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Amazon denies report claiming imminent acceptance of Bitcoin payments

Amazon has denied a report that claimed it plans to start accepting Bitcoin as payment before the end of the year. “Notwithstanding our interest in the space, the speculation that has ensued around our specific plans for cryptocurrencies is not true,” a spokesperson for the company told Reuters, “We remain focused on exploring what this […]

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Vigilante app Citizen is paying people to livestream crime scenes and emergencies

Citizen, an app dedicated to blasting users with notifications about emergencies and crime scenes in their area, has been paying people to film its content. The company has been recruiting “field team members” via online job listings, offering applicants $200 to $250 a day if they can track down and livestream events in their local […]

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Android 13’s dessert codename might be Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a deliciously simple Italian dessert made from coffee-infused ladyfingers and whipped mascarpone and/or cream, but it could also be the internal codename for the next version of Android. That’s if a new commit reported by XDA Developers is to be believed. “Rename T to Tiramisu,” the note reads, in what XDA notes is […]

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Realme is the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android

Realme has teased a new device called the Realme Flash, which it claims will be the first Android phone to use magnetic wireless charging. While it looks to be the company’s take on Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 range, Realme is taking a somewhat different approach with the initial hardware. As reported by […]

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Spotify adds What’s New feed for all the music and podcasts you follow

What’s New is a new section in the Spotify app that collects together new music and content from musicians and podcasts you follow on the platform. The feed, which is rolling out globally over the coming weeks on iOS and Android, will be accessible via a new bell icon on the top right of the […]

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Apple releases iOS 14.7.1 to fix Apple Watch unlocking and a zero-day exploit

Last week iOS 14.7 appeared, adding features including support for Apple’s magnetic battery pack. Unfortunately, the update also interrupted the “Unlock with iPhone” feature that Apple Watch wearers used for easy access to their wristwear. Now, another update is going out to fix that. However, even if you don’t have an Apple Watch, you should […]

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Nokia’s XR20 is a rugged 5G phone with three years of OS updates

HMD Global’s newest Nokia device is the XR20, a rugged phone with 5G connectivity that goes on sale in late August for $549. In addition to robust physical protection, the XR20 is well supported on the software side — a big focus for Nokia’s latest devices — as it ships with Android 11 and comes […]