Twitter now has an Android TV app, bringing all of its amazing video content straight to your living room’s HDTV. By saying amazing, I’m being somewhat sarcastic, considering Twitter’s video content is only as good as the content that its users provide to followers.
While Twitter does have agreements to stream Thursday Night Football and plenty of election coverage, the rest of the media available on the site is pretty much all user generated. (more…)
The OpenTable app for Android is getting an update, one that might lead to new and exciting dining experiences in your area. Speaking personally, I find myself staying pretty safe in terms of cuisine and locale, so I don’t find myself eating at unfamiliar places all too often. However, with the new Discover tab in the latest version of OpenTable, that might change. (more…)
Google is introducing a complete overhaul for the Newsstand experience this week, one which focuses on personalization, rich media, and an extension to the world wide web. (more…)
This isn’t necessarily Android-related at the moment, but Google just released Google Earth VR on HTC Vive, and man, it’s pretty awesome. Earth feels like a service that was built years ago in preparation for the arrival of virtual reality, so with a machine like Vive powering it, you can travel across the globe and see some amazing sights, all from your own home. (more…)
Google is spicing up conversations in Allo today through a new update. We’re talking about the perfect emoji or sticker, joining the Fantastic Beasts hype, and customizing your chats with themes. (more…)
Google announced a big update to its Translate service today that involves Neural Machine Translation. That sounds like some future AI, machine learning science, secretive robotic madness, and it may very well be, but it also means Google Translate is going to get a whole lot better everywhere you use it. (more…)
In a new update for Facebook Messenger, the messaging service now works for users of Android Auto, bringing all of your conversations straight to your car’s dashboard.
With the update, once connected to your car or using Android Auto’s new standalone mode, notifications from Messenger will appear, with three options following. Users can have the message read back to them over the speakers, reply with a canned response (“sorry, I’m driving right now”), or dictate a reply. (more…)
Google Fiber’s deployment into new markets has been paused for now, but that hasn’t stopped Google from working on the service in areas it already exists. For example, today, Google Fiber TV gets a shiny new app!
Google says that the new Fiber TV app lets you both play and record favorite shows, sports, and movies with a single tap. It also shows you the next episodes of your favorite series, listings of sports as they are happening live with options to record them, more personalized recommendations, and will recommend recordings on your DVR. (more…)