The Morning After: A look at Dyson’s canceled electric car

The hopes and dreams of companies don’t always come true. The Nintendo PlayStation, that undersea electric railway, sometimes things just don’t work out. It’s always intriguing to see how far companies take research and prototypes before canning thei…
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Top 5 reasons why we’re excited for the Google Pixel 4a

With the Google Pixel 4a right around the corner it’s looking like one of the most anticipated phones of the year. The regular Pixel 4 was a bit disappointing, but last year’s Pixel 3a set the budget market on fire. The Pixel 4a seems like it can do the same for a few very good […]

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LG Stylo 6 releases soon to combat the Moto G Stylus

LG are back with the update to their Stylo 5, aptly named the LG Stylo 6. Will it do enough to take back the mid-range stylus phone crown from the Moto G Stylus? Does that crown even exist? Around a month ago Motorolo released the Moto G Stylus, a 6.4 inch, Snapdragon 665 toting, triple […]

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This third-party app allows 4K 60fps video recording on the Pixel 4

Google was criticized around the launch of the Pixel 4 because they weren’t allowing 4K 60fps video recording. The phone seems like it should capable of it considering it’s a pretty advanced camera, but Google hasn’t budged or enabled the feature. But this is Android we’re talking about, and there’s always a way to get […]

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NASA crowdsourcing helps build a better Moon digging robot

NASA’s Artemis program will eventually need robots to help live off the lunar soil, and it’s enlisting help from the public to make those robots viable. The space agency has picked winners from a design challenge that tasked people with improving the…
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The US government keeps piling on Huawei, but China considers retaliation

The United States government has clearly been targeting Huawei with trade bans and legislation lately, but it doesn’t seem like it’s ever quite enough. We though there might be a turning point after a new rule was in the works that would allow US companies to collaborate with Huawei on 5G development, but a new […]

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WSJ: Google will ‘likely’ face antitrust lawsuits later this year

For nearly a year there have been reports about the Justice Department investigating Google for antitrust violations when it comes to search and advertising. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports it’s “likely” that the DoJ and state attorneys general…
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The latest rumor for Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo give it a last-year kinda vibe

Remember when Microsoft teased the Surface Duo in the latter stages of 2019? The Android world was stunned by the Duo’s clean design and apparent resurrection, in spirit anyway, of the Courier concept that was unceremoniously killed off by the Redmond-based company. As excited as I am for the Surface Duo, the newly leaked specifications […]

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Samsung is reportedly prepping a more affordable Galaxy Fold for launch in July

After a somewhat bumpy start with design flaws, followed by a recall of review units, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold relaunched in September 2019 having undergone a re-design and we’ve not heard a bad word about it since, other than the hefty price tag of course. February 2020 saw Samsung launch the foldable clamshell Galaxy Z Flip, […]

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TCL 10 Pro review: A solid performer with an elegant design

Best known for its value-for-money televisions, TCL has also been in the smartphone game thanks to its licensing of the BlackBerry and Alcatel brands. Now that the licensing deals have expired, TCL is taking the knowledge and technology it has developed and producing smartphones under its own branding. Having recently launched its new 10-Series of […]

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The Galaxy Fold 2 color options get detailed ahead of launch

The Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to launch in August this year alongside the Galaxy Note 20, assuming the current COVID-19 situation doesn’t keep the train off its tracks. With a launch that close, naturally it’s time for rumors to pick up and detail everything you could be curious about. Today we’ll dig into some […]

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The Motorola RAZR finally gets its Android 10 update; here’s what’s new

The Motorola RAZR had quite a bumpy launch. Between broken screens and middling reviews, it just didn’t manage to hang on to the spotlight before the newest Galaxy Z Flip hit and made its own set of waves. It also didn’t help that the phone shipped with Android 9.0 Pie. Motorola RAZR Android 10 update […]

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MIT wants to use your microwaving habits to study your health

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a wireless system that monitors how people use the appliances in their homes. The team believes that with data about how and when users operate everyt…
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[Deal] Hook your phone up to your TV with this cheap USB-C to HDMI cable from Choetech

Trying to survive quarantine with binge watching? Choetech has a very easy solution to get your phone or computer connected to your TV or other display with no fuss. It’s a simple USB-C to HDMI cable that’s capable of connecting anything together via USB-C, Thunderbolt, and HDMI. It can do 4K@60FPS and works with all […]

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YouTube Music is making it simple to transfer over your Google Play Music library

Over the past few years, we have enhanced YouTube Music to deliver a comprehensive listening experience, and have also added features to make Google Play Music users feel right at home. Starting today, we’re excited to officially begin inviting Google Play Music listeners to effortlessly transfer their music libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music, their new home for music listening and discovery.

For now, users will continue to have access to both services. We want to ensure everyone has time to transfer their content and get used to YouTube Music, so we’ll provide plenty of notice ahead of users no longer having access to Google Play Music later this year.

Easy transfer and transition

We know many listeners have spent a lot of time creating their perfect music and podcast libraries in Google Play Music, so we’ve made it simple to move both to their new homes. All Google Play Music users will soon receive an email with detailed instructions on how to begin transferring your full Google Play Music history and content, as well as podcasts, to their new homes.

Music fans will be able to start the transfer process of their music library to YouTube Music by following these simple steps:

  • Click on the transfer button in YouTube Music, and your uploads, purchases, added songs and albums, personal and subscribed playlists, likes and dislikes, curated stations and personal taste preferences will move right over.
  • Your updated recommendations will appear immediately on the YouTube Music home screen, and we’ll notify you via email and notifications when your music library transfer is complete and your music is in the “Library” tab.

You can also check out the video with transfer details HERE.

And if you’re a podcast listener, you can visit this web page and transfer your subscriptions and episode progress to Google Podcasts with a single click. Google Podcasts is our dedicated podcast player available for free on Android and iOS, and accessible from Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Home and more.

We’re looking forward to Google Play Music users transferring their libraries, so they can begin listening and exploring on YouTube Music and Google Podcasts.

Your New Home For Music: YouTube Music

For listeners new to YouTube Music, the streaming service is your personal guide to the world of music, simply organized in an app and web player. A bit more on what YouTube Music has to offer:

  • Catalog: YouTube Music offers over 50 million official tracks, albums and high quality audio, as well as deep cuts, B-sides, live performances, and remixes you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Listen everywhere: Explore YouTube Music’s audio-first music app, desktop and smart speaker experience. Recommendations: Discover new music through YouTube Music’s home screen recommendations and personalized mixes – My Mix, Discovery Mix, and New Release Mix – based on taste, location, time of day and Play Music preferences after transferring.
  • Official Playlists: Listen to thousands of official playlists from both YouTube Music and Google Play Music.

We’ve listened to Google Play Music user feedback and recently introduced additional new features to YouTube Music for fans to enjoy. Some of the YouTube Music features we’re most excited to share include the following (with more updates on the way!):

  • Playlist Creation: We’ve increased playlist length from 1,000 to 5,000 songs to make room for even more of your favorites songs.
  • Uploads: You can listen to your uploaded and purchased music from Google Play Music after your transfer, or add up to 100,000 personal tracks to your library in YouTube Music (an increase of more than 50,000 compared to Google Play Music).
  • Offline listening: Paying members can download any song, playlist, music video or let smart downloads (Android only for now) do it for you so you always have something to listen to, even when you don’t have service.
  • Lyrics: Lyrics offer highly visible access to follow along to tracks.
  • Explore Tab: An all-new Explore tab offering one go-to place to discover new music and YouTube Music’s vast catalog of playlists through New Releases and Moods & Genres sections.

Pricing

Existing pricing is the same between Google Play Music and YouTube Music. Fans can enjoy the ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free, or enjoy YouTube Music Premium, a paid membership that gives listeners background listening, downloads and an ad-free experience for $ 9.99 a month. Or you can try YouTube Premium to extend ad-free, background listening and offline playback across all of YouTube for $ 11.99 (USD).

Google Play Music Unlimited members will be automatically granted the equivalent tier of YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium based on the level of benefits with their current subscription, at the same price*.

We can’t wait for you to start exploring YouTube Music features and discovering new music favorites along the way. Have more questions or need help? Check out all of our support resources here.

*Some users may see a price difference upon transfer. Learn more here.


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The end is nigh as Google Play Music gains option to transfer song libraries to YouTube Music

It’s a move that we’ve expected ever since Google launched the new music streaming service back at Google I/O 2018 and today is finally the day that the prophecy comes true where Play Music subscribers are urged to transfer their libraries over to YouTube Music. And while it’s not compulsory right this moment, the final […]

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Qualcomm has already announced the Snapdragon 768G CPU to keep growing 5G

We’re starting to see phones finally start to ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 CPU, but that’s not going to stop technology from continuing to push forward. Yep, today Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 768G chip that’s just a bit better in a growing 5G market. Snapdragon 768G announcement Don’t feel bad if you’re committed to […]

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Newton Mail comes back from the grave one more time

Newton Mail has had a very, very weird life. It started as a good, albeit expensive, email application with a ton of supercharged features; it wasn’t sustainable, however, so it was going to be killed off. At least, that was the original plan. Unlike Google’s Inbox, Newton Mail had a savior. Essential swooped in and […]

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Fujifilm’s X100V now warns you if the camera is overheating

Fujifilm’s X100V is a great camera for street photography. It’s compact, pairs a good sensor with a sharp lens and has a handy tilting display. Despite its small size, the X100V also excels at 4K video shooting. However, now that users have had a few…
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Is WeChat spying on user conversations?

If you frequently use WeChat, you might want to be careful with your conversations. A new bombshell report alleges that the popular Chinese messaging platform is spying on messages from both users from China and other foreign countries to fuel its censorship algorithm. That’s a pretty scary accusation. WeChat spying on users This report comes […]

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MIUI 12 set to debut globally on May 12th, beta testing should happen soon

Xiaomi announced MIUI 12 last month, including all of the new features and changes that are expected in the latest version of their software. Now it seems as if we’ve got a solid launch date for the global release of Xiaomi’s Android builds. MIUI 12 global launch This launch follows Xiaomi’s announcement last month where […]

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Microsoft launches Bing Wallpapers on Android for you daily dose of home screen customization

Microsoft really likes Android as a platform, and they’ve been consistently releasing new apps and features for phones over the last few years. This ranges from Microsoft Office apps to full home screen launchers, math solvers, and more. The latest addition to their mobile portfolio is a Bing Wallpapers app, which gives everyone access to […]

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OnePlus 8 review: The phone to beat in 2020

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro rolled out to a ton of fanfare and excitement. Despite an ever-increasing price tag each year, OnePlus looked to be a beacon in a year of incredibly expensive phones. At $ 699 it’s still not as cheap as older iterations, but it does try and offer more bang for your […]

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Ask Engadget: How have you dealt with faulty Joy-Cons?

This week we’re asking you for answers. Earlier we asked you to submit your user reviews of the Joy-Con controllers that come with Nintendo’s handheld Switch gaming system. Now we want to hear what you’ve done to fix the flaws that many users have en…
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‘Apex Legends’ season five will add PvE hunts to the mix

Like every other free-to-play battle royale game out there, Apex Legends is constantly refreshing the game with new content and modes. Season five “Fortune’s Favor” kicks off next week, and along with the newly-revealed character Loba, Respawn is als…
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[Deal] Grab this EasyAcc 26,000mAh Power Bank for just $22.49 and save 50%

Having a power bank that can charge multiple devices simultaneously and still have some juice left in the tank is one of the fundamental features of this EasyAcc external charger that has a massive 26000mAh battery capacity. The 26000mAh Power Bank usually costs $ 45.99 but you can now buy it for just $ 22.49, which gives […]

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Facebook’s redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone

After the better part of a year, Facebook has started rolling out its redesigned desktop website to all of its users. The company announced today it plans to complete the rollout over the "next few weeks." Moving forward, "The New Facebook" will be t…
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LG Velvet officially launches, but we already had the details

The LG Velvet has officially been announced, but you probably already know what to expect out of LG’s new rebranding initiative. But hey, it’s a real phone now. Let’s see what LG is cooking up. LG Velvet officially announced The LG Velvet is a little bit more mid-range than a phone that would typically get […]

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After a huge change of heart, the US will allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards

The US and Huawei have had an insane saga of trade bans, negotiations, and legal proceedings this past year. It’s been one of the most widely reported feuds ever between two entities, and at this point you have to assume there’s just too much bad blood to really work anything out. Except now it turns […]

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YouTube TV doubles down on ViacomCBS content this summer with 14 extra channels

With the coronavirus lockdown resulting in streaming services scrabbling for more content to satiate those of us that are self-isolating, YouTube TV is set to add more than a dozen new channels to its line-up courtesy of a new multi-year agreement with ViacomCBS. As the third most popular live TV streaming services in the US, […]

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NFC is now approved to do wireless charging, but there’s a catch

Reverse wireless charging has been a big selling point in phones for the last couple years. It’s almost a staple in any current top-shelf phone, and for good reason; it’s convenient. Regular wireless charging is even more common at this point. But it might become a little more widespread soon, thanks to a new certification […]

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Samsung’s affordable Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is now on sale in the US

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Tab S6 with its Snapdragon 855 processor, class-leading AMOLED display, and S Pen that is full of features is a tad pricey, but you can now pick up its more affordable sibling in the US. The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite sports a much more palatable $ 350 price tag, has a 10.4-inch display, […]

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Twitter is testing a new threaded conversation layout on iOS and the web

Twitter has started testing a new threaded conversation layout that’s meant to make it more obvious who’s talking to whom. Based on the GIF posted by the Twitter Support account, the new layout makes use of lines and indentations to clearly indicate…
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Zoom’s latest changes to prevent ‘zoombombing’ arrive on May 9th

Zoom is implementing more of its promised measures to bolster security and prevent “zoombombing” by unwanted guests. To start, it recently gave admins the option of disabling personal meeting IDs for scheduling and starting meetings. An intruder who…
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Gladiatorial brawler ‘Gorn’ comes to PlayStation VR on May 19th

On May 19th, Gorn, one of the PC's better virtual reality showcases, will make its way to PlayStation VR. If you're not familiar with the title, it's a physics-based gladiator game. Gorn’s engine simulates every object in its arenas, including enemie…
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Amazon’s free-to-play hero shooter ‘Crucible’ arrives May 20th

Amazon Games' long-in-the-works hero shooter will be available in just a couple of weeks. It'll release Crucible, which it announced at TwitchCon 2016, on May 20th. Amazon’s Relentless Studios developed the free-to-play PC game.You'll play as one of…
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Tumblr deletes millions of reblogs for promoting hate speech

Tumblr has started a mass reblog deletion meant to purge traces of hate speech from suspended blogs on its platform. In a post announcing the move, the company said it’s in the midst of removing 4.47 million posts reblogging content from nearly a tho…
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Billy Mitchell is taking his ‘Donkey Kong’ cheating saga to court

Arcade expert and hot sauce mogul Billy Mitchell made a name for himself by earning record-breaking scores in games like Pac-Man and BurgerTime. Two years ago, de facto scorekeeper Twin Galaxies stripped Mitchell of his Donkey Kong records after conc…
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This is when your OPPO smartphone will be updated to ColorOS 7/Android 10

We’ve all experienced the frustration of mashing the ‘Check for Updates’ button in Settings to be given the infuriating reply of ‘Up-to-date’ when we know perfectly well that other users have just been upgraded to version gazillion of the Android OS. Taking the guesswork and FOMO factor out of the equation is OPPO with its […]

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The Pixel 4a camera gets a full review ahead of official launch

Google typically struggles to keep their new phones from leaking, and that’s an even understatement. We’ve reached the point where people are buying and reviewing Pixel phones before Google can even announce them. And yes, it’s happened again. There’s a full Pixel 4a camera review already posted, which is bad news for Google but pretty […]

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Tesla has applied for a license to become a UK energy provider

Tesla has applied for a licence to become an energy provider in the UK, according to the Telegraph. That means it might bring it’s lithium-ion PowerPack battery technology to Britain, much as it did with its 100 megawatt Hornsdale PowerPack installat…
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Amazon discounts its Echo Show speakers to as low as $50

Now might be a prime opportunity to shop if you’re looking for a connected alarm clock or a video viewer for the kitchen. Amazon is offering substantial discounts on its Echo Show smart displays, with the Echo Show 5 on sale for $ 50 ($ 40 off) and the…
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Senate bill would set privacy requirements for COVID-19 tracking

Now that COVID-19 lockdowns are slowly starting to lift in the US, a group of senators want to set privacy expectations for the contact tracing apps that could help keep the virus in check. Senators Marsha Blackburn, Jerry Moran, John Thune and Roger…
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Plex adds tons of free movies and TV shows from Crackle, no subscription required

Plex is continuing its march towards becoming your one-stop-shop for all media, whether that’s your own content, streaming music, or video catalogs from partners. Today’s expansion brings Crackle movies and TV shows right into the Plex ecosystem, dramatically expanding how much free stuff you can watch right from within Plex. More free Plex movies Crackle […]

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Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web, and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? According to code 9to5Google dug up in the app, Google is preparing to add the option for 4K and HDR-quality streaming on Android…
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Latest leak says OnePlus Z will be using a Snapdragon 765 CPU, not a MediaTek chip

The OnePlus Z is leaking again, but this time we’ve actually got something interesting to talk about. The phone was originally tipped to a use a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 CPU, which was believable; OnePlus has always used Qualcomm processors, but MediaTek’s latest offering is a pretty solid bang for the buck without compromising performance. This […]

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OnePlus confirms its working on adding Always-on-Display to OxygenOS (Finally!)

It’s a question that OnePlus fans have been asking since, well, seemingly forever; where is the Always-on-Display feature? It’s always been a surprising omission on OnePlus’s part considering that it has used AMOLED displays since the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus X. There is finally good news at hand, though, because after running its IDEAS campaign […]

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Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Review: Style, substance, and incredible sound

After years of using el-cheapo headphones, I’ve come to the realization that a good pair of headphones with excellent noise-cancellation can turn a grueling 10-hour journey into an acceptable, and at times, almost enjoyable experience. Needless to say, a session of chilling in a more comfortable location is also enhanced greatly by listening to music […]

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You can now move your Facebook Photos and Videos to Google Photos in the US and Canada

Back in December we told you of a tool allowing you to transfer your Facebook photos to other platforms. Well it is now starting to roll out with users in the US and Canada able to use the data transfer tool to move their Facebook photos to Google Photos starting today. The tool is part […]

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LG Velvet gets announced ahead of its own launch event

The LG Velvet is due to be announced next week, but LG jumped the gun early on showing off their new phone. We’ve already seen quite a few teasers and leaks, some from LG directly, but this is essentially an announcement before the real announcement. Strange, but at least now we know what to expect. […]

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