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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. Getty Images Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around […]


Here’s why (and how) we’ll see gaming’s influence span across industries, regions, and more in 2021.

Gaming has been—and will continue to be—more pervasive across all kinds of areas: B2B content (for businesses), new consumer content (like concerts), and even the film industry (blockbuster movies). In 2021, we’ll see even more new use cases permeating all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Whether it’s connecting game developers across the globe, […]

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Salsa made with a drill, and more: TikTok offers glimpses of life during the Texas storm

The videos show water rushing through broken ceilings into darkened rooms. Food heated over open flame. Hungry and enterprising home cooks making condiments with power tools. No, these aren’t scenes from the latest dystopian sci-fi thriller. They’re TikToks from Texas, where winter storms have stranded millions without water or power. The videos, which offer the […]

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Can esports make you more productive at work? IBM, Walmart and others think yes.

Amazon launches a desperate Zerg rush on Facebook. Microsoft crushes Capital One with a well-timed D.Va self-destruct. Just a typical day in the Corporate Esports Association (CEA), an organization that bills itself as a modern take on the traditional company softball league. But for the employees participating in these matches, esports are more than just […]