Controversy over Queen Elizabeth II's 'first tweet'

Queen Elizabeth II sent what was billed as her first official tweet today, opening up the new Information Age exhibition at London's science museum.

10 hours ago from The Independent

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AT&T, T-Mobile both lock down new iPad SIMs in their stores

The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open.

49 minutes ago from CNET

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Facebook launches Rooms app to bring the wild, wild web to your smartphone

Facebook has launched a new iPhone app that wants to bring the anonymous internet forums of the mid-2000s directly to your smartphone.

8 hours ago from The Independent

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Humans were living at extreme altitudes 1000 years earlier than thought

Paleoindians reached new heights soon after arriving in South America

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Science Now

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Fossils reveal very awkward dinosaur once roamed the Earth

Paleantologists in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia have discovered new fossils that allow them to create a picture of what one of the most unusually-shaped dinosaurs looked like.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Ancient human bone reveals when we bred with Neanderthals

When a human bone was found on a gravelly riverbank by a bone-carver who was searching for mammoth ivory, little did he know it would provide the oldest modern-human genome yet sequenced. The ...

12 hours ago from

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Hate your email? Google knows: its new app promises the earth (and a manageable inbox)

Google has launched a new smartphone app "years in the making" that it claims will let people finally take control of their inboxes.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from The Independent

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California startup unveils gun technology for cops

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

14 hours ago from

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Deezer adds 35K podcasts, talk radio shows to its catalog via Stitcher acquisition

Streaming music provider Deezer has acquired podcast and talk radio show aggregator Stitcher in a move that could help put the Paris-based company on a more level playing field with competing ...

20 minutes ago from Techspot

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Early Easter Islanders had contact with Americas

ANCIENT MARINERS: They may have lived on a remote dot of land in the Pacific, but the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed.

20 hours ago from ABC Science

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