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TechNN Archive: Sunday, May 13, 2018
 

 

General Interest
  • "Tesla's 'primary technical contact' with the feds just left for Waymo: Source tells WSJ the departure isn't connected to Tesla's Autopilot issues." Ars Technica 7:00 AM
  • "Valve's Steam Controller picks up beta support for Bluetooth LE connectivity" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta: The company is gearing up for the Steam Link phone apps' arrival." Engadget 6:59 AM
  • "Adobe CTO leads company's broad AI bet" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Cryptocurrency has been great for GPU makers—that might change soon: The cryptocurrency boom helped GPU makers score another quarter of huge profits." Ars Technica 5/12
  • "Firm Lets Police Look Up Phone Location Data Without a Warrant: A Securus Technologies web portal lets cops plug in a phone number and pull up real-time location data, but no one's really monitoring their activity. Sen. Ron Wyden wants answers." PC Magazine 5/11
  • "Google will require some Android phone makers to roll out 'regular' security patches" The Verge 5/11
  • "Can Google Conquer the $53 Billion Smart Home Market?" Market Realist 5/11
  • "Google Clips gets better at capturing candids of hugs and kisses (which is not creepy, right?)" TechCrunch 5/11
  • "Google Updates: What we know about Google's 2018 Pixel hardware/Don't regret I/O being over. Rejoice because there'll be new toys in autumn" The Inquirer 5/11
  • "Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it: It's to comply with Europe's GDPR privacy law, not to be nice." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls: Google Duplex, which simulates human speech with lifelike inflections, criticised as unethical" The Guardian 5/11
  • "Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots" BBC 5/11
  • "Google will tell you when you're talking to its creepy human-like robots" BGR 5/11
  • "Google: Duplex phone calling AI will identify itself/You'll know if you're talking to AI: we think." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google is rumored to be working on a Pixel smartwatch: It would likely pack Qualcomm's new dedicated smartwatch chip." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google reportedly working on three smartwatches to be unveiled with Pixel 3 this fall" Neowin 5/11
  • "Google I/O 2018: Key takeaways on Duplex, AI, privacy, Android" ZDNet 5/11
  • "Galaxy Note 9 specs just leaked — and they're exactly what you expected" BGR 5/11
  • "Xiaomi is bringing its smart home devices to the US — but still no phones yet" TechCrunch 5/11
  • "OnePlus 6 release date, specs and price: CAD renders 'confirm' iPhone X notch, vertical dual cameras/Leak gives us our closest look at the OnePlus flagship so far" The Inquirer 5/11