Spotify for Android now has free radio streaming, like iOS does

Previously available for only iOS and desktop users, Spotify Radio has been added to the Android version of the app, and features the exact same qualities. There are a limited amount of skips per month and an occasional advertisement, but it’s probably the best radio you cam get right now. Plus, it’s free for all users, including premium users that already pay for Spotify. Radio stations are generated through the user “liking” and artist or picking an artist from a list. Songs you give a “thumbs up” will be saved to their own playlist, so it’s all really neat and organized.

ViaGoogle Play Store

Google Makes Google+ Hangouts Default As The New Gmail Video Chat

In what probably can be described as being uniform and clean, Google has replaced its existing video chat system in Gmail with Google+ Hangouts. This actually is pretty useful, because previously you could only video chat with Gmail users, but now Google+ Hangouts works on iOS or Android devices, including other Gmail and Google+ users, and even has screen sharing and collaborating on documents. It’s all good at Google; video of the new feature is after the break. Via: Google

Apple says Mountain Lion is the “most successful OS X release ever” with 3M downloads

Since Mountain Lion has been available for only 4 days now on the Mac App Store, it’s seen 3 million downloads. On top of the low $20 price for upgrading, the new features and ease of upgrading also easily draws users in. As Apple put it:

“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said in a released statement earlier today.

Check out the launch of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion here.

The next iPhone seen assembled, supposedly the real deal

What you see above is supposed to be the upcoming “iPhone 5”, with all of the changes rumored over the past few months, including the new dock connector, screens size, color scheme, and design. Many more photos display even the different home buttons in black or white, and closer looks at what seems to be the upcoming next iPhone, but of course, it isn’t proven yet.

Via: iLab Factory, 9to5mac

We’re Watching The London 2012 Olympics — Are You?

It is that time of the decade again — every 4 years, a summer Olympics. And in this case, the London 2012 Summer Olympics, which is currently being broadcasted worldwide, but efficiently over the internet, via NBC web and mobile apps. So with that being said, please watch (and enjoy!) the Olympics. And try to forget NBC’s awful performance of the opening ceremony, which on its own, was quite grand and British. May the Games go on!

Via: London 2012 Olympics, NBC LiveExtra App

Battlefield 3 Aftermath DLC detailed in full: 4 maps, new game mode, and more

This is the Battlefield 3 Aftermath DLC. And from the video seen after the break for Armored Kill, it is probably mesmerizing. Its brilliance of explosions and the theater of war displayed cannot be put into words, but somehow, I as the writer must somehow conjugate them for you. So, as a Battlefield 3 Premium player, you’ll have 2 weeks of early access to the Aftermath DLC, which include a new (unannounced) game mode, 4 new maps centered around Tehran (an earthquake-stricken Iran), as well as new vehicles based around both American and opposing forces improvising. As put simply:

“With operational capacity severely compromised the opposing forces must adapt and engage in vertical and horizontal urban combat amongst the dust and rubble with cracks and fissures in the terrain providing unexpected cover and paths to objectives,” DICE explained on the Battlefield site. “Additional support comes in the form of heavily modified troop transports and civilian vehicles specially adapted to deliver deadly force to the enemy.”

Details for release are later towards the end of this year, with Armored Kill debuting in September which includes the AC-130 gunship and snow maps.

Google Fiber Launched, Adds Google Fiber TV To The Mix

This just developing, Google has kicked off their Kansas City fiber optic service endeavor into another gear, by not only adding Google Fiber in its entirety, but also adding Google Fiber TV, which is a true TV service with channels and content mixed with Netflix, with its capacity up to 500 hours of shows that can be downloaded in full HD, at a rate of eight simultaneously. To flex the service’s muscles even more, multiple TVs in the same home can be linked to the service, as well as development to watch content straight from the tablet apps, like for the Nexus 7 and the iPad, the Nexus 7 of which will be included for free as part of the package (and as your remote), should users in Kansas City participate in Google’s latest public experiment. Plans range from both Netlfix content with TV channels for $120 a month, or $70 a month without the fiber optic channels. also, some households may require a $300 construction fee, to physically wire the home for usage.

The age of old TV is over.

Via: AllThingsD

Twitter And Google Talk Go Down In The Same Day

In case it hasn’t become apparent to the avid social media user already, both Twitter and Google Talk (which works inside of Gmail and Google+) have gone down today, or at least are experiencing occasional outages. This of course is very frightening for someone who relies on both of these popular services for their daily function, but fret not, engineers from both companies are currently working on fixes so that both Twitter and Google Talk will be functional later today.

Via: Google, Twitter