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Google announced today that users will be able to turn off the recording features of their smart displays and speakers by voice command. The feature is quite similar to Chrome's incognito tabs.
In response to officials asking people not to travel to Washington DC, Airbnb is canceling all bookings in the metro area throughout the inauguration week. Those who made bookings will be refunded.
Facebook stated that it is pausing contributions to political action committees after last week's violent events in Washington DC. Microsoft also said that it's freezing its political spending.
College students can now access Hulu's ad-supported plan for $1.99 per month, a discount of $4 from the plan's usual cost. The offer is restricted to students living in the United States.
Spotify Kids now supports shared playlists, which will give children the ability to access mixes created from an adult's account. Doing so requires parents to access parental controls of the Kids app.
Roku has agreed to acquire the rights to content from Quibi, a deal that will make shows produced by the short-form streaming service available on The Roku Channel sometime this year.
The investigation has been launched following rivals' concerns that the Privacy Sandbox project could curb their digital advertising. It will assess whether Google is abusing its dominant position.
The automaker reached a significant production milestone in 2020, reaching its goal of manufacturing half a million cars during this year. A total of 499,550 EVs were delivered to customers.
In order to set itself up to compete against Spotify and others in the podcasting sphere, Amazon is acquiring Wondery, a top-rated podcast creator well-known for true crime podcasts like Dirty John.
MIT researchers have found that InGaAs could potentially replace silicon to create smaller and more energy-efficient transistors. A paper detailing the findings will be presented this month.
Spotify has added the ability to upload custom playlist images from Android and iOS apps. All Spotify users will be able to make use of the feature, which was previously only available on desktop.
Although Tesla has increased the price of Full Self-Driving for most customers, those who purchased Enhanced Autopilot will now be able to upgrade for $5,000. The reason for the change is not known.
The change is being made to reduce hate speech and hurtful content on the platform. The firm also said that it would work on finding whether bias exists in its monetization features.