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The VTuber Isn’t The Human, It’s The Talking Cat On Her Shoulder

VTubers have quickly become my favorite new type of content creators on the internet. Though I’ve seen enough now to know that the possibilities for what creative and wildly entertaining forms their avatars might take are endless, I still wasn’t prepared for the inventive and adorable VTuber persona of Atom and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Is the Apple Music Voice Plan Worth the Trade Offs?

Apple Music’s Voice Plan lets you enjoy the benefits of a commercial-free music streaming service at a relatively affordable price of $4.99 per month. It costs the same as Apple Music’s subscription plan for students (and is half the regular subscription price), but it also removes several features—including the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Ubisoft First Major Pub To Befoul Own Game With NFTs

Ubisoft just announced Ubisoft Quartz, an NFT initiative which allows people to buy artificially scarce digital items using cryptocurrency. This announcement represents the AAA-industry’s first real foray into NFTs, which a lot of people absolutely hate because they are a massive scam. Other major publishers like …Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ubisoft First Major Pub To Befoul Own Game With NFTs

Ubisoft just announced Ubisoft Quartz, an NFT initiative which allows people to buy artificially scarce digital items using cryptocurrency. This announcement represents the AAA-industry’s first real foray into NFTs, which a lot of people absolutely hate because they are a massive scam. Other major publishers like …Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Make All Your WhatsApp Messages Disappear Automatically

WhatsApp’s Disappearing Messages feature has been quite limited so far—once enabled for a particular conversation or a group, all messages would be deleted automatically after seven days, but with no room for additional customization, or a default setting for all chats.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Amazon Web Services Outage Affects Several Major Games

Amazon Web Services, upon which much of the internet is built, is experiencing issues with its biggest hub of data centers. Naturally, this means a lot of folks are having trouble logging into and playing some of their favorite games.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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8 of the Worst YouTube Annoyances, and How to Fix Them

Although you might not immediately think of it as such, YouTube is probably the smartest, most personal source of entertainment that we have. Plus, it’s free. And just like a streaming service, it’s easy to lose a couple of hours in the YouTube app or the website.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Be Wary When Sending Your Pixel or iPhone in for Repairs

None of us would willingly hand our phones over to someone if we thought they were going to steal and leak our personal data—but recent reports indicate some Apple and Google repair staff are doing just that.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Apple AirTags Are Now Being Used To Steal Cars In Canada

If you’re the kind of person who’s constantly hunting for your own keys, AirTags seem like a godsend: A compact device that can be tracked nearly anywhere in the world, without a costly GPS or data subscription? Incredible. Unfortunately, it seems like the kind of people on the hunt for other people’s keys feel the…Read […]

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Apple AirTags Are Now Being Used To Steal Cars In Canada

If you’re the kind of person who’s constantly hunting for your own keys, AirTags seem like a godsend: A compact device that can be tracked nearly anywhere in the world, without a costly GPS or data subscription? Incredible. Unfortunately, it seems like the kind of people on the hunt for other people’s keys feel the…Read […]

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How to Lock Up Your Photos and Videos in Google Photos

For one reason or another, we all have photos and videos that we don’t want just anyone looking at, and e’ve all experience that small jolt panic when showing someone one picture, and they start scrolling to their heart’s content. If you use Google Photos, you no longer need to worry, as you can move […]

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These Are the Best Streaming Service Sign-Up Deals You Can Get Right Now

The cost of streaming service subscriptions to cover all of your watching and listening needs can add up quickly, especially if you don’t take advantage of free trials and discounts when they come along. While it’s true that most streaming services offered up their best deals for Cyber Monday—and some of those promos…Read more… Continue […]

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Looks Like The Steam Deck Might Get Some Competition

Five months after Valve announced the Steam Deck, a new challenger enters the handheld console market. The chip manufacturer Qualcomm partnered with gaming hardware company Razer to produce the Snapdragon G3x, a streamer-friendly console that can play games across PC, mobile, consoles, and the cloud.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Valve’s Steam Deck Probably Won’t Get Exclusive Games

Valve has confirmed that for its upcoming handheld device, the Steam Deck, the company won’t be encouraging the release of any kind of exclusive games that you couldn’t also get on a desktop computer or laptop.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How Hackers Tricked 300,000 Android Users into Downloading Password-Stealing Malware

A recent report from cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric reveals that over 300,000 Android users installed trojan apps that secretly stole their banking information. While the apps have been removed and deactivated by Google, the developers used unique methods to deploy the malware that all Android users need to be wary…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Hackers Tricked 300,000 Android Users into Downloading Password-Stealing Malware

A recent report from cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric reveals that over 300,000 Android users installed trojan apps that secretly stole their banking information. While the apps have been removed and deactivated by Google, the developers used unique methods to deploy the malware that all Android users need to be wary…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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This Extension Lets You Finally Play YouTube in the Background on Mobile

YouTube on mobile has never been an ideal experience. Unlike watching YouTube on a computer, where you have the flexibility to leave videos playing in the background, YouTube on mobile is usually locked to the app or website you’re using to view it. And if you want all the bells and whistles—such as ad-free streaming—…Read […]

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12 Hidden Google Messages Features You Should Be Using

Google’s Messages app is an Android smartphone’s answer to Apple Messages, and it has become so ubiquitous on those devices, you might not give it a second thought. It’s pre-installed on most Android smartphones, and can be used as the default messaging app on any Android device.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Apple Music Can Give You Spotify Wrapped-Style Stats, Sort of

At the end of each year, Spotify’s Wrapped feature takes over social media, as seemingly all of your friends start sharing their year in music—the one song they played the most, the artists in their top 5, the genres that define their taste. Unfortunately, you use Apple Music, so you’re out of luck. Well, not…Read […]

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