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After a busy day 1 of the I/O 2017 conference, Google went into depth about its plans for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Unlike Facebook, whose idea was to use VR to make social networking more interactive, Google showed its plans to get into regular life activities, like teaching for example, and enhance the experience using upgraded hardware and powerful software. Read on for the highlights of the Day 2 at the developer conference.

Improved AR experiences on Tango

After showing off the VPS technology to the public, Google focussed on the entertainment chapter of the AR technology. Google announced the arrival of the Asus Zenfone AR later in the year, which packs in all the AR tech into a smaller device compared to last years Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. Theres a new experience available on the AR platform which consists of a large virtual forest with your own growing tree.

ASUS Zenfone AR

Apart from the gimmicks, Google also talked about the concept of shared AR, i.e multiple people sitting in a common augmented reality space. A concept like this could be useful for teachers where they can place virtual objects on the desk of each student through multiple AR devices available individually to each student. For this, Google has started a program, called Expeditions Pioneers Program, where developers can opt in for creating AR lessons to be enjoyed by students.

Make way for Daydream 2.0 Euphrates

Google stressed on its intentions to put Daydream on par with its existing platforms Android and Chrome. Therefore, Daydream 2.0, codenamed Euphrates, will be a platform specifically meant for improving the VR experience this year. Daydream will be available on selected flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LGs upcoming flagship device.

We already knew that Google is developing standalone headsets with HTC and Lenovo, with Qualcomm already building some reference devices. Google added to this by mentioning the involvement of Android O in running the software for those standalone headsets. It will feature software support for the devices, a way to get VR content front and centre and a way to share content with others.

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Googles idea of shared experiences applies to the Daydream platform as well because it will support Google Cast. This simply means that you will be able to share your VR experience from your headset with others on a compatible Smart TV. You will also be able to take a screenshot from the headset and share it on your social timeline.

A new channel by the name of Discovery will be available to search for new VR content. You can also check notifications, settings and switch apps from the VR headsets dashboard.

YouTube vr

YouTube will be getting a VR version of its mobile app. Dubbed as the Daydream YouTube VR app, users will be able to enjoy VR videos easily with a community, i.e. you will be able to enjoy a VR spaceship with your friends in their virtual avatars at the same time. Now, this seems somewhat inspired from Facebook Spaces that was showcased last month.

As for VR developers, Google has introduced Instant Previews to help them keep track of the development of VR experiences instantly. They can make changes on their computers and see them near-instantaneously on mobile devices. It's available on Google's editor and mobile devices.

Seurat a new graphics rendering engine

Named after the famous French painter, the new graphics rendering engine can render real-time VR graphics that is on par with gaming consoles and powerful computers. According to Google, the new engine will use simple tricks and some coding to render high-fidelity graphics to make VR more immersive and closer to reality. They claim that the new tech can take cinematic renders and turn them into something that can be run in real time. The new engine can render a scene from Star Wars Rogue One in 13 milliseconds on mobile GPUs, which previously used to take an hour.

The immersive web

Google thinks that putting the internet on VR will be fun, which is why they unveiled their plans to release Chromium on the Daydream platform. Users can surf the VR web through Daydreams remote controller and navigate the web as well as click links. Jumping into web-based VR experiences will also be possible with this build of Chromium.

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Apart from VR, AR will also be part of the immersive Chromium browser. Google demonstrated that if someone is looking for furniture to buy on the web, they will be only shown the items that can fit in their house as their phones camera will scan their living space before showing results. They will also be able to virtually place the product in the living space to get them an idea of how the product could look like.

All of that seems pretty interesting, especially when you consider that you will be able to experience all of these within this year.

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How to get Google adsense account using YouTube Channel.

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Hi guys today will show you guys how to get free Adsense Account using YouTube . Yes you can be approved using your YouTube channel and request for Google adsense So that you will be showing Ads on your YouTube channel and monetize your videos .

First thing to do is to open gmail account Here

Login into YouTube using the above account that you created.

On the YouTube dashboard click on your avatar image. Note make sure you turn your browser to laptop view if you are using mobile.

See the image below

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Click on my channel or creat studio for you to be able to create new channel , skip this if you have channel before.

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Google adsense with youtube

 

Now click on my channel it will direct you to where to create channel if you don't have any.

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Google adsense with youtube

 

Complete the process by following the images below

Google adsense with youtube

 

Google adsense with youtube

 

Congrats done creating your first channel.

From the image above click on channel . See the image of next step after clicking on channel.

Google adsense with youtube

 

Click on monetization and follow the instructions from the images below

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Login with your email account the image above.

Follow next step by seeing more images.

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Image above is the final step , congrats your account is under review , you have chance to be approved . 

Next article will be what to do if Google adsense have finally approved you.

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Firefox Quantum: New Browser That is Faster Than Google Chrome

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Firefox Quantum, also known as Firefox 57, is said to operate at double the speed of a slightly older version of Firefox from earlier this year.

Firefox was one of the fastest growing Internet browsers in the late 2000s. But it lost momentum as Google Chrome, which is the leading U.S. browser on desktops, gained new users.

Mozilla released a test version of Firefox Quantum web browser in September in preparation for its upcoming official debut in November. Developers have been tinkering with the test version over the past several weeks to let Mozilla know if there are any bugs or security holes prior to Tuesday’s public release.

Mozilla says its new browser uses less memory than its rivals and has been designed to help people get things done a lot more quickly.

The new Firefox Quantum web browser is now out of beta and Mozilla claims that the new browser will not only outpace Chrome, but crush it in terms of memory use. Google's Chrome browser is known for using up lots of RAM, especially once you start to accumulate tabs.

Firefox Quantum is capable of 66 runs per minute, that’s twice as fast as its previous version, according to Speedometer, a browser benchmark that measures the responsiveness of web applications. Mozilla says Firefox Quantum also uses 30% less memory than Google Chrome.

If you have flung down your Firefox for a long period of time, it’s time to go back to it.

One new useful feature in Quantum is its ability to quickly search using any search engine you want. As you type a query in the address bar, Quantum displays instant results, as well as show buttons for various engines. Despite competing against Google in the browser space, Firefox does resort to using Google as the default search engine in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

You can take and share screenshots without using a third party app or add-on. The Pocket service is built right into the toolbar, for easy saving stuff for later. The new browser's library is where you'll find all your favorite content such as Pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots, and downloads - all of these are accessible in one spot.

Private browsing mode for Firefox Quantum looks just as good as regular browsing. A purple masked symbol on the right indicates what mode you’re in, and Firefox has tracking protection on by default.
Quantum was a project open to volunteers, with about 700 authors contributing to the code. It took a year for Firefox to complete the project. You can download the final version today for free from Mozilla officia website, for the Windows system, Android, and iOS.

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Download Google Play Services (Android TV) 11.9.74 APK

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There are many apps and features that make Google’s Android operating system feel premium and Play Services is one of them. Even though most people don’t know what Play Services does, it actually is an important component of their operating system.

In fact, there are many cases where people delete Play Services from their smartphone in order to free up storage space and then they find out that nearly all their apps stop working.

Basically, Play Services is responsible for allowing other apps to automatically update themselves and for saving important settings such as synchronized contacts and user privacy settings.

Moreover, Play Services is spread throughout all of Google’s operating systems including Android TV. Play Services is pre-installed on all Android powered TVs and it improves their performances and reliability.

Google Play Services (Android TV) 11.9.74 APK

Google is known for always coming up with new updates which make sure that Android’s user experience stays premium. The search browser giant recently published a new update that brings Play Services for Android TV’s build number up to 11.9.74.

The update is available in APK format which means that users are required to manually download it themselves. Although, Google will also start rolling out this update over the air during the upcoming future but there’s no need to wait.

Under the Hood Performance Tweaks

The new update doesn’t bring any major visual change to the table. However, the update is focused more towards improving Play Service’s performance.

Therefore, people who want their Android powered TV to run better and to make sure that its not affected by any bugs should make sure to download this latest APK as soon as possible.

We should also mention that the update introduces a couple of bug fixes that serve the sole purpose of making sure Android TV owners are never annoyed by interruptions or that their system randomly crashes.

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