Chrome extension turns YouTube into your own personal radio station

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Chrome extension turns YouTube into your own personal radio station

Chrome extension turns YouTube into your own personal radio station

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 10:27 AM PST

There is no shortage of Internet radio services. From freeware like Pandora and Rdio, to premium services like Spotify and Google Music, it all boils down to being able to listen to the songs you want when you want them. Streamus allows you to search for any songs you like by tapping into the world's largest music database, YouTube.

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Just download and install the extension and start listening to your favorite tune. You can search directly from the Omnibox (the address/search bar) by typing in "Streamus" and hitting "Tab" or from within the extension and create your own playlist.

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You can get access to all of Streamus' basic controls like shuffling, repeat one/all, save, or clear playlist from within the Chrome app. There's even a Radio mode that will automatically pick song/video based on your selections. The entire setup is very quick and dirty, but that's the way it should be.

There is no predicting how Google will react to this since only the audio is being pulled and it is bypassing YouTube Ads. A... [Read more]


Windows Phone grabs a ride with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 08:30 AM PST

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most popular titles in the franchise series, has made its way to Windows Phone just a month after it arrived on Android and iOS.

Rockstar Games launched GTA: San Andreas to Windows Phone on Monday for $7. The game follows the same storyline as the console versions that launched years ago. In addition to downloading the game, players will also need to download an additional 2.5GB to get the full title onto their devices.

For now, GTA: San Andreas is available on just a handful of Windows Phone devices, including the Nokia Lumia 1520, 1320, 822, 820, and 810. It also works on the HTC 8XT.

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Reversing course, Google rejects Adobe Web publishing tech

Posted: 27 Jan 2014 07:04 AM PST

Adobe's CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions technology lets text flow within defined regions or around defined regions.

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It can be hard to say no to an idea with some merit -- especially after already saying yes.

But that's the position Google is in with an Adobe Systems technology for bringing more sophisticated, magazine-style layouts to Web publishing through a technology called CSS Regions. Google changed its mind after deciding that it was too complex and that it would hamper one of Google's top 2014 priorities, making Chrome faster on mobile devices, according to Google Chrome programmer Eric Seidel.

Adobe had been working on CSS Regions for years, developing the idea as part of its effort to reincarnate Flash Player abilities as native Web standards. Adobe made progress working CSS Regions support into Google's Blink browser engine and the Apple WebKit project from which Blink originated. But Seidel proposed working with Adobe to ... [Read more]



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