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Over the weekend at the BLAST R6 Manchester Major, Ubisoft announced its upcoming R6 Membership, which elicited a round of boos from those in attendance. Ubisoft unveiled the new membership plan during the company’s reveal of the roadmap and plans for Y9S2 - Operation New Blood. On the online announcement page for... Read more...
Late last year, Google introduced the world to its most capable AI offering ever, Gemini. Since then, Gemini has strengthened with new features, as well as most recently providing an upgrade to Google Assistant. What some may not be aware of, however, is the availability of Google’s new AI Premium subscription, that... Read more...
While Netflix is enjoying skyrocketing revenue, the company says it will be doing away with its cheapest ad-free plan. The streaming giant says it will begin its plan to remove the Netflix Basic subscription tier in the UK and Canada first, and then it will be “taking it from there.” In a shareholder memo, the... Read more...
We can breathe a small sigh of relieve as BMW announces that it is nixing its controversial heated seat subscription for its cars. It's a small concession, but unfortunately, paywalled in-car features, services, and functions are not going away anytime soon. BMW, the German automaker that has been known to push the... Read more...
Ubisoft's premium subscription service finally hits Xbox consoles after being announced more than a year ago. Ubisoft+ Multi Access will give Xbox gamers access to titles such as Far Cry 6 and Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Ubisoft+ is a gaming subscription service that allows gamers to have access to Ubisoft titles... Read more...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule that would make canceling a recurring subscription and/or membership as easy as signing up. The "click to cancel" provision is one of several updates the FTC is suggesting in regards to subscriptions and recurring payments. Anyone that has ever signed up... Read more...
If you have ever wished you could zoom into a YouTube video to see something closer up, you may be in luck. A new pinch-to-zoom feature has been made available to YouTube Premium members and works in landscape mode too. The primary benefits of YouTube Premium are being able to download videos for offline viewing... Read more...
Netflix has been testing a new type of subscription in three Latin American countries. The aim is to crack down on sharing subscriptions of the video streaming service with those outside a household. Early testing by the streaming giant asks subscribers to pay extra when they share their account information outside... Read more...
Apple is said to be looking into creating a hardware subscription service for its iPhone and other devices, much like paying a monthly subscription for an app. It would come at a time when the cost of smartphones and other electronic devices continue to rise. Apple is no stranger to subscription services. It... Read more...
Few things are nicer on cold winter mornings than sliding into a car equipped with heated seats. Heated seats also make leather seating more attractive to those who live in particularly cold areas. In fact, we'd wager that heated seats (and steering wheels) are a particularly important item on the list of must-haves... Read more...
Which do you despise more, advertisements or paying for a service when you've grown accustomed to it being free? Don't feel obligated to answer now, though you should put some thought into the question in case YouTube decides to charge a subscription fee for ad-free access to its streaming video collection. While nothing is yet imminent, there's... Read more...
This is an announcement that's been a long time coming. Steam has added support for subscription-based games, including conventional MMOs, and has debuted the function with the recently launched Darkfall Unholy Wars. DUW is a self-described "hardcore PvP" title with an emphasis on crafting and player-vs-player action... Read more...
In early 2011, Robert Murdoch's News Corp took the wraps off The Daily, a new, iPad-centric newspaper that was supposed to revolutionize the digital news business. Murdoch himself described the paper as "unique mix of text, photography, audio, video, information graphics, touch interactivity and real-time data and... Read more...
Last year, multiple news companies began hopping on the digital subscription bandwagon courtesy of the iPad. The hope was that Apple's 9.7" behemoth would drive a new wave of people to sign up for tablet versions of their favorite news media (paper subscribers were often, but not always, given access to the digital... Read more...
Remember Albany, the beta version of Microsoft's subscription-based version of Office and Windows Live OneCare that launched in mid-April? Well, Albany is now Equipt, but you won't find it in the state of New York: for now, starting in mid-July, you'll find it only at Circuit City. In a press release on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the launch:... Read more...
It's been bandied around for some time: a subscription-based version of Microsoft Office, and on Friday, Microsoft launched just such a service, code-named Albany, in private beta form.  Albany includes more than just Office, however.“Albany” is the codename for a new all-in-one subscription service of essential software and services... Read more...
We Just got word from Dell that the company is planning to offer a free subscription to a theft protection service to XPS owners... Sticky-fingered PC pilferers take note: Dell is the first notebook supplier to offer a complimentary one year subscription to theft protection service on select notebook computers... Read more...