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Google’s Area 120 launches GameSnacks to bring games to developing markets

The web portal allows users to play via desktop, Android, and iOS.

What you need to know Google’s Area 120 incubator has a new project called GameSnacks. The goal of GameSnacks is to create a quick and easily accessible way for users in emerging markets to play casual games. The games are compressed and optimized, allowing them to run on devices with 1GB of RAM and load quickly even over 3G networks.

Google’s in-house Area 120 incubator  [Read More…]

Sensel pressure sensors could bring back your phone’s missing edge

Sensel can put touch anywhere, whether you want it or not.

What you need to know Sensel’s Pressure Grid technology is more flexible than current touch technology. These sensors can work in rain, with gloves on, and beneath a variety of materials. Sensel sensors can detect pressure from a scant one gram up to five kilograms.

Sensor company Sensel makes a touch-sensitive “Pressure Grid” technology that offers precision and force sensitivity without many of the drawbacks of  [Read More…]

Galaxy A51 and A71 hands-on: Samsung’s mid-rangers bring great specs

These are the cheaper Galaxy options coming your way in 2020.

Samsung’s previous Galaxy A50 is an incredible value for the mid-range segment, and really outperformed its price in terms of display, battery life and cameras. Its next-generation follow-up comes in two flavors: the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71.

The two phones basically look and feel the same, with a plastic build that’s incredibly similar to the A50 as well as the new Galaxy S10 Lite and  [Read More…]

Google wants to bring high quality weather prediction to India

First in India, then later in the rest of the world.

What you need to know Google is teaming up with weather forecaster firm ClimaCell to help bring free access to high-quality forecast data in India. Google Cloud’s Public data sets will house ClimaCell’s prediction data, allowing members of the public to access and make use of it. The program begins first in India and will roll out later to other regions.

Google and ClimaCell are teaming  [Read More…]

Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi unite to bring AirDrop-like sharing to Android

Good news, AirDrop for Android exists. Bad News, it’s not for everyone.

What you need to know Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have teamed up to create the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” With this alliance, the three have built an AirDrop for Android that works for users of their phones. It will roll out starting in February.

AirDrop for Android is here, kinda, sorta. Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo have announced their own peer-to-peer sharing feature for Android with the  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers are joining forces to bring RCS messaging to Android phones

The carriers will announce more details regarding the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) at a later date.

What you need to know All four major U.S. carriers have joined hands to replace SMS with RCS. The Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) will be bringing RCS to Android phones in 2020. CCMI will be rolling out a new Android app that will be the default messaging app on Android phones sold by major U.S. carriers.

The four major U.S. carriers  [Read More…]

Google Camera 7.0 update may bring better performance to all Pixel phones

The update may fix the occasional slow camera app launch issue faced by some Pixel 3 owners.

What you need to know Google Camera 7.0 bug report has revealed older Pixel smartphones may receive some camera performance improvements with the release of the new Google Camera app. Pixel smartphones may also get three new Android 10 features soon: “Rules” to automate certain settings, a new screen recorder app, and “Volta” app for analyzing the device’s battery history.  [Read More…]

Verizon is teaming up with Boingo to bring its 5G service indoors

The partnership aims at expanding Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service in more public locations.

What you need to know Verizon has partnered with Boingo to bring its 5G Ultra Wideband service indoors and to public places such as airports, stadiums, and hotels. Big Red is also set to launch its 5G service in Greater Phoenix on August 23. Verizon will begin selling the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G in stores and online from August 23.

Verizon today announced  [Read More…]

Bring the beats with Amazon Echo Show 5

Best answer: Critics have described the Amazon Echo Show 5’s audio as “clear” and “booming” even at half volume, providing a higher quality audio experience than the previous Echo generation.

Expanded audio range: DOSS Bluetooth Soundbox ($ 35 at Amazon) What is the Echo Show 5?

It’s Amazon’s newest Alexa display that was released on June 26. It costs less and is more compact than the Echo Show (2nd Gen), but offers the same capabilities. For more  [Read More…]

Remedy could bring Alan Wake to PlayStation 4 in the future

PlayStation 4 users could be taking a trip to Bright Falls, Washington in the future.

What you need to know Alan Wake was previously exclusive to Xbox. Microsoft released the IP back to developer Remedy Entertainment. A Remedy spokesperson said that the company could now bring it to other platforms.

For years fan have complained that Microsoft squandered the Alan Wake IP by not greenlighting a sequel to Remedy’s psychological thriller. It looks like those complains may  [Read More…]