Our new “Stories We Might Have Missed” segment includes stories that we’ve seen around the week that didn’t quite make it into our main posts this past week. At the end of each bullet there should be a source link for our information where you can go grab more details. Enjoy!
Run Windows on Your Apple Watch
If you have ever wanted to run an old operating system on your Apple Watch then keep on reading. A developer named Nick Lee has put a version of Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. Of course, it runs extremely slow and Windows 95 was definitely not built for a touchscreen device. Interacting with the UI is slow and clunky. Apparently it takes about an hour for the Apple Watch to boot up with Windows 95 on it. Take a look at the video of Lee interacting with Windows 95 on his Apple Watch here.
LG Shows Us New Fingerprint Sensor Tech
LG Innotek has debuted a type of very durable screen that has a fingerprint scanner module underneath it. The screen is said to be so durable that you can drop a steel ball on it from a height of 20cm. Security is a big deal, especially when fingerprints are involved. According to Innotek, the scanner has a rate of false positives once in 50,000 tries. It would be interesting to see the design changes if this screen were to come to current flagships. We’re not sure on when this type of tech will be making its way into our pockets, but rumors say it will be within a year. Take a look at the new fingerprint technology here.
Hulu Might Bring More Streaming to Your TV
Rumor has it that Hulu is working on a cable-like TV service. According to reports, this service could cost you up to $40 a month. It would provide you with DVR-style recording that is based in the cloud. Wall Street Journal states that Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox are just about done with their license agreements. Other channels that are also expected to join in are ABC, ESPN and Disney Channel. The service is expected to launch during the first quarter of 2017. Take a look at the full report here.
Stay Connected With All Your Friends
Franz is a messaging app that allows you to stay connected with your friends, no matter what messaging service they use. Franz is available on Windows, Mac and Linux. Franz lets you sign in with 14 different services including Slack, Hangouts, Skype, Messenger and WhatsApp. Franz supports multiple accounts for each service, as well. Check out the application here to download it on your system.
Google Keyboard Updates to Version 5.0
Google Keyboard has made some extremely useful changes with its newly released version 5.0. These changes come to us in the form of one handed mode, gestures, and some new layouts. You can now switch to a dial pad number layout if you prefer that method for typing numbers. You can also change the keyboard height and the borders around the letters. If you don’t have Google Keyboard downloaded on your device, grab it from here.
Popular Social Media Apps Come to Windows 10
If you’re into social media, then it’s a good guess that you probably have Facebook, Messenger and Instagram downloaded on your device. These apps have finally made their way over to Windows 10. Facebook and Messenger are now on your Windows 10 desktop app store, and the Instagram app has made its way over to the Windows 10 Mobile app store. These applications utilize the popular live tiles feature on Windows 10. You can also use File Explorer to easily share things to Facebook. Facebook and Messenger will both be available on Windows 10 Mobile at some point later this year. No official announcement has been made about when they’ll be available. Read more about the Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps for Windows 10 here.
Answer the Call of Duty on November 4th
The official trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has been released. The trailer features a lot of intense fighting and mechanized destruction that are narrated with creepy voice overs. The actual game will be released on November 4th, 2016. It’s currently available for pre-order on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Be sure to check out the website dedicated to Infinite Warfare here. Will you be grabbing the new Call of Duty when it comes out?
Bethesda Softworks Takes You to Far Harbor
The new Fallout 4 DLC trailer has also been released. Named, “Far Harbor”, this new DLC takes you to an island that has experienced high levels of radiation-making it a dangerous and more hostile environment. The trailer shows off some interesting new characters and creatures. This is the largest landmass that Bethesda has created for an add-on, so it should provide tons of fun. You’ll be able to play Far Harbor on May 19th on your console or PC. Take a look at the official announcement and trailer here.