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LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

If you've ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you've probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news tickers that enhance the day-old papers with the latest headlines. Read More >>

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"Proprietary Algorithm" Replaces Humans in Limited Edition Guardian Print Run

A special edition of the Guardian in the US will give us a glimpse of a nightmarish future in which "likes" from idiots replace editorial decisions, with a run of 5,000 physical papers being filled entirely with stories a "proprietary algorithm" has decided were the most popular online. Read More >>

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Which Magazines Do You Still Subscribe To?

The internet has all but replaced traditional print media as many people's primary news source, with newspapers and magazines across the country either scrambling to adapt or risk being crushed by the wheels of technological advancement. Read More >>

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Newspaper Mistakes Game Tech From Deus Ex for Real Medical Implants

Whoever wrote this article on tech implants for The Sun paper got a bit carried away with the Google search results, somehow managing to mistake fictional company Sarif Industries from Deus Ex for a real firm. Read More >>

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Should the Sun Ditch Its Page 3 Girls?

The Irish edition of the Sun has dropped topless girls from its 3rd page, citing "cultural differences". The strange thing is the paper isn't dumping the ladies entirely; it's just getting them to cover-up a bit more. Well, cover up their nipples at least. But really, isn't it time to ditch basically-naked ladies from our newspapers? Read More >>

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Will Free Codes in The Sun Entice You to the Paywalled Sun Online?

The Sun's about to erect a whopping great paywall around its web site, copying (grown-up) sister title The Times in limiting online access to the things it writes about Katie Price and laughably describes as "news." Will it stop you reading? Did you ever read it? Would you knowingly pay for it? Read More >>

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The First Emoticons Were Used in 1881

=) -_- T_T =P ;) Oh, the emoticon. Depending on who you're talking to (or I guess texting to? messaging to?) at the moment, emoticons can be as common as some words. When did they first start showing up? Did people write letters with smileys and frowny faces? Were typewriters used to express emotion through symbols? Maybe. Apparently, the first emoticons were used in 1881. Read More >>

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How To Send a Photo Around the World (in 1926)

Today, we take for granted the ability to send photos halfway around the world in an instant. (Which is probably why that popular smartphone photograph service is called Instant-Gram™.) But a century ago, getting a photograph across an ocean was a much more involved process than simply snapping a mirror selfie and publishing it to 3,000 of your closest friends. Read More >>

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Drones Could Replace Eager Youths On Paper Routes (Updated)

Innovation in newspaper delivery techniques hasn't really seemed like a priority in a while because of the whole death of print thing and whatever. But since drones categorically improve all situations, a local French postal service is turning paper routes into air routes. Read More >>

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Back to the Future's Newspaper Was Pretty Terrible

Because we love all things Back to the Future and see everything through Doc Brown metal-tinted glasses, we forgot how hilariously bad the Hill Valley Telegraph, the newspaper in all the BTTF movies, was. Luckily, Vulture remembered and gathered the headlines of the paper to make fun of. Read More >>

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Apple's Samsung Apology Hits the UK Newspapers, But Doesn't Seem Any More Heartfelt

Apple's apology to Samsung has hit the printed newspapers today, with the above text spotted on page five of today's Guardian. It's shorter than the one it was ordered to rewrite, but does it sound like Apple means it this time? Read More >>

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Newspaper Uses Photoshop To Make Syria Look Even Worse Somehow

The Kronen Zeitung is Austria's largest newspaper, with a daily readership of around three million people. Yesterday, those readers were treated to the image on the left of war-torn Aleppo, bombed out and desperate. Except, as one sharp-eyed Redditor points out, that wasn't the scene at all. It was just another Photoshop job. Read More >>

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Newspaper Celebrates "Going Digital" With Binary Front Page

Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung has gone digital, launching an entirely online edition, which probably isn't that big a deal for most of you. What is nice is the way it marketed the change, by creating an all-binary front page for its print version. Read More >>

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Newspaper Writer Accidentally Tweets a Porn Link to Thousands of Followers

Poor Vito Stellino. The Florida Times-Union sports writer made the embarrassing everyman mistake of accidentally tweeting a porn link to xHamster.com instead of a sports article. The randy tweet stayed up for nearly an hour and gave his thousands of followers a pleasant surprise. Read More >>

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iOS 5's here! But What's In Newsstand For Us Brits?

iOS 5 is here, well, probably, depending on if you managed to update your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch OK last night. With it comes Newsstand, which is the immovable folder thing on your homescreen that's soon to be filled with newspapers and mags. Read More >>

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iOS 5's Newsstand Is More Awesome than You Think

The first wave of magazines supporting Apple's Newsstand feature on iOS 5 went live today, which is good news. In theory, Newsstand isn't that big of a deal. But using it, you realise it's something more. Read More >>

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