Xbox on the go Lightweight PC gaming Microsoft Project xCloud builds on the Xbox empire, expanding its influence beyond the living room. It's looking promising for all Xbox gamers and is set to debut in 2019. Microsoft's Netflix-like Xbox Game Pass service is currently the closest available alternative. $10 at Microsoft Pros Headed to PCs, consoles, and mobile. Existing Xbox games are supported. Established background in cloud and gaming. Cons No examples of working code. Release still far away. Project Stream is Google's first foray into AAA PC gaming. And it works really well. It's a pure PC experience, but for those on low-end devices, gaming on the cheap has never been easier. Free at Google Pros Free trial now available. Great early experience. Full-fledged PC gaming. Cons No mobile presence (yet). Unproven in AAA gaming. With the next generation of game streaming on the horizon, Microsoft and Google are leading the pack. While Google's Project Stream is … [Read more...] about Microsoft Project xCloud vs. Google Project Stream: Which game-stream service is for you?
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Since launching in 2008, GitHub has become by far the largest place on the internet for hosting and collaborating on software code. The company, which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, now hosts more than 85 million projects, and boasts 31 million monthly users. But while you've been able to store your code on GitHub, you couldn't actually run it. For that you needed a web server or a cloud service. But today at its annual GitHub Universe event, the company announced that will now enable programmers to run certain types of software on its platform. The company's new offering, GitHub Actions, is designed to help developers automate the various tasks involved in managing their code, such as testing and technical support. GitHub head of platform Sam Lambert says the company's users often write their own software and bots to handle tasks like automatically running a test when someone updates code or sending a text message to an on-call team member when someone submits a bug … [Read more...] about You Can Now Run Some Code Hosted on GitHub
Google has announced the end of another service, and this one is a shocker—Google Code is going away on January 25th, 2016. That gives you about ten months to get your code off of Google's servers before it's gone forever. Why is Google breaking your heart like this? According to the company, Google Code simply isn't very popular anymore. When Google Code was launched in 2006, there weren't many options for open source code repositories. Google felt it was necessary to provide this service to encourage open source development. Since then, however, services like GitHub and Bitbucket have gotten very popular. Developers have been migrating from Google Code to these more powerful services—Google has even migrated almost 1000 projects from Google Code to GitHub because that's where the developers are. Really, Google doesn't seem to have worked very hard to make Code better over the years, so this isn't much of a surprise. In its current state, a large proportion of … [Read more...] about Google Code Will Shut Down In January 2016 Because Almost No One Uses It Anymore
Android may be one of the most popular operating systems in the world, but it’s far from the only mobile operating system. If your app is going to reach the widest possible audience, then you’ll need to make it available on other platforms, including iOS. Porting your Android app to iOS requires time and effort. Along the way you may start to wonder whether this is really the best use of your time — wouldn’t it make more sense to concentrate on polishing the work you’ve done so far, rather than simply re-creating it on another platform? Ideally, you’d be able to cut your development time by creating a single app that can run across multiple platforms. Google Flutter is a user interface (UI) toolkit that promises to do exactly that, giving you a way to develop UIs for Android and iOS from a single codebase.By the end of this article you’ll have added Flutter support to your Android Studio installation, explored some of its core features, … [Read more...] about Google Flutter – what is it, and how to use it for cross-platform app creation
Article Contents1 Confidence Level1.1 The Origin of the Evidence2 Examination / Teardown2.1 Names: Tycho, Nova, and Project Fi2.2 The App: Tycho2.3 The Service: Project Fi2.3.1 What You'll Pay For2.3.2 Multiple Lines and Shared Data2.3.3 Data-Only Service2.3.4 Switch Phones With The Press Of A Button2.3.5 Carriers and Auto-Switching2.3.6 Your Google Voice Number2.3.7 Device Financing2.3.8 Usage Tracking For Ads2.4 Signing Up For Project Fi3 Final Thoughts Large companies have a hard time keeping secrets, especially when multiple partners and countless employees become involved. Bits and pieces are bound to leak out, both intentionally and accidentally, and sometimes a wealth of information can be discovered about unannounced plans. It appears that an app designed for Google's much anticipated MVNO has turned up in an unofficial Nexus 6 firmware image. If legitimate, the app not only confirms the service, but it may reveal some details about service plans, billing, and even a previously … [Read more...] about [Rumor] Google’s Carrier Project Detailed In Leaked App