Apple held up Telegram’s latest update over emoji

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Telegram released a new update on Frida,y just one day after Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov said the update had been in Apple’s app review for two weeks without explanation. The update is packed with emoji-related features, but one is missing because Apple specifically requested its removal, according to Durov. “After extensive media coverage… Read more

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Twitch changes course, will now require masks at TwitchCon

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Twitch was all set to hold a giant maskless convention in San Diego this October in the midst of monkeypox and the continued threat of COVID-19 — but after an outcry that included both attendees and some of its own streamer partners, the platform has decided to require masks and proof of vaccination once again…. Read more

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The Zoom installer let a researcher hack his way to root access on macOS

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A security researcher has found a way that an attacker could leverage the macOS version of Zoom to gain access over the entire operating system. Details of the exploit were released in a presentation given by Mac security specialist Patrick Wardle at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas on Friday. Some of the… Read more

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Peloton gears up to hike prices, lay off 800 employees, and shutter stores

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Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy had his job cut out for him when he took over the helm in February as the company laid off 2,800 employees. Now, roughly six months later, McCarthy has sent out a memo to staffers warning the company plans to eliminate an additional 784 jobs in a third round of layoffs,… Read more

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Endling – Extinction is Forever is not afraid to hurt you

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In a video game climate that bends over backwards to assure you the cute little creatures you play as or with cannot be harmed, it was shocking to hear the mother fox’s neck snap in Endling – Extinction is Forever. I was running with my trio of kits, trying to escape the murderous clutches of… Read more

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How to use Flex Mode on the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold

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So you’re the proud owner of one of Samsung’s foldables. Look at you, you early adopter! There are obviously a few more ways to use your phone than a typical slab-style phone, and that’s probably why you bought one. Flex Mode is one of those features. That’s basically just a term for whenever you use… Read more

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California aims to score big in the race for offshore wind

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California has set a hella ambitious goal to build up its offshore wind industry. The Golden State is aiming to reach 25,000 megawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2045, about as much as all of Europe has today. The target set by the California Energy Commission on Wednesday is the biggest commitment any state has… Read more

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Apple asked for a cut of Facebook’s ad sales years before it stifled Facebook’s ad sales

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Apple and Meta may not be the best of friends right now, but at one point, Apple was in discussions with the social media company about how it could make more money from its presence on the App Store, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple reportedly argued that it deserved a cut of certain… Read more

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California ban on ‘addictive’ social media fails

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A proposal to let parents sue over addictive social media features failed in the California legislature this week. The bill, AB 2408, failed to pass out of committee for a full state Senate vote. It at least temporarily ends a controversial push to increase liability for social media in the state — an increasingly common… Read more

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An open letter to the Tesla fan who wants to run over a kid to prove a point

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Dear Tesla fan who wants to run over a kid to prove a point, Hi, my name’s Andy and I’m a transportation editor. I saw on Twitter — yes, I know, not a great place to see things — that you were going to run over a kid to prove a point. Something about Tesla… Read more

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Wemo’s Stage Scene Controller is the light switch evolved

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If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. There’s a running joke in smart home circles: if a product works as well as a light switch, you’ve got a winner on your hands. Home automation’s attempts to make things more convenient can — as with… Read more

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Vergecast: Samsung’s newest foldables and Disney’s prices go up

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Every Wednesday and Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors make sense of the week’s most important technology news. On Fridays, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, editor-at-large David Pierce, and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. On today’s… Read more

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These pole-mounted EV chargers let down their joules

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Electric utility poles do a lot for us: they power our homes, take nails for our yard sale and lost cat signs, and shine light for our streets at night. But arguably their greatest contribution yet is helping EV owners juice up their cars. We’re talking about pole-mounted EV chargers, an awesome and apparently feasible… Read more

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Xiaomi shows what a foldable could look like if Samsung had competition

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The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has launched in China just days after Samsung announced its next generation of foldable handsets, with Xiaomi looking to gain an advantage over its competition with a slimmer design, bigger displays, and a more affordable price. The Mix Fold 2 has several improvements over the original Mi Mix Fold released… Read more

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How an online community took back the Legend of Zelda

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I don’t have a first memory of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time because It’s been in my life for as long as I can remember. Before I had the coordination to play the game myself, I would watch my older brothers play it for hours on end. When I could finally play through… Read more

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