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Twitter accounts to follow for up-to-date info on Thanksgiving travel

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A nor’easter is expected to cause problems for holiday travelers on Wednesday, one of the year’s busiest travel days in the U.S.

If you, like millions of other people, are flying or driving in the days ahead, check out our list of accounts to help keep you up to date on the latest delays and cancelations.

And beginning Tuesday night, check back on Mashable for real-time updates on our Thanksgiving travel live blog.

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Twitter now lets you search through every tweet ever tweeted

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Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is going to make it easier for users to search for every tweet ever sent.

For years, users have been able to use search.twitter.com to find tweets about certain topics and to surface tweets around specific events.

Still, to really hone in on a specific tweet in a user’s timeline or on a specific date, you usually had to rely on third-party tools such as the Apple-owned Topsy.

That will soon change….

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Former TechCrunch Co-Editor In Chief Eric Eldon Heads To Hyper-Local Journalism Site Hoodline

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Google Maps gets better integration with Uber and OpenTable

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Google Maps can do more than just give directions.

Google unveiled a new update Wednesday that allows users to make restaurant reservations and get more precise Uber estimates from within the Maps app.

Both the iOS and Android versions sport a redesigned look and feel to bring the app in line with Google’s new Material Design philosophy.

“This new look is all about creating surfaces and shadows that echo the real world;…

Tokyo had more fun on Halloween than the rest of us

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So you think you had fun on Halloween? Think again. Tokyo just might have you beat

Although the spooky day of costumes and trick-or-treating has Western roots, in recent years Halloween has become a popular day in Japan, with thousands taking to the streets in some of the most ingenious costumes you’ll ever see. From armies of Batwomen and Supergirls, to walking LED men, to unicorns and even YouTube memes, Japan has seriously raised the level of its Halloween game

This year, the Shibuya…

5 Pokémon horror movies to thundershock you this Halloween

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Topshop mannequin causes a Twitter storm

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LONDON – Topshop has found itself at the centre of a Twitter storm this week after a shopper tweeted a photo of an in-store mannequin with long, skinny legs

Becky Hopper posted a photo of her friend, who is a size 8 – 10 (4 – 6 in the U.S.), next to the dummy with the hashtag #poorbodyimage. Her tweet has been retweeted over 8,000 times.

Text of tweet here

— BeckyLHopper October 27, 2014

Hopper has since been inundated with messages,…

New York Ebola Patient Took Uber Ride

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The New York City doctor who has tested positive for Ebola took an Uber ride Wednesday evening, the ride-share company announced on its blog.

Public health officials have said neither the Uber driver, nor the subsequent passengers are at risk, according to the blog post

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Dr. Craig Spencer is the first man in New York City to test positive for Ebola.

“We have communicated this to the…

Google Street View Spotlights Chimpanzees Studied by Jane Goodall

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Google Street View now allows you to get a close look at the Tanzanian chimps Jane Goodall famously studied.

The company partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania’s National Parks to map out the country’s Gombe National Park, home to the chimpanzees Goodall began studying in the 1960s.

The Street View collection features the chimps who live in the park (there’s one named Google) and the Jane Goodall Institute…