Netflix Says It Won't Pull Controversial Footage of Actual Deadly Incident From Bird Box

Image: Bird Box (Netflix) After streaming giant Netflix came under fire for including footage of a real-life, deadly incident that occurred in Canada in its breakout monster movie Bird Box, the company said Thursday it will not pull that imagery from the film. Reached for comment about the controversy, a Netflix spokesperson told the Associated […]

AR startup Meta’s assets sold to a mystery ‘known name’ that will support existing headsets

Augmented reality technology enables us to see things in places where they may not actually exist. And sometimes, that paradigm might also apply to augmented reality startups themselves. Meta, the AR startup that was incubated at Y-Combinator and became the first to ship a set of “end-to-end” AR glasses (including hardware, software, direct tracking optics […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple CEO Tim Cook called for government to rein in the “shadow economy.”AP Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Netflix’s stock fell after a slight Q4 revenue miss and solid subscriber-growth numbers. The results came just days after Netflix unleashed its biggest price hike ever, which increased its […]

Verizon will give subscribers free access to anti-robocall tools

SIPA USA/PA Images Verizon will give all its subscribers free access to its spam alert and call blocking tools, so long as their phones can support the features. The carrier originally rolled out those tools over a year ago as part of its $3-per-month Call Filter add-on. But starting in March, subscribers with compatible smartphones […]

Here’s what Google says search results will look like when EU copyright laws kick in

The European Union is inching closer to enacting sweeping copyright legislation that would require platforms like Google, Facebook to pay publishers for the privilege of displaying their content to users, as well as monitoring copyright infringement by users on the sites and services they manage. That’s set to open a Pandora’s Box of problems that […]