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Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its own service and sweetening things a bit. Starting today on the web and soon on iOS and Android, Google is …

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Amazon Makes Echo Smart Device Available To The Masses

Amazon Makes Echo Smart Device Available To The Masses

Last year, Amazon unveiled Echo, its smart device that serves as a speaker and a virtual assistant. Until now, it’s been available on an invitation basis, but on Tuesday, Amazon announced that it’s now available to all customers. You can now pre-order the device for $179.99, and it will begin shipping on July 14. It also has some new features. …

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Uber: We Don’t Collect Background Location Data, But We Might at Some Point

Uber: We Don’t Collect Background Location Data, But We Might at Some Point

On July 15, Uber is putting a new privacy statement into effect, and part of it is raising some eyebrows. A few paragraphs down in the new policy, under the heading “Collection of Information”, you’ll find this: Location Information: When you use the Services for transportation or delivery, we collect precise location data about the trip from the Uber app …

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Here’s A Preview Of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From ) Netflix In July

Here’s A Preview Of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From ) Netflix In July

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. This time, we’ve got a preview of some titles that will be hitting the streaming service in the month of June. It’s …

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‘Watched by Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)’ Is A Netflix Category, Season 3 Approaching?

‘Watched by Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)’ Is A Netflix Category, Season 3 Approaching?

As you may know, Netflix is rolling out a redesign to its web experience. I just got the update today, and was taking a look through it, when I noticed an odd category: “‘Watched by Roman Godfrey (Hemlock Grove)”. Yes, Netflix is serving a genre based on a fictional character for a series it has already canceled. Nine months ago, …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

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. This week’s list isn’t a very long one, but it does include a couple of Netflix originals and some things that may …

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Netflix Orders New Comedy Series from Arrested Development Creator

Netflix Orders New Comedy Series from Arrested Development Creator

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is signed on to executive produce a new comedy series for Netflix. No, it’s not a new season of Arrested Development – though that’s likely happening in the near future. Hurwitz is producing a 30-minute, single-camera comedy starring comedian Maria Bamford. It’s called Lady Dynamite and is “based on what Bamford has accepted to be …

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Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Facebook’s New App Isn’t Available in Europe Thanks to Facial Recognition Fears

Earlier this week, Facebook launched yet another standalone app. It’s called Moments, and it lets friends easily sync photos with each other. Here’s how product manager Will Ruben describes the app: “Syncing photos with the Moments app is a private way to give photos to friends and get the photos you didn’t take. Moments groups the photos on your phone …

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Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

Apple Watch 2 Rumors Point to FaceTime Camera

After enjoying online ordering-only status since its launch, the Apple Watch finally arrived in stores this week. Apple just released its first wearable device a couple of months ago, but the rumors are already flying about the next version of the device. 9to5Mac quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter, who claim that Apple is already spinning up ideas …

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Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual report on companies’ commitment to protecting user data, Adobe, Apple, Wikimedia, WordPress, and Yahoo have your back more than everyone else. The EFF’s Who Has Your Back? report looks at 24 major tech companies and awards stars based on five criteria – whether or not they 1) follow industry-accepted best practices (requiring warrants, …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Continuing his push to bring the plight on immigrants to the forefront of public discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made another investment in a pro-immigrant cause. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to TheDream.us, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented immigrants go to college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities …

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Aaron Paul’s Next TV Gig Is a New Hulu Drama

Aaron Paul’s Next TV Gig Is a New Hulu Drama

No, despite what you may have heard, Aaron Paul is not reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman in a Breaking Bad spinoff. That was just a joke. But the actor is returning to the small screen – on Hulu. Paul will star opposite Michelle Monaghan in the new Hulu drama The Way, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, from …

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