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February 24, 2020, 12:35 PM

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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Microsoft reveals more Xbox Series X details: 12 teraflops of GPU performance, up 2x from the Xbox One X; support for 8K gaming; and a “quick resume” feature  —  Next-generation Xbox boasts 12 teraflops GPU  —  Microsoft revealed new details on its next-generation console …
Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Huawei debuts Mate Xs with no Play Store access, 8-inch unfolded and 6.6-inch folded display, Kirin 990 5G chipset, and 8GB RAM, coming later in 2020 for €2,499  —  Huawei has officially unveiled its second-generation Mate Xs foldable and MatePad Pro 5G tablet at a behind closed doors launch event in Barcelona, Spain.
Shaun Nichols / The Register:
Safari will reportedly no longer accept new HTTPS certificates that are valid for more than 398 days beginning on September 1, down from 825 days  —  Keep your crypto below 398 days after September 1 and you're all good  —  Safari will, later this year, no longer accept new HTTPS certificates …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Inside the final days of HQ Trivia: an acquisition offer from media company Whistle died abruptly amid extreme animosity between founders, staff, and management  —  The app was America's favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air.  Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple will release its first ARM-based Mac in the first half of 2021, using an Apple designed chip instead of an Intel processor  —  Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new analyst note today and the most interesting part of the forecast is that Apple will release its first Mac with its own processor in the first half of 2021.
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Shubham Agarwal / Digital Trends:
A look at how tech giants are tailoring their offerings uniquely for India, where millions of new consumers will soon use the internet for the first time  —  India has been on the minds of many tech companies of late.  Most, however, end up running into a wall while trying to crack the secret …
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Michael Mandiberg / The Atlantic:
A global map of where the editors of the English version of Wikipedia live, from a dataset including 43M+ IP addresses associated with edits  —  Wikipedia matters.  In a time of extreme political polarization, algorithmically enforced filter bubbles, and fact patterns dismissed as fake news …
John Thornhill / Financial Times:
Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt raised over $10M in 2019 to operationalize Solid, an open source project to decentralize the web and give users control of their data  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee's start-up Inrupt to expand operational team and launch pilot projects  —  Inrupt, the start-up company founded …
Privacy International:
Tests find Facebook's Download Your Information tool gives users an incomplete and inconsistent list of advertisers who have uploaded their data to Facebook  —  In 2018, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook announced the “Download Your Information” feature allowing users …

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