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HEALTH MISINFORMATION ON SECTION 230 BILL 1542

The Senate is introducing what it is touting as the Health Mis-Information Exemption on Section 230 that will hold companies responsible...

The Nord 2. A New “Flagship Killer” from OnePlus?

THE NORD 2. A NEW “FLAGSHIP KILLER” FROM ONEPLUS?

OnePlus' Nord smartphone has been tremendously successful in Europe and today the company announced its successor, the Nord 2. As is...

 
 
 
Tumblr Post+ Subscription is in Beta Mode

TUMBLR POST+ SUBSCRIPTION IS IN BETA MODE

Tumblr is now one of the social media companies that wants to let creators make money from their content. It announced Post+, which...

Twitter is Testing a Downvote Button

TWITTER IS TESTING A DOWNVOTE BUTTON

Twitter announced they are testing something called downvotes. The name of this potential feature is exactly the same as what Reddit...

 
 
 
FTC Voted to Ramp Up Enforcement Against Illegal Repair Restrictions

FTC VOTED TO RAMP UP ENFORCEMENT AGAINST ILLEGAL REPAIR RESTRICTIONS

The Federal Trade Commission unanimously voted to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses,...

Clubhouse is No Longer Invite-Only

CLUBHOUSE IS NO LONGER INVITE-ONLY

Clubhouse posted a blog called “ Opening Day ” on its website to inform everyone that the app is now out of beta and open to everyone....

 
 
 
Twitter is Testing a Redesigned TweetDeck

TWITTER IS TESTING A REDESIGNED TWEETDECK

Twitter announced that they are currently testing a new version of TweetDeck with a limited number of people. The testing is invitation-only,...

FACEBOOK IS NOT KILLING PEOPLE 1541

President Biden has reversed course and said that Facebook is not killing people as he earlier suggested over the weekend. Meanwhile,...

 
 
 
Art Museum in Italy Records How People Look at Paintings

ART MUSEUM IN ITALY RECORDS HOW PEOPLE LOOK AT PAINTINGS

The art museums and galleries are opening up again in Italy. That's great for the museums and galleries, who may have lost revenue...

The New Emoji 14.0 Mockups Are Viewable

THE NEW EMOJI 14.0 MOCKUPS ARE VIEWABLE

Emojipedia posted original sample images visualizing how new emojis might look when they come to fruition. The mockups might, or might...

 
 
 
Google Delays Play Billing Requirement for Android In-App Purchases

GOOGLE DELAYS PLAY BILLING REQUIREMENT FOR ANDROID IN-APP PURCHASES

Last September, Google announced that in one year's time, all apps distributed through the Play Store would have to use Play Billing...

WHITEHOUSE BECOMES INTERNET CENSOR 1540

The Whitehouse has decided that it wants to be the new Internet Censor and tell Facebook and News organizations what they consider...

 
 
 
Facebook Tests Telling Users if Their Post was Removed by Automation

FACEBOOK TESTS TELLING USERS IF THEIR POST WAS REMOVED BY AUTOMATION

Facebook posted its First Quarterly Update on the Oversight Board. Part of the update involves sharing their progress on the board's...

SPACEX NEWEST DRONE SHIP 1539

SpaceX has a new self-propelled drone ship that is taking over duties in the Atlantic while they transport one to the Pacific to take...

 
 
 
Twitter Appointed a Grievance Officer in India

TWITTER APPOINTED A GRIEVANCE OFFICER IN INDIA

Twitter has appointed a resident grievance officer in India days after Twitter lost the liability protections on user-generated content...

Biden Order Cracks Down on Anticompetitive Practices in Big Tech

BIDEN ORDER CRACKS DOWN ON ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES IN BIG TECH

President Biden signed an executive order titled: “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” today. In short,...

 
 
 
TikTok Technology will Automate Removal of Videos

TIKTOK TECHNOLOGY WILL AUTOMATE REMOVAL OF VIDEOS

TikTok posted information titled: “Advancing our approach to user safety”.

WOZ SUPPORTS RIGHT TO REPAIR 1538

Steve Wozniak supports the right to repair movement and comments that Apple would not be where it is today without that very ability...

 
 
 
36 State Attorneys General Sued Google for Antitrust Violations

36 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL SUED GOOGLE FOR ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS

A group of 36 states and Washington, D.C., sued Google on Wednesday in an antitrust case challenging Google's control over its Android...

Lume Cube Panel Mini Review

LUME CUBE PANEL MINI REVIEW

In addition to my writing for Geek News Central, I record the occasional product review video to accompany some of the articles. Over...

 
 
 



Google Groups gets a new logo following last year's Material Theme redesign

Google Groups gets a new logo following last year's Material Theme redesign

Last year , Google gave its Groups discussion and mailing list service a complete revamp. Google Groups has now quietly gained a new, more modern logo. more... Read more ...

Steam Deck stole Nintendo's thunder, but Pokémon Unite stole it back

Steam Deck stole Nintendo's thunder, but Pokémon Unite stole it back

Can the Steam Deck take the Switch's handheld crown? Nintendo has been in the spotlight quite a bit over the last couple of weeks thanks to two big game releases and the new... Read more ...

Poll: What are your thoughts on Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack?

Poll: What are your thoughts on Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack?

I remain unconvinced. Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 is here, and whilst early impressions of the accessory seem to be good, I for one remain unconvinced of the... Read more ...

How to watch Surfing at Olympics 2020: key dates, schedule, free live stream...

How to watch Surfing at Olympics 2020: key dates, schedule, free live stream and more

Surf's up in Tokyo for an Olympic first - here's how to watch an Olympics surfing live stream and catch all the action online in 2021. Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Specs, leaks, price and release date

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Specs, leaks, price and release date

When Samsung went from the Galaxy Fold to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 , this marked one of the most drastic design changes between devices in the same line that we've ever seen. From... Read more ...

Lions vs South Africa live stream: how to watch first Test match from anywhere

Lions vs South Africa live stream: how to watch first Test match from anywhere

Lions kick off triple header against World Cup champs in Cape Town. Here's how to get Lions vs South Africa live stream and watch the first rugby Test online today. Read more ...

Nintendo's dug itself a massive hole with Switch, but the Steam Deck can fill it

Nintendo's dug itself a massive hole with Switch, but the Steam Deck can fill it

Valve's Steam Deck will provide some much needed competition for the Nintendo Switch, and it's about time. Read more ...

IPad mini 6 (2021): Rumors, release date, price, features, and more

IPad mini 6 (2021): Rumors, release date, price, features, and more

According to a multitude of reports, Apple is finally planning to replace the aging iPad mini 5 with a new model later this year. Admittedly the old iPad mini isn't that old... Read more ...

Patent Images Show A Galaxy Z Flip With A Rotating Camera

Patent Images Show A Galaxy Z Flip With A Rotating Camera

With just under three weeks until the next Unpacked event, all eyes are on Samsung. While the company is getting ready for that, it's still making time to work on future... Read more ...

Sketchy rumor suggests iPhone 13 may support fast charging up to 25W

Sketchy rumor suggests iPhone 13 may support fast charging up to 25W

Even though Apple removed the power adapter from the iPhone box last year, many users still prefer to charge their devices using a USB adapter in order to get fast charging... Read more ...