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Our new video series Future of Music launches this week

Our new video series Future of Music launches this week

As a professional DJ, I’ve been obsessed with music and technology for as long as I can remember — performing at parties and festivals around the world, producing records, and even building my own synths. Music has always been a way for people to connect and communicate. It’s part of being human and a language…
Life is Strange 2 stars two brothers after a ‘tragic event’

Life is Strange 2 stars two brothers after a ‘tragic event’

Dontnod has finally revealed the heroes of its upcoming game Life is Strange 2, an indirect sequel to its award-winning episodic series Life is Strange. The game stars two young brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz (ages 16 and nine, respectively), on the run from authorities following a “tragic event” as they seek refuge in Puerto…
Twitch Prime members will lose ad-free viewing next month

Twitch Prime members will lose ad-free viewing next month

Twitch Prime, the streaming video site’s Amazon-style benefits program, will no longer include ad-free viewing as a complimentary perk starting on September 14th, the company announced today. Initially launched two years ago as a suite of benefits for Amazon Prime subscribers, Twitch Prime has grown into a more robust platform that offers free games, in-game…
The electric scooter craze is officially one year old — what’s next?

The electric scooter craze is officially one year old — what’s next?

The electric scooter frenzy is turning one. The two companies that kicked off the new transit trend when they first started dropping motorized scooters on city streets without permission a year ago — Bird and Lime — are celebrating their first 12 months (or in Lime’s case, 14 months) in operation by touting strong ridership…
Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on: two hours with Rockstar’s Wild West epic

Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on: two hours with Rockstar’s Wild West epic

The ride up the gorgeous, sunlit mountain on horseback has been uneventful, almost peaceful, which is a rare occurrence in the lawless Wild West. My steed moves at a meandering pace, up a grey, rocky path where tufts of dry grass jut out from the craggy ground. It’s quiet, and I don’t encourage the horse…
Amazon’s new Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo Plus hands-on

Amazon’s new Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo Plus hands-on

Amazon just announced a ton of new products, but the ones that will probably be the most popular this holiday season are the new versions of the Echo Show, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus. I just spent some time using all three devices, and I can say that all of them are improvements on their…
Instagram is testing a native resharing feature for the feed

Instagram is testing a native resharing feature for the feed

After years of resistance, Instagram is now testing a way for you to reshare posts from other accounts to your own feed. The feature, which company executives have long resisted for fear it would corrupt the personal nature of the app, could bring new life to the main feed at a time when it is…
Apple Watch 4 review: the best gets better

Apple Watch 4 review: the best gets better

The greatest Apple product comeback story of the past few years has, without a doubt, been the Apple Watch. Launched with great fanfare four years ago, the initial version tried to do way too much with way too little, and it had confusing software to boot. Worst of all, it was unclear what the original…
The iPhone XS camera beats the iPhone X, but not the Pixel 2

The iPhone XS camera beats the iPhone X, but not the Pixel 2

Apple’s new iPhone XS and XS Max have arrived, and as with any new flagship phone, a key question has been, “How’s the camera?” We now take great displays and performance for granted, especially with Apple’s new and improved iOS 12, but the camera remains the one technical aspect where a modern phone can truly…
The 10 games Sony needs to include on the mini PlayStation Classic

The 10 games Sony needs to include on the mini PlayStation Classic

With the announcement of the PlayStation Classic, Sony is following Nintendo by releasing a diminutive console packed full of nostalgia. There’ll be 20 games on the device in total, all played with an authentic replica of the console’s original controller which, lest we forget, was released without the dual analogue sticks that have graced every…

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