Category: Tech News

Facebook’s gaming hub Fb.gg launches into beta on Android

Facebook’s gaming hub Fb.gg launches into beta on Android

This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites. The destination shows videos based on which games and streaming celebrities users follow, plus Liked Pages and Groups, and other […]

Zyl is now a nostalgia-powered photo app

Zyl is now a nostalgia-powered photo app

AI-powered photo management app Zyl is going back to the drawing board with a streamlined, more efficient redesign. The app is now focused on one thing only — resurfacing your old memories. Taking photos on a smartphone is now a daily habit. But what about looking back at photos you […]

Make your own phone with MakerPhone (some soldering required)

Make your own phone with MakerPhone (some soldering required)

There’s no shortage of interesting electronics kits out there to occupy an idle Sunday, but with this one you get a phone out of the bargain. The MakerPhone is a kit looking for funds on Kickstarter that lets you assemble a working mobile phone from a number of boards and […]

Google launches its group planning feature for Maps

Google launches its group planning feature for Maps

Earlier this year, Google announced its revamped Google Maps, which puts a stronger emphasis on discovery. Some of the features the company announced back then have already launched, including many of the promised discovery and exploration tools, but the one feature that was still missing was group planning. But you won’t […]

Inside Facebook Stories’ quest for originality amidst 300M users

Inside Facebook Stories’ quest for originality amidst 300M users

There’s a secret Facebook app called Blink. Built for employees only, it’s how the company tests new video formats it’s hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom. They range from artsy Blur effects to a way even old Android phones can use Slo-Mo. One exciting format in development offers […]

FCC cracks the whip on 5G deployment against protests of local governments

FCC cracks the whip on 5G deployment against protests of local governments

The FCC is pushing for speedy deployment of 5G networks nationwide with an order adopted today that streamlines what it perceives as a patchwork of obstacles, needless costs and contradictory regulations at the state level. But local governments say the federal agency is taking things too far. 5G networks will […]

Google Maps adds ‘Commute’ tab and music controls

Google Maps adds ‘Commute’ tab and music controls

Google just announced new features for Google Maps on Android and iOS. The update is rolling out this week and features a bunch of new features focused on commuting, music and getting more personal data from you. While Google Maps is particularly useful for road trips and vacation, the app […]

WhatsApp Rollout for Jio Phone to Start in Batches; YouTube App Launching Tomorrow

WhatsApp Rollout for Jio Phone to Start in Batches; YouTube App Launching Tomorrow

All Jio Phone users are set to receive the YouTube app on Wednesday, but not everyone will get the highly anticipated WhatsApp on the platform just yet. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced the arrival of WhatsApp and YouTube at its 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month. Users who have […]

Will Jio Phone 2 Help WhatsApp, YouTube Reach the Next Billion Users in India?

Will Jio Phone 2 Help WhatsApp, YouTube Reach the Next Billion Users in India?

As Reliance Jio readies itself for the Jio Phone 2 flash sale, the biggest news for all Jio Phone users lies beyond hardware. WhatsApp on Jio Phone is that bit of news, and the latest update is that the app may not be available to all Jio Phone users from […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 review

There are no secrets in consumer electronics anymore. Sometimes it’s the fault of flubs and flaws and leakers. Sometimes it’s by design. In the case of the Galaxy Note 9, it’s a little bit of both. The Galaxy S9 wasn’t the blockbuster Samsung’s shareholders were expecting, so the company understandably […]

Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive

Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive

Zombie-like passive consumption of static video is both unhealthy for viewers and undifferentiated for the tech giants that power it. That’s set Facebook on a mission to make video interactive, full of conversation with broadcasters and fellow viewers. It’s racing against Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat to become where people […]

HQ Trivia downloads spiral downward as it hits Apple TV

HQ Trivia downloads spiral downward as it hits Apple TV

HQ Trivia’s app store ranking has continued to sink the past three months, but it’s hoping a new version on your television could revitalize growth. HQ today launched an Apple TV app that lets users play the twice-daily live quiz game alongside iOS Android players. “Everything about the game is […]

On your mark, get set, go! Stay up to speed with the 2018 Asian Games

On your mark, get set, go! Stay up to speed with the 2018 Asian Games

After 56 years, the Asian Games are coming back to Indonesia. This Saturday, thousands of athletes from 45 nations in Asia will go for gold in Jakarta and Palembang, the two cities hosting the games this year. Here are some ways you can get in on the action. Track your […]

Getting started with Google Analytics for Firebase

Getting started with Google Analytics for Firebase

With Google Analytics for Firebase, you can understand and measure the impact of your mobile app or apps on your business. And with the Firebase updates announced earlier this year, we’re bringing even more depth and analysis capabilities to Google Analytics for Firebase—including project level reporting and flexible filters. We […]

Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 3GB RAM Variant, Nokia 5.1 Go on Sale in India Today: Price, Specifications

Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 3GB RAM Variant, Nokia 5.1 Go on Sale in India Today: Price, Specifications

Nokia brand licensee HMD Global on Sunday made the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1’s 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, and Nokia 5.1 available to buy in India. To recall, the three smartphones were launched by the Finnish company in India on Thursday, and are also known as the Nokia 2 (2018), […]

Google launches Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at celebs and public figures

Google launches Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at celebs and public figures

Google has launched a new video-based Q&A app called Cameos on the App Store, which allows people to answer questions about themselves, then share those answers directly on Google. The app is aimed at celebrities and other public figures, who are often the subject of people’s Google searches. With the […]

Samsung announces Spotify as its go-to music partner

Samsung announces Spotify as its go-to music partner

Samsung didn’t just unveil new devices like the Galaxy Home, the Galaxy Watch and of course the new Galaxy Note 9 at its Unpacked event this morning — it also announced a partnership with Spotify. The goal is to create a seamless cross-device listening experience on Samsung devices, including the […]

Musical.ly investor bets on internet radio with $17M deal for Korea’s Spoon Radio

Musical.ly investor bets on internet radio with $17M deal for Korea’s Spoon Radio

One of the early backers of Musical.ly, the short video app that was acquired for $1 billion, is making a major bet that internet radio is one of the next big trends in media. Goodwater Capital, one of a number of backers that won big when ByteDance acquired Musical.ly last […]

Dropbox is crashing despite beating Wall Street expectations, announces COO Dennis Woodside is leaving

Dropbox is crashing despite beating Wall Street expectations, announces COO Dennis Woodside is leaving

Back when Dennis Woodside joined Dropbox as its chief operating officer more than four years ago, the company was trying to justify the $10 billion valuation it had hit in its rapid rise as a Web 2.0 darling. Now, Dropbox is a public company with a nearly $14 billion valuation, […]

7 takeaways from Samsung Unpacked 2018

7 takeaways from Samsung Unpacked 2018

Samsung introduced a wide range of gadgets and upgrades today at its Unpacked event in Brooklyn. The overarching theme of the event centered on increased productivity throughout its connected ecosystem with performance improvements across the board. Here are seven takeaways from Samsung Unpacked: 1. Note 9 rumors are confirmed Samsung’s […]