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Google Hangouts Is Now Google Chat, and Good Luck Figuring Out Why

Google Hangouts Is Now Google Chat, and Good Luck Figuring Out Why

Google Chat is available to everyone today.Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Google is officially making its Workspace suite of apps available to all users with a Google account instead of limiting it to folks who use apps through their employers. Nearly 3 billion users with Google accounts now have access to the company’s new versions of Gmail, Docs, …

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Like Google Chrome, Chrome OS Will Transition to a Four-Week Update Release Cycle

Like Google Chrome, Chrome OS Will Transition to a Four-Week Update Release Cycle

Photo: Robyn Beck (Getty Images) Google is speeding up the update release schedule for Chrome OS to a four-week cycle in the third quarter of this year, the company announced Friday. Advertisement “To deliver new features more rapidly to consumers while also continuing to prioritize the key pillars of Chrome OS—security, stability, speed and simplicity—Chrome …

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Facebook and Instagram Are Rolling Out (More) Financial Incentives for Influencers

Facebook and Instagram Are Rolling Out (More) Financial Incentives for Influencers

Photo: AFP / Stringer (Getty Images) If you thought the deal couldn’t possibly get sweeter for the influencers that flock to Facebook and Instagram to simultaneously bolster their social media followings and line their pockets, think again: On Tuesday, both platforms announced that they’ll be stepping up their respective games in the coming weeks by …

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Here's Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Here’s Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is always jam-packed with announcements of new features coming to all of your Apple devices later in the fall, and this year’s event was no exception. We saw sneak peeks of iOS and iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, new smart home features, overhauls of Safari and the Health …

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Here Are the Possible Criteria You’ll Have to Meet to Charge for Super Follows on Twitter

Here Are the Possible Criteria You’ll Have to Meet to Charge for Super Follows on Twitter

Photo: Andrew Burton (Getty Images) It appears that not just anyone will be able to make bank for the time they spend on Twitter. If you’re looking to get people to pay you for your “exclusive” Twitter content and become your Super Followers, you might have to meet a certain set of criteria and fill …

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Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

Clubhouse Announces That Its App Will Be Available on Android Worldwide by Friday

Photo: Mark Schiefelbein (AP) Faced with plummeting app downloads on iOS in recent months, Clubhouse has one thing to say: Hello, Android. Advertisement The audio-based social network announced on Sunday in a town hall it would be rolling out to Android users worldwide by Friday afternoon, May 21. In a Twitter post, Clubhouse said that …

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Looks Like Twitter May Be Working on a Subscription Service Called Twitter Blue for $2.99 per Month

Looks Like Twitter May Be Working on a Subscription Service Called Twitter Blue for $2.99 per Month

Photo: Denis Charlet (Getty Images) Twitter hasn’t released many details about the paid subscription model it’s cooking up, but thanks to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong we may have some clues about what it will cost and be called. On Saturday, Wong tweeted that the subscription service Twitter Blue will cost $2.99 per month and …

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28-Year-Old Woman Infiltrates High School to Beef Up Her Instagram and Seriously, WTF?

28-Year-Old Woman Infiltrates High School to Beef Up Her Instagram and Seriously, WTF?

Surely there are easier ways to pad your following on Instagram than trespassing on high school grounds while disguised as a teenager. That apparently did not occur to a 28-year-old Florida woman who was arrested after infiltrating a school in Miami-Dade County for the Gram on Monday. Advertisement Really? That was your plan? Really? The …

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Trump Is a Low-Ratings, Computer-Blogging Loser

Trump Is a Low-Ratings, Computer-Blogging Loser

Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images) Did you know that former edgelord president Donald J. Trump is now an edgelord blogger? Most people do not, evidently. Operation: Blog, aka “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” launched last Tuesday. In the meantime, Trump has posted 19 times, beginning with an Armageddon-inspired trailer ending with the message …

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WhatsApp Will Turn Your Account Into a Useless Zombie If You Don't Accept Its New Privacy Policy

WhatsApp Will Turn Your Account Into a Useless Zombie If You Don’t Accept Its New Privacy Policy

Image: WhatsApp, Graphic: Shoshana Wodinsky (Gizmodo) After facing international backlash over impending updates to its privacy policy, WhatsApp has ever-so-slightly backtracked on the harsh consequences it initially planned for users who don’t accept them—but not entirely. Advertisement In an update to the company’s FAQ page, WhatsApp clarifies that no users will have their accounts deleted …

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