We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Nerd Party What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever. Alex Dobie 13 May 2016 43 [ ]/google-io-2016) It's Google I/O time! The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday, May 18 in Mountain View, California with a two-hour opening keynote. With a new venue and the promise of announcements on the future of Android N , VR, Chrome OS and much more, it's sure to be one of the highlights of the year in mobile tech. With just a few days to go until developers descend on Shoreline Amphitheater, we've rounded up details of what we're expecting from Google I/O 2016. A new venue Shoreline Amphitheater. Photo credit: Coolcaesar on Wikipedia. Aside from what's actually announced and shown at Google I/O 2016, attendees will experience this year's conference in a new way, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Google's hometown of … [Read more...] about Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N, Android VR, Project Chirp, Play Store on Chromebooks and more!
A face for video Video chat needs to escape its current social limitations, and Duo is the first attempt. Russell Holly 25 May 2016 33 [ ]/google-io-2016) The act of communicating in real time through video hasn't really changed in nearly 20 years. Two devices with the same software initiate a connection, you wait for the video to load, and if you're lucky the connection is good enough for a conversation to happen at a close to real world cadence. The technology surrounding video chat has changed in amazing ways, but the act of starting that conversation and having that conversation remains mostly the same. For years we've been sold on the idea that smartphones with great front-facing cameras would enable the ability to simply pick up your phone and call someone through video, but rarely does that experience go smoothly even between two people who are familiar with how the tech works. VPN Deals: Lifetime license for $16, monthly plans at $1 & … [Read more...] about Duo is Google’s attempt at the most human video chat service ever
He's back John Callaham 28 Apr 2016 35 Former Motorola president Rick Osterloh has returned to Google. Osterloh will be in charge of Google's hardware teams, including Nexus, Chromecast and Google Glass. Re/code reports: A Google rep confirmed that Osterloh has joined the company as its newest Senior Vice President, running the new hardware product line and reporting to CEO Sundar Pichai. Osterloh left Motorola in February, after it was acquired by Lenovo. He previously worked at Motorola while Google owned the company and now he will lead a new unified hardware division with his return to Google. Besides Nexus, Chromecast and Google Glass, Osterloh's division will also be in charge of Chromebooks, the OnHub router team and the experimental ATAP group, which has developed Project Tango and Project Ara. Living the Pop life Review: Caseology’s Nano Pop is the best slim but sturdy Galaxy S21 case There’s a mountain of Galaxy … [Read more...] about Former Motorola leader Rick Osterloh heads back to Google to lead hardware projects
Chomp, chomp. An inconspicuous — albeit with a camera on its back — alligator slithers through a lake stalking and capturing nearby prey, then surfaces to crush and swallow it. This gator is one of a group of camera-toting American alligators that are revealing some surprising insights about their foraging behaviors in two coastal regions in Florida, scientists report in a new study. The resulting video footage revealed that the cryptic predators hunt most often at night, even though the probability of a successful catch is highest during the morning hours. [See Video of the Alligators Stalking Prey ] "We discovered that alligators forage at all times of the day, but increasingly during the night and evening hours, however they were most successful in the morning and while attacking prey below the surface," said the researchers, James Nifong from the University of Florida and colleagues, in a statement. In the past, scientists have relied on stomach contents of … [Read more...] about Alligators Stalk, Crush & Swallow Prey on Candid Camera