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- Apple’s App Store is now also under antitrust scrutiny in the UK - Apple is facing another antitrust investigation in Europe into how it operates the iOS App Store. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced today that it’s opened an investigation following a number of complaints from de
- Boss of Chinese gaming titan NetEase calls for shared parental leave - China’s relaxation of its one-child restriction has not delivered the population targets set by its policy planners. In 2019, the birth rate in China slumped to a seven-decade low, which experts attribute to changes in social attitudes, skyroc
- Deliveroo confirms anticipated £8bn floatation in London, will be among first to use ‘dual shares’ structure - Food delivery start-up Deliveroo has today confirmed its £8bn ($11bn) stock market floatation in London, something which was on the cards previously. The eight-year-old company will use the “dual-class” innovation which has been introduced to t
- IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets - Bolt, an Uber competitor that is building an international on-demand network of services to transport people, food and other items in cars, scooters and bikes across Europe and Africa, has picked up some strategic funding today to continue expanding
- Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features - Countingup, the U.K. fintech offering a business current account with built-in accounting features, has closed £9.1 million in Series A investment. Leading the round is Framework Venture Partners, with participation from Gresham House Ventures, Sag
- PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: Samsung's Galaxy S21 vs. Apple's iPhone 12 -
Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key produc
- AMD's game-boosting Smart Access Memory is coming to Ryzen 3000 -
The $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT obviously stole the spotlight at AMD’s “Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 3” event on Wednesday,
- Google Chrome will replace third-party cookies with tracking that's less intrusive -
- Brave Search is a privacy-first search engine -
Browser privacy is a big deal, as Google and other companies use your search data to serve you ads while you surf the web. While most users accept that tradeoff, others who believe strongly in maintaining their o
- AMD's $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT targets silky-smooth 1440p gaming -
AMD’s new $479 Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card will target gamers who want to play at 1440p with max settings but its best feature may be that it’ll be available in “significantly” higher volumes than
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- Starship has finally stuck the landing - On March 3, SpaceX’s Starship pulled off a successful high-altitude flight—its third in a row. Unlike in the first two missions, the spacecraft stuck the landing. Then, as in the last two, the spacecraft blew up. What happened: At around 5:14 p
- “We’ll never have true AI without first understanding the brain” - The search for AI has always been about trying to build machines that think—at least in some sense. But the question of how alike artificial and biological intelligence should be has divided opinion for decades. Early efforts to build AI involved
- Rocket Lab could be SpaceX’s biggest rival - In the private space industry, it can seem that there’s SpaceX and then there’s everyone else. Only Blue Origin, backed by its own billionaire founder in the person of Jeff Bezos, seems able to command the same degree of attention. And Blue Orig
- Data-driven humanitarianism - It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but its people are among the most vulnerable. Afghanistan’s snowy mountains and fertile foothills give way to arid plateaus, offering a contrast often described as stark and gorgeous. The nexus of
- Should the US start prioritizing first vaccine doses to beat the variants? - The vaccine rollout in the United States has been sluggish, hampered by manufacturing delays, logistical challenges, and freak snowstorms. Demand far outstrips supply. Meanwhile, the more transmissible variant circulating widely in the UK is g
- Disney+ Live-Action Pinocchio Casts Joseph Gordon-Levitt and More - Cynthia Erivo will play the role of the Blue Fairy for the film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was also announced as the voice of Jiminy Cricket.
- New Nintendo Switch With Larger Screen, 4K Output In the Works - A new report claims that a new Nintendo Switch model that comes with a larger screen and can output 4K graphics when docked will be unveiled later this year.
- Guilty Gear Strive Delayed Until June - ArcSystemWorks' latest 2D/3D anime fighter is taking an extra two months to work on feedback from the open beta.
- Zack Snyder's Justice League: All 6 Chapter Titles Revealed - A little over 2 weeks ahead of its release, all 6 chapters titles of Zack Snyder's Justice League have been revealed.
- PlayStation Plus Is on a Hot Streak - IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down the list of PlayStation Plus games, the latest alleged leaks of Elden Ring, and more!
- Comcast hides upload speeds deep inside its infuriating ordering system - Comcast upload speeds of 3 to 35Mbps are hidden until last page of checkout.
- Parler sues Amazon (again), claims AWS ban sank a billion-dollar valuation - The lawsuit is dead. Long live the lawsuit.
- Microsoft issues emergency patches for 4 exploited 0-days in Exchange - Attacks are limited for now but may ramp up as other hackers learn of them.
- Rookie coding mistake prior to Gab hack came from site’s CTO - Site executive introduces, then removes, insecure code, then hides the evidence.
- Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked - GabLeaks includes 70,000 messages in more than 19,000 chats by over 15,000 users.
- Gab's CTO Introduced a Critical Vulnerability to the Site - A review of the open source code shows an account under the executive's name made a mistake that could lead to the kind of breach reported this weekend.
- Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus - Here's all the WIRED coverage in one place, from how to keep your children entertained to how this outbreak is affecting the economy.
- Here's All the Gear You Need to Start Climbing - You don't need a lot, nor do you need to spend a ton. From harnesses to carabiners, here are our favorites.
- The Pandemic Nearly Shuttered My Church. Technology Saved It - From engaging audiences to building bridges, tech has helped my small, rural faith community weather the storm. Here's how it might help yours too.
- How Far Away From Perseverance Did the Descent Stage Land? - The rocket lowered the rover onto the surface of Mars before it shot away from the landing site. So where did it end up?
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- Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer - While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.
- How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging - Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.
- Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising - The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.
- What Job Sites Reveal About the Economy - Career websites are seeing a mismatch between what employers and the rest of us want in jobs.
- The Hottest Amenity From Developers? A Power Plant Made of Batteries. - Charged via rooftop solar panels, the cells form a network that provides a building with backup electricity and that utilities can tap during peak periods.
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- WhatsApp adds voice and video calls to its desktop app - CNET - You'll only be able to make one-to-one calls for now, but it'll expand to group calls later.
- iPhone 13 release date: When can we expect to see the new phones? - CNET - It may seem like the iPhone 12 just came out, but Apple is already looking towards the iPhone 13. Here's what we know about a potential release date.
- Dance Your Ph.D. winners deliver fire Finnish rap and coronavirus pirouettes - CNET - The winner of the annual Dance Your Ph.D. contest's inaugural COVID-19 category twirls her way through the SARS-CoV-2 infection cycle.
- See the first photographs of glow-in-the-dark sharks - CNET - Baby shark, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, glows in the dark, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo.
- New Nintendo Switch with big OLED display reportedly coming in 2021 - CNET - An updated Switch console will have a 7-inch display, reports Bloomberg.