Google Adding Support For Nintendo Switch Controllers To Chrome

Google Adding Support For Nintendo Switch Controllers To Chrome

We know that Google is looking to get into video game streaming as they ran a small test back in 2018 where gamers would stream games through the Chrome browser. In fact later this month at GDC, Google is expected to unveil more of their plans and leading up to the event, we might have an idea of what to expect.

As spotted by Owen Williams on Twitter, it appears that Google is adding support for the Nintendo Switch controllers to its Chrome browser. What does this mean? This means that in theory you should be able to play games through Chrome using your Nintendo Switch controllers if you prefer.

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode


Google released the developer preview of Android Q yesterday ahead of formally unveiling the latest iteration of its mobile operating system later this year. The developer preview has revealed some of the new features that Google has been working on. A new report points out that Android Q brings support for a native desktop mode.

This won’t be the first time that a software solution has been created to provide a workstation-like experience powered by an Android device. Samsung’s DeX is perhaps the most recent example and the company even did away with the requirement to use a dock for the experience. You can hook up Samsung’s latest flagships directly to a display through the USB-C port and use DeX.

Students Thank Taiwan For 3/11 Disaster Support

Students thank Taiwan for 3/11 disaster support

Japanese students in Taiwan have held an event to thank people on the island for the support Japan received after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The students gathered in Taipei on Sunday, one day before the eighth anniversary of the disaster that devastated northeastern Japan.

Ioc President Sends Message Of Support To Ikee

IOC president sends message of support to Ikee

The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."

Toyota Finally Adds Android Auto Support

Toyota Finally Adds Android Auto Support


Toyota has finally relented. It has been one of the biggest car manufacturers to not offer Android Auto support in its vehicles but that’s set to change now. The Japanese auto giant has confirmed at the Chicago Auto Show that it’s bringing Android Auto to six models, initially. Four of the six models that are receiving support for Android Auto happen to be pickup trucks.

It was first rumored in the fall of last year that Toyota could announce Android Auto support for some of its new models. Toyota has long been focused on developing own system based on Automotive Grade Linux which relies on Ford’s SmartDeviceLink to enable select phone apps to be mirrored on a car’s screen.

Fortnite Bluetooth Controller Support Arrives On Ios And Android

Fortnite Bluetooth Controller Support Arrives On iOS And Android


Fortnite has long been available for iOS and Android-powered mobile devices. It’s finally getting support for Bluetooth controllers today. The support is part of the latest patch that’s rolling out today for the popular battle royale title. Epic has been working on this feature since last year and it’s rolling it out starting today.

The Fortnite v7.30 patch notes mention that “most” Bluetooth controllers should work with the title. This includes controllers like the Gamevice, Razer Raiju, Moto Gamepad, Steelseries Stratus XL, and others. All MFi controllers should work with Fortnite on iOS devices. The phone vibration will automatically be disabled when a gamepad is attached.

Apple Music Support For Android Tablets Now Exits Beta

Apple Music Support For Android Tablets Now Exits Beta

Designing apps for tablets is not as easy as you might think. Tablets have a larger display which means that you can’t just scale up an app for smartphones and stuff it into a tablet. However due to the way we interact with our tablets, you can’t design a UI that you would normally use on a laptop or desktop computer either.

Now Apple has been working on an Android tablet UI for its Apple Music service for a while now, and the good news is that it is finally out of beta. This means that if you did not participate in the beta before that, you should be able to look forward to the new UI in the latest update to the Apple Music app.

Poll Shows 43% Support For Cabinet

Poll shows 43% support for Cabinet

In NHK's latest opinion poll, Japanese voters' approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood at 43 percent. That's up two percentage points from last month. The disapproval rate was 35 percent, down three points.

NHK conducted the survey over three days from last Saturday among 2,166 people. 1,206 people, or 56 percent, responded.

Vlc For Android To Get Airplay Support Soon

VLC For Android To Get AirPlay Support Soon

If you want to be able to stream VLC from your phone or computer onto your TV, there are several ways you can go about doing that. However the good news for Android users is that according to a report from Variety, VLC for Android is expected to get an update in the future that will bring about support for Apple’s AirPlay protocol.

This was confirmed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of VLC’s lead developers who stated that the update would be coming in a future update. What this means is that if you own an Android device with VLC, you will be able to stream content on it onto an AirPlay compatible device such as an Apple TV, or one of the many AirPlay-compatible TVs that was announced at CES earlier this week.

Google Adds Android Auto Support To Podcasts

Google Adds Android Auto Support To Podcasts


Many were surprised by the lack of features when Google launched its new Podcasts app. It didn’t have Cast support, auto-downloading, and compatibility with Android Auto. The company is rectifying at least one of things today. It has added support for Android Auto to the Podcasts app.

Most people tend to listen to podcasts on their commutes. It makes perfect sense to do so. It was thus surprising to see that Android Auto support was not a part of the new Podcasts app when it was released not too long ago.

Sony's Noise-cancelling Headphones Will Soon Support Alexa

Sony's Noise-Cancelling Headphones Will Soon Support Alexa

#CES2019 – If you own one of Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones, then you might be interested to learn that in an upcoming update to the headphones, Sony will be introducing support for Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. This includes the Sony WH-1000XM2, WH-1000XM3, and the WI-1000X.

As it stands, the headphones already support Google Assistant, but for added variety and to give users more options, the update will make Alexa available as an option as well. However it should be noted that only one digital assistant can be activated at one time, so it’s not as if you can use both at the same time, just in case it wasn’t already obvious.

Sony's Android Tvs Will Soon Support Airplay 2 And Homekit

Sony's Android TVs Will Soon Support AirPlay 2 And HomeKit

#CES2019 – Despite not physically being at CES 2019, Apple seems to have a pretty big presence at the event. This is because several major TV manufacturers have recently announced support for some of Apple’s platforms and services, such as Samsung who announced that their smart TVs would support iTunes Movies and TV Shows and AirPlay 2.

This was followed shortly after by LG who also announced that their TVs would be supporting AirPlay 2, and now according to a report from The Verge, it looks like we can expect the same from Sony as the company’s Android TVs are expected to soon support not only AirPlay 2, but HomeKit which means that Sony’s Android TVs can soon be controlled (ironically enough) by iOS devices.

American Support For Japan-us Security Pact Down

American support for Japan-US security pact down

A survey in the United States has found that 14 percentage points fewer Americans than last year think the Japan-US Security agreement should be maintained.

An American firm appointed by Japan's Foreign Ministry conducted the telephone survey in March this year.

Sony's Ps5 Could Support 4k And 240 Fps

Sony's PS5 Could Support 4K And 240 FPS

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console is probably a couple of years away from happening. So the question is, what will it bring to the table that the PS4 Pro did not already offer? According to analyst Michael Pachter who spoke to Gaming Bolt, he predicts that the console will support 4K and 240 FPS and the Sony PlayStation VR.

According to Pachter, “Whether Sony does it, I think they will probably have that 4K and 240 FPS device that’ll support PSVR.” His comments are based on the question of whether or not Sony’s approach to the PS5 could be similar to Microsoft’s, where it has been rumored that the next-gen Xbox console could be more than one device.