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The original Pixelbook is out of stock on the Google Store, suggesting the premium Chromebook's life might be nearing an end.

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At TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 we talked to FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink, investor Troy Carter, and Nick Kolcheff, better known as NICKMERCS, about the shifting industry landscape. As a veteran streamer, Kolcheff also shed some light on his work ethic and how he keeps producing.

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“Wireless” is probably the best showcase so far for Quibi’s Turnstyle technology. With other Quibi shows, you’re essentially getting two views of the same footage — but with “Wireless” (which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh), you’re switching between traditional cinematic footage (in landscape) and a view of the protagonist’s phone (in portrait). In this bonus episode of the Original Content podcast, director Zach Wechter told me that he and his co-writer Jack Seidman wrote the initial script — about a college student played by Tye Sheridan who gets trapped in the snow after a car crash, with only his iPhone to save him — before they decided on the phone-centric format.

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Homeland Security has issued an emergency alert for a Windows security flaw, Zerologon, that allows attackers to compromise entire networks.

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A few days ago, the U.S. Commerce Department published a series of rules that aimed to block the downloading of TikTok and WeChat by American users, following an executive order signed by President Trump back in August. TikTok got a last minute reprieve yesterday following its signing of an investment and cloud services deal with Oracle and Walmart, which delayed the implementation of its download ban at least for a week. A district court judge in San Francisco has temporarily stayed the nationwide ban, following a lawsuit of WeChat users arguing that the ban undermined the free speech rights of American citizens.

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Bird has released the Air, a custom foldable e-scooter you can buy outright for a more affordable $599.

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Not only did Apple reveal a bunch of new wrist-bound and palm-top hardware during its September 2020 Watch event on Tuesday, Sony’s Playstation 5 event followed right on its heels with news that the next-gen gaming console (the digital only version, at least) will start at $400, roughly the same introductory price as its Xbox rival. While most folks were reveling in the news that Harley Quinn is returning for a third season of animated antics, Ridley Scott’s dystopian sci-fi series Raised by Wolves, has quietly been re-upped for its sophomore season. If you and seven friends have find yourselves in the enviable position of still having you economic recovery checks burning holes in your collective pockets, hoo boy has Aston Martin got the ludicrous luxury item for your to blow them on.

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A judge has blocked the Commerce Department's attempt to ban WeChat downloads, citing First Amendment concerns.

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Trump has tentatively approved a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart claim stakes in TikTok as it forms a new company to avoid a US ban.

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There are thousands of entrepreneurs and hundreds of venture capitalists swarming Silicon Valley and the other American innovation hubs looking for the next great social app or building it themselves. If that isn’t a recipe for economic disaster, I don’t know what is.

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If you're paying too much for your cable bill, there are plenty of ways you can save money.

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After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies that embarrassed themselves in the interest of naked greed, and demanding that the U.S. government get a cut of the profits, the TikTok saga we've been watching the past few weeks finally appears to be over. A flurry of announcement late Saturday night indicate that the TikTok deal was actually a politically-oriented shakedown to boost the cloud infrastructure business of key supporters of the President of the United States. Oracle, whose cloud infrastructure services run a laughable fourth to AWS, Alphabet*, and Microsoft, will be taking a 20 percent stake in TikTok alongside partner Walmart in what will be an investment round before TikTok Global (as the new entity will be called) goes public on an American stock exchange.

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Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has introduced a new plan for tablets, hotspots, smartwatches and laptops that’ll give you access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network, provided you have a device that supports it. The Unlimited Plus plan expands upon the carrier’s old Unlimited plan and includes double the LTE data allowance. While the standard Unlimited plan comes with 15GB of LTE data, the Plus version comes with 30GB — it’s also just $10 more expensive at $30 a month if you already have an existing smartphone plan with the company.

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President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval "in concept" on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, "I have given the deal my blessing," as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. "I approved the deal in concept," Trump reportedly said.

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Six people have been indicted over an alleged scheme that bribed Amazon employees to help third-party sellers.

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Homeland Security's cybersecurity advisory unit has issued a rare emergency alert to government departments after the recent disclosure of a "critical"-rated security vulnerability in server versions of Microsoft Windows. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, better known as CISA, issued an alert late on Friday requiring all federal departments and agencies to "immediately" patch any Windows servers vulnerable to the so-called Zerologon attack by Monday, citing an "unacceptable risk" to government networks.

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A patient has died after ransomware limited emergency services at a German hospital.

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A filing has shown Sony's PS5 in live photos for the first time, and it's particularly large -- you'll need to make room for the game console.

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Nike's updated Run Club app for Apple Watch now offers running 'streaks' and a mode for twilight runners.

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Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack all-things diversity, inclusion and labor in tech. This week, we're looking at Google's internal message board problem, as well as some highlights from TechCrunch Disrupt, where I had the pleasure of chatting with actress, producer and tech investor Kerry Washington about her investment strategy and her thoughts on The Wing's internal turmoil. Later, we'll also highlight some other gems from Disrupt speakers on imposter syndrome, representation syndrome, the hidden burden of being a Black founder, and the importance of encouraging other Black and brown folks to enter this industry and stay.

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Sony has apologized for a botched PlayStation 5 pre-order process, promising more consoles in the days ahead.

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Square Enix has rolled out a huge update for Marvel’s Avengers that focus on fixing issues affecting the game on consoles and PC. The lengthy changelog includes fixes for serious issues that prevent progression, as well as small graphical and animation tweaks. Square Enix’s take on Marvel’s Avengers is an action role-playing brawler set in the team’s second HQ in San Francisco with single-player, multiplayer and online co-op modes.

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Epic Games has disputed Apple's claims that 'Fortnite' on iOS was dying before it was removed from the App Store.

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YouTube's mobile website has stopped supporting iOS 14's picture-in-picture video, shutting out iPhone users.

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What then happens to our brains on social media?

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