Rhea LiuTwitch-like game streaming website, Douyu TV, is reported to have raised a large amount of funding from Tencent, the WSJ reported earlier.The game streaming business is hot around the world.Twitch was acquired by Amazon last year for USD 97 million and Youtube has established an independent channel, Youtube Gaming as of June, in addition to having just launched a mobile game streaming application in Japan.There were an estimated 30 million Chinese gamers watching game streaming websites as of last year and that number may hit 100 million in 2016, according to iResearch.Chinese investors have increased their interests in the top Chinese game streaming websites.AllChinaTech has handpicked the most popular game streaming companies currently operating in China.It has since fundraised an A-series of RMB 20 million USD 3.17 million and a B-series of USD 20 million both from Sequoia Capital.Douyu, as the leader of game streaming in China, has daily pageviews of 39.69 million.It has been criticized for its aggressive expansion.Earlier this year, Douyu hired six top live casters from rival Huya.com together worth RMB 60 million.Huya.comPreviously known as YY Livecasting, Huya belongs to NASDAQ-listed company YY.
And, as fans of the movie franchise know, these spoofs are of the affectionate variety, created out of reverence for the films rather than to mock them – most of the time, anyway.You could spend days trawling through the endless parade of spoof videos on YouTube, ranging from Robot Chicken to Family Guy to Community.If there was a prize for completeness of a parody, then without doubt the award would go to the Blue Harvest episode of Family Guy.In the episode the electricity goes out, so Peter retells his family the story of A New Hope, with the show's characters playing the leading roles – Chris is Luke, Peter is Han, Brian is Chewbacca – and Stewie is Vader, of course.Various episodes of The SimpsonsThe Simpsons first hit our screens four years after the release of Return of the Jedi, and by the time The Phantom Menace was released we were reaching the point where the show's decline began Simpsons nerds tend to agree it was around Season 12 .
Everything you need to know about the Huawei P10The Huawei P10 release date draws ever closer and, with a press conference now just weeks away, the rumours have become interminable.Huawei has consistently impressed us with flagship smartphones, and so it s no surprise that the tech world is excited to see what the Huawei P10 has to offer.The Chinese tech giant has already confirmed a press conference for the end of February where we ll see a new flagship device , but the finer details remain a mystery.First, here s a brief rundown of release dates for previous flagship Huawei smartphones:The next big clue comes from Huawei itself: the company has invited journalists to a press conference at MWC 2017, Barcelona s annual technology tradeshow.
Google has flicked the switch on the Australian version of YouTube Red , the twelve bucks a month version of the service that features no ads and allows online viewing.If you pony up you also get access to a clutch of YouTube Originals that extend the output of popular YouTubers and look to be aimed squarely at the youth market.Google also throws in a subscription to its streaming music service and folks who already pay for that get YouTube Red gratis.YouTube ads are an endurable irritant and the Originals are not likely to excite many: your correspondent's 14-year-old progeny thinks YouTube-spawned comedian PewDiePie is old hat, while my 11-year-old's ardour is fading.But Vulture South's team cannot imagine that YouTube Red will scare Australia's incumbent paid video providers Foxtel, Stan and Netflix, or make telcos Optus and Telstra feel like their strategies are weak.Sponsored: Make your system highly available and recoverable using PureApplication system
Google, not being particularly amenable to letting other robots into your life has unveiled its own version, Home.Just by speaking, you can order an Uber, play Spotify, set alarms or just ask questions.Duo, meanwhile, is quite simply Google's answer to FaceTime or Skype, allowing internet video calls.Both are coming for iOS and Android in the summer.Google's next software operating system update for smartphones and tablets, codenamed Android N, has been released as a developer previewThe new system will be named after a tasty treat, and could be called Nerds, Nutella or NougatNew features include split-app multitasking, the ability to reply to messages from within a notification and increased battery efficiencyGoogle has been dipping its toes in low-end VR with Google Cardboard for a couple of years, but is stepping up by bringing it to Android N.A new feature called Daydream will allow certain phones to up their performance to deliver VR, and Google is releasing a Play Store, Street View and YouTube for VR.Google is also thinking beyond the limitations of Cardboard, and has produced a blueprint for a headset which it will share with third-parties, alongside a natty little controller reminiscent of the Siri-powered pointer Apple unveiled alongside the latest Apple TV last year.
Amazon has announced a host of forthcoming improvements for its Fire TV devices that ll offer greater voice commands and more 4K content.In a press release on Tuesday, the firm announced a new range of Alexa voice commands that ll make it easier to find and play content.Users will be able to launch apps, play content by speaking into the Fire TV remote.More skills borrowed from the Amazon Echo speaker are also coming, including the ability to find local movie show times, read Kindle books and find local businesses.to find out what movies are playing in theatres near you or specific movie timesYouTube 4K Ultra HD—Access YouTube s full 4K library via the YouTube.com app on Amazon Fire TV when connected to a UHD-compatible TVSearch for local businesses and restaurants using Alexa—Ask What Mexican restaurants are nearby?to get convenient information on businesses nearbyAccess Kindle e-books via Alexa—Say Read The Nightingale to listen to text-to-speech enabled books from your Kindle library through Amazon Fire TVcomments powered by Disqus
The new Ghostbusters movie will be in theaters soon, and ahead of that premiere comes a new trailer.Don't worry -- it's not terrible, though it's getting a bunch of hate anyway.The trailer just arrived, and it s fun — there s a bunch of Chris Hemsworth in this one, including a scene where he gets possessed by a mischievous ghost.The movie has been controversial since its announcement, and for a big reason: it features an all-female ghost-fighting team, and a whole lot of people have an issue with that.It didn't help that Sony's first trailer was pretty crappy, the combination of which resulted in a very high dislike-to-like ratio on YouTube.Troves have already pounced on the thumbs-down button for the new trailer, though, and at this point it's hard to take it as anything more than a ridiculous Internet tantrum.
If you ve got a good idea, then submit it to android.com/n, or send it out on social media using the hashtag NameAndroidN.Daydream will provide a very Samsung Gear VR-like home screen for Google s new VR mode, which will give access to a suite of new VR-focused apps including Google Play, and YouTube.Launcher, multi-tasking, and multi-window supportAndroid N now has launcher shortcuts — which means you can set specific shortcuts 3 to 5 within any app that implements them to quickly perform actions.Other changesOf course, apart from adding new features, the Developer Preview 2 also adds some changes to existing APIs in Android N — such as how developers can now specify a separate minimum height and minimum width for multi-window support.Other stellar Android Marshmallow features include improved apps permissions — which give you greater control over what information you share with companies – and Android Pay, which is the newfangled mobile payments app Google made to compete with Apple Pay and revitalize Google Wallet.The 6P easily manages a full and busy workday, but it can t last through two of them.
Perhaps the reason why is its period World War 1 setting, which has caused the game to stand out in a crowd of future-set shooters like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2.However, it turns out the historical setting for the upcoming title was actually initially rejected by an EA executive."If you look at what other partners in our industry are doing, they're going into sci-fi; we've had a lot of success in the modern military space.The technical revolution or evolution during those four years is probably unmatched in the history of mankind."I think that what the internet is telling us with 31 million views and the most seen trailer of the history of EA is that the World War I theme is resonating with players out there.According to a YouTube playlist that monitors the most disliked videos on YouTube, the trailer is currently sitting at No 2 with almost 2.4 million dislikes, behind Justin Bieber's Baby.
This system includes VR Mode for Android N - that's the next version of Android for all smartphones and tablets - so this is going to be a fully-integrated big deal for the next generation of smart devices.This system is phone-based.There's still going to be a headset that holds your smartphone, just like Cardboard did.Like what Google revealed earlier today as The Google Assistant, this is more of an idea, or a clarification of terms, than it is a brand new set of apps/hardware.Facts about Daydream VIA Google:• Android component and device manufacturers for Daydream-ready phones: Samsung, HTC, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, Alcatel, Asus, LG, HTC, Mediatek, ARM, Qualcomm, Imagination Technologies• App partners: The New York Times and Wall Street Journal are bringing their VR apps to Daydream, Hulu, Netflix, HBO, IMAX are bringing their libraries to Daydream, USA Today, CNN, MLB, NBA and Lionsgate are also app partners• Gaming partners: Ubisoft, CCP, Netease, Electronic Arts, Otherside Entertainment, Minority VR, Resolution, Turbo Button, nDreams, Climax Entertainment are creating games for Daydream• Google services like YouTube, Street View, Play Movies, Play Store and Google Photos will have VR apps• Daydream home will be the first place you go with Daydream, a place for your content, apps, and to discover new thingsGoogle suggests that they are "working with Android manufacturers to add a few key components like specific sensors and screens to their upcoming devices that will make them Daydream-ready."Google also says that they are "sharing a reference design for a viewer and controller with Android manufacturers so they can make their own, they will focus on being comfortable and intuitive."
View photosMoreXiaomi-mi-boxChinese tech juggernaut Xiaomi may be best known for making high-quality smartphones like the new Mi 5 and selling them at low prices, but the company has made it very clear it wants to become a household electronics giant that can rumble with the likes of Samsung and Apple on a global scale.The Mi Box runs Android TV 6.0 and and is positioned to compete directly with the Apple TV, Fire TV and other set-top boxes.Xiaomi's streaming box supports 4K playback, like the Fire TV, but it does it one better with HDR High Dynamic Range for picture quality with more colors, higher brightness and increased contrast.The set-top box has access to a full range of apps available in the Google Play store including YouTube, Netflix, Vudu and more."This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi and I am really excited to be working closely with Google to bring such a great product to our fans in the US.I believe US consumers will truly enjoy the Android TV experience on Mi Box, which brings stunning 4K HDR video and a wide variety of content to your living room," Xiaomi vice president of international Hugo Barra said in a press release.
Today, Google is delivering its annual I/O keynote live in California.On top of the usual excitement, this keynote will be delivered in 360 degree, VR-capable video!You can watch it via the YouTube embed above once it s live.If you re not familiar with how 360 videos work, you can check out this one here.That also means you can pop your phone into your Google Cardboard kit if you have one and watch the whole keynote in VR.If you don t want to tune into the whole show, we ll have a roundup of the most important bits after the keynote is done.
Stop using switches, we are well no animals either? With a Knocki on any surface in your home, you can tap on the wall to turn the lights on, change the channel or snooze a little longer. Shut up and take my money, seems to be the instinctive reaction on Kickstarter. In one hour drug Knocki their demanded 35 000 dollars, and less than a day later, the figure has multiplied. Knocki is a small box that can be attached to any surface and can be programmed to recognize up to ten different tapping patterns. Play Replay with sound Play with Sound 00:00 00:00 Kickstarter Alert icon arrow down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon bookmark icon fire-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close icon closed-caption icon Compose icon conversion icon Direct-left icon direct-right icon Direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon location pin icon lock icon mail icon menu icon Move icon music icon Pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon Search icon share icon star icon stop icon while icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube icon
If you purchase either of these two flagship Android phones, you can rest assured that you ll posses one of the finest smartphones ever crafted.We know they re both spectacular on paper, but which flagship Android is the fastest in real-world use?DON T MISS: 5 free apps that will help you hack your financesWhen YouTube user PhoneBuff isn t busy torturing smartphones by dropping them repeatedly with a professional drop test machine until they re destroyed, he s putting handsets through the paces in real-world speed tests.In order to help gauge everyday performance, PhoneBuff has devised a smartphone race of sorts.So what happened when the class-leading HTC 10 and the sleek and powerful Galaxy S7 edge were pitted against each other?Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
Ghostbusters New TrailerIn case you ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you probably heard that Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing an all-female Ghostbusters sequel/reboot later this summer.You might have also heard that the internet hasn t been reacting all that well to the news of the movie s existence.DON T MISS: Star Wars: Rogue One heroes, villains and ships revealed in story guideHaving just eclipsed 800,000 dislikes on YouTube, the response to the first trailer could conservatively be called an unmitigated disaster.Admittedly, the trailer didn t really do the movie any favors as Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy admits , but this is clearly more than just a bunch of riled up, classic 80s movies fans.Having not loved the first trailer myself, I think this one might do a better job of showing us exactly what the movie is about while giving the characters a chance to show of their sense of humor:On the other hand, this trailer will almost certainly receive hundreds of thousands of dislikes in the coming weeks.Ghostbusters releases in theaters on July 15th, 2016.
This keynote will likely touch on the new Android N operating system, with a likely reveal of Android VR and possible news of the new Nexus smartphones.If you have a Google Cardboard VR device, or a compatible alternative, head over to YouTube to watch the Google IO 2016 – Keynote 360 livestream.Google IO livestream: how to watch the keynote on an Android deviceIf you have an Android device then you'll likely be particularly interested in what Google has to say at this year's keynote.Not only can you watch the livestream from within the app, you can view all the events that are coming up, browse the topics, themes and speakers for the whole conference and much more.Google IO livestream: how to watch the keynote on an Apple deviceGot an iPhone but still interested in what Google has to offer?You can still easily watch Google's livestream on a competing device Apple take note either through the YouTube app, or via the Google I/O 2016 app on Apple's App Store, which comes with the same features as its Android counterpart.
Thanks to the visual social network s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based promotion.Let s not forget – it took several solid years for the YouTube economy to gain enough momentum and maturity to get where it is today, with creators able to earn handsomely from sponsors and even share ad revenues with YouTube itself.Then again, if you re an Instagram influencer, then you re probably already aware of some of the opportunities out there that can earn you money, most of which are based on selling sponsored posts to brands.And as a result of this increase in demand, several new marketplaces have launched to match brands with semi-pro photographers.Simply install the free mobile app, upload the images you want to make available, and start seeing your fee tally rise.Best of all, the same photo can be sold an unlimited number of times, so skilled photographers have plenty of earning potential.
Android VR, Chrome, self-driving cars, chatbots, and all kinds of other fun stuff.Google is going to tell us what the company has in store for the year—and many years— ahead.Streaming the event is incredibly simple.Just feast your eyeballs on the YouTube livestream below.If you re feeling particularly adventurous, you can also watch this livestream with Google Cardboard or whatever VR headset you might have laying about.Take a look at our I/O expectations and get ready for an afternoon full of exciting talk about the future.
Google IO 2016 kicks off with a keynote on 18 MayGoogle IO, the company's annual developer conference that gives an insight into what's coming over the next 12 months, kicks off on Wednesday 18 May 2016 .As always, the event begins with a keynote presentation that could reveal all manner of new products, software and technology that Google and its parent company Alphabet have been working on.Chief executive Sundar Pichai and his team are expected to show off updates for Android, Chrome and maybe even some of the company's 'Moonshot' ideas, such as autonomous cars and Google Glass 2.Yes, Google will live stream a video feed from the keynote on YouTube.IO is often a long presentation, somewhere between two and three-and-a-half hours, so you'll want to plan your drinks, snacks and toilet breaks carefully for the rest of the day.IO 2016 is to start at 10am local time, which we have translated into various time zones below:Honolulu: 7am HSTSan Francisco: 10am PDTChicago: noon CDTNew York 1pm EDTLondon: 6pmParis: 7pmAmsterdam: 7pmMoscow: 8pmMumbai: 10.30pmBeijing: 1am Thursday Seoul: 2am Thursday Sydney: 3am Thursday
This is Google s way of moving beyond the Cardboard headset introduced two years ago.There will be a headset, a controller, and many smartphones that work with Daydream.Google is now working with Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE, Asus, and Alcatel on phones that meet the Daydream spec, and the first phones will become available this fall, Google VR head Clay Bavor said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The controllers, which have their own specification, will also become available this fall.There will be Daydream-compatible apps from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, HBO Now, Netflix, NBA, Hulu, MLB.com, IMAX, and Lionsgate, Bavor said.Developers can start building apps for it in the newest Android N developer preview, Bavor said.Games will become available from EA and others.Google has fleshed out Cardboard with support for the Unity gaming engine and made it work with Google apps like Street View and YouTube.And in a striking move, Google recently reassigned Amit Singh from the top post in its Google for Work business Apps, Chromebooks, Google Cloud Platform to the VR business, where he is now vice president of business and operations.While companies like Facebook and HTC took plenty of time and got everything in order before launching VR hardware, Google moved quickly to release the simple and low-cost Cardboard that required an Android phone in June 2014, just three months after Facebook announced its acquisition of Oculus VR.Cardboard has gained momentum since then and even got a remodel after a year.Most recently, Engadget and Gizmodo cofounder Peter Rojas published a tweet indicating that Google is working on Android VR and that it would be less powerful than the Vive or Rift.While desktops can provide power to VR systems, Google doesn t have the leadership that Microsoft and Apple do with Windows and OS X, respectively, and one could argue that mobile is a higher priority than desktop company-wide at Google.