AnyPixel.js from Google allows web developers to build giant interactive displays [Video]

AnyPixel.js is great example of a Google experiment becoming an actual product. The open source software and hardware library — available on GitHub — allows anyone to use the web to build “big, unusual, interactive displays” with any component.

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Google offering Android, Chrome, and AI developers a new chance to score I/O 17 tickets

For those who didn’t score I/O tickets yesterday, Google is offering one more way to attend the 2017 conference. By submitting an Android, web, or machine learning-related project, three developers will win free admission, while runner-ups will receive Pixel devices.

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Rumor claims iMessage for Android to be announced at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference

According to a report from MacDailyNews, Apple will announce that iMessage is coming to Android at Monday’s upcoming WWDC 2016 keynote.

Such an announcement, which MacDailyNews claims to have obtained from “a source familiar with the company’s thinking,” would go a long way towards making it simpler for users to shift between the two competing platforms. But what would be Apple’s motivation for making such a change? more…

Google is now allowing all developers to publish Daydream VR apps to the Play Store

Daydream is Google’s newest VR platform that is a step up from Cardboard, but not as feature-rich as something like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. This is because everything is run off of a mobile phone, however, Daydream can still provide an immersive experience. Starting today, Google is allowing all developers to create and publish Daydream VR apps to the Play Store…

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Report: Google will provide developers with tools to build bots for other messaging services

According to a report from The Information, Google is going to announce its take on messaging bots at I/O tomorrow. Unlike competing efforts from Facebook, developers will be able to build bots for different messaging services using Google’s tools.

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Latest Android Studio Canary offers Android Wear developers a digital crown emulator

Android Studio, a Google-built tool for developers to use when making Android applications, is focused on making it easy for developers to quickly visualize their apps in action. To further improve the Android Wear developer experience, Google is introducing a new tool that emulates the rotating digital crown found on some smartwatches…

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