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Recent articles by Nathan:

Facebook will 'pause' responses to data requests from Hong Kong

China just recently imposed a new national security law on Hong Kong, a region not subject to the country’s restrictive “Great Firewall” that censors the internet throughout the country. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s WhatsApp will pause any processing of requests for user data from Hong Kong police while it reviews the new regulation. WhatsApp was the first Facebook company to… → Read More

PlayStation is the latest to join the Facebook ad boycott

At this point, Facebook has had very little response to the boycott, with a VP reportedly telling advertisers that the company doesn’t make policy changes due to revenue pressure. Surprisingly enough, even hundreds of big-name brands pulling their ads for July might not even make much of a hit to Facebook’s bottom line — according to CNN, only a few of the top 25 spenders on Facebook have pulled… → Read More

Flash games site Kongregate will stop accepting submissions on July 22nd

If you played Flash-based games in the 2000s, you probably remember Kongregate, a website that hosted over 100,000 browser games. Unfortunately, the site will soon take a step towards being more of an archive than an active part of the internet, as Kongregate has announced that it’ll stop accepting new game uploads “around” July 22nd. Kongregate said in a statement to Forbes that the way they… → Read More

Amazon is making a Fallout series with the creators of 'Westworld'

Amazon’s latest sci-fi series will be a familiar one to gamers — the company is partnering with Bethesda to make a show based on the post-apocalyptic Fallout series. Tweets from both Bethesda and Amazon confirmed this, and Bethesda also confirmed that Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are developing the show through their Kilter Films production company. Bethesda says it has been… → Read More

The best Chromebooks you can buy

Here's the list of the best Chromebooks you can buy right now, as reviewed by the experts at Engadget. → Read More

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: The best budget-friendly Chromebook

The company’s Flex 5 Chromebook (from here on out the Flex 5) isn’t anything special on the surface. → Read More

Apple makes it easy to see the personal info apps request

Given Apple’s big focus on user privacy, it’s not a surprise that they’re announcing a few updates across this year’s set of software updates. → Read More

iOS 14 finally adds widgets to the iPhone home screen

As expected, Apple is showing off iOS 14, which is expected to arrive sometime this fall alongside the company’s next iPhone. For 13 years, the iPhone’s home screen has been a relatively inflexible grid of apps and app folders. → Read More

Google partners with Parallels to bring Windows apps to Chrome OS

For years, Parallels has provided virtualization software so you could run full Windows installs on a Mac, but today they’re tackling a new OS. The company just announced that it is partnering with Google to work on bringing full Windows application support to Chrome OS enterprise devices. → Read More

'Resident Evil 8' is coming to the PS5 in 2021

Amidst the slew of games Sony announced for the PS5 today, Resident Evil: Village stood out for the sheer terror factor, as you’d expect in the eighth main game in the franchise. → Read More

Hulu is rolling out a new home screen to Apple TV and Roku users

The most obvious to viewers will be that each “tray” can display different-sized tiles. The different sizes provide a much-needed visual break to keep you from getting some “scroll fatigue.” → Read More

Newton email app is coming back to life, again

The email app Newton has built a little cult following over the years, and it has also managed to come back from the dead. After shutting down in August of 2018, Andy Rubin’s Essential bought Newton’s developer CloudMagic a few months later. → Read More

'Scorn' for Xbox Series X is like an H.R. Giger painting come to life

We're not far into Microsoft's Xbox Series X event, where the company is showing off gameplay footage from the console for the first time — but we probably have seen the most disturbing trailer we're going to get today. It's for Scorn, from Ebb Software, and it seems there's no better way to describe it than an H.R. Giger painting come to life. There isn't really any gameplay to speak of here. → Read More

Sonos' updated Play:5 is now just called 'Five'

Most relevant to anyone considering the Arc is probably the 3rd-generation Sonos Sub. In fact, the new Sub looks identical to its predecessor, but it got a major internal update. The Sonos Play:5 is receiving a nearly identical update. → Read More

Google saw huge jumps in search usage and app downloads in March

Pichai also noted some parts of its business that were booming amidst the pandemic. But, the company saw a decline in device activations this quarter due to global consumer demand dropping. → Read More

Chromebook Flip C436 review: ASUS missed the sweet spot

It’s a weird niche, but I believe that for a lot of people, the right Chromebook can be a great everyday computer. As such, I’ve kept my eye out for years now on what the best all-around Chromebook is -- and for a few years now, one of ASUS’ Chromebook Flips has been my default answer. Now, ASUS has another Flip for sale, the Chromebook Flip C436. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: Great, until the battery runs out

The obvious competitor for the Galaxy Chromebook is Google’s own Pixelbook. It’s significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Chromebook, starting at $649. Unfortunately, there is one massive problem: The Galaxy Chromebook’s battery life is unacceptable. → Read More

Pinterest's new Today tabs offers curated boards and coronavirus info

Pinterest has historically done a very good job at battling misinformation on its platform, doing its best to hide anti-vaccine content and more recently providing custom search results related to the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, as more and more people are sheltering in place in their homes, Pinterest has seen its users increasingly search for inspiration around things like recipes,… → Read More

Apple's new Air could be the MacBook for everyone

At $999, the MacBook Air is $200 cheaper than it was when Apple released the redesigned late-2018 model. The entry-level $999 model should be a logical choice for the majority of interested buyers, no upgrades necessary. For $100 less than the model Apple was selling yesterday, you get the same 8GB of RAM but double the storage: 256GB, up from 128GB. The default processor is still a dual-core… → Read More

Apple adds trackpad support to the iPad

Apple just introduced a new iPad Pro, but older iPads are set to get a major update as well. On March 24th, Apple is releasing iPadOS 13.4 which includes full mouse and trackpad support for the first time. It'll work on all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, the 5th-generation iPad and later, and the iPad mini 4 and later. Basically, if you've bought an iPad in the last four or five years,… → Read More