Reddit bans violent subreddits following Christchurch terrorist attack

Jeez.

Jeez.Image: BOB AL-GREENE / mashable By Jack Morse2019-03-15 23:32:43 UTC Another day, another internet giant belatedly deciding to apply its own policies in the face of a tragedy.  Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and scores more injured, and the subsequent sharing online of a livestream from the killer, Reddit has banned two subreddits that it now says glorified or celebrated violence.  The first, r/watchpeopledie, was pretty much exactly what it sounds

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Skype introduces background blur to disguise the bong you forgot about

Blur, baby, blur.

Look, we get it. With that big video-conference call fast approaching, and all those reports your manager made you pull together at the last freaking minute, it’s totally understandable that you forgot all about that huge bong sitting on the shelf right behind you.  Thankfully, Skype gets it too. The video chat service you never knew was so chill has a new feature that totally has you covered. It’s called background blur, and it’s here to save you from all

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Apple to pay France $571 million in taxes, report says

Apple is paying back overdue taxes in the EU again.

Apple is paying back overdue taxes in the EU again.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2019-02-05 14:48:19 UTC Apple has agreed to pay 500 million euros ($571 million) to France in back tax, Reuters reported Tuesday.  Apple confirmed the agreement, but would not disclose the exact amount.  “The French tax administration recently concluded a multi-year audit on the company’s French accounts, and those details will be published in our public accounts,” the company told Reuters.  French outlet L’Express reported Tuesday

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Some Facebook employees considered quitting over Apple mess

Facebook

Facebook’s mess leads Apple to remind them who’s boss.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2019-02-01 02:25:11 UTC Facebook’s questionable research tactics has led Apple to remind them who’s boss. After TechCrunch revealed Facebook misused Apple’s Enterprise Developer Certificate program to spy on consumer phone and web activity through its “Research” app, Apple pulled the plug. Facebook relies on Apple’s program to run internal apps on iOS devices, from simple things like bus schedules to communication tools like Workplace and Messenger.

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Tesla to start delivering Model 3 in Europe in February

Tesla

Tesla’s “affordable” electric sedan is finally coming to Europe.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty ImageS By Stan Schroeder2019-01-23 08:48:43 UTC Tesla has gotten regulatory approval to start delivering its Model 3 mid-size electric sedan in Europe, Bloomberg reported Monday.  After getting the green light from Dutch vehicle authority RDW, the company is slated to start delivering the Long Range Battery variant of the Model 3 in February.  It’s been a long wait for European customers, many of whom reserved a Model 3 back

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The 5G iPhone probably isn’t coming until 2020

Next year

Next year’s iPhone will surely be shiny, but it probably won’t have a 5G chip inside.Image: Dustin Drankoski/Mashable By Stan Schroeder2018-12-03 14:52:02 UTC Apple’s next iPhones, which are likely to come out in 2019, won’t come with a 5G modem, a Bloomberg report claims.  The report, which cites people familiar with Apple’s plans, claims Apple won’t launch a 5G iPhone until “at least” 2020. This means Apple will be at least a year behind rivals such as Samsung, who are

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Apple’s sky-high prices are here to stay

It’s not just you: Apple’s hardware is more expensive than ever. That may be bad news for your wallet, but it’s a trend that’s likely to continue — because it’s working. The company, which became the first ever to reach a $1 trillion market cap in August, just reported another record quarter, with revenue up 20 percent from the same time last year. And, yet, iPhone sales weren’t as strong as expected, with the company selling about same number of

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Google News bug chews up massive amounts of data in the background

Google News users report massive background data usage.

Google News users report massive background data usage.Image: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-10-23 02:02:50 UTC Google News is chewing up huge amounts of data in one very annoying bug. As reported by The Verge, Android users have complained about the issue since May, with the app mysteriously downloading gigabytes of mobile data in the background. A Google community manager acknowledged the problem in September, after unhappy users reported data usage as high as 24GB, resulting in excess charges that

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Uber introduces minimum rating requirements for riders, so don't be a jerk

Uber introduces minimum rating requirements for riders, so don't be a jerk

It’s long-known that Uber drivers who fall under a certain star rating face getting kicked off the platform, and now that threat will extend to riders. The ride-hailing company announced a new minimum average rating requirement for passengers in Australia and New Zealand, as per its update on its community guidelines. SEE ALSO: UberAir announces 5 countries that could host its flying taxi service Those changes will go into effect Sept. 19, and riders who veer too close to the

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Google Chrome teases surprise as it celebrates 10 years

Google Chrome teases surprise as it celebrates 10 years

It’s hard to believe but it’s been 10 years since Google launched its web browser Chrome as a challenger to the hell that is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s default Safari, and the open source Firefox.  SEE ALSO: Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: One big step for Chrome OS And Chrome made sure to throw itself a little party over the holiday weekend, not only bringing cake but also teasing a surprise for Tuesday, Sept. 4.  In case you couldn’t tell…it’s

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