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    Duolingo interprets 2021, with TikTok and Squid Game inspiring users to learn new languages

    Author: Kim Lyons Illustration by Alex Castro/The Verge Language learning app Duolingo said its phrase of the year is “I am mentally exhausted,” which appears as part of its Japanese course and does seem to nicely sum up 2021. Like Spotify and Apple, Duolingo is giving users a look back at...
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    Duolingo interprets 2021, with TikTok and Squid Game inspiring users to learn new languages

    Author: Kim Lyons Illustration by Alex Castro/The Verge Language learning app Duolingo said its phrase of the year is “I am mentally exhausted,” which appears as part of its Japanese course and does seem to nicely sum up 2021. Like Spotify and Apple, Duolingo is giving users a look back at...
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    A humanoid robot makes eerily lifelike facial expressions

    Author: Emma Roth Image by Engineered Arts via YouTube Engineered Arts, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of humanoid robots, recently showed off one of its most lifelike creations in a video posted on YouTube. The robot, called Ameca, is shown making a series of incredibly human-like...
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    Clearview AI is closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition technology

    Author: Emma Roth Clearview AI is on track to receive a US patent for its facial recognition technology, according to a report from Politico. The company was reportedly sent a “notice of allowance” by the US Patent and Trademark Office, which means that once it pays the required...
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    The Verizon app might be collecting your browsing history and more

    Author: Emma Roth Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The My Verizon app might be collecting information about your browsing history, location, apps, and your contacts, all in the name of helping the company “understand your interests,” first spotted by Input. The program, which Verizon...
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    The Verizon app might be collecting your browsing history and more

    Author: Emma Roth Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The My Verizon app might be collecting information about your browsing history, location, apps, and your contacts, all in the name of helping the company “understand your interests,” first spotted by Input. The program, which Verizon...
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    New trailers: Station Eleven, The Matrix Resurrections, The Book of Boba Fett, and more

    Author: Kim Lyons Mackenzie Davis stars in Station Eleven | HBO Max I finally finished The Beatles: Get Back, and even though it meandered a lot, I found myself wanting more. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay nicely captures what it felt like to watch this 50-year old footage as a fan, like...
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    An interactive Doja Cat music video can introduce you to programming

    Author: Emma Roth The Doja Cat codable music video. | Photo by Girls Who Code Girls Who Code, the nonprofit organization that aims to get more women and girls interested in the field of computer science, has debuted what it calls the “first ever” codable music video. The organization...
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    eBay accidentally suspended ‘a small number’ of users

    Author: Emma Roth eBay inadvertently suspended an unspecified number of users on December 3rd. The platform has since acknowledged the issue, noting that users who were accidentally suspended have received a notification so they can resolve the issue. Users across social media began...
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    Fortnite: Chapter 3 officially revealed with new island, Spider-Man, and plenty more changes

    Author: Andrew Webster And then there were three. After a dramatic live event on Saturday, Fortnite is moving on to Chapter 3, which introduces some big changes for the battle royale. This morning developer Epic detailed season 1 of the new chapter, called “Flipped,” and the most dramatic...
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    Apple’s frontline employees are struggling to survive

    Author: Zoe Schiffer Illustrations by Jesse Zhang If you ask Jimmy Bailey what killed his best friend Mark Calivas, his answer is simple: “It was Apple.” How else could he explain how the Apple Store wellness champion — known for evangelizing therapy and mental health — would slide into a...
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    The first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) teases a stunning animated sequel

    Author: Chaim Gartenberg The first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just dropped, revealing both the title — Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) — and the surprise that the upcoming adventures of Miles Morales will actually...
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    Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

    Author: Emma Roth Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a in for repair at Google, someone allegedly took and hacked her device. This is at least the second report in as many weeks from someone claiming they sent a Google phone...
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    Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

    Author: Emma Roth Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a in for repair at Google, someone allegedly took and hacked her device. This is at least the second report in as many weeks from someone claiming they sent a Google phone...
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    Activision Blizzard won’t play a part at The Game Awards this year

    Author: Emma Roth The Game Awards Geoff Keighley, the executive producer and host of The Game Awards, sent out a tweet to confirm that outside of its nominations, Activision Blizzard “will not be a part of this year’s #TheGameAwards.” This is in light of claims about the company’s toxic...
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    The Fortnite island flipped over during Chapter 2’s final event

    Author: Jay Peters See you on the other side. | Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge Fortnite’s big chapter-ending event just ended, and it was a big one. After an all-out war against UFOs, zombies, and the Cube Queen, players were saved in a rescue mission led by Dwayne Johnson. (Well, his...
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    Spotify removes popular comedians’ content over royalties dispute

    Author: Emma Roth Spotify has pulled the works of some of the most popular comedians, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, and Jim Gaffigan due to a royalties dispute. First reported by The Wall Street Journal, a number of high-profile entertainers are pursuing royalty...
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    Leaked Fortnite trailer reveals Spider-Man and a new island for Chapter 3

    Author: Jay Peters Spider-Man appears to be coming to Fortnite. | Image: Streamable video Fortnite’s Chapter 2 comes to an end on Saturday, but a trailer for Chapter 3 has already leaked, reportedly from Epic Games’ Polish YouTube channel (via Kotaku). Based on the trailer, the next chapter...
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    Twitter reportedly suspended accounts by mistake after extremists abused new private media policy

    Author: Emma Roth Illustration by Alex Castro Twitter has reportedly suspended a number of accounts by mistake after far-right extremists began exploiting the platform’s new private media policy, according to a report by The Washington Post. The platform has since launched an internal review...
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    Ludwig’s livestream was interrupted by a copyright warning days after joining YouTube

    Author: Emma Roth Image: Ludwig via YouTube Just three days after Ludwig Ahgren left his massive Twitch following for YouTube, he was hit with what he thought was a suspension from the platform. According to a report from Kotaku, Ahgren was playing other YouTube videos during his stream, when...
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