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Yesterday   In a bid to grow its audience in India, Netflix is trialing cheaper subscriptions that allow access to its streaming video service only on mobile devices, reports The Economic Times.

2 Days Ago   USgamer reports that retail giant Walmart is working on a game streaming service, hopping on the now-heavily-burdened bandwagon that includes Google, Nvidia, Microsoft, Amazon, and Sony.

2 Days Ago   Over the years, Google has consistently created beautiful ‘doodles’ – creative takes on its logo that show up on its homepage – to commemorate festivals, holidays, and significant events in history.

3 Days Ago   At the 2019 Game Developers Conference (FDC) in San Francisco today, Google unveiled Stadia, its all-you-can-play game streaming service. It’s launching sometime this year, first in the US, Canada, UK, and most of Europe.

4 Days Ago   Researchers at Nvidia have developed a deep learning model that can take shitty digital sketches – like the ones you’d create with a trackpad, zero talent, and Microsoft Paint – and generate beautiful photorealistic landscapes in an instant.

4 Days Ago   9to5Google reports that Google is working on cheaper versions of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets from last year, with some compromises to bring down the price – but with most of the good stuff from the 2018 flagship.

5 Days Ago   In the wake of the horrific shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, that claimed the lives of 50 people and saw several more injured, Facebook noted it had removed some 1.5 million video clips of the attack on its platform.

8 Days Ago   Earlier this week, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming that the company – which runs the App Store for iOS software – treats rivals to its own services unfairly, with a range of restrictions and demands.

8 Days Ago   Valve has just launched a major update to its Steam Link service: you can now stream and play your collection of games on a desktop or Android device wherever you are.

8 Days Ago   At its launch event today, Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated Model Y compact SUV, with plans to bring it to market by next fall. The company’s fifth car will be available in four configurations, and will seat seven passengers with an optional third row.

9 Days Ago   Remember when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to show off his company’s clunky Spaces VR tech by taking a virtual tour of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico in 2017?

9 Days Ago   I’m sorry to report that the headline isn’t a weak attempt at humor: according to The Times of India, the west Indian city of Rajkot has seen at least 10 students arrested by local police for playing the popular Battle Royale game, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), after it was banned in several districts in the state of Gujarat last week.

10 Days Ago   Google has updated its Gboard keyboard app for Android with AI-powered dictation that works offline. The company says it’s effectively miniaturized a cloud-based neural network system for speech recognition into an 80MB mobile app update, and that it’ll allow for faster and more reliable dictation on the go.

11 Days Ago   For months, Apple has been rumored to be working on a streaming video service, and it looks like the company will finally unveil its next offering on March 25.

12 Days Ago   Last June, we learned that Google reportedly had some hardware in the works for its upcoming game streaming service. The company’s since run a trial of what it’s calling Project Stream, and Yanko Design has discovered a patent published a little over a month ago detailing a controller that Google designed; it could give us some clues about what it has in store for gamers.

12 Days Ago   Somerville, New Jersey-based market research firm Edison Research noted last week that according to a survey it conducted, Facebook has an estimated 15 million fewer users in the US today than it did back in 2017, with the largest dips being counted in the age 12-34 category.

15 Days Ago   In 2004, 19-year-old Stanford University student Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of her chemical engineering program to incorporate a company she had founded the previous year; her plan was to revolutionize blood testing to make it faster, easier on patients, and far more accessible than existing methods allowed.

16 Days Ago   Sony‘s finally brought its PS4 Remote Play app to iOS, so you can play your library of games for the console on your iPhone or iPad on a shared Wi-Fi network, at no extra charge.

16 Days Ago   Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, which autosuggests words and phrases to help you write emails faster, has been around on desktop for a while now, as well as on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October.

17 Days Ago   Uber‘s been let off the hook by prosecutors in a case involving one of the company’s autonomous test cars that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last year, reports Reuters.

17 Days Ago   After a bevy of foldable smartphones made the headlines over the past few months, it looks like the next trend in handset design will bring back the flip-phone aesthetic from the 90s and early 2000s.

18 Days Ago   Good news for security nerds (and the rest of us, really): WebAuthn (short for Web Authentication), a standard for authenticating your identity on the internet, has now been ushered in as an official standard by the World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance.

19 Days Ago   It’s no secret that Facebook doesn’t respect your privacy in the least: we learned last October that the company  used the phone number you provided for two-factor authentication to enable advertisers to target you.

22 Days Ago   Headlines over the past several days have been dominated by stories about problematic content on major platforms, and the harrowing task of policing them. The most recent bit of news comes from YouTube, which noted that it’s now disabled comments of tens of millions of videos featuring minors, in an effort to prevent predatory behavior in the comments section of these clips.

22 Days Ago   I love me a pair of audiophile-grade headphones as much as the next gearhead, but I’m also passionate about commute-friendly products that don’t cost the earth and can take a beating on the road.

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