Tag: Dev

Cloud

AWS signs Java ‘father’ James Gosling

Amazon Web Services has added another computer science heavyweight to its employee roster. James Gosling, often referred to as the “Father of Java,” announced on Facebook Monday that he would be joining the cloud provider as a distinguished engineer. Gosling came up with the original design of Java and implemented its first compiler and virtual machine…

Tech

Google Assistant voice apps arrive on Android and iPhone — here’s what they can do

Google released its standalone Google Assistant iPhone app  on Wednesday and made it possible for both Android and iOS smartphone users to access voice apps made by third-party developers. These changes were two of about a dozen major Google Assistant announcements made this week at I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. Since the launch of the Actions on Google…

Cloud

AI Weekly: Google shifts from mobile-first to AI-first world

Here’s this week’s newsletter: “An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world,” declared Google CEO Sundar Pichai, summarizing the Google I/O 2017 keynote yesterday. His description of the changes underway at his company apply to nearly every business today. Almost all of Google’s announcements touched on AI in one way…

Tech

Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages

Telegram Messenger today announced a series of new features, most notably the ability to make orders and purchases through a bot, and share one-minute long video messages. “Currently, most of the payments are handled by Stripe, but Telegram Bot Payments are a platform for payment providers all over the world,” read a Telegram blog post…

Tech

Google: Daydream has ‘more than 150 apps’

At Google I/O 2017 developer conference yesterday, the company announced a standalone Daydream VR headset in partnership with Qualcomm , with Lenovo and HTC slated to release commercial versions later this year. Today, the company shared more details, including what developers can expect in Daydream 2.0 . Google also shared a small tidbit: Developers have…

Mobile

What should you expect from Microsoft at E3? GamesBeat Decides

The Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow grows ever closer, and we must face it with brave, determined resolve. This week on the GamesBeat Decides podcast , co-hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti determine whether the outlook for Microsoft’s showing at E3 is bright or bleak. We know the company is going to focus heavily on its…

Culture & Gaming

Google unveils Daydream 2.0 with standalone headset support, Cast, and a VR browser

Google is prepping big things for the future of its mobile virtual reality program. The company revealed plans to update Daydream, the hardware-software platform that powers Google’s VR services, to version 2.0 in the near future. This update, which Google is calling Daydream Euphrates, is about making VR easier to explore and experience. One of…