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Aqara’s Matter transition begins in December with free hub update

Aqara just lifted the veil on its smart home roadmap at the Matter launch event in Amsterdam. It starts with a free software update in December for the Hub M2 to make many of Aqara’s existing Zigbee devices Matter compatible. That will be followed by the release of Aqara’s first two Matter-over-Thread devices in early […]

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WhatsApp gets better for big groups with new Communities and 32-person video chats

Meta is rolling out a few changes to WhatsApp that will make the app better to use for large circles of people, including the wide rollout of Communities. Communities are designed to house multiple related groups within bigger organizations of people, such as a neighborhood or a workplace. Think something like Slack or Discord, but […]

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Severance adds Gwendoline Christie, Alia Shawkat, and more for season 2

The second season of Severance has just started filming, and to mark the milestone, we have some new details on the cast. As Deadline reports, there are quite a few fresh faces joining the offices of Lumon Industries for season 2. That includes: Gwendoline Christie, Bob Balaban, Merritt Wever, Alia Shawkat, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannante, […]

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George Hotz, iPhone hacker and Elon Musk antagonist, is leaving Comma AI

George Hotz is stepping down from Comma AI. The 32-year-old CEO, who rose to fame under his “geohot” hacker alias when just a teenager, made the announcement on his GitHub page, admitting that he doesn’t feel “capable” to continue running the driver assistance technology company he founded seven years ago. At age 17, Hotz made […]

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Microsoft promises to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for as long as PlayStation exists

“We’re not taking Call of Duty from PlayStation” is the message from Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer this week. Spencer has recently been discussing the future of Call of Duty if the Activision acquisition clears, and he’s made his clearest comments yet in a new podcast interview with YouTubers Justine and Jenna Ezarik. “As long […]

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Ralph Lauren redesigned its iconic logo for a Fortnite collab

Ralph Lauren is hopping on the battle bus. The brand is the latest fashion house to partner with Fortnite — and as part of the deal, the company’s iconic horse logo has been redesigned with a cartoon llama. There are two sides to the announcement. First, there’s the digital part, with two Lauren-designed in-game outfits […]

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The best thing about the new AirPods Pro is the extra small eartips

My favorite change to the new AirPods Pro is perhaps the smallest one. Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro come with a new extra small eartip size, and they finally make Apple’s pro wireless earbuds a near-perfect fit for me. I loved the first-generation AirPods Pro, but they frequently fell out of my ears when I was […]