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Twitter dark mode changes messed up some users’ preferences

Twitter dark mode changes messed up some users’ preferences

Twitter has surprisingly stood the test of time, given how slow it has been to make changes, especially the changes that users beg for (looking at you, Edit Tweet). When it does make changes, they are often not in users' favor or to their liking. Now it seems that these two paths have unfortunately crossed, with changes to Twitter's dark theme, which took ages for the social network to implement, has been messed up by a change that few users probably asked for anyway.

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Comcast delays controversial Internet data cap expansion until July

Comcast delays controversial Internet data cap expansion until July

Comcast is delaying its controversial Internet data cap expansion plan until later this summer. The company had announced its plan to implement the data cap in these markets back in November, originally planning to roll them out at the beginning of 2021. However, a new agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General has delayed the data caps, as well as establishing a few other changes.

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A new Nintendo multiplayer server system, at last

A new Nintendo multiplayer server system, at last

This week Nintendo added a new multiplayer server system to their game universe. This is the first time Nintendo's had a new server in the past decade (or so). If you've played a multiplayer game on a Nintendo gaming console or portable gaming device in the past decade, you've likely used "NEX." Soon, Nintendo's games aplenty will be using NPLN.

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Comcast’s most affordable internet plan just got a big speed boost

Comcast’s most affordable internet plan just got a big speed boost

Those on Comcast Internet Essentials are getting some good news, with the ISP's low-income plan doubling its speed for the same price. Launched in 2011, and then extended indefinitely in 2014, Internet Essentials had until now been offering 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up.

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Google search results added with more info about the site

Google search results added with more info about the site

At some point, everyone has searched Google looking for information on a subject. Typically, search results bring up results from major retailer websites, national newspapers, and others that are well known. Search results also tend to bring up information from other available sites that may be new to users conducting the search. Google says that users can use the search engine itself for additional research about those unknown websites.

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PSA: Don’t show off images of your COVID-19 vaccine card online

PSA: Don’t show off images of your COVID-19 vaccine card online

It's human nature to share things from our lives with others online -- and given how hard it is to resist the temptation of sharing one's latest meal on social media, it's not surprising that people may want to post a picture of their COVID-19 vaccine card once they get it. Unfortunately, doing so could be problematic for both self and society.

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Perl.com domain for programming language hijacked, tied to malware actors

Perl.com domain for programming language hijacked, tied to malware actors

Those familiar with the geekier side of the tech industry will probably be familiar with the many programming languages behind the world's most popular software. There's Java that's used for Android, C# from Microsoft, and C and C++ that underlies many high-performance applications from server to games to those that control rockets and satellites. When it comes to the Web and the invisible layers of the Internet, however, the venerable Perl has been one of the languages of choice and it has now experienced a rather major setback that could put many of its users at risk from hackers.

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Facebook newsletter feature for writers tipped to take on Substack

Facebook newsletter feature for writers tipped to take on Substack

Facebook is reportedly working on its own newsletter feature and it may launch by this summer, at least according to a new report. The upcoming offering is described as featuring 'newsletter tools' that will be aimed at writers, ones who may currently turn to platforms like Substack and Patreon to get funding from their readers.

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YouTube Clips tests Twitch-like video snippet sharing

YouTube Clips tests Twitch-like video snippet sharing

YouTube remains the world's biggest video-sharing site even with the likes of Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram eating away some parts of that pie. Despite the platform's goal of maximizing engagement, especially with money-making YouTubers, it has been criticized at times for being slow on innovating new features and implementing much-needed ones. Lately, however, it has been testing out features that are eerily similar to some other platforms' features and its latest clearly takes a page out of Twitch's clip-sharing functionality.

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Facebook may tweak News Feed to reduce political content

Facebook may tweak News Feed to reduce political content

Facebook may adjust its News Feed to show users fewer political posts, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during the company's most recent earnings call. Facebook has long faced criticism over misinformation spread on its platform, something the company has taken steps to address, but some users say it isn't enough.

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Robinhood GameStop purchase block includes AMC and other “volatile” stock

Robinhood GameStop purchase block includes AMC and other “volatile” stock

Popular trading platform Robinhood has blocked trades of GameStop, AMC, and other stock this week, after the markets fluctuated widely with Reddit-fueled purchases. GameStop surged to $376 a share on Wednesday, one of a number of stocks including BlackBerry and Nokia that saw above-average interest driving their prices sky-high.

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Trading platforms outage hits Robinhood, TD-Ameritrade & more amid Gamestop volatility

Trading platforms outage hits Robinhood, TD-Ameritrade & more amid Gamestop volatility

Major trading platforms like Robinhood, TD-Ameritrade, E-Trade and more are seeing intermittent outages this morning, with users unable to log into their accounts as the stock market undergoes its weirdest week in a long time. The downtime - which also reportedly affects Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, and more - comes as Gamestop stock ($GME) surges for bizarre reasons, and AMC looks to be about to see the same turbulence.

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