Rivian delays first electric pickup deliveries to September

Rivian has delayed the first deliveries of its long-awaited electric pickup truck again, this time until September. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe broke the news to buyers in an email sent Friday morning. The Amazon and Ford-backed EV startup originally planned to start delivering its electric pickup, the R1T, and its SUV, the R1S, in 2020. …

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Xiaomi overtakes Apple as number two smartphone vendor for first time

Xiaomi is now the second largest smartphone vendor based on worldwide shipments in the second quarter of 2021, according to a new report from Canalys. The Chinese company captured 17 percent of global market share, according to the research firm, just behind Samsung’s 19 percent but ahead of Apple’s 14 percent. BBK’s Oppo and Vivo …

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Twitter adds captions to voice tweets more than a year after they first launched

Twitter is now rolling out captions for voice tweets, the company announced Thursday. Twitter first launched voice tweets in June 2020, but they were quickly criticized at the time by accessibility advocates for not having captions. Now, when you make a voice tweet (something you can only do on the iOS app right now), captions …

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Valve Unveils Steam Deck Gaming Handheld Powered by Arch Linux and KDE Plasma – 9to5Linux

Valve unveiled today Steam Deck, their latest gadget that dubs as a 7-inch handheld gaming PC powered by Arch Linux-based SteamOS and the KDE Plasma desktop environment. Steam Deck promises to put your entire Steam library in your pocket so you can play your favorite games wherever you go. The device is powerful enough to …

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How to Add or Remove an Admin from a Facebook Group

Managing a group on Facebook can be challenging if you’re doing everything by yourself. You need at least one other person to help you edit and publish your content, manage comments, members, and create reports based on page metrics.  Fortunately, Facebook lets you add people as admins or moderators of your group. The admin role …

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Self-driving startup Aurora will raise $2 billion in SPAC merger

Self-driving technology startup Aurora, which was founded by the former head of Google’s autonomous vehicle program, is the latest company to announce that it’s going public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company (or SPAC). The deal will give Aurora about $2 billion in new cash when it closes, which will help the startup …

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What a new book reveals about Facebook and Russian interference

As the second season of the great 2000s crime drama The Wire begins, Baltimore police detective Jimmy McNulty finds himself on a boat. After spending the previous season sounding the alarm about local drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, to the indifference and annoyance of his various superiors, McNulty is exiled to the city’s marine unit. (His …

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10 Best Security Extensions for Google Chrome

There are tons of Google Chrome extensions out there that can enhance your browser in various ways. They include specific extensions and tools for web designers, writers, gamers, and users who want to improve their productivity.  Some extensions can improve the user experience of absolutely anyone, like the security extensions for Google Chrome. These include …

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