One of the most exciting features Android O is set to bring to the table is support for picture-in-picture (PIP) video. It’s something that’s been a part of Android TV since Nougat, but will finally make its way to smartphones and tablets with the next major build of the open-source operating system.
The head of the Xbox team, Phil Spencer, has expressed a measure of frustration or offense with how Sony reacted to questioning about their choice to block cross-play.
This all came up as Minecraft and Rocket League are set to work across the PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch platforms in cross-play. If I own those games on my Switch, for instance, I’ll be able to play with you on your Xbox One.
Bungie, BioWare, and Bethesda were the three largest breakout game developers of the 2000s, storming into the mainstream and changing the way we look at shooters, RPGs, and a hybrid of both. This year at E3, each three of the “Bs” is bound to turn up huge, and indeed, two of them will emerge in direct competition with one another.
AT&T announced its Unlimited Choice data plan can now be coupled with DirecTV Now for only $70.
Unlimited Choice is AT&T’s low-tier unlimited data that costs $60 per month. The plan is a cheap unlimited data plan but has the catch-22 detail of capping out data speeds at 3mpbs. DirectTV Now’s “Live a Little” package retails for $35, but customers who couple the Unlimited Choice and DirecTV Now subscription will receive a $25 credit bringing down the total price to $70. That’s a pretty sweet deal in case you’ve been looking to cut the cord.
You wanted big games? Xbox Games with Gold for June is all about big games. They’re a bit older, but there’s no doubt that most of the games this month are flagship titles.
Google unveiled the Android O beta preview a few months ago, but it was only available to developers. Starting today, it’s available to anybody. To get the beta, just got to android.com/beta and log in with your Google account. The next page will show you what devices are available.
Google I/O 5/17/2017 10 AM PST
Years ago, 500GB seemed like an unimaginably huge amount of hard drive space. For your phone and for most daily computer use, it still is. For gamers, though, it seems like a pittance, and it’s only going to get worse as games with ultra-high-resolution textures meant to be viewed at 4K become a thing. To mitigate that, the Xbox One allows users to plug in an external drive of their choice, allowing for massively-expanded game storage without the need to crack open the system or worry about copying games.
Lyft and Waymo are working together on self-driving car technology, with a new deal first reported by the New York Times on Sunday. The deal has been confirmed by both parties, and will see Google’s former self-driving car unit work together with the ride-hailing company on efforts to introduce self-driving to the general population via fleet services.