New Chromecast and redesigned Google Home smart speaker revealed

Hellen Wadman

Google has sent out invites to its next product showcase, dubbed “Google Launch Night In”, where the Californian company has promised to reveal a “new Chromecast, our latest smart speaker, and our new Pixel phones.” Sounds like a pretty packed night. Unfortunately for Google, some of the biggest surprises of the event, which will be streamed online, have surfaced online ahead of the curtain call.

Google cannot be too miffed

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Gates Criticizes Fed Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Hellen Wadman

Bill Gates lambasted the US government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with STAT, a health news website.

“You know, this has been a mismanaged situation every step of the way,” Gates told STAT. “It’s shocking. It’s unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world.”

The Trump administration had made multiple mistakes in COVID-19 testing, mainly in the speed in

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Earthquake ‘hack’ reveals scale of ocean warming

Hellen Wadman

Information about sea temperatures is critical for climate change but data is sparse in the Indian Ocean
Information about sea temperatures is critical for climate change but data is sparse in the Indian Ocean

Scientists have found a clever new way of measuring ocean warming, using sound waves from undersea earthquakes.

The researchers say the “hack” works because sound travels faster in warmer water.

The team looked at sonic data from the Indian Ocean emitted by tremors over a 10-year period.

As the seas have warmed due

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Lepow Z1 (2020) portable monitor review: Gaming, productivity, and more on the go

Hellen Wadman

Lepow 2020 Portable MonitorSource: Windows Central

Windows Central Recommended Award

Portable monitors are growing in popularity, particularly as more and more of us are switching to a work-from-home lifestyle. Beyond that, mobility, in general, is growing. The power on our smartphones is reaching beyond budget-priced laptops, albeit without the screen real estate needed to be truly productive.

We also have services like Microsoft’s Project xCloud on Xbox Game Pass expanding to Android, again, without the screen space

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The internet reacts to debacle of a presidential debate

Hellen Wadman

“The Academy Award goes to…” is what went through my mind as I watched what can technically be called a “presidential debate” between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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