One of the big beneficiaries of the second presidential debate that was held this past Sunday is YouTube. According to YouTube, the debate itself generated some huge gains in viewership numbers and the interest in Trump v. Clinton is rubbing off on content producers who are creating videos related to the election. Read more
It seems that Oculus has disabled the Gear VR application for Galaxy Note 7 handsets. It’s a good move from the company in order to keep consumers safe. With the handset having a tendency to randomly explode, using it for virtual reality just a few inches from your face probably isn’t a good idea.
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Cyanogen Inc. is going through a minor restructuring on the executive level. The company’s CEO, Kirt McMaster, is stepping down from his lead role so that the Cyanogen will be able to refocus on its efforts.
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Okay, so “RIP Hangouts” is probably a slight exaggeration, but it’s clear that the focus for Google is going to be on Allo and Duo going forward, not their older messaging platform. We’ve seen it happen with Google+ where the service exists without really being put front and center, and we’re probably going to see it again. Read more
The popular health and fitness app is getting creative with help from Google’s music streaming service.
Google Cast is a simple technology that enables you to connect your phone, tablet, or computer to a variety of entertainment devices to stream various video and audio content. The Google Cast app is a one stop shop for discovering all sorts of things to cast, and now it appears that Google is planning to expand on the services the app offers as it will soon be renamed to Google Home.
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That headline probably seems like a “well, duh” moment, but when Google first launched Android Pay, they let users migrate all of their cards over from Google Wallet. That included some cards from banks that don’t officially support Android Pay, which everyone knew was going to be a problem sooner or later, especially after Google Wallet was officially axed. Read more
Facebook today announced Marketplace, a way to make buying and selling goods within your community a whole lot easier than before. Previously, Facebook users would create “swap” or buy and sell groups to exchange goods within their communities. A user would post something for sale and other users would express interest in buying it. After that, the buyer and seller would arrange a place to meet to conduct the exchange or transaction.
But now, Facebook Marketplace is here to make the whole ordeal smoother and more organized. Hit the break for all the great details.
Picking a good VPN is always tough, but being able to save some cash the subscription can certainly make the decision easier. Right now, for instance, you can save 75% off of a lifetime subscription to OneVPN, which will cover your internet browsing for years. Read more
Meerkat, the application that let you broadcast live video to your Twitter or Facebook followers (think Periscope) has been removed from mobile platforms. Users will no longer be able to download the fabled app from 2015 on iOS or Android.