It looks like advertising isn't the only way way to fund your favorite sites anymore. Google announced a new program called "Contributor" today that allows people to contribute money to participating websites via a monthly subscription to get rid of ads.
In typical Google fashion, the service will be a slow rollout, requiring an invitation at first. After you receive an invitation, you'll have the option to buy a subscription that runs between $1 and $3 per month that will go to participating websites in lieu of traditional advertising.
Google clearly labels this as an experiment, and that is made even more evident by the slow rollout and relatively small number of initial participating websites. Still, this is definitely an interesting new take on funding the web, and it will be cool to see if it gains traction.
Unlike, Apple, who made a big deal about introducing digital IDs soon in its Wallet App, Google has been quiet about its developments. Experts say that the company has other priorities right now and likely is focusing on privacy, an area that Apple already succeeds in.
Prime Day is just about to wrap up, and if you've been toying with the idea of trying a new computer, do yourself a favor and pick up a Chromebook tonight while they're on sale. Test drive Chrome OS before deciding whether or not you'd want it for your next main computer — I think you'll be surprised.
Ticketed Spaces are arriving on Twitter, giving hosts the ability to charge for access to their Space. Twitter says that hosts will receive most of the cut after app-store transaction fees are taken into account.
With the flexibility of Stadia, you can play all of your favorite games on your TV, phone, computer, laptop, or tablet easily. A Stadia Pro subscription includes some free games, but you can buy even more, ranging from AAA titles to indies and platform exclusives. Here are our picks for the best out there that you won't want to put down.