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Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief

If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you're in luck. The good folks over at Games Done Quick (GDQ) announced today they plan to host a COVID-19 charity stream next month. Dubbed Corona Relief Done Quick (CRDQ), the event will take place online over the April 17th weekend, with 100… → Read More

Slack is working on a way to call Microsoft Teams users

As much as modern technology makes our daily lives easier, there's sometimes that frequent headache that comes when two competing services don't play nicely with one another. It's something Slack and Microsoft Teams users have had to contend with as they've transitioned to working from home. Thankfully, a fix is on its way. → Read More

NY court rules Postmates couriers are entitled to unemployment benefits

Gig economy workers in New York won a significant battle this week after the state's Court of Appeals ruled in their favor against Postmates. Supporting a previous state decision, the court said Postmates couriers should be considered employees for the purposes of unemployment insurance. Moving forward, the company must support its contractors by paying into New York's Unemployment Insurance… → Read More

Xiaomi's Mi 10 Lite offers 5G for €349

For the most part, taking advantage of new 5G networks has meant buying some of the most expensive phones available on the market. With its latest phone, the €349 Mi 10 Lite 5G, Xiaomi hopes to change that. → Read More

OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly include wireless charging and waterproofing

Despite their value proposition, OnePlus phones have long had two significant flaws: to date, they've never included an official water-resistance rating or support for wireless charging. As the cost of the company's devices has increased with each subsequent release, that's something that has started to irk people. But it looks like OnePlus will finally address those issues. Unfortunately, you… → Read More

'Burnout Paradise Remastered' is coming to Switch later this year

Two years after its debut on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Burnout Paradise Remastered is making its way to Nintendo Switch. The company announced the port, among many other upcoming games, during a surprise Direct Mini presentation today. Like the 2018 release, the Switch version will bundle together the original game and its eight main expansion packs, including the "Big Surf Island" DLC… → Read More

'Panzer Dragoon: Remake' is one of many surprise Switch releases today

Between Burnout Paradise, multiple games from publisher 2K and a remaster of Xenoblade Chronicles, Nintendo Switch fans have a lot to look forward to between now and the end of the year. But if you're the impatient sort, there are also new games you can play today, including the remake of a little-known Sega Saturn gem called Panzer Dragoon. Yes, Panzer Dragoon: Remake is available to download… → Read More

Epic will publish games from Remedy, Playdead and genDESIGN

What do when you're the creator of one of the most profitable games in the world? For Fortnite developer Epic Games, the answer it turns out is to help other studios work on their next projects. Today, the company announced it has signed publishing agreements with Remedy Entertainment, Playdead and genDESIGN. Between those three studios, they've made some of the most highly acclaimed games in… → Read More

Google Assistant's redesigned feed is rolling out on iOS

Over the last few weeks, Google has been slowly rolling out a redesigned "Snapshot" feed to Assistant on Android devices that makes the updates portion of the app more visual. As of today, it's also available on iOS. → Read More

'Below' arrives on PS4 on April 7th with an easier exploration mode

While we knew it was coming to PlayStation 4 this spring, we now have an exact release date for Below. The one-time Xbox One exclusive will launch on Sony's console on April 7th. And when it arrives on PS4, Below will include a new optional "explore" mode that addresses some of the difficulty issues that stopped the game from finding a bigger audience when it first came out. → Read More

‘War of the Visions’ is a mobile spin on ‘Final Fantasy Tactics’

It's been a while since we've gotten a proper Final Fantasy Tactics game, but the latest release from Square Enix may just scratch that itch -- as long as you're okay with it taking the form of a free-to-play mobile game. After first launching in Japan last year, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is now available globally on iOS and Android. → Read More

Anchor makes it easier to invite guests to your podcasts

If you've been thinking about creating a podcast to document your experience of the coronavirus pandemic or to discuss important related issues, DIY podcasting platform Anchor may be able to help with a feature update that makes it easier to invite guests. Starting today, you can invite up to four other people to join a recording. If they don't have Anchor installed on their device, no problem.… → Read More

UPS is developing quieter and more versatile delivery drones

USP has announced a new partnership with Wingcopter, a German aircraft manufacturer, to develop new types of delivery drones. The two companies will work together to certify Wingcopter's existing aircraft for use in commercial delivery flights in the US. They say certification is the first step toward developing drones that can complete a variety of delivery jobs. → Read More

Instacart is hiring 300,000 full-time grocery shoppers

Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 full-time contractors to help it deliver groceries to people during the coronavirus pandemic. With so many individuals and families stuck inside as a result of social distancing measures and shelter in place orders in states like California, Instacart says order volume has increased by 150 percent over the last few weeks, with people buying more per… → Read More

Apple Music's AI-generated upbeat playlist helps you cope with reality

Apple is trying something new to keep people's spirits up during the coronavirus pandemic. In Apple Music, it's introducing a new algorithmic playlist called the Get Up! Mix that the company says is full of "happy-making, smile-finding, sing-alonging music." With the help of human editors, it will update the playlist each week with new songs. Think: Discovery Weekly, but with a focus on playing… → Read More

Uber wants government to include drivers in coronavirus stimulus package

"My goal in writing to you is not to ask for a bailout for Uber, but rather for support for independent workers and, once we move past the immediate crisis, the opportunity to legally provide them with a real safety net going forward," Khosrowshahi said in the letter. Ride-hailing drivers have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Khosrowshahi recently told investors the… → Read More

Apple is giving free e-books and audiobooks to people in the US

Apple is currently giving out freebies to Books users in the US. The next time you launch the app, you'll see a notification inviting you to "explore free books, read-alongs for kids, cozy mysteries, and audiobooks for the whole family." Tapping on the message will lead you to a featured collection where you can select one book or audiobook from a variety of genres. You can also pick a novel… → Read More

Today is the last day for Europeans to save on Disney+

If you decide to take advantage, keep in mind it may be a while before you get to enjoy The Mandalorian and other content at its best. Like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon, Disney agreed to reduce its bandwidth footprint "by at least 25 percent" in light of the coronavirus pandemic. "In the coming days, we will be monitoring Internet congestion and working closely with Internet service providers to… → Read More

Google is rolling out a redesigned Podcasts app to some Android users

The main draw is a new three-tab interface that does a lot to declutter the current experience. Instead of emphasizing discoverability, the main "Home" tab now focuses on your current favorites. New icons allow you to download and queue episodes without tapping into a specific episode. In a way, this part of the interface is reminiscent of the tweaks Spotify made to its podcasts section.… → Read More

Huawei P40 Pro may feature 50X zoom, custom photography chip

Obviously, that's not as much zoom as you can get on the S20 Ultra. But considering the 100x Space Zoom feature on Samsung's flagship doesn't deliver great results, it's probably not a big deal. In the display cutout toward the top left corner of its 6.58-inch screen, the P40 Pro will include a 32-megapixel front-facing camera and depth sensor. In theory, the added depth sensor should allow the… → Read More