Tech News of the Week (10/15)


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Every Saturday, I’m going to compile a brief run down of the news I felt relevant to my audience that occurred throughout the week!  Please to enjoy!

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Google Fact Checks the News – Google announced that it will be putting fact check tags on it’s news items located in the “news” section of the Google search and the Google News & Weather apps in the US and UK.  I’m glad someone is stepping up and doing this, because we all know that Facebook isn’t doing it.  Their trending topics have OFTEN had completely false items, since they don’t try to figure out if their trending topics are actually true or not.  This is important, since we’ve also seen that snopes.com can also be inaccurate.  We have access to disseminate and consume SO much information on a daily basis. Finally we may have a really great place to get accurate information.

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 Amazon Launches Unlimited Music – Just like Google Play Music, Spotify, and Apple Music, Amazon has jumped into the ring to offer it’s own unlimited music streaming service.  Prime members can get access to it for 7.99/month, while non-prime members can still sing up for 9.99/month.  You can download the music to your device for listening offline, and they say a Family plan is coming soon.  This will integrate super well with the Amazon Echo, and if you ONLY want to listen on an Echo device, you can take advantage of a 3.99/month plan.

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Runtastic + Google Play Music – The running app Runtastic has just announced a partnership with Google Play Music.  You can get a free 2 month trial of Google Play Music with the app, and you can curate playlists and find beats that will match your pace right within the app.  I haven’t used Runtastic in a while, as I track my runs with my Garmin, but this might make me curious to give it another shot!

Project MC2 Releases Season 3 on Netflix – My daughter’s favorite show just released their Season 3 on Netflix. You can guess what has been on her TV all weekend!

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