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Senate passes sweeping climate-focused Inflation Reduction Act | Engadget

After more than a year of infighting, President Joe Biden’s climate agenda has cleared a significant hurdle. On Sunday, Senate Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 in a 51-50 decision that went along party lines and saw Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote, reports The Washington Post. If passed by the […]

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Apple reportedly tells suppliers to avoid ‘Made in Taiwan’ labels on shipments to China | Engadget

Apple has reportedly warned Taiwanese suppliers to ensure shipments to China comply with a longstanding labeling regulation following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taipei. According to (via ), the company recently told manufacturers on the island that parts bound for the mainland must list “Chinese Taipei” or “Taiwan, China” as their source.  That’s […]

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Twitter confirms vulnerability exposed data of anonymous account owners | Engadget

Twitter has confirmed a vulnerability in its code led to a data exposure late last year. In a blog post published on Friday, the company said a malicious actor took advantage of a zero-day flaw before it became aware of and patched the issue in January 2022. The vulnerability was discovered by a security researcher […]

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Apple could be developing a smart display | Engadget

Apple could significantly expand its smart home product line within the next two years, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In his latest , Gurman reports the company has “at least four new smart home devices in its labs.” Included in that list is the model Gurman first wrote about back in June, in addition to […]

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Physicist trolls James Webb Space Telescope fans with a photo of a chorizo sausage | Engadget

With its captivating images of far-flung galaxies, it’s safe to say the has captured the imagination of the world over. It was also recently the subject of a not-so-charming prank. On July 31st, Étienne Klein, the director of France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared an image he claimed the JWST captured of Proxima […]

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Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a ‘public debate’ on fake accounts | Engadget

A mere two days after , Elon Musk has challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to a public debate about the percentage of bots on its platform. “Let him prove to the public that Twitter has

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Fitbit will end support for PC syncing this fall | Engadget

Fitbit is discontinuing support for PC and Mac syncing. On a spotted by , the company said it would remove the option for users to sync their trackers over its Connect app on October 13th, 2022. After that date, the only way to transfer your data off your Fitbit wearable will be through the Fitbit […]

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Steam is finally adding support for Nintendo Joy-Con controllers | Engadget

, Valve is finally adding Steam support for the console’s controllers. In an spotted by , the company said the latest Steam beta adds Joy-Cons support. With the new software, it’s possible to use Joy-Cons either individually or as part of a matched pair for playing games. If you want to try the feature out, […]

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Instagram will test extra-tall photos to go along with Reels | Engadget

Instagram will soon allow users to post 9:16 photos to their feed as part of a test the company plans to undertake “in a week or two.” The tidbit of news came out of Adam Mosseri’s . “You can have tall videos, but you cannot have tall photos on Instagram,” the executive said. “So we […]

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Robinhood lays off almost a quarter of its staff | Engadget

For the second time this year, Robinhood is cutting its headcount. On Tuesday, the company it would lay off 23 percent of its workforce. According to CEO Vlad Tenev, the cuts will affect every part of Robinhood’s business but will primarily target the company’s “operations, marketing and program management functions.” Tenev blamed a deteriorating macro […]