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Google confirms new Nest smart speaker, the same day after it leaked

Published on 07/13/2020 @ 6 PM EST
The company sent The Verge an official photo of the device, referring to it only as “what the Nest team is working on from home.” As described by the Verge, "The speaker looks somewhere between the pillowy Nest Mini and the larger Google Home Max, with a similar ability to stand vertically. The picture shows it wrapped in a blue fabric, while the photos from the filing depicted a more neutral grey design."

Apple releases macOS 11 Big Sur beta 2 and iOS 14 beta 2

Published on 07/08/2020 @ 3 AM EST
In addition to watchOS 7 beta 2 and iOS 14 beta 2, Apple has finally announced the release of the second developer beta of macOS 11 Big Sur. The release of macOS Big Sur beta 2 comes two weeks after the operating system was officially debuted at WWDC 2020.

Amazon Prime Video is finally introducing individual user profiles

Published on 07/08/2020 @ 3 AM EST

On a company announcement, Amazon has declared that Amazon Prime Video is rolling out user profiles for family members and friends who share Prime accounts. Each account allows for up to six user profiles. One profile will be default as the primary account, with five additional profiles which could be regular accounts or kids accounts.

Samsung’s Galaxy A71 5G UW is possibly Verizon’s cheapest 5G phone so far

Published on 07/07/2020 @ 4 PM EST
As reported by The Verge, Samsung’s new Galaxy A71 5G UW is launching on July 16th. At $649, it will be the most affordable way to access Verizon’s 5G millimeter-wave network. 

Google brings dark mode to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

Published on 07/07/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Users will be able to select the dark theme in settings or toggle the feature on and off in each Android app. This should make Docs, Sheets and Slides more usable in low-light environments and help conserve battery life. Reported via Engadget

Uber confirms it is acquiring Postmates in an all-stock, $2.65B deal

Published on 07/06/2020 @ 4 PM EST

As reported by Techcrunch, "In the latest development, Uber today announced that it has acquired Postmates in a $2.65 billion, all-stock deal. It plans to run the business alongside its own food delivery business, Uber Eats, keeping the Postmates  app running while merging some of the tech and delivery operations at the back end — for example, by having drivers delivering orders for both businesses."