Tag Archive: Integration


Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 VR dev kit, Leap Motion integration

Qualcomm rolls out a VR dev kit, teams up with Leap Motion to bring natural interaction to mobile VR.

The Snapdragon 835 will be powering this year’s flagship phones, but Qualcomm is increasingly looking to virtual reality as a growth driver. To that effect, Qualcomm included several features in the Snapdragon 835 that make it an ideal platform for mobile VR, including 15ms motion-to-photon latency and six-degrees-of-freedom for precise motion tracking.

The company has now introduced a  [Read More…]

Google deepens Progressive Web Apps integration with Android

Improvements coming to the integration of Progressive Web Apps on Android.

Google is continually looking to empower developers with more tools to help deliver great web apps for Android users. It began back in 2015, when Google first introduced Progressive Web Apps as a feature in Chrome for Android, which allowed developers to create web apps that prompt users to add a site shortcut to their Home screen while offering features such as push notifications.

Google is ready to  [Read More…]

AmpMe brings Spotify integration to its neat stereo music app

The app uses other devices and Bluetooth-enabled speakers to amplify music, so you can theoretically have a dance party anywhere.

Picture it: You and two of your friends jovially walking, with arms linked, towards the neighborhood bar. One of your friends starts whistling the piano intro to Cheers. You start singing, “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got…” Your other friend whips out her phone, quickly queues up the song on Spotify, and  [Read More…]

Hyundai’s Blue Link service picks up Google Assistant integration

OK Google, start my car.

Hyundai was one of the first car manufacturers to roll out Android Auto back in 2015, and now the company is now announcing Google Assistant integration for its Blue Link connected car service. Hyundai cars connected via Blue Link can be remotely locked or unlocked, and owners can adjust the car’s temperature remotely through the Blue Link app on Android and iOS. The service also supports Google Maps, and comes with a  [Read More…]

Google Home: How to set up Philips Hue integration

OK, Google. Let’s do cool stuff.

Google Home does more than play music. It’s designed to be a smart controller for your connected things around the home. Of course, one of the most popular connected thing on many homes is a Philips Hue bridge and one or more connected lamps. Using Google Home it’s easy to control your Hue lamps with your voice. Here’s how to get things set up.

Download the Philips Hue app from  [Read More…]

Google Assistant just got a whole lot smarter with IFTTT integration

If you’re an early adopter of the Pixel disappointed that one of its touchstone features, the Assistant, isn’t quite as smart as Google led you to believe, we have a solution of sorts.

Today, Google added itself to IFTTT’s (If This Then That) extensive database of integrations, allowing users to create and execute “recipes” through the Assistant itself.

For the uninitiated, IFTTT is a tool that allows disparate services to talk to one another. While Assistant will  [Read More…]

Google’s OnHub celebrates first birthday with Philips Hue integration and $20 off through September

We’ve always thought that Google’s OnHub routers were some of the best products in their class, but we’ve also been waiting to see something done with the low-energy radios that they shipped with. From our initial review in January 2016:

With built-in support for IEEE 802.15.4, Low-energy Bluetooth Smart and Weave, OnHub will be able to connect to new products like door locks, cameras, automated sprinklers, vacuum cleaners and more directly. This opens up plenty of possibility for Google in  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 3.8 brings Google Now integration for rooted users and much more

Action Launcher is being updated to version 3.8 which brings a number of big changes along with it. Google Now integration has been added for those who are rooted, the base code has been updated to ensure better performance and much more.

This is the first time that the popular launcher has added a root-only feature, and the reason behind it is that Google does not offer an API for developers to use to access Google Now.  [Read More…]

Ultimate Ears’ Boom 2 and Megaboom pick up Google Now integration

Ultimate Ears is rolling out a firmware update to the UE Boom 2 and Megaboom that brings Google Now and Siri integration to the Bluetooth speakers. With the update, you can press the Bluetooth button and ask Google Now to play music, check the weather, search for nearby restaurants, and much more.

As the speakers are water-resistant, integrating Google Now lets you select and play tunes without having to access your phone. You can install the  [Read More…]

Pebble Core will offer Amazon Alexa integration at launch

Pebble has revealed that its upcoming Pebble Core wearable 3G computing device will offer Amazon Alexa integration at launch, offering a number of voice-activated features.

Pebble says that the Alexa features for Pebble Core will offer these voice functions, among others:

Play songs, artists, and playlists from Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and more. Brief you with news headlines from USA Today, The Washington Post, or The Huffington Post. Review your Pebble Health summary for the day,  [Read More…]