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'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' won't arrive until 2021

Marvel fans awaiting the debut of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will have to wait a little longer than expected. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was supposed to be the first official Marvel Studios TV show to debut on Disney’s streaming service. → Read More

Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

It's a great standing desk, but the customer service was above and beyond what I expected. → Read More

Facebook's Infinite Office is a virtual office space for the WFH crowd

It’s called Infinite Office, and it promises to make WFH a lot more immersive. → Read More

Facebook’s Messenger and Portal will support third-party AR effects next year

You might already be aware of third-party AR effects on Instagram and Facebook, many of which have become increasingly popular during quarantine. At today’s Facebook Connect, the company announced that it’ll open up both Portal and Messenger to Spark AR creator publishing beginning next year. Facebook has also announced that it’s partnering with the New York Times on a new AR Lab to explore… → Read More

Eero could be coming out with a faster WiFi 6 router

Current Eero hardware is compatible with Apple’s HomeKit and works well with Alexa-enabled devices too. → Read More

Google announces September 30th event for Pixel 5 and more

Google announces the date of its upcoming Pixel event. → Read More

How did a suicide video on Facebook Live go viral on TikTok?

On August 31st, US Army veteran Ronnie McNutt took his own life while streaming live on Facebook. The stream has since been taken down, but not before the video was reposted and shared on other sites, ultimately going viral on TikTok earlier this week. Combine Facebook’s inability to stop the stream and TikTok’s struggle with viral content, and it’s clear that their efforts at stopping harmful… → Read More

Tile's new service will offer up to $1,000 if it can't find your stuff

One of the defining features of Tile’s Bluetooth trackers is the ability to tap into a crowdsourced network to help you find your things. Any users’ Tile app, not just your own, can ping the whereabouts of your tracker, allowing you to locate your stuff even if it’s miles away (The company has sold over 30 million Tile units, so there are a lot of users out there to help with the… → Read More

JAXJOX made an interactive fitness studio you can build over time

JAXJOX Interactive Studio is an all-in-one connected interactive studio that consists of a 43-inch touch screen TV, kettlebell, dumbbells, a foam roller and a push up tool. → Read More

Oculus Connect conference is now Facebook Connect

Oculus Connect will now be known as Facebook Connect. The company said this is due to the event encompassing much more than just the VR headset. → Read More

Vue Lite smart glasses aren't that smart

The Vue Lite are $179 "smart glasses" that are really just a pair of frames with built-in speakers. → Read More

Uber and Lyft had time to comply with the law. They did not.

Uber and Lyft continue to fight back against laws that would require them to treat drivers as employees. The law is not on their side. → Read More

Zoom calls are coming to Amazon, Google and Facebook smart displays

Zoom has just announced that its Zoom for Home video conferencing platform will soon be available on Amazon’s Echo Shows, Google’s smart displays plus Facebook’s line of Portal devices. → Read More

Facebook Portal adds Zoom support and other work-from-home features

The most significant announcement: all Portal devices will now support the Zoom video conferencing platform. All four video chat platforms will be available on Portal Mini, Portal and Portal+ in September, with Portal TV support coming later on. → Read More

Anova's $600 convection-steam combo oven is finally available to order

Five years ago, Anova, a company mostly known for sous vide cookers, announced a new product called the Precision Oven. It promised to be a countertop steam oven that could cook food with both wet and dry heat, along with precise temperature and humidity controls. Perhaps the biggest reason for the delay was that Anova was acquired by Electrolux in 2017. → Read More

Epic Games asks court to stop Apple pulling its developer tools next week

Epic Games has filed yet another lawsuit against Apple. Apple has not only removed the game from the App Store but has told Epic that it will “terminate” all its developer accounts and “cut Epic off from iOS and Mac development tools” on August 28th. Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store and has informed Epic that on Friday, August 28 Apple will terminate all our developer accounts and cut… → Read More

Life online: Subscribe to everything, own nothing

Furniture subscriptions, in particular, have gone up in popularity recently due to a large swath of the population suddenly working from home. To be clear, with these kinds of subscriptions, you’re not getting a new chair every month. Fernish and Feather, two start-ups that specialize in so-called furniture subscriptions, have reported that the rental of work-from-home furniture has increased by… → Read More

Colgate's latest AI-powered smart toothbrush starts at $50

Smart toothbrushes have been around for a few years now, but they haven’t quite caught on. Colgate, however, has come up with a potential alternative. The rechargeable model is $69.99, while the one with replaceable batteries is only $49.99, which isn’t that much more than a non-smart electric toothbrush. → Read More

Belarus is reportedly blocking and throttling Twitter in reaction to protests

Twitter has acknowledged that it is being blocked and throttled in Belarus, likely due to protests contesting the legitimacy of recent election results. → Read More

Facebook forms financial group to focus on payments

Facebook has decided to delve deeper into commerce with the creation of a new group focused on payments. According to Bloomberg, it’s called F2 internally (short for Facebook Financial), and is meant to take care of all payments-related projects including Facebook Pay, the company’s own e-commerce system. The leader of the group is David Marcus, who’s also the co-creator of Facebook’s… → Read More