How to delete your TikTok account

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. So… you want to delete yourself from TikTok, huh? Here’s how you do it. I can think of multiple reasons why you might not want to have a TikTok […]

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A massive explosion just devastated Beirut. Here’s what the unbelievable destruction looks like for people on the ground.

A devastating explosion rocked Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on Tuesday. The exact cause of the blast is unknown, but a senior Lebanese intelligence official said that he suspects that confiscated high-explosive materials stored at the port where the explosion occurred are to blame. The country’s health ministry says that at least 70 people are […]

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SpaceX just launched a full-size Starship rocket-ship prototype hundreds of feet above South Texas

SpaceX is developing a fully reusable rocket system called Starship-Super Heavy in Boca Chica, Texas. The latest Starship prototype, called SN5, performed an experimental “hop” hundreds of feet into the air on Tuesday. The roughly 16-story vehicle soared off the launch pad, flew for about 40 seconds, and then landed downrange. Several live video feeds […]

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Trump says Beirut explosion ‘looks like a terrible attack,’ contradicting Lebanese officials who implied it was likely an accident

President Donald Trump claimed a massive explosion that killed dozens and wounded thousands in Beirut on Tuesday was “an attack,” contradicting Lebanese authorities who implied it appeared to be an accident. “Looks like a terrible attack,” Trump said, adding that his military advisers “seemed to feel” it was an attack. Lebanese officials said the blast […]

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Google’s deal for Fitbit faces an EU probe — and regulators who watched the company break a major promise after buying DoubleClick in 2008 (GOOGL)

The EU Commission has announced it is launching an in-depth probe into Google’s proposal to acquire wearables maker Fitbit. “The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google’s market position in the online advertising markets,” it said in a statement. Google says the deal is about the devices, not the data. But […]

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Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft (UBER, GOOG, GOOGL)

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of trade secret theft in May. The once-celebrated engineer was at the center of Waymo’s legal fight with Uber. Levandowski was a founding member of Google’s “Project Chauffeur,” which […]

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