DJI’s tiny Pocket 2 gimbal camera launches with big improvements

DJI's second-generation Pocket gimbal camera comes with a slew of improvements that could catch the eye of serious vloggers.
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At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Tory Lanez addresses Megan Thee Stallion shooting allegations in Instagram rant

“To me, as a person, she's still my friend. No matter what — even if she doesn't look at me like that — I look at her like she's still...
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put up ridiculous numbers on her Twitch stream, hitting more than 400,000 viewers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plays the video game Among Us during a live stream on Twitch with fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar. Twitch Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought a massive viewership of more than 400,000 people at once watching her play the video game Among Us on Twitch. The congresswoman from New York hopped on the video game streaming site late Tuesday night and was joined by fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. AOC's stream generated buzz on social media when she was revea...
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Facebook Sues Two Companies It Caught Selling Fake Instagram Followers

As part of Instagram’s ongoing crackdown on the scourge of fake followers leaving fake likes on the accounts of equally fake influencers, parent company Facebook announced earlier today that it filed two separate lawsuits targeting four individuals whose stock and trade was selling fake engagement.Read more...
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The Justice Dept just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, which could be have implications for other tech giants Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. If Google loses it could encourage lawmakers to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business. Successful antitrust action could mean Amazon loses important third-party seller data, and Apple loses control over its ...
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Adblockers Installed 300,000 Times Are Malicious and Should Be Removed Now

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Adblocking extensions with more than 300,000 active users have been surreptitiously uploading user browsing data and tampering with users' social media accounts thanks to malware its new owner introduced a few weeks ago, according to technical analyses and posts on Github. Hugo Xu, developer of the Nano Adblocker and Nano Defender extensions, said 17 days ago that he no longer had the time to maintain the project and had sold the rights to t...
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The Justice Department just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, which could be have implications for Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. If Google loses, lawmakers could be encouraged to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business. Successful antitrust action could mean Amazon loses important third-party seller data and Apple loses control over its App Store market...
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A crumbling and crooked old Tokyo restaurant

Crooked and crumbling old shops and restaurants are thankfully not a rarity in Tokyo, but as wonderfully ramshackle as some of them are, the one below definitely takes some beating. In business for 60 years or so, it’s clearly comfortable in its discolourations and the almost comedic toll those decades have taken. The mesmerising combination of which made sitting down for a leisurely lunch all the more memorable. Of course how much longer it will last is hard to say, but for now at least it’s ...
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Palais Royal

I go here a lot but, what the heck, I was in the area. These striped columns are art but, as you can see, are enjoyed by everyone. Very regal. A French King was raised here once. I like the two fountains there. The mulberry trees there aren’t allowed to do as they wish and grow in any direction. The center pond. When it gets really cold, the water is shut off.
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Reformation internal investigation finds workplace culture and ex-CEO Yael Aflalo 'not racist' — despite rampant allegations of discrimination from current and former employees

  Reformation founder Yael Aflalo in 2017. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images An internal investigation at Reformation published last week found the "workplace culture is not 'racist,'" and asserted it "did not find any evidence that [former CEO and founder Yael Aflalo's] conduct toward any Reformation employee was racially motivated." The report — conducted by the law firm Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius LLP and involving interviews with 47 employees — comes five months after a series of allegati...
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Instagram Debuts Anti-Bullying Resource Guide, Positivity AR Filter

Instagram continued its National Bullying Prevention Month efforts with the introduction of a guide to anti-bullying resources and the rollout of an augmented reality filter designed to promote positivity. And at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Tuesday (Oct. 20), head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will join Dance Moms alumnus and Instagram creator Nia Sioux on...
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Victoria Beckham's new photo of David and Harper will melt your heart

Victoria Beckham took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the most adorable photo of her...
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Emma Roberts blocked mom on Instagram after she revealed pregnancy

“I blocked her at one point. It was my only weapon.”
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'You just drove 100 mph into a brick wall': Brooklyn lingerie brand slams mega-influencer Danielle Bernstein's fashion blog for suing after it claimed she copied its designs

Danielle Bernstein, popular influencer, at Paris Fashion Week in 2019. Christian Vierig/Getty Images "WeWoreWhat," Danielle Bernstein's fashion blog with 2.5 million followers on Instagram, is in a legal dispute with Brooklyn-based lingerie company The Great Eros.  The Great Eros has claimed Bernstein copied the pattern of its signature tissue paper and put a similar design on wallpaper, swimsuits, and other apparel.  Bernstein said that she had never purchased or been gifted anything from...
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This is how 14 tech companies have reacted to the QAnon conspiracy theory on their platform

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Social-media platforms have been slow to act against the QAnon conspiracy theory, with many only acting to curb the ballooning movement within the last few weeks.  QAnon followers have been linked to several alleged crimes, including killings and attempted kidnappings.  Now, tech companies, including Facebook, TikTok, Triller, Etsy, and others, say they're making efforts to rid their platforms of the unfounded conspiracy theory movement.  Visit Business Insider's...
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Google Photos revives its prints subscription service, expands same-day print options

Google Photos is reviving its photo printing subscription service and introducing same-day prints. The company earlier this year had briefly tested a new program that used A.I. to suggest the month’s 10 best photos, which were then shipped to your home automatically. But Google ended the test on June 30. During the trial, Google had offered users a $7.99 per month subscription that would automatically select 10 photos from one of three themes, including people and pets, landscapes, or “a litt...
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Your photos delivered monthly from Google Photos

With Google Photos, you can relive and share memories both on your phone and in your home. It’s easy to turn your digital photos into photo books or canvas prints and have them shipped to your door, or order same-day photo prints from CVS Pharmacy and Walmart. This month in the U.S., we’re adding two new ways to print your photos with same-day printing at Walgreens and a premium print series. Your recent photos, printed and delivered monthly Our premium print series, available in the coming ...
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Google fires back at DOJ antitrust lawsuit, saying the 'deeply flawed' suit would force Americans to use worse search features and pay more for their phones

Google's Kent Walker published a blog post defending the tech giant on Tuesday. Aaron Bernstein/Reuters Google fired back against an antitrust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice in a blog post on Tuesday.  "This lawsuit would do nothing to help consumers," Google chief legal officer Kent Walker wrote. "To the contrary, it would artificially prop up lower-quality search alternatives, raise phone prices, and make it harder for people to get the search services they want to use...
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A deeply flawed lawsuit that would do nothing to help consumers

Google Search has put the world’s information at the fingertips of over a billion people. Our engineers work to offer the best search engine possible, constantly improving and fine-tuning it. We think that’s why a wide cross-section of Americans value and often love our free products. Today’s lawsuit by the Department of Justice is deeply flawed. People use Google because they choose to, not because they're forced to, or because they can't find alternatives. This lawsuit would do nothing to help...
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Take a Digital Drive Along Ed Ruscha’s Sunset Boulevard, the Famous Strip That the Artist Photographed from 1965 to 2007

Ed Ruscha has lived nearly 65 years in Los Angeles, but he insists that he has no particular fascination with the place. Not everyone believes him: is disinterest among the many possible feelings that could motivate a painting like The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire? Nevertheless, the plainspoken Oklahoma-born artist has long stuck to his story, perhaps in order to let his often cryptic work speak for itself. Originally trained in commercial art, Ruscha has painted, printed, drawn, an...
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Instagram rolls out fan badges for live videos, expands IGTV ads test

Instagram is today introducing a new way for creators to make money. The company is now rolling out badges in Instagram Live to an initial group of over 50,000 creators, who will be able to offer their fans the ability to purchase badges during their live videos to stand out in the comments and show their support. The idea to monetize using fan badges is not unique to Instagram. Other live streaming platforms, including Twitch and YouTube, have similar systems. Facebook Live also allows fans ...
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Instagram censored a photo that was a parody of another photo that it did not censor.

You'd think the parody picture is more justified, since it's parody. It adds humor value. It comments on something that is already on the platform. And it's the creative work of the woman in the picture.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Celeste Barber (@celestebarber) on Oct 15, 2020 at 3:29am PDT Obviously, the image is on Instagram now, so let's read about the controversy, here, in a column ...
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Scott Disick Offers Spicy Remark To Kourtney Kardashian’s Use Of ‘WAP’ Lyrics

The former couple's Instagram behavior has seemed particularly flirty.
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Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity

Remember Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer? Those applications from the 1990s used emphatic metaphors in their names to talk about a simple task — browsing the web. Today, nobody would say that Google Chrome is a web explorer. Browsing the web has become an effortless — and often mindless — task. You grab your phone or computer, you open a new tab and you type a few words in the address bar. Beam, a new startup founded by Dom Leca and Sébastien Métrot, is working on a brand new app that i...
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Video: How To Apply Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve really tried to master liquid eyeliner over the past few weeks – and the best way to get good at it is to practice again and again, until you’re happy with where the line is... Visit to read the rest of this article.
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How two ex-Green Berets were lured into a disastrous failed coup in Venezuela

In May, President Nicolás Maduro announced that Venezuelan security forces thwarted an attempted coup led by two former US Green Berets, releasing video footage that showed a ragtag group of men rounded up in a coastal village. However, the U.S. State Department described the event as "propaganda." In a statement to Business Insider, a US State Department spokesperson said the event was "staged by the illegitimate Maduro regime."   The two captured Americans were reportedly hired for the missio...
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Instagram Extends Badges for Instagram Live to More Creators Globally

More than 50,000 creators around the world are getting access to badges for their Instagram Live videos. Instagram is also expanding its beta test of ads on its IGTV long-form video destination to more creators in the U.S. Badges enable creators to monetize their videos and strengthen their connections with fans. Fans who pay for...
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Ireland’s data protection authority probing Facebook, Instagram over handling of children’s data

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has opened two investigations into Facebook and Instagram, both dealing with how the latter processes children’s data on its platform, it said in a statement on Monday. Broadly, the first inquiry will focus on Facebook’s legal bases for processing children’s personal data, and the second one will analyse Instagram’s profile and account settings, and how appropriate they are for protecting children’s privacy. As part of the first enquiry, the regulator will a...
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Demand More (with Abby Wambach) – Episode 51 of Rants & Randomness

This conversation has been a long time coming, and I’m excited for you to hear more! This week, I’m talking to an absolutely amazing athlete and human, Abby Wambach. Abby is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion. She was the United States leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. An activist for equality and inclusion, Abby is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Forward: A Memoir and Wolfpack: How to Co...
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