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Why Hank Green can’t quit YouTube for TikTok

All the ways to make money as a creator on YouTube versus TikTok versus Instagram — from science videos and brand deals to sock subscriptions. In...

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Google Search’s built-in timer has disappeared and no one’s saying why

Google Search’s built-in timer and stopwatch have disappeared. It’s unclear whether their removal is a bug, or whether the features have been...

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Instagram is walking back its changes for now — Adam Mosseri explains why

Instagram head Adam Mosseri explains why Instagram is pausing its full-screen design and some recommended content. Instagram will walk back some...

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The OnePlus 10T won’t have a mute switch — here’s why

Here’s the OnePlus 10T, the upcoming flagship phone. Newly released images show it lacks the alert slider found on previous handsets, and there’s...

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Trust me, you need a bookmarking app — and Raindrop is the best one

A bookmarking app is like a storage unit for your life on the internet, and it’s much more handy than you think. Bookmarking apps are a lost art....

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Why BeReal is breaking out

BeReal is having a breakout moment, with the social networking app blowing up on TikTok and through memes on Twitter. It sends a daily notification...

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Why stars look spiky in images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Reflecting telescopes, like NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, produce "diffraction spikes" when they are used to image bright objects...

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Hear me out: the new iOS 16 lock screens rule

The new lock screens in iOS 16 are customizable and easily swapped to suit the right occasion, time of day, or mood. On the surface, it seems like a...

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Xbox Cloud Gaming looks worse on Linux — here’s why it’s bad and how to fix it

Users have discovered a way to get a higher-bitrate Xbox Cloud Gaming stream on Linux rather than having to deal with the sometimes blocky or low-res...

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Why social networks won’t stop pushing NFTs

Twitter, Meta, and Reddit rolled out NFT avatars right as the crypto market was crashing. Is it bad timing, or a sign they believe NFTs will explode...

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Why big tech companies are so quiet on abortion rights

Big tech companies offered new benefits to protect abortion access for their employees, but they haven’t made major product changes or taken...

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Why getting hit by space dust is an unavoidable aspect of space travel

NASA revealed that its James Webb Space Telescope was hit by a larger-than-expected micrometeoroid. But the space environment is filled with space...

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Why France signing NASA’s lunar exploration pact is the most important signature yet

On June 7th, France, one of Europe’s biggest spacefaring nations, signed NASA’s Artemis Accords — the most significant signature yet for the...

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Why every new TV show has a podcast

Studios like HBO, Apple, and Netflix are making podcasts that listeners love to consume. They don’t make a dime in ad revenue, but they help drive...

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NBA Top Shot seemed like a slam dunk — so why are some collectors crying foul?

NBA Top Shot gave NFTs a boost. But a year later, early buyers say Dapper Labs was unprepared for demand. Missteps in handing the project derailed...

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Why a $30 million CryptoPunks auction fell apart at the last minute

In February 2022, Sotheby’s was set to make history by selling a bundle of 104 CryptoPunks NFTs that experts thought would reach as much as $30...

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Uvalde shows why online threats need to be taken more seriously

The Uvalde shooter was repeatedly reported for making threats online, without repercussion, showing the shortcomings and necessity for better...

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Why the company behind Pokémon Go is getting crypto-curious

Niantic CEO John Hanke hints at the Pokémon Go company’s early explorations into incorporating blockchain technologies, and possibly NFTs, into...

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Why we need a public internet and how to get one

An interview with Internet for the People author Ben Tarnoff on the creation of public, user-owned internet services in the age of Elon Musk buying...

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Why tech giants’ cash is a hidden source of greenhouse gas emissions

Big Tech’s cash and investments make up a huge, usually unseen, chunk of companies’ carbon footprints. A new report reveals how significant those...

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Why Elon Musk should read Facebook’s latest transparency report

Facebook’s quarterly community standards enforcement report is a revealing document, if you actually want to understand the business of regulating...

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FDA: fluvoxamine doesn’t treat COVID-19 — and here’s 27 pages why

The FDA released a document with information about its decision to not authorize fluvoxamine to treat COVID-19. It’s unusual for the agency to...

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Here’s why Google highlighting KakaoTalk on Wear OS 3 matters

At Google I/O, the company highlighted KakaoTalk as one of the apps now available on Wear OS 3. It might seem odd to mention a relatively unknown...

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Google says Matter is still set to fix the biggest smart home frustrations

An interview with Michele Turner, director of Google’s Smart Home Ecosystem, on Matter and Google Nest’s plans for interoperability with Apple,...

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Why fossil fuel companies see green in Bitcoin mining projects

ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel companies have turned to Bitcoin mining to address a gas problem. But their plans come with risks. Of all the...

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Go read this report on why Jony Ive quit Apple

Jony Ive left Apple in 2019 after decades as its most important designer, but the events that led to him leaving started much earlier, with the plan...

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This chart might explain why CNN Plus shut down early

A chart from Axios revealed the details of CNN’s subscriber and financial projections for the next eight years. It revealed that the company was...

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Why we can’t record mobile phone calls — and why we should be able to

Wary of legal ramifications, and completely ignoring the needs of their customers, both Apple and Google have made it nearly impossible to record any...

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