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Mythic Quest season 2 gets new trailer ahead of May 7th debut

Image: Apple Apple released a new trailer for Mythic Quest’s second season on Monday ahead of its May 7th debut. The trailer doesn’t feature many specific plot points, though it looks like we’ll be seeing how Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy Li (Charlotte Nicdao) work together on a new expansion now that they’re co-creative …

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Google is making another attempt at personal health records

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is recruiting people to give feedback for a new consumer-facing medical records tool, Stat News reported on Friday. The company wants to know how people want to interact with information pulled from their medical records. Right now, the company is recruiting around 300 people who use Android …

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Facebook pins state vaccine information to the top of the News Feed for US users

Photo: Michele Doying / The Verge As all adults across the US become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook is making it easier for its users to find information based on where they live. The company has started rolling out a feature that pins a box with state-specific information about where to get a …

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The FCC wants you to test your internet speeds with its new app

Image: Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Communications Commission has released a new speed test app to help measure internet speeds across the country, available on both Android and iOS. The FCC Speed Test App works similarly to existing speed-testing apps like Ookla’s and Fast by Netflix, automatically collecting and displaying data once users …

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Topps is releasing official NFT baseball cards on April 20th

Major League Baseball has announced its latest move to cash in on the NFT craze: official blockchain-based versions of classic Topps baseball cards. Topps is selling the new NFT baseball cards through the WAX blockchain, which the company has used for its earliest blockchain-based collectibles. The first “Series 1” cards will be sold starting on …

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GM rolls out a new cloud-based mapping service for nearly 1 million vehicles

General Motors is launching a new in-car mapping service for nearly 1 million of its vehicles. The new service is called Maps Plus, and it will be powered by Mapbox, the open-source-based map provider that competes against Google and Here for enterprise deals for customized and in-app maps. In addition to in-car navigation, Maps Plus …

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Amazon’s last-gen Kindle Oasis e-reader is $170 at Woot

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you missed out on Woot’s deal a few weeks ago that offered refurbished Kindle Oasis e-readers for $100, there’s another good deal happening today. The last-gen version of the Oasis is once again available, but it’s new with special offers (Amazon’s lock screen ads) and costs …

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Google Docs and Sheets are experiencing partial outages

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Multiple Google services are currently experiencing outages, with some users unable to create new documents in Google Docs and Google Sheets. Google’s Workspace Status Dashboard is reporting that Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Classroom are all experiencing service disruptions. When trying to create a new document in Google …

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Uber reported bookings for its ride-hailing business rose 9 percent in March 2021

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber saw record gross bookings in March 2021, according to a filing posted Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The increase may signal the beginning of a comeback for the ride-hailing business, which suffered mightily in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Uber’s mobility segment, which includes …

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Flappy Bird clone hacked into playable macOS push notification

The video shows the game playable in a push notification. | Screenshot: Twitter / Neil Sardesai In a new video, a developer has shown off a playable version of viral hit Flappy Bird running inside a macOS push notification. It’s the work of Neil Sardesai, who previously made headlines with a clip of Pong running …

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