Apple added a secret button to your iPhone, and you may not have even noticed
In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly column that explores the physical pieces of our phones, tablets, and controllers that we interact with every day.
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Amazon’s net income tripled last quarter, and it didn’t even have Prime Day to help
Even without Prime Day, Amazon had a blockbuster quarter. Its net income nearly tripled from this time last year, as retail store closures and coronavirus restrictions encouraged people to spend big online. In its earnings report today, Amazon said it made $6.33 billion in net income, up from $2.
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Scientists found an Earth-sized ‘rogue’ planet in the Milky Way
Scientists have discovered what they say could be the smallest free-floating planet ever detected. The planet was discovered by University of Warsaw researchers in the middle of the Milky Way, and is estimated to be between the size of Earth and Mars.
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World Of Warcraft’s ‘Shadowlands’ expansion arrives on November 23rd
November 23rd marks the 16th anniversary of World of Warcraft, and Blizzard plans to celebrate the occasion by giving you plenty more to do in the game. It’ll start rolling out the long-awaited Shadowlands update at 6 PM ET on that day.
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Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan to $14 today, premium tier increasing to $18
Netflix is introducing price hikes for its US subscribers today, increasing its standard plan to $14 a month and its premium tier to $18 a month. The new pricing for the standard plan is a $1 price increase (from $13 a month), while the new premium tier cost is a $2 increase (from $16 a month).
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Forgot what happened in The Mandalorian’s first season? Disney has you covered
The Mandalorian’s second season premiere is just two days away, and, if you’re like me, you’ve forgotten most of what happened in the first season. If you’re also like me, you’re not planning to hunker down and marathon the first eight episodes again.
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Apple updates Clips with a new interface and iPad-specific tweaks
You may have forgotten about Clips but Apple has not. Three years after its initial release, the simple but capable video creation app is getting a significant update. Whatever version of the app you use, you’ll find that the company has streamlined the interface to make adding effects faster.
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EPA tests show Tesla’s 2021 models are even tougher to beat on efficiency
Tesla’s claims of extended range on its 2021 EVs might be more than marketing bluster. As Electrek reports, the EPA has released MPGe (miles per gallon of gas equivalent) ratings showing the 2021 Model 3, X and Y variants topping the regulator’s electric car efficiency charts.
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Google will temporarily ban election ads after polls close
The presidential election is just a week away and the outcome may not be clear for a while amid an enormous surge in mail-in voting. To help reduce confusion and the spread of misinformation about the results, Google will temporarily ban all election-related ads as soon as the polls close.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is delayed again to December 10th
Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed yet again, this time until December 10th. Developer CD Projekt Red says it’s still working on a launch day patch for the game, which was previously slated for November 19th.
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Instagram extends the maximum length of Live streams to four hours
Instagram Live streams are about to get a whole lot longer. The service is extending the maximum length of a stream to four hours, up from just one hour. That could lead to longer virtual concerts and Q&As with prominent figures, along with — worryingly for some — lengthier remote classes.
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Netflix is making multiple ‘Assassin’s Creed’ shows
“Requiescat in pace.” That’s what I tell myself every night as I try to eradicate the memory of the live-action Assassin’s Creed movie. A better brain-wiping solution, perhaps, will be to watch Netflix’s newly-announced Assassin’s Creed series.
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COVID-19 Public Immunity Could Only Last a Few Months
Fewer than five percent of adults had coronavirus antibodies, scientists said in a UK study which suggests that any virus immunity would wane quite rapidly, leading to a greater risk of reinfection.
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UK to ban sale of carrier-locked phones from December 2021
The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom is banning phone carriers from selling locked handsets starting in December 2021 to make it easier for people to switch providers, the watchdog has announced.
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What’s on TV this week: ‘The Mandalorian’ is back
This week we finally get back to our Disney+ viewing with the Babysitting Baby Yoda adventure show.
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Google says all Made by Google products now use recycled materials
Last year, Google pledged that, by 2022, it would include recycled materials in all of its Made By Google products, a list that includes Pixel phones, Pixelbooks, Google Home speakers, Nest devices, and accessories like phone cases and charging stands.
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NASA confirms presence of water on sunlit surfaces of the Moon
Astronomers have been aware of water ice present on the surface of the Moon, but it had only ever been discovered in deep, perpetually shadowed impact craters at its poles.
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Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is Pandora on four wheels
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Samsung’s influential chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78
The tech industry has lost one of its most important figures. Samsung has revealed that Chairman Lee Kun-hee died on October 25th at the age of 78 after spending the past six years in hospital following a heart attack.
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Judge again blocks Trump administration push to ban WeChat in the US
A judge in California has rejected a request from the Department of Justice to reverse a previous decision allowing WeChat to remain active in US app stores.
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