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Amazon Music may be bigger than we thought

Amazon Music may be bigger than we thought

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Amazon Music has tens of millions of active subscribers, the company tells The Verge. While analysts have often pointed to research that indicates it’s the third-largest company for on-demand streaming music (behind Spotify and Apple Music), Amazon has remained mum on confirming numbers. Amazon has two tiers of music subscription: Prime Music (free for Prime […]

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Google Drive will tell you who has access to your files

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Google is introducing an updated Access Checker, a feature which lets you easily share a Drive file with someone, whether it’s two colleagues or a team of 30. The feature alerts you when you send an email, calendar invite, or another type of note that includes a Drive file, and will ask you if you […]

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Fake Instagrams are one of the last refuges of the authentic online self

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This week on Why’d You Push That Button, Kaitlyn and I analyze fake Instagrams, aka finstagrams, to find some truth. We talk to a teen, a model, and a reporter to get answers about why people keep a finstagram. I don’t want to spoil anything, but we basically learned that finstagrams are probably the most […]

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Netflix’s Lost in Space undermines a strong premise with dumb characters

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Ever since the Sci-Fi channel scored a hit with its re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica back in 2003, reboots of classic science fiction stories have been everywhere. Paramount and CBS breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise with a trio of new movies and a streaming show. MGM is seeing if there’s life left in […]

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Watch Circuit Breaker Live to learn how to ditch your smartphone

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Circuit Breaker Live goes live at 4PM ET today on YouTube. You should know this by now. Today’s show features lots of gadgets, of course, including tiny, non-smart phones and lots of smart garden attempts. YouTuber Sara Diestchy will also join Paul and Nilay in wading through the world of vlogger equipment. If you’ve ever […]

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Tesla misses production goal of 2,500 Model 3s a week

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Tesla officially missed its goal of making 2,500 Model 3 vehicles a week at the end of the first financial quarter of this year, according to numbers announced today by the company. It will start the second quarter making just 2,000 Model 3s per week, but the company says it still believes it can get […]

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GIGABYTE Updates Aero 15: Six-Cores, GTX 1070, 1080p, 144 Hz, 5mm Bezel, $2300

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Among the many laptops getting refreshed this morning, GIGABYTE has introduced upgraded versions of its Aero 15-series gaming laptops. The new notebooks retain a relatively compact form-factor, but feature Intel’s latest six-core Core i7-8750H processors and new display panels with a 144 Hz refresh rate. In addition, the company will offer an Aero 15 laptop […]

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Spotify stock begins trading at $132 a share, placing company valuation at $23.5 billion

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Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, went public this morning trading under ticker name SPOT, opening at $132 a share. That puts the company value at $23.5 billion. That’s on target with what CNBC reported last month when it said Spotify shares were traded on private markets were for as high as $132.50 a […]

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SEC charges founders of fraudulent ICO backed by Floyd Mayweather that raised $32 million

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two founders of a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that raised more than $32 million from thousands of investors last year. It was also endorsed by professional boxer Floyd Mayweather and producer DJ Khaled. The SEC alleges that the two co-founders of Centra, Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert […]

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Schools won’t like how difficult the new iPad is to repair

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We know that Apple didn’t change much feature- or looks-wise on its newest iPad, but it turns out, not much has changed on the inside, either. iFixit published its teardown of the new device this morning, and the inside looks almost identical to the inside of last year’s iPad. iFixit notes that it’s even pretty […]

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