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Nvidia’s SHIELD celebrates its first birthday, gets updated to SHIELD Software 3.2

Today was the first day of Google I/O, best known as the grand reveal of everything new in the worlds of Google, Chrome OS and Android. Amidst a flurry of advice for developers and people waiting with bated breath for details on Android N, we also celebrated NVIDIA SHIELD’s almost first birthday. The SHIELD line

Google Photos gets even more social with new features

The latest update to Google Photos, version 1.20, brings several new features, including one that will make shared photos more social: by allowing you to comment on them. It might seem like a small feature, but it’s something that has been sorely needed. The commenting feature is turned off by default, so you’ll have to

Fallout Shelter on Android gets exclusive Old Longfellow vault dweller

Coinciding with the upcoming release of Fallout 4’s latest DLC, Fallout Shelter players on Android can add an exclusive dweller to their vault. Called Old Longfellow, the character will appear in the upcoming Far Harbor DLC, but is also a free dweller available exclusively to Fallout Shelter players on Android.

For limited time on @GooglePlay, get Far Harbor’s Old Longfellow FREE in #FalloutShelter https://t.co/UTUUz9vwXP pic.twitter.com/FhW5Ms3ESw

— Fallout (@Fallout) May 12, 2016

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The LG G5 gets 360-degree wallpapers — and they’re gorgeous

This is the year when 360-degree photos and video hit the big time. And to that end, LG has now made 360-degree wallpapers available for the LG G5.

There’s a lot of stuff going on when it comes to our home screens. Apps. Folders. Widgets. And for years we’ve had the option for live wallpapers — animations that can interact with our touch, or just show cool things. (Fun fact: We did this Super Mario live wallpaper  [Read More…]

Oppo R7s gets a near-stock Android experience with Project Spectrum beta

Oppo announced the company has made available a new Marshmallow-based ROM for the R7s. Called Project Spectrum, this beta test is ready for download and will be available for the R7 Plus on May 13. Project Spectrum is an alternative option for those with supported OPPO hardware who do not wish to use ColorOS. What makes this particular option worth considering is the near-stock Android experience.

The team at OPPO have fused together some of the  [Read More…]

European HTC 10 gets pre-launch tweaks for camera, Wifi [with changelog]

Update to version 1.30.401.1 includes camera, Wi-Fi and stability enhancements.

Ahead of the phone’s official European debut later this week, HTC has pushed out the first over-the-air update for the HTC 10. The OTA, weighing in at just under 85MB, brings the phone up to software version 1.30.401.1, while tuning up camera and Wi-Fi performance, and general system stability.

This is the first camera-specific update to push out since we published our HTC 10 review,  [Read More…]

Google OnHub gets a home automation boost with IFTTT integration

If you own one of Google’s OnHub routers, you’ll now be able to leverage If This, Then That (IFTTT) to program some cool automated tasks. After updating to the latest firmware, you’ll be able to take advantage of IFTTT’s recipes to craft all manner of automated tasks that are triggered by devices connecting to or disconnecting from the OnHub router.

Options for recipes are only really limited to your imagination, but you’ll be able to trigger interactions with a  [Read More…]

More footage of Pokemon GO beta gameplay gets leaked

A new video shows even more gameplay from the closed beta testing of Pokemon GO, the upcoming augmented reality mobile game from former Google company Niantic Labs.

The video from the GAME Previews YouTube channel shows about eight minutes of leaked gameplay footage. It includes showing how trainers can capture a number of different creatures in the “real world” by using their smartphone camera. It also shows the game’s experience point feature, which will let those trailers level  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo gets cozier with Google Calendar, now lets you add events

The Amazon Echo is now more capable of handling your schedule, allowing you to add items directly to your Google Calendar. While you could previously ask Alexa about your upcoming events, now you can use your voice to manage your calendar as well, using only your voice. Just say something like “Alexa, add dinner with Kathleen to my calendar for Thursday at 7:30 p.m.” and that event will be added.

Alexa has also expanded her skill  [Read More…]

Crossy Road gets updated; brings multiplayer into the mix

I’m not a huge mobile gamer, but one of my favorites is Crossy Road. The tap-and-dash game just got a new update that brings a fun little feature: four-person local multiplayer. The gameplay looks like pure chaos- which is great. The trailer shows off the ability to push people around, block their jumps and more.