Google announces new Chromecast with 1080p streaming at 60fps

In the years since the first Chromecast hit store shelves in 2013, Google’s $35 plug-in streaming dongle has come to dominate the set-top landscape. The more than 55 million units sold globally have handled in excess of 1.5 billion stream requests from tens of thousands of apps, according to Google. …

A Legal Look at Area of Protection for Hotel Owners

A Legal Look at Area of Protection for Hotel Owners Hotel owners generally have protection from their own hotel brand establishing another hotel nearby, but what about a different brand under the parent company? Marriott, for example, the world’s largest hotel company, has 30 brands. Accor has 33, while Hyatt has …

Google launches Be Internet Awesome kits and $1,000 grants to help parents teach kids about internet safety

Google is teaming up with the National PTA, the U.S. nonprofit parent-teacher association, to launch a new program designed to teach parents how to educate their kids on various facets of online safety. The internet giant has created an all-in-one kit, constituting a Google Pixelbook, a presentation covering topics across the …

National Restaurant Association Show

National Restaurant Association Show BMM Staff Sat, 05/18/2019 – 08:51 Event Description Centennial anniversary McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois Times given are CST Information & registration Event Date Sat, 05/18/2019 – 12:30 – Tue, 05/21/2019 – 18:00 Event Summary National Restaurant Association Show, McCormick Place, Chicago Source: Blue Mau Mau

The Sims FreePlay mobile game gets augmented reality with Brilliant Backyards update

Electronic Arts and its Maxis studio are adding augmented reality to the iOS version of The Sims FreePlay via a new update dubbed Brilliant Backyards. The new AR multiplayer feature for iPhone and iPad uses Apple’s new ARKit 2, and the updated game is now available on the app store. …

Gmail’s Smart Compose will soon support Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese

At its Made by Google hardware event today in New York City, Google shared a few numbers to update us on its progress, but none of them were particularly significant. First up, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh said that Smart Compose in Gmail, which leverages AI to autocomplete emails, “is …

Uber Eats and the $6 billion bookings run rate: The AI success story no one is talking about

VB EVENT: Food delivery has become a $100 billion-plus market. Uber Eats is the fastest growing U.S. meal delivery service, posting a $6 billion bookings run rate within just four years of getting started, according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. In 15 major U.S. cities, Eats has surpassed GrubHub, previously …

Uber launches Jump electric bike charging stations as part of sustainable mobility push

Uber has announced plans to roll out public charging stations for its dockless electric bikes, a move that constitutes part of a broader alignment with a “sustainable mobility” campaign. Alongside this news, the company also today announced a new $10 million sustainable mobility fund, in addition to a partnership with …

The DeanBeat: Why Blackout battle royale will be huge for Call of Duty

I’ve been thinking a lot about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout battle royale mode. It is Treyarch and Activision’s answer to the competitive threat in the multibillion-dollar shooter market from Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. And I now think it’s going to be huge. I played it during the beta, …

How Argodesign will help Magic Leap design the look and feel of spatial computing

One of the interesting talks during Magic Leap’s laborious three-hour keynote presentation last week was by Jared Ficklin, creative technologist and partner at Argodesign, a product design consultancy. Ficklin’s company signed on to help Magic Leap, the creator of cool new augmented reality glasses, in the creation of the next …

Dream launches online VR collaboration and productivity tool

The company Dream is named appropriately. For three years, it has been working on an online collaboration tool that enables people to view web sites on the Chrome browser in virtual reality. It’s like the operating system for virtual reality, and it is available for free on the Oculus Store. That …

Researchers claim AI can diagnose Parkinson’s disease from smartphone data

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, impacts more than ten million people worldwide; roughly 60,000 are diagnosed each year. Early detection can forestall the onset of severe symptoms, but it’s easier said than done — no specific test exists to diagnose Parkinson’s. Researchers at the Inst…Read More Source: …

Episode 68 – Design, UX and Conversion Boosters with Ross Beyler

Ross Beyeler knows a thing or two about ecommerce sites that convert.  He’s built a few sites that I really love. Charley Hustle (mostly because I’m a huge Chiefs Fan and KU Jayhawks fan), Bottle Keeper,  Johnny Cupcakes, Assoline and more.     We get into several key design, UX and …

Burger King Franchisee Carrolls Posts $11.5 Million Net Loss

Burger King Franchisee Carrolls Posts $11.5 Million Net Loss The largest Burger King franchisee in the U.S., Carrolls Restaurant Group Inc., announced a net loss of $11.5 million in the quarter that ended on March 31. The franchisee owns 1,010 Burger King and 55 Popeyes restaurants. That’s compared to a …