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The Morning After: Facebook is apparently trying to build its own Clubhouse

The Morning After: Facebook is apparently trying to build its own Clubhouse

Facebook loves to see what’s working well elsewhere, and then do exactly the same thing for itself. Snapchat, in particular, has seen the biggest social network borrow features and ideas, like Instagram Stories, camera interfaces on WhatsApp, sharing profiles through QR codes and more. Facebook also recently showed interest in getting into the newsletter game, …

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The Morning After: ASUS makes a second attempt at a dual-screen laptop

The Morning After: ASUS makes a second attempt at a dual-screen laptop

No Friday night news dumps today, but we do have the return of some early 00s favorites. First, G4 is back. Ahead of its official relaunch with X-Play and Attack of the Show this summer, the gaming channel is streaming some content on Twitch and YouTube to garner feedback on what works in 2021. Another …

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The Morning After: Robinhood, Reddit and Gamestop

The Morning After: Robinhood, Reddit and Gamestop

It’s been a chaotic couple of days for Gamestop, Reddit (well, subreddit WallStreetBets) and Robinhood. Respectively, a gaming retailer that’s recently struggled, a forum for small-scale investors and an app aimed at those very same casual stock traders. It all started when r/WallStreetbets funneled efforts into Gamestop, increasing its stock price, which many considered undervalued, …

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The Morning After: Microsoft changed its mind about an Xbox Live price hike

The Morning After: Microsoft changed its mind about an Xbox Live price hike

Usually, a company releasing news late on a Friday night is a bad sign, but Microsoft went the other way. After starting off Friday by awkwardly announcing revised pricing for Xbox Live Gold that would’ve doubled the cost for new Xbox accounts to access multiplayer, it backtracked. Admitting that “We messed up today and you …

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The Morning After: The Galaxy S21 reviews are in

The Morning After: The Galaxy S21 reviews are in

The verdict is in for Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series. We’ve got two separate reviews for you today, one on the premium Ultra variant and another for the standard S21 — which should also inform you of what to expect from the S21+ model.  Don’t expect any major surprises. Samsung seems to have taken onboard the …

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The Morning After: LG might get out of the smartphone business

The Morning After: LG might get out of the smartphone business

In the US, today is Inauguration Day, and as Joe Biden took the oath as our 46th president, it’s worth taking a look back at the discussions four years ago. Back then, the “most tech-savvy” president exited as all eyes turned to Donald Trump trading in his Android Twitter machine for a secure device. We …

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The Morning After: Your smartwatch might detect signs of COVID-19 before you do

Your wearable, whether it’s an Apple Watch, Fitbit or another fitness tracker, might offer an early detection system for COVID-19, based on your heart rate variability (HRV). In a Mount Sinai study, researchers followed a group of 297 healthcare workers for roughly half a year and noted heartbeat changes that may indicate someone has the …

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The Morning After: 'Mario Kart', but for fitness goals

The Morning After: ‘Mario Kart’, but for fitness goals

Exercise makes you happier, huh? Prove it. Asics tried to, using a portable EEG to measure the effects of running on the brains of both pro athletes and mere (but fit) humans. The sample size is small, but the numbers show an 18 percent increase in participants’ ability to relax and a 29 percent improvement …

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The Morning After: Samsung revealed the Galaxy S21 series

The Morning After: Samsung revealed the Galaxy S21 series

Samsung’s newest smartphones are here. The company managed to hold on to one surprise when it came to its Galaxy S21 phone family — the pricing. Both the S21 and S21+ are roughly $200 cheaper than the phones that came before them, and that’s a big deal for Android phone owners planning to update. We’ll …

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The Morning After: Twitter really banned Donald Trump

The Morning After: Twitter really banned Donald Trump

As many have said: that escalated steadily and predictably. Days after groups of Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill in riots that left five people dead including one police officer, social media companies continued to restrict the president’s access to their services. None of those moves were more shocking than Twitter deciding to permanently ban Donald …

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