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How to check your Google Meet video quality before joining a call
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How to check your Google Meet video quality before joining a call

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. We’ve all been there, especially during the age of coronavirus. We think we have our computers perfectly set up for a video call, only to find out we’re using the wrong microphone,...

Jeff Bezos will no longer be the CEO of Amazon in Q3 2021
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Jeff Bezos will no longer be the CEO of Amazon in Q3 2021

Amazon today announced that CEO and founder Jeff Bezos would transition out of his leadership role with the company and into an executive board position. Per a company memo first spotted by CNBC, Amazon intends Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy to be Bezos’ replacement. The timing of the transition is interesting — that is to say,...

17th-Century England Had Some Seriously Horrible Weather
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17th-Century England Had Some Seriously Horrible Weather

Recent years have brought record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters supercharged by climate change. But even to our jaded modern eyes, the weather that befell Bristol in Western England at the turn of 17th century is pretty shocking. Read more…

Scientists Rushing To Learn If Vaccinated People Still Spread COVID-19
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Scientists Rushing To Learn If Vaccinated People Still Spread COVID-19

As more people take the FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines, one major question remains: Are those people protected from all COVID-19 infections, or are they merely protected from symptomatic cases and still capable of spreading the coronavirus to others? Unfortunately, we still don’t have an answer. But MIT Technology Review reports that Pfizer and researchers at other...

Jeff Bezos Is Stepping Down as CEO of Amazon
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Jeff Bezos Is Stepping Down as CEO of Amazon

Era Ender Jeff Bezos has become a household name as he’s built Amazon up from a humble online marketplace to a civilization-scale empire. But now, he said in a letter to employees, he’s stepping down. “As much as I still tap dance into the office, I’m excited about this transition,” he wrote. “Being the CEO...