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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."

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.”

53 iOS apps besides TikTok are grabbing clipboard data

Published on 06/28/2020 @ 3 PM EST
Security researcher Tommy Mysk told Ars Technica in an interview that an additional 53 apps identified in March are still indiscriminately capturing universal clipboard data when they open, potentially sharing sensitive data with other nearby devices using the same Apple ID.