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The Verge

Go get your Netflix gamertag

Netflix is officially introducing gamertag-style handles subscribers can use in its mobile games. The company first began rolling out handles that will be shown in multiplayer games and on online lead..
TechCrunch

Netflix shares trailer for Spotify series ‘The Playlist’

Netflix released the official trailer for “The Playlist” today, an upcoming limited series that loosely tells the story of how Spotify was created. The six-episode show will premiere on October 13. “..
Wired

Apple iPhone 14 Review: Iterative Upgrades

As I was getting a haircut last week, someone working at the salon asked if I'd seen the new iPhone. They didn't know my occupation, but they saw my Apple Watch, and, as is obligatory in their line of..
Wired

A Sprawling Bot Network Used Fake Porn to Fool Facebook

In November 2021, Tord Lundström, the technical director at Swedish digital forensics nonprofit Qurium Media, noticed something strange. A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack was targe..
Engadget

Meta tests easier account switching between Facebook and Instagram

Meta is testing two features that integrate Facebook and Instagram more closely together. On Monday, the company began rolling out a new interface on Android, iOS and on the web for switching between ..
Engadget

Netflix is building its own game studio

Netflix is no longer relying exclusively on third-party teams to bolster its game catalog. The streaming giant is forming an in-house game studio in Helsinki, Finland to create "world-class" original ..
The Verge

Apple Watch SE (2022) review: a gateway smartwatch

When I reviewed the original Apple Watch SE in 2020, I was certain it was the best option for most people. In fact, my SE review was titled, “Just get the Apple Watch SE.” Back then, the always-on dis..
The Verge

Apple begins manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India

Apple has started assembling the iPhone 14 in India, according to reports from TechCrunch and Bloomberg. This marks the first time Apple has shifted production from China to India this quickly after t..
TechCrunch

Apple starts manufacturing iPhone 14 in India

Apple has started assembling the iPhone 14 models in India, it said Monday, locally producing the current lineup for the first time in the same calendar year in the world’s second largest smartphone m..
The Verge

Bills offensive coordinator takes out his anger on a Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft Surface tablets have been taking a beating at football events these past two weekends. During the Buffalo Bills game against the Miami Dolphins this afternoon, Bills offensive coordinator Ke..
The Verge

Apple Pay Later is reportedly facing ‘technical and engineering’ issues

Apple Pay Later is facing some “significant” setbacks that could delay its launch until next year, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The feature is Apple’s version of a buy now, pay ..
Engadget

'Oxenfree' is now free to download for Netflix subscribers

More than six years after its PC debut and five years after arriving on iOS and Android, Netflix is making freely available to those with a subscription to its streaming service. Starting today, you c..
The Verge

Netflix Tudum 2022: the biggest news and trailers

For a second year in a row, Netflix held a livestreamed event called Tudum to show off some of its biggest upcoming movies, TV shows, and now games. (Though the names are the same, this Tudum has noth..
The Verge

Oxenfree is now available as a Netflix game

Yet another beloved indie game is now available on Netflix. At its Tudum event today, Netflix announced that the supernatural thriller Oxenfree, which first launched in 2016, is now playable through i..
Engadget

'The Witcher: Blood Origin' debuts December 25th on Netflix

, a prequel to Netflix's live-action adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy novel series, will debut on December 25th, the streamer announced today during its Tudum event. Netflix also revealed tha..
The Verge

Netflix drops lawsuit against The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’s creators

Netflix has dismissed its copyright infringement lawsuit against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, the creators behind The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical, as reported earlier by Variety and Deadline. A co..
TechCrunch

Google will start assimilating Fitbit accounts next year

Google's acquisition of Fitbit closed in early 2021, but we haven't seen much in the way of changes yet. 9to5Google spotted a big upcoming change posted on Fitbit's help site: account migrations! A ne..
The Verge

How to unpair an Apple Watch

If you’re lucky enough to be unboxing a new Apple Watch this week, you might be wondering how to disconnect your old one from your iPhone. Unless you plan on using two watches — it’s a thing — you’ll ..
The Verge

Netflix is on a good run with anime lately

Anime has long been an important part of the streaming wars, and things have only become more complex of late: Sony bought Crunchyroll; Disney is testing the waters; and new players have jumped in. Th..
The Verge

How to use the Apple Watch Ultra’s Action button

The Apple Watch Ultra introduced one of the most significant design tweaks to the Apple Watch since its inception — the Action button. While every other Apple Watch has two physical controls, the Acti..

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Pistons acquire Bojan Bogdanovic from Jazz

DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired forward Bojan Bogdanović from the Utah Jazz in exchange for forward/center Kelly Olynyk, guard Saben Lee and cash consideration..
The Economist

In fake referendums, occupied parts of Ukraine “vote” to join Russia

THE FIRST thing people did was scrub away the “Z” signs Russian soldiers had scribbled on their windscreens. It was not enough to have been driven from their homes by war and the threat of being draft..
RT

Four regions vote to join Russia: What’s next?

The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR) along with Kherson Region and part of Zaporozhye Region in southern Ukraine have voted to join Russia in referendums that were held between Se…..