This Week In Tech 05/13-05/19/2017

This week in tech Google announced Google One. YouTube retooled Red, Sony is ging to be ending manufacturing of Vita game cards, the Xbox adaptive controller, Paypal aquires iZettle, Intel 10nm chip.

Google announced Google One a new cloud storage service. Google One ism’t Drive and storage is cheaper. There are also a whole bunch of other perks. Here’s a link to a TechCrunch article about Google One: https://tcrn.ch/2kaBzk3

YouTube is ending YouTube Red but not really. YouTube Red is being split into two it will become a Sporify like music service and YouTube Premium wich is the rest of YouTube Red.

Earlier this week Sony told Kotaku that they are going to end production of physical game cards for the PlayStation Vita at then end of their 2018 fiscal year (March 31, 2019).

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Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members: https://reut.rs/2IWoBV4

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Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices for Prime members https://reut.rs/2IWoBV4
Say hello to Google One https://tcrn.ch/2kaBzk3
YouTube Unveils New Streaming Service http://bit.ly/2ITVqBW
Sony Ends Production Of Physical Vita Games http://bit.ly/2IU91Jy
Xbox Adaptive Controller http://bit.ly/2rViMNW
PayPal Aquires iZettle https://nyti.ms/2Gy6Sy5
Intel finally made a 10nm processor https://engt.co/2wWqsV5
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Google I/O 2018 Keynote

Yesterday Google held their annual I/O event. they made lots of cool and innovative announcment. Waymo was also there. But there were no hardware announcments (other than that the Smart Displays that were announced in January at CES are realecing in July), guess we’d have to wait til the fall.

The first thing that was announced is that Gboard will soon support Morse Code. Then they announced a bunch of updates to GMail including autocomplete in gmail web (it includes calender events, addresses from your contacts, etc). Google Photos cane enxt with the introduction of Suggested sharing and AI reccomended edits.

Now for Google News, the first thing they talked about was the Google News Inisutive. Then they talked a redesign for the Google News app.

A new initutive was talked about a little bit. DIgital Wellbeing is going to introduce a device tracking usage dashboard in android, break reminders  and wind down mode which when active turns your phone screen greyscale at night.

Google Assistant is what cane next. Wavenet is a new “more realistic” voice system. Then they announced Cuntinued Conversation and Multiple Actions which are exactly what they sound like. Asistant will have a new UI that takes advantage of the whole screen. Assistant will be coming to Navigation in Google Maps. Assistant now can make automated reservations over the phone for yuo/. Goggle Lens is getting an update so you can copy text out of it.

Now finally for Android, adaptive brightness was the first feature. Introducing App. Actions basically predictions of certain in app actions and Slices basically pieces of an app that apear riht in search. heres a list of new UI features:

  • swipe up once for suggrsted apps
  • swipe up twice for all apps
  • swipe home button sideways to go throuh
  • if rotation is locked when you rotatea new button in dock
  • shush phone by flipping it over

Next they talked about a couple of software updates to Maps. They are developing an AR mode in Maps which you use the camera. and coming soon the For Me tab which is exactly what it sounds like.

The last thing announced was that Waymo is launchin publically later this year.

 

Samsung Mobile World Congress 2018

Dj Koh is the first to be called up. Samsung will announce the S9 and S9+ today. Both phones will have the new SmartThings app, Bixby, and more.

The S9 and S9+ will have a headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging. The phone has the Infinity (edge to edge) display. They annoucned (security system name) uses face recognition and iris scannert. THe camera has an auto detect mode. AR Emojis. The S9 will be compatible with ARCore

Specs

Catogory S9 S9+
Camera Dual Apirchure, 960 FPS slo-mo Dual Apirchure, 960 FPS slo-mo, dual camera
Menory Dolby Atmos Dolby Atmos
Storage expandable storage expandable storage
Price $720 $840
Realese Date Preorder Now, Avalible March 165h Preorder Now, Avalible March 165h

This Week In Tech 01/14-01/20/2018

This week Nintendo announced a new product This week marks the end of support of Windows 8.1. Google Fi and Amazon Prime both getting price changes.

This week Nintendo announced Labo a very interesting product. It is a series cardboard building kits that interact with the Nintendo Switch. Theres a piano kit that works with the Ir sencor in the joycon.

Google is changing the price model of their Fi phone carier. Fi is introducing Bill protection which linits your bill at $60, Fi charges a flat  $20 monthly and $10 per GB, now you’ll get charged to a monthly limit of $60, but after 15GB of usage you’ll be slowed down. Amazon is also raising the price of their prime service by $2.

Nintendo Labo https://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-nintendo-labo-a-wild-new-experiment-1822172429

The End Of Windows 8.1 https://www.pcworld.com/article/3247661/windows/microsoft-is-shutting-down-its-free-upgrade-from-windows-81-to-windows-10-in-24-hours.html

Nintendo Direct 01/11/2018

With a great trailer they announced that Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nay 25th it will include the previously realeced DLC.

The next thing that was announced was that The World Ends With You Remix sometine this year

Kirby Star Allies Comes out March 23rd

The Deffinitive Edition of Legend Of Zelda Spinoff Hyrule Wariors is coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring

Msrio Tennis Aces is a new Mario Tennis game coming to Switch this Spring.

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is coming to Switch on May 5th.

Payday 2 Coming to Switch Febuary 27th

Not part of the Nintendp Direct but today Nintendo Of America announced that Detective Pikachu is coming out March 23rd on 3DS

Link To The Direct

Samsung CES 2018

The first thing that was announced was that starting this spring all Samsung IOT devices will be compatable with the SmartThings app. Tied to that they announced the SmartThings Cloud(it will work with all Harmin devices.).Bixby is becoming predictive by 2020 all Samsung devices will have Bixby.

TVs

They announced the universal TV guide on their smart TVs it allows you to see a TV guide like interface for streaming and also SmartThings. Bixby is also coming to Samsungs smart TVs

Computers

Samsung announced the Notebook 910 The S-Pen Is compatible with it. The next thing they announced was the Samsung Flip. The Filp is a portable digital whiteboard

LG CES 2018

This year at CES LG is focusing on AI with the announcement of their ThinQ AI platform. Thsi paltform can be intgrated with stuff from other brands.

The LG Cloi is  smart home robot like Jibo. It uses AI intigrations to learn your habbits. Theres also the LG styler which is a clothing steamer it uses NFC to detect whzt settings to set the Styler to.

They also showed off the LG smart fridge. This seams to be a lot better than Samsung’s. It can bring up recapies, notes, your calender, and more. This fridge also files customer service erquests when an issuse is detected with AI.

In the livong room they have the AI TV which seams to have features simmilar to the 4th Gen Apple TV. It can automatically turn off at the end of a show. It has Google Assistant fully intigrated

They also showed off a couple of concept robots. A shopping cart robot, a porter robot, and a restraunt server robot. The shopping cart robot is interesting because it has