Monday, May 23, 2016

Updated Boosted Boards, Google I/O Recap, Android "Daydream" VR


Stories mentioned:

Chrome OS is getting Android apps and the Play Store
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11690982/chrome-os-android-app-support-play-store

Android Wear 2.0 coming this fall with improved messaging, smarter fitness and better battery life - CNET
http://www.cnet.com/news/android-wear-2-google-smartwatches-update/#ftag=CADf328eec

Waze is coming to Android Auto
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11693218/android-auto-waze-app-support-announced-google-io-2016

Duo is Google’s brand new video calling app
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/05/18/google-duo-android-ios/

Google Home will take on Echo to be your at-home assistant
http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/18/google-home-virtual-assistant/

Google's spruced-up digital assistant wants to chat you up - CNET
http://www.cnet.com/news/googles-spruced-up-digital-assistant-wants-to-chat-you-up/#ftag=CADf328eec

Daydream is Google’s Android-powered VR platform
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11683536/google-daydream-virtual-reality-announced-android-n-io-2016

Google's VR platform includes partnerships with HBO, Ubisoft, the NBA, and more
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11686236/google-daydream-virtualy-reality-apps-announced-nyt-netflix-hulu-imax-io-2016

Google reveals plans for new VR headset and motion controller
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11683230/google-vr-headset-motion-controller-announced-io-2016

Disney puts all of its movie VR experiences in a single app
http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/16/disney-puts-all-of-its-movie-vr-experiences-in-a-single-app/

NVIDIA's Ansel game camera placed me in 'The Witcher 3' with VR
http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/17/nvidia-ansel-game-camera-hands-on/

HTC will bring Android N to the HTC 10, One A9, One M9 - CNET
http://www.cnet.com/news/htc-will-bring-android-n-to-the-htc-10-one-a9-one-m9/#ftag=CADf328eec

Sony Releases Video to Promote SteadyShot on the Xperia X
http://news.softpedia.com/news/sony-releases-video-for-promoting-steadyshot-on-the-xperia-x-504280.shtml

Sony's XA Ultra takes 16-megapixel stabilized selfies
http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/17/sony-xperia-xa-ultra-selfies/

Moto G and Moto G Plus announced: bigger and pricier
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/5/17/11689136/moto-g-plus-announced-india

Boosted's new electric skateboards are water-resistant and have longer range options
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11705930/boosted-new-electric-skateboard-upgrade-water-resistant-bluetooth

Amazon gives Alexa more control of your Fire TV
http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/17/amazon-fire-tv-more-alexa/

Amazon's latest Dash Button can be programmed for any task you want
http://www.windowscentral.com/amazons-latest-dash-button-can-be-programmed-any-task-you-want

Yi action camera updates original with 4K video
http://www.dpreview.com/news/8382440790/xiaomi-yi-ii-action-camera-updates-original-with-4k-video-faster-sensor

Watch This Drone Land on Walls and Ceilings Like an Insect
http://gizmodo.com/watch-this-drone-land-on-walls-and-ceilings-like-an-ins-1776680072