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Bear snaps: mauled hiker's last moments captured on camera

Bear snaps: mauled hiker's last moments captured on camera | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The grizzly bear stares at the camera with a look that appears ominous in the last photograph snapped by Richard White just before the animal mauled him to death in Alaska's Denali National Park.
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Strewth! Scrabble launches Aussie slang edition

Strewth! Scrabble launches Aussie slang edition | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Onya, Scrabble.   Word nerds can now officially use Australian English's more colourful words to rake up high scores.

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Mattel, the company that distributes the popular board game, unveiled its highly-anticipated Australian edition of Scrabble on Thursday. "It's a fun twist on the classic game of Scrabble," the company's marketing manager Jacinta Whitehead said. "It allows you to use Aussie slang words on the board and you actually get bonus points for every slang word you use with your tiles." | READ MORE https://goo.gl/4UkpKn
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New camera can see through human body - BBC News

New camera can see through human body - BBC News | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools during internal examinations.
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Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The camera is designed to help doctors track medical tools known as endoscopes that are used to investigate a range of internal conditions. The new device is able to detect sources of light inside the body, such as the illuminated tip of the endoscope’s long flexible tube.
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JAWS on the Water - Test Your Fear of Water (or leeches)

JAWS on the Water - Test Your Fear of Water (or leeches) | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

This summer at Austin, Texas, USA in a celebration of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece JAWS,…There might be no better test of how deep your fear of sharks goes than watching a drive-in screening of Jaws while floating on a lake at night in an inner tube.

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Imagine relaxing on an inner tube with a cold drink in hand on a perfect Texas summer night, your feet languidly dangling in the calm Lake Travis water. Now imagine you’re also watching the greatest thriller ever made, projected across the water while unknown terrors threaten from the watery depths...
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Facebook rolls out the GIF button for comments to all users

Reply threads on Facebook are about to get a lot more animated. To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF format, all users will get the new GIF comment button that Facebook began testing three months ago.
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Pinterest's first US ad campaign spans Times Square, Facebook, Instagram, Mic and New York Times

Pinterest's first US ad campaign spans Times Square, Facebook, Instagram, Mic and New York Times | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Pinterest will run billboards in Times Square, ads on Facebook and Instagram and branded content on Mic’s and The New York Times’s sites.

Via Kelly Lieberman
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"Pinterest will debut its first ad campaign in the US on Tuesday. Called “What If,” the campaign is designed to get people thinking about the platform as a place to explore new ideas, even if the undertaking may be an uncomfortable one." | READ MORE.. (short video on article page)
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Teens tackle fast fashion by renting out clothes

Teens tackle fast fashion by renting out clothes | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Lily Habel now rents out her own clothing and hires items for social events. (

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An online subculture is gaining popularity among teenagers that's helping them overcome the pressures of a fast-fashion, wear-things-only-once world. For 17-year-old Adelaide student Lily Habel, her adventures into clothes renting began after she posted a photo of her formal dress on Instagram.
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Facebook is broken

Facebook is broken | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook’s scale, behavioral targeting doesn’t just reflect our behavior, it actually influences it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect humanity is actually partitioning us into fractal disconnected bubbles.
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Olio: Fighting food waste and hooking you up with a free meal

Olio: Fighting food waste and hooking you up with a free meal | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

American households throw food worth $165 billion in the trash each year. Now they can share it with their neighbors instead, thanks to a new app. 


Olio was launched at the end of 2015 by Tessa Cook, a farmer's daughter from England, and Saasha Celestial-One, a daughter of hippies from Iowa. 


It connects local communities, businesses and food stores. Users upload a photo and description of the food they no longer want or need, and a time and pickup location for others to come collect it.

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ACCC expects to take NBN providers to court over slow broadband

ACCC expects to take NBN providers to court over slow broadband | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Consumer watchdog may drag several providers to court for dudding customers with slow internet.

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Meet the woman buying houses for the homeless

Meet the woman buying houses for the homeless | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A woman has been so moved by the sight of Melbourne's homeless people that she has started buying houses for them.
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Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows

Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation | Read more..

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Chrome OS may soon get new night mode, Night Light, to help you sleep

Chrome OS may soon get new night mode, Night Light, to help you sleep | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A night mode known as Night Light has been spotted in a Canary build of Chrome OS, indicating that the feature could come to final software soon.
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Court rules mobile phone caused tumour

Court rules mobile phone caused tumour | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A POTENTIALLY landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.


in a ruling handed down on April 11 but only made public on Thursday, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension.

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Man trapped in apartment due to poor UPS package placement

Man trapped in apartment due to poor UPS package placement | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
UPS unintentionally made Jessie Lawrence (@hitstreak) a prisoner in his own home when a driver left his parcel under the door handle, rendering the knob unmovable.
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UPS unintentionally made Jessie Lawrence (@hitstreak) a prisoner in his own home when a driver left his parcel under the door handle, rendering the knob unmovable.
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After 25 years in business it's the end of free postcards in cafes

After 25 years in business it's the end of free postcards in cafes | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
​Avant Card founder Pat Mackle calls it quits, unable to find a buyer.
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Sad Day :( I still have some of these cards that i collected from cafes years ago.

"Iconic out-of-home media company Avant Card is closing its doors after 25 years in business, blaming the astonishing rise in digital for its demise. " | READ MORE.. https://goo.gl/9XanMu
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Lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger killed by 'exploding whipped cream dispenser'

Lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger killed by 'exploding whipped cream dispenser' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A popular French lifestyle blogger has been killed in a freak accident involving an exploding whipped cream dispenser.

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Father and son buy historic town for $663K

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Father and son buy historic town for $663K

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The town in USA, with a population of just 15, was snapped-up by a father and son for just under $664K — which is just over half of the medium house price in Sydney.
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Mum shares hilarious 'love notes' to her son - men not happy

Mum shares hilarious 'love notes' to her son - men not happy | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
"Sometimes I write my kids love notes," Kristina Kuzmic captioned her post, which has been shared over 150,000 times.
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"That does sound like a tough gig, Tom, but toilets are built to counteract that and you've been doing this several times a day for your entire life – why aren't you better at it yet? And even if you do get some splash, why are you just leaving it there like some animal without opposable thumbs and the ability to grasp a wad of toilet paper?"  |  READ MORE // haha funny!
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A $7.49 Healthy Lunch Subscription Service Just Launched In Sydney’s CBD

A $7.49 Healthy Lunch Subscription Service Just Launched In Sydney’s CBD | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A $7.49 Healthy Lunch Subscription Service Just Launched In Sydney’s CBD
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Meet Yuma, the 10-year-old Australian app developer 

Meet Yuma, the 10-year-old Australian app developer  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Yuma Soerianto has built five apps now available through Apple's App Store, and used the 14-hour flight to California to make a brand new app to help his parent
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Microsoft’s new Snapchat competitor 

Microsoft’s new Snapchat competitor  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

 Skype has been completely redesigned (and looks a lot like Snapchat). Microsoft's popular video calling tool now includes a host of social features, including:

• Slack emoji reactions
• Houseparty video calls
• Facebook bots

But the reboot wouldn’t be complete in 2017 without Stories. Skype calls them Highlights, a familiar feature for Snapchat users but with one BIG innovation: Highlights last a full 7 days. 

► Read more at Product Hunt 

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The Essential phone: creator of Android unveils his vision for the ultimate device

The Essential phone: creator of Android unveils his vision for the ultimate device | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

What do you really need out of a smartphone? Developer Andy Rubin — the creator of Android — has tried to answer that question with a new phone aimed at delivering the basics of a high-end smartphone in a simple package.

The phone, called the Essential, was unveiled overnight and was created by Rubin's company, which is also called Essential

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Traffickers use pigeon to carry 200 ECSTASY tablets over borders

Traffickers use pigeon to carry 200 ECSTASY tablets over borders | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

��� Authorities in Kuwait this week caught a bird with a backpack full of ecstasy tablets strapped to its back, in what is believed to be the newest drug smuggling technique used by traffickers, Authorities in Kuwait this week caught a pigeon (pictured) with a backpack full of ecstasy tablets strapped to its back, in what is the newest drug smuggling technique being used by traffickers.

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More than 20 years after his death, Fred Hollows just made history

More than 20 years after his death, Fred Hollows just made history | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

FRED Hollows always was one in a million. Now he has just enabled a million more people to see it. And all from beyond the grave.

★ For the first time in history, and more than 20 years after Fred himself died while still on that mission, the Fred Hollows Foundation has performed more than one million eye operations and treatments in a single year.

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Facebook downranks News Feed links to crappy sites smothered in ads

Facebook downranks News Feed links to crappy sites smothered in ads | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Facebook will bury links to low-quality websites and refuse to carry ads pointing to them in a News Feed algorithm change announced today. Facebook defines a ‘low-quality site’ as one “containing little substantive content, and that is covered in disruptive, shocking or malicious ads.”
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