|Original articles from Engadget.|
|Intel's New PC Ads Bring Back the 'I'm a Mac' Guy |
So it's come to this. Intel, eager to fight back against the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Apple's (very fast!) M1 chips, has unleashed a set of attack ads featuring Justin Long.
|TikTok May Let Creators Use Product Links in Their Videos|
TikTok is working on new features to let creators promote items in return for a cut of sales. The short-form video app has reportedly briefed advertisers on the tools.
|Amazon Just Purchased Podcast Network, Wondery|
The podcasting space just got more interesting.
|CVS to Start Accepting Venno and PayPal Touchless Payments|
CVS pharmacies will soon let you do touch-free payments using your PayPal or Venmo accounts by using PayPal’s QR code payment system.
|Walmart Parners With thredUP to Provide Pre-Owned Clothing|
The giant retailer is entering the preowned clothing space thanks to a partnership with online thrift store thredUP.
|Apple Debuts Pride-Themed Watch Bands|
With most Pride celebrations around the world being rescheduled, shrunk or canceled, Apple is reminding you that it’s still got rainbow-themed things, however you end up partying.
|Google is Waiving Ad Serving Fees for News Pubs|
For five months, Google will waive serving fees for publications that use Ad Manager. But not all organizations that use the ad exchange platform will qualify for relief.
|Redbox Debuts Free Live TV Service|
The company has launched a free, ad-supported live TV service (appropriately, Redbox Free Live TV) for some users. You don't need to sign in -- you just have to use Redbox's website or mobile app.
|Facebook is Planning First Ever Super Bowl Ad|
This year will mark the first time that Facebook has advertised during the Super Bowl, and the company is going all out for the occasion.
|Angry Birds Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Venting Machine|
It's exactly what it sounds like: a vending machine that you can punch, shake and shout at in the middle of Times Square's maelstrom of activity.
|Spotify Family Plans Now Come with Kids' App|
Spotify is expanding its family-plan offering with a new app designed for kids. The Spotify Kids app -- with a pared-back, easy-to-use interface -- comes with two silos of age-appropriate music.
|Best Buy Now Offers Next Day Delivery|
In the latest online retailer move to compete with Amazon, Best Buy announced it will offer free one day shipping - but only over the holidays.
|Foot Locker Reinvents Itself With App for Streetwear|
It is creating its own incubator called Greenhouse, which has just launched an app that Foot Locker says will feature carefully curated partnerships that are going to "contribute to [its] modern resurgence."
|Toys 'R' Us Launches New Site, Powered by Target|
The Toys "R" Us website is back, with one big difference: Target is powering the revived ToysRUs.com. When you go to complete a purchase on the latter, it redirects you to Target's website to check out.
|You May Soon Be Able to Search Google With a Screenshot |
Google might be about to do pair up two mobile screen-related features, "Edit & Share screenshots" and the AI-powered "What's on my Screen".
|Finally, Print Polaroids From Your Phone|
There's something appealing about physical photos in the age of smartphone cameras. The new Polaroid Lab device lets you do that at home, by converting digital files into classic Polaroid-style film photos.
|DoorDash Gets More Serious on Autonomous Delivery|
The company just acquired Scotty Labs, a startup that makes autonomous and remote-controlled vehicle technology.
|Facebook's 'Workplace' Redesign Doesn't Look Like Facebook... or Slack|
For the last few years, the social network has been pushing a version of Facebook called Workplace, which helps employees chat, collaborate and generally get stuff done.
|Apple Had More Privacy Concerns Than They've Admitted|
Six critical security vulnerabilities that were patched in the iOS 12.4 update released earlier this month were originally discovered by security researchers at Google.
|Surprise! More Changes to Facebook's News Feed|
The newest tweaks to the News Feed are to focus on close friends and relevant links. The changes are based on surveys the company conducted over the past year.
|Snapchat's New Filters Recognize Pets and Food|
Ahead of its imminent redesign, Snapchat is rolling out new filters that recognize what's in your snaps to provide contextually-aware graphics.
|Garmin Speak Puts Alexa in Your Car|
You can talk to the voice assistant through it the same way you'd talk to Alexa through an Echo: just say "Alexa" and follow it up with a voice command.
|#WomenBoycottTwitter Protest Spreads |
It's a movement in solidarity with 'victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support'