Firefox will no longer support Amazon’s Fire TV or Echo Show devices on April 30th

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Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Firefox will no longer support Amazon Fire TV or Echo Show devices starting April 30th, Mozilla announced on Friday (via Android Police). “You will no longer be able to install [Firefox] on FireTV, receive security updates, or be able to reinstall the app if you uninstall it starting […]

Q Link Wireless made private customer information accessible with just a phone number

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A mobile carrier allowed anyone with one of its customers phone numbers to access their personal information, including name, address, phone number, and text and call history, according to a report by Ars Technica. The carrier, Q Link Wireless, claimed to have over two million customers in 2019. […]

Lil Nas X released a Montero lo-fi remix to help you study for your Demonology test 

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Image: Lil Nas X In the latest virtuoso move to promote his hit song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” Lil Nas X posted a lo-fi remix of the track to YouTube channel Friday evening. According to his Twitter, it’s his birthday, and it seems he has given us all this gift in celebration. The […]

Hasbro’s new $700 Optimus Prime toy can finally transform all on its own

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Transformers are some of the most iconic toys around — an action figure and a car! All in one! A true bargain! But as modern Transformers toys have gotten more complex, they have also become an absolutely huge pain to actually transform from car to robot and back again, often requiring multiple shame-filled trips back […]

DuckDuckGo promises to block Google’s latest ad-tracking tech — if Google allows it

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Google is just starting to test its replacement for third-party cookies, but DuckDuckGo is already announcing that it wants to block that tech with its Chrome extension. Google’s FLoC, or Federated Learning of Cohorts, technology is designed to be a more privacy-centered way to track users and serve ads to them, but some privacy advocates, […]

Apple refuses request to testify for Senate app store hearing

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Senate Judiciary Committee leaders are demanding that Apple provide a witness for an upcoming hearing on app stores and digital competition after the iPhone manufacturer has refused to participate, according to a new letter to the company released Friday. In the letter addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, […]

More than 500 Alphabet employees demand Google stop protecting harassers in open letter

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge More than 500 Alphabet employees have signed an open letter demanding Google stop protecting the subjects of harassment complaints. The move comes two days after former Google engineer Emi Nietfeld wrote an op-ed in The New York Times alleging that she was forced to have one-on-one meetings with […]

Top Gun: Maverick is the latest major blockbuster to skip the summer movie season

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Image: Paramount Pictures Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the ’80s classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, will now premiere on November 19th, according to Deadline. It was previously slated to open on July 2nd — which itself was a delay from December 23rd, 2020. Maverick’s delay is the latest shift in this summer’s movie […]

Apple’s big podcasting move is creating shows to promote TV Plus

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Illustration by William Joel / The Verge The podcasting world’s been waiting and watching for Apple to debut a full-blown revenue-producing podcast business. Spotify and other tech giants have been making moves in the space — signing exclusivity deals, acquiring companies, and generally trying to dominate the market. Yet, Apple has stayed mostly quiet, despite […]

NASA seeks to put first person of color on the Moon in Artemis mission

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Image: NASA Acting NASA administrator Steve Jurczyk said Friday that under President Biden’s budget request, the agency’s Artemis mission has a new goal: in addition to landing the first woman on the Moon, it will also send the first person of color to the lunar surface. So far, the only Earthlings to touch the Moon’s […]