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Snap has a new plan for taking over teens’ lives

Snap is a great little factory for social-media invention, and a lousy business that loses money and executives at a higher rate than any of its peers. Whether it can ultimately...

Why ‘Cancel Netflix’ is trending

Groups of conservative provocateurs, QAnon supporters, and others on social media have jumped on the release of the French coming-of-age film Cuties and a trending “Cancel Netflix” hashtag to associate the...

Tyson Foods is getting into the fake meat business

Tyson Foods, the biggest meat producer in America, is getting into the fake meat business. The company announced today a pea-based chicken nugget alternative that will be the start of a...

Sonos Port review: flexibility for a price

I was halfway through reviewing the Sonos Port when the company called me to say the price was going up by $50 to $449. The diminutive box, which allows you to integrate...

TikTok is racing to stop the spread of a gruesome video

TikTok is trying to remove graphic videos circulating the app that show a man shooting himself with a gun, and banning accounts from people who are re-uploading the clip. TikTok says the...

FlexTime lets you pretend you’re friends with Post Malone and Kim Kardashian

FlexTime wants to help people seem cooler than they are by tricking others into believing they’re friends with celebrities like Post Malone and Billie Eilish. The app allows users to simulate a...

Hacker pleads guilty to accessing Apple accounts of famous athletes and rappers

On Wednesday, a Georgia man pleaded guilty to hacking into the Apple accounts of several famous musicians and athletes and spending thousands of dollars from the victims’ accounts. According to the Justice...

Paypal and GoFundMe banned a militia group that detained migrants at the US border

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that a right-wing militia group, the United Constitutional Patriots, operating in New Mexico was detaining migrants at gunpoint before turning them over to...

Revel’s mopeds are a fun ride around Brooklyn and Queens

The electric motor scooters came at dawn. Slowly, at first, but then truckful after truckful. They were parked on the streets of densely populated (and mostly affluent) neighborhoods across Brooklyn and...

The Snapchat cat filter shows how little we know about cat cognition

Apologies to Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber, but the most interesting cat content online right now is a Snapchat filter that lets humans try on a feline face. The resulting...

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