Google I/O

Pixel camera will soon see through unwanted objects

Today Google is one step closer to allowing Pixel phone cameras to see through solid objects. Not hard walls, and not necessarily every single object …

Patents

HTC Kills Its Google VR Headset

Today HTC announced a cool new completely standalone VR headset for China, and then promptly dashed hopes in America by confirming the cancellation …

Virtual Reality

Pay with Google connects your online purchases right to your Google account

The service is rolling out now with promising merchant support.<p>It's hard to believe that Google I/O was already more than four months ago, but time …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy Devices To Adopt Google’s ARCore

Samsung has announced that it has teamed up with Google and will be using their ARCore platform with their Samsung Galaxy devices and their Galaxy S8 …

Samsung

Samsung Leads Developer Conference With Voice Assistant Bixby 2.0

Samsung is taking another shot at AI.<p>When the company’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S8, was introduced several months back, Samsung’s voice …

Automation

Google's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs more than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks a …

John Gruber

Kotlin's killin' Java among Android devs

By the end of 2018, says Realm, Kotlin will overtake Java for Android appsJava on Android is dying, and before long will be dominated by Kotlin, or …

Programming

Apple: So Much Better Than Google, But You Shouldn’t Buy Either

New operating systems from both Apple (AAPL), iOS11, and Google's (GOOGL) Android, 8.9 Oreo, have been available for a few weeks, and according to …

Android Oreo

Daydream Labs 用 ARCore 做了什么?

至顶网CIO与应用频道 09月15日 北京消息:ARCore 为数百万 Android 手机带来了增强现实功能,很多开发者已开始尝试使用其软件工具开发包(SDK)进行创作。Google Daydream Labs 在进行相关的实验,研究人们探索世界的独特方式、不同的导览形式和人们利用相关应用进行社交 …

Google

Google launches new certified devices program to improve Android security

Devices that utilize the Google Play Store and run Google first-party apps, such as Google Calendar, Gmail and Google Drive, have always required …

Google

Kotlin’s development pot holes found in 3 months

As mentioned earlier, it has been 3 months developing Kotlin again after Google endorsed it in Google IO 17. Among the great things enjoying, there’s …

Programming

How to make phone calls with Google Home

You can now use your Google home like a landline phone.<p>At Google IO in May, among several other features, Google announced it would be bringing hands-free calling to its Google Home speaker. A few months later, the feature is finally available to users in the US and Canada.<p>Google Home's new calling …

Google

Google Home gets support for making phone calls - and jokes

“What is a sea monster’s favorite snack? Ships and dip.”<p>That’s one of the jokes Google Inc. claims Google Home users will have at their beck and call …

Google

Hands-free calling starts rolling out to Google Home

OK Google, call Mom.<p>Google's answer to the Amazon Echo isn't perfect, but it's the best in its class.<p>Google Home is taking away a few more excuses as …

Google

Tutorial: Build your own Smart TV Using RaspberryPi, NodeJS and Socket.io

<i>Codementor Donald Derek is a conference speaker, an open-source advocate, a maker and an activist. He organizes, facilitates, and mentors startup</i> …

Google cancels all-hands meeting after employees harassed online

Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.<p>Google was …

Canadian News

The rise of intelligent assistants

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Automation

Android Auto Users Now Get an Easier Way to Use the Waze App

With 85 million monthly users, Waze has become one of the more popular apps among drivers seeking navigation that incorporates information on traffic conditions, road hazards, and speed traps. But using it has an obvious shortcoming: glancing at and manipulating a smartphone while driving can be …

Google

Five things you should know before you start your work day

Good morning! Editor Nicole MacAdam (@nicole_mac1) here. Google’s parent sees revenue growth, but costs are also up, Trump’s potential Venezuelan oil …

Canadian News

Introducing Hire – Google’s New Recruiting Application

As competition for people continues to grow, attracting and retaining the cream of the crop talent has become everything to employers and recruiters. …

Recruitment

Microsoft Is Quietly Building A Low-Tech Alternative To GPS

Designed for malls, skyscrapers, and other large buildings, the app relies on users, not satellites, for accurate maps.<p>GPS has changed the way we navigate the world, but that convenience still doesn’t extend to indoor spaces. Finding a meeting room in an unfamiliar office building or tracking down …

Google

Bonjour, Google Home: Google’s little cylinder arrives in France this August

According to the official Google France blog, Google Home will be available starting August 3, and of course, this means every Google Home device will soon speak French as well.<p>For quite some time now, Google has been saying that French would be the next language that Google Assistant will pick up. …

Google

Mobile Retailer Sees 300% Increase in Demand for VR

Whilst the biggest virtual reality (VR) news generally tends to revolve around high-end head-mounted displays (HMDs), it’s mobile VR that’s driving …

Samsung Gear VR

Firebase to the Rescue: Dynamic Routing via Hosting + Functions Integration

❤ Firebase<p>Firebase has single-handedly reignited my relationship with web development. Instead of building a frontend and backend for every project, …

JavaScript

Google Photos Update Brings Android, iOS Suggested Sharing, Shared Libraries And Other Features

Google has just updated its photo sharing service — Google Photos. The company has rolled out two new features which had been announced at the Google …

Google

Behind Fx Goby's opening animation for Google I/O, telling the cinematic journey of an idea

To open this year’s Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, the organisers screened an animated film to a crowd of 7,000 plus a …

Google

Android O could be called ‘Oatmeal Cookie’, source code mentions reveal

Google's newest operating system, <b>Android O</b>, could be called 'Oatmeal Cookie' instead of the rumoured 'Oreo', as per Android source code mentions. The …

Google

Google's job listings search is now open to all job search sites & developers

Do you have job listings you want to surface higher in Google? Google now has new structured data support of job listings.

Google

Google For Jobs Launched

Google announced their new Google for Jobs feature at their Google I/O Developer Conference and now the company has launched their new Google for …

Google

Google for Jobs is ready to get you hired

Google's new job search feature can help close the tech talent gap by making it easier for job seekers to find the right opportunities.<p>Google for …

Employment