Media software maker Plex launches new subscriber-only apps for music and server management – TechCrunch

Sarah Perez 2020-04-16 15:26:21 feedproxy.google.com Media software maker Plex has released two new projects today from its internal R&D group, Plex Labs. One is an updated take on the classic Winamp player it calls Plexamp, and another is a…

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Impossible Burger will soon be available in over 1,000 grocery stores

2020-04-16 12:01:30 www.engadget.com Starting tomorrow, Impossible Burger will be available in over 1,000 grocery stores, expanding to 777 additional locations in California, Nevada and the greater Chicago area. The faux meat product will be available in all Albertsons, Vons,…

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Healthcare co-op Savvy snags venture funding from Indie.vc – TechCrunch

Megan Rose Dickey 2020-04-16 15:31:36 feedproxy.google.com Savvy, a healthcare cooperative, has just raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Indie.vc. Established as a cooperative that shares profits with its users, Savvy connects patients with healthcare companies and other providers…

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Developers can use Alexa’s ‘long-form’ speaking style to read the news

2020-04-16 23:32:37 www.engadget.com Developers building apps that deliver content spoken aloud by AI assistants have a new trick to implement with Amazon’s Alexa voice now. A new “long-form” speaking style (you can hear a sample of it here, compared…

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Apple Music’s web browser-based player launches

2020-04-16 23:18:25 appleinsider.com   By AppleInsider Staff Thursday, April 16, 2020, 08:18 pm PT (11:18 pm ET) Following a months-long beta period, Apple this week launched an Apple Music streaming player for the web, enabling subscriber access to content…

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Apple Music on the Web Exits Beta

Eric Slivka 2020-04-16 22:38:56 www.macrumors.com Last September, Apple launched a web-based Apple Music experience, offering users a similar experience to the Mac version of the Music app with "For You," "Browse," and "Radio" sections, along with playlists, recommendations and…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake review: The most daring Final Fantasy ever

Daniel Van Boom 2020-04-16 20:08:00 www.cnet.com Hello, old friend. Square Enix Final Fantasy 7 Remake lied to me. It is not Final Fantasy 7 remade. Instead, it's Final Fantasy 7 reimagined -- and boldly at that. New characters and subplots are…

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‘Animal Crossing’ players can easily import art from the Getty Museum

2020-04-16 21:04:33 www.engadget.com Players can use the artwork they download not just to create virtual paintings on canvases, but also as designs for shirts, walls and floors. The virtual versions aren’t quite as clear as the originals, though, so…

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Extra Crunch is now available in Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa – TechCrunch

Travis Bernard 2020-04-16 18:15:07 feedproxy.google.com We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch membership is now available for readers in Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa. You can sign up here. Extra Crunch is a membership program from TechCrunch that…

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NASA discovery of planet remarkably like ours gives hope for ‘second Earth’

Amanda Kooser 2020-04-16 20:13:00 www.cnet.com This NASA illustration imagines what the surface of Kepler-1649c might look like.  NASA/Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter NASA's now retired Kepler Space Telescope is the mission that keeps on giving. On Wednesday, NASA announced the…

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Apple macOS gets new battery management to improve MacBook battery’s lifespan

2020-04-16 20:57:00 www.techspot.com In context: Apple's next macOS update will include a battery management feature that is supposed to preserve long-term battery health and works just like it does on iOS 13. A subtle change in the way your…

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Facebook’s global currency plans were always doomed

2020-04-16 15:00:11 www.engadget.com Now, Libra will tie itself to a series of currencies, including US Dollars, Euros, and British Pounds. As TechCrunch explains, “when you send one Libra, you’ll actually send a fraction of USD-backed, EUR-backed, GBP-backed (etc.) stablecoins.”…

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How to use Snap Camera to transform yourself in Zoom, Skype, and Teams calls

Mark Hachman 2020-04-16 15:35:00 www.pcworld.com Creating a funny Zoom background is so March, 2020. Instead, it’s time for the new hotness: Dress up as a virtual pirate, a potato, or a slice of pizza! It’s all available with Snap Camera…

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Overbridge 2 tears down the wall between your PC and your synth

2020-04-16 19:35:10 www.engadget.com Things get even more interesting, though, when you fire up your DAW. VST and AU plug in versions of Overbridge give you access to your Elektron gear from within apps Ableton Live, Logic, Bitwig or Studio…

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HBO Max to get Justice League Dark and The Shining TV series

Corinne Reichert 2020-04-16 19:36:00 www.cnet.com A Justice League spinoff could be coming to HBO Max. Warner Bros New streaming service HBO Max has ordered the first three series from studio Bad Robot. As reported earlier Thursday by Variety, they…

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Amazon’s Alexa gets a new longform speaking style

Kim Lyons 2020-04-16 17:45:21 www.theverge.com Amazon is introducing a new speaking style for Alexa and adding some speaking styles for other AI voices, the company said today. The longform speaking style is available for US developers who want a…

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Your Tax Dollars At Work: Cops Arguing They Thought A Small Envelope Might Have Contained A Weapon

Tim Cushing 2020-04-16 18:35:18 www.techdirt.com from the most-unreliable-narrators-of-all dept When a police officer violates rights, they're put in the awkward position of defending their actions. If qualified immunity isn't immediately awarded to them by far-too-compliant courts, they've got to…

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Mark Hachman 2020-04-16 18:14:00 www.pcworld.com Our review of Microsoft’s Windows 10 20H1 update—also known as version 2004, or the Windows 10 May 2020 Update—shows an OS focused primarily on building out existing features, rather than launching new ones. Some scaffolding…

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You can now set up Google Fi on your iPhone using an eSIM

2020-04-16 18:49:37 www.engadget.com It should now be considerably easier to give Google Fi a whirl if you’re an iPhone user. As spotted at 9to5Google, you can now activate Google Fi on recent iPhones (XR, XS and newer) using an…

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Astronomers watch star dance with a black hole, proving Einstein right (again)

Jackson Ryan 2020-04-16 18:22:00 www.cnet.com The Very Large Telescope watched a star for 27 years, measuring its movements around Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way ESO/L. Calçada The mammoth black hole at the center of the…

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macOS 10.15.5 Battery Health Management

2020-04-16 17:34:39 appleinsider.com The new Battery Health Monitoring feature appears to be the flagship feature of macOS Catalina 10.15.5. There's not a lot to it, but here's how it works, where it came from, and what to expect.Apple's new…

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J.J. Abrams is producing a Justice League Dark series for HBO Max

Julia Alexander 2020-04-16 18:22:59 www.theverge.com J.J. Abrams is taking on the popular comic book series Justice League Dark as a new producing project under his Bad Robot production label, adapting it into a series for WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service,…

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What to expect in Microsoft’s new Windows 10 May 2020 Update release, due soon

Mark Hachman 2020-04-16 18:19:00 www.pcworld.com Now known as the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, what was formally called Windows 10 20H1 (version 2004) looks like it’ll finally be giving Windows users something to talk about. Using Microsoft's Insider builds…

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iPhone SE 2020: Unlike the original, the new one doesn’t have a headphone jack

Lynn La 2020-04-16 17:34:06 www.cnet.com The iPhone SE for 2020. Apple Apple this week announced a new iPhone SE for 2020, which serves as a sequel to its 2016 budget iPhone. With a four-year gap between the new iPhone SE…

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Microsoft releases final Windows 10 May 2020 Update to testers

Tom Warren 2020-04-16 17:50:50 www.theverge.com Microsoft is releasing the final version of its Windows 10 May 2020 Update today. While the update won’t roll out automatically to machines until next month, Windows 10 testers can get it early today…

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Mermaids, mayhem, and masturbation: The Lighthouse is now on Amazon Prime

Peter Opaskar 2020-04-16 17:08:35 arstechnica.com While millions of Americans are self-isolating at home—and their families are getting on their last nerve, and they would do anything just to go sit at a sports bar for a couple hours by…

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Apple begins offering cheaper Mac Pro GPU upgrades

2020-04-16 17:18:00 www.techspot.com What just happened? If you have the cash to spare, Apple's Mac Pro is a pretty solid machine. Whether or not it's worth its starting price of $6,000 is a topic best saved for another day,…

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NBA and Microsoft plan personalized, AI-powered game streaming

2020-04-16 15:35:52 www.engadget.com Microsoft and the NBA are teaming up to deliver personalized game broadcasts that use machine learning and AI to learn fans’ preferences. To start, they’ll broadcast live and on-demand games via Microsoft Azure and add personalized…

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Best Mother’s Day 2020 gifts under $250

Justin Jaffe 2020-04-16 16:04:00 www.cnet.com Sunday, May 10 -- Mother's Day -- will be here in just a few short weeks, and there's no doubt that it will be different this year. Though not everyone will be able to…

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Star dancing around a supermassive black hole confirms Einstein yet again

Jennifer Ouellette 2020-04-16 17:15:44 arstechnica.com Enlarge / Artist's impression of star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. New observations with the ESA's Very Large Telescope show that its orbit is shaped like a…

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Instacart is expanding Costco pharmacy deliveries nationwide

2020-04-16 16:51:03 www.engadget.com Instacart is expanding Costco pharmacy deliveries to almost 200 locations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, Washington and Washington DC. It plans to bring the service, which it started testing in November in California…

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