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Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Profile of Judge William H. Alsup of Oracle v. Google and Waymo v. Uber, who ruled against API copyright and taught himself to program in QuickBASIC   —  On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of California.
Oct 21, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Review of Harman Kardon Invoke, a $199 smart speaker with Microsoft's Cortana assistant: great sound, sharp design, but it's twice as costly as Amazon's Echo   —  A smart speaker for Microsoft's world  —  For a company that makes a voice-controlled assistant, it has become table stakes …
Oct 20, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Coda, a collaborative editor with word processor and spreadsheet tools, launches in private beta, reveals $60M in funding over two rounds, Reid Hoffman on board   —  From rows and columns to custom apps  —  When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running.
Oct 19, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google Play says it will cut its take of app subscription revenues from 30% to 15% for users who've subscribed for 1+ year, starting in January 2018   —  From 30 percent to 15 percent  —  Google today announced that it will follow Apple's lead in lowering the amount of money app developers must pay …
Oct 19, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Samsung and Google partner to bring ARCore platform to Samsung devices beyond the Galaxy S8   —  Google and Samsung team up as augmented reality partners to take on Apple  —  Today, Samsung and Google announced a partnership to bring Google's new ARCore framework to Samsung's line of Galaxy smartphones …
Oct 18, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung says $499 Odyssey, the premier Windows Mixed Reality headset, won't be sold in Europe   —  Samsung unveiled what looks like the best Windows Mixed Reality headset earlier this month.  Samsung's Odyssey headset differs from its rivals thanks to dual-OLED displays …
Oct 18, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
DeepMind's new Go-playing AI wins 90% of time against version of AlphaGo that beat world champ, trained solely by reinforcement learning without human input   —  The company's latest AlphaGo AI learned superhuman skills by playing itself over and over  —  Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind …
Oct 18, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
“Nude” app uses machine learning locally on device to find nude pics of users before moving them to PIN-protected vault, available for iOS, Android app to come   —  Making the camera roll safe for sharing  —  Nudes are an inconvenient truth of the mobile era.
Oct 18, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Google unveils first SoC, called Pixel Visual Core, for accelerating HDR+ processing, available on Pixel 2 phones; its API will be open to developers soon   —  The Pixel Visual Core is a big deal  —  One thing that Google left unannounced during its Pixel 2 launch event on October 4th …
Oct 17, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Pixel 2 and 2 XL review: amazing camera and good speakers, represents the best Android experience, but design lacks flair and it has no headphone jack   —  Sharp shooter  —  Without fail, every person who has picked up the Pixel 2 XL has said virtually the same thing: “It feels like it's made out of plastic.”
Oct 17, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context

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