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Netflix’s pop-out player test is perfect for procrastination

To use the pop-out player, users will click a small icon along the bottom of the screen. Once the new window appears, you can resize it and position it wherever you’d like. At the moment, subtitles are not yet available in the window. – Christine Fisher, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Xyiiyo

Android security: Cryptocurrency mining-malware hidden in VPNs, games, and streaming apps, dowloaded 100,000 times | ZDNet

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered multiple malicious cryptocurrency-mining applications being distributed via the Google Play store, with the miners posing as games, sports streaming apps, and VPNs. Some of these have been downloaded more than 100,000 times. – Danny Palmer, ZDNet https://ift.tt/2GCsHS0

Amazon’s Fire TV devices add web browsers to access YouTube

…Amazon.com already added its own Silk browser to select Fire TV devices last month, but is expanding its availability to all Fire TV gadgets today. It’s adding Firefox as a second web browsing option, too. Both browsers are available on every Fire TV device in all countries they are sold in starting today — just in time too, since the browsers help owners get around Google’s YouTube block. – Rob Lefebvre, Engadget http://engt.co/2BFTFlI

Brave’s browser makes it easy to donate money to YouTubers

Previous versions of the browser wouldn’t let you add specific channels to your donation list, but now you can make sure your money goes where you want it to go — even if that YouTuber has less than 10,000 video views. If you’ll recall, the platform updated its Partner Program requirements to add that condition in order to keep spammers and reposters from taking advantage of the money-making system. Unfortunately, the move also affects smaller creators who’ve yet to reach the threshold. – Mariella Moon, Engadget http://engt.co/2myBfQ1

Spotify no longer streams music in Apple’s Safari web browser

Mac Generation suspects that the decision might have something to do with the Widevine copy protection plugin. Spotify wants to use that for web-based music streaming, but macOS may flag it over concerns that its security isn’t sufficiently airtight. And without reliable access to Widevine, Spotify can’t guarantee that Safari will play properly even if it’s technically possible. – Job Fingas, Engadget http://engt.co/2vN1YZo

Google is testing a way to make tab casting video suck a lot less, and you can try it

Google has introduced a new tweak in Chrome Dev channel for streaming full-screen video tabs to Chromecasts, significantly improving power consumption and streaming performance. Now your Chromecast can directly pull the video itself. Obviously there are lots of major and minor benefits to being able to stream any video feed to your Chromecast at higher quality. Now you can stream live feeds and videos from sources that didn’t previously support Chromecast streaming, or for which the old methods resulted in a stuttery or low-quality stream. – Ryne Hager, Android Police http://ift.tt/2q2ithE
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