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A French environmental campaign group filed a complaint against Apple over commercial practices restricting the use of spare parts for repairs, it said on Wednesday. “In many of the cases documented in the complaint, malfunctions are found in cases where the device is repaired with a part, even an identical and original part, not authorised
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Today, Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon announced that HBO Max is back on Prime Video Channels in the United States after it left as an Amazon offering in 2021. Prime subscribers can sign up for HBO Max for $14.99 per month via the Prime Video app or at amazon.com/channels/hbomax. The channel can be canceled at any
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Samsung OLED 2.0, the company’s next-generation OLED technology, could allow users to unlock their phones with their fingerprint while using any part of the display. The South Korean conglomerate has been at the forefront of display technology, leading the charge when it comes to OLED displays and in-display fingerprint authentication. It first adopted an ultrasonic
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An automated status updater for Slack isn’t the only thing Mozilla acquired this week. On Wednesday, the company announced that it snatched up Active Replica, a Vancouver-based startup developing a “web-based metaverse.” According to Mozilla SVP Imo Udom, Active Replica will support Mozilla’s ongoing work with Hubs, the latter’s VR chatroom service and open source
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Google Pixel 7a — the purported mid-range addition to the recently launched Pixel 7 series — is rumoured to break cover by mid-2023. Rumours have already started circulating surrounding this Google smartphone. A notable tipster has now shared supposed design renders of the Pixel 7a, offering a detailed look at its complete design. However, it
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Fans of Apple TV+’s popular sci-fi workplace drama, “Severance,” can have their very own Lumon music-dance experience — maracas not included. Starting Wednesday, November 23, online store Mondo will have exclusive “Severance” vinyl records on sale, which contain the official soundtrack, artwork, themed packaging and other bonus merch. Like in the show, Mondo created two
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Ticketmaster is facing more scrutiny from politicians after its chaotic presales for tickets to Taylor Swift’s tour. Tennessee attorney general Jonathan Skrmetti said he is looking into whether Ticketmaster violated consumers’ rights and antitrust regulations. Skrmetti is the latest politician who has called attention to Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s hold on the ticketing market. This
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WhatsApp is reportedly beta testing ways to reduce notification overload on user accounts by automatically muting group notifications that exceed a certain number of members and hence categorising themselves as large groups. The move comes after the instant messaging and voice-over-IP service recently increased its group chat participants limit from 256 to 1,024 people in
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