Monday , January 17 2022

Facebook tests giving more control of News Feed content to users again

It’s been tweaking that News Feed algorithm for years

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Several states are investigating how Instagram keeps kids on the platform

The coalition is concerned after reports indicate Instagram is bad for children’s mental health

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ConstitutionDAO’s bold crypto bid for US Constitution falls short

There are 13 surviving copies of the original print of the U.S. Constitution. Today, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) announced it lost its bid to buy one from art dealer Sotheby’s after a high-stakes bidding war that captured the internet’s attention. Still, the bold ascendance of the DAO, a group …

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Zipline starts first commercial US drone deliveries with Walmart partnership in Arkansas

It’s an extremely limited service though

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AMD’s powerful 5800X processor is down to its lowest price yet at Newegg

Great deals on the OnePlus 8T, gaming monitors, and more

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The new Moto G Power offers a 50-megapixel camera and three days of battery life for $199

Available sometime in ‘the coming months’

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Microsoft Edge is getting price tracking and leaked passwords features

Edge is now a personal shopping assistant

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Belkin’s new $150 3-in-1 charger is the first to get Apple Watch Series 7 fast charging

And is the latest example of Apple’s frustrating MFi program limits

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Business, school

Before we get started, two quick notes. We’re launching Actuator as a newsletter in a few short weeks! Make sure you’re in on the ground floor by signing up (for free!) over here. Also, the powers that be helpfully noted that I’ve not taken any days off this year, so …

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Spotify finally rolls out real-time lyrics to global users

After years of ignoring consumer demand for in-app lyrics, particularly in the U.S., Spotify announced today it will make a new Lyrics feature available to all global users, both Free and Premium, across platforms. The feature is powered by lyrics provider Musixmatch, and expands on a prior deal Spotify had …

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Senate confirms Google critic to lead DOJ antitrust division

Kanter’s confirmation is another win for progressives

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