Tag Archive: Features

Google Maps gets new features for better AR gaming

Get ready to take your AR gaming to another level.

What you need to know Google Maps Platform has been updated with three new gaming-focused features. Maps Platform games drew nine million daily users in November. New features offer performance enhancements and more control over territories and landmarks.

Google has game developers in mind with three new features just added to the Google Maps Platform. The company says the ten mobile games that currently employ the platform  [Read More…]

Google blesses Pixel phones with awesome new features

One of the best reasons to own a Google-branded phone is that it’s quick to receive timely software updates. That was the case with the Nexus line and it’s the same with the Pixel line.

Whereas major Android OS updates were critical in the first few generations of phones, the focus has shifted more to focus on security patches and bug fixes. Starting today, Google is introducing a new monthly “Feature Drop’ for its Pixel phones.

In a post on  [Read More…]

Google explains how it created ultrasonic features for Nest smart displays

It’ll also soon work in even more ways.

What you need to know Google rolled out ultrasonic sensing features last month to Nest displays, something that was inspired by a Googler’s older father walking closer to the display to read information. The feature uses inaudible sound waves to detect when a person is near or far away from the display and changes the size of the text on the screen. It currently works with timers, commute times,  [Read More…]

No Man’s Sky Synthesis update brings improvements and new features

The eighth update for No Man’s Sky is coming.

What you need to know No Man’s Sky has received numerous updates since its launch in 2016. The last major update, Beyond, added VR support and other features. The next update, Synthesis, is set to be available tomorrow, adding multiple quality of life improvements. You can grab No Man’s Sky for $ 30 on Amazon.

No Man’s Sky has been the recipient of seven different major updates, all  [Read More…]

New Galaxy Watch & Watch Active update brings some Watch Active 2 features

Samsung says the update will be rolled out region-by-region, starting today.

What you need to know Samsung has added a few features from the Galaxy Watch Active 2 to the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active 2 with a new software update. The Galaxy Watch Active is getting the touch bezel function, while the Galaxy Watch is getting an updated Bixby version with enhanced capabilities. Both the smartwatches now support the ‘My Style’ function as well, which  [Read More…]

Google says not all Stadia features will be available at launch

There are many approaches to launching a gaming platform and this is certainly one of them.

What you need to know Google held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to talk about Stadia. During the AMA, Andrey Doronichev, Director of Product for Stadia, stated that many features won’t be available at launch. Stadia technically launches on November 19, when the Founder’s edition begins shipping out. The Founder’s edition is the only way to get Stadia at  [Read More…]

Disney+ features a different edit of a famous Han Solo scene in Star Wars

And a new meme was born thanks to George Lucas.

What you need to know Disney+ just released today. Fans have found a new edit in Star Wars: A New Hope, slightly altering the famous Han Solo and Greedo scene. This edit was apparently made by George Lucas himself.

If you’ve already finished the first episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+ and have gone back to watch some classic Star Wars, you may have noticed a small  [Read More…]

New Camera 7.2 mod brings Pixel 4 camera features to older Pixel phones

Seeing the stars in a new light on your Pixel 1, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3 is possible with a simple free app download.

What you need to know The latest Google Camera port from developer cstark27 brings new Pixel 4 camera features to all older-generation Pixel phones. This app is a free download and only requires a simple installation in Android; no coding or hackery needed. Among the new modes are astrophotography, for unparalleled night mode  [Read More…]

Unlimited access to 2,000+ documentary features and series is just $15 per year

When you’re done with yet another round of binge-watching The Office on Netflix and looking for something interesting, check out CuriosityStream. Created by John Hendricks, the founder of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, it’s commonly referred to as “Netflix for nonfiction.”

With a library of more than 2,000 science, technology, civilization, and human spirit documentaries and series, it’s an all-you-can-consume service. And, it’s not just generic stuff you’ve never heard of, either. Content includes names such as Stephen Hawking and  [Read More…]

Chrome 78 rolling out with new customization features, forced dark mode

It will take a few weeks before Chrome 78 becomes available on Google Play for everyone.

What you need to know Google has released Chrome 78 for Android, Windows, macOS, Linux, and iOS. The latest release adds a dark theme for Chrome menus, settings, and surfaces. On Mac, Windows and Linux, Chrome 78 adds new customization options and a “click-to-call” feature.

Earlier this month, Google rolled out Chrome 78 beta on desktop, adding the ability to send  [Read More…]