Google Fi temporarily increases data limits to 30GB per month

Previously, users on the Flexible plan had 15GB of top-speed data per month. Once they used that, they’d be downgraded to 256kbps or asked to pay extra for more gigabytes, Phone Arena explains. Unlimited customers could use 22GB of top-speed data. Now, all customers have access to 30GB of data per month before their service […]Read More

A look at how tech's lobbying efforts in the US

David McCabe / New York Times: A look at how tech’s lobbying efforts in the US are quietly pushing for long-held goals in the frantic political and economic environment amid COVID-19 outbreak  —  Silicon Valley hasn’t suffered from the same financial devastation as other industries.  Tech companies still have an agenda to push. Source linkRead More

‘Artemis Fowl’ will debut on Disney+

Artemis Fowl, based on the first book of the Artemis Fowl series by author Eoin Colfer, was originally supposed to be out in theaters in August 2019. Its release got pushed back to 2020 even before COVID-19 became a global issue. Disney didn’t explain why it’ll no longer get a theatrical run, but as Variety […]Read More

A sequel to beloved indie game ‘Rogue Legacy’ is in

Your Legacy continues#RogueLegacy2 — CellarDoorGames (@CellarDoorGames) April 2, 2020 If you’re not familiar with Rogue Legacy, it was part of the first wave of modern indie roguelikes back in the early 2010s that included titles like Spelunky and FTL: Faster Than Light. They’re games that combine permadeath — once your character dies, that’s it […]Read More

Zoom apologizes for routing some calls made in N. America

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Zoom apologizes for routing some calls made in N. America through China, says it “mistakenly” allowed Chinese data centers to accept calls due to traffic spike  —  Hours after security researchers at Citizen Lab reported that some Zoom calls were routed through China … Source linkRead More

FCC approves $200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services

Hospitals and health centers will be able to apply for up to $1 million in funding, and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Priority will be given to areas with high rates of COVID-19, as well as traditionally underfunded healthcare providers like clinics in poor neighborhoods, TechCrunch notes. “With the adoption of the […]Read More

Profile of Larry Ellison, who has turned the Hawaiian island

Angel Au-Yeung / Forbes: Profile of Larry Ellison, who has turned the Hawaiian island of Lanai into a data-powered wellness lab and is building a COVID-19 database for the White House  —  As Larry Ellison sits in one of several idyllic bubbles he has created for himself, a lush 249-acre estate in Rancho Mirage … […]Read More

Soundcloud will help users directly support musicians with a new

Musicians who rely on concert ticket sales are hurting — shows across the world have been cancelled, leaving bands with little recourse. Thankfully, platforms like Bandcamp and SoundCloud have been softening the blow. The latter is allowing musicians to add a button to their profile pages that links to services like PayPal, Bandcamp and Patreon, […]Read More

Thousands of Zoom recordings exposed because of the way Zoom

Thousands of Zoom cloud recordings have been exposed on the web because of the way Zoom names its recordings, according to a report by The Washington Post. The recordings are apparently named in “an identical way” and many have been posted onto unprotected Amazon Web Services (AWS) buckets, making it possible to find them through […]Read More