Game over for Google’s streaming game service Stadia

Google abruptly shuts down Stadia. (Source: Google)   Google is shutting down Stadia, its cloud gaming service that it launched in 2019. The service will remain live for players until January 18, 2023. Google said it will refund all Stadia hardware, software, and add-on content purchased from the Stadia store and Google Store. The company expects those refunds will be … Read more

Google doubles down on Stadia; expands its catalog

It’s a big season for gaming news. As it turns out, pandemic season is always a big season for gaming news. Google, not always the most communicative of companies, has made an impressive effort to clarify the options for its Stadia gaming platform and along the way is in the process of relaunching Google Chrome. Stadia has emerged as a … Read more

Can LetinAR deliver lightweight consumer glasses?

If AR glasses are ever to become common accessories for daily life and work, they are going to have to be lightweight, comfortable, and indistinguishable from prescription or sunglasses. For those glasses to be really useful, they’re going to have to be powerful—able to deliver a blended view of digital information with the real world. LetinAR, a Korean company, says … Read more

What if we all recorded each other all the time?

What if everything you said and did and everything you saw and heard was recorded? What if everybody you encountered was recording as well? Do you think you or they would behave differently? The idea has been posited by science fiction writers including William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, and Bruce Sterling to name a few favorites and by contemporary commentator Shoshana Zuboff in her book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.

Google’s IBC 2019 keynote: YouTube has changed media forever

The European head of YouTube, Cecile Frot-Coutaz gave Google’s keynote presentation at IBC 2019. Six longstanding broadcast industry organizations which include standards bodies, professional engineering representatives, trade associations, and research organizations manage the IBC. They are the IABM (broadcast and media suppliers), BTS (IEEE Broadcast Technology Society), the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), the Royal Television Society, the SCTE … Read more