Google partially rolls back Chrome 66’s autoplay changes

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_chromebook-generic-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-436615" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/nexus2cee_chromebook-generic-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p>With the release of Chrome 66 <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/04/18/chrome-66-includes-experimental-modern-design-ui-updates-media-player-apk-download/#New_media_player">late last month</a>, Google introduced <a class="external" href="https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">new autoplay restrictions on both mobile and desktop Chrome</a>. Sites could only start video and audio automatically if they had a high score on Chrome's '<a href="https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes#mei">Media Engagement Index</a>,' which takes into account how often the user clicks on the site and watches media.<span id="more-492555"></span></p> <p>While this was a good change in theory, it received plenty of valid criticism.  For example, the new behavior <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/12/chromes-new-autoplay-requirements-breaking-online-games/">broke countless web games and demos</a>.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/15/google-partially-rolls-back-chrome-66s-autoplay-changes/" class="read-more">Read...

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Roku is showing an FBI anti-piracy warning for YouTube and some other channels

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_US_Roku_Ultra_Remote_Front_300dpi.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-448938" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_US_Roku_Ultra_Remote_Front_300dpi-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/15/not-just-youtube-tv-many/">YouTube TV</a> isn't the only video service that seems to be running into problems today. According to widespread recent reports, many people are having trouble accessing specific Channels on their Roku set-top devices. The affected services, which includes YouTube and Netflix, are allegedly showing an FBI anti-piracy warning message. <span id="more-492545"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">The FBI and <a href="https://twitter.com/RokuPlayer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RokuPlayer</a> say that the YouTube channel on Roku is an ‘unauthorized service’ that has been pirating content. Weird. <a href="https://t.co/wi31hv3Ydi">pic.twitter.com/wi31hv3Ydi</a></p> <p>— Peter Tsai (@supertsai) <a href="https://twitter.com/supertsai/status/996543319110021125?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p> <p>Reports seem to...

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It’s not just you: YouTube TV is down for many

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_YouTubeTV-Generic-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-481353" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_YouTubeTV-Generic-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>No, it's not just you - YouTube TV is currently having a major outage, primarily on the East Coast. It doesn't seem to be affecting everyone (our own Ryan is having no problems over in Minnesota), but it does seem pretty widespread, with lots of reports on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=youtube+tv+down">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://downdetector.com/status/youtube">DownDetector</a>, and <a href="https://outage.report/youtube-tv">Outage Report</a>.</p> <p><span id="more-492536"></span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well my <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/youtubetv?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#youtubetv</a> is down just as the Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals begins.</p></blockquote><div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/15/not-just-youtube-tv-many/" class="read-more">Read More</a><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/15/not-just-youtube-tv-many/'>It's not just you: YouTube TV is down...

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Google Maps v9.78 beta adds visited places to custom lists, prepares profile privacy control and rodízio avoidance in São Paulo [APK Teardown]

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/maps-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-492524" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/maps-1.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Welcome a fresh update of Google Maps to the world. Version 9.78 began rolling out to the beta channel last night, and with it comes a few visual tweaks and a cool new feature for custom lists that shows the places you've visited. Turning to the teardown, it looks like Google will be giving contributors a little more visibility and control over their public profiles. Drivers in São Paulo, Brazil will also be getting a useful tool for navigating through or around the rodízio.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/15/google-maps-v9-78-beta-adds-visited-places-custom-lists-prepares-profile-privacy-control-rodizio-avoidance-sao-paulo-apk-teardown/" class="read-more">Read...

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PUBG Mobile update brings a new desert map and more

You can now download PUBG Mobile version 0.5.0. The update includes a new desert map, new missions, a local quick team feature, and more. The update does not include a first-person perspective or the ability to choose your region and flag. It might not be the 1.0 update that round-number enthusiasts ache for, but PUBG […]

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HTC just announced a blockchain-powered phone because whatever

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Quietly-blockchains.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-492505" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Quietly-blockchains-728x405.png" alt="" width="668" height="372" /></a></p> <p>We have blockchains for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/28/oneplus-cryptocurrency-teaser-real-pranked/">currencies</a>, blockchains for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/12/upcoming-legal-fling-app-combines-blockchain-contracts-sex-ruin/">sex</a>, and blockchains for <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/09/sirin-labs-reveals-specifications-finney-first-blockchain-smartphone/">phones</a>. Or is it phones for blockchains? Either way, add HTC to the list of companies interested in finding profit from the subject with it's new Exodus, ostensibly a decentralized, blockchain and buzzword-packed marketing experience that may also be a phone.</p> <p><span id="more-492500"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome_2018-05-15_17-40-53.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-492506" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chrome_2018-05-15_17-40-53-668x403.png" alt="" width="668" height="403" /></a></p> <p>The Enclave has no specifications, though it does include some highly-marketable and probably fictitious design schematics that make it...

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Google Wifi now supports speed tests for individual devices

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/nexus2cee_wifi_thumb.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-396546" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/nexus2cee_wifi_thumb-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Google's mesh router launched with built-in speed testing capabilities, but a new update expands that functionality. With the aim of improving network troubleshooting, you can now test individual devices. This feature is live in the latest Google Wifi app, and you can download it right now.</p> <p><span id="more-492504"></span></p> <p>To test a specific device with the Google Wifi app, just tap on it in your connection list to open the details page. Then, open the overflow menu and tap on "Test device speed." The UI is not the same as the existing speed...

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How to break into cryptocurrency mining

It might feel like Cryptocurrency is very 2017, but that’s a good thing. It hasn’t been in the news as much lately because Bitcoin isn’t wildly yoyo-ing in value these days, but it’s still worth exponentially more than it was at this time last year. If you want to learn how to mine cryptocurrency yourself, […]

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Pixel Buds configurable double-tap touch controls are actually, finally here

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Google-Pixel-buds-hello-translation-MWC-hero.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-480874" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/nexus2cee_Google-Pixel-buds-hello-translation-MWC-hero.gif" alt="" width="728" height="485" /></a></p> <p>Back in March, we <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/03/19/pixel-buds-double-tap-controls-skipping-tracks-rolling-now/">mistakenly reported</a> that the Pixel Buds had received an update which enabled the double-tap gesture for track advancement. Turns out, that was just a bug. But according to a <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/three-two-one-new-ways-control-google-pixel-buds/">blog post</a> just pushed by Google, the feature is <em>actually</em> rolling out today as part of an update that delivers a whole pile of new touch-based controls, including triple-tap for on/off,<span id="more-492458"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ezgif.com-optimize-15.gif" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-492490" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ezgif.com-optimize-15.gif" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>The new triple tap gesture (above), Google's general attitude...

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