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Seventeen states sue Trump administration over new student visa guidelines

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Seventeen states and Washington, DC have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy that would prevent international students who are taking online courses from remaining in the US. ICE’s guidelines, announced on July 6th, stated that in order to remain in the country for the fall 2020 semester,...

You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement

The iPhone “batterygate” saga was one of the bigger controversies that Apple has ever faced. Apple’s throttling of iPhones with aging batteries prompted a class action lawsuit, and now you can register to get your chunk of the settlement that was reached earlier this year. Per MacRumors, there’s now a website where US consumers who owned an affected...

Twitch unbans Trump after two-week suspension for ‘hateful conduct’

Twitch has unbanned President Donald Trump, two weeks after suspending his account for “hateful conduct.” Trump’s account, which was used to broadcast new and past campaign rallies, was banned for racist comments made by the president on two occasions. Twitch pointed to remarks at his recent rally in Tulsa, where he referred to criminals as “hombre[s],”...

Fisker wants to use Volkswagen’s EV platform to power its electric SUV

Image: Fisker Inc. EV startup Fisker Inc. wants to power its first SUV with Volkswagen’s mass-manufactured modular electric vehicle platform, or “MEB,” and it says it is in talks with the German automaker to do just that. In fact, the prototype SUV that Fisker Inc. revealed at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show was built on the MEB platform. Fisker...

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a new Clone Wars spinoff coming to Disney Plus in 2021

Disney Plus is getting a new animated Star Wars series called Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is set to debut on the streaming service in 2021. The new show is a spinoff of the recently concluded The Clone Wars animated series, which finished its run on Disney Plus earlier this year. Like The Clone Wars, Rebels, and the live-action The Mandalorian,...

Shoppers are suing over mandatory mask rules, but doctors don’t buy it

Photo by Stefan Sauer / picture alliance via Getty Images With coronavirus cases spiking across the US, public health officials are urging the population to wear masks in all public areas, a simple measure that could limit the spread of the disease. But while 20 states now have some kind of mask requirement in place, the new rules have been difficult...

Google’s Pixel Buds now available in more countries, including Australia, Canada, and the UK

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google announced on Monday that its second-generation Pixel Buds are now available in more countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and the UK. The true wireless headphones have only been available in the US since their April 27th release date. Google also said...

TikTok’s problems are all about China — and they’ll be hard to fix

Photo by Su Weizhong / Visual China Group via Getty Images TikTok has become an avatar of the tech world’s China anxieties, but is there any way out? Continue reading…

This week’s summer gaming event: Google’s next Stadia Connect

Image: Summer Game Fest Even though E3, Gamescom, and other summer gaming events have become online-only or outright canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has already been a lot of gaming news this summer. We finally know what the PlayStation 5 looks like and some of the games coming to the system, for example, and we’ve been given previews...

Google just put a photo of the Pixel 4A on its store

Image: Google Where is Google’s Pixel 4A? Sitting right on the company’s online store, as it turns out. Google seems to have mistakenly published an image of the Pixel 4A on its Canadian store. The text says “Nest Wifi,” but uh... that’s no Nest Wifi. The phone has already leaked extensively over the last few months, but this is a marketing render...

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