Now that the CES fun is out of the way, it’s time to get back to the regular news, like major manufacturers screwing up simple things. That’s what we’re all here for, right? Anyway, turns out Sony has been blocking Kodi from being installed on their recent smart TVs running Android TV, and while it’s […]
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Niantic is finally starting to detail one of the most hotly anticipated features for Pokemon Go, and it’s bringing a ton of new features and polish with it. Yep, trainer battles are finally coming to the mobile Pokemon game, years after the initial release. Battles are one of the core components of the Pokemon franchise, […]
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Microsoft held an annual October hardware event yesterday to reveal some updates to their product portfolio and share where the company is heading in different areas. One item that raised a few eyebrows is a new app mirroring feature that will make it possible for users to display and work with the apps on their […]
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Yes, the rumors were true. Microsoft has confirmed that it's weeks away from adding mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One (initially for Insiders), and it's enlisting some help from none other than Razer. The gaming-oriented brand will provide…
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If you're itching for a new Lord of the Rings game to move past the controversy of Shadow of War, we have good news — although it might not be quite what you're expecting. Athlon Games (the owner of Digital Extremes and Splash Damage) has signed a…
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We’ve been hearing rumors about a Pixel Watch for a while, which originated as rumors of a Nexus Watch way, way back. But up to this point, Google has never actually made their own smartwatch like they’ve done with phones and tablets. They’ve left Wear OS to third-party partners, for better or worse. Unfortunately for […]
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Negan might be tied up in the latest season of The Walking Dead, but that doesn't mean he can't bash a few skulls in the latest Tekken video game. That's right, the iconic Saviors leader (and archenemy of Rick Grimes and company) is coming to Tekken…
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A couple of years ago, Light launched its L16 camera, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that features 16 lenses. Ten or more of them capture an image simultaneously but at different focal lengths and the camera then combines those separate imag…
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One of the more mysterious smartphones that has been under development for the past year is the RED Hydrogen One device. RED originally started taking pre-orders for the smartphone last summer and then slid off the radar until January of this year when company president Jim Jannard provided an update. In the latest bit of […]
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From Beyonce’s livestream at Coachella to landmark videos like “Despacito,” “New Rules” and “This Is America,” more than 1 billion music fans come to YouTube each month to be part of music culture and discover new music. It’s also where over 2 million artists come to share their voices and art with the world. YouTube is where artists and fans connect: creating and discovering a world of music.
But YouTube was made for video, not just music. On Tuesday, May 22, we’ll be changing that by introducing YouTube Music, a new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalized than ever. The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it’s all here. YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalog of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else – all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.
So what is YouTube Music exactly?
A new music streaming service from YouTube
Find more of the music you’re looking for
Effortlessly discover new music
While fans can enjoy the new ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, we’re also launching YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives you background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $ 9.99 a month. If you are a subscriber to Google Play Music, good news, you get a YouTube Music Premium membership as part of your subscription each month. And if you use Google Play Music, nothing will change — you’ll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always.
To extend the features of YouTube Music Premium beyond the music app, we’re soon introducing YouTube Premium, the new name for our YouTube Red subscription service. YouTube Premium includes ad-free, background and offline across all of YouTube, as well as access to all YouTube Originals including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences. YouTube Premium will continue to provide an ad-free experience, background play, and downloads across the millions of videos on YouTube. But because it includes our brand new YouTube Music service, the price will be $ 11.99 for all new members. If you’re already a YouTube Red (soon to be YouTube Premium) member, don’t worry you’ll still enjoy your current price.
Starting Tuesday, we’re rolling out the new YouTube Music experience in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea*. It will expand more broadly in the coming weeks. We’ll also soon be launching in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. If you want to know when the new YouTube Music is available in your country, head to music.youtube.com/coming-soon and let us know you’re interested.
Elias Roman, Product Manager – YouTube Music, recently listened to In Due Time by Outkast
*South Korea will only offer the YouTube Premium membership, not YouTube Music Premium.
Google likes to bounce back and forth between light and dark modes on their apps, and we’ve seen our share of both over the past few years. Material Design updates brought its share of bright white app and website interfaces, but we’ve started to see things swing back towards darker themes lately, and YouTube has […]
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Motorola’s smartphone business has been a story with a ton of ups and downs. They helped to really spark the Android craze with the Verizon Motorola Droid, but subsequently lost a lot of ground to HTC and then Samsung. That eventually turned into a sale to Google and the promising but underwhelming Moto X line, […]
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Pixar's presence in Kingdom Hearts 3 won't be limited to the Toy Story crew. Square Enix and Disney have revealed that Monsters Inc will play a role, too. You'll see Boo, Mike and Sully (minus the famous actors, of course) as well as settings from…
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Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released October 26th. That gives you just under nine months to round up a posse for Rockstar Games' next adventure in the Dead West. The developer apologized for the delays — last May it promised RDR 2 would be out thi…
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The classic zero-G shooter Descent may have been born on PC, but its revival won't be limited to one platform. Descendent Studios has announced that Little Orbit is porting Descent: Underground to the PS4 and Xbox One. While it's not certain what t…
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Three years ago, Samsung launched its first ruggedized tablet, the 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active. It featured an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance and a shock resistant shell. Similar in concept to the Galaxy S Active series of phones, the aging tablet is about to get a successor with the Galaxy Tab Active 2. […]
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Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim […]
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The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks […]
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Facebook has announced their next platform to be released, a video streaming service called Watch. Many are pointing to the new Watch as being Facebook’s answer to YouTube TV, although Facebook says they are capitalizing on their own success with making video available on their platform. Watch will serve as a hub to help users find […]
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It might be five years old, but Fez remains a masterclass in indie puzzle-platforming. The bright pixel art, the mesmerizing Disasterpiece soundtrack and perspective-shifting gameplay comes together in a wonderfully mysterious and serene collectathon…
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Curious about Amazon’s Prime Air, and how the delivery service came to be? We’ve compiled a history of the effort, which will get you up to speed and help you understand why Amazon is serious about drones.
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HTC could be prepping a major new product launch. The company has begun teasing a launch for March 20 titled “Spring is coming.” So what will we see? It could be a new phone, a new VR headset, or something else entirely.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that the entertainment giant will soon be opening a park based on James Cameron's Avatar. From May 27th, visitors to Disney World Orlando will be able to explore a large area based on the hugely successful sci-fi mov…
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Samsung will soon reveal the findings of its official investigation into why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated and in some cases, caught fire. The report, which follows the device’s recall and cancelation, is expected on January 23.
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It may not be the biggest, but CES is easily the most important tech show of the year. What will 2017’s monstrous tech fest hold? Here’s my list of the 9 biggest trends to watch for –what you’ll see in the year ahead — as well as a few tips about companies to keep your eye on.
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In 2017, a 4K, 60 fps action camera could hit the market and challenger-brand Yi Technology aims to make the first one. The company teased its new cameras during a pre-CES announcement over the weekend.
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A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like experience.
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IMAX is teaming up with Odeon to launch a pilot "VR centre" in the UK. The new facility, based in Manchester, will house modular "pods" that can be adapted for different experiences. So whatever you want to do — whether that's a solo viewing of a fi…
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Last month, Microsoft announced plans to bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories starting with Lenovo's IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. Today, the company went a step further with controller support for Samsung's Gear VR headset. That's ri…
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Normally, us Brits only have to wait a few months at the most to enjoy new products from the world's biggest technology companies. However, when it comes to the Amazon Echo, we've been left on the outside looking in as the company continues upgrade A…
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We won't blame you if you're skeptical that Star Citizen will ever be a finished, shipping title. Even now, it's not so much a game as a collection of modules: you can explore space and get into gun battles on foot, but not much more. However, Robert…
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Nintendo has crushed the dreams of many Pokémon Go players, and said the fun Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory (that may help conserve your phone’s battery) has been delayed, and won’t arrive until September.
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If we ask our creators, most of them will tell you that there’s a project, an idea, a collaboration, or a vision that they’ve always wanted to bring to life. YouTube has helped them achieve incredible things—build a fanbase, gain exposure, even earn serious money—but sometimes, they dream of something more.
Late last year we launched YouTube Red Originals for exactly that reason. We wanted to help our creators realize their ambitions on the platform where their community already lives.
With nine projects launched so far—including “Scare PewDiePie,” “Foursome” and “MatPat’s Game Lab” —we’re seeing fans sign up, tune in, binge and share their enthusiasm with their friends. Our original series and movies are one of the leading drivers of YouTube Red subscriptions, with viewership that rivals similar cable shows.
We’re also seeing creators featured in YouTube Red Originals get a boost in subscribers and watchtime on their main channels, with most of this watchtime coming from viewers who haven’t watched that creator’s content before. It turns out that there’s a virtuous cycle from YouTube Red that actually supports their existing channel on YouTube.
We’re also seeing fans consume these series and films in unexpected ways. Over half of the time spent watching Red Originals is happening on people’s mobile phones. Maybe that’s why the social buzz around YouTube Red Originals is so large. “A Trip to Unicorn Island” earned more Twitter mentions and impressions at launch than “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “House of Cards” and “True Detective” saw when they were released.
Based on the success we’ve seen so far, we’re thrilled to announce our latest slate of YouTube Red Originals.
“SCARE PEWDIEPIE” – SEASON 2: Produced by Maker Studios, the creator and executive producers of “The Walking Dead” franchise from Skybound Entertainment, and Felix Kjellberg under the Revelmode banner, the second season of the reality adventure series, “Scare PewDiePie,” promises even more thrills and chills.
“FOURSOME” – SEASON 2: Produced by AwesomenessTV, the second season of “Foursome” returns to YouTube Red following Andie’s adventures in the high school dating world. We meet a brand new Andie, a new era of extracurricular hooking up and high school awkwardness.
UNTITLED SMOSH MOVIE: After releasing the episodic series “Part Timers” on YouTube, Smosh is coming back for a feature-length comedy on YouTube Red. Luckless Charlie (Anthony Padilla) moves into a new apartment, only to find he has a roommate: a self-centered ghost named Max (Ian Hecox). Max makes Charlie’s life a living hell, until they learn that the only way Max can get into heaven is by working together.
NEW TO YOUTUBE RED:
“STEP UP” SERIES: “Step Up,” a fan favorite dance film franchise that launched the career of Channing Tatum, transitions to a new series with a heart-pounding, sexy, music-filled and dramatic look at dancers in a contemporary performing arts school. Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Meredith Milton, all producers of the original “Step Up” films, will executive produce the series, along with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, who both co-starred in the original “Step Up” film.
“RHETT & LINK’S BUDDY SYSTEM”: In this new scripted comedy series, Rhett & Link must go out of their way to regain control of their internet empire from their mutual co-ex-girlfriend who is now an evil Infomercial Queen holding a very big secret over their heads. The series also features “Saturday Night Live” alums Molly Shannon and Chris Parnell, as well as Leslie Bibb and Page Kennedy.
DAN & PHIL TOUR DOCUMENTARY: Top YouTube comedy stars, Dan Howell and Phil Lester are taking their fans inside their latest world tour, “The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire.” With hilarious anecdotes, sketches, and lots of surprises for their fans, we’re bringing Dan and Phil’s successful live stage show exclusively to YouTube Red. They’ll also be giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look with a documentary about the making of the tour.
“VLOGUMENTARY”: Executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, Maker Studios, and Shay “ShayCarl” Butler, “Vlogumentary” provides a personal, intimate lens into the world of some of YouTube’s biggest creators and demonstrates the power of the platform in shaping the lives of creative voices, their audiences and the media landscape.
UNTITLED ANIMATED SERIES: 3BLACKDOT and its top YouTube creators SeaNanners, TheMrSark and VanossGaming star in an animated comedy series, helmed by Michael Rowe, Emmy Award-winning writer of “Futurama” and “Family Guy,” about a team of ill-equipped paranormal investigators who struggle to unfold the mysteries of the paranormal universe for their desperate clients.
UNTITLED MICHAEL STEVENS PROJECT: In this new educational series, Vsauce creator Michael Stevens will take a deeper look into the human mind, using real subjects, including himself and special guests, to show some of the most mind-blowing, important and least understood aspects of human nature.
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, recently watched the first episode of “Escape the Night with Joey Graceffa.”
The European Space Agency says that, come September 30, its Rosetta spacecraft’s 5 billion-mile mission will end. Launched on March 2, 2004, Rosetta has spent the past 12 years sending extraordinary photographs of our galaxy back to Earth.
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Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we’re going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.
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The LG G5’s modular design is exciting, but it’s going to need more than the two modules already announced if it’s going to succeed. LG’s preparing to release development kits to help other companies produce them, and outlined plans on how they’ll eventually be sold.
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Looking for a new smartphone that won’t break the bank? Check out the Galaxy J3. It’s the first Samsung phone to release in the U.S. in 2016, and it’s available now at Virgin Mobile and is coming next week to Boost Mobile.
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Libraries are always conjuring up new ways to help their communities, and in a few libraries across America, the latest service being offered is free, mobile Internet access through wireless hotspots that patrons can borrow.
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Oculus Touch, the motion-based controller designed to accompany the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, will not ship until “the second half of 2016,” the manufacturer announced Thursday.
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The NFL has extended its partnership with Snapchat to include additional Explorer footage. As part of the deal, even more official and user-created game clips will now be available on the video-sharing app.
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Motorola has started to invite DROID Turbo 2 owners to a soak test for an “early preview of a new software release“. Maybe the DROID Turbo 2 will follow in the Moto X Pure Edition‘s footprints and will be receiving a Marshmallow update soon?
We aren’t really sure what this update is for just yet as Motorola or Verizon hasn’t given any other details. It may also be for WiFi Calling like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge got this week? Once we know more, we will definitely let you know, however, what do you think it could be for?
Source: Droid Life
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TAG Heuer’s first smartwatch is the Carrera Connected, made in conjunction with Google and Intel. The watch costs $ 1,500, and can even be swapped for a mechanical TAG Heuer watch after two-years. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
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Google has updated the Android Wear platform to include cellular connectivity, meaning the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition launch should happen very soon, and more watchphones will follow afterwards.
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Samsung’s mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, launched back in September and has been on a mission to beat out rivals such as Android Pay and Apple Pay. Unlike competitors, Samsung Pay brings the addition of magnetic secure transmission allowing for a much wider compatibility.
The only downside of Samsung Pay is that it only works on specific Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. However, a new rumor shows positive signs. There’s a possibility that Samsung will bring its payment service to a wider range of brands in the future. Samsung also plans to continue its advertising scheme that it’s not just another Android Pay or Apple Pay, it’s something more special. The rumor comes from the VP of Samsung’s mobile division, Injong Rhee, so it’s safe to assume that this is valid. As always, we’ll keep you updated if we hear any further plans.
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Users who are interested in the Android version of the Apple Music app may only have to wait a few more weeks for its release out of its current beta stage. They can also get a glimpse at what the app will look like now.
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Samsung Pay aims to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet in the mobile payment space. The system works with NFC and verifies payments with your fingerprint. Here’s everything you need to know.
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Samsung is known for creating lots of variants and different line-ups of smartphones in order to soothe everyone’s needs. Just this past week, the company announced the Galaxy Active Neo in Japan, aimed for the outdoors man.
The Galaxy Active Neo is a new ruggidized handset running Android Lollipop. It packs a low in class 4.5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable storage, an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, LTE connectivity and a 2200 mAh battery. Buyers of the Galaxy Active Neo handset can additionally claim 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years.
The Galaxy Active Neo will cost you around $ 168 USD, and will be available in Japan beginning in early November via NTT DoCoMo.
Source: Samsung Japan
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Fighter jets may soon take enemies out of the sky using laser weapons. “That day is a lot closer than I think a lot of people think it is,” said U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle at this week’s 2015 Air Force Association Air & Space conference.
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