Electronics

Motorola’s Edge 30 Fusion is coming to the US in pink, and I don’t hate it

The Edge 30 Fusion comes with upper-midrange specs, including a previous-gen flagship Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G. That’ll still be plenty powerful in 2023, especially with the 12GB of RAM this particular variant comes with. There’s a 6.55-inch, 1080p OLED display with a top 144Hz refresh rate, a stabilized 50-megapixel main camera, a …

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Ye will not be the new owner of Parlor

Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, will no longer be purchasing Parler, the platform’s parent company confirmed on Thursday. The announcement came shortly after Ye went on an antisemitic rant while appearing on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars. program on Thursday. Despite the timing, Parler’s corporate owner, Parlement Technologies, claims that the two parties …

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates one of gaming’s hidden figures

Among the litany of recognizable names in the gaming industry, there is one that’s often left out of the conversation. Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, the engineer responsible for the development of the video game cartridge, among other outstanding achievements, is the subject of today’s Google Doodle. While his name may not get the same recognition as …

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You can earn money through Discord now

Discord is expanding its server subscription program, allowing more creators to start charging subscription fees for premium access and perks. Community servers in the US have the capability to enable subscriptions provided they meet the minimum criteria. There also appear to be additional criteria similar to the stipulations required to become a Discord partner, including …

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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew explains how US data will be kept out of China

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew gave a rare public interview at The New York Times‘ DealBook conference today, telling host Andrew Ross Sorkin that he is “responsible for all the strategic decisions at TikTok” in response to a question about interference from the Chinese government. The 40-year-old Chew was funny and relaxed for most of …

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1 billion people will be connected to 5G by the end of the year

5G is about to hit a major milestone. Telecom equipment maker Ericsson says in its latest mobility report that 1 billion wireless subscribers around the globe will be connected to 5G by the end of the year. That’s still far behind 4G, which grew to around 5 billion subscribers in 2022. But Ericsson predicts that …

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Netflix CEO says he’ll order Dave Chappelle specials “again and again” despite employee backlash

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the company would order Dave Chappelle’s comedy specials “again and again” at The New York Times‘ DealBook Summit on Wednesday. Chappelle’s last comedy special, The Closercame under fire by employees for being transphobic. “We’re just trying to be the most exciting entertainment company and more,” Hastings said when asked about …

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Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass can now survive a one-meter drop on concrete

When Samsung announces its Galaxy S23 lineup in February, it might have the toughest screens on a smartphone yet — because Corning’s just-announced Gorilla Glass Victus 2 can take a bigger beating than ever. For the first time, Corning is advertising that your phone should be able to survive a one-meter (waist-high) drop on Concrete …

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Spotify Wrapped 2022 is here, and it’s giving everyone a “music personality”

Spotify Wrapped is here, and with it, a slew of year-end charts, data, and graphics ripe for sharing. In addition to the standard personal data (top artists, songs, etc.), Spotify is providing listeners with social-friendly stats the company hopes will generate the kind of buzz it has in the past, spurring competitors like apple music …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S23 lineup will reportedly launch in early February

Samsung will announce its next flagship phone lineup, the Galaxy S23 series, in the first week of February 2023, according to a report from Korean news outlet Korea JoongAng Daily, The paper cites an unnamed Samsung Electronics executive, who says “the S23 series will be shown during our own Unpacked event in the United States, …

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