A new leak reveals that the remote control for Google's next Chromecast may feature dedicated buttons for Netflix and YouTube. The Android TV-based dongle is expected to debut on September 30.
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Comcast is providing free internet service to low-income students under a new multi-year program that will open more than a thousand Wi-Fi zones in community centers located across the U.S.
Amazon now lets you share your Alexa Routines with anyone, provided you're living in the U.S. You can turn your Routines into shareable links that you can send via text, email, or social media.
Mozilla is shuttering two legacy services under Firefox Test Pilot, starting with the encrypted file-sharing app Firefox Send. In November, the firm will also shut down Firefox Notes.
Facebook is limiting the reach of groups tied to violence and health advice by removing them from recommendations, among other restrictions. Groups with no admin for some time will also be archived.
Apple has introduced a new feature that will let family members stay connected using their Apple Watch even if they don't have an iPhone. Family Setup will be available on September 16 in 12 regions.
Facebook Gaming is giving its partnered streamers access to a vast collection of copyrighted songs that they can play while livestreaming games, thanks to its partnerships with the music industry.
Verizon is acquiring Tracfone from America Movil for more than $6 billion. Tracfone is an MVNO that operates over 90,000 retail locations across the U.S., with around 21 million subscribers.
OPPO is rolling out its latest UI based on Android 11 to more than 28 phone models starting today. ColorOS 11 brings users a bit closer to the stock Android experience with its new customizations.
Instagram has filed a patent for a new feature that will ask users to pay for live links in their posts. The fee may be imposed only on businesses and individual users may not have to pay for that.
Microsoft confirmed today that it will no longer buy TikTok's operations in the U.S. after ByteDance dropped its takeover bid. Instead, ByteDance is reportedly opting for a partnership with Oracle.
iFixit has concluded that Microsoft's Surface Duo is "not something meant to be repaired" and given it a low repairability score. The phone's fragile cables and glued battery are among its cons.
Facebook is helping state election authorities recruit poll station workers through a new feature in the News Feed and free ad credits. The new initiative will be rolled out starting this weekend.
Apple One, the name of Apple's rumored subscription bundle, has been spotted in a string of code seen on the latest beta version of Apple Music for Android. It is expected to debut next week.
The NFL will use Microsoft Teams to virtually connect players with fans and bring spectators into the game since they are unable to personally attend the event live due to the pandemic.