Big Tech critic and net neutrality advocate Tim Wu is joining the White House

imageThe man who coined net neutrality is heading back to work for the government. President Joe Biden has appointed Columbia law professor Tim Wu to the White House's National Economic Council. According to The New York Times, he'll serve as a sp…

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Owlet Dream Lab review: Can a sleep coaching program help my kids?

imageBy 5:41am I can already tell it’s going to be a bad day, mostly because my twins have taken turns waking me up every 20 minutes since 3:17am. I alternate between the two babies until 5am when I’m able to get almost a whole half hour of rest before th…

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Nubia’s new Red Magic phone packs a 165Hz screen and up to 18GB of RAM

imageNubia has come a long way since it first stuffed a cooling fan into its Red Magic gaming phones. Today, the Chinese brand is back with the Snapdragon 888-based Red Magic 6 series, which not only boasts a faster internal fan, but also two world firsts…

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Alphabet is reportedly working on a wearable that can pick out voices in a crowd

imageAlphabet’s moonshot factory is reportedly developing a wearable device that could augment your hearing. According to a report from Insider, the company’s X lab is working on a project codenamed Wolverine. Since 2018, the team has produced multiple pr…

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Facebook will start accepting political ads again on March 4th

imageFacebook will lift its ban on political ads, including those that touch on social issues, on March 4th, the company announced on Wednesday. The social media giant put the policy in place after polls for the 2020 presidential election closed on the ni…

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Google plans to stop targeting ads based on your browsing history

imageIn a major change for its core business model, Google said today that it plans to stop selling ads that rely on your individual web browsing history. Additionally, it won't build any tools to track your data across its products in the future. The…

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Fitbit’s Charge 4 band can now display blood oxygen saturation levels

imageWhen Fitbit launched the Charge 4 fitness band, one of the features we found the most interesting was its ability to estimate users' blood oxygen saturation levels through its SpO2 monitor. Users could only see the data it collects on Fitbit'…

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Instagram ‘unintentionally’ hid likes for more people today

imageIn the long-forgotten time of 2019, Instagram announced the start of a test to hide Like counts users usually see on everyone else's posts. Over the last year of the COVID pandemic that test has still been going on, but without much update or exp…

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Uber spins out Postmates’ robot delivery division into a separate company

imageUber is spinning off Postmates' autonomous delivery division into a separate startup called Serve Robotics. The company inherited the unit when it acquired Postmates last year for $ 2.65 billion. According to Bloomberg, Uber will invest approximat…

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‘Aliens: Fireteam’ is an online-only survival shooter with Xenomorph hordes

imageSix years and four acquisitions later, Cold Iron Studios is ready to reveal exactly what kind of Alien game it's been working on: Aliens: Fireteam. It's a third-person squad-based survival shooter, and it's due to hit PC, PlayStation 4, P…

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