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The annual Android Dev Summit online conference is coming soon! Already on October 27-28, you will learn about the new development tools for Android.
This event will focus on Great Apps for All Devices. At the Android Dev Summit, you will also learn about the tools, APIs, and other technologies that enable you to productively develop innovative applications that run on any device.
The conference kicks off October 27 at 10am PT. The opening of the event will be held in a presentation format with the latest news and updates from the world of Android development. This will be followed by 30 different sessions on technical topics. And a separate plus of the event will be that Google has assembled a team directly involved in the development of the Android operating system, which will answer any questions throughout the conference.
Facebook has partnered with EssilorLuxottica to create the first Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. The seemingly unremarkable Ray-Ban glasses are equipped with two 5 megapixel cameras capable of taking stereo photos and videos, speakers and a microphone, as well as a touch panel, buttons and a battery that keeps the device charged for 6 hours.
The lack of digital displays allowing virtual content to be viewed is a major sign that glasses are not ordinary augmented reality glasses. To use all the features of the new Ray-Ban glasses, they must be connected to an iOS or Android device, however, even without such a connection, the glasses can take and store photos and videos in the built-in memory, and then transfer them to the device using the new Facebook View apps.
The developers of the company believe that the new Ray-Ban Stories glasses are the first step of the company in the use of augmented reality. The cost of the glasses ranges from $ 299 to $ 379 and depends on the lenses.
According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, TikTok is the most popular non-gaming app this August. This is the application that users downloaded 66 million times on their devices, which is 6% more than the number of downloads in the same period of the previous year. In 2021, among all countries, TikTok was installed most actively by residents of China (15%) and the United States (10%).
Instagram took the second place in the number of downloads in the world. This non-gaming app has been downloaded over 59 million times, up 26% from last August. Among all the countries in the world, the most downloaded this application was found in India (36%) and Indonesia (6%).
Also in the top 5 most downloaded non-gaming apps in August 2021 were Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger.
OpenAI has developed a new programming language - Triton, which allows you to write highly efficient GPU code for working with AI. An innovative programming language is able, like an expert developer, to create code in just 25 lines, increasing the productivity of equipment.
The main goal of the new, Python-like programming language is to automate equipment optimization processes so that developers have more time to write quality code. It makes it easier to develop custom kernels that can run much faster than kernels in general purpose libraries. The Triton compiler optimizes the code for execution on modern NVIDIA GPUs. It uses data flow analysis and static scheduling of iterative blocks.
Triton was first featured in a 2019 article at the International Machine Learning and Programming Languages Festival. And now the first stable version is already available in the project's GitHub repository.
This autumn, Google will release a new model of the Pixel smartphone. The first images of new devices appeared on the network, as well as some of their characteristics.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro feature a new "industrial" design, have a massive bulge with three rear cameras (main wide-angle camera, secondary ultra-wide-angle camera and 4x telephoto lens), and also run on Android 12. The Pro version is equipped with a curved 6.7 inch Quad HD display. The regular Pixel 6 smartphone has a lower refresh rate, Full HD resolution and a 6.4-inch display.
The main feature of new smartphones is a built-in proprietary microphone, developed jointly with Samsung. A feature of the new Google Tensor chip is the optimization of neural networks that can be used for processing photos, transforming voice into text and other similar tasks.
The new Pixel smartphones are also equipped with an updated security system - Titan M2. The first version of the Titan M was first introduced in the Pixel 3 smartphone.
Google has not yet disclosed all the details of new products, including prices and start dates, but there is information that the first devices will be available in eight countries.
Creative Jam from MY.GAMES is taking place right now and you will still have time to participate in it!
From July 20 to September 30, 2021, an online jam will take place, where anyone can create their own advertising video creative for games, and the authors of the best videos will receive $ 6,500 each.
Representatives of MY.GAMES say that today's game advertising is diverse and bold ideas and has a lot of room for creativity. The competition in this area is fierce and therefore every author strives to stand out. Jam is aimed at developing game advertising and creating conditions for the realization of their creative fantasies, even for those who create a commercial for the first time.
Jam participants will be able to use the visuals of the Hustle Castle game as the basis for their creations. Their variety will allow you to create a unique game advertisement.
Also during the event, master classes will be organized from experienced developers, marketers and other specialists in the creation of games and applications.
To participate in the jam, you need to create a game commercial of 10-30 seconds, using the heroes of the game Hustle Castle, and upload it on the official website of the event until September 30 inclusive. Then, within a month, all commercials will be tested through the Creo Success Score platform. The creators of the four videos that will score the most points, as well as the creator of the fifth, whose ad will be selected by an expert jury, will receive cash prizes in the amount of 6.5 thousand dollars. Read more about the rules for holding a jam here.