Tag: Videos

Nike reveals self-lacing Adapt sneakers and of course they have a smartphone app

Ever since Marty McFly put on those self-lacing trainers in Back to the Future Part II, we’ve been waiting for them to become a reality. Nike’s first attempt at such a sneaker in 2016 was the HyperAdapt 1.0, which laced automatically when you put your feet in. The 2019 Nike Adapt BB is the next […]

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Gorgeous platformer Oddmar now available on the Play Store

The creators of the highly acclaimed platformer Leo’s Fortune have released their latest endeavor on the Google Play Store. It’s called Oddmar, and if you’ve heard of it before it’s because it has been available on iOS for about nine months now. It was widely accepted as one of the best platformers released on iOS […]

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Visual Disturbances: what eye-tracking and 187 unlicensed clips reveal about change blindness and our perception of films

My most recent essay film, Visual Disturbances, premiered in the open access journal [in]Transition yesterday. This open access journal features peer reviewed academic video essays and showcases a wide variety of film and media analysis. Visual Disturbances uses some cutting-edge eye tracking visualizations to explore how film audiences both perceive and mis-perceive movies. […]

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Android Studio 3.3 includes official Navigation Editor support and more than 200 bug fixes

If you’re a developer of Android apps, there’s a good chance you use Google’s purpose-built Android Studio environment. The last update to version 3.2 came with one headline feature — App Bundles — plus a few incremental improvements, and now 3.3 has arrived. According to Google’s blog post, the newest update focuses on “refinement and […]

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This Google Home and Amazon Echo hack lets you change your voice AI hotword – but it’s far from elegant

Google and Amazon are both constantly improving the capabilities of their voice AIs, but there are some issues that tech giants have little incentive to fix. For instance, from a branding standpoint it makes no sense to let people change their assistant hotword from “Okay Google” or “Alexa” to anything else – even if that’s […]

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16 best new Android games released this week including Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, King Crusher, and Ethics: Journalist’s Way

Article Contents Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have the open beta release of Ragnarok M: Eternal Love for Western audiences, a delightful pixel-based roguelike, and an interesting card-swiping game […]

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Google is expanding Chrome’s ‘intrusive’ ad blocking to the rest of the world later this year

Last year Google rolled out what was effectively a built-in adblocker for Chrome — though it only applied to “intrusive” ads that didn’t meet the standards set by the Coalition for Better Ads. Initially, this only affected sites in North America and Europe, but yesterday the Coalition for Better Ads (read: Google) announced that it’s […]

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King Crusher is a new pixel-based roguelike from Ankama Games

Ankama Games is a consistent developer that offers a solid library of mobile games, and if you’re a fan of roguelikes, you’re going to want to take a look at the developer’s latest release King Crusher. It’s a pixel-based RPG that mixes hero collection and puzzle sliding mechanics with an honest monetization system. The result is […]

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Google Assistant has a Disney-esque musical ride at CES — see for yourself in VR

When it comes to massive trade shows like CES, many companies feel the need to get extravagant with booth installations just to stand out from the crowd. Case in point: Google set up a musical, Small World-style ride for Assistant that is the very definition of over-the-top. Thankfully, even those of us who aren’t attending […]

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[Update: Officially available] Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is available on the Play Store, but you can’t play it yet

Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is the latest mobile adaptation of the famous Korean MMORPG Ragnarok Online, and the English version just went live on the Play Store. This is a title that’s been available in Asia for some time, and it’s only just now making its way to the Play Store for Western users. The […]

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[Update: Rolling out again] Facebook Messenger’s massive UI redesign is widely rolling out and people aren’t loving it

If you weren’t among the select few that began seeing Facebook Messenger’s massive redesign (otherwise known as Messenger 4) in late September, you should see the changes shortly. Facebook is now rolling out Messenger’s new, simplified UI more widely through a server-side update.  When Facebook announced the design overhaul for Messenger during its F8 developer […]

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Google Classroom rings in the new year with fresh look and new tools

Most of us focus on the consumer or enterprise-facing products released by Google, but it actually has another big customer we often forget about: education. And to kick of 2019, Google is announcing a handful of new features for its Google Classroom product. [embedded content] In case you’re unfamiliar, Google Classroom (at its very simplest) […]

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Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings, the French fitness company that was acquired by Nokia in 2016 and then sold back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel the following year, has launched three new products at CES: the Move ECG, a fitness watch with an built-in ECG, the Withings Move, a basic analog fitness watch, and the BPM Core, a standalone […]

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Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is available on the Play Store, but you can’t play it yet

Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is the latest mobile adaptation of the famous Korean MMORPG Ragnarok Online, and the English version just went live on the Play Store. This is a title that’s been available in Asia for some time, and it’s only just now making its way to the Play Store for Western users. The […]

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Nubia Red Magic Mars gaming phone comes to North America and Europe in late January, starting at $399

Gaming smartphone fans in North America and Europe on the lookout for their next phone will soon have another option to consider. Smartphone manufacturer Nubia, the now-independent offshoot of ZTE, has a presence at CES 2019, where it’s announcing plans to sell the gaming-focused Red Magic Mars in these new regions starting January 31st.  The […]

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Alien: Blackout is a new Alien survival horror game coming to Google Play

The Alien franchise hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to video game adaptations, but that’s in the past as one of the more recently released titles Alien: Isolation was received positively by fans and critics alike, and rightfully so. It was a well-made stealth survival game that tied into one of the […]

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Showing: Emily Mae Smith @ Consortium Museum

A couple weeks ago in Dijon, France, the Consortium Museum opened the first ever institutional exhibition devoted to Emily Mae Smith. Bringing together about forty artworks made between 2014 and 2018 from private collections, the show gives a nice overview of the American artist’s recent output. Enjoy some more photos below but the video is a must […]

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Listening to Trump at half-speed “reveals how often his logic is indistinguishable from a drunk person”

Documentarian Arlen Parsa had a key realization: slowing Trump down to half-speed “reveals how often times his logic is indistinguishable from that of a drunk person.” my favorite way to listen to the president is slowed down to 1/2 speed because it reveals how often times his logic is indistinguishable from that of a […]

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Philips Hue Play review: Impressive media-syncing light bars, but with room for improvement

Article Contents As well as offering simple light bulbs and accessories for your home, Philips has been pushing its Hue lights for entertainment purposes more and more. The Zigbee-toting Hue lights can now be used as accent lighting for music, film, and even gaming, which may seem gimmicky or cool, depending on your outlook. I […]

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