Google now giving away three months of Stadia access to Chromecast owners

Google is slowly but steadily opening its Stadia cloud gaming service to more interested customers, with a new promotion starting this month that offers three months of its Stadia Pro subscription to owners of Chromecast Ultra devices. It’s not required that you buy a new device. Rather, you just have to opt to receive promotional emails from Google, and the company is sending out the offer to known Chromecast Ultra-owning customers.

YouTube ditches its Trending tab for Explore on mobile

YouTube has officially phased out its Trending tab for a new section called Explore on its iOS and Android apps. Similar to Trending, the Explore page includes videos that are popular at that moment, but it also incorporates broader categories, like gaming, music, beauty, and learning. Trending will retain its own button within the Explore page, so it’s not going away entirely.

Samsung’s AKG quietly launches noise-cancelling Galaxy Buds Plus rival

AKG, one of Samsung’s many audio brands, has quietly announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds, the AKG N400, via a product page posted on Samsung’s South Korean website. According to TizenHelp, which spotted the page, the earbuds feature noise cancellation, and can run for five hours on a single charge (or six if you turn off ANC). They’re available in black, white, and blue, and also support wireless charging.

OpenTable will allow people to reserve shopping times at supermarkets

OpenTable wants to let you reserve shopping times at supermarkets to help decrease overcrowding and make stores safer for shoppers.

On the front lines of developing a test for the coronavirus

“That escalated quickly!” is a common trope used in popular culture to describe when a situation gets out of hand before you’ve even had a chance to think about it. We don’t often use this trope in medicine, but I can think of nothing better to describe what has been going on in the U.S. with the coronavirus outbreak.

Florida Officials Reportedly Told JetBlue Passengers They Didn’t Need to Self Isolate After Sharing...

Health officials in Florida appear to have told JetBlue passengers they did not have to self-isolate after sharing a flight with a passenger who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Several Sonos smart Wi-Fi speakers are cheaper than usual today

The Sonos Beam soundbar is $50 off at Amazon and includes a free $20 gift certificate that you can use for future purchases. This model is Wi-Fi-ready, so if you have other Sonos speakers, those can be connected for multiroom audio. It also supports Alexa voice commands. The Verge’s Nilay Patel reviewed it, and he found that it’s easy to set up, and it provides a big boost in sound performance over what your TV speakers can likely produce.

Logitech G says this app will improve gaming audio if you take a picture...

Logitech G is launching support for a new app that lets you customize your gaming audio for better immersion. The app is supposed to let you hear game sounds like large-scale battles, nearby footsteps, or racing sounds on a race track more clearly.

How to boost your home’s Wi-Fi

If you’re now working at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have a moment when you realize that your Wi-Fi just isn’t cutting it anymore — it could be a frozen video feed, a rainbow spinner on your screen, or a cry from your kids when their favorite game doesn’t load. Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of your bandwidth.

Chinese AI Smart Glasses Check Temperature of Hundreds of People in Minutes to Help...

Augmented reality glasses with built-in thermal imaging capabilities are now being used in China's Zhejiang province to screen the body temperatures of crowds as the government begins to ease the strict COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in some regions of the country.

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says this week will be, ‘the hardest and the...

WASHINGTON — Surgeon General Jerome Adams is bracing Americans for what he says is going to be, “the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives’’ because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Refuses to Say Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Under Control’: ‘That’d Be a...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, predicted that the coronavirus infection rate and death toll in the coming weeks will be "shocking to some," and refused to say that America has the situation "under control."

Etsy reminds sellers making cloth face masks: Don’t suggest they prevent COVID 19 infection

Etsy sellers have sold hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks in the past few days, the company says, and demand is likely to outstrip supply soon now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shifted its guidance on wearing such masks in public.