Tag Archive: News

Geoff Keighley announces Summer Game Fest, 4 months of news and more

E3 isn’t happening but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a summer of gaming news.

What you need to know Geoff Keighley is the host of multiple game events like Opening Night Live at Gamescom and the Game Awards. E3 2020 and other physical events have been canceled due to the ongoing global pandemic. Today, Keighley has announced Summer Game Fest, a four month event bringing news, digital showcases and more.

Geoff Keighley, host of the Game  [Read More…]

Google News gets a dedicated coronavirus hub

A centralized hub for the most talked about topic on the planet.

What you need to know Google has created a COVID-19 hub dedicated to highlighting in-depth coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Assistant will now be able to offer discrete responses to coronavirus news queries as a result of this backend change. Google’s Search homepage will also celebrate health workers and other essential workers this week.

Google is making it easier to access and engage with news  [Read More…]

Hulu subscribers can now stream ABC News Live for free

We’re usually the biggest supporters of the cordcutting lifestyle, though with the current pandemic the world has on its hands, now is one of the worst times to not have access to a live news channel on your television at home. Updates are coming every few hours, and with how quickly information is changing, it’s so important to have the most up-to-date info on the virus.

Hulu is helping its current subscribers out by offering a live stream of ABC  [Read More…]

Digital magazines are leaving Google News

Google moves its News app into 2020.

What you need to know Google is shutting down Google News’ print-replica subscription functionality. The announcement was made to current subscribers via email. Users will have their payments refunded and all future-looking subscriptions canceled.

Aside from acting as a news aggregation service, Google’s News app also supported print-replica magazines for subscribers. These were essentially PDF files that retained the original layout and experience of reading a physical magazine, albeit on  [Read More…]

Instagram rolls out new features to combat fake news and hate speech

“We want you to trust what you see on Instagram.”

What you need to know Instagram has announced new tools to combat fake news and hate speech on the platform. Its fact-checking program is being rolled out globally. It is also introducing a new feature that notifies users of potentially offensive content in their captions prior to posting.

Instagram is pushing out new tools to combat misinformation, fake news and hate speech on its platform.

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These apps are the best way to consume news on your Android device

Keeping informed on the go is one of the many things that our smartphones are incredible tools for. During the everyday hustle and bustle, it’s easy to ignore the world around you, but the news is everywhere, including on your phone. These are the best news apps for your Android device today!

Get quick headlines Google News

Staff Pick

In addition to giving you quick access to the top daily headlines, Google News has a “For  [Read More…]

Google’s Assistant can now present you a curated selection of audio news

Hey Google, play me the news.

What you need to know Google is adding a new way to get your daily news fix. The company is implementing an algorithm that automatically curates audio news based on your interests and profile. You can trigger Your News Update — what Google calls the feature — by saying, “Hey Google, play me the news.”

Google sees a huge opportunity in developing audio content for its users — its latest blog  [Read More…]

More Diablo IV news is coming in February 2020

Updates to come regularly in 2020.

What you need to know Diablo IV was revealed at BlizzCon 2019. Game Director Luis Barriga has written a blog post, stating that quarterly updates will be provided for the game. These updates will start sometime in February 2020. Diablo IV does not currently have a release window.

When Diablo IV was revealed at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard quickly squashed any notions of the game releasing sometime soon. “We are not coming  [Read More…]

Facebook rolls out a dedicated News tab for select users in the U.S.

Facebook News will begin rolling out to a subset of people in the U.S. today.

What you need to know Facebook has announced the rollout of a new News tab as part of a limited test in the U.S. The news section will appear as a home screen tab within the Facebook app for users. Some of the participating publishers include The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, and BuzzFeed News.

Facebook today announced that it is  [Read More…]

Apply now for the news writer role of a lifetime 👇

The short version

I’ll cut to the chase: we are hiring a full-time news writer, ideally someone with experience in the field, and if that’s you, you should apply right now by submitting your resume and cover letter.

The full listing

Here’s the longer version: Android Central has always been about breaking news, and there is more of it to cover than ever. We’re looking for someone with experience in the field, ideally at another Android blog or  [Read More…]