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 2021-07-28 12:00 

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Poco's latest high-performance phone is the $299 X3 GT...

Fast processor, fast charging...

 2021-07-28 11:52 

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WhatsApp reportedly developing iOS to Android transfer option for chat history...

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp is reportedly developing a way for its users to transfer their chat histories from iOS to Android. It could also integrate with a new 'Switch to Android' tool from Google....

 2021-07-28 10:50 

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ZTE's newest under-display selfie camera looks slightly improved...

ZTE has launched the Axon 30 — an updated version of last years Axon 20 with an under-display front-facing camera. The tech seems to be a step up from last year with better picture quality and smoother display integration, but it's not clear how...

 2021-07-28 10:39 

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Krispy Kreme is selling Xbox doughnuts...

Krispy Kreme has created an Xbox doughnut. It will go on sale across the UK and Ireland next month, as part of a marketing campaign with Microsoft....

 2021-07-28 10:27 

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Spotify's paid subscribers hit 165M as podcast listening 'improved modestly'...

Spotify has announced its Q2 2021 earnings, and with it updated figures for its premium subscribers and monthly active users. In this quarter, Spotify has continued to acquire exclusive rights to shows like Call Her Daddy....

 2021-07-28 07:20 

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Halo Infinite's first multiplayer beta begins on July 29th...

The first beta of Halo Infinite will begin this weekend. It's the first of many opportunities to test the multiplayer aspects of Halo Infinite....

 2021-07-28 03:15 

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Nintendo is shutting down its Dr. Mario mobile game...

Nintendo's Dr. Mario World is ending service on November 1st. It launched just over two years ago, but is the first of Nintendo's smartphone games to be shut down....

 2021-07-28 01:19 

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Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's letter addressing the harassment allegations...

Activision Blizzard's CEO has publicly released a letter to employees that addresses the company's response to California's lawsuit. The letter says that an external law firm has been brought in to review policies and procedures....

 2021-07-28 00:56 

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Workers at a repair facility used by Apple compare conditions to sweatshops...

A report from Insider details working conditions at CSAT Solutions, a company that reportedly does repair work for Apple laptops. Employees describe low wages, insufficient bathrooms, and lack of AC in the Houston, Texas facility....

 2021-07-28 00:24 

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Live Text is no longer an M1-exclusive in Apple's newest macOS Monterey beta...

The fourth macOS Monterey beta introduces support for Apple's image scanning feature, Live Text, on all devices that run Monterey, according to documentation from Apple. That should include Intel-based Macs that previously weren't supported....

 2021-07-28 00:18 

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Blizzard is removing unspecified inappropriate references from World of Warcraft...

The World of Warcraft team has vowed to remove...

 2021-07-27 22:50 

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Blizzard is encouraging its own employees to attend Wednesday's walkout with paid time off...

Blizzard leadership emailed studio employees to let them know they won't face repercussions for attending the sexual harassments protest walkout on Wednesday — and in fact, that they can have paid time off for the duration....

 2021-07-27 21:10 

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TikTok's live video push continues with new features for creators and viewers...

TikTok's live video push continues as the app adds several new livestreaming-focused features, including better moderation tools, improved Q&A features, scheduled events, and the ability to co-host streams....

 2021-07-27 20:45 

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The iPhone 12's strong momentum helps Apple to another huge quarter...

Apple announced Q3 2021 revenue of $81.43 billion on Tuesday, riding the continued momentum of its iPhone 12 lineup and booming services business....

 2021-07-27 20:39 

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eBay cyberstalking conspirator sentenced to 18 months in prison...

A Massachusetts judge has sentenced Philip Cooke, a former eBay employee who participated in a bizarre cyberstalking campaign against the publishers of EcommerceBytes, to 18 months in prison....

 2021-07-27 20:37 

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Google sets all-time records as search and YouTube profits soar...

Alphabet just set an all-time record revenue of $61.9 billion in Q2 2021, and set record profits for the third quarter in a row....

 2021-07-27 20:20 

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Microsoft reports weaker Surface and Windows revenue amid global chip shortage...

Microsoft's Windows and Surface revenues took a hit this quarter, amid a global chip shortage. Cloud and Office revenues have helped boost Microsoft's revenues, though....

 2021-07-27 20:06 

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OnePlus 9 Pro review: a refined, niche flagship...

The OnePlus 9 Pro is a flagship Android smartphone with a ton of features: ultra-fast charging; big, high refresh rate screen; and a three-camera system. It has smooth and elegant software, but its video capabilities need some work....

 2021-07-27 20:05 

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Twitter hires the team behind news summary app Brief...

Twitter will be bringing on the team building Brief, an app that summarizes news. The Brief team will work on projects that support features like Spaces and Explore....

 2021-07-27 19:59 

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Twitter is testing notices that tell you if your account is suspended or locked...

Twitter is testing new notices that tell you if your account has been suspended or locked and has been put in read-only mode for violating Twitter's rules. The banners are in testing across a small percentage of Twitter users on iOS, Android, and the ...

 2021-07-27 19:42 

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Apple's controversial Safari redesign is now optional in the latest iPadOS 15 beta...

Apple is making the redesigned tab experience optional in iPadOS 15, just like in the last macOS Monterey beta. You can enable the new...

 2021-07-27 19:31 

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If you've been waiting to play Resident Evil Village on PC, Capcom's fixed it...

The game experienced massive frame rate drops and stutters during combat, making it difficult to play. Three months later, Capcom has released a fix for its DRM, which has reportedly improved performance....

 2021-07-27 19:18 

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T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert will deliver CES keynote as the Uncarrier moves mainstream...

T-Mobile's Mike Sievert will take the stage at CES to talk all things 5G. It's a spot Verizon has occupied in recent years, and marks another step for the Un-carrier away from its underdog styling into the mainstream....

 2021-07-27 19:03 

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Instagram Reels can now be twice as long...

Instagram extended the length on Reels to 60 seconds. It started at 15 seconds and was later expanded to 30 seconds. TikTok was at 60 seconds until being expanded to three minutes....

 2021-07-27 18:35 

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's Wu-Tang Clan album sold by US government...

The sole copy of a Wu-Tang Clan record titled...

 2021-07-27 18:17 

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How to use TikTok's Text-to-Speech feature...

TikTok's Text-to-Speech feature makes it easy to turn on-screen text into a voice — whether it's for accessibility, entertainment, or both....

 2021-07-27 17:38 

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PAX West backtracks, will require vaccinations or negative COVID tests after all...

PAX West attendees will now have to provide proof that they're vaccinated or that they've received a negative COVID-19 test result, according to Penny Arcade and ReedPop. PAX East was canceled earlier this year due to...

 2021-07-27 17:00 

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Activision Blizzard employees to walk out following sexual harassment lawsuit...

Employees at Activision Blizzard will meet outside the company's main campus in Irvine on July 28th. They're asking Activision executives to agree to four demands, including ending forced arbitration for all employees....

 2021-07-27 16:00 

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Google TV for Android gets new discovery features and more streaming services...

The Android app for Google TV is getting new discovery features and support for a handful of apps not previously available, including YouTube TV and FuboTV. A...

 2021-07-27 15:41 

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Facebook is giving the Oculus Quest 2 a storage bump and recalling its foam face masks...

Facebook is replacing the foam face masks of current Oculus Quest 2 VR headset owners with a silicone alternative and pausing Quest 2 sales until August 24th before relaunching a new model with the silicone mask and 128GB of base storage....

 2021-07-27 15:21 

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Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC now has huge performance improvements...

Microsoft has greatly improved PC performance for Microsoft Flight Simulator. A new patch sees frame rates double on some PCs and improvements across the board....

 2021-07-27 15:19 

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How to turn yourself into a cartoon for your next Zoom call...

You can turn yourself into a cartoon for your next Zoom meeting by using Snapchat's cartoon filter on the Snap Camera desktop app on Mac and PC. Here's how to do it....

 2021-07-27 15:10 

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Master & Dynamic's MW08 Sport earbuds have wireless charging and a Kevlar case...

The new MW08 Sport earbuds from Master & Dynamic improve on the company's last earbuds with a redesigned wireless charging case, an even nicer build, and memory foam ear tips....

 2021-07-27 15:00 

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Discord now has Threads...

Discord is launching a Threads feature today. It will allow Discord server members to create branched-off conversations to improve the flow of chats on the service....

 2021-07-27 14:40 

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Instagram is making accounts for users under 16 private by default...

Instagram is making accounts for young people private by default and limiting how advertisers can target people under 18 on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Despite these efforts to make Instagram safer for young users, the company is still building an...

 2021-07-27 14:16 

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Watch Joby Aviation's electric air taxi complete a 150-mile flight...

Joby Aviation just completed a 150-mile demonstration flight with its six-rotor electric aircraft. The company aims to have a full-scale air taxi service in operation by 2024....

 2021-07-27 14:15 

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The Sony ZV-E10 is an E-mount camera for vloggers...

Sony's ZV-E10 is a vlogging camera that combines features from the fixed lens ZV-1 with an interchangeable lens E-mount camera, a 24-megapixel sensor, 4K / 30p video recording, and a built-in directional microphone....

 2021-07-27 13:53 

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It looks like Fortnite's next big event is happening on August 6th...

Fortnite's newest update adds a countdown timer, which suggests that the battle royale's next big live event will take place on August 6th....

 2021-07-27 13:30 

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Nothing officially reveals its $99 Ear (1) true wireless earbuds...

Nothing has officially announced its Ear (1) true wireless earbuds. They will go on general sale on August 17th across 45 countries including the US and UK, priced at $99 / 99 / 99....

 2021-07-27 13:07 

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Amazon's second-gen Echo Buds are down to their lowest price since Prime Day...

Amazon's second-gen Echo Buds are currently on sale at Best Buy for $80, more than 30 percent off their list price. For a limited time, you can also save on Logitech's Apple-conscious keyboard for the Mac and a pair of 256GB, Mario-themed microSD ...

 2021-07-27 13:04 

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Apple Watch's data 'black box' poses research problems...

The same Apple Watch data exported at two different time points had striking differences, likely due to changes in the algorithm. The discrepancies make it hard for researchers to rely on the data....

 2021-07-27 13:00 

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Lenovo ThinkBook 13S review: business on a budget...

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13S offers a solid 16:10 screen, a physical webcam shutter, and a portable build for an affordable price. The new line is aimed at small companies that don't have the funds for pricier business laptops. Our test unit, which includ...

 2021-07-27 13:00 

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Pinterest now lets influencers make money off shoppable pins...

Pinterest is making it easier to shop on its platform through shoppable Idea Pins, which can also be linked to affiliate links to help creators generate revenue from their sales....

 2021-07-27 13:00 

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Spotify makes paid shows from Slate, Acast, and more playable from its app...

Spotify announced initial partners for its Open Access technology, which allows various podcast subscribers to listen to their shows in the Spotify app. Partners include Acast, Memberful, Slate, and Supporting Cast, among others....

 2021-07-27 12:30 

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Chuck Todd on why Meet the Press can't survive on just one platform...

NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd talks to Nilay Patel about building credibility with audiences, how he decides what stories to give oxygen to, and focusing on brands rather than just a network....

 2021-07-27 11:51 

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Amazon denies report claiming imminent acceptance of Bitcoin payments...

Amazon has denied a report that claimed it plans to start accepting Bitcoin as payment before the end of the year....

 2021-07-27 11:15 

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Vigilante app Citizen is paying users to livestream crime scenes and emergencies...

Crime alert app Citizen is paying users to livestream content. For $25 an hour,...

 2021-07-27 09:54 

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Android 13's dessert codename might be Tiramisu...

Tiramisu could also be the internal codename for the next version of Android....

 2021-07-27 08:36 

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Realme is the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android...

Realme is working on the first magnetic wireless charging system for Android. A phone called the Realme Flash and associated MagDart chargers are set to be announced soon....

 2021-07-27 08:24 

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Spotify adds What's New feed for all the music and podcasts you follow...

What's New is a new section in the Spotify app that collects together new music and content from musicians and creators you follow on the platform. The feed is rolling out globally over the coming weeks on iOS and Android....

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