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Kings of Leon's new album will be released as NFT for fans to unlock special perks

Kings of Leon's new album will be released as NFT for fans to unlock special perks

It'll be available as three types of tokens, in addition to being on other platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.Kings of Leon's latest album, When You See Yourself, won't just be released through more standard platforms like , and Amazon when it comes out Friday. Instead, it'll , through YellowHeart, a blockchain-based music platform, Rolling Stone reported Wednesday. NFTs are a kind of that carry goods like tickets, art and music. Because they operate on a , anyone can access the details of an NFT transaction. Their value goes up and down like stocks, Rolling Stone notes.Editors' top...

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House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package

The American Rescue Plan, which would include a stimulus check for up to $1,400, now needs to make its way through the Senate.The US House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden's , which includes  for . The bill passed 219-212 late Friday night, and will now head to the Senate for a vote. The package is on track to pass before current  March 14.The stimulus package, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, would  as soon as next month. It would also  until the end of August and . The bill includes language around gradually , though this faces strong opposition in the Senate...

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US border protection used facial recognition on 23 million travelers in 2020

US border protection used facial recognition on 23 million travelers in 2020

That's up by 4 million from 2019.US Customs and Border Protection used technology on more than 23 million travelers in 2020, according to a published by the agency. That's up from the 19 million travelers CBP scanned with the tech .The biometric facial scans had a match rate of more than 97% last year, CBP said. The agency also noted that since 2018, officers have identified seven imposters at US airports and 285 imposters in land pedestrian settings. Editors' top picksSubscribe to CNET Now for the day's most interesting reviews, news stories and videos.Critics of facial recognition...

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More than 225M used phones were shipped last year, IDC estimates

More than 225M used phones were shipped last year, IDC estimates

The market researcher predicts that number will grow to nearly 352 million units in 2024.Worldwide shipments of used is , according to a forecast released Thursday by market researcher IDC. That's an increase of 9.2% compared with 2019, the firm says. Additionally, IDC predicts used phone shipments will hit 351.6 million units in 2024. These numbers include . IDC says much of that projected growth is driven by the fact that are increasingly used to persuade consumers to upgrade their phones and to offset the cost of . Cut through the chatterSubscribe to CNET's Mobile newsletter for the...

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Comcast will raise prices for TV and internet in January

Comcast will raise prices for TV and internet in January

Standard monthly rates and additional fees will both see increases.Nationwide price hikes for cable TV and internet service are coming Jan. 1, a company representative confirmed. Standard monthly rates as well as additional fees not shown in advertised pricing will see increases, .TV customers will see a price increase of up to $4.50 a month on the Broadcast TV fee, as well as a $2 bump to the Regional Sports Network fee. That adds up to paying as much as $78 more per year. Currently, the Broadcast TV fee is between $7.90 and $14.95, depending on the market, while the RSN fee maxes out at...

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Google Fiber rolls out insanely fast 2Gbps service in two lucky US cities

Google Fiber rolls out insanely fast 2Gbps service in two lucky US cities

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe company tested the service in Nashville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, earlier this year.has , the company said Thursday. Fiber conducted . New and existing Google Fiber customers in Nashville and Huntsville can choose either 1-gigabit-per-second service for $70 a month, or 2Gbps service for $100 a month. The latter is designed for "power users, the latest devices, and advanced that use lots of internet," Google said. The 2Gbps service comes with the Google Fiber Multi-Gig Router, which uses .Editors' top picksSubscribe...

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How tech is slowly working to make elections more accessible

How tech is slowly working to make elections more accessible

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againFor people with disabilities, tasks like casting a ballot or running for office come with added challenges.Two years ago, during the midterm elections, Lucy Greco about what would be on her ballot. Greco, a accessibility evangelist at the University of California, Berkeley, who is blind, was unable to use many of the sites because they contained links with bad or no text, making them inaccessible.After some time, she was eventually able to find a web page listing the policies candidates were for and against. But all the roadblocks...

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Facebook says Netflix's The Social Dilemma 'gives a distorted view'

Facebook says Netflix's The Social Dilemma 'gives a distorted view'

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe company says the film "buries the substance in sensationalism."documentary has sparked conversations about , and has now officially joined the discussion. The company Friday titled "What 'The Social Dilemma' Gets Wrong," in which it says the documentary "buries the substance in sensationalism."Facebook complains that the film's creators don't include insights from current employees at the companies mentioned, or from people who have alternate viewpoints. For more like thisSubscribe to the Mobile newsletter, receive...

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Facebook says Netflix's The Social Dilemma 'gives a distorted view'

Facebook says Netflix's The Social Dilemma 'gives a distorted view'

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe company says the film "buries the substance in sensationalism."documentary has sparked conversations about , and has now officially joined the discussion. The company Friday titled "What 'The Social Dilemma' Gets Wrong," in which it says the documentary "buries the substance in sensationalism."Facebook complains that the film's creators don't include insights from current employees at the companies mentioned, or from people who have alternate viewpoints. For more like thisSubscribe to the Mobile newsletter, receive...

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