Tumblr traffic dropped by nearly 100M views the month after it banned porn

Tumblr's porn ban slams the door on women and other marginalized communities

Tumblr’s ban on adult content is costing it dearly. In December, we reported on news of Tumblr invoking the nuclear option and banning pornography and other adult content from the popular blogging platform. A month later, it had lost more than 100 million views — a 17 percent decline in just 30 days. According to data from web analytics firm SimilarWeb, Tumblr’s problems started, predictably, with its adult content ban. In December, it was flying high, with approximately 521 million

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Fitbit’s new Versa Lite is a $160 take on the smartwatch

Fitbit’s new Versa Lite is a $160 take on the smartwatch

Fitbit’s Versa was a big deal. After testing the water with the Surge, Blaze, and Ionic, the Versa has by far been the company’s most successful smartwatch. I even called it “the first smartwatch I can recommend to most people” in my review. Now Fitbit is making its smartwatch offerings more affordable with the $160 Versa Lite, as well as introducing new version of its ‘dumb’ fitness trackers too. The Versa Lite is $40 cheaper than the original and includes most of its

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TNW’s unofficial MWC survival guide

TNW's unofficial MWC survival guide

Sweaty. Hot. Crowded. Uncomfortable. I could be talking about a Thai prison, but I’m not. This is Mobile World Congress, arguably the biggest event in the smartphone calendar. Over three days, over 100,000 people will flock to the balmy and beautiful city of Barcelona to discuss all things tech. This is my first time covering the event. I usually make a point to avoid trade shows, simply because they’re always a bit miserable. This year was different though, and the

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Magic happens when a budget audio brand makes $4,500 speakers

Magic happens when a budget audio brand makes $4,500 speakers

Ask an audio engineer what their biggest hurdle designing an awesome speaker is, and chances are it’s not a lack of knowledge or technology, but budget constraints. Any engineering team at a reputable audio company has the know-how to design an awesome speaker if price weren’t an issue. The difficulty lies in maximizing performance at a given budget. So what happens when Q Acoustics, a high-value company whose speakers mostly range from $200 to $500, decides to let loose? First,

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Cambridge Audio’s Yoyo (L) is a hi-fi Sonos alternative with Google Cast

Cambridge Audio’s Yoyo (L) is a hi-fi Sonos alternative with Google Cast

The most popular wireless speakers tend to be part of a walled garden. Sonos, Google, and Apple’s speakers force you into their own wireless protocols, with few or no inputs for wired sources. Though they all sound great in their own way, they might not be the best choice for audio enthusiasts looking for versatility. If you’re looking for a wireless speaker that offers convenience, sound quality, and flexibility, Cambridge Audio’s $400 Yoyo (L) is a good place to start. You may

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The Oros Orion Parka uses NASA-inspired aerogel to keep you warm without the bulk

The Oros Orion Parka uses NASA-inspired aerogel to keep you warm without the bulk

I do not like the cold. I grew up on a tropical island, and though I appreciate the beauty of the first snow and winter festivities I will do everything in my power to avoid going out once the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say that when Oros, an outdoor apparel company, offered to let me try its $300 Orion Parka with ‘NASA-inspired’ insulation, I was curious. You may have heard of aerogel before. One of the lightest

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Android Q might get a system-wide dark mode

Android Q might get a system-wide dark mode

Android users have clamored for years for a dark mode across the entire OS, and it looks like the wait is nearly over. According to a comment spotted in the Chromium bug tracker by Android Police, devices running the upcoming Android Q platform will get a system-wide dark theme. A Google engineer said in the bug description that the feature has been approved for development in Android Q: Dark mode is an approved Q feature […] The Q team wants

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will reportedly get a huge 6.7-inch screen and 6 cameras

Samsung's Galaxy S10 will reportedly get a huge 6.7-inch screen and 6 cameras

Just as Apple introduced a radically new design for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Samsung is reportedly looking to make a splash with its 10th Galaxy S flagship phone. According to the Wall Street Journal, a variant of the upcoming Galaxy S10, internally known as “Beyond X”, will have a massive 6.7-inch screen, six cameras, and 5G support. The report also noted that the Korean tech giant will introduce three other variants of the Galaxy S10, with screens ranging between

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2FA codes are great for security, except when 26M of them are leaked

2FA codes are great for security, except when 26M of them are leaked

Just when you thought two-factor authentication was enough to secure your online accounts, a troubling discovery shows how this system can be comprised, thanks to human error. TechCrunch reports that a database of text messages containing more than 26 million 2FA codes, password reset links, and delivery tracking details was left out in the open – and its recipients may have been compromised. Security researcher Sébastien Kaul Kaul discovered the database – owned by a telephony firm called Voxox –

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Apple confirms its T2 chip will block some third-party repairs

Apple confirms its T2 chip will block some third-party repairs

Apple yesterday confirmed that its new security chip T2 – which it uses in MacBooks launched this year – will prevent third-party repairs to some degree. Responding to a query from The Verge, the company verified that parts like the logic board and Touch ID components for the new Macbooks can’t be replaced by a third-party repair shop – and so you’ll have to visit an authorized Apple service center to get your laptops fixed. However, it didn’t confirm if

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