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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
Alex Davies / Wired:
Nissan is working on a teleoperation system for allowing human operators to remotely control self-driving cars in tricky situations   —  “This is it!”  Maarten Sierhuis says.  “I mean, look at this.”  He points to a photo of road construction at an intersection in Sunnyvale, California …
Jan 8, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Open Whisper Systems, the developers behind Signal, use “domain fronting” for its Android app to bypass censorship in Egypt and UAE, with iOS update coming soon   —  Any subversive software developer knows its app has truly caught on when repressive regimes around the world start to block it.
Dec 21, 2016, 4:00 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
150 prominent filmmakers sign an open letter to major camera makers, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others, asking for default storage encryption   —  In the summer of 2013, when documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras was shooting a still-secret NSA leaker named Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room, she took security seriously.
Dec 14, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Tim Moynihan / Wired:
How and why devices like Echo and Home record your voice, what they do with the data, and how to scrub those recordings   —  If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience.  You'll be asking for the weather, the news …
Dec 10, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
IBM launches Watson for Cybersecurity beta program involving 40 companies across indurstries like finance, healthcare, and more   —  You may know Watson as IBM's Jeopardy-winning, cookbook-writing, dress-designing, weather-predicting supercomputer-of-all trades.
Dec 6, 2016, 7:10 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The White House releases recommendations from a nine-month study of US cybersecurity issues; it is now up to the Trump administration to implement them   —  The Obama White House has had to reckon with cybersecurity like no other presidential administration in history, from China's 2009 hack of Google …
Dec 6, 2016, 8:25 AMIn context
Wired:
Best 2016 Black Friday deals on TVs, audio, smart home devices, cameras, drones, gaming, computers, and mobile devices   —  Black Friday isn't as much of a thing as it used to be.  Almost every item worth buying is available online the day after Thanksgiving, with even more discounts following on Cyber Monday.
Nov 25, 2016, 5:10 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Experts say election results should be audited to ease lingering doubts about voting systems   —  After an election marred by hacker intrusions that breached the Democratic National Committee and the email account of one of Hillary Clinton's top staffers, Americans are all too ready to believe …
Nov 23, 2016, 5:15 PMIn 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

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