It was back in April this year that Google enabled Android devices running version 7.0 and up to effectively double as a physical security key for accessing Google services like Gmail. The company is now expanding the same ability to iOS. This means that an Android device can now be used as a physical two factor authentication security key to verify log-ins made on iOS devices.
When the feature was first launched in this year, it only worked with Windows 10, macOS, and Chrome OS devices. However, the process is a bit different on iOS compared to these devices. It doesn’t use Chrome to communicate with the device, it Android device will use the Smart Lock app from Google instead.
The app has recently been updated where it now comes with a new feature called “Pop Up Shazam”. This seems to be an Android-only feature at the moment, which is a little ironic considering that Apple now owns the company. According to Shazam, “When Pop Up Shazam is switched on, you will see a persistent notification in you notification drawer. This notification will be used to trigger the floating button. Just tap on it and you will see the Shazam button appear. To Shazam tap on the button and we will tell you the result wherever you are.”
This means that if you’re watching a video on YouTube or Instagram and there is a song playing and you want to know who it is, you can just press the floating Shazam button and it will attempt to identify the song for you. As for iOS users, as we said, this is an Android-only feature (for now), but in the meantime there are alternatives to identifying songs on your phone. This includes using a pair of earphones and placing them next to your phone’s microphone.
Last year hot on the heels of Nikon and Canon announcing their own full-frame mirrorless cameras, Panasonic decided to hop on board as well with their new Panasonic Lumix S-series of cameras. Now it looks like the company is back with their latest offering in the form of the Panasonic Lumix S1H.
It is clear that the S1H is being aimed more towards videographers. This is because the camera is capable at recording at 6K resolution. It does have a bit of an odd aspect ratio of 3:2, but for those who want something more standard, it can also record at 5.9K at 16:9 at 30fps. Exactly how many of us would need to shoot in 6K, let alone watch videos in 6K, are probably not that many.
Ahead of the Nintendo Switch reveal from back in 2017, it was reported that Nintendo was looking into ways to integrate VR to the console. It was later proven to be true when a couple of months ago, Nintendo launched the Labo VR kit which kind of brought VR to the Switch console system.
Since then, we’ve seen how Nintendo has updated some of its games to support it, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Now, if you thought that maybe a fighting game would be cool in VR, you’ll be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will also be supported in the Labo VR.
Japan's top government spokesperson says the government will do all it can to manage the country's economy while continuing to closely monitor developments at home and abroad.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday, after figures released by the Cabinet Office showed Japan's economy grew at an annualized 2.1 percent in the January-to-March period.
DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that side curtain air bags can inflate for no reason on some Mazda CX-9 large SUVs. Documents posted Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say two owners have complained about the problem. Four people were hurt in one of the cases. In both complaints, owners told the agency that the left and right air bags went off for no reason while the SUVs were moving. The probe covers CX-9s from the 2010 through 2013 model years. Mazda sold just over 112,000 of the SUVs from 2010 through 2013. The safety agency says investigators will figure out how often the problem happens and determine the safety consequences. The agency could seek a recall. Mazda said in a statement that it is cooperating with NHTSA.