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Google I/O 2019 Keynote Goes Live Today: What to Expect From This Year’s Event?

Today, Google’s conference for developers known as Google I/O will begin, revealing their new tech and initiative. While a few years earlier Google was only showcasing new tech, starting with 2016, it has shifted into a slightly different perspective.

It began with integrating Google devices into homes, continued with the arrival and development of AI, and last year it even ended with recommending people to use its products less.

We all remember the “Digital Wellbeing” initiative from CEO Sundar Pichai’s keynote in 2018. It was that moment when we all realized that the developers’ conference has shifted towards the public, showing the world how the company wants to be seen:

It’s clear technology can be a positive force, but it’s equally clear that we can’t just be wide-eyed at the innovations technology creates. Now the path ahead needs to be navigated carefully and deliberately, and we feel a deep sense of responsibility to get this right.

Google I/O in 2019 – May 7 – 9

This year, Google will surely announce more smart devices, Assistant should be improved, and AI could migrate to more devices. We will also see home devices, such as Nest Hub Max smart display, being revealed.

The Android operating system should also be part of this event. Android Q will be the star of the event, and so should be the new Pixel 3A and 3A XL phones, which have already been leaked.

We will certainly learn more about the Stadia gaming service as well.

While last year we had “Digital Wellbeing,” Google could make this year be one where they assure the public and fans that they’re a reliable and responsible company. Now let’s see how we can watch the event which will start today and end on May 9.

The event is taking place in Mountain View, California, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. The most important piece should be the keynote which will begin at 10 am PT (1 pm ET).

If you want to see all of this and more, check out the next links where you can watch the event live.

Keynote starts at: New York: 1 pm, San Francisco: 10 pm, London: 6 pm, Berlin: 7 pm, Moscow: 8 pm, New Delhi: 10:30 pm, Beijing: 1 am (May 8), Tokyo: 2 am (May 8), Melbourne: 3 am (May 8).

The event will soon begin, and you can watch it live on the Google website or their YouTube Channel.

Check back here for more important updates and our new coverage of the event.

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Doom Eternal Would Come To Google Stadia Game Streaming Platform

Streaming seems to be the latest trend, and Google has also released its own gaming streaming service named Google Stadia. The announcement was made by Phil Harrison, the company VP during the Google GDC 2019 keynote. Now, the game streaming platform of Google attracted some game devs, and it seems that Doom Eternal would also come to Stadia.

Doom Eternal would come to Stadia, an id Software executive said

Various games are supposed to run on the hardware, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was one of the big names featured here. However, Marty Stratton, the id Software executive producer announced that Doom Eternal would be coming to Stadia as well.

According to Stratton, it’s great to play the game on Stadia, and it looks just as great. The game is a sequel to Doom, which was released back in 2016. The game will be available in true 4K HDR at 60 FPS.

What is Google Stadia, the tech giant’s game streaming platform?

The cloud gaming platform aims to get players and developers together on one platform. More than that, Stadia aims to include spectators as well. For instance, during the Google presentation, we were shown that it is possible to watch a game trailer on YouTube and then start playing the game in just a couple of seconds thanks to streaming.

Cross-platform support will also be available on Stadia. According to Harrison, Google Stadia will allow you to play with others, no matter which platform they used. Game stats and save files can be saved in the cloud as well, which makes it easier to play on different platforms as well.

We also know that Stadia will work on multiple platforms, such as mobile phones, TVs, tablets, laptops, and desktops. The service will be able to stream games up to 4K HDR at 60 FPS, but Google plans to enhance this in the future, and the service should be able to stream games up to 8K resolution. Google is also going to release its own controller. It would be lovely to see a game like Doom Eternal on Google Stadia, but we guess that’s only the beginning and more video games would accept Google’s game streaming platform.

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Google Stadia Is The New Game Streaming Platform

Google Stadia is the new game streaming platform the giant Internet company presented yesterday, and it promises to make available graphically-intensive games to everyone with a Chrome browser.

What novelties does Google Stadia bring?

Unlike streaming services such as Nvidia, Google Stadia “is built on an infrastructure no one else has,” as Majd Bakar, Stadia head of engineering said. If until now games were provided on a remote server that created latency, Stadia promises that rendering will be powerful. Google relies on “fiber optic links and subsea cables between hundreds of points of presence and more than 7,500 edge node locations around the globe, all connected with our network backbone.”

Gadget switching and split-screen multiplayer in Google Stadia

Players will be able to shift gadgets during the games and will allow players to share game states or save files. Another great thing is that it will enable split-screen local multiplayer on a single display, which was until now limited because games had to render two scenes at the same time.

Google Stadia was built on Linux servers and using Vulkan API. To make it, Google teamed up with AMD to create a custom sophisticated GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) with “more than ten teraflops of power.” Google also came with a custom CPU as “to make up a single Stadia instance.”

As Google CEO Sundar Pichai says, “games should be instantly enjoyable, with access for everyone.” Stadia will be available on “desktops, laptops, TV, tablets, and phones” with existing USB devices such as controllers, keyboards, mice.

Google Stadia and YouTube

Google said they would also release a controller with a button for sharing gameplay to YouTube. People who watch YouTube will be able to press “Play now” at the end of the video and go back to the game in less than 5 seconds.

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