Instagram is dropping the annoying IGTV button

Instagram is removing the IGTV shortcut button from the top right corner of the Facebook-owned app’s home screen, reports TechCrunch. First launched in June 2018, IGTV is Instagram’s long-form video service that was originally meant to rival the likes of YouTube.

San Francisco 49ers Going to Super Bowl LIV After NFC Championship WIn Over Green Bay Packers

The San Francisco 49ers played the role of cardiac kids during the latter part of the 2019 regular season. On Sunday in the NFC Championship, they looked like a bonafide favorite to win this year's Super Bowl.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020: 6 Quotes to Honor Civil Rights Activist

In celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, it's always a good idea to read some of his words that continue to inspire generations of people decades after his death.

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Bill de Blasio’s bagel gaffe and the fraught politics of food

If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hadn’t already dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, #bagelgate might have been the nail in the coffin.

Disney is dropping ‘Fox,’ rebranding its acquired studio as 20th Century Studios

Disney’s landmark purchase of 20th Century Fox last year is complete, and now the company is looking to phase out the “Fox” branding in its new assets: the 20th Century Fox film studio is being rebranded to just “20th Century Studios,” and Fox Searchlight Pictures is now “Searchlight Pictures,” according to a report from Variety.

Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

We’re in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter.Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates have increased among teen boys. But rates of major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more – from 12% in 2011 to 20% in 2017. In 2015, three times as many 10- to 14-year-old girls were admitted to the emergency room after deliberately harming themselves than in 2010. Meanwhile, the suicide rate for adolescent girls has doubled since 2007.

Active Volcanoes Around the World That Could Erupt at Any Moment

The recent deaths in New Zealand have highlighted the dangers of visiting active volcanoes. Falling ash, running lava and hot gases can create unstable situations, but the views are often breathtaking and the excitement of a possible fire show lures in those seeking an adrenaline rush. Despite the dangers, tourists continue to flock to these volatile spots for the incredible views, and perhaps bragging rights. For those looking to explore these natural wonders, all around the world there are volcanoes you can get up close and personal with (at your own risk, of course).

Relive the ‘Star Wars’ Saga at These Filming Locations and Space-Themed Destinations

December was a bittersweet time for Star Wars fans. On December 19, the final movie of the recent trilogy, Rise of Skywalker, concluded a story 42 years in the making. The excitement of the release of the movie was tempered by the knowledge that this was the end of an era, along with the loss of Carrie Fisher (a.k.a. Princess Leia) in 2016.

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Facebook’s deepfakes ban has some obvious workarounds

We’re used to social networks waiting until the damage has already been done before announcing a cleanup effort. When it comes to the synthetic media known as “deepfakes,” they’ve been notably ahead of the curve. In November, Twitter announced a draft policy on deepfakes and began soliciting public input. And on Monday night, Facebook announced that it would ban certain manipulated photos and videos from the platform. Here’s the blog post from Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of global policy management:

Coyote Bites 5-Year-Old Boy’s Head Outside Chicago Museum, Attacks Another Man a Few Hours Later: ‘It’s Crazy’

A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized after a coyote bit him several times outside a museum in Chicago on Wednesday—hours before a man said he was attacked, too.

Florida Man Tries to Avoid Arrest by Hiding Underwater in a Pond, Gets Caught When He Comes up for Air

A Florida man tried to evade arrest by hiding from police underwater in a pond—but was captured when he came up for air.

What Is Type B Flu Virus? Symptoms of Influenza Strain Spreading Across U.S.

This flu season medics have been struck by the uptick of cases involving the type B flu virus, which has been predominating the season for the first time in 27 years.

Amazon’s hardware boss responds to Sonos accusations of stolen technology

Yesterday morning, The New York Times broke the news that Sonos is suing Google. Under the belief that Google stole its technology and has slowly been trying to “squeeze” Sonos’ business with its own lineup of less expensive smart speakers, the Times reported that Sonos CEO “couldn’t take it anymore” and made the call to square off against Google in court. Sonos is even bringing its case to the US International Trade Commission, which could throw a serious wrench into Google’s device sales.

Prince William and Prince Harry Jointly Deny U.K. Newspaper Bullying Rumor Amid Escalating Royal Drama

Princes William and Harry have issued a strongly worded, albeit rare, joint denial of rumors of bullying within the royal family as Harry and wife Meghan prepare to step back from their roles as "senior" members of the monarchy.

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Fox News Guest Suggests Violence on TV, Video Games to Blame for College Student Tessa Majors’ Murder

Former member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Steve Rogers said on Fox News Live Monday that the murder of Tessa Majors in New York last week may have had its roots in violent media.

Here’s where — and why — the commuter rail is planning to add fare gates

MBTA commuter rail riders will soon no longer be able to unobstructedly walk — or run — onto their train at Boston’s three busiest stations.

WWE Monday Night RAW Live Results: TLC Fallout Begins Tonight

It's the first Monday Night RAW after the TLC pay-per-view and WWE will look to jumpstart feuds heading into 2020.

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Amazon bars Marketplace sellers from using FedEx shipping over ‘delivery performance’

Amazon has informed third-party Marketplace sellers who use its platform that they may no longer use FedEx Ground or Home shipping services if they’re listing products for Prime, just as holiday package volume begins surging in most of the US. Amazon is reportedly taking issue with FedEx “delivery performance,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon has confirmed to The Verge it is indeed blocking sellers from using FedEx for Prime products.

The successor to Sony’s popular WH-1000XM3 headphones could be coming soon

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 over-ear, noise-canceling headphones have been some of the best on the market, with very good noise cancellation, the best sound of any of the WH-1000X series, and improved fit from previous versions. But it appears a new version of Sony’s wireless cans are on way, as filings for what appear to be the WH-1000XM4s just hit the FCC over the weekend.

Boeing will halt production of troubled 737 Max airplane

Boeing will suspend production of the 737 Max — the airplane involved in two fatal crashes that took the lives of 346 people — in January, the company announced Monday. The news was first reported by the The Wall Street Journal and CNBC.

Peyton Manning’s Last Great NFL Passing Record Could Fall Monday Night

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has one major passing record left on the books, and it may not see another midnight if things happen accordingly on Monday Night Football.

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Instagram is dropping the annoying IGTV button

Instagram is removing the IGTV shortcut button from the top right corner of the Facebook-owned app’s home screen, reports TechCrunch. First launched in June 2018, IGTV is Instagram’s long-form video service that was originally meant to rival the likes of YouTube.

Box Jellyfish Invade Hawaii Beach, Stinging 30 People

A beach in Hawaii has been closed after a box jellyfish invasion, which caused 30 people to be stung on Sunday morning. The beach remains closed.

Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone boss

Samsung Electronics has appointed Roh Tae-moon its new mobile chief, taking over from co-ceo DJ Koh, who’ll continue to lead the chaebol’s IT and mobile communications division. Roh, 52, is said to be “an engineering maven,” according to Bloomberg, “who’s meticulous about phone features.”

The iPad Pro can now run Fortnite at 120 frames per second

Epic Games has just released an update for the iOS version of Fortnite that unlocks a niche-but-cool feature if you have the hardware to support it: a 120 frames per second mode for the latest (2018) iPad Pro. This mode makes the most of the screen’s high refresh rate to deliver ultra-smooth performance. The update also adds support for controller thumbstick buttons.

Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset, but it’s not for consumers

Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far, but it seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a new FCC filing for the “Lenovo VR3030S,” which company docs identify as an upcoming standalone VR headset.