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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google confirms the Nexus Player has been discontinued   —  Google has ceased direct sales of its Nexus Player set-top box.  The hockey puck-shaped device, manufactured by Asus, has been unavailable from major third-party retailers like Best Buy for months.  And after a brief Google Store restock …
May 24, 2016, 7:20 PMIn context
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Rocket League is the first game to support cross-network play between Xbox One and PC   —  If you play soccer-meets-cars game Rocket League on Xbox One, your pool of opponents is about to get a lot bigger.  —  Today developer Psyonix is releasing an update for the Xbox version of the game …
May 24, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Vizio P-Series review: great 4K TV but Google Cast-powered approach and Android tablet remote have a learning curve, casting via the SmartCast app can be buggy   —  Vizio's 2016 lineup of 4K HDR TVs aren't actually TVs at all.  Well, they are, but since they don't have tuners built in, the company can't market them as television sets.
May 23, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Clay Bavor talks about Daydream, its Cardboard origins, and Google's ambitions for the new VR platform   —  In 2014, a cardboard box overshadowed almost everything else at Google's annual I/O developers conference.  Announced half-jokingly at the end of its keynote, Google Cardboard …
May 22, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google demos watch and speaker with Project Soli radar sensors to detect hand gestures   —  “How are you going to interact with an invisible computer?”  —  When you hear a question like that posted in a conference room at a major tech corporation like Google, you expect you're …
May 20, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
The FAA has been testing the FBI's drone detection system at JFK airport   —  The Federal Aviation Authority is still looking for the best way to take down rogue drones.  The agency may have introduced new registration rules for quadcopters (signing up nearly 200,000 earlier this year) …
May 20, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple's new SF flagship store introduces suite of changes that will come to future flagship stores including remodelling of “Genius Bar” as “Genius Grove”   —  In downtown San Francisco, situated across the street from the city's iconic Union Square Park …
May 20, 2016, 12:50 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
California court certifies lawsuit against Facebook over private message scanning as a class action, but rules out any monetary damages   —  Facebook may have violated federal privacy laws by scanning private messages, according to a lawsuit certified for class action yesterday in Northern California District Court.
May 19, 2016, 8:40 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
IDC analyst says Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US in the latest quarter   —  Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently.  While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge.
May 19, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Android Wear 2.0 hands-on: new interface is much improved and easier to use, third-party complications are useful, but the QWERTY keyboard is not impressive   —  One of the surprise announcements from Google's keynote session at I / O this year was Android Wear 2.0.
May 18, 2016, 4:25 PMIn context

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