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May 22, 2016, 6:20 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
If users prioritize big-data AI services, like those offered by Google, Amazon, Facebook, then Apple will be in a position similar to BlackBerry was in 2007  —  Before the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry was the king of smartphones.  They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts …
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Race to build VR cameras escalates as Google teams with IMAX and Yi Technology on new rigs  —  Google is working with new camera manufacturers IMAX and Yi Technology to ramp up production  —  One of the most impressive things Google unveiled at its developers conference last May was an odd, disc-shaped gadget called the Odyssey.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces five-year exclusive partnership with Chinese software publisher NetEase to bring Minecraft to PCs and smartphones in China  —  Long-awaited news serves as reminder of China's resistance to Western software.  —  When Microsoft opened its wallets in 2014 and traded $2.5 billion …
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Microsoft outlines new policies for dealing with terrorist content  —  The threat of terrorism has escalated the age-old battle between national security and individual rights — and technology companies are often caught in the crosshairs.  —  Apple's dispute with the FBI and WhatsApp's skirmishes …
Princeton Web Transparency & Accountability Project:
Study of 1M top sites sheds light on techniques some firms use to track users: Canvas, Canvas-Font, AudioContext fingerprinting, local WebRTC IP discovery, more  —  During our January 2016 measurement of the top 1 million sites, our tool made over 90 million requests, assembling the largest dataset …
David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Project Ara, Google's quest to create a modular smartphone  —  The building that houses Google's Advanced Technology and Products division offers a few subtle hints that something weird is going on inside.  The pirate flags in the bathroom.  The big sign reminding ATAP employees …
Chris DiBona / Google for Education:
Google launches Science Journal, an Android app that uses your phone's sensors to record experimental data including movement, light, and sound  —  We believe that anyone can be a maker.  Making doesn't just mean coding or working with electronics.  It can be building or cooking …
Tristan Harris:
Ten ways tech products are designed to manipulate users to spur usage  —  Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.  —  I'm an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities.  That's why I spent the last three years as Google's Design Ethicist caring about how to design things …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for 9.7-inch iPad Pro that was bricking some tablets and says it is working on a fix  —  Following the iOS 9.3.2 update, Apple is looking into ‘Error 56’, affecting a ‘small number’ of iPad customers.  —  Update: Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google and Levi's will launch touch-enabled jacket that lets you control music, maps, and more in spring 2017, the first consumer garment for Project Jacquard  —  At Google's I/O conference today, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit offered an update …
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