+ Wednesday June 19th, 2019

Apps, Games & Google Services

Google is using the power of AI to help visually impaired people discover their surroundings

Google has taken to its blog to announce their new app that will help the nearly 253 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired using Artificial Intelligence. The app, called Lookout, uses technology as Google Lens allowing users to search and take action on the objects …

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Google’s got something up it’s sleeve for GDC next week; probably a game streaming service

We’ve been hearing about Google’s about-to-launch Project Yeti for quite a while now, but it seems the company is finally ready to tip its hand next week at next week’s Game Developer Conference. Google’s tease for GDC takes the form of a video set in generic, vaguely gaming-related environments (garage, …

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Calling all wizards: Harry Potter Wizards Unite AR now available for pre-release on Google Play

We’ve long been hearing about the upcoming release of the latest AR game from Niantic, the company behind Ingress and Pokemon Go. That upcoming release is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and today marks the next phase in its release: pre-registration on Google Play. While there’s still A LOT of …

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Continued Conversations rolling out to all Google Assistant Smart Displays, even in Australia

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of both Google Assistant and Google’s Smart Displays here at Ausdroid, and as such any time the Assistant ecosystem reaches feature parity with itself it’s a cause for celebration. This week Google is finally rolling out their ‘Continued Conversations’ feature to all Assistant …

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New streaming service iwonder brings current affairs and documentaries for $6.99/month

iwonder, a new streaming service dedicated to purely to current affairs and documentaries, has launched in Australia. Available via web on desktop and mobile apps, the new service will include entertainment, sports, history, politics, science, technology, religion, music, movies, nature, war and also biographies programming. It’s free for 30 days, …

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Huawei launches StorySign to help deaf and hard of hearing kids learn to read Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

Huawei has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered StorySign app, which helps deaf and hard of hearing kids learn to read using Sign Language. After being announced in December, the app is now live on the Google Play Store for download. The app bridges the gap between sign language learning …

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Smart Compose in Gmail is now available to all Android smartphones

Smart Compose in Gmail is basically predictive text taken to the next level. Unlike your keyboard, though, which predicts one word at a time, Gmail’s Smart Compose can predict whole sentences. The feature examines what you’re writing, and guesses the intent behind your communication. Smart Compose attempts to understand what …

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