Spotify has confirmed a new trial plan that charges users a fraction of the cost of its paid tier for a few capabilities like skipping an unlimited number of songs. You'll still see ads, though.
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Square is acquiring "buy now, pay later" platform Afterpay for $29 billion in a move that will expand its presence in the financial tech segment. The acquisition is expected to complete in Q1 2022.
Chrome Canary has added a new capability that will make it easier to open bookmarked links in a tab group at once. It has also gained a new feature to restore grouped tabs from the history menu.
Apple is said to be enforcing "additional health and safety protocols" for on-site employees who don't have full vaccination yet as it reportedly conducts inquiries into their vaccination status.
Samsung officially revealed today that it will not bring another Galaxy Note device to the market this year, opting instead to introduce some of its features to more devices like the Galaxy Z Fold3.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G has officially debuted with key specs that have been previously revealed by the company, including a Dimensity 1200 AI processor. The phone won't be up for grabs in the U.S., though.
Facebook has added new features to Messenger that should make it easier to find your favorite emoji reactions in a conversation. There's also a new Space Jam chat theme for fans of the original film.
Oculus is rolling out a new software update for Quest that lets you easily invite people to your game or app. Messenger is also gaining an improved experience along with new security options.
Twitter is toying with a new tweet interaction that lets you upvote or downvote replies to tweets if you find them irrelevant. The new capability is available only to some iOS users for now.
Jeff Bezos will fly into space today aboard New Shepard, built by his company Blue Origin. He will be accompanied by his brother and two others, and you can watch the space flight via livestream.
MediaTek has introduced new additions to its Helio G series, the G96 and G88. Both chipsets are described to be capable of providing an "elite photography and powerful display" experience.
After rolling out the ability to blur or change the background in Meet on iOS last month, Google today announced that the feature is live for iOS users. Compatible devices are limited, however.
Ring has ended the technical preview for the video end-to-end encryption feature it launched earlier this year for its video doorbells. The feature is now available worldwide on select Ring doorbells.
OnePlus's upcoming mid-range smartphone, the Nord 2, is rumored to boast a 50MP main camera sensor featuring Sony IMX766, which is the same specs found in the OnePlus 9 series' ultra-wide camera.
Microsoft is said to be paying more than $500 million to acquire San Francisco-based RiskIQ, a cybersecurity firm whose software-as-a-service platform helps customers ward off online security threats.