Drone manufacturer DJI announced today that it is updating the geofencing system it uses in Europe to prevent drone pilots from flying the unmanned aircraft in places where they don't belong. The updated Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) 2.0 system…
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Samsung released a rear camera update for the Galaxy Note 9 last month and now the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting a camera improvement, but for the front facing shooter. According to the changelog, faces will have improved brightness when the backlighting is strong. The October security patch is also included in the update, […]
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Although wireless carriers have been pushing unlimited data plans and many users may not have to worry about their data usage, Google is still trying to help those users who do want to stay on top of their wireless data usage. Last year they released a new app called Datally that monitors app data usage […]
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Not everyone has 20/20 sight, those of us with impaired vision might be familiar with the TalkBack app that aids smartphone navigation with its spoken feedback. The app has just received an update, and as it so often does, Google has also decided to rename the TalkBack app to the Android Accessibility Suite in the […]
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AI is becoming so common that it's almost boring. While we're seeing some surprising new projects using AI, including detecting movement through walls and predicting that Brazil will be the winner of this year's World Cup, other companies are using t…
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Nokia and HMD Global have announced an update to a ton of their phones, bringing them more in line with the competition in 2018. As a very interesting naming scheme, each device is running with an x.1 moniker, too. We have the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 5.1 occupying different slots in the market […]
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A new update to the Google Photos app on Android was spotted rolling out a few hours ago and reports indicate a new movie editor is now included in the app. Many thought this move was close to happening based on some earlier teardowns of the Google Photos app. Those who have been waiting patiently […]
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Streaming live content via YouTube Live has been an indispensable tool for content creators to deliver music, sports, gaming and more from anywhere in the world. Live broadcasting is now available to virtually anyone with a smartphone and YouTube has just added some notable updates. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Live chat allows […]
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Together, we’ve experienced the biggest music, sports, science, culture and gaming events unfold live on YouTube. Now we’re introducing more ways to watch live videos and interact with your community in real time.
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Live chat plays a key role in creating connections between creators and their community. Today we are starting to roll out chat replay to YouTube, so you can follow the conversation even after a live stream is over. Live chat replays will show up alongside the video, exactly as it appeared live.
Making live streams more accessible
When professionally provided captions aren’t available, our new live automatic captions provide creators a quick and inexpensive way to make live streams accessible to more people. With our live automatic speech recognition (LASR) technology, you’ll get captions with error rates and latency approaching industry standards. We’ll roll this out in the coming weeks, and will continue to improve accuracy and latency of automatic captions.
More fun features for live streamers
Creators can now add a location tag to their mobile live streams and video uploads and share all their favorite hot spots with viewers. You can explore other videos with the same location tag by simply clicking on it. You can also use the location filter on the search results page to find other videos from a specific spot.
Last year, we introduced a way for Super Chats to trigger real life events. Now creators can set this up for their channels using IFTTT (If This, Then That). Over 600 internet-connected services and devices (like lights, pet feeders and confetti cannons!) can be connected to Super Chat. Super Chat is already available on desktop and Android devices, with support for iOS devices rolling out starting today.
With live streams, you’ve found more intimate and spontaneous ways to share your thoughts, lives, and creativity. Take these features for a spin and show us your world!
Kurt Wilms, Live Video Product Lead, recently watched “Falcon Heavy Test Flight.”
Google and Florida have teamed up to make Maps a much more useful resource for the state's evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Irma's arrival. Florida Governor Rick Scott has advised residents to use various apps and websites to help them n…
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It's… not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. Owners are reporting bugs with the wearable software that have either persisted through or appear to be caused by recent updates. Most notably, Google Assistant is outr…
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WhatsApp has been working on some updates to make the communications platform a bit more useful and a little bit easier to use. Several of these new features have been available to beta testers, but the final version started rolling out to regular customers as of a couple days ago. The updates includes improvements to […]
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I just got off stage after a great conversation with Rhett and Link at VidCon, where we announced a number of exciting new updates. We spoke about VR, YouTube TV, new original series and a number of improvements to the core YouTube experience. Let’s talk about that!
I always have an incredible time at VidCon and this year is no different. I met amazing fans and inspirational creators and I experienced, first-hand, the wonderful sense of community and belonging between them. I hope some of these features and announcements will make their YouTube experience—and yours—better than ever.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube recently watched Good Mythical Morning — What’s All Over My Body (CHALLENGE)
According to Windows Central, sources have confirmed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates on Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft purchased developer Mojang in 2014 for $ 2.5 billion.
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With the OnePlus 3T arriving to take the OnePlus 3’s place, it’s brought on some cause for concern as far as updates go. It’s normal for updates to roll out slower or come to a complete halt when a company begins putting all of its efforts and focus on another product. But, that’s not going […]
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OnePlus announced it will merge Oxygen OS and Hydrogen OS, the company’s two Android skins. According to the company, it will do so in an effort to deliver faster software updates to its users.
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Google has launched an update to its search engine designed to make traveling cheaper and help users find deals on both hotels and flights. For example, users can now be notified when a hotel fare drops below the norm.
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Android N Developer Preview 3 is out now. We take a look at all the new features, including updates to Google Keyboard and support for Android VR. Android Pay also works now in the preview version.
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Verizon releases Android Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners in the USA. That, and an unexpectedly fast security patch along with a few stability improvements and the like.
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Ad blocking is no longer a luxury for just iPhone users. Samsung rolled out an update to its Android browser today, giving it the ability to block ads using third-party apps such as Adblock Free.
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Google has updated the Android Wear platform to include cellular connectivity, meaning the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition launch should happen very soon, and more watchphones will follow afterwards.
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Apple has updated the entire iMac family, bringing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The updated iMacs also feature more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and new storage options that make the high-performance Fusion Drive even more affordable. Apple also introduced a new lineup of wireless accessories including the all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2. “From the first iMac to today, the spirit of iMac has never wavered — deliver the ultimate desktop experience with the latest technologies, gorgeous displays, and cutting-edge designs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “These are the most stunning iMacs we’ve ever made. With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics, and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience.”
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Google has begun rolling out an update for its official AdSense application. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings compatibility for custom date ranges, as well a complete visual overhaul complying with the search engine giant’s Material Design guidelines,
Check out the clean, new interface in the gallery below:
To install the update on your smartphone, simply open up the Play Store, toggle the hamburger menu by swiping in from the left-hand side of the screen, select ‘My Apps’ and click on ‘AdSense’. Then all that’s left for you to do is hit the update button.
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Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air. “Today, the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest processors, more powerful graphics, faster flash, longer battery life, and the all-new Force Touch trackpad. We’re also bringing the latest processors and graphics and faster Thunderbolt 2 to the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, as well as up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air.”
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Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging, and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improved masking for color grading and effects, native support for more camera formats, and GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Motion 5.2 extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X. Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store. “From Hollywood blockbuster directors to first-time movie makers, Final Cut Pro X is changing the way we edit movies today,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
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