YouTube suggests Premium members will get free channel memberships – Engadget

YouTube suggests Premium members will get free channel memberships – Engadget

YouTube appears to be taking on Twitch in a subtler way: by giving away subscriptions you'd otherwise have to pay for. Some Premium members have received prompts to choose a free channel membership (worth up to $5) each month, much like the free Twitch channel subscriptions that Amazon Prime users get. The perk is inconsistently…
The unofficial Apple Archive is on death’s door once more – The Verge

The unofficial Apple Archive is on death’s door once more – The Verge

I hope you got your fill of the unofficial Apple Archive last week, because that expansive collection of over 15,000 classic Apple advertisements, internal training videos, and other eye-opening odds and ends from the Cupertino computer company’s history has now been ripped apart — late Friday, curator Sam Henri Gold received a veritable deluge of…
The Chemical Brothers Win Best Dance Recording For “Got To Keep On” | 2020 GRAMMYS – grammy.com

The Chemical Brothers Win Best Dance Recording For “Got To Keep On” | 2020...

Chemical Brothers Win Best Dance Recording chemical-brothers-win-best-dance-recording-got-keep-2020-grammys The Chemical Brothers take home Best Dance Recording at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards Jan 26, 2020 - 1:41 pm 21 Savage Wins Best Rap Song | 2020 GRAMMYs 21-savage-featuring-j-cole-wins-best-rap-song-lot-2020-grammys 21 Savage Featuring J. Cole takes home Best Rap Song at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards Jan 26, 2020 -…
The Wave takes us on a trippy, surreal journey through a fractured timeline – Ars Technica

The Wave takes us on a trippy, surreal journey through a fractured timeline –...

Today is your big day — “Time is a far more relative concept than I thought.” Jennifer Ouellette - Jan 26, 2020 7:43 pm UTC Trailer for The Wave.An ethically challenged insurance lawyer finds himself on a bad hallucinogenic trip that makes him question the nature of his reality, in first-time Director Gille Klabin's psychedelic…
Motorola Razr, Galaxy Z Flip, Fold 2: Foldable phones need strong screens and killer apps to succeed in 2020 – CNET

Motorola Razr, Galaxy Z Flip, Fold 2: Foldable phones need strong screens and killer...

Devices this year could help make or break foldable phones. Angela Lang/CNET The Samsung Galaxy Fold. The Huawei Mate X. The new Motorola Razr. Each one suffered from an inconvenient delay or worse. Looking back, it's possible to forgive this first wave of foldable phones announced in 2019 for their peccadilloes. It's not easy pioneering a…
16 new Android games from the week of January 20, 2020: Tetris, G.I. Joe: War On Cobra, and Zombie Football – Android Police

16 new Android games from the week of January 20, 2020: Tetris, G.I. Joe:...

Welcome to the roundup of the new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today I have the return of Tetris (now that EA has lost the license), a G.I.-Joe-themed strategy game, and an enjoyable football game all about avoiding zombies. So…
New Safety Gizmos Are Making Car Insurance More Expensive – WIRED

New Safety Gizmos Are Making Car Insurance More Expensive – WIRED

American car insurance rates are going up up up. In the last decade, they climbed 29.6 percent to an average of $1,548 in 2019 from $1,194 in 2011. The surge, detailed in a new report from insurance shopping site The Zebra, outpaced both inflation (by far) and the increase in average car prices (more narrowly).…
Porsche’s first Super Bowl ad in 23 years is for the electric Taycan – Engadget

Porsche’s first Super Bowl ad in 23 years is for the electric Taycan –...

The ad isn't terribly complicated. It starts with what appears to be a thief stealing the Taycan from Porsche's museum in Stuttgart, and quickly evolves into a Hollywood-style chase with several more conventional cars (plus one tractor) in pursuit. While Porsche doesn't talk much about the Taycan, there's no question it's the star. The driver…
Fallout 76 robbery victims say Bethesda gave them all their stuff back, plus more – Polygon

Fallout 76 robbery victims say Bethesda gave them all their stuff back, plus more...

Some of the more than 500 PC players robbed by Fallout 76 miscreants exploiting yet another bug over the holidays have not only had their inventories restored by Bethesda Game Studios, they’ve been given the game’s premium currency as a make-good. This thread from Thursday in the Fallout 76 subreddit features comments from multiple players…
The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs – WIRED

The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs – WIRED

The popular misconception that Macs don’t get viruses has become a lot less popular in recent years, as Apple devices have weathered their fair share of bugs. But it’s still surprising that the most prolific malware on macOS—by one count, affecting one in 10 devices—is so relatively crude.This week, antivirus company Kaspersky detailed the 10…