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Amazon set to launch new hardware

Published on 09/13/2019 @ 9 AM EST
According to invites, September 25th is a big day for Amazon hardware. The announcements are being kept a secret, though previous years hint at new Echo and Fire TV devices. Last year, the brand launched a whopping ten products.

Google to prioritize original news content

Published on 09/13/2019 @ 9 AM EST
For Search, users will be seeing more original news content first, which will be detected by human-trained algorithms. While the goal is to make sure users are more informed, Google admits that “[t]here is no absolute definition of original reporting…”

Firefox letting users beta test VPN

Published on 09/12/2019 @ 8 AM EST
The Firefox Private Network is “a secure, encrypted path to the web” that works only for browsing in Firefox. Users based in the US can beta test the feature for free for a limited time.

Google adds addiction recovery to Maps

Published on 09/12/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Users are able to use Maps to access tools for finding recovery meetings in community centers and churches. So far, the feature includes 83,000 meetings in 33,000 locations. Another feature is that users can search for something like “Naloxone near me” to find where to purchase the opioid antagonist.

Chrome 77 update allows web page sending

Published on 09/11/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Users are now able to right-click on a website and see a prompt to Send Web Page to a variety of iOS, Android, and Windows devices. macOS isn’t available just yet.

GameStop will close 200 stores

Published on 09/11/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Just months after officially taking over ThinkGeek, the video game retailer will be closing 200 stores by the end of 2019. This comes after the brand saw a 14.3% decrease in sales in Q2.