Google Announces Custom Watch Faces for Android Wear

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Here’s some good news for Android Wear users. Google has today announced a significant update to the platform which includes the rollout of dozens of new watch faces, and an official Watch Face API, allowing developers to create and release their own custom designs. You can find the new watch faces in a new section […]

Android Wear Update Adds GPS Support and Offline Music Playback

Sony SmartWatch 3

Four months on from its release, Google today announced the first major update to Android Wear. In a post on the official Android Blog, the company revealed that it’s introducing support for GPS and offline music playback to the wearable platform. Providing your Android Wear-based smartwatch has a built in GPS sensor, you will be […]

Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus 6, and More

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Google isn’t much for events when it comes to the Nexus line. Despite the soft launches, the October Nexus announcement hasn’t lacked for gravitas. This year isn’t any different. In fact, it might be the biggest Nexus event yet. Literally, with the products announced. This year, Android-L officially became 5.0 Lollipop, the first Nexus phablet: […]

New Google Views Service Allows Another Way to Share Pictures

Google Views web page

If you post publicly viewable pictures containing location information on your Google+ account, you may have gotten a Google+ notification that some of your pictures were chosen to be shown in Google Views and Maps. The announcement of Views was made rather quietly through a Google+ post in the Google Maps Views community. Views is […]

Amazon Buys Twitch for Just Under a Billion Dollars

Cali Lewis on GeekBeat Episode 896

We’ll be at the Samsung event in Berlin, Twitch now belongs to Amazon, wearable tech from Ralph Lauren on the tennis court, OTA recording from Tivo, and a great flash for photographers on a budget!

Amazon Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

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Not very long ago it seemed like Google was set to acquire gaming streaming service Twitch for $1 billion. Then Twitch announced it was shutting down its Justin.TV unit. Now the company has confirmed that it has indeed been acquired. However, we were dead wrong about it being Google. Instead, Twitch is set to become […]