Reselling gig work is TikTok’s newest side hustle

A teenager on TikTok with 156,000 followers wants to help you change your life, starting with making real money. In his videos, he talks about how he went from being broke and working at Starbucks, to moving into a high rise in Miami and planning to retire by 30. “All right bro… be straight up…

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Grindr limits visibility of Olympic athletes to protect their privacy

LGBTQ dating app Grindr has limited the global visibility of users logging in from the Beijing Olympics Village in order to protect athletes from potential outing and harassment. The app’s “Explore” function, which lets users browse profiles from any location worldwide, has been adjusted to exclude profiles logging in from the Olympic Village, reports Bloomberg…

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EU outlines €43 billion plan to fix Europe’s chip shortage

The European Union has outlined an ambitious new industrial policy that aims to make the bloc a significant player in the global semiconductor industry. The European Chips Act, adopted this week by the EU Commission, bundles together €43 billion ($49 billion) in public and private funding for the sector, with an end-goal of doubling the…

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How to delete your Instagram account

If you’ve made the decision to delete Instagram, whether because you’ve outgrown the need for a certain finsta or because its parent company Meta is courting controversy again, doing so isn’t as quick or easy as it should be. Up until recently, it couldn’t even be done from within the Instagram app. Go ahead and…

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Disney Plus just experimented with its first livestream

Disney Plus is experimenting with live streams, dedicating its first to Academy Award nominations. “We performed a test for live streaming capabilities on Disney+ in the U.S. with this morning’s Academy Award nominations,” the company told The Verge in a statement. “We are pleased with the results and will continue to test as part of…

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Apple says a ‘small portion’ of iPhones recorded interactions with Siri even if you opted out

Apple’s release of iOS 15.4 beta 2 fixes a bug that may have recorded interactions with Siri on some devices, regardless of whether you opted out, according to a report from ZDNet. The bug, which was first introduced in iOS 15, automatically enabled the Improve Siri & Dictation setting that gives Apple permission to record,…

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

If you’re shopping for a new phone on a budget, we’ve got good news: you’re more likely to find mid-range sub-$500 phones available in these days of crunched supply chains than many of the recent flagships. Due to an unfortunate series of events — from the ongoing chip shortage, labor shortage, the pandemic, and global…

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Peloton’s lead hardware engineer is leaving the company too

Peloton’s vice president of hardware engineering, Sam Bowen, and its commercial operations executive, Rob Barker, are leaving the company, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bowen led the development of the company’s bikes, treadmill, heart-rate monitor, as well the not-yet-released Guide device, while Barker previously served as the CEO of Precor, a company bought by…

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A geomagnetic storm may have effectively destroyed 40 SpaceX Starlink satellites

Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Starlink just got dealt an expensive blow — the company’s currently estimating that 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites it launched on February 3rd will be destroyed because of a geomagnetic storm. The storm caused “up to 50 percent higher drag than during previous launches,” keeping the deployed satellites from…

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The best phone to buy right now

Due to a confluence of factors — from production delays thanks to the ongoing pandemic, rising costs of labor and components, to the global chip shortage — prices for flagship phones are higher than ever. The absolutely premium phones, like the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, now cost…

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