Relax, HomePod owners — it’s now safe to update your speaker again. Apple has re-released the HomePod’s multi-user update (now 13.2.1) to fix the problem that bricked some users’ speakers, particularly after they tried to solve the issue by rebooting their device.
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Your Steam game collection is about to look decidedly different. Valve has released a Steam update that brings the redesigned Library to everyone, giving you a smarter (and hopefully easier) view of your catalog.
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For the better part of the past four years, Facebook just hasn’t been able to keep its name out of the bad news cycle. The latest backlash the company is facing has to do with its political ad policies, which essentially allow politicians to spread misinformation on the site.
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Apple today reported its fiscal fourth quarter 2019 earnings, which saw the company earn a record $64 billion in revenue. The news reflects the general trend with Apple over the past year: iPhone sales are down, but service revenue hit an all-time high.
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Twitter is banning all political ads globally, starting November 22nd, according to tweets by the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday. The changes will affect both candidate ads and issue ads, although ads encouraging voter registration will still be allowed, along with other exceptions.
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AT&T is shuffling up its phone plans once again, and this time the focus won’t surprise anyone.
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Flash was impressive back in the day. Games, animations and interactive elements were right there in your browser. But as the internet matured, Flash did not. In fact, it became a nuisance and a security risk.
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Todd Phillips’ supervillain origin story Joker is well on its way to a probable billion-dollar gross at the global box office, which would make it the second-most successful DC Comics film of the post-Christopher Nolan era.
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Australia has proposed another in a series of zany attempts to control the internet. This time, the government wants to do facial scans to confirm a user’s age before they can watch porn or gamble online, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
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Even the best of us can occasionally misplace an item. Even something like the Apple Watch, which is usually safe on your wrist, can be lost. You come home from a run, pull off your watch and drop it — somewhere in the living room.
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HBO has ordered a Game of Thrones spinoff series, House of the Dragon, straight to series. The new prequel is written by Ryan Condal (Colony), with George R.R. Martin set to co-executive produce.
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Last year, when I was planning to fly to Japan with my fiancée, we downloaded movies to my iPhone so that we could watch them together on the plane. Shortly before we left, though, we realized we wouldn’t be able to use our AirPods on the same phone.
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HBO’s first Game of Thrones spinoff reportedly isn’t moving past the pilot stage, according to a report from Deadline.
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The rumors of Sony ditching PlayStation Vue were true, at least to a degree. The company has announced that it will shut down its streaming TV service on January 30th, 2020.
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For days now, a cloud of acrid smoke has settled over the Bay Area, blown down from the Kincade Fire in the north. More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from that fire alone, while the lingering effects of a long drought and high winds have turned the region into a tinderbox.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/29/20936979/california-kincade-fire-wild-climate-change-disaster-preparedness
Fountain Pen Day is this Friday, November 1st, and to celebrate a little bit in advance, I have a great giveaway for you. During my trip to Dromgoole’s last weekend, I picked up a Sailor 1911 Standard 4 a.m. Fountain Pen with a Zoom nib to give away this week.
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Artificial intelligence will soon be able to decode your poop. That’s the ultimate goal of a campaign to collect 100,000 fecal photos to build what developers say is the world’s first poop image database.
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Amazon is ditching its $14.99 a month Amazon Fresh fee for Prime members, which means Prime subscribers in the 2,000 US cities where the fresh food delivery service is offered can use it for free — and take advantage of new one- and two-hour delivery windows.
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Starting today, Amazon will no longer charge a $14.99 monthly fee for Amazon Fresh on top of your Prime subscription. Now, if you already pay $12.99 a month (or $119 a year) for Prime, you’ll also be able to get Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market grocery deliveries free of charge.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/29/20937862/amazon-fresh-free-delivery-fee-prime-members
Apple’s iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 are now available for download, bringing new features like the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro’s Deep Fusion camera mode as well as compatibility for the upcoming AirPods Pro and Beats Solo Pro. The company also released tvOS 13.2 as well.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/28/20936510/apple-ios-13-2-airpods-pro-compatible