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August 5, 2022 4 min
Instagram is expanding NFT features to more than 100 countries, Paramount+ hits 43 million subscribers, Something is making the Earth spin faster and days shorter.
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College textbook maker Pearson eyes NFTs to claim a cut of second-hand sales; Twitter hopes to revive Spaces with themed stations and daily digests
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NASA says retired astronauts must act as space sherpas on private flights to the ISS, Winamp, your old MP3 software of choice, is back, Nintendo notes Switch sales drop.
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Robinhood lays off almost a quarter of its staff; Hacking free-for-all relieves crypto bridge users of $200 million;
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Samsung and iFixit now offer self-repair parts and tools for Galaxy devices, Amazon offers same-day Prime delivery for select retail chains, Uber receipts are crashing Microsoft Outlook.
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Microsoft negs Activision Blizzard to push through $68.7 billion acquisition; Twitter investor sues Elon Musk in a bid to force through $44 billion takeover
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Microsoft negs Activision Blizzard to push through $68.7 billion acquisition, Apple's App Store homepage will soon feature ads, Spotify's latest fancy feature for Premium users is a play button.
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Indonesia blocks Steam, PayPal and other services over missed regulatory deadline; Debris from an out-of-control Chinese rocket fell over the Indian Ocean
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No, Google isn’t shutting Stadia down, Free AI tool restores old photos by creating slightly new loved ones, Samsung's 'Repair Mode ' keeps your data hidden from technicians.
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House passes CHIPS Act, preparing semiconductor bill to become law; Senate committee chair grills Apple, Google over protection against crypto app scams
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Senate deal would revive EV tax credits for GM, Tesla and Toyota, Instagram backpedals on full-screen feed and reduces recommended posts, NASA’s plan to bring rock samples back from Mars involves space helicopters.
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Amazon employees in Illinois file federal complaint over workplace racism; Nest cameras can now, at long last, livestream to Chromecast with Google TV
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A Filipino politician wants to make ghosting a criminal offense, Spotify has 188 million Premium users, but continues to lose money, PlayStation VR2 will offer live streaming support and a Cinematic Mode.
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USPS will start selling James Webb Space Telescope stamps on August 8th; Meta is shutting down its couples messaging app you didn't know existed
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Instagram head responds to backlash by saying video is inevitable, Russia says it will pull out of the International Space Station sometime after 2024, Seville has started naming heat waves like hurricanes, thanks to climate change.
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Apple and Koss settle dispute over wireless headphone patents; GM secures $2.5 billion government loan to build EV battery factories
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A chess robot broke the finger of its 7-year-old opponent, The NFL+ streaming service arrives today starting at $40 per year, Intel strikes a deal to manufacture MediaTek’s chips.
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Document thriller ‘Papers, Please’ heads to phones on August 5th; China launches second Tiangong space station module;
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Baidu's latest robotaxi has a removable steering wheel, Apple Watch ‘Pro ’ could feature first hardware redesign since 2018, Marvel's new Disney+ 'Daredevil' series will arrive in 2024.
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Zoom brings end-to-end encryption to its cloud phone service; OnStar expands emergency response and roadside assistance to motorcyclists
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