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Twitch disables Donald Trump’s account

Carlos Barria / reuters Yet another tech platform has taken action against President Donald Trump in connection to Wednesday’s riot at the US Capitol. On Thursday, Twitch disabled the president’s account, meaning he can no longer use the platform to stream to his followers. “In light of yesterday’s shocking attack on the Capitol, we have …

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Mercedes-Benz made a 56-inch ‘Hyperscreen’ for its EQS electric car

Never mind the multi-display cabins in cars like the Porsche Taycan — Mercedes wants one giant display that practically dominates your view. The automaker has unveiled a 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen that will span nearly the entire cabin width of its EQS luxury EV. It’s not just meant to impress — it presents the instrument cluster, …

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Apple releases limited edition AirPods Pro to celebrate the Year of the Ox

Apple has launched a pair of limited edition AirPods Pro for the Year of the Ox, and it’s cute enough that even those who don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year may be inclined to buy it. The pair’s charging case comes engraved with a special ox icon, which is also printed on the box the …

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Sony finds a home for Crystal LED screens — virtual set backgrounds

Sony The first time we saw Sony’s Crystal LED display in 2012, it looked amazing but still wasn’t on track to compete with OLED. Since then Sony has returned to CES with Crystal LED panels similar to Samsung’s MicroLEDs, advertising it as a way to build up wall-sized screens piece by piece, and execs have …

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Facebook locks out Donald Trump for 24 hours

Leah Millis / Reuters Facebook is also imposing new restrictions on Donald Trump. The social network said that it will bar the president from posting to his page for the next 24 hours. The company cited “two policy violations” as reason for its decision. “We’ve assessed two policy violations against President Trump’s Page which will …

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Twitter locks Trump’s tweets ‘due to risk of violence’

ROBERTO SCHMIDT via Getty Images Twitter has added new warnings to tweets from Donald Trump amid violence in Washington D.C. At least two tweets from the president now have labels warning of a “risk of violence.”  “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to …

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Apple says a record $540 million was spent on apps this New Year’s Day

Chris Velazco/Engadget If you thought Apple device owners would splurge on apps during a holiday season when they were stuck at home… you guessed correctly. Apple has revealed that the App Store broke a single-day spending record on New Year’s Day, with people spending over $540 million. There was a healthy run-up, too, with people …

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The Morning After: Microsoft is pulling the plug on ‘Minecraft Earth’

If existing styles of wireless earbuds have never quite worked for you, Bose is ready to try a new design. These wireless Sport Open Earbuds don’t go in or over your ear canal. Instead they sit above it, allowing you to get the audio and still hear sounds of everything going on around you. The …

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Verizon puts 3G shutdown plans on hold indefinitely

hapabapa via Getty Images Verizon (owner of Engadget’s parent company, Verizon Media) isn’t shutting down its 3G network anytime soon. Kevin King, the carrier’s spokesperson, told Light Reading that Verizon’s “3G network is operational” and that it doesn’t “have a plan to shut it down at this time.” He also added that the company will …

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Flipper Zero turns hacking into a Tamagotchi-style game

Flipper Devices Flipper Zero is a small, Tamagotchi-like gadget that its creators hope will get people into hacking. Just like the classic digital pet, the device has a cute, needy creature at its heart. One big difference is that this dolphin loves to hack. Just like an actual Tamagotchi, the built-in controls are simple, with …

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