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May 17, 2016, 11:45 PM

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Sources: Google Home, Google's voice-activated Amazon Echo competitor, will be unveiled at I/O and ship this fall  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google will introduce its much-anticipated entry into the voice-activated home device market on Wednesday, according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Uber debuts Trip Tracker so you can view a family member's ride in real-time  —  Uber today announced a new tool that will allow family members and other loved ones to track each others' trips using its service.  Called simply “Trip Tracker,” the addition is a feature connected to Uber's Family Profiles …
Jose Pagliery / CNNMoney:
Tor developer Isis Agora Lovecruft moves to Germany amid uncertainty about potential FBI subpoena  —  In its mission to hunt criminals, the FBI has been keen to hack Tor, the Internet browser that hides your true location.  —  The FBI's attempts to break into Tor are starting to manifest in strange ways.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
BitTorrent debuts Live multichannel video streaming app for Apple TV, comes to mobile and OS X in June  —  BitTorrent today launched BitTorrent Live, a multichannel video streaming app for Apple TV.  Think of it as the company's take on live TV, with initial coverage spanning five areas: news, sports, music, tech, and youth culture.
Shaun Walker / Guardian:
Russian FindFace app compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability  —  FindFace compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability  —  If the founders of a new face recognition app …
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
HP is now taking orders for its first 3D printer, the Jet Fusion 3D, which starts at $130K and HP says is 10X faster than rivals; orders will ship in late 2016  —  ORLANDO — Hewlett-Packard today began taking orders for its first 3D printer, the HP Jet Fusion printer, which it said will be …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft and SAP expand partnership: Office 365 integrations, HANA on Azure  —  Microsoft is announcing today that it has deepened its partnership with fellow enterprise software vendor SAP.  The HANA in-memory database from SAP will become available on top of Microsoft's Azure public cloud on top of machines packed densely with RAM.
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Dedrone raises $10M Series A led by Menlo Ventures to detect when drones enter your airspace  —  As civilian drones become more affordable, sophisticated and common around the world, a company called Dedrone Inc. has raised $10 million in venture funding for systems that monitor the skies …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
IBM researchers find a way to store 3 bits in a phase-change memory cell, paving the way for memory technology with DRAM-like speed and a cost closer to flash  —  Flash storage is too slow for your device's main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile.  Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM …

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