Just like Microsoft and Facebook, it looks like Google is going all in on virtual reality technology. Google has created an educational tool called Expeditions that lets students take virtual tours of some of the world’s most famous places. The company has started rolling Expeditions out to schools, which have embraced it as a way to offer students field trips to exotic locations that they otherwise would never be able to go to. More →
How much worse could things get for Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service? We may be about to find out. Bloomberg’s insider sources say that both Sony and Warner have been asking Tidal for huge advances in exchange for the rights to stream their artists’ catalogs. While Tidal has apparently come to an agreement with Warner, it seems the Sony deal isn’t done yet — and if Tidal can’t find the cash to pay its requested royalties, it could lose the music of Beyoncé, who just happens to be one of Tidal’s flagship artists along with being Jay Z’s wife. More →
Google on Thursday unveiled a variety of interesting new products and initiatives at Google I/O 2015, including Android M, Google Now, Google Photos, which will be available to users in the near future. But the company also took the wraps off its new major virtual reality plans, revealing a secret weapon that will help it offer users amazing immersive VR experiences.
Google on Thursday talked about its plans to bring Android to even more users in the coming year, by targeting more developing markets with Android One and Chromebook devices. In the process, the company also revealed how it’s optimizing its services and apps to run better on slower networks, revealing amazing new Google Maps features.
Google on Thursday unveiled a brand new home for all your photos and videos: Google Photos, a brand new app to help you manage your digital memories.
Google a few moments ago introduced that amazing new changes are coming to Google Now with a new software feature Google is calling ‘Now on Tap’. ‘Now on Tap’ brings Google Now functionality to the next level by leveraging context awareness to bring you even more information super quickly. More →
Google isn’t just putting its software on phones anymore. The company on Thursday unveiled a new platform called Project Brillo that will be its operating system for the so-called “Internet of things,” which is an industry buzzword for having several different household devices that are connected to the Internet and can communicate with one another. More →
Compared to Gmail, Google’s Inbox app is a complete reimagining of email. Sure, it borrows plenty of features from earlier services like Mailbox, but it brings new features to the table as well, and it wraps them in a gorgeous user interface similar to the UIs found in other Google apps.
It’s that time of year, folks. Google I/O is upon us and the search giant, per usual, has a number of big announcements on hand. Just a few moments ago, Google announced a new payment platform dubbed Android Pay that will be coming to Android M. More →
Google I/O 2015 is just getting started and Google kicked off the conference with an announcement about its highly anticipated Android M. As expected, Google has added new app permissions controls for Android so users have more control over what data they share with developers. The biggest change here is that Android apps will ask for permissions whenever you use specific features within the app instead of before you install the app. More →
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