The Morning After: Netflix price hike takes HD streaming to $14 per month

It’s hard to remember now, but when Netflix first offered streaming as a standalone subscription back in 2011, it cost just $8 per month. Now the company’s latest price increase pushes that Standard streaming rate in the US to $14. If you already hav…

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SmartThings Find app can track down lost Samsung Galaxy devices

Smartphones and other devices are so intertwined with our lives that losing one can be traumatic. To that end, Samsung has unveiled SmartThings Find, an app that uses a variety of technologies to locate your phone, even if there’s no cell or WiFi sig…

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New 'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge' trailer reveals its story

Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB has released a new trailer for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and it gives us a glimpse of the kind of adventures we can expect from Ady Sun’Zee. It shows the young Padawan exploring a myst…

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PlayStation CEO thinks VR's bright future is still years away

Sony offering PSVR owners a free camera adapter to use with the PS5 pretty much tells you that the company has no plans to release a new virtual reality headset anytime soon. Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed to The Washi…

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YouTube Music finally lets users filter out liked YouTube videos

The forced transition from Google Play Music to YouTube Music is upon us, and for those making the switch, one annoying aspect of the new service has been how it blends random videos from YouTube in with music. As far as YouTube Music is concerned, l…

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Instagram drops 'recent' posts from hashtag pages ahead of the election

Instagram is taking a new step to prevent the spread of misinformation ahead of the presidential election. The app is temporarily disabling “recent” posts from appearing on hashtag pages in order “to reduce the real-time spread of potentially harmful…

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Apple AirPods with a wireless charging case hit a new low price of $108

Apple may have new versions of its iconic earbuds in the works, but if you’d like to get a pair now complete with their wireless charging case, Walmart’s online offer features the lowest price we’ve seen. They’re on sale for $108, and according to th…

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NASA confirms OSIRIS-REx has secured its asteroid sample

After a process that took a couple of days, the OSIRIS-REx mission has stowed away the sample of regolith that it snatched from an asteroid last week. Shortly after ,the team discovered that small particles appeared to be leaking from the collector h…

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The Rock's latest headphones are earbuds with bold battery claims

Gyms might be closed in some parts of the US and across the globe, but that’s not stopping Under Armour and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson from releasing a new pair of true wireless earbuds. The UA Project Rock True Wireless X – Engineered by JBL (that’s…

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Twitter user growth stalled after big gains earlier this year

Last quarter, Twitter rode the wave of bored people stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic to a big increase in “monetizable daily active users” (or mDAU). That wasn’t the case from July through September, the company announced today in its Q3…

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Apple One subscription bundle launches on October 30th

Apple officially revealed its “Apple One” subscription bundle back at the Watch event in September. Today, during the company’s quarterly earnings announcements, Apple revealed to Bloomberg that the services package will launch tomorrow — Friday, Oct…

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Apple's Macs, iPads and services offset weak quarterly iPhone sales

Apple just released its Q4 2020 earnings, and as usual, the numbers for July through September illustrate the company in a sort of transitional part of the year. Since this is 2020, though, hardly anything could be described as business as usual, whi…

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While we were staying home, Amazon amassed $96.1 billion in sales

The Coronavirus has been very good for Amazon’s bottom line. The company announced massive sales gains — $96.1 billion compared to $70.0 billion in third quarter 2019 — during the third quarter, fueled in large part to changes in shopping habits and…

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Alphabet's revenue recovers despite looming antitrust lawsuit

Just like that, another quarter has come and gone. Since its last earnings report was released in July, Google’s parent company Alphabet has grown its revenue to $46.2 billion in the third quarter this year. That’s not only better than last quarter’s…

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Sports service DAZN expands to 200 countries on December 1st

Since launching in 2016, sports streaming service DAZN has made its way to the US, Brazil, Canada, Japan and a handful of European countries. On December 1st, the company plans to complete its largest expansion to date by opening up access to its pla…

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Scientists found an Earth-sized ‘rogue’ planet in the Milky Way

Scientists have discovered what they say could be the smallest free-floating planet ever detected. The planet was discovered by University of Warsaw researchers in the middle of the Milky Way, and is estimated to be between the size of Earth and Mars…

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Every Polestar 2 is being recalled over a power-killing software glitch

The Polestar 2 is experiencing its first round of growing pains. On Thursday, the Volvo-Geely subsidiary announced that was recalling its recently released EV sport coupe fleet to correct a pair of potential safety issues.The first issue involves a s…

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Netflix is raising the price of standard and premium plans in the US

Netflix is raising the prices of its standard and premium plans. Its standard plan, previously $13 a month, is now $14, while the premium plan has been raised from $16 to $18 a month. The price of the basic service is unchanged at $9 a month.For exis…

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Some Google One plans now come with a complimentary VPN

If you’re a Google One subscriber, there’s a new reason to consider the service’s $10 per month 2TB plan. Google is adding built-in virtual private network (VPN) functionality to the Google One app, but you’ll need to subscribe to the 2TB and above p…

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