• Adam Doud

Entering the Metaverse featuring Russell Holly from CNET



This week, we're taking a look at the Metaverse, such as it is. Facebook/Meta has made a big deal about the metaverse, and it seems to be the only one. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, other plans are in place, and it's going to take a while to sort everything out.


Plus, we've got a long-overdue look at the Swagtron Swagboard warrior Hoverboard, just in time for winter. Sorry about that.



Why the Chip Shortage Drags On and On … and On (Wired)

Why the Chip Shortage Drags On and On … and On (Ars Technica - repost)

WIRED (reposted by Ars Technica) has a deep dive into why the chip shortage is so bad. And by the way, it's really bad.

Pixel 6 Update Improves Fingerprint Scanner (Lifewire)

Remember how those "advanced security algorithms" were making the Google Pixel 6 fingerprint sensor slow? Well, Google fixed that.


Google reportedly cancels the Pixel Fold but hasn't given up on foldables (Android Central)

The rumored Pixel Fold has been rumored to have been cancelled, or maybe it was just a rumor in the first place?


New Teslas delivered with surprise missing USB ports due to parts shortages (Elektek)

Tesla delivered some new cars that were missing back seat USB-C ports, but the thing is, they didn't really tell all of the owners that.


Google launched a 'Fortnite Task Force' after Epic skipped the Play Store (Android Authority)

Google found a major security flaw in the Android Fortnite installer, but it has already been fixed (Android Police)

A few years ago, when Epic Games released an installer to bypass the app store, Google…didn't take it well.


Google Meet is raising its participant limit to an insane 500 people (Android Police)

Google Meet raised the number of participants to 500 in case you hate your employees and productivity.


The Behaviors and Attitudes of U.S. Adults on Twitter (Pew Research Center)

According to Pew Research, 97% of tweets on Twitter come from just 25% of users.


Apple announces Self Service Repair (Apple)

Apple Will Now Let iPhone Owners Repair Their Own Phones (Digital Trends)

Apple is going to let you repair your own iPhones. Seriously.


‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Recap: Season 4 Premiere, ‘Kobayashi Maru (TV Line)

Star Trek: Discovery started this week and if you're a T-Mobile subscriber, you can watch it for free.


That ‘real’ Disney lightsaber? You’ll never get to touch it (Verge)

Disney made a working lightsaber toy with a retractable blade, but you won't be allowed to touch it.

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