This could come in handy.
On Wednesday, Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS and Android.
The app, which connects mobile devices to Mac, Windows & Linux-based computers for desktop access, requires the Chrome web browser and application to install and run as well as a user-configured 6-digit PIN.
This could come in handy.
According to VentureBeat, Google on Tuesday announced that Google Domains, the company’s domain registration service, is now available to all in the U.S. While the invitation restriction has been lifted in the company’s home country, other countries still have to wait – you can sign up here to be notified when the service arrives in your country.
Google Domains first went into testing in June 2014, with the goal of helping businesses not just get online, but to build a proper online presence. To pull this off, Google partnered with website building providers Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, and Wix.
Parrot sells some good stuff and this might be worth looking into.
The Parrot RNB6 allows users to effortlessly switch back and forth between the competing operating systems coming to market: Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s Carplay. Just connect your phone, push a button, and all your apps are pushed to the dashboard, where you can interact with them using voice controls and generally stay a little safer on the road.
Google’s Nest project is starting to get some promising collaboration partners.
Per CNET, Nest has been tacking on product partners since its initial developer program announcement last June. With several big-name integrations already secured — Dropcam, Mercedes-Benz, Whirlpool — this open-software-collaboration, dubbed “Works with Nest,” appears to have caught on.
August, LG, Philips Hue and UniKey have all just been inducted into Works with Nest and the related integrations are available right now.
It’s hard to say when this will actually be on the roads, but it’s the first step towards that.
On Monday, Google unveiled what it terms as “the first real build” of its self-driving car prototype.
The company had previously unveiled an early mockup in May that lacked features such as real headlights. Since then, the vehicle has gone through different builds with typical “car” parts like steering and braking, as well as the “self-driving” parts like the computer and sensors being added on. The company has finally assembled a fully functional prototype for fully autonomous driving.
This could prove nifty.
Per VentureBeat, Google has announced that its Nest thermostats can now be controlled with the Google app for iOS or Android. Users can also speak voice commands to ask Google to change or set their temperature.
To help users better manage their home’s temperature, the Google app brings up Now cards (suggested actions and settings based on time and location relevancy) they can use to adjust their temperature before even getting home.
It’s the job postings that show where Apple’s going next.
Per 9to5Mac, following a series of job listings that indicated that Apple was looking to hire app engineers to build virtual reality experiences and “cinematic user interfaces” for future Apple products, some new details have surfaced. Apple has several new job listings on its website that give us more details about what it plans for virtual reality including a big focus on gaming. One job listing, for instance, is looking for a Game Engineer with experience in virtual reality and the latest game engines to “develop software combining state-of-the-art physics-based world simulation, visuals and Virtual Reality to enable Apple’s development of next-generation product.”
Another job listing seeking an app engineer hints again at gaming by requiring someone familiar with development on third-party virtual reality platforms Oculus Rift and Leap Motion.
If you were hankering for a 64-bit version of Google Chrome for OS X, it’s finally arrived.
Per Google’s Chrome Releases Blog, the Chrome team promoted v.39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google Chrome 39.0.2171.65 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance.
Chrome 39 will arrive through an automatic update (if you have that feature enabled). If you don’t, you can download it from Google.
The good news is that Apple Pay is starting to get some traction.
The bad news is that your organic produce still costs more than the human mind can actually perceive.
Per the cool cats at The Unofficial Apple Weblog, since going live in late October, Whole Foods has already processed over 150,000 Apple Pay transactions, this according to CIO Jason Buechel.