Google Play Music New Release Radio Will Suggest New Music Based on Your Tastes

Google Play Music New Release Radio Will Suggest New Music Based on Your Tastes

Google is rolling out a new feature to the Google Play Music service, called New Release Radio, that offers a personalised mix of newly released songs based on your taste. The feature was first discovered last month when some Samsung Galaxy S8 users reported seeing the new station, but Google has now confirmed that the feature is rolling out for all Google Play Music customers. You can find New Release Radio throughout Google Play Music or by typing “New Release Radio” in the search bar.

The New Release Radio station “uses machine learning to select singles and album releases from the past two weeks based on your listening history and musical preferences,” Google says in its blog post. This sounds similar to a feature recently launched for Apple Music, called My Chill Mix, which suggests a playlist of songs based on your listening habit, but is actually closer to Apple Music’s My New Music playlist.

Back in April, Google joined hands with Samsung that would make Google Play Music the default music player and streaming service on Samsung mobiles and tablets. As part of that partnership, the Internet search giant was able to get feedback on New Release Radio from Samsung users through an early access programme, and so far the responses have been positive, Google says.

In a bid to challenge rival Apple Music, Google in May extended its 90-day free trial of Google Play Music to 120 days, or four months, for new subscribers. It also launched Google Play Music All Accessback in April, that gives access to millions of songs similar to Spotify and Apple Music, at an introductory offer of Rs. 89 per month post a 30-day free trial.

[“source-gadgets.ndtv”]

Moto Z2 Play review: Best software experience and a good camera

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NEW DELHI: Lenovo-owned Motorola recently launched a new device, the Moto Z2 Play, as a sequeAt Rs 27,999, Moto Z2 Play continues to support Moto Mods — attachable modules that transform smartphones into a projector, a speaker or a camera.

Let us see what works for this dual-SIM, 4G/VoLTE device.

Encased in a metallic body, Moto Z2 Play is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The device has its antenna redesigned which enhances connectivity.

The device sports a 5.5-inch super-AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that displays vibrant colours and plays videos without stuttering.

Moto Z2 Play review: Best software experience and a good camera

The screen has good viewing angles. It offers “Standard” and “Vivid” output modes for display. The touch-screen too responded well.

The volume keys and power button are also metallic while the rounded home button also performs as fingerprint sensor, Google Assistant launcher and as a navigation button (it might take users some time to understand how to use the button).

The fingerprint sensors worked fine and unlocked the device in a jiffy.

The 16-pin connector at the back supports Moto Mods well.

Motorola has managed to keep the hardware and software in an equilibrium. The device is powered by Snapdragon 626 SoC, clocked at 2.2GHz and has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be extended up to 2TB. It runs on Android Nougat 7.0.

Moto Z2 Play does not make you wait even for a second when you shuffle between multiple apps. If you are playing high-resolution videos or games, using social media apps for long hours or clicking pictures around, it will not make you suffer while choosing between an app from the background.

What is more fascinating in the device is its split-screen function. You can pin an app in the upper-half of the screen and add another below.

For example, you can watch a YouTube video in half of the screen while keep WhatsApping your friends in the other half.

The complaint some users had with Moto Z Play regarding Wi-Fi connectivity has been resolved in this device.

Powered by a 3,000mAh battery, the device can last for up to 30 hours and supports “TurboPower” charging technology that offers up to seven hours of back up with a 15-minute charge.

The premium device offers a 12MP rear camera that has a combination of laser autofocus and dual autofocus pixel technology.

The laser autofocus has an expanded range of up to five metres so a user can focus on objects three times further in a virtually dark environment.

The device also has a 5MP front shooter with dual colour-corrected flash which performs well.

What did not work?

The photos captured a fair amount of detail but like most devices, low-light images did not retain much of those details. Also, When you zoom into the subject, the photos lose detail and texture.

But if you want to enhance the camera experience, you may wish to add a Mod to it.

You will also notice that the phone heats up during charging and playing games.

The rear camera protrudes out by few millimetres and is an eyesore on an otherwise premium design.

Conclusion: Moto Z2 Play is a decent phone in the premium category and offers the best hardware and software experiences.l to its Moto Z Play which was well received in the Indian market.

[“Source-economictimes”]

Bored? You can now play ‘instant games’ on Fb Messenger

Facebook Messenger on Wednesday launched “Instant Games” in 30 countries to get users spend more time on its messaging app.

According to a report in Tech Crunch, the 17 “Instant Games” from classic developers like Bandai Namco, Konami and Taito, as well as newer studios like Zynga and King, are available on newer iOS and Android devices, and can be found by hitting the game controller icon in Facebook Messenger threads next to the photos and stickers buttons.

These games are built on the HTML5 mobile web standard and open instantly once screen is tapped.

Though its payment revenue has declined to $196 million in the latest quarter, 15 per cent of time on Facebook is still spent playing games.

 

 

[Source:- Techrader]