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YouTube is banning alcohol, gambling, and politics from its ‘most prominent’ ad slot

YouTube will no longer be accepting ads relating to alcohol, gambling, politics, or “prescription drug terms” for its masthead ad slot, which appears at the top of the website and...

Asus launches $499.99 Chromebook Flip CM5 with AMD Ryzen 5 processors

Asus has released its latest Ryzen-powered Chromebook, the Chromebook Flip CM5. The CM5 has a 15.6-inch screen, and Asus is pushing it as a device for cloud-based gaming. It’s available...

Google Workspace and Google Chat are officially available to everybody

Google is announcing some changes to its Workspace suite of apps and services today, including availability for anybody who has a Google account. Google says that there are over three...

Samsung says it hasn’t decided whether to halt Galaxy S21 FE production

Samsung has downplayed a report that claimed the company has suspended production of an upcoming phone called the Galaxy S21 FE. Korean publication ETNews alleged over the weekend that production...

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From Tamagotchi to ‘Nintendogs:’ Why People Love Digital Pets

Cats and dogs will always be popular, of course, but horses and fish were in high demand too. The Legend of Zelda franchise has...

18 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Not Be Using

Prime Video is also included with your membership. There are some killer originals, like The Expanse (a WIRED staff favorite) and Homecoming, in addition...

Biktrix Kutty X Review: A Refined Folding Fat-Tire Ebike

Photograph: BiktrixFolding it is simple but unwieldy, due to the bike's 60-pound weight. Undo a clamp in the middle of the frame, then lift...

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What's on TV: 'Sailor Moon,' 'Kim's Convenience' and 'The Conjuring'

This week Netflix premieres a new 'Sailor Moon' movie, while HBO Max has 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.'

SimpliSafe Security System Review: Simple and Safe

We live in an age where anyone can upgrade a home with smart displays, connected lights, and robot vacuums without contracts or installation experts. So why shouldn't we able to set...

LinkedIn-backed Confluent files S-1 as yearly sales top $300 million

Seven years after spinning out of LinkedIn, cloud software developer Confluent is going public.Confluent, which sells software that developers can use to quickly move data for use inside applications, filed its IPO...

Hide Your Instagram Likes—and Be Free

Humans love to assign value to things: the price of a gallon of milk ($3.55), the merit of a movie (89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), the worth of an hour’s work ($15...

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