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How to change the default apps on Google Home

Personalize the apps that Google Home uses.<p>Google Home makes it easy to keep track of your busy life and enjoy some music when you're relaxing at …

Google

Your Nose Can Hijack Your Brain

<b>Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast</b> …

The Brain

Sonos Isn’t the Only Great Multi-Room Speaker System

When it comes to wireless multi-room speaker systems, Sonos has reigned king for some time. And while it still wears the crown, there are many …

Audiophile

What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2017)

So, how much can you expect to get from Spotify, Apple Music, and the other top plays?<p>Music streaming services have helped spark a revival in the …

Televisions

The government should fight ‘corporate villainy’ in tech, Senator Cory Booker says

On the latest Recode Decode, Booker said Silicon Valley is inflaming inequality and Google is ripe for an antitrust investigation.<p>Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker says “anti-democratic forces” are “undermining the strength and power of citizenship” in America. And he’s not talking about Russia — …

Silicon Valley

6 awesome Google Home commands you may not know

These commands will help you get the most out of Google Home.<p>Google Home has tons of great features that allow you to keep better track of things. If …

Technology

Wear Red, Feel Sexier

<b>Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast</b> …

Online Dating

The Kindr App Wants To Make You Happy And Nice

<b>Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast</b> …

Happiness

Your Microbiome Might Play A Role In Altruism

<b>Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast</b> …

Microbiome

Facebook A.I. Programmed to Negotiate Teaches Itself to Lie

<b>Announcement: the Curiosity Podcast is finally here! Subscribe on iTunes here, Google Play Music here and add the RSS feed to your favorite podcast</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

How to find free music and movies online

How to stay entertained without having to pay.<p>If you want to access endless entertainment for a reasonable fee, you can cough up some cash to Spotify for music or Netflix for movies. But if you're on a tight budget and can't part with even a dime, then don't fret—you can find plenty of free …

Is the future VR ... or AR?

Google VR boss Clay Bavor explains why the two technologies aren’t so different on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Google isn’t trying to hide what it’s doing with virtual reality. The long-term goal, said Google VR boss Clay Bavor on the latest episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, is rethinking …

Virtual Reality

What makes you choose Android over iOS? [Roundtable]

Android can regrow hair, get you in shape and save you 15% on your car insurance. Not really.<p>Here at Android Central everyone has something to say. …

Phones

Weekly update 44

This was one of those weeks where time disappeared on totally unplanned things, namely due to the debate that raged on over days about certs (get …

Google Play Music is now available on CarPlay

If you’ve decided to choose Google Play Music over Apple Music, you’ll be pleased to know the service is now compatible with CarPlay. Simply update to the latest version of the app on your iPhone and you’re good to go.<p>It’s not difficult to see why some might prefer Play Music. Not only does Google …

Google

Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as <i>9to5 Google</i> spotted, Mountain View has added those to the web version as well. The dedicated …

Google

Google Play Music App Now Offers CarPlay Compatibility

If you’re a Google Play Music subscriber you’ll be glad to hear the Google Play Music app for iOS is now CarPlay compatible. The feature allows …

Google

Google Play Music on the web gains a persistent side navigation rail

Google Play Music is rolling out a small tweak to its web app that makes navigation slightly easier and noticeably faster. Instead of requiring a tap of the hamburger button to reveal a navigation drawer, there is now a persistent side navigation rail.<p>Similar to the approach taken by Google Photos …

Google

How Your Sense Of Smell Is Like A Superpower

<b>NEWS: The Curiosity Podcast is out! Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, SoundCloud and add the RSS feed to any podcast player. If you</b> …

Deezer updated to include support for Android Wear [APK Download]

French music streaming service Deezer launched in the US almost exactly a year ago and its large catalog of songs has impressed as the company …

Android Wear

Want to write a bestseller? There’s a book for that.

Succeeding isn’t the same thing as being a hit on day one, says “Perennial Seller” author Ryan Holiday.<p>If you’re a creative person who wants to make stuff that will last for more than a week, you should think carefully about how you create your work <i>and</i>how you market it.<p>That’s the top level of the …

Publishing

The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

The first time he slept over was an accident. He came to watch a movie, which for me became an exercise in remaining perfectly still while I focused on the proximity of his legs. After the credits rolled, we talked until dawn. Then he began listing his hesitations about “us,” even though we had …

Love

Google Play Music now works with Apple’s CarPlay

Another option for tunes on those long drives<p>I really don’t know how many Android fans who’ve bought into Google’s ecosystem would favor CarPlay over Android Auto, but maybe Apple’s in-car software is your <i>only</i> choice. If that’s your situation, you can at least now stream from the Google Play Music …

Google

Geared Up Podcast: Testing the deep Amazon Alexa integration on the HTC U11 smartphone

The HTC U11 might not be making as big a splash as its main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S8, but it stands out as the first phone to let users …

Amazon Alexa

Happy Birthday, Dodd-Frank!

This week on <i>So That Happened</i>: Zach Carter takes a break from book leave to return and host the show! He’s joined by ProPublica reporter Jesse Eisinger and Huffpost’s Alexander Kaufman to talk about why bankers never seem to go to jail. Then, Michelle Kuo stops by to talk about her book Reading With …

Bixby now works with many Android apps

Samsung launched its digital voice assistant Bixby in the English version very recently which is now available for download for Galaxy S8/S8+ owner …

Apps

How to fix OnePlus 5 battery life problems

No matter how long your battery lasts, there will always be someone who needs more.<p>The OnePlus 5 has above-average battery life thanks to its lean …

Phones

Can Lyor Cohen bridge the Google 'value gap' at YouTube?

The following MBW blog comes from Andy Edwards (pictured inset) – a music business and technology consultant whose career covers record label, artist …

Music Industry

The Best Cloud Storage For Every Need

Thanks to dropping storage prices, speedier internet, and slicker software, you’ve now got a plethora of choices when it comes to keeping your files …

Software

First Look: Bixby Voice-Activated Personal Assistant for Samsung Galaxy S8 Phones

Hi Bixby. Nice to finally speak with you.<p>Samsung has rolled out the voice capabilities for its digital assistant to U.S. owners of its Galaxy S8 and …

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