LG G6 mini looks to be even more compact than its big sibling

New intel claims that the screen on the G6 mini will retain the G6′s aspect ratio, but shrink by a third of an inch on the diagonal.

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Here’s why you shouldn’t be quick to judge Google Play Music in India

You’ll eventually find the music you’re looking for on Play Music.

Google Play Music All Access went live in India earlier this month, offering unlimited streaming and offline downloads for just ₹89 ($ 1.40) a month. With access to over 40 million songs, there’s certainly a lot to explore in All Access.

That said, the main problem with the service is discovery. You’ll have to put in a few hours’ worth of effort to get everything set up the way you want. Google is catering to the masses with All Access, and as such the service doesn’t have a diverse list of options during initial setup. You’ll be able to select from several local languages and pick out mainstream Bollywood acts, but if you’re like me and primarily listen to metal, your choices are non-existent.

There’s an easy explanation for this: Play Music is just getting off the ground in the country, and Google wants to be as inclusive as possible. It’s certainly going out of its way to do so — there isn’t even an option to select English at launch — and that has led to some consternation on Reddit.

Although the initial options are limited, Google’s recommendation engine is one of the best out there, and after using Play Music for a few days, I started seeing suggestions for artists from the genres I care about. As more and more users get started with the service, the options that are highlighted at launch will get better over time.

In addition to Google’s cast content library, Play Music lets you upload up to 50,000 songs from your own music collection to the service. You can upload files of any type — FLAC, MP3, AAC, OGG, ALAC — and Google will compress them to 320kbps MP3.

Having used Spotify for the last two years, there’s plenty to like in Play Music. The service costs a fraction of Spotify premium at ₹89 a month, and while I miss the curated playlists, the content catalog is just as diverse. As there’s no financial commitment to get started with Play Music — Google is offering a 30-day trial — you should absolutely give it a try. The pricing alone should make it worthy of your consideration.


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Bose SoundLink Revolve review – CNET

The smaller of Bose’s new 360-degree “omnidirectional” Bluetooth speakers doesn’t have a handle but it’s still a great little speaker.
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You can start planning your Google I/O 2017 schedule now and reserve yourself a seat

Some changes mean you’ll want to sort out your schedule right away.

Google has filled in most of the details for the Google I/O 2017 schedule of events and you can start selecting and planning out which ones you want to attend.

At the I/O 2017 website, you can see all the talks and presentations for all three days of the event and choose the ones you’re interested in attending. You can track changes and even get notified through the site. As a plus, the mobile view of the site looks great in Chrome and acts very much like a native app so you don’t have to wait for the Google I/O app to be updated and can get started right away.

And you’ll want to get started right away because there are some changes this year. Because of some logistic problems and first-time mistakes Google I/O 2016 and its outdoor venue was a bit of a disaster for many. Google has listened to feedback and made some changes in the way it’s going to work. The tents that events are held in will be bigger and you’ll be able to reserve seats in advance. Google also notes that a few seats will stay open for walk-ins.

We received a lot of great feedback from attendees last year, and have been working hard since then to make sure this is the best Google I/O, yet. To help make it easier to attend your favorite talks and minimize lines, you’ll be able to reserve seats across sessions before I/O starts. But don’t worry, we’re saving a few seats in each session that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis onsite. We’ve also increased the size of each of the tents this year, giving you more opportunities to see all of your favorite talks in-person.

They’ve also doubled the number of Office Hours where app developers can work with Google developers and all coding sandbox sessions will be inside one of the climate controlled tents. All in all, these are great changes.

We’ve got a full staff heading to Google I/O in a few weeks and we’ll be sure to bring you the action as it happens. Stay tuned, this is gonna be great!

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Clove takes first crack at Nokia 6, 5, 3, 3310 with pricing and availability

The UK-based mobile tech outlet expects most of these phones to land sometime in June. The famed 3310 rebirth is coming in more expensive than expected.

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