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September 3, 2022

Facebook ‘Repeatedly and Intentionally’ Violated Washington’s Political Ad Law, Judge Rules

The Seattle Times reports: Meta, Facebook’s parent company, repeatedly and intentionally violated Washington campaign-ad transparency law and must pay penalties yet to be determined, a judge […]
September 3, 2022

Thousands of US Theatres are Offering $3 Movie Tickets Today

“Every movie, every showtime, every format — $3.00” announces the web site for America’s “National Cinema Day.” UPI explains: While not all theaters will be participating […]
September 3, 2022

Google Launches Third-Party Play Store Billing Pilot, But Only Cuts Fees By 4%

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google is slowly opening up the Play Store’s billing policies. The “user choice billing” pilot program that […]
September 3, 2022

Death Valley Sets Record For Hottest September Day On the Planet

Death Valley set a new record for the hottest September day anywhere on the planet when its Furnace Creek thermometer hit 127 degrees on Thursday. CBS […]
September 3, 2022

Frank Drake, Astronomer Famed For Contributions To SETI, Has Died

On Friday, the family of astronomer Frank Drake announced that he passed away peacefully at 92 in his California home, near the site of his final […]
September 2, 2022

Scientists Turn Plastic Into Diamonds In Breakthrough

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: More than a billion miles away from Earth, on the ice giants of Neptune and Uranus, diamonds are […]
September 2, 2022

California Passes Law Requiring Companies to Post Salary Ranges on Job Listings

Earlier this week, California passed a law requiring all employers based or hiring in the state to post salary ranges on all job listings. The law […]
September 2, 2022

EU Wants Smartphones, Tablets To Be Repairable For At Least 5 Years

The European Commission is advocating new rules for mobile phone and tablet repairability. PC Magazine reports: Draft proposals published this week would require manufacturers to make […]
September 2, 2022

Lenovo Announces Consumer AR Glasses That Can Tether To iPhones

Lenovo is finally selling AR glasses for consumers with the recently-announced Lenovo Glasses T1, which Ars Technica’s Scharon Harding got to demo. Here’s an excerpt from […]