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YouTube, keeping its now-annual tradition, is back with its Rewind feature, recapping through the most popular videos, events, in a 7-minute mashup, featuring some of its largest celebrities.
Google is offering a six month Netflix subscription for free to owners of the Google Pixelbook, Samsung's Chromebook Plus, and the Chromebook Pro. The offer is available until the end of this year.
Apple will reportedly help the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India develop an anti-spam app for iOS. The regulator has been criticizing Apple for locking its access to call logs and text messages.
Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch Audible in India. It's unclear whether the Audible subscription would be bundled along with Prime or Kindle Unlimited, or be a standalone offering.
Microsoft has finally patched an issue with how DirectX 9 reports available memory to games in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update. The issue was with an API that was reporting false information.
According to a report, Russia is creating its own cryptocurrency named 'CryptoRuble' that will match the value of the Ruble; the two currencies will be interchangeable, allowing for an equal exchange.
Cuphead is developed by StudioMDHR, featuring hand-drawn art and music recorded by a live jazz orchestra. It's an unforgiving game and is unapologetic about it, but teaches the player to be better.
Microsoft has detailed in a blog post that it won't be porting the EdgeHTML engine to Android or iOS for the Edge browser on the two platforms. Instead, opting for WebKit on iOS and Blink on Android.
Some players have encountered an agonizing bug while playing Cuphead's WIndows Store version, leading to loss of progress as it fails to autosave. StudioMDHR has now provided a workaround.
Amazon today announced the Echo Connect, among other devices in its Echo ecosystem, that can link up with existing landline connections and allow for hands-free calling via an Echo, including to 911.
Skype calls to the regions affected by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico have been made free until further notice. However, do note that Skype cannot be used to make emergency calls.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said, while replying to a query on Twitter on Good Morning America, that the iPhone X's $999 tag is a "value price," adding that Apple's objective is to "enrich peoples' lives."
As per a report, the Indian government is working on creating its own cryptocurrency, backed by its reserve bank. It will reportedly be named after Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess representing wealth.
The Reserve Bank of India is exploring the possibilities of issuing its own cryptocurrency, adding that it's rather uncomfortable with "non-fiat cryptocurrencies" such as bitcoin.