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Political Briefing: The Covid bill's partisan lessons

“The war has changed” The CDC today released data warning that the Delta variant appears to spread as easily as chickenpox and cause more severe infection even in those who have been vaccinated. CNN Political Director David Chalian is breaking down President Biden’s new and more aggressive response to this sobering data. But the scientific … Read more

Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 synth update brings USB audio streaming 10 years after release

Igor Bonifacic

Ten years after its first release, Teenage Engineering is still finding ways to surprise and delight with the OP-1. On Wednesday the company released a software update for the popular synthesizer that supports USB audio streaming. In short, it means it’s much easier to plug the OP-1 into your favorite digital audio workstation and start … Read more

Spotify debuts a Clubhouse rival, Facebook tests Audio Rooms in US, Amazon cuts Appstore commissions – TechCrunch

Google Play slashes commissions, Apple sued over scammy apps, YouTube launches a TikTok clone in the US – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices … Read more