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‘Ghostbusters’ Twitter harassment raises free speech questions

Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones

Comedian Leslie Jones had enough with Twitter and so she quit. After coming under cyber-attack from so-called internet “trolls” who sent racist, misogynistic, and threatening tweets, the Ghostbusters star decided it was time to remove herself from the social media platform that tends to thrive on the anonymity of the internet. Before closing down her account, though, Jones called out Twitter for not doing enough to protect members from harassment from other accounts. Freedom of speech, she said, has its limits.

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‘Extreme Phone Pinching’ challenge takes internet by storm, are you game?

Internet is a strange place where anything can go viral in the matter of hours. That is what we saw with the ice bucket challenge which gripped billions in its claws. Now, the Extreme Phone Pinching challenge is making everyone go crazy around the globe. What started as a fun video released by the American musical band Twenty One Pilots has now bloated into a social-media craze that is hard to resist. Although it is quite stupid, the trend has got viral like anything and it has just only begun.
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You’ll soon see high resolution photos in your Instagram feed

Instagram app HD photos

Instagram is finally going to show high resolution 1080×1080 size pictures, giving up the 640×640 resolution that it kind of got stuck with for so many years. Whatever the reason might be, but Instagram users had to beg for the needed upgrade since their big screen phones didn’t like what this Facebook owned app had to offer. According to TheVerge, Instagram is storing the pictures in 1080×1080 resolution and that is a clear sign of it rolling out the new feature anytime soon.
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Polaroid reveals Instagram Logo inspired Socialmatic Camera

Polaroid's Socialmatic camera

Polaroid has revealed its long awaited Socialmatic Camera at the world’s leading Photokina imaging fair. The square camera gets its design inspiration from the Instagram logo which itself in the first place was taken from a Polaroid camera. Socialmatic was born from a concept camera turned crowdfunding campaign that was purchased by Polaroid and surged towards the manufacturing process. The connected camera comes with a 14MP front facing camera. Polaroid Socialmatic camera can print 2”x 3” photos without ink with the help of ZINK Zero Ink Technology that provides inkless printing by embedding color into paper.
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PlayStation 4 inspired custom sneakers costs $950

JRDN 4 X PS4 custom sneakers by Jonny Barry

JRDN 4 X PS4 custom sneakers by Jonny Barry

If you cannot describe your love for the Sony’s PlayStation 4 in words, then we suggest, you should try to it express with your shoes. Well, Jonny Barry from FreakerSNEAKS actually have developed a trick to do that with his new custom sneakers. Dubbed JRDN 4 X PS4, the custom sneakers combines the classic Air Jordan 4 silhouette with the elements of PlayStation 4. Loyal to Sony products, the idea came to Jonny from his decision of buying the PS4 on release day. Therefore, his vision pushed him to try this idea onto a pair of Air Jordan IV’s.
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Nike’s FuelBox offers gear in exchange of FuelBand points

Nike FuelBox vending machine

Nike has adopted a very unique and interesting advertising strategy in order to promote the brand’s name and its products. Recently, the American multinational corporation plotted a secret vending machine in New York City about which it was giving hints to its followers on twitter. Dubbed as Nike’s FuelBox, the vending machine does not accept cash and dispenses Nike goods in exchange of some daily points from a Nike FuelBand.

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UK’s restaurant offers free service for foodies who share picture of their meal

Pay by picture Birds Eye Inspirations

You go out to enjoy a good meal and to your surprise you notice that the meal is going to be free. Now that is interesting as it would bring a smile to your face if you are a foodie. All this is not a gimmick, and is actually true as The Picture House restaurant opening in Manchester’s Pioneer Suite on Canal Street, UK is going to serve free food for its customers. Free food! Well, you would think that it is a crazy decision but the restaurant sees the bigger picture with their new strategy.
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Interview: Robert Macauley, mind behind LifePrint printer for mobile devices

LifePrint photo printer for mobile devices

Robert Macauley with a photo printed by LifePrint

How about printing photos from your smartphone instantly, as and when you click them? The ability to get a quality photo print of your most cherished memory captured in the frame of time? Well, if all goes well for LifePrint WiFi photo printer for Android/iPhone & Instagram on Kickstarter, then this fact could be a normal happening for users worldwide. The ability of LifePrint to connect via Bluetooth extends the possibilities even further as it prints photos to your friend’s LifePrint printer anywhere in the world. All you have to do is send photos directly to LifePrint printer and it is all done.
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Instacube digital photo frame feeds Instagram photos in real time

Unlike other digital photo frames which were marred by the evolution of tablets and some of their own downsides like low resolution displays, hefty price tags and limited cross platform compatibility this one is different. Having the capability to stream Instagram pictures in real-time the Instacube photo frame by D2M is a small little box measuring 7.5X2.5 inches with a 6.5 inch LCD touchscreen (600X600). There are three buttons on top of the photo frame that alternate between feeds, selecting favorite ones and of course power on or off the gadget. The device searches for specific hashtags that you pre-define and thereby follows multiple Instagram feeds cycling through images randomly. WiFi connectivity ensures that this photo frame is updated in real time with your Instagram account.
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