The Morning After: Trump's first post since X reinstated him is his mug shot

What did he miss?

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More than two years after former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter (now X) in the aftermath of the January 6th Capitol riot, he’s returned to tweet (sorry, post) his county jail mugshot. It’s not a great image for horizontal placement, but at least it’s embeddable.

X, then known as Twitter, banned Trump in early 2021 after he broke the company’s rules against inciting violence. The initial suspension saw Trump lose access to his account for 12 hours, but the company made the decision permanent. Following his de-platforming from Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites, Trump went on to help create Truth Social.

– Mat Smith

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Audeze will continue to make audio products for multiple platforms.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony's PlayStation division, has struck a deal to buy premium headphone maker Audeze to help it "continue innovating when it comes to the audio experience of PlayStation games." Audeze will apparently continue to operate independently and develop products for multiple platforms. Audeze's headphones are best known for using planar magnetic drivers. Sony revealed more details about new earbuds and a headset for the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation Portal handheld, both of which have custom planar magnetic drivers.

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The web version of Threads is finally here

If you've been impatiently refreshing, it's time to check again.

The long-awaited web version of Threads has finally arrived. After announcing its Twitter competitor would be accessible from browsers earlier this week, Meta’s rollout is finally underway. Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed Thursday the update is now live for all users. The app has seen a significant drop-off in engagement following its initial launch – many have viewed the lack of a web version as a significant barrier to the app.

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Tomb Raider joins Call of Duty's war effort

Finally, Lara Croft can team-up with Nicki Minaj.

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