Any week that allows me to talk in any small way about Bob Ross is a good week. Such is the case with this week’s deals roundup, where you’ll find the man himself along with deals on everything from The Witness on iOS to fancy 4K TVs, with a few choice game discounts along the way.
As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started.
Pick up a huge amount of classic Star Wars titles this week with GOG’s current batch of sale offers. Everything from Shadows of the Empire to The Force Unleashed is here – but let’s face it, you’re all here to buy TIE Fighter, right?
YouTube might bring one of its mobile apps' most useful multitasking features to the desktop version. The platform has started testing picture-in-picture playback on desktop, a feature that continues playing your video inside a small floating panel w…
Brian Acton, who co-founded WhatsApp and sold it to Facebook for $19 billion, sent out a short tweet in which he said, “It is time.”
Gaming consumers in the United States are dropping money on hardware and games even as February had a dearth of earth-shattering new releases. The industry is so hot right now, that it can’t help but generate year-over-year growth with $995 million in total sales, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That’s up 23 percent f…Read More
Given the amount of personal information we post onto Facebook, it’s not surprising that the social media platform is a treasure trove of user data that could be used to sell to marketing companies, advertisers, researchers, and so on. In fact this is something that Facebook recently found themselves in hot water over regarding its data sharing practices.
So much so that WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has decided to join the #DeleteFacebook movement. Posting on Twitter, Acton wrote that “It’s time” to delete Facebook, which is interesting considering that Facebook actually owns WhatsApp in what was one of the biggest acquisitions of all time when Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion back in 2014.
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It is time. #deletefacebook
— Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018
However it should be noted that Acton had left WhatsApp in 2017 and formed his own nonprofit foundation and also invested a good $50 million into Signal, a messaging app designed to focus on user privacy and encryption. That being said, the #Delete movement has been known to cause quite a bit of damage to reputations in the past.
For example there was that time in the #DeleteUber campaign which saw 200,000 Uber accounts deleted, which in turn allowed Uber’s competitor Lyft to see an increase in app downloads. With regards to Facebook’s data collection practices, the company is expected to face a probe by the Federal Trade Commission, but exactly what will become of it remains to be seen.
YouTube is making it easier for you to broadcast a livestream right from your desktop with a handy new update to its site. Instead of fiddling with an encoder app, you’ll only need Chrome and a webcam. Simply visit youtube.com/webcam, or click on the “Go live” button in the site’s header, and you’ll be able to fire up your stream in seconds. With that, the company hopes that more beauty vloggers and product reviewers will take to going live in addition to posting videos. YouTube also notes that it’ll soon support other browsers, and also add support for livestreaming straight…
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Remember earlier this month when Audible launched on Sonos, only it turned out it didn’t and it was all a cruel mistake? That changed today with the actual, official, guaranteed-real-this-time launch of Audible support for Sonos speakers, making it easy for users of both products to listen to their audiobooks through their sound system. Audible spent a very short time … Continue reading
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Ralph Peters, a retired Lt. Col. for the army and until recently a Fox News strategic analyst, decided to leave his post at the station after finally having a moment of clarity.
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Peters’ departure was first reported by BuzzFeed News, which obtained a copy of an email announcing his departure and detailing his reasoning to his colleagues.
“Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers,” Peters wrote in the email. “Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed.” Read more…
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