ve removed the Search by Image function, which was great for checking fake news.
google  getty  image  #tw 
9 weeks ago
Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'
Demand for GPUs to mine crypto currencies is having an effect on SETI’s ability to analyse radio signals
bitcoin  gpu  seti  #tw  cryptocurrencies 
9 weeks ago
The UK's least-served railway stations
A list often UK’s least-served railway stations. All get the equivalent of less than 2 trains per day.
stations  trains  transport  railways  #tw 
january 2018
Trump says F-52 jet found only in Call of Duty sold to Norway - BBC News
“President Donald Trump has mistakenly said the US sold Norway fighter jets that exist only in a video game.”

Words fail me.
donaldtrump  trump  callofduty  #tw  norway 
january 2018
Taiwanese police give cyber-security quiz winners infected devices
‘Congratulations, you won a prize in our cyber security quiz! You get... a malware-infected USB stick!’
#tw  security  malware  taiwan 
january 2018
Is it true only 10% of Americans have passports? - BBC News
It's a myth that only 10% of Americans have passport; nowadays, it's more like 40% and increasing.
#tw  passport  travel  america  usa 
january 2018
Psychedelic toasters fool image recognition tech - BBC News
This may be the first time I’ve seen the phrase ‘psychedelic toaster’ in a headline.
#tw  toaster 
january 2018
Veganism: How a maligned movement went mainstream
TIL that ‘beaumangeur’ was an alternative proposed name for the Vegan movement.
vegan  #tw  diet  food 
december 2017
Apple to release source code for pre-Mac computer Lisa - BBC News
The source code for the OS on the 1983 Apple Lisa computer is due to be released by the Computer History Museum next year.
history  opensource  apple  #tw 
december 2017
Chinese skyscraper to be auctioned online
Want to buy a 156 metre high Chinese skyscraper (part complete)? Yours for £62m.
auction  skyscraper  building  China  #tw 
december 2017
How the BBC News website has changed over the past 20 years - BBC News
This week is the 20th anniversary of the launch of BBC News Online.
#tw  bbc  news 
november 2017
Australia cockatoos chew billion-dollar broadband - BBC News
Cockatoos chewing through cables is the latest problem for Australia’s broadband network.
#tw  internet  australia 
november 2017
I just got my free Hacktoberfest shirt. Here’s a quick way you can get yours.
How to get a free T-shirt by making a few Git pull requests and helping an open source documentation project
git  tshirt  clothing  coding  free  #tw 
october 2017
North Yorkshire's The Black Swan 'best restaurant in world' - BBC News
According to TripAdvisor, the best restaurant in the world is a pub in North Yorkshire.
tripadvisor  pub  food  eating  restaurants  #tw 
october 2017
Microsoft axes Groove Music service - BBC News
Microsoft is closing Groove, its latest attempt at a music service which had its roots in Zune and Xbox Music.
microsoft  music  #tw  streaming 
october 2017
iOS 11's Most Obnoxious Features
iOS 11’s most obnoxious features. #lifehacker
ios  #tw  lifehacker 
october 2017
Dan Hawkins from The Darkness talks about new song 'Southern Trains' ahead of the bands new album | Your Local Guardian
The Darkness have made a song about their experience of travelling on Southern trains. It’s apparently quite sweary
trains  music  #tw 
october 2017
Add Your House to the "Teal Pumpkin Project" Map to Make Halloween Safer for Kids With Allergies
Wondered why there are blue pumpkins? It shows Trick or Treaters that they offer alternatives for food allergy kids
pumpkin  allergies  #tw  food  halloween  lifehacker 
september 2017
The Beginner's Guide to the Otley Run | Leeds-List
The beginner's guide to the famous Otley Run pub crawl in Leeds (which I still haven't done)
otley  otleyrun  pubs  pubcrawl  leeds  #tw 
september 2017
Is Apple About to Accidentally Kill Government as Platform?
A recent App Store policy change may inadvertently kill off local government apps that use app generators.
government  apple  appstore  #tw 
september 2017
'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket - BBC News
This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘paying with blood’.
#tw  payments 
september 2017
The rise and fall of the second hard shoulder | CBRD
TIL that 4-lane motorways in the UK were meant to have a 2nd hard shoulder, either side of the central reservation
motorway  roads  #tw 
september 2017
How to Turn Off App Ratings Requests in iOS 11
iOS 11 lets you stop apps from asking you to rate them on the App Store. Huzzah!
apple  ios11  ios  appstore  #tw  apps 
september 2017
Can it REALLY be cheaper to travel abroad to buy a new iPhone X? - MoneySavingExpert.com Team Blog
Is it really cheaper for a Brit to fly to America and back to buy an iPhone X? (tl;dr: no)
iphone  iphonex  apple  travel  #tw 
september 2017
Manchester police still relies on Windows XP - BBC News
Around 20% of Greater Manchester Police's computers still run Windows XP, 3 years after Microsoft withdrew support.
police  windowsxp  windows  microsoft  #tw 
september 2017
The Anti-Rape Gadgets That Never Delivered
You regularly encounter videos announcing anti-rape gadgets on social media - why do they never make it to market?
gadgets  gizmodo  rape  #tw 
september 2017
Where to Find More Diverse Stock Photos
Lifehacker has some suggestions for web sites offering more diverse stock photos.
september 2017
The freeCodeCamp Medium Publication Editor Handbook
This style guide from @freecodecamp is well worth following - some good advice.
medium  freecodecamp  styleguide  writing  #tw 
september 2017
These Are the Devices That Support iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra
Lifehacker has a list of all of the devices that can be upgraded to iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.
ios  apple  macosx  lifehacker  #tw 
september 2017
Why Sweden is close to becoming a cashless economy - BBC News
TIL that cash is only used in 1% of transactions in Sweden, and some places only take cards.
sweden  cash  money  #tw 
september 2017
Declutter Your Chrome Browser Tabs or This Tamagotchi Clone Will Die
Here's a Tamagotchi clone extension for Google Chrome, that gets ill if you have too many tabs open.
chrome  extension  tamagotchi  tabs  #tw 
september 2017
What It Feels Like to Die
Here's what you feel when you die.
lifehacker  death  #tw 
september 2017
How to Recognize Russian Propaganda on Social Media
How to recognise Russian propaganda on Twitter
twitter  russia  #tw 
august 2017
Are app reviews worth reading? – Dropbox Design – Medium
Is it worth reading your app's reviews? This blog post from Dropbox suggests that it is.
mobile  research  dropbox  #tw 
august 2017
What the Coming USB 3.2 Standard Means for You
Lifehacker's guide to USB 3.2 and what it means for your existing cables and devices
lifehacker  usb  #tw 
august 2017
The Woman Who Made Sure Jack Daniel's Honored a Historical Debt
TIL that Jack Daniel was taught how to distill whiskey by a black former slave called Nearest Green.
slavery  #tw  jackdaniels  whiskey 
august 2017
35 Sex Toys Got Lost on the London Underground Last Year... And 15 Got Reclaimed | Gizmodo UK
Last year, 35 sex toys were left behind on London Underground... and 15 were reclaimed.
sex  sextoys  london  londonunderground  lostproperty  #tw 
august 2017
Troy Hunt: Kids Pass Just Reminded Us How Hard Responsible Disclosure Is
Contemplated getting a Kids Pass, but having second thoughts thanks to the gaping security holes in the web site.
security  vulnerability  kidspass  #tw 
july 2017
The worst volume control UI in the world – uxdesign.cc
People on Reddit competed to design the worst volume control interface, and here are some of them.
design  funny  ui  #tw 
july 2017
Surprise locomotive - Wikipedia
TIL there was a steam locomotive called 'Surprise', which killed its driver and fireman when its boiler exploded.
railways  #tw 
july 2017
Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube - BBC News
Gangnam Style has been knocked off the top of the most-played YouTube video chart.
youtube  music  gangnamstyle  #tw 
july 2017
9 Hideous Creatures That Deserve Your Unconditional Love
9 Hideous Creatures That Deserve Your Unconditional Love
#tw  animals  gizmodo 
june 2017
No, HMS Queen Elizabeth doesn't run on Windows XP
No, HMS Queen Elizabeth doesn't run on Windows XP (Phew)
navy  #tw  windows  windowsxp 
june 2017
Volvo's driverless cars 'confused' by kangaroos - BBC News
Volvo's driverless cars get confused when they encounter kangaroos in Australia.
#tw  volvo  driving  car  cars  kangaroo  australia 
june 2017
Ofcom wants more broadband competition in Hull following 'concerns' over KCOM dominance - Hull Daily Mail
Ofcom concerned about lack of broadband competition in Hull. Like, hello? THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS.
broadband  kingstonuponhull  hull  #tw  ofcom 
june 2017
How many railway terminals does London have? | CityMetric
How many terminal rail stations does London have? The answer is... complicated.
london  rail  railways  stations  #tw 
june 2017
Yahoo closes internet prodigy's news app - BBC News
Yahoo is killing off Summise. Can't say I ever used it but seems short-sighted.
#tw  news  summise  yahoo 
june 2017
The tragedy of FireWire: Collaborative tech torpedoed by corporations | Ars Technica
The short life and death of FireWire, the port that should've beaten USB but didn't.
sony  firewire  usb  apple  #tw 
june 2017
California earthquake alarm sounded - 92 years late - BBC News
Alarms in California sounded for an earthquake that actually happened in 1925.
earthquake  california  #tw 
june 2017
The 50 Best Good Bad Movies – The Ringer
The 50 best 'Good Bad' films (I haven't seen any of them).
movies  film  #tw 
june 2017
Fidget Spinners are over
We're probably past the point of peak fidget spinner popularity, according to FiveThirtyEight.
trends  fidgetspinners  fivethirtyeight  toys  #tw 
june 2017
This is What Happens When You Teach an AI to Name Guinea Pigs | Gizmodo UK
Someone trained a neural network to name guinea pigs, and the results were surprisingly good.
artificialintelligence  ai  #tw  guineapig  neuralnetwork 
june 2017
So, Which Music Streaming Service Should I Use?
Lifehacker compares music streaming services: Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora etc.
lifehacker  music  streaming  #tw 
june 2017
Four international lessons on how London could cut air pollution | CityMetric
Four ideas London could use from other cities to reduce air pollution.
london  environment  #tw  pollution 
june 2017
Sheriff Hutton Castle goes up for sale as part of £1.1m sale
Got a spare £1.1million? Then you could buy a castle near York!
june 2017
Are Britons falling out of love with booze? - BBC News
Baby Boomers may be screwing Millenials over, but they're also more likely to die from alcohol-induced illnesses
alcohol  millennials  babyboomers  drink  #tw 
may 2017
Fitness app Strava really, really wants to be the social network for athletes - The Verge
Strava seems to be planning to become a fully-fledged social network for athletes.
strava  fitness  #tw  running  cycling  socialnetwork 
may 2017
Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions
Ever heard of 'manipulinks'? They're those 'No thanks' links to opt out of email newsletters.
manipulinks  email  #tw 
may 2017
Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]
Google, Amazon and eBay have dropped Apple Watch support from their latest iOS app releases.
google  ebay  amazon  applewatch  smartwatch  app  ios  apple  #tw 
may 2017
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' - BBC News
Facebook and Google duped out of over $100m via email scams.
facebook  google  email  scam  #tw 
april 2017
CS department updates introductory courses | Stanford Daily
Stanford Uni's introductory programming course will be in JavaScript, rather than Java in future. Sign of the times
javascript  programming  java  stanford  #tw 
april 2017
How will decreased sugar in Lucozade affect people with diabetes? - Diabetes Blog
Lucozade is cutting its sugar content - how will this affect diabetics?
diabetes  lucozade  #tw 
april 2017
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service - BBC News
'World's most secure email system' is actually a Raspberry Pi running outdated open source software.
email  RaspberryPi  security  #tw 
april 2017
Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police - BBC News
Data from a deceased woman's Fitbit is being used as evidence again the man accused of her murder.
fitbit  murder  #tw  crime  fitness 
april 2017
Humour bypass as hummus runs dry | Life and style | The Guardian
There is a national hummus shortage. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
hummus  food  #tw 
april 2017
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