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Google has reportedly fixed user’s Nest Hub that was seeing a stranger’s camera, but we still have questions

Google has reportedly fixed user’s Nest Hub that was seeing a stranger’s camera, but we still have questions

This story was originally published 2020/05/14 3:58pm PDTon May 14, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/22 2:00pm PDTon May 22, 2020.  The tale of the Google Nest Hub that apparently fired up a random stranger’s doorbell alert is creeping its way to a close. Following the disturbing not-so-smart-home event last week, Google has informed the affected...

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Wink further delays its mandatory subscription, confuses users even more

Wink further delays its mandatory subscription, confuses users even more

This story was originally published 2020/05/07 7:00am PDTon May 7, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/22 1:30am PDTon May 22, 2020.  Earlier this May, Wink announced out of the blue that it would charge customers $4.99 a month to continue using its services, or else their hardware would stop working. Following understandable customer backlash, the company...

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Spotify offers new subscribers 3 months of Premium free, $10 for prior users

Spotify offers new subscribers 3 months of Premium free, $10 for prior users

As with most businesses hurting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the name of the game at this point is staying above water. That means making offers you’d otherwise not in normal times. For Spotify, that means bringing on new customers to Spotify Premium free for 3 months and bringing back lapsed subscribers at a discounted...

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Telegram updated to v6.1 as it hits 400 million monthly active users

Telegram updated to v6.1 as it hits 400 million monthly active users

Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, Telegram has reached the milestone of 400 million monthly active users, up from 300 million a year ago. To celebrate the occasion, the company has introduced an update to Telegram version 6.1. It comes with a redesigned attachment menu, an improved quiz mode, and a proper sticker directory. Telegram also...

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G Suite users get free Hangouts Meet upgrades through September in response to COVID-19 crisis (Updated)

G Suite users get free Hangouts Meet upgrades through September in response to COVID-19 crisis (Updated)

As the world stacks precaution after precaution on people’s everyday lives to protect them from a potential novel coronavirus infection, Google has announced that it will be ready to accommodate the influx of from-home meetings that may need to be organized in the near future. To do that, it has extended enterprise features for Hangouts...

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T-Mobile offers free Quibi subscriptions for qualifying users

T-Mobile offers free Quibi subscriptions for qualifying users

Streaming newcomer Quibi has found a distribution partner in T-Mobile. The carrier will be offering the shortform specialty service to ONE and Magenta planholders with at least two lines for free. Customers can sign up for the free Quibi on T-Mobile’s website and apps from April 6 — when the service launches — to July...

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