It’s no secret that Stadia isn’t performing as well as Google might have hoped and that the search giant is exploring ways of of making it more successful by way of partnerships with third-parties such as with Verizon and its 1-Gig Fios product. Google had to deny plans to shut down Stadia in early 2021 […]
BlackBerry’s partnership with a Texas-based startup has ended in failure, with the startup announcing its closure. A 5G QWERTY BlackBerry had been planned.
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Samsung has backtracked on the veriable refresh rate specs it previously revealed for the upcoming Galaxy S22 and S22+.
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The NFL doesn’t just want to treat injuries after they happen. Instead, it now uses technology to help predict and prevent injuries before they occur.
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If you are running out of TV shows and movies to watch you may be interested in the latest HBO Max deal that discounts both of its subscription plans by 20% for up to 12 months. This means you can pick up the ad-supported tier for just $ 7.99 instead of $ 9.99, saving $ 24 over the […]
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Amazon Alexa will arrive on Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches before the mid-2022, according to the company, where it will operate alongside Google Assistant.
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After months of leaked details and images (both official and unofficial), the OnePlus 10 Pro has finally been unveiled during an event held in China. The good news is that the OnePlus 10 Pro promises to be the most powerful OnePlus handset yet with its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and LPDDR5 memory, with new […]
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Despite being a no-show at Apple’s iPhone 13 launch event, experts still believe we’ll see the AirPods 3 before the end of the year.
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Twitch might have another way to deter "hate raids" and similar abuse: make it impractical to create a troll account. The livestreaming service has introduced an option that lets streamers and moderators require one-time phone or email verification for chatters. Broadcasters can either require it for everyone or set exemptions based on account age, follow duration or status. A streamer can require verification only for first-timers, for example, or waive the requirement for subscribers and VIPs.
The company will allow as many as five accounts to verify through one phone number for the sake of businesses. However, trolls can't rely on this to evade bans. Twitch will ban every account linked to a phone number if one of them faces a ban, whether it's one channel or across the entire service. You also can't use VOIP or landline numbers
Twitch said it would gauge the impact of verification after launch. It also teased plans for another tool to fight ban evasion in the "coming months."
This might not spook the most determined harassers. They may create new email addresses or borrow phone numbers. It might reduce the dependence on moderators to curb bad behavior, however, and could discourage 'casual' harassment from those who were previously unafraid to lose their accounts. Don't be surprised if you see fewer hit-and-run incidents the next time you're watching a stream.
MediaTek held its Online Summit earlier where it announced its new Dimensity 700 chipset that aims to bring 5G connectivity to affordable smartphones. In the process, the company revealed that it plans to re-enter the flagship processor arena with an as-yet-unnamed chip that will launch before the end of 2020. The Premium Platform, as the […]
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After a three year run, the latest chapter in the Jason Voorhees story is coming to something of an end (via IGN). Publisher Gun Media says it will release one final update for Friday the 13th: The Game before shutting the multiplayer slasher fest’s…
With Pixel 5 orders finally shipping out in the US it’s the turn of the middle sibling to become available to pre-order, almost a month since it was first announced. At $ 499, the Pixel 4a 5G sits between the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 5 in terms of hardware and price and is powered by […]
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Samsung’s got a lot going on next week. We’re expecting a brand new line of Galaxy Note 20 devices, the next-gen Galaxy Fold 2, possibly some new tablets and smartwatches, maybe another pair of earbuds… despite being online-only, Unpacked 2020 is packed. That might be why the company decided to pull the curtains back a […]
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How much did you pay for your last Samsung flagship smartphone? I ask because if you are planning on buying the soon-to-be-launched Galaxy Note 20 there’s a good chance that you are going to pay more than ever before. After a previous leak hinted that the Galaxy Note 20 series might launch with a more […]
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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch3 has been unboxed, set up, and compared with other smartwatches over a week before the device is officially announced. This particular Galaxy Watch3 is finished in the same beautiful bronze color as seen with leaked Galaxy Note 20 and is the smaller 41mm model. We’ve seen enough of the Galaxy Watch3 leaked […]
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T-Mobile Test Drive has been reintroduced, giving potential customers up to 30 days or 30Gb to test the carrier’s coverage and signal quality. After signing up, T-Mobile will ship you a portable hotspot completely free of charge, and yours to keep or give to a friend after the Test Drive completes. T-Mobile reintroduced their Test […]
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Huawei is set to announce both the P40 and P40 Pro in just a few days during an online-only event happening March 26th. But even with the real announcement just a few days away, the rumors keep on coming. The latest leak clarifies the last few details about the duo of phones, including Huawei’s continued […]
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Samsung has been acing their security update support in recent years and they’ve now begun rolling out the new December security update to some phones before even Google, again. Samsung has been steadily improving their update game over the last few years, with the delay between Google’s releases and Samsung’s updates shrinking from over half […]
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Google Hangouts is on the way out, and we already knew that. But despite being so late in its life cycle and so close to the end of the road, Google has just updated it to add a new feature to it. Pretty strange move, even by Google’s standards. It’s a small feature, but now […]
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Nintendo has announced when they’ll finally officially be bringing the Mario Kart franchise to mobile later this year, specifically sometime during the summer. But you might not have to wait that long to play it, if you’re cool with beta testing games. Nintendo is currently accepting applications to be in the closed beta for Mario […]
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Now that GDC 2019 has wrapped, it's time to take a quick look back at all the week's gaming news you might have missed.
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Allo has already said goodbye, and as Google starts to purge Inbox from the internet and force everyone back to using Gmail, the search giant is also prepping to yank yet another favorite app out of our grasp. No, not really, it’s just the much-maligned Google Plus that is being deactivated on April 2nd. If you’ve […]
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Apple's FaceTime might make it a little too convenient to drop in on a friend. Reports have emerged of a bug that lets you listen to the other side's audio before a call has even started. All you have to do is start a FaceTime call, add a person, and…
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Turns out not everyone was in the dark about Elon Musk's plans to take Tesla private. A post from the board on the electric-vehicle manufacturer's investor relations site says the idea came up last week during a board meeting. "This included discussi…
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Samsung is due to announce the Galaxy Note 9 very soon, but it’ll need to stop by the FCC for some official documentation before that can happen. This particular device dropped by for registration with the model number SM-960F, which would continue the naming schemes of the SM-G950 Galaxy Note 8. LTE bands, radios, and […]
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The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hill has combed through the SEC's internal evaluatio…
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Sorry, Tesla, but someone just stole the thunder from the electric big rig you were planning to unveil this fall. The engine giant Cummins has unveiled a concept semi truck, the AEOS, that runs entirely on the power of an electric motor and a 140kWh…
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The true, full-fledged online gaming platform from Nintendo is approaching showtime. Nintendo won’t begin offering the service until Friday, but the company is already letting owners of the Switch grab the companion app for their mobile devices. The Nintendo Switch Online app went live on Google Play and the Apple App Store three days before the […]
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If the idea of a cruise has always failed to float your boat, then might you be persuaded if you were told that on the top deck of your ship is a two-level, Ferrari-branded go-kart track?
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If you’re one of the millions of Vine users, you might be disappointed to hear that the popular service is shutting down in the near future. Thankfully, there is a way to save your videos before they disappear forever.
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Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 shortly after launch due to exploding batteries. Now, replacement handsets have also gone up in smoke (literally). Here’s how to get a replacement or a refund for your Galaxy Note 7 and what to buy instead.
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Looking for a pair of wireless earbuds that aren’t going to fall into the drain if dropped? LG has you covered with the new Tone Active earbuds — that’s if you can get past the stares you may encounter while wearing them.
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Ever wish you could swim with sharks, ride in an Indy Car, or go on a world tour? Well, later this year you’ll be able to experience these events and more as if you were really there with the YouTube VR app.
For more than a year, we’ve been adding support for new video and audio formats on YouTube like 360-degree video, VR video and Spatial Audio. These were the first steps on our way toward a truly immersive video experience, and now we’re taking another one with the YouTube VR app for Daydream, Google’s platform for high-quality mobile virtual reality, announced today at Google I/O.
We’re creating the YouTube VR app to provide an easier, more immersive way to find and experience virtual reality content on YouTube. It also comes with all the YouTube features you already love, like voice search, discovery, and playlists, all personalized for you, so you can experience the world’s largest collection of VR videos in a whole new way.
And thanks to the big, early bet we made on 360-degree and 3-D video, you will be able to see all of YouTube’s content on the app—everything from classic 16×9 videos to 360-degree footage to cutting-edge VR experiences in full 3-D. Whether you want a front row seat to your favorite concert, access to the best museums in the world, or a midday break from work watching your favorite YouTube creator, YouTube VR will have it all.
To bring even more great VR content onto YouTube, we’ve been working with some amazing creators to experiment with new formats that offer a wide range of virtual experiences. We’re already collaborating with the NBA, BuzzFeed and Tastemade to explore new ways of storytelling in virtual environments that will provide valuable lessons about the way creators and viewers interact with VR video. Stay tuned!
We’ve also been working with camera partners to make Jump-ready cameras, such as the GoPro Odyssey, available to creators, to help make the production of VR video more accessible. And today, we’re officially launching our Jump program at the YouTube Spaces in L.A. and NYC and we will it bring to all YouTube Space locations around the globe soon.
We’re just beginning to understand what a truly immersive VR experience can bring to fans of YouTube, but we’re looking forward to making that future a (virtual) reality.
Kurt Wilms, Senior Product Manager, YouTube Virtual Reality, recently watched “Insane 360 video of close-range tornado near Wray, CO yesterday!“
Meet Realstir, a startup described as a “social real estate marketplace empowering consumers and real estate professionals through local knowledge and easy real-time communication.” The company allows you to try before you buy your house.
NASA announced on Thursday that an international team of astronomers have used the Hubble space telescope to spot the most distant galaxy discovered to date — not to mention one of the oldest in the visible Universe. The galaxy, dubbed GN-z11, has a…
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Toshiba has scrapped its Wearvue smart glasses just days before the product was due to go on sale. Aimed at businesses looking for hands-free solutions, the Glass-like gadget has been ditched as the embattled tech firm looks to make cost savings.
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Tech Tats are temporary, adhesive wearable gadgets packed with biosensors. They can read vital signs and provide health data, not to mention possible applications for mobile payment solutions and the financial world.
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Universal Music Group in a 2007 Digital Millennium Copyright Act case that could change how and when copyright holders can send takedown notices. The case revolves around a takedown notice sent to…
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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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