Tag Archive: Gets

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.

Google Camera gets updated with Android N features

Google’s Camera app got an update yesterday, and it brings new features from Android N. As long as your Android phone is compatible with version 3.2 of the Camera app, you’re all set to use these features. Along with design changes for the shutter button and camera swap button, you’ll see a hamburger menu with

Google Keep gets updated with Pushbullet-like features

Google is all about the updates today. Following on the heels of Inbox by Gmail and Google Camera, today Google Keep has gotten a few changes as well. First, there’s a handy new Chrome Extension that you can use to send the web page you’re viewing straight to Google Keep. Just click the extension or

YouTube gets even more immersive with 360-degree live streams, spatial audio

While YouTube can already bring you the experience of attending a live event from afar, it’s looking to make that experience much more immersive with the launch of 360-degree live streaming. This means live streams can be even more engaging, allowing streamers and viewers to interact in new ways.

From Google:

We first launched support for 360-degree videos back in March 2015. From musicians to athletes to brands, creators have done some incredible things  [Read More…]

What to do if your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge gets wet and will not charge

It might seem obvious to some, but others may not think about their latest water resistant IP67 and IP68 Samsung Galaxy devices when they get wet and why they aren’t charging. It can be a stressful event when someone gets a message saying their $ 700 or $ 800 smartphone will not charge. Samsung recently announced an

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 gets Vulkan support with Android 6.0.1 update

NVIDIA is now pushing out a fresh update to the Shield Tablet K1 that includes a move up to Android 6.0.1, along with a number of fixes. Bumping the tablet’s software version up to 1.2, the update brings Vulkan graphics API support and Android 6.0.1 goodies like new emoji and more.

Here’s the full breakdown of what’s new in the latest Shield tablet K1:

Supports the new Vulkan™ API for high-efficiency access to SHIELD’s graphics hardware Adds  [Read More…]

HTC 10 gets the same DXOMark score as Galaxy S7

The folks at HTC aren’t messing around when it comes to the camera this year.

It’s been a rough couple of years for HTC fans when it comes to camera quality. Samsung and LG have invested tremendous resources into camera quality to compete with Apple, and as anyone who has owned or used an HTC M8 and M9 can tell you things haven’t been quite as awesome for HTC. The focus on old Ultrapixel tech caused  [Read More…]