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Facebook and Instagram Are Rolling Out (More) Financial Incentives for Influencers

Facebook and Instagram Are Rolling Out (More) Financial Incentives for Influencers

Photo: AFP / Stringer (Getty Images) If you thought the deal couldn’t possibly get sweeter for the influencers that flock to Facebook and Instagram to simultaneously bolster their social media followings and line their pockets, think again: On Tuesday, both platforms announced that they’ll be stepping up their respective games in the coming weeks by …

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Apple and Google Go All In On Digital Car Keys

Apple and Google Go All In On Digital Car Keys

Screenshot: Apple Apple today announced expanded support for digital car keys in iOS 15 during its WWDC keynote. Combined with Google’s recent Android announcements at its own developers conference, it’s clear that the big transition to digital car keys will begin in earnest later this fall. Advertisement While Apple first announced support for digital car …

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Here Are the Possible Criteria You’ll Have to Meet to Charge for Super Follows on Twitter

Here Are the Possible Criteria You’ll Have to Meet to Charge for Super Follows on Twitter

Photo: Andrew Burton (Getty Images) It appears that not just anyone will be able to make bank for the time they spend on Twitter. If you’re looking to get people to pay you for your “exclusive” Twitter content and become your Super Followers, you might have to meet a certain set of criteria and fill …

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Fossil Will Launch a Premium Smartwatch That Runs on Google’s New Wear OS in the Fall

Fossil Will Launch a Premium Smartwatch That Runs on Google’s New Wear OS in the Fall

Fossil’s first cellular watch, the Gen 5 LTE.Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Fossil, the biggest Wear OS wearables maker, is planning to launch a new, premium Gen 6 smartwatch this fall that will run on Google’s revamped operating system for the devices. Advertisement Fossil executives told CNET on Saturday that their upcoming Android smartwatches will be entirely …

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Google Will Let You Opt Out of Being Tracked by Apps in Android 12

Google Will Let You Opt Out of Being Tracked by Apps in Android 12

Google will soon let you opt-out of third-party tracking from any app you download from the Play Store. Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo With Apple’s developer conference just around the corner, Google is reportedly planning to follow in its rivals footsteps by letting Android users opt out of being tracked by the apps they download from the …

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Someone Hacked the MTA

Someone Hacked the MTA

Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) In late April, officials with the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered that someone had penetrated several of the agency’s computer systems, exploiting a zero day vulnerability in the network’s VPN service as a way to get its foot in the door. Advertisement The transportation agency, which is responsible …

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The Asus ROG Strix G15 Packs a Punch With AMD's Impressive New Graphics Card

The Asus ROG Strix G15 Packs a Punch With AMD’s Impressive New Graphics Card

Photo: Sam Rutherford I’ve said before that PC makers who don’t offer AMD-based configs are pretty much trolling their customers, and with the release of AMD’s new RX 6000M line of mobile GPUs, that sentiment feels even more applicable. By combining a top-tier AMD mobile CPU with AMD’s latest flagship laptop graphics card, Asus’ ROG …

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Nest Update Will Make Google's Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Nest Update Will Make Google’s Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Matter will unify all your Google Nest devices and compatible accessories under one roof. Image: Google Google is going all in with Matter, the new smart home standard the company has backed alongside Amazon, Apple, and other gadget makers, starting with its Nest devices. Advertisement Nest devices that already have Google’s Thread technology built in, …

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California City Settles for $350,000 After Suing Bloggers for Opening Dropbox Links It Sent Them

California City Settles for $350,000 After Suing Bloggers for Opening Dropbox Links It Sent Them

The Fullerton, California police department, one of the entities whose records were accidentally leaked by government employees, seen here during a protest against police brutality in 2011.Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) The city of Fullerton, California, has agreed to settle for $350,000 in a lawsuit brought by two bloggers it falsely accused of breaking into …

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Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

Photo: Mark Schiefelbein (AP) Faced with plummeting app downloads on iOS in recent months, Clubhouse has one thing to say: Hello, Android. Advertisement The audio-based social network announced on Sunday in a town hall it would be rolling out to Android users worldwide by Friday afternoon, May 21. In a Twitter post, Clubhouse said that …

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