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Google is bringing Android and Chrome OS closer together
- May 25, 2016

Google is taking small steps to combine Chrome OS/Android. In essence, the platform which is based on the Android N, will allow app developers, phone markets and VR headset makers to develop compelling content that can be accessible throughout the globe. (more...)
Captain America's fans want Marvel to give him a boyfriend
- May 25, 2016

GLAAD's latest review of Hollywood's 2015 movie slates revealed the industry is failing in its portrayal of the LGBT community, and Frozen fans weren't about to Let It Go . In fact, the one person that does seems to get Steve Rogers' blood pumping is his BFF Bucky Barnes, and Marvel fans have taken note. The actress who voices Elsa, Idina Menzel, has even stated her support for the idea . (more...)
Apple's Answer to Amazon Echo Coming Soon
- May 25, 2016

Apple is upping its game in the field of intelligent assistants. The SDK will require "some work" by developers to make their apps accessible by Siri, the report says. While the Siri speaker isn't expected to release in the very near future, Apple may be making strides in that direction by opening up a Siri software development kit next month at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ). (more...)
Xiaomi Releases Video Teaser Of Upcoming Drone, Ahead Of May 25 Launch Xiaomi Releases Video Teaser Of Upcoming Drone, Ahead Of May 25 Launch
- May 24, 2016

The drone looks like a quadcopter and appears to have an underslung spherical camera. Xiaomi Mi Drone is set to launch on May 25 in China. Also, the Xiaomi drone will feature 4K video capability and will thus, place the new device in the high-end product category. (more...)
'Game of Thrones': 10 Key Moments From 'Game of Thrones': 10 Key Moments From "The Door"
- May 24, 2016

To add to this, Hodor is ripped to shreds in front of Bran and Meera. A devastating time-traveling scene at the end of the episode finally revealed the origin of the big guy's name. His mind finally snapped, and now all he can say is Hodor . That last one - that Bran can somehow interact with the past and present - has left some theorists floored: surely, when Bran learns to control his visions, he may be able to influence absolutely everything that has come before? Jon Snow and Sansa ... (more...)
Built-in Panorama Mode For The Default Windows 10 Mobile Camera App
- May 23, 2016

As per the company, all intranet site will continue to open in Internet Explorer 11 if the "Send all intranet sites to Internet explorer 11" Microsoft Edge group policy is enabled. Feedback can be attributed a category, and the app then lets you attach additional screenshots or images to support your complaint or feature request. (more...)
Sundar Pichai unveils 'Google Assistant', 'Google Home' at I/O conference
- May 23, 2016

The voice-activated gadget [pictured above] can play music, connect to Nest and thermostats and control entertainment systems throughout the house. Amazon Echo has been a hit for the company since it became widely available in the USA previous year. (more...)
People Are Pissed Off With Oculus For Changing Its DRM Rules
- May 23, 2016

Now when users boot a game on the Oculus Store it performs a check to make sure the correct headset is present. Allowing HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users to peruse through rendered VR spaces and 360 videos, the platform now hosts content from some of Disney's hottest films, including The Jungle Book (2016 ), Star Wars: Episode VII (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016 ). (more...)
Alleged iPhone 7 Leak Shows Four Speakers, Repositioned Flash Alleged iPhone 7 Leak Shows Four Speakers, Repositioned Flash
- May 23, 2016

It would surely have to be a Plus model that picks up the feature, and a reported name change for the iPhone 7 Plus could mean a change in direction as well. The images also show a larger camera cutout and a repositioned flash. It's aslo thought that rumoured damage to the company's factory being after a major natural disaster in Japan in April has impacted on Sony's capability to fulfil Apple's orders. (more...)
Chromebooks are now compatible with Android Apps- outsold Apple and Microsoft
- May 23, 2016

Instead of seeing related apps or what others have installed on their phones, now you will get apps that are relevant in the context for you. These winners are selected by a panel from the Google Play team, and the apps are judged on "app quality and innovation". (more...)
Google Home - Google Creates Amazon Echo Rival Google Home - Google Creates Amazon Echo Rival
- May 23, 2016

The speculation of a wider Echo launch follows this week's announcement from Google about the release of its own voice-activated product for the home, called Google Home . That means on smartphones, wearables, in Android-equipped cars, and in the near future, at home . The new chat app is intuitive and suggests automatic replies for messages just like Google's Inbox app . (more...)
Disney has released its very own VR app
- May 23, 2016

Especially since new apps for the headsets are emerging every day. Many are vocally expressing their condemnation of the move, not only due to the fact that it's anti-consumer, but also for the fact that the move directly contradicts a statement Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey said some five months ago on reddit . (more...)
Six new features of Google's Android N
- May 22, 2016

All new app purchases will have this feature enabled by default, but developers have the option to opt out, or to make their previous purchases compatible. -Easy multitasking: With the new Android OS, users will be able to simply double tap on the multi-window button to access the last app or page they opened in the phone. (more...)
Don't Expect a New Rockstar Games Title Until 2017 Don't Expect a New Rockstar Games Title Until 2017
- May 22, 2016

It is rumored that the game developer is gearing up for "Red Redemption 2". Adding more excitement to gamers is the possibility that the much-awaited "Red Dead Redemption 2" is the one being planned by Rockstar. That should put an end to all of the current year rumors around Rockstar games, now that it has been officially confirmed that no new games are going to be coming from them this year. (more...)
Flip phone coming back! Motorola teases classic Moto RAZR smartphone Flip phone coming back! Motorola teases classic Moto RAZR smartphone
- May 22, 2016

But when the iPhone first arrived in 2007, some three years after RAZR's debut, the onetime king of the feature phones suddenly became the king of nothing, as Seals and Crofts had sung about some four decades ago. However, the Moto G4 or the G4 Plus comes with just a nano coating, making the phone just resistant to occasional splashes and no more IP rated. Motorola ultimately sold more than 130 million units, making it one of the best-selling mobile phones of all-time. (more...)
Perino: Facebook recognizes its 'trust problem' with conservatives Perino: Facebook recognizes its 'trust problem' with conservatives
- May 21, 2016

Bozell agreed and said in a statement that he thinks "Facebook understands there is a problem" and has a "genuine desire to resolve it". But " Trending Topics" is a relative new addition to the Facebook platform and Zuckerberg's team was reportedly very enthusiastic to take criticism and suggestions on how to adapt the widget to best match what people who use the platform are interested in reading. (more...)
Google Home Voice Activated Assistant Announced At Google IO Google Home Voice Activated Assistant Announced At Google IO
- May 21, 2016

The assistant responded with three movies. Moreover, it is possible to install and use several Google Homes in different rooms in your house. The Mountain View giant has announced Google Home at its I/O conference , a take on Amazon's Echo device. (more...)
Michigan man to face trial in shootings; 6 died
- May 21, 2016

The 45-year-old defendant "had to be dragged out of court Friday morning after an apparent outburst during testimony", the Detroit station posts with a one-minute video of the incident (below). A Kalamazoo County District judge says there's enough evidence to send mass shooting suspect Jason Brian Dalton to trial in Circuit Court. After the accused killer quieted down, a lawyer asked Carruthers if she was ready to start again - but Dalton couldn't keep his mouth shut for long. (more...)
Man charged with killing 6 in Michigan ejected from court
- May 21, 2016

Police have quoted Dalton as saying a "devil figure" on Uber's app was controlling him. Last month Dalton was found mentally competent to stand trial, and today's hearing was expected to determine if there was enough evidence to move Dalton's case to trial court, The Associated Press reported. (more...)
Google's new artificial Intelligent personal assistant and 'Allo' chatbot
- May 21, 2016

Google assistant can also be summoned in the Allo Google's latest text-messaging app. Allo users will be able to use Assistant to find extra information or send auto-generated replies. "It's created to fit your home with customisable bases in different colors and materials". This is definitely the GOOG answer to Amazon's popular Echo; the Echo can also help you manage tasks, search the web, play songs, set timers and check flights. (more...)

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