American Gadget News for 29 Sep 2022
A third-party Instagram app, called "The OG App," which promised an ad-free feed more like the original Instagram experience, has been pulled from Apple's App Store just one day after it officially... launched. It's not clear if Apple pulled the app at the request of Meta, but the social network confirmed it had taken "enforcement actions" against the service. "This app violates our policies and we're taking all appropriate enforcement actions," a Meta spokesperson said in a statement. The spokesperson declined to elaborate on what those actions were, or if it had been in contact with Apple, but pointed to a blog post outlining Meta's policies barring clone sites. "A clone site is a third-party site that duplicates, in whole or in part, the content of an existing site," Meta explains. On...
I've visited a lot of schools as the founder of Girls Who Code. When we launched our afterschool clubs program in 2015, I went on tour, visiting our programs from the wealthiest zip codes in the... country to the poorest pockets of America. Many of the students I met --a disproportionate number of them Black and...
Keep your knife closer than ever with the EDCEST everyday carry knife. Providing incredible portability and accessibility, this tiny knife is one you can wear on your watch strap. With a... patent-pending design, it has specific models for Apple Watch..
On October 5th, Lululemon will launch a new membership service that requires a Mirror at-home fitness device. Lululemon Studio builds upon the 10,000 on-demand and livestream classes already... accessible with a Mirror subscription. Members will get access to old online content from studio partners, can stream the new classes they release per week and can sign up for in-person classes at their brick-and-mortar locations at a discount. At the moment, the program lists eight partner studios, namely AARMY, Y7 Studio, DOGPOUND, FORWARD__Space, Pure Barre, Rumble, AKT and YogaSix. Members will also get discounts on Lululemon products and get early access to its events. As The New York Times notes, the new program is part of the company's efforts to expand Mirror's reach. Lululemon purchased...
A new report from Amnesty International this week dives deeply into the Facebook-fueled atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya by Myanmar security forces in 2017 during the onset of a genocide... estimated to have since claimed the lives of more than 25,000.
Waiting to buy a pricey product until incentives are made available is common, but that may not be as much of an option for car buyers going forward.
Schwarzenegger paid $20,000 to ship a tank from Austria to the U.S., but, other than that, the tank was absolutely free.
Steven Tyler's all-black convertible Spyder, a Venom GT by Hennessey Performance, cost him $1.1
What's the first thing that comes to your head when you think of a tech company executive? Is it a man wearing a light blue suit and union jack shirt driving a Mercedes-Benz spouting off about... "fondling women" without much prompting? Then yes, you're spot on. Well done.
The latest instance of House of the Dragon queer-baiting brings into focus the show's resident lovable yet chaotic baddie Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), who exudes attraction to anyone (let's be... real). Fans already have noted the sapphic implications between Alicent and Rhaenyra as being at the root of their division, ...
Only 16,000 Toyota Seras were ever produced in Japan, but they made a big splash for such a small car.
A770 comes in two tiers; Intel claims "perf-per-dollar" wins over Nvidia RTX 3060.
Ahead of bringing its Arc desktop GPUs to everyone in a couple of weeks, Intel has revealed more details about what to expect from the graphics cards in terms of specs and performance. The A770, which... starts at $329 , will have 32 Xe cores, 32 ray-tracing units and a 2,100MHz graphics clock. In terms of RAM, it comes in 8GB and 16GB configurations, with up to 512 Gb/s and 560 Gb/s of memory bandwidth, respectively. As for the A750, which Intel just announced will start at $289, that has 28 Xe cores, 28 ray-tracing units, a 2,050MHz graphics clock, 8GB of memory and up to 512 Gb/s of memory bandwidth. All three cards, which will be available on October 12th, have 225W of total power. Intel claims that, based on benchmarking tests, you'll get more bang for your buck with these cards than...
New York is following in California's tire treads, making drastic moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Empire State will entirely ban the purchase of new petroleum-powered cars by 2035.
The war between Europe and Russia may be responsible for a new horror: a shockingly large release of damaging greenhouse gas.
A lot of websites invite you to accept their cookies, but what is a cookie and what does it mean? Should you accept them? We've got all the info here.
Experts at the University of Sydney have discovered a massive graveyard of dead stars that are now living either as neutron stars or black holes.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter Thursday that his long-promised Cybertruck would be "waterproof enough" to operate as a boat, the day before Tesla will give a demonstration of its artificial... intelligence capabilities.
The annual, all-genre film festival Fantastic Fest is wrapping up its latest event this week and, as expected, it was jam-packed with incredible genre movies. io9 was there for five of the eight days... and saw 15 films in total, almost all of which we really enjoyed. Some of them are big studio films with release dates...
Because Florida is in the news, we have to do this again.
The scientific story behind deep fakes shows how the misrepresentation and malicious intent comment today wasn't meant to be that way.
Videos on Twitter will now look a lot more like TikTok. The company announced that it's switching to a full-screen "immersive" video player for watching clips. It's also borrowing the now-familiar... "swipe up" gesture that will allow people to endlessly scroll through more videos on the platform. The update will make watching videos on Twitter feel a lot more like browsing TikTok or Instagram's Reels, at least in terms of the user interface. The changes are limited to Twitter's iOS app for now, but the company said a similar update for Android could arrive in the "coming weeks." While Twitter has long promoted video, especially live video, in different parts of its app, the change is one of the company's most aggressive moves to push video on its users. It could also prove controversial, as...
More and more Americans across the country are living with obesity, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The number of states and territories with high obesity rates has... more than doubled since 2018. There are also wide disparities in obesity prevalence among different groups of...
We now know the runtime for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has confirmed that the highly anticipated Marvel sequel has a two hour and 41-minute runtime,... which is long but still shorter than Avengers: Endgame, which ran just over three hours.