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Spotify packs in new features for Premium user draw

Spotify packs in new features for Premium user draw

The newest update to Spotify has a few more features added to the subscription tier for users that pay. Users of Spotify Premium will find a few features modified from past versions of the service, as well, and some features will come to some platforms before others. UPDATE: Initial updates to Spotify Premium will begin to roll out to Premium subscribers on both iOS and Android at the same time - welcome to 2018!

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Facebook to reboot MTV’s “Real World” series for Watch platform

Facebook to reboot MTV’s “Real World” series for Watch platform

Facebook will be rebooting MTV's Real World TV series for its Watch video platform, the company has confirmed. The show will be made available for streaming on Facebook Watch, where users around the world will be able to tune in for free. Facebook Watch was originally launched in just the US, but expanded to global users back in August.

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Experimental Adobe feature Brush Bounty paints animation

Experimental Adobe feature Brush Bounty paints animation

With the Brush Bounty feature shown at Adobe MAX 2018, users of (whatever app this will be in) will be able to "paint" moving elements. This feature is in a very experimental sort of stage - you'll see what I mean when you look at what the feature looks like right now. It's not necessarily DEFINITELY going to make its way to a final Adobe product, but we can most certainly hope that it's headed in that direction.

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Netflix warns EU’s streaming content quota may hurt creativity

Netflix warns EU’s streaming content quota may hurt creativity

Netflix revealed its third quarter 2018 fiscal results today, taking time to discuss business as well as numbers. Among other things, company CEO Reed Hastings brought up the European Union's heavily criticized "content quota" for streaming companies, warning that it may negatively impact both customers and creativity. Rather than focus on the companies, Hastings says countries can bolster local content by creating incentives for local creators.

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Hulu Live TV may get “skinnier” with price and channel slashing

Hulu Live TV may get “skinnier” with price and channel slashing

Hulu is considering changes to its Live TV product, according to a new report, potentially one day slashing both price and channels to offer "skinnier" bundles. In its present form, Hulu Live TV provides livestreaming access to a relatively small number of networks, these provided alongside on-demand content for a variety of shows. The company may break up the product in the future, though, cutting costs while still offering live access to channels in smaller bundle options.

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Analogue SEGA console Mega Sg: Retro gaming dreamland

Analogue SEGA console Mega Sg: Retro gaming dreamland

The folks at Analogue made a Sega gaming system that's compatible with multiple retro Sega systems, all in one tiny box. This isn't the same piece of "official" junk you'll find at Walmart when the holidays roll around. Those aren't worth the plastic they're encased in. This is the Analogue Mega Sg, and it's ready to play ALL your old Sega games right out the gate.

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Netflix, Marvel cancel Iron Fist as Disney streaming service looms

Netflix, Marvel cancel Iron Fist as Disney streaming service looms

Marvel and Netflix's collaboration to create their own TV show-format superhero universe for the streaming service has been a big success over the last few years. That's why it came as a surprise on Friday when the companies revealed that Iron Fist was not being renewed after its second season, making it the first cancellation in the Defenders collection of shows, which also includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.

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Genius Apple Music deal has indie fans mad

Genius Apple Music deal has indie fans mad

Apple Music incorporated Genius lyrics this week as Genius added an Apple Music player for Apple Music subscribers. That's the lyrics encyclopedia website Genius, previously known as Rap Genius, now rolling with Apple. Users who visit Genius whilst logged in to Apple Music (with an Apple Music subscription) will be able to play any track for which they're reading lyrics. Just so long as that track is available on Apple Music.

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Apple may offer its device owners free access to original shows

Apple may offer its device owners free access to original shows

Apple will provide its original content to viewers for free if they're accessing it using an Apple device, a new report claims. The strategy would provide incentive for viewers to purchase an Apple device, such as the Apple TV or an iPad. The content will allegedly be provided for free within the company's "TV" app.

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Google Project Stream invites released: Here’s how to get one

Google Project Stream invites released: Here’s how to get one

Today Google released a wave of invites to their new Project Stream, starting with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. This invite wave is for those users that signed up previously - but this isn't the end of the invite and update phase - not by a long shot! Today we've having a peek at what it's like to drop in on Google's gaming streaming service right out the gate! First we'll have a brief chat about what we needed and what you'll need to get started.

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Pixel Slate trades headphone jack for a second USB-C

Pixel Slate trades headphone jack for a second USB-C

This morning I was about to get up-in-arms about the lack of a headphone jack on the new Google Pixel Slate. Then I saw what they'd done instead. Lots of devices that've abandoned the headphone jack were released over the past couple of years with no reasonable wired alternative. Google, instead of doing what everyone else did, came to the table with USB-C x2.

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Walmart’s Vudu taps MGM for original ad-supported video content

Walmart’s Vudu taps MGM for original ad-supported video content

Walmart has teamed up with Metro Goldwyn Mayer to get original content for its Vudu on-demand video streaming service, the company has announced. The move follows many other bigger names in the video streaming market, most of them seeing great success with their own original offerings, Netflix arguably the most popular among them.

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