The Morning After: Our readers reviewed Apple’s AirPods Pro

As usual, this Saturday email includes highlights from Friday and the rest of the week, but one of my favorites came in late last night. To celebrate its socially-distanced QuakeCon event this weekend — and encourage donations to several charities — Bethesda is making the original Quake free. Bethesda It’s usually only a few bucks…

Recommended Reading: The world of Lego interface panel design

Elizabeth Culliford and Gabriella Borter, Reuters Since the start of the global pandemic, Facebook has removed millions of posts that contained false or misleading COVID-19 claims or information. That was a tall task, but there were concrete details to rely on, with new info coming from scientists and other researchers at a rapid pace. When…

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US Army and Navy unban Twitch commenter who criticized the military

The Army’s letter was much shorter, merely telling the Knight Institute that it has approved its request to unban Uhl. It previously told Vice, however, that it’s “reinstating access for accounts previously banned for harassing and degrading behavior on its Twitch stream.” The Army is also returning to the platform after pausing its streaming activities…

Snag ‘Quake’ for free this weekend in the Bethesda Launcher

Fallout 76 – Up to 50% off DOOM Eternal – Up to 50% off The Elder Scrolls Online base game – 50% off (from 8/4 through 8/25 on all platforms except PlayStation, which will be from 8/5 through 8/19) The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor – 35% off The Elder Scrolls Online Crowns – 25-40% off…

To Avoid Backlash, Facebook Reportedly Relaxed Fact-Checking Standards on Conservative Pages

Photo: Denis Charlet (Getty Images) In an attempt to correct the perception of a small but very vocal minority that claims Facebook’s silencing conservative voices on its platforms, the company’s reportedly swung too far in the opposite direction and essentially gave a free pass to conservative pages to spew their bullshit online. Advertisement According to…

Fossil’s Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about to get a major update

The Wear OS-powered Gen 5 touchscreen smartwatches Fossil rolled out last year are about to get some upgrades. Their phone apps include avatars for contacts and quick access to key tools, as well as new battery modes that include custom profiles for stuff like working out and an extended mode that helps it reach 24…

Only J-Pop Can Save Aggretsuko Now

It’s about to get boppy in here.Screenshot: Netflix Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you’re craving. Poor Retsuko has spent two seasons of her hilarious and occasionally heartfelt anime series expelling her existential rage via the medium of heavy metal karaoke. But in the third season, it seems like…

The ’80s Called, and They Want This PC Back

Photo: Mediaworkstations Manhattan, 2020: You step out of your taxi minutes after the rain stops. Your square and heavy roller briefcase plops down into a small puddle by the curb. Don’t worry, the leather doesn’t get too wet, and the awesome piece of high-tech equipment inside isn’t damaged at all. Advertisement You extend the roller…