Facebook and Instagram will remind you to wear a mask atop your feed

Back in May, it seemed the number of new coronavirus cases was beginning to go down. Then, as states began to reopen (often against the advice of health officials), the number of new cases shot up dramatically — now at record daily levels that can’t be explained away by increased testing. One of the primary culprits is the most obvious one: many Americans still aren’t wearing masks. Facebook now wants to try and convince more people to wear a mask by prominently displaying an alert atop people’s news feeds on Instagram and Facebook. You’ll see the alert along with links to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook,Instagram...
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You can now use (some) Olympus cameras as webcams

Olympus‘s cameras are facing an uncertain future after the company announced it would be selling its camera brand to Japan Industrial Partners, an investment company that had previously bought VAIO from Sony. But now we know the cameras will be good for at least one thing a few years from now: being very fancy webcams. As several other camera manufacturers have done over the past few months in the wake of coronavirus and everyone being stuck at home, Olympus today announced it had brought webcam functionality to several models. These include the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III and… This story continues at The Next Web...
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India’s Reliance Jio launches Zoom rival with 100 participant limit

India’s biggest carrier Reliance Jio has officially launched its Zoom rival called JioMeet. The app is available across platforms, including the web, iOS, and Android with support for 100 participants in one meeting. The company had first announced the service on April 30, and now it has made JioMeet available for everyone. During this test period, more than 100,000 people had downloaded the app....
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Europe’s first Museum of Digital Art closes permanently due to coronavirus

It’s sad times. Severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Europe’s first physical museum dedicated to digital arts, the Museum of Digital Art in Zurich, has revealed it will close for good at the end of July. “It is with a heavy heart that the Museum of Digital Art announces today its untimely closure at the end of July 2020,” a MuDA rep wrote in an announcement. “Left with high rental costs, the non-profit project is forced into a premature end.” In March, museums across Switzerland were forced to temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike most other museums… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Samsung apparently just leaked the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra by accident

Someone at Samsung appears to have committed a whoopsie today: the company seems to have leaked the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on its own Russian site. Behold: Something weird!Might just be our first look at the #Samsung #GalaxyNote20Ultra smartphone. This picture of the Bronze/Copper Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was found on the official Russian website of Samsung. Do you think it's the actual render or concept used by a Samsung team? pic.twitter.com/bkZsD6MeJM — Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 1, 2020   The device was first spotted by Russian YouTuber @1garri (via Ishan Agarwal). While it’s not totally certain the device is supposed… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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WhatsApp officially announces QR codes and animated stickers

WhatsApp today announced a slew of new features that are set to roll out “over the next few weeks.” While we’ve heard about some of these for a while, it’s nice to get official confirmation. The most notable addition is likely the ability to add contacts via a simple QR code, similar to the feature Snapchat introduced many moons ago; it’s a feature we’ve been hearing about since 2018. While people aren’t meeting up in person all that often these days because, you know, coronavirus, it’s a handy feature to have so you don’t have that should save some time… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: WhatsApp...
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Multiple service providers are blocking DuckDuckGo in India

Just a few days after India banned 59 Chinese apps, many users in the country are reporting that privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is inaccessible to them. Users on Reddit have noticed they’re unable to access the site on their Airtel and Reliance Jio mobile network connections. While Some users on Twitter have further suggested multiple internet service providers (ISP) have blocked the site. Thanks! Colleagues (Divyank, Kushagra) and I ran some tests from Bangalore and Delhi. Confirmed that @DuckDuckGo is being blocked by multiple ISPs in India, including: Vodafone 4G (HTTP HOST-based)Airtel 4G (DNS-based, SNI-based)Jio 4G (SNI-based) ACT not blocking it yet. https://t.co/HSynullIIS —… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Google delays reopening its US offices amidst coronavirus surge

Google is backtracking on its plans to reopen its US offices after coronavirus cases across the country have surged exponentially over the past couple of weeks, Bloomberg has learned. In an internal memo sent to employees, the company said its offices will remain closed at least until September 7. Earlier in May, CEO Sundar Pichai announced the Big G hopes to cautiously move some workers back in starting July 6. “While conditions do vary from state to state, we need to see that the US outlook as a whole is stable before we move forward,” VP of Global Security Chris… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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When two people love each other very much, they can get Spotify Premium Duo for $13

When two people love each other very much, they can still hate each other’s taste in music. Spotify doesn’t want you fighting with your partner over who gets to play DJ — so it’s rolling out a new subscription service specifically aimed at couples. The new service, dubbed Premium Duo, will offer each half their own Premium account, in addition to a shared playlist tailored to the taste of both. Premium Duo will cost $12.99, so couples are still getting a deal considering a standard individual sub will run you $9.99. That said, it’s less of a bargain than Premium… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify...
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YouTube TV raises price another $15, so I’m cancelling my subscription

When YouTube TV launched in 2017, it felt like the future of television. It provided the live playback nature of cable channels, with the convenience of also being able to watch later if you wanted. You could watch on any of your devices, and the automated, unlimited Cloud DVR was a godsend. But it worked because of the $35 price. Even if it was missing a few channels, the convenience and implementation made it worth it. Then, in 2018, the price went up to $40. Okay, five bucks isn’t too bad. Then again, in 2019, the price went up to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube...
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