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Epic Games Store Will ‘Welcome’ NFT Games After Steam Bans Them

Epic Games and its CEO Tim Sweeney are open to letting games that use blockchain technology and NFTs onto its PC store, even as NFTs continue to be criticized for being a giant, planet-burning scam filled with grifters. This follows Valve’s decision to remove and ban all games that utilize NFTs and blockchain…Read more… Continue […]

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture: Why’s ‘The Black Phone’ so Popular?

This week, kids and teens are watching the trailer for upcoming horror flick The Black Phone, opining about Willy Wonka’s outfit, and signaling with red flags. What does it all mean? You decide.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture: Why’s ‘The Black Phone’ so Popular?

This week, kids and teens are watching the trailer for upcoming horror flick The Black Phone, opining about Willy Wonka’s outfit, and signaling with red flags. What does it all mean? You decide.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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11 of the Best Free Extensions for Google Chrome

Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet, so much so that Microsoft decided to rebuild its entire browser using Chromium, the same open-source engine that drives Chrome. It’s versatile and fast, but what sets Chrome apart is how extensible it can be thanks to a huge variety of extensions that add extra…Read more… […]

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You Can Finally Stop Changing Twitter From Light to Dark Mode Yourself

For some, dark mode is the only mode. For others, it’s the theme they want at night. Either way, whatever your phone’s theme is, you want your apps to match. Let’s take Twitter, for example: If the rest of your phone is in dark mode, you probably don’t want your bright white tweets to burn […]

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How to Delete Your Facebook Account: A Checklist

Back in the good old days, we encouraged you to consider deleting your Facebook account because of privacy breaches that left your personal information vulnerable to nefarious bad actors the world over. And we can all still agree that isn’t great. But the last new years have given us many more reasons to want to […]

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How to Silence Your Trolls on TikTok

Is any social media platform truly troll-free? My theory is that LinkedIn will be our last bastion of exclusively earnest posting. In the meantime, TikTok continues to update ways for users to limit the hate and harassment thrown their way.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A TikTok Challenge Encourages People To Loosen Lug Nuts For Fun, But It May Not Be Real

Reports are warning drivers about a new, dangerously dumb TikTok challenge spreading across social media where people are being encouraged to loosen lug nuts on cars to see what happens. It sounds scary, but there’s one problem: There’s little evidence that it’s actually happening.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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9 of the Best Gmail Extensions Everyone Should Be Using

Gmail has matured a lot over the years, so much so that you no longer need a third-party add-on for power-user features, such as scheduling emails. However, there is always room for more bells and whistles, particularly if your inbox serves as too much of a distraction, long email threads annoy you to no end, […]

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Stop Using Playlists to Look Cool and Start Using Them to Share Your Feelings

Do you struggle to express yourself with words? Consider turning to the one universal language we all share: emo playlists. I believe we, as a society, waste time trying to show off “aesthetic” music tastes. Instead, we should spend more time creating emotionally-charged, hyper-specific playlists. What’s more, we need…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Stop Using Playlists to Look Cool and Start Using Them to Share Your Feelings

Do you struggle to express yourself with words? Consider turning to the one universal language we all share: emo playlists. I believe we, as a society, waste time trying to show off “aesthetic” music tastes. Instead, we should spend more time creating emotionally-charged, hyper-specific playlists. What’s more, we need…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Report: EA In A Messy Fight Over FIFA License, Money

Last week EA hinted that it might be renaming its massively popular FIFA series. Now we know why. According to a new report by The New York Times, the International Federation of Association Football is asking the sports publishing giant to pay $1 billion for exclusive rights to the FIFA brand going forward.Read more… Continue […]

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Report: EA In A Messy Fight Over FIFA License, Money

Last week EA hinted that it might be renaming its massively popular FIFA series. Now we know why. According to a new report by The New York Times, the International Federation of Association Football is asking the sports publishing giant to pay $1 billion for exclusive rights to the FIFA brand going forward.Read more… Continue […]

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10 Ways to Make the Apple Podcasts App Suck Less

In the beginning, Apple created the Podcasts app, and it was good. Then, the company updated it, and it sucked. While the app isn’t the worst experience in the world—you’re able to find shows and episodes to listen to—it’s tough to organize those shows and episodes, and it has an overall bloated and unintuitive feel…Read […]

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How to Delete Instagram for Good

With every new data breach or controversy that comes out of the Facebook corporation, you may consider anew simply deleting your account and all your data from its various social media platforms. If you do, don’t forget that Facebook owns Instagram too—so to cleanse your precious info from their servers, here are the…Read more… Continue […]

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What We Actually Know About How Social Media Affects Teens’ Mental Health

Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about their bodies, according to internal Facebook documents published in the Wall Street Journal. (Facebook owns Instagram.) The app is full of pictures of impossibly thin and beautiful people, so that tracks; and we’ve been fretting for years over the dangers of young people…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Finally Remove Annoying Followers on Twitter

Twitter is…something. Those of us who use it often find ourselves hopelessly addicted, scrolling through a sea of jokes, arguments, and many, many toxic accounts. If you find your followers list is full of the latter and you’re sick of them seeing your tweets in their feed, you’ll be happy to know that you can…Read […]

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