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YouTube Red Goes Premium; YouTube Music Becomes Paid, $9.99/Month! YouTube Red Goes Premium; YouTube Music Becomes Paid, $9.99/Month!
- May 18, 2018

Allow us to explain. " YouTube is unlikely to become the leading music subscription service soon, but there is no denying that it has clearly upped its game", Mulligan said in a blog post Thursday. YouTube Premium Subscription Plan. On the other hand, the new YouTube Premium tier, which bundles Music and the company's original lineup and ad-free viewing, will set back subscribers $12 a month, marking a $2 price bump from YouTube Red's current price. (more...)
The NES and SNES Mini are coming back, pre-orders now open The NES and SNES Mini are coming back, pre-orders now open
- May 18, 2018

The NES Classic was a popular holiday item when it launched in 2016. Nintendo eventually discontinued the hard-to-find NES Classic in April 2017. Nintendo's follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, returns in a new petite form as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. (more...)
Zuckerberg accepts European Union parliament grilling over data scandal Zuckerberg accepts European Union parliament grilling over data scandal
- May 18, 2018

President Donald Trump . Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the European Parliament to discuss Facebook's use of personal data, weeks after declining to give evidence to UK Parliament. But the decision to hold the meeting with the European Parliament behind closed doors has angered others. Zuckerberg's trip across the pond to visit Europe comes ahead of the implementation of the EU's data protection regulation . (more...)
Moto 1S is now official: Offers dual camera and premium design Moto 1S is now official: Offers dual camera and premium design
- May 18, 2018

Talking about the specifications, the device comes with a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Separately, Motorola is gearing up to launch the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play in India later this month as per a recent teaser. (more...)
Instagram to reveal how much time you're spending in the app Instagram to reveal how much time you're spending in the app
- May 18, 2018

With a feature that alerts users who spend too long on the app, Instagram risks seeing a decline in usage and ad interaction. He also said that "it's the responsibility of all companies to be honest about this". For example, if you find out how many hours of your life you've spent on Instagram, you might be more shocked and thus unwilling to use it further, rather than a daily report that could help you curb the habit. (more...)
Watch The Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII Reveal Here At 6PM Watch The Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII Reveal Here At 6PM
- May 17, 2018

We still don't know much about Black Ops 4 other than that it will presumably pick up after the events of Black Ops 3 , which came out in 2015. The event will be broadcast on both the official Call of Duty Twitch channel and website . (more...)
Move over Amazon, Apple considering Northern Virginia campus Move over Amazon, Apple considering Northern Virginia campus
- May 17, 2018

According to a report from CNBC on Wednesday, Apple is vetting the Tar Heel State as a site for a new campus in the state's Research Triangle region that will house technical support staff at first, and possibly expand with other operations. (more...)
How To Play Super Smash Bros. Switch At E3 2018 How To Play Super Smash Bros. Switch At E3 2018
- May 17, 2018

If you're a " Super Smash Bros ." fan eager to try the new game at this year's E3, which takes place from June 12 to June 14 in Los Angeles, you might want to reserve your spot ahead of time. For more details about ticketing, visit https://e3.nintendo.com/attendee-faq for continuing updates. All of Nintendo's other games at E3 will be available to demo on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ global rollout starts: 7 things to remember LG G7 ThinQ global rollout starts: 7 things to remember
- May 17, 2018

The listing first spotted by Wordsoftech hints at the smartphone getting a 6-inch display with a Quad HD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels, which translates to a taller 18:9 aspect ratio. Like the G7 ThinQ, the V35 ThinQ is speculated to arrive with Android 8.1 Oreo preinstalled. As the phone has already passed through FCC certification, it seems its launch is imminent. (more...)
Facebook Introduces Voice Posts And More For Stories Facebook Introduces Voice Posts And More For Stories
- May 17, 2018

Having added an option for audio in Facebook Camera , users can now exchange voice messages as " Voice Posts ". Users can also just take a photo through in-app camera, save it, and post at a time of their convenience. Voice posts can be shared in the same way that Stories and News Feed posts are shared, Facebook said. As it turns out, an archive of Stories seemed to be an assertive move; they noticed that many people don't have enough space on their phones to store content and instead ... (more...)
Airtel up against BSNL and Reliance Jio: Introduces new FUP policy Airtel up against BSNL and Reliance Jio: Introduces new FUP policy
- May 17, 2018

That means an Airtel subscriber recharging with a pack of Rs 199 and consuming 1.4 GBs of high speed mobile data in a day during the validity period will be no longer charged for additional data for the remaining period of the day. Following the suit, Idea started rolling a similar prepaid plan for Rs. 109. Rs 429 plan of BSNL gives unlimited Local, STD and roaming Calls. Furthermore, it offers 100 local and national SMS to be used on a daily basis. (more...)
'PUBG Mobile' Gets Miramar, Local Quick Teams, and More 'PUBG Mobile' Gets Miramar, Local Quick Teams, and More
- May 17, 2018

It seems that the new map does not support PUBG Mobile's Arcade mode, though that could change in a future update. The new update for PUBG Mobile also addresses some lingering issues with the game. Finally, there's also a code you can enter so you can easily play with people in the same room, which might make team play with friends easier - along with new Synergy and Connections to encourage in-game interaction with friends. (more...)
Again, Omo-Agege floors Senate in court Again, Omo-Agege floors Senate in court
- May 17, 2018

The application for stay of execution of the court judgment filed by the Senate followed a notice of appeal filed at the Court Appeal, Abuja Division, which Justice Dimgba held was not proper before the court. Mr Omo-Agege was expected to resume plenary and other legislative duties on Tuesday after a federal high court last week quashed his suspension from the Senate. (more...)
Samsung halts Galaxy S7 Oreo rollout in United Kingdom due to random reboots Samsung halts Galaxy S7 Oreo rollout in United Kingdom due to random reboots
- May 17, 2018

It is now confirmed that the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 phones will be launched earlier than expected. To strengthen its grip in the mid-range smartphone segment, Samsung is going to launch four new smartphones in India under the Galaxy A and Galaxy J series. (more...)
You Can Soon Shop These Popular Lord & Taylor Brands on Walmart.com You Can Soon Shop These Popular Lord & Taylor Brands on Walmart.com
- May 17, 2018

The range of offerings will be updated "regularly", the company said. The luxury department store chain, which formally announced a partnership with Walmart late past year, will earn a dedicated spot on the site's homepage, allowing it to market its extensive brand portfolio to the retail giant's estimated 100 million unique visitors every month, according to comScore data. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones Amazon's Alexa Voice Assistant comes to Android smartphones
- May 17, 2018

An Alexa Skills Kit comprises tools, application programming interfaces (APIs ), code samples and documentation to enable developers to add skills to the 10,000-plus voice recognition capabilities already available on Alexa. Apart from this, Amazon has also introduced Alexa Voice Shortcut Widget, that allows users to have access to Alexa at the tap of an icon. With Google expanding features in so many of their products it is no surprise to see them beginning to consolidate them all to ... (more...)
Games and Advertising Lift Tencent to Record First Quarter Profit Games and Advertising Lift Tencent to Record First Quarter Profit
- May 17, 2018

Investors began to worry that their margins were under greater pressure, as the company continued to increase its investment to high-growth markets such as streaming video, digital payment, smart retail, cloud services and artificial intelligence. (more...)
Why NASS Added N500bn To 2018 Budget - Senator Why NASS Added N500bn To 2018 Budget - Senator
- May 17, 2018

President Buhari presented a budget of N8.6trn to the National Assembly christened "Budget of Consolidation", but the senate increased by 6% (an additional N508bn) taking it to the current amount of N9.12trn. The Senate's decision to increase the budget by over N500 billion was as a result of the increase in oil benchmark from $45 per barrel to $51 per barrel. (more...)
Chrome partially disables auto-mute feature until October Chrome partially disables auto-mute feature until October
- May 17, 2018

Hence a post to the list from Google product management chap John Pallett, who wrote "We've updated Chrome 66 to temporarily remove the autoplay policy for the Web Audio API". This likely means a fair amount of games are about to be abandoned as Google does not intend to change how their block works but are instead putting the onus on the devs to change the code on their free to play games. (more...)
Shenmue 3 Delayed into 2019, Unsurprisingly Shenmue 3 Delayed into 2019, Unsurprisingly
- May 16, 2018

If you were expecting to return to the world of Yu Suzuki's Shenmue this year, you'll still be able to do so - but it'll be in Sega's Shenmue HD Collection and not so much the latest chapter in the series. "Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019". It looks like the wait for Shenmue 3 will be that much longer... (more...)

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