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Posted at 9:08 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Facebook crash; WikiLeaks; Gold-dispensing ATMs; and more

By Melissa Bell
Homesteaders
Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family, Pie Town, New Mexico, October, 1940. See more images from the 1940s in color here. (Russell Lee)

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Tech news: Facebook crash:

For about an hour Thursday, Facebook users were gifted with a strange new appearance. A lightbox photo slideshow; a memories page and new Facebook pages showed up for 45 minutes until suddenly, the whole site shut down. It turned out, Facebook had conducted an upgrade early and by accident. The pages were a glimpse of upgrades to come. Mashable has the full scoop on what the accidental update shows us about the future Facebook. I'm most excited about the memories page, that will take you back through the years showing status updates from when you first joined.

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WikiLeaks watch: Cables talk about Indian torture

New cables released by WikiLeaks discuss a Red Cross report that India forces in the embattled region of Kashmir used torture methods on detainees. The cables also said that the heir apparent to the Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi worries about the threat of Hindu extremists more than Muslim militants. Read more about it here.

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Random news: Gold-dispensing ATM

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Morning glory:

By Melissa Bell  | December 17, 2010; 9:08 AM ET
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