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    Arctic Monkeys have been out on tour in support of their most recent album The Car for a while now, and for the past month they’ve been making the rounds of North America with openers Fontaines D.C. Last night, during their performance in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum, the band broke out a song from their 2022 LP that they haven’t done live yet: “Hello You.” Watch video of that below.

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    The French rapper MHD, real name Mohamed Sylla, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for his involvement in the murder of a 23-year-old in Paris in 2018. As The Guardian reports, MHD was sentenced alongside five other defendants, who also received jail time for the killing, along with three others who were acquitted. All of them pleaded not guilty. “From the beginning, I have maintained my innocence in this case,” MHD told the court in his final statement “And I will continue to maintain my innocence.”

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    Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres tour was in Vancouver this weekend, and they brought out a surprise Canadian guest during their show on Friday night. Bryan Adams took the stage toward the end of the band’s set to perform “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” accompanied by H.E.R., one of Coldplay’s openers for this leg of the tour.

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    Usher has been announced as the headline performer for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show. The Super Bowl will take place on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium, right outside of Las Vegas. The NFL, Roc Nation, and Apple Music — the latter succeeded Pepsi as sponsors of the show last year — made the announcement on Sunday morning with a series of “Confessions” promotional videos starring Odell Beckham Jr., Kim Kardashian, Marshawn Lynch.

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    Bob Dylan played a surprise set at Farm Aid on Saturday night. Dylan took the stage a little after 10PM, accompanied by three members of former tourmates the Heartbreakers — Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, and Steve Ferrone — and members of the Dirty Knobs. Dylan, notably, played guitar — he almost always plays piano on-stage nowadays — and he ran through three tracks with the band: “Maggie’s Farm” (for the first time since 2009), “Positively 4th Street” (first time since 2013), and “Ballad Of A Thin Man.”

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    Paul Simon made his first-ever appearance on The Howard Stern Show for a wide-ranging interview, a few months after releasing his latest project Seven Psalms. He revisited the break-up of Simon & Garfunkel, talked about how he met his wife Edie Brickell at Saturday Night Live, explained Travis picking, and broke down how he made some of his classic songs, including “Cecilia” and “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”

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    Empty Nesters, a Montreal-based project led by Eric Liao, have released a new single, “The Simphony,” featuring vocals from Madeline Link, the leader of the Toronto group PACKS. The pair met when Empty Nesters opened for PACKS. “After recording the song, I felt that it was missing female vocals and thought it would sound nice as a lovey dovey duet,” Liao said in a statement. “So I messaged my friend Madeline, who leads her band PACKS, and was more than happy to sing along to the track.”

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  8. The Pixel 7 Pro camera layout. Between the first two lenses, you can make out sensors for laser autofocus and a color sensor.

    Enlarge / The Pixel 7 Pro camera layout. Between the first two lenses, you can make out sensors for laser autofocus and a color sensor.

    Here's a fun new use for your Android phone: A PC webcam! In the latest Android beta, plugging a phone into a PC will reveal a new option in the USB Preferences menu for webcam functionality. Just pick that option instead of the default "file transfer," and the phone camera will register itself as a webcam. Then you can fire up Zoom and start video calling.

    The Android build with this feature is "Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1." Android's getting confusing with all these overlapping betas, but the current stable version is still Android 13. Android 14, currently on its 10th beta/developer preview, will most likely be out alongside the Pixel 8 in October. Android 14 QPR1 is the quarterly release after the first stable build of Android 14, and it should be out around December. (QPR stands for quarterly platform release.) These happen between major releases, often marketed as "feature drops." Right now, Android 13 is technically "Android 13 QPR3."

    Android is technically copying this feature from iOS. In Apple land, this is called the "Continuity Camera," and will work wirelessly between an iPhone and a Mac, which is pretty cool. As usual, the Android version is much more flexible since the feature presents as a generic USB webcam. It should work on almost everything, like Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and probably Linux. You can even plug an Android phone into another Android phone and use the first phone's camera as the webcam for the second phone.

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  9. iPhone 15 in all of its colors

    Enlarge / All the colors of the new iPhone 15. (credit: Apple)

    Today marks the in-store launch of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, plus the likely delivery date for at least the earliest preorders. Preorders went live a week ago, on September 15.

    You'll be waiting for a while if you want the Pro model and didn't preorder, though.

    In Chicago, delivery dates for new orders of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max from the online Apple store are currently estimated to be between October 23 and 30—more than a month from now. Next-day in-store pickup is still a possibility for most configurations, except for the 1TB iPhone 15 Pro Max.

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    Next year, watching TV shows and movies on Amazon Prime Video without ads will cost more than it does now. In early 2024, Amazon will show ads with Prime Video content unless you pay $2.99 extra.

    Amazon announced today that Prime Video users in the US, Canada, Germany, and the UK will automatically start seeing advertisements "in early 2024." Subscribers will receive a notification email "several weeks" in advance, at which point they can opt to pay $2.99 extra for ad-free Prime Video, Amazon said.

    That takes the price of ad-free Prime Video from $8.99/month alone to $11.98/month and from $14.99/month with Prime to $17.98/month.

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  11. iPhones running iOS 16.

    Enlarge / iPhones running iOS 16. (credit: Apple)

    Apple has released iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 (and their first minor patch, version 17.0.1) to the public this week, and by most accounts, it's a fairly mild and stable update that doesn't seem to be breaking much. But a few years ago, as you might recall, Apple made a change to how it handles operating system transitions—iOS 16 will keep getting updates for a short stretch so that people who want to wait a bit before they upgrade can do so without missing important security updates.

    The iOS and iPadOS 16.7 update covers all devices that could run version 16, including older stuff like the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and first-gen iPad Pro that can't be upgraded to version 17. In a couple of months, if precedent holds, newer devices will have to upgrade to keep getting security fixes, while iOS 16 updates will continue to support older devices for at least another year.

    On the Mac side, Apple continues releasing security updates for operating systems for two years after they're replaced by a new version. For the last year, that has meant that versions 11, 12, and 13 (Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura) have all been getting patches. Now that version 14 (Sonoma) is around the corner, version 11 will stop being updated.

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