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CDC finalizes guidelines around airborne coronavirus spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its website to say that the coronavirus can sometimes spread farther than six feet through tiny, airborne particles. This is the second time this information went out; last month, the agency accidentally published (and then removed) a draft version of the guidelines. Scientists have stressed for months […]

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My biggest Google Pixel 4A annoyance — auto-brightness — is apparently about to go away

The $349 Pixel 4A is such a good phone for the money, but there’s one thing that’s bugged me from the start: my new phone is really, really bad at figuring out when its screen should be bright and when it needs to be dim. I’m constantly fidgeting with the brightness slider just to see […]

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Venmo launches its first credit card

Venmo has launched its first credit card (the aptly named Venmo Credit Card). It’s rolling out today to “select customers,” according to the company, but it will be available to everyone in the coming months. You can apply through the Venmo app, provided that you’re at least 18, live in the US, and have a […]

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Twitch clarifies its ban on terrorism and extremist content

Twitch has updated its community guidelines, the rules that govern the site, to clarify its ban of terrorist and extremist content. The move appears to be in order to strengthen its language around that sort of material. Here’s what it added, per Engadget: Twitch does not allow content that depicts, glorifies, encourages, or supports terrorism, […]

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Samsonite’s Konnect-i is the most affordable Google Jacquard backpack

Samsonite has debuted two new Konnect-i backpacks, one standard-sized for $230 and one slim-sized option for $200, each equipped with Google’s Jacquard technology that can make fabric respond to your touch. The technology is employed in the same way as in the $880 Yves Saint Laurent Cit-E backpack: a fabric module on the left shoulder […]

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Spotify will now let you search for a song by its lyrics on iOS and Android

For those times when you’re constantly singing a line of a song but just can’t remember what song those lyrics came from, Spotify can now help you with that. You can now search for songs by their lyrics on iOS and Android (via 9to5Mac). The feature looks to be pretty straightforward — type in some […]

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Harvard study suggests Trump and traditional news spread voting misinformation

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, social networks have promised to minimize false rumors about voter fraud or “rigged” mail-in ballots, a mostly imaginary threat that discourages voting and casts doubt on the democratic process. But new research has suggested that these rumors aren’t born in the dark corners of Facebook or Twitter — and […]

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Tesla convertible? Model Y roof flies off while owners drive down California highway

Nathaniel Galicia Chien was driving down Interstate 580 with his parents in their brand-new Tesla Model Y when he started to hear a lot of wind. “I thought a window was open,” Chien recalled in an email to The Verge, “but half a minute later the entire glass top of the roof just flew off […]

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Hades turns death into a chance to try something new

In most games, death feels like a waste of time. That’s true whether I die because I fail to react quickly enough, don’t have the right gear, or am just outmatched by the challenge before me. But in Hades, a new roguelike from Bastion maker Supergiant Games, losing against a horde of enemies or a […]

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Roblox has big plans for virtual music events

On a Friday night in September, more than a million people showed up to an album launch party inside the virtual world of Roblox. American pop star Ava Max held a “virtual fan meetup” in the game to celebrate the launch of her new album Heaven & Hell. It was a relatively simple affair. Max […]