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Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Baidu opens up self-driving vehicle platform Apollo, encompassing both hardware and software, which aims to offer fully autonomous driving by 2020   —  Project Apollo aims to offer fully autonomous driving by 2020  —  Chinese tech giant Baidu has announced a new autonomous vehicle platform …
Apr 19, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Redesigned Google Earth brings interactive guided tours and 3D maps view to Chrome browsers and Android devices, coming to iOS and other browsers later   —  Just in time for Earth Day, Google has redesigned Google Earth for web and Android.  The new version adds new features that let users …
Apr 18, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Several hours passed before Facebook removed a video of a murder shared on the social network   —  Facebook took posts down hours later  —  A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone and uploading the footage to Facebook.  The video appears to show a man identified by police …
Apr 16, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Amazon drops its case concerning First Amendment rights extending to Alexa commands and audio capture after defendant in murder trial agrees to hand over data   —  Amazon has abandoned its legal battle to protect its Alexa assistant with First Amendment rights — for now at least.
Mar 7, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Twitter partners with ESL and Dreamhack to broadcast tournaments and e-sports events live starting March 4, will also broadcast 30-minute weekly e-sports show   —  After making a move into streaming traditional sports, Twitter will now start streaming e-sports.
Mar 2, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Twitch will start selling games worldwide this spring; partnered streamers get 5% of each sale originating on their channel while game creators get 70%   —  It already dominates video game streaming, but Twitch is now getting into a new market: video game selling.
Feb 27, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Nvidia announces GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming service coming to Macs and PCs in March priced from $25 for 20 hours of play   —  Nvidia's GeForce Now video game streaming service, previously exclusive to its own Android-based Shield devices, is coming to PC and Mac.
Jan 4, 2017, 10:41 PMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Facebook stops collecting WhatsApp user data in Europe after government pressure, but says it may only be a temporary suspension while the laws are debated   —  Facebook has stopped collecting WhatsApp user data across Europe, the Financial Times reports, bowing to pressure from privacy watchdogs across the continent.
Nov 17, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Sony releases software update for PS4 in preparation for new models, adds folders, HDR support for all PS4 consoles, streaming in 1080p, and more   —  The 4.00 update adds folders, HDR, and a new UI  —  Sony's biggest PlayStation 4 software update yet is now available, refreshing the console's interface …
Sep 13, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Lenovo will preload Microsoft Office, Skype, and OneDrive on its Android devices as part of a new patent cross-licensing agreement   —  Microsoft has announced that its software will be soon be preloaded onto some of Lenovo Android devices.  Productivity apps including Microsoft Office …
Aug 23, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context

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