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Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts

Twitter plans to introduce a way for you to automatically block and mute abusive accounts, the company announced at its Analyst Day presentation on Thursday. It appears the feature will be a toggle you can turn on in a new “safety mode,” according to a slide in the Analyst Day slide deck. Here’s Twitter’s description […]

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How one of Google’s massive undersea cables detects earthquakes

The web of undersea cables that transmit data around the world could one day be used to track earthquakes and tsunamis, according to new research. During a test run last year, one of Google’s fiber-optic cables was able to successfully pick up on nearby earthquakes by detecting distortions in light pulses sent along the cable. […]

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Oppo Find X3 Series Confirmed to Launch on March 11: What to Expect

Oppo has confirmed the launch of the next-generation Oppo Find X3 on March 11. The global launch event will start at 11:30 AM GMT (5:00 PM IST), and the company is yet to share more details over the specifications of the upcoming smartphone series. As the name suggests, the new Oppo Find X3 series will […]

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A $329 Nvidia RTX 3060 was impossible to find, but you could give Newegg’s raffle a try

Nvidia supposedly launched a $329 graphics card today, the GeForce RTX 3060, but I’ve yet to see much proof. Orders began today at 9AM PT / 12PM ET for a card whose listed prices ranged from $329.99 all the way up to $629.99, averaging $471. Those aren’t scalper prices, mind you. They’re the retail prices […]

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Twitch, owned by Amazon, pulls Amazon’s anti-union ads

Twitch is removing the anti-union ads that its parent company, Amazon, was running on the platform. The ads showed Amazon employees talking about why they want to vote no on unionization and directed viewers to Amazon’s “DoItWithoutDues” website. A Twitch spokesperson said the ads “should never have been allowed to run on [the] service,” as […]

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How to use your Oculus Quest 2 to play any PC VR game wirelessly

One of the best features of the Oculus Quest 2 is it can be manually linked via USB to your gaming PC to play more demanding VR games you couldn’t otherwise run natively on the headset. That’s great if you want a way to play games like Half-Life: Alyx, but the obvious downside is that […]

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Fisker quietly settled trade secret spat with VW-backed battery company

Fisker Inc. quietly settled a previously unreported trade secret lawsuit with Volkswagen-backed solid-state battery company QuantumScape last July, The Verge has learned. The suit, filed in April 2019 in Santa Clara Superior Court, was centered on a former QuantumScape employee who brought thousands of confidential documents with her to a new job at Fisker Inc. […]