A friend recently contacted me with an issue he was facing at work. He needed help coming up with an idea that might help special needs children have fun and perhaps learn at the same time. Some people, myself included, recommended the use of Virtual Reality. Some might wonder about the benefits of using VR to entertain and teach special needs children. Well it’s quite simple, VR is already being used in Healthcare, clinical therapies, and anxiety disorder treatments. Nevertheless, each case is different, and we should be careful when using VR with children (I’ll leave that to specialized personnel/therapists). But when considering virtual reality and all the options out there, one is left pondering and confused in front of all the possibilities out there. The article is not only meant for my friend, but for anyone looking to try out Virtual Reality. The question to ask is a simple one with many possible answers. Which VR headset should you buy?
Last week, during the first day of Google IO 2017, the company announced Android’s newest version “Android O”. The actual name of the new update won’t be announced until the actual release. The update will of course first hit Google’s own Pixel and Nexus (still supported ones only) devices.
During the first day of Google IO, Google announced that it’s launching the Google Assistant on iOS.
The assistant is available on iOS (USA only for now) as an application that will be able to perform certain tasks, as it does on Android, but with some exceptions to certain OS functions. That means you will be able to make calls, send messages, and play songs, but not set any alarms.
Users have to open the Google Assistant app to activate it, as the home button can not be remapped. Users can also add a widget to make the launching of the Google Assistant faster and easier.
On the second of May, YouTube opened up a “preview” of their new YouTube desktop design. The preview is available to a limited number of people worldwide that are able to use it, in order to provide feedback. Continue reading “The new Youtube”
On April 25th, Google rolled out a new update to Google Maps that allows users to save their parking location. The new update will allow you to save parking location, edit it, and share it with friends.
To save your parking location:
- Open Google Maps right after parking
- Tap on the blue button that indicates your location
- Tap on “Save your parking”
Doing so will save your parking indication, which will be indicated with a “You parked here”. “Parking Location” will appear at the bottom of the screen, and tapping on it will allow you to edit your parking location (notes such as exact parking spot), take a picture of it, and share it with friends.
قام رجلٌ ليتواني يدعى افالداس ريماساوسكاس، البالغ من العمر ثمانية واربعون عاماً، بالإحتيال على شركتي جوجل وفيسبوك وأخذ ما يقارب الـ100 مليون دولار. وفقاً لمجلة فورتشن والتي نقلت عن وزارة العدل في الولايات المتحدة، قام افالداس على مدى عامين بالتظاهر على أنه إحدى الشركات الأسيوية المصنعة للمعدات والموردة للشركتين المذكورتين. فكيف فعلها؟
Google assistant began to roll out to android phones in the Middle East just recently, but not without problems. One problem that is common and that many people are encountering is that Google Assistant seemed to disappear shortly after being activated. Users would long press the home button launching Google Now instead of Google Assistant. Suddenly Google Assistant would disappear off the device without a trace. This is due to a change in the language settings in Google Now and probably the system language. The only way to get it back is to launch Google Now and go to settings, from there you should change the search language to “English”. You should also make sure that the system language is set to “English” as well. A couple of minutes after that and Google Assistant should miraculously reappear.
Today Samsung officially announced their new intelligence interface, Bixby, that will be on all new Samsung devices. The rumors about the launch of Bixby in the upcoming Galaxy S8 surfaced back when Samsung filed for the “Bixby” trademark at the beginning of this year.
In a press release, the company announced this new AI in the S8, as well as provided a bit of description on what this digital assistant can do (press release). Bixby’s main competitor won’t be Siri or Cortana, but rather Google’s own Google Assistant that has been now made available to most android devices.
Will Samsung’s Bixby be any different from its failed S Voice? In theory, Bixby is indeed very different, offering more and doing more. But this all can’t be confirmed until the Galaxy S8 is released.
You can’t really be surprised by the number of new devices being launched in the upcoming couple of years, especially with everything going “smart” recently. We have seen smart rings, belts, and most recently lenses. There are some companies who have already patented different types of smart contact lenses, all having different uses. With the developments we have witnessed over the past couple of years our smartphones became more computer like replacing many activities you usually need a laptop for, your watches can now track your activities and even make calls. This makes the development of more “smart” devices less surprising, but we welcome all. So, what kind of smart contact lenses are being made, and by who?
Samsung has just realized the Nougat update for S7 edge devices in Lebanon. Now, I’m not new to the update as I didn’t want to wait for the OTA update to arrive, and so I went ahead and flashed my S7 Edge with the UK version of the firmware (I don’t recommend it unless you know all the risks of flashing a firmware). With the update’s welcomed arrival, Grace UX, apps, and many new features arrive. Features and Apps that were present in the company’s late Note 7 device. An app that just became available to the S7 Edge is Samsung’s Secure Folder App. Users have to download the application from the Galaxy Apps Store. Continue reading “Samsung’s Secure Folder App”