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April 8, 2022, 8:15 PM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google partners with iFixit to sell spare parts for devices going back to 2017's Pixel 2, in Australia, Canada, the US, and European countries “later this year”  —  Spare parts going back to the Pixel 2 will be available  —  Google has become the latest manufacturer to partner …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Users embrace “algospeak”, like saying “unalive” instead of dead, to bypass content moderation filters on platforms like TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch  —  “Algospeak” is becoming increasingly common across the Internet as people seek to bypass content moderation filters …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
A book excerpt examines how a law enforcement operation to take down the largest child sex abuse website, using Chainalysis tools, showed bitcoin was traceable  —  They thought their payments were untraceable.  They couldn't have been more wrong.  The untold story of the case that shredded the myth of Bitcoin's anonymity.
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
The European Parliament votes to adopt a Right to Repair proposal, adding a requirement to increase warranty periods, and make it a key EU initiative for 2022  —  The European Union has taken a further step toward implementing Right to Repair laws, with the latest vote backing proposals …
Betty Hou / Bloomberg:
TSMC beats with a record ~$17B in Q1 revenue, up 36% YoY, due to higher demand for smartphone, computer, and car chips as the prolonged shortage raised prices  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. revenue rose to a record in the first quarter on demand for chips used in smartphones …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Axie Infinity's economics make little sense and are reminiscent of a Ponzi scheme, but its community's strength and engagement could sustain the game long term  —  Last year, Axie Infinity was touted as one of the best candidates for a mainstream blockchain app.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple published and quickly removed a support document to its website that revealed the company is working on a 35W dual USB-C port power adapter  —  A support document briefly published to Apple's website and seen by 9to5Mac reveals that the company is working on a new 35W Dual USB-C Port Power Adapter...
Clarence Leong / Wall Street Journal:
FactSet: revenue growth at China's tech giants is slowing; the average target for Meituan's shares fell 20%+ in March, while Tencent and JD's targets fell 10%+  —  Beijing's anti-Covid measures are likely to exacerbate a slowdown in revenue growth for companies including Alibaba and Meituan
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus review: excellent displays, useful integrations with other Samsung devices, but the Android tablet app ecosystem remains rough  —  The tablet for Samsung phone owners  —  If you've been looking for a tablet to complement your Android phone, for many years, your choices have been few and far between.
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Activision Blizzard will convert all its 1,100 temporary and contingent QA workers to full-time employees on July 1 and raise the minimum hourly rate to $20  —  Nearly 1,100 temp game testers are getting full-time jobs with benefits  —  Activision Blizzard has just announced that all temporary …

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