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The Pokémon Card Game’s Newest Mechanic Is About the Power of Unions
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The Pokémon Card Game’s Newest Mechanic Is About the Power of Unions

Some of the various Pikachus featured in the upcoming Celebrations set.Image: The Pokémon Company After the last year, in which Pokémon Cards became scarce and severely overpriced amid the pandemic-era renewed interest in collectibles, the Pokémon Company’s responded to and bounced back from the shortage with a production increase that’s made it much easier to...

Dogecoin Creator Says Crypto Is a Scam
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Dogecoin Creator Says Crypto Is a Scam

Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) Dogecoin co-creator Jackson Palmer isn’t on social media much. After nuking his YouTube channel and turning his Twitter account private back in mid-2019, the software engineer hadn’t made a peep on the platforms at all; not even when prices for his meme-y crypto reached record highs earlier this year. That...

AT&T Hypes 5G Future: Faster Airport Internet, Better Cloud Gaming
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AT&T Hypes 5G Future: Faster Airport Internet, Better Cloud Gaming

Photo: Sam Rutherford After the FCC held a big spectrum auction earlier this year in which AT&T spent $23 billion to build out its 5G network, the carrier says it will begin deploying 40MHz of its new 80MHz spectrum holdings later this year, as soon as its new C-band is officially available. Advertisement AT&T says...

‘Anonymous’ Mobile Advertising IDs Aren’t So Anonymous, And They Are Everywhere
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‘Anonymous’ Mobile Advertising IDs Aren’t So Anonymous, And They Are Everywhere

Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP (Getty Images) A new investigation from Motherboard shows that the anonymous marketing IDs assigned to smartphone users are not nearly as anonymous as they seem. Advertisement Most mobile operating systems are basically built to help serve you ads: whether you’re using Android or iOS, phone companies have historically assigned specific identifiers to...

Bolsonaro Can’t Stop Hiccuping
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Bolsonaro Can’t Stop Hiccuping

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seen here at a speech at Planalto Government Palace in June 2021.Photo: Andresa Anholete (Getty Images) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the Meltman of fascism, is not only a global health threat thanks to his administration’s disastrous handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but has run into a few health issues of...

Heat Isn’t the Only Thing That Could Kill ‘Nearly All’ Young Salmon in the Sacramento River
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Heat Isn’t the Only Thing That Could Kill ‘Nearly All’ Young Salmon in the Sacramento River

🙁Photo: Steve Martarano/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (AP) On Tuesday, CNN reported that “extreme heat” from California’s searing temperatures could kill “nearly all juvenile chinook salmon” in the Sacramento River. But the potential grim fate of the salmon isn’t just due to climate change—human meddling in California’s rivers is also to blame. Advertisement This year’s...

Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires HD mapping startup Carmera
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Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires HD mapping startup Carmera

Woven Planet Holdings — an entity created by Toyota to invest in, develop and eventually bring future of transportation technologies like automated driving to market — has acquired HD mapping startup Carmera for an undisclosed amount. The announcement comes less than two months since Woven Planet Holdings acquired Lyft’s autonomous vehicle unit known as Level...

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Good riddance, Twitter Fleets, you sucked from the start

Twitter has dumped Fleets in the graveyard of failed tech products. Fleets were fullscreen tweets posts that disappeared after 24 hours, but the feature will vanish permanently on August 3. The format’s demise comes less than a year after its birth. we’re removing Fleets on August 3, working on some new stuff we’re sorry or...