It seems that Volvo is becoming the first major brand to take advantage of Google Cardboard. The car manufacturer released an app called 'Volvo Reality' on Google Play today that drops users into various virtual driving situations with its new XC90 in an effort to promote sales of the SUV.
We all have those situations where we want input from friends, family and acquaintances on a certain topic, no matter how serious or mundane. Rather than sending out group texts or taking an informal poll on various social media outlets, why not use a single app to have it all in one place? That app is Straw, at least the developers of the project certainly think so.
VSCO Cam has just received a big update to version 3.1, bringing with it a new user interface and a few notable new features in the process. The new VSCO cam now comes with a new synchronization feature allowing you to shoot and edit across all your devices, an updated camera with improved image quality, and also a split focus exposure for select HTC devices.
Telltale Games has posted the first gameplay trailer from Tales From The Borderlands, their upcoming five part episodic series that's based on Gearbox's first person shooter-RPG series. The first episode is due out before the end of 2014 for Android devices, among other platforms.
The official sessions, keynotes and workshops are a major part of any developer conference. But so, too, are the developers attending, with one project after another just waiting to be the next big thing.
We caught up with Mike Leahy of Typhon Video at the Samsung Developer Conference to check out the TyphonRT Video Suite. Think of this as real-time video effects rendering — all sorts of fun to be had while you're recording. And we're not just talking filters here. We're talking full three-dimensional rendering effects — you Adobe After Effects fans will know what we're talking about here — in real time, on your phone. And we're not even talking the latest and greatest phones here — our demo was on a Nexus 5.
You've got a wealth of presets to play with, and things get really interesting when you start layering effects on top of each other.
The app pretty much speaks for itself, and the Kickstarter rewards start at $5.
Nobody likes flies. I mean, David Cronenberg's movie The Fly, sure. But real flies, we instinctively want to swat them. When you hit one, it's just so satisfying. Why not make a game about hunting those pesky flies then?
Flyhunter Origins is a 3D platformer from Steel Wool Games and Ripstone in which a team of alien flyhunters travels through space collecting valuable insects. Something goes wrong on their ship, letting loose a cargo of bugs on the unsuspecting earth. With cartoon-quality story sequences (from actual Pixar animators) and plenty of bugs to squash, kids and platforming fans will want to give this paid game a look.
Anybody shopping for Android apps, accessories, smartphones, or tablets will want to take a skim through these sales we've scrounged up from around the web. Every day, we comb through these sales to make sure they're fresh and accurate, and try to find a few more. Latest additions will be at the top of each list.
As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't included, let us know in the comments.
Amid the rollout of the latest version of Android, Lollipop 5.0, NVIDIA's Shield Tablet devices are also being counted among the first devices ready for an upgrade. The Tablet will be getting the update next Tuesday, that is, November 18. Android 5.0 on the Shield hauls in the flat and smooth elements of Material Design, but there are a few updates to NVIDIA's own apps too.
Shield Tablet owners in North America will be able to try out Grid, a new service from NVIDIA that will offer free cloud access to some 20-odd PC games. Much like the remote play option currently available for tablet and portable users with their personal gaming rig, you'll be able to dig into some high-end titles from just about anywhere, only with Grid, NVIDIA's servers are the ones hosting the games.
Alongside today's announcements about Grid and Lollipop support for the Shield Tablet, NVIDIA is launching a bundle of Valve games called the Green Box. It will be immediately available to anybody buying a new 32 GB NVIDIA Shield Tablet, and includes the previously-launched Half-Life 2 and Portal, as well as a new addition, Half-Life 2: Episode 1.
Popular keyboard app SwiftKey has introduced comprehensive Chinese language support as part of its latest beta. The new SwiftKey beta brings support for Simplified Chinese, Taiwan Traditional Chinese and Hong Kong Traditional Chinese through a host of new input methods:
The sequel to classic strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available in the Google Play Store. XCOM: Enemy Within features the same excellent turn-based gameplay and long-term squad progression, and lathers on new story, more aliens to blow up, more tech to research, and the ability to upgrade your troops with cybernetics and gene mods.
Landing somewhere between Apple's new Continuity features and our current system of manually sending content links between devices, Samsung Flow builds on Android's share and view intents to quickly hand off information between your nearby Samsung devices, including phones, tablets, televisions and even watches. Here's how it works.
SmartThings is making it easier to set up and install your smart home thanks a new Android app update that brings with it live in-app chat support. The support feature allows you to chat directly with a member of the SmartThings support team so you can get up and running quickly. Additionally, the update brings better mode management allowing you to switch between modes easily. Along with these new features, the requisite bug fixes are also in tow.
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