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Google has partnered with Samsung, the world's largest Android smartphone maker, with a special version of Google Play Music, the two companies announced on Friday. Samsung previously launched its own streaming service, Milk which was subsequently shut down. The special partnership will also include integrations with Samsung's AI assistant Bixby when it launches, which will work like the Assistant integration on Google Home. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in the U.S. Samsung, a wildly successful hardware maker has long struggled with what role it plays in the software and services world. Samsung has long been dependent on Google for software services, on and off making competing products of its own like Milk and S Health, now Samsung Health (which replicates much of what Google Fit does). Read more...More about Google Play Music, Music Streaming, Google, Samsung, and Tech
Rainbows have become synonymous with LGBTQ pride and identity around the globe, thanks to artist and activist Gilbert Baker. He created the rainbow flag in 1978, as a way to represent the vibrancy of the queer community. Baker died on March 31, but his legacy and vision of the LGBTQ community lives on through a new, creative medium — a rainbow typeface created in his name. SEE ALSO: LGBTQ community responds perfectly after being accused of stealing God's rainbow The eye-catching typeface, simply called "Gilbert," features gently rounded letters with strokes in eight different colors paying tribute to Baker's rainbow flag. Read more...More about Fonts, Design, Rainbow Flag, Lgbt Pride, and Lgbtq Pride
Take a moment to imagine the childhood lives of Bill Gates' three kids. You're picturing joyful children leaping and lounging upon heaps of all the coolest and newest tech, right? Shockingly, you're wrong. Bill Gates, technology giant and co-founder of Microsoft, had pretty surprising technology restrictions for his kids. Gates and his wife Melinda banned their three children from owning cell phones until they were age 14 - even though they argued all their friends had them. (Classic.) SEE ALSO: Professor brings her kid to class dressed as Godzilla and everyone loved it Image: DI NOLFI/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Read more...More about Microsoft, Kids, Cell Phones, Technology, and Parenting
Facebook clearly has big, long-term ambitions, and this week we learned just how big. At its annual F8 developer conference, the company let us take a peek into its future technologies, some of them pretty far out — in every sense. On this week's MashTalk, the team discusses Facebook's big announcements and what they mean for its users, not to mention the world at large. We're joined by Apps Reporter Karissa Bell, who attended F8 to watch the events live, speak with Facebook employees, and tried out some of the new experiences like the new social VR app for Oculus Rift, Facebook Spaces. SEE ALSO: If you hate Messenger, you're really not gonna like Facebook's latest update Read more...More about Future Tech, Brain Machine Interface, Bmi, Facebook F8, and F8
Over the past few days, the world has seen a lot of baristas with pink-stained hands and folks sipping wildly colorful Starbucks' drinks. Blame the company's limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino: a concoction of syrup and sugary powders that's perfectly crafted for your Instagram and has everyone going slightly insane—everyone except Katy Perry that is. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry's picture of Hindu goddess on Instagram offends Indians The singer snapped her unicorn experience and it seems like she isn't going to be going for a second one any time soon. "I couldn't handle drinking my own blood," the self-proclaimed unicorn captioned her Instagram video. Read more...More about Watercooler, Starbucks, Unicorn Frappuccino, Katy Perry, and Watercooler
When Walt Disney started building what would become Epcot, he envisioned the city of tomorrow. Orlando has taken that founding principle quite seriously. The city is launching an ambitious plan to embrace the future of autonomous vehicles — in part by testing them at Disney World and Universal Studios. "We are trying to push the edge in terms of innovation and technology," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said. "The advantages in Central Florida are our 66 million visitors. Trying to have people be aware of advances in technology — Orlando is a very good place to have people learn about your product." Read more...More about Business, Disney, Autonomous Cars, Self Driving Cars, and Business
The news never stops, which begs the question: Do newscasters ever get a moment of peace to rest? Apparently not. KSCH12 News reporter and journalist Deedee Sun was tired while reporting out in the field, and thought the weather report was a safe time to express her exhaustion. Unfortunately, just as Sun was letting out a giant yawn, the weather feed cut to her, broadcasting this sleepy moment for everyone to see. Sun, a great sport, posted a video of the mistake on Facebook: SEE ALSO: 11-year-old wows the internet after Make-A-Wish lands him on The Weather Channel Meteorologist Ross Janssen jokes that "Deedee looks a little tired out there, doesn't she?" when the feed cuts to her but, she recovers gracefully by acknowledging the yawn and blaming the calmness of the area for the brief moment of relaxation. Read more...More about Weather Report, News Reports, News Bloopers, Watercooler, and Watercooler
We have an obsession with looking at ourselves from space. So it should come as no surprise that we continue to turn our far-flung spacecraft homeward to see what we look like from way out in the solar system. SEE ALSO: Extraterrestrial Oceans Could Host Life A new photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft near Saturn shows Earth as a small speck of light, framed and dwarfed by Saturn's famous rings. A zoomed out view.Image: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SSCICassini was 870 million miles away from Earth when it snapped this photo on April 12, according to NASA. "Although far too small to be visible in the image, the part of Earth facing Cassini at the time was the southern Atlantic Ocean," NASA said in a statement. Read more...More about Pale Blue Dot, Space Exploration, Earth From Space, Saturn Rings, and Space Photos