Google could finally be launching a Pixel Watch after years of speculation. It may even come as early as next spring.
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Having rehabilitated its reputation in the smartphone segment with its new breed of Dimensity chipsets, MediaTek has just announced its latest flagship processor, the Dimensity 9000, which is a slight leap up from the brand’s previous flagship chip, the Dimensity 1200. The world’s first 4nm smartphone processor, the Dimensity 9000 follows an Octa-core design and […]
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Three years after its initial announcement, doesn’t have a release date yet, but the good news is it’s coming to Xbox Game Pass. Developer Dotemu shared that tidbit of new information in a trailer it posted on Wednesday. When it finally launches, Windjammers 2 will be available on Game Pass for both PC and Xbox, and it will support online crossplay across all Xbox and PC versions of the title. That means Steam and Game Pass users will have the chance to play against one another.
The trailer also offers a look at the two final characters that will make up the game’s initial 12-person roster. There’s Jodi Costa, who fans will recognize from the 1994 original, and newcomer Sammy Ho. Both have their own set of special moves you’ll need to master to make the most of their capabilities. In addition to PC and Xbox, Dotemu will release Windjammers 2 on Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, PlayStation 4 and PS5.
It's a big month for Riot, as the company is going all out to promote based on League of Legends. But the company hasn't forgotten about the gaming side of things. Its publishing label, Riot Forge, has announced a rhythm runner game set in the LoL universe.
In Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, you'll play as Ziggs, a and Hexplosives expert, who wants to build the greatest bomb in the history of Runeterra. You'll carry out bomb jumps and attacks as you bypass obstacles, disarm enemies and light fuses to the beat of this platformer's soundtrack.
More details will be revealed during a Riot Forge video showcase at 11AM ET on November 16th. Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story will be available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store on the same day. If you pre-order, you'll snag an exclusive skin for Ziggs.
The game is also coming to Netflix at a later date. It's the first new title announced for since the company to all Android users last week. The current lineup of five mobile games will be available soon. Netflix subscribers will be able to play Hextech Mayhem at no extra cost.
With Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, Luna, and Steam, to name just a few gaming libraries, you may have been thinking that one more option could be the one for you. If so, you’ll be glad to learn that Netflix Gaming is coming to Android devices from tomorrow (November 3rd) with no ads or […]
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New Motorola-branded smartwatches are on the way for the end of the year with mass production beginning in November.
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NFTs have an absolutely massive carbon footprint, and while there are many solutions in the works, very few of them are expected to roll out anytime soon.
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Facebook services are slowly coming back online after one of the biggest outages in recent memory. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger’s apps appear to be working again, though some of the websites are loading more slowly than usual.
As of 6:05pm ET Monday, the "Facebook for Business Status" page was still showing "major disruptions," to the social network's core services. But that was still an improvement from earlier in the day when the website was offline entirely.
"To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we're sorry," Facebook wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. The company confirmed its services "are coming back online now." In a post on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg also apologized for the services going down.
To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we're sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
The outage lasted more than six hours, taking down Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus. It also wreaked havoc on the company internally, with employees reportedly unable to access emails, Workplace and other tools. The New York Timesreported that employees were also physically locked out of offices as workers’ badges stopped working.
It also shaved billions of dollars off of Zuckerberg’s personal net worth as Facebook’s stock tanked, Bloomberg reported. Elsewhere, the company is still reeling from the fallout of a whistleblower who has accused the company of prioritizing “profits over safety.” The whistleblower was The Wall Street Journal’s primary source for several articles that details how Instagram is harmful to teens and the company’s controversial “cross check” program that allows high profile users to break its rules.
Security reporter Brian Krebs reported the outage was linked to issues with Facebook's BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) records, which prevented the company's services from being accessible. He later added it was "a routine BGP update gone wrong." DNS provider Cloudflare also cited BGP as the likely culprit, writing in a blog post that it was "as if someone had 'pulled the cables' from their data centers all at once and disconnected them from the Internet."
See that image above? That’s not two phones on top of each other, that’s the incredibly strange LG Wing. The phone flips around, giving you two screens on top of each other that are fully functional. It’s a bit of a shoot off of the latest round of folding and two-screen phones that we’ve seen […]
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Vivo has expanded its reach and announced its entry into the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain. The Chinese tech manufacturer has also presented its first European line-up at an online media briefing broadcast from Dusseldorf, Germany, rev…
Have we ever had a Google Pixel phone without some kind of controversy? I don’t think so. This time around, it looks like we might have some manufacturing issues with the Google Pixel 5, and some users are reporting gaps between the display and screen of their brand new phone. Uh oh. Google Pixel 5 […]
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After months of leaks and teasers, the Nokia 8.3 5G is finally official and coming to the US and Europe sporting the ever-popular Snapdragon 765G processor, quadruple rear cameras, 5G, and Android 10. Priced at $ 699 in the States and €649 in Europe for the 8GB/128GB variant, the Nokia 8.3 5G will launch in 6GB/64GB […]
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When Samsung announced that it would provide three years worth of OS upgrades for handsets stretching as far back as the Galaxy S10, it would have been reasonable to assume that the Galaxy S9 had reached the end of its support schedule and that it wouldn’t receive any further significant updates. Thankfully though, the Galaxy […]
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At long last, Epic Games is adding regular old cars to Fortnite. The aptly-named Joy Ride Update will introduce four vehicles — the Islander Prevalent sedan, Victory Motors Whiplash sports car, OG Bear pickup truck and Titano Mudflap six-wheeler –…
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The Pixel 4a launched today with a bump in specs and a very affordable $ 349 price tag but missing a feature that is present on its non-US competitors such as the recently launched OnePlus Nord – 5G. Google has got this area covered with a couple of new handsets set to launch in a couple […]
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Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that they are developing in-game content for the Black Desert MMORPG title based on Netflix’s Original Series, the Cursed. In case you aren’t familiar with Cursed, it’s a medieval high-fantasy series that made its debut on the streaming service on July 17th. The crossover content is scheduled for […]
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It might be a brand better known for its #NeverSettle hashtag and range of flagship-killing smartphones, but OnePlus has been producing quality audio gear along the way, such as the Bullets Wireless Z. With its new mid-range handset, the Nord, launching on July 21st, OnePlus is taking the opportunity to announce its latest audio product, […]
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After a week that saw the new Nest smart speaker make its debut in a certification image from its Japanese certification that gave it a rather drab appearance with Google hastily sending out a press render and promo video to tech sites, it seems that today is the day that all will be revealed. Well, […]
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The Motorola RAZR had a fairly bumpy launch. People couldn’t buy it, there were tons of quality control issues, and at the end of the day it just didn’t seem like a great phone. Well, even mediocre phones can still get successors, and it looks like the Motorola RAZR 2 is right around the corner. […]
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During the Q1 2020 earnings call on Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company’s “Full Self-Driving” system will become available as a monthly subscription later this year.Tesla has been installing the necessary hardware for its autono…
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OnePlus is reportedly testing bringing an Always-On Display feature to its phones. We don’t know exactly when that’ll happen, but it’s confirmed to be in the works directly from the company. The confirmation comes OnePlus’s IDEAS program, where users can submit their most wanted features on OnePlus phones. OnePlus Always-On Display If you’ve wanted an […]
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The battle royale game millions of young players spend hours grinding is now going to be available to play with the approval their teachers. PlayVS, a company hosting esports tournaments in high schools and colleges, has partnered with Fortnite publi…
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If you own a Google Smart Display and you’re still hanging on to Google Play Music, you might have seen lyrics scroll on your screen while listening to music. That’s been a pretty limited feature so far, but considering Google isn’t keeping Play Music around long-term, it’s time to bring other music services in to […]
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LG isn’t known for particularly quick updates, and that’s probably the biggest detractor from some of their otherwise great smartphones. It looks like they’ll be one of the last to get onboard the Android 10 train, but it is happening. They’ve announced an Android 10 preview that’s going live for the LG G8 ThinQ, with […]
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The Motorola Razr was rumored to get a reboot over the summer this year to compete with the other brand new foldable phones that have been announced. If anything deserved to tackle the folding form factor, the Razr legitimately makes more sense than anything else, but that rumored launch date came and went without any […]
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We know that a Google Play Pass is in the works from Google, and it looks to compete pretty closely with the upcoming Apple Arcade. Supposedly you’ll be able to pay one monthly fee to get access to a big variety of Google Play games and apps with no microtransactions, which sounds great! We just […]
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Google has released a sneak peek at some of the new emoji coming to Android Q later this year, rounding out your options for 21st century communication. There are some much-requested additions, including new animals, food, and plain yellow-faced emoji. There’s going to be an orangutan, an otter, and a sloth; you’ll be able to […]
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Samsung looks to be improving their update game with One UI 2.0 based on Android Q already slated for release on existing devices and the imminent Note 10 later this year. When Samsung first announced their revamped Android Pie-based ‘One UI‘ back in late 2018 it was received as a huge improvement over the much-maligned […]
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Google has been building out dark mode updates to many of their major apps, but there are still a few that are missing the blacked out interface. Gmail is a big one, which is pretty strange considering just how popular Gmail is around the world and how important it is to Google’s business. It looks […]
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At the 2019 E3 video game convention in Los Angeles this week, Tesla revealed that they are planning to make YouTube available via the main infotainment screens in their vehicles. Support for YouTube should drop when Tesla pushes out version 10 of the software stack that Tesla makes available in their vehicles. The journey to […]
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Disney has announced some details about its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, and it looks like it’s as close to a Netflix killer as The Mouse could possibly hope for. There’s an absolute ton of stuff here, ranging from all of Disney’s signature kid’s programming, Marvel and Star Wars movies, and more, plus some other stuff […]
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Apple Music support appears to be arriving for Google Home according to a non-functional listing in Google’s own Google Home iOS app. After somewhat surprisingly releasing Apple Music to Amazon Echo devices a few months ago, in December 2018, a hint has been found that the music streaming service which boasts over 50 million users […]
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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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