YouTube has just started testing a new HTML 5 video player for desktop, which features a transparent control bar that hides itself when it’s not in use. The new experimental player also packs bigger and bolder icons, but sadly doesn’t appear to incorporate the extremely popular “Watch Later” button.
ComScore just released a report detailing the changes in market share amongst the most popular device and OS manufacturers over that last three months, and the results were less than shocking.
According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal earlier today, Google has a group of researchers working on future battery technology for use in its upcoming devices. The team of four reportedly got together in late 2012, with former Apple battery expert Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj at the helm.
At the end of this month, people in the United Kingdom can purchase the upcoming Chromebook Pixel (2015). Prospective buyers will be able to order the device from the online Google Store on April 21. Also, electronics retailer Dixons will carry the Chromebook Pixel (2015). The price to be paid in the United Kingdom is set at £799.
A part of the Google Cultural Institute, the Google Art Project has already been talked about quite a bit this year. Back in March, it added 5,000 new pieces of street art to its collection and even branched off a Street Wear Watchface app for Android Wear devices.
The newest feature launched today will allow museums from around the world to upload 3D objects of their prized possessions, allowing viewers to pan/tilt/zoom/etc. to their heart’s content. A large source of the already-available 200 pieces comes from the California Academy of Sciences’ animal skull collection. So for all you osteologists out there, get ready for a total time-sink!
For the first time in two years, Google is pushing out an update for its Snapseed photo editing application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings a whole host of new features, including: new tools, a fresh set of filters and a non-destructive editing mode.
Google recently announced its partnership with ChowNow to bring Google Wallet checkout support to smaller restaurant chains across the city. Today, mobile apps of Dunkin Donuts and Dominos in the U.S. have also started supporting Google Wallet, which can be used in lieu of standard credit card payment options.
If you are the owner of a 2012 Nexus 7 3G (Nakasig) then you are in for a treat today, as Google has just posted the factory image that will update your tablet to Android 5.1. There’s no news on when the update will be available OTA as yet.