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Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

If you're looking for a new WiFi 6E mesh internet system, Netgear has... an option for you. The Orbi Quad-band WiFi 6E Mesh System enables newly available (in select areas of the world) 6GHz WiFi internet "throughout the home." This is the sort of router and mesh internet system you get when you want to be ready for the future - or the present, if you happen to be one of the few with access to WiFi 6E.

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Twitter users can now quietly remove followers without blocking them

Twitter users can now quietly remove followers without blocking them

Among the many features it has tested and released this year, Twitter is now giving its users the ability to better control who follows their accounts without taking drastic steps or potentially drawing unwanted attention. Going forward, all users now have access to the soft block feature the company started testing last month.

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Twitch data breach: Everything you need to know

Twitch data breach: Everything you need to know

Twitch, the popular Amazon-owned video streaming service is hit by a major hack attack leaving the platform exposed open on both ends. This is one of the most embarrassing hacks in recent times and places a big question mark on Twitch’s security measures in place. This attack was executed by an anonymous hacker who has done more damage to the video game streaming platform than ever imagined.

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YouTube’s automatic live stream captions arrive for all creators

YouTube’s automatic live stream captions arrive for all creators

If you're tired of waiting for a live stream to end so that you can watch it with captions, YouTube's latest announcement includes some good news. The company has revealed that its automatic captions feature is now available to all creators on the platform, including accounts that didn't meet its previous subscriber requirement.

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Another Instagram outage caps off Facebook’s very bad week [Update]

Another Instagram outage caps off Facebook’s very bad week [Update]

Instagram is apparently celebrating the end of the week with some more sporadic downtime, with users reporting issues loading new photos and videos in the app on Friday afternoon. The problems come only days after a huge Facebook outage that spanned the social network behemoth's various properties.

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YouTube targets climate change deniers as part of wider crackdown

YouTube targets climate change deniers as part of wider crackdown

While climate change denial videos can remain on YouTube, they'll no longer rake in advertisement dollars. The company has announced plans to strip ads from climate change denial videos amid a larger crackdown on misinformation. The decision appears to have been largely driven by YouTube's partners that don't want their products appearing alongside these videos.

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Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to cover more cable-cutters

Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to cover more cable-cutters

Verizon's 5G Home Internet service is expanding, with the carrier lighting up several new locations where its high-speed wireless cable and DSL replacement is available. The system relies on the same mmWave 5G as Verizon's fastest 5G phones use, only baked into a WiFi router for home use.

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Twitch resets stream keys as investigation into breach continues

Twitch resets stream keys as investigation into breach continues

Yesterday wasn't a great day for Twitch or its streamers. Early in the day, we learned that Twitch had allegedly suffered a massive leak that exposed a ton of information about the site and those who stream on it. Later in the day, Twitch confirmed that a breach did indeed happen but didn't comment on its extent. Now the company is back with an update, revealing that it has reset users' stream keys just to be safe.

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T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet service gets a big price cut

T-Mobile has cut the cost of its 5G Home Internet service, something that was done as part of its latest jab at other carriers and the fees they charge. T-Mobile is really keen on everyone knowing that it doesn't charge fees for its 5G-based home internet plan, going so far as to list its competitors' various fees and charges on "comparable" services.

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Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

Twitter has detailed a number of experimental features and tests over the summer, and it doesn't look like its plans are slowing down any time soon. This time around, the company revealed that it is testing a prompt that will appear for mobile users when they encounter a conversation that "could get heated or intense."

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Twitch confirms data breach but remains silent on scope

Twitch confirms data breach but remains silent on scope

Earlier today, we heard a rather shocking report which claimed that Twitch may have suffered a massive data breach. The report even went so far as to claim that the "entirety" of Twitch had been leaked, and indeed, the supposed hacker behind that breach published a 125GB torrent filled with information including Twitch's source code and the payout details for the platform's top streamers. Now, Twitch has confirmed that it did indeed suffer a breach but has stopped short of confirming the extent.

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NASA’s Moon WiFi plan has an unexpected benefit back on Earth

NASA’s Moon WiFi plan has an unexpected benefit back on Earth

Keeping astronauts connected on the Moon might not seem like the obvious place to start when it comes to fixing WiFi back on Earth, but NASA is looking to how future space tech could help keep people connected back home. As plans for a permanent Moon base continue to develop, some of the infrastructure lessons there could fill in gaps for coverage in ill-equipped US cities.

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