Logitech and Herman Miller made a $1,495 gaming chair

Logitech and Herman Miller made a $1,495 gaming chair

Head-on, the Embody looks like many other sleek office chairs. But take a step to either side and you’re confronted with bright blue coloring along the rear, and a design that makes it look like it’s practically floating in the air. It’s familiar and alien at the same time. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance … Read more

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 is more affordable than ever

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 is more affordable than ever

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is seeing some big discounts today at Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store. Prices start at $800 for the base model with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and Intel’s quad-core 10th Gen Core i5-1035G7 processor with Iris Plus graphics (usually $1,000). This model is available in platinum with … Read more

Google’s latest search feature helps you buy a house

Google's latest search feature helps you buy a house

If you’re planning to buy a house, then congratulations and good luck — it can be a daunting process. To make it a bit easier, Google has teamed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to create a new mobile Search feature. When you type in “mortgage” on your smartphone, you’ll get an overview of … Read more

Waymo is designing a self-driving Ram delivery van with FCA

Waymo is designing a self-driving Ram delivery van with FCA

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler Automotive are extending their four-year-old partnership to include commercial vans. On Wednesday, the companies announced a plan to jointly develop an autonomous delivery van based on FCA’s Ram ProMaster. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google parent Alphabet, announced back in 2016 that FCA would be its first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) … Read more

Italy is launching an antitrust investigation into Amazon and Apple

Italy is launching an antitrust investigation into Amazon and Apple

Amazon and Apple are facing more antitrust accusations. This time, Italy is investigating. Authorities want to know whether the two companies agreed to prevent retailers who are not part of Apple’s official program to sell Apple products and Beats headphones, Reuters reports. Officials launched the investigation this week and searched the Italian offices of both … Read more

Facebook introduces new privacy settings for Messenger

Facebook introduces new privacy settings for Messenger

Facebook Messenger will introduce new privacy controls that will give users the ability to limit who can send them messages. The app will soon begin testing new settings that will users “decide who can message or call you directly, who goes to your requests folder, and who can’t message or call you at all.” The … Read more

‘COVID parties’ are a pandemic urban legend that won’t go away

Facebook, Google, and Twitter to produce monthly reports on coronavirus disinformation

Amid hosts of reasonable fears about the coronavirus pandemic, there’s also one far more dubious threat: “COVID parties.” As Wired explains in a good exploration of the topic, COVID parties (or “corona parties”) are events where people supposedly expose themselves to the coronavirus on purpose. Medical professionals and government officials have periodically warned about these … Read more

Slack files EU antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams

Slack files EU antitrust complaint over Microsoft Teams

The fight between Slack and Microsoft Teams is heating up in a big way. This morning, Slack filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission, claiming that the software giant is illegally bundling its work chat competitor with its Office suite. If this sounds familiar, it’s similar to the complaints Microsoft faced over … Read more