Google I/O celebrates milestone with new features and future plans

Google IO 2017Google I/O kicked off with a celebration, commemorating the launch and growth of their Android device, which has now reached two billion active monthly Android users. Some new announcements were made for the special occasion.

More Progress With Android Integration

The biggest announcement at Google I/O was about the progress with integration of Android as the platform for multiple devices. While not as sexy as some of the others that were talked about, it is certainly the farthest reaching.

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What you need to know about WannaCry and the Ransomware Attack

  • 16/05/2017 at 00:32 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

WannaCry RansomwareNo doubt you’ve heard about the ransomware attack know as WannaCry that hit computers across the world over the weekend. But, what was it, where did it come from, how was it stopped and how can you protect yourself, your company and your information?

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Google vows to end Android Fragmentation with Project Treble

  • 14/05/2017 at 23:27 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Android LogoAndroid users have long had an issue with updates for their phones, something that Google has not found a way to fix despite all its efforts. Now, it looks like Google might finally have an answer to the problem of Android fragmentation called Project Treble.

What’s happened to Google is that the updating of Android OS is not very good. The newest version, Nougat, is only on 7% of all Android phones. More users are using Jelly Bean, meaning that any new features or functions that app developers can utilize are kind of useless. Also, if you think about the recent ransomware attack on Windows PC, it is important for users to have the latest updates for their security.

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Ohmni: the robot that promises to keep families connected

  • 13/05/2017 at 18:26 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Ohmni RobotA new IndieGogo backed campaign is promising to deliver a user friendly, mobile robot that helps keeps families connected. Ohmni is a ninth generation concept only being launched now, after two long years of work, design changes, and proofs of concept.

It is an impressive bit of technology. The robot is a human-height, easily maneuverable robot with an adjustable screen. It was built to be user friendly in the extreme, giving the operator the power to control the device through their computer. You just connect to WIFI, call in, and the robot activates. You control the motion, moving it from room to room.

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Developers can now make voice apps for Microsoft Cortana

  • 11/05/2017 at 01:09 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Microsoft Cortana AssistantMicrosoft has announced that they are launching a public preview of Cortana Skills Kit. This will allow developers to begin making their own voice activated applications for the digital assistant.

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New Amazon Echo Show to give free calls, among other features

  • 09/05/2017 at 23:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Amazon Echo ShowThe Amazon Echo has been one of the more popular smarthome devices released over the last few years. Now the company hopes the latest incarnation will make up for what the short-lived smartphone under their brand lacked.

With the Fire phone, there just wasn’t enough traction to ever get a phone service off the ground for the massive online retailer. The Amazon Echo could be a better bet, as it allows for the expanded capabilities of their smarthome flagship. Free calls is enticing, especially with the Echo Show as the latest version, providing a 7″ high definition screen.

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What’s new with Nintendo 2DS XL

  • 03/05/2017 at 00:04 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gaming

Nintendo 2DS XLNintendo has been riding high on the release of both their Nintendo Switch and the 3DS XL, a larger screened, updated version of their current handheld line. So it was with some surprise that they announced the 2DS XL, a two-dimensional, cheaper version of its 3D predecessor.

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