2021 October

Month: October 2021

3rd October, 2021

Help Your Kids Concentrate

With so much going on in the world, it’s no wonder some kids are easily distracted in school and at home. In any normal year, kids can struggle to remain on task. But this school year may be drastically different, with disruptions presenting brand new struggles. Concentration, like any skill,...

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3rd October, 2021

A new $20 billion bid for TikTok could see it purchased by rival Triller (and a giant investment firm)

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Bloomberg is reporting that TikTok-rival Triller and Centricus (a London-based global investment firm) are the latest suitors looking to buy TikTok’s US business with a $20 billion bid, joining Oracle and a recently combined Microsoft / Walmart effort to acquire the popular short-form...

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2nd October, 2021

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Kids are spending more and more time online, and safety is a serious concern for many parents. We’ve got some great tips on what to talk to your kids about when it comes to keeping them safe online.   Personal Information Know what information should not be given out. Passwords,...

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2nd October, 2021

It’s Halloween, so here are some mischievous skeletons

Animation: Andre Zimmermann Everyone focuses on what’s blowing up on TikTok, but here’s something that’s been getting a bit of attention over on Byte: some playful little skeletons. Over the past month, designer Andre Zimmermann has been posting short looping clips of meddlesome skeletons getting into low-stakes hijinks, like running...

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2nd October, 2021

You won’t be able to watch HBO on Amazon’s channels platform starting next year

Amazon and HBO-owner WarnerMedia finally came to an agreement this week to bring HBO Max to Amazon Fire TV devices, nearly six months after the streaming service first launched. But as part of that agreement, Amazon will be removing HBO from Amazon’s Prime Video Channels selection starting next year, according...

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2nd October, 2021

iPhone 12 camera replacement issues could hint at further restrictions on third-party Apple repairs

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s latest iPhone 12 smartphone appears to be even more difficult for third-party companies to repair, according to a report from iFixit. Specifically, the new phone appears to run into issues if a user replaces the camera module, which renders the cameras almost...

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1st October, 2021

Amazon’s fall Alexa hardware event is set for September 24th

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon’s fall Alexa hardware event is scheduled for September 24th at 1PM ET. It’s not clear exactly what might be revealed at the event — an invite sent to The Verge only said that Amazon’s Devices and Services team would be sharing “some...

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