Moby's dreamy new album is exclusively on the Calm meditation app

In tandem with last Friday's World Sleep Day, musician Moby released his latest album Long Ambients 2. The album is available exclusively on the Calm meditation app (download for iOS or Android) and is a sequel to Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep, released in 2016.

With a Calm account, you can listen to Moby's six relaxing tracks to meditate, work or fall asleep to at about 37 minutes each.

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The Good Fight star Nyambi Nyambi dishes on his favorite apps

As a follow-up to the hit show The Good Wife, the electric legal and political drama The Good Fight joined CBS All Access' exclusive streaming lineup in 2017.

Its third season premieres Thursday. (Editors' note: CBS is CNET's parent company.)

Nyambi Nyambi, who plays Jay DiPersia, an investigator for Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart, told CNET what to expect from season 3 of The Good Fight -- and also shared a few of his favorite apps.

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Tumblr's traffic plummets after last year's porn ban

Tumblr's crackdown on adult content appears to be hitting the site hard.

Similarweb, a web analytics firm, reported that visits to the popular blogging site have dipped significantly since the December pornography ban. On Dec. 3, total Tumblr views on desktop and mobile were at just over 520 million. As of Jan. 28, views had dropped by more than 100 million, according to Similarweb.

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Android Q beta includes Notification Bell and Wi-Fi sharing with QR codes

On Wednesday, Pixel users got first dibs on Android Q Beta 1, the next version of Google's mobile operating system.

Android Q has a number of new features in addition to measures meant to enhance privacy and security. The updated OS includes new camera capabilities, faster app launch and foldable screen support, among other things.

As Pixel users continue to dive into the software, Easter eggs are coming to light. The latest include QR codes for easier Wi-Fisharing... Read More »

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Google Drive adds Material Design to its Android and iOS apps in latest update

Google Drive, the tech giant's file storage and synchronization service, might look a bit different on iOS and Android today.

In a blog post published Tuesday, Google said a redesign of the look and feel of Drive's mobile version will make it "easier to communicate and collaborate across files in Drive" on phones that run Google's or Apple's mobile operating system. Google has been migrating its apps to a system called Material Design to make a more... Read More »

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Calling all 90s kids: Google Earth made a Carmen Sandiego game

It's been almost 30 years, but Carmen Sandiego isn't done jet setting around the globe and teaching us about it. The international master thief, a positive role model of course, has taught us the capitals of countries, the locations of historic events, and other geographical facts.

Sandiego was such a staple for '90s kids that Google said it's releasing a series of games in Google Earth. The first, The Crown Jewels Caper, is available now. Your assignment from ACME... Read More »

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Google Lookout app for the visually impaired and blind launches for Pixel phones

The Google Lookout app, which helps blind and visually impaired people identify objects through the phone's camera, is now downloadable in the Play Store. The catch? It's only available for people with Pixel devices in the US.

The Lookout app, which Google announced last year, uses technology similar to Google Lens to let users better explore and interact with their surroundings. Lookout also reads the text in signs and labels, scans barcodes and identifies currencies.

SEE: New apps use AI to help make the world more accessible for blind and visually impaired people

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PayPal's new update lets you instantly transfer money to your bank account

PayPal wants you to get your money faster.

The online payments company said Tuesday it will start rolling out Instant Transfer to bank accounts in the US in the coming week. The feature lets you quickly move money from your PayPal account to your bank account instead of using the standard transfer function, which usually takes one business day. The new feature comes via an expanded partnership with JP Morgan Chase, which has given PayPal access to a real-time payment network... Read More »

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Turn your cat into Captain Marvel's feline sidekick on Twitter

Who didn't fall in love with Goose the cat in Captain Marvel? After the movie premiered on Friday, Carol Danvers' cat, Goose, received an outpouring of love on social media. The feline's popularity even extended into the merch line with keychains, stuffed toys and T-shirts.

In Korea, fans are turning their own furry companions into Marvel heroes in a new photoshop trend. On Sunday, however, the fun went global.

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Spotify Premium subscribers now get free Hulu TV and Movie streaming

If you have Spotify Premium, you can get Hulu's ad-supported service at no extra cost, starting Tuesday.

The offer works for new and existing Spotify Premium users. If you already have Hulu, you can also take advantage of the deal.

SEE: Best Spotify alternatives for streaming music in 2019

If you're new to Spotify Premium, after you sign up for the offer, you'll get the Premium streaming service and Hulu free for the first 30 days. After the first... Read More »

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