'Angry Birds' turns 10 years old today

For a mobile game with such a curious premise — fling birds at green pig heads and break stuff in the process — it’s done phenomenally well. The original game was the first mobile game to hit one billion downloads, it was the first mobile game to be played in …

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The fight over encrypted messaging is just beginning

In October, a group of top elected officials in western democracies wrote to Facebook expressing concern about the company’s plans to incorporate end-to-end encryption in all of its messaging products. US Attorney General Bill Barr, along with his rough equivalents in the United Kingdom and Australia, wrote that encryption would …

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Chevy's 2021 Tahoe and Suburban add OTA updates and big screens

The new mid-engined Corvette Stingray will debut with GM’s new “digital vehicle platform,” which it shares in common with these super-sized SUVs and allow the vehicles to receive over-the-air updates that add new features in the future. As Autoblog points out, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban enjoy a refreshed appeal …

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The Pirate Bay is testing pirate streaming again

With a solid connection, it appears to work well and delivers the same quality as the torrent you selected. According to the site, the maximum possible download size is limited to 20GB. It’s not clear whether The Pirate Bay or a third party runs the site, though Torrent Freak observed …

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Google reportedly facing a DOJ probe over its $2.1 billion Fitbit purchase

Watchdog organizations like the Center for Digital Democracy, Public Citizen and Consumer Action have been urging regulators to block the merger. “If this acquisition is approved,” they wrote in a letter (PDF) to the FTC, “Google will further consolidate its monopoly power over Internet-based services.” They warned that Google already …

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LG's 2020 Gram laptops add 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs

LG has unveiled the 2020 versions of its Gram laptops, and the lineup for the year includes a flagship 17-inch model, a 14-inch and a 15-inch model, as well as a 2-in-1 convertible. Like the previous iterations, they were still made to be lightweight and portable with long battery life, …

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Faze Clan CEO talks growing pains, global expansion, and lawsuits

In this week’s interview on The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander sit down with CEO / co-owner of Faze Clan, Lee Trink. Founded by e-sports players, Faze is an all-in-one e-sports / merchandising / influencer marketing agency and cultural phenomenon. Lee speaks about …

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