Users reporting USB 2.0 compatiblity issues with 2020 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Some users of the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models available are complaining about a compatibility issue with USB 2.0 accessories, which causes the computer to freeze. According to the reports shared on the web, the problem seems to affect only the MacBook models introduced in 2020. more… The post Users reporting USB 2.0 …

Brazil’s BizCapital raises $12 million for its online lending service

BizCapital, an online lender based in Brazil, has raised $12 million from a clutch of investors including the German development finance institution, the corporate venture capital fund of MercadoLibre and existing investors Quona Capital, Monashees, Chromo INvest and 42K Investments. “This latest round reinforces investors’ confidence in BizCapital’s ability to innovate in the Latin American …

Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Series C

Geek+, a Beijing-based startup that makes warehouse fulfillment robots similar to those of Amazon’s Kiva, said Thursday that it has closed over $200 million in a Series C funding round. That bumps total capital raised by the 5-year-old company to date to nearly $390 million. The new round, completed in two parts, was separately led …

Initial tests shows impressive performance gains with new 5600M AMD GPU in 16-inch MacBook Pro

Apple added this week a new GPU option for the 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup. Customers can now purchase Apple’s high-end notebook with an AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU at $800 additional cost from the base model MacBook Pro. But how does it compare with the other GPUs? YouTube channel Max Tech shows exactly that in …

Twitch launches its own free broadcasting software for Mac users

Back in November of last year, Twitch rolled out a beta build of Twitch Studio — a free, straightforward broadcasting app meant to be the first step for anyone curious about streaming on the service. At launch, it was PC only. Today, however, they’re opening up the beta to Mac users. Twitch is pretty open …

Google Assistant smart displays will soon finally get access to web pages

Credit: Robert Triggs / Android Authority In the coming months, Google will introduce a smart display web pages feature. This will finally allow smart display owners to read articles and news briefs on their smart displays. Web pages will need to be AMP-compliant for this feature, which means not every site will work. If you …

Google launches Android 11 beta 1.5 to fix some annoying bugs

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority Google just pushed out a minor update to the first Android 11 beta. This is not the second beta; we don’t expect that until next month. This new beta fixes some bugs and, thankfully, brings Google Pay support. It was only about a week ago that Google launched the …

AT&T laying off thousands, closing 250 retail stores

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority AT&T is laying off thousands of employees across a variety of departments. Those affected will get severance pay and company-provided healthcare. Many of the retail employees will be offered new jobs within AT&T. AT&T is closing close to 250 of its retail stores and laying off thousands of employees …

You’re overpaying for wireless service — Mint Mobile is the solution

There are more wireless carriers on the market right now than most people can count. Many really just offer the same cookie-cutter service with inconvenient stores and hidden fees. They talk about innovation, but raise prices and make customer service even more difficult. See also: The best prepaid plans and no-contract plans in the US At …

What is Peacock? Here’s what we know (Update: Pre-order annual subscription)

Update: June 17, 2020: We have updated the article to show that users can pre-order a year of Peacock and save some money before its national mobile launch on July 15. Pre-order Peacock The video streaming service boom continues. In addition to the launches of both Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus in 2019, 2020 …