Google is upgrading Google Maps, where in the near future Google roll out an update that will give users of Google Maps live guidance to your destination as well as interactive real-time notifications.
The goal of this update is to provide real-time updates to the user making for a more informative and user friendly trip. Google will make these updates for the trip appear within the Google Maps application as well as on the Android lock screen.
If real-time updates are what Google is aiming for, then the understanding of the update would be that Google desires to be able to let the user know throughout their journey that they need to get off at the next stop, depending on their form of transportation.
There is no date for when this update is to hit Android devices but it is assumed that it will most likely be rolled out Google powered devices first.
Netflix has acquired a new asset to their highly anticipated Witcher series that we are slowly learning about. According to Variety, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has joined the team for the Netflix show as a writer, but the news has yet to be officially confirmed by Netflix.
What is officially confirmed though is that Netflix is working with Polish company Platige Films, this company produced the incredible trailer "The Trail" for the award-winning Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.
Unfortunately, we do not know much about the show, so little in fact we don't even know who Geralt is going to be played by, or any of the other pivotal characters involved in his story.
Celebrity information is quite abundant on the Internet but it's about to get a whole lot easier, Google will be adding a feature to mobile searches in the US that will allow celebrities to answer questions based off Google users searches. These questions will be answered in a selfie-style video and already have stars such as Will Ferrell, Seth MacFarlane and James Franco on board.
Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mark Wahlberg, Dominique Ansel and Jonathan Yeo are also going to answering questions on launch, this may not be a lot of celebrities now but Google says that there will be more to come "in the next few months."
Having celebrities answering the most popular questions of them from Google Search means that anyone that specifically follows an actor/actress will now be swayed into using Google rather than Bing or FireFox. Effectively by doing this Google has brought the gap between everyday people and celebrities just that little bit more closer together, allowing for people to connect with their favorite celebrity across a convenient platform.
Google has officially removed desktop Chrome Apps from the Chrome Web Store, the only features that are left are the option of theme customization and Extensions. Last year Google announced in their Chromium Blog that they would be discontinuing Chrome Apps from the Web Store, saying that sometime in mid 2018 users of Google Chrome will not be able to load or use any apps.
"In the second half of 2017, the Chrome Web Store will no longer show Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux, but will continue to surface extensions and themes. In early 2018, users on these platforms will no longer be able to load Chrome apps."
This removal by Google is only going to be affecting 1% of Google Chrome users, as it is stated in the Chromium Blog across Linux, Windows and Mac only 1% of users actually used Google Apps. For those wondering if Apps will be completely removed from all Google devices fret not, Google Apps will still be available to Chrome OS-powered devices such as Chromebooks.
NeoGAF is offline after its owner Tyler "Evilore" Malka has had sexual assault allegations thrown at him, with Malka stepping down and the future of the site in serious jeopardy.
Only hours ago, sexual assault allegations began hitting the internet, with posts suggesting Malka made "unwanted sexual advances against an individual", reports US Gamer. The moderation and admin members of NeoGAF sided with the victim, stepping down from the site, forcing it to shutdown. NeoGAF users were also protesting the site, and its owner, before the plug was pulled.
NeoGAF is reportedly preparing a statement that we'll update the article with when it happens. This is big news, as NeoGAF is one of the largest gaming communities online, with a heap of breaking news and content flowing from the site over the years.
In somewhat of a conflict of interest, Gaming Media giants IGN have acquired Humble Bundle, the discounted gaming, book and software retailer that has raised over $106 million for charity since its inception 7 years ago.
Humble Bundle posted a blog post, Jeffrey Rosen- Humble Bundle cofounder and CEO said "Announcing our biggest bundle ever: Humble Bundle is proudly joining the IGN family! We will continue to bring you all of our humble products, but with more resources and help from IGN."
"We chose IGN because they really understand our vision, share our passion for games, and believe in our mission to promote awesome digital content while helping charity. I can't think of a better partner than IGN to help Humble Bundle continue our quest."
Prime Day is July 11th and Amazon is planning to celebrate its annual Prime Day for its customers with secret in-store deals at their physical book store locations.
While Amazon doesn't have many book store locations, we found out that they will be having some secret unadvertised sales in store that won't be available on Amazon.com's own online Prime Day celebration.
These in-person deals include:
- $100 off an Xbox One 1TB Forza Horizon 3 Edition
- In-stock Nintendo Switch consoles (for those that haven't found any)
- Heavy discounts on Phillips Hue Lights
- Osmo Kids Toys
- ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide
Netflix is ramping up for a big month, with 25 new original TV shows next month alone - including the first two installments of the huge return of Dave Chappelle, a deal that will see Chappelle earning $60 million.
As for the new shows, this is what to expect, and their debut dates - the asterix means they're feature-length films:
- Chewing Gum, season 2 (April 4th)
- Louis C.K. 2017 (April 4th)
- El Faro De Las Orcas (April 7th)*
- Dawn of the Croods, season 3 (April 7th)
- The Get Down: Part 2 (April 7th)
- Win It All (April 7th)
- Chelsea, season 2 (April 14th)
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (April 14th)
- Sandy Wexler (April 14th)*
- Slam (April 15th)*
- Lucas Brothers: On Drugs (April 18th)
- Bill Nye Saves the World, season 1 (April 21st)
- Girlboss, season 1 (April 21st)
- Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, season 1 (April 21st)
- The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, season 4 (April 21st)
- Sand Castle (April 21st)*
- Tales by Light, season 2 (April 21st)
- Tramps (April 21st)*
- The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (April 25th)*
- Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (April 25th)
- Las Chicas del Cable, season 1 (April 27th)
- Casting JonBenet (April 28th)
- Dear White People, season 1 (April 28th)
- Rodney King (April 28th)*
- Small Crimes (April 28th)*
There are a lot of online platforms and apps that let you listen to the radio stations around the world, but Radio Garden, a Dutch project, shows the radio stations around the globe on one interactive map. Basically, it's the Google Maps for radio stations.
When you open the page, you will see our planet and green dots. Each green dot represents a radio station. The page will automatically start playing a radio station that is closest to your location. But then, you can spin the globe, click the green dot and listen to radio stations in any part of the world.
From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from 'home' from thousands of miles away - or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.
YouTube has announced that it now supports 4K livestreaming, right up to 60FPS - in both 360-degree and standard video formats.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that YouTube rolled out its 4K HDR support, leaving content creators with the wide variety of formats that are now filled to the brim with 4K 60FPS, HDR, and 4K 60FPS 360-degree content.
The one big point that 4K 60FPS is going to do for people is that content creators can livestream the highest quality video available on YouTube, which should lead to us receiving broadcast-quality content on-the-go.