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Netflix confirms an ad-supported tier is coming

Netflix continues to lock down plans to offer ad-supported service. As The Hollywood Reporternotes, company co-chief Ted Sarandos confirmed to guests at the Cannes Lions festival that Netflix is adding an ad-backed tier with a lower price. He stressed that the option wouldn't bring ads to Netflix "as you know it today" — as with rivals like Peacock, you'll still have the option to avoid marketing altogether. This is just for people who "don't mind advertising," he said.

Sarandos didn't share further details. However, The Wall Street Journalsources recently claimed Google and NBCUniversal are the "top contenders" to help Netflix build the ads-included plan. Either would likely have an exclusive arrangement to serve and (at least in NBCU's case) sell ads. Roku has also had early discussions, according to tipsters. Industry executives talking to Netflix supposedly haven't learned specifics, such as the amount of ads you'll see each hour or whether there will be ad targeting. We've asked Netflix for comment.

The future option is an acknowledgment that Netflix left a large group of customers "off the table," according to Sarandos. The company lost subscribers for the first time in a decade this past quarter, and it's eager to return to growth quickly. An ad-supported plan could help with that goal by drawing in customers put off by Netflix's regular pricing.

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The Xbox Cloud Gaming app is coming to Samsung Smart TVs in June

Many modern smart TVs already sport access to gaming services such as Google Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now and Microsoft is joining in with the news that its new Xbox app will soon be added to Samsung’s Gaming Hub. This means that you won’t need an Xbox gaming console in order to play smash hits […]

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Telegram founder confirms paid features are coming soon

Those unlockable Telegram features that showed up with the app's beta version in May will soon be available for paying users. Telegram founder Pavel Durov has confirmed that the app is launching a subscription plan called Telegram Premium sometime this month. While Durov didn't discuss the specific benefits that come with the plan, he said it will give paying users extra features, speed and resources, as well as first access to the app's latest offerings. 

Durov explained that a lot of people have been asking the service to raise the limits on its chats, media and file uploads. However, doing so for everyone would lead to massive traffic and server costs beyond what it could afford. Telegram apparently came to the conclusion that the only way it could give its "most demanding fans" more while keeping its existing features free is to offer those raised limits as a paid option. 

The service's founder has also assured users in his announcement that Telegram will still be releasing new free features despite having a paid tier. Further, even free users will be able to enjoy some of the Premium option's new futures, including being able to view larger-than-usual documents, media and stickers sent by paying members. A previous report by tech publication Beebom says Premium subscribers will have the capability to upload files up to 4GB in size and will enjoy up to twice a non-paying users' limits when it comes to the number of channels they can join, among other things. Beebom also says a Premium subscription will cost $ 5 a month, though we won't know for sure until the option launches.

Durov ended his announcement with:

"While our experiments with privacy-focused ads in public one-to-many channels have been more successful than we expected, I believe that Telegram should be funded primarily by its users, not advertisers. This way our users will always remain our main priority."

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The most powerful OnePlus 10 Pro is coming to the U.S.

OnePlus is ready to release the top OnePlus 10 Pro phone in the U.S., more than a month after the basic version launched. Here’s what to expect.
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Google’s Pixel Watch is real and it’s coming soon

After years of being nothing more than a rumor, the Pixel Watch has been made real at Google I/O 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
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Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is coming to the Play Store

You don’t have to be a fan of the vegetable to enjoy a fun adventure game such as the comically named Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, and the good news is that its developers, Snoozy Kazoo, have announced that it is heading to Android and iOS. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion features action, puzzles, and […]

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Mother’s Day is coming up fast – here are some deals to make you look good this year

If you want to avoid stopping off at the gas station shop to hastily pick up some chocolates and flowers for your Mom this coming Mother’s Day (May 8th), we’ve got some deals for you after the break that will help make her life easier and make you look good too. Whether it’s a new […]

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Next iPad Pro with Apple M2 chip coming in fall 2022

Apart from a new processor, the next iPad Pro could come equipped with MagSafe for magnetic wireless charging.
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Realme’s GT Neo 3 packs in a 120Hz display and insanely quick 150W UltraDart charging, coming to Europe soon

First teased during MWC 2022, Realme’s insanely fast 150W UltraDart charging has made its debut on the new GT Neo 3 that has been launched in China ahead of a global release in upcoming months. With its sporty racing stripes, the Dimensity 8100-powered GT Neo 3 is Realme’s latest affordable flagship, packing in a 120Hz […]

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TCL’s 30V 5G is coming to Verizon for $300

TCL’s new big-screened and affordable 5G phone is launching on Verizon for $ 300, the company announced today.
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Google Play Games for Windows is rolling out in beta – coming to the US “soon”

There’s big news afoot in the Android gaming world with the announcement that Google Play Games is coming to PCs, and is actually already rolling out in beta form in three countries. Google says that it aims to provide a seamless gaming experience whether you are gaming on a PC or mobile device. Google Play […]

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Amazon Alexa is coming to your Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch before midyear

Amazon Alexa will arrive on Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches before the mid-2022, according to the company, where it will operate alongside Google Assistant.
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Google Play Games is coming to Windows PCs in 2022

With the first preview of Android apps on Windows 11 already available in the US, Google has realized that it risks being left behind and so has announced, in typical Google fashion, that it will bring Android games to the platform in 2022. There’s no mention of Android apps, though, with the search giant only […]

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Google’s long rumored Pixel Watch may finally be coming next year

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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MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9000 is the world’s first 4nm mobile chipset – coming to flagship smartphones in 2022

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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‘Windjammers 2’ is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Three years after its initial announcement, Windjammers 2 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.


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A League of Legends rhythm runner game is coming to Switch, PC and Netflix

It's a big month for Riot, as the company is going all out to promote Arcane, the Netflix animated series 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 Yordle 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.

In terms of gameplay, Hextech Mayhem looks a little like the Bit.Trip series. That shouldn't be too surprising, since Choice Provisions is the developer behind both.

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 Netflix's nascent gaming service since the company expanded it to all Android users last week. The current lineup of five mobile games will be available to iOS users soon. Netflix subscribers will be able to play Hextech Mayhem at no extra cost.

Meanwhile, Riot Forge said it will share more info about the long-awaited turn-based RPG Ruined King: A League of Legends Story in the coming weeks.

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Netflix Gaming is coming to Android devices from Nov 3rd

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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A new affordable Motorola smartwatch could be coming by the end of the year

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 a climate problem, and the solution isn’t coming fast enough

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 is coming back online after hours-long outage

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. 

Zuckerberg didn’t elaborate on the cause of the lengthy outage. In an earlier tweet, the company’s outgoing Chief Technology Officer, Michael Schroepfer, cited “networking issues.”

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." 

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LG Wing review: Keep the weird stuff coming

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 phones are coming to Europe

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…
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Uh oh: the Pixel 5 is apparently already coming apart for some users

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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The Nokia 8.3 5G and a couple of affordable handsets are official and coming to the US

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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Good news sports fans! The One UI 2.5 update is coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Note 9 (and a whole lot more)

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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Cars are coming to ‘Fortnite’

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 Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) are coming this fall

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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In-game content based on Netflix’s Cursed drama is coming soon to Black Desert Online

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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OnePlus Buds have 30 hours playback time, coming on July 21st with the Nord

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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Google says that something special is coming today – likely the Nest smart speaker

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 2 is supposedly coming this year with a bigger screen, better processor

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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Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ feature is coming in subscription form

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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Always-On Display coming to OnePlus phones sometime this year

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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Official ‘Fortnite’ circuits are coming to colleges and high schools

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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Scrolling lyrics for Spotify starts coming to Google Smart Displays

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 has announced Android 10 is finally coming to some of their devices

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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Did you forget about the folding Motorola Razr? It’s still coming in 2019

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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Google teases Google Play Pass is coming soon

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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Check out the new emoji coming to your phone in Android Q

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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One UI 2.0 on Android Q coming soon, S11 to feature v2.1 in 2020

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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We’re finally seeing the first signs of dark mode coming to the Gmail app

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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YouTube coming to Tesla screens

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’s Netflix killer is coming later this year, and it’s cheap

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 may be coming to Google Home

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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Sony was accidentally blocking Kodi on their smart TVs, but a fix is coming

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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Pokemon Go hints at trainer battles coming very soon

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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Your Android phone coming to a Windows 10 mirror soon

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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Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is coming with Razer’s help

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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A ‘Lord of the Rings’ game is coming from the publisher of ‘Warframe’

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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