The Morning After: ‘Mulan’ goes on to Disney+

At the moment’s e-newsletter comes with a extra correct prediction of the big Samsung event — even when there’s in all probability already another Galaxy device leaked earlier than it begins — and 100 p.c extra working hyperlinks.

Galaxy Unpacked invite


After all of the teases and images, there shouldn’t be many surprises, however if you wish to know precisely what the following Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Observe are like, then you definately’ll discover out in just a few hours. Watch together with us, right here at 10 AM ET. 

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Disney has over 100 million streaming subscribers

And it’s releasing ‘Mulan’ on Disney+.



With 57.5 million prospects from Disney+, 8.5 million from ESPN (up from 2.5 million a yr in the past) and 35.5 million from Hulu (up from 27.9 million), Disney now counts over 100 million direct customers. Nevertheless, it’s bringing in much less cash per person than different streamers, attributable to reductions, all whereas the pandemic has closed film theaters and stored folks away from theme parks. 

Disney did handle a success when it launched Hamilton direct to Disney+, and it’s following up with one thing greater. It should release its $200 million live-action version of Mulan on Disney+ September 4th. Whereas it should additionally premiere in theaters in some international locations, for many individuals, a ticket through streaming is the one option to get entry. Particulars on the discharge are scant, however we’re informed that subscribers who pay up $30 to see it should get to maintain it of their library so long as their subscription stays lively.
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Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September

Cease us in case you’ve heard this one earlier than: Google is shutting down an outdated service.

Google Play Music


Google has offered a transfer tool to go from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, since Could, and it’ll preserve working after Play Music has stopped streaming. That software brings over all the things you’ve uploaded to Play Music, something you bought from Google Play Music, playlists you’ve created, streaming songs you’ve saved to your library and information about your listening habits. 

You’ll wish to do this (or use Google’s Takeout export software to maneuver your information some other place) quickly as a result of Google Play Music goes away. The large shutdown begins in September for Australia and New Zealand, then spreads worldwide in October. That shift will embrace the elimination of Google’s Play Music retailer, too, so in case you prefer to personal your music, you’ll want to seek out one other outlet.
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Watch SpaceX’s Starship prototype take flight


Starship test flight


Final yr, SpaceX flew a Raptor-powered Starhopper take a look at car, and now its first full-size Starship prototype has taken a 150-meter hop. Video from SpaceX reveals the flight from a drone view and through cameras mounted to the SN5 prototype, which is lacking just a few components, like a nostril cone and physique flaps. In line with Elon Musk, after just a few extra exams, we must always see these added when it’s time for high-altitude testing.
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