Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of August 24th…
Android 7.0 Nougat
Today, and over the next several weeks, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over the air software update** to Android 7.0 Nougat. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.
Pinterest buys Instapaper
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Pinterest has confirmed that it has also bought out the majority stake seed-stage VC firm Betaworks has held in Instapaper since 2013, and now owns the entire company. Instapaper will remain a separate app, and Pinterest will invest in the app’s further development. The majority of the Instapaper team is relocating to San Francisco from New York, including CEO Brian Donohue and community manager Rodion Gusev.
Google to punish sites that use intrusive pop-over ads
"Although the majority of pages now have text and content on the page that is readable without zooming, we’ve recently seen many examples where these pages show intrusive interstitials to users. While the underlying content is present on the page and available to be indexed by Google, content may be visually obscured by an interstitial. This can frustrate users because they are unable to easily access the content that they were expecting when they tapped on the search result."
PlayStation Now game streaming is coming to PC
As part of the announcement, Sony also revealed a new wirelss USB adaptor to connect a DualShock 4 controller to a Mac or PC.
PowerShell is Microsoft's latest open source release, coming to Linux, OS X
Alpha version prebuilt packages of the open source version are available for CentOS, Ubuntu, and OS X, in addition, of course, to Windows. Additional platforms are promised in the future.
2016 Hugo Award winners
he Hugo Award is one of the major awards for speculative fiction novels, shorter stories, magazines, editors, and other works. Unlike the Nebula Awards, which are voted upon by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the Hugo Awards are selected by members of the convention.
McDonald's Self-Serve Kiosks
McDonald’s Canada is slowly rolling out new self-service kiosks to various locations in Winnipeg. The kiosk features a large touch screen menu where customers can personalize and pay for their order. Customers who use the self-serve kiosk will have an option to have their order delivered directly to their table. Take out orders will have an order number that gets announced at a pick-up station at the front counter.
- Dawn of War 3, 17 minutes of gameplay
- Owlboy, announcement trailer
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of August 16th…
- Arrival, trailer
Oculus Rift in Canadian stores Sept 20th
Available at Best Buy and Microsoft Store Online for ~$850 CDN. Assuming you even have a machine capable of running it!
Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights
"The more pressing innovation issue is to address the abuse of intellectual property rights that may inhibit companies from innovating or discourage Canadians from taking advantage of the digital market."
You know. Like Facetime. Or Skype.
First impressions cannot live by bread alone. The road to hell catches the worm. Stupid is free.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of August 11th…
- Luke Cage, trailer
Generating Fantasy Maps
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of August 10th…