Turkey briefly blocks Twitter to prevent images of bombing

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Turkey has allowed access to Twitter again after shortly blocking it on Wednesday to prevent the broadcast of images from Monday’s bombing that killed 32 people.

The ban was lifted after Twitter complied with a local court ruling, deleting tweets with images of the bombing’s aftermath.

Officials had raised concerns that the bombing in the town of Suruc is part of a campaign of retaliation by the Islamic State group for a recent crackdown on its operations in the country.

Turkish officials say they have detained more than 500 people suspected of working with IS in the last six months. Officials say an operation this month netted 21 terrorism suspects in an investigation of recruitment networks in multiple parts of the country. Read more…

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AccuWeather’s new AccUcast service is like Waze for weather

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We’ve all been there; you check your favorite weather app to see what’s going on outside, only to find the info was off when you leave home. A new feature in the AccuWeather iOS app called AccUcast lets users like you submit weather conditions to provide a real-time contextual view of your environment. AccUcast is like Waze, only for weather. If it’s cloudy where you are, just report it via the AccuWeather app. Areas where rain, wind or snow are reported will have a small pin. When you zoom out, the pins become a color-coded area on the map. You…

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The next version of Google Glass will be foldable, more durable

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Google Glass 2.0, which will be aimed at the enterprise and workplace, will reportedly fold up like a regular pair of glasses.

According to a 9to5Google report, Google Glass 2.0 will also be water-resistant and sport a more rugged design.

The report says the new rugged design is “built to withstand normal drops and bumps” and will also have fewer buttons and ports. The “Explorer Edition” of Google Glass only has two buttons: the on/off button and a camera button

Unless Google plans to remove the touchpad on the side of Google Glass, which is used for navigation and can be tapped like a button, there aren’t many buttons to remove in the first place. Read more…

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