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FaviconSpotify has a new couples plan called Premium Duo 2 Jul 2020, 5:07 pm

Spotify has a new couples plan called Premium Duo

If you have a significant other and you are sharing a music streaming service, especially Spotify with all kinds of algorithmic magic, you've definitely noticed some drawbacks.

On the other hand, if you both have the same service, there's probably quite a bit of overlap that makes it awfully uneconomical to have two plans. Well, turns out that Spotify has been thinking about rectifying these exact problems.

Cue Spotify Premium Duo.

Spotify's new couples plan, Premium Duo, offers two Premium accounts under the same umbrella. This allows them to enjoy the personalized and automized playlists separately but also to "unique benefits" as a couple at $12.99/mo. That's a three dollar premium compared to the regular Spotify Premium.

In addition to the custom playlists, users of course get access to the 50 million or so songs and an increasingly large catalog of podcasts, currently weighing in over 1 million podcasts and soon exclusively including the Joe Rogan Experience.



The unique benefits include Duo Mix, and automatically updated playlist that combines the couple's music likes in one place.

There's really no limits who counts as a couple, except that they do have to share an address, so roommates seem to be just fine too.

You can learn more about Spotify Premium Duo at spotify.com/duo.

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FaviconApple has worked overtime to cut three month iPhone delay 2 Jul 2020, 4:47 pm

Apple has worked overtime to cut three month iPhone delay

The COVID-19 crisis has affected a lot of industries is numerous different ways. For airlines and hotels it's been destructive but even technology companies have had their issues.

While China got through the epidemic fairly quickly and restarted production only after a month of pause, two at most, the cooperation between manufacturing in China and product design in Europe and the US was more complicated.

Among the affected was Apple, whose production was stalled and the development teams couldn't visit factories to make sure everything is running as planned. Rumors as early as March had it that Apple is considering postponing the iPhone launch.

This, however, might not be the case anymore, Nikkei reports. After long hours after things have moved on, Apple has slowly managed to claw back time.

According to the paper, Apple was three months behind schedule at the thick of it, which could've meant that this would've been the first year since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 that the company can't bring a successor to the world's leading smartphone to the market.

This seems no longer to be the case, as reportedly Apple is behind only a month and could even manage to release in time when September rolls in.

It's a tough year for Apple, since the iPhone 12 – or whatever it might be called – is not only a major upgrade to the predecessor but moves Apple to 5G, which has been a troublesome venture.

Initially Apple was to get their 5G modem from Intel. However, they not only failed to make the product but ended the whole project. That meant that Apple had to settle a patent lawsuit with Qualcomm to get 5G modems from them and buy the buy Intel's failed modem business to secure the future.

All this happened before COVID-19 was on the radar.

Rumor mill around the upcoming iPhone has been grinding us some new information, and that is a sure sign that iPhone launch is closing in. Most recently it was reported that iPhone 12 doesn't come with a charger or EarPods.

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FaviconDiscord becomes a place for more than just gamers 1 Jul 2020, 4:54 pm

Discord becomes a place for more than just gamers

The introduction of chat room apps like Discord and Slack has made a huge impact on gaming communities and workplaces alike.

The former became the king of gamers overthrowing old-school programs that included the likes of TeamSpeak and Mumble. Offering more complex features and more thought-out interface it quickly became the de facto communications platform for gamers.

However, it has now saturated much of the market it wanted to capture, and thus is trying to explore new waters and conquer new lands.

The company says that it wants to be a communications platform for all kinds of daily conversing. Discord's new website claims it's "a new way to chat with your communities and friends."

Discord is the easiest way to communicate over voice, video, and text, whether you're part of a school club, a nightly gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to hang out.


Discord boasts currently a very respectable 100 million active users, and the move is likely going to make it even more popular. Currently over 4 billion minutes of voice communications in more than 6 million servers is had every day.

One of the newer features includes Go Live, which allows you to share your gaming, or other, experience with the community without a separate streaming service.

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FaviconThe iPhone 12 might not come with a charger or EarPods 1 Jul 2020, 4:32 pm

The iPhone 12 might not come with a charger or EarPods

Upcoming iPhone launch is closing in, although it's yet unclear whether COVID-19 had effect on the release date, and much of the rumorsphere is focusing at this point in time on Apple's new smartphone. The latest of them claims that the company has made a first-of-a-kind decision: not to include a charger or EarPods.

Now, this is still only rumors, and one should take it with a grain of salt, but it does sound oddly Apple-like. Whether they are going to be asking an ungodly amount of money for such a simple and obligatory accessory or not, it's going to anger some folks.

There is an other side of the coin for this one too. Apple would be reducing waste quite a bit, one can imagine. After all, we've all got probably one too many wall chargers for our phones – even after populating nearly all sockets in our homes – and there's plenty of crappy wired headphones to go around.

This might also be a blessing in disguise, since Apple's chargers are often trash in terms of wattage. Perhaps you'll finally get a proper fast charger for your phone.

While we might rationalize Apple's move, Occam's razor should be invoked. It seems clear that Apple is indeed making the iPhone even more profitable albeit with a slightly green pretext.

The EarPods case is even more clearly a profit issue for Apple. People are moving away from wired headphones real fast, and AirPods has recently been one of the more profitable products for the company.

How do you see this move? Tell us in the comments.

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FaviconDisney removing three Star Wars movies from the canon? 30 Jun 2020, 9:51 pm

Disney removing three Star Wars movies from the canon?

The original Star Wars saga was considered among the best of what both science fiction and Hollywood cinema had to offer. However, the same can't be said from the mess it has become in the past 20 years.

While some might like even most of what Lucasfilm has produced in the new millenium, most would agree that the consistency of the originals just isn't there.

This isn't limited to the fans of the epic saga but there are creators among the Lucasfilm family that do not see eye-to-eye when it comes to the legacy they are creating.

Rumors from inside the studio tell that Disney is considering removing the last three Star Wars movies from the official saga. While they wouldn't be entire scrapped from the history, they would create an alternative timeline and thus keep open possibilities for other products of the franchise.

It's said that among the characters butting heads are Disney+ hit show The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau and producer Kathleen Kennedy, whose been part of the latest Star Wars trilogy.

While the popularity of Star Wars franchise is still very much in tact, and The Mandalorian was a success among critics too, the box office figures went massively down from 2015 The Force Awakens towards last year's The Rise of Skywalker.

The rumored move, where Star Wars saga is reset and the three movies are moved to "Star Wars Legends" series, has been very well covered by Cosmic Book News. The original rumor, however, comes from YouTube creator Overlord DVD.

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FaviconAnother next gen Xbox to be revealed in August 30 Jun 2020, 4:56 pm

Another next gen Xbox to be revealed in August

Sony finally unveiled their upcoming gaming console, two of them in fact, just couple weeks ago. The next generation PlayStation took people by surprise due to it's very futuristic design language, which sparked both admiration and obviously memes.

Pictures of Microsoft's next-gen console has been out and about for a while now, but there's been rumors of another one. Now those rumors have gathered more wind in their sails, as leak suggests the lite version of this year's Xbox is going to be unveiled in August.

While initially the plans, per Eurogamer, were to unveil Xbox Series S in June, at this point it is clear that it's not going to happen. In fact, the company has now moved the event to August, The Verge reports.

Xbox Series S is likely going to be a similar sibling to Xbox Series X (pictured) as the Digital Edition of PS5 is to its bigger brother. It's going to run the same games with similar performance but is going to be missing an optical drive and perhaps some RAM and storage space.

While it's unfortunate that it hasn't been already officially announced, we're glad to hear Project Lockhart hasn't been cancelled.

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FaviconWATCH: DVD player used to hack PS2 29 Jun 2020, 10:00 am

WATCH: DVD player used to hack PS2

Two decades after the PlayStation 2 console was released, a working exploit targeting the DVD player functionality is demonstrated.

In its life on the market, the PS2 has been hacked in many ways. The most obvious and complete method of hacking a PS2 is through the use of a modchip, most of which have to be soldered to the mainboard of the unit. Outside of modifying the board, there were disc swapping tricks that required a console to be opened to interfere with disc sensors. There were also some softmod methods that either involved using a modified memory card, or tricks that required the HDD expansion bay (not present on slim consoles).

The holy grail for booting unsigned / unauthorized code on a PS2 would be a method that required no modification at the hardware level, just insert the disc and watch it boot.

Twenty years after the console was introduced, software engineer CTurt has developed such a method. In a blog post, CTurt goes into detail on how he has managed to develop FreeDVDBoot - an entry-point software exploit for the console. The exploit targets the PS2's DVD-Video functionality (all PS2's can play DVDs).

CTurt found a way to exploit the PlayStation 2 DVD Player to run homebrew discs by just inserting them into an entirely unmodified PS2 console. Here is a video of the exploit in action.


The DVD player exploit is used to load ESR to boot a backup copy of a PS2 game that is stored on the same disc. Another video shows the same exploit being used to boot a small homebrew Tetris game on the PlayStation 2.



Furthermore, the blog post concludes that such a method may work on other PlayStation consoles.

"There's really no reason this general attack scenario is specific to the PlayStation 2 as all generations support some combination of burned media: from the PlayStation 1's CD support, to the PlayStation 3 and 4's Blu-ray support, with the PlayStation 4 having only removed CD support," CTech writes.

"Hacking the PS4 through Blu-ray BD-J functionality has long been discussed as an idea for an entry point. This may be something I would be interested in looking into for a long-term future project: imagine being able to burn your own PlayStation games for all generations"

Read More: cturt.github.io

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FaviconFeeling masochistic? You can now study Finnish with Duolingo 25 Jun 2020, 4:56 pm

Feeling masochistic? You can now study Finnish with Duolingo

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning apps in the world, but its selection of languages has always been somewhat limited, currently standing at 36 different languages for those studying in English.

Now, Duolingo has added a language to its selection that it calls the most requested language ever, Finnish. Spoken mostly in Finland (the home country of AfterDawn), the language is spoken only by appx. 5.5 million people in the world.

Language itself is notoriously difficult to master for people who speak English as their mother tongue. Depending on ranking, it ranks the most difficult language to master - or at least in top ten in all such ranking lists. Duolingo explains in-depth in their blog entry why Finnish is so difficult for English speakers (or anyone speaking Latin-based languages)

Finnish Grammar meme


However, Finnish as a language seems to have huge fan base. Part of that has to be attributed to J.R.R. Tolkien, who was obsessed with the language and used it as the inspiration for the language of High Elves, used in Lord of the Rings saga.

Finnish: Kuusi palaa meme


So.. If you're ready for the challenge, go ahead and try it out. Duolingo's Finnish course is available through their website and iOS and Android apps. Maybe one day you'll read our Finnish tech news, too.

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FaviconNvidia to develop a new AI for your Merdeces-Benz 24 Jun 2020, 5:54 pm

Nvidia to develop a new AI for your Merdeces-Benz

Ever since Elon Musk uttered the word autopilot, completely hands-off driving has been something all of us have been expecting in our next car. Unfortunately year after year, as it gets delayed, it seems more like a pipe dream.

Sure, it probably is still coming, but as long as Tesla seems like the only one developing one, we're going to have a bad time. Not only because of the limited resources but the incentives aren't there.

Fortunately for us, others think they can resolve the problem. Now Mercedes-Benz has signed a contract with Nvidia to produce them a car computer that would handle simpler things like OTA updates as well as autonomous driving.

The aim is to finish the project by 2024 with autonomous driving level 2 and 3 and parking at level 4, similar to what Teslas are capable at the moment.

Autonomous driving experience is rated at levels from zero to 5, the latter being complete autopilot without the need of user controls, the former, well, zero autonomy.

Nvidia is an interesting partner for Mercedes. They were the provider of Tesla's self-driving chips until Tesla announced their own custom silicon last year.

The Santa Clara, CA, company is of course most notably known for their GPU prowess with GeForce line of graphics chips.

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FaviconMicrosoft shutting down Mixer, merges with Facebook Gaming 24 Jun 2020, 4:15 pm

Microsoft shutting down Mixer, merges with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft invested massive amounts of money trying to compete with Twitch as they acquired Beam in 2016 and re-introduced it as Mixer the next year.

After the initial introduction it took a couple years until 2019 before they started the real push with contracts with some of the largest streamers around. This included the likes of Ninja and Shroud, arguably two of the largest game streaming brands around on Twitch at that time.

This clearly wasn't enough to lure viewers to the service, perhaps due to the fact that many of the esports competitions that get up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent viewers were mostly streamed on Twitch. This eventually resulted in failed experiment.

The company has announced that it is discontinuing Mixer and will be merging it with Facebook's similar section, Facebook Gaming. Mixer will shut down on July 22, and after that the traffic will redirect to facebook.com/gaming.

Both Ninja and Shroud have announced that they are figuring out what to do next. While Microsoft obviously makes it easy to join Facebook Gaming, they aren't stuck with any specific service from now on. This might mean they return to Twitch, although neither have decided yet what to do.

While the major news from Microsoft was the folding of Mixer, this also means that the company's Project xCloud cloud gaming platform is collaborating with Facebook Gaming, and will be available on Facebook when ready.

You can read more about the details of the collaboration here.

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FaviconApple releases trailer for Foundation, based on legendary Isaac Asimov series 23 Jun 2020, 9:53 pm

Apple releases trailer for Foundation, based on legendary Isaac Asimov series

Apple announced yesterday a lot of software updates, including the major ones with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur and smaller ones to iPadOS as well as tvOS and watchOS.

Product launches weren't really happening but Apple did tease us with one for the Apple TV+. Alongside the updates to tvOS and Apple TV, the company revealed a trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ exclusive Foundation.

The show has been in the works for years already, but slowly and surely it is coming to a close. Unfortunately we won't see it quite yet, and even a release date is still largely unclear. However, the trailer does reveal the show is coming to Apple TV+ next year.

Foundation is of course based on the epic sci-fi book series by Isaac Asimov under the same name. There's not much that we can determine from the two minute teaser in terms of the scope of the show but it does look grandiose like one would expect.

Without further ado, here's the trailer:

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FaviconApple TV gets picture-in-picture, Apple Watch face sharing 23 Jun 2020, 8:13 pm

Apple TV gets picture-in-picture, Apple Watch face sharing

Apple has made major changes to its two largest platforms with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur. The iPadOS also got its update, albeit less dramatic than the two.

However, there were still more platforms to be updated, thanks to Apple's massive ecosystem. Apple Watch, i.e. watchOS, and Apple TV, i.e. tvOS, were updated too.

The former got new watch faces with the inclusion of the new tachymeter complication. Perhaps more importantly the watch faces are now more customizable, and you can even share them online and with friends.

One of the apps that got most improved is the Maps app that now brings better navigation, including cycling that was added also in iOS 14. Workout app also got significant update with the likes of Cooldown option.



Apple Watch also got sleep tracking and even automatic handwashing detection.

The smallest uppgrade among the operating systems was probably tvOS but there were still a few good new features. The new picture-in-picture mode allows now two feeds at the same time. This means that you can view things like doorbell camera while watching the show. Apple TV now also supports 4K AirPlay media, and even finally 4K YouTube content.



Another update to the tvOS is the addition of separate user accounts for gaming. You can now switch the account and collect achievements to your own account instead of a consolidated one for the whole family. Apple also added support for Xbox Elite 2 controller as well as Xbox Adaptive Controller.

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FaviconNew macOS Big Sur moves Apple closer to Intel-less future 23 Jun 2020, 6:41 pm

New macOS Big Sur moves Apple closer to Intel-less future

Usually iOS updates are the most important news from WWDC, and iOS 14 has some big changes, this time around macOS probably takes that cake as the most influential one.

This is mainly due to the fact that Apple finally made official what had been rumored. The company revealed, in a "one last thing" fashion I might add, that its abandoning Intel and told about its plans about transitioning to its own ARM-based CPUs.

Big Sur will be the first transitionary macOS update, which means that first Apple-designed CPUs will land in Macs within this year.

Apple has been slowly inching away from chips designed by third-parties into proprietary processors. Apple's own chips can now be found in the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods.



The biggest task ahead is to translate all the macOS apps into ARM architecture. Apple has already done this for its apps and is working with the likes of Adobe and Microsoft to get everything ready for the transition.

When it comes to changes with the actual OS, there's not much to talk about. One can imagine most of their resources have went into making everything work with ARM architecture.

However, Apple has unified the UI to resemble more of iPadOS, which closes the gap between the computer and the iPad a bit more. The company calls this the largest design update since OS X.



There's also slighter upgrades, like speedier Safari, improved Messages with pinning, and new planning tools in Maps.

Read more about macOS Big Sur at Apple.com.

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FaviconApple's new iPadOS turns your iPad more into a computer, sort of 23 Jun 2020, 5:05 pm

Apple's new iPadOS turns your iPad more into a computer, sort of

Apple has announced a slew of software updates yesterday in its first virtual WWDC. One of the more interesting updates is the new version of iPadOS that pushes iOS towards computers.

The two operating systems are now developed separately, and this allows iPadOS to venture into more computer-like interface and functions.

The iPadOS 14 features now a side bar navigation that allows easier access to important features within apps. The menu allows the use of folders as well as well as drop down menus to group items like media albums.

While iPadOS is separate from iOS (read about the new iOS 14 here), there are of course lots of features that are added to both of them. This includes the new and improved Siri.

As you might imagine, Apple has been working on making Siri's answers better but it has also updated the UI. Siri now appears as a popup notification, which can both provide information as well as link to results.

Same kind of approach has been taken with phone calls too. They no longer take up the whole screen, instead a small window allows you to answer or decline the call.



To make the search more computer-like, it now works as a universal search not unlike on macOS which includes results from the device, inside apps, and online.

Apple Pencil also got a small update. Scribble function allows users to write on any text field on the iPadOS as it automatically translates handwritten text into typed text.



You can learn more about the new iPadOS at Apple.com.

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FaviconApple announces iOS 14: Finally widgets on the home screen! 22 Jun 2020, 7:34 pm

Apple announces iOS 14: Finally widgets on the home screen!

Apple's WWDC took place today virtually in Apple Park. The company's first product announcement was perhaps unsurprisingly the new version of iOS.

The iOS version 14 brings along some interesting new features. App Library makes the iPhone home screen combines apps automatically into libraries of related apps based on

Improved widgets now have more sizes, more information and you can finally move them into the home screen in addition to the widget view.

There's also a new widget type called Smart Stack. It automatically knows what to show depending on the time of the day.

Another neat feature added is picture-in-picture, which can play video and audio on top of your app or home screen.

Siri has been updated to show results quicker and on top of your current app as a notification. There's also updates to Siri's abilities, including sending audio messages, and new app called Translate will now translate between 11 languages.

Messages has been updated with pinned conversations, which helps you get to important messages even if they haven't been updated in a while. Memojis get now more styles, stickers and options, and inline messages and mentions have been added to groups.

Finding new places is now easier with updated Apple Maps and navigation has been added with better low-carbon travel forms, including a highly-requested cycling option with option to avoid stairs and alerts for stairs and stiff inclines. Apple Maps in iOS 14 also includes EV routing with stops at charging stations.

CarPlay is added with new wallpapers and app options. There's also a keyless entry feature that will be first introduced in the new BMW 5 series.

App Store has been updated with AppClip which allows quick use of apps you haven't yet installed. It automatically uses sign-in with Apple and can use credit card information from your Apple account. It combines NFC and QR code functionality.


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