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Facebook threatens to block all news in Australia

Facebook users in Australia could lose their ability to share news on the social network, the company is warning. The threat is the result of a proposed law from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that would require Facebook an…
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Eero will now block ads on your home network for just $2.99 per month

Eero is a pretty powerful mesh network system that was recently scooped up by Amazon. So far we haven’t seen any drastic changes in Eero’s software or hardware, with the router sticking to its premium price point. But one thing that made Eero unique was its Eero Plus subscription, which runs $ 9.99 per month and […]

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AT&T and T-Mobile announce joint effort to block more robocalls to your phone

T-Mobile and AT&T are probably two of the unlikeliest partners to team up for literally anything, but we’re about to see what it’s like anyway. It’s not like they’re partnering together for anything really business-related, anyway, and it’s got nothing to do with mergers between the two of them or any other carrier this time. […]

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AT&T will automatically block fraud calls for new customers

AT&T is making quick use of FCC rules explicitly allowing carriers to block robocalls by default. The network will start automatically blocking fraud calls (and issuing suspected spam call alerts) for new phone customers as a matter course, at n…
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The next version of Chrome could block resource-hogging ads

Browsing the internet is excellent until you happen across a site with intrusive adverts that hog the resources on your device, causing the page to either load at a snail’s pace and sometimes even completely fail to load. Google is reportedly on the case, though, with a new feature called “Heavy Ad Intervention” that may […]

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Sony’s mobile division might be on the chopping block

It’s not much of a surprise that Sony’s mobile division has never done very well relative to the rest of the industry, and it’s been a rumor for quite some time that the company will drop out of the smartphone game entirely. The move would make sense, especially considering it has recently been losing more […]

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[TA Deals] Block those annoying robocalls with a 1-year subscription to Call Control Premium (33% off)

By now you’re probably like the rest of us and you’re getting spammed with robocalls multiple times throughout the day. It’s pretty rare that I don’t get at least one per day, but on average I’d bet that number is closer to half a dozen or so. As frustrating as it is, there’s a solution […]

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Facebook tests the ability to block certain words on your wall

If you're looking to keep certain content from ever appearing on your Facebook wall, there might be a feature in the pipeline for you. Computer science student Jane Manchun Wong discovered code on Facebook that appears to show the company is testing…
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Bragi asks court to block sales of OnePlus ‘Dash’ products

Bragi isn't willing to wait for the court to resolve its dispute over OnePlus' use of the word "Dash." The audio device maker has filed for a preliminary injunction that would block OnePlus from using the Dash name in association with its products w…
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Judge rejects Lime request to block e-scooter rivals in San Francisco

Lime just lost a last-minute bid to delay the launch of San Francisco's electric scooter pilot program. A judge has denied the company's request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked Skip and Scoot from launching their services i…
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[TA Deals] Take 34% off this DIY Building Block Fly ‘n Drive Drone!

Drones are fun, and building blocks are fun. Why not combine the two? That’s exactly what you get with the DIY Building Block Fly ‘n Drive drone, which combines a remote controlled drone that you’re able to build on top of with your own building blocks, like LEGO. Includes 2.4GHz transmitter for long-range flight control […]

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States vow to block any vehicle emissions standards rollback

California isn't the only state that will openly defy the White House if it rolls back any of the vehicle emission standards set by the Obama administration. The attorneys general of New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington District of Columbia, I…
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How to block phone calls on your Android phone

Telemarketer or persistent won’t leave you alone? Here’s how to block calls on an Android smartphone, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number and Extreme Call Blocker.

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South Carolina may charge a fee to remove a porn block from new devices

A South Carolina Representative proposed a change to the state’s Human Trafficking Prevention Act requiring porn-blocking software to be installed on new, internet-connected devices. Owners will be required to pay a fee to deactivate the block.

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Gmail now lets you banish annoying senders with new ‘block’ button

Not before time, Google has finally rolled out a “block” feature for Gmail enabling users to avoid emails from annoying senders in just a couple of taps. An “unsubscribe” button has also landed, allowing for better management of unwanted newsletters.

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Cooling down the house: A new smart glass could block both heat and light

University of Texas at Austin professor Delia Milliron and her team are working on a material that can block 90 percent of near-infrared rays and 80 percent of the sun’s visible light, which should help keep homes cooler.

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