Google has finally added iOS’s privacy labels to Gmail

Google has finally added Apple App Store privacy labels to its Gmail app, almost a month after we ran an article wondering what was taking so long (via MacRumors). The app is the second major Google app to get the labels, after they were added to YouTube when it was updated earlier this month. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22296309/google-gmail-ios-app-privacy-labels

Elon Musk says Starlink internet speeds will double to 300 Mbps this year

Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet provider, will double in speed “later this year”, according to a tweet by Elon Musk, posted as a reply to someone who had just received their Starlink beta kit (via CNET). via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22296209/elon-musk-starlink-speeds-double-2021

The Ready! Model 100 is a Raspberry Pi enclosure for cyberpunk enthusiasts

Thanks to their diminutive size and low-power consumption, single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi can come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen DIY enthusiasts like Guy Dupont put a $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W into the shell of a 2004 iPod Classic to create a device that can access Spotify. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/ready-model-100-235938452.html

Apple eclipses Samsung as top smartphone vendor for the first time in four years, says Gartner

The introduction of Apple Inc.’s iPhone 12 family helped the smartphone giant overtake Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as the top smartphone vendor in the holiday quarter, according to Gartner, marking Apple’s first time holding down the top position in four years. Apple AAPL, -2.98% had a 20. via Technology and News Today https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-eclipses-samsung-as-top-smartphone-vendor-for-the-first-time-in-four-years-says-gartner-11614008750

New York City will reopen its movie theaters for the first time in nearly a year

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will allow movie theaters in New York City to open with a limited audience capacity for the first time in nearly a year. As part of the restrictions, theaters will only allow a maximum of 50 people to sit in any one screening (restricting capacity to 25 percent). via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22295880/new-york-city-movie-theaters-open-cuomo

Sony is developing a live-action ‘Twisted Metal’ TV series

The latest part of Sony’s plan to turn games into TV shows and movies is a blast from the past. A live-action Twisted Metal series is in development. According to Variety, the show is an action comedy executive produced by Deadpool and Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/twisted-metal-tv-show-sony-playstation-productions-183241886.html

T-Mobile just brought back a true unlimited data plan with 5G and no throttling

T-Mobile has just announced a new monthly phone plan called Magenta Max that the company says is designed for the era of 5G. According to this press release, T-Mobile claims Magenta Max is “the first and only 5G consumer smartphone plan that can’t slow you down based on how much data you use. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22295466/t-mobile-magenta-max-unlimited-data-5g-4k-video-announced

NASA reveals video of Perseverance’s landing on Mars

It’s early days, but NASA’s latest mission to Mars has been a successful one thus far. After providing photos of Perseverance’s safe descent to the surface last week, the agency has revealed footage of the critical moments of the landing: the moments when the rover touched down. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-perseverance-rover-landing-mars-video-191346299.html

TikTok adds features to support users dealing with eating disorders

TikTok has teamed up with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to provide support and resources to people who are dealing with eating disorders. The platform is marking National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with features to encourage body inclusivity. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/tiktok-eating-disorder-support-features-172304356.html