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YouTube will remove videos falsely linking COVID-19 to 5G

Sponsored Links Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images The rash of bogus conspiracy theories tying the COVID-19 pandemic to 5G has led to cell tower arson and threats against engineers, and YouTube is planning to crack down on that misinformation. The Google-owned service said it will remove videos that try to make the …

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ABC News Live starts streaming on Android TV and Fire TV

Sponsored Links ABC ABC is expanding access to its live news app right at a moment when as-it-happens updates are particularly vital. The broadcaster has released versions of its ABC News Live app for Android TV sets and Fire TV, giving many more people access to its mix of anchored news, on-demand clips and documentaries. …

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AMC’s free streaming TV includes ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘MST3K’

Sponsored Links Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for ReedPOP AMC is joining the ranks of high-profile TV networks in streaming shows for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. To start, it’s making the first half of The Walking Dead‘s tenth season free to watch from the AMC website and apps until May 1st. IFC, meanwhile, is offering …

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Google Search will highlight government’s COVID-19 announcements

Sponsored Links skynesher via Getty Images Google will make announcements related to the coronavirus pandemic a lot more visible within Search results. The tech giant has introduced a way for websites to highlight special announcements, so that people can instantly see COVID-19-related information without even having to click through. At the moment, the feature is …

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Recommended Reading: Inside the PlayStation 5 with Mark Cerny

Sponsored Links Sony PlayStation 5 uncovered: The Mark Cerny tech deep diveRichard Leadbetter,Eurogamer If you’re craving even more explanation on the PlayStation 5 than lead architect Mark Cerny shared during his in-depth chat a couple weeks ago, get comfy. Eurogamer shared part two of its chat with Cerny this week, and while there weren’t any …

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‘Artemis Fowl’ will debut on Disney+

Sponsored Links Disney Disney has adjusted the theatrical release dates for its biggest upcoming movies this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, except for Artemis Fowl. Instead of pushing back its opening date from May 29th to a later one, the entertainment giant won’t be showing it in theaters altogether: The young adult fantasy film …

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Skype rolls out ‘Meet Now’ calls that don’t need a a sign-up or installation

Sponsored Links Ariel Skelley via Getty Images With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft’s product that has been at the center of online voice and …

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Google rolls back Chrome feature that blocks cross-site tracking

Sponsored Links Wachiwit via Getty Images Google is temporarily rolling back a feature it launched with Chrome 80 to make sure it doesn’t break websites in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in February, the tech giant started enforcing a new cookie classification system that was designed to block cross-site tracking on Chrome in …

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FCC vote on 6 GHz WiFi will take place April 23rd

Sponsored Links DA4554 via Getty Images On April 23rd, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to allow WiFi devices to access the 6 GHz band. The band is currently being used by companies like broadcast firms and utilities to beam video signals and monitor electric grids, among other things. But if the FCC …

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Nextdoor allows businesses to reach out about pandemic relief efforts

Sponsored Links ERIC BARADAT via Getty Images Facebook isn’t the only site that added ways for people to help out their community during the pandemic. Nextdoor is doing the same thing, with several new updates that’ll let you and fellow community members lend a hand to local businesses that might be in need. Starting today, …

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