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Google’s music and video streaming strategy is a mess

Today, Google announced a major shake-up of its music and video streaming services. That should be cause for celebration; the company's offerings are a convoluted mess right now

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YouTube Music launch next week will test brand’s profitability [UPDATE: it’s official]

YouTube may be the household name when it comes to online videos and some music but when it comes to monetizing that popularity, it has nothing on Netflix, Spotify, or even Apple Music.

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YouTube Red turns into $12 per month YouTube Premium

Since its launch two years ago the YouTube Red setup has been bundled with Google Play Music for a $10 per month fee, but that changes starting next week. As of May 22nd, it will become YouTube Premium which is a $2 add-on above the new YouTube Music...

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YouTube Music launch next week will test brand’s profitability

YouTube may be the household name when it comes to online videos and some music but when it comes to monetizing that popularity, it has nothing on Netflix, Spotify, or even Apple Music. YouTube Red was Google’s attempt at turning the free video streaming service into a business, lumping together a variety of subscription-only features, whether you have need for … Continue reading

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Onkyo receivers will work with Sonos after June firmware update

Audio company Onkyo has announced that its network receivers are getting the Works with Sonos stamp, ensuring the receivers will work with the Sonos mobile app.

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Galaxy S9, S9+ get Sunrise Gold, Burgundy Red color options

Smartphones these days have become so pretty and even durable that there are those who prefer their mobile companions to be naked. Their only hesitation often comes from the drab and common black, white, and gray colors on their smartphone’s rear.

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Nintendo Labo, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Fallon make a music video

Nintendo seems to be on a creative roll. After the spectacular success of the Nintendo Switch, the gaming giant decided to take the console beyond just gaming and into educational gaming

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Google Chrome team rolls back the update that muted many web games

With the release of Chrome 66 last month, the browser began automatically muting sound on videos by default. The only problem is that this tweak silenced a number of web games and art projects, which weren't built for the new feature. Now the Chrome...

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PS Vita GameCard production ending soon

The Nintendo Switch may have revolutionized portable consoles but it wasn’t the first in that category. That same promise of “console gaming on the go” was made by the Sony PlayStation Vita around 6 years ago

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Vivo X20 Play UD in-display fingerprint scanner reliability tested

Despite year after year of delays, it seems that the in-display fingerprint scanner, alternatively called a fingerprint on display (FOD), is still a goal among smartphone makers. Some are just taking a different route. Vivo, for example, used Synaptics’ optical fingerprint scanner on its X20 Play UD, the first commercial phone to sport that feature

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