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Livestreaming software Streamlabs OBS is launching on Mac today

Published on 03/31/2020 @ 5 PM EST
Streamlabs OBS is the beautifully-designed brother of OBS — which stands for Open Broadcaster Software — that was acquired by Logitech for a cool $89 million last September. The free-to-use software is basically a portal to streaming on any service that allows it; it has beautiful overlays and themes that you can use to beautify and customize your online space; and it is slightly easier to use than regular OBS. 

Apple buys Dark Sky weather app

Published on 03/31/2020 @ 5 PM EST
Apple has bought the weather app Dark Sky, which is highly regarded for its radar maps and accuracy of its hyperlocal, by-the-minute weather predictions. In a blog post, the Dark Sky team stated, "Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy. There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone."

Slack breaks user records after the pandemic

Published on 03/26/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Slack is revealing today that it has hit new user records for simultaneously connected users, thanks to a surge in demand for remote working amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday March 10th, Slack saw concurrent users pass 10 million, which then jumped to 10.5 million six days later on March 16th before reaching 12.5 million yesterday.

Big tech giants are using their talents to combat coronavirus

Published on 03/26/2020 @ 3 PM EST

As reported by the Morning Brew, Big Tech has been busy disrupting the disease in several ways which includes:

  • Alphabet's DeepMind AI arm on finding a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Facebook's donation of 720,000 masks to health workers and $100 million in cash and ad credits to small businesses.
  • Cloud giants Amazon, Google, and Microsoft's joining President Trump’s COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.

3D-printer companies are building face shields, masks, and more to fight coronavirus

Published on 03/25/2020 @ 10 AM EST
The 3D-printing industry is accelerating its efforts to help fight coronavirus. HP, Carbon, Prusa Research, and Formlabs are among those involved.

T-Mobile launches its $15 5G plan ahead of schedule

Published on 03/25/2020 @ 10 AM EST
T-Mobile is launching its new $15-per-month 5G plan ahead of schedule to help people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, the plan—called T-Mobile Connect—was supposed to launch after its merger with Sprint finalized.