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Want to know what Facebook know about you?

The amount of data that Facebook have on their users is a huge concern for a lot of people, and indeed, some people aren't aware of just how much information the social network gathers up about everyone. Well, now you can find out what they know, through a Chrome extension. Facebook have been pretty secretive…

Face Finder is Shazam, but for faces

Over in Russia, we could be getting a glimpse of the future of technology. FindFace has launched, which is a facial recognition app, and that allows you to find anyone's social media profiles by using only a picture of their face. The service only launched a couple of months ago, but it already has half…

Snapchat - now with 3D stickers!

You can tell someone's really old by mentioning Snapchat too them. They'll immediately start talking about sending dirty pictures, or they'll add that they tried it once, didn't understand it, and stuck to something like Facebook, a social network that moves at a much gentler pace. Either way, Snapchat is hoovering up users like nobody's…

Facebook update 'like' button options

Last October, we warned you that Facebook would be replacing 'Likes' with emotions. Well, now they're being rolled out, with a host of new buttons which will stop you having to give a thumbs-up to someone's upsetting status update. Now, you'll be able to choose from a load of emoji faces, so you can express…

Man threatens to 'smash' everything, because of a ham pizza

A pizza muncher decided to call 999, threatening to smash up a takeaway after he was told that he couldn't have a slice of ham and mushroom pizza. We've all been there, obviously. The customer ranted to the police, who clearly didn't have anything better to do, that he'd been to the same place the night…

Restaurant tells someone to "f*ck off lady"

For the most part, complaining online, in public, is rather unseemly. However, sometimes, people feel like they've no other option and take to Facebook and Twitter for a moan. And so, to Jennifer Bennett who posted a complaint about a restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester. She'd booked a meal at a place called Lusitano, and when…

Creepy Nando's - now sliding into your DMs

Some people go to Nando's to eat, plain and simple. Other people - who are clearly the kind of people who need to be rounded up and flogged - go for a 'cheeky' Nando's. Well, the latter type of customer seems to be rubbing off on the staff, who decided to get all lusty after…

Restaurant calls customers 'peasants' and more!

There's a restaurant in Manchester called '47 King Street' and, like most places, reviews are mixed. On the eaterie's TripAdvisor, some say it is wonderful, while others hate it. One customers says that the staff pretended to phone the police on them. Well, there's another complaint doing the rounds and the restaurants itself has made…

Emojis are taking over the world

The heart emoji was the top word of 2014, and it's the first time a pictograph has won the Word of the Year honours. The list was compiled by the 15th annual survey of the English language by the Global Language Monitor which analyses the internet, social media including Twitter and print and electronic news…

All hail! The external hashtag for Macs!

As most people know, in the last few years, the hashtag has become a hugely popular symbol, thanks to Twitter. However, Mac keyboards don't have one. So someone called Ben Gomori has decided to come up with one and is raising funds on Kickstarter to create the HashKey, a dedicated one-key external keyboard that only has…

Tesco launch Secret Scan-ta app

Tesco Clubcard are hoping to help you find the perfect gift via Twitter! They've teamed up with We Are Social to create a campaign that endeavours the find the ideal gift for people via Twitter. The Secret Scan-ta (OH GOD YOU SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE) app will focus on the cheaper end of goods they…

Third of young drivers take selfies while driving

Young people are vain. This is nothing new. Before cameras, they'd preen at their reflections in shop windows and such. Unless, of course, you're a hideously ugly human and don't ever want to know how awful the front bit of your head is. Well, with camera phones, you can take pictures of your own face…

Cineworld causing mild grief with allocated seating

Listen up everyone - the world is coming to an end. Cineworld is trialling allocated seating and the internet is going into meltdown. It started off with someone called We Are Vultures (real name, Weven R. Vultures) sending a snotty tweet to Cineworld Cinemas, who then had the audacity to tell the truth.   This…

Facebook Messenger recording your calls without permission?

Facebook launched their Messenger service not too long ago, in a bid to muscle in on the market that WhatsApp have enjoyed so much. If you have the FB app on your phone, you were pretty much forced to download the Messenger app because Zuckerberg wouldn't let you read your inbox without it. Most people…

WKD ads banned on Facebook for promoting fun effects of alcohol

We all know that alcohol creates a very specific kind of self confidence. The kind of self confidence that makes you pull your pants down, draw two ‘W’s on your butt cheeks, and flash your bumhole to people on a motorway bridge. But the ASA has banned WKD’s Facebook ads for linking alcohol with self…