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Twitch viewership more than doubled over the last year
Twitch viewership more than doubled over the last year
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  • 2021-04-09 15:00:03Z

Twitch viewership has doubled in the space of a year thanks to the pandemic, and rivals like YouTube have also grown.

Iran Has a Reason to Be Happy with Biden
Iran Has a Reason to Be Happy with Biden

As the Biden administration launched indirect talks in Vienna on Tuesday with the hopes of reviving the disastrous Obama-era Iranian nuclear deal, a...

California Senate rejects governor
California Senate rejects governor's CHRB appointment, first such move in 20 years

The California Senate turned down a governor's political appointment for Wendy Mitchell, who was seeking reappointment to the California Horse Racing Board

Students at a Texas high school had to watch George Floyd
Students at a Texas high school had to watch George Floyd's death and pretend to be jurors in Derek Chauvin's trial for 'triggering' class project

Parents are angry after a freshman class at Cedar Hill High School in Dallas had to watch the full video of George Floyd's death for the assignment.

Johnson & Johnson will take control of plant that spoiled doses
Johnson & Johnson will take control of plant that spoiled doses

At the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services, Johnson & Johnson will take charge of the Baltimore contract plant that ruined 15 million...

Jordan FM:
Jordan FM: 'Malicious plot' uncovered to destabilize kingdom

A senior Jordanian official on Sunday accused the country's former crown prince of conspiring with foreign elements in a "malicious plot" that threatened...

Letters to the Editor: I thought only stupid people fell for phone scams. Then it happened to me
Letters to the Editor: I thought only stupid people fell for phone scams. Then it happened to me

I found myself agreeing to download software, while a little voice somewhere in my brain was telling me "never download anything you're not sure of."

In photos: Egypt holds grand procession of ancient mummies through Cairo
In photos: Egypt holds grand procession of ancient mummies through Cairo's streets

Egypt held a five-mile procession of 22 ancient mummies in Cairo, as they were moved from a museum where they'd been for over a century to the new National...

First confirmed case of Indian coronavirus variant in U.S. found in California
First confirmed case of Indian coronavirus variant in U.S. found in California

The strain was first detected last month by health officials in India.

Coronavirus latest news: International travel should resume slowly, scientist warns
Coronavirus latest news: International travel should resume slowly, scientist warns

Exclusive: Foreign holidays for vaccinated Care homes to allow young grandchildren to visit Special report: ministers 'used covert tactics' to keep scared...

Stacey Abrams criticizes corporate response to Georgia
Stacey Abrams criticizes corporate response to Georgia's restrictive new voting laws

Stacey Abrams is a rising star in the Democrat party who always seems to keep her cool no matter what is thrown her way. "The companies that stood silently ...

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines added to UK quarantine
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines added to UK quarantine 'red list'

Britons returning from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and the Philippines will have to go into hotel quarantine from next Friday in a move that will further...

Pakistan lifts weekslong ban on TikTok over racy content

Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Thursday reinstated access to the Chinese video service TikTok, after a court banned it weeks ago and urged authorities...

Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push
Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push

President Joe Biden's first Cabinet meeting will be used to promote his new infrastructure plan, but the gathering will look very different from those held...

Is Canada turning the corner with Covid?
Is Canada turning the corner with Covid?

Canada's lagging vaccine programme might be speeding up, but it's facing the fast spread of strains.

Judge: US agency illegally paid for Colorado predator hunt
Judge: US agency illegally paid for Colorado predator hunt

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally helped pay for a Colorado program to kill dozens of mountain lions and black bears in an experiment to determine...

Delayed $1,400 stimulus checks: Non-filers will get payments by April 7, IRS says
Delayed $1,400 stimulus checks: Non-filers will get payments by April 7, IRS says

Stimulus checks have been delayed for millions of Americans.

Letter threatening to euthanize outdoor cats has Missouri neighborhood up in arms
Letter threatening to euthanize outdoor cats has Missouri neighborhood up in arms

Police are investigating.

'Real Housewives' Star Jen Shah Scammed the Elderly With Nine-Year Telemarketing Fraud: Feds

BravoReal Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jennifer Shah and her "first assistant" Stuart Smith have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and...

America really loves Elon Musk
America really loves Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the self-proclaimed "Technoking of Tesla," tends to accrue his fair share of adversaries online, thanks to his meandering and often controversial ...

How well are COVID vaccines working in Americans who got them? CDC reveals new data
How well are COVID vaccines working in Americans who got them? CDC reveals new data

The new study includes data on the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Mecklenburg warns that vaccine appointments will remain scarce as NC opens eligibility
Mecklenburg warns that vaccine appointments will remain scarce as NC opens eligibility

New Mecklenburg County vaccine appointments are expected next week. Here's how to get on the waitlist in the meantime.

Delayed stimulus checks for 30 million Social Security recipients could go out soon
Delayed stimulus checks for 30 million Social Security recipients could go out soon

The IRS had been missing key payment information, which has now been sent to the agency.

Democrat arrested for protesting restrictive new Georgia voting law
Democrat arrested for protesting restrictive new Georgia voting law

A Democratic lawmaker in Georgia was arrested and forcibly removed from the state Capitol on Friday after knocking on the governor's door to protest against ...

Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges
Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges

President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border and ...

The upcoming
The upcoming 'Among Us' account system is mostly about making the game safer
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  • 2021-03-24 18:58:30Z

Innersloth plans to add a friends system and cross-platform cosmetics later.

A look at Cuomo aides' sexual harassment allegations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing allegations that he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward women who worked with him - now including two...

Texas Roadhouse CEO died by suicide amid
Texas Roadhouse CEO died by suicide amid 'unbearable' post-COVID symptoms, family says

"Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion that he was," his family says.

NY governor Cuomo facing fresh sexual harassment allegation from current aide
NY governor Cuomo facing fresh sexual harassment allegation from current aide

Andrew Cuomo, New York's embattled governor, was last night facing the first sexual harassment claim from a named current member of his own staff. Alyssa...

French health ministry warns of new coronavirus variant that may be able to evade PCR tests
French health ministry warns of new coronavirus variant that may be able to evade PCR tests

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur are investigating whether a newly-identified coronavirus variant in the Brittany region of France may be more difficult...

Miami mayor makes bold, refreshing move naming Houston
Miami mayor makes bold, refreshing move naming Houston's Acevedo police chief | Editorial

Miami Mayor Frances Suarez went big and recruited Art Acevedo to be the city's next police chief. It's a bold move, it's a sign of expansive thinking - and...

Receipt with
Receipt with 'discriminatory' phrase prompts apology from Louisiana restaurant owner

An employee is now facing termination.

Parts of Grand Canyon will be visible for first time in decades. Experts explain why
Parts of Grand Canyon will be visible for first time in decades. Experts explain why

A "spring disturbance" is happening on the Colorado River.

There
There's a huge Michael Kors sale on all things spring-shop the best deals

You can get an extra 25% off sale styles at Michael Kors for the store's big Spring Sale-find out how to get the deal now.


GM rolls out a new cloud-based mapping service for nearly 1 million vehicles
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  • 2021-04-12 15:00:37

GM is launching a new app for in-car navigation for those vehicles that lack those services. Maps Plus is powered by Mapbox, the open-source mapping company, and it will be available to people who own Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, or Buick vehicles model year 2018 and newer.

Six decades after Gagarin, nostalgia—and not much else—fuels Russia in space
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  • 2021-04-12 14:59:19

"Looking at the Earth from afar, you realize it is too small for conflict."

Ride-hailing’s profitability promise is in its final countdown
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  • 2021-04-12 14:50:39

Last month was Uber's best in history in terms of gross sales on its platform. That's good, but not as good as you might think.

France bans air travel that could be done by train in under 2.5 hours
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  • 2021-04-12 14:45:09

France has a well-developed train network, and the ban only affects five routes.

EV automaker Rivian partners with Samsung SDI in battery cell supply deal
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  • 2021-04-12 14:39:42

Rivian, the Amazon-backed EV manufacturer aiming to bring an electric pickup to market later this year, has partnered with Samsung SDI as its battery cell supplier, the company said Monday. The two companies did not disclose the value of the deal or its term length, but in a statement released Mond…

New Animal Crossing: New Horizons Build-A-Bear plush coming this summer
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  • 2021-04-12 14:38:49

Build-A-Bear Workshop will release a new Animal Crossing: New Horizons plush toy this summer, it tweeted last week. Stuffed animals of Isabelle and Tom Nook will be restocked, too. Our best guess is that the new character is K.K. Slider.

Non-Fungible Taylor Swift
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  • 2021-04-12 14:35:33

Taylor Swift, like Dave Chappelle, is leveraging the power of the Internet to take control of their art.

Topps is releasing official NFT baseball cards on April 20th
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  • 2021-04-12 14:32:29

Topps has announced that it will release official NFT baseball cards with the MLB on April 20th. It’s a similar approach to the NBA’s incredibly popular Top Shot basketball clips.

Microsoft goes all in on healthcare with $19.7B Nuance acquisition
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  • 2021-04-12 14:28:17

When Microsoft announced it was acquiring Nuance Communications this morning for $19.7 billion, you could be excused for doing a Monday morning double take at the hefty price tag. That’s surely a lot of money for a company on a $1.4 billion run rate, but Microsoft, which has already partnered…

Equity Monday: Microsoft buys Nuance, Uber isn't dead, and Austin has a new unicorn
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  • 2021-04-12 14:00:03

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a l…

Hardware is still hard in the Motor City
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  • 2021-04-12 13:31:36

“It’s a little bit of a messy story,” Adam Leeb says with a laugh. The story that landed Astrohaus in Detroit on two separate occasions is a bit tangled, certainly. The hardwre startup’s cofounder and CEO isn’t the sort of hometown cheerleader you often encounter when speaking with executives who’v…

Dive into Detroit's growing startup scene with TechCrunch's Detroit City Spotlight and meetup
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  • 2021-04-12 13:30:14

Don’t sleep on Detroit. The city that put America in motion is quickly growing into a startup hub with a wide variety of successes. From sneakers to mortgages to houseplants, companies are finding success in Southeast Michigan thanks to welcoming investors, access to amazing engineering talen…

IonQ now supports IBM's Qiskit quantum development kit
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  • 2021-04-12 13:00:59

IonQ, the trapped ion quantum computing company that recently went public via a SPAC, today announced that it is integrating its quantum computing platform with the open-source Qiskit software development kit. This means Qiskit users can now bring their programs to IonQ’s platform without any…

The Art of Overwatch: Dark Horse Reveals Volume 2 Deluxe Edition Art Book - IGN
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  • 2021-04-12 13:00:04

IGN can exclusively reveal The Art of Overwatch Vol. 2 Deluxe Edition, a lavish and pricey new collection for hardcore Overwatch fans.

Cloudflare Pages is now Generally Available
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  • 2021-04-12 13:00:00

Today, we’re excited to announce that Cloudflare Pages is now Generally Available and ready for your production needs.

Microsoft is acquiring Nuance Communications for $19.7B
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  • 2021-04-12 12:43:13

Microsoft agreed today to acquire Nuance Communications, a leader in speech to text software, for $19.7 billion. The company is best know for its speech to text products. Bloomberg broke the story over the weekend that the two companies were in talks. Nuance CEO Mark Benjamin will remain with the c…

Clim8 raises $8M from 7pc Ventures, launches climate-focused investing app for retail investors
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  • 2021-04-12 12:39:54

Ethical investing remains something of a confusing maze, with a great deal of ‘greenwashing’ going on. A new UK startup is hoping to fix that with the launch of its new app and platform for retail investors. Clim8 Investhas raised $8 million from 7pc Ventures (early backers of Oculus, acquired by F…

Microsoft buys AI speech tech company Nuance for $19.7 billion
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  • 2021-04-12 12:37:03

Microsoft has announced it’s buying AI speech tech firm Nuance. The acquisition will bolster the Redmond software giant’s prowess in voice transcription, complementing its suite of enterprise and cloud software services.

Jack Ma’s Ant called to end anti-competition in payments
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  • 2021-04-12 12:22:47

The details for Ant’s restructuring plan after its IPO was called off have arrived. Ant Group, the fintech affiliate of Alibaba controlled by Jack Ma, will be restructuring as a financial holding company, China’s central bank said on Monday. Ant, which provides online infrastructure for payments an…

Days Gone 2 Was Pitched as a Shared Universe Game With Co-Op - IGN
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  • 2021-04-12 12:20:15

Former Days Gone director Jeff Ross has confirmed that Days Gone 2 was pitched to Sony, and included plans for co-op and shared universe gameplay.

BAFTA Film Awards 2021 Winners Announced: Chloe Zhao's Nomadland Scores Top Honors - IGN
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  • 2021-04-12 12:07:14

The winners of the 2021 BAFTA Awards have been announced, with Nomadland taking top honors at this year's event.

Apple reportedly developing an Apple TV with a built-in camera and speaker
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  • 2021-04-12 11:24:04

Apple is reportedly developing a new TV accessory that combines an video calling camera with an Apple TV and HomePod. Apple is also said to be working on a smart speaker with a display similar to Amazon’s Echo Show.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost: A magic carpet ride that costs as much as a house
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  • 2021-04-12 11:15:24

Whether you're driving or a passenger, there's no escaping the sense of occasion.

Loki's Logo Design Teases What the Show Is All About, Says Tom Hiddleston - IGN
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  • 2021-04-12 11:13:19

Loki actor Tom Hiddleston has said that the show's shapeshifting logo is a hint about what's to come.

Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Siri’s AI partner firm Nuance for $16B
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  • 2021-04-12 11:00:25

Microsoft is in advanced talks for buying speech AI startup Nuance for $16 billion. The firm has helped Apple improve Siri over the years.

Sonic Colors Remaster Leaked by Voiceover Studio - IGN
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  • 2021-04-12 10:29:58

A German voiceover studio has listed work on Sonic Colors Remastered, leading to speculation that a new version of the 2010 Wii and DS game is in development.

A handy list of EVs that won’t destroy your bank balance
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  • 2021-04-12 10:24:25

This article was originally published by Martin Banks on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel ...

Did we just discover new physics? These theoretical physicists don't think so
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  • 2021-04-12 10:14:34

When the results of an experiment don’t match predictions made by the best theory of the day, something is off. Fifteen years ago, physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

NASA's Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Flight Delayed Until April 14 - IGN
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  • 2021-04-12 09:29:00

The first flight for NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has been rescheduled for a second time.

Google will give you a ‘Heads Up’ when you’re walking on your phone... and Darwin weeps
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  • 2021-04-12 09:25:36

Once, just once, I'd like to sit down at my computer on a Monday morning and not want to smash my face repeatedly into the keyboard. Unfortunately, today's not that day: because Google ...

5G networks may unwittingly realize Nikola Tesla's dream of wireless power grids
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  • 2021-04-12 09:15:24

At the height of his career, the pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla became obsessed with an idea. He theorized that electricity could be transmitted wirelessly through the ...

Microsoft buys Nuance for nearly $20 billion as it readies deal frenzy
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  • 2021-04-12 09:00:11

Microsoft is trying to leapfrog competitors like Google and Amazon as they face record antitrust scrutiny.

India's AI to catch mask-less people at a festival attended by millions sounds pointless
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  • 2021-04-12 08:38:38

Amid a monumental surge in COVID-19 cases, India's going ahead with Kumbh Mela, a cyclical pilgrimage of epic proportions that attracts Hindus to four religious sites across the country ...

Teamfight Tactics: Reckoning adds a new set of units and Shadow Items
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  • 2021-04-12 08:00:00

Riot Games has announced new details on Teamfight Tactics’ Reckoning set, including new units, new Traits, Shadow Items, and a new game mode.

Nigerian fintech Appzone raises $10M for expansion and proprietary technology
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  • 2021-04-12 07:57:54

Africa’s fintech space has gained proper attention over the past few years in investments but it is not news that startups still battle with offering high-quality products. However, they seem to be doing quite well compared with traditional banks that face challenges like legacy cost structur…

Ducati won’t make electric motorcycles anytime soon
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  • 2021-04-12 07:30:36

Despite teasing the idea a couple of years ago, it seems that Ducati is not going to make an all-electric motorcycle, any time soon at least. In Motorcycle News (MCN), Ducati's VP ...

Stuxnet sibling theory surges after Iran says nuke facility shut down by electrical fault
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  • 2021-04-12 06:57:07

Evidence is thin, but Natanz enrichment facility is offline

New iPad Pro still coming soon but supply could be short, says Bloomberg
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  • 2021-04-12 05:54:44

The Mini LED display is reportedly having production issues

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS stakes its claim on a luxury, electric future
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  • 2021-04-12 04:37:39

A day spent driving a pre-production 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS provided an up-close look at what the German automaker has been doing with the billions of dollars it has dedicated to electrification. The EQS is a meticulously designed flagship sedan that brings together the automaker’s MBUX infot…

Tiger Global goes super aggressive in India
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  • 2021-04-12 02:56:31

Recent roars from an investment firm, credited to put Indian startups on the global map in the past decade and a half, are turning local young firms into unicorns at a pace never seen before in the world’s second largest internet market. Tiger Global has written — or is in late stages of writ…

TorBox v.0.4.0 released — welcome TorBox Wireless Manager!
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  • 2021-04-12 01:26:22

In the last months, we travelled around, and with this release, we tried to implement some improvements based on our experience with the daily application of the TorBox. The most significant improv…

New Trailers: Cruella, The Woman in the Window, Loki, and more
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  • 2021-04-11 22:17:06

Emma Stone as Cruella, Amy Adams as a woman who thinks she may have witnessed a murder, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki are among this week’s sneak peeks, plus a marshmallow-themed teaser for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is a declaration of maximum electric luxury
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  • 2021-04-11 22:01:00

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is an electric S-Class sedan with over 400 miles of range and a massive 56-inch touchscreen. The interior is packed with luxuriantly appointed features. And while we still don’t know the price, it’s sure to sell for over six figures.

Review: Our fave gunslinger expels her inner demons in Wynonna Earp finale
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  • 2021-04-11 21:26:50

Shine on, you lovable hard-drinking, bar brawling, foul-mouthed anti-Buffy.

Apple says it will send a witness to Senate hearing on app stores after all
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  • 2021-04-11 20:40:26

Apple sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sunday saying it would send its chief compliance officer to an April 21st hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee. It appeared late last week that the company was refusing to attend.

A 'more honest' stock market
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  • 2021-04-11 17:53:23

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Clubhouse’s slowing user growth. Well, this week news broke that they had been in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion acquisition, so it looks like they’re still pretty desirable. This week, I’m talking a…

Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping app
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  • 2021-04-11 16:27:40

Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android and directing users to its web Shopping site instead. The company said it would continue building features within its Shopping tab.

Xbox Series X restock: Walmart, Best Buy and Target availability – get it this week
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  • 2021-04-11 15:07:43

Xbox restock at stores in the US can be had this week if you follow the alerts of Matt Swider, our Xbox Series X restock tracker.

Ecological impacts of solar geoengineering are highly uncertain
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  • 2021-04-11 13:30:17

New research describes the unknowns in our knowledge of solar geoengineering.

LG leaves a void as it exits the smartphone business
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  • 2021-04-11 13:00:00

Companies like TCL, Motorola, and OnePlus will likely snap up some of the market share LG is leaving behind. In the premium space, where LG maintained a small presence, the strength of the Samsung-Apple duopoly will become even more concentrated.

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