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YouTube Music will replace Google Play Music but won’t kill user uploads

Enlarge / The home screen of the revamped YouTube Music app, running on an iPad. Jeff Dunn Google has confirmed that its revamped YouTube Music streaming service will eventually support key features of its Google...

Valve’s Steam Link app won’t be coming to the Apple App Store

After its announcement for iOS and Android earlier this month and a successful Android beta, Valve’s Steam Link app will not be launching on iOS. Apple had originally approved the app for launch on the official Apple App store on May 7. However, the Steam Database Twitter account has posted that Apple revoked its approval of the app on...

BBC Three snags esports coup with live coverage of this weekend’s big Dota 2 tournament

Coverage of esports is slowly but very surely gaining traction via major media outlets, and BBC Three – which provided Gfinity Elite Series coverage last summer – is going to broadcast the semi-final and final of the UK’s first ESL Dota 2 major this weekend.Live coverage of the ESL One Birmingham 2018 will kick off tomorrow (Saturday, May...

This family’s Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it an “extremely rare occurrence.” (And provided a more detailed explanation, below.) Portlander Danielle said that she got a call from one of her husband’s employees one day telling her...

The fiction of ‘digital wellness’—and the truth of digital dependence

I know I’m showing my age, but when I was a young whippersnapper, we were always being nagged not to watch so much of the so-called “boob tube.” Specifically, we were advised to read actual books (but not, heaven help us, comic books or Mad magazine) and to refrain from Gilligan’s Island and all of that junk once and for...

KFC gives away Col. Sanders floaties via Snapchat for Memorial Day

Dive Brief: KFC launched a summer sweepstakes where fans can win a limited-edition KFC Colonel floatie, per news made available to Marketing Dive. The floatie is in the likeness of Colonel Sanders and features holders...

HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life

Valentina Palladino A 15-inch laptop will rarely top anyone's list of the most comfortably portable PCs out there. However, portability is just one benefit that laptops and convertibles have. Last year, HP introduced its Spectre...

PS1 Classic could well be the retro console that fills time before the PS5 lands

The PS1 could be the latest game console to get the ‘Classic’ treatment, if a statement made by PlayStation chief John Kodera is anything to go by.Speaking to Mantan Web, Kodera was asked if there were plans to make a PS1 Classic, to which he replied “There is nothing we can talk about at the moment." Which admittedly...