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TNT 1715: Twitter Scrambles Its Eggs

March 1, 201729 min
Twitter is rolling out more anti-harassment features including the ability to mute specific usernames and words from the timeline , as well as hiding accounts with the default egg avatar, a common attribute of trollish burner accounts.Microsoft says they'll give you more choice and control in the new Creators update that comes out in a month, including granular controls around privacy, location, speech recognition, and the ability to snooze your updates. Windows Insiders can start testing the new features today.Spotify appears to be testing a new Hi-Fi streaming tier, which could cost between $5 to $10 monthly on top of the $10 Spotify Premium service. Spotify Hi-Fi would offer lossless CD quality audio as well as discounts on vinyl, along with a free record.We discuss how Facebook is using AI to detect suicide before it happens, the cost to Marrissa Mayer for Yahoo's security woes, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica joins us from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to talk about Nintendo Switch fever and a price reduction for the Oculus Rift.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell
Guest: Sam Machkovech
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