Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Instant Games to Users Worldwide

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Instant Games for Facebook Messenger is beginning to rollout worldwide, bringing plenty of gaming action to you and your friends. With the update, you can find turn-based games, leaderboards, and even tournaments to play in.  Detailed back at F8, Instant Games is essentially a little category inside of Messenger. Once the Games section is opened, you’ll find plenty of titles to choose from, all of which can be played against a friendly opponent. Games like Words With Friends, EverWing, 8 Ball Pool (coming soon), and plenty ...

[Update: Link to Sony’s message] It looks like Sony might be prepping to push Nougat to their Android TVs soon

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Update 1: 2017/05/02 7:37am PDT Check out Sony's message for yourself here. We got a tip earlier today from a user whose Sony Android TV gave him a message about an upcoming update. The message does not explicitly mention Nougat, but among the features listed are some that are exclusive to Android 7.0. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when the update will hit, but the included information says that it is scheduled to begin after 05/2017. Read More It looks like ...

Phrase Crunch Puts a Twist on Hangman and is a Great Time Killer

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There’s nothing wrong with a classic game like Hangman, but I can appreciate a twist every now and then. One title that has a good twist to the classic is Phrase Crunch, available for free on Google Play. Similar to other phrase or word guessing games, Phrase Crunch lays out a letter grid. However, instead of guessing each letter yourself, single letters are added until the timer runs out or you answer correctly. Depending on your mastery of different categories (brands, TV, phrases, etc.), these can be ...

Leaks of Fitbit’s latest watch show the spirit of the 80s is alive at Fitbit

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It looks like Fitbit's latest smatwatch has been leaked today. The writers over at Yahoo Finance managed to get ahold of some images of the new device, and it's very unique looking, with a brightly colored square beveled-edge aluminum unibody design, a textured rubber strap, and knurled buttons. It certainly sets itself apart from most other wearables. It's... not the best-looking device I've seen, but the super-bright 1000 nit display, GPS support, and alleged 4-day battery life might compensate for that and provide it with a ...

Kodi 18 will support Leanback suggestions and Google voice search on Android TV

by justin   ·  5 months ago  

Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is an open-source media player that is available on a variety of platforms - including Android. If you use Kodi on your Android TV, you'll be happy to know that the next major release will support Leanback suggestions and voice search. This means that Kodi will fill the home screen of Android TV with content suggestions from your library, much like YouTube and Google Play Movies. And as you can probably guess, the voice search functionality means you can ask to play ...

[Update: Now it’s cheaper] Deal Alert: Get a 75″ Sony LED UHD Android TV from Best Buy for $2150 today ($650 off)

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Update 1: 2017/04/24 7:36pm PDT The TV is now an additional $50 cheaper over at Best Buy, bringing the total amount saved to $700. It's still a hefty $2,099.99, but some savings is better than It's been a little while since we had an actual Android TV pop up in our deal alerts. Our first one for 2017 is a big 'un. As part of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy has Sony's XBR X850D (2016 version) television for $2,150, ...

HBO Go and HBO Go for Android TV get big updates with ability to resume a series, binge mode, and more

by justin   ·  5 months ago  

HBO Go isn't a very good app—this is the harsh truth. Yet, people put up with it because HBO has content that they want to see. The app is getting an update today (standard and Android TV) that adds some long overdue features. We could complain that HBO Go is just now getting binge mode, or we could be thankful it's here. That's actually a lie; we can do both. Here's the changelog for the standard client for phones and tablets. Read MoreHBO Go and HBO ...

Alphabet’s health division Verily built a health-focused smartwatch with 1-week battery life (for science)

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The latest version of Google's wearables OS, Android Wear 2.0, began its painfully slow rollout at the end of March. In fact, It's only just beginning to make it to most mainstream devices. While health is a key selling point for Wear 2.0, the platform clearly isn't accomplished enough for Alphabet-owned health division Verily. They've just announced the Study Watch, an investigational smartwatch designed to passively collect rich, complex data for use in clinical studies. Read MoreAlphabet's health division Verily built a health-focused smartwatch with 1-week battery ...