Facebook says no to 'dislike' button but tests 'sad' and 'angry'

Facebook will begin testing a new feature allowing users to express a range of emotions on posts in Ireland and Spain from Friday—but there will be no "dislike" button, the social network said.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Genome of ancient Ethiopian tells story of our return to Africa

Comparing DNA extracted from an ancient Ethiopian skeleton with modern examples shows some of our ancestors migrated back to Africa from Eurasia 3000 years ago

52 minutes ago from Newscientist

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'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition

You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Amazon challenges Etsy with Amazon Handmade

Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Verizon increases the price of unlimited data plans by $20 a month

If you're still on a grandfathered unlimited data plan with Verizon, your bill is about to go up. On November 15th, the carrier confirmed to Engadget that it'll increase rates ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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A High-End Camera in a Small Package

Startup Light says its L16 will replace a fancy camera and lenses for a third the cost and fit easily into your bag, too.A photography startup is building a camera that shoves the picture-taking ...

19 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Lyft's new partnerships will give drivers free gas and access to rental cars

Ride-hailing service Lyft wants to stay on drivers' good side, and sign up new ones in the process. So the company announced today that it has partnered with gas company Shell and ...

22 minutes ago from The Verge

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Ancient horse-like foetus discovered

The 48 million-year-old fossilised remains of a horse foetus have been described by scientists.

6 hours ago from BBC News

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Facebook Likes To Receive Emotional, Emoji-Like Overhaul With 'Reactions'

One thing Facebook users have always struggled with is whether or not it's appropriate to "Like" a post when someone announces a death in the family or any other tragic incident, such as a ...

4 hours ago from HotHardware

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Netflix Just Raised The Price Of Its Most Popular Plan

 Surprise! Netflix just got more expensive. The service’s most popular plan now costs $9.99. Existing customers will have a grace period, but the price is effectively immediately ...

2 hours ago from TechCrunch

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