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VANRATH Tech Roundup - 07 January 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted 6 months ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

​Year in tech: The stories making headlines in 2021

2021 introduced us to tech terms including Metaverse and NFT (non-fungible token). Facebook took a dramatic new direction, heading off into virtual reality. The internet, which had held up remarkably well over a series of lockdowns, experienced a few wobbles. And we learned that those chips in all our devices, which we take for granted, weren't infinite.

New Instagram test brings back the chronological feed

Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the company has started testing two new feed settings, including the much-requested chronological option.

The success of web browser Brave is a bad sign for Google - here’s why

Privacy-centric web browser Brave has surpassed 50 million active monthly users for the first time, the company has announced.

Ubisoft is bringing its subscription service to Xbox

Ubisoft is bringing its Ubisoft Plus subscription service to Xbox in the future, and announcing that rainbow Six: Extraction will be coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Microsoft unveils new IndexNow plugin for WordPress websites

Search engine portals Microsoft Bing and Yandex have released a new plugin that enables the integration of the IndexNow protocol on a WordPress website.