Google Search Launches New Feature

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Technology giant Google has rolled out a feature in Google Search that would notify you whenever your name is mentioned on the web — anywhere in the world, a media report said.

Google’s “Stay in the Loop” feature in Google Search would deliver a report to your registered Gmail ID of where your name was searched.

This features works as long as you are logged in to Google and you have allowed Google to save your web and app activity, technology website Venturebeat.com reported on Sunday.

On the Google homepage, a new widget can be seen at the bottom of the first page of search results that will help a user to easily set up a new Google Alert for new references of your name.

WhatsApp For iOS Gets Large Emoticons, Zoom While Recording Video

WhatsApp for iOS gets large emoticons, zoom while recording video

WhatsApp developers are slowly rolling out the features that they had been testing in closed beta test groups. Some of the features touted and mentioned in the leaks arrived with the latest Apple iOS update yesterday. The most protuberant of new features include large emojis which was uncovered in the app code weeks back.

In addition to bigger emoji, you can now zoom in and out while recording videos in WhatsApp by sliding your finger up and down. Chat improvements are also part of the update as you can now select multiple chats to quickly archive, delete, or mark as read. The optimizations extend to refining average chat load time in addition to the message management. Most of the new features on WhatsApp are initially rolled out to iOS versions of the app and later come to the Android version of the app.

Google Announces Google Play Family Sharing Across All Supported Google Play Services

Google Play Family Library Now share your Google Library with up to 6 family members

Google has finally announced Google Play Family Sharing across all supported Google Play Services.

The Play Family Library system will permit you to share your entire Google Play library—movies, games, music and books included—with up to six other members of your family. The feature isn’t just limited to Android devices however and iOS users will also be able to share and enjoy Google Music, Movies and Books purchases on their devices.

As far as we can tell, Google’s offering is identical to Apple’s Family Sharing system, which also permits you to add up to six family members to a Family Sharing account. The pricing is also very similar, with both companies charging $14.99 for Google Play Music and Apple Music Family Sharing plans.

Facebook Open Sources Its Surround 360 Camera

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Facebook recently open sourced its high-quality 3D-360 hardware and software video capture system, called Surround 360 camera, which was unveiled earlier this year. It will come with a set of instructions for assembling the camera, loading the software and shooting 360 content. The $30,000-setup features 17 cameras with four-megapixel lenses that can shoot 4K, 6K or 8K 360º videos.