Google might want to rethink its Android naming game

Asking the public to name your product is one of the worst ideas in the world, just ask the captain of Boaty McBoatface. Google is undeterred though and has decided to take name suggestions for the next version of Android, which for now is officially called ‘Google N-Word’. This is a disaster waiting to happen. […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

The Best and Worst From Google I/O So Far

The first Google I/O keynote just wrapped up and Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to say. New smart home gadgets! New all-powerful AI bots! New VR goodies! Next-generation messaging apps! Dad jokes and hijinks! Whoa.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

A 4K Android Set Top Box For the Nvidia Haters

We thought Google I/O was all but wrapped for the day, but Xiaomi had one last surprise. The Mi Box, which has previously only shipped overseas, will finally be coming to the US for the first time—and it’s bringing 60 FPS 4K support with it.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

The Weird Methods Used to Make Brand New Jeans Look Old

This fun peek inside a factory that makes jeans from Carson Nicely shows the creative methods a manufacturer uses to create a pair of distressed denim. They spray paint color on them, mark up some fake whiskers on the front of the pants, tumble the jeans with a bunch of rocks, and basically mutilate the hell out of a brand new pair of jeans in order to create a worn…

Garageband’s Chinese instruments are perfect for playing Game of Thrones theme

HBO’s Game of Thrones is the hottest show on TV right thanks to Khaleesi and her dragons, now with the new Garageband update for China you can embrace your inner Westerbro create the entire GoT theme song in minutes. Playing the theme song is actually amazingly easy now that Apple has added new instruments like […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Short Documentary Reveals What Happens to a Small Town During the California Drought

If you live in a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco, you do your part for the drought in California by watering your plants less and maybe by showering a song or two faster. But if you live in a small town like Stratford in California’s Central Valley during the drought? You’re trying to not lose your community.Read more... Source: Gizmodo

Android Wear 2.0 plays catch up with Apple Watch

Google today gave us a glimpse at its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 update, which is going to make your smartwatch even smarter. It’s the biggest update to the wearable platform so far, with brand new features and big improvements — some of which were snagged from Apple Watch. In the same way that Android N is stealing some […](via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac