AT&T now supports eSIM on Apple’s latest iPhones

AT&T is the first major US carrier to add support for eSIM on the iPhone XS and XR, allowing its network to be used in a dual-SIM setup. One of the XS and XR’s headline features was support for dual SIM cards, allowing the phones to be connected to two …

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Fortnite season 7 arrives with Santa, planes, and lots of snow

The snowy seventh season of Fortnite is finally here. Today, developer Epic detailed the latest season for the battle royale game, which, as always, brings a number of significant changes. Most notably are shifts for the island itself, with new ziplines scattered around and a brand-new location called Frosty Flights. …

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Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse

Early on Wednesday, the United Kingdom Parliament released a 250-page trove of documents from a US lawsuit against Facebook. The trove has a colorful history, having been obtained in a hotel-room raid on a visiting businessman that may or may not have been coordinated by a crusading anti-Facebook journalist, who …

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SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop

SpaceX launched its 20th rocket of the year just two days after lofting a record 64 satellites into orbit. On this flight, a brand-new Falcon 9 hoisted a Dragon spacecraft into orbit, bound for the International Space Station. But unlike Monday’s textbook touchdown, today’s landing didn’t quite go as planned. …

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Congress Races to Pass a Self-Driving Car Law By Year's End

On Wednesday, Waymo officially launched its self-driving taxi service in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. Sure, the cars still have humans behind the wheel and they’re only open to a subset of the few hundred people already enrolled in the company’s exclusive beta tester program, but it’s a reminder that …

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The MoviePass Reboot Is Here. But Will Moviegoers Want It?

The year has not been kind to MoviePass, and MoviePass, in turn, has been unkind to its subscribers. Its increasingly precarious financial position—parent company Helios and Matheson, lost $137.2 million last quarter alone—has prompted increasingly onerous restrictions on its service, from draconian anti-fraud measures, to surge pricing, to restricting available …

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