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Paul Squire

Paul Squire

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Paul is the News Editor at Digital Trends. Before joining DT, Paul spent 3 years as an editor on the New York Post's digital team, where he helped coordinate breaking news coverage, sent breaking news email blasts and push notifications, and publish stories from the paper's many different desks.

He got his start in local news with a six-year career covering Long Island's East End communities for the Times Review Media Group and Paul covered everything from devastation wildfires to murder cases to the downfall of a once-vibrant fishing industry. He won multiple awards for his coverage, including first-place honors for his in-depth, features and news reporting with the New York Press Association.

Paul graduated from Boston University after a stint at Syracuse's Newhouse School. He lives in New York City with his wife, adorable cat, Charlie, and his floor-to-ceiling shelf of board games.

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Tesla unveils $140,000 Model S Plaid that can go from 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds

Tesla announced a new Model S Plaid car Tuesday that can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds and has a range of more than 520 miles.
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Tesla will make a $25,000 electric car within 3 years, Musk says

Tesla will sell an affordable electric car for $25,000 within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday.
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TikTok boss calls out Facebook, Instagram to team up against Trump ban

A top TikTok exec is telling Facebook and Instagram to put their money where their mouth is and help fight the Trump administration's ban.

Oculus, Tidal team up to livestream concerts in VR

Oculus and Tidal are partnering to bring livestreamed music performances to virtual reality, the companies announced Wednesday.
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Apple is launching Fitness+, a workout and exercise service

Apple announced Fitness+ on Tuesday, a fitness and exercise service that links to your Apple Watch.
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CES 2021 gets new dates, Verizon CEO to give keynote

CES 2021, which is adopting an all-digital format due to the pandemic, has been bumped back a week into early January, organizers announced Thursday.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign multi-year Netflix deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have reportedly signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix.
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Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with new subscription service

Walmart is launching an online membership service featuring free shipping from stores, a direct shot at Amazon's lucrative Prime service.
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Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dead at 43

Chadwick Boseman, the Marvel star who played King T’Challa in Black Panther and had starring roles in Da 5 Bloods and 42, died Friday of cancer.
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Oculus Connect conference gets a new name: Facebook Connect

Facebook's annual conference for alternate and virtual reality projects has gotten a new name, and it'll be going virtual this year.
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Take-Two Interactive buys hit mobile developer Playdots

Video game company Take-Two Interactive spent $192 million to acquire mobile gaming company Playdots, with the intention of broadening its mobile footprint
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Trump says he’ll ban TikTok from the U.S.

President Donald Trump said he will ban popular video app TikTok from operating in the U.S.
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Amazon posts record-shattering profit thanks to pandemic sales

Amazon reported Thursday its profit doubled since last year to a staggering $5.2 billion, as the e-commerce giant's earnings report blew past expectations.
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Bezos had few answers for Congress — and it won’t matter

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos faced pointed questions about the tech giant's business practices — and had few, if any, answers.
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The Witcher is getting a live-action spinoff series on Netflix

A new six-part live-action spin-off called The Witcher: Blood Origin was announced by Netflix Monday morning.
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Disney delays Star Wars, Avatar releases, takes Mulan off schedule

Disney announced Thursday it would push back the releases of the next set of Star Wars movies as well as James Cameron's Avatar sequel.
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SpaceX scraps South Korean military satellite launch

SpaceX has canceled its Tuesday launch of a South Korean military satellite to take a closer look at the rocket's staging. A new launch date has not been set.
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Amazon reportedly pushes back Prime Day again

Amazon's Prime Day sale is reportedly being pushed back again as coronavirus cases spike in the U.S. The online shopping event had already been delayed twice.
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Without evidence, Musk blames ‘false positives’ for surge in coronavirus cases

Telsa CEO Elon Musk waded into the coronavirus debate again, tweeting without evidence that false positives could be behind the rising number of U.S. cases
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Netflix pledges $100 million for Black communities

Netflix has promised to put $100 million -- 2$ of its cash holdings -- toward financial institutions and organizations that support Black communities.
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Twitch temporarily bans Trump campaign’s account

Twitch has temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's campaign account, the latest banning as the company cracks down on reported abuses on its platform.
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Twitter says it won’t fact-check Trump’s latest mail-in voting tweets

Twitter said Monday that it will not flag President Donald Trump's tweet about mail-in voting as misinformation, despite doing so for an earlier tweet.
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iPadOS 14 gets new incoming calls notifications, Scribble feature

Apple announced a slew of updates for iPadOS 14 at WWDC 2020 Monday, including redesigned apps, incoming call notifications, and Scribble features

#BlackoutTuesday posts are diluting protesters’ messages, activists say

Activists warned that supporters posting black images on Tuesday to voice support for the Black Lives Matter movement were unintentionally silencing protesters.
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Customs and Border Protection flies Predator drone over Minneapolis

A drone operated by Customs and Border Protection was reported flying over Minneapolis on Friday morning as protests roiled the city over George Floyd's death.
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Trump finally gets the war with Big Tech he’s always wanted

The ramifications of President Donald Trump's executive order may not pass legal muster, but now he'll get the fight with Big Tech he's long been itching for.
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Zuckerberg: Facebook wouldn’t have fact-checked Trump

Amid President Donald Trump's feud with Twitter over fact-checking messages on his tweets, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has weighed in — on Trump's side.
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The new Tenet trailer is debuting in Fortnite. Yes, Fortnite

Tenet, the mysterious new Christopher Nolan film, will have its latest trailer debut in Fortnite, Epic's hit online shooter, in the game's Party Royale mode.

Valorant, Riot’s team-based shooter, is launching early on June 2

Valorant, Riot Games' team-based shooter that has been in closed beta since early April, will premiere on June 2, just ahead of its planned summer 2020 launch.
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Reddit went down. Here’s what we know about the outage

Reddit went down Wednesday afternoon, with many users reporting errors with the social media site. The outage began around 2 p.m. PT and was resolved quickly.
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HBO releasing the Snyder Cut of Justice League shows toxic fans are winning

Warner Bros. has caved in to the loudest and most toxic of its fans, proving again that harassment and social media swarms have the biggest sway in Hollywood.
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The Mandalorian Season 2 casting rumors represent Star Wars at its worst

The casting rumors for The Mandalorian's second season hint that Disney may be back to its old habits of relying on fan service for its Star Wars franchise.
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Nicolas Cage is set to play Joe Exotic because 2020 isn’t insane enough

Nicolas Cage is reportedly set to play Joe Exotic, the eccentric convicted zookeeper from Netflix's hit docuseries Tiger King, in a new scripted miniseries.
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House panel demands Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testify on antitrust claims

The House Judiciary Committee has asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to testify before Congress over antitrust allegations that Amazon used third-party seller data.