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VANRATH Tech Roundup - 11 February 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Author:by VANRATH
​YouTube TV to finally add picture-in-picture on iOS

YouTube TV users are about to get some much-requested features baked into their streaming experience, including a wider rollout of picture-in-picture support for iOS.

Sony will beta test ‘Hey PlayStation!’ voice commands for the PS5

Sony announced that it will begin rolling out its second PS5 software beta, bringing changes including party chat updates, new UI settings, and a preview of a voice command feature.

Fusion race kicked into high gear by smart tech

A US company is speeding up the path to practical fusion energy by using Google's vast computing power. By applying software that can improve on its own, TAE Technologies has cut down tasks that once took two months to just a few hours.

Google Says Using Two-Factor Authentication Reduces Account Hacks 50 Percent

The number of account security features added in the past few years is staggering, and a change made last year is having a particularly strong impact. According to Google, accounts on which it has required two-factor authentication have only half as many hacks as those protected with just a password by itself. 

Tumblr launches a tip jar feature to help bloggers make a buck

Tumblr is launching its second attempt at a monetization feature. Rolling out in the U.S. now and soon globally, Tumblr Tips will let bloggers receive one-time payments from their supporters.