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Apple may offer half-off CBS All Access and Showtime bundle for TV+

Apple is still looking for ways to promote its Apple TV+ streaming service. Its next attempt may be to offer subscribers a discounted CBS All Access and Showtime bundle. People familiar with the plans told Bloomberg the new bundle could launch…

USPS appears to be retiring vital machines ahead of mail-in ballot surge

The United States Postal Service is reportedly retiring mail sorting machines. According to Postmaster general Louis DeJoy, the agency is in a “dire” financial situation, citing significant falls in mail volume, “a broken business model” and a…

Ubisoft fires Assassin’s Creed creative director amid misconduct allegations

Ubisoft has fired Ashraf Ismail, the former creative director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, in the wake of misconduct allegations. Ismail stepped down from his role on the game in June, though he remained with the company. A fan publicly accus…

A third of TikTok’s US users may be 14 years old or younger

TikTok is clearly popular with younger users, which is part of the reason it’s appealing to advertisers and potential buyers. But just how young are TikTok users? According to The New York Times, as much as a third of TikTok’s 49 million users…

Lenovo’s 7-inch Google-powered smart display is only $75 at Best Buy

There are a number of Google smart displays available now, made by the company itself and third-party manufacturers. They all house the Google Assistant but each has their own flare, and now you can get one of Lenovo’s Google smart displays fo…

Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

Samsung has made many, many smartwatches. And through all that experience the company has refined its Tizen software so much that it has completely ditched Google’s Wear OS. The Galaxy Watch 3 is the latest effort to keep up with reigning smar…

Google stops responding to data requests from Hong Kong authorities

Google will no longer respond directly to data requests from Hong Kong authorities, the company announced today. The decision is in response to the national security law that Beijing imposed on Hong Kong in early July, The Washington Post repo…

At 25, Internet Explorer’s legacy has never been more relevant

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer turns 25 this week. It’s had a long and controversial life, starting out as an upstart web browser that grew to global dominance, before winding up a punchline. Its quarter-century anniversary comes at an interest…

Amazon can be held liable for defective third-party products, court rules

A California state appeals court has ruled that Amazon can be held liable for damages and injuries caused by faulty products sold on its third-party marketplace. The decision is for a lawsuit filed by Angela Bolger, who purchased a replacement…

Huge video game companies are exposing Apple’s iOS hypocrisy

Tim Sweeney finally made good on his word. Epic Games is suing Apple over anticompetitive practices, after a calculated act of disobedience forced the App Store to block Fortnite from the iOS platform. On August 13th, Fortnite developers intro…