Trump to inherit Obama’s 11.4m Twitter followers

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The American public have voted, and Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election. One of the many questions on the world’s lips right now is, what happens to the @POTUS Twitter account? After all, it has a healthy 11.4m followers, and has been fairly involved in making Obama’s views heard online during the election campaigns. President …

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How your body can transmit your passwords

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A collective of engineers at the University of Washington’s Networks and Mobile Systems Lab have discovered a way to pass a four-digit code through human skin using everyday technology, lending itself to exciting concepts such as unlocking a door or a safe just by touching it. Sure, this could be achieved with a fingerprint sensor …

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Instagram launches personalised video feed & Instagram Stories

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A recent Instagram update lets you see the best videos without disrupting your main feed.  Its overhaul of the Explore page sees a string of new video channels with, most importantly, a personalised ‘Videos You Might Like’ feed which draws across the network. There are also various themed, hand-created channels, such as feature spotlights on specific …

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Can Doctors really monitor our Mental Health through Social Media?

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It has been reported that behavioural psychologist Sean Young sees a future where a program is ‘trained’ to think like a psychologist in order to screen the social media accounts of individuals, assessing them for text or image patterns and combinations which could signify depression or other mental health illness. The theory is that whilst …

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Social media could save your life!

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Social media has a bad reputation; it’s often perceived as a group of platforms which cause and encourage extramarital affairs, stalking, party crashing, and generally bad events to occur. This opinion is especially popular amongst those who don’t use social media. However, this is not true. Social sites and apps do not cause these events; …

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