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Google Meet is now free for all users

As the use of videoconferencing tools surges amidst the global lockdown, Google Meet, which is taking on Zoom head-on, has announced that its free rollout is complete. Announcing this Sundar Pichai, CEO Google and Alphabet, said “We’ve re-engineered Google Meet to make secure video meetings free for everyone, with helpful features powered by #GoogleAI like […]

Tesla reopens Nevada Gigafactory after bringing California car plant back

Tesla is fully reopening the Gigafactory in Nevada, where it makes batteries for its electric cars and energy storage products, as well as parts for the Model 3, according to an internal email viewed by The Verge. The full reopening is more aggressive move than what the company told employees to expect last week, when […]

This business laptop doesn’t quite rival the 13-inch MacBook Pro,

Only a few days ago, Apple launched the brand new MacBook Pro 13. It’s undoubtedly an impressive machine, but there exist a number of rival devices that can compete on both performance and price. MSI Modern 14 laptop – $1461.79 at XoticPC (preorder) (roughly £1200/AU$2250) The Modern 14 isn’t worlds away from the new MacBook […]

Apple sale at Best Buy: the Apple Watch Series 3

Best Buy’s Apple sale includes an $80 price cut on the best-selling Apple Watch Series 3. A fantastic price for a feature-rich smartwatch, you can get the smartwatch on sale for just $199. The Apple Watch 3 is packed with health and fitness-focused features while also keeping you connected. The smartwatch tracks activity, workouts, and calories burned […]

GM kills its electric bike project, Ariv

GM has killed its first electric bike. The automaker’s Ariv e-bikes, pronounced like “arrive” and stylized as “ARĪV,” were released last year in a handful of countries in Europe. But thanks to COVID-19, the company said it has decided to wind down its e-bike production. The website where customers previously could place orders now redirects […]

Slack is back online after experiencing a multi-hour outage

No, it’s wasn’t just you. Slack indeed went down due to an outage of some sort that appeared to have begun some time around 7:30PM ET. User-reported issues spiked on DownDetector.com, and the app was largely inaccessible, with posts not getting marked as read or not going through at all. The issues affected both the […]

Some Apple employees will reportedly return to physical offices soon

Some Apple employees will return to the company’s global offices soon, according to Bloomberg. Apple’s decision to bring employees back to its offices — including its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California — contrasts with some other large tech companies, many of which have extended work from home polices due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Twitter will now make it easier to see quote tweets

Twitter has added a new way to see how many people have retweeted a tweet and added a comment, the company announced today — but it’s only available on the iOS version of the app. The new feature organizes all of the retweets with comments into a handy list. To access it, tap on a […]

Instagram rolls out new features to help businesses

Facebook-owned Instagram announced new features to help businesses which are facing immense challenges during the Covid-19 crisis. Instagram launched a ‘Support Small Business’ sticker that users can incorporate into their Stories to talk about their favourite small businesses. Other Instagram users will be able to see who is using the sticker via a shared Story, […]

Google’s Nest Aware revamp is here to simplify your subscription

Google’s new Nest Aware pricing model is rolling out starting this week, the company announced today. The new model means that a single subscription now covers all of your Nest devices, rather than asking you to pay on a per-device basis. It’s available in each of the 19 markets where Nest Aware is available, including […]