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The Jack Dorsey funded social network Bluesky has finally opened its doors to everyone, but is it too late for it to overcome X/Twitter? Bluesky became available for everyone yesterday, ending the long waitlist and invite-only registrations. While Bluesky, a decentralized microblogging platform launched by former... Read more...
After 13-year-old Willis Gibson became the first-ever human player (read: not AI) to ‘beat’ the iconic video game Tetris, a news anchor unwittingly makes a fool of herself on live television. The young man had dedicated the game to his late father, who had passed just weeks prior. The news anchor in question is... Read more...
The site formerly known as Twitter is headed for a fee-based future. Weeks after owner Elon Musk suggested that X would move to a paid model, the social network has started testing a $1 yearly fee in select markets. The program is being branded in typical Musk fashion as "Not A Bot," but all it really verifies is that... Read more...
Elon Musk went live to a massive audience as he tested X's video game livestream capabilities. The X/Twitter CEO faced technical difficulties while playing Diablo IV's most difficult Tier 100 Nightmare dungeon. Musk took to X with a burner account, @cyb3rgam3r420, to test the waters with X's streaming service for... Read more...
Some used-phone sellers are trying to cash in on certain iPhone models still bearing the now-defunct Twitter logo, and for quite a load of money. With Elon Musk rebranding Twitter to X, something to match his sub-brands' naming convention, a trend to obtain older iPhones still with the Twitter app installed could be... Read more...
Ubisoft has addressed a concern that arose on social media over the company deleting inactive Ubisoft accounts. Gamers were fearful that if their account remained inactive for a period of time, they would lose all their games forever. This past weekend, a tweet set off a stampede of confusion and dread over whether... Read more...
Chronically online billionaire Elon Musk was forced to follow through on his proposed acquisition of Twitter late last year, and the site has changed dramatically in the intervening months. That has a lot of Twitter users searching for alternative social networks, and Meta just released one. The company's Threads app... Read more...
Forget about the cage match between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the real battle between these two technology moguls is for users in the high-stakes social media space. Only up until now, Musk, who owns Twitter, and Zuckerberg, who co-founded Meta/Facebook (which acquired Instagram), haven't directly competed with... Read more...
Twitter has made a lot of changes under Elon Musk, many of which have been unpopular with its users. The latest one continues the trend. Starting today, non-paying users can no longer use SMS two-factor authentication. There are other ways to secure your free account, but forcing users to turn off vital security... Read more...
In a galaxy not so far away, Xbox and Lucasfilm have launched an iconic giveaway of goodies coinciding with The Mandalorian Season 3 premiere. One lucky winner will receive a treasure trove of prizes, including a Mandalorian-themed Xbox Series X and Series S, a Grogu controller, and a hoodie. For the fans of the... Read more...
A metal sphere has become the focus of some humorous and wild claims as to what it might be on Twitter. Tweets have speculated that it might be a UFO, as well as a Godzilla egg. The huge metal ball has left police and residents in a Japanese coastal town perplexed as to its origins. Authorities have said they have... Read more...
Back in August of this year, an unknown actor operating under the username “devil” posted information relating to 5.4 million Twitter users for sale on BreachForums. This data included the email addresses and phone numbers tied to users’ accounts. Now, someone with the username “Ryushi” claims to be selling a similar... Read more...
One of Elon Musk's first decrees after acquiring Twitter was to restore many controversial accounts that were suspended under the old regime. That included Kanye West, or Ye as he now prefers, who was suspended just before Musk's acquisition for posting antisemitic content. However, it didn't take long for West to... Read more...
Twitter is still chugging along despite its shrinking workforce, and new owner Elon Musk continues to pop up and make promises almost whenever he's summoned. It can be hard to keep track of all the things Musk claims he's going to do, particularly since he started posting his every thought on Twitter. Now, the... Read more...
Hundreds of Twitter employees are said to be exiting the company following an ultimatum from Musk to work "long hours at high intensity" or leave. Elon Musk already fired half of the workforce, including top management, and introduced a new Twitter Blue subscription plan in a bid to make the company profitable since taking over. Twitter's Read more...
Musk's Twitter saga continues to evolve, as the company undergoes an extremely raucous 48 hours. The billionaire has been making some questionable changes in what he says are attempts to make the social media platform profitable. Since Elon Musk took over as Twitter CEO a little over two weeks ago, it seems as though each new day brings Read more...
Elon Musk is not taking bankruptcy off the table as the billionaire continues to try and make the social media platform profitable. The talk of possible bankruptcy also led to a few more top figures leaving the company. Musk seems to be throwing a lot of stuff at the wall in order to see what sticks entering his... Read more...
Billionaire Elon Musk has only owned Twitter for a few weeks, but there are already big changes afoot. Musk has been open about his dislike for Twitter's verification setup, which he referred to as a "lords & peasants system." His vision for the blue checkmark is starting to appear on the service, but not in a... Read more...
Elon Musk follows up his $44 billion buyout of Twitter by announcing his plans for charging more for Twitter Blue, a new video paywall feature, as well as teasing a possible Vine comeback. The billionaire is searching for ways to make the social media platform profitable. Musk finalized the deal to buyout Twitter... Read more...
NASA tweeted a photo of the Sun smiling, which left some reminiscing of the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie Ghostbusters. However, in this image the giant marshmallow looks to be getting ready to be placed on a giant s'mores cookie. The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) was the first mission to be... Read more...
Twitter has rolled out a test that presents a pop-up when some users attempt to screenshot a tweet. The prompt asks if the person would rather share the tweet or copy the link, instead of taking a screenshot. It's curious how the platform actually knows what you're doing on your phone though, isn't it?  Twitter... Read more...
It appears that the Elon Musk and Twitter drama may finally be coming to a close. In a tweet, Twitter announced that Musk intends to close the deal at $54.20 per share. Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter back in April of this year for over $41 billion, or $54.20 per share. At the time of the proposal... Read more...
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