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Qatar’s contact tracing app put over one million people’s info at risk

4 hours 19 min ago
Contact tracing apps have the potential to slow the spread of COVID-19. But without proper security safeguards, some fear they could put users’ data and sensitive info at risk. Until now, that threat has been theoretical. Today, Amnesty International...

The next 'Dead By Daylight' killer is Pyramid Head from Silent Hill

4 hours 32 min ago
During a stream to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Dead by Daylight, developer Behavior offered a peek at what Chapter 16 of the survival horror game has in store, and fans of another survival horror series might be intrigued by this one. The Sil...

'Pokémon Go' will better blend AR creatures into the real world

4 hours 45 min ago
Pokémon Go’s augmented reality effect has always been a bit underwhelming when critters tend to float in front of objects, but Niantic hopes to make it more immersive. It’s testing a Reality Blending feature that will use newer AR functionality to hi...

YouTube blames bug for censoring comments on China's ruling party

5 hours 24 min ago
For the past six months, YouTube has been automatically deleting two Chinese phrases that are frequently used to criticize the Communist Party of China (CCP). Google says it's investigating the issue, which The Verge was among the first to report on....

Twitch splurges to keep top streamers Dakotaz, JoshOG and Summit1G

5 hours 37 min ago
Twitch is still willing to spend big bucks to keep top-tier streamers on its platform. Amazon’s service has signed “multi-year” deals with Dakotaz (aka Brett Hoffman), JoshOG (Josh Beaver) and Summit1G (Jaryd Lazar) to make sure they livestream exclu...

Apple fixed the bug that prevented some iOS apps from opening

6 hours 16 min ago
Are you wondering why your iPhone suddenly received dozens of app updates this weekend, even though some of them were days or even weeks old? You now have an answer. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that it fixed a bug in Family Sharing that prevent...

Facebook’s latest experimental app is a party line

6 hours 27 min ago
The latest experimental app from Facebook's research and development division is for voice-only group calls. CatchUp looks to remove the headache of arranging a time to chat with all of your loved ones. You can set a status indicating that you're rea...

Uber, Lyft drivers sue NY state to speed up unemployment benefits

6 hours 40 min ago
Uber and Lyft claim their workers are contractors. The state of New York ruled that they’re employees, and therefore are entitled to certain benefits. (California did so, too.) Despite this decision, rideshare drivers are having a difficult time obta...

House amendment would require warrants for web history searches

6 hours 51 min ago
A new House deal has the potential to prevent the nightmare scenario in which Feds might not need a warrant to see what sites you’ve visited, videos you’ve watched and searches you’ve made. Earlier this month, we learned that the Senate was preparing...

Watch footage of Arkane's unreleased Half-Life spin-off

7 hours 27 min ago
For all of its many faults, 2020 has at least one thing going for it: We've seen more of Valve's Half-Life franchise in the last two months than in the 13 years before combined. It started in late March when the studio released Half-Life: Alyx, the f...

HBO Max's early sign-up discount ends at 3AM ET

7 hours 41 min ago
HBO Max is going to have a lot of content. The service encompasses not just HBO’s typical offerings, but also tons of movies and TV shows from WarnerMedia’s library. A subscription will cost a bit more than one from Netflix or Hulu, but early adopter...

Twitter won't remove Trump's Joe Scarborough conspiracy tweets

7 hours 54 min ago
Last week, Timothy Klausutis wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking that the platform remove tweets by President Trump that dug up a long-debunked conspiracy theory that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough murdered Kluasutis’ wife, Lori Klausutis. N...

ARM's latest phone chip designs will be better-equipped for 5G and foldables

8 hours 29 min ago
Smartphones require faster hardware every year, but upcoming models equipped with 5G and multiple displays will likely call for an even bigger jump in processing power than normal. ARM’s new Cortex-A78 CPU could serve as a starting point for companie...

T-Mobile customers can send RCS messages to Android users worldwide

8 hours 42 min ago
The rollout of Rich Communication Services (RCS) in the US and much of the world has been a slow affair. However, the next-generation replacement for SMS and MMS messaging just got a much-needed boost from T-Mobile and Google. The companies say they'...

Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google's tech

9 hours 1 min ago
Switzerland is now piloting a COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses the Apple-Google framework. According to the Swiss university EPFL, the app, SwissCovid, is the first in the world to put the Apple-Google model to use.SwissCovid will use Bluetooth...

Spotify drops the 10,000-song cap on libraries

9 hours 27 min ago
At long last, Spotify is dropping the 10,000-song limit on My Library, so you’ll be able to save as many tracks and albums as you like for easier access to them. You won’t need to remove any tunes to make space for new ones anymore.It’s a welcome qua...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: A surprisingly solid tablet experience

9 hours 39 min ago
I’ve never reviewed a Chromebook quite like this latest one from Lenovo. The Chromebook Duet, first announced in January, defies most Chromebook trends. It’s one of the few convertible tablet devices that can run Chrome OS, at a time when the utility...

Mercedes' EQV electric van is available for purchase in Europe

10 hours 4 min ago
Mercedes’ EQV electric van is now available for sale in Europe. You can order the high-end electric van starting at €71,388 (about $78,352). Until now, the only vehicle available from Mercedes’ all-electric EQ line was the luxury EQC, so this is a no...

Toxic coast: Cleaning up a century of industrial waste in New Jersey

10 hours 24 min ago
Driving from Manhattan, the NJT 158 bus takes the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River to New Jersey, then cuts North and follows the river all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. The road it takes is called River Road, which used to run alo...

Sony's ZV-1 is a vlogger-focused take on the RX100

10 hours 35 min ago
As it teased, Sony is going all-in on vlogging with the ZV-1, a video-centric compact that fuses features form the popular RX100 V and RX100 VII cameras. It has a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor that’s big enough to deliver decently blurred backgrounds, a...

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