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theQ social sharing camera packs 3G for instant uploads

theQ social sharing camera packs 3G for instant uploads

It's the 21st-century version of the Polaroid: Q Lifestyle's theQ camera launches today, a chunky point-and-shoot that's designed to get your shots off the memory card and into the cloud as quickly as possible. The digital camera is optimized for sharing the photos you take across the popular social networks with a single button-press, while Q Lifestyle claims it also delivers more fashion sense to the camera as an object, too.

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Twitter scores new tweets-per-second record with 143,000 peak

Twitter scores new tweets-per-second record with 143,000 peak

Twitter's tweets-per-second numbers are usually fairly stable, with spikes happening here and there to varying degrees depending on what is trending and happening in the real world. On August 3, however, it had an unusually high per-second tweet peak - so high, in fact, that it set a new record for the social network. Now Twitter has posed the details on what happened complete with some bragging about its user experience.

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Facebook Story Bumping sifts News Feed for missing gems

Facebook Story Bumping sifts News Feed for missing gems

Facebook has revealed "Story Bumping", a new jolt of intelligence to the News Feed which the social network claims will do better at flagging up older stories friends have posted which it believes you'll still be interested in. Aiming to sift through the masses of links and content heavy Facebook users have to scroll past every day, surfacing articles that may have been missed but which the site's algorithms believe you may be particularly interested in reading, Story Bumping will go live from today.

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Facebook pushes all users onto more secure connection by default

Facebook pushes all users onto more secure connection by default

It has been more than two years since Facebook made it possible for users to enable a secure "https" connection for their account, something that had the side-effect of slightly longer loading times and reduced chances of hackery on public networks. Starting today, the social network will be making secure browsing its default following work on speeding it up and increasing compatibility.

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Facebook Embedded Posts spread public posts socially

Facebook Embedded Posts spread public posts socially

Facebook has launched Embedded Posts, allowing public posts on the social network to be included elsewhere online, just as Twitter, Vine, and Instagram already offer. The new feature, which is currently limited to a select number of company pages, along with individual and "Pages" posts, but will eventually be opened up to any publicly-shared company post, supports hashtags, "read more" splits and the ability to Like the source page directly from the embed.

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Facebook Graph Search brings deep search to US today

Facebook Graph Search brings deep search to US today

Facebook Graph Search will begin rolling out to US users from today, offering complex filtering and search features that will allow users to hunt through their friends based on combinations of location, interests, Likes, and more. Announced back in January, Graph Search attempts to let Facebook users pare through their friends lists using complex queries, such as "people who like football and live in Miami", with results coming up based on where users have checked into, what they've liked, where they are, and more.

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Facebook stickers hit web chat

Facebook stickers hit web chat

Facebook has added stickers support to its web chat, carrying the jumbo emoticons over from the mobile apps to the desktop interface. The popular images - which some IM users love, while others find them infuriating - have been featured in Facebook's mobile chat service for some time, but have quietly been added to conversations in the desktop browser.

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