Posts Tagged: 2017

Google kicks off Playtime 2017 for app developers

Google’s annual global Playtime series started yesterday with back-to-back events in Berlin and San Francisco. The series is designed to help developers find success with Android’s growing portfolio of hardware, including phones, tablets, Wear devices, TV’s, Chromebooks and Daydream. Every month around the globe, there are over 8 billion new Android app installs per month. […]

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[TA Deals] Develop your own games with the 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer bundle

Mobile game development can be tough to break into without any help, but luckily, you can score the 2017 Zero to Hero Game Developer bundle at a big discount right now. This bundle includes 9 courses with 413 lessons and over 80 hours of content. It covers a ton of different skills, including developing in […]

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The Morning After: Monday, October 9th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to your week! Over the weekend, we mention a few ghosts from smartphone past, we pour one out for the end of AIM, and there's the return of our robotic table-tennis rival.
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The Morning After: Monday, October 2nd, 2017

This Monday morning, we're getting surprise deep-space photos, laying out the struggles in getting power back in Puerto Rico and juggling our favorite Switch games in a bid to play… more Switch games.
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The Morning After: Tuesday, September 28th 2017

Welcome to Tuesday morning! Would you like access to Netflix on your next flight? You might get your wish. We also take a look at the biggest problem with Star Trek: Discovery — CBS All Access.
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The Morning After: Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Hey, good morning! Welcome to your Wednesday. We've got our full verdict on Apple's iPhone 8. You'll have to wait to see how the iPhone X fares, but now Google is the latest company angling for our new smartphone-buying dollars. And, oops, the phone…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Hey, good morning! Today you wake up to three new iPhones to choose from — just don't mention the iPhone 9. We've crammed yesterday's lengthy showcase into 13 minutes of evocative language and imagery, spec-sheet chest beating and, erm, retail annou…
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The Morning After: Thursday, September 7th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Good morning! T-Mobile is willing to pick up the tab for your Netflix habit, and trackball mice are back. Really.
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Here’s all the big launches from IFA 2017

The first half of the year saw companies flock to CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona to show off the devices they hope you'll want to buy for the rest of the year. As we approach the holiday season, tech companies are clamoring for your attention…
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Alcatel announces two new devices at IFA 2017

Alcatel has taken the wraps off a pair of new phones at IFA this year, both of which sit squarely in the budget category of the market. The Idol 5 and A7 both aim to offer a solid device with a few neat tricks, all without breaking the bank. The Idol 5 is the more […]

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The Morning After: Friday, August 25th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. While we're still cranking through Gamescom news, the most surprising gaming news of the day popped up on Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw's blog. It's been that kind of week.
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Google says its partners will have Android 8.0-flavored hardware by the end of 2017

You want Android 8.0 Oreo pretty bad, so Google is pushing its partners to get the latest version of its platform onto new and existing devices. It’s typical for Google’s in-house devices to get software updates first. That’s why no one should be surprised that Oreo will be on the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, […]

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Android distribution for August 2017 numbers released

Google’s Android team released distribution numbers for the operating system for August 2017 and while the direction is positive, the pace continues to be frustratingly slow. The breakdown can be found after the break. The good news for Android 7.0 Nougat is that adoption continued to be relatively strong for August, moving from 11.5% in July […]

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Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event on August 23 will launch the Galaxy Note 8

We’ve just received an invite from Samsung for an Unpacked 2017 event happening on August 23. It’ll be for the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, which will follow its predecessors in making a global debut in New York City. The Unpacked 2017 event begins at 11:00AM ET on Wednesday, August 23. Our team at Talk […]

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The Morning After: Monday, July 17th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. We're starting the week with a look back at Disney's big news from D23, plus rumors of an Amazon messaging app and a flat microscope for your brain.
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The best Amazon UK Prime Day 2017 deals

It's July 11th. For many, it's just another Tuesday, but for Amazon, it's another opportunity for the company to sell you loads of stuff you probably don't need. That's right, it's Prime Day, a marketing trick where Amazon "discounts" thousands of pr…
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The Morning After: Monday, July 10th 2017

Hey, good morning! Say hello to the new Tesla Model 3 — just don't expect to buy one all that soon. We also have accidental voice commands stopping robberies and China's latest space-exploration experiment.
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Samsung sales, profit for Q2 2017 looking very strong

Samsung has released their earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2017 and things are looking really good for the company. There is a lot of interest in what the impact of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been, but we will have to wait a bit longer for detailed information on the results […]

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Android Distribution July 2017: At least Nougat finally broke double digits

Unless you count the latest version finally getting into double digits, the Android distribution numbers for July 2017 aren’t anything worth celebrating. Here’s the full breakdown: These are the percentage point changes from last month: Nougat (11.5%): +2% Marshmallow (31.8%): -0.6% Lollipop (30.1%) -0.7% KitKat (17.1%): -1% Jelly Bean (9%): -0.7% Ice Cream Sandwich (0.7%): […]

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Pixel and Nexus devices get security update for July 2017

It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security. Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5. Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level: “The most severe of these issues is a […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 launched at MWC Shanghai 2017 event

At the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 event currently underway, Qualcomm announced the newest generation in processors targeting the budget and lower mid-tier market. The Snapdragon 450 is the successor to the Snapdragon 435 and brings some nice improvements that will enable budget device manufacturers to step things up in those market tiers. The improvements […]

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YouTube’s 2017 lineup of Red Originals includes six new shows

Other than its innovated VR180 format and YouTube TV expansion, Google's video streaming site found time to mention its subscription package during Vidcon 2017. For 2017 the YouTube Red Originals lineup has a mix of new series on the way including an…
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The Morning After: Friday, June 16th 2017

It might only be Friday morning, but yesterday marked the end of the world's biggest gaming show, E3. Today, we're bringing you even more impressions from the biggest titles you'll be playing in the next 12 months or so, as well as Amazon's new Dash…
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U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive minor software update, includes June 2017 security patch level

It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, […]

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Watch Sony’s E3 2017 event in under 15 minutes

Between us, I'm nearly heartbroken about Sony not sharing any details about The Last of Us: Part Two at its E3 2017 keynote yesterday. That said, the company did make some interesting reveals at the event, including the PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider…
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Game on!: YouTube at E3 2017

From the hotly anticipated reveal of Xbox’s Project Scorpio to the breathtaking trailer of Hideo Kojima’s “Death Stranding,” gamers around the world joined together in celebration at last year’s E3. It’s the most anticipated event of the year for us gamers, where we get to hit refresh on every blog, website and gaming stream to see what the next year has in store.

This year, YouTube is back again to give gamers around the world a front row seat to everything at E3 on our YouTube Gaming hub. Yesterday we began our exclusive two-day, 17-hour livestream hosted by Geoff Keighley and brought to you by Totino’s Pizza Rolls™. We saw the reveal of the Xbox One X and made live Tiltbrush Art in mixed reality, all in 4K Ultra HD. We’re back today at 1 p.m. PT with more press releases, exclusive interviews, and discussion with YouTube’s biggest names.

But the YouTube E3 coverage doesn’t stop there! From Tuesday, June 13, to Thursday, June 15, Rooster Teeth takes over with nonstop discussion of the big announcements, interviews with your favorite developers, and game demos from the show, presented by “War for the Planet of the Apes,” in theaters July 14.

Finally, YouTube.com/e3 will host the Trailer Battle for its ninth year in a row. With our annual showcase of the hottest trailers released at and around E3, you can watch and vote for your favorite trailers, collect items, and build your inventory to save the multiverse! Be sure to come back the following week to see if your favorites made the top 5.

See you soon at E3!

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ won’t come out in 2017 after all

Apparently, 2017 ain't big enough for Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel is now slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2018, rather than its initial release window of fall 2017. Rockstar Games announced the delay in a blog post, alongside…
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Everything that happened at Google I/O 2017

Miss anything from Google I/O 2017? Fear not. We compiled a list of everything that happened. Android Android now has 2 billion active devices Android O coming with picture-in-picture mode, app autofill, and notification dots Android O beta is going up today for Pixel devices, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P Google announces Android Go to […]

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NOISE on Android from ROLI revealed at Google I/O 2017

To many of the attendees at Google I/O 2017, some of the music that played after the keynote address was completed may have seemed like your typical filler. However, it was much more than that as it represented an unveiling of NOISE on Android from ROLI. NOISE is a modular music app that enables the […]

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Google blazes new path for Street View ready imagery with new cameras in 2017

Google announced today another step in their efforts to crowd source the images and street views available on their platforms. This latest move from Google promises to reduce the “significant time and effort” it was taking for users to prepare and upload their interactive photography. Google is doing this by introducing a new certification for […]

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The 5 best cases to keep your Galaxy A5 (2017) looking good

Samsung’s Galaxy A5 might be water-resistant, but the smartphone’s glass-and-aluminum body is still easy to damage. Fortunately, these cases and covers can help you better protect your new purchase.

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Did Motorola accidentally ‘leak’ the 2017 Moto Z at MWC?

MWC 2017 was full of new smartphone reveals including the launch of the new Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Motorola also took the opportunity during MWC 2017 to talk about and show off some forthcoming Moto Mods for their top of the line Z series of smartphones. Where LG flopped with modules, Motorola […]

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We’re live from SXSW 2017!

The past few weeks have been intense for the tech world, what with MWC and GDC taking place over the past few weeks. Now it's turn for SXSW 2017. We're on the ground in Austin, Texas to check out what the festival has to offer with its interactive, m…
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Movado will unveil five Android Wear smartwatches at Baselworld 2017

While we already know Swarovski will announce an Android Wear smartwatch “for her” at Baselworld, Movado just announced it will unveil a slew of devices at the annual watch and jewelry trade show. These devices won’t launch until the fall of 2017.

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Sunday Screens: March 5, 2017

Welcome to Sunday Screens! Now you have a chance to share your home screen with the rest of our community. Let’s see if your home screen is one of the top five selections for this week. @Samit_hawx @TalkAndroid #SocialSaturday I love seeing my name on my phone so… pic.twitter.com/Hp31mouMne — Samit 🌟 (@Samit_hawx) March 4, […]

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MWC 2017 Trends: Waterproof phones are in, wearables are out, and nostalgia is king

MWC sets the trends for the mobile world each year, and this year, we’ve seen five big trends emerging: waterproof phones, nostalgic tech, TV tech in phones, no wearables, and the survival of the headphone jack.

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DT Daily MWC 2017: Top Tech awards, Snake on the Nokia 3310, and more

It’s day three of Mobile World Congress, and the day Digital Trends presented its awards for the best products revealed at the show. We still found time to have some fun with the new Nokia 3310 though.

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What to expect at MWC 2017: The LG G6, Huawei P10, a new BlackBerry, and more

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile tech show of the year, and it kicks off in late February. Here’s everything you can expect to see at the show from Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, and other big industry players.

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HMD Global to launch a slew of Nokia phones at MWC 2017

It looks like we’ll be seeing a slew of Android-based Nokia phones at MWC 2017 this year. VentureBeat says HMD Global Oy, the company with exclusive manufacturing rights to the Nokia brand, will be launching four new phones at the convention this year. HMD Global has already unveiled the Nokia 6, at least in China, […]

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Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, and A3 (2017) news

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, showing off some very nice specifications at an affordable price. Here’s the rundown on what these phones have to offer.

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Super-sleek, newly updated Huawei P8 Lite 2017 gets a U.K. release

Huawei has taken the wraps off of a new version of the P8 Lite that features a sleek new design and some serious upgrades under the hood, including a new Kirin 655 chip and Android 7.0 Nougat.

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ZTE planning to release a new Android Wear smartwatch in 2017

Google made a big splash last year when it announced Android Wear 2.0 with a variety of new features and improvements. However, not much happened after that as manufacturers ended up not releasing any new smartwatches and Google itself pushed back the release of the updated OS until sometime in 2017. In a world of […]

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Our favorite phone accessories from CES 2017

The CES technology show isn’t only about big-name announcements, there are plenty of cool accessories on display too. We toured the halls and found our five favorite new products for your smartphone.

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From smart cradles to contraction trackers, CES 2017 had tons of tech for parents

Baby tech stole the show at CES with meaningful innovations that make life easier for moms, dads, and their babies. Here’s the best baby tech, Here’s the best baby tech, including the Willow breast pump, which is Digital Trends’ award-winner for best wearable.

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Fossil could be the only company that really gets wearables right in 2017

Fossil is taking the same approach to its wearable tech as it does to its fashion-forward watch range, by updating them seasonally to reflect the latest trends. We’ve been looking at the latest versions.

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BMW, Intel and MobilEye will test self-driving cars later in 2017

BMW, Intel and MobilEye just gave a roadmap for some of their self-driving car plans. The trio expects to test autonomous cars on roads sometime in the second half of 2017. About 40 modified BMW 7 Series sedans will start roaming American and Europea…
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Tobii announces an array of new eye-tracking initiatives for 2017

Tobii, the firm beyond the incredible infrared eye-tracking tech in Huawei’s Honor Magic phone and Dell’s Alienware laptops, is looking to the future. Its 2017 plans involve virtual reality, gaming, and mobile devices.

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A 60 fps, 4K action camera could be coming in 2017 from Yi Technology

In 2017, a 4K, 60 fps action camera could hit the market and challenger-brand Yi Technology aims to make the first one. The company teased its new cameras during a pre-CES announcement over the weekend.

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Boltt unveiling AI fitness coach, connected shoe, and more at CES 2017

Fitness tracking has taken multiple forms lately. Smart bands are the most common, but other companies created smart shoes or wearable sensors. Boltt is using all three in their triple-threat solution to fitness tracking.

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‘Alto’s Odyssey’ is the sequel to ‘Alto’s Adventure’ set to launch in 2017

Remember Alto’s Adventure, the hit endless runner title that launched in 2015? Well, it’s getting a sequel called Alto’s Odyssey and it’s arriving in 2017. There are little to no details on the sequel, other than that the game is coming in 2017. There is a teaser website up for Alto’s Odyssey, but all you’re […]

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