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Twitter hit by giant go-slow days after last mega-wobble

Twitter suffered a second major disruption to its micro-blogging site in the early hours of this morning after the service went titsup on 28 December. Users moaned that tweets were delayed after being posted on Twitter. Other users reported that their timelines were very slow to update with new tweets. The latest technical …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Jan 2015

Twitter displays our 'Favorites'. That is, like, PRIVATE, huff naive users

Twitter has begun messing with its design by showing "Favorited" tweets in its timeline, much to the annoyance of some of the micro-blogging site's users. It's already the case that naive types who think that they are secretly liking a tweet by avoiding the re-tweet option and instead selecting the "Favorite" button are …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Aug 2014
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Judge: Facebook must see Timelines Inc in court over trademark

Facebook has failed to convince a judge to toss out a trademark infringement lawsuit regarding the free content ad platform's use of the term "Timeline". Timelines Inc, which created a website in 2009 that records and shares historic events, flung a sueball at Facebook in late 2011 when it alleged that Mark Zuckerberg's …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Apr 2013
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Facebook denies Timeline publishes punters' private posts

Facebook has denied claims it has exposed its users' private messages on their profile pages. Reports stemming from France, where Facebook has just rolled out its Timeline website layout, suggested that punters could view old private missives as public posts between 2007 and 2009. The new Timeline format is gradually being …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Sep 2012

Facebook sued by Chinese firm over Timeline

Chinese web firm Cubic Network is set to sue Facebook for nicking the idea and name behind its Timeline feature, after being prompted to do so by some friendly US lawyers. The Pinterest-like web start-up was founded four years ago by Harvard graduate Xiong Wanli, according to China Youth Daily (via MIC Gadget). <pXiong …
Phil Muncaster, 21 Aug 2012
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Facebook replaces non-Facebook mail addresses on Timeline

Over the weekend Mark Zuckerberg's recently floated company began quietly displaying @Facebook email addresses on all of its users' Timelines. The move immediately sparked anger from Facebookers, who complained that their third party email account names – such as Gmail or Hotmail – had been unceremoniously replaced without …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Jun 2012
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Facebook to shove Timeline in EVERYONE'S face soon

Facebook is now pushing its Timeline feature to all of its users, after carrying out a slow reveal of the dominant social network's makeover to those people happy to upgrade to the new look. For those stuck-in-the-mud types opposed to Mark Zuckerberg's "frictionless sharing" future – the clock is now ticking. "Last year we …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jan 2012
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Facebook litters Timeline with apps

Facebook may be slowly tip-toeing its way gently around cry babies who have yet to turn their profiles into scrapbooks for their "friends" via the new Timeline feature. But the dominant social network has a new tactic up its sleeve: the company is trying to entice more people into its "frictionless sharing" playpen with the …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jan 2012
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Facebook VERY SLOWLY rolls out Timeline

Facebook isn't in any great hurry to update its users with the company's "frictionless sharing" feature Timeline, despite boss Mark Zuckerberg enthusiastically announcing it in September 2011. The dominant social network began rolling out Timeline, which Zuck dubbed as "a place you're proud to call your home", last month. …
Kelly Fiveash, 9 Jan 2012
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Facebook rolls out Timeline to world+dog

Facebook is finally rolling out its Timeline feature worldwide, after the company first announced the latest tweak to its social network in September. As we reported last week, beyond select partners and developers, New Zealanders using Facebook were the only section of Zuck's vast global stalkerbase to get their hands on …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Dec 2011
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Facebook finally rolls out Timeline feature... but only in NZ

Kiwis are the guinea pigs for Facebook's Timeline feature, which the company announced in September with a lot of fanfare, but is now cautiously rolling out to users of the site. New Zealanders are the first to see Timeline show up in their Facebook accounts. We're guessing that means at least one million people in that …
Kelly Fiveash, 7 Dec 2011
Acer Timeline X 5830T 15in laptop

Acer Timeline X 5830T

Review Acer has ploughed itself a nice furrow over the last few years, building nice-looking, well-made laptops. The 5830T might lack the instant recognition and wow-factor of the Apple MacBook Pro, but there’s no arguing that it’s a nice-looking system. The wrist-rest is finished in a light metallic blue, and while the metal strip …
Dave Stevenson, 29 Sep 2011
Acer TimelineX

Acer Timeline X 4820TG

Review A year ago Acer’s Aspire Timeline 4810T notched up a ground-breaking eight hours of battery life thanks to the careful use of low power Core 2 hardware. The new Acer Aspire Timeline X ups the ante with claims that it can deliver up to 12 hours from the optional nine-cell battery – the standard six-cell is another story. Acer …
Leo Waldock, 12 May 2010
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Michael Crichton dead at 66

Michael Crichton - the author, filmmaker, and television producer best known for his 1990 novel Jurassic Park - is dead at the age of 66. According to a statement released by his family, Crichton was privately battling cancer. "While the world knew him as a great story teller that challenged our preconceived notions about the …
Cade Metz, 5 Nov 2008

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