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July 23, 2021

NEWS

CNET

Ted Lasso season 2 lands Friday. Here’s how to watch (and make sense of Apple TV Plus)

Apple TV Plus launched in late 2019, offering a yearlong free trial to people who purchased Apple gadgets — a free period that Apple kept extending (until now). Sarah Tew/CNET. Ted Lasso — a feel-good, fish-out-of-water sports dramedy that’s perhaps Apple …

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Kotaku

Blizzard Harasser From Lawsuit Is Still All Over World of Warcraft, Fans Dismay

Field Marshal Afrasiabi is one of multiple NPCs named for Alex Afrasiabi who is mentioned in the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. Screenshot: Blizzard / Kotaku. Yesterday, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision …

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PCMag.com

Framework Laptop Preview

A unique notebook PC with admirable goals, the Framework Laptop is built from the ground up to be user-upgradable and sustainable for the long term, letting you swap out almost every part and keep your laptop for years. Base Configuration Price $999.00.

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CNET

Galaxy A52 5G review: Samsung’s best phone under $500

It’s the latest good sub-$500 5G phone and joins the nearly half a dozen phones from Motorola, OnePlus and TCL. The Galaxy A52 5G costs $500 or £399 (it isn’t sold in Australia but that converts to AU$740). That’s at the higher end of what’s considered an …

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Kotaku

Epic Games Briefly Suspends Fortnite Personality Over Homophobic Comments

Fortnite’s latest event, Rainbow Royale, is supposed to be a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. But elsewhere, developer Epic Games chose not to suspend a popular creator for more than a few hours after discovering a history of homophobia. While the …

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The Verge

Facebook brings cloud gaming to Apple devices with a web app

It’s a huge point of friction with not just Facebook, but other gaming companies like Epic that have strongly protested Apple’s grip on iOS payments. Facebook’s library of web games, which include HTML5-based ones alongside …

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9to5Mac

Save $199 on iPad Pro, HomePod mini sees rare discount, more in today’s best deals

HomePod mini delivers a compact way to bring Siri, Apple Music, and smart home control to your space in a familiar, fabric-wrapped design. Alongside a black or white colorway, there’s a touchpad at the top to adjust audio playback, as well as quick music …

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Forbes

Apple iPad mini 2021: New Report Confirms Dazzling Upgrade Is Nearly Here

Apple’s iPad mini is due for a major upgrade (overdue, some would say). The last change came almost two years ago with the move to the A12 Bionic processor and the addition of Apple Pencil support. And now, two reports indicate we should expect …

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The Verge

Google’s Wear OS 3 plans mean Android users should wait to buy a smartwatch

Currently, the list of watches that could get the update “include Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, TicWatch Pro 3 Cellular/LTE, TicWatch E3 and follow on TicWatch devices, as well as Fossil Group’s new generation of devices launching later this year,” according to …

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CNN

The Echo Show 5 is the perfect addition to your nightstand

For the price – it’s now slightly cheaper at $84.99 and features an upgraded (though still lackluster) 2-megapixel camera – it’s an Alexa-smart display worthy of placement on a nightstand, though we do ultimately prefer the $109.99 Show 8 as a more feature- …

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