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A Eulogy for the iPod (and the 2000s)

I can’t say that the iPod was the single most important piece of technology in my lifetime. It’s not true. Not even for me, personally. High speed Internet, increasingly tiny computer chips, the smartphone, Twitter, the CPAP machine — all of these have more hold over my daily life than…

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Tumblr Users Baffled After Latest Wave of Content Bans

Tumblr was once a land of unfiltered expression — a lush HTML community garden where budding creatives from all fields could share their pieces, converse, or just laugh at funny images as they scroll. However, due to a series of abrupt and poorly announced content bans, the crops are dying,…

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Epic vs. Apple: An Explainer

This week, Fortnite developer Epic Games went to court against tech giant Apple over what Epic alleges are unfair business practices. If you are confused about what lead to this point, we’re here to offer a handy-dandy explainer that will get updated as the trial proceeds. How It Started Fortnite, which is…

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Valve Politely Asks To Be Left Alone After Apple Subpoena

It’s been about six months since Epic Games and Apple began their legal dispute about Apple taking a cut of in-game purchases on iOS devices after Fortnite was pulled from the storefront. Since then, Apple has revoked Epic Games’ access to iOS development tools. Epic also hosted has hosted an in-game…

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Apple And Valve Might Be Making An Augmented Reality Headset

After Airpods and Apple Watch, consumer product fans have wondered what the next frontier for Apple is. The answer may come from an unexpected place — an augmented reality headset, made in conjunction with American gaming supercorp Valve. As reported by Diginews via industry sources, Apple and Valve are rumored to…

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Late Lunch September 13, 2019: Half Billion Flo

John’s unbelievably tired today. He was up super early preordering the new iPhone. Niki talks about Borderlands 3, which is a video game you can play now. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up…

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Late Lunch September 11, 2019: Dick Tracy Hanson

New set, NEW RULES, BABY. That’s right, Late Lunch has a couch now and a license to get psyched for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Apple products! Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up…

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There’s a New ChuChu Rocket! Game and I’m Furious

A new Chu Chu Rocket! game was quietly announced today, in a press release from Apple detailing its new Apple Arcade subscription service. It’s called ChuChu Rocket! Universe, and we need to talk about it. As of right now, we don’t know a ton about the game. According to Apple’s…

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Apple Special Event Highlights: iPhone 11 Pro, Arcade, Watch Series 5, and More

Apple’s Special Event for September brought expected announcements of new iPhones and details about its Apple Arcade service. We also got updates about how Apple’s specific subscription services will work and when they’ll be available. In a minor surprise for some folks, Tim Cook announced the iPhone 11 Pro, a…

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