Google Play Developer Console is now ‘Google Play Console,’ gets Material Design facelift

The Google Play Console — previously known as the Google Play Developer Console — has today received a Material Design facelift. The Play Console serves as a place for app developers to track the status of the Android apps they’ve published to the store, and now it’s just a bit prettier…

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Jide’s Remix IO is an all-in-one 4K TV set-top box, gaming console, & PC running Nougat

Jide’s Remix OS hardware — including an all-in-one PC and Surface-like competitor — has been mostly limited to China and the Asian market. Its latest living room device is mini computer that will run Nougat and be optimized for watching video and gaming. Launching as a Kickstarter for , it will be shipping worldwide in March.

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NVIDIA announces Android-powered 4K Shield set-top box that’s part gaming console, part media center

NVIDIA announced a set-top box version of its popular Shield portable gaming system tonight during the Game Developers Conference. The new Shield runs on Android and has full access to the Play Store along with a new Shield Store. The device functions as a cross between a gaming console and a media center.

The Shield is capable of outputting 4K video at 60Hz—a first for Android-based set-top boxes—and features a remote control that doubles as a Bluetooth listening device. Users can plug a pair of headphones into the remote to have audio from their content re-routed directly to their ears instead of their TV speakers or home theater system.

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Google rebrands Webmaster Tools as ‘Google Search Console’ to appeal to more users

Google announced today in a blog post that it is renaming its popular Google Webmaster Tools service to Google Search Console after nearly 10 years of existence. Aside from the different name, no other changes are being made to Google Search Console. Google, of course, updates the service with new features on a regular basis, though. […]