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By studying ant colonies, MIT devised a totally new way to analyze massive amounts of data

By studying ant colony behavior, MIT scientists devised a totally new way to analyze massive amounts of data. Here's how it works.
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Parody video shows what Instagram interactions would look like in real life

YouTube channel Haugen Creative has created a humorous video showing how awkward it would be to interact with Instagram in the world around you as you pass through visiting friends and family.
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Metro’s new Pokémon Go Twitter account could derail your journey to work

The Metropolitan Transport Authority has launched a new Twitter account dedicated to helping Pokémon Go players find the game's rarest creatures in and around Los Angeles as they make their daily commutes.
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Twitter gets more emojis: Unicode’s latest batch of icons land on the social network

Twitter has become the first social platform to offer support for the 72 new emojis available with Unicode 9, including the selfie, clown, and avocado icons. Find out how you can use the all the new emojis in your tweets.
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Dallas gunman used Facebook to buy AK-47 from private seller in 2014

The shooter responsible for killing five Dallas police officers last week bought an AK-47 assault rifle from a private seller on Facebook in 2014. Federal investigators recovered the gun from the shooter's home, and contacted the seller.

Facebook tests its apps in a data center that houses 2,000 smartphones

Facebook's latest data center isn't like the others -- instead it's designed specifically for app testing, housing a hefty 2,000 smartphones, many of which are actually somewhat outdated.
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Whole Foods’ Messenger chatbot lets you discover recipes using emojis

Whole Foods has launched its first-ever chatbot for Facebook Messenger, which lets you use emojis to discover healthy new recipes. The culinary AI also lets you enter special diet restrictions using traditional text.

New Polaroid photo app transforms your images into moving moments

Polaroid is taking a swing at social networking with a new photography app that lets your create and share moving images akin to Apple Live Photos. The app is available to download on iOS right now.
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Pizza Hut is making ordering easy thanks to its new Messenger chatbot

Pizza Hut wants to make it as easy as possible for you to order a pizza, and has announced the launch of a new pizza-ordering bot for Facebook Messenger. The bot will be available in August.
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Twitter continues live-streaming expansion with Bloomberg news deal

Twitter and Bloomberg have a struck a deal to live-stream several of the media network’s weekday news programs on the social network, including its Wall Street coverage. The partnership marks Twitter's first foray into live news…

Ashley Madison seeks to emerge from troubles with a major rebrand

Adultery just got a rebrand. Avid Life Media (which owns and operates Ashley Madison) has announced its reemergence as Ruby Corp., and is further "repositioning its Ashley Madison flagship brand."
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Twitter opens the high-quality GIF floodgates with new expanded size limit

Twitter now lets you upload animated GIF files of up to 15MB, up from just 5MB previously. The update, which was spotted by a number of GIF enthusiasts, is currently only available for Twitter for the web.