Restaurants, bars scramble for propane amid…

A scramble is on as restaurant and bar managers trying to keep customers warm outside this winter try to maintain a steady supply of propane for space heaters

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced. The highly-anticipated game will be released on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021. In 'New Pokémon Snap,' players will be a photographer on an ecological survey in the Lental region. As you zoom around in a self-driving vehicle taking pictures of Pokémon, . Lental region expert Professor Mirror will evaluate your snaps as part of your score. You can also interact with Pokémon by throwing them Fluffruit. The original 'Pokémon Snap' game was released in 1999 for Nintendo 64. Pokémon is also celebrating its 25th anniversary

After Twitter Dumped Trump, a Big Drop in…

If you're wondering what effect "deplatforming"—ie, taking away someone's megaphone, especially online—has on the spread of misinformation, a recent ban is seeing some interesting results. The Washington Post reports that, per analytics firm Zignal Labs, false claims about election fraud plummeted 73% across multiple social-media sites in the...

Bus driver in dramatic bridge plunge says it…

The driver of a New York City tandem bus that plunged off a bridge this week is blaming the dramatic crash on mechanical failure

Twitter Suspends GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Twitter has been suspending accounts left and right as it cracks down on the QAnon conspiracy theory , and one pretty big name is included in the 70,000 suspensions so far: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia congresswoman has endorsed QAnon, and has also tweeted claims of widespread election fraud....

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YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days

YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days. The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week. After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. , YouTube, via statement. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days, YouTube, via statement. The specific content that violated YouTube's policies was not specified. The company also said that it would be "indefinitely disabling comments" on the account. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have also suspended Trump's accounts. In response to the censorship, Trump said the tech companies' actions were a "horrible thing for our country and to our country."

Employees of Tech Giants Vote to Unionize

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for big tech, from antitrust lawsuits to figuring out the post-covid future. Adding to it is the wave of unionization efforts we're seeing from employees of companies like Google and Amazon. SignalFire Principal Investor and Head of Content, Josh Constine, joined Cheddar to discuss.

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic…

State media says Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has conducted a drill using anti-warship ballistic missiles in the Indian Ocean

New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda…

New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda and Lucasfilm. Bethesda will collaborate with Lucasfilm Games and 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' developers Machine Games. A teaser was shared on Twitter. in which a hand picks up Indiana Jones' trademark hat, revealing a whip on a desk. One day before the game's announcement, Disney relaunched the Lucasfilm Games brand. 'Indiana Jones' video games date back to a 1982 Atari 2600 release and two adventure games from the late '80s and early '90s. 'Lego Indiana Jones 2' was released in 2009. A fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie will be released in 2022

Parler Is Back Online

Parler is back. The website for the controversial social network was online again as of Sunday afternoon, CNN reports, indicating it has found a hosting service after Amazon Web Services gave it the boot, though it's not clear which host that might be. "Hello world, is this thing on?" reads...

Insider Q&A: Mark Weinstein, MeWe's anti-Facebook…

MeWe is a 4-year-old, full-featured social media company positioned as an anti-Facebook

Want to Cancel Amazon Prime? Prepare for an…

Consumer watchdogs in the US and Europe have filed complaints against Amazon, claiming the company makes it too difficult to cancel Prime membership. A report from the Norwegian Consumer Council finds a "deliberate attempt to confuse and frustrate customers" looking to cancel the streaming service that also comes with free...

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Twitter Bans Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

Twitter Bans , Over 70,000 , QAnon Accounts . The move was made in the wake of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week. Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts, Twitter, via blog post. These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service. , Twitter, via blog post. In some cases, these actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands. , Twitter, via blog post. Earlier this week, President Trump was also permanently suspended from the platform "due to the risk of further incitement of violence." . Facebook and Instagram took similar actions against the president. Facebook also announced the removal of posts containing the phrase, "stop the steal,". because there is an "ongoing risk of violence associated with the term"

Stocks Close Lower as Investors Digest…

Stocks closed lower to end a volatile week on Wall Street, just one day after President-Elect Biden unveiled his plan for a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Megan Horneman, Director of Portfolio Strategy at Verdence Capital Advisors, explains the causes of the volatility we saw from the markets this week.

Extremists exploit a loophole in social…

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol

Facebook Is Removing All Content Mentioning 'Stop…

Facebook Is Removing All Content, Mentioning 'Stop the Steal'. Facebook announced the decision on Monday via a blogpost. We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordination Harm Police from Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. But with continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. Facebook has also suspended President Donald Trump's account at least until after the inauguration

Dating Apps Kick Off Rioters

Dating apps are conducting their own investigations of the attack on the US Capitol last week, identifying and removing anyone who joined the riot. The apps also are being used by customers as a tool to identify those who were in the mob, the Washington Post reports, with men and...

EU regulator: Hackers 'manipulated' stolen…

The European Union’s drug regulator says that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers by hackers have been not only leaked to the web, but “manipulated.”

Joe Biden Has a New Twitter Account

A big transition will be happening on Twitter as well as in the White House on Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden was on Friday issued the Twitter account @PresElectBiden , and it will become the @POTUS account at 12:01pm on Jan. 20, the BBC reports. Unlike when Barack Obama's official account...

Quibi’s Library Is Headed to the Roku Channel

Quibi’s Library Is Headed to the Roku Channel. After six months of operation, Quibi announced it was shutting down back in October. On Dec. 8, Roku announced it was picking up the now-defunct streamer's star-studded content. Over 75 former Quibi shows will be available. The Roku Channel will soon be home to Emmy-nominated and popular shows, such as #FreeRayshawn, Chrissy’s Court, Die Hart, Dummy, Flipped, Most Dangerous Game, Punk’d, Reno 911!, Survive, and more, .., Roku, via blog. ... featuring stars including, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Nicole Richie, Chrissy Teigen, Lena Waithe, and many others. , Roku, via blog. The short-form videos will appear for free on the Roku Channel sometime in 2021. 'The Wall Street Journal' reports that Roku paid "significantly less" than $100 million in the deal

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How The Coronavirus Highlighted The Benefits of…

James Burgess, CEO of Wing, joins Cheddar to discuss the role drones play in supporting public health and how people's perspective on drones changed amid COVID-19.

Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for…

As states across the U.S. roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, senior citizens are scrambling to figure out how to sign up to get their shots

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Indefinitely’ Bans Donald Trump…

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Indefinitely’ Bans Donald Trump From Facebook. On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that President Donald Trump had been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Trump’s accounts will remain banned for “at least” the next two weeks and possibly “indefinitely.” . Zuckerberg said his decision was due to the “shocking events” that occurred in the Capitol on Wednesday. . His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world, Mark Zuckerberg, via Facebook. He accused Trump of using his remaining time in office to “undermine” the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden. . Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules … But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government, Mark Zuckerberg, via Facebook. By removing Trump from the platforms, Zuckerberg hopes to ensure that Inauguration Day comes and goes “peacefully.” . The priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms. , Mark Zuckerberg, via Facebook. Twitter and Snapchat similarly suspended Trump’s accounts on Wednesday. Shopify has also "terminated" all stores affiliated with Trump, . as the platform prohibits the promotion of "organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause."