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Twitter Super Follow borrows OnlyFans strategy to charge for tweets

Twitter Super Follow borrows OnlyFans strategy to charge for tweets

Twitter is preparing to launch paid tweets, with a new Super Follow system which will work a little like Patreon or OnlyFans. Announced during the company's investors presentation, Super Follow will offer a new way for those with followings on Twitter to monetize that audience, with everything from exclusive content to special badging.

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The Cyberpunk 2077 patch delay is even wilder than we thought

The Cyberpunk 2077 patch delay is even wilder than we thought

It's been a rough month for CD Projekt Red. Not only is the company still facing criticism for the state of Cyberpunk 2077, but it faced a cyber attack earlier in the month in which hackers made off with what sounds like a bunch of internal documents and the source codes for multiple games before holding them at ransom. CD Projekt Red refused to pay that ransom, and the leakers started selling the data they stole in the security breach as a result.

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Mini Apple Stores are opening at these 17 Target stores – and it’s just the start

Mini Apple Stores are opening at these 17 Target stores – and it’s just the start

Dare to brave the Target aisles and there's a good chance you'll find a little Apple oasis, with the news that the retail behemoth plans to build mini Apple Stores that focus on the Cupertino firm's tech. The "dedicated Apple shopping destinations" as Target calls them will begin to pop up in 17 stores initially, across multiple US states.

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HP buys HyperX to give it a PC gaming edge

HP buys HyperX to give it a PC gaming edge

HP today announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase HyperX, one of the more well-known manufacturers of gaming accessories out there. HP is no stranger to gaming peripherals itself, but with this acquisition, it'll have a much larger stake in the space. Not only that, but with its OMEN brand of gaming PCs, it'll be particularly well-suited to outfit budding PC gamers with everything they need to get up and running.

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Fisker and Foxconn team on new EV with outsized ambitions

Fisker and Foxconn team on new EV with outsized ambitions

Fisker and Foxconn are teaming up on an an electric vehicle, with the EV-company and the manufacturing heavyweight aiming for go far beyond the niche production in the automaker's past. Codenamed Project PEAR - or "Personal Electric Automotive Revolution" - the goal is to make a more affordable EV that can hit the sort of sales numbers more commonplace among mainstream gas models.

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The Ax falls on Fry’s Electronics after more than three decades

The Ax falls on Fry’s Electronics after more than three decades

Fry's Electronics is an electronics retailer that had been in business for 36 years with 31 locations in nine states. This week the company unceremoniously ended all operations and closed all of its stores around the country. The company website has also been closed and in place of the typical website is a simple text message.

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Oshkosh Defense wins USPS contract to modernize postal delivery vehicle fleet

Oshkosh Defense wins USPS contract to modernize postal delivery vehicle fleet

The United States Postal Service has announced that it has awarded a contract to Oshkosh Defense worth multiple billions of dollars to modernize the postal delivery vehicle fleet. We've all seen the vehicles that the USPS uses currently as they deliver mail around cities all over the country. Under the contract award, Oshkosh Defense will finalize the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) design.

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Facebook, Google vs Australia’s demand for payment for news: The effect

Facebook, Google vs Australia’s demand for payment for news: The effect

The internet space down under was expected to split up in an uncanny manner. When the day of reckoning arrived, the two tech giants – Google and Facebook – took a drastically different approach to tackle the situation presented by the News Media Bargaining code in Australia. While Google chose to befriend the terms, Facebook walked off the bargaining deal to block all content from news sources in Australia – resulting in pages of news agencies like news.com.au and theage.com.au, among others, being completely wiped off their content on the social network.

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Valve refuses Apple’s “narrow” data request in battle VS Epic

Valve refuses Apple’s “narrow” data request in battle VS Epic

In an ongoing legal battle VS Epic, Apple's requested that non-party Valve deliver a series of data points. Apple's suggestion is that the biggest competitor to Epic's "Epic Games Store" is Valve's game store Steam. Apple's lawyers suggest that their "request is very narrow", while Valve's lawyers suggest "Apple wrongly claims those requests are narrow. They are not."

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Comcast delays Internet data cap expansion in NE states until 2022

Comcast delays Internet data cap expansion in NE states until 2022

Late last year, Comcast revealed that it would be expanding its 1.2TB Internet data cap to the remaining states that hadn't yet received them -- a change that was originally scheduled to start next month. Not too long ago, the company said it would delay the data caps until July, but now it is back with yet another update.

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This is just how bad Huawei’s phone situation apparently is now

This is just how bad Huawei’s phone situation apparently is now

Huawei has reportedly slashed its smartphone production targets for 2021, stung by US sanctions that show no sign of alleviating even with the change in American President. The Chinese behemoth had been on a rising trajectory, both with flagship handsets in the Mate and Pro series and much more affordable fare for the budget market, but the US entity list put a stop to that.

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Electronic Arts just added a bunch of racing games to its portfolio

Electronic Arts just added a bunch of racing games to its portfolio

Electronic Arts today announced that its acquisition of Codemasters is complete. That acquisition was wrapped up pretty fast, as it was only announced back at the beginning of December. The deal sees Electronic Arts buying up Codemasters in a $1.2 billion deal, getting all of the franchises Codemasters owns in the process.

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