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Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Time Flies’ event

Apple didn’t announce any new iPhones at its latest keynote but it still had plenty of new devices to share, including two new Watch models, and an iPad Air that features a new design. The company also detailed its new Apple One subscription bundles and Fitness+ service. Apple Watch Series 6 Apple Apple started Tuesday’s …

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Disney+ is getting a watch party mode

Chesnot via Getty Images Remote watch parties have become increasingly popular this year, with many of us staying at home more often than not amid the pandemic. Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Movies Anywhere and even Twitch have at least tried baking a watch party feature into their platforms, and now Disney+ is getting in on …

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Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will self-regulate to avoid censorship in India

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images Streaming services are keen to prevent regulators from censoring their content, and they’re willing to police themselves to ensure that artistic freedom. Variety reports that Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and 12 other companies have signed a self-regulatory code to stay on the good side of India’s regulators. This …

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‘For All Mankind’ season 2 teaser introduces the Space Shuttle

Apple Apple committed to a second season of For All Mankind before the first even premiered, and it’s finally clear how the tech giant will follow up its alternative history of spaceflight. The company has premiered a teaser trailer (via Space.com) that has Ron Moore’s Apple TV+ series leaping into the 1980s, when the Space …

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Uber is finally available in Tokyo as a taxi service

Uber Uber is a mainstay in numerous giant cities, but it hasn’t had a foothold in Tokyo — a combination of strict limits on ridesharing and public wariness has kept it out of Japan’s best-known metropolis. Now, however, it’s part of the landscape. Bloomberg reports that Uber has launched its first service in Tokyo despite …

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Verizon adds free Disney+, Hulu streaming to some Fios packages

Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has launched a new deal to try to entice people to its Fios service. Building on the Disney+ promotion the telecom announced last year, new customers can get up to 12 months of Hulu free when they subscribe to Verizon’s more expensive home internet tiers.  Currently, the company’s …

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Uber is reportedly trying to buy Postmates

adamkaz via Getty Images Uber might have missed its chance to buy Grubhub, but it might not go away empty-handed. New York Times sources claim Uber has made an offer to buy Postmates. The talks are still in progress and aren’t guaranteed to lead to a union, but negotiations are reportedly close enough that a …

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Gifts and Remittances: Bitcoin.com’s New Tools Allow People to Send BCH via Email

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Peacock will stream on LG and Vizio TVs at launch

Peter Kramer/Peacock/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images NBCUniversal is quickly expanding the range of devices you can use to stream its Peacock service. Both LG Smart TVs and Vizio SmartCast sets will support Peacock when it reaches wider availability on July 15th, including the free, $5 Premium and $10 ad-free Premium tiers. The media giant …

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Google will shut down its AI-guided Photos printing service on June 30th

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google’s automated Photos printing service wasn’t long for this world — at least, not in its first incarnation. Droid Life has learned (via The Verge) that Google is shutting down the AI-guided trial service on June 30th. It didn’t say what prompted the closure in a notice to members, but it said …

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