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Alex Cranz / Gizmodo:
Many Pebble customers are left without a warranty or technical support after the Fitbit acquisition   —  Pebble, one of the best-known smartwatch brands, is dead.  Rumors about the company's demise have been swirling since The Information reported a potential Fitbit buyout last week.
Dec 8, 2016, 9:55 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Some high-ranking Reddit moderators say they're losing hope in the site's future as users from the pro-Trump subreddit harass others, inflate vote counts, more   —  For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online.
Dec 1, 2016, 1:35 AMIn context
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Source: Facebook shelved an update to identify fake news stories because it would have disproportionately affected right-wing news sites   —  It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem.  Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant …
Nov 14, 2016, 11:48 AMIn context
Christina Warren / Gizmodo:
Surface Studio hands-on: thinner than an iMac, the display is beautiful and feels light when adjusting; Pen feels very responsive, and Dial is well integrated   —  The new Surface Studio is Microsoft's incredibly over-designed play at capturing the creative class that has been increasingly left behind …
Oct 26, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
William Turton / Gizmodo:
DNS provider Dyn is investigating and mitigating a third wave of DDoS attacks causing widespread outages across many popular sites in the US and Europe   —  Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning.
Oct 21, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Hudson Hongo / Gizmodo:
Trump backs Cruz in opposing transfer of Domain Name System to ICANN in October, claiming Internet freedom would be at risk   —  Back in December, Donald Trump suggested fighting terrorism online by “closing the internet in some way,” openly mocking potential First Amendment concerns.
Sep 22, 2016, 12:00 AMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Apple apparently bans specific search terms from iOS 10's Messages GIF search function after porn is displayed in results   —  Earlier today, our colleagues at Deadspin discovered something strange about the new gif search in iOS 10's iMessage: Inadvertently do the wrong search, for, say …
Sep 15, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Christina Warren / Gizmodo:
A week after “voluntary recall”, Galaxy Note7 owners still can't get info from Samsung or carriers about how and when their phones can be exchanged   —  Samsung's exchange program for Galaxy Note 7 has been a nightmare for customers so far.  —  A week after Samsung's “voluntary” …
Sep 11, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
William Turton / Gizmodo:
Amazon erroneously publishes page for iPhone 7 accessories before official announcement; page confirmed iPhone 7 Plus' dual-camera setup before reveal   —  It seems like Amazon just accidentally released its specialized page for iPhone 7 accessories—an hour before Apple was set to announce the new phone.
Sep 7, 2016, 12:43 PMIn context
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
GOP Sen. Thune sends letter to Zuckerberg asking for more details about curation of Facebook's Trending Topics; Facebook says it looks forward to cooperating   —  The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication …
May 10, 2016, 12:57 PMIn context

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