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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving the company just after it rejoins Google   —  Rogers served as chief product officer at Nest  —  Nest co-founder Matt Rogers announced on Twitter today that he'll be leaving the smart home company.  The news comes just a day after Nest …
Feb 8, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon says it will begin removing lock screen ads on its discounted Prime Exclusive Phone program on February 7 but will reportedly raise phones' prices by $20   —  New devices will drop the ads starting tomorrow  —  Amazon has announced that starting tomorrow, February 7th …
Feb 6, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai says he is opposed to a proposal for the government to build a 5G network   —  Over the weekend, Axios reported that officials within the Trump administration have been proposing the creation of a nationwide 5G network in order to protect against Chinese leadership in forthcoming networking technology.
Jan 29, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple's CarPlay is finally coming to select new Toyota and Lexus vehicles, as the automaker eases its stance on exclusively using its own infotainment systems   —  But there's still no sign of Android Auto  —  Toyota's new 2019 Avalon was just announced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show …
Jan 15, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
AT&T announces plans to start rolling out a true 5G network in 12 cities by the end of 2018   —  AT&T has announced plans to roll out a true 5G network in a dozen markets in accordance with the 3GPP's recently released 5G NR (new radio) guidelines by the end of 2018.
Jan 4, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple begins selling its own Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to USB-C cable, with transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, for $39   —  Why aren't these the standard ones, again?  —  It's taken a while, but Apple is finally selling its own Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cables in the Apple Store.
Dec 14, 2017, 7:55 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more   —  Also, the Nexus Player is back  —  Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers …
Nov 15, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Warby Parker's app is using face mapping from iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to recommend glasses   —  The iPhone X has only been out for a few days, but we're already seeing people take advantage of the face mapping technology on the phone in numerous ways.  Some, like Animoji karaoke …
Nov 9, 2017, 7:35 AMIn context
The Verge:
Facebook debuts $900 Oculus for Business with Rift, Touch controllers, three room sensors, Oculus remote, three Rift Fits, expanded warranty, commercial license   —  Oculus VR now plans on selling its high-end Rift headset to businesses, the company announced today at the Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose, California.
Oct 11, 2017, 2:13 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Sonos announces it is rolling out Alexa support for all its current models in a public beta   —  Sonos announced today that its Alexa support, which has been in a limited private beta for months at this point, is finally rolling out to all current-model Sonos speakers in a public beta.
Oct 4, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context

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