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What is the Radiohead Public Library?

What is the Radiohead Public Library?

The Radiohead Public Library is the just-launched latest incarnation of the official primary Radiohead internet home page. It was announced by the official Radiohead Twitter account with a message that read "Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative."

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Instagram test brings DMs to desktop, but only for some users

Instagram test brings DMs to desktop, but only for some users

Though Instagram is available on desktop browsers, the service is limited on the web when compared to the service's mobile apps. You'll need to download the mobile app to access a number of features, including any direct messages you've been sent. That has changed this week, at least for a percentage of users who have been included in a new Instagram test.

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Facebook’s desktop website redesign is now live for some users

Facebook’s desktop website redesign is now live for some users

The updated desktop interface first promised in April has started appearing for some Facebook users. The design finally updates Facebook's increasingly archaic and messy interface with a clean, sleeker alternative that ditches many of the colorful elements and cluttered sidebar. More users will get access to the updated interface over the next few months.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just revealed his goals for 2020 and beyond

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just revealed his goals for 2020 and beyond

Entering into a new decade tends to elicit a bunch of forward-looking thoughts and ambitions from people, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Today he shared his goals not only for the next year, but the next decade. Zuckerberg generally spoke in very broad terms, but what he said today does give us an idea of what Facebook will look to do over the next ten years.

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Twitter is making it easier to control who can reply to tweets

Twitter is making it easier to control who can reply to tweets

Twitter plans to release a new feature that will make it easier for users to reduce the number of abusive or toxic replies to their tweets, the company announced at CES. The revelation was made by Suzanne Xie, the company's director of product management. In addition to limiting who is allowed to reply, the company will make it possible to completely block replies on some tweets.

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Facebook OS is inevitable: 3 key predictions

Facebook OS is inevitable: 3 key predictions

Facebook is a giant company with such an immense amount of cash and roster of forces that a future Facebook OS is inevitable. Today we're taking a moment to run down three key predictions having to do with a Facebook operating system, based on what we know about Facebook now and the most likely paths we'll take politically in the next several governmental bodies in the United States.

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Facebook Gaming adds two Pokemon exclusives to remind people it exists

Facebook Gaming adds two Pokemon exclusives to remind people it exists

A lot of gaming news of late has been grabbed either by Google Stadia or the Xbox Series X. Those, of course, aren't the only game in town, pardon the pun, and it's unsurprising to see some getting a tad jealous for some attention. Perhaps to help make a splash, Facebook is riding the Pokemon wave by announcing two new Pokemon titles that you can play on and only on Facebook, reminding both users and gamers that Facebook Gaming is still a thing.

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Twitter ends support for animated PNGs: Here’s why they’re a problem

Twitter ends support for animated PNGs: Here’s why they’re a problem

In an announcement today, Twitter revealed that it has removed support for animated PNGs from its service, something that doesn't impact the ability to share animated GIFs. This now-removed support wasn't being used the way the company wanted -- Twitter says a bug made it possible for users to add multiple animated PNG images to a single tweet. This introduced a number of issues on the platform.

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Twitter tests new feature that makes it easier to revive threads

Twitter tests new feature that makes it easier to revive threads

Some Twitter users have spied a new feature that makes it easier to continue a tweet thread directly from the compose box. The feature is only live for some users and, as with any test, may not end up rolling out as a permanent feature for all users. With it, the company presents users with a simple button within the tweet box directly linked to the user's most recently published tweet.

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Facebook OS’ scariest aspect is that it could succeed

Facebook OS’ scariest aspect is that it could succeed

News of Facebook working to create its own operating system has probably raised a lot of eyebrows and ruffled many feathers. The social giant made no secret that its goal is to be independent of Google and its ecosystem, particularly Android. At a time when Huawei is trying and struggling to do the same due to political circumstances, there will definitely be doubts about whether Facebook can pull it off. It definitely can and that's the most frightening part about it.

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Facebook finally agrees to end its most frustrating security practice

Facebook finally agrees to end its most frustrating security practice

Facebook is ending one of its most frustrating growth practices, promising to no longer use phone numbers provided by users for extra security to also suggest potential friends on the social network. The company admitted last year that it used numbers registered as part of two-factor authentication (2FA) to also power the "people you may know" feature that attempts to bolster users' friends lists.

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Spotify Tastebuds will finally let you know your friends’ music tastes

Spotify Tastebuds will finally let you know your friends’ music tastes

Despite the PR and legal tussle with Apple, Spotify remains the world's biggest name in the music streaming business. How it got there, however, is the subject of much scrutiny, criticism, and debate. It definitely didn't get there by being a social network itself, something its own users have been wishing for years. Spotify may finally be ready to give in, probably not out of charity, and is testing a new feature called Tastebuds that will let users get some insight into what their friends have been listening to, perhaps repeatedly even.

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