Day: July 17, 2021

  • Amazon is getting hauled into court for not recalling dangerous products the right way

    Amazon is getting hauled into court for not recalling dangerous products the right way

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Since 2019, Amazon has sold nearly 400,000 hair dryers that could shock someone if they fell into a pool of water, 24,000 carbon monoxide detectors that didn’t actually detect carbon monoxide, and an unspecified number of “children’s sleepwear garments” that didn’t meet flammability requirements, according to the US […]

  • Facebook pushes back against Biden remarks on COVID-19 misinformation

    Facebook pushes back against Biden remarks on COVID-19 misinformation

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook continued its pushback Saturday against President Biden’s comment that social media platforms were “killing people” with COVID-19 misinformation, in a blog post from its vice president of integrity Guy Rosen. The post states that the “facts tell a very different story to the one promoted by the […]

  • TurboTax parent company Intuit is exiting the IRS Free File Program

    TurboTax parent company Intuit is exiting the IRS Free File Program

    TurboTax parent company Intuit has opted out of the IRS Free File Program. | Getty Images Intuit, the parent company of tax filing software TurboTax, is exiting an IRS program that allows many Americans to file their taxes for free. The IRS partners with the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of tax software companies […]

  • Apple handing out Ted Lasso stickers at retail stores ahead of new season

    Apple handing out Ted Lasso stickers at retail stores ahead of new season

    Ahead of the new season premiering on Apple TV+ this Friday, some Apple retail stores are giving out promotional sticker packs featuring Memoji of Ted Lasso. Apple has made a few iMessage sticker packs for other TV+ shows like Snoopy in Space or Dickinson but this is the first time we can recall Apple distributing […]

  • Tesla Full Self Driving subscriptions are now available for $199 a month

    Tesla Full Self Driving subscriptions are now available for $199 a month

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla has started offering a monthly subscription for its Full Self Driving package for $199 per month (h/t Electrek). Tesla owners who bought the since-discontinued Enhanced Autopilot package can get the FSD subscription for $99 per month, according to Tesla’s support page. Until now the automaker had sold […]

  • Braço forte, e-mail amigo

    Braço forte, e-mail amigo

    Este texto foi publicado originalmente na newsletter do Intercept Brasil. Assine. É de graça, todos os sábados, na sua caixa de e-mails. Um alto oficial do Exército mandou que fosse distribuído esta semana um questionário elaborado por três instituições privadas e que servirá para “criar condições objetivas para o Brasil proporcionar um futuro de justiça […]

  • The weekend’s best tech deals: Mass Effect, Jabra wireless earbuds, and more

    The weekend’s best tech deals: Mass Effect, Jabra wireless earbuds, and more

    Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) This weekend’s edition of the Dealmaster includes the first major deal we’ve seen on the recently released Mass Effect: Legendary Edition; a good price drop on Jabra’s Elite 75t, one of our favorite pairs of true wireless earbuds; and a sweeping sale on Amazon’s Fire HD Kids tablets, among many other good prices […]

  • California legislature approves ‘historic’ broadband internet bill

    California legislature approves ‘historic’ broadband internet bill

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge California’s legislature has voted unanimously to approve a $6 billion plan to build a statewide open access fiber network (h/t ArsTechnica). The state will provide $3.25 billion to hire a third party to build and maintain a so-called “middle-mile” network, which won’t bring internet directly from backbone infrastructure […]

  • No more Zoom weddings in New York after Cuomo lifts executive order

    No more Zoom weddings in New York after Cuomo lifts executive order

    Zoom weddings soared during the pandemic | Illustration by Grayson Blackmon Virtual weddings, one of the more endearing traditions to emerge during last year’s pandemic-related lockdowns, are no longer legal in New York now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lifted his April executive order. First reported by the New York Times, the order Cuomo signed […]

  • The space tourism industry is stuck in its billionaire phase

    The space tourism industry is stuck in its billionaire phase

    Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images The spectacle of launching billionaires into space is the beginning of a long road ahead Continue reading…

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