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1 Live: Google unveils Android experiences for home, car

Live: Google unveils Android experiences for home, car Wearable technology and a new foray into television are expected to take center stage on Wednesday when Google kicks off its I/O developers conference in San Francisco. USA TODAY will have updates from Check out this story on

Google Acquires Mobile Testing Platform Appurify, Will Keep It Open On iOS And Android | TechCrunch

Google just announced at I/O that it has acquired Appurify , a startup that lets developers automate testing and optimization of their mobile apps and websites. Appurify will stay open as freemium cross-platform service but get a big boost in distribution as it becomes integrated into the Google developer tool stack.

Android now has 1 billion active users per month - The Next Web

Google announced at its I/O developer conference that it now boasts over 1 billion monthly-active users on its Android platform. That’s up from a 538 million figure from last year’s I/O.

Netgear's Nighthawk X6 router packs 6 antennas, 3 Wi-Fi radios, and 802.11ac

Like all existing 802.11ac routers, the Nighthawk X6 is limited to serving multiple spatial streams to one user at a time—this is defined as single-user multiple input/multiple output (SU-MIMO). Wave 2 802.11ac routers, expected to hit the market in 2015, will be capable of serving multiple spatial streams to multiple users at once (MU-MIMO). Wave 2 802.11ac routers will also have other advanced features, so the Nighthawk X6 and the Asus RT-AC3200 are essentially stopgap measures until that more advanced technology comes to market.

We just got to see (and touch) Samsung's new Gear Live smartwatch

Unfortunately, you still need to navigate through swipes, and it turns out that the shiny screen and the silver surrounding it were both great at acquiring fingerprints. So, while the watch is handsome to behold at first, it was soon decorated with evidence of my use. The watch is relatively unobtrusive to wear, light on the wrist and comfy for the five minutes or so that I wore it. Swiping through the demo screens went off without a hitch, and the Live even picked up my "OK, Google" voice command in a noisy environment from a couple feet away without issue.

Digital News Finally As Popular As Newspapers In The UK | TechCrunch

The converse is true when it comes to TV news — with older Brits consuming considerably more hours per year of TV news than younger Brits. Ofcom found that the over 55s watch an average of 196 hours of TV news each year vs just 27 hours for 16-24 year olds, who in turn watch 88 fewer hours of TV news than the average UK adult (115 hours a year).

Supreme Court Rules Aereo Violates Federal Copyright Law

Aereo had been available in 11 metropolitan cities, including New York and Boston, and was able to skirt existing copyright law by dancing around the definition of what constitutes a private performance. Its technology gave users access to tiny antennas, which were kept in a remote relocation, that beamed almost-live television to the device of their choosing. Now it appears the company must pay broadcasters a fee in order to remain active, or must shut down the current service. Survival seems unlikely, at least according to one of the company's main investors, Barry Diller .

Meet the Filmmaker Who Is Installing Live Cams All Over the World

Weingarten isn't standing near any hippos in Africa nor is he dipping his toes in the sand at the beach. He's sitting on a green couch in a converted apartment in Santa Monica, California, surrounded by six barking dogs. In front of him, there's a screen showing just a few of the many live camera feeds he has helped to install around the world. Cameras are streaming footage of brown bears waiting patiently for salmon in Alaska, stingrays gliding past coral in the UK, closeups of honey bee colonies buzzing inside their hive in Germany, and yes, animals gathered around a remote watering hole in Kenya.

Android Auto Turns Your Dashboard Into an Android Device

As the rumors foretold , today at Google I/O we got a first look at Android Auto. The system uses your Android smartphone as the brain for an in-dash system controlling navigation, music, and messaging. In other words, your next new car might double as an Android accessory.

Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival GrubHub, Seamless And DeliveryHero | TechCrunch

Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie’s List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort looks like it’s about to go live: the company is now rolling out a food takeout service, “a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and DeliveryHero,” in the words of someone who worked on the service at Amazon.

Google sets sights on TVs, cars and watches, beyond mere smartphones

At its annual developers' conference on Wednesday, the company said the first cars running Android Auto software for navigation, music and messaging will hit showrooms later this year. More than 40 auto companies had signed onto its software development alliance, but Google did not say which ones will actually build Android into their cars in 2014.

Barnes & Noble Spinning Off Nook Tablets Into Its Own Publicly-Traded Company

Can Barnes & Noble’s Nook business survive the Amazon on its own? The struggling bookseller is betting that yes, it can: the company announced Wednesday morning that its board of directors has given it approval to separate Barnes & Noble retail and the Nook businesses into two publicly traded companies. But the Nook’s new chapter might not have a happy ending, as the tablet has yet to emerge as a clear e-reader favorite in the midst of a competitive tablet jungle that’s dominated by Apple’s iPad and’s Kindle.

Oculus denies ZeniMax claim about virtual-reality trade secrets - CNET

In court filing, Oculus says ZeniMax "suddenly began asserting supposed ownership rights" over VR technology only after Facebook announced $2B Oculus buyout.

Google is bringing Android to the car with Android Auto

Google is finally laying out its grand plans to bring Android, the world's leading mobile operating system, to your car. It's called Android Auto. Think of it as the software you're already familiar with, but redesigned and reimagined for the car. Google says Android Auto is contextually aware, bringing you the information you want when you need it. And it's been optimized for voice, which means you'll never need to take your hands off the wheel to use it. Google said that was a priority in their approach to developing Android Auto, with Patrick Brady pointed to alarming accident statistics during his presentation at I/O. "There has to be a better way," he said. Google’s car ambitions are rooted in Android L, the latest version of its mobile operating system. The new OS is slated to arrive this fall, and Google says the first cars that support Android Auto will follow by year's end.

Building a More Diverse Facebook | Facebook Newsroom

At Facebook, diversity is essential to achieving our mission. We build products to connect the world, and this means we need a team that understands and reflects many different communities, backgrounds and cultures. Research also shows that diverse teams are better at solving complex problems and enjoy more dynamic workplaces. So at Facebook we’re serious about building a workplace that reflects a broad range of experience, thought, geography, age, background, gender, sexual orientation, language, culture and many other characteristics.

The Capitol steps up 'Hunger Games' propaganda with seven new posters

Much like the world in the movies, the promotional material has changed in tone. Instead of designer labels, the glossy new images are branded with nationalistic slogans like "our future is in your hands," and "Panem Today, Panem Tomorrow, Panem Forever." Every representative is dressed in a manner symbolic of their home regions, which are each responsible for a different industry. The Livestock District's Felix Stam, for example, is lushly garbed in thick, dark furs and pictured with a serene-looking goat.

New Ford CEO Mark Fields sees car as phone, web, and wearable on wheels | ZDNet

There are about a billion cars on the road today. Within 20 years, that could double to 2 billion and put even more strain on today's traffic and environmental concerns. And those vehicles also have a big role to play in the Internet of Things, Fields said. They function as much more than a transportation vehicle, now that they sync with our personal devices and lives. Much more technology is becoming available — using wearables and sensors in the vehicle being the most integral to the company's future plans — and the number of people on the road is only growing.

18 Twitter / Gizmodo: Turn your Android into a virtual ...

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

Google adds a big data service and lots of monitoring to its cloud

Google rolled out a slew of new cloud services at I/O, including one called Dataflow that’s meant to put standard MapReduce to shame. It’s advertised a much simpler way to build data pipelines that can handle both batch processing and streaming data.

I’m moving to Medium

One of the things that I love about Medium is its commitment to experimentation , one that I fully embrace. So a precise description of what this new venture is going to eventually become is gleefully elusive. But I can tell you this—it will feature not only my own best writing but the work of contributors who share my belief in deeply reported, colorfully rendered stories in and around the tech explosion. We will also draw on some of the amazing contributions that are already flowing into Medium—not only professional writers but also smart people chiming in spontaneously—and bring in outside voices of authority who will express their concerns, share their thoughts, and generally provoke our readers. (In other words, barbed opinions that don’t cross the line to trolldom.)

HTC vows to bring Android L to One M8, M7 soon - CNET

The handset maker will update its HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 smartphones to run on the OS, though there's no set timeline.

Aereo must shut after Supreme Court rules streaming-TV service violates copyright

“Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court is a massive setback for the American consumer. We’ve said all along that we worked diligently to create a technology that complies with the law, but today’s decision clearly states that how the technology works does not matter. This sends a chilling message to the technology industry. … We are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done. We will continue to fight for our consumers and fight to create innovative technologies that have a meaningful and positive impact on our world.”

Medium adds tech heavyweight Steven Levy as it builds its digital magazine/platform

Ever since it launched in 2012, Medium has confused some and irritated others , by refusing to say exactly what it is or what it wants to become — a traditional-style publisher that selects and curates (and pays for) editorial content, or an open platform for anyone to publish. Williams, the former CEO of Twitter, seems happy to do all of those things at once: some of the site’s content appears automatically, some of it is assigned and reviewed by editors, some of it is commissioned and paid for, and some appears in verticals that appear to function very much like mini-magazines, of which Matter is one.

Google Unveils New Cross Platform Design Language “Material Design” | TechCrunch

Google announced a new universal design language, called Material Design, as part of the forthcoming “L” release of Google’s Android mobile operating system. The design is meant to offer a more consistent, universal look-and-feel across mobile, tablets, desktop and “beyond,” the company explains.

NY’s Subway Will Soon See Daylight for the First Time Ever | Autopia | WIRED

New York isn't the only city getting its shine on; subterranean structures worldwide, from Denver's Union Station to the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, are deploying architectural flair to inject a glorious dose of vitamin D into our fluorescent-lit existence. “Daylight is very much about humanizing an environment,” says Vincent Chang, a partner at Grimshaw Architects, which also worked on the Reflector-Net. The New York subway can certainly use the help.

Marissa Mayer Apologizes for Being Late to Cannes Meeting

In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg , Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she didn't mean to slight ad execs who she left waiting for two hours during the Cannes Lions ad festival last week. “I think the dinner is unfortunate how much attention it’s gotten. I was late. I apologized to IPG at the time and in no way meant for it to be a slight to them," she said.

What Aereo Loss Might Mean to Cloud Computing’s Future | MIT Technology Review

But by a 6-3 vote in a ruling released Wednesday, the court agreed with broadcasters in finding that Aereo’s model was functionally no different from what cable companies are doing, except that cable TV companies pay broadcasters fees and Aereo does not. The court also found that Aereo was in effect enabling a public rebroadcast of copyrighted works. It was a major blow, and a spectacular turnaround, for the startup (see “ Aereo’s on a Roll ”).

Facebook releases diversity statistics

Status update: Facebook not so diverse Facebook's work force statistics show its employees are mostly white and male. Check out this story on

The Elephants At Google I/O: Glass And Plus | TechCrunch

Google+, the company’s attempt to unify its various products with a webbing of identity and social, was barely, barely mentioned at all during the keynote. Last year it took up a major chunk of the presentation and the year before it felt like a Google+ plus Glass keynote (complete with skydivers and biking on the roof of Moscone) with a smattering of other stuff thrown in.

Moto 360 Hands-On: This Smartwatch Will Make You Swoon

Again, we weren't allowed to do much exploring (on the non-demo version they wouldn't let us look at the settings, for some reason), but from what we saw we were very impressed. It's nice to have confirmation that Android Wear looks good in both square and round styles, and it made us even more eager to spend some real time with the finished unit when it's released "sometime this summer." Hopefully the price—the biggest open question— will be as appealing as the looks.

You Can Pre-Order the First Android Wear Devices Today

Android Wear devices won't just show show notifications from phone apps, but will also have apps of their own that run natively on the hardware to enable stuff like voice control, and sensor control—some of these devices will have fitness sensors, though Google didn't mention which. Downloading apps on the watch is easy; you don't even have to do it. Anything you download from the Google Play Store will automatically put the wearable app on your watch.

Chromecast Update Introduces An AirPlay-Like Android “Mirroring” Feature, Photo Backdrops And More | TechCrunch

Chromecast , Google’s popular $35 dongle that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, letting you stream video and music to your television, received a number of updates today, Google announced this morning at its I/O developer conference. The most notable updates include support for mirroring your Android device’s screen to your TV, a new, interactive background display feature called “Backdrop” and support for streaming from device to TV even when you’re not on the same wireless network.

Google Launches Drive For Work With Unlimited Storage For $10/Month | TechCrunch

At its I/O developer conference today, Google didn’t just launch a completely revamped version of Drive. It also launched Drive for Work, a new version of Drive and Google apps for businesses that comes with a number of extra security features. The one feature most users will notice first, however, is that Drive for Work doesn’t have any storage limitations.

World Cup boosts Tinder use in Brazil by 50pc - Telegraph

Yet Tinder in not the only dating app reporting increase use in Brazil. Gindr, a location-based dating app for gay and bisexual men, has been opened 31 per cent more in the last few weeks compared to early June.

MEMS startup snags $37M to make accelerometers smaller and cheaper

As the CEO of mCube , a five-year old startup, Lee has just raised a $37 million Series C round of funding from existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, MediaTek, iD Ventures America, and DAG Ventures. New investors include Keytone Ventures, SK Telecom (China) Ventures and Korea Investment Partners, bringing the total money his startup has raised to $70 million.

Google’s Redesigned Drive Focuses On Speed, Office Compatibility And Security | TechCrunch

With all of this functionality folded into Google Drive, the existing Quickoffice apps will soon reach their end of life. As Google’s director of product management for Google Drive Scott Johnston told me earlier this week, the team wants to ensure that users don’t have to worry about formats. The other thing they shouldn’t have to worry about is editing documents while offline, so with this release, any platform that Google’s productivity apps are available on now will support offline editing.

Google Moves to the Car with Android Auto

Android Auto software makes the phone feel like any other car accessory, allowing the driver to set the device down and use familiar car controls to use the phone. The driver can use voice or the built-in steering wheel controls to access applications on the mobile device, getting directions from Google Maps or listening to a favorite playlist stored on Google Play. Vjeran Pavic

Google unveils 'Fit' health, fitness tracking platform

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc unveiled a "Google Fit" platform on Wednesday to help users of its Android mobile software collate and keep track of health and fitness data on smartwatches and other mobile devices.

Moviepilot Sells Its German Business For $20M To Concentrate On The U.S. | TechCrunch

Germany’s main film website, has been acquired by French online publishing company Webedia in a deal which will net Moviepilot €15 million ($20 million) and will now effectively fund its growth as a — now — U.S. based company.

Curiosity Celebrates Milestone On Mars

This artist's concept depicts the rover Curiosity, of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, as it uses its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument to investigate the composition of a rock surface. ChemCam fires laser pulses at a target and views the resulting spark with a telescope and spectrometers to identify chemical elements. The laser is actually in an invisible infrared wavelength, but is shown here as visible red light for purposes of illustration.

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North Korea says Seth Rogen's new movie is an 'act of war'

The government of North Korea today issued an unsurprisingly harsh statement about Seth Rogen's upcoming film, The Interview , denouncing the  action-comedy as an "act of war." In the movie, Rogen and James Franco star as two journalists who, after scoring an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, are ordered by the CIA to assassinate him. In a statement published by the state-run KCNA news agency, a foreign ministry spokesman characterized Rogen as a "gangster filmmaker" and called upon the US to block the film, according to a  report from the AFP.

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44 Aereo CEO on SCOTUS ruling: “we are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done”

Google's next version of Android ‘L-release’ has a new look, deeper ties to the web   —  KitKat may have only found its way on to roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won't stop Google from looking to the future.  The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the “L-release” right now.

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Love, no matter what

What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents — asking them: What's the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?

Proof: Google Has the Longest Tech Conferences

Although it may have felt like the longest tech conference keynote to date, it wasn't. That title, though, does belong to Google; the I/O keynote last year clocked in at a whopping three hours and 25 minutes. We took a look at the lengths of the keynotes for Apple 's WWDC conferences, Microsoft 's Build conferences and previous Amazon press conferences, including its recent Fire phone announcement, to see how they stacked up. Google should take a hint.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Now the Worst in History

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Aggressive Trap-Jaw Ants From South America Invade Gulf Coast

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

America's Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies

There are plenty of reasons, far beyond the word of a single middle-eastern oil man, to expect that those profits will stay high. Oil prices have continued to hover around the $100 mark in part because of instability in the Middle East, but also because, even in our sluggish global economy, demand is still relatively tight. As things improve, demand -- and prices -- will only increase. So if you think China's best days are still ahead of it, and that Europe will eventually pull out of its funk, you should expect prices to keep floating skyward. The Energy Information Administration, for one, believes the cost of a barrel will most likely increase to around $162 by 2040 (as shown on the blue line below).

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54 Online Video Advertising Is Growing Many Times Faster Than TV, Search, And Most Other Digital Ad Markets
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59 World View Has A Successful Scaled Test Flight Of Its Balloon To Space
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61 Mensa Match Is Online Dating for Smart People
62 This is why you shouldn't take people's Facebook lives seriously
63 The ROI of Your Office Espresso Machine
64 Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet?
65 Google Drops Profile Photos, Google+ Circle Count From Authorship In Search Results
66 The Definitive Ranking Of The 100 Best Emoji
67 Japan's New Robots Are All Too Human
68 The Tiny Three-Wheel Car That Could Be The Next Big Thing
69 Google introduces new Gmail API, developers can now work with IMAP, POP, or the API
70 New visual storytelling site highlights how to engage your audience - The Next Web
71 You Don't Need a Ph.D. to Contribute to Scientific Research
72 PlayStation Now will start streaming PS3 games to Sony TVs next week
73 Brazil's High Temperatures Take a Toll on World Cup Refs
74 Home | Newsletters | MIT Technology Review
75 Top Shelf: Living the Dream
76 Spanish Mobile Company Aims at High-Quality Low-Cost Niche
77 The Life and Times of Eli Wallach: 9 of His Greatest Movie Roles
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80 Driverless Cars For $10,000? This Startup Is Challenging Google With A Simple Sensor
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82 Higgs Boson Seems To Prove That The Universe Doesn't Exist
83 SCOTUS rules warrants needed for cellphone search
84 3D Robotics: Flying High With Drones
85 Wonga chased debt with fake lawyers
86 EyeEm Revamps its Android Photo-Sharing App
87 Google Glass Now Shipping With More Memory
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91 The Convergence of Mobile Messaging Apps
92 British Home Secretary Theresa May Denies The UK's A Surveillance State
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