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Facebook changing news feed to be timely, topical

Facebook changing news feed to be timely, topical

Facebook is a good way to find news (you can find us there, too!), but has faced quite a bit of criticism for not providing timely posts. Today, Facebook is announcing changes to their news feed that will provide users with topical info that is popular, and not simply a sampling of everything in your feed.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio but promises cross-platform

Microsoft buys Minecraft studio but promises cross-platform

Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang, bringing the team behind the massively popular franchise into Microsoft Studios, and taking over the reins at the game. The deal, which is expected to close in late 2014, is worth a whopping $2.5bn, Microsoft said today; however, those players worried about what this could mean for their favorite block-building game shouldn't worry, it seems.

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Phones 4U shuttered: Don’t expect that iPhone 6 pre-order

Phones 4U shuttered: Don’t expect that iPhone 6 pre-order

UK phone retailer Phones 4U has gone into administration, leaving 550 stores to close and many iPhone 6 preorder customers wondering whether their new iOS 8 smartphones will actually be delivered. The retailer had already received one unexpected blow after Vodafone opted not to renew its contract, and a similar decision by EE to also pull out of Phones 4U has seemingly signed the chain's death warrant.

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Google buys smart spoon for Google[X] health moonshot

Google buys smart spoon for Google[X] health moonshot

Google may insist on biodegradable cutlery in its free Googleplex cafeterias, but it's looking at a far more complicated spoon for its latest Google[X] acquisition. The company has snapped up Lift Labs, creator of a special tremor-canceling spoon that can help those with Parkinson's or other neurodegenerative diseases to eat without spilling their food.

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Superman gets limited edition coins from Canadian mint

Superman gets limited edition coins from Canadian mint

For a superhero whose earliest battle cry was "Truth, Justice, and the American Way", this might have been that last thing you'd expect. But perhaps proving that Superman's appeal, message, and influence reaches beyond the borders of any single country, or planet for that matter, the Royal Canadian Mint is giving tribute to the fictional alien who has made our planet his home.

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AnandTech founder puts down the pen, joins Apple

AnandTech founder puts down the pen, joins Apple

If you've been enjoying some of the words spewing from Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech, you might be missing it from now on. The founder of the website, known and loved for its in-depth analysis of computing hardware and, later on, devices, has announced his retirement from tech writing. He isn't, however, reclusing himself totally from the tech world, as he will now be working for Apple.

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Ukraine: ‘Russia is invading’

Ukraine: ‘Russia is invading’

The moment much of the world was hoping to avoid may be upon us. Russia has reportedly begun moving military forces into Ukraine, with NATO releasing satellite imagery showing Russian “Self-Propelled Artillery” convoys encroaching on Ukrainian soil. Ukraine is calling it an invasion.

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