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Google soon won’t let you sign in on very old Android devices

If you still have a device running Android 2.3.7 (the final version of Gingerbread) or older, Google won’t let you sign in to your Google account on that device starting September 27th, according to a support document (via Liliputing). “As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow …

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The next ‘Fortnite’ concert stars Ariana Grande

Epic Games is continuing its string of superstar Fortnite concerts. The game developer has revealed a “Rift Tour” concert series that will star none other than pop songstress Ariana Grande. The first show takes place August 6th at 6PM Eastern, with subsequent shows on August 7th and 8th to ensure people in other time zones …

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Square to buy Afterpay, which offers a ‘buy now, pay later’ service, for $29 billion in stock

Square plans to acquire Australian company Afterpay, which offers a “buy now, pay later” service that lets you pay for purchases in installments interest-free, for $29 billion in stock, the two companies announced Sunday. It’s the latest big move for Square, which has also announced a Bitcoin business unit and that it bought a majority …

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Bitcoin Difficulty Increases 6% — It’s Still 48% Easier to Find BTC Blocks Than It Was 30 Days Ago

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>As expected, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty increased this week jumping 6.03% higher on July 31. The change marks the first increase out of five difficulty adjustment changes. This was after four downward difficulty drops made it 54% easier to mine bitcoin than it was prior to mid-May.</strong> Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Increases 6%, Difficulty …

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YouTube suspends Sky News Australia uploads over COVID-19 misinformation

YouTube is no stranger to temporarily banning media outlets for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, but its latest crackdown might be its largest yet. The Guardian and BBC News say the video service has banned Sky News Australia from uploading new videos for a week over accusations it spread COVID-19 misinformation. Multiple Sky videos reportedly violated rules …

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Bank of America outlines 4 potential benefits of El Salvador’s Bitcoin strategy

Bank of America, one of the nation’s largest financial institutions based on total assets, believes El Salvador could have a lot to gain with its latest foray into Bitcoin (BTC). In a report published last week, analysts at the bank said El Salvador’s decision to recognize BTC as legal tender could streamline remittances, promote financial …

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Elon Musk shares details about the Tesla crash that ramped Autopilot’s first release

By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 1, 2021 Tesla’s Autopilot remains polarizing for many, but there is no doubt that the driver-assist system had saved numerous lives since its introduction back in 2016. As it turned out, the release of Autopilot back then was the result of a massive effort on the company’s part, following …

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Here’s how frustrated parents can track down their child tax credit payment – CNET

You can check your payment history with the Child Tax Credit Update Portal.  Sarah Tew/CNET The next advance child tax credit payment comes Aug. 13, but some parents are still waiting on their July check. Many families are relying on the extra cash this year, which the IRS is issuing in recurring partial payments. The …

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Synth Riders PSVR Gameplay First Look Ahead Of Aug. 10 Release

The developers of Synth Riders shared the first look at gameplay for its PlayStation VR release. The game releases August 10 on PSVR after coming to PC VR in 2018 and launching on Oculus Quest in 2019. Developer Kluge Interactive has expanded and updated the game over time, with fitness-focused songs as well as customized …

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