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Apple Music Replay will remind you of your top track of 2019

Apple Music Replay will remind you of your top track of 2019

It's almost that time of the year when we take stock of the past months to see how far we've come along. These days, we have all these social networks and apps that help take a load off our brains and use the data they already collected on us to help us reminisce. For the first time since it launched, Apple Music is offering a new Replay service to let you reminisce or cringe about your music tastes in the past 11 months and beyond.

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Google Stadia details revealed in pre-launch Reddit AMA

Google Stadia details revealed in pre-launch Reddit AMA

In just a few days, less than a week actually, a few avid gamers will finally be able to see for themselves what all the fuss around game streaming is about. Or at least Google's brand of game streaming, which is essential PC games streamed to web browsers. Google Stadia is, admittedly so new that some might still be confused about how it will all play out. Fortunately, Google recently held a customary Reddit AMA to let fans and interested future gamers ask the hard questions.

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Twitter now lets all of its users follow specific topics

Twitter now lets all of its users follow specific topics

In mid-August, some Twitter users noticed that they were able to follow curated topics using the company's mobile app. The new feature was part of a test that helped users fill their feeds with the content they're interested in, though most users didn't have access to it. That has finally changed with a new announcement from the company: all Twitter users can now follow topics.

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Netflix ending support for some devices blamed on DRM

Netflix ending support for some devices blamed on DRM

It has been a while since the class of technologies known as DRM or Digital Rights Management has been the focus on contention but the news surrounding Netflix's sudden withdrawal from some devices could put it back in the spotlight. It's only semi-official, considering Netflix has not yet issued a formal explanation, but it seems that affected devices are unable to keep up with such DRM systems, practically locking them out of the streaming service for good.

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YouTube new Terms of Service causes concern over Google account termination

YouTube new Terms of Service causes concern over Google account termination

It's not unusual to wake up to an email informing you about upcoming changes to a service's terms of use. But when that service involves or is owned by Google, it's also not unusual for some feathers to be ruffled more than just slightly. Most have probably focused on the potential privacy ramifications of YouTube's new Terms of Service, which Google is trying to quickly respond to. One user, however, is raising questions about one particular clause that could provide fatal for Google account holders.

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Chrome will soon label slow-loading sites with badges

Chrome will soon label slow-loading sites with badges

There are a few things that can ruin an otherwise ideal web browsing experience. Malicious and misbehaving ads are the ones blamed most of the time but pages that load too slowly also waste your time and patience. Often, people will immediately presume it's either the connection or their device that's causing the slow experience but websites might also be unoptimized for today's browsers and use cases. That's why Google is planning on labeling sites that regularly load slowly so that you know that it's them and not you that's the problem.

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Peloton acquired design firm that worked on Facebook Portal, Google Pixel 4 sensors

Peloton acquired design firm that worked on Facebook Portal, Google Pixel 4 sensors

Today a report detailed an acquisition of the design firm Gossamer Engineering as initiated by the exercise-centric tech company Peloton Interactive Inc. earlier this year. The acquisition was apparently made to assist the company's efforts to create new hardware, like treadmills and bicycles - so said people familiar with the matter speaking with Bloomberg. Gossamer Engineering was an independent firm before this acquisition, having found success in contracts with both Facebook and Google.

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Dropbox Transfer now lets anyone send large files and videos

Dropbox Transfer now lets anyone send large files and videos

Dropbox has opened its file-transfer service to all users, offering a competitor to popular alternatives like WeTransfer. With Dropbox Transfer, anyone can send large files to someone else directly from one's hard drive or Dropbox account, including videos, photo assets, documents, and more. Dropbox is offering a generous transfer size limitation, making its new service very appealing.

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Twitter just announced the end of political advertising on its platform

Twitter just announced the end of political advertising on its platform

In a long tweet thread on Wednesday, company CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter will no longer allow political advertising on its platform across the globe. The decision is based on 'a few reasons,' according to Dorsey, the main point being that 'we believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.' The decision comes amid growing concerns over the role social media platforms have in how political messages -- and related misinformation and propaganda -- spread.

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Google .new domain lets you quickly create Calendar events, Spotify lists

Google .new domain lets you quickly create Calendar events, Spotify lists

The Web is teeming with powerful apps and services that aim to make modern lives easier. That power, however, sometimes comes at cost of complexity, when simple goals like create a new calendar even can require at least two to three steps, presuming you already have your web browser open. Last year, Google introduced a .new domain for its G Suite users as handy shortcuts for creating new documents. Now it's opening the doors to other brands and services to let users quickly get things done, maybe with even just one click.

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Facebook reveals Preventative Health tool with checkup reminders

Facebook reveals Preventative Health tool with checkup reminders

Facebook has introduced a new tool called Preventative Health that it presents as a way for users to better manage their healthcare. Preventative Health enables users to set reminders, schedule tests, access health-related resources, and more. According to Facebook, it has kicked things off with a focus on the two biggest causes of death in the US: cancer and heart disease.

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Spacebit will send your internet pics to the moon

Spacebit will send your internet pics to the moon

Spacebit is a company that we've previously spoken about with regard to their space spiders. They're bringing some jumping, crawling machines to the moon in the near future, and they've got some ideas for how to make the whole project all the more public and fun for the masses. One of these ideas is to gather a whole bunch of photos from interested people on the internet to engrave upon a piece of metal that'll be sent with the spiders.

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