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Past articles by Natt:

Online schooling has a tech issue that no apps can fix

As schools across the US pivot to distance learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic, teachers are finding that not every student makes it online alongside them. → Read More

Peloton will resume live streaming from instructors’ homes after shutting down studios

Peloton is set to resume live classes after closing its studios on April 3rd when a production employee had contracted the coronavirus and tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

People are baiting Instacart workers with huge tips then slashing them to zero

Instacart employees say that users are abusing the tip adjustment feature to lure them into orders, only to find the tips reduced to zero without much feedback. → Read More

Ring’s new Alarm system is smaller, sleeker, and comes with one-touch access to emergency services

The second-generation Ring Alarm has been updated with smaller hardware to better blend into your home. → Read More

Airbnb now offers virtual ‘travel’ experiences to keep you entertained at home

Airbnb Experiences now offers online-only activities so you can virtually visit a goat farm or get your fortunes read without leaving your home during the pandemic. → Read More

Peloton pauses April’s live classes after an employee tested positive for COVID-19

After a Peloton studio employee tested positive for COVID-19, Peloton will temporarily pause all live classes until the end of April. → Read More

Peloton won’t stop live classes amid NYC lockdown, and now an employee has tested positive for COVID-19

Despite pleas from Peloton members for the company to stop live classes, the company pushed on. And now, an employee at its New York studio has tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

This Yves Behar-designed smart weight trainer is the love child of Mirror and Tonal

Forme is an Yves Behar-designed connected trainer that combines the look of Mirror, usability of Tonal, and streaming fitness concept made popular by Peloton. → Read More

I threw my boyfriend his birthday party on The Sims because we couldn’t have one in real life

We don’t have to keep away from the ones we love if they’re all simulated blobs. → Read More

Peloton adds an Android TV app for streaming workouts at home

Peloton launches a native app for Android TV to let subscribers stream fitness classes without using a Chromecast or an external streaming device. → Read More

SoulCycle cuts staff pay by 25 percent while putting studio crew on indefinite furlough

SoulCycle announced in an internal memo that some staffers would see a 25 percent pay cut while others are put on temporary furlough. → Read More

Grubhub’s $10 off promo screws over restaurants in crisis by making them front the costs

Grubhub recently launched a $10 off orders of $30 or more campaign during dinner hours, but the fine prints note that restaurants are responsible for those discount costs. → Read More

The Fitbit Charge 4 is a much more powerful fitness tracker disguised in its old body

Fitbit has announced its latest fitness tracker, the Charge 4, which now comes with built-in GPS, Fitbit Pay, Spotify control, and more for $149. → Read More

Free Zoom backgrounds you can use to disguise your messy remote work rooms

Zoom backgrounds are quickly becoming our virtual ways of expressing ourselves while practicing social distancing. Here are some of our favorite places to find free Zoom backdrops. → Read More

ClassPass brings back live-streamed workout classes to help you get fit at home

After shuttering its ClassPass Live product last year, the company is bringing back live-streamed workouts as more people are quarantining inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

As streaming fitness companies put production on pause, Peloton pushes on with live classes

Though connected fitness companies like Tonal, Mirror, FightCamp, and Equinox / SoulCycle have stopped filming new classes, Peloton says it will, for now, continue hosting live classes in its New York and London studios. → Read More

Peloton temporarily suspends sales and deliveries of its treadmill

In an effort to prevent interpersonal contact, Peloton is pausing sales and deliveries of its Tread equipment due to the nature of the machine’s size. → Read More

Go read this New York Times article on the Washington hospital at the center of the US coronavirus outbreak

A look inside EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington, where 15 of the nation’s coronavirus patients have died. → Read More

Dyson’s newest beauty product is a $499 hair straightener

Dyson’s third hair care product is the Corrale hair straightener that uses flexible copper plates to better grip hair and evenly distribute heat. → Read More

SoulCycle announces a $2,500 at-home bike that also streams Equinox classes

After teasing an at-home product to rival Peloton last summer, SoulCycle has unveiled official details about its connected cycling bike. → Read More