The micro-blogging service Tumblr is the latest to join the trend of offering live video streaming support for its audience. The new feature will roll out later today.
By the end of today, you’ll be able to broadcast yourself directly into your followers’ dashboards. And they’ll be able to broadcast themselves directly into yours. We trust you all to be beautiful, weird, compelling, and just generally Tumblr about this whole thing.
Live videos can [Read More…]
If you’re the owner of an ASUS Chromebook Flip, you’re in for a big treat. Google announced that Chromebooks would be getting support for the Play Store and Android apps, and the Chromebook Flip is the first device to get it.
The feature is only available for those on the dev channel, which is the beta channel for Chrome OS. It’s not always going to be stable or perfect, so every day users may not want to install it. However, [Read More…]
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Hardware-accelerated video transcoding including H.264, MPEG2 and HEVC right on your Shield TV.
NVIDIA clued us in an what’s in the coming 3.2 product update for the Shield TV and there’s plenty to get excited about. Not only will we see Netflix HDR support, new 4K streaming apps and the other goodies we heard about from Google I/O, but there are a few things we didn’t expect — Dolby ATMOS pass-through support, HDMI CEC TV-off support [Read More…]
Will your vehicle work with Android Auto? This handy guide has the answer.
Android Auto has expanded a great deal since its inception. Its main goal is to use your phone as the brains of the operation, connecting to your vehicle’s infotainment display so that your apps work seamlessly. It’s grown a bit over the months and years and will now work on its own, without a vehicle display. But in its purest form, it’ll work [Read More…]
Subscribers to the Google Fiber TV and Internet service in the U.S. will soon be able to connect their smartphones and tablets to their TV boxes with Google Cast support.
Casting is easy. Just connect your compatible mobile device or laptop to your Fiber Wi-Fi, then tap the Cast button from the apps you already know and love to send what you’re viewing to your TV. And since Fiber TV comes with Google Cast [Read More…]
A quick heads up for those of you who rock the Ricoh Theta S (and the original Theta) for your 360-degree photography needs — the corresponding apps now will display pictures and videos for “head-mounted displays.” That can mean a lot of things (and nothing at all), but the short version is that you can now view your stuff in Google Cardboard.
The app(s) gives you the option to view in a standard screen, or two modes of [Read More…]
KFC has announced that it has started accepting mobile payment systems like Android Pay and Samsung Pay at some of its restaurants. Mobile payments will be accepted not only at the counter in KFC locations, but also at drive-thru windows.
Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced today the adoption of mobile pay in U.S. restaurants, allowing customers to pay in seconds for their real meal hand-prepared in every KFC® restaurant. The new system is compatible with [Read More…]
Zivix has announced that the jamstik+ MIDI smart guitar now works with Androids running version 6.0.1. Jamstik has been available for iOS devices for a while now, with the improved plus model first introduced in April 2015. Changes to Android that come with the latest version of Marshmallow now make it possible to support the Bluetooth MIDI device, and after a quiet initial launch in April 2016 (with excellent user reviews), they’re ready to ramp things up [Read More…]
Indian handset maker Intex has announced its latest smartphone — the Cloud String HD — with fingerprint sensor and VoLTE support for just ₹5,599 ($ 83).
The 4G-enabled Cloud String HD comes with a 5-inch HD display with a 2.5D curved glass finish, and includes a mirror glass fingerprint sensor at the back. It also includes Matrabhasha service, which enables communication in 21 regional languages, including Hindi. The device also bundles several apps like Intex Service, Flipkart, Follo, Opera [Read More…]