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British Airways will let you track your luggage with RFID tags

Checking in your bags will soon be easier than ever. British Airways will be the next major airline to roll out RFID luggage tracking for its passengers. Travelers with a ViewTag can tag their bags before even arriving at the airport. After ch…

YouTube Music will automatically download your favorite songs

YouTube Music is making it easier to keep listening to your favorite tracks even when you’re away from a consistent internet connection. The app is getting a new feature called Smart Downloads that will automatically download up to 500 songs you’ve c…

Twitch is testing subscriber-only streams

A Twitch channel subscription might soon get you considerably more than emotes, ad-free viewing and access to special chat rooms. The service is launching a beta for Subscriber Streams, or live broadcasts that are (you guessed it) limited to …

Netflix’s ‘Dark Crystal’ series adds Sigourney Weaver and more big names

The cast for Netflix’s Dark Crystal prequel series was already stacked, and now the streaming giant has revealed more big names who you’ll hear in Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance when it arrives August 30th. Sigourney Weaver will play a character nam…

Google now lets you auto-delete your location history

Google is following through on its promise to let you auto-delete your activity and location data. It’s now rolling out location history deletion tools to Android and iOS, giving you a relatively simple way to limit the scope of Google’s location tr…

Google employees petition to ban the company from SF Pride

Google employees are asking the San Francisco Pride board of directors to revoke Google’s sponsorship of Pride 2019 and to exclude Google from the Pride Parade on June 30th. In a letter written to San Francisco Pride, the employees say they have spen…

‘Hollow Knight: Silksong’ is a faster, more elegant sequel

Hollow Knight was a gorgeous, entertaining action platform game that appeared out of nowhere for a lot of us. The rare result of a crowdfunding campaign that succeeded, the game stood out with its combination gorgeous cartoon(ish) characters, …

Google Maps can warn you if your ride goes off-route

Many ride-hailing passengers are understandably anxious about their vehicles going off-route due to the potential for sexual assault. However, Google hopes it can set minds at ease until there really is cause for worry. It just introduced opt…

YouTube lets you hide channels from your recommendations

No matter how advanced algorithms get, none will understand your YouTube viewing preferences better than you. With that in mind, YouTube is adding a few new features that will give users more control over which videos appear in their homepage …

Instagram will drop ads into your Explore feed

Ads are infiltrating seemingly every aspect of Instagram, and that now includes the Explore feed. The social network plans to roll out ads to Explore’s photos and videos over the course of the “next few months.” They’ll function much like the ads i…