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Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Sony says PS4 sales reached 70M units and PlayStation VR sold 2M units worldwide; PS4 now on track to surpass PS3's 80M+ lifetime sales   —  Sony announced today that the PlayStation 4 has hit a major new milestone, surpassing 70 million units sold worldwide.  That puts the console on track to surpass its predecessor very soon.
Dec 7, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram tests standalone private messaging app Direct in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay to replace inbox; no timeline for global launch   —  Messenger 2.0  —  Instagram is testing a standalone app for private messages called Direct, a first step toward possibly toward …
Dec 7, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft launches first self-driving car pilot in Boston; select riders will be paired with a nuTonomy autonomous car, human safety drivers will be behind the wheel   —  Robot taxis by NuTonomy  —  Lyft's first self-driving car pilot is officially underway.  The company is sending autonomous vehicles …
Dec 6, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
With Messenger Kids' launch, Facebook doesn't share how it will monetize the service or if parents will have access to all data collected about their families   —  It's all about the data  —  In 1998, as the internet began to spread across the country, Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.
Dec 5, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils ARM LTE-enabled Windows 10 PCs with “all-day” battery life, including $599 Asus NovaGo with 4GB RAM, HP Envy x2; HP coming in spring, Asus TBD   —  A fresh challenge to Intel's PC dominance  —  Microsoft and Qualcomm are officially unveiling the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops today.
Dec 5, 2017, 2:59 PMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it's pulled support for Amazon Echo Show and will cut access to YouTube on Amazon FireTV starting January 1; Amazon stops selling new Nest devices   —  New Nest devices have mysteriously disappeared from Amazon  —  Three months ago, YouTube pulled its programming …
Dec 5, 2017, 2:31 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM launches Marketplace, an in-car shopping service for food, gas, hotels, and more via 4G-connected infotainment systems in 2017 and 2018 models   —  A solution in search of a problem  —  In an ongoing effort to redesign the driving experience to include more smartphone-style features …
Dec 5, 2017, 1:00 AMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google announces $45 AIY Vision Kit for Raspberry Pi, touting it as a cheap and simple computer vision system that doesn't require access to cloud processing   —  Google is offering a new way for Raspberry Pi tinkerers to use its AI tools.  It just announced the AIY Vision Kit …
Dec 1, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft makes Edge for iOS and Android generally available, after unveiling it last month   —  Microsoft unveiled a beta version of its Edge web browser last month for iOS and Android.  Testers had to sign-up to get special access to the new browser, but Microsoft is making both the Android and iOS versions generally available today.
Nov 30, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US court orders Coinbase to give IRS details of users who moved $20K+ through their accounts within a year between 2013-2015; Coinbase says ~14K users affected   —  Anyone moving more than $20,000 on the platform is subject to the new order  —  Today, Coinbase suffered a major defeat …
Nov 29, 2017, 6:02 PMIn context

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