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Facebook adds ‘show more’ and ‘show less’ controls to adjust what you see on your Feed

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Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge

Meta is rolling out updates to the Facebook Feed that give users additional ways to tell the company what kind of content they want to see.

“Show more” and “show less” buttons will begin appearing below posts from friends and recommended content on users’ news feeds, Meta announced today in a blog post. Clicking the options temporarily increases or decreases how similar content is ranked, resulting in a more fine-tuned feed of content users actually want to see so they spend more time on the platform.

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“Show more” and “show less” buttons will appear below posts and in the three-dot menu.

“By offering more ways to incorporate direct feedback into Feed ranking, we’re making our artificial intelligence...

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 3:16 pm

Samsung’s latest foldables are matching their lowest price ever

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Amazon and Samsung have knocked $100 off the Z Flip 4. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

Both of Samsung’s foldable phones are currently matching their best prices ever. Available for $999.99 at launch, the 128GB configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is currently discounted to $899.99 at Amazon and Samsung — matching its lowest price yet. The unconventional design isn’t for everyone, but the fourth iteration of the Galaxy Z Flip is actually a pretty decent phone with solid battery life that easily compresses into a roughly 3 x 2-inch block that can actually fit in your pocket. The photo capabilities are slightly lacking compared to the Z Fold 4, but the Flip 4 is an excellent choice for something reminiscent of a flip phone. Read our review.

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 3:11 pm

Gotham Knights brings the Arkham flavor with a new cast of heroes

Promotional art for the Gotham Knights video game featuring four members of the batfamily (from left to right: Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood) walking down a dark, neon purple light grimy alleyway.
Image: WB Montreal

The streets have not had a proper Batman: Arkham game since 2015, and Gotham Knights aims to remedy that. I got to try my hand at being a caped crusader in an extensive, hands-on preview event, and if you were aching for another Batman game, clear your schedule because this one seems like a doozy.

In Gotham Knights, instead of playing as the taciturn Batman, you’re given the choice to fight crime as one of his four protégés: Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood, or Robin. Each of them comes with their own unique abilities, fighting style, and gadgets, offering a refreshing bit of variety to gameplay or the ability to find what suits you and stick with it. I tried them all, and each character felt suitably different.

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 3:01 pm

Peacock adds 2 million paid subscribers following months-long drought

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Peacock now has a total of 15 million paid subscribers, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said during an interview with CNBC (via Variety). This means the service added 2 million paid subscribers in the third quarter of 2022 alone, as Peacock’s paid subscriber count stayed flat at 13 million during the first half of the year.

Shell says the growth was “driven by content,” citing the end of NBC’s content-sharing deal with Hulu in September, which brought next-day streaming of shows like Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and One Chicago exclusively to Peacock. Shell also highlights the prevalence of sports on the platform, stating the platform “has the best sports offering of any streaming service” with programs like Sunday Night Football,...

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 2:21 pm

Watch the Crew-5 mission blast off on a SpaceX rocket

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The four members of the SpaceX Crew-5 mission. From left are, Mission Specialist Anna Kikina from Roscosmos; Pilot Josh Cassada and Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann, both from NASA; and Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). | SpaceX

The history-making Crew-5 mission is about to take off today from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft is set to launch with four astronauts on board, two of whom will usher in firsts for space flight.

The crew includes NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada. Mann will make history as the first indigenous woman from NASA to launch into space. She also will be the first female commander of the Dragon crew capsule. Roscosmos’ Anna Kikina will be the first Russian cosmonaut on the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata will also join the flight.

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 2:00 pm

Corsair’s new keyboard is so thin I almost thought it wasn’t mechanical

Corsair has just released its thinnest gaming keyboard yet: the K100 Air Wireless mechanical gaming keyboard. First announced a month ago without any pricing information in sight, the keyboard finally went on sale this week with a $279.99 price tag, making it the single most expensive keyboard currently listed as part of Corsair’s range. At its thinnest point, it’s just 11mm thick, rising to 17mm at its thickest.

That premium price could have something to do with the keyboard’s mechanical switches, which are Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile tactile switches. Forget the merely low-profile switches that Cherry debuted in 2018 that were 11.9mm thick (compared to 18.5mm for a standard MX switch); these ultra low-profile switches are just 3.5mm...

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 1:33 pm

Intel Arc A750 and A770 review: new budget PC gaming contenders

Intel’s GPU effort is impressive but early

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Published on 5 October 2022 | 1:00 pm