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Twitter can be a nightmare-like trash can, even when not being sabotaged by a bored and horny billionaire. But luckily, you can now remove yourself from some of the toxicity that thrives on social media service.
On Monday, Twitter announced a new feature called Uomtale. It lets you remove the tag of yourself from conversations, which means that confabs you do not want to be involved in do not appear in your notifications. If someone @ is you and you’d rather not read all the angry fuss of them and their followers, just tap the three dots in the corner of the tweet and select “Leave this conversation.” It will remove the tag on you and leave you blessed free from all the rabid reactions that are indirectly being hit by you. Twitter says the feature is available to anyone on the platform.
It will be a blessing too Bean Dads everywhere.
Android 13 gets one last beta update
On Wednesday, the latest beta update for Android 13 rolled out to developers, allowing app makers to make a few more tweaks to ensure their apps work on the mobile operating system. This is the final release for the beta. The next for the Android 13 driver’s license is a final launch sometime this fall.
There are a lot of new features coming with Android 13, including major updates focusing on privacy and productivity settings like app grouping and individual language support of apps. There is also an abundance of new visual customization options and better support for large screens.
BMW is investing heavily in Booty Burners
Hi, do you like it when your butt is hot? Cool – that’s going to be $ 18, please.
It is the deal BMW is offering customers in a few countries, including South Korea, Germany and the UK. Customers can pay to unlock functions in BMW vehicles, activation of hardware components already built into the cars, such as the aforementioned seat heaters. Other options include heated steering wheel and the option to play engine sounds in your car. (Pious Pious!) You’re already paying for a BMW, right? What are a few more subscriptions on keep your high beam on or use the cruise control?
After Jalopnik broke the news of the implementation of these micro-transactions, BMW issued a statement clarify some details. The company said it has no current plans to raise these charges in the United States, but it is currently offers the options in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and New Zealand.
There is a rising trend; Tesla has been charging subscriptions and unlocking fees for years, and GM has launched a similar program to deliver software-enabled upgrades. Welcome to the future.
Last month, the FDA issued what appeared to be a fatal blow to e-cigarette maker Juul. It ordered the company to stop selling its controversial vape sticks in the United States, which would effectively end the company’s reign over the vaping market. Juul fought back and a judge upheld the order. Now the company has found itself stuck in a legal battle that could shape the state of the nicotine industry. But while Juul may be taking its last breath, competitors are stepping in to claim the vape crown.
On this week’s episode of Gadget Lab podcast, WIRED senior writer Arielle Pardes joins the show for a talk on Juul, public health and the future of technological nicotine products.