Android, Google, News, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Wearables

Google Officially Names Android M as Marshmallow

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For as long as this operating system existed, it was either codenamed or officially named for candies. Thus, it is no surprise that Google is yet again going for the sugar candy name for the Android 6.0, which is scheduled to debut soon. Called Marshmallow, it will feature the next step in the evolution of the mobile system, designed to provide speed, ease of use and advanced features for the users. “Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them! Since the launch of the M Developer

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Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Entertainment, Exclusive, , Gaming, Google, Graphics, Hardware, Microsoft, News, Opinion, , Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

OPINION: What is the Future of Virtual Reality?

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When it comes to emerging technologies, which are the ones that stand out in 2015? While there are a number to choose from, it is undoubtedly virtual reality (VR) that is capturing the imaginations of developers, brands and consumers alike. Even Mark Zuckerberg is stating that “VR is the next step for Facebook.” Not only does this have the potential to be lucrative, for example, but it can also change the lives of customers and the world around us forever. Although the technology behind VR has been in development for more than a decade and remains one of the industries worst kept secrets, during the

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Android, Apple, Augmented Reality (AR), Breaking, Business, Cloud Computing, Google, Internet, iOS, Mobile Computing, News, Software Programs

Google Translate Translates Almost Everything in 27 Languages

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Couple of years ago, the world of mobile apps was shocked with the appearance of World Lens app, which detected words on live cameras. Even though the mobile phones at the time had quite limited camera capabilities, what World Lens showed to us was the future of translation. Naturally, revolutionary apps like that do not just disappear as Google proved by acquiring the app maker, Quest Visual. Given that World Lens for Google Glass was one of most impressive things I’ve personally used on Google’s first attempt at Augmented Reality, as you can see on video below: Now, over a year passed since the acquisition of

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Entertainment, Gaming, News, Opinion, , Virtual Reality (VR)

Could Online Poker Be Odds-On For Some Virtual Reality?

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Once upon a time, Virtual Reality meant clunky hardware, patchy software, dodgy films starring Pierce Brosnan, and a seemingly permanent membership of the ‘Next Big Thing’ club. In 2015, however, falling prices and endorsements from the major companies mean that VR is back on the agenda. Film-makers are using VR to make documentaries, Smithsonian is replicating first flight, gaming manufacturers are eyeing up the possibilities, while Mark Zuckerberg has been busy splashing the cash with a $2 billion Facebook acquisition of the Oculus VR start-up firm – which will come out with a retail product in the first quarter of 2016. With Virtual Reality back

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Analysis, Cloud Computing, Companies, Google, VR World

No more Email mistakes? Google Gmail Adds Undo Feature

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In a move that should prevent those accidental email sends to the wrong address, like sending your relatives or coworkers indecent proposals because they shared the same name as your ‘party of interest’, Google is bringing a feature that tries to prevent embarrassing moves – the Undo Send. In order to enable this feature, you need to hit “Settings” i.e. the gear in upper right corner of the screen, and then again “Settings” in the drop down menu. Once you enter the “General” part of Gmail Settings, you should see “Undo Send” option, enabled by default. The cancellation period is enabled for 10 seconds, something which we would

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Analysis, Internet, Space and Science

Airbus Heats the Space Race, to Build 900 Satellites

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While most people think of Airbus and Boeing as airplane manufacturers, the truth is that both Airbus S.A.S. and The Boeing Company, Inc. are conglomerates that manufacture many more products than ‘just planes’. However, the size of those companies enables synergy (but also can slow down the innovation) and use experience from one project to another. According to industry data, Airbus Defence and Space is world’s second largest aerospace company. After going through restructuring process, the company started to adopt procedures from Airbus commercial planes, but also procedures made famous by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, known as SpaceX. By bringing manufacturing techniques from the airplane production line, Airbus

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Analysis, Companies, Entertainment, Google, Intel, Nvidia, VR World

YouTube Says: 8K is Future, Launches Video Format Support

In the entertainment industry, general consensus around “4K” is that the file format is what 720p and 1080i were before Full HD appeared. For the industry, adoption of 8K video format will be the key towards ‘glassless 3D’ concept, as demonstrated by Toshiba, Sharp and Panasonic on CES. While last weeks’ Computex Taipei and next week’s E3 in Los Angeles will be dominated by 1080p (Full HD) and 4K (Ultra HD), we had the privilege of working with display manufacturers on next generation of displays. 8K is poised to become your reality, to be followed by 10K, 12K and even 16K. Your windows to digital

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Android, Companies, Google, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

Android Lollipop Adoption Still Lagging

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Google’s latest Android release only has a 9% market share 7 months after release.

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Android, Business, Companies, Google, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Google’s Project Fi is the First Step to Fixing Our Wireless Woes

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Our cell plans need the ‘Google Fiber’ treatment, and Project Fi is the first step.

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European Union (EU), Global Politics, VR World

Google’s Antitrust Suit in Europe is a Cash Grab by the EU

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This may be a sign that Google is getting too big and successful for the likes of governments.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, China, Companies, Event, Global Politics, IDF 2015, Intel, VR World

Intel Onboard to Support Indigenous China Mobile OS

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At IDF Shenzhen 2015, Intel’s Doug Fisher re-affirmed the company’s support for helping China develop an indigenous mobile OS.

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2015, 3D, Entertainment, Event, Game Developer Conference (GDC), Gaming, Virtual Reality (VR)

Tim Sweeney: Virtual Reality will Literally Change the World

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In a recent interview, Tim Sweeney detailed recent developments in Epic Games, as well as his visions of the future.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Companies, Global Politics, Google, Hardware, VR World

Vendors Get Ready To Launch Chromebooks In India

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We’ll be seeing a lot more Chrome OS devices this year.

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Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Rockchip’s RK3288 Powers Sub-$150 Chromebooks and Chrome Stick

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Super cheap chips from Rockchip allows low-end Chromebooks to hit $149.

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Analysis, Mobile Computing

Gaming the App Store: Modern Day Clickfraud?

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If developers are, indeed, routinely gaming the app review and rating system for profit, then how can users trust app stores’ discovery mechanisms?

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Enterprise, Global Politics, VR World

Google Taiwan Lanches “Digital Mars Initiative”

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Google Taiwan launched a program to help and train Taiwanese young talents for marketing.

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VR World

Google Glass is No More

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Google announced that it is ending the project, but the idea lives on.

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: MediaTek MT5595 SoC To Be Featured In Sony’s Android TVs In 2015

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MediaTek also secures a collaboration with Google for an Ultra HD TV platform powered by Android TV.

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VR World

Israeli Startups Warily Seek Opportunities in Chinese Investment

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Israeli startups have been invited to Google’s Tel Aviv Campus on January 15 to pitch their companies and ideas to hundreds of Chinese investors.

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VR World

Google Says It Has Nothing to Do With the Censorship in China

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Google said it has nothing to do with the censorship; China said there must be a reason, if the censorship is true

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