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Gadgets: 5 of the best shavers

We look at 5 of the best shavers

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Amazon Echo

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge.

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GDPR: everything you need to know about the new data laws

New data laws come into force in Europe today, but how will the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect businesses and the general public?

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Facebook

Facebook to allow appeals over removed content

Facebook will allow users to appeal decisions to remove their content from the social network, the company has announced.

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Nintendo Switch

Sega is bringing Sonic the Hedgehog to the Nintendo Switch

Japanese gaming giant Sega has confirmed it is bringing titles to the Nintendo Switch, including Sonic the Hedgehog.

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One in three workers believe their job will be automated in the next decade

One in three workers believe their job will be automated in next decade

One in three workers believe their job will be automated in the next decade but many are not being offered new skills to prepare them for changes to the world of work, according to a study.

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BBC

BBC app billed as modern equivalent of getting creative with 'loo roll and a paint brush'

The BBC has launched a children's app billed as the modern equivalent of getting creative with "loo roll and a paint brush" - as it faces competition from YouTube and Snapchat.

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Facebook

Facebook asks users if they think the social network is 'good for the world'

Facebook is asking users whether they think it is "good for the world" in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people.

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Oran O'Carroll has organised today's event which features local YouTuber Adam Beales, aka TheNewAdam99

YouTube stars gather in Northern Ireland for first joint meet and greet

NI YouTuber Adam Beales will today join forces with others from across the United Kingdom at the first major ‘meet and greet’ of its kind to be staged here in the Province.
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The company said the data had been stolen in late February of this year

Hackers steal data of 150m fitness app users

More than 150 million user accounts of popular diet and fitness app MyFitnessPal have been hacked, its owners said.

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg apologises over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mark Zuckerberg has said it was "clearly a mistake" to trust Cambridge Analytica (CA) when Facebook asked the British data firm to delete tens of millions of users' data.

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Whatsapp

Whatsapp will make a huge change to app and lots of users are very happy

WhatsApp users will soon be able to delete messages up to an hour after sending – but how does it work?
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The News Letter homepage is changing

The News Letter's homepage is changing - and it’s bigger and better than before

The homepage of the News Letter website - one of the fastest growing regional sites in the UK - now has more local content than ever before.
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Facebook

Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.
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Facebook

Facebook for kids: welcome to messenger for six-year-olds

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.

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Top YouTuber Adam Beales.

Meet the teenage NI YouTube star now partnering with Disney

A teenage Northern Ireland YouTuber says he is delighted after his channel attracted over 600,000 subscribers and secured him a partnership with Disney.

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An example of one of the scam messages

Warning over scam WhatsApp supermarket money-off messages

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers' for supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and M&S.

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Twitter

Social media: Twitter announces new 280-character limit

Twitter's trial of a 280-character limit is to be expanded to users globally, the social media site has announced.

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WATCH as Dubai police test out a hoverbike

Dubai police test out the Scorpion-3 hoverbike, which manufacturer Hoversurf say has set new world records for flight height (28.5 metres) and climbing rate (5 m/s).

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VIDEO - Google launches its advanced new Pixel 2 smartphone

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