SVP of Android offers open invitation to help Apple put RCS texting on the iPhone

In a tweet earlier today, Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer called on Apple to support RCS, the next-generation texting standard that’s supposed to supplant SMS. He offered an “open invitation to the folks who can make this right” and said “we are here to help. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22715696/svp-android-invitation-apple-rcs-texting-iphone

The easy way to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs

Did you take one look at our hefty Windows 11 upgrade checklist and nope right out of there? It turns out there’s a dramatically easier way to install Windows 11 on computers with older CPUs — with no need to reformat your drive, erase your files, or even burn the ISO to an external USB drive. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/22715331/how-to-install-windows-11-unsupported-cpu-intel-amd-registry-regedit

Google and YouTube will cut off ad money for climate change deniers

Google will no longer allow advertisers, publishers, and YouTube creators to monetize content that denies the existence of climate change. The company detailed the changes in a support document on Thursday. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22715102/google-youtube-climate-change-deniers-ads-monetization

Kathryn Hahn’s WandaVision villain could be getting her own Disney Plus show

In the show, Hahn would reprise her role as the meddling witch Agatha Harkness, with WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer serving as both writer and executive producer on the project. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22714600/kathryn-hahn-wandavision-villain-agatha-harkness-disney-plus-show-spinoff