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YouTube now lets you translate comments instantly (at your own risk)

YouTube now lets you translate comments instantly (at your own risk)

The internet contains many a rabbit hole you can fall into and there is no shortage of them on YouTube. So, if you find yourself sitting through clip after clip from a Japanese restaurant vlogger and are wondering what the comments are saying — you can only presume they're generally nicer than on certain other videos — you can now translate them without having to leave the page!

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Google's Nexus Twitter account rises from the dead to hype the Pixel 6 on iPhone day

Google's Nexus Twitter account rises from the dead to hype the Pixel 6 on iPhone day

Google's current social media strategy for its hardware division mainly revolves around the @madebygoogle handle. Someone should tell that to the person who just tweeted from the @googlenexus account.

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You may soon have some actual control over your Instagram feed

You may soon have some actual control over your Instagram feed

You don't pay equal attention to all the people and brands you follow on social media, right? Some of them are closer to you than others, but their posts often get lost in the flood of the algorithm-driven feed. Soon, though, you might be able to prioritize who gets top billing with your next scroll through Instagram.

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YouTube's got another new way to support your favorite creator (and also YouTube, the soulless machine)

YouTube's got another new way to support your favorite creator (and also YouTube, the soulless machine)

Independent content creators have plenty of avenues to monetize their work. YouTube, home to many of those creators' videos, has been pushing their fans to contribute gifts during livestreams with Super Chats and Super Stickers. Now, it's opening up a way for them to do the same for video-on-demand with Super Thanks.

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This smartphone gimbal will take your TikToks and Instagram videos to the next level

This smartphone gimbal will take your TikToks and Instagram videos to the next level

Smartphone gimbals have progressed quite a bit over the years, first serving just as tools to keep the image steady, but eventually evolving more targeted features and designs. Zhiyun released the Smooth-Q2 in 2019, and its small size and sturdy design made it ideal for travel. Now the brand new Smooth-Q3 is out, but this time the design and features are directed toward vloggers and social networking.

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Twitter thinks you will pay it to undo your bad tweets (instead of just deleting them for free)

Twitter thinks you will pay it to undo your bad tweets (instead of just deleting them for free)

After nearly a year of rumors and hintsnot to mention a pricing leak earlier this week — Twitter has finally announced a paid tier for anyone who just can't get enough of their feed. It's coming to Canada and Australia first, with a couple of long-requested power features locked behind a monthly subscription.

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Premium Twitter Blue subscription launch looks imminent

Premium Twitter Blue subscription launch looks imminent

Twitter seems to be prepping for the launch of Twitter Blue, a premium package of features including the ability undo certain tweets, organize favorite posts into collections, and utilize its recently acquired Scroll paid newsfeed service, at least for iOS.

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Twitter's Clubhouse competitor Spaces now widely available

Twitter's Clubhouse competitor Spaces now widely available

Twitter's "please don't call it Clubhouse" feature, Spaces, started rolling out to at least some users last week. Today the company announced that anyone on Android or iOS can now host a Space ... as long as they have 600 followers or more. Which seems like a weird limitation if you want to get people excited about a new feature.

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Facebook bullies third-party apps Swipe and Simple Social into oblivion

Facebook bullies third-party apps Swipe and Simple Social into oblivion

Facebook's Android apps are rarely the best way to actually use Facebook on smartphones. That's why various third-party options have sprung up over the years, giving users better interfaces, smaller and faster apps, and just generally improving the experience. But it looks like Facebook is tired of being shown up: two popular "wrappers" for the site, Swipe and Simple Social, have disappeared from the Play Store.

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