Plex has launched a new service today called Plex News. It’s calling it the “perfect complement to your media library.” Plex News will bring streaming news clips from some of the most trusted news sources on the planet. The clips will be presented beautifully alongside users’ own media. Plex will enable users to personalize their news feed so that the feed news what sort of news the user is most likely going to be interested in.
Read full post →Ad-Supported News Streaming Now Live In Plex

Bethesda confirmed the Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition last month. The latest version of the game invites players to return to the Wasteland. This particular edition features all gameplay updates, even the Survival mode, as well as graphical improvements. Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Read full post →Fallout 4 Game Of The Year Edition Available Now

Amazon today announced that Alexa is now available inside its music streaming app for iOS and Android in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and Austria. The Amazon Music app now has Alexa baked right in. It’s capable of offering a blend of natural language voice controls with a compelling visual app experience.

“Now our mobile listeners can enjoy an entirely new app experience that combines the power and simplicity of Alexa voice controls with the visual richness of the Amazon Music app,” said Steve Boom, the vice president of Amazon Music.

Amazon Music users on iOS and Android in the aforementioned markets can either browse the app interface like they used to before or just ask Alexa to find music for them. They can access Alexa inside the app by using the push-to-talk function.

Customers can ask Alexa for music based on genre, decade, tempo, mood, activity or even with lyrics when they can’t quite remember the name of the song that’s stuck in their head.

They can give Alexa voice commands like “Play Coldplay from the 2000s,” “Play pop music for lifting weights,” or “Play the new song by Fifth Harmony” to get Amazon Music to surface the kind of tracks they want to hear.

Amazon Music users on iOS and Android in the US, UK, Austria, and Germany can now use Alexa inside the app.

The world’s largest cross-platform messaging service has now been blocked in the world’s largest smartphone market. China is no stranger to blocking access to online services and it appears to have properly turned its attention to WhatsApp. While the Facebook-owned service was partially blocked in the country before, according to latest reports, WhatsApp has now been entirely blocked in China.
Read full post →WhatsApp Has Been Blocked In China

Those who are holding on to the HTC One M9 on Verizon can rejoice today as the carrier has finally started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for this device. They’ve been made to wait a considerable amount of time, particularly when you consider the fact that the unlocked HTC One M9 received its Nougat update in December last year. That’s a heck of a long time to wait for a firmware update.
Read full post →Verizon HTC One M9 Nougat Update Released

Next week Google is expected to take the wraps off their next Pixel handsets which as far as we know will be known as the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. In terms of hardware, for the most part it seems to be fairly standard but a recent tweet by Android Police’s Artem Russakovskii has revealed some potential additional details. Read full post →Pixel 2 Rumored To Have Always-On Song Recognition Feature

Ever wonder what happened to Sony’s PS Vita console? Back in 2015, it was reported that gamers probably shouldn’t expect to see a successor anytime soon, and last year there were also rumors that the console could be discontinued in North America. If you’re still holding out on the hope that Sony will have a new console soon, you’ll be disappointed to learn that it really doesn’t seem like it will happen. Read full post →PlayStation Boss Sees ‘Limited Potential’ For Handheld Gaming

It is a common belief that piracy has an effect on product sales. For example if you were to illegally download an album instead of buying it, it means that the record label has sold one less album that they could have otherwise sold. The same can also be said for video games, but apparently that isn’t necessarily the case. Read full post →EU Commission Claims No Evidence That Piracy Affects Video Game Sales

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When it comes to biometric security features, we are seeing methods like fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, and facial recognition as some of the more common methods available today. However in the future it is possible that we could be using something else entirely, like maybe using the size of your heart. Read full post →Researchers Use Heart Size As A Biometric Security Feature

Apple’s new iPhones this year are definitely more expensive than ever, take for example the iPhone X which is priced starting at $999, a price tag that’s considerably higher than any base iPhone model we’ve seen. The iPhone 8 is priced lower and more reasonable at $699, although it is also a slight increase from before where the base iPhone 7 was priced at $649. Read full post →Apple’s iPhone 8 Has A Reported Material Cost Of $247.51