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Microsoft “irreparably damaging” EU’s cloud ecosystem, industry group claims

This fall, Microsoft claimed to have addressed anticompetitive cloud infrastructure complaints from a few smaller cloud services providers in Europe. In a blog, the company announced it would be partn..

Google starts issuing Stadia refunds

If you've ever bought a game on Stadia, Google's soon-to-be-defunct cloud gaming service, it's worth keeping an eye on your bank balance and credit card statements. As of today, Google is starting to ..
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Google is starting to process Stadia refunds

Ahead of Google Stadia’s imminent January shutdown, Google is starting to process its promised refunds for Stadia games, add-ons, and subscription fees (other than Stadia Pro). Beginning Wednesday, Go..

How to Use Apple Pay or Google Pay Instead of Plastic Cards

The proliferation of contactless payment options shifts how businesses interact with customers at the moment of purchase, from international retailers to local pop-up shops. But there’s no need to fre..

Patches for 6 zero-days under active exploit are now available from Microsoft

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s Update Tuesday, the monthly release of security patches available for nearly all software Microsoft supports. This time around, the software m..

Google and Renault are developing a 'software-defined vehicle' together

In 2018, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance partnered with Google to integrate its software platform and services like Google Maps and Assistant into vehicles. Now, Renault Group (Renault, Dacia, ..

Netflix launches a new interactive trivia experience, ‘Triviaverse’

Today, Netflix is launching a new interactive game called “Triviaverse” that allows subscribers to test their knowledge and compete against an all-knowing “Trivia master” using their TV remote. In the..
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Google and Renault are working on a “software-defined vehicle”

Google and the Renault Group are expanding their four-year-old partnership to include the development of an advanced software platform for future vehicles. This “software-defined vehicle” will be buil..

Apple Supposedly Dumping the 'Hey!' From Siri's Wake Phrase

AI assistants were made for humans to bark orders at , so Apple is reportedly working to eliminate the “hey” from “hey, Siri.” The idea is to make it faster to command the digital assistant on compati..
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iFixit starts selling parts for the Google Pixel 6A

Thanks to a partnership with Google, the right-to-repair champions at iFixit have begun stocking parts for Google’s midrange phone, the Pixel 6A. While iFixit has stocked genuine parts for just about ..
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Netflix wants more of Ryan Murphy’s Monster anthology

Spooky season 2022’s firmly behind us at this point, but Netflix’s choice to renew The Watcher and Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story makes it seem like the streamer’s already looking forward ..
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Telegram rolls out video transcription, blames Apple for delaying latest update

Telegram has updated its app with new features and visual updates, including the addition of voice-to-text transcription for videos, separate topics in large group chats, and “Collectible Usernames.” ..

Apple Watch Series 8 cellular models are $110 off right now

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Netflix confirms a Stranger Things VR game is coming in 'late 2023'

Netflix and developer Tender Claws are releasing a Stranger Things VR game set to arrive in Winter 2023 on major VR platforms, the companies announced at Stranger Things Day 2022. The game will let yo..

Apple expects iPhone 14 shipments to be delayed by Covid restrictions in China

COVID-19 restrictions at Foxconn's primary iPhone 14 factory in Zhengzhou, China means shipments will be lower than anticipated, Apple said in a short press release. That means in turn that customers ..

Netflix is bringing back ‘Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales’ with new gameplay

Netflix is bringing the “Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales” game to its platform with new gameplay based on the content from Season 4 of the show. Users will be able to play as new characters features in ..

Apple is reportedly working to simplify Siri's trigger phrase

Apple is working to simplify how users interact with Siri, according to . The company has reportedly spent the past few months training the digital assistant to respond to “Siri” instead of “Hey Siri...
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Apple reportedly wants to swap the ‘Hey Siri’ trigger phrase for just ‘Siri’

Apple’s looking to change Siri’s trigger phrase from “Hey Siri,” to just “Siri,” according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. This means you would just need to say “Siri” followed by a command ..

Elon guts Twitter, Google shutters Hangouts, and the tech layoffs continue

Hey, all — welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. And oof, what a week it was. Want this newsletter in your inbox every Sa..
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Apple could air ads with its Major League Soccer games next year

Apple’s building an advertising network for the Major League Soccer (MLS) games it’ll start streaming next year, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources familiar with the situation told the outl..

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Spotless giraffe, thought to be only one in world, born at Tennessee zoo

Brights zoo hopes publicity around unnamed female, who lacks distinctive patches, will draw attention to plight of giraffes in wildOne of the rarest sights in the animal kingdom has appeared in the un..
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In Wake of U.S. Election, Ukrainian Lawmakers Will Reach Out to Washington

The United States is by far the largest provider of weapons to Ukraine, including Javelin antitank missiles. As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you sh..
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Austria suspends payments to UNRWA amid Israeli allegations UN workers helped, celebrated Hamas

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