Twitter to acquire group chat app Sphere

Sarah Lord 2021-10-22 14:49:00 www.cnet.com James Martin/CNET Sphere, a group chat app co-founded by Czech academic Tomas Halgas and British entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio, is being acquired by Twitter.The chat app, founded in 2016, attempts to encourage engagement by automatically…

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Stardew Valley developer announces new game Haunted Chocolatier

Steph Panecasio 2021-10-21 20:45:54 www.cnet.com ConcernedApe/Eric Barone Stardew Valley developer Eric Barone has officially announced a brand-new game called Haunted Chocolatier, complete with a gameplay trailer and blog post.Seemingly echoing the aesthetic and vibes of Stardew, the upcoming game…

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Google moves forward with Matter for smart home developers

Molly Price 2021-10-21 13:00:10 www.cnet.com The Matter logo signifies smart-home devices that will get along well with each other and with Alexa, Siri and the Google Assistant. Connectivity Standards Alliance; illustration by Stephen Shankland/CNET At the Google Smart Home…

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Facebook reportedly plans to rename itself

Steven Musil 2021-10-19 23:22:00 www.cnet.com Goodbye, Facebook? Angela Lang/CNET Facebook is planning to give itself a new name next week to reflect its focus on the metaverse, The Verge reported Tuesday.The social media giant's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, plans to…

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Get 6 bottles of wine for just $25 with FirstLeaf

CNET Commerce 2021-10-19 20:50:58 www.cnet.com Firstleaf Whether you're new to the world of wines or a sommelier in training, it can be challenging to find the right bottle to suit your personal tastes. But Firstleaf Wine Club can help…

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Harry Styles is in the MCU: What you need to know

Jennifer Bisset 2021-10-19 19:40:00 www.cnet.com Welcome to the MCU. Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage A huge piece of casting news came out of the Eternals' premiere in Hollywood on Monday. Harry Styles is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, surprising those…

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Mortgage rates on Oct. 18, 2021: Rates decreased

Justin Jaffe 2021-10-18 09:00:42 www.cnet.com David Paul Morris/Getty A variety of notable mortgage rates dropped today. The average interest rates for both 15-year fixed and 30-year fixed mortgages fell. At the same time, average rates for 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages…

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NASA’s Lucy mission may have a solar array issue

Daniel Van Boom 2021-10-18 00:34:00 www.cnet.com A researcher working on Lucy's solar panels. NASA On Saturday NASA had great reason to celebrate after the successful launch of Lucy, a spacecraft it hopes to use to investigate asteroids locked into…

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