Mythili Sampathkumar, Digital Trends

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Past articles by Mythili:

Kickstarter Reduces Its Staff by Nearly 40 Percent

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter laid off 25 employees and with 30 more employees accepting voluntary buyouts, the company has reduced its staff by nearly 40%. → Read More

Microsoft Wants to Make Outlook a Lot More Like Gmail

Microsoft re-designed Outlook for the web with features like predictive text and scheduled send in order to compete with the nearly universally used Gmail. → Read More

Lawmakers don't like Uber's potential Grubhub acquisition plans

Shared ride giant Uber is coming under attack for its attempt to add to its food delivery capabilities by buying GrubHub. → Read More

European Netflix Viewers Still Seeing Low-quality Streaming

Netflix is still reducing video bitrates for the streaming giant's European users two months after reducing bandwidth at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Twitter is Letting Some Employees Work From Home Forever

Social media giant Twitter announced Tuesday it will allow some of its employees to continue working remotely — even after the coronavirus pandemic has ended. → Read More

How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists. → Read More

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Back with Interactive Netflix Special

Almost two years after Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and its quirky characters ended their run on Netflix, the cast is back with an interactive special debuting Tuesday. → Read More

You Can Now Buy The Impossible Burger At Kroger's

Impossible Foods will now sell its plant-based burger in nearly 3,000 grocery stores, thanks to the addition of 1,700 Kroger's locations all over the U.S. → Read More

How To Use Whatsapp's New Coronavirus Fact-checking Chatbot

WhatsApp's new chatbot can fact-check false claims about the coronavirus in an instant. It uses the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network. → Read More

Johns Hopkins Opens Coronavirus Testing Data to Public

Johns Hopkins University has made public its data on coronavirus testing, including testing sites, how many test have been done, and state-by-state comparisons. → Read More

Spotify Says The Pandemic Has Changed How We Listen To Music

Music streaming service Spotify said it has seen changes in users' listening choices since lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus went into effect. → Read More

Virtual Running Races: How to Participate

Runners have been participating in virtual races to exercise and compete during the coronavirus lockdown. Here's how you can stay fit while still staying safe. → Read More

YouTube Will Screen Free Film Festival With Tribeca, Cannes

YouTube is partnering with Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance and several others to offer a free film festival on its platform from May 29 to June 7, 2020. → Read More

CDC Identifies Six New Coronavirus Symptoms to Watch Out For

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new symptoms to its list for COVID-19, including chills, sore throat, and sudden loss of smell. → Read More

NFL draft 2020: How to watch, schedules, formats and more

Tune into the first virtual NFL draft on Thursday, April 23, as coronavirus has shut down all other major live sporting events. → Read More

How to watch the first virutal NFL draft livestream

People desperate for sports can tune into the first virtual NFL draft on Thursday, April 23. The coronavirus has shut down all other major live sporting events. → Read More

The Risks Film Festivals Are Facing While Going Digital

Film festivals face a tough decision of whether to cancel altogether or stream films during the COVID-19 lockdown, both of which would result in lost revenue. → Read More

Facebook Map Could Help Track Coronavirus

Facebook posted an interactive map which tracks how many people say they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, by U.S. county → Read More

Denis Villeneuve Explains Why His Dune Remake Had to Two Movies

Director Denis Villeneuve said his adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune will allow the rich, intricate world of the 1965 sci-fi book to unfold across two films. → Read More

What is Contact Tracing? Explaining Google and Apple's App

Google and Apple are teaming up to help possibly make it easier for us to interact again without as much health risk through new contact tracing technology. → Read More