Students can now get Amazon’s Music Unlimited for half price

If you’re a music loving student, Amazon has an offer that you may be interested in. It has launched a new payment bracket for Music Unlimited, meaning that if you’re a student, you can subscribe for just $4.99 (£4.99) a month. What’s more, there’s a special incentive to mark the launch of this new price bracket. If you sign up now, you get the first six months for just $6 (£6). The Music Unlimited service gives you access to over 40 million songs and thousands of curated playlists and personalised stations. This service typically costs $7.99 for Prime members and $9.99 for non-Prime customers. Sweeter than the competition With the… Read More

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Amazon Echo gets Sonos-style multi-room audio

Amazon speakers can now play back audio in multiple rooms at once. It’s about time. The company today announced Echo users can now sync music across devices in a household. You’ll be able to say something like “play music upstairs” to target speakers in one area of your home. It doesn’t seem like you’re able to create stereo pairs yet, but we’ve contacted Amazon for clarification. It’s not like Amazon’s speakers are particularly well-designed for stereo playback, but it would be a nice feature anyway. Currently, multi-room audio only works with Amazon’s own speakers, but the company also announced a… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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The Apple TV is a mess — and hardly the ‘future of TV’ Apple advertised (AAPL)

I’ve owned the fourth-generation Apple TV for nearly two years now. But while the hardware is capable for streaming all your favorite shows and movies, the software — and the overall experience — is muddy, confusing, and, well, bad. With a new Apple TV rumored to be announced in the next couple of months, it’s worth looking at the current Apple TV experience and what needs fixing. Positives The Apple TV isn’t ALL bad: – The new remote control has a microphone, which is very useful. You can ask Siri to rewind, fast forward, or search for stuff to watch. You can even use it to enter passwords, which is… Read More

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Here are all the big changes coming to YouTube today

YouTube bundled together a bunch of big changes to its look and feel in a release today. From design tweaks to features, both the desktop and mobile app got significant upgrades. Here’s a quick rundown of everything new. A new logo that loses the emphasis on Tube and adds the now-iconic play button. Notice the new font and color. A new look for the desktop that emphasizes Google’s Material design aesthetic. Less red, more white space and extra room for video thumbnails. The desktop version of YouTube has changed A LOT over the the last 12 years. The mobile app got Material design too, with more white space and no… Read More

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Uber to stop tracking customers after ride is over

Enlarge (credit: David Ramos/Getty Images) Uber is turning off a surveillance feature that enabled the ride-hailing company to track customers even after their rides had ended. The company last year began tracking customers from the time they requested a ride until five minutes after it was over. The surveillance strategy, Uber said at the time, would allow Uber to analyze whether people were being dropped off and picked up properly—like on the correct side of the street. That five minutes of post-ride monitoring is being discontinued first with an update to the iOS app this week and soon for Android devices. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments …read more Source::… Read More

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