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David Pierce / Wired:
Google I/O showcased a lot of good ideas and impressive research but few practical applications   —  As expected, the opening keynote of Google's I/O 2017 developer conference was a doozy.  For two and a half hours, CEO Sundar Pichai and a handful of execs rattled off a staggering list …
May 21, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google Lens, an in-photo search feature driven by computer vision, is coming to Google Photos and Google Assistant   —  Google is remaking itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a gadget maker, but it's still primarily a search company.
May 17, 2017, 1:43 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Medium debuts Series feature for its mobile app, similar to Snapchat Stories, but Series don't expire and users can subscribe to updates   —  At some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff.  Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier …
Mar 1, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
HMD announces €189 5.2" Nokia 5, €139 5" Nokia 3, and €49 Nokia 3310 feature phone, all of which will ship in Q2; the €229 Nokia 6 will be available worldwide   —  Before there was iPhone, there was 3310.  After its launch in 2000, Nokia sold more than 125 million models …
Feb 26, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google announces more carrier support for its implementation of RCS, rebrands Messenger to Android Messages, makes app default on phones from LG, ZTE, others   —  When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully.  You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they'd receive it the same way they would a phone call.
Feb 24, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Xiaomi's Internet of Things strategy: invest in IoT firms in exchange for 10-20% stake and the right to brand and sell their products   —  Xiaomi became the world's most valuable startup following a straightforward plan.  “We noticed a trend of switching from feature phones to smartphones in China …
Jan 22, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google's head of Daydream Labs and the director of immersive design speak about the challenges of building Daydream and pushing the boundaries of VR   —  A few minutes after Google CEO Sundar Pichai finished speaking to the crowd at a Google developer conference one sunny June morning in 2014 …
Jan 16, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Uber introduces Compliments, allowing riders to give their driver private feedback via pre-made stickers or custom thank you notes   —  Starting today, when you give your Uber driver a five-star rating, your app will ask you to provide them a little extra feedback.
Nov 21, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Project Ara, Google's quest to create a modular smartphone   —  The building that houses Google's Advanced Technology and Products division offers a few subtle hints that something weird is going on inside.  The pirate flags in the bathroom.  The big sign reminding ATAP employees …
May 20, 2016, 6:35 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google VP of VR Clay Bavor describes his vision for VR: perfectly capture and depict reality, create VR spaces for free expression   —  Clay Bavor, Google's VP of VR, on His Plan to Make Virtual Reality Amazing for Everyone  —  In late 2013, Clay Bavor began experimenting with teleportation.
Apr 18, 2016, 1:00 AMIn context

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