The Wi-Fi Alliance has just announced some additional features that will be coming to 802.11ac devices in the near future. The new features include MU-MIMO, which will let the router multitask by sending data to multiple devices at once. The channel bandwidth is increasing from 80MHz to 160MHz, an increase from 3 spatial streams to 4, and additional channels for the 5GHz band.
There's a rumor going from a Verizon Wireless employee that claims their manager is talking a big, secret promotion that is to be announced today. Then, a fellow Redditor replied with what looks like legit marketing material for it. If true, Verizon will be announcing rollover data, unlimited 3G data (on select plans), free roaming in Canada/Mexico, and free calls to Canada/Mexico (on select plans).
Previously, if you received a comment on your Google Doc, Google Sheet or Google Slides project, then Google would simply send you an email to inform you about it. There's a new update rolling out to these apps now though that will give you the option to receive notifications (on desktop and mobile) for comments instead.
Xiaomi customers have been wanting to get their hands on MIUI 8 ever since the company started hyping it up. This week, we learned exactly when we can start to get our hands on the upcoming software update. Xiaomi will start rolling out the public beta ROM on July 11th, while those who opt for the stable build will need to wait until August 16th.
An image of a red OnePlus 3 recently circulated around the Android community and had people convinced there was a new color option being announced soon. This was followed by a listing on the OnePlus website that seemed to backup those rumors. However, OnePlus has officially come out and said the listing was an error and that there will only be two color options (Graphite & Soft Gold).
Google's BigQuery is a cloud-based, fully-managed data warehouse for large-scale data analytics. The company has collaborated with GitHub and now offers a full snapshot of more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. So you can use Google's BigQuery to analyze the source code of almost 2 billion files with a simple, or complex, SQL query.
The HTC "Marlin" Nexus will be accompanying the HTC "Sailfish" Nexus for being this years Nexus devices, and specs of Marlin have now emerged. The Marlin will be sporting a 5.5" QHD AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, 32GB and 128GB storage variants, rear fingerprint scanner, 3450 mAh battery and more. AndroidPolice notes that both the Sailfish and Marlin are likely to sport the same design language and other traits, with the only differences now being in screen size, resolution and battery.
Google has been using SwiftShader in Chrome since 2009, and they're also using it in Android development tools as well as cloud services. This technology allows for 3D rendering on systems that can’t fully support hardware-accelerated rendering. This technology is now fully open source and those who are interested can access the git repo here.
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