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Amazon launches music service with discount for Amazon Prime members

Amazon launches music service with discount for Amazon Prime members

Amazon has launched its standalone streaming music service under brand name ‘Amazon Music Unlimited’ for $9.99 per month. The company is offering discounted price of $7.99 for Amazon Prime members. Amazon informed that the ‘Echo only’ plan will cost only $3.99 per month.

Before the launch of Unlimited service, Amazon Prime was offering limited access to music to customers.

Now, Amazon Unlimited customers can enjoy unlimited streaming music with flat monthly payment.

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Verizon will offer immediate updates for Google Pixel smartphones

Verizon will offer immediate updates for Google Pixel smartphones

Verizon has informed that Google Pixel smartphones will get immediate Android updates. Google had earlier informed that rollout of updates depends on carrier and updates would require steps from carriers before they are launched for smartphone users.

Verizon has now confirmed that like Apple’s iPhone, Google’s smartphones will get immediate updates. Google’s Pixel smartphones will get updates for Android operating systems as soon as Google will provide them for users.

Google acquires FameBit, the company that connects brands with social media influencers

Google acquires FameBit, the company that connects brands with social media influencers

In an announcement made on Tuesday, tech biggie Google said that it has acquired Santa Monica-based social media marketing startup FameBit. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

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Samsung suggests customers to stop using Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 7 has become a big embarrassment for South Korean electronics major Samsung due to battery issues. The company earlier issued a recall for its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of battery explosion issues. However, even with replaced handsets, there were reports of battery explosion.  Galaxy Note 7 was one of the best-selling products for Samsung in August and the South Korean electronics major was expecting to improve its market share in high-end smartphone segment with the latest

Galaxy Note 7 has become a big embarrassment for South Korean electronics major Samsung due to battery issues. The company earlier issued a recall for its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of battery explosion issues. However, even with replaced handsets, there were reports of battery explosion.

Samsung's new cylinder-shaped desktop PC --- ‘ArtPC Pulse’

Samsung's new cylinder-shaped desktop PC --- ‘ArtPC Pulse’

Samsung has recently unveiled its new cylinder-shaped desktop PC --- the ‘ArtPC Pulse.’ The new Samsung PC is now available for pre-order through Amazon, with its cost starting at $1120. The shipping of the PC will commence at the end of October.

The Samsung ArtPC Pulse is a 12.2 inches tall computer, with 5.5 inches in diameter. It boasts a conventional black metal desktop aesthetic, with a blue ambient light on top of the case. The cylinder-like design of the computer is largely inspired by the Apple Mac Pro.

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Maserati may launch an electric vehicle by 2020

Maserati may launch an electric vehicle by 2020

During the course of a recent interview with Car and Driver, Italian carmaker Maserati’s Engineering Chief Roberto Fedeli said that the company -- a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) unit which manufactures high-end luxury sports cars -- plans to roll out an electric vehicle (EV) by 2020.

Fedeli – the mastermind behind the creation of some of Ferrari’s best modern vehicles – said in the interview that he has received orders from FCA chief Segio Marchionne to bring a Maserati EV to the market at the earliest possible.

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Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung has halted production of its popular Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of overheating and battery catching fire. Samsung issued recall after there were reports about battery issue and asked people to return their smartphones for replacement with newer units. However, the newer units have also been reported to face similar issues. As per South Korea-based Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has stopped production of Galaxy Note 7 units.

BlackBerry will launch a new keyboard phone within six months

BlackBerry will launch a new keyboard phone within six months

During the course of a recent interview with the BBC, one of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry's top sales executives Alex Thurber – SVP of global device sales – said that, within six months, the company will launch a new handset equipped with its distinctive physical keyboard.

The disclosure by Thurber – about a new BlackBerry handset with physical keyboard – comes within a week of an announcement by BlackBerry that it will plans to discontinue its in-house hardware development. The company said that it would rely on its partners for the production of BlackBerry devices.

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US government pressed to publicly disclose secret court's 2015 directive on Yahoo email search

US government pressed to publicly disclose secret court's 2015 directive on Yahoo email search

On Friday, the US government received a request from a Senator and civil groups critical of surveillance practices, for publicly disclosing a 2015 order by a secret court which asked Yahoo to scan the incoming mails of all its customers.

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Microsoft is building redesigned Paint app for Windows 10

Microsoft is building redesigned Paint app for Windows 10

Microsoft is apparently working on a new, redesigned version of its famous Paint app for Windows 10. The early ‘alpha’ versions of the Windows 10 Paint app are seemingly being tested by Microsoft, and the app will likely be launched to the public in the near future.

The possibly imminent launch of the new, completely overhauled Paint app for Windows 10 marks a notable move by Microsoft, especially given the fact that the company has hardly rolled out any updates to the app in its recent Windows OS releases.

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