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Twitter has introduced a quality filter, but can it keep the bullies out?

Twitter says the filter "aims to remove all tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive or abusive language… or are sent from suspicious accounts"

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Activists and developers around the world are building software that could revolutionise the way we go to the polls. Lee Williams meets them
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Apple, Google and Amazon are said to be chasing second acts - will their efforts to evolve succeed?

Rumours abound that Apple is moving into cars, while Google is searching for profit streams that don't involve ads and Amazon is selling itself as more than a store. Kevin Maney reports
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Apple is launching a revival of the watch - but how do we really tell the time in the digital age?

Simon Usborne explores the cultural, historical and scientific significance of ticks and tocks
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WhiteAlbum app harks back to an era of terrible holiday photos

The app gives you 24 chances to take pictures, which you can't see after you've taken them. You then pay $20 (£13) to have the prints delivered to your door

Facebook is planning a new company town - but would you want to live so near work?

Company towns aren't a relic of the industrial revolution - they're part of the future of tech firms, with Mark Zuckerberg being the latest entrepreneur with plans to create one for his staff
Apple CEO Tim Cook was enthusiastic and excited at the Apple Watch launch in San Francisco

Customer service in the social media age: How companies deal with the daily Twitter storm

When it comes to full-blooded vitriol, no one on social media attracts our ire more than big businesses offering bad service, as Rhodri Marsden reports

Can Google's The Knowledge Vault automate the process of determining the 'truth'?

The Knowledge Vault uses advanced natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gather material from the web and from Google's existing database of knowledge. It then generates a "knowledge-based trust score" for each source

Cosmetic catalyst: Kevin Ashton’s determination to discover why his local shop always sold out of a particular lipstick eventually led to the concept of a virtual network of everything

The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Kevin Maney celebrates the inventor of a far-reaching network

Panasonic launches TVs that are big, beautiful and dazzling (literally)

Panasonic showed off its new tech last week. And some of it was too dazzling to see

Turning heads: an installation view from the Tony Oursler show at the Lisson Gallery

Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

His latest work explores the most advanced technology – facial recognition

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