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WhatsApp Can Now Do the Same Thing as Google Meet and Zoom and FaceTime

WhatsApp Can Now Do the Same Thing as Google Meet and Zoom and FaceTime

WhatsApp on Thursday announced the introduction of voice and video calls on its desktop apps for Mac and PC, expanding the ways in which you can create the illusion of meaningful human interaction in this moment of crushing isolation. “With so many people still apart from their loved ones, and adjusting to new ways of …

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Parler Drops One Lawsuit Against Amazon, and Files Another

Parler Drops One Lawsuit Against Amazon, and Files Another

Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images) Alleged domestic terrorist haven/free speech network Parler has bowed out of its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. For a blessed moment it seemed we might get a break from conservative bitching and moaning about unfairness. No such luck. In January, following the storming of the capitol, major tech companies rushed to …

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Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

Photo: Chris Delmas/AFP (Getty Images) The s0-called GameStonks saga had some help from automated bots hyping up “meme” stocks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media reviewed by Reuters. Users on the Reddit forum r/WallStreetBets teamed up last month to trigger a massive short squeeze of …

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Google's Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

Google’s Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

Screenshot: Sam Rutherford Live Captions is one of the most useful features on Android phones, allowing your mobile device to automatically transcribe any audio it’s currently playing. And now it seems Google is bringing Live Captions to Chrome, with the feature already available as a hidden option in the browser. First noticed by Chrome Story, …

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Bitwarden Is Now the Best Free Alternative to LastPass

Bitwarden Is Now the Best Free Alternative to LastPass

Whether you’re looking to make a change in your password management just because, or you’re a LastPass user annoyed with the service’s recent changes to its free tier, switching to the much-loved (and free) Bitwarden service is a good choice. Bitwarden is now the best free password manager for most people—since it works across all …

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The iPad Finally Has Its Own Unified Microsoft Office App

The iPad Finally Has Its Own Unified Microsoft Office App

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo If you like using the iPad to work on the go, there’s good news. Microsoft’s updated its mobile Office app and it’s finally optimized for the iPad. The new update means you can now use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from a single app. Technically, you could use the programs before. In 2014, …

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Cook All the Delicious Things With 60% off a Highly Rated Insignia 5-Qt Air Fryer

Cook All the Delicious Things With 60% off a Highly Rated Insignia 5-Qt Air Fryer

Insignia 5-qt. Analog Air Fryer Stainless Steel | $40 | Best BuyGraphic: Elizabeth Lanier Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. PrevNextView All Insignia 5-qt. Analog Air Fryer Stainless Steel | $40 | Best Buy You got a lot of foods to cook …

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Canon's New iOS App Uses AI To Marie Kondo Your Digital Photo Hoarding

Canon’s New iOS App Uses AI To Marie Kondo Your Digital Photo Hoarding

Even without the limits of a 36-shot roll of film or memory cards that quickly max out, it doesn’t take long to fill an iPhone and cloud storage with photos. So Canon has released an iOS app that can make the hard decisions for you when it’s time to clear out some memories using AI …

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Days Blurring Together? Add Structure with These Apps

Days Blurring Together? Add Structure with These Apps

The ongoing pandemic makes days blur into each other—they are no longer differentiated by the events and activities that helped split up our time. If you want to recover some of the structure in your day, then these smartphone apps can help in a variety of different ways. Calendar apps are the obvious way of …

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How to Get Started with Fitbit Premium (and Why You'd Want To)

How to Get Started with Fitbit Premium (and Why You’d Want To)

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Fitbit Premium is one of many fitness subscriptions you can sign up for, but unlike most, it’s designed to be a complement to the Fitbit device you already own. Fitbit’s paid service gives you deeper insights than its free version, as well as on-demand workouts, personalized instructions, and more, but is it …

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