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YouTube Kids is now on Apple TV

YouTube’s dedicated app for kids is now out for download from the App Store on Apple TV, so long as it’s available in your region. It works on both the 4K and the HD versions of the device, and you can use the Siri Remote to fire it up by saying “Hey...

LG's first 48-inch 4K OLED TV is starting to roll out

While many events and releases have been pushed back, LG has stuck to its release plans for the 2020 lineup of 4K TVs. Today the company announced the newest addition to its OLED lineup is starting to roll out. We’d already heard the sticker price on...

MacOS Catalina update wrings more life from your MacBook's battery

Apple is trying to squeeze more long-term usefulness out of your MacBook’s battery, much like it has with iPhones for a while. It just released a macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update (via 9to5Mac) whose centerpiece battery health management feature aims to...

Twitter fact checks Trump’s false tweets about election fraud

It’s finally happened: Twitter has fact-checked the president. The company added labels notifying its users that two of Donald Trump’s tweets have been fact-checked and contain false information about mail-in voting.In the tweets, Trump falsely claim...

Google's work from home strategy includes a $1,000 allowance

Google is joining other companies is planning for a return to the office as COVID-19 cases decline, but its strategy may be more elaborate than most. Company chief Sundar Pichai has outlined a roadmap that will still have most employees working from...

Microsoft Edge has a cute game to play when you're offline

Microsoft is determined to one-up Google where possible with its Chromium-based Edge browser, and that includes one of the most important areas: the cute mini-game you can play when you’re offline. After a few months of previews, Microsoft has update...

Blizzard has canceled this year's BlizzCon

You can add BlizzCon to the list of major events that won’t be happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although BlizzCon typically happens in November, Blizzard has already made the call to cancel this year’s edition.The publisher said in e...

Facebook's own research warned its algorithms exploit 'divisiveness'

Facebook’s executives resisted internal efforts to make its platform less divisive, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company’s internal research found that its algorithms “exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” and could make...

The next 'Dead By Daylight' killer is Pyramid Head from Silent Hill

During a stream to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Dead by Daylight, developer Behavior offered a peek at what Chapter 16 of the survival horror game has in store, and fans of another survival horror series might be intrigued by this one. The Sil...

'Pokémon Go' will better blend AR creatures into the real world

Pokémon Go’s augmented reality effect has always been a bit underwhelming when critters tend to float in front of objects, but Niantic hopes to make it more immersive. It’s testing a Reality Blending feature that will use newer AR functionality to hi...

YouTube blames bug for censoring comments on China's ruling party

For the past six months, YouTube has been automatically deleting two Chinese phrases that are frequently used to criticize the Communist Party of China (CCP). Google says it's investigating the issue, which The Verge was among the first to report on....

Twitch splurges to keep top streamers Dakotaz, JoshOG and Summit1G

Twitch is still willing to spend big bucks to keep top-tier streamers on its platform. Amazon’s service has signed “multi-year” deals with Dakotaz (aka Brett Hoffman), JoshOG (Josh Beaver) and Summit1G (Jaryd Lazar) to make sure they livestream exclu...

Apple fixed the bug that prevented some iOS apps from opening

Are you wondering why your iPhone suddenly received dozens of app updates this weekend, even though some of them were days or even weeks old? You now have an answer. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that it fixed a bug in Family Sharing that prevent...

Facebook’s latest experimental app is a party line

The latest experimental app from Facebook's research and development division is for voice-only group calls. CatchUp looks to remove the headache of arranging a time to chat with all of your loved ones. You can set a status indicating that you're rea...

Uber, Lyft drivers sue NY state to speed up unemployment benefits

Uber and Lyft claim their workers are contractors. The state of New York ruled that they’re employees, and therefore are entitled to certain benefits. (California did so, too.) Despite this decision, rideshare drivers are having a difficult time obta...

House amendment would require warrants for web history searches

A new House deal has the potential to prevent the nightmare scenario in which Feds might not need a warrant to see what sites you’ve visited, videos you’ve watched and searches you’ve made. Earlier this month, we learned that the Senate was preparing...

Watch footage of Arkane's unreleased Half-Life spin-off

For all of its many faults, 2020 has at least one thing going for it: We've seen more of Valve's Half-Life franchise in the last two months than in the 13 years before combined. It started in late March when the studio released Half-Life: Alyx, the f...

HBO Max's early sign-up discount ends at 3AM ET

HBO Max is going to have a lot of content. The service encompasses not just HBO’s typical offerings, but also tons of movies and TV shows from WarnerMedia’s library. A subscription will cost a bit more than one from Netflix or Hulu, but early adopter...

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