Google disables ‘Hold for Me’ feature on the Pixel 6 following buggy update

Last year, Google introduced an exclusive feature for Pixel devices called "Hold for Me" that can alert you when a business finally picks up your call. However, that function has been temporarily disabled on the Pixel 6 due to a bug in the December update, XDA Developers has reported. Pixel 6 owners may also lose the Call Screening tool that stops robocallers from ringing your phone, Google said in a community post

"In light of a bug in the December Android update, we are disabling Hold For Me and Call Screening on Pixel 6 devices running on the Android S December QPR release," the company wrote. The issue only affects Pixel 6 phones with the latest December 2021 security update, and not any older devices. If you haven't yet received the update, you should continue to have access to those features. 

Hold for Me started as a US exclusive feature but was recently expanded to Canada, as XDA Developers noted. It uses Google's Duplex technology AI to detect when a real person comes on the line to take your call, sparing you the pain of listening to looped elevator music or pre-recorded messages. Google's Call Screening tech also uses Duplex AI tech, which launched with the promise of automatically making restaurant reservations for you. 

Listen To Free Fire Island DJ Sets From 1981 to 1999

Referred to as “The Pine Walk Collection,” over 200 tapes of DJ sets from 1981 through 1999 were discovered in a recently purchased Pine Walk home on the queer safe haven and LGBTQ+ summer vacation destination Fire Island. Right now, the sets—which feature DJs including Michael Jorba, Teri Beaudoin and Giancarlo—can be listened to for free through Mixcloud. As Matt Moen says at Paper, “Filled …

Here’s How K-Way is Remixing Outerwear Classics

K-Way is interested in upending the archive. For its most recent R&D collection, the outerwear brand looked to classic references for a set of jackets, sweaters, and accessories that breathe new life into signature K-Way symbols. As the name of the collection suggests, experimentation is key. Most notable is the use of fabric like nylon, wool, leather and velvet—winter weather stalwarts that are here imagined in entirely new ways.

This rebellious attitude can be felt in some of this season’s offerings like a tartan-lined coat, a cable knit sweater in a shock of yellow, or a tri-tone puffer jacket. To see some of K-Way’s new looks out in the wild, we rounded up a few people who took the outerwear for a spin around the block.

Leah’s take on K-Way’s black puffer coat leans monochromatic with an all-black look. She’s upped the ante with a neon pink beanie.

Jorge goes full comfort by matching his printed K-Way puffer with extra plush knee-high Uggs. Extra cozy for extra cold months.

Huiwon shows off K-Way’s two-in-one puffer because sometimes all a jacket needs is a little versatility. This look goes from stripes to plaid and back again.

Faíz goes neutral by pairing a black jacket with some earth tones. Her minimal look blends in perfectly with her surroundings.

Inspired? K-Way’s R&D collection is available to shop in select stores and online.

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