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All Twitter users to get 280-character-limit

Twitter’s trial of a 280-character limit is to be expanded to users globally, the social media site has announced.

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Amazon announce 10 day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

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Tinder is vulnerable to hacking. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tinder and other dating apps can be hacked to reveal your location

Popular dating apps can be exploited to reveal the messages you’ve sent, your location and the profiles you’ve viewed, a report has revealed.

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An email scam pretending to be sent from online retail giant Amazon is sweeping Glasgow.

Amazon launches service to allow couriers to open customers’ doors

Amazon is launching a service that will enable couriers to open customers’ front doors and leave deliveries inside.

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Michelle Dockery plays the head of a self-governing town of women in Netflixs Godless (Photo: Ursula Coyote/Netflix)

The best new TV and films on Netflix UK in November

As the nights draw in and the mercury plummets, plenty of people will be looking to curl up on the sofa for some Netflix binge-watching.

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Citizens Advice found three of the four major mobile phone providers are charging customers too much for old handsets. Picture Michael Gillen.

Revealed: How much UK mobile users are paying for old deals

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned.

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Tinder is vulnerable to hacking. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tinder brings out ancient mating behaviour, finds Scots study

Tinder brings out the basic mating instincts of men and women as they choose between beauty and brains, a study has found.

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VIDEO: G-SHOCK watch survives incredible trip into space to test 'world’s toughest timepiece'

A G-SHOCK watch has survived an incredible unprotected trip into space on a mission to test the world's toughest timepiece - watch the amazing video here.

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Fringe Preview: Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World gamifies mental health challenges

Video games have come a long way since Pong caused a scene in 1971. It seems like only yesterday Donkey Kong threw his first barrel at a plumber in way over his head and a hungry yellow dot with phasmophobia cannibalised smaller yellow dots to fight off pixellated ghosts.

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Do you use Facebook to silently 'watch' your friends?

The real reason you cannot quit Facebook

Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that of China, the US, Mexico and Japan combined.

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Some video games could be worth a fortune.

Introducing the old video games that could be worth thousands

Regardless of console, there’s always an in demand game.

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Xbox One X: Microsoft unveils ‘worlds most powerful’ 4K games console

Microsoft has revealed the “world’s most powerful console”, the Xbox One X. The new console contains the fastest processor chip ever used in a games console, Xbox said, and will offer “true” 4K gaming to users.

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Research on students playing video games suggests they may help with a range of skills useful in the workplace.

Video games may boost brain power and job prospects

Playing video games could help young people develop the communication and mental adaptability skills they need to succeed at university, research by the University of Glasgow suggests.

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Insomnia X Resonate is billed as Scotland's biggest ever gaming event. Picture: Contributed

Scotland’s ‘biggest ever’ gaming festival heading to Glasgow

Up to 10,000 visitors are expected to attend what is being billed as Scotland’s “biggest ever” gaming festival when it opens at the SEC in Glasgow later this year.

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Games studio ImmersiveMinds spent more than 125 hours to make the scale map

St Kilda recreated in Minecraft to mark World Heritage Day

It was once Scotland’s most isolated community, a remote archipelago in the Atlantic whose last residents were famously evacuated at their own request in 1930.

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Learner drivers are to be tested on sat nav technology. Pic: JP

Sat navs to form part of new driving test

LEARNER drivers will have to safely use sat navs to pass their driving test as part of a major overhaul of the assessment.

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The 'Droughlander' is nearly over for fans of hit show Outlander. Picture: Starz

Every major TV show of 2017 - and when they’re on

There’s more choice than ever on TV, thanks to the rise of Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms.

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Wetherspoons customers will soon be able to order drinks via their phone without going to the bar.

Drinkers at Wetherspoons can now order drinks by phone

Drinkers at Wetherspoons pubs can now order booze on their phone without going to the bar.

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10 essential ways to enhance your Netflix experience

Netflix is popular for a reason – but despite a well-stocked viewing library it’s far from perfect as an experience. Fortunately there are a range of tools and features that can make Netflix searching and streaming more user-friendly.

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