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Nest thermostats get new energy management tricks

Google has announced several new features for its Nest thermostats centered around helping the smart home become a bigger partner in the battle against climate change. These features are wrapped up in a new service called Nest Renew. The service will use intelligent automation to allow the thermostats to communicate with energy providers and make […]

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Twitch confirms it was hacked after its source code and secrets leak out

Twitch has confirmed that it has suffered a major data breach, and that a hacker accessed the company’s servers thanks to a misconfiguration change. “We can confirm a breach has taken place,” says a Twitch spokesperson on Twitter. “Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community […]

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iOS 15: How To Set Up Custom Background On Safari With Apple’s Latest iPhone Feature

Apple’s latest operating system for iPhone, iOS 15, arrived on September 20 and is available to download. If you have already updated your iPhone to iOS 15, probably you are exploring the cool new features of the brand-new operating system. From LiveText to SharePlay, iOS 15 offers a lot of fun. But if you are […]

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Adidas is making Xbox sneakers

Microsoft’s Xbox team is partnering with Adidas to create limited-edition Xbox sneakers. The collaboration will see Adidas produce an Xbox sneaker to mark 20 years since the original release of the Xbox console. The sneakers include the Xbox logo and translucent green details. While this appears to be a limited-edition sneaker that Microsoft will use […]

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Snapchat adds ‘challenges’ with cash prizes to its TikTok competitor

Snapchat is adding another way for creators to earn cash. The app is launching a feature called Spotlight Challenges, which will reward a handful of creators each week for making videos using specific Lenses, doing certain activities, or playing a chosen sound inside the app’s TikTok competitor, Spotlight. Around three to five creators will be […]

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Pinterest whistleblower Ifeoma Ozoma has a new way for tech workers to speak out

When Ifeoma Ozoma came forward with allegations of discrimination and racism at Pinterest, she was prepared. She had a list of reporters on deck to share her story. She’d already hired a lawyer. Then she started hearing from other tech workers who also wanted to speak out. “The general lack of awareness around options and […]

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Uber wants to make airport trips less messy

Uber is rolling out several new features designed to improve the most dreaded trip imaginable: the airport trip. In select cities, customers can book a ride to the airport 30 days in advance and even send their flight information to their driver so they can track its progress in real-time. The company is also deploying […]