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Google discontinues its affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones

Published on 07/02/2020 @ 6 PM EST
Google has officially discontinued its Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones in a statement sent to Android Police. It was previously marked “Out of Stock” on the US Google Store, but now its listing says it’s already “Unavailable.” Reported via Engadget.

The Apple Card now has a website where you can pay your bills

Published on 07/02/2020 @ 6 PM EST
Apple has introduced a new web portal for managing its Apple Card credit card (including paying bills, viewing the current balance, and seeing past bill statements), which makes the experience as a whole less reliant on an iPhone or iPad, via AppleInsider and Engadget.

Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

Published on 06/30/2020 @ 5 PM EST
As reported by Engadget, "The partnership’s tire damage monitoring system (TDMS) links to Microsoft’s Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP) to identify tire damage in real-time, and uses algorithms to detect events that affect the tire’s surface."

Google buys AR glasses company North

Published on 06/30/2020 @ 5 PM EST

As announced in their official blog post, "North’s technical expertise will help as we continue to invest in our hardware efforts and ambient computing future. They'll join the Google team based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada—North’s hometown and an area with impressive tech talent. We're excited to welcome our new colleagues, and committed to the growing global tech community of Kitchener-Waterloo."

Professional cyclists will compete in a virtual Tour de France

Published on 06/29/2020 @ 3 PM EST
As reported by Engadget, Zwift is announcing that it will host a virtual Tour de France over three weekends starting on July 4th. It won’t be an exact replica but will hopefully recreate some of the event’s competitive riding and festival-like atmosphere. 

Google brings free product listings to its main Google Search results

Published on 06/29/2020 @ 2 PM EST
As reported by Techcrunch, Google is today introducing a shift to free product listings in the main Google Search results page in the U.S. Before, it would only showcase sponsored links in its “product knowledge panel.”