Microsoft Surface Laptop ‘Go’ specs leaked ahead of rumored October 1 launch

A few weeks ago, we heard rumors that Microsoft is planning to launch a more affordable Surface Laptop that will feature a small-ish 12.5-inch display and might be priced just around $500. Today, leakster Roland Quandt has shared the alleged specifications of the upcoming device that might debut carrying the Surface Laptop Go moniker. The affordable Surface-branded laptop might go official on October 1, alongside an upgraded Surface Pro X convertible packing the new Surface SQ2 chip.

Talking about the leaked specifications, Quandt claims that the Surface Laptop Go will feature a 12.45-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels and a tall 3:2 aspect ratio, but there is no word whether it will be touch-sensitive. The machine will draw power from the previous-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake processor. Now, this is the same silicon that was spotted running inside an unannounced Microsoft hardware a few days ago. 

The Intel chipset will be paired with a paltry 4GB of RAM, although a more powerful variant with 8 gigs of RAM will also be there on the table. Storage options will be 64GB, 128GB, 128GB. While 64GB onboard storage is a controversial choice in itself, it will also be the far slower eMMC standard and not the SATA or PCIe SSD options we’re used to. The Surface Laptop Go will also have a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the power button.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is claimed to retain the Surface Connect port because it is a surface device after all. A 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack will be there as well, but there is some ambiguity regarding the choice of USB port – whether it is Type-C or Type-A. The machine is said to weigh under 1.2 kilograms, and will reportedly be offered in three color options – Silver, Blue and Gold. The Surface will reportedly be priced at €649 for the variant that ships with Windows 10 Pro, which means models that run the standard version or Windows 10 in S Mode will be priced even lower. 

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Google Assistant will now wait for you on the line if your call is put on hold

It is never a pleasing experience when your call is put on hold. Google wants to save you the trouble of waiting anxiously and making good use of those lost minutes with a new Hold for Me feature in the Phone app. This new feature, which is currently being tested as a preview on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, will make the Google Assistant wait for you on the line when someone puts your call on hold. The virtual assistant will then wait for someone to come back on the line, and once the person on the other end is ready to speak, it will alert you with a sound cue, vibration, or an on-screen prompt. Essentially, say goodbye to repetitive hold music forever. 

“Hold for Me is powered by Google’s Duplex technology, which not only recognizes hold music but also understands the difference between a recorded message (like “Hello, thank you for waiting”) and a representative on the line. Once a representative is identified, Google Assistant will notify you that someone’s ready to talk and ask the representative to hold for a moment while you return to the call,” Google explained in a blog post. You can read more technical details about how Hold for Me works here.

Hold for me call

While your call is on hold and the Google Assistant is waiting for you on the line, the call will be muted to let you focus on something more productive. Plus, users will be able to keep an eye on what’s happening on the call, thanks to real-time captions on the screen. All the processing is done on-device, and the Hold for Me doesn’t require a Wi-Fi or internet connection either. To enable this feature, just go the Setting section of Google’s Phone app and turn on Hold for Me. 

Google has not revealed if, or when, the feature will be released for more devices other than the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. But there’s is some hope of its wider availability. “Your feedback will help us bring the feature to more people over the coming months, so they too can say goodbye to hold music and say hello to more free time,” says Google. 

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Chromecast with Google TV is here with a sleek remote, 4K HDR support and a $49.99 price

Google has today lifted the covers from its latest Chromecast device and is calling it the Chromecast with Google TV. Why the name change? Well, it is because it comes with a new experience called Google TV that runs on top of Android TV OS. Google TV aggregates all your favorite movies, shows, and other content from different platforms in one place. For example, it has a For You tab that intelligently suggests content pulled across multiple platforms, while the Watchlist is where the content you’ve bookmarked for later viewing will appear. 

And to make things even easier, you can add content to the Watchlist from your phone or PC, and it will automatically pull up on your TV. Plus, it also brings access to YouTube TV for live TV as well as on-demand content from over 85 networks spanning across genres such as news, sports, TV, movies and more. 

However, the most notable change introduced by the Chromecast with Google TV is a sleek remote control that supports voice commands and has a dedicated button for Google Assistant to do your bidding. Aside from scrolling through the Google TV interface, it can also be used to control smart home accessories such as a Nest Camera. And for the sake of added convenience, the remote has dedicated Netflix and YouTube to let users instantly access them. 

Talking about capabilities, the new Chromecast with Google TV brings support for streaming 4K HDR videos at 60FPS as well as Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10+. It can be plugged into a TV’s HDMI port and also supports HDMI pass-through of Dolby audio content. Google says that Stadia support is also coming to its latest Chromecast device in the first half of 2021. It comes in Snow, Sunrise and Sky colors, and is now up for grabs in the US priced at $49.99.

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Nest Audio becomes official, and it’s now available for pre-order

The successor to the Google Home is now official, and it comes with some significant changes when compared to Google’s previous-gen speakers. Google describes this new speaker as a helpful speaker that’s all about sound.”

As previous Google speakers, it comes with Google Assistant support, meaning that you only have to say “Hey Google” to play your favorite beats while experiencing room-filling sound. At the same time, it allows you to control your smart home, asking Google to turn on lights, TVs, and more.

The new Google Nest Audio is 6.89-inches tall, 4.89-inches wide, and 2.65 lbs without the external power adapter. It includes a 59-inch power cable that will help you place it anywhere in your home. It comes in five color options, so you can choose if you want your speaker in Chalk, Charcoal, Sage, Sand, or Sky. Google also claims that the Nest Audio enclosure is made from 70 percent recycled plastic, so they are also thinking green.

Suppose you want to know more about the sound capabilities of this new smart speaker. In that case, the Google Nest Audio includes a 75mm woofer and a 19mm tweeter. It will deliver 50 percent more bass than the 75 percent more volume than the original Google Home, as explained by Mark Spates, the Lead Product Manager for Nest Speakers. He also mentions that this new speaker results from their efforts to create the very best smart speaker for listening to music, and for a compelling price tag. Google has achieved this while still trying to deliver the three essential components to make a speaker great, which are: rich bass, more volume, and maintaining natural, clear sound.

Google also showed us some examples of the uses you can give to this new Nest Audio with the help of Mark Ronson and Selena Gomez, who also talked a bit more about the YouTube Music service, which is part of many services and apps that are compatible with this smart speaker. Preorders are already live, but you can also wait for October 5, when it will become available in 21 countries.

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Google Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Jabra Elite and more devices on sale today

Today’s deals start with the Google Pixel 4 in its Just Black version with 64GB in storage space. It is currently selling for $637.90 after a $161 discount, or get the 64GB version for $549 after a $250 discount.
If you want more storage, the 128GB version of the Pixel 4 in Clearly White is selling for 648.51 after a $250 discount.

However, if you want the Pixel 4 XL, you can get it for $749 with 128GB in Black or White, after a $250 discount. The 64GB version in Just Black is also getting $250 savings, leaving it at $649, while the Clearly White lets you save almost $266, since its selling for $633.

Pixel 3a hands-on, best cheap phones

You may also want to take a look at the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3a XL while you’re at it. The Pixel 3 is currently selling just under $345 after a massive $454 discount in its unlocked version with 64GB in storage space. The Pixel 3a XL is selling for $385 after a $94 discount. The Google Pixel Stand is also getting a discount, as you can currently get yours for $60 after a $19 discount.

OnePlus 7T

The OnePlus 7T is also on sale. You can currently get one at B&H for $399 after a $200 discount. This device comes unlocked with 128GB storage in its Glacier Blue color variant. However, you can find the same device renewed at Amazon for $380 after a $120 discount.

For those of you looking for a new pair of headphones, the Jabra Elite 85h are currently selling for $200 after a $50 discount. In case you’re more interested in a gaming headset, the Razer Kraken Ultimate can now be yours for just $100 with $30 savings.

Finally, you can get more storage space with Wester Digital, as the 1TB My Passport SSD external portable drive is getting a $50 discount, leaving it at $150. If you’re looking for internal storage, we’ve also got you covered, as the Western Digital 250GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD is selling for $40, down from its $55 price tag, or get the 1TB version for $105 after a $20 discount.

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Instagram chat update brings cross-platform messaging experience with Messenger

Facebook’s grand plans of deeper integration and interoperability between all its properties are edging to closer to reality at a breakneck pace. Just a day ago, the company introduced Accounts Center across Facebook, Instragram and Messenger that will bring facilities such as the abilitiy to cross-share Facebook posts and Stories simultaneously on Instagram, a unified login experience and seamless Facebook Pay credential transfer across the apps. Today, Facebook has announced a major messaging experience overhaul for Instagram that will allow cross-platform messaging between Instagram and Messenger

You can send a text from Messenger to Instagram, or from Instagram to Messenger. To recall, a Messenger button started appearing in the Instagram app users last month. Additionally, the messaging experience on Instagram has received a much-needed overhaul too. But before we talk about them, it must be noted that the new experience on Instagram is an opt-in feature, which means users can choose to update to this look, but once they do, they can not go back to the older look. So, let’s get to the point.

The key change, of course, is that you can send a message using the Messenger app and it will land in the Instagram inbox of your friend, or vice versa, even if you don’t have one of these apps installed on your phone. Facebook assures that messages and calls you receive directly on Instagram will continue to stay in the Instagram app separately. Plus, you will be able to control whether you want messages and calls from Messenger to appear in your chats or in the message requests section. Or, you can simply choose to disable it. 

As mentioned above, Facebook is also bring some key Messenger features over to the Instagram app. Here are some of them:

  • Message forwarding, finally! You can forward messages to up to five contacts in the Instagram app.
  • There’s a new Vanish Mode that will cause a message to disappear after the message has been seen or you close the chat.
  • You can control who can send you direct messages, and block others selectively.
  • Instagram users can now respond directly to a message in their ongoing conversation.
  • Instagram users can now watch videos on Facebook Watch, IGTV, TV shows, movies, and more together with friends during a video call. 
  • You can now use boomerang stickers with your selfie and send them in your chats.
  • Instagram now lets users create a shortcut of their most frequently used emojis to quickly access them. 

Facebook says it is testing the new Instagram experience ‘in a few countries around the world’ and is also planning to expand it globally, but there is no word when that will happen. 

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HONOR Watch GS Pro coming to India on October 8

HONOR showcased its first-ever rugged smartwatch, the Watch GS Pro at IFA 2020. The smartwatch went on sale in Europe a couple of days ago. The company also announced that it will be getting two new colors – Camo Blue and Camo Grey, which will be made available later this year. Now, the company has teased its arrival in India.

Honor took to Twitter to reveal the latest development. The smartwatch will be an exclusive product launch on Flipkart. It will be a part of the eCommerce platform’s popular The Big Billion Days sale.

The HONOR Watch GS Pro comes with a rugged design with 316L stainless steel bezel, high-precision metal finishing technology. It offers navigation capabilities including a GPS Route Back Function to guide you safely back to your starting point, as well as weather alerts and sunrise and sunset notifications, ideal for ambitious adventurers on longer treks. Additionally, it supports more than 100 workout modes including mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, indoor and outdoor running and more.

The smartwatch is being available in Charcoal Black and Marl White color options with fluoroelastometers in Europe. The Fluoroelastometers are highly resistant to heat, sweat and oil, and less likely prone to induce any allergic reaction. It features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display, MIL-STD-810G certification, HiSilicon Kirin A1 chipset, GPS, built-in speaker and mic for calls.

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Unsurprising: Google Pixel 5 leaks in hands-on images appear ahead of launch

This is not even surprising anymore – A Pixel device leaking ahead of the Google event. The much-awaited Google Pixel 5 has appeared online in hands-on images. For reference, the smartphone has already had its specs, price and everything there is to know leak in the recent times. All that’s left is Google to announce the actual phone. The Pixel 5 launch event will kickstart at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 11:30 PM IST. It will be livestreamed on YouTube. Moreover, you can watch it here.

The latest leak comes from tipster Jon Prosser, who took to Twitter to reveal the front and back of the device. The Pixel 5 sports a flat display with a punch-hole notch at the top-left. Looking closely, you can notice how thin the chin is! It is almost as thin as the side bezels. On the back lies a dual rear camera setup and the fingerprint sensor.

The Google Pixel 5 will reportedly feature a 6-inch FHD+ ( 1080 x 2340 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is said to come with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 432ppi. The display could be covered by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It is likely to support HDR certification and offer 24-bit color depth. The smartphone could be powered by Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Moreover, it is tipped to have a stereo speaker setup, NFC chip, and dual-SIM (nano-SIM + eSIM) functionality.

In the optics department, the Google Pixel 5 is reported to sport a dual rear camera setup – a 12.2MP primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture that supports both EIS and OIS. Plus, it might support 4K videos at 60fps and 1080p slo-mo videos at 240fps frame rate. The second camera is tipped to be of 16MP wide-angle with 107-degree field of view. The smartphone could pack a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, wireless charging as well as reverse charging. It is rumored to cost €629 (~ $735) and come in green and black colors.

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Spotify makes it easier to create a collaborative playlist and check everyone’s contribution

Spotify is giving its Collaborative Playlist feature a meaningful upgrade that will not only ease the process of adding more people, but will also make it more convenient to check everyone’s contribution. The new features will soon be rolled out via an update. Talking about the new tools being added by Spotify, the first one is an Add User button in the playlist header that will make it easier to invite others to contribute on a Collaborative Playlist. 

Additionally, users will now be able to see everyone who is contributing to a playlist in a single place, thanks to a new list that displays user avatars in the playlist header. The third change, and probably the most useful one if you really care about your playlists, is that each track or episode that appears in a Collaborative Playlist will now show the avatar of the person who added it. This will make it easier to spot folks who make meaningful contributions and also those who are just creating a musical ruckus. 

How to create a Collaborative Playlist on Spotify?

  1. Open the Spotify app on your phone and tap on Your Library.
  2. Now, select Playlists and then tap on the playlist that you want to make accessible for collaboration.
  3. Once you open a playlist, tap on the Add user button you see in the header. Keep in mind that you can invite people to collaborate only on a playlist that you’ve created.
  4. Now, invite people who you think can make some valuable contributions to your playlist.

And if you want to take your music listening and sharing experience to the next level, you can try out Spotify’s Group Session feature will let you remotely host a listening party with up to five friends. You can listen to a podcast or enjoy a playlist remotely with friends via synced playback. But do keep in mind that the Group Session feature is available for Spotify Premium users only.

Source: Spotify

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Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G launch: Watch the livestream here

Google is all set to launch its Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones today. The company is a virtual event titled ‘Launch Night In’. It is also tipped to introduce a new smart speaker and Chromecast. The Pixel 5 launch event will kickstart at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 11:30 PM IST. It will be livestreamed on YouTube and users from all over the world can access it on any browser or the YouTube app. You can also watch the Pixel 5 launch livestream below:

Almost everything regarding the Pixel 5 has already leaked online. The device is tipped to feature a  6-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It could be powered by the inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, paired with 8GB RAM. It is rumored to sport a 12.1MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, and that it will be able to capture 4K videos at 60fps and 1080p slo-mo videos at 124fps. The device could pack a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. It might also include an IP68 rating. The smartphone is said to arrive with a $700 price tag in its 128GB configuration.

On the other hand, the unannounced Google Chromecast is already available at Home Depot stores in the US. It is selling for $49.99. The retailer already had Sabrina available, two days ahead of the official launch. Coming to the Google Pixel 4a 5G, it is likely to be priced at €499 and will be up for grabs in black and white colors.

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OnePlus 8T 5G will run OxygenOS 11; also spotted on Geekbench

OnePlus will be launching its T-series smartphone in India on October 14. The company is teasing OnePlus 8T 5G features one by one as we move closer to the launch. It has already confirmed the presence of 120Hz refresh rate and support for 65W fast charging. Now, OnePlus has revealed that its upcoming phone will run Android 11 out of the box. Further, it has also been spotted on Geekbench.

OnePlus 8T Geekbench

According to the listing, OnePlus 8T 5G with come equipped with 12GB RAM. It is likely to be made available in more RAM variants. The smartphone scored 3,843 and 11,714 points in single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

OnePlus 8T 5G leaked specifications

OnePlus 8T 5G

The OnePlus 8T 5G will feature a flat display, as confirmed by Pete Lau himself. It will come with a 120Hz refresh rate display of 6.5-inches. The smartphone will be using a 2.5D flexible screen that is said to offer an improved light permeability and can reach a maximum brightness of up to 1100 nits. Moreover, it will come with a 91.9% screen-to-body-ratio, which would be the highest ever on an OnePlus smartphone.

The handset is tipped to be powered by Snapdragon 865, and not Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 Plus. In the optics department, the OnePlus 8T 5G is rumored to sport a quad rear camera setup of 48MP primary camera, a 16MP wide-angle shooter, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP portrait camera. It might house a 16MP selfie shooter. Further, it could pack a 4,800mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging technology.  The company is teasing “A day’s power in 15 minutes.” It will ship with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11

According to a tipster, the OnePlus 8T 5G will arrive in Europe in two options of 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The price of these variants is said to be 799 euros and 899 euros, respectively.

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iOS 14.2 could confirm lack of EarPods in the box of new iPhone 12

Well, we can’t say that this comes as a surprise. We have been getting rumors claiming that the new iPhone 12 lineup may not include a power adapter and a pair of wired EarPods in the box for quite a while now, and it seems that iOS 14.2 could’ve just confirmed this information.

The guys over at MacRumors have been searching for clues about what to expect on Apple’s next event in the iOS 14.2 code, and it seems that they have found a minor code tweak that confirms the lack of EarPods in the box of the iPhone 12 models.

Previous iOS versions mentioned “reducing exposure to RF energy by using the supplied headphones,” which is now changed to:
“To reduce exposure to RF energy, use a hands-free option, such as the built-in speakerphone, headphones, or other similar accessories.”
Apple deliberately removed the “supplied” part of the statement, suggesting that Apple will no longer supply headphones to its users with the new iPhone 12 lineup.

The first time we heard this rumor was back in June when we also heard rumors claiming that the devices will also drop the power adapters. Apple has recently ditched this accessory with the recent launch of the Apple Watch Series 6. The company decided to stop using power adapters, as “Apple is also helping the environment by removing the AC adapter that could become electronic waste from Apple Watch Series 6 packaging, and helping its Apple Watch manufacturing partners transition to renewable energy,” even though, the truth about this decision may be focused on trying to reduce costs.

Whatever the case, it seems that Apple will have more than enough iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini devices ready for purchase. According to a tweet posted earlier today by well-known leaker Jon Prosser, Cupertino’s distributors could get the first iPhone 12 batch as soon as next Monday. And according to the South China Morning Post, Foxconn employees are working non stop to have enough devices ready, with or without power adapters and wired EarPods in the box. The report says:

“Employee Wang Guofeng said overtime work had increased since summer and most workers were allowed to take only four days off per month.

“You can earn 5,000 yuan to 6,000 yuan (US$880) per month, and if you work at the factory for more than 90 days, there’s a handsome amount of special pay,” said the 33-year-old who has worked at the factory for over four years.

“Another employee surnamed Ma said the company had started night shifts, with production lines running 24 hours a day.

“We have been kept so busy for the past weeks because of the iPhone 12,” Ma said, referring to the new model that is expected to be unveiled next month.”

Source MacRumors

Via 9to5Mac

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Distributors could get the first iPhone 12 batch as soon as next week

We are just days away from October, and we are still waiting for Apple to reveal the date of its next event. Said event is expected to be focused on the launch of the new iPhone 12 lineup, and rumors claim that we may also get an iPad Pro refresh, and even Apple Silicone Macs. Now, a new rumor suggests that Apple is almost ready for the launch of its new iPhones, as its distributors may get their hands on these devices as soon as next Monday.

Rumors suggest that the launch of the new iPhone 12 lineup may take place on October 13, and a recent tweet posted by Jon Prosser would make this rumor easier to believe. According to Prosser, Apple may have the first batch of iPhone 12 devices delivered to distributors on Monday, October 5. This would mean that Apple wants to assure the availability of its new devices before its possible announcement.

He also goes as far as to confirm that the smaller 5.4-inch model will indeed launch as the iPhone 12 mini, with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 variant would also be available, with the same storage options as the iPhone 12 mini. Now, he also mentions that the iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max will start at 128GB storage space. Still, it seems that we may have to wait a bit longer for the higher-end variants.

Let’s remember that the iPhone 12 Pro Max is rumored to be the only iPhone in the next lineup to include mmWave 5G support since the other options would only support sub-6GHz 5G connectivity. We have also seen rumors mentioning the lack of 120Hz refresh rate displays in these new iPhone devices, but we are still expecting to receive a couple of them with LiDAR sensors, and who knows, we may also see the arrival of Apple’s first device with a mini-LED display.

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12.9-inch iPad Pro, new Amazon Echo smart speakers and more on sale today

We start today’s deals with some nice discounts applied to the latest iPad Pro models. We start with Amazon, as we find the 12.9-inch variant with 128GB in storage space. This WiFi-only variant is available in Space Gray, and it can be yours for $949 after a $50 discount. If you feel like more storage is necessary, you may want to go for the 256GB variant in Silver, which is getting a $59 discount, leaving this model at $1,040. You can also get the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro variant for $850, with 256GB in storage but no LTE.

For those of you who feel LTE is necessary, the 12.9-inch version with 64GB in storage is currently available at B&H for $799 with a $350 discount, while the 256GB version, also with LTE can be yours for $949. There are several options for you to choose from, so you should take a look and see if there’s something that catches your eye.

Amazon has recently launched a its new Echo smart speaker lineup, and we are getting several deals that make an upgrade quite compelling. First, the all-new Amazon Echo Dot 4th gen is selling for $50, or get two for $80 when you apply the DOT2PACK promo code at checkout. You can also get the new Echo Dot with clock for $60 or use the same code at checkout and get two for $100.
The new Amazon Echo is also on sale; you can get one for $100 or get two for $170 when you enter the ECHO2PK code at checkout.

Other deals include the AUKEY Omnia 100W USB C charger, which is a 4-port PD charger with GanFast Technology. It is currently listed for $57, but if you enter promo code AJ3PGRG2 you can get yours for just $45.59. The AUKEY Omnia 90W charger is also getting a discount, as you can get it for $39.99 with promo code W6MHMVM2. Both of these chargers are compatible with your 16-inch MacBook Pro, the HP Spectre 15, the Razer Blade Stealth, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and more. AUKEY’s true wireless earbuds are also on sale, as they are listed for $30 after a $20 discount, but you can also apply an extra 30% savings coupon.

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Google Meet won’t limit the duration of your calls to 60 minutes until March next year

Google Meet went free for all users back in April, riding on an exponential growth triggered by a surge in remote working and online learning due to the coronavirus crisis. However, Google originally planned to offer an unlimited meeting duration (technically, the upper limit was 24 hours for each meeting) facility only until September 30, after which the maximum length of a meeting will be reduced to 60 minutes. However, it appears that the folks over at Google had a change of heart. The company has today announced that it won’t limit meetings to a 60-minute duration until March next year for users on the free tier. So, users still have another six months to enjoy (or suffer) online meetings on Google Meet that can last as long as 24 hours.

“As we look ahead to a holiday season with less travel and important milestones like family reunions, PTA meetings and weddings hosted over video, we want to continue helping those who rely on Meet to stay in touch over the coming months. As a sign of our commitment, today we’re continuing unlimited Meet calls (up to 24 hours) in the free version through March 31, 2021 for Gmail accounts,” Google Product Manager (Google Meet), Samir Pradhan, wrote in a blog post

Those who are on the free tier of Google Meet can conduct meeting with up to 100 people, while the individual paid tier and G Suite Enterprise versions increase the number of participants to 150 and 250 respectively. You can check out the differences between the free, individual paid plan ($8/month) and G Suite Enterprise plans here

A couple of days ago, Google also announced that the Google Meet app for Android and iOS has finally received the noise cancellation feature that was rolled out for the web version back in June. The tool intelligently suppresses background noise captured by the phone’s audio input such as typing, a door being shut, or the sounds coming from a nearby construction site. 

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