Tag Archive: Moving

Kids stuck at home? These Oculus Quest games will get them up and moving

Video games are amazing, but they usually don’t do a great job of burning up physical energy. That’s where VR and the Oculus Quest come in. If your kids are stuck at home and are bouncing off the walls, you can let them blow off some steam with the Oculus Quest. These games will get your kids and the family jumping, dancing, and spinning around.

Note: When you let kids use VR, remember to take breaks for ten minutes  [Read More…]

Look at the couch co-op zaniness of ‘Moving Out’ in this trailer

Do you like arguing with your friends as you work together to move things? If so, this is the game for you.

What you need to know Moving Out is an upcoming couch co-op game focused on moving around furniture in zany locations. It’s being developed by SMG Studio and Devm Games, while being published by Team17. There’s a new trailer showing the physics-based gameplay. Moving Out is set to release on April 28.

If you’re looking  [Read More…]

Google vows to improve customer service by moving call center jobs in-house

The company plans to have 4,800 customer support agents by the end of next year.

What you need to know Google is doubling down on its Operations Centers. The company will expand its in-house customer service facilities in India and the Philippines — and build a new one in Mississippi. Operations Center staff is expected to grow from 1,000 to 4,800 by the end of the next year.

Tech companies have often outsourced call center and customer  [Read More…]

HMD Global is moving Nokia phone data to Finland for better security

HMD is taking steps to ensure it safeguards user data following a snafu in March.

What you need to know HMD will store all device data from Nokia phones at a Google Cloud facility in Finland. The Nokia 4.2, Nokia 2.2, and Nokia 3.2 are the first devices to make the switch. Older Nokia phones will be migrated with the Android Q update.

HMD Global came under intense pressure earlier this year after it was discovered that  [Read More…]

Kotlin moving to Google Cloud Platform

Kotlin is the darling language for Android devs, and now it’s moving into the Cloud.

Android developers love Kotlin. Google can tell us that 27% of the top 1,000 Android apps are built using Kotlin or that developers who are using it have a 97% satisfaction rate and that’s great.

But we’ve also had developers tell us in person that they not only love it, but it’s also changed how much time they need to spend doing  [Read More…]

YouTube Gaming app is shutting down in March, moving to a web portal

There’s a new place to watch all of your favorite gaming YouTubers.

Back in 2015, Google launched its YouTube Gaming app to give gamers their own platform for separate features like Game Pages, Super Chat, and Channel Memberships. Since then, many of those features made their way to YouTube as a whole, and it seems as though YouTube Gaming no longer needs its own standalone app.

The YouTube Gaming app will be shutting down as of March  [Read More…]

NVIDIA moving Shield TV to its GeForce Now service for some serious game streaming

GeForce Now allows you to play desktop games on the Android TV-based streaming console box.

NVIDIA today announced that its Shield TV will be switching over to the GeForce NOW service — basically a cloud service for gaming — that’s currently available on Macs and Windows machines, bringing desktop games to the Shield platform. It’ll let Shield owner play their personal library of games, or purchase new ones from digital stores like Steam and Uplay.

This all gets a  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9’s variable aperture should be on every flagship moving forward

The variable aperture camera is easily the most compelling feature of the Galaxy S9.

Remember when your smartphone could barely take a decent photo in broad daylight, let alone replace your point-and-shoot camera? Those days are thankfully long gone, as smartphone camera technology continues to improve each year. 2017 was especially kind to cameras, with phones embracing all sorts of dual camera combinations for added flexibility, and some like the Pixel 2 even adding machine learning into  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 India review: Moving up in the world

OnePlus delivers a phone with a lot of potential, but you’re not getting as much value as previous generations.

OnePlus built its business model on selling phones at near-manufacturing cost. By operating exclusively online and relying on word-of-mouth marketing, the brand managed to cut down on the overhead that comes from maintaining an offline distribution network, passing on the savings to customers instead. That resulted in phones with top-notch specs that undercut “true” flagships by a significant  [Read More…]

YouTube changes its app interface yet again, moving to bottom tab navigation

A subtle tweak that should simplify the experience for many users.

YouTube is once again tweaking its Android app interface, aiming to hopefully clean things up and make the most-used YouTube functions easier to quickly reach. The crux of the new interface is the move to a bottom navigation bar that lets you quickly tap one of five tabs: home, trending, subscriptions, shared and library. The trending and subscription tabs use a  [Read More…]