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Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Trying Apple Music? Don’t Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

Apple just launched its streaming music competitor, Apple Music, and I’m sure you’re at least thinking about trying it out. Apple is offering up a free three-month trial, which is a pretty sweet deal. Who wouldn’t want to have access to unlimited music, on-demand, for free for three months? But you don’t want to wind up paying for it at …

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Steve Jobs Trailer: Here’s Your First Real Look at the Long-Awaited Movie

Steve Jobs Trailer: Here’s Your First Real Look at the Long-Awaited Movie

In May, Universal dropped a teaser for its upcoming film Steve Jobs, the Aaron sorkin-penned biopic of the late Apple co-founder. Today, we get the first official trailer: Here’s the official line, from Universal: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the …

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Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Mark Zuckerberg on AI, Poking, and Whether or Not the Machines Win

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held another Q&A, in which he talked artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the future of the company. He also had nice interchanges with Stephen Hawking and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and answered a question about Poking. Here are some of his most interesting responses. On the topic of Facebook’s “real name policy” and its effect on the …

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Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his Beats company last year, is bleeping out curse words in songs from The Chronic. “Beats 1 is a place for …

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Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Gmail Adds New Emoji, Themes to Try to Make Email Less Boring

Email will never die. It’s just too important to both professional and private communication. But email isn’t that fun. Ok, email is absolutely not fun. Google is announcing a couple of Gmail improvements to make it feel “personal and fun!” – emojis and new themes. Gmail has had emoticons for a while, but they’re outdated and pretty terrible. Gmail on …

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‘Snowden’ Trailer Shows “One Nation, Under Surveillance”

‘Snowden’ Trailer Shows “One Nation, Under Surveillance”

The first official teaser for Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden movie just hit the web. The film, simply titled Snowden, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former NSA contractor and whistleblower. The film is based on two different books, to which Stone acquired the rights – The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, by journalist Luke Harding …

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Disney Is Banning Selfie Sticks

Disney Is Banning Selfie Sticks

If you’re planning a trip to any Disney World, you should leave your selfie sticks at home. Disney has announced that, effective Tuesday, selfie sticks will no longer be allowed into any Disney World theme park. This also includes Disney World water parks or DisneyQuest. A similar ban goes into effect on June 30 at Disneyland in California. “We strive …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including 11 Seasons Of NCIS If You’re Into That)

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including 11 Seasons Of NCIS If You’re Into That)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Apparently NCIS is ridiculously popular, so there’s some good news for fans of that show. It’s not the most impressive list we’ve …

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Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Two Self-Driving Cars Involved in “Complex Driving Scenario”

Did two self-driving cars, one owned by Google and the other owned by Delphi, have a near miss on the streets of Palo Alto the other day? Not really, according to Delphi. But they were involved in a “complex driving scenario.” Google is the most prominent tester of self-driving cars on California roads, but it’s not the only one. Reuters …

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

Last month, Google said it was almost ready to start testing its self-driving car prototypes on public roads, and that it would happen sometime this summer. Well, that time is now. A few cars from Google’s fleet are now cruising California highways. Slowly. “These prototype vehicles are designed from the ground up to be fully self-driving. They’re ultimately designed to …

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Narcos, Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Series, Debuts Aug. 28

Narcos, Netflix’s Pablo Escobar Series, Debuts Aug. 28

You know what they always say – there’s no business like blow business? Narcos, Netflix’s original series about Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his Medellin drug cartel, finally has a premiere date. All 10 episodes of the highly-anticipated series will hit Netflix on August 28. There's no business like blow business. All 10 episodes of @NarcosNetflix are coming to …

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Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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