Twitter is working on a 'Safety mode' that will automatically block mean tweets
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Twitter is working on a ‘Safety mode’ that will automatically block mean tweets

Twitter is working on a new tool that will automatically detect and block abusive accounts for users, the company said during its recent 2021 Analyst Day presentation. Twitter didn't provide a lot of details on the feature. However, two screensho… Continue Reading…

Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations
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Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations

Facebook has agreed to tweak some of its policies in response to recommendations from the Oversight Board. The board issued its first round of decisions of content moderation decisions last month, in a series of rulings that overturned some of Facebo… Continue Reading…

Twitch won't air any more of Amazon's anti-union ads
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Twitch won’t air any more of Amazon’s anti-union ads

Ahead of March 29th, Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama have an important decision to make. They need to decide whether to unionize. And as you can imagine, the company they work for is doing everything in its power to convince them to vot… Continue Reading…

The Morning After: 'Cyberpunk 2077' runs into another delay
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The Morning After: ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ runs into another delay

Cyberpunk 2077’s woes have continued long after the game launched, with all the issues that entailed. CD Projekt Red announced yesterday that we'll have to wait until the second half of March for the next big patch. The developer cited that recen… Continue Reading…

UK lawsuit asks Qualcomm to pay $680 million to Apple and Samsung phone owners
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UK lawsuit asks Qualcomm to pay $680 million to Apple and Samsung phone owners

After being handed a series of antitrust fines over its apparent abuse of power, Qualcomm is now facing a consumer lawsuit that could see it forced to compensate UK phone owners. The country's leading consumer association Which? is suing the Snap… Continue Reading…

Engadget editors talk about homeschool tech essentials
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Engadget editors talk about homeschool tech essentials

COVID-19 means that several Engadget editors have had to start homeschooling their kids while juggling work. Naturally, this has been an excellent time to embrace the gadgets we already own to help keep our kids engaged. We put out a call asking our… Continue Reading…

Target will open mini Apple stores to attract post-pandemic shoppers
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Target will open mini Apple stores to attract post-pandemic shoppers

Target is preparing for a post-pandemic world where casual shopping is safe again, and it thinks it has a way to keep you from drifting to other stores: bring those stores inside. CNBC reports Target is opening mini Apple stores that make it easier t… Continue Reading…

Startup designs a modular, repairable laptop
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Startup designs a modular, repairable laptop

As devices become less and less repairable, it’s always heartening when companies build devices with an eye on sustainability. After all, repairing the machine you already own will almost always be more friendly to the environment than buying a new o… Continue Reading…

Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar's military
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Facebook and Instagram ban Myanmar’s military

Facebook and Instagram have indefinitely banned the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) from the platforms. Military-controlled state and media entities are no longer welcome on the platform following this month's coup either. Nor are ads from commerc… Continue Reading…

Newegg is taking on scalpers and bots with a lottery order system
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Newegg is taking on scalpers and bots with a lottery order system

Trying to find a new console or graphics card has proven immensely frustrating for many consumers. Scalpers and bots have swooped in to snap them up and sell them at inflated prices. Newegg, however, is trying to give everyone a fair shot at buying p… Continue Reading…