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Sorry ESPN+ Users, Your Annual Subscription Just Got More Expensive

Sorry ESPN+ Users, Your Annual Subscription Just Got More Expensive

Photo: Mike Windle (Getty Images) ESPN+ is the latest streaming service to get a price hike. The sports service currently costs $50 per year when subscribers opt for annual billing over monthly. But starting Jan. 8, that price will jump to $60 per year for new customers, the company confirmed to Gizmodo on Wednesday. The …

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A New Fitness Tracker Sensor Can Learn and Recognize Almost Any Activity

A New Fitness Tracker Sensor Can Learn and Recognize Almost Any Activity

Depending on the sport, different athletes rely on different exercises during their fitness routines and while fitness trackers have gotten smarter, they can generally only recognize a handful of motions like swimming, riding a bike, or running. Bosch has developed a new self-contained chip that can be taught to recognize any activity using AI, so …

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A New Breakthrough In Tape Storage Could Squeeze 580 TB Onto a Single Cartridge

A New Breakthrough In Tape Storage Could Squeeze 580 TB Onto a Single Cartridge

Image: Fujifilm Cramming a full terabyte of storage onto a microSD card the size of a baby fingernail is a remarkable feat, but when it comes to cost and reliability, magnetic tape is still the preferred method for archiving data for decades. And even as hard drives continue to swell in size, magnetic tape storage …

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Bad News, Disney+ Users, Your Subscription Price Is Going Up

Bad News, Disney+ Users, Your Subscription Price Is Going Up

Photo: Robyn Beck (Getty Images) Disney+ is following Netflix’s lead and bumping up its monthly subscription cost in the U.S., raising it to $8 per month. The company announced the $1 price hike at its investor’s day presentation on Thursday after showing off a slew of new content headed to the streaming service. Advertisement U.S. …

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CBS All Access Takes on Disney+ With New Features to Babysit Your Kids

CBS All Access Takes on Disney+ With New Features to Babysit Your Kids

Image: ViacomCBS Ahead of the launch of Paramount+ early next year, ViacomCBS has announced new kids-focused programming and features are arriving on CBS All Access. Advertisement The features include the addition of up to six profiles per account, each of which can be managed by parents using “Kids Mode” to filter content by ratings for …

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Razer's Latest Wireless Earbuds Add Noise Cancelling and Keep the Incredible Bass

Razer’s Latest Wireless Earbuds Add Noise Cancelling and Keep the Incredible Bass

Photo: Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo Earlier this year, Razer, a brand synonymous with gaming accessories, proved its hardware isn’t just for gamers when it introduced its Opus wireless headphones that offered a Sony-like experience for just $200. As a follow-up, the company is updating its Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds with a new Pro version that …

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Apple's Best Apps of the Year Reflect the Shitshow That Was 2020

Apple’s Best Apps of the Year Reflect the Shitshow That Was 2020

Unsurprisingly, the iPad app of the year is Zoom—for better or worse.Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Each December, Apple picks the best App Store games and apps that debuted or rose to popularity in the preceding year. It’s usually a hodge-podge of social apps, wellness services, and addictive games with a few under-the-radar surprises for good measure. …

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Amazon's Echo Buds Are Fitness Trackers Now Too

Amazon’s Echo Buds Are Fitness Trackers Now Too

Image: Amazon Alexa, show me a corporate pivot to fitness tracking. Amazon announced that its Alexa-powered Echo Buds will soon have support for data-tracking related to user workouts. In the coming days, users will be able to prompt the voice assistant with the command, “Alexa, start my workout,” and the buds will begin tracking data …

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DJI's Mavic Mini 2 Packs 150% Better Range and 4K Video Into the Same Small Body

DJI’s Mavic Mini 2 Packs 150% Better Range and 4K Video Into the Same Small Body

Image: DJI For people who want to get into drones but don’t want to deal with the hassle of registering their tiny flying cameras, DJI’s Mavic Mini was an almost ideal solution. Today, DJI is announcing its follow-up, the Mavic Mini 2, which boasts support for 4K video and way better range without any increase …

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When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

Image: Apple/Peanuts The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Advertisement Instead, Peanuts will be exclusively available on Apple’s streaming service—which has prompted a petition demanding the specials return to broadcast TV. It’s not the …

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