As much as it seems like Google has abandoned it, Android Wear is getting another not-insignificant update that’s adding a brand new feature to the platform. Android Wear 2.9.0, according to Google documentation, will bring unread notification badges to watch faces. Hurrah! Now don’t expect to see unread notifications on your watch right away. Google […]
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Yep, it’s finally here. Amazon has been holding out their Prime Video service from Android TV for a very long time, but they’re finally bringing the app to Google’s platform. This may or may not have anything to do with Google using YouTube as a bargaining chip within Amazon’s ecosystem. Otherwise, this is a pretty straightforward port, […]
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There are plenty of portable audio recorders and microphones on the market, but MikMe goes a step beyond all of them. It's a compact wireless microphone that synchronizes with an iPhone app, allowing you to make quick mobile videos with high-quality…
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Android Wear 2.0 was supposed to revitalize and kick off the wearable platform thanks to a plethora of new features and partnerships. Alright, well, we all know that didn’t happen, but Google’s still bringing in new features to hopefully spark something. The latest is version 2.6, and it’s got a few useful tricks up its […]
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Intel's self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021, and FCA's incl…
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If you are rocking the OxygenOS Open Beta on your OnePlus 3 or 3T, you’ll be happy to note that the phone maker has released a new build with a bunch of optimizations, bugfixes, and an experimental feature. This new firmware brings the build number up to Beta 20 for the OnePlus 3, Beta 11 […]
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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has always railed against the idea of locking VR games to a single platform. Now, several months after leaving Facebook following controversy about his political donations to a pro-Trump group, Luckey is stepping back…
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While we wait with bated breath for the official unveiling of the OnePlus 5 on June 20th, the OnePlus 3 and 3T are getting some love in the form of a new OxygenOS Open Beta build that dropped early this morning. This latest Open Beta includes a bunch of bugfixes as well as a new […]
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It’s more than a year since Google announced that Chromebooks would get the Play Store and the ability to run Android apps, with the Acer Chromebook R11, Asus Chromebook Flip, and Google’s Chromebook Pixel being the first to gain support. Thankfully, it seems that Google is picking up the pace somewhat with the addition of […]
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It's been a long time since I've ridden anything motorized on dirt, but I do remember the noise. The growl of the ATC I rode as a kid, the dirt bikes that sounded like lawnmowers with the muffler replaced with a megaphone. That racket is such a funda…
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Samsung’s latest update for its Gear S3 smartwatch brings with it a host of enhancements and tweaks to Samsung Health, Reminders, accessibility, and various other apps and functions.
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Samsung’s Value Pack update for the Gear S3 is finally available in most major markets after being released late in March, so now more people will get to enjoy the extra features and functions the update brings. It’s mostly health app upgrades, but there are a few other things here. Samsung Health on the Gear […]
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Beyond the standard distance and pace, swimmers using the Polar M600 can see a real-time look at their strokes per minute and strokes per pool length. The smartwatch can even determine the type of stroke being used.
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FreedomPop just added another partner to its short list: AT&T. Now customers will be able to get a hot spot or a SIM that works on AT&T’s network, but at FreedomPop’s super-low price.
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With consumers moving toward smart devices, Neato Robotics has launched a robot vacuum that can be connected to Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa. With the Neato vacuum, cleaning your home is as simple as saying, “Alexa, clean my house.”
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Google Play Newsstand has been updated to version 4.0, bringing with it a number of major changes to the the design of the app, as well as a few great new features that should help you get your news as soon as you need it.
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Pebble’s latest software update is here, bringing the smartwatch up to version 4.0. The update tweaks and reworks the health features that Pebble has been polishing up for the past few months, but there are some new UI changes, too. The Pebble app itself has been cleaned up a bit to make it easier to […]
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Samsung isn’t the only one getting in on the Olympic-themed action, as Google has just announced a big addition to Street View in Google Maps. Technically, Google’s is less Olympic-related and more Rio-related, but it’s close enough. Google partnered with eight of Rio’s top art institutions to allow users to browse and view several art […]
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HTC has announced that it’s bringing the Desire 530 budget smartphone to the U.S. The device is available through both T-Mobile and Verizon, and will be available unlocked later this month.
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“The one thing we can’t yet predict is how consumers are going to use the aluminum material,” Miranda Bastijns, i.materialise’s Director of Consumer Products, tells Digital Trends. We guess she’ll find out soon enough…
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Sprint unveiled the LG K3, the latest addition to LG’s midrange K family of phones. Boasting entry-level specs, the K3 can be purchased through both Boost and Virgin Mobile, as long as that’s through their online stores.
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Last year, millions of gamers came together on YouTube for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). We watched as Bethesda unveiled “Fallout 4,” and many of us had our prayers answered when Square Enix shared a first look at the “Final Fantasy VII” remake. For more than a few gamers, E3 is the must-see gaming event of the year, an annual moment that defines the industry (and our collective wallets) for the coming 12 months.
YouTube will give gamers around the world front-row access to everything E3 again this year with dozens of live streams scheduled throughout the week. To make moments like this even better, we are launching event pages in YouTube Gaming, which serve as destinations for watching the biggest gaming and eSports events. Kicking things off, we’ll have a unique event hub for E3, available at gaming.youtube.com/e3 in June.
A home for live streams and on-demand videos, the YouTube Gaming E3 hub will put all our E3 coverage in one place. You’ll be able to browse videos and streams, chat live with fellow gamers, vote for your favorite trailers in the legendary Trailer Battle, and catch up on announcements you might have missed.
Coverage begins on Sunday, June 12, with early press conferences from EA and Bethesda. Stay tuned on YouTube after the press conferences because you won’t want to miss post-coverage from our friends at Rooster Teeth – who will be streaming from the conference throughout the week.
The play-by-play coverage continues on Monday, June 13 at 9 a.m. PT, with YouTube Live at E3, an exclusive 12-hour stream hosted by Geoff Keighley and brought to you by Samsung. Live at E3 will bring you the live coverage of press conferences you crave along with developer interviews, live let’s plays of new games you won’t find anywhere else, and surprise guests like MatPat, iHasCupquake and CaptainSparklez.
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While 3D printing is all well and good, it can be frustrating if you need to make a lot of things, or make them quickly. Do you really want to wait minutes (or hours) for a bowl to finish? Mayku sure doesn't. It's crowdfunding the FormBox, a machine…
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Are you still in love with two-year contracts? Sprint has you covered. After killing them off just last month, the carrier listened to its customers and has quietly brought them back from the dead.
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The budget-friendly G8 was launched globally in September of 2015, except in the U.S. Huawei is rectifying that with the GX8, which matches the same specs as the G8. It’s now available for purchase at $ 350.
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While the new Apple TV has been available to order for over a week, UK-centric apps have been a bit thin on the ground. Less than a week after the BBC confirmed that iPlayer is coming to the streamer, Sky has gone one better and released an app for…
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Wove is a wearable device with an always-on, low-power, completely flexible e-ink screen. Applications run and update in the background without requiring user interaction or draining the battery.
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Apple has announced the all-new Apple TV, bringing a revolutionary experience to the living room based on apps built for the television. Apps on Apple TV let you choose what to watch and when you watch it. And with the new Siri Remote, you can search with your voice for TV shows and movies across multiple content providers simultaneously. Apple TV runs the all-new tvOS operating system, based on Apple’s iOS, enabling iOS developers to create new apps and games specifically for Apple TV and deliver them directly to users through the new Apple TV App Store. “There has been so much innovation in entertainment and programming through iOS apps, we want to bring that same excitement to the television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Apps make the TV experience even more compelling for viewers and we think apps represent the future of TV.”
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UK startup Wileyfox has announced two new smartphones running the popular Cyanogen 12.1 ROM, named the Storm and Swift. Both will be available for under $ 350 and come with premium specifications.
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The latest version of Parallels, the popular Windows virtualization tool for Mac OS X, almost feels like it's trolling Apple. One of Parallels 11's key features, alongside full Windows 10 support, is its ability to put Microsoft's Cortana right on…
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Snapchat released an update this morning with a new way of viewing your snaps. Instead of having to hold your finger down in order to view the snap you can now just tap a new snap or story once to view it all. The update also brought a new feature that allows users to customize their Snapcodes or so called BooR code. You can now take a selfie and add it to you code and make it a little more personal or make it easier for others to recognize you when wanting to friend you. The update allows you to share your code to your contacts in case they haven’t added you to make it even easier to friend someone.
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The Iris is a laser heads-up display that bundles smartphone connectivity, a unique navigation system, gesture control, and geolocation information into one device. It’s made to replace the sun visor in any car.
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