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Privacy Please is an ongoing series exploring the ways privacy is violated in the modern world, and what can be done about it.

Here’s why progress bars on your computer don’t load at a steady pace

Why is it that whenever you have a progress bar pop up on your computer, the thing never runs at a steady speed? Why all the little stops and...

How battery swapping could reduce the EV charge time to just 10 minutes

The fastest electric vehicle charging stations currently get an empty battery to 80 percent full in about 30 minutes. But a new company is working on swapping out empty battery packs...

The CDC website has a trove of vaccine data, revealing progress — and inequity

The stats on the CDC's vaccine data website are cause for both hope, and — for Black and brown communities — sadness-tinged outrage.  The CDC added a vaccine stats...

Xiaomi Mi 11 review: A powerful rival to top Android flagships

Xiaomi finally made a phone that doesn't lag behind other Android flagships in any meaningful way. Xiaomi Mi 11 has the fastest Qualcomm processor you can...

TikTok coming to Samsung smart TVs in the U.S.

TikTok is coming to Samsung TVs across the world, Samsung revealed during a Tuesday event that highlighted various updates coming to its TVs, particularly its unique lifestyle lines.

Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ looks a lot more fun with a HoloLens 2

Remember when we used to think finding Pokémon out in the wild using our phones and augmented reality was the coolest thing ever? Well, Niantic, the software development company...

Deleting your Clubhouse account is a nightmare, especially for sex workers

The clubhouse has a safety problem.  The invite-only social media app, which lets people gather in audio-only "rooms" for free-flowing discussions, is in the midst of...

Instagram Live just got a bit more like Zoom with new, four-person Rooms

Instagram is introducing a new feature today that will allow users to run joint live streams with three other people, letting you broadcast the group video chat for the...

A bunch of juicy iPhone rumors just dropped

We've been waiting for Apple to jack up the iPhone's refresh rate for a while now. If the latest round of iPhone 13 rumors are to be believed, we...

Twitter will now ban users for spreading coronavirus vaccine misinformation

Twitter has introduced a new strike system intended to combat coronavirus vaccine misinformation. Under the new policy announced in a blog post on Monday, users who repeatedly spread harmful or...

The AI-powered fact-checker that investigates QAnon influencers shares its secret weapon

When it comes to QAnon, there's one major player behind a majority of the investigations into who's responsible for some of the movement's far-right conspiracy theories. The fact-checking technology firm Logically has uncovered...

Hackers break into far-right social network Gab, collect a slew of private data

Remember when archivists collected every post on the conservative social media platform Parler earlier this year? A similar thing just happened to another right-wing online platform, Gab, as...

Facebook releases TikTok-like rapping app, Bars

While Facebook has been under fire for copying competitors for years now, the criticism has never stopped the company. From making its own Tinder to jacking the idea of Snapchat's Stories, the Zuck never...

What is Bluetooth LE Audio?

Many folks might use Bluetooth daily without ever wondering how it works. It's a good example of how wireless technology can feel like magic. Thanks to an upcoming evolution of...

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How to install Android 10 right now

Android 10 is out, but you'll need to have a Pixel phone for now. Google recently announced that Android Q...

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