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Google rolls out wireless gameplay using the Stadia Controller on your Android phone

Google Stadia launched over 6 months ago and a big selling point of the cloud gaming service is not needing a bunch of expensive gaming equipment. The only real hardware you need is a computer with access to a web browser like Google Chrome, a Chromecast Ultra, or an Android smartphone. However, if you wanted...

Google officially acquires North, makers of the Focals augmented reality glasses

Most of us remember Google's brief stint with consumer augmented reality smart glasses several years ago. That product, called the Google Glass, included an optical head-mounted display that was mounted to a glass frame. While it was definitely futuristic, it was never a product that saw mass consumer acceptance. An enterprise version is still around...

YouTube TV is raising the monthly subscription to $65

Google launched YouTube TV in a select few U.S. cities for $35 per month back in 2017. Every year since then, the company has added more channels while also increasing the monthly subscription price. The first price increase bumped the cost to $40 per month, and the second price increase raised prices to $50 per...

Google is hosting a “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit to unveil new Google Assistant developer tools

Google I/O 2020, which was scheduled for May, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other tech companies, Google has been trying to make up for it with virtual events. The latest virtual event from the Mountain View company is the "Works with 'Hey Google' Smart Home Summit" on July 8th. The "Hey Google"...

Motorola Razr and Realme 3/3i Android 10 kernel sources are now available

Measuring the developer-friendliness of a particular Android OEM is a difficult task. However, their stance on kernel source code release is undoubtedly an important parameter in this regard. Android device makers are obliged to provide the source code - at least upon request - for any Linux kernel binaries that ship on their devices to...

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G and LG Velvet are both headed to Verizon

Back in April, Samsung announced the availability of the Galaxy A51 5G for the U.S. market. The original Galaxy A51 was a vast improvement over the original Galaxy A50 and A50s with upgrades such as a more modern Infinity-O display, quad cameras, a different design language, and more. The Galaxy A51 5G took it even...

[Update: Windows app live] Amazon Prime Video finally gets a Windows app and may add live TV

Streaming services are among the most popular applications on any platform, and that's certainly the case for Microsoft's Windows as well. While users on Windows have the option to stream videos from these services in a web browser, they can also opt for downloading dedicated apps from the Microsoft Store. Netflix and Hulu have apps...

Amazon Prime Video’s “Watch Party” feature lets you watch TV shows and movies together

Every day, more of our interactions with others happen over the Internet. You can play video games with a friend across the country, watch your nephew's soccer game at home, and do a video call with a group of people all around the globe. Amazon's latest feature for Prime Video is called "Watch Party" and...

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon Wear 4100 for better performance and battery life on Wear OS smartwatches

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 4100 smartwatch platforms, consisting of the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ and the Snapdragon Wear 4100. These new smartwatch SoCs are designed for next-generation connected smartwatches and based on Qualcomm's ultra-low-power hybrid architecture. To provide better context to this news release, let's delve into the background of Wear OS first. The first Android...

Android’s AirDrop-like Nearby Share feature is rolling out in beta

Google has been working on a sharing feature similar to Apple's AirDrop for a while now. Originally discovered over a year ago as "Fast Share," it was eventually renamed to "Nearby Sharing" and finally just "Nearby Share." The feature is getting very close to a public release as Google has confirmed it's rolling out through...

Google Play Services prepares to show earthquake alerts in California powered by ShakeAlert

With the Third Pixel Feature Drop at the beginning of June, Google added a bunch of new features to Android 10 on Pixel devices. Among these, Google added some improvements to the Personal Safety app by extending the Crash Detection feature from Pixel 4/4XL to Pixel 3 series and adding two new features – "Safety...

HUAWEI HMS Core Forum Recap [June]

HUAWEI Developers is a platform ecosystem that integrates various services and resources for developers to develop and promote their apps, which is committed to serving the vast number of mobile terminal developers. Relying on the advantages of terminal channels, global platform services, and industry chain resources, it aims at openness and innovation in development, testing,...