Google Becomes a Mixologist, and Everything Else You Missed Yesterday

Google gets its drink on. Apple may start streaming some music in June. LG wants to go beyond the G series. All the stuff you missed yesterday, all in one place on BitStream.


Booze is great, and preparing booze so it doesn't actually taste like the booze you're drinking is even better. Google agrees, and that's why its search engine is now making it easier than ever to become an amateur bartender. Google Search for Android, iOS, and desktop now allows for specific instructions, history, and list of ingredients when you search how to make a specific drink. It looks something like this:

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As our friends at Lifehacker point out, the info is most likely pulled from Wikipedia, but Google has vetted every card so you can get your drink on with style.

Apple's Beats-powered streaming service will most likely skip Monday's "Spring Forward" event and look at launch at WWDC in June. [9to5Mac]

Facebook, and other app developers, are secretly toiling away in Cupertino on Apple Watch apps. This is what that ultra-secretive process looks like. [Bloomberg]

You can now test drive Office 2016 for Mac...and you should...because it's great. [Office Blog]


Apps and Devices

Lollipop-equipped Sony phones were spotted at MWC...and they look a lot like KitKat-equipped Sony phones. [Spazioitech]


StubHub will now integrate with Spotify, letting you know when artists you love are touring near you and you can even buy tickets in app. Because if I miss out on another show, I'm going to lose it. [USA Today]

Shazam wants to do way more than just tell you what song is playing, it wants to also wants identify objects, too. Kind of like Firefly but not just on the crappy Fire Phone. [Reuters]


The Gmail app for iPhone now lets you reply and archive in the notifications center. A much needed move if Google wants to stop hemorrhaging users to Outlook. [iTunes]


LG is saying that they're going to release a phone that will "stand above" the current G Series, their top-of-the-line smartphone. Let's see what they've got. [Slash Gear]


A rumor says Apple may offer personal engraving on the rumored Apple Watch. Can mine say "No one's going to buy a big phone - Steve Jobs" [iphonote]

Google's wireless service may be coming this month, but it could only be for Google's Nexus 6. Is this a left over of Google's Android Silver ambitions? [WSJ]


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I dabbled with it and many drinks don't show ingredients. For instance, Manhattan just says roughly "Stirred over ice, pour, garnish." And come on, it's a Manhattan! This is must-have knowledge.