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Google Fiber is launching 5-gig and 8-gig plans early next year

Google Fiber will offer 5Gbps and 8Gbps tiers starting in early 2023 (via 9to5Google). The company is pitching these new offerings for people like creative professionals, those that regularly work

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Slack says it’s “identified the cause” of its threading issues, rolls out fix

If you’ve had issues with Slack on Thursday, you’re not alone — for most of the day, the service’s status page has reported that “something’s not quite right” with messaging,

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Google built a spam backdoor for Republicans — and they aren’t using it

With only weeks until Election Day, the Republican National Committee is escalating its war over Gmail’s spam filters in what critics deem a bad-faith effort to bully Google into letting

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Samsung’s One UI 5 is coming soon with some very iOS-like vibes

Samsung’s take on Android 13, called One UI 5, is ready to come out of public beta testing “in the coming weeks,” according to a company press release issued today.

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Twitter is working on an official don’t @ me feature

Twitter is working on a feature that lets you control who can mention you, with the test version discovered by app researcher and engineer Jane Manchun Wong letting you block

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Take-Two is shutting down the developer of the puzzle game Two Dots

Take-Two is shutting down the gaming studio Playdots, the creator of puzzle games like Two Dots and the just-released Apple Arcade title Garden Tails, as first reported by Bloomberg. Due

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Amazon’s set to launch its prototype internet satellites early next year

Amazon is getting ready to launch two test satellites for its Project Kuiper satellite internet constellation, built to compete with services like SpaceX Starlink and OneWeb. In a press release

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