Hulu today announced several features that are coming to the web and its mobile apps for iOS and Android to optimize the mobile viewing experience.
Hulu’s Live TV guide, which debuted last week on the Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, and Nintendo Switch, will be added to mobile devices, allowing users to get to live TV with fewer clicks, see what’s on, and see what’s coming up.
On iOS and Android devices, a portrait player will let users see what’s on and switch between channels without having to browse in landscape mode. Rotating the phone horizontally will then launch into full screen mode. When watching on-demand content, Hulu will [...]
Google today outlined several new features coming to Google Maps at its Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California this morning. First and foremost, this summer, Google Maps will be updated with a new personalized „For You“ section that offers up recommendations based on your interests.
The Maps app is gaining a dedicated „For You“ tab that is designed to „tell you what you need to know about the neighborhoods you care about.“ It will feature new restaurants opening nearby, trending spots, and more, based on places you’ve rated and places you’ve visited.
For You will be accompanied by a new [...]
Google today hosted its annual I/O conference designed for developers, where the company had several new announcements to share related to AI, Google Assistant, and machine learning.
Google announced the launch of its next-generation machine learning chip, the TPU 3.0, which is powering many AI improvements to Google products using machine learning techniques.
Gmail, for example, is gaining a new smart compose feature that will suggest full phrases for you as you type. Pressing the tab key will insert the suggested phrase, cutting down on the amount of typing that you need to do in Gmail.
In the next couple of months, Google Photos will get Suggested [...]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this morning hosted a keynote event for the F8 developers conference, where he unveiled several new features that are coming to the social network.
Watch Party is a new Facebook feature that will allow you to watch videos while also chatting with your friends. When introducing the feature, Zuckerberg joked about his recent congressional testimony. „Let’s say your friend is testifying in Congress,“ he said. „Now you can watch and laugh together, cry together.“
Facebook plans to overhaul the Groups feature, which Zuckerberg says is one of the most meaning parts of Facebook. There will be a new groups tab to [...]