Comcast is yet again delaying its data cap rollout to 12 states, this time until 2022
If you live in one of the last states where Comcast hasn’t rolled out its data caps, you’re getting another reprieve: the company has announced that it’s now pushing back the rollout to some time in 2022 (via Ars Technica). The 1.
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The YouTube Android app can now play 4K HDR videos
If you own a Sony Xperia 1 ii, now is the time for your phone to shine. In an update spotted by Android Police, YouTube now supports 4K HDR playback on Android devices, bringing the app in line with its iOS counterpart. There aren’t many Android phones with 4K displays out there.
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Stacked widgets and a new look for the lock screen may be coming to Android 12
It’s been a big couple of weeks for Android fans. First came the leaks. Then Google officially made its Android 12 developer preview available, allowing curious folks to dig in and see what the company has actually been working on.
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Linux has made it to Mars
Yesterday, NASA landed a rover named Perseverance on Mars. I, along with 2 million other people, watched the landing happen live on YouTube. It was beautiful.
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The US officially rejoins the Paris climate change agreement
One of the first things President Biden did after his inauguration was to sign an executive order saying the US will rejoin the Paris Agreement. Today, that move is official. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken posted a tweet saying the US “is once again a Party to the Paris Agreement.
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The Morning After: NASA’s Perseverance begins its search for ancient life on Mars
After launching in July 2020, NASA’s Perseverance touched down on Mars at around 3:55 PM ET yesterday, following a smooth descent to the surface. Perseverance’s engineering cameras shared images from the landing site shortly after touchdown, which you can see here.
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UK Supreme Court rules that Uber should treat drivers as workers
The UK’s Supreme Court has today upheld a judgment (.PDF) that says Uber drivers in the UK are entitled to the legal rights and protections afforded to employees.
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