Tech Hangover: Google employees aren’t going back to the office until at least June 1st
Probably won’t even happen by then either.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
Virtual rate cut forces Nintendo gamers into riskier assets
I honestly don’t know what any of this means. Is this satire or real life? I don’t know, but I’m sure Josiah would know more about this. Go and ask him – tell him I sent you.
Savers at the Bank of Nook are being driven to speculate on turnips and tarantulas, as the most popular video game of the coronavirus era mimics global central bankers by making steep cuts in interest rates. The estimated 12m players of Nintendo’s cartoon fantasy Animal Crossing: New Horizons were informed last week about the move, in which the Bank of Nook slashed the interest paid on savings from around 0.5 percent to just 0.05 per cent. – Financial Times
CEO of Surveillance Firm Banjo Once Helped KKK Leader Shoot Up a Synagogue
Uhhh, what the actual fuck?!
“…Patton actively participated in white supremacist groups in his youth and was involved in the shooting of a synagogue. In an interview with OneZero, one of the people involved in that shooting confirmed Patton’s participation. Patton has not previously acknowledged this chapter of his life in public.” – OneZero
Comcast waives data cap until at least June 30 in response to pandemic
Honestly, in times like these, this is almost obligatory. If massive companies as big as Verizon and Comcast aren’t doing this for their customers, then fuck em. That’s what I say.
After promising 60 days without data caps and overage fees for all customers, Comcast has decided to extend the data-cap waiver until at least June 30. – ArsTechnica
Google CEO tells employees return to office won’t happen until at least June 1
Yea, no shit. We’re all living on the same planet too.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai began discussing the company’s plans to allow workers back into the office, according to an email sent to employees Monday that was viewed by CNBC. – CNBC
Spotify-owned Anchor can now turn your video chats into podcasts – TechCrunch
Well, that’s a pretty helpful feature, huh?
Spotify is tapping into the increased usage of video conferencing during the coronavirus quarantine to grow its own podcast business. The company’s podcast creation platform Anchor, acquired for an estimated $140 million in 2019, is today introducing a new feature that will allow podcasters to turn their video chats and virtual hangouts into podcast-ready audio. – TechCrunch
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- DJI’s $799 Mavic Air 2 features longer flight times and better obstacle avoidance
- Amazon is blowing out these USB-equipped surge protectors for just $9 each
- Medcorder helps patients record and understand doctor visits
- Review: Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac mechanical keyboard
- Review: Cybex Eternis S car seat with SensorSafe and Priam travel system
- Review: Planck EZ ergonomic keyboard – unique shape, great feel
- A new software update lets Tesla vehicles respond to traffic lights and stop signs
- This Chrome extension brings context to whatever you are reading
- Stock up on some RAVPower wireless charging pads for just $10 a pop
- This iPhone X/XS battery charging case is only $12 right now
- Google’s answer to AirPods, Pixel Buds, are finally available