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Twitter’s new tests allow you to post images, videos and GIFs in one tweet

Twitter is starting a new test that allows users to post images, videos and GIFs in one multimedia tweet. Until now, users could post only one form of media per tweet. But this new format will shake t

Twitter is increasing the price of Twitter Blue from $2.99 to $4.99 per month

Twitter is increasing the price of its subscription service, Twitter Blue, from $2.99 to $4.99 per month. Starting in October, existing subscribers will have to pay more. New users will currently have

Google announces new Play Store policies around intrusive ads, impersonation and more

Google announced new Play Store policies for developers on Wednesday that aim to address issues with intrusive ads, alarms, VPNs and impersonation of brands and other apps. The company said these poli

Snapchat launches a spooky AR game for hunting ghosts around you

Snapchat has launched a new in-app game called Ghost Phone designed to showcase the company’s AR technology by allowing players to discover the secrets of an abandoned phone and hunt supernatura

Gmail rolls out its latest Material You redesign and search improvements to all users

If you feel like you’ve seen a lot of “Gmail redesign roll out” posts in the last few months, it’s not just you: Google has been teasing and testing features for new, integrate

U.S. Senate advances chip funding bill to encourage local semiconductor manufacturing

The U.S. Senate voted in favor of advancing the CHIPS bill through cloture, or bypassing the filibuster stage, on Tuesday to bolster local semiconductor manufacturing. The bipartisan bill, once it pas

Google Maps rolls out location sharing notifications, immersive views and better bike navigation

Google — facing increasing competition from other apps like Instagram and TikTok when it comes to consumers searching for things — wants to be the first place people go for discovery and p

Best Buy is testing a digital-first, smaller retail store

Best Buy is opening a new digital-first 5,000 square feet small store in Monroe, North Carolina on July 26. This store will have selected tech products like home theater and audio, computing, headphon

Netflix’s iOS app now has a sign-up button that takes you to its website

Netflix’s app on iOS now has a sign-up button that will redirect you to its site so you can subscribe to one of its plans with the company paying no App Store fees. This change comes after Apple

Google is reinstating app permissions list on Play Store

Google said today it’s reinstating the app permissions list on the Play Store after initially removing them in place of Data Safety labels that rolled out earlier this month. However, the compan

Skullcandy is partnering with Amazon to offer dual smart assistants

Skullcandy announced at Amazon’s Alexa live event today that is partnering with Native Voice — a voice service provider for hardware devices — to make multiple voice assistants avail

Google introduces new in-app purchase policy for EEA users

Google said today it will allow developers of non-gaming apps on the Play Store to provide alternative billing systems for in-app transactions and purchases for users based in the European Economic Ar

Russia hits Google with a $375M fine for allowing ‘prohibited’ Ukraine news on its platforms

Russia fined Google 21.1 billion rubles ($374 million) on Monday for repeatedly failing to “remove prohibited information” — content related to the country’s invasion and subsequen

Amazon refreshes Prime Video design with icon-based navigation and a dedicated sports tab

Amazon is introducing a new Prime Video interface for streaming devices, smart TVs and Android devices that ditches text-based tabs on top for icon-based navigation on the side along with a dedicated

Analysts estimate single-digit growth for all retailers during Prime Day sales

Amazon’s annual sales event Prime Day delivered more than $12 billion in sales, according to third-party estimates. The retailer hosted the popular shopping event in the U.S. and in more than 15

The New York Times is turning Wordle into a board game

The New York Times is turning the popular online word game Wordle into a board game by teaming up with toymaker Hasbro. The media firm said Thursday that the board game, called Wordle: The Party Game,

Google’s Chrome OS Flex for old PCs and Macs is now out of beta

Google announced today that Chrome OS Flex, its operating system for old PCs and Macs that can be loaded on a thumb drive, is now out of beta with support for more than 400 devices. The company first

Twitter is testing custom timelines, and first one is about The Bachelorette

Twitter is testing a new feature that will show users custom timelines built by developers that will merge Tweets and other media around specific themes or interests based on an amalgamation of conten

US-based Here lets you make fractional vacation rental investments starting at $100

Airbnb got its start as a place for homeowners casually to rent out rooms and more from their own private residences to make a bit of extra income, but it quickly evolved into something a little more

The next big emoji update may include a moose, a goose, pink heart and wireless sign

Just before World Emoji Day on Sunday, we are getting a glimpse of new emojis that we might get to use on our phones in a few months. Folks at Emojipedia have drawn up a draft version of selected subm
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