Remains of the Day: Uptime by Google Lets You Watch Videos With Friends

Remains of the Day: Uptime by Google Lets You Watch Videos With Friends





Google has a quirky new app born out of their experimental incubator that let's you watch YouTube videos with your friends while you chat about them. Seems like something kids and teens might like. Right, teens? That and more in today's news.

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Uptime is a colorful messaging app created by Google's internal incubator of pet projects called Area 120. Basically the point is that you share videos with your friends and you can chat and react to them while you're watching. Sounds nice, but I feel like I am definitely not the target demographic. Here's a look at it:

In other news, Sony is adding PS4 games to PlayStation Now, their service that lets you stream games to a PC without actually needing a PlayStation. Previously it was limited to PS3 games for $20/month. The library won't include every PS4 game in existence, but they'll be launching a beta test in the next few weeks. Personally I hope they offer Final Fantasy XV, the only game I want, but don't want so much that I'll actually buy a PS4. [PlayStation Blog]

Soon you'll be able to try out a Windows app before you install it. Microsoft is bring what they call "Playable Ads" to florida plastic surgeon apps in the Windows Store that let you interact with an app without needing to buy or download it. It's a way for developers to show off key features--so it's neat but breast implants in tampa fl it really is just a fancy ad. [Microsoft]

Last week Google updated their Gboard for Android keyboard with a bunch of new features. Aside from better emoji and GIF suggestions, the coolest thing is real-time translation while you type so you can text in other languages. [The Keyword]

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