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Apple takes Russia to court over App Store ruling

Apple is still fighting Russia over alleged App Store abuse . Both 9to5Mac and RT report Apple is asking for a judicial review of a Federal Antimonopoly Service warning from August that allows developers to mention alternatives to the App Store's in-app payment system. FAS gave Apple until September 30th to alter its policies, but the company declined to change its rules despite the threat of a fine. The opposition parallels Apple's legal battles in the US. The judge in Epic's lawsui

6 Dec 2021 2:26 am
Fitbit's Charge 5 tracker is back on sale for a record-low $130 at Amazon

Don't worry if you missed out on a Fitbit during Black Friday sales there are now some big deals to help you stay in shape during the holidays. The Charge 5 has returned to a record-low price of $130 at Amazon, or $50 below its usual sticker. That could make it a solid bargain if you're looking for a high-end, fitness-focused activity tracker from a well-known name. The Inspire 2 is also down to $60 (normally $100) if you're happy with the essentials. Buy Charge 5 at Amazon - $130 B

5 Dec 2021 10:10 pm
Twitter mistakenly suspended users after extremists abused its private image policy

If you were worried people might abuse Twitter's new policy banning non-consensual image sharing , your fears were well-founded. The social network told The Washington Post it suspended the accounts of 12 journalists and anti-extremism researchers by mistake after far-right activists and white supremacists sent a coordinated and malicious flurry of bogus reports attempting to silence critics. It wasn't clear how many reports had been sent beyond a significant amount. The company said it

5 Dec 2021 2:01 am
ICYMI: We check out Android 12s visual refresh

This week, in addition to covering all the Cyber Week deals we could find, we also reviewed some unique gadgets. Steve Dent and a licensed drone pilot toured the French countryside with the help of the DJI Mavic 3 drone, while Terrence OBrien played with the Animoog Z app, a sequel ten years in the making. Also, Cherlynn Low played around with Android 12 to check out its new Material You design. The Mavic 3 is the easiest DJI drone to fly Steve Dent/Engadget Steve Dent spent some time with the D

4 Dec 2021 10:30 pm
NASA will give SpaceX more crewed flights to cover for Boeing's delays

Boeing's continued Starliner delays have prompted NASA to hedge its bets. SpaceNews reports NASA plans to order as many as three more crewed SpaceX flights to ensure uninterrupted US trips to the International Space Station as soon as 2023. The company's Crew Dragon is the only system that meets partner country and safety requirements in the necessary time window, the agency said. In other words, NASA doesn't want to be without a ride to the ISS if Boeing isn't ready. NASA was ha

4 Dec 2021 10:15 pm
'Grid Legends' arrives on February 25th

The next game in the Grid series, and the first since Electronic Arts bought developer Codemasters earlier this year , has a release date. Grid Legends will hit PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC on February 25th. Codemasters announced the game at EA Play Live in July. Grid Legends has a story mode inspired by Netflix docuseries Formula 1: Drive to Survive . It features live-action performances that were filmed using the same virtual set tech as The Mandalorian . You'll be

4 Dec 2021 2:35 am
Jimmy Wales is auctioning off an NFT of his first Wikipedia edit

Following in the footsteps of Tim Berners-Lee and others , Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is auctioning off a piece of internet history. Starting today, you can bid in a Christies auction to obtain an NFT of his first Wikipedia edit. Wales is also auctioning off the Apple iMac he used to work on the website. Bidding on the non-fungible token will start at $100, though we expect it will take several million to secure it before the auction ends on December 15th. Proceeds from the sale will go to

3 Dec 2021 10:43 pm