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News you missed this week: iOS malware, Oculus goes mainstream, Serial returns

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Apple's iOS malware to VW's diesel scandal, it's all here.
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Facebook’s Medium-style Notes upgrade is now rolling out

Before social networks there was blogging, and now Facebook has brought everything full circle with its revamped Notes tool, encouraging users to start writing longer posts with pictures.
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Twitter tests out polls inside your tweets

Twitter used to be so simple — but it can't stand still if it wants to keep up with the likes of Facebook and Instagram. A small group of users have found they can now add polls to their tweets.
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Chinese President Xi Jingping owns China’s only legal Facebook page

Call it executive privilege, call it hypocrisy, call it whatever you will, but just know that despite the ban on Facebook that exists in China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has a Facebook page.
Movies & TV

Empire’s historic ratings rise ends for season two premiere

Fox's musical drama Empire continues to dominate television and social media. However, its season premiere slightly underwhelms on TV and Twitter.
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Facebook intros 360-degree videos with Star Wars experience and more

Facebook has launched 360-degree videos for News Feed, giving users a more immersive experience by allowing them to explore a scene in every direction. Initial publishers include Star Wars, Discovery, and Saturday Night Live.
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Surpassing Twitter by a country mile, Instagram hits 400 million users

Instagram recently surpassed 400 million users, which is 80 million more than Twitter. Much of this growth has taken place in the last nine months alone, when 100 million newcomers joined the platform.
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#MasculinitySoFragile is bringing angry men to the forefront

This morning on Twitter, the hashtag #MasculinitySoFragile is trending, a jab at the idea that somehow, the rise of women should be equated with the trampling downfall of men. Good lord.
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Pope featured in White House’s first ever Periscope production

President Obama and his team have long been known for their enthusiastic use of social media, so it was only a matter of time before it jumped aboard live-streaming service Periscope. Its first ever broadcast showed the pope arriving in the…
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Here are the best questions that came out of #AskTrump, the predictable disaster

As a man who has made a name for himself by being rude, offensive, and sometimes downright cruel, the vitriol that Twitter turned on Donald Trump during his "ask me anything" session was highly effective as a collective venting session.
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The Dallas school that suspended Ahmed Mohamed for building a clock just lost him altogether

Following his arrest for building a clock that was mistaken for a bomb, Ahmed Mohamed is no longer a student at MacArthur High School, and his father has pulled all his children out of Irving Independent School District.
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He thought he got an Apple Watch, but he got a baby instead

What could possibly be better than an Apple Watch on your birthday? Maybe the news that you’re going to be a father? Both are pretty great, but one is just about priceless, and one lucky man experienced the Apple Watch fake-out firsthand.