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What’s coming to Netflix in September: ‘The Politician’ and ‘The Spy’

Sponsored Links Netflix We’re edging into the final embers of the summer and as the weather starts to turn for many of us, we’ll perhaps find ourselves curled up on the couch a little more often to stream some movies, shows and whatever else happens to be on offer. To wit, Netflix has revealed much …

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YouTube sues user who extorted others through fake takedown requests

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images A lawsuit filed by YouTube yesterday claims that a user abused its copyright infringement reporting system to extort fellow YouTubers and carry out a swatting attack. YouTube alleges that Christopher Brady, of Omaha, Nebraska, filed dozens of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices, which falsely claimed that …

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Apple Music adds a Shazam-powered playlist to highlight new artists

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Until now, Apple hasn’t visibly integrated Shazam much into its other services since buying the music discovery service last year. As of today, though, a Shazam-powered chart highlighting new artists will be available to stream on Apple Music. The Shazam Discovery Top 50 will showcase emerging artists in …

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Spotify’s Premium Family plans get an explicit content filter

Sponsored Links Steve Dent/Engadget Spotify is rolling out a new Premium Family Plan with a much-awaited setting. Parents will now have the ability to filter out songs with swearing, violence, drugs and more via an explicit content filter that can be applied to individual accounts. That feature was surprisingly lacking on a plan with the …

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‘Travis Strikes Again’ comes to PC and PS4 on October 17th

Sponsored Links Grasshoper Manufacture/Marvelous Inc. You won’t have to own a Switch to play a modern take on the No More Heroes universe. Suda51’s Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now slated to launch on PC (via Steam) and PS4 October 17th. The expanded title includes both the core top-down perspective game …

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Korg Volca Modular synth review: As weird as it is affordable

This review is a little different. Normally when Engadget reviews something, we’re bringing years of experience and expertise to the table. But not here. The Volca Modular is a semimodular, West Coast-style synthesizer. And until I received this review unit, I had zero experience with either modular or West Coast-style synths. I am coming at …

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YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers

Sponsored Links TARIK KIZILKAYA via Getty Images Google is expertimenting with an events-focused crowdfunding service for YouTube creators, according to a recent report from Variety. The new effort, called Fundo, allows YouTubers to set up online meet and greet sessions and other events that fans can pay to access. Several YouTube personalities have reportedly been …

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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ fined $395,000 for using emergency alert tones

Sponsored Links Randy Holmes via Getty Images The FCC has just demonstrated that it’s not messing around with emergency alerts. The agency fined ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live $395,000 for using the real tones during a skit which mocked the idea of President Trump having access to the system. AMC’s The Walking Dead was also fined …

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YouTube warns its copyright changes could result in more takedowns

Sponsored Links Future Publishing via Getty Images YouTube will no longer allow copyright holders to seize a creator’s revenue over very brief or unintentional music clips that appears in videos, it said in a blog post. That means that if a five-second clip or the radio from a passing car appears in a video, labels …

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Plex’s new desktop app packs a fresh look, streamlined downloads

Sponsored Links Plex Plex has a brand new app for Windows and Mac that offers a streamlined way to download the things you want to watch and listen to offline. The feature was previously called Sync, but it’s now called Downloads — a much clearer term. Your downloads should start faster and with a single …

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