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I have an odd feeling that MSN is eventually going to be sold to AOL. Most of the content in the apps comes from AOL properties already, and this cull appears to better align with AOL's content groups on their site.
As you may know, Microsoft makes a wonderful collection of MSN mobile content apps. As of this fall, sadly, three of those apps are being discontinued.
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Looks like it's not just the UK that's getting a Snooper's Charter.
Introduces concept of "purpose-oriented" mass snooping for intelligence services.
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What are they smoking?
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Yesterday's Formula E race in London (not Berlin, which is where Google is convinced that these photos were taken at and won't let me change)
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I wonder where in the O2 this is going to be

I just remembered. I saw something about a "NY-LON" lounge under the the escalator to the Cineworld, next to TGI Fridays.
The transatlantic partners will open the facility at London's O2 arena this summer
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I thought I'd try sharing a photo from the new plusless Google Photos.
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Don't be disheartened if you didn't vote Conservative, says Rhymer Rigby. There's plenty to look forward to over the next five years
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It would make my day if Office (or even better, just Excel) was the product Microsoft were plugging on the Lotus car.
Microsoft has been a partner of the Lotus F1 team for a while now, more specifically Microsoft Dynamics. But, that's changed a little this season with the more familiar Microsoft logo taking pride of place on the car. As the cars have rolled out for the British Grand Prix practice sessions at Silverstone, look what's there this weekend? Looking good there, Lumia! OK, it's not the...
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Has anyone had any success in getting a Windows 10 build installed on a small Atom based tablet? I've been trying to install it on a Linx 7 (via Windows Update) but I haven't had any luck. It keeps getting to 31% and then just stops (fortunately it goes back to 8.1 after a restart).
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The way I understand it (and I may not have the whole picture here) is that currently the Windows 10 Preview builds are not able to upgrade Windows 8.1 if it uses WIMBOOT. Most of the small tablets do.

In this case a fresh install is required. This is (hopefully) supposed to change by the time 10 is released.
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This autogenerated story has the wrong location attached. It thinks it was taken at a previous race in Berlin, not yesterday's race in London and there doesn't seem to be a way to delete (let alone change) the location. The help doc says that there should be a remove button underneath the location, but there isn't one (there is a blue circle with an X in it when I hover to the location, but disappears before I move over to it).

Does anyone know a way to edit/delete the location?
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On the desktop, there is no good way to edit the location.

You can remove the location from being shown by editing the story (using the icon with the boxes and the + sign in the upper right corner) and then unchecking the various location "images".
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I just noticed something. The +Scot at the top of various Google web pages has disappeared. Now it's just Scot and no longer a link to anything. +Scot has been banished to the Apps menu.
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From the "what can possibly go wrong" department.
Scientists may have just given robots the skill they need to beat humans when the robot uprising begins.
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Hypnopaedia for counter-bias training.
Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.
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Will they be handing out soma, too?
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