This Week In Tech 05/13-05/20/2017

This week Google hosted their I/O conference, HTC announced their U11 phone, right to repair is in, Nintendo hosted another Direct, Biz Stone is back at Twitter. 

At I/O Google announced lots of updates to Google Assistant, Photos, and lots more. They also announced Google Lens. For more information go to my post about I/O. And also lots of stuff, this summer Google Home is coming to Canada, Australia and a couple of other countries. Android also got some updates (the beta version of Android O is out you can enroll at android.com/beta

On Tuesday HTC announced the HTC U11. It features Edge Sense that feature does stuff when you squeeze the sides of the phone. It has a 5.5 inch screen, a 12 megapixel rear camera and a 16 megapixel front camera, quick charge. Starting at $650 for 64 GB. 

Whats New In Android Google I/O 217

Features

  • pocture in picture in all apps
  • multi display
  • motification channels:
    • allow you to set specific types of notifications fromspecific apps
    • examples
      • A personal user account including 2 notification channels:
        • Notifications of new comments on your posts.
        • Notifications recommending posts by your contacts.
      • A business user account including 2 notification channels:
        • Notifications of new comments on your posts.
        • Notifications recommending posts by your contacts
    • what specific channels can do
      • Importance
      • Sound
      • Lights
      • Vibration
      • Show on lockscreen
      • Override do not disturb

 

Nintendo Direct 05/17/2017

Today Nintendo hosted a Direct focused on Arms

 

the grand prix was announced as the single player game mode

In verus mode you have:

fight which is just 10n1

team battle which is 2on2

hoops which is basketball

and lots more

in the arm getter you use in game currency to win new arms. if you get arms that you already have you level up.

new fighter Helix is a “failed lab experiment” is a fighter that can stretch his whole body.

in battle mode you have grand prix

online or party mode can support 2 players on 10 switches

and ranked matches return from splatoon

upto 8 system (1 player per system) local multiplayer

free updates with new fighters, new stages and new arms will come out even after launch

arms testpunches on

North America:

  • Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28
  • Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4

Europe:

  • Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28
  • Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4

in other non arms related direct news

in splatoon 2 news

there is now a trailer for the single player mode

link to the direct

also in my Google I/O article I forgot to link the the keynote.

link to the Keynote:http://bit.ly/IO2017Key

Watch for more firm Google I/O

Google’s I/O playlist: http://bit.ly/GIO2017Playlist

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This Week In Tech 05/07-05/13/2017

This week amazon announced the Echo Look and the Echo Show. Microsoft hosted their build confrence and announced that they will realese a competitor to the echo.

Last Tuesday Amazon announced that they will be realecing two new Echo devices at the end of june. The Echo Look is a artificually inteligent camera with alexa style check which basically is meant to tell you if your clothes look good on you, and the Echo Show which is an Echo with a screen meant for the kitchen that has a screen and a webcam. They also announced that all Echo devices will get voice calling and the Show will get video calling.

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Last week Microsoft hosted thier Build confrence from Wendsday to Firday. They announced that iTunes

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Google I/O 2017

On wednesday Google hosted their I/O conference where they announced

In stats they announced that they passed 2 billion active android users. Last year youtube passed 1 billion hours watched last year

In products gmail on android and iOS will now have smart replies

In android google lens allows identifies stuff like restaurants and passwords form routers from photos(the router password probably uses data from the device) when it sees a restraint sign it uses your location to bring up information about the restaurant like reviews. This would be in the photos app. Google Assistant will be coming to Android Auto later this month. Finally notification badges are coming to android. Password autofill also coming. Maps, Netflix and, more are getting picture and picture. In Android security, Google Play Protect is the service that has been protecting android users from bad apps. In Android battery, Android Vitals  dev tools to indicate how much battery their apps use. GBoard now supports transliteration

Google also talked about their autodraw AI software which predicts what you’re drawing while you’re drawing. Try it at autodraw.com. Tell me how it turns out.

In the realm of Google Assistant you can now get it on any android phone. Google Assistant can now be used on text and also use Google Lens. Now Google Assistant can be used on iPhone. For all you developers Assistant can now be emended into devices other than phones like appliances. Actions On Google is like Alexa Skills but lots more and payments also on phones. This summer Google Home will be available in Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and, Japan. Voice calling coming to Google Home can call ANY LANDLINE FOR FREE!!!!! (US and Canada only) you can set it to dial from your phone number by voice recognition. Spotify free and soundcloud support.

In Google Photos, now you can make photo books in Google Photos. Suggested Sharing predicts who you’d want to share photos with. Here’s how Google explains shared libraries

In YouTube, on YouTube you will now be able to view 360 video on TVs. They also announced that they will release an API for SuperChat

In VR,  Samsung is adding DayDream to the S8 and S8+. Google announced standalone Daydream devices. HTC will be building one.

You will be able to access all of google’s AI information at google.ai

Public Beta avalible today at android.com/beta

 

This Week In Tech 04/30-05/06/2017

This microsoft hosted their EDU event. Pokémon was inducted into the video game hall of fame, Turkish courts vote on censorship of Wikipedia, 

On Tuesday Microsoft hosted an event I didn’t write about it because I was really busy. They announced the Surface Laptop, Microsoft Teams for Schools, and lots more. A link to an article about the event by The Verge will be at the end of this article

In other news Pokémon is one of this years inductees in to the Video Games Hall Of Fame. Also before I forget Microsoft announced that they are having an event in Shanghai on May 23rd. 

The Turkish government this week decided to censor Wikipedia because they claim that Wikipedia pages connect the country to terrorism. 

In the week ahead in the case of this blog I’ll try to finally get my Nintendo Switch review out and start posting more. Google I/ O is coming up in a couple of weeks so there should be lots more content by than. 

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