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It appears someone at Ford wasn't careful enough with the upcoming Mustang Mach-E reservation website, because now a bunch of photos and specs have leaked three days before the car is set to make its official debut. A bunch of screen grabs ended up on the forum site MachEForum.com, and now we know a whole lot more about Ford’s first major EV before we were supposed to. The screen grabs contain a wealth of information, including the Mach E's range and charge-time estimates, its MSRP, and its 0–60 time. It also says that customers can expect deliveries by late 2020. But take all this with a grain of salt: this website could have been a placeholder of sorts and the specs could change dramatically before the official debut. Don’t assume these figures represent the final word on the...

Twitter expanded on its political ad ban set to roll out next week and provided new guidelines for organizations that advertise on political causes like climate change and abortion. Starting November 22nd, there will be two new advertising polices in place: one for "political content" and one for "cause-based advertising." The political content policy forbids the paid promotion of any content that references candidates, political parties, government officials, legislation, regulation, referendums, or ballot measures. The result effectively bans campaigns and candidates from spending money on Twitter ads. The restriction also bans ads from PACs, super PACs, and 501(c)(4) organizations, which are often used as campaign-adjacent fundraising vehicles in the United States. Twitter's CEO Jack...

Part of the allure of Pokémon games is growing attached to each new creature you catch. Games like Pokémon X and Y, Sun and Moon, and Let's Go incorporate some sort of bonding, from giving your pals a good pat to feeding and cleaning them up. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, downtime doesn't just happen with one member of your team; it happens with the whole gang at once with the game's camping feature. When you're out in the wild and between towns, camping is an easy way to quickly revive and refresh your party. Sword and Shield feature a curry cooking option where you choose from berries and other food items you've collected to create new recipes. Once you've laid out your ingredients, you fan campfire flames and stir the pot via motion control of frantic button mashing to perfect your...

TikTok is now testing links in bios

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TikTok has more than a billion users on its platform, and it appears the company is now experimenting with ways for it and its users to monetize their audiences on the app. Recently, TikTok has begun a limited test of a feature that lets users add links to their bios and posts, which can direct audiences to products or services. Judging by a video of the service in action posted by Fabian Bern, a marketer, it looks like audiences can purchase products featured in videos directly from the videos themselves. Influencers make their money from their audiences, and TikTok making that process more seamless almost certainly means those power users are going to see — and use — the service differently. Currently, the only way to make money on TikTok is to do brand deals off-platform. Right now...

Pokémon Sword and Shield came out today, November 15th, on the Nintendo Switch, and if you're hoping to get the game for less than full price, eBay is hosting $10 off deals on both games: today only, you can get either game for $49.99. If you don't have a Switch and have had your eye on the smaller Nintendo Switch Lite, eBay is bundling the turquoise-colored (pictured above) Switch Lite with either game for $239.99. That’s a savings of $20 compared to if you purchased them separately. Deals on Switch consoles, as well as Switch games that just released, are rare. You don’t have to take my word for it; Nintendo's big Black Friday deal is focused on the launch version of the console. It's still $299, so there’s no price cut, but it includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The new and improved...

Apple has removed all apps relating to vaping from the App Store, citing warnings from health experts that the spread of vaping products and e-cigarettes constitutes a "public health crisis and a youth epidemic." "[We've] updated our App Store Review Guidelines to reflect that apps encouraging or facilitating the use of these products are not permitted," said Apple in a press statement. "As of today, these apps are no longer available to download." The iPhone maker stopped accepting new vaping apps in June, and it has never allowed the sale of e-cigarette refills or vaping cartridges on its platform. A total of 181 apps have been removed from the App Store, including games and companion apps that let users control things like lighting and heating on vaping devices. Apps already downloaded...

Among the 50-plus new games that Microsoft is bringing to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service over the next year are ten Final Fantasy games. The list encompasses every single-player mainline game released in the series since 1997's Final Fantasy VII, including select spinoff games like Final Fantasy X-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Microsoft included the games in a list of titles that will start appearing "this holiday," and said that they'll be added over the course of 2020. There have been a bunch of different remasters of these games over the years, and in most cases it seems like Xbox Games Pass subscribers are getting the most recent version of each title. There are the HD remasters of X and X-2, and you’re also getting the Zodiac Age version of Final Fantasy...

Electric skateboard and scooter company Boosted has launched a new set of urethane wheels for its longboards that will offer smoother, faster rides. The new wheels are called Boosted 105s, and they cost $169 for a set of four. The wheels are 30 percent bigger than the ones that Boosted ships on its longboards, measuring 105mm in diameter (hence the name), 65mm wide, and 72 durometer — a measure of hardness. They should add about 2 miles per hour to the top speed, meaning the Boosted Plus would be able to reach 24 miles per hour, and the Boosted Stealth can hit 26 miles per hour. The wheels are also compatible with Boosted's second generation longboard, but the company says there’s only "limited compatibility" with the Boosted Mini short board. (The company recommends users who want to...

Google is announcing that today, a year and a half after it first unveiled RCS chat as Android's primary texting platform, it is actually making RCS chat Android's primary texting platform. That's because it is rolling out availability to any Android user in the US who wants to use it, starting today. RCS stands for "Rich Communication Services," and it's the successor to SMS. Like other texting services, it supports read receipts, typing indicators, improved group chats, and high-quality images. Unlike several texting apps, like iMessage or Signal, it does not offer end-to-end encryption as an option. RCS is based on your phone number, so when you are texting with somebody who also has it, it should just turn on automatically in your chat. To get RCS, you simply need to use Android...

Taylor Swift wants the rights to her own music — and she may have just crossed an ethical line to get it. On Thursday afternoon, Swift asked her gigantic army of fans to get in touch with music industry talent manager Scooter Braun and former label boss Scott Borchetta to "let them know how you feel" about their attempts to keep her from performing her old hits on TV or using them in an upcoming Netflix documentary. That request, of course, would require Taylor's fans to know how to get in touch. So fans promptly began doxxing the pair, publishing what appear to be Braun and Borchetta's private contact information — including phone numbers and a physical home address — on Twitter. Over a dozen people appear to be doxxing Braun and Borchetta on Twitter so far, but there will probably...