Google has confirmed that a version of its Android operating system specially developed for wearable devices will be available for developers this month. Talking at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference on Sunday, senior vice president of Google, Sundar Pichai said that the internet giant would be releasing an SKD for developers wearable devices such as smartwatches and glasses in ‘two weeks’ time’.
Rolls-Royce believes that unmanned cargo ships are the future and could be a reality in less than a decade. The company has unveiled concept designs for the crewless ships in its report called ‘Voyaging into the future’.
A good day for independent bloggers who can’t afford the extortionate prices of Getty, the company have lifted the copyright for 35million photos, which means it’s much easier to get usable images. They have released a number of images for free in a bid to combat piracy, which cost them money and time to monitor. The millions of images now available for everyone to use, include a number of historical pictures and those of celebrities Like Marilyn Monroe.
Despite facing strong competition from other younger games companies recently, Zynga has decided to go back to the drawing board under the leadership of new CEO Don Mattrick and rerelease three of its biggest games.
Controversial computer game Grand Theft Auto has picked up a few headlines since its release including; 2013’s Best Selling Video Game and GTA V Makes $800m in One Day. However the makers of the game Rockstar Games are now being awarded a Bafta fellowship. It is the highest accolade given by the Academy with recognition of an “outstanding contribution to film, television or games”. Rockstar Games has been lauded for ‘revolutionary approach to games’ and commended for ‘bringing the medium to the masses’.
A star-studded selfie posted on Twitter by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres has become the most retweeted image in the social networks history. It took less than an hour to beat the previous record of a retweeted image set by Michelle and Barack Obama after his re-election in 2012.
Smartphones are the typical draw to the annual Mobile World Congress event, but this year’s event has been full of wearable tech and it seems that the industry heavyweights and electronics giants are jumping on the bandwagon too.
Samsung has finally revealed their Galaxy S5 at a special event at the Mobile World Congress 2014. The internet was abuzz with rumours before the event, and although some of the details were right, Samsung still had some aces up its sleeve.
Microsoft has announced that it is dropping the price of its Xbox One console in the UK to £399 on Friday. The console will now include one of the most anticipated next gen games of the year Titanfall in the package.
Nokia have recently been focusing mainly on Windows OS handsets, however since acquisition of BlackBerry last year, Nokia have concentrated on some of the companies popular features, mainly BBM which will be pre-installed on this handset on the Android platform. The takeover of Nokia by Microsoft will most probably see the end of Android after this release which was announced at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.