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South Korea's new bill targets Google and Apple's in-app payment dominance

The bill is nicknamed the "Google power-abuse-prevention law" by some lawmakers in Korea. What you need to know South Korea has passed a new bill to prevent Google and Apple from forcing developers to use their in-house payment systems. Companies could be fined up to 3% of their South Korea revenue if they fail to comply with new rules. The bill is expected to soon be signed into law by President Moon Jae-in. A new bill passed by South Korea's National Assembly could significantly reduce Google and Apple's dominance over app store payments. According to The Wall Street Journal , the bill is set to become law once it is signed by President Moon Jae-in. The bill amends the country's Telecommunications Business Act to prevent "large app-market operators" from forcing the use of their in-house payment systems on developers. Additionally, it bans companies from delaying the approval of apps or pulling them from the marketplace. These provisions ar

Nest Cam (2021) review: Smooth camera, rough experience

This one's an empty Nest. Nest is in a bit of a predicament these days. Its home security products have gone untouched for years — owing to the fact that they were, largely, superior products when they launched — leaving rivals to catch up. The best outdoor security cameras are all made by Ring, Arlo, and Eufy, leaving Nest to pick up the pieces. But Google's software has held the advantage for years, keeping true with the company's mantra of products that are smarter, not better on a spec sheet. But the Nest Cam (2021), better known as Nest Cam (battery), is a product that feels like it's been sitting in a backroom and left to be forgotten. The 2MP 1080p sensor only provides passable but not great image quality, and night vision is worse than the competition. Battery life and overall design are quite good, and the camera is extremely easy to mount and set up. It's even got on-board image processing to more quickly identify objects without the need for a subs

Here's all of the best items in Pokémon Unite

Pokémon Unite is officially out for the Nintendo Switch now. While it won't be releasing for mobile devices until later next month, fans can already begin to look ahead to plan out how they'll start playing what promises to be one of the best Android games out to date. For those unaware, Pokémon Unite pits teams of five trainers against each other, each armed with just a single Pokémon. Pokémon can evolve, hold items to improve their standing, and even learn new moves during battle. Here are all of the Pokémon Unite playable Pokémon characters so far. It's important to note that items can vary in effectiveness, but some are much better than others, so here are all of the best items in Pokémon Unite items so you can plan your best strategy. Pokémon Unite held item tier list Best Items S Rank A Rank B Rank C Rank Best Items for each Role Attacker All-Rounder Speedster Defender Supporter How to buy Held Items Pokémon Unite item tier list The wo

Pump up the volume on your Galaxy S21 with these wireless earbuds

Looking for the best wireless earbuds to pair with your Galaxy S21? You've come to the right place. The Galaxy Buds Pro launched alongside the S21 series, and they complement the phone perfectly. Of course, you'll also find plenty of options for any budget or style, so let's take a look at some of the best wireless earbuds for the Galaxy S21. Best overall Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 - True Wireless Earbuds Staff Pick The Galaxy Buds 2 have a new design that makes them great to wear throughout the day. They nail the basics: You get active noise cancelation, sublime audio quality with powerful bass, and IPX2 water resistance. You can even switch between devices effortlessly, and they last over seven hours on a full charge. $150 at Amazon $150 at Best Buy $149 at Walmart The upgrade pick Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Bluetooth Earbuds With the Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung is taking things to a new level. The earbuds offer active noise cancelation on par with the best that Son

Review: Dance, box, and HIIT your way into shape with FitXR

Sweat it out in VR. FitXR is a fitness game designed for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 that offers HIIT, boxing, and dance classes accompanied by upbeat music, motivational instructors, and workouts for all levels of athleticism. I initially reviewed FitXR at the beginning of 2021 when it was a single app purchase that hosted boxing and dance workouts, but a lot has changed since then. FitXR has added a HIIT studio and a multiplayer option, as well as a bunch of new tunes to accompany workouts. It also switched from a single app purchase with DLC options to a monthly membership subscription. It's a choice many FitXR app "owners" aren't happy about, as they can't access new features without subscribing. All that being said, I find FitXR to be a fun, effective way to get into shape. If you're a fan of VR and fitness — and own a Quest 2 — this is a game worthy of checking out. Get ready, because VR just got a whole lot sweatier. FitXR review: Wh