Google Play Music is now the default music service on new Samsung phones, tablets


Google and Samsung have announced that going forward, Play Music will be the default music player and streaming service on all new Samsung phones and tablets. Owners of new Samsung devices will get some extra perks, too.

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The Next Four Avatar Films Receive Release Dates Once Again

The Avatar franchise's official Facebook page recently posted an update noting the release dates of the four Avatar movies currently in production. According to the update, 20th Century Fox is preparing to make the films a winter holiday tradition with release dates set for December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025. The news comes after the series' director James Cameron announced that the release of the first of the sequels to 2009's Avatar would be delayed. Read the update posted on the franchise's official Facebook page below and let us know if you're excited about the series of sequels. Also, take a behind the scenes look at the Avatar attraction opening at Disney World this summer. Great to be working with the best team in the business! Avatar takes flight as we begin concurrent production on four sequels. The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!Click here to view full gallery at
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A Hybrid 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari racked up a $3.7 million winning bid in Dallas

The 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 949 horsepower gas-electric may be the fastest appreciating car ever based on another high winning auction bid. The limited edition LaFerrari is a precursor of supercar hybrids to come. The post A Hybrid 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari racked up a $3.7 million winning bid in Dallas appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Watch This Brief History for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

One of this summer's biggest blockbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is about to hit theaters next week. Created by industry heavyweights Marvel, the comic book giants turned a relatively obscure graphic novel about a ragtag team of intergalactic do-gooders—whose ranks include a raccoon-like creature and an alien resembling a sentient tree—into a $200 million USD movie. But the team's history dates back all the way to the 1960s. Now thanks to a recent video by The Know, viewers can look back at the origin and history of the Marvel superhero team which are on their way to becoming the next Avengers-style franchise for the studio. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper, hits theaters on May 5. Also make sure to check out our list of the biggest blockbusters coming out in 2017.Read more at
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After just recently launching its new Tsugi Shinsei silhouette, PUMA is returning to its classic Clyde sneaker for a collaboration with artist Sam Rodriguez. 1800 Tequila provided the inspiration for the color choices on the sneaker -- a light blue upper, suede toe, and silver heel tab reference the brand’s bottle. Due to launch on Cinco de Mayo, the shoe's print merges Mayan and Aztec sculpture found throughout Mexico with Sam's signature graffiti-style art. The collaboration is limited to 1,000 pairs, but there’s no word yet on how they will release. Stay tuned for a more detailed look at the shoe and information on the drop as we receive it.Click here to view full gallery at
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