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Recent articles by Kris:

Pandora now works in Spanish on Alexa and Google Assistant

Pandora can now respond to requests en español in the US via Alexa and Google Assistant. You can activate Spanish voice controls by adding the language t... → Read More

Lyft will give people free and discounted rides to job interviews

Lyft has announced a plan to help people "making their way through the employment pipeline" get to and from job interviews, professional training programs and n... → Read More

HBO Max will stream 'Spirited Away' and other Studio Ghibli movies

HBO Max will be the streaming home for movies from the legendary Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. Classics including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro,... → Read More

Google Voice users can start calls and send messages with Siri

Following its latest iOS update, Google Voice now works with Siri. You can use Apple's assistant to start calls or send messages through the service. You can en... → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg will stream a speech on ‘free expression’ Thursday

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to give a speech Thursday about his views on free expression and voice. Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post that it's t... → Read More

Showtime is turning the story of Uber into a TV series

The showrunners of 'Billions' will adapt a recent book on the ridesharing giant. → Read More

Google rolls out real-time captioning starting with Pixel 4

At I/O in May, Google showcased its Live Caption tech, which provides captions for all audio on your device in real-time, except for voice and video calls. Goog... → Read More

Google gives up on Daydream View and smartphone VR

Google is bringing the Daydream VR experiment to a close. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones it announced today don't support the platform, and it won't sel... → Read More

Netflix reveals its huge lineup of holiday movies and specials

It set release dates for 'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby' and many more holiday flicks and specials. → Read More

Google Assistant has a new look on the Pixel 4

Google has given Assistant an overhaul, updating the UI and making the voice assistant more useful, with a better understanding of context for the information o... → Read More

'Control' will let you photograph its beautiful Brutalist setting

Remedy Entertainment's Control quickly found a fanbase thanks in part to its strikingly eerie design. One of the most-requested features from players is a photo... → Read More

Uber lays off employees from Eats, self-driving cars and other teams

It let go around 350 staff members in the latest round of cuts. → Read More

Leaked 'Fortnite' Chapter 2 trailer showcases a new map and boats

Fortnite is set to return from the void with a major overhaul, if a leaked trailer is anything to go by. The original, constantly evolving battle royale map was... → Read More

Microsoft starts inviting people to try Project xCloud

The game-streaming service's public preview is rolling out now. → Read More

Snapchat users can share Reddit posts directly with their friends

Snapchat is rolling out an easy way for you to share the best things you find on Reddit with your friends. You'll see Snapchat among the options when you tap th... → Read More

Google Maps is getting more detailed spoken walking directions

Google is rolling out a Maps update that adds more in-depth spoken walking directions, with the aim of helping vision-impaired people navigate with more ease. T... → Read More

Dyson ends its electric car project

Dyson is shutting down its electric car project. The company said while its automotive team had created a "fantastic" EV, the car was not "commercially viable."... → Read More

'Stranger Things' is coming to 'Rocket League' for Halloween

Rocket League's annual Halloween event is about to get underway and this year, it'll be a crossover with Stranger Things. The Farmstead Arena will take on a dis... → Read More

Congress will grill Mark Zuckerberg over Libra October 23rd

Mark Zuckerberg will be under the spotlight of regulators once again when Facebook's CEO testifies before the Financial Services Committee this month. The congr... → Read More

Facebook rejects Biden's request to remove false Trump attack ad

Facebook has rejected a request by Joe Biden's presidential campaign to pull down or demote a Donald Trump ad it says contains misinformation. The campaign aske... → Read More