So many videos Hello my friend. Stay a while, and listen. Russell Holly 20 May 2016 1 [ ]/google-io-2016) Google isn't livestreaming every session at their massive developer conference this year, but we do get recordings of each one uploaded at the end of the day. Among other things, that means there's a whole lot of Google I/O for those us who aren't on the ground in Mountain View to enjoy now. We've gone ahead and cherry picked some of the best of day two for you to look at, with the full lineup split between the Android Developers and Google Developers pages over on YouTube for the rest. Ready? Here we go! VR at Google The recently announced Daydream may not be on the scale of Hololens or HTC Vive like many had initially suspected, but Google's plans for virtual reality in the mobile space is more than a little impressive. The presentations given by Google's VR team all day yesterday painted a rich picture of the future, … [Read more...] about Google I/O Day 2 video roundup — everything you missed
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Google going forwrd The message is clear — machines and gadgets are going to get smarter than we ever thought was possible. Jerry Hildenbrand 22 May 2016 34 [ ]/google-io-2016) During the keynote presentation at Google I/O 2016 , about 7,000 developers, enthusiasts and media professionals sat in the partially sun-soaked Shoreline Amphitheater and learned what Google has been working on lately, and what it means for the gadgets and gizmos about to be unleashed on the world. Buried in among the messaging apps, VR headsets and developer tools was a common theme — in 2016, machines are smart. And they're going to get a lot smarter than we're used to — and maybe more than we're comfortable with. Daydream believer We can't dismiss the excitement around Google Daydream VR — the answer to "affordable" consumer virtual reality applications and one of the physical products we're going to be able to buy. And we shouldn't dismiss them! Russell … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 recap: Rise of the machines
Paramount Plus is the subscription streaming-video service set to replace CBS All Access , costing $10 a month ad-free when it launches Thursday in the US and 18 Latin American countries. Paramount Plus will include live news and sports as well as on-demand shows and movies, including originals -- all of which leaning into parent company ViacomCBS ' brands like CBS , MTV , BET , Comedy Central , Nickelodeon and Paramount Network, plus movies from the Paramount Pictures studio. But Paramount Plus won't have the one show most associated with the Paramount name: Yellowstone . The first three seasons of the cowboy drama are streaming exclusively on rival service Peacock . Down the line, Paramount Plus will have exclusive Yellowstone spinoffs, like the prequel Y:1883 expected later this year. Paramount Plus will have a library of more than 30,000 episodes and 2,500 movies, plus 36 original series debuts this year. Among those originals will be a revival of … [Read more...] about Paramount Plus: Everything to know about CBS All Access’ streaming revamp
It was only the other day that I was wondering whether it would be fun to have a cuckoo clock in my kitchen. more Technically Incorrect The Boeing 737 Max is back? Not everyone is convinced McDonald's customers just got great news. It began as an engineer's bit of fun IT leaders hardly ever get it wrong (say IT leaders) A QR code on your gravestone? It's dead serious An Amazon Alexa-powered cuckoo clock , that is. I concluded that the idea was arrant bonkers, as are most things Alexa-enabled. But we all have our prejudices and many Americans are only too delighted to have Amazon's Echos and Dots strewn about their homes to make their lives easier. Why, Alexa can even buy you your mummy , should you want. Yet perhaps Alexa-lovers should be warned that things may not be as delightful as they seem. Skills? Oh, Everyone's Got Skills. New research from concerned academics at Germany's Ruhr-University Bochum, together with equally concerned … [Read more...] about Why would you ever trust Amazon’s Alexa after this?