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A new study finds Zoom fatigue hits women harder than men

A new study finds Zoom fatigue hits women harder than men

Researchers at Stanford University conducted the first large-scale study that examined the full extent of a phenomenon known as Zoom fatigue. Zoom is a common video conferencing platform used by businesses around the world. Zoom has been increasingly used during the pandemic as people have been forced to work from home instead of the office as we did in the past.

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Facebook Portal TV finally gets support for Zoom video calls

Facebook Portal TV finally gets support for Zoom video calls

If you're a Facebook Portal user who prefers to have your video calls up on the big screen, the company has some good news. As of today, Zoom (as well as GoToMeeting) is now available on Portal TV, the version of Portal that is essentially a smart webcam for your home television. The new support comes weeks after Facebook added Zoom support to its non-TV Portal devices.

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Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) face-tracking Zoom calls now supported

Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) face-tracking Zoom calls now supported

Amazon's Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) has added support for Zoom and Amazon Chime, with the face-tracking smart display getting a lot more useful in the process. Launched earlier this year, the newest - and so far largest - Echo Show has a motorized base that can rotate its 10-inch display so that it's always facing you.

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Stanford says there are four big reasons you’re tired of video calls

Stanford says there are four big reasons you’re tired of video calls

If you're burnt out on 'zooming,' you're not the only one. Many people are still working and studying from home nearly a full year since the pandemic was declared. Though many people are able to get along fine with just email and messaging services, others are required to stay in a video chat for their entire work shift or school session -- and that, a new study says, has created an environment that many people have grown weary of.

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Zoom just added lip and hair color effects: Here’s where to find them

Zoom just added lip and hair color effects: Here’s where to find them

Zoom just added a feature to video chat called Studio Effects. This feature allows users to add oddities to their face in augmented reality in odd colors and combinations of colors. With this feature, users can add a moustache and beard in human hair color, new lip color, and more.

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Google Meet on Chromebooks promised to be less resource-hungry

Google Meet on Chromebooks promised to be less resource-hungry

The demand and sales numbers for Chromebooks have skyrocketed in the past few months, in no small part due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced both work and school to take place at home and online. Traditionally, however, Chromebooks haven't exactly been the most powerful computers in the market, though that is thankfully changing as time goes by. That said, some Chromebooks may still not be up to snuff, especially when heavy apps like Google Meet are used, a situation that Google is no promising to address in the latest round of Chrome OS updates.

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Zoom reportedly planning to offer email, calendar services

Zoom reportedly planning to offer email, calendar services

Zoom has easily become one of the biggest buzzwords this year thanks to the surge in video conferencing use. But while future work might always include some aspect of online collaboration, Zoom might become yesterday's news as quickly as it became tech's new unicorn. Now the company is reportedly looking into ways it could remain relevant and profitable even in the distant future and it seems that it has set its eyes on conquering emails and calendars next.

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Zoom native Apple Silicon M1 app coming in time for the holidays

Zoom native Apple Silicon M1 app coming in time for the holidays

Although originally conceived for serious meetings, Zoom has quickly become the buzzword for video conferencing, no matter the purpose, and Zoom knows that too well. Proof of that is how it's waiving its 40-minute limit for free accounts on certain holidays, expecting and hoping its service will be used for virtual family and friends gatherings. One other step it's taking is to roll out a native version of its app for Apple's shiny new M1 Macs so extend your chatting time by a few more hours.

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Nest Hub Max smart display finally gets Zoom support

Nest Hub Max smart display finally gets Zoom support

As previously promised, Google has added support for Zoom on its Nest Hub Max smart display, enabling users to fire up video calls with a single voice message. The new support joins video calling with Meet and Duo, expanding the number of people you can contact using the product. The addition has arrived in time for the holidays.

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Zoom now scans social media to spot ZoomBombing before it happens

Zoom now scans social media to spot ZoomBombing before it happens

Zoom has released a new scanning tool that hunts down publicly-shared meeting IDs, aiming to warn of potential "Zoombombing" incidents before they take place. The attacks - where uninvited participants join video calls, often sharing obscene content to disrupt meetings - have proliferated over the course of 2020, as online conferences take the place of in-person meetings.

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Zoom will remove a restriction so you can have a virtual Thanksgiving

Zoom will remove a restriction so you can have a virtual Thanksgiving

Popular video conferencing software Zoom has announced that it will remove a key restriction for this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, helping families and friends connect with each other remotely. The change will arrive at midnight on Thanksgiving, November 26, and last until the early morning hours on Friday, November 27.

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Zoom end-to-end encryption preview arrives: How to turn it on

Zoom end-to-end encryption preview arrives: How to turn it on

Days after the company announced plans to release its end-to-end encryption feature for everyone, the technical preview has finally arrived. Both paid and free users can access the new security feature, which offers more privacy for those who need it. The technical preview is available to all Zoom users around the world at this time, but it has to be activated in order to use it.

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