Google's Allo App Turns Your Selfies Into Custom Stickers
Google today announced a new feature for its Allo messaging app that will take your self portraits and convert them into personalized sticker packs. Google says it is relying on neural networks to perform the behind-the-scenes magic. The company has a lengthy blog post explaining how it all works. The illustrated stickers will be unique to each user and can be personalized further with a handful of tools being tossed into the app. Google says it is debuting a single style of "sarcastic" stickers today, with more sticker pack styles to follow over time. Personalized selfie stickers are available to Allo for Android starting today. The app is free to download from the Play Store. Google says the stickers will reach the iOS version of Allo before too long.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
May 3, 2017
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
Google Releases Allo Messaging App for Android and iOS
Sep 21, 2016
Google today made Allo, the messaging app it first revealed back in May, available to Android and iOS devices. Allo expands the ability for expression by tapping into the new Google Assistant, all while keeping conversations secure.
Instagram Ups Its Sticker Game
Apr 13, 2017
Instagram today rolled out new sticker tools meant to help people be more creative in their posts and stories. First up is the ability to turn your selfie into its own sticker.
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Aug 15, 2017
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.