Exerting any amount of control over the internet seems impossible, but Google has finally thrown a lifeline to frustrated families. On Wednesday, Google announced that minors (or their parents or guardians) can request that their pictures be removed from image searches. Google announced that it would do this in August, but now there's a way to actually get it done. Companies or scammers may scrape social media accounts and then re-purpose those pictures to create fake online identities, or for other unauthorized uses. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen recently asserted that Instagram knowingly jeopardizes the mental health of young women.
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When Lox Club burst onto the dating app scene in 2020 as the app "for Jews with ridiculously high standards," I was intrigued. Like other "exclusive" dating apps such as Raya and The League, Lox Club requires an application to get in. It boasted a 20,000 person waitlist earlier this year, according to a spokesperson at the time. Lox Club lured me in a way that other membership-based apps or Jewish dating apps like JDate and JSwipe didn't. This was partly for the promise of matches with similar life and cultural experiences (the name instantly reminded me of my mom topping her schmeared bagels with lox).
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Google's latest Pixel 6 phones are fun. Just look at their design, both within and without: There's the two-tone color scheme on back that seems as if it were pulled from an inspiration board filled with Starburst fruit chew hues. There's that eye-catching rear camera module, now so fanciful and conspicuous as to be immediately iconic, which was likely the intended point. Their Gorilla Glass-sandwiched bodies are free from blemishes in the form of unsightly fingerprint sensors and front-facing notches. They're impossibly thin yet rounded and smooth, and feel appropriately soft and light in hand as phones should be.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy took me by surprise. I've played plenty of games over the years that boast thematically appropriate mechanics, but I can't recall any that slid this easily into a story-driven action game. On its surface, Guardians should feel immediately familiar to Marvel fans of all stripes, including those raised on a diet of only MCU movies. The titular super-team's lineup and interpersonal dynamics in many ways mirror those we've seen in director James Gunn's films. That means lots of contentious sniping between Peter Quill aka Star-Lord and Rocket, whose disagreements always seem like they're on the brink of tearing the team apart.
Tesla has rolled back the latest version of its Full Self-Driving car software, from version 10.3 back to version 10.2. The Full Self-Driving (FSD) is optional software that enables a number of autonomous driving features in Tesla cars (though it does not really enabled autonomous driving without driver supervision). The company released it as limited beta software to eligible U.S. drivers in October 2020, causing controversy as some experts feared that this puts other traffic participants at risk. On Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that there was an issue with "left turns at traffic lights" in the 10.3 version of FSD. On Sunday, he followed up by saying that the company is temporarily rolling back FSD to version 10.3. "This is to be expected with beta software.
I wasn't expecting much from the upcoming re-release of the series-altering Grand Theft Auto trilogy, where 3D worlds and design twists took over from GTA III on to GTA: Vice City and finally GTA: San Andreas. These games can't possibly have aged well on the story side, but Rockstar Games' upcoming refresh release, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, injects a new look into the trio of classics that has a distinctly "late '90s computer animated kids' cartoon" vibe. The difference, based on this trailer's first look at gameplay, is most evident in character designs and faces. They look more like cartoon characters than very old video game character models. Even if the story and gameplay mechanics -- the GTA series hasn't ever been a masterpiece of video game feel, let's be honest -- end up feeling a little dated, fans should get a kick out of returning to each game's massive virtual cities, which are absolutely characters unto themselves.
It's been a week full of TikTok trend revivals and evolutions, but first we need to talk about that Timothée Chalamet video. Dune has finally hit theaters, and with the sci-fi film's release came an onslaught of Timothée Chalamet content. Now, Chalamet is typically all over my FYP, but between various press junkets and the star-studded London premiere, this was an unprecedented week for TimmyTok. No video was as popular as the one TikTok user Emma Ruff posted on Oct. 19. As of publish time, it has garnered over 11 million likes and over 40 million views.