Michael Kan

Michael Kan

Reporter

About Michael Kan

Michael has been a PCMag reporter since October 2017. He previously covered tech news in China from 2010 to 2015, before moving to San Francisco to write about cybersecurity.

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News and Trends

Facebook: No, COVID-19 Vaccines Won't Require You to Get Microchipped

As the public waits to learn more about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines, Facebook is working to prevent baseless conspiracy theories from mucking up the discourse. Can it pull it off?
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17 Major Warner Bros. Movies to Hit HBO Max, Theaters on the Same Day

Movies coming to HBO Max in 2021 include 'Dune,' 'The Matrix 4,' 'Space Jam: A New Legacy,' 'Godzilla vs. Kong,' and 'Tom & Jerry.' All you need is a $15-per-month HBO Max subscription.
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Apple Went Too Far With iPhone's Water-Resistance Claims, Says Italian Regulator

The Italian Competition Authority fines Apple 10 million Euros for misleading claims about how it determined iPhone water resistance.
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Unopened Copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 Fetches for $156,000, Breaking Record

According to Heritage Auctions, the winning bid set a world's record for the highest price paid for a single video game at an auction. The unopened copy was found in someone's closet.
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Investment Firm Wants to Revive RadioShack as a Major Ecommerce Site

The acquisition occurs as online shopping and demand for electronics and affordable computing has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expect RadioShack.com to relaunch soon.
Internet

From Painfully Slow to Lightning Fast: SpaceX's Starlink Makes Rural Internet Usable

Rural Americans have long dealt with slow internet. But in interviews, SpaceX Starlink beta testers in Montana, Idaho, and elsewhere report speedy service that has transformed the way they use the web.
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Netflix Price Hike: Standard Plan Now $14, Premium Tier Increases to $18

The standard Netflix plan is now $1 more per month, while the premium tier is $2 more pricey. The basic plan remains the same at $8.99.
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U.S: Iran and Russia Obtained Voter Registration Data to Interfere in U.S. Election

'If you receive an intimidating or manipulative email in your inbox, don't be alarmed and do not spread it,' the U.S. Director of National Intelligence said on Wednesday.
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Quibi Is Shutting Down After 6 Disappointing Months

Like its content, Quibi's time in the spotlight was brief. 'Quibi is not succeeding,' founder Jeffery Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman acknowledged today.
Netflix

Netflix Ends Free Trials in the U.S.

The company may have gotten as much mileage as possible from the free trials, but Netflix still plans on handing out content freebies here and there in order to entice new sign-ups.
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Facebook to Ban Holocaust Denial, Citing Rise in Anti-Semitism

'My own thinking has evolved as I've seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in reversing a company policy that allowed Holocaust denial on the social network.
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Amazon: Nearly 20,000 Employees Caught Covid-19 Out of 1.3 Million Workforce

While the number is high, the case count only represents 1.4 percent of the company's total workforce in the U.S. Amazon refrained from stating how many workers later died.
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Facebook Is 'Making Us Sick,' Alleges Ex-Company Director

'These algorithms have brought out the worst in us. They've literally rewired our brains so that we're detached from reality and immersed in tribalism,' a former Facebook director for monetization tells US lawmakers.
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Tesla: Our Next-Gen Battery Tech Will Help Create a $25,000 Electric Car

Tesla plans on incorporating the new battery tech and manufacturing methods in 12 to 18 months with full utilization in three years.
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Feds: Amazon Staffers Took Bribes to Prop Up Sketchy Merchants, Products

According to the indictment, the bribes went to at least 10 Amazon employees and contractors, who could reinstate merchants and products previously suspended over safety and counterfeit complaints.