Tech Hangover: Twitter is putting its foot down
Ok Twitter, we see you.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
Twitter launches labels, warnings on misleading COVID-19 information
Following Facebook and YouTube’s lead, Twitter is doing what they can to limit the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. This is a good thing.
Twitter Inc will add labels and warning messages on some tweets with disputed or misleading information about COVID-19, the company said on Monday, as part of a new approach to misinformation that will eventually extend to other topics. – Reuters
Newton Mail will be saved by fans after it was saved, and shut down again, by Essential
This will be the third time Newton Mail has been brought back to life. I honestly can’t keep up with this anymore.
Newton Mail is returning to life once again under new ownership, marking the unexpected third life for the premium email app. Newton Mail was originally set to shut down on April 30th after Essential — which previously owned the service — shut down earlier this year. – The Verge
Spotify officially launches a shared-queue feature called Group Session
Know when you’re at a party and there’s always that one person who wants to keep changing the tracks. Well, this is the feature Spotify is currently testing.
Spotify is introducing a new feature, Group Session, that will allow two or more of its Premium users in the same space to share control over the music being played. Essentially a “party mode” of sorts, Group Session participants can control what’s playing in real time as well as contribute to a collaborative playlist for the group. – TechCrunch
Tesla has already started making cars again at its California factory
Tesla began making cars again at its Fremont, California plant over the weekend despite an ongoing battle with local officials about whether it should remain closed during the pandemic, The Verge has learned. The company called back some of its workers and has completed around 200 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles, according to two current employees who spoke to The Verge on the condition of anonymity. – The Verge
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Which mechanical keyboard switch is best for gaming?
- When did mechanical keyboards first come out?
- Review: Auzai 15.6-inch USB-C Portable Display
- France is trialing facial recognition tech that checks if people are wearing face masks
- Stock up on some Apple Watch bands for as low as $7 each
- Twitch Roulette is a new tool that will hopefully help you find your next favorite streamer
- One of Aukey’s best wireless chargers is down to just $6 right now
- Quick, Doom Eternal is $20 off right now at Amazon
- A Thunderbolt flaw puts you at risk for local hacking – here’s how to check if you are affected
- Best Buy has a killer deal that scores you six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $45
- Get inside the mind of Elon Musk and other industry leaders for $159.99
- This new Spotify feature will show you when people start a song at the same time
- What is an opto-mechanical keyboard?
- How many years does a mechanical keyboard last?
- Google’s new Read Along app promotes reading while your child is stuck at home
- Here’s why Facebook, YouTube, and more are removing that dumb Plandemic video