Tag Archive: Interactive

Google Lens will make NY Times Magazine’s annual Music Issue interactive

Reveal videos, animations, and save or share stories using Lens.

What you need to know On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine’s annual Music Issue hits newsstands with Google Lens interactive content. Readers will be able to use Lens to reveal videos, animations, and even access the magazine’s “25 Songs That Matter Now” playlist. Google and the New York Times have also teamed up in the past with augmented reality ads for season 3 of Stranger Things.  [Read More…]

Interactive size comparison between PS4 Pro, Xbox Series X and Xbox One X

So, how big is the Xbox Series X? Our 3D interactive size comparison offers the best look yet at how the Xbox Series X stacks up to its closest current contemporaries.

How big is the Xbox Series X? Microsoft hasn’t offered exact dimensions yet, but extrapolating on the size of the USB-A port in the official renders gives us some pretty close estimations. Our best guess puts the Xbox Series X at around 12.28 in (312 mm)  [Read More…]

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe lays off “dozens” of staff

Dozens of employees were reportedly laid off during the PlayStation 5 information released recently.

What you need to know Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has reportedly laid off dozens of employees. These layoffs took place at the same time as the PlayStation 5 information that was recently released. Employees affected believe this is part of a reorganization that centralizes the different branches.

According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Sony has laid off “dozens” of employees at  [Read More…]

RPG studio Spiders have been acquired by Bigben Interactive

French RPG studio Spiders have been acquired by BigBen Interactive, a French publisher.

What you need to know Bigben Interactive is a French publisher specializing in “mid-tier” games. Spiders is a small French studio that develops RPGs (Role-Playing Games) Bigben Interactive announced today that they have acquired Spiders Spiders’ next game, Greedfall, can be preordered on Amazon for $ 50.

Over the last two years, it’s been pretty frequent to read about different  [Read More…]

Facebook is bringing interactive ads to Messenger

How do you feel about ads on top of your ads? What about advertisements embedded into your messages as “sponsored” messages?

If you’re a Facebook Messenger user, you may start seeing advertisements pop up in the middle of your conversations. The company wrote a blog post directed towards “brands” to learn how to embed this sort of feature. Sponsored messages won’t go out to all Facebook users, but if you’ve “liked” a page, you will likely  [Read More…]

Android 7.0: Better and more interactive notifications

Android N makes notifications more interactive and meaningful — and they can be backward compatible.

Getting notifications on your phone isn’t something new or something that started with Android. Whether we’re talking about annoying pop-up boxes or that addictive red blinking light, our phones have always been able to tell us it wants our attention.

But with Android 7.0, things are going to get a lot better, largely because developers now have more control over the  [Read More…]

Facebook Messenger’s 11,000 chatbots are much more interactive

Facebook introduced chatbots on Messenger three months ago, and the search giant has shared today that over 11,000 bots are active on the messaging service. The Messenger Platform has picked up an update that adds a slew of new features to bots, such as a persistent menu that lists a bot’s commands, quick replies, ability to respond with GIFs, audio, video, and other files, and a rating system to provide feedback to bot developers.

In a  [Read More…]

Google acquires Synergyse to bring interactive training to all Google Apps users

Google has announced it has acquired Synergyse, which formed in 2013 to help business customers train with Google Apps. The company’s product, Synergyse Training, will now be free for all Google Apps customers.

Before today’s deal, Synergyse had signed up 3,000 businesses and organizations to use its training program for Google Apps. Today’s blog post from the company stated:

By joining the Google Apps team, we can accelerate our mission because we will be working even  [Read More…]

LG’s interactive website lets you play with the LG G5 and Friends

LG has created a website that’s designed to showcase the LG G5 and its “Friends”. Called Play More, the site lets you pair an accessory and a toy, following which you get a video with the two in action.

Videos that feature the LG 360 CAM have 360-degree views. Combine the Tone Platinum headset with bouncy balls and you get this. There are a few combinations that are goofy, and this one’s downright strange.

Head down to the  [Read More…]

Google introduces interactive ads that can stream games before they are downloaded

Google recently introduced app streaming in its search results, and now the company is announcing new interactive ads that will allow you to stream games from an ad before downloading them. After finding that one in four installed apps were never even used by most users, Google tried to find a new way to entice users and showcase the app at its best.

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