Thermaltake Announces Toughpower PF1 1050W/1200W

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake announces that Toughpower PF1 1050W/1200W - TT Premium Edition is now available for purchase via the TT Premium and Thermaltake worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. Being the higher wattage models to the customer-beloved Toughpower...

Snapchat adds paid subscription with more features for power users

From The Verge: Starting this week, Snap will begin offering an optional subscription called Snapchat Plus that unlocks exclusive and early access features.

Priced at $3.99 a month, the subscription is geared toward “the people who spend most of their time communicating with their closest friends...

Google Spins Off New Subsidiary Focused on Government Cloud Clients

From PC Mag: Did your office or school struggle to get up to speed on Google Classroom or Google Meet during the pandemic? Perhaps next time, the new Google Public Sector division will be there to help.

Google Public Sector, announced this week, will be a subsidiary of Google LLC, and is intended...

Instagram Fumbles Moderation of Abortion Content

From CNET: Becca Rea-Tucker shared a photo of a pink cake she had baked bearing the message "pro-abortion" in white icing with her 252,000 Instagram followers.

As Instagram users started to repost the cake photo, the Texas author and baker learned on Tuesday that Instagram had labeled the photo...

Niantic is making a real-world NBA game

From The Verge: Pokémon Go developer Niantic has announced yet another new game, this time with its first foray into the world of sports. It’s called NBA All World, and it’s — as you’d expect from Niantic — a location-based game that also has augmented reality elements. The developer describes it as...

Airbnb Makes Its Party Ban Permanent

From PC Mag: Airbnb today formalized its ban on parties and events, officially codifying it as company policy.

Following a Halloween 2019 shooting that killed five people at a California rental property, the lodging site prohibited "open-invite" and "chronic house" parties.

Nearly a year later...

Zendesk confirms cut-price $10.2B buyout

From ComputerWorld: Customer service software company Zendesk has announced it will be acquired for $10.2 billion by a group of investors led by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and investment company Permira, as well as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and GIC...

Apple's First Mixed-Reality Headset May Sport New M2 Processor

From CNET: Apple's first mixed-reality headset could come with the company's flagship M2 processor, just one piece in a "deluge" of new products the company is expected to unveil in the next year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported Sunday.

The M2, unveiled in June, features redesigned central...

Steam Deck Owners Urged Not to Use Mod to Install a Bigger SSD

From PC Mag: Valve made the Steam Deck easy to take apart and repair, but it's warning users not to install a storage mod that popped up recently, as it could drastically shorten the life of the handheld PC.

The Steam Deck uses an 2230 M.2 SSD, which means it can easily be replaced with another...

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