Twitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment – NPR


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Twitter Drops Its Egg, The Unintended Avatar Of Harassment
NPR
Since 2010, the default avatar on Twitter has been an egg. The idea apparently was that a new user was like a gestating bird, soon to make its first tweet. It was designed to be playful and cute. But over time, Twitter’s eggs came to symbolize
Repainting bad eggs won’t solve Twitter’s leaky bucket problemZDNet
Two Important Questions About The New Default Twitter AvatarForbes
Dropping the egg: Twitter’s new pic revealedSky News
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BlackBerry to license brand for new tablets, wearables and appliances – CNBC


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BlackBerry to license brand for new tablets, wearables and appliances
CNBC
BlackBerry said Friday that, thanks to new agreements with licensing partners, there may soon be opportunities for BlackBerry branded “tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances, point-of-sale terminals and other smartphones.” BlackBerry said this
[Update: US and Canada to get phone in May] BlackBerry KEYone launch delayedAndroid Authority (blog)
BlackBerry hints at revival of tabletWaterloo Record
BlackBerry KEYone with physical keyboard is delayedTweakTown
Phone Arena –Android Headlines –International Business Times –Phandroid.com
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April Fools’ Day 2017: the best (and worst) pranks – The Verge


The Verge

April Fools’ Day 2017: the best (and worst) pranks
The Verge
April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools’ Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn’t even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already out in force to pollute the internet
All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2017VentureBeat
Open Google Maps today and you’ve waved goodbye to any chance of getting anything doneJOE
Here are some April Fools’ pranks tech companies are pulling onlineCNBC
Ubergizmo –Forbes –Express.co.uk –KTLA
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Irish teens ‘drinking alcohol out of oranges and hairbrushes’ – TD – Irish Independent


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Irish teens ‘drinking alcohol out of oranges and hairbrushes’ – TD
Irish Independent
A universal approach is needed to tackle underage drinking as Irish teens resort to sneaking alcohol into hairbrush handles and injecting it into oranges, TD Anne Rabbitte has said. Deputy Rabbitte said that there are not enough opportunities to help …
7 questions we have about these vodka-laced oranges Irish teens are supposedly suckingDailyEdge.ie
Dáil hears call for major clampdown on underage drinking across GalwayGalway Bay FM

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Watching porn online is about to become even more private – JOE


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Watching porn online is about to become even more private
JOE
We’re not saying you do, dear reader, but the millions of people who do watch porn online around the world will be glad to know that it’s about to become a more secure experience. According to VentureBeat, on Thursday, Pornhub, one of the biggest
Pornhub and YouPorn increase internet privacy protection after Congress search histories voteThe Independent
Porn sites want you to watch worry-freeFox News
Browsing porn becomes safer as PornHub embraces encryptionNewstalk 106-108 fm
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Twitter drops ‘egg’ avatar in attempt to break association with internet trolls – The Guardian


The Guardian

Twitter drops ‘egg’ avatar in attempt to break association with internet trolls
The Guardian
The new default profile photo of a head and shoulders was designed to encourage users to upload their own images, Twitter said. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images. Twitter. Twitter drops ‘egg’ avatar in attempt to break association with internet
Twitter Egg Default Profile Photo Replaced by Human SilhouetteNDTV
Twitter Getting Rid Of The Default Egg Profile Picture That Has A Bad Actor ReputationHot Hardware
Twitter adds more room and removes egg avatarsBlasting News
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Mad Catz is going out of business, so let’s remember its wackiest controllers – The Verge


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Mad Catz is going out of business, so let’s remember its wackiest controllers
The Verge
Here’s to the crazy ones. Mad Catz just filed for bankruptcy, after decades of serving the gaming peripheral market. The company bet big on Rock Band 4, which didn’t pan out as well as it had hoped, and now the company has been shut down, with its
Remembering Mad Catz: Our Favorite Mad Catz AccessoriesGame Revolution
Mad Catz Files for Bankruptcy, All Directors and Officers ResignPlayStation LifeStyle
Mad Catz Has Filed For BankruptcyCinema Blend
IGN –GameSpot –Den of Geek US –Attack of the Fanboy
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Okay, fine fine, Google’s April Fools’ Day pranks are pretty great this year, here are all of them – AOL


AOL

Okay, fine fine, Google’s April Fools’ Day pranks are pretty great this year, here are all of them
AOL
April Fools’ Day is the only “fake news” day that’s almost welcome. Almost. And one of the longstanding masters of the tech prank, Google, is at it again with a fresh batch of trickery. This year, the jokes are more obviously fake this time around in
April Fool’s Day roundup: The best tech pranks from around the webBGR
Introducing Google GnomeYouTube
Google MapsGoogle
Google Store
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