Tiktok app ByteDance makes a time limit for children under 14

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According to its parent company ByteDance, users under 14 years old in China of the popular short video app TikTok, called Douyin, will be limited to 40 minutes of using it daily. Young children in China are limited to playing video games for a longer period, so the app’s youth mode is in line with […]

Snapchat will host the latest clone of Among Us

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Among Us has inspired a number of copycat games since it blew up last year. With SnapChat exclusive ReVamp, Zynga is taking the social media world by storm. This is the first game on Snapchat that utilizes social deception, Zynga claims. Fortnite’s Imposters mode does not seem to be such an egregious copy of Among […]

Niantic is shutting down its AR Catan game on November 18th

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Niantic has stopped developing Catan: World Explorers. It had not been released officially, and the game was only available in early access in certain markets outside of the US. The game will be removed from the App Store later today, and Company plans to shut down the servers that power it on November 18th, rendering […]

iPhone 13 and 13 Mini to feature redesigned cameras, with smaller notch

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The iPhone 13 is the benchmark model for Apple’s phone lineup for 2021, setting the standard for its range. There are two versions of the iPhone 13 entry-level model this year, along with the more compact iPhone 13 Mini. The screen is an OLED panel, albeit much brighter than last year’s, while the sides are […]

Apple’s new entry-level iPad is powered by the A13 Bionic chip

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Apple has introduced the latest version of its most popular tablet: the standard iPad. It has a new processor called the A13 Bionic and it is the ninth generation of the iPad that first debuted in 2010. There’s also a new 12-megapixel front camera that supports the Center Stage feature introduced last year with the […]

Huawei announced new Xiaomi smart glasses

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Xiaomi has launched its own smart glasses to compete with Facebook in the wearable industry. The device will be able to take photos as well as display messages and notifications, make calls, provide navigation, and translate text in real time in front of your eyes. Xiaomi is promoting the device’s lightness despite its features, just […]

Google One now offers a 5TB storage plan as a middle ground

Google One hasn’t provided an array of storage options that will appeal to heavy users – you’ve had to pay $10 per month for 2TB or $50 per month for 10TB. It’s a good thing now that there’s an in-between option. 9to5Google observed that Google quietly introduced a 5GB plan for $25 per month, or […]

ProtonMail under fire after revealing activist’s IP address (21)

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ProtonMail, a popular email service that is known for its end-to-end encryption, has come under fire after giving up a French climate activist’s IP address to Swiss police. TechCrunch reported that Swiss authorities sought help from Swiss authorities in response to a request for assistance sent to them through Europol. ProtonMail revealed the IP address […]

Uber and Lyft will cover the legal fees of drivers 2021

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It was announced Friday that both Uber and Lyft will cover the legal costs of drivers who are suing under Texas’ restrictions on abortion law that went into effect this week. Many women are unaware that they’re pregnant until six weeks after conception, which is when most abortions are unlawful. Drivers of Uber and Lyft […]

Spatial Voice is Roblox’s first voice-chat feature 2021

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Roblox is expanding voice chat by offering an invitation-only beta of a feature it’s calling “Spatial Voice” to select developers. According to Manuel Bronstein, Roblox’s chief product officer, “with Spatial Voice, creators can test developing simple conversations in a realistic way, mirroring the way people listen to and respond to the world around them every […]

YouTube reports 50 million subscribers to its Premium and Music services

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In December 2020, Google reported 30 million subscribers to YouTube Music and YouTube Premium. Now, it boasts 50 million users using YouTube Music and YouTube Premium. Despite the increasing competition in this market, there seems to be a continued trend of people choosing to upgrade to a paid version of YouTube and YouTube Music. YouTube […]

PUBG creator leaves Krafton to start own studio

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PlayerUnknown” creator Brendan Greene, known for creating PUBG: Battlegrounds (formerly PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), has gone independent. In addition to having a minority stake, his playerUnknown Productions studio was spun out of the owner of PUBG, Krafton. PUBG and Krafton have given me many opportunities over the past four years, says Greene in his statement. As I […]

Twitch streamer Tim The Tatman Twitch moves to YouTube Gaming 2021

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One of Twitch’s most popular streamers, Tim “Tim the TatMan Twitch” Betar, is leaving to stream exclusively on YouTube Gaming. Another big streaming star, Ben Lupo, also announced a move from Twitch to YouTube just a few days ago. On September 2nd, Betar will be streaming its first video. Twitch’s 7 million followers will be […]

Chrome 94 beta tests some next-generation technology for browser gaming

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Chrome 94 beta – According to Google’s announcement for Chrome Beta 94, the company is bringing in some new web standards to enable improved browser-based gaming experiences. Toward making cloud gaming easier and faster, WebCodecs, which are slated to be released very soon, and WebGPU, which is in its experimental phase, could make it easier […]