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

by justin   ·  6 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 ...

NVIDIA Hosts Gaming Sale, Up to 66% Off on Select Android Titles

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A spring cleaning if you will is taking place on Google Play, hosted by none other than NVIDIA. With this promotion, gamers can save up to 66% on select titles, with 50% off looking like the standard discount.  For titles, you can grab Ultimate Chicken Horse for just $6 (down from $12), Juju for $4.79, plus GoNNER for $3.39 (down from $9.99). There are four other titles available, all of which are listed below. Naturally, these games were developed to run flawlessly on SHIELD TV as well as ...

Airtel announces Internet TV for India, an Android TV box with digital TV built-in

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Indian telecommunications giant Airtel has unveiled an exciting innovation in digital TV services in the country. Its new product, Internet TV, was announced yesterday during a special live stream on Periscope, and amid much fanfare from the company on Twitter. The device itself is a fairly sleek looking 4K set-top box powered by Android TV, with Chromecast functionality also built-in. Out of the box, Internet TV will allow users to stream content through included apps such as Netflix and YouTube, plus with easy access to Google ...

Tommy Hilfiger ‘TH24/7You’ wins the award for worst name for an upcoming Wear device

by justin   ·  7 months ago  

Who would have thought Baselworld 2017 would be such a hotbed of smartwatch news? This appears to be the year traditional fashion brands hop on the Android Wear bandwagon in a big way. The latest addition is Tommy Hilfiger and the TH24/7You. Yes, that's really the name, and yes, it's terrible. So, what do we know about this watch? Well, we know that it exists (or will exist) and that it has a bad name. Read MoreTommy Hilfiger 'TH24/7You' wins the award for worst name for an ...

Hugo Boss reveals its first Android Wear watch, the Touch

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So it turns out that there's this big watch convention thing going on in Switzerland (hint: we didn't go), where a lot of smartwatches have debuted. Baselworld 2017 has been a hub of timepiece activity, with us seeing plenty of new entrants into the Android Wear fold. One of these is Hugo Boss with the Touch. At first glance, the Touch looks pretty traditional. Most of the new Wear devices announced lately have been too sporty for my taste, but I like the look of this ...

Watchmaker Movado announces the Connect, coming this fall for $495

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The minimalist American watchmaker Movado announced a few weeks ago it was going to release an Android Wear watch, but it neglected to offer up any pictures of the device. Now it's officially unveiled. The Movado Connect looks exactly how you'd expect a smartwatch from Movado to look. The announcement was made at Baseworld 2017, but there aren't a lot of details right now. It has an edge-to-edge crystal face with an always-on display (that could mean AMOLED). Read MoreWatchmaker Movado announces the Connect, coming this ...