SHIELD TV gets new Assistant capabilities, including broadcasting and security camera streaming

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Since the Nvidia SHIELD TV added Google Assistant support last year, it's been slowly catching up with other Assistant-enabled devices by adding new functionality. It looks like a couple more capabilities are now available. At least we think so, as Assistant features across different devices are so inconsistent that it's sometimes hard to tell what's new and what's not. According to Nvidia, broadcasting messages and the ability to summon your security camera stream on your TV via the Assistant are both new additions. Apparently, if ...

DEAL: JBL’s Google Assistant Powered LINK Speakers are $50 Off Right Now

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We saw more Google Assistant-powered speakers and technologies at CES 2018 than we can possibly keep track of, but JBL was one of the companies that stood out. For one, they’ve got new Assistant-powered headphones on the way, as well as one of the first smart display speakers.  That news aside, for those not familiar with JBL, you may not know that they already have an entire line of speakers already on the market with Google Assistant on board. And right now, almost all of ...

Meet Cyrus, the latest hero revealed for Battleheart 2

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Mika Mobile has revealed yet another hero for the upcoming Battleheart 2. This one’s called Cyrus, and he’s a Necromancer. So prepare to raise the dead and curse your enemies. Cyrus’s story is a dark one. Bandits killed his wife, so he learned the arts of necromancy to exact revenge. Though the bandits remain long dead, Cyrus is still angry – and who can blame him. Cyrus the Necromancer is the latest Battleheart 2 hero reveal His abilities include Raise Dead, which summons a skeleton that will fight for ...

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omni launches January 30th

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The ridiculously titled Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omni (which we announced was coming to mobile earlier) will officially launch on January 30th, a pre registration notice revealed today. We also finally discovered just what you’ll get for pre registering. According to the notice, it’s gems – and you’ll get more of them the more people register. Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omni will launch on January 30th At 10,000 sign ups, Square Enix will reward 500 gems. This reward increases by 500 at 30,000, 50,000, and 100,000. That’s 2000 gems if the number ...

Out There Chronicles Ep. 1 Free for First Time to Tease Sequel’s Launch on January 25

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The Out There Chronicles, an interactive graphic novel game based on the Out There science fiction universe, is now free for a limited time to hype up the sequel’s launch on January 25. To give you a bit of the story, without spoiling too much, the character you play awakes after a million year-long sleep in a world called America. However, these Americans are descendants of those who fled the original Earth, and things are very different in this new America. As you proceed through the ...

Chrome 64 for Android Helps Stop Sh*tty Ads That Open New Windows

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Googled push out an update to both Chrome and Chrome Beta on Android last night, an update that includes an ad blocker of sorts. With this latest version of Chrome for Android, Google will do its best to “prevent sites with abusive ad experiences from opening new windows or tabs without your permission.” That sounds pretty great. Google says to expect stability and performance improvements too, so there’s that. Chrome stable is getting an update to v64.0.3282.116 and Chrome Beta will apparently receive the same. Google Play Links: ...

Plex VR for Daydream Makes Your Media Library Consumable in Virtual Reality

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Plex users, ready your VR headsets. The company launched Plex VR this morning, a standalone Android application made specifically for Google’s Daydream VR platform. With the app, you’ll be able to watch all of your Plex content in virtual reality, whether it be movies you have stored, television shows, or anything else. To help set the mood, Plex has created various scenes you can watch your videos in. To start, there is a luxury studio apartment, complete with powered shades whenever a show is started. There’s also ...

Chrome Adding HDR Support, Starts Off With Windows 10 Devices

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We’ve been hearing about Google adding HDR support for Chrome for Android since last year, and things are apparently starting to come together. In a post to Google’s blog, the company announced Chrome will now support HDR video on Windows 10 devices, as well as other platforms in the future, hopefully including Android as has been hinted. With HDR support, whether it be on desktop or mobile, users should see more vibrant colors, darker blacks, and brighter whites. This, of course, is a good thing. Not only ...