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Xbox Series X pre-orders begin, and gamers are eager to buy

It's Microsoft's turn to feed the Xbox Series X shopping frenzy, after retailers opened up Sony's PlayStation 5 preorders last week. Demand for the video game systems is off-the-charts, but ordering either console has been a difficult experience for many gamers.


Facebook takes down accounts it says were run from China and posting about 2020 election

Facebook on Tuesday said it had shut down more than 150 fake accounts it determined were run from China, including accounts posting about November's US presidential election.

TikTok says suicide video was part of 'coordinated attack'


Amazon is selling a $499 Peloton knockoff called Prime Bike

Peloton is getting some competition from Amazon, which announced a Prime-branded stationary bike.

TikTok removed 37 million videos in India this year before it was banned

TikTok removed more videos in India than any other country in the first half of this year before it was banned by the government.

Twitter looking into racial bias in tweet image previews

Some Twitter users are pointing out that the automatic method the platform employs to display previews of images may be biased toward showing pictures of white people. Twitter agreed the issues was something it needs to work on.

Trump approves TikTok deal. But big questions remain

Who controls TikTok? Is the social media platform safe? Has a US ban been averted for good?

New emojis are coming in 2021, including a heart on fire, a woman with a beard and over 200 mixed-skin-tone options for couples

In a bit of good news, there will be new emojis in 2021 after all.

Microsoft is buying Bethesda's parent company for $7.5 billion

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to purchase game publisher Bethesda Softworks's parent company, ZeniMax, in a landmark $7.5 billion acquisition deal.

Tesla is on the cusp of a sales record, which could give Elon Musk another huge payday

Tesla is on the verge of a record quarter for car sales. That could put Elon Musk on track for his fourth multi-billion-dollar payday this year.

People are ditching in-person financial services for apps

The pandemic has changed how people are managing their money they're using technology more than ever. That's good news for "fintech" firms that make digital financial services and banks investing in new technology capabilities.

Trump says he has approved a deal for TikTok

President Donald Trump said Saturday he has approved a deal between TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, and Oracle, temporarily averting a ban on TikTok in US app stores.

What a WeChat ban would mean for Americans

For Zhang Lianping, a 72-year-old retired small business owner in College Park, Maryland, WeChat is a lifeline for staying in touch with relatives, old classmates and friends spread across Beijing, Shandong and Liaoning provinces in China.

Judge temporarily blocks US WeChat ban

A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order banning WeChat downloads in the United States.

TikTok and WeChat downloads soar ahead of ban

People in the United States rushed to download TikTok and WeChat after the Commerce Department announced plans to restrict access to both apps starting Sunday.

Why Spotify is picking a fight with Apple over Apple One

Apple's new subscription bundle, Apple One, will give consumers a chance to try out multiple new Apple services and potentially save a few bucks.

How to save your favorite TikToks

As a potential TikTok ban looms in the United States, some users are scrambling to save all of their own videos or their favorites from other people on the platform.

Lyft sketches a future for city streets with fewer cars

As Lyft's core ridehail business is pummeled by the pandemic, the company has taken a seemingly surprising step, paying urban planners to sketch out how street space can be shifted from cars to buses, bikes and pedestrians.

What happens to WeChat on Sunday?

All eyes may be on TikTok this weekend as the Trump administration blocks it from app stores, but there's another big Chinese-owned app that will suffer a similar if not worse fate.

Unity Software shares surge 44% in Wall Street debut as IPO market sizzles

Shares of Unity Software, one of the leading platforms for video game developers, jumped 44% on their Wall Street debut Friday, becoming the latest in a flurry of tech IPOs that investors can't seem to get enough of.