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Netflix's Post Mortem Looks Ghoulishly Great

A woman who’s been declared dead suddenly awakens—and the weirdness only amplifies from there in Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes, a new Norwegian horror series that’s arriving soon on Netflix. Things become even more complicated by the fact that the not-so-dead woman’s brother runs the local funeral home—and…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Software, Netflix, Operating Systems, Odd, Harald Zwart, Post Mortem, Andree, Entertainment Culture, Skarnes, Holmsen, Dead Snow Trollhunter And Lake Of Death, Kim Fairchild, Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Elias Holmen


A Cheaper YouTube Premium May Be Coming Soon

YouTube Premium is a solid option if you want to pay to skip through its often harrowing advertising. But it’s about $12 a month on top of a whole host of other subscription services you’re probably already paying for. The price includes access to YouTube Music, offline downloads, and background playback. But for…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Software, Operating Systems, Google Play Music, Premium, YouTube Premium, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Mass Media Companies


MAGA Twitter Clone Gettr Pivots From Being Filled With Porn to Being Filled With ISIS

Last month, members of Donald Trump’s insufferable inner circle launched GETTR, a half-assed and poorly built Facebook/Twitter clone that previously seemed to mostly serve as a vanity project for a far-right, fugitive Chinese billionaire with a cult-like following.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Isis, Science, Social Media, Software, Tumblr, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Sean Hannity, Facebook Twitter, Jason Miller, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Right Wing Populism In The United States


Google Fi Purportedly Isn’t Letting Subscribers Call Poison Control for Some Weird Reason

Considering the amount of poisonous substances in this world, which can range from mundane things like nail polish to unlikely things like house plants, it’s pretty important to be able to call Poison Control if you’re exposed to something potentially toxic. Unfortunately, if you’re a Google Fi user, that might not be…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Chrome Os, Poison, Computing, Reddit, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Poison Control Center, Computer Architecture


Google Is Booting 'Sugar Daddy' Apps From the Play Store

You probably wouldn’t expect to find references to “sugar daddies” in Google’s policy updates, but this week that’s exactly what happened. Android Police was first to note that Google quietly updated its inappropriate content policies in its Play Store to specifically forbid any apps meant to encourage “compensated…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Science, Computing, Operating Systems, Ashley Madison, Mobile App, Quanta Computer, Computer Architecture, Sideloading, Mobile Linux, Likee, Cloud Clients, Computer Networking


Instagram's New Settings Take Aim at Creepy Adults

As part of a slew of ongoing efforts to make Instagram less of a cesspool of awful content for awful people, the company announced a slew of new changes for accounts belonging to the teen and tweenage set meant to keep them safer on the platform. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Internet Privacy, Video Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet




Everything You'll Lose From Windows 10 When You Upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11 is on the way, and it’s going to bring with it a new look, new colors, and new features when it becomes available later in the year. But not everything that’s currently in Windows 10 is going to survive the upgrade. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Cortana, Smartphones, Windows Phone, Windows 95, Windows 10, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Start Menu, Computer Architecture, Taskbar, Windows 11, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet


Senators Put Section 230 in the Crosshairs in Battle Over Covid-19 Misinformation

For the past few years, we’ve seen companies like Facebook either endlessly shrug off the misinformation problems on their platforms or issue half-assed fixes meant to keep them in check. Now, they might have a little more motivation. On Thursday, two lawmakers introduced meant to strip back these…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Social Issues, Computing, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Misinformation, Deception, Section 230, Ben Ray, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


You Can Blame a Typo for Locking You Out of Your Chromebook

Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in the case of a recent Chromebook bug, they can also lock you out of your laptop. The major Chrome OS bug is in version 91.0.4472.165, and there’s already another build rolling out to help fix the issue.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Android, Science, Software, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Laptops, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Chromium OS, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet, Draftgopher Buddy Service


Beta-Testing Car Software Sounds Like a Bad Idea

If you drive a car that supports Android Auto, Google has opened a beta tester program to try the new features before everyone else. Once you opt into the beta, you can help Google test the features with your specific device and vehicle and share feedback to help the company improve the product. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Spotify, Science, Smartphones, Computing, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Computer Architecture, Android Auto Google, Here WeGo, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, In Car Entertainment, Technology Internet


Facebook Just Blocked the #VaccinesKill Hashtag Two Years Too Late

At least two years after it would have been politically prudent to do so, Facebook moved to block content under the #VaccinesKill hashtag on Wednesday. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Hashtag, Software, Computing, Biden, Operating Systems, Jen Psaki, Fake News, Video Software, Pseudohistory, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Covid 19 Misinformation


Teens' Scheme to Takeover Twitter Handles Ends With Tragic Death in Swatting Incident

A troll conspiracy to capture a generic Twitter handle has resulted in death, Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN . According to the station, an underage extortionist going after the “@Tennessee” Twitter account placed a false 9-11 report (“swatting”) of a shooting at the home of 60-year-old handle owner Mark…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Abc, Social Media, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Nashville, Troll, Operating Systems, Mark, WKRN, Mark Herring, Swatting, WKRN TV, Law Crime


Instagram Is Rolling Out a Sensitive Content Control Option

Seeking to give users ever-increasing control over their scrolling experiences, Instagram on Tuesday unveiled plans to debut a Sensitive Content Control option that will allow users to better control which content appears in their Explore feeds.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, News Feed, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Mobile Software, Video Software, Blog Hosting Services, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns With Facebook, Privacy Concerns With Social Networking Services


Windows 11 Might Let You Sideload Google's New Android App Bundles

Amazon has officially confirmed that it is working on supporting the new Android App Bundle format mandated by Google, resolving the will-they-or-won’t-they question. It’s not entirely clear if this means you’ll be able to sideload Android apps of all types in Windows 11, which will let you run Android apps on a PC,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play, Science, Smartphones, Computing, App Store, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Amazon Appstore, Computer Architecture, Mobile Linux, Technology Internet, Android Application Package


Wear OS Apps Just Got Easier to Download

While the next generation of Google’s Wear OS smartwatch platform has been the focus of a lot of buzz lately, the company announced today that it’s revamping the Play Store for the current Wear OS. You’ll now be able to remotely install apps from your phone and the on-wrist Play Store is also getting an Android 12 Material…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Leroy Jenkins, Computer Architecture, Mobile Operating System, Wear OS, Wearable Computers


Google Is Giving Android TV a New Watchlist and an Improved Recommendation System

Since the release of Chromecast with Google TV, Google has been updating Android TV with a number of the fancier features available on its streaming TV dongle, and this week Google is bringing improved ways to suggest new content and save them for later. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Android TV, Smartphones, Chromecast, Software, Netflix, Chrome Os, Computing, Nvidia, Smart TV, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Google TV Google, Google TV


Feds: California Men Discussed 'Terrorist' Attacks on Twitter and Facebook, Other Targets

Two California men have been indicted in connection with an apparent plot to attack the state’s Democratic Party headquarters, located in Sacramento, the Justice Department said Friday. The men also discussed attacks at other locations throughout the state that they “associated with Democrats,” including the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, California, Sacramento, Software, Computing, Justice Department, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Democratic Party, South of Market San Francisco, The Anarchist Cookbook, Universal Windows Platform Apps


The Huawei Watch 3 Could Have Been Great

Huawei picked a real weird time to release the Huawei Watch 3. On the one hand, you have Samsung and Google completely upending the Android smartwatch space, while Apple firmly remains the smartwatch of choice for iOS users. Fitbit’s been gobbled up by Google. There isn’t a whole lot of space for flagship smartwatches…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Uber, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Fitbit, Huawei, Google Mobile Services, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Huawei Watch, Max


Huawei's New Smartwatch Could Have Been Great

Huawei picked a real weird time to release the Huawei Watch 3. On the one hand, you have Samsung and Google completely upending the Android smartwatch space, while Apple firmly remains the smartwatch of choice for iOS users. Fitbit’s been gobbled up by Google. There isn’t a whole lot of space for flagship smartwatches…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Uber, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Fitbit, Huawei, Google Mobile Services, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Huawei Watch, Max


Samsung's Next-Gen Smartwatch Chip Could Be a Game-Changer for Wear OS

Good news for those of you who are eagerly waiting to see what’s new for Android smartwatches. According to a new SamMobile report, Samsung’s next-gen Wear OS devices will be powered by a beefy new chip called the Exynos W920—and at least on paper, the gains are promising.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Computing, Tizen, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Huawei Watch, Soc, Mobvoi, Qualcomm Snapdragon




‘Anonymous’ Mobile Advertising IDs Aren’t So Anonymous, And They Are Everywhere

A new investigation from Motherboard shows that the anonymous marketing IDs assigned to smartphone users are not nearly as anonymous as they seem. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Instagram, Software, Operating Systems, Ring, Terms Of Service, FullContact, Internet Privacy, Zach Edwards, Technology Internet


Fleets* Is Dead (*Fleets Was Twitter's Answer to Instagram Stories Which Was Instagram's Answer to Snapchat Which Was Silicon Valley's Answer to Dick Pics)

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it is killing its Fleets feature, which I honestly forgot existed. The news will matter to the minuscule gaggle of insufferable Twitter superusers who posted Fleets and literally no one else. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Stories, Dick, Operating Systems, Vertical Video, Dick Pics, Snap Inc, Video On Demand Services, Brandi Levy


The Third Android 12 Beta Finally Brings Us Scrolling Screenshots, Is Available Today

The development of Android 12 appears to be progressing like clockwork, because just over a month after Google released its second Android 12 beta, Google is releasing the third beta for its next big mobile OS update.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Motorola Droid, Mobile Operating System, Here WeGo, Mobile Linux, Technology Internet, Draftrahul, Android Software Development, Play Asset, Play Asset Delivery System


Facebook's Satellite Plans Might Be Dead, But Amazon's Are Just Beginning

Back in 2016, Facebook began tinkering with plans to launch an internet satellite project that was meant to be a part of Mark Zuckerberg’s oft-repeated plans to “connect the world.” Five years later, it looks like the company’s backed down—with Amazon taking its place. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Environment, Social Media, Cisco, Software, Computing, Satellite, Gizmodo, Operating Systems, Kuiper Systems, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Satellite Internet Access, Technology Internet


Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests

Cuba’s government has restricted access to social media in the country amid raging protests over economic turmoil stemming from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Software, Computing, Cuba, Telegram, Operating Systems, Internet Censorship, Bruno Rodriguez, Alp Toker, NetBlocks


Tag Heuer's $2,000 Super Mario Smartwatch Is Ugly

We’re in a weird transition period with Android smartwatches, and that means you should be very careful about buying a Wear OS smartwatch right now—especially ones like the limited edition Super Mario smartwatch that Tag Heuer announced today.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ebay, Samsung, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Tizen, Mario, Qualcomm, Wearable Devices, Operating Systems, Tag Heuer, Samsung Galaxy, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Computer Architecture


Android 12's New Gaming Features Are Finally Catching Up

As the launch day for Android 12 rapidly approaches, so does Google’s announcements about upcoming features to get people excited about the update. The company today teased some new gaming features that sound pretty cool, namely that the next version of Android will let you start to play a game as you’re downloading…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Asus, Samsung, Smartphones, Computing, Oneplus, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, OnePlus TV, Mobile Linux, Technology Internet, Draftrahul


5 Reasons to Turn On Android's Developer Mode

Hidden away in the main Android Settings menu is a secret set of tools called Developer options that gives you access to all kinds of useful tools and tweaks. If you know how to uncover it, you can take advantage of this bonus functionality, which will allow you to do everything from transform the look of your phone…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Adobe Photoshop, Alphabet Inc, Rooting, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet, Android Version History



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