All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hangouts’

NFL.com Fantasy Football Gets Google+ Hangouts Integration

Can you smell it? The smell of beer, pizza, and freshly-washed team jerseys. It’s almost football season, baby. And with the start of the NFL season in September comes the start of fantasy football. Soon, millions of fans will crunch the numbers and draft their teams in the hopes of shaming their friends, co-workers, or family members with an epic …

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Google Integrates Hangouts Into Gmail

Google wants to make your video communications within Gmail even better. Starting today, they’re rolling out Google+ Hangouts integration which, according to them, will “deliver higher reliability and enhanced quality” to your chats. From the Gmail blog: Unlike the old video chat, which was based on peer-to-peer technology, Hangouts utilize the power of Google’s network to deliver higher reliability and …

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Google+ For iPad Finally Arrives

Hey Google+ users, I hope you’re ready to Hangout on your iPad. That’s because Google has just updated their iOS app to add support for the Apple tablet. Having previously only offered Google+ on the iPhone, users are bound to have a richer, more immersive experience on the iPad. Google’s pretty sure of it, as they boast about some pretty …

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Google Launches Much Needed Google+ Hangout Accessibility App

Google is working on making Google+ more accessible. The company announced that it is launching a new app called Hangout Captions to help inegrate live transcription into Google+ Hangouts. The following update from Google just hit Google+: Hangout Captions26 minutes ago Live transcription integration for your HangoutsThis is +Naomi Black from the Google Accessibility team. I've been working with ace Hangout …

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Here’s 2 Hours Of Google+ Hangouts Advice

With Google I/O raging on as we speak, Google has been posting a plethora of videos from the conference to YouTube, especially on its GoogleDevelopers channel. It’s been a big week for Google+, as the social network has been the subject of various announcements. Hangouts, in particular, have gotten a whole lot of attention, thanks to Google’s elaborate presentation involving …

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Developers Build Over 200 Apps For Google+ Hangouts

Google opened the floodgates a few months back when they opened the API for Google+ Hangouts to the public. One of the Google+’s strongest features was going to get a big push from the developer community that’s obsesses over Google+. Those developers have built some pretty awesome stuff and Google is using I/O to showcase it. First up though, Google …

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Watch The Project Glass Skydiving Demo From Google I/O Here [Video]

Google put on a pretty historical performance today, as far as Internet company keynotes go. Co-founder Sergey Brin interrupted a Google+ presentation from Google’s Vic Gundotra to talk about Project Glassa and reveal the first Google+ Hangout from the device. This was no ordinary hangout, however. It involved hanging out with some skydivers who participated while jumping out of a …

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Sergey Brin Unveils First Project Glass Google+ Hangout By Having His Friend Jump Out Of A Blimp

Google co-founder Sergey Brin hijacked Vic Gundtora’s Google+ speech at Google I/O to talk about Project Glass, and reveal via video, that his friend was about to jump out of a blimp. He then revealed that the friend was participating in a Google+ Hangout from the Google Glass. Then things got pretty crazy. What followed, was a team of skydivers …

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Google Developers Live Is I/O All Year Round

Wouldn’t it be awesome if Christmas came every day? Of course it wouldn’t because Santa would never get any sleep and I would be broke by the second day of buying presents. How about Google I/O coming around every day? Now that I can get behind. You may remember that Dart Editor walkthrough that we wrote about today. It turns …

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Google Just Disrupted The Conference Business With Hangouts On Air

If you organize conferences and similar events, your future in terms of how you organize and price your events just got really interesting. If you’re a conference-goer, events that might be out of reach to you for reasons of distance and/or total cost including travel and accommodation, just got equally interesting. It’s all down to Google+ Hangouts On Air, the …

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Google+ Office Hours: Tabletop Forge Gets A Kickstarter

You may recall a Google+ Office Hours from a few weeks ago that introduced us to the amazing Tabletop Forge app. It used Google+ Hangouts as a new way to host traditional tabletop role-playing games across any distance. It was my favorite use of the Hangouts API, and now it’s becoming a reality. In the latest Google+ Office Hours, it …

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Facebook Tests “Call” Button On Timelines To Boost Video Chat

When Facebook announced Skype-powered video chat back in July of 2011, it set off a flurry of one-on-one video calling that quickly made it one of Facebook’s most popular features. Wait, you’re not using Facebook to video chat all the time? Okay, me neither. While Facebook has continued to grow since July, 2011 (well over 900 million users, currently), use …

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